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Resources Real Estate Celebrates Exceptional April With Awards All Around

Thomas McCormack. Photo courtesy of individual member.

The team at Resources Real Estate, led by Managing Partner Thomas McCormack and Senior Partner Carolynn Diakon, celebrated an outstanding April with company awards for some of the firm’s most notable achievements. The event was held at the new Resources Real Estate Corporate and Training Center.

The award-winning NJ residential brokerage firm has been named to the Inc. 5000 and NJ Biz 250, a list of top private companies statewide, as well as had its “innovative and superior marketing” recognized by Who’s Who In Luxury Real Estate.

Sales associates honored at the company event, held on May 2 in NJ, include Carly York (Agent of the Month), Gina Farkouh (Top Listing Agent), Colleen Antoon (Featured Luxury Agent), Allison Gregory (Perseverance Award), Stephanie Ortiz (Rainmaker Award) and Bradley Moore (Team Spirit Award). York and Farkouh also both received the Regency Award to mark a month of exceptional sales.

Carolynn Diakon. Photo courtesy of individual member.

“Our new training center has enabled us to make the training and mentoring process for new agents much more streamlined,” said McCormack. “Our seasoned agents are inspired to advance their knowledge and skills on an ongoing basis. They, in turn, provide great role models for less experienced, yet eager, sales associates. This all translates to better customer service, better access to properties, better communication with quality buyers, and overall success for our customers and ourselves.”

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Resources Real Estate Sales Associates Win NJAR Circle of Excellence Awards

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RUMSON, NJ, February 13th, 2017 — Resources Real Estate is proud to announce that thirteen of its sales associates have been honored with the NJAR® Circle of Excellence Sales Award for 2017.

The NJ Realtors® Circle of Excellence® Sales Award® recognizes those members who have demonstrated excellence in the field of real estate salesmanship.

 

Honoring achievements in 2017, the award levels were as follows:

  • Platinum: $20 million and 30 units minimum, or 125 units
  • Gold: $12 million and 25 units minimum, or 90 units

  • Silver: $6.5 million and 20 units minimum, or 70 units

  • Bronze: $2.5 million and 15 units minimum, or 30 units

The Resources Real Estate sales associates honored for their work in 2017 are:

“This exceptional group of sales agents represents everything we hope we represent as a firm: dedication, determination, attention to detail, and superb customer service,” said Carolynn Ozar-Diakon, Senior Partner and Broker. “We couldn’t be more proud and are overjoyed with this honor.”

“Not only did the number of Resources agents who were recognized grow from last year, two of them were honored with the Platinum award — the association’s highest achievement — for  more than $20 million in sales,” said Thomas McCormack, Managing Partner and Broker.  “As we are focused on growth, we are thrilled to see that our team’s hard work is bearing fruit.  We are looking forward to a fantastic 2018 and are already off to a strong start.”

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.  Both Diakon and McCormack are members of the prestigious Forbes Real Estate Business Council.  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 Cements its Status as the Premier Luxury Real Estate Broker in Monmouth County

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

Rumson, NJ, December 18th 2017 – Resources Real Estate currently represents the most expensive home in Monmouth County: 80 West River Road in Rumson, listed for $17.2M.  That fact, along with all the recent accolades that the full-service luxury real estate brokerage firm has received, reinforces its position as the premier luxury real estate broker in Monmouth County.

Built in 2004, 80 West River Road is one of the most celebrated estates in the area.  Located on a private peninsula, and surrounded by the Navesink River, the grand shingle style residence sits on 10.4 acres and offer magnificent river views.

The truly marvelous home features five bedrooms, eleven bathrooms, and over 22,000 square feet of living space.  It features a heated pool and spa, a professional gym, a wine cellar, expansive terraces, a heated-tiled six car garage, a sport court, a private beach, a dock with boatlift and a caretakers’ cottage.  The listing agent for the property is Resources Real Estate’s Jessica Hickey, a member of Luxury Real Estate’s Board of Regents.

2017 has been good for Resources Real Estate.  In January the firm was named to the Board of Regents of Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate, 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.

In August, Inc. Magazine included Resources Real Estate in its 36th Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies – The Inc. 5000 – for the second year in a row.  Later that same month, NJBIZ magazine named Resources Real Estate among its Top 250 Privately-Owned Companies list.

In October, Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate nominated Resources Real Estate for five awards for excellence – the maximum amount of nominations per company.  The nominations were for Most Innovative Marketing Technique, Best Video Marketing – Lifestyle/Branding, Best Video Marketing – Property, Best Print Marketing – Company, and Best Print Campaign.  In addition, the company was presented with a special award acknowledging their company’s unique culture.

“Our agents make us shine,” said Thomas McCormack, Managing Partner and Broker.  “Year after year they demonstrate expertise in both luxury and commercial real estate for Monmouth County, and their professionalism, dedication, and drive has been at the heart of our growth.”

“Understanding what our clients are looking for is our strength,” said Carolynn Ozar-Diakon, Senior Partner and Broker.  “We pride ourselves for specializing in luxury real estate in Monmouth County and beyond.  Serving on the Board of Regents has expanded the international properties we offer our clients, and has also allowed us to more effectively showcase our local properties to international buyers.”

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 www.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 presents sales associates with the November Awards

Resources Real Estate Luxury Real Estate in Monmouth County, NJ 732-212-0440Rumson, NJ, December 13th 2017 — Resources Real Estate presented several sales associates with company awards to honor their outstanding achievements during the month of November 2017.  The company meeting took place on December 6th at the stunning six-bedroom, five-bathroom Rumson home at 6 Pond Road, which is nearing completion and will soon be ready for occupancy.

Sales Associate Colleen McGowan, who works in the Monmouth Beach 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.  Colleen had a total of nine closings for November.  A member of Luxury Real Estate’s Board of Regents, Colleen also received the company’s Regency Award for having earned 75 agent points for the month of November.

“As a lifelong resident of Monmouth County, Colleen’s knowledge of the county’s various towns and communities makes her an invaluable source for her clients,” said Carolynn Ozar-Diakon, Senior Partner and Broker.  “Colleen goes above and beyond to aid them with the sale or purchase of their homes.  Her devotion to fulfilling her clients’ needs is truly inspiring.”

Sales Associate Jessica Hickey, from the Rumson 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.  Among the various properties she represented this month, Jessica listed the five-bedroom, seven-bathroom home at 124 Bingham Avenue in Rumson for $2,550,000.  The 5,670-square-foot single-family home sits over two acres and features an extra large two-story garage, a large front yard with fishpond, and a vegetable garden.  This property also helped Jessica land the Top Listing Agent Award.  Additionally, Jessica was presented with the Significant Sale Award, an honor given to an agent for a sale of a single property above $2.5M.  Jessica earned this honor for selling the estate at 172 Rumson Road in Rumson.  This magnificent home and guesthouse situated on 5.7 acres was sold on November 27th for $3.1M.

The Commercial Agent Award was given to JoAnn Davenport from the Red Bank office for selling commercial properties totaling $3,499,000.

Tammy Brindise from the Rumson office received the Perseverance Award.  This award is presented to an agent who closes a transaction despite great challenges.  A frequent recipient of this award, Tammy successfully managed to bring this sale to completion despite delays and multiple complications, which threatened to derail it.  Thanks to Tammy’s diligence and focus the transaction was successfully closed, with the clients noting Tammy’s dedication and professionalism.

Lastly, Maureen Kaltenbach from the Atlantic Highlands office received the Team Spirit Award, given to a sales associate who extends him or herself to help colleagues and/or the company as a whole.  Maureen’s office manager Mary Lynn Hughes nominated her for covering the clients and properties of a colleague who was on medical leave, while successfully maintaining her own clients.

“Once more our agents demonstrate Resources’ expertise in both luxury and commercial real estate for Monmouth County,” said Thomas McCormack, Managing Partner and Broker.  “Their hard work, drive, dedication, and heart is what make the Resources team so successful.”

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 www.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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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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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.

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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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For more information contact:

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

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

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

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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