Monday, October 16, 2023

The right Agent/Team to Sell your property for the most $ money in West Orange


Are you looking for the right Agent/Team to Sell your property for the most money in West Orange?

Look NO FURTHER!!!  This year we are averaging just about 19% over asking, which is more than twice the year-to-date performance for the entirety of all listings sold in West Orange, currently trending at 8.6%.  That means that OUR Clients received 11.4% more for their properties than they would have if they used someone else.  

3 Dogwood Dr, West Orange
Listed for $725,000 Offer Accepted for $910,000

 23 Rollinson, West Orange
Listed for $525,000 SOLD for $609,000

125 Clarken Dr, West Orange
Listed for $450,000 SOLD for $500,000

36 Overlook Ave, West Orange
Listed for $600,000 SOLD for $715,000

45 Dogwood Rd, West Orange
Listed for $450,000 SOLD for $565,500

The results speak for themselves but weren't given to chance.  We worked tirelessly with our clients to help them prepare their properties to get the most $ money when selling their properties.   We even heard from a few agents that were apparently aware of some of the conditions of these properties before we were hired and congratulated us for the transformation of the properties.

We've even written a book for Sellers:

You can download an eBook version by clicking on this link:



The Mark Slade Homes has closed just shy of Half a Billion in lifetime volume and over 750 transactions, now in 50 New Jersey  towns:

Essex County:  Maplewood, South Orange, West Orange, Short Hills, Millburn, Montclair, Glen Ridge, Livingston, Roseland, Essex Fells, Roseland, North Caldwell, Caldwell, West Caldwell, Cedar Grove, Verona, Belleville, Bloomfield, Newark and Irvington

Union County: Summit, Westfield, New Providence, Berkeley Heights,  Cranford, Union,  Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Kenilworth, Rahway, Roselle and Roselle Park

Morris County: East Hanover, Florham Park, Chatham, Madison, Morristown, Lincoln Park

Other Towns: Watchung, Basking Ridge, Bernardsville, Hoboken, Jersey City, Wayne, North Haledon, Clifton Stewartsville, Old Bridge, Manalapan, and more.

For Sellers we have a cutting edge, tech savvy, strategy ( www.sladesells.com ) that enables our sellers to benefit from an average price paid for their properties that is more than the average agent from the same MLS in the same towns.  This effectively “reduces” the cost of selling by slightly more than half the typical transaction cost for our clients.  Not wanting our sellers to miss out on getting the most money for their home, we offer our clients a concierge service where we loan them the money to help with repairs and staging, interest free.

For Buyers we are ABR certified, which allows us to consistently help our buyers find the right homes while making sure the process is managed successfully to get you to the closing table where you will get the keys to your new kingdom.

Need to Sell and Buy at the same time? We pride ourselves on making this as smooth a move as possible for our clients! We are trained by Otteau Valuation Group to conduct an Advanced Comparable Analysis ( www.advancedcma.com ) when trying to best understand the value of a property at any given time.

Our team is comprised of premier local experts to assist you with all your real estate needs in Essex, Union, Morris counties as well as some Hudson, some Passaic and some Middlesex.  Whether you are a First Time Home Buyer, a current homeowner needing more space or an empty nester looking to downsize, we have successfully helped our clients with over 750 closed transactions while maintaining the highest levels of service with integrity.  Due to our success are consistently awarded Circle of Excellence-Platinum (highest rating) from the NJ association of Realtors.

We own and operate 7 Websites, including one site dedicated solely to our luxury listings (we are CLHMS certified).    Lastly, we own and utilize over a dozen Social Media sites and pages as well as 223 domains to provide quick-find solutions and answers for our clients.  Our clients love us because we make the home buying and selling process as easy as possible and now we offer free use of our moving truck for preparing your home to sell or for local moves in the area.

We are a 24/7 responsive team.  We are also a Team that GIVES BACK to over a dozen charities and organizations.

Give us a call or text us at 917-797-5059   







As an added benefit of working with The Slade Team, clients can borrow our moving truck to help declutter, move items to storage or even move locally, free of charge; you simply need to fill out a form and then return it filled back up with gasoline.

Tuesday, October 10, 2023

Hub Your Home lends their helping hands to local resident Julie Erickson

REPOSTING:  Tradesmen lend their helping hands By Joe Ungaro on August 13, 2023.  Tradesmen lend their helping hands Julie Erickson on the front steps of her house surounded by Travis Toth, an electrician from Toth Electric, Sean Dowling, a plumber with AAA Able Plumbing, Ron Steele from Service Master Restore of Union County and Sandi Goodman and Tohon Jasdanwala from Homowners Hub. 

MAPLEWOOD — Life became a lot harder for Julie Erickson after she was diagnosed with cancer. A self-employed career coach, chemotherapy sapped her strength and left her capable of only working about a quarter of the time she used to and also in need of help with formerly simple tasks she couldn’t perform anymore. “I started posting (on Facebook) about my journey and how people were helping me by doing errands, things like cleaning the litter box and emptying and loading the dishwasher and picking up prescriptions,” Erickson said. “Life tasks that I couldn’t do because of chemo.” 



An old friend, Sandi Goodman, who Erickson had initially met because Erickson’s nephew went to preschool with Goodman’s daughter, saw those posts. Erickson’s nephew had died of cancer at the age of six. “That really affected their family and mine as well of course,” Erickson said. Goodman is the co-founder of  Homeowner Hub, which charges a monthly subscription fee to handle home maintenance issues for homeowners. “People pay $12.95 a month,” Goodman said. “We will source the tradesperson. We will dispatch them for whatever the homeowner needs and make sure it gets done to their satisfaction and then the homeowner pays us and we pay the tradesman.” Goodman had been looking for a way to give back and she knew plenty of good tradespeople she thought might be interested in helping a person in need so she reached out to Erickson. 

It turned out, Erickson’s home needed some work so Goodman arranged for some people to take a look. Travis Toth, an electrician from Toth Electric, Sean Dowling, a plumber with AAA Able Plumbing and Ron Steele from Service Master Restore of Union County, all agreed to provide their expertise pro-bono. “She needed an electrician, a plumber and a general contractor to look at some general structural issues,” Goodman said. “They put together some items they could do pro bono.” “The trades people are doing it for free. We are doing it for free. At the end of the day, she will be in better shape,” Goodman said. There was a problem with light in the basement, which created a tripping hazard, there was a bathroom faucet that had a leak, some cracks in the plaster walls. “These are things that she was not able to take care of on her own at the moment,” Goodman said. “Her energy level was reduced due to the rounds of chemo so we decided we would address those issues.” Erickson has just finished five months of chemotherapy and she gets a few weeks off before she begins radiation treatment. “Chemo was way harder than I ever anticipated,” Erickson said. “Now that I’ve had a week without it, I’m still detoxing and the energy is not back yet. But they say it will come back. Be patient and continue on this adventure.” A potentially dangerous situation was found and fixed. “There was a lot of corrosion on the lines leading through the dryer and washing machine,” Erickson said. “They also installed an exhaust fan in my bathroom to prevent mold, which was starting. It was something I could not afford to do.” “It’s amazing,” she said. “What did I do to deserve this?” 


Goodman said this will not be a one and done thing for her company and the tradespeople. They want to help people who are truly struggling in the moment with a health issue or serious financial issues and are unable to take care of their homes and find themselves in a precarious position. “We want people to feel safe in their home,” Goodman said. “If they can’t do it themselves, we would like to help them accomplish that.” Cancer, Maplewood, South Orange Tradesmen lend their helping hands added by Joe Ungaro on August 13, 2023

If you would like to donate to Julie's Go Fund Me:  https://gofund.me/8cdc046b

If you would to contact Hub Your Home: 

website:  www.hubyourhome.com

email:  hubyourhome@gmail.com

or by phone:  973-319-4940 

 Above article written By Joe Ungaro on August 13, 2023


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: 







Let's work together to find you find your Dream Home!

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. Let's work together to find you your Dream Home!