Linda Hughes, joins Resource Real Estate, Rumson

Linda Hughes - Sales Associate

RUMSON, NJ – Resources Real Estate proudly welcomes Linda Hughes to their company.

For the past 10 years, Linda Hughes has specialized in new construction as part of KM Hughes Fine Homes.  Prior to that she was a national account manager with MCI.

“We are so happy to have Linda on board,” said Carolynn Diakon, Broker-Senior Partner. “She grew up in Holmdel and currently lives in Fair Haven. She knows the area especially well and has a firm grip on the business. Clients will love working with her as much as we do.”

Hughes, mother of five, said, “I chose Resources because I love the image and spirit that Carolynn and Tom have worked hard to create in our community. Our team is passionate, our marketing strategy is distinct and effective, and our properties are luxurious.”

“Linda has great energy and an in-depth understanding of new construction,” said Thomas McCormack, Broker-Managing Partner. “She is about to launch a five-lot subdivision in Fair Haven, which is very exciting for all of us. We’re proud to have Linda and other dedicated agents like her working with us.”

Resources Real Estate is a full-service independent residential brokerage opened by Carolynn Diakon in 2000. Thomas McCormack, with the company since 2002, joined her as a partner in 2010. Resources Real Estate is located at 112 East River Road in Rumson, NJ, 36 Beach Road in Monmouth Beach and 4A West Front Street in Red Bank, NJ. For more local real estate information or to inquire about a career in real estate, you can call (732) 212-0440 or visit resourcesrealestate.com.

Stephen “Robert” Goodman joins Resources Real Estate, Monmouth Beach

Stephen

MONMOUTH BEACH, NJ – Resources Real Estate proudly welcomes Robert Goodman as a sales associate  to their company in the Monmouth Beach office.

Goodman is a lifelong New Jersey resident, who grew up in eastern Monmouth County.  After studying computer science in college, he pursued several careers that led to a long-term position with AT&T Bell Labs.

“Robert’s enthusiasm for his new career is exciting for us,” said Carolynn Diakon, Broker-Senior Partner. “We love new agents because they bring new perspective to the business, we also love techy agents, as we are invested in all the newest technology that keeps this business fresh.  He’s going to do extremely well.”

Building on the experience of applied engineering and analytics, Goodman became instrumental in selling the wireless industry’s first mobile Internet products such as browsers and messaging platforms.

“Just as I chose to be associated with leading providers of wireless solutions in the mobile industry, I take pride in affiliating with Resources Real Estate,” said Goodman, who also enjoys woodworking and reading. A published short story writer and poet, he has lived in Middletown, Monmouth Beach and Long Branch.

“Robert has what it takes to be a top agent,” said Thomas McCormack, Broker-Managing Partner. “We are fortunate to have him on board.”

Resources Real Estate is a full-service independent residential brokerage opened by Carolynn Diakon in 2000. Thomas McCormack, with the company since 2002, joined her as a partner in 2010. Resources Real Estate is located at 112 East River Road in Rumson , NJ, 36 Beach Road in Monmouth Beach and 4A West Front Street in Red Bank, NJ. For more local real estate information or to inquire about a career in real estate, you can call (732) 212-0440 or visit resourcesrealestate.com.

New Sales Associate Maureen Baez joins Resources Real Estate in Rumson

Nicholas Fenimore - Online Marketing Coordinator

RUMSON, NJ – Maureen Baez was recently welcomed by RESOURCES Real Estate in Rumson.

“We are proud to have associates like Maureen with a wide range of experience related to our field,” said Carolynn Diakon, Broker-Senior Partner. “Though she’s new to real estate, Maureen’s background is a perfect fit. Her keen eye for design will serve her well in this business.”

Baez, who attended the Fashion Institute of Technology and the New York School of Interior Design, worked in the fashion and home furnishing industry for more than 10 years, as well as for a major textile corporation in the advertising and sales promotion department. From there, she represented House Beautiful Magazine’s advertising sales department covering the home furnishings market for five years.

It’s her experience in both the building process and home design phase that best equips her for a career in real estate. “I love to hunt for homes,” she said. “I love to learn all about our clients’ needs and lifestyle fit. It is this process that makes the crucial difference between achieving success and facing disappointment in the home market today. Making our clients’ dream homes happen is our passion.”

“Maureen is a fantastic addition to our team,” said Thomas McCormack, Broker-Managing Partner. “Her experience in the home industry and her enthusiasm for customer satisfaction is a recipe for success.”

Resources Real Estate is a full-service independent residential brokerage opened by Carolynn Diakon in 2000. Thomas McCormack, with the company since 2002, joined her as a partner in 2010. Resources Real Estate is located at 112 East River Road in Rumson, NJ, 36 Beach Road in Monmouth Beach and 4A West Front Street in Red Bank, NJ. For more local real estate information or to inquire about a career in real estate, you can call (732) 212-0440 or visit resourcesrealestate.com.

Karen Fitzgerald introduced as new Sales Associate at Resources Real Estate, Rumson

Karen FitzGerald - Sales Associate

RUMSON, NJ:    RESOURCES Real Estate in Rumson proudly welcomes Karen Fitzgerald to their company.

“Karen has lived in Monmouth County for the past 15 years and knows her market well,” said Carolynn Diakon, Broker-Senior Partner. “She is also ahead of the game considering her past experience and the caliber of clients she dealt with in her former career.”

For 20 years, Fitzgerald was a successful music agent and event promoter. “I came to Resources because of Carolynn and Tom’s commitment to providing exceptional client service for both sellers and buyers,” she said, “as well as their great training for new agents and supportive atmosphere.”

“We are thrilled to have some like Karen joining our growing team,” said Thomas McCormack, Broker-Managing Partner. “She is the real deal when it comes to providing excellent service and will be a major asset to us and the real estate community.”

Resources Real Estate is a full-service independent residential brokerage opened by Carolynn Diakon in 2000. Thomas McCormack, with the company since 2002, joined her as a partner in 2010. Resources Real Estate is located at 112 East River Road in Rumson , NJ, 36 Beach Road in Monmouth Beach and 4A West Front Street in Red Bank, NJ. For more local real estate information or to inquire about a career in real estate, you can call (732) 212-0440 or visit realestateresources.com.

Agent of the Month May 2013

Helen George - Sales Associate

Helen George NAMED AGENT OF THE MONTH

Helen George, sales professional with Resources Real Estate in Monmouth Beach, was named Agent of the Month for the month of May.

George has consistently been a top producer for the company since joining them in January of 2012 and led the company’s overall sales production for the month of May.

Margaret “Maggie” Kemler, sales professional in the company’s Rumson office, was presented with the Team Spirit Award for the month of May. The company places a high value on team cooperation and support.

Resources Real Estate is a full service independent residential brokerage opened by Carolynn Diakon in 2000.  Thomas McCormack, with the company since 2002, joined her as a partner in 2010.   Resources Real Estate is located at 112 East River Rd in Rumson, NJ, 36 Beach Road Suite 3 in Monmouth Beach, NJ, and 4A West Front St in Red Bank, NJ.  For more local real estate information or to inquire about a career in real estate, you can call 732-212-0440 or visit resourcesrealestate.com.

All Resources’ office locations are accepting applications for energetic, motivated agents. The company will train, no previous experience necessary. Internships are also available. An exciting opportunity for the right people. Call 732-212-0440 or email info@resourcesrealestate.com for more information.

Margaret Kemler joins Resources Real Estate in Rumson as new Sales Associate

Margaret

RUMSON, NJ:  RESOURCES Real Estate in Rumson is proud to welcome Margaret “Maggie” Kemler formerly of Brokers 3 to their company.

“Maggie’s understanding of the market and her experience ensure that both her buyer and seller clients succeed,” said Carolynn Diakon, Broker-Senior Partner.  “She’s a dedicated agent who takes her clients needs seriously.”

Kemler, a full-time real estate professional with ten years of real estate experience has a solid history of problem solving and helping her clients achieve their goals.  “I believe that no problem is too great to tackle,” said Kemler, “Creativity and persistence can resolve any issue and I know that Resources supports my approach to getting the job done.”

“We are excited that Maggie has joined our growing team,” said Thomas McCormack, Broker-Managing Partner. “She is a true professional and is very deserving of the respect and admiration she receives from her clients and peers alike.”

Resources Real Estate is a full service independent residential brokerage opened by Carolynn Diakon in 2000.  Thomas McCormack, with the company since 2002, joined her as a partner in 2010.  Resources Real Estate is located at 112 East River Road in Rumson, NJ, 36 Beach Road in Monmouth Beach, NJ, and now at 4A West Front Street in Red Bank, NJ.  For more local real estate information or to inquire about a career in real estate, you can call 732-212-0440 or visit resourcesrealestate.com.

Gina Farkouh Joins Resources Real Estate in Rumson as new Sales Associate

Gina Farkouh - Sales Associate

RUMSON, NJ: Gina Farkouh has joined Resources Real Estate in Rumson as the newest member of their dynamic sales team. Farkouh brings to the office 8 years of experience in real estate and was formerly an agent with Gloria Nilson Realtors in Rumson. Farkouh specializes in New Construction and works closely with her husband Charles who is a builder for C&P Properties LLC also in Rumson.

“We are excited that Gina joined our team,” said Carolynn Ozar-Diakon, Broker-Senior Partner.

“My first responsibility is to help my buyers and sellers,” said Farkouh, “And my move to Resources Real Estate will be a significant benefit to my clients, because Resources is the upcoming name brand in real estate.”

“Gina Farkouh is a great addition to the Resources team,” said Thomas McCormack, Broker-Managing Partner, “She’s a true professional.”

As a real estate professional, Farkouh has strong ties and connections to the local market. Farkouh is connected with many industry professionals that can help make the process of buying or selling a home easier and better-informed than the competition.

Resources Real Estate is a full service independent residential brokerage opened by Carolynn Diakon in 2000.  Thomas McCormack, with the company since 2002, joined her as a partner in 2010.   Resources Real Estate is located at 112 East River Rd in Rumson, NJ, 36 Beach Rd in Monmouth Beach, NJ, and 4A West Front St in Red Bank, NJ.  For more local real estate information or to inquire about a career in real estate, you can call 732-212-0440 or visit resourcesrealestate.com.

Resources Real Estate accepts Corporate Humanitarian Award

Nicholas Fenimore - Online Marketing Coordinator

RUMSON, NJ – Carolynn Diakon, Broker-Senior Partner and Resources Real Estate is pleased to announce that they have been chosen to receive the American Red Cross Clara Barton Humanitarian Award.  The American Red Cross nominated Carolynn for this award because of her long standing commitment to the community and many nonprofit organizations such as Prevention First, the Monmouth County Mental Health Association, and countless others just to name a few.

“I am personally honored that the American Red Cross nominated me and my office for this award,’ said Diakon. ‘This organization is truly about helping people in need, as was demonstrated through their relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.”

“We are extremely excited to present this award to such a strong woman who has given so much to the better the community,” said Kim Price, Event coordinator for the American Red Cross Jersey Coast Chapter.

“Carolynn has always placed a strong commitment in helping others through her volunteer and philanthropic efforts,” said Thomas McCormack, Broker-Managing partner of Resources Real Estate. “She sincerely believes in the mission of the Red Cross and goes above and beyond to support their efforts in the community.”

Resources Real Estate has been the drop off location for donations for multiple charities or disaster relief which were donated to Hurricane Katrina victims, 9/11 families and 180 Turning Lives Around plus many more.

This year’s honorary Chair of the event is comedian Jon Stewart, Host of the Daily Show. The Annual Gala is being held on Saturday April 6, 2013 at the Spring Lake Golf Club.

Resources Real Estate is a full service independent residential brokerage opened by Carolynn Diakon in 2000.  Thomas McCormack, with the company since 2002, joined her as a partner in 2010.   Resources Real Estate is located at 112 East River Rd in Rumson, NJ, 36 Beach Rd in Monmouth Beach, NJ, and

4A West Front St in Red Bank, NJ.  For more local real estate information or to inquire about a career in real estate, you can call 732-212-0440 or visit resourcesrealestate.com.

Agent of the Month February 2013

Kathryn

KATHRYN WARD GRABOWY NAMED AGENT OF THE MONTH

Kathryn Ward Grabowy, sales professional with Resources Real Estate in Rumson, was named Agent of the Month for the month of February.

Grabowy has consistently been a top producer for the company since joining them in July 2002 and led the company’s overall sales production for the month of February.

Grabowy was also presented with the Team Spirit Award for the month of February. The company places a high value on team cooperation and support.

Resources Real Estate is a full service independent residential brokerage opened by Carolynn Diakon in 2000.  Thomas McCormack, with the company since 2002, joined her as a partner in 2010.   Resources Real Estate is located at 112 East River Rd in Rumson, NJ, 36 Beach Road in Monmouth Beach, NJ, and 4A West Front St in Red Bank, NJ.  For more local real estate information or to inquire about a career in real estate, you can call 732-212-0440 or visit resourcesrealestate.com.

Our downtown Red Bank office is accepting applications for energetic, motivated agents. Will train, no previous experience necessary. Internships available. Exciting opportunity for the right people. Call 732-212-0440 or email info@resourcesrealestate.com for more information.

Real Estate Company Takes a Different Approach

waterfront marketing with a twist

RUMSON:  When most real estate agents “show a house” they usually drive up curbside, walk down the front walk and unlock the door.  One local real estate company takes a different approach… literally.  At least for waterfront homes.

Resources Real Estate, with offices in Rumson and Monmouth Beach, recently had their annual company boat launch party with a get-together at the Shrewsbury River Yacht Club in Fair Haven.  It was an opportunity for the agents to catch a little sun and learn a different way to market waterfront properties.

“We call our boat the ‘Resourceful’ and we find that it’s a unique way to market and show waterfront homes,” said Carolynn Ozar Diakon, senior partner and founder of the company.  “Let’s face it, when people want to live on the water, they want to experience it first-hand.  We thought it was important to provide them with water access.”

The 34’ boat is not just a way to travel to waterfront listings, it has also served  floating classroom for the past several years.

“We are lucky enough to live in an area with rivers, bays, lagoons and the ocean,” said Thomas McCormack, managing partner of the company.  “We’ve been able to learn first-hand about the local waterways and teach our agents so they have a better understanding of waterfront properties.”

Many agents said they have had clients who came to the area because they wanted to keep a boat at their home.  Others mentioned clients who are recreational fisherman or who enjoyed sailing and water sports.

“It makes a lot of sense because we sell a lot of waterfront homes,” said Helen George, sales associate.  “Anyone can open the door for you, but how many agents can allow you to arrive dockside to your new home?”

Diakon opened Resources Real Estate, a full service real estate company in 2000. McCormack, with the company since 2002, joined her as a partner in 2010.   Resources Real Estate is located at 112 East River Road in Rumson, NJ, and at 36 Beach Road in Monmouth Beach, NJ.  For more local real estate information or to inquire about a career in real estate, you can call 732-212-0440 or visit resourcesrealestate.com.