Seashore Retreat – Atlantic Highlands is the place to be. | 8/20/18

The Atlantic Highlands housing market is HOT! Single family home unit sales are up +2.7%. The median sale price is down -6.7% and new listings are soaring +52.8%. The median list price is up +10.9%. Check out homes here at www.resourcesrealestate.com.

NOW is the time to get your house listed & sold. Contact our Office at 732-212-0440 / info@resourcesrealestate.com for a market analysis of your home today.

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Resources Real Estate Named to Inc.’s 2018 List of 5000 Fastest Growing Companies | 8/15/18

Resources Real Estate Named to Inc.’s 2018 List of 5000 Fastest Growing Companies

LOCAL BROKERAGE NAMED FOR THE THIRD CONSECUTIVE YEAR

Shrewsbury, NJ: Resources Real Estate has been named to the Inc. 5000, Inc. Magazine’s list of the Fastest Growing Private Companies in America. This is the third consecutive year that the local company has been included on the list.

“Out of the nearly seven million private companies moving the economy forward every day, only a tiny fraction have demonstrated such remarkably consistent high growth,” said James Ledbetter, Inc. Magazine Editor in Chief, congratulating the company on their achievement. “Your repeat Inc. 5000 honors truly puts you in rarefied company,”

“For Resources Real Estate to be included on this prestigious list for the third year is an incredible honor: it validates our growth, our innovation and our positioning as the premier independent real estate company in New Jersey,” said Carolynn Diakon, Founder.

“Our success has always first been measured in our ability to deliver the best marketing and professional service to our clients,” said Thomas McCormack, Managing Partner, “but to be recognized in this way yet again is a true testament to the hard work and dedication of our team of talented sales agents and support staff. We are very proud of this achievement.”

Resources Real Estate and the other honorees are invited to celebrate the accomplishment at Inc. 5000’s Conference and Gala, which will be held in San Antonio on October 17-19, 2018 at the JW Resort & Spa. The Conference will include the following keynote speakers; Ben Chestnut of Mailchimp, Ron Shaich of Panera, Brene Brown, and many more.

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Resources Real Estate Agent Featured on HGTV’s Beachfront Bargain Hunt | 8/14/18

Resources Real Estate Agent Featured on HGTV’s Beachfront Bargain Hunt

ELEANOR “TRISH” COLLINGS PRESENTED THE PROPERTY ON THE POPULAR SERIES

Atlantic Highlands, NJ August 13th, 2018 – Resources Real Estate agent, Eleanor “Trish” Collings, has been chosen to feature a property on HGTV’s popular “Beachfront Bargain Hunt” show. HGTV’s series Beachfront Bargain Hunt follows homebuyers in search of beachfront living on a reasonable budget.

Collings works out of Resources Atlantic Highlands location. The property that was featured is located in the Leonardo section of Middletown, NJ. Collings was contacted by the Show in December, and as is the show’s format, the couple, Collings’ clients, made their choice from three properties in the area. The “reveal” occurred in May and the segment, aired in late June.

According to Collings, the popular show was looking for properties in the Sandy Hook area and they saw her listing. “This was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Being featured on HGTV was a great honor and I thoroughly enjoyed the process,” she said. “I’d love to do it again.”

Collings credits the strength of Resources Real Estate’s support of it’s agents as being a huge advantage in the marketplace. “We are a white glove company and we receive excellent training from Resources,” she said. “I’m proud to be with Resources and to be featured gave me the opportunity to show how focused we are on customer service,” said Collings.

Carolynn Diakon, Founder of Resources Real Estate said, “HGTV’s Beachfront Bargain Hunt is a very popular series for the channel. It was a lot of fun to see Trish and her property featured on this show. Most importantly, this selection speaks to the beauty and accessibility of our local beachfront.”

“This was a great opportunity to showcase not only this particular property, but the amazing beachfront that we have in this area,” said Tom McCormack, Managing Partner.

Trish Collings and her “Beachfront Bargain Hunt” can be seen on HGTV, Season 4, Episode 2.

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Highlands, NJ : A Coastal Gem overlooking Manhattan. Live there today! | 8/13/18

The Highlands housing market is HOT! Single family home unit sales are up +4.5%. The median sale price is up +82.9% and new listings are flat 0.0%. Check out homes here at www.resourcesrealestate.com.

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The Oceanport housing market is HOT! Live your best life in this shore town. | 8/6/18

The Oceanport housing market is HOT! Single family home unit sales are up +17.5%. The median sale price is up +24.9% and new listings are up +5.1%. The median list price is down -1.0%. Check out homes here at www.resourcesrealestate.com.

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Gorgeous Coastal Town boasting charm, waterviews and beautiful Resources homes: Atlantic Highlands | 7/30/18

There are homes for sale in Atlantic Highlands! Single family home unit sales are up +2.9%. The median sale price is down -7.2% and new listings are up +60.9%. The median list price is up +8.0%. Check out homes here at www.resourcesrealestate.com.

NOW is the time to get your house listed & sold. Contact our Office at 732-212-0440 / info@resourcesrealestate.com for a market analysis of your home today.

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Atlantic Highlands – Restaurants, Waterfront and Homes! Resources features beautiful Atlantic Highlands Homes. | 7/23/18

There are homes for sale in Atlantic Highlands! Single family home unit sales are down -7.2%. The median sale price is down -7.2% and new listings are up +53.3%. The median list price is up +5.0%. Check out homes here at www.resourcesrealestate.com.

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Rumson Single Family Home Sales are Soaring. List and Sell Now with Resources | 7/9/18

The Rumson housing market is soaring now! Single family home unit sales are up +7.9%. The median sale price is -7.9% and new listings are up +3.5%. The median list price is down -0.1%.

We continue to need inventory out there! NOW is the time to get your house listed & sold. Contact our Office at 732-212-0440 / info@resourcesrealestate.com for a market analysis of your home today.

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Forbes Council: Will Technology Replace the Real Estate Profession by Carolynn Ozar-Diakon

 

The technology-driven disruption of the real estate industry has not turned out to be as dramatic as many thought it would. The real estate agent is not being replaced by artificially intelligent machines, and my Roomba is not out showing houses for me during the day.

Technology has been a wonderful addition to the real estate industry, but it has not and will not replace the real estate agent. Business models will most certainly change, and the goals of different real estate companies will be redefined.

In the 30-plus years I have been in the real estate business, many startups have come and gone, each one promising to be the “next big thing.” The industry disrupters they claim to be end up doing little to disrupt anyone — except those with unstable business models — and often leave their hopeful clients dissatisfied and confused. For most people, a home purchase or sale represents the most emotional and largest financial transaction they will ever experience. Can you imagine a very personalized business relationship being supplanted by a frustrating discussion with a Siri- or Alexa-style app?

While technology will continue to expand and help us in the real estate industry, it can never replace the boots on the ground that provide nuanced regional knowledge and skill in negotiating in a very emotional environment. Both sellers and buyers can be very emotional during a transaction, and I do not see the benefit of sending the client to an app with a computer-generated voice to help solve their individual problems, or asking them to “press five” to reach a representative in some far-flung office. Can you imagine trying to interact with a chatbot-type app about the most important transaction in most people’s lives? I get frustrated enough with mine when looking for something simple like a restaurant down the street.

The real estate model that I believe in and run my business according to is a client/agent satisfaction platform. If a company takes care of its agents with updated tools, including technology tools that have a shelf life, it will benefit its clients. Our agents are equipped with usable, manageable tech tools that are specifically designed to meet the agency’s needs. Much of the tech we have incorporated over the years benefits the agent and the client at the same time. Our personalized client relationship management and transaction program gives added structure and organization to the agent, and provides the client with complete transparency into our client files — they know what is going on.

One of the biggest complaints that sellers tend to have is not hearing from their agent and not being kept in the loop. As an independent company and not part of a big-box corporation, who have to concern themselves with shareholders’ profits, we can focus solely on the clients’ and agents’ satisfaction — and we have found they generally go hand in hand.

Picture this: An out-of-state seller gets an alert that the alarm has gone off in their home in New Jersey. Who are you going to call? A technology platform, the Ghostbusters or your real estate agent? I’ve personally gone to a client’s home at 10:30 p.m. to turn an alarm off, and I’m not the only agent I know who has.

Real estate is a hands-on business, and while technology can help, it cannot replace a live, caring person who cares about your transaction.

For buyers, the use of search sites has empowered them to look for their own properties to consider buying. However, while in some cases this is great, many of these sites are full of inaccurate information, leaving buyers feeling frustrated when that home is not available, was never on the market or when the online list price is off-base and they lose out on a potential purchase because of an algorithm misguidance. Buyer web search tools also do not include listings that are “office exclusives,” which cannot be seen by the search sites.

I recently saw that a relatively new real estate business called itself a technology company. I don’t ever wish for our brokerage to be anything other than a people business with the benefits of technology at our disposal. As much as  I personally love technology and look forward to the many more benefits it will bring, I do not expect that our AI vacuums and robotic apps will take over the work of showing houses to clients.

Read more about it here:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbesrealestatecouncil/2018/06/27/will-technology-replace-the-real-estate-profession/#465ec551d8d9

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Red Bank Housing Market Continues to soar +13%. List your home today with Resources | 7/2/18

The Red Bank housing market continues to be hot right now! Single family home unit sales are up +13%. The median sale price is +3.9% and new listings are down -9.6%. The median list price is up 4.4%.

We need inventory out there! NOW is the time to get your house listed & sold. Contact our Office at 732-212-0440 / info@resourcesrealestate.com for a market analysis of your home today.

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