The Resources 2016 4th Quarter Market Report is Here!

Resources Real Estate Luxury Real Estate in Monmouth County, NJ 732-212-0440It may seem unfair but frequently we view the last quarter of each year less as an important sales period unto itself and moreso as a wrap-up for the year or sometimes even a harbinger of the Spring market. Anyone who has followed real estate trends in our market understands that the notion of “Spring market” has little or no relationship to the actual date of the vernal equinox a/k/a the first day of Spring (which this year falls on March 20th). Spring Market is simply shorthand for whenever the market shakes off its post-holiday, cold weather doldrums and shows signs of life. Many factors influence when and how dramatic the sales activity will manifest including weather, interest rates, consumer confidence, jobs and the general economy.The Resources Real Estate 2016 4th Quarter Market Report!

Of course, this past year’s last quarter played out in unique fashion due to the drama and suspense of the presidential election which, despite providing some relief by virtue of it simply being over, brings a continued sense of uncertainty in the new year as the new administration begins to take shape and take power.

That said, 2016 single-family residential sales in Monmouth County showed a substantial increase of 16.2% over the previous
year. As this follows on the great market improvement of 2015 (which was the highest year for NJ residential sales since 2005), it says a lot about the state of our local real estate markets.

While inventories were down, something which might and did embolden many home sellers to increase their asking prices, the homeowners that were ultimately successful in finding a buyer showed an overall 2.8% decrease in average sales price.

On a hyperlocal level, 2016 played out very differently depending on location. While many towns in our survey, including Atlantic Highlands, Long Branch, Rumson and Oceanport, showed dramatic sales increases ranging from 25-49%, others such as Fair Haven (long the leader of Monmouth County residential sales pacing) showed a significant downturn (over 24% fewer than 2015). Perhaps more than ever, it pays to be an educated consumer as past rates of sales, current inventories, and average changes in sales prices will be important factors for both sellers and buyers. Of course, your best ally in this transaction is a trained professional who knows your market, the inventory and the changing trends which impact sales in your segment of the market.

We hope you enjoy our current market report. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions specific to your market or clarification on any of the report data.

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Resources Real Estate Presents Sales Associates with the December Awards!

RUMSON, NJ, January 16th, 2016 — Resources Real Estate recognized several sales associates for their remarkable achievements during the month of December. The awards were announced during the company meeting on January 4th.
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Sales Associate Mary Lynn Hughes, who works in the Atlantic Highlands office, was named Agent of the Month. This award is given to an agent in recognition of his or her sales success in the previous month including new listings, recent contracts and sold transactions, as well as past client recognition of their efforts, and other business-building activities.

Mary Lynn’s sales for the month of December totaled $1,839,580, including closed transactions for $1,170,700 and a new listing for $668,880.

From the Red Bank office, Sales Associate JoAnn Davenport received the Commercial Agent Award for pending commercial sales totaling a whopping $7,398,000.

The Perseverance Award was presented to Lorien Kelly from the Red Bank office. This honor is given to an agent whose dedication helps close a transaction despite great challenges. Lorien closed a sale transaction on a property in Highlands in spite of very testing circumstances and helped her clients achieve their goal.

The Top Listing Agent Award honors the agent with the most new listings for a given month. For December, the recipient was Kathy Grabowy from the Rumson office, for 2 new listings in Monmouth Beach.

Jessica Hickey from the Rumson office was named Featured Luxury Agent, for the active residential listing of the 5-bedroom, 4-bathroom single family home at 809 Navesink River Road in Rumson, listing for $3.8 million.

Already a winner this month, JoAnn Davenport from the Red Bank office received the Team Spirit Award, given to an employee who extends him or herself to help colleagues and office staff. JoAnn was recognized for her unwavering commitment to supporting her colleagues, helping with company events, as well as acknowledging her peers.

“Capping off a remarkable year for us, we are filled with gratitude to our team” said Thomas McCormack, Managing Partner and Broker. “Throughout the year, our sales associates and support staff and have shown enthusiasm, devotion to our clients, and an unparalleled team spirit, and December was no exception.”

“Teamwork is such an important part of our company philosophy,” said Carolynn Ozar-Diakon, Senior Partner and Broker. “The company’s success is a testament to our incredible team and we are excited to see what 2017 brings.”

Resources Real Estate is an award-winning Monmouth County, NJ full-service independent residential brokerage firm, with four offices and a team of more than 75 sales and support personnel. It has been listed on Inc. Magazine’s Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing privately owned companies in the U.S. Resources Real Estate was opened by Carolynn Diakon in 2000.

Thomas McCormack has been with the company since 2002, and joined Diakon as a partner in 2010. Resources Real Estate locations are: 36 Beach Rd. in Monmouth Beach, NJ, 112 River Rd. in Rumson, NJ, 4A W. Front St. in Red Bank, NJ, and 65 First Ave. in Atlantic Highlands, NJ.

For more information, call (732) 212-0440 or visit http://resourcesrealestate.com

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Contact: Jane Robinson

Resources Real Estate

112 E River Road

Rumson, N.J. 07760

Office: (732) 212-0440

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Have You Tried Booskerdoo Coffee?

It’s so Much More Than a Cup of Joe!

“It began with 5 pounds of coffee beans in a tiny Manhattan apartment. James Caverly was roasting coffee for the first time and it generated so much smoke that his girlfriend, Amelia, thought he had lost his mind. For James, it was a moment of clarity — it resulted in the best cup of coffee he had ever tasted. That’s when he decided to get out of sales and open up his first coffee shop.”

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Read the full article in the Winter 2017 Portfolio Lifestyle Magazine!

Have You Seen the Winter 2017 Portfolio Magazine Yet?

Winter 2017 issue of Portfolio is Now Available

January 3rd, 2017 — Resources Real Estate announced the publication of the Winter 2017 issue of Portfolio, its lifestyle magazine.

The Winter 2017 issue features splendid Monmouth county homes in Atlantic Highlands, Fair Haven, Highlands, Holmdel, Little Silver, Middletown, Monmouth Beach, Red Bank, Rumson, and Shrewsbury, as well as investment properties, first-time home buyer opportunities, and must-see commercial properties.

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Readers will be invited into the historical 1920 farmhouse of Anthony and Ulana Joslin, located in the Locust section of Middletown.  The Joslin’s designed a historically-inspired addition, seamlessly integrated into the original farmhouse, and resulting in approximately 6,050 square feet of creatively integrated living space, on 2.9 picturesque acres in Monmouth County.

Coffee aficionados will rejoice in the feature about Booskerdoo, a certified organic roasting coffee company that roasts its freshly ground beans in-store and offers delectable desserts in their six café and bakery locations in Monmouth County.

Landscaping enthusiasts will enjoy ‘Private Waterfront,’ a piece showcasing a magnificent 7000+ square foot Rumson estate nestled on 1.85 private acres with a 70′ deep water dock, heated Gunite pool, slide, waterfall, spa and a separate 1200 square foot guest house.

This Issue’s ‘Asked & Answered‘ introduces Red Bank’s Welcome Home, a charming lifestyle store featuring home wares, gifts, fashion, jewelry and accessories. 

Dream of Spring is indeed a dream come true for lovers of entertaining guests, presenting a spectacular Rumson estate that includes an outside entertaining area with porch and heated pool, in addition to over 7,000 square foot of living space, 4 fire places and an open kitchen family room floorplan.

This issue’s Short List focuses on Little Silver, a prosperous and vibrant community in eastern Monmouth County. It highlights the fresh produce and gourmet specialty market, a restaurant favored by the locals, the town’s historic train station, a national historic site dedicated to increasing appreciation of local heritage, and the annual Little Silver Easter egg hunt.

And lastly, the international properties in the winter issue come from Resources’ luxury real estate global partners, this time focusing on Antilles and featuring two breathtaking ocean view villas and one striking beachfront condo, all in glorious St. Maarten.

“Our magazine continues to exemplify what we stand for,” said Senior Partner and Broker Carolynn Diakon, “which is representing a lifestyle.”

“This issue of Portfolio is our entry into the new year,” said Managing Partner and Broker Thomas McCormack, “capping an exceptionally successful 2016 for us, and looking forward into an exciting 2017.” 

The Winter 2017 issue is now available and can be viewed at the following link http://www.resourcesrealestate.com/portfolio.html

About Resources Real Estate

Resources Real Estate is an award-winning Monmouth County, NJ full-service independent residential brokerage firm, with four offices and a team of more than 75 sales and support personnel. Resources Real Estate was opened by Carolynn Diakon in 2000. Thomas McCormack has been with the company since 2002, and joined Diakon as a partner in 2010. Resources Real Estate locations are:

36 Beach Rd. in Monmouth Beach, NJ, 112 River Rd. in Rumson, NJ, 4A W. Front St. in Red Bank, NJ, and 65 First Ave. in Atlantic Highlands, NJ.

For more information, call (732) 212-0440 or visit http://resourcesrealestate.com

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Contact: Jane Robinson

Resources Real Estate

112 E River Road

Rumson, N.J. 07760

Office: (732) 212-0440

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You’ll LOVE This Locust Point Farmhouse!

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Located on one of the prettiest streets in Middletown. Welcome to historic Locust. This seashore dutch colonial has 6,000 square feett of ample living space. 4,000 sq ft added in 2005. Mahogany front porch spans the entire length of the home offering beautiful outdoor living space. Enter into a two story marble checkerboard foyer. Banquet sized dining room, music room and sitting room. Newer very large kitchen offers custom cabinetry, marble and granite countertops,center island is perfect for entertaining. Opens up to vaulted Great Room with custom fireplace, 6 bedrooms upstairs. Master suite is extra private and has two walk-in closets and balcony overlooking 3 flat usable acres (horses!) View overlooks horse farms for miles. Property offers 1,500 square foot barn/structure. Living at its finest.

Call 732-212-0440, stop into one of our four offices, Rumson, Red Bank, Atlantic Highlands, and Monmouth Beach, or go to www.resourcesrealestate.com to find out MORE about this and other GREAT Properties from Resources Real Estate!

Resources Real Estate Named to Board of Regents of Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate!

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

SEATTLE, January 1st, 2017 — Resources Real Estate, the full-service luxury real estate brokerage firm, was selected to join the Board of Regents of Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate.

Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate is a global network of select prestige real estate brokers and a resource for finding the crème de la crème of residential real estate firms around the world.  The network consists of more than 130,000 professionals offering properties in more than 70 countries, who collectively sell in excess of $190 billion annually.  The Board of Regents is the leadership body within the network that determines the direction of LuxuryRealEstate.  Each member exclusively represents a defined territory and has been selected based on their leadership and longstanding success in the real estate industry. 

“It’s been an honor to work with Resources Real Estate over the years, and we are so pleased that they are now a part of our Board of Regents,” said Meghan Barry, President of LuxuryRealEstate. “Their cutting edge approach to boutique full-service real estate sets a high bar in the industry and an impeccable example for their peers.”

“We are honored to be a part of LuxuryRealEstate’s Board of Regents,” said Carolynn Ozar-Diakon, Senior Partner and Broker at Resources Real Estate. “This is a strategic move on our part as part of our plan to continue growing and expanding our global reach in 2017.”

“Serving on the Board of Regents will develop our network’s powerful connections,” said Thomas McCormack, Managing Partner and Broker at Resources Real Estate.  “Not only will it help to expand the international properties we offer our clients, these connections will also allow us to more effectively showcase our local properties to international buyers.”

John Brian Losh, Chief Executive Officer of LuxuryRealEstate and Chairman of the Board of Regents, added: “Thomas McCormack and Carolynn Ozar-Diakon have built an amazing business, and the Resources Real Estate team is a welcome addition to our Board of Regents.  We look forward to being a part of their success.”

The Board of Regents appointment comes after a very successful year for Resources Real Estate, one that saw the firm winning the Best Overall Marketing Award at the Annual Luxury Real Estate Awards, and being included in the Inc. 5000 list, Inc. Magazine’s annual ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.

About Resources Real Estate

Resources Real Estate is an award-winning Monmouth County, NJ full-service independent residential brokerage firm, with four offices and a team of more than 75 sales and support personnel.  Resources Real Estate was opened by Carolynn Diakon in 2000. Thomas McCormack has been with the company since 2002, and joined Diakon as a partner in 2010.

Resources Real Estate locations are: 112 E River Road, Rumson, N.J. 07760, 36 Beach Rd., Monmouth Beach, NJ, 112 River Rd., Rumson, NJ, 4A W. Front St. Red Bank, NJ, and 65 First Ave., Atlantic Highlands, NJ.

For more information, call (732) 212-0440 or visit resourcesrealestate.com

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Contact: Jane Robinson

Resources Real Estate

Office: (732) 212-0440

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Mansion Monday!

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Winter 2017 Portfolio Lifestyle Magazine

 

Welcome to Villa Charleston, a new,  truly spectacular, custom designed oceanview estate on the picturesque Eastern shores of Sint Maarten. This gorgeous and spacious 5 bedroom, 5,5 bathroom villa seamlessly blends contemporary luxury and European style on a grand scale.

Enjoy magnificent and wide ocean views immediately when stepping into this villa with direct views of the island of St.Barth. Chef’s kitchen from Siematic (high end German Quality) with large pantry, a large dining room, dramatic open great room with high ceilings complemented by outdoor entertaining deck and pool deck and a separate caretaker’s apartment.

Located in a gated community and only a 2 minute drive from three different beaches: Dawn Beach, Red Pond Bay and Guana Bay, some of the most beautiful white sandy beaches on St. Maarten. Privately located with unobstructed views, yet only a 5 minute drive to excellent restaurants by the beautiful marina of Oyster Pond and only a 15 minute drive from our gourmet capital of St. Martin, Grand Case.

Villa is newly constructed (2016) and can easily be considered the most beautiful contemporary villa on the East Side of St. Maarten. Perfectly designed for family living and luxury vacation rentals.

Boat Dock available at the marina of Oyster Pond.

Winter 2017 Portfolio Lifestyle Magazine