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Todd’s Book Break Launched by Resources Real Estate Agents

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Red Bank, NJ, November 28th, 2017 – This Thanksgiving season, the children of Red Bank had one more thing to be thankful for.  Resources Real Estate’s sales associates (and husband and wife) Allison and Mark Gregory launched Todd’s Book Break at the corner of Bank & Tilton streets in Red Bank, right next to their home at 109 Bank Street. Todd’s Book Break is a small library that allows children in the area to borrow books as well as leave donated books.  The library box was created in honor of Norma Todd, the former owner of the house.

A longtime Red Bank resident, Norma Todd, who passed in April 2008, was famous for co-founding Lunch Break, a non-profit charity organization that provides food, clothing, life skills and fellowship to those in need in Monmouth County and beyond.  Mrs. Todd served as the organization’s Executive Director for more than 25 years and left a legacy of love and determination as her banner.

The name Todd’s Book Break was chosen by Norma Todd’s daughters, Angela Todd and Ann Todd.  The daughters wrote a book about their adventures traveling the world with their mother and father, James Todd, who served in the US Foreign Services.  Copies of the book are also available at Todd’s Book Break.

“When we bought the house we didn’t know Norma Todd used to live here,” said Mark Gregory. “The library box was inspired by the steady flow of visitors to the house.  These were people whose lives had been influenced by Norma Todd.  They wanted to share stories and, I think, make sure we knew how special the home we bought was.  We realized we have to keep her memory alive.”

Allison and Mark held a small ribbon cutting ceremony on October 28th to dedicate the library box.  Guests at the ceremony included Gwendolyn Love, the current executive director of Lunch Break, several representatives of the local Republican Committee, who donated the box, and colleagues from Resources Real Estate, who assisted with refreshments, materials and distributing flyers to get the word out.  Home & Land Development of Rumson mounted the library box in the ground, and the library was ready to go.

“Both Mark and I are proud agents at Resources,” said Allison Gregory.  “We are grateful for their support of this event and for helping to make it happen.”

More information about Lunch Break and the great work they do is available on their website http://lunchbreak.org

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 95 sales and support personnel.  It has been included in Inc. Magazine’s list of the fastest-growing privately owned companies in the U.S. — the Inc. 5000 — as well as the NJ Biz 250 of the top private companies in New Jersey.  It has been recognized by Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate for its innovative and superior marketing.  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.

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

Contact: Jane Robinson, Resources Real Estate 

112 E River Road Rumson, NJ 07760  (732) 212-0440

 

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Why Trump’s tax plan is a boon for the ultra-luxury market

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Waterfront Estate located at 80 W. River Road, Rumson, NJ 07760. Listed by Resources Real Estate 732.212.0440

by Inman’s Chad Roffers

All things point to a more favorable environment for very high-end homeowners.

Key Takeaways

In the House’s proposed tax plan, it’s the capital gains that may make the biggest difference, rather than the MID. For the ultra-luxury market, the $10 million-plus range, the tax plan is a boon.

Although much of the furor over the proposed tax reform plan from the Republican-led House has focused on the reduction to the cap for the mortgage interest tax deduction, it is the proposed changes in capital gains that may make the biggest difference.

In fact, Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Analytics, told The Chicago Tribune that the tax changes could reduce prices in the most expensive markets by 10 percent. Price escalation has slowed over the past couple of years, and CoreLogic has reported that over one-third of the top 100 markets are overvalued, so this may be part of a larger correction.

Boon or curse?

For the ultra-luxury market (the $10 million and up range), the tax plan is a boon. Buyers who can afford that price point are usually business owners or those with inherited wealth. They will likely benefit from the low corporate tax rate and pass-through rates from S Corps and LLCs.  The tax plan from the House also follows through on President Trump’s stated goal to eliminate the estate tax as much as possible.  The bill doubles the basic exclusion amount for gift and estate taxes and repeals the estate tax in six years. Down the road, this could have a phenomenal impact on the distribution of wealth, further fanning demand for homes in excess of $10 million.

For the immediate future, it’s the capital gains changes that will have the greatest reverberations.  Currently, homeowners are allowed to exclude up to $250,000 in capital gains ($500,000 for married couples) when they sell a primary residence.

The existing rule states that owners must have lived in the home for two of the last five years of ownership. The new plan would require that the homeowner must have lived in the home for at least five out of the past eight years.

The changes also allow one sale every five years instead of every two. The exclusion is also diminished by a dollar for every dollar a joint taxpayer’s adjusted gross income exceeds $500,000. The markets that will be most strongly impacted are those in the Northeast and on the West Coast. In some of the areas, where luxury properties have already lingered on the market, many sellers may opt not to sell after all.

In markets such as San Francisco, the combination of high prices and low affordability have already taken a tremendous toll; the proposed tax plan may create added stress on the region. In places like New York where property taxes are high, the part of the plan that would cap the property tax deduction at $10,000 would also have a big impact.

Jerry Howard, CEO of the National Association of Home Builders, told USA Today that “3.7 million households paid more than $10,000 in property taxes in 2016.”

Our predictions

What the tax bill will do is provide new constraints and considerations as people begin to contemplate making their next moves.

What we may see in the short term is a bit of a seller stampede as sellers try to sell now and maximize their profits. For example, if buyers purchased a home for $1 million and then had a $1.25 million sale, they could see nearly half of their profit out the door in taxes and fees.

In the long term, the proposed changes could also affect how owners feel about commissions. The middle of the market is where taxpayers will get squeezed the most, and that is also where agents make the biggest chunk of their earnings. With a smaller piece of the profits from each sale going back to the seller, every percentage point will be up for debate.

It’s too soon to know whether the proposed tax reform will successfully make it through the legislative process, but at this point, all things point to a more favorable environment for the very high-end and uncertain times for most American homeowners and the real estate community.

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Resources Real Estate Agent Sells Rumson Home for over $3.3M

Resources Real Estate Luxury Real Estate in Monmouth County, NJ 732-212-0440Rumson, NJ, September 18th, 2017 — Resources Real Estate’s agent Jessica Hickey sold the property at 12 Sheraton Lane in Rumson for $3,305,000 on September 5th.

The stunning 6,300-plus-square-foot custom home sits on 1.68 beautiful acres on a quiet lane in the heart of the estate area of Rumson.  The elegant 6-bedroom, 7.5-bath house boasts 10-foot ceilings, radiant heat throughout all three floors and garage, and an open floor plan with an expansive gourmet kitchen, designer baths, three fireplaces, family room, and great room opening to a three-season bluestone screened porch.  Additionally, the house features a guest suite and study, full finished basement with gym and steam shower, optional media room and wine cellar, a walk up attic and a generator.  The land has plenty of room for a pool and pool house.

Jessica Hickey is a Resources sales associate from the Rumson office.  As a buyer’s agent, she identifies properties, negotiates price, and manages all details on behalf of the buyer.

“There were a number of logistical challenges with this transaction, which we worked hard to overcome,” said Hickey.  “I was very happy to see my clients settling into their new home in Rumson.  It was extremely gratifying to be able to be of help.”

“Jessica gets very involved in the local community, has served many local charities, and regularly volunteers for the local educational system,” said Carolynn Ozar-Diakon, Senior Partner and Broker.  “Her personal experience of living in Rumson and vast local knowledge serves her well – it has helped her to direct her clients to the specific area that would best serve their needs and wants as a family, and to find them a home with all their specifications.”

“Jessica is a great representation of the Resources team,” said Thomas McCormack, Managing Partner and Broker at Resources Real Estate.  “Our agents live and breathe their respective territories and are not only knowledgeable about different neighborhoods, house prices and opportunities, but they also share their wisdom about the best schools, country clubs, after-school programs, and shopping centers.  They truly serve as their clients’ personal guide.”

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 95 sales and support personnel.  It has been included in Inc. Magazine’s list of the fastest-growing privately owned companies in the U.S. — the Inc. 5000 — as well as the NJ Biz 250 of the top private companies in New Jersey.  It has been recognized by Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate for its innovative and superior marketing.  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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For more information contact:

Jane Robinson: jane@resourcesrealestate.com (732) 212-0440

Resources Real Estate, 112 E. River Rd., Rumson, N.J. 07760

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Resources Real Estate Presents Sales Associates with the August Awards

Resources Real Estate Luxury Real Estate in Monmouth County, NJ 732-212-0440Shrewsbury, NJ, September 13th, 2017 — Resources Real Estate handed out their internal awards to several sales associates for their outstanding achievements during the month of August.  The company meeting took place on September 5th at the custom shore colonial home on 47 Shadowbrook Road in Shrewsbury.

Sales Associate Tammy Brandise, who works in the Rumson 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.  Tammy’s total business for the month of August totaled $7,147,500, including $3,712,500 in sales closings and $3,435,000 in properties under contract.  In addition, Tammy picked up the Regency Award for earning 81 agent points for the month of August through new production, recent sales and other activities.

“Tammy is an agent who embraces the power of technology without losing personal touch,” said Carolynn Ozar-Diakon, Senior Partner and Broker.  “Clients love the way Tammy serves as their personal guide through the process of buying or selling a home.  Her years of experience in the local market and her knowledge of the local neighborhoods, schools, and market conditions are invaluable.”

The Top Listing Agent award for August was Michele Achimov from the Red Bank office, for the four-bedroom, three-bathroom waterfront property on 20 Alwin Terrace in Little Silver, NJ, priced at $1,099,000.

Sales Associate Helen George, from the Monmouth Beach office, was presented with the Featured Luxury Agent award, which is an honor given to a sales associate active in the luxury market with a residential listing above $1 million.  Helen, a member of Luxury Real Estate’s Board of Regents, represents the four-bedroom home at 3 Sailors Way in Monmouth Beach, listed for $1,100,000.

The Rainmaker Award was given to Joyce Diamond from the Atlantic Highlands office.  This award is given to a sales associate for his or her efforts to build their business in an innovative or otherwise significant way.  Joyce organized a meeting for a relocation company, enabling that company to refer their clients to Resources Real Estate.

The Perseverance Award was presented to Arthur Peluso, also from the Atlantic Highlands office.  This award is given to an agent who closes a transaction despite great challenges – in this case, multiple municipal and inspection issues, which Artie was able to help his buyer client resolve.

Lastly, Mark Gregory from the Rumson office received the Team Spirit Award, given to a sales associate who extends him or herself to help colleagues and office staff.  Mark single-handedly organized a facelift for the exterior of the Red Bank office.

“We are proud of ending summer 2017 with such great success,” said Thomas McCormack, Managing Partner and Broker.  “Our agents don’t just show dedication to their clients – they maintain their knowledge of the luxury market, and continuously demonstrate unity and great support to one another as well.”

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 95 sales and support personnel.  It has been included in Inc. Magazine’s list of the fastest-growing privately owned companies in the U.S. — the Inc. 5000 — as well as the NJ Biz 250 of the top private companies in New Jersey.  It has been recognized by Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate for its innovative and superior marketing.  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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Jane Robinson: jane@resourcesrealestate.com (732) 212-0440

Resources Real Estate, 112 E. River Rd., Rumson, N.J. 07760

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Resources Real Estate Utilizes Exclusive New Technologies to Showcase its Properties

Resources Real Estate Luxury Real Estate in Monmouth County, NJ 732-212-0440Rumson, NJ, September 8th, 2017 — Resources Real Estate announced its collaboration with two technology companies, allowing the firm to use innovative, enhanced methods to market its properties to potential buyers and bring the remote property buying experience to a whole new level.

The first technology comes from Matterport, a Virtual-Reality (VR) company that makes real estate property listings come alive by offering 3-D walkthroughs.  Matterport supplies a dimensionally accurate model of the space, exactly how the human eye would see it.

Resources Real Estate Luxury Real Estate in Monmouth County, NJ 732-212-0440
41 Marlpit Road, Middletown, NJ 07748 Front Dollhouse View

Resources Real Estate is currently using this Virtual Reality technology for listings at 41 Marlpit Place in Middletown, and 45 River Avenue and 24 Gull Point Rd, both in Monmouth Beach.  Using 360-degree photography, this VR technology allows people to get “inside” the space, as well as see floor plans and a ‘dollhouse’ view of the homes.  The listings can be viewed remotely by wearing VR goggles or by logging into the property websites.  

“People who are looking to buy a house appreciate the ability to truly experience the space by walking through it remotely,” said Tammy Brindise, listing agent for the Gull Point Road listing.  “It’s one thing to see photos, but to be able to virtually walk through the property is incredible.  One has to experience it to understand it.  Resources Real Estate is, once again, offering innovative ways to market our properties. As an agent it’s extremely satisfying, and my clients love it.”

“As a luxury firm, we cater to many international and out-of-area buyers, as well as high net-worth individuals whose schedules may not allow for extensive property hunting,” said Carolynn Ozar-Diakon, Senior Partner and Broker for Resources Real Estate.  “Using VR technology allows us to offer a higher level of customer service to both buyers and sellers by allowing more convenience and speedier results.  It ensures that in-person showings are more productive because their first visit via the VR experience is so true to life.”

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41 Marlpit Road, Middletown, NJ 07748 Side Dollhouse View

The company’s second innovation takes the virtual experience to another level entirely.  Created with Mythic VR, it allows users to experience a completely immersive, computer-generated 3D model of a property that does not yet physically exist.  With this technology, located in the company’s Monmouth Beach sales office, a user’s movements are tracked and reflected in 3D space.  Not only may the user see the space but with a handheld controller they may also alter it: change flooring or wall color, select an alternate countertop or cabinetry, and more.  Resources Real Estate has been using this technology to showcase Sunset Villas Luxury Townhomes in Long Branch and is planning on implementing it on some other projects in development.

“The physical model built for Sunset Villas was quickly sold and we needed a way to show prospective buyers what the units that were yet to be built would look like,” said listing agent Helen George.  “With this tool people are able to not only virtually walk through all levels of the place, but also see their future views.  No more standing on a pile of dirt!  This VR experience is like no other!”

“We are excited to be the exclusive brokerage with this technology in central New Jersey,” said Thomas McCormack, Managing Partner and Broker at Resources Real Estate.  “We have always embraced technology and we believe that innovation has been key to our growth and clearly sets us apart from our competition.  These tools enable us to better serve both our luxury clientele as well as our developer partners and we are likely going to use them for commercial development in the future.  And VR is actually a lot of fun! We really enjoy it.”

Resources Real Estate showcases their Virtual Reality technologies at their Monmouth Beach office.  Please call 732-212-0440 to schedule an appointment or for more information on accessing remotely.

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 95 sales and support personnel.  It has been included in Inc. Magazine’s list of the fastest-growing privately owned companies in the U.S. — the Inc. 5000 — as well as the NJ Biz 250 of the top private companies in New Jersey.  It has been recognized by Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate for its innovative and superior marketing.  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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Jane Robinson:  jane@resourcesrealestate.com (732) 212-0440

Resources Real Estate, 112 E. River Rd., Rumson, NJ 07760

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Resources Real Estate Expands Support Staff to Promote Growth

Monmouth County, NJ, August 15th, 2017 — Resources Real Estate, Monmouth County’s award-winning luxury real estate firm, announced new administrative positions, in a continued focus to strengthen the support received by agents.

Resources Real Estate Luxury Real Estate in Monmouth County, NJ 732-212-0440Alexandra “Lexi” Barrett was promoted and Georgeann Gallagher has joined the Resources Real Estate team.  Lexi was announced as the new Operations Manager, and Georgeann will be the Transaction Coordinator and Rumson Office Administrator.

During her four and half years with Resources, Lexi has filled a lot of roles, initially as the Red Bank office administrator, then growing to assume the additional role of Graphics Production Coordinator.  In time, Lexi was named Transaction Coordinator and Rumson Office Administrator and eventually held the Senior Admin position at the company.  Her success in fulfilling her varied responsibilities, her problem-solving skills and her commitment to the company’s growth and to the agents’ success has made her an indispensable member of the team.  In addition, Lexi has assisted in the development of company systems, tools and training to further support the sales efforts of the Resources’ agents.

As Operations Manager, Lexi will oversee operations for Resources Real Estate’s four offices, including systems management, facility maintenance and staffing.  In addition, she will be directly involved in new hire processing, commission payments and continued development of agent support structure.  Lexi will be based in the Rumson office, but will make regular visits to each office and will maintain regular contact with both office management and administrative staff.

Lexi was able to be fully tasked her with her new responsibilities once the right candidate was found to assume her previous job as traffic coordinator and administrator for the Rumson office, and Resources found that person in Georgeann Gallagher.

Resources Real Estate Luxury Real Estate in Monmouth County, NJ 732-212-0440Georgeann’s depth of experience and knowledge of real estate admin support and operations is impressive, having worked at Coldwell Banker’s Rumson office for nearly 18 years.  The praise she has received from the agents she had previously worked with is a testament to her resourcefulness, work ethic and initiative.

Georgeann will be responsible for Resources’ transaction management solution system, ensuring the order and organization of all documentation, and assisting agents, as well as general admin support at the Rumson office.

Resources has continuously been making efforts to bolster the support given to its agents as well as the company infrastructure by amassing the best support team, already consisting of the following staff members:

  • Susan Chaney – Online Marketing Coordinator, Monmouth Beach Office Admin
  • Patti Fiasconaro  – Graphics Production Coordinator, Red Bank Office Admin
  • Jane Robinson – Advertising & PR Coordinator, Atlantic Highlands Office Admin
  • Colette Wester – Promotions & Leads Coordinator, Atlantic Highlands Office Admin

“We conducted a very long search for the right candidate for the Traffic Coordinator position and we are thrilled to have found Georgeann for the job,” said Carolynn Ozar-Diakon.  “As for Lexi, she has been a real asset to the Resources team and we are proud to be able to honor her with more responsibility.  Each and every single part of the Resources family is important, and having such a fantastic team is what makes us strong and keeps us competitive in the luxury real estate market.”

“The collective support of all of Resources’ managers, agents and admin staff is extremely appreciated as we continue to grow and strengthen our internal infrastructure and hiring, as well our sales and market presence,” said Thomas McCormack, Managing Partner and Broker at Resources Real Estate.  “We are committed to providing the very best support for our agents, and are confident it further promotes growth, as well contributes to a more positive work environment for us all.”

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 85 sales and support personnel.  It has been included in Inc. Magazine’s list of fastest-growing privately owned companies in the U.S. — the Inc. 5000 — and recognized by Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate for its superior marketing.  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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For more information contact:

Jane Robinson:  jane@resourcesrealestate.com (732) 212-0440

Resources Real Estate, 112 E. River Rd., Rumson, N.J. 07760

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Resources Real Estate Luxury Real Estate in Monmouth County, NJ 732-212-0440Resources Real Estate included in 2017 NJBIZ 250 List

Somerset, August 25, 2017 – Resources Real Estate, the full-service luxury real estate brokerage firm, has been named in the “NJBIZ Top 250 Privately-Owned Companies list” and continued to prove its dominance in the luxury real estate field in NJ.

Founded in 1987, NJBIZ is well known throughout the state for its events honoring New Jersey’s top business professionals.  The publication produces a weekly print edition with a circulation of more than 15,000 copies, as well as providing 24/7 business news coverage through its NJBIZ.com website and multiple daily e-newsletters.

This week, NJBIZ unveiled its 2017 list of companies and Resources Real Estate made it in, ranking at #245.  To be eligible for the 2017 list, companies had to be privately held and headquartered in New Jersey.  Rankings for the 2017 list were determined by the companies’ 2016 revenue.

“We are extremely proud of our company’s growth over the past few years,” said Carolynn Ozar-Diakon, Senior Partner and Broker at Resources Real Estate.  “As we’ve been expanding our commercial division and our market share, our revenue has been growing as well.  Our success is a clear indication of our clients’ winning results.”

“We are thrilled with this honor,” said Thomas McCormack, Managing Partner and Broker at Resources Real Estate.  “All of us at Resources have been working very hard to improve our sales and service and it’s extremely gratifying to continually receive such recognition from both national and state business leaders. But ultimately, it’s the thanks we get from our satisfied clients that provide the greatest acknowledgement of our team’s efforts.”

Earlier this month, Resources Real Estate was included in the 2017 Inc. 5000 list – the 36th Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies published by Inc. Magazine.

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 85 sales and support personnel.  It has been included in Inc. Magazine’s list of fastest-growing privately owned companies in the U.S. — the Inc. 5000 — and recognized by Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate for its superior marketing.  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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For more information contact:

Jane Robinson: jane@resourcesrealestate.com (732) 212-0440

Resources Real Estate, 112 E. River Rd., Rumson, N.J. 07760

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Resources Real Estate Presents Sales Associates with the July Awards

Resources Real Estate Luxury Real Estate in Monmouth County, NJ 732-212-0440Rumson, NJ, August 21st, 2017 — Resources Real Estate handed out their internal awards to several sales associates for their outstanding achievements during the month of July.  The company meeting took place on August 2nd at the estate on 2 Browns Dock Rd in Rumson.

Sales Associate Gina Farkouh, who works in the Rumson 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.  Gina’s total business for the month of July amounted to an impressive $8,077,019.

Gina Farkouh was recognized with an additional award – Top Listing Agent – for having six new listings, totaling $4,442,999.  One of these new listings is that of the beautiful six-bedroom, five-bathroom home on 6 Pond Rd in Rumson.

“Gina’s personal touch has truly contributed to her success,” said Carolynn Ozar-Diakon, Senior Partner and Broker.  “She has been sharing her wealth of knowledge about the many benefits of living in this area, including school choices, recreational activities, after-school programs, and volunteer opportunities.”

Sales Associate Jessica Hickey, also from the Rumson office, was presented with the Featured Luxury Agent award, which is an award given to a sales associate active in the luxury market with a residential listing above $1mil.  Jessica, a member of Luxury Real Estate’s Board of Regents, represents the property at 2 Browns Dock Road in Locust, listed for $6.4M.

The Rainmaker Award was given to Nicholas McCabe, from the Rumson office.  This award is given to a sales associate for his or her efforts to build their business in an innovative or otherwise significant way.  Nick secured a buyer for his exclusive listing of 10 Stonehenge Court in Little Silver through clever networking.

The Perseverance Award was presented to Colleen Antoon from the Rumson office.  This award is given to an agent who closes a transaction despite great challenges.  Colleen managed a complicated transaction to a successful closing.

Lastly, Eleanor “Trish” Collings from the Atlantic Highlands office received the Team Spirit Award, given to a sales associate who extends him or herself to help colleagues and office staff.  A Resources agent who was out recuperating from surgery nominated Trish and said: “In particular, Trish has been taking my clients out and showing my properties. We have a truly terrific group here in the office.”

“The camaraderie and mutual support demonstrated by our agents makes Resources a very special place to work,” said Thomas McCormack, Managing Partner and Broker.  “We are proud of not only their commitment to our clients but also to each other.”

Download hi-res photos: bit.ly/RREJuly2017Awards

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 85 sales and support personnel.  It has been included in Inc. Magazine’s list of fastest-growing privately owned companies in the U.S. — the Inc. 5000 — and recognized by Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate for its superior marketing.  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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For more information contact:

Jane Robinson:  jane@resourcesrealestate.com (732) 212-0440

Resources Real Estate, 112 E. River Rd., Rumson, N.J. 07760

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Resources Real Estate Included in 2017 List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies – The Inc. 5000

Resources Real Estate Luxury Real Estate in Monmouth County, NJ 732-212-0440New York City, August 17, 2017 — Inc. Magazine unveiled its 36th Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies – the Inc. 5000 – and for the second year in a row, Resources Real Estate was included.

The Inc. 5000 is the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies and a representation of the USA’s critical segment – independent entrepreneurs.  These are businesses responsible for creating companies, creating value, and creating jobs – 619,631 of them over the last three years.

Companies such as Dell, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Pandora, Timberland, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees of the Inc. 5000.

To qualify and make the 2017 list, companies had to demonstrate a rapid revenue growth over a three-year period, from March 2013 to March 2016.  All companies had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent – not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies – as of December 31, 2016.  Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.  The minimum revenue required for 2013 was $100,000, while the minimum for 2016 was $2 million.

Inc. President and Editor in Chief Eric Schurenberg said: “The Inc. 5000 is the most persuasive evidence I know that the American Dream is still alive.  The founders and CEOs of the Inc. 5000 tell us they think determination, risk taking, and vision were the keys to their success, and I believe them.”

 

The annual Inc. 5000 event honoring all the companies on the list will be held from October 10 through 12, 2017 at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa in Palm Desert, CA.  Speakers include some of the greatest entrepreneurs of this and past generations, such as former Ford president Alan Mullaly, FUBU CEO and founder and “Shark Tank” star Daymond John, Dollar Shave Club founder Michael Dubin, researcher and #1 New York Times bestseller Brené Brown, and Gravity Payments’ founder and CEO Dan Price.

“We are proud to have our growth showcased on this exclusive list,” said Carolynn Ozar-Diakon, Senior Partner and Broker at Resources Real Estate.  “In the last three years, we have not only physically expanded our offices and our team, but we’ve also expanded the markets we cover, and grown our commercial real estate division.  As always, we are dedicated to customer service and agent training, and the results are clear.”

“Looking at the other companies on the Inc. 5000, we feel very honored and very lucky,” said Thomas McCormack, Managing Partner and Broker at Resources Real Estate.  “But it’s also a very rewarding feeling because we know well the amount of hard work all of us at Resources have put in the last three years.  So seeing the fruits of our labor in the acknowledgement is extremely satisfying.  We are also thrilled to see Resources Real Estate as one of only two real estate firms in NJ on the list – none of our local competitors are included.”

Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue, out on newsstands today.  Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at http://www.inc.com/inc5000.

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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 85 sales and support personnel.  It has been included in Inc. Magazine’s list of fastest-growing privately owned companies in the U.S. — the Inc. 5000 — and recognized by Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate for its superior marketing.  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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For more information contact:

Jane Robinson:  jane@resourcesrealestate.com (732) 212-0440

Resources Real Estate, 112 E. River Rd., Rumson, N.J. 07760

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Resources Real Estate Exceeds Sales Goals for 2nd Quarter of 2017 – and Advises Investors on Summer 2017 and Beyond

Resources Real Estate Luxury Real Estate in Monmouth County, NJ 732-212-0440Monmouth County, NJ, August 15th, 2017 — Resources Real Estate, Monmouth County’s award-winning luxury real estate firm, announced that it had exceeded its 20% sales goal after the second quarter.

Through June 30th, 2017, Resources Real Estate’s overall dollar volume sales are up 23% relative to 2016, with unit sales up 14% and median sale price up 46.4%.

June 2017 proved to be a particularly strong month for Resources Real Estate, with over $20mill in total sales, over $10mill of them in Hoboken.

The rapid growth and development Resources Real Estate has seen during 2017 could be attributed to many factors.  Besides statistics of the local real estate market – more on that below – the firm has taken several strategic steps this year that have made a difference.

In April The Ozar Group joined Resources, expanding the firm’s reach to include luxury residential and commercial properties in Hudson County.  In May, Resources appointed office managers to the four Monmouth County locations to streamline operations by managing agent goal-setting and performance review and supporting agents through challenges and negotiation.  Throughout the year, Resources continued to emphasize the lifestyle aspect of their brand by highlighting Monmouth County towns and launching social media hashtag campaigns, as well as creating micro-sites dedicated to the activities and cultural happenings taking place in these communities.

“We are thrilled with the results of the second quarter,” said Carolynn Ozar-Diakon.  “We will continue to innovate to stay competitive in the luxury market, and we will keep on offering more and more international properties to our clients, as well as expose our clients’ properties to international buyers.”

On its award-winning website, Resources updated its “Market Report” section, detailing the current real estate market in Monmouth County broken down by major markets and showcasing Q2 results in comparison to last year’s.  One notable figure: increased sales in 75% of all surveyed towns for Q2 were followed by a deep drop in inventory, as most people prefer to use the summer for vacation and relaxation.  Despite that, price still plays a major role: two thirds of markets surveyed showed increases in median sale prices since last year and in those areas where the median sale price was $550,000 or less, sales have been particularly rapid.

Fair Haven has been a true gem for Monmouth County, reporting an astounding 60% increase in sales.  According to reports, Fair Haven’s median home values went up 4.55% since March 2016.  Fair Haven was followed by Long Branch, with close to 33% increase in sales.

In Hudson County, published reports show that Hoboken’s median home values went up 12.55% since March 2016, while Weehawken’s median home values surged a whopping 25.15% in the same time period.

“We offer our clients much more than just representation,” said Thomas McCormack, Managing Partner and Broker at Resources Real Estate.  “We advise, educate, guide, make recommendations, help clients negotiate, and find new ways to market and promote our listings, as well as go out of our way to find properties for buyers.”

More information is available on Resources Real Estate’s “Market Report” at this link: http://www.resourcesrealestate.com/marketreport.html

Home buyers and sellers and those selling or seeking to purchase commercial properties are welcome to contact Resources Real Estate at 732-212-0440 or stop into one of the four local offices in Rumson, Red Bank, Atlantic Highlands, or Monmouth Beach.

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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 85 sales and support personnel.  It has been included in Inc. Magazine’s list of fastest-growing privately owned companies in the U.S. — the Inc. 5000 — and recognized by Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate for its superior marketing.  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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For more information contact:

Jane Robinson: jane@resourcesrealestate.com (732) 212-0440

Resources Real Estate, 112 E. River Rd., Rumson, N.J. 07760

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