Joanne & Bill Davis| 12/2016| Helped me sell a home
My husband and I decided to sell our home of 43 years. We researched real estate agents and were very impressed with all the excellent reviews for Amy Paternite of Coldwell Banker. Amy lived up to her high reviews. She guided us through the process of selling, one step at a time. She was always available to answer questions and did an excellent job of marketing our home. She had a long list of contacts for any situation needed, from staging to professional contractors. Everything went smoothly from start to finish. We would highly recommend Amy Paternite.
Olive Isaacs| 01/2017| Helped me buy a home
Amy helped us find our new home in Maplewood. She helped us navigate the bid process and get the house we were most excited by! She has great contacts and connections for everything from home inspections to lawyers and we were grateful for those referrals – all fantastic folks. Thanks Amy!
Peter Derba | 10/15/2013 | Helped me buy a home
During the process of buying our first home, my wife and I learned that if you don’t have someone you can trust who can guide you through the process then you’re destined for missteps and heartache. For us, the person who guided us successfully from first viewing to closing was Amy Paternite. Amy took a consultative approach to understanding and meeting our needs and, like any good professional, she really knew her business – she knew the ideal locations, the details of the houses on the market, and she was highly networked within her industry. Every person involved with the purchase of our home – the inspector, the lawyer, the mortgage consultant, etc – we were introduced to through Amy. Each one of them did a fantastic job for us and I felt that was a great reflection on her business acumen as well as her personable nature. I highly recommend working with Amy. She found us a home that we love and then she expertly managed all the steps to getting us into that home.
Irene Yartey-Onyango| 01/2017| Helped me buy a home
Amy just helped us to buy an amazing house in Glen Ridge, NJ. We found her online (quite randomly actually) while we were looking for realtors about six months ago. We emailed her and a few others and had phone chats. She was very responsive from day one and made herself available to chat with us immediately. She gave us some helpful tips and told us things to look out for at the point where she didn’t know whether we were going to commit to her or not. She was the most knowledgeable of everyone we spoke to and had done the most transactions so we went with her and never regretted it. She was patient throughout the search, always provided her opinion and was not afraid to disagree with us, which was super helpful. She knows the NJ area we were looking at inside out. We were picky when it came to finding the right home and she quickly came to understand our preferences and what could work for us. She was very efficient, honest, fun and just a great realtor overall. A new home is very personal thing thus you need to go with an agent who you are sure will have your best interest at heart and help you to get that home that is perfect for just you. Amy did that for us. She was additive throughout the process and when it came to bidding and negotiating on our house, her advice was excellent. We won a bid on a house we really wanted because of her advice and there were more than 10 bids on that house. We never would have won without her. Beyond buying the house she also provided us with various helpful contacts and vendors for various house related items and they all turned out to be great as well. For example her insurance broker contact found us a better deal than we had found ourselves after getting multiple quotes. I could go on and on but in short, you won’t regret having Amy as your realtor – hire her! All the best with your home search!
Meyling Case | 04/07/2015| Helped me sell a home
Amy was pleasure to work with and sold our house in under 2 months! All while we had already moved from East Coast to the West Coast. She was efficient, pro-active and in constant communication with us cross country. She truly made the process seamless and easy. We would definitely recommend her to anyone relocating. Thanks again!
Dianne & Seth Grossman | 03/2013| Helped me sell a home
Amy sold our home in 2 hours, on Superbowl Sunday. She had a very strategic approach to not only listing our home, but getting it sold. She did not push or try to upsell services, she understood we live in our home & worked with us to make sure the buyers were qualified prior to seeing our home. She handled EVERYTHING from A-Z, we work full time, we had a very time sensitive schedule and she worked within that time frame perfectly. I highly recommend Amy & her team of professionals.
Melinda Cox | 04/07/2015 | Helped me buy a home
Amy’s commitment, dedication and assistance in helping us find our perfect home was unexpected and refreshing! She is dependable, driven and committed to helping her client’s understand their choices. Throughout the home purchase process, Amy was connected and went above-and-beyond in ensuring that we received all the necessary disclosures and inspections prior to the closing. She zealously advocated for the credits my husband and I wanted (related to roof, plumbing, electricity and pool repairs), which we ultimately received! She made the purchasing of a home a great and seamless experience and I would absolutely recommend her to my friends and family! Even since our closing, we are in touch and she is always willing to help if and when she can! Thank you Amy!
Kathleen Kuperman | 03/30/2015 | Helped me rent a home
Amy’s level of dedication to her clients was apparent from the moment we first spoke. Her challenge was to find my family a home and take it to contract while we were still living half way around the world. The comfort and ease at which we were able to commit to a house we never saw in person is proof of her superb customer service, market savvy and negotiation skills. We highly recommend working with Amy.
June Pearce | 03/19/2015 | Helped me buy a home
I have purchased several homes in the past 30 years utilizing the services of a realtor. There is No question that this was the most user friendly purchase I have made. The reason was Amy. She has a superior sense of the market and was able and ready to guide us to the path of success. Amy is never too busy to answer your questions and got back to us very quickly on even the smallest matters. That is because Amy cares about her clients. She is dedicated, knowledgable, and driven. Amy is dependable. When she says she will be there or get the information needed, she always followed thru. And of course her knowledge of the real estate market made it possible for us to get the best deal without the fear of losing the house. Overall this was a great experience and we are now in the home we love thanks to Amy.
Hal Ginsberg | 03/03/2015 | Helped me buy a home
Excellent in every regard. Informed, understanding, helpful. Walked me thru the entire process. Best agent I ever had. Did a fantastic job. Would recommend her without any reservation. Made a somewhat stressful situation much much easier. Great experience. Also extremely well versed in the housing market in this area. Thank her and her company.
Andre Lafe | 02/18/2015 | Helped me buy a home
Amy is just simply an amazing agent. She’s knowledgeable about the market, prices and negotiating tactics. She knows the neighborhoods, the local feel, the schools–all the questions that come up in house search. She was unstumpable! But more importantly, she’s down-to-earth, and a great listener, which meant that I never felt pressured or ignored in the process. For my wife and I as first-time home buyers, Amy helped us through the maize of the home-buying process. There were no unexpected surprises in the process, and through her advice we were able to get our first choice.
John Lorenzo | 01/17/2015 | Helped me sell a home
Amy is very talented and some of her skills include her keen assessments of property values, targeted pricing and her ability to develop an effective marketing plan accordingly. She has a unique ability to effectively negotiate a sale were both parties feel like they were treated fairly. Amy’s accessibility and work ethic is unsurpassed.
Jodi Moskowitz | 01/08/2015 | Helped me buy a home
Amy is conscientious, has high standards of integrity, is very detail-oriented and thinks out-of-the-box. When we were selling our house and purchasing a new one, Amy worked tirelessly on our behalf with excellent results.
James Foerst | 01/08/2015 | Worked together as colleagues
I over the last number of years worked on dozens of transactions with Amy. In addition to being a great realtor, she is also very business and legal savvy. We have often discussed the legal ramifications of certain decisions of her clients and her grasp of the law of real estate sets her apart from many of her colleagues. She is a good negotiator and provides practical realistic advice to her clients. She is a pleasure to work with and I look forward to continuing to assist her clients in real estate transactions.
Erin Leslie | 01/08/2015 | Helped me buy a homeAmy is excellent. She was always available to answer questions or concerns, check out houses, and talk through issues with us. She always gave us her honest opinion, recommended great people for other services associated with our home purchase (lender, insurance broker, electrician, etc.), and was right there with us during our home inspection and through all issues that arose in the home purchase process. Amy continues to give us helpful advice and great recommendations, and we feel very lucky to have found her!
Sean Brandt | 01/08/2015 | Helped me buy a home
Amy Paternite did a terrific job as our Buyer’s Agent when we purchased a home in Maplewood (2014). Amy has in-depth knowledge of the towns we were considering (Maplewood #1, South Orange #2, and Montclair #3), having lived in the area herself since relocating from NYC. Amy is an exceptional Realtor. She is easy to get along with, works hard, knows the ins and outs of these towns and old houses, has good recommendations for anything you ask her. Having worked with several Realtors over the years (as we have considered buying over the past 7 years), Amy was BY FAR the best I have worked with. What more can I say? Thank you, Amy!
Keith Shepherd | 01/07/2015 | Helped me buy a home
Amy is a very results-oriented professional real estate agent that I wouldn’t hesitate in hiring again. She has deep knowledge and understanding of the market and process as well as great communication skills. She sold our home after the 1st open house with 4 offers.
Kaitlyn Bailey | 01/07/2015 | Helped me buy a home
Amy was in our corner from day one. We were first time buyers and Amy walked us through the process so we understood everything that was happening. She was prompt, responsive, incredibly knowledgeable and helpful. We lost out on our first bid, but once the best offer fell through Amy contacted us immediately and helped to get our offer accepted. We would recommend Amy to any buyer or seller.
Peter Maher | 01/07/2015 | Helped me sell a home
Amy went above and beyond to prepare my house for sale and did a tremendous job generating a lot of exposure for us. We got several offers in the days following the open house and she was extremely helpful and hands-on in navigating a somewhat unusual situation with potential buyers. Additionally, she helped us work through a difficult situation with a contractor and orchestrated the necessary inspections that were required for the closing We felt lucky to have her on our side. She is very professional, has intimate knowledge of Maplewood and surrounding towns, and has valuable connections in town hall and with contractors. She gave us 110% effort and I cannot recommend her highly enough.
David Randall | 11/10/2014 | Helped me buy a home
Amy was a huge help in every part of our move from Park Slope to Montclair, from showing us the different price points when we first started looking to getting the seller to nearly double what he was offering in credits for repairs after the home inspection. We’ve already recommended her to several friends who are contemplating similar moves to the area.
Jennifer Venegas-Gibbons | 10/21/2014 | Helped me buy a home
Amy was recommended to us by another first time home buyer, we are so happy and thankful for Amy’s guidance throughout the home buying process. Her experience, honestly, and willingness to help with all things big and small were invaluable. Not only is Amy a knowledgeable resource on the communities she serves, she also has a wealth of knowledge about great people to work with for all things home related. We gladly recommend Amy to any and all buyers and sellers.
Karen Walters | 10/15/2014 | Helped me buy a home
Amy helped us buy our first home in Maplewood. She is exceedingly knowledgeable about the local area. It was so valuable having a realtor who is so familiar with the Maplewood/SO market. She also has great contacts that she shared with us throughout the home buying process. We always felt like Amy was on our side: she’s honest, customer-focused, and professional. Our first contract on a house fell through as a result of some issues found during the inspection. We never once felt like she was trying to get us to move forward just to keep the deal together. She was supportive of our decision to cancel that contract and start the process all over again. I would recommend Amy to any buyer or seller.
Heather Nolan | 8/19/2014 | Helped me buy a home
Amy helped us to buy our first home. It was a learning experience for us, we knew nothing about the process when we started. Amy was very helpful in answering our questions and helping us to find additional services we needed. It was comforting to know that we could trust Amy. She really demonstrated that she had our best interests at heart and wanted to be sure to find the right house for us. We love our new house, it could not be any more perfect for us!
Victor Salama | 8/18/2014 | Helped me buy a home
If you are looking for a GREAT real estate broker in the West Orange / South Orange / Maplewood area, look no further than Amy Paternite. She was our broker during our recent purchase in West Orange. She is super knowledgeable, professional and has a tremendous network of lawyers, contractors, inspectors etc that will make your transaction effortless. She quickly understood our needs and showed us appropriate listings. We valued her opinions and relied on her expertise to make our decision as we chose the right home for us. She was always available for showings and very flexible with her time. She helped us navigate through some tricky situations and remained calm through it all. We definitely made the right choice in working with Amy and we recommend her highly.
Kelly Quirk | 11/15/2013 | Helped me buy a home
Amy was our realtor when we were looking for our first home. We were able to give her a good idea of what we were looking for, and she assisted us in narrowing down our options. She was always responsive, positive, realistic and provided great advice and recommendations. She also always went above and beyond. When our car broke down on the way to pick up our check from the bank on the closing day, she picked us up and drove us to the bank and back to the closing herself. I highly recommend Amy if you’re looking to buy in the Maplewood/South Orange area.
Tom Begley | 11/15/2013 | Worked together as colleagues
Amy is a great real estate agent whether you are buying or selling a home. She is great at helping home buyers coming from NYC and purchasing in the Essex county market. She is intelligent about the market, a great negotiator and always puts the customer’s best interest first. I would recommend Amy to any home buyer or seller.
Andy Pearce | 11/06/2013 | Helped me sell a home
Amy helped us sell our house and quickly at a great price. This was really important because we had to move back to England quickly and she was an absolute professional star. She knew the area, the type of clints to target, had a large list of contacts and was able to put this all to good use for us. And she is a really lovely helpful person too !
Jessica Suckerman | 11/06/2013 | Helped me buy a home
Amy worked quickly and efficiently to find us a house that works perfectly for our family. She was very easy to work with via phone, email, and in person and knowledgeable about all steps in the home buying process. This was especially appreciated as we were first time buyers. I would recommend Amy wholeheartedly to anyone looking to buy a home.
Paula Gomez | 10/23/2013 | Helped me buy a home
Amy helped us find our home in August/2013 and we closed just last month. We were moving from Manhattan and it was incredibly helpful to find an Agent that really knew the area so well (South Orange/Maplewood). Among Amy’s strongest points: 1. She is a great communicator, very direct and believe me in real estate you need somebody that is going to tell it like it is; 2. Great availability, Amy answered text messages and emails within minutes, giving us feedback on houses we had found ourselves and scheduling showings, sometimes on really short notice. She really worked with us to make sure we saw a lot of homes and was very patient around our schedule which involved tugging along two toddlers. 3. She stuck to our budget and never pushed us into anything we knew we couldn’t afford.
We found Amy by chance and we still can’t believe how lucky we got! Amy worked hard to get us the house we wanted and we are so happy in our new home. Call Amy, you won’t regret it.
Courtney Gatewood | 10/22/2013 | Helped me sell a home
I’ve now worked with Amy as a buyer, a landlord, and as a seller–she is terrific! This spring, Amy sold our home in South Orange. We received (and accepted) an offer for above asking price after the first open house. I was 3,000 miles away during the whole process, but Amy made the process as smooth as if I’d been right there in town. Amy is an all-around GREAT agent who puts her clients first, I would highly recommend her.
I’ve pasted in my review from when she helped us buy and find tenants below:
My family has had the great pleasure of working with Amy Paternite twice in six months, perhaps a record! She is a fantastic broker; honest, hardworking, a savvy negotiator, and incredibly knowledgeable about the area and real estate trends. I first called Amy when my family decided to make the move from brownstone Brooklyn to New Jersey and buy our first home. I asked for the â€œfirst time homebuyer’s treatment (i.e. please explain everything to me in great detail) and Amy delivered and then some. We found the perfect home on our first day out, which happened to be right before the holidays. I was worried that we would spend the whole holiday vacation worrying about whether or not the sellers would accept our offer, but Amy assured me she would get an answer within 24 hours, which she did. We had our offer accepted and even managed to wrap up attorney review before all the offices shut down for the holidays.
Amy was communicative and knowledgeable throughout the countdown to closing, and maintained composure, compassion, and a sense of humor throughout the whole process. She talked me off the ledge when my lender announced it was shutting down its mortgage division shortly after approving our loan, and when my husband called to say he’d be 3,000 miles away during closing. She gave us great recommendations throughout, everyone from the home inspector to the insurance broker was recommended by Amy. Fast forward a few months, we are happily settled in our new home and we learn we have to move to Los Angeles temporarily for my husband’s job. I called Amy, she walked me through the options, and we decided to try to rent out the house. She found a fantastic tenant for us within 24 HOURS. The woman is connected! Amy Paternite is a terrific broker, and quite possibly a miracle worker. I don’t think I could’ve survived the last few months without her! Thank you Amy!
Jill Mendelberg | 10/22/2013 | Helped me buy a home
If you are looking to move to New Jersey, we enthusiastically recommend Amy Paternite. Our family recently moved from Brooklyn to Maplewood and we were thrilled to be working with Amy. She was thorough and helped us to find a place that fit all of our needs. She was very knowledgeable and worked tirelessly on our behalf. We were very happy with everything she did to help us make the transition to the suburbs.
Pranjal Naik | 10/22/2013 | Helped me buy a home
Right from start, we were impressed by Amyâ€™s professionalism and top-notch realty expertise. She consistently provided us right direction and sound advice based upon her strong experience. Amy is very approachable and provided us valuable insights at every stage of the process. We highly recommend her as a trustworthy and dedicated realtor. Thanks Amy!
Tricia Laughlin Bloom | 10/16/2013 | Helped me buy a home
Amy was always available to answer questions, send listings, show houses, and guide us through the whole selling buying mortgage process and all the associated tasks. She is a great balance of warm and personal with a strong and assertive knowledge of the market. She was wonderful to work with.
Helio Takahashi | 10/15/2013 | Helped me buy a home
Amy provided outstanding support to find our new home during my relocation process to New Jersey. Amy’s deep knowledge of the area and her ability to understand our preferences, associated with her professionalism when dealing with other involved parties, allowed us to find and close the acquisition process in a short time.
Ashley Sobel | 10/15/2013 | Helped me buy a home
We worked with Amy on purchasing our first home – she was tremendously helpful from beginning to end, recommending different towns for us to look into, people to work with, and coaching us through the entire process. It took us 5 towns and more than 18 months, but Amy was incredibly patient and helpful throughout the entire process. Amy is extremely knowledgable – town to town (down to individual streets), the school systems, restaurants, things to do in the area, and anything else you might want to know. She gave us great suggestions, but made sure to allow us to make our own decisions. After working together for so long, she got to know our needs, likes and dislikes and was able to steer us in the right direction throughout our long search. Now that we’ve been in our house for more than 4 months, we can’t imagine ourselves anywhere else – and we have Amy to thank for that. I would recommend Amy to anyone and everyone who is even thinking about buying a new home, and we’ll definitely be calling her when it’s time to sell ours. Without her, we’d probably still be in our cramped Brooklyn apartment. We’re thrilled with how everything worked out and we cannot thank her enough!
Evan Lambert | 10/15/2013 | Helped me buy a home
Amy guided us through every step of purchasing our first home. She is professional, knowledgable and dedicated, helping us buy the perfect house at the perfect price.
Leila Saad | 10/15/2013 | Helped me buy a home
Amy Paternite is a gem! I actually found Amy’s name randomly on the Internet, saw she had some positive recommendations, and gave her a call. In my very first conversation with her, I realized that I had stumbled onto a great find! Amy is trustworthy, knowledgeable, and reliable. She is especially great for first-time home buyers and for those moving to the Maplewood area from NYC. Amy had moved to Maplewood from Brooklyn some years before with her own family, and her experience and insight coupled with the fact that she is both easygoing and hardworking was invaluable in making our experience smooth and as stress-free as buying a home can possibly be! We told Amy that we wanted to move fast to buy something, and she responded with lots of personal attention and made herself available at all hours of the day to answer our many questions. She also helped us with a very unusual and tricky problem with the house that we ended up buying. We were incredibly happy with the outcome and have been enjoying our beautiful house and new life here in Maplewood ever since. We couldn’t have done it without Amy.
Tom Monaghan | 10/15/2013 | Helped me sell a home
Amy represented us in the sale of our home; and all her recommendations and ideas from our first meeting through the listing and subsequent sale were exactly on the mark. Our experience with Amy was excellent.
Samantha Jach | 10/15/2013 | Helped me buy a home
Amy was highly recommended to me and I was not disappointed. She worked feverishly to help me research and purchase my first home. Her work ethic was strong and reliable. I am proud to recommend Amy to future home owners.
Sarah Cox | 10/15/2013 | Helped me buy a home
I would recommend Amy in a heartbeat to anyone looking to buy a house in Essex county. She is smart, knowledgable, and a bulldog when necessary — all while maintaining a friendly and professional demeanor. She helped my family find the perfect house, and took us through a hurricane and closing with minimal stress. We really enjoyed working with her.
Aviva Lucas Gutnick | 10/15/2013 | Helped me sell a home
Amy is a professional through and through. She helped us sell our home in near-record time in a tricky real estate market, getting us above our asking price, and stepped in to save the deal when our buyers got cold feet. She advocated for us loud and clear with our new home purchase and a difficult seller. Amy put our needs first, as sellers, and later as buyers, and we feel grateful to have had her steady, calm guidance throughout the entire process. I would (and have) highly recommend Amy to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.
Thiago Takahashi | 10/15/2013 | Helped me buy a home
It has now been several months that we have been living in NJ and my wife and I frequently reflect on how great Amy was in helping us find our home! Not just that, she was excellent throughout the whole process and truly is someone who understands the concerns and expectations of NYC transplants.
Upon moving in, there is a lot to do and Amy helped us connect with all kinds of different service providers in the area. She is a exceptional Real Estate agent and I have no doubt that she would succeed in any line of business with her work ethic!
Abigail Jones | 10/15/2013 | Helped me buy a home
My husband and I couldn’t be more pleased with Amy. When moving to New Jersey from out of state, Amy quickly steered us in the right direction and led us to the beautiful town of Maplewood. Amy is amazingly knowledgeable about the town and the homes there. She listened to our needs and found us — and help us close on — a house that was everything we wanted. She’s a straight-shooter who will work hard to find you the perfect house. We would recommend Amy Paternite to anyone looking for a house in the northern-New Jersey/Maplewood area.
Debra Rosenbaum | 10/15/2013 | Worked together as colleagues
Amy Paternite is a consummate real estate agent/broker. She is service- and goal-oriented for her clients and she handles each file professionally. She can “think outside the box” and suggest creative solutions to problems that arise in the course of a real estate purchase or sale transaction. She is responsive to counsel requests and handles same efficiently, promptly and professionally. It is my experience that her clients are very satisfied with using her to help them sell or purchase real estate.
Jim Doherty | 10/15/2013 | Helped me sell a home
Working with Amy on selling my home and purchasing a new home was a very smooth process. Her knowledge of the market and location was very helpful. She had a keen sense for pricing and negotiation. She made a what can be an overwhelming process, very manageable.
Yara Turki-Lutz | 10/15/2013 | Helped me buy a home
Amy Paternite helped my husband and I buy our first home in Maplewood, NJ. She made everything so easy for us. She listened to our wish list and only emailed us properties that she felt matched what we were looking for (and they did!). She was extremely patient and was always willing to help in any way possible. Being first time buyers, she really spent the time to walk us through the process and answer any questions we had. She was aggressive, but not pushy, and we completely trusted her throughout the process. We highly recommend Amy!
David Kroll | 10/15/2013 | Helped me buy a home
We recently purchased a home in Maplewood, and our experience with Amy Paternite as our realtor exceeded our expectations. Amy has impeccable follow-through and paid careful attention to details. She made us feel like we were her only clients and ensured our needs were always met in a timely manner. She was easily (if not instantly) accessible and kept us in constant communication allowing us to know at any moment where we were in the process. Amy was knowledgable about the housing market and community and used a direct honest approach with us. We appreciated her candor and professionalism. Amy made buying a house a positive experience and an easy and smooth transition for us. She has provided numerous references for us and we have been pleased with the references we were given. We feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with her, and we are much appreciative. Amy has gone above and beyond, and we would highly recommend her to anyone searching for a home.
Andrew Riss | 10/15/2013 | Helped me buy a home
Amy was really great to work with. She was patient and showed us many great houses. She also provided great resources for before during and after the sale was completed. I would recommend Amy to my friends who are looking for a house in the area.
Douglas Nahigian | 10/15/2013 | Helped me buy a home
My Partner and I were faced with the daunting task of re-locating from Massachusetts to New Jersey last year. I had done some research and decided to focus our search in Maplewood and South Orange. We chose Amy as our realtor after a very complimentary recommendation. We were not disappointed. Amy has a keen insight to her customers and easily identifies their wants and needs and tailors her home searches to fill those desires. She is an expert in the area and made a very stressful process fun, even though we needed to make several trips back and forth to find a home. Her experience and constant communication helped guide us into the right home. Her negotiation technique, her extensive list of trades people and her diligence help get our deal done and our home exactly the way we wanted it. We couldn’t have done it without her. She goes above and beyond for her clients and we are extremely happy with both the Home we bought and the area we live. She is an excellent, smart and talented realtor who has become a trusted friend. We highly recommend her.
Kate Monagle | 10/15/2013 | Helped me buy a home
Amy helped us navigate our first home purchase in Maplewood. She went the extra mile on several occasions so that we would get the house. She was effective and efficient, reaching across the table on many occasions to get the deal done. Her savvy helped us to close in a timely manner. She knew when to be firm and when to be flexible. She made herself available throughout the process. I highly recommend her without hesitation.
Sandra Mazara | 10/15/2013 | Helped me buy a home
I first met Amy several years ago as our daughters attended nursery school together. When it came time to purchase a new home I contacted Amy… I was not disappointed. She is extremely professional, hardworking, and brutally honest with her recommendations. She always acted with our best interest in mind. We purchased a home that we love and I would recommend her without hesitation to family and friends.
Eric Slutsky | 10/15/2013 | Helped me sell a home
We first met Amy at an Open House in our neighborhood in Maplewood in June — and in short order she handled the selling of our house, and the buying of a new one, during a tough summer for real estate. Amy was particularly savvy in the pricing strategy of our home. She guided and educated us, showed us what similar houses were going for in the area, helped us realistically price our house, and then connected us with a stager who made it “show”-ready. The result: While other houses in our neighborhood are STILL on market, our’s sold in just over one month — and at a price we were happy with.
Loretta Reardon | 10/15/2013 | Helped me sell a home
Amy was the listing agent for my home. She did an excellent job marketing my home on line with beautiful photographs and virtual tour. My home sold in under 30 days for over asking price. A successful sale!
Chris Martin | 10/15/2013 | Helped me buy a home
We put Amy through the wringer in mid-08, when sellers were not yet ready to concede to a selling price for under the $500k glass floor in Maplewood. My then wife-to-be and I were under hard limits on offer prices. Amy battled through 3 or 4 multiple-bidder scenarios for us and eventually we won our lovely home. She is prompt, efficient, courteous, and dedicated. (Must also mention that she saved the day at our closing by coming just short of having to drive her car through our bank’s lobby to fix a bank teller’s clerical screw-up that surfaced just as we were about to sign the last bit of paperwork. She left the lawyer’s office, solved the problem, and was back with a bottle of bubbly and my now properly-endorsed hefty cashier’s check before the ink was dry!)
Jennifer Braun | 10/15/2013 | Helped me buy a home
In 2009, when the economy was in the tank and my neighbors in Montclair had had for-sale signs on their lawns for month after endless month, Amy and her super-powered, web-enhanced marketing plan (to say nothing of her great staging advice) had our home under contract in EXACTLY ONE DAY.
Amy then negotiated the purchase of our new place for far less than asking; we are thrilled to now be living in a much nicer house than we ever thought we could afford. This was my third home purchase; as far as I can tell, Amy is the only realtor I ever worked with who not only demonstrably earned every penny of her commission, she also saved me a ton of money on top of that. If she did nothing else for us, I and my family would be enormously grateful to her for that.
Amy is also one of the most personable and charming people you will ever meet, and she knows Essex county real estate, block by block, like the back of her hand. She’s got a Rolodex of the best and fastest contractors and service providers in the state that she opens to her clients (a huge perk — I’ve found that anyone Amy recommends is utterly reliable and the best at what they do). And once you’re under contract, she’ll do anything necessary to make the process smooth, fast and on time. For us she hunted down missing permits, magicked up an insurance policy and talked a disgruntled seller down off the ledge. It was a difficult, complicated closing — and it went off without a hitch in just 30 days.
I’ve recommended and continue to recommend Amy to friends, family and co-workers with enormous enthusiasm. (Which is how we found her; we asked around for the best, no-bull**, most-reliable realtor in South Orange/Maplewood, and kept hearing her name.) If I ever have to move again, I wouldn’t dream of trying to do so without Amy’s help.
Wendy Yang | 10/15/2013 | Helped me buy a home
Amy was wonderful to work with throughout our entire home buying process. As a fellow ex-Brooklynite, she immediately understood us and our needs and worked very diligently on our behalf. She also had the patience of a saint as she took us to house after house, week after week, endless month after month until we found our perfect home. Through it all, Amy was very positive, responsive and her knowledge of Maplewood was an invaluable resource to us. We would definitely recommend her to any prospective buyer!
Neil Marks | 10/15/2013 | Helped me buy a home
Amy was incredibly valuable both before and after the purchase of our home. She immediately understood what we were looking for, and showed us only houses that were good potential fits. She knew the market, both past and present, and provided great advice. This was our first home purchase, and she was patient and thorough during every step of the closing process. I would highly recommend Amy as a knowledgable and personable real estate agent in and around Maplewood, NJ.
Ross Holtzer | 10/15/2013 | Helped me buy a home
We love Amy!!!!- My wife Linda and I stumbled across Maplewood on the word of a friend. Amy made us feel welcome before we even moved in. Amy took the time to get to know us and our likes/ dislikes before showing us our first house. It was a pleasure to work with her and I haven’t the slightest hesitation recommending her to all our friends.
James Palmieri | 10/15/2013 | Helped me buy a home
Amy assisted my Wife and I in buying our first home. Throughout the process she was extremely informative and helpful… we couldn’t have been as successful without her. I recommend Amy because she is personable, accessible, connected, and appropriately aggressive when necessary… always in the best interest of her clients. You will not be disappointed.
John Walker | 10/15/2013 | Helped me buy a home
I would definitely recommend Amy–she is dedicated to her clients and knowledgeable about the market. She was very attentive to my wish list and extremely patient throughout the year long process. We’ve become good friends!
Thea Kearney | 10/15/2013 | Helped me buy a home
Amy was very helpful in finding our family a great house in Maplewood, NJ. She was patient with us and listened to all of our requirements while also offering helpful suggestions. I highly recommend Amy.
Alan Goldstein | 10/15/2013 | Helped me buy a home
Amy helped us find a house in the crazy waning days of the real-estate boom in 2007, when many buyers were still bidding up from the asking price — a game that we weren’t willing or able to play. Amy is a good listener. She quickly gathered what we were looking for — space needs, favored schools and walking access to the train stations, along with our price limit, and aided us in zeroing in on the ideal neighborhood and soon afterward, the perfect house.