Ridgewood, NJ Real Estate News

By Aloysius Donohue, Ridgewood Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty)
Ridgewood, NJ - Pam Christian and Nancy Slott were named April Associates of the Month for the Ridgewood office, a Marron Gildea Donohue spokesperson announced today.  Christian and Slott completed $1,685,000 in Ridgewood real estate transactions in April and currently have over $3,600,000 in business "under contract".  Additionally, the team listed a beautiful Westside home for $939,000 during the month of April. "Pam and Nancy are consummate professionals," said Aloysius Donohue, a managing partner at the firm.  "They work incredibly well as a team and they had a great month.  Pam and Nancy are among only a handful of local realtors that specialize in the very high-end of the market and they do it extremely well". "Our real estate practice is really thriving at Marron Gildea Donohue,"...
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By Aloysius Donohue, Ridgewood Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty)
Aloysius Donohue ranked #1 in total dollar volume of Ridgewood real estate transactions for the first quarter and also ranked #1 in total number of completed Ridgewood real estate transactions for the same quarter, a Marron & Gildea spokesman announced today.  These rankings are based on sales data compiled by the New Jersey Multiple Listing Service. "Al understands the Ridgewood real estate market inside and out.  He combines marketing knowledge, technical savvy, incredible people skills and tough negotiating skills into one package and that is very rare in our industry - or in any industry for that matter", said Peter Marron, a partner with the firm. Donohue attributes his success in the Ridgewood market to the fact that he lives and works in Ridgewood and really makes the Village his...
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By Aloysius Donohue, Ridgewood Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty)
Joseph Antonellis has joined the Ridgewood office of Marron & Gildea Realtors, the firm announced recently.  "Joe is an excellent agent and has been a wonderful addition to our office", said Aloysius Donohue, a partner with the firm. "He is an organized, detailed oriented agent and he really understands the needs of today's buyers and sellers".  Antonellis has lived in Glen Rock for 27 years and his 3 children all attended Glen Rock public schools.   He sits on the board of directors of the Iris Park Condominium Association and is very active it the Glen Rock community.  Antonellis enjoyed a successful 25 year career in the Information Technology industry where most recently served as in International Business Development Executive for AT&T.  He decided to  switch gears and pursue his l...
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By Aloysius Donohue, Ridgewood Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty)
Aloysius Donohue, a partner at Marron & Gildea, announced the first quarter results for his firm's Ridgewood office today.  "Our agents continue to deliver for their clients even in this challenging market," said Donohue.   "Our total first quarter sales increased over 450% over last year's first quarter.  More importantly, in our target market of Ridgewood, we went from not having a single sale out of our Ridgewood office in Q1 of 2007 to being ranked #3 in Ridgewood real estate transactions in the first quarter of 2008 - ahead of many of the more familiar names. If you live in Ridgewood and are thinking of selling your home, and want to interview the top 3 firms, Marron & Gildea now needs to be in the mix". Donohue and his partners attribute the surge in sales to a decision they made ...
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By Sal Poliandro - Helping People Win, Broker Associate
(RE/MAX Properties)
Washington, D.C. - Rick Warren, renowned author of "The Purpose Driven Life" had the pleasure of meeting Bergen County Realtor Sal Poliandro. I was able to explain to Rick the great reasons why he should move his mega church to Bergen County. To the casual observer it may look like he is autographing a copy of his best seller, that is why I am mentioning it on this blog. Don't worry if you can't get to California, I have been trying to get Rick involved in Bergen County and the New York City area. Something should be in the works really soon. For more information on Short Sales, New Jersey Homes for Sale, Bergen County Real Estate or any other topic, call Sal Poliandro, Realtor, ePRO, SRES at 201-259-2187, or visit our website: http://www.salanddawn.com/Sal can be reached by snail mail ...
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By Aloysius Donohue, Ridgewood Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty)
The Ridgewood Baseball & Softball Association will host its annual Opening Day Parade and Family Fair on Saturday, April 12th.  It is a great day in Ridgewood so be sure to stop by even if you don't have children involved in the RBSA.      We'll be there with our 6 and 8 year old boys and they always have a great time. The Parade starts at 9 AM at the Ridgewood Train Station and ends at Veterans Field, where the Family Fair is held.  The Family Fair begins right after the parade. The Fair has fun events for children in kindergarten through 8th grade.  The events include a Home Run Derby, throwing accuracy and base running events. There will also be plenty of food and snacks and the latest Ridgewood Baseball gear will be on display. Ridgewood residents should be sure to stop by the clini...
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By Aloysius Donohue, Ridgewood Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty)
1.       Ridgewood is the best place in NJ to raise a family. I say this is because Ridgewood is unique in that it is one of the few affluent towns where residents still get to know their neighbors and really feel a sense of community.  Many other affluent towns are filled with huge McMansions set on large lots where you barely see your neighbors - much less get to know them.  For example, within a week of moving to Ridgewood a neighbor planned a BBQ to introduce us to other neighbors and took note of the ages of our children and made sure to invite families with children of similar ages so our kids could instantly make friends.  Our children have numerous friends, within walking distance, and can "cut-through yards" to see these friends whereas in other towns almost every interaction w...
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By Aloysius Donohue, Ridgewood Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty)
On April 12th the Village of Ridgewood will be trading in its traditional Maroon for something a bit more Green.  In honor of Earth Day and Arbor day the Village of Ridgewood will be hosting an Environmental Celebration at the Village Hall Community Center located at 131 N. Maple Ave in Ridgewood NJ.  There will be Green Information, Activities, Exhibits, Music and Food available for all to enjoy. I hope to see you there! Event Schedule9:30am Local Parks Clean Up11:45am Tree Planting & Dedication12:15pm Radical Reptiles - NJ Audubon Society1:00pm Composting A - Z2:00pm Nature Scavenger Hunt/Walk2:30pm Home Energy Savings Aloysius Donohue is an award winning REALTOR® and a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist with a focus on Ridgewood real estate.  For more information on Ridgewood...
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By Aloysius Donohue, Ridgewood Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty)
Ridgewood, NJ - Aloysius Donohue, a Partner at Marron & Gildea, announced today that Kate YoonHee Son joined the firm's Ridgewood office. "We are very excited to have Kate on board", said Donohue. "Kate is a professional, tech-savvy agent who has consistently achieved excellent results for her clients.  She is a great addition to our rapidly expanding Ridgewood office". Son lives in Paramus with her husband and two children.  She has degrees from both New York University and Columbia University and enjoyed a successful teaching career before entering the world of real estate several years ago.   Son is fluent in English, Korean and Spanish and attributes her quick rise up the real estate ranks to her willingness to go the extra mile for her clients.  "I am thrilled to be part of Marron ...
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By Aloysius Donohue, Ridgewood Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty)
Ridgewood, NJ - Aloysius Donohue, a Partner at Marron & Gildea, announced today that Jayme Wolff joined the firm's Ridgewood office. "We are delighted to have Jayme as part of our Ridgewood Team," said Donohue. "Jayme is extremely hard-working agent with excellent interpersonal and analytical skills.  She is a huge asset to our Ridgewood Office".   Wolff is a Bergen County native who settled in Ho Ho Kus eleven years ago where now resides with her husband and four daughters.  She is member of the Contemporary Club of Ho Ho Kus and is the Vice President of a local support group for families of triplets. Prior to joining the Marron & Gildea team, Jayme worked as a systems analyst for Prudential where she honed her business skills. "I am proud to be part of the Marron & Gildea family," sai...
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By Sal Poliandro - Helping People Win, Broker Associate
(RE/MAX Properties)
This Saturday, March 22nd the Easter bunny hops on over to Ridgewood, New Jersey.  Held in Van Neste Square Memorial Park, the Easter bunny will lead an Easter Bonnet Parade beginning at 11:00am.  Any and all children are welcome to participate in the parade.  In addition, parents can take pictures of their children with the Easter bunny and ride a trolley throuhgout the downtown business district.  This event is completely free!  I hope to see a big turn out and happy Easter!
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By Aloysius Donohue, Ridgewood Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty)
Ridgewood, NJ - A Marron Gildea & Donohue spokesman announced today that one of the most successful real estate teams in Bergen County recently joined the firm.  Pam Christian and Nancy Slott will be based out of Marron Gildea & Donohue's rapidly expanding Ridgewood office. With sales of over $16 million, Pam and Nancy were among Ridgewood's top agents in 2007. "We are thrilled to have Pam and Nancy on board", said Aloysius Donohue, a managing partner at Marron  Gildea & Donohue.  "Together Pam and Nancy have built an extremely successful real estate platform based on their complementary skill set and a dedication to providing clients with superior service.  We expect them to have an immediate, positive impact on our firm".Prior to entering the real estate industry Pam Christian receive...
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By Aloysius Donohue, Ridgewood Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty)
Ridgewood, NJ - Aloysius Donohue, a Partner at Marron & Gildea, announced today that Astrid Rodriguez joined the firm's Ridgewood office. "We are delighted to have Astrid as part of our Ridgewood Team," said Donohue. "Astrid is extremely personable and hard-working agent and she has the uncanny ability to put clients at ease from the moment they first meet her.  People just sense that Astrid has their best interest at heart".   Rodriguez is a lifelong resident of Bergen County who is equally comfortable speaking English and Spanish.  After graduating from Farleigh Dickenson University, with a degree in Business management, Rodriguez founded and operated a thriving security business in Manhattan.  Several years ago she decided to leave the firm and pursue her dream of a career in real es...
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By Bill Gilsenan
(Gilsenan & Company)
Over the past 6 months how many different opinions have you heard about the conditions of the current residential real estate market? We have been inundated by the expertise and predictions of every financial talk show host in the United States tellng the public "Whatever you do, don't buy a house now!" While these individuals are extremely knowledgeable and are highly regarded, I believe that they have missed the mark by treating residential homes as if they were stocks and bonds, which are are bought and sold every day as an "investment". The vast majority of the buyers of residential real estate still purchase their homes as shelter for the long term. The last time we experienced a downward adjustment in housing prices in my market, Ridgewood N.J. was in 1991 where the average price ...
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By Sal Poliandro - Helping People Win, Broker Associate
(RE/MAX Properties)
"Simply The Best" was the theme of this years RE/MAX of New Jersey awards ceremony. Sal earned the prestigious 100% club in less than 5 months with RE/MAX Properties in Ridgewood. It was a really exciting evening. We were really enthusiastic to get to meet the RE/MAX balloon guy in person. The event was held at the Borgata hotel in Atlantic City, NJ.
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By Aloysius Donohue, Ridgewood Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty)
Ridgewood, NJ - Aloysius Donohue, a Partner at Marron & Gildea, announced today that Michael Shetler joined the firm's rapidly expanding Ridgewood office. "Michael is a great addition to our Ridgewood office", said Donohue. "He is a successful, tech-savvy agent and he really understands the needs of today's buyers and sellers".  Shetler lives in Glen Rock with his wife and two children.  He graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in Advertising and enjoyed a successful corporate career where he worked for some the world's top Ad Agencies.  Mr. Shetler made the transition to real estate several years ago and has used the lessons learned on Madison Avenue to promote his thriving real estate business and successfully market his client's properties. "I am thrilled to be part of...
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By Sal Poliandro - Helping People Win, Broker Associate
(RE/MAX Properties)
On Saturday evening, the eve of the Super Bowl, Ridgewood had their annual Super Bowl Eve Chili Cook-off.  I wish I had heard about this earlier!  The evening included viewing "Football Follies," guest speakers, door prizes and more.  The food for the event was donated by a number of local businesses including Best of Everything, Broad Street Smokehouse and Grill, the Daily Treat, the Silver Spoon and the Office.  I wish I was there to taste some of the various chilis and see whose was the best!  Count me in for next year!
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By Sal Poliandro - Helping People Win, Broker Associate
(RE/MAX Properties)
Dawn and I started dating in 1987. One of my favorite bands back then was Dokken. They were actually the band I wanted to see most in the 1988 concert tour Monsters of Rock. Here is the videobr />Told you i had to leave, i had my reasons I said that it hurt to stay, the way that i'm feelin' It's not love That left you standin' It's not love That left you cold It's not love Misunderstandin' Only a mistake There's nothing left to take Why, baby, why did you make me let you go And leave you so lonely Why, baby, why did you have to hold on You know it's not love anymore Gave you your last chance but you didn't believe me You can't keep me satisfied, the way that you treat me It's not love That left you standin' It's not love That left you cold It's not love Misunderstandin' Only a mistake T...
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By Sal Poliandro - Helping People Win, Broker Associate
(RE/MAX Properties)
This is my last chance to let you all know how proud we are here in Bergen County of the New York Giants! Super Bowl XLII is only hours away. I was hoping for this matchup December 29th. The Patriots were coming to New Jersey and I was predicting a Super Bowl Preview. People commented that there really was no chance. We lost a close game that night, but played well. The following week we went to Tampa Bay (we were supposed to lose on the Road) but we won again. We moved on to Dallas again no chance at winning. Tony Romo must have been tired from his trip to Mexico and handed us the game (as the Cowboys fans put it). We moved on again. Off to Green Bay to play in the freezer bowl. 2 missed field goals and then finally a 47 yarder that got us to where we are today. There is only one team ...
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By Aloysius Donohue, Ridgewood Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty)
Ridgewood, NJ - Aloysius Donohue, a Partner at Marron & Gildea, announced today that Ana O'Callaghan joined the firm's Ridgewood office. "We are very excited to have Ana on board", said Donohue. "Ana is an energetic, tech-savvy agent with a sterling reputation and an excellent track record.  She will be a great addition to our rapidly expanding Ridgewood office". O'Callaghan settled in Ridgewood 8 years ago with her husband and young daughter and is very active in the Ridgewood community.  Ana entered real estate several years ago after a successful career in corporate America and quickly became an extremely successful agent.  Ana attributes her quick rise up the real estate ranks to her customer centered approach, her thorough understanding of the Ridgewood market and her ability to ma...
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