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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

170 Wyoming Ave Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040

Property Site: http://tour.corelistingmachine.com/home/AXMB5Q/170-Wyoming-Ave-Maplewood-Twp-NJ-3600487
Welcome to 170 Wyoming Ave, Maplewood. This elegant center hall Colonial boasts beautiful period details, large spacious rooms, 5 bedrooms and more. Newly painted and refinished floors make for move- in condition,your design ideas could enrich the many features of this happy home. The first floor features an over-sized living room w/ wood-burning FP for a cozy evening & adjacent Family room with walls of windows, A formal dining rm sits between the kitchen with separate breakfast area and the luminous sunroom. A 1st floor in-law suite completes this lovely level. The 2nd offers 4 bedrooms & 2 full baths incl the master en-suite; one bedroom has its own porch. The Walk Out Lower level features rec room, laundry & plenty of storage space. The voluminous attic could be cultivated for even grander style living.
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 4
Price: $800,000

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MLS ID: 3600487

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

736 Lynmar Way Union Twp., NJ 07083

Property Site: http://tour.corelistingmachine.com/home/DX2CCG/736-Lynmar-Way-Union-Twp-NJ-3599414
Convenience, Charm and Comfort all wrapped up a bow in time for you to purchase for Christmas. This 10 Room, 3 bedroom, 1 bath home fills 4 levels. The First floor offers a living room anchored by a fireplace, dining room, den, kitchen, breakfast room and is complemented by a first floor powder room. The second floor offers a large master with its own balcony, 2 more bedrooms, an office and a full bath. One flight up is a beautifully finished space. The basement has a laundry area, high ceilings, newer utilities and so much potential. Around the corner from Kean University and all it has to offer in cultural events, including soon to open establishments like Chipotle Mexican Grill, Panera Bread, Starbucks Coffee, and Mamoun?s Falafel. And, dont forget the close proximity to NYC trains and buses.
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Price: $390,000

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MLS ID: 3599414

433 Vose Ave # 1 South Orange Village Twp., NJ 07079

Property Site: http://tour.corelistingmachine.com/home/WJGFNX/433-Vose-Ave-%23-1-South-Orange-Village-Twp-NJ-3599184
Terrific one bedroom cottage next to NJ Transits Mountain station with trains to NYC and Hoboken Terminal. Very private, unique setting. Cottage includes wood burning fireplace, beautiful built-ins in LR. Washer and dryer and some storage in basement. Commuters dream
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Price: $1,200

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MLS ID: 3599184

Saturday, October 26, 2019

9 Nance Rd West Orange Twp., NJ 07052

Property Site: http://tour.circlepix.com/home/X6V4UV/9-Nance-Rd-West-Orange-Twp-NJ-3596993
Spacious split level home featuring four bedrooms complemented by two full baths. Enjoy the eat-in kitchen and mingle with your guests in the large living room that is open to the formal dining room. This home is perfect for a growing household or downsizers who want room for visiting family or friends who can then enjoy the ground level family room, full bath and one of four bedrooms this home offers. The deck off of the back of the house provides provides access to the level back yard and is perfect for entertaining large outdoor gatherings and bbqs. Close to a jitney, New York bound trains, schools, Codey Arena, Turtle Back Zoo, South Mountain Recreation Ctr, stores & malls. Priced for the buyer who has specific tastes for finishes and upgrades and doesnt want to pay for someone elses choices.
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Price: $375,000

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MLS ID: 3596993

Thursday, October 24, 2019

651 Valley St Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040

Property Site: http://tour.circlepix.com/home/JHVEGV/651-Valley-St-Maplewood-Twp-NJ-3596532
Ranch style living just steps to town and train. Newly renovated including a new kitchen. Extremely close to train station and downtown. Private backyard with golf course views. This is a 6-month rental.
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Price: $3,400

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MLS ID: 3596532

Saturday, October 19, 2019

168 Maplewood Ave # 2 Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040

Property Site: http://tour.circlepix.com/home/8JGKMM/168-Maplewood-Ave-%23-2-Maplewood-Twp-NJ-3595703
Spacious 1 bedroom apartment in the center of Maplewood Village is just steps to train station and Maplewoods charming shops and restaurants One bedroom with door to outside patio. Kitchen has a large counter for eating and a refrigerator Living Room is open to kitchen There is an additional spacious closet. Parking permit available through township.
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Price: $1,400

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MLS ID: 3595703

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

9 Highland Pl Unit 4 # 4 Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040

Property Site: http://tour.circlepix.com/home/8W33E4/9-Highland-Pl-Unit-4-%23-4-Maplewood-Twp-NJ-3594682
In the heart of Maplewood village find this adorable studio within steps of Train to New York City.Heat is included in the rent and access to washer and dryer in the basement Vintage looking building has only 4 apartments all on 2nd floor.Enjoy shopping at beautiful gift shop right under the apartment Freshly painted and professionally cleaned! Act fast will not last! Available immediately
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Price: $1,300

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MLS ID: 3594682

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

9 Highland Pl Unit 5 Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040

Property Site: http://tour.circlepix.com/home/AY8BNH/9-Highland-Pl-Unit-5-Maplewood-Twp-NJ-3593046
In the heart of Maplewood village find this adorable studio within steps of Train to New York City.Heat is included in the rent and access to washer and dryer in the basement Vintage looking building has only 4 apartments all on 2nd floor.Enjoy shopping at beautiful gift shop right under the apartment Freshly painted and professionally cleaned! Act fast will not last! Available immediately
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Price: $1,450

For more information about this property, please contact MARK SLADE at 917-797-5059 or sladehomes@gmail.com. You can also text 5849342 to 67299 (Message and Data Rates May Apply, see terms and privacy policy).


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MLS ID: 3593046

Saturday, October 5, 2019

22 Ohio St Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040

Property Site: http://tour.circlepix.com/home/9MB93Y/22-Ohio-St-Maplewood-Twp-NJ-3592618
Newly Renovated home in Maplewood with 4 bedrooms and 2 full baths, with large deck off of upper level and a walk out to back yard off the recreation/family room from the lower level. Step inside the the foyer and enjoy the view up and down to what could be your new home. You will love the new kitchen with quartz counters, tile back splash and new shaker cabinets which opens to the formal dining room. Three bedrooms and a new hall bath round out the upper level. The lower level boasts the forth bedroom--perfect for a nanny or in-laws--a large family room with sliders to the back yard, a full bath, laundry and access to the 2 car attached garage. Come live in Maplewood with its award winning downtown, restaurants, trains to NYC, its many parks, its close proximity to major highways and Newark Liberty Airport.
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Price: $549,000

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MLS ID: 3592618

Thursday, October 3, 2019

16 Whalen Ct West Orange Twp., NJ 07052

Property Site: http://tour.circlepix.com/home/NVTDY3/16-Whalen-Ct-West-Orange-Twp-NJ-3592040
Nestled on a wooded Cul-De Sac in a beautiful Gated Community, this sophisticated and well-appointed 8 room, 3.5 bath designer home will dazzle you with its newer updates, its amazing Family Room with a wall of windows for sunlight, formal dining room and front living room. The gourmet kitchen features elegant granite counter tops and an exquisite back splash that frames white cabinets. First floor laundry and mud hall off 2 car attached garage, round out the 1st floor. The master suite includes a large en suite bath, private toilet, shower, soaking tub and WIC. The 2nd floor is rounded out by two more bedrooms and an updated hall bath. This home will excite the most discerning of buyers tastes and includes a huge finished basement with a full bath, recreation room, huge storage closets and work out area.
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 4
Price: $500,000

For more information about this property, please contact MARK SLADE at 917-797-5059 or sladehomes@gmail.com. You can also text 5842792 to 67299 (Message and Data Rates May Apply, see terms and privacy policy).


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MLS ID: 3592040

4 Beach St Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040

Property Site: http://tour.circlepix.com/home/Y8SM7X/4-Beach-St-Maplewood-Twp-NJ-3592022
Exquisite 5 bedroom, 2 full/2 half bath Colonial on tree-lined street in premier central location, close to schools, downtown shops and direct trains to NYC. Welcoming foyer opens to a bright living room with custom millwork and elegant fireplace flanked by doors to a cozy sun room with three walls of windows. The living room opens to formal dining room, open kitchen with island, powder room, office and a lovely deck. There are four lovely bedrooms on the 2nd floor, with roomy closets, one with a balcony, supported by an updated hall bath. Light-filled third-floor 5th bedroom with en suite powder room could also be used as a studio. Finished lower level features full bath, recreation room, laundry and more. Back end of driveway features special treatment with grass supported by hard surface to drive on.
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 4
Price: $725,000

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MLS ID: 3592022

Sunday, September 29, 2019

616 S Orange Ave C003L # 3L Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040

Property Site: http://tour.circlepix.com/home/6DRT8V/616-S-Orange-Ave-C003L-%23-3L-Maplewood-Twp-NJ-3591100
From the start, you know you are living the good life. Between the views and the amenities, "breathless" is the only way to describe how it feels to step into this luxury condo complete with 24-hour doorman and valet. Enjoy the open living/dining room with modern style living. All of this with NYC views while living next door to a nature preserve with hiking, waterfalls, dog parks, picnic areas and more. The two bedrooms are each en suite with their own full baths and ample closets, so you can fully enjoy one floor living, yet live comfortably knowing your building is staffed round the clock. Building amenities include a lovely all-glass enclosed indoor pool, patio and fitness center with locker rooms, plus a library, party room, luxurious lobby, storage, garage parking & more. The possibilities are endless
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 3
Price: $475,000

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MLS ID: 3591100

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

12 Osborne Ter Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040

Property Site: http://tour.circlepix.com/home/ADE45J/12-Osborne-Ter-Maplewood-Twp-NJ-3589656
You wont want to miss this quintessential center hall colonial in Maplewood. The amazing landscaping immediately warms your heart and the minute you enter you will continue to enjoy basking in the sunlight that bathes the home while stepping onto newly refinished hard wood floors with contrast ribboning & splendid architectural details throughout. The living room is complemented by a cozy sunroom. There is a butlers pantry that supports both a newer renovated kitchen and formal dining room, with a first floor powder for convenience. Upstairs you will find three beautiful bedrooms and a newer full bath. The finished basement offers a recreation room, powder room and laundry and ample storage. Just two short blocks to Tuscan elementary school and not much further to the trains and award winning village.
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3
Price: $600,000

For more information about this property, please contact MARK SLADE at 917-797-5059 or sladehomes@gmail.com. You can also text 5829164 to 67299 (Message and Data Rates May Apply, see terms and privacy policy).


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MLS ID: 3589656

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

651 Valley St Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040

Property Site: http://tour.circlepix.com/home/5UG75T/651-Valley-St-Maplewood-Twp-NJ-3587484
Ranch style living just steps to town and train. Newly renovated including a new kitchen. Lower level Family room with door to backyard with Golf Course views. Perfect for a downsizing homeowner or one that is just starting out. Truly unique and charming property. This 3 bedroom 1 1/2 bath home is extremely close to the train station and Maplewoods award winning downtown and restaurants. Lovely back bedroom can easily have a deck put in to further enjoy the incredibly spacious backyard which extends to the golf course providing an amazing landscape and complete privacy. There is simply not another house on the market that combines these features at this price. Tremendous investment potential. Near Tuscan Elementary and Maplewood Middle School.
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Price: $445,000

For more information about this property, please contact MARK SLADE at 917-797-5059 or sladehomes@gmail.com. You can also text 5820985 to 67299 (Message and Data Rates May Apply, see terms and privacy policy).


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MLS ID: 3587484

357 Clark St South Orange Village Twp., NJ 07079

Property Site: http://tour.circlepix.com/home/A8QNUL/357-Clark-St-South-Orange-Village-Twp-NJ-3586749
DARLING SUN DRENCHED VICTORIAN FEATURING WONDERFUL PERIOD DETAILS, YET COMPLEMENTED BY MODERN CONVENIENCES AND UPDATES: RENOVATED EAT IN KITCHEN AND BATHS, CLOSE TO PARKS. MERE BLOCKS TO NYC TRAINS!!! Taking its rightful place in the desirable West Montrose neighborhood, this 1890s Victorian is beautifully finished across two levels. This exceptional home illustrates just what move-in condition really means. From the moment you step inside, you are impressed by the light, airy decor enhanced by crown moldings and trim, while furniture quality built-ins provide concealed storage. Step out from your kitchen to a large deck, perfect for outdoor entertaining. Polished hardwood floors continue from one inviting area to the next. Nearby park has town pool and tennis courts and a wonderful hill for winter sledding.
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Price: $499,000

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MLS ID: 3586749

785 Clarence St Westfield Town, NJ 07090

Property Site: http://tour.circlepix.com/home/AXDQB5/785-Clarence-St-Westfield-Town-NJ-3586666
A home like this only comes around once in a great while. This home offers one floor living with a spa-like master suite with radiant heated floors in the bath--which features a large soaking tub and separate shower. There is a beautifully renovated kitchen and hall bath, complementing an open floor plan with living room and dining room as well as two more bedrooms. Custom mahogany doors,front door with leaded glass, and hardwood floors throughout; 5-zone heating, garage climate controlled. Finished basement with large recreation room, bar, separate laundry and storage/utility areas round out the living space. Impeccably landscaped grounds feature a custom mini house, real stone facade, integrated blue tooth stereo system interior/exterior speakers, in-ground sprinkler system. Close to schools & town pool.
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3
Price: $725,000

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MLS ID: 3586666

158 Oakland Rd Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040

Property Site: http://tour.circlepix.com/home/WHSTP6/158-Oakland-Rd-Maplewood-Twp-NJ-3586063
Renovated Classic Colonial including a great room, kitchen with separate breakfast area, 4 baths including a huge master bath and so much more.Rare Find: a huge 3 car garage.This center hall colonial wont disappoint. From the moment you step into the front hall, you are immediately graced by a lovely living room with wood-burning fireplace and a formal dining room. The back half of the first floor is comprised of a large great room with French doors to a patio and beautifully landscaped yard; a large breakfast room; and a chefs kitchen. The 2nd level offers a large master suite, 2 more bedrooms, an office, and a 2nd full bath. The 3rd floor has another bedroom, full bath, and office/gym space. Basement renovated with rec room, full bath, and cedar closet. Tons of storage space. Jitney 1/10 mile away.
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 4
Price: $750,000

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MLS ID: 3586063

20 Tuscan Rd Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040

Property Site: http://tour.circlepix.com/home/HZX443/20-Tuscan-Rd-Maplewood-Twp-NJ-3579953
FLIP - Call all your investors! Location, location, location. Cant beat this home for its proximity to MidTown Direct Trains and Maplewood Downtown shops and restaurants. This is a contractors delight. Will need some solid TLC, but well worth it given the location.
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Price: $375,000

For more information about this property, please contact MARK SLADE at 917-797-5059 or sladehomes@gmail.com. You can also text 5820981 to 67299 (Message and Data Rates May Apply, see terms and privacy policy).


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MLS ID: 3579953

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Why you should definitely use a Real Estate Agent

10 reasons you should never buy or sell without an agent
Don't go into the buying and selling process blind

BYCARA AMEER JUNE 16, 2016


Key Takeaways
As a layperson, you don't know what you don't know when it comes to handling the single largest transaction you'll likely make in your life.
A real estate agent serves as a ninja negotiator to achieve the best price and terms that the market will bear while protecting your interests.
Agents are connected to a plethora of industry professionals to help you get the deal done.
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As with most important things in life, you wouldn’t try to handle a legal situation without an attorney, build your own house or take on the IRS solo to challenge a tax matter. Well, buying or selling a home is no different.

Here are 10 reasons you should never buy or sell a home without an agent.

1. Knowledge is not power

A little knowledge can be a dangerous thing when it comes to real estate. At the click of a mouse or a tap on your phone, you can get an instant valuation of your property.

Is that value realistic? On which properties is it based? What did those properties have that yours does or does not? What were the dates and details of those sales?

That valuation could be significantly more or less than what your property is actually worth. Just like using the internet to self-diagnose a medical issue is not the best idea, the same applies to real estate.

A little knowledge can be a dangerous thing when it comes to real estate.
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2. What do you know about the market?


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To the above point, as a seller, do you know what other options buyers are likely to consider when they are looking at your home? Do you know who the typical buyer audience is, where they are coming from and how to find them?

Do you know what agents likely work with this group? What is the average number of days on market for homes in your area, and what percentage of the asking price are they getting? Are there any particular terms of sale that are a trend in your area, such as sellers paying closing costs for buyers or other concessions?

As a buyer, what types of properties are most realistic for your price range and the kind of financing you will be doing?

A good agent educates you about “real estate reality” as far as what you can get for your money in your desired areas and criteria that are important to you.

Lastly, whether a buyer or seller, do you know why properties in one particular location sell faster than another? Are there challenges, perceived or real that could affect values?

A stellar agent can prevent you from making an expensive mistake when it comes to buying (such as a home near a soon-to-be-constructed highway or busy railroad tracks — no wonder it was priced so cheap). And alternatively, that same agent can help sellers position their property in the best way when taking into account external factors around it that can affect value.

3. Agents are expert problem-solvers

So what happens when the inspection reveals termites, a roof leak, a house that needs to be replumbed — or worse yet when an inspector paints a picture of a fairly minor repair issue in a far worse light than it is? What happens when an appraisal comes in at less than contract sales price?

These are run-of-the-mill issues that agents face every day. They don’t make our palms sweat and cause us to faint, but instead we stand tall in the face of the myriad challenges this business presents.

My first broker told me, “If you aren’t solving problems, you aren’t selling real estate.” How true this is.

If you are selling your home on your own and encounter these situations, can you prevent the buyer from running for the hills? Do you have a plethora of experts you can call upon, often at a moment’s notice, who can help?

As a buyer, do you really want to be addressing repair items with a seller directly? Sellers are so often in “repair denial,” particularly when they are trying to sell their home on their own — there are never any issues as far as they are concerned.

As a buyer, do you really want to be addressing repair items with a seller directly?
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4. Overcoming objections is what agents excel at

You are selling your home on your own. Do you have a record of who has come through and when? If they had an agent, who it was and what the buyer thought of it? If they didn’t buy your home, what did they buy instead and why?

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That’s what agents working with sellers manage. Are there any themes emerging? If there are concerns that are presenting as a challenge for buyers, do you know how to address them?

Are there ways to combat these objections by providing additional information or consulting with needed designers, contractors, landscapers, the homeowners’ association and so on?

Superstar agents can effectively address objections such as “didn’t like layout” or “needs too much work” and know how to position a property effectively, so buyers go from “just looking” to locking an offer up.

5. Effective negotiation skills are key

As a seller, you received a low offer on the property. Do you make a counteroffer, outright reject it or not respond?

As a buyer, you want to make an offer that asks the seller for everything and the kitchen sink (well, because it’s attached, it conveys as part of the house anyway).

How do you formulate a strategy? Do you know your opponent and have you gathered much intelligence about them? How much should you offer or counteroffer?

Does your response risk alienating the other side? What about more than one offer? How do you facilitate, manage and negotiate effectively to keep all interested buyers in play?

The negotiation landscape can get complex, which is why a third party is always beneficial in acting as a buffer zone to separate emotion from facts and work to reach an objective outcome.

6. Preventive medicine equals more money in your pockets

The saying “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” certainly applies when it comes to real estate because surprise is never a good thing when it comes to buying or selling.

Surprise is never a good thing when it comes to buying or selling.
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A good agent walks you through the necessary steps before you start your property search or put your property on the market.

As a buyer, there are certain things you must do before starting your property search, such as getting prequalified — preferably preapproved — so you don’t waste time looking at properties that aren’t a match, and so that you don’t waste a seller’s time coming through a home that you cannot afford.

As a seller, are there items that should be addressed before putting your property on the market? Should you get a pre-listing inspection, and are there any repair items that need to be taken care of?

What about staging or editing your furnishings and decor? What items make the most sense for you to address to position your home for maximum exposure?

Do you need a floor plan created for your home? Is there any pertinent information you need to pull together that is critical for the sale?

In short, a top-notch agent guides you on critical steps you need to take before stepping into the market that will save you time, headaches and hassle when an offer comes through.

7. Marketing expertise is needed to sell your home

Image is everything when it comes to real estate, and a poorly presented property is like showing up at the Oscars without using a stylist.

Do you have access to the right photographers, video producers, stagers and interior designers to make your property shine?

Although you might think marketing your property on your own is easy, there is a difference between playing photographer and hiring someone with an objective, critical eye for what kind of marketing will attract the right buyers.

Are you able to find the money shot? What photos are going to best present the property? Should a drone be used, and for which shots?

Are you able to create a video to effectively tell your property’s story and how to best find that story and articulate it? What kind of marketing collateral can you prepare that’s going to communicate the features, benefits and advantages of your property over another effectively, and how is that collateral going to be distributed?

Do you have access to vendors that might be able to offer incentives or discounts for buyers who could benefit from their services with the new home?

A poorly presented property is like showing up at the Oscars without using a stylist.
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8. Social network exposure is unmatched

Can you broadcast your property across numerous websites and various social media networks to pique buyer and agent interest — locally, nationally and possibly internationally?

Are you able to reach hundreds, thousands or even more with the click of a mouse? Are you able to use predictive analytics and targeted digital marketing to put your property in front of the right prospects? A top agent is skilled in making your property go viral in just seconds.

A top agent is skilled in making your property go viral in just seconds.


9. Agents have mad connections

Real estate agents are connected to just about everyone and everything. The three degrees of separation rule applies here.

Agents are constantly in the know — it’s their job to be. They leverage their relationships with real estate related service providers, lenders — and, most importantly, other agents — to help bring the sale together.

Agents exchange and share advice and ideas that can help one another, and by networking and information-sharing, they help bridge the gap between for sale and sold.

They also have access to properties that are not officially on the market and often know deals not advertised that builders might be offering in terms of discounts or specials that can help save you money.

Need a handyman or a really good painter? Ask your agent about the contacts he or she has, and get hooked up with great providers.

10. Trusted advice and an available point person are a seller’s best friend

Who else can you go to with a question or concern almost any time of the day or night? Yes, as much as we don’t like to admit it, there is no such thing as office hours for real estate.

A good real estate agent is your trusted adviser every step of the way, and unlike your attorney or accountant, you won’t get charged for every phone call or email.

Who else can you unload your qualms, fears and worries upon regarding the buying and selling process? When your peanut gallery of friends, family and co-workers are giving you confusing advice, who can you trust for objective information to make the best possible decision?

Don’t go into the buying and selling process blind. Let a real estate professional be your guide so that you can celebrate this incredible milestone without worry, knowing that the heavy lifting and problem-solving was done for you.

Cara Ameer is a broker associate and Realtor with Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. You can follow her on Facebook orTwitter.

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917.797.5059
Good Homes



Selling a Maplewood/South Orange/West Orange area home involves many steps and having an experienced Maplewood New Jersey Real Estate Agent and Realtor®, specializing in the Bedroom Communities of New York City in Essex/Union County— Millburn, Short Hills, Montclair, West Orange, South Orange, Livingston, Maplewood, Springfield, Summit, Madison, Chatham, Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Cranford and Westfield--by your side will make the transaction run a lot smoother. I would love to be your Maplewood/South Orange New Jersey Area Real Estate Professional! I assist both buyers and sellers in the Bedroom Communities of New York City, mostly served by NJ Transit’s Mid-Town Direct Train Lines, offering commutes of 45minute or less to NY Penn Station, with either the purchase and or sale of residential real estate.


As an Accredited Buyer’s Agent (ABR), I have received special training to guide and educate you through the entire home buying process. From start to finish, I listen to your needs and desires in what you would like and take the information you give me to find you home. My GO-TO team can provide you the best in Real Estate advice with regard to attorney choices, Home Inspectors and Mortgage Loan Officers


I am also a Luxury specialist (CLHMS), I have received special training to guide and educate you through the entire home buying and selling process. Not only does this extra training help me better understand this upper echelon in real estate, its benefit include a special luxury website: www.njluxhomes.com and a corresponding worldwide luxury network that helps to put luxury buyers and sellers together.


As your Maplewood/South Orange/ West Orange New Jersey listing agent I am well versed on as your local expert in all things in the West Orange, Maplewood and South Orange area Real Estate Market. You can expect personalized service that includes a detailed consultation on how to best position your Mid-Town Direct home to be competitive in today’s market with training to provide my clients with an in-depth Advanced Comparative Market analysis, and advice on staging. As my office’s technology officer as well as both a Zillow Platinum Premier and Trulia Premier agent, I use the latest and most up-to-date marketing methods to get your home in front of as many buyers as possible. Being your New Jersey Real Estate Agent and Realtor ® not only involves just finding the home or selling the home, but being your guide, negotiator, advisor and advocate and making sure that your needs and goals are met. Being your New Jersey Essex/Union County area Realtor® (with a little bit of Morris County thrown in for good measure) is one of my truest passions, and “Helping You Find Your Dream Home” is my number one priority.

Don’t forget These Helpful Sites:

For Open Houses:
www.maplewoodnjopenhouses.com
www.southorangenjopenhouses.com
and
www.westorangenjopenhouses.com
For Homes For Sale:
www.latestwestorangehomes.com
www.latestmaplewoodhomes.com
and
www.latestsouthorangehomes.com
Mark Slade
Mark Slade on ZillowMark Slade, ABR,  Local Expert - Agent with KELLER WILLIAMS Mid-Town Direct RealtyMark Slade reviews http://search.goodhomesforgoodpeople.com/index.cfm?action=newsearchsession&search_mode=form&primarysearchtype=active&searchtype=city&state=NJ&single_family=y&min_price=0&max_price=1000000000&county=Essex&city=West%20Orange%20Township&resetform=1/lewellyn Mark Slade Keller Williams 917.797.5059 Good Homes Selling a Maplewood/South Orange/Millburn/Short Hills area home involves many steps and having an experienced Maplewood New Jersey Real Estate Agent and Realtor®, specializing in the Bedroom Communities of New York City in Essex/Union County— Millburn, Short Hills, Montclair, West Orange, South Orange, Livingston, Maplewood, Springfield, Summit, Madison, Chatham, Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Cranford and Westfield--by your side will make the transaction run a lot smoother. I would love to be your Maplewood/South Orange New Jersey Area Real Estate Professional! I assist both buyers and sellers in the Bedroom Communities of New York City, mostly served by NJ Transit’s Mid-Town Direct Train Lines, offering commutes of 45minute or less to NY Penn Station, with either the purchase and or sale of residential real estate. As an Accredited Buyer’s Agent (ABR), I have received special training to guide and educate you through the entire home buying process. From start to finish, I listen to your needs and desires in what you would like and take the information you give me to find you home. My GO-TO team can provide you the best in Real Estate advice with regard to attorney choices, Home Inspectors and Mortgage Loan Officers I am also a Luxury specialist (CLHMS), I have received special training to guide and educate you through the entire home buying and selling process. Not only does this extra training help me better understand this upper echelon in real estate, its benefit include a special luxury website: www.njluxhomes.com and a corresponding worldwide luxury network that helps to put luxury buyers and sellers together. As your Maplewood/South Orange/Millburn/Short Hills/Essex/Union County New Jersey listing agent I am well versed on as your local expert in all things in the Maplewood and South Orange area Real Estate Market. You can expect personalized service that includes a detailed consultation on how to best position your Mid-Town Direct home to be competitive in today’s market with training to provide my clients with an in-depth Advanced Comparative Market analysis, and advice on staging. As my office’s technology officer as well as both a Zillow Platinum Premier and Trulia Premier agent, I use the latest and most up-to-date marketing methods to get your home in front of as many buyers as possible. Being your New Jersey Real Estate Agent and Realtor ® not only involves just finding the home or selling the home, but being your guide, negotiator, advisor and advocate and making sure that your needs and goals are met. Being your New Jersey Essex/Union County area Realtor® (with a little bit of Morris County thrown in for good measure) is one of my truest passions, and “Helping You Find Your Dream Home” is my number one priority. Don’t forget These Helpful Sites: For Open Houses: www.maplewoodnjopenhouses.com and www.southorangenjopenhouses.com For Homes For Sale: www.latestmaplewoodhomes.com and www.latestsouthorangehomes.com Mark Slade
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ADVICE TO FOR SALE BY OWNERS

Dear For Sale By Owners:

I noticed you’re selling your house on your own and I understand the appeal. You don’t want to pay someone a hefty commission when you could keep every bit of the profit from your home for yourselves.
But what if I let you in on a little secret? Statistics show the typical FSBO home sold for $190,000, compared to $249,000 for agent-assisted home sales. The average commission (5%) of a $249,000 home is about $12,450. FSBO sellers who sold their homes for $190,000 could have taken home another $46,550 by working with an agent — even after paying his or her commission; and, let’s face it, you are often going to be paying a buyer agent the customary 2.5% commission, which could bring the net difference to an even higher $51,300.


In our area, these figures could easily net TWICE the above!!!

So why are most agents able to get higher sales prices for their clients? The best agents have significant professional experience and significant insight that allows them to market homes and negotiate deals better than the average homeowner.

And guess what? I want to give you all of the insider tips I know — with no obligation — right at your fingertips.

I’ve written a book that shows you how to get the most money out of your home sale in the shortest amount of time. I’m gifting you you a free copy — all I ask in return is that you read through it and give me feedback about whether or not you think these strategies could work for you!

Then, if after trying out these strategies yourself, you want to talk to me about your real estate needs, I’d be happy to meet with you to talk about Selling Your Home For The Most Money.
If you’re interested in receiving a free copy of my book, give me a call on my cell phone at 917-797-5059 or send me an email.

I wish you the best of luck in your home-selling endeavors and hope to hear from you soon!

Mark Slade, CLHMS, ABR, SFR
Keller Williams
Office: 973-762-5400
Cell: 917-797-5059
Email: Sladehomes@gmail.com
Websites:
www.goodhomesforgoodpeople.com
www.unioncountyproperties.com
www.njluxhomes.com plus 29 town-specific open house websites

#FSBO, #FORSALEBYOWNER

Friday, July 19, 2019

SOPAC-ed with amazing events


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

2019-2020 EVENTS AT SOPAC (AS OF JULY 18, 2019)

Aug 10: Sinbad

Ranked by Comedy Central as one of the “100 Greatest Standups of All Time,” actor and comedian Sinbad has kept audiences laughing for over three decades. South Orange Performing Arts Center, One SOPAC Way, South Orange. 7:30PM Tickets: $56. (973) 313-2787. www.SOPACnow.org/sinbad

Aug 24: Oh Solo Wainwright: An Evening with Rufus and special guest The Rails

A gifted singer and songwriter, Rufus Wainwright’s magnetic vocals showcase his inventive and thoughtful songs that reflect his personal truth-telling.7:30PM Tickets $65-$85 (VIP Package $237). (973) 313-2787. www.SOPACnow.org/rufus-wainwright



Aug 27: Toad the Wet Sprocket

One of the greatest bands of the ’90s and beyond celebrates over 30 years of making music with a new tour. “All I Want” “Fall Down” and “Something’s Always Wrong” are just some of the unforgettable charted hits that launched this young group to fame.7:30PM. Tickets: $48-$68 (VIP Package $157). (973) 313-2787. www.SOPACnow.org/toad-the-wet-sprocket



Sep 13: Paula Poundstone

Paula Poundstone is one of our country’s preeminent comedians, known for her smart, observational humor and spontaneous wit that has become the stuff of legend. 8PM Tickets: $35-$55. (973) 313-2787. www.SOPACnow.org/paula poundstone



Sep 14: The Machine performs Pink Floyd
Celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Machine with 3 Albums, 1 Incredible Night: Pink Floyd’s Darkside of the Moon, Wish You Were Here & Animals.

Celebrate 30 years of The Machine, America’s pre-eminent Pink Floyd tribute band, with a special anniversary presentation of three classic albums, played in their entirety: Wish You Were Here, Animals, and The Dark Side of the Moon plus an encore. Featuring the Interstellar Lights. 8PM Tickets $35-$48. (973) 313-2787. www.SOPACnow.org/the-machine-performs-pink-floyd



Sep 20: “1964” The Tribute

Heralded by Rolling Stone as the best Beatles show on earth. "1964" The Tribute is thrilling audiences around the world with an uncanny re-creation of the “great little band” that rocked the world. 8PM Tickets: $35-$48. (973) 313-2787. www.sopacnow.org/1964



Sep 21: Ann Hampton Callaway & Susan Werner "Alone & Together"

Ann Hampton Callaway and Susan Werner perform separately and together in an epic display of piano chops and dazzling wit that you won’t want to miss. 8PM Tickets: $30-$50. (973) 313-2787. www.SOPACnow.org/ann-hampton-callaway-susan-werner/



Sep 22: Sweet Honey In The Rock®

Now celebrating their 45th Anniversary, Sweet Honey In The Rock ® is an all-woman, African-American a cappella ensemble rooted in American history and culture. This renowned group sings worldwide and brings attention to social injustice, immigration issues and more. 7:30PM Tickets: $48-$75. (973) 313-2787. www.sopacnow.org/sweet-honey-in-the-rock



Sep 25: A Very Special Evening With Graham Nash And Band

Graham Nash and Band perform his classic albums Songs For Beginners and Wild Tales in their entirety (plus more hits!) as part of an exclusive series of special shows.7:30PM Tickets: $89-$109 (VIP $175-$395). (973) 313-2787. www.SOPACnow.org/graham-nash



Sep 27: Darlingside

The all-male Folk-Pop quartet Darlingside mesmerizes audiences with performances showcasing exquisite harmonies harking back to Crosby, Stills and Nash, and spotlight their own perfectly crafted songs. 8PM Tickets: $36-$52. (973) 313-2787. www.SOPACnow.org/darlingside



Sep 28: Flor De Toloache

New York City’s first and only all­-women mariachi group, Latin Grammy Award-winning Flor de Toloache will cast a spell over you as intoxicating as its namesake love potion made from the Mexican Toloache flower. 8PM Tickets: $22-$29. (973) 313-2787. www.sopacnow.org/flor-de-toloache/



Oct 5: Jon B

Jon B is a consummate artist with several gold and platinum records under his belt. His songs “They Don’t Know” and “Someone to Love” were just the beginning for the mega-talented singer-songwriter. 8PM Tickets: $46-$58. (973) 313-2787. www.sopacnow.org/jon-b



Oct 11: Peter Yarrow & Noel Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul and Mary

Legendary Folk singers Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey, of Peter, Paul and Mary, remember and celebrate their historic careers and the impact their anthems had on the world of civil liberties. 8PM Tickets: $68-$88. (973) 313-2787. www.SOPACnow.org/peter-yarrow-and- noel-paul-stookey



Oct 12: Laura & Linda Benanti
The Story Goes On

Touching and humorous, The Story Goes On is a one-of-a-kind musical journey through the special relationship between a mother and daughter. Starring Tony Award winner Laura Benanti and her mother Linda Benanti. 8PM Tickets: $58-$78. (973) 313-2787. www.SOPACnow.org /laura-and-linda-benanti/



Nov 1: Glenn Miller Orchestra

The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra is the most popular and sought after big band in the world today. With its unique Jazz sound, it is considered one of the greatest bands of all time. 8PM Tickets: $30-$45. (973) 313-2787. www.SOPACnow.org/glenn-miller-orchestra



Nov 8: On A Winter’s Night – 25th Anniversary featuring Christine Lavin, John Gorka, Cheryl Wheeler, Patty Larkin & Cliff Eberhardt

The 25th Anniversary concert of On A Winter’s Night from singer-songwriters Christine Lavin, John Gorka, Cheryl Wheeler, Patty Larkin and Cliff Eberhardt. They are among the brightest stars of the singer-songwriter movement for the past three decades. 8PM Tickets: $38-$58. (973) 313-2787. www.SOPACnow.org/on-a-winters-night



Nov 9: Savion Glover & The Ideal Ensemble

The Tony Award- winning, tap-dancing phenomenon Savion Glover returns to SOPAC with his unique sense of musicality, incredible stage presence and unparalleled dance ability. 8PM Tickets: $58-$78. (973) 313-2787. www.sopacnow.org/savion-glover



Nov 16: Kids ‘N Family: Rumpelstiltskin

A young girl is said to spin straw into gold, but a greedy king hears of her talent and desires untold riches for himself. The strange Rumpelstiltskin appears and promises to spin the straw into gold, but at what price? 2PM Tickets: $20. (973) 313-2787. www.SOPACnow.org/rumpelstiltskin



Nov 17: Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy

Carl Palmer, founding member of both Emerson Lake and Palmer (ELP) and Asia, is among the most renowned drummers in rock history. Drum enthusiasts can expect an evening of compelling percussive skills from the man who brought the drum set to the forefront of Rock and Roll. 7:30PM Tickets: $33-$43. (973) 313-2787. www.SOPACnow.org



Nov 22: Gaelic Storm

Since appearing in the blockbuster film Titanic (where they performed “Irish Party in Third Class”), Gaelic Storm has become a world-class genre-bending Irish Rock band mixing Celtic traditions with something uniquely creative. 8PM Tickets: $35-$48. (973) 313-2787. www.SOPACnow.org/gaelic-storm



Dec 7: Dianne Reeves – Christmas Time is Here
with Peter Martin, Peter Sprague, Reginald Veal & Terreon Gully

Five-time Grammy Award winner Dianne Reeves is the pre-eminent Jazz vocalist in the world. Her breathtaking virtuosity, improvisational prowess, and unique Jazz and R&B stylings earned her the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Performance for three consecutive recordings- a first in any vocal category. 8PM Tickets: $58-$78. (973) 313-2787. www.SOPACnow.org/dianne-reeves



Dec 8: Angelina Ballerina™ The Very Merry Holiday Musical!

Little Angelina Ballerina just loves to dance and plans a spectacular holiday pageant with her friends. When things go wrong they must use their creativity to save the show. It’s a very merry holiday musical! 2PM Tickets: $25 (Includes pre-show Kids in the Loft activity!). (973) 313-2787. www.sopacnow.org/events/angelina-ballerina/



Dec 13: Martin Sexton

Critically-acclaimed Martin Sexton is a musician’s musician and prolific recording artist. His songs are intricate and spirited covering the American musical landscape distilling Soul, Gospel, R&B, Country and Blues. 8PM Tickets: $38-$48. (973) 313-2787. www.SOPACnow.org/martin-sexton



Dec 14: The Hot Sardines

These mischief-makers of hot Jazz have been described as “potent and assured” (The New York Times) and “simply phenomenal” (The Times, London). 8PM Tickets: $39-$49. (973) 313-2787. www.SOPACnow.org/hot-sardines



Dec 22: Cherish the Ladies – Celtic Christmas

Celebrating nearly 35 years of music making, Cherish the Ladies continues to delight audiences with its beautiful vocals, captivating arrangements and stunning step dancing. You’ll delight in the special Christmas music that embodies the beauty of the season- Celtic style! 3PM & 7PM Tickets: $30-$40. (973) 313-2787. www.SOPACnow.org/cherish-the-ladies







Dee Billia

Acting Executive Director
(973) 382-1031 | dee@sopacnow.org


Saturday, June 15, 2019

14 Colgate Rd Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040

Property Site: http://tour.circlepix.com/home/WPH2JM/14-Colgate-Rd-Maplewood-Twp-NJ-3565662
College Hill at its finest. From the moment you step into this stately home you will feel the most amazing sense of home. Your first floor offers a large living room, a den, a formal dining room, a powder room, a back mud hall with exit to the back yard and an extended gourmet kitchen with a cathedral ceiling & sliders to the lush level backyard. The second floor offers 3 bedrooms, two with additional alcoves that add extra dimension to these spaces. There is an exquisite full bath that provides convenience and comfort to the bedrooms. The third floor offers a 4th bedroom with cathedral ceiling. The basement provides a large recreation/family room or large office space as well as laundry, storage and utilities. The landscaping exudes the essence of the term "curb appeal." Dont miss the 2-car garage.
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Price: $650,000

For more information about this property, please contact MARK SLADE at 917-797-5059 or sladehomes@gmail.com. You can also text 5663619 to 67299 (Message and Data Rates May Apply, see terms and privacy policy).


See more listings at: http://midtowndirectrealty.com/


MLS ID: 3565662

556 Winthrop Rd Union Twp., NJ 07083

Property Site: http://tour.circlepix.com/home/C8G7RE/556-Winthrop-Rd-Union-Twp-NJ-3565479
Charming and Updated Cape Cod in the Washington Section. Fall in love with the large master with jack n jill bath in addition to flexible living spaces on the first floor: you choose 3/4 bedrooms. The homeowners took the 4th bedroom room and installed glass doors to allow for either expanded living room space for entertaining or you can flex back to a bedroom. The kitchen not only has a separate breakfast area but an additional dining area that offers a very sunny solarium like setting, overlooking the private backyard. The house also features multi-zone central AC and maintenance free exterior. Expansion possibilities in the full basement with very good ceiling height clearance. Close to schools, shopping & transportation.
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Price: $350,000

For more information about this property, please contact MARK SLADE at 917-797-5059 or sladehomes@gmail.com. You can also text 5663617 to 67299 (Message and Data Rates May Apply, see terms and privacy policy).


See more listings at: http://midtowndirectrealty.com/


MLS ID: 3565479

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

346 Boyden Ave Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040

Property Site: http://tour.circlepix.com/home/KZYDU6/346-Boyden-Ave-Maplewood-Twp-NJ-3564283
Your Friends will be Green with Envy with this Solar Paneled 3 Bed/2 Bath Colonial Home just 2/10s of a mile from Maplewoods Hottest Bakery-The Bread Stand. Enjoy an enclosed front porch, then step into the foyer and hallway that gives you access to the Living Room and Kitchen. There is also a formal dining room and a back den, so you can spread out to enjoy. The kitchen has a separate breakfast room eating area and would be an ideal candidate to have the wall opened up to the dining room to create the highly coveted open floor plan. Convenience abounds as both floors have their own full bath. So, come see this home and move to Maplewood with it award winning downtown and easy access to major transportation, NYC trains and Newark Airport.
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Price: $298,000

For more information about this property, please contact MARK SLADE at 917-797-5059 or sladehomes@gmail.com. You can also text 5654457 to 67299 (Message and Data Rates May Apply, see terms and privacy policy).


See more listings at: http://midtowndirectrealty.com/


MLS ID: 3564283

Friday, June 7, 2019

616 S Orange Ave C005G # 5G Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040

Property Site: http://tour.circlepix.com/home/6AXL42/616-S-Orange-Ave-C005G-%23-5G-Maplewood-Twp-NJ-3563074
Enjoy living in this premier luxury apartment building with 24/7 concierge/security, valet parking for you+your guests, indoor pool, hot tub,sauna, gym, 100 person party rm w/kitchen, conference rm. Outstanding 2 BR, 2.1 BA with sunset views of S Mountain Reservation. Renovated with wide plank hardwood floors, kitchen with SS appliances, bathrooms with frameless shower doors. Amazing closet space. Bright, sunlit apartment from LR with oversize bay windows, large master BR with WIC + 3 more closets + updated Master Bath with whirlpool tub, marble powder room, den/guest BR with updated bath,Kitchen w/Sub Zero refrig. has a pass through to the dining arera. Just minutes to the thriving Maplewood village restaurants+boutique shops, as well as easy access to MidTown Direct NYC trains.
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 3
Price: $375,000

For more information about this property, please contact MARK SLADE at 917-797-5059 or sladehomes@gmail.com. You can also text 5646482 to 67299 (Message and Data Rates May Apply, see terms and privacy policy).


See more listings at: http://midtowndirectrealty.com/


MLS ID: 3563074

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

15 Cedar Ln Roseland Boro, NJ 07068

Property Site: http://tour.circlepix.com/home/VMW3MN/15-Cedar-Ln-Roseland-Boro-NJ-3562001
Move-In Ready Center Hall Colonial in one of the most sought after neighborhoods of Roseland with a blend of classic charm and modern updates. This 4 Bedroom, 2.5 bath home has so much to offer! Extra large rooms, including a first floor family room, make this a great home to entertain all year round. There is also a super-sized patio off the back of the house and wonderful in-ground pool to enjoy during the summer. Hard wood floors lead you from one space to another, as large windows usher in sunlight. The kitchen, with its newly installed countertops and stainless appliances, work for you, whatever your skill level; while your guests can enjoy the backyard views from the breakfast room via a deep bay window. Highly Rated Schools, Convenient to major transportation and NYC bus service nearby.
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3
Price: $675,000

For more information about this property, please contact MARK SLADE at 917-797-5059 or sladehomes@gmail.com. You can also text 5640260 to 67299 (Message and Data Rates May Apply, see terms and privacy policy).


See more listings at: http://midtowndirectrealty.com/


MLS ID: 3562001

Friday, May 31, 2019

506-508 Irvington Ave Maplewood Twp., NJ 07040

Property Site: http://tour.circlepix.com/home/WX3S6J/506-508-Irvington-Ave-Maplewood-Twp-NJ-3561263
Looking for First Floor Living? This home has everything you need on one floor: Living Room, Foyer, Kitchen and Dining room, Two Bedrooms and a Full Bath. Need a lil more space? The basement is finished with a large recreation room and a bar, yet there is plenty of storage space as well and a Bilco Door walkout to the back yard. Want a lil more than that? Head upstairs for a very spacious bedroom and another full bath along with a separate deep closet and some additional attic storage space. You may be a Maplewood resident with this home, but you are just under a mile to the South Orange Train Station and its amazing downtown with so many restaurant choices, as well as other shopping, let alone the shopping center across the street from the property. Major Highways are also in close proximity.
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Price: $399,000

For more information about this property, please contact MARK SLADE at 917-797-5059 or sladehomes@gmail.com. You can also text 5632763 to 67299 (Message and Data Rates May Apply, see terms and privacy policy).


See more listings at: http://midtowndirectrealty.com/


MLS ID: 3561263

Thursday, May 30, 2019

2523 Gallini Dr Union Twp., NJ 07083

Property Site: http://tour.circlepix.com/home/VUWP54/2523-Gallini-Dr-Union-Twp-NJ-3560837
Charming, spacious Cape Cod. Move-in condition with recently renovated kitchen and newly finished hardwood floors throughout. Located on a quiet, dead end street. Backyard with patio perfect for summer entertaining. Close to schools, major highways and retail.
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3
Price: $325,000

For more information about this property, please contact MARK SLADE at 917-797-5059 or sladehomes@gmail.com. You can also text 5630443 to 67299 (Message and Data Rates May Apply, see terms and privacy policy).


See more listings at: http://midtowndirectrealty.com/


MLS ID: 3560837

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Art & Music Reception: Franck Lazare Goldberg June 1, 2019



Art & Music Reception: Franck Lazare Goldberg
Saturday, June 1, 2019
3:00 PM 4:00 PM


Saturday, June 1 3 pm at Main Library


Our June/July exhibit features MAPSO Prom, Goldberg’s portraits from a Maplewood tradition; Prom Night at the Springfield Avenue Gazebo, where mostly students of color show up in style for the Columbia High School Prom. Friends, family, and members of the community gather each year to watch.

Inspired by photographer Mary Ellen Mark masterwork PROM,

MAPSO PROM is a celebration of the beauty and talents of the under-represented, a reflection on diversity and integration in Maplewood and South Orange.

Live music will be provided by multi talented Felisha George, a Columbia alumnus herself. Artist’s talk at 3:20.

http://www.franckgoldberg.net/mapso-prom

Posted in Adult, Main Library



Mark Slade
Keller Williams
917.797.5059
Good Homes



Selling a Maplewood/South Orange/West Orange area home involves many steps and having an experienced Maplewood New Jersey Real Estate Agent and Realtor®, specializing in the Bedroom Communities of New York City in Essex/Union County— Millburn, Short Hills, Montclair, West Orange, South Orange, Livingston, Maplewood, Springfield, Summit, Madison, Chatham, Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Cranford and Westfield--by your side will make the transaction run a lot smoother. I would love to be your Maplewood/South Orange New Jersey Area Real Estate Professional! I assist both buyers and sellers in the Bedroom Communities of New York City, mostly served by NJ Transit’s Mid-Town Direct Train Lines, offering commutes of 45minute or less to NY Penn Station, with either the purchase and or sale of residential real estate.


As an Accredited Buyer’s Agent (ABR), I have received special training to guide and educate you through the entire home buying process. From start to finish, I listen to your needs and desires in what you would like and take the information you give me to find you home. My GO-TO team can provide you the best in Real Estate advice with regard to attorney choices, Home Inspectors and Mortgage Loan Officers


I am also a Luxury specialist (CLHMS), I have received special training to guide and educate you through the entire home buying and selling process. Not only does this extra training help me better understand this upper echelon in real estate, its benefit include a special luxury website: www.njluxhomes.com and a corresponding worldwide luxury network that helps to put luxury buyers and sellers together.


As your Maplewood/South Orange/ West Orange New Jersey listing agent I am well versed on as your local expert in all things in the West Orange, Maplewood and South Orange area Real Estate Market. You can expect personalized service that includes a detailed consultation on how to best position your Mid-Town Direct home to be competitive in today’s market with training to provide my clients with an in-depth Advanced Comparative Market analysis, and advice on staging. As my office’s technology officer as well as both a Zillow Platinum Premier and Trulia Premier agent, I use the latest and most up-to-date marketing methods to get your home in front of as many buyers as possible. Being your New Jersey Real Estate Agent and Realtor ® not only involves just finding the home or selling the home, but being your guide, negotiator, advisor and advocate and making sure that your needs and goals are met. Being your New Jersey Essex/Union County area Realtor® (with a little bit of Morris County thrown in for good measure) is one of my truest passions, and “Helping You Find Your Dream Home” is my number one priority.

Don’t forget These Helpful Sites:

For Open Houses:
www.maplewoodnjopenhouses.com
www.southorangenjopenhouses.com
and
For Homes For Sale:
www.latestmaplewoodhomes.com
and
www.latestsouthorangehomes.com
Mark Slade
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A picturesque town in Essex County, Maplewood is located on the East Branch of the Rahway River. Originally consisting of farms, mills and orchards, Maplewood is now a great mix of residential and commercial areas, culminating in the jewel of a downtown village and coming together to create a charming, tight-knit and diversified community. Maplewood has predominantly Colonial and Tudor style homes with sprawling porches and ample greenery, but you can also find some Victorians and a range of more modern style construction on its beautiful tree lined streets.
Maplewood is a diverse town with 6 elementary schools and prominent municipal building designed by famous architects, Guilbert and Betelle. In the center of town, famed landscape architects, the Olmstead Brothers, created the breathtaking Memorial Park; not to be overlooked is Ricalton Square, nestled between the train station and the downtown shopping; this area is frequently used for events including a Halloween Parade with hayrides and petting zoos, as well as featuring replica homes during the Winter Holiday Season. The town offers many activities to its residents from camps in the summer, arts and crafts classes, a public pool (with 4 pools ranging from a “baby” pool to toddler pool to large lap pool and a diving tank) and a farmers market when in season. There is even an annual musicalpalooza--Maplewoodstock—featuring a variety of bands and musical styles, showcasing local and national bands with booths for local businesses to set up.
The Village, also known as Maplewood Center, is a quaint, downtown shopping district with everything from restaurants with foods from all over the world, bakeries, dance studios, gyms, bookstores, a movie theater and bookstores. With its large variety of cuisines to choose from, Maplewood recently started a yearly town-wide Restaurant Week with over 30 eateries participating.
Easily accessible by its throughways and the New Jersey Transit, it's no surprise Maplewood has been ranked several times as one of the most desirable places to live in America by a number of surveys.