Shrewsbury, N.J. April 11th 2019 — Resources Real Estate and the family of the late Carolynn Ozar Diakon have announced the creation of The Carolynn Ozar Diakon Foundation, an organization to support the philanthropic interests of the company’s founder who passed in January.
The foundation, which is currently in development, will focus its support on empowering women facing life challenges of all kinds as well as promoting the legacy of the local philanthropist. It will be directed by her husband Robert Diakon, their 3 grown children Gabriel Diakon, Christopher Ozar and Brett Diakon, as well as Thomas McCormack, Broker of Resources Real Estate.
“Carolynn was a driving force in our community and an inspiration to many,” said her husband Bob Diakon. “Through the work of the foundation we wish to keep alive the values that were important to her and serve as an ongoing tribute to her memory.”
Some of the activities in the planning stages include a student scholarship provided by NJ Real Estate Prep, a real estate school co-founded by Ozar Diakon, ongoing social media outreach to promote her teaching, and fundraising events to provide financial support to some of her favorite causes.
“Carolynn served on the boards and committees of many local non-profits and supported many people in need,” said McCormack. “She was known for her creativity, her tremendous drive and a sometimes irreverent perspective that focused on results. The foundation will continue efforts on her behalf as well as help us to remember the strong and positive woman whom we loved and will miss.”
Resources Real Estate is proud to announce the opening of our new corporate office and training center.
Located at 457 Broad Street in Shrewsbury, the new state-of-the-art facility opened on February 6th, 2018, and will serve as the new corporate office, training center for the Resources sales associates and a marketing hub featuring a new video production studio. Much of the company’s agent-branded marketing, video market reports, property advertising and social media marketing campaigns will be generated here.
The corporate office now will be the home base for the company’s two owners, the operations manager, bookkeeper and support staff.
“We place a strong emphasis on proper, professional training and have outgrown our current space,” said Carolynn Ozar-Diakon, Senior Partner and Broker. “Opening this new facility accommodates our expanded training needs as well as frees up more space for agents within our sales offices. Our agent talent pool of experienced agents from other firms, as well as new recruits, has grown because of the support and superior training we provide.”
“Agent business development is our focus for 2018,” said Tom McCormack, Managing Partner and Broker. “Our marketing muscle will be further strengthened by this move as we expand our online, print and video capabilities. All of this will be a direct benefit to both our clients and our agents and we’re confident the positive impact on sales will be significant.”
This expansion will also provide the company with a presence along the Route 35 corridor.
If you have a luxury home to sell, you may want to consider some updates for the newly minted Affluent.
Average age around 37, according to Luxury Portfolio report, they consider Luxury differently than their parents. Although many of them may have inherited their wealth and are accustomed to living “the lifestyle”; they want to use their own brands, they want their own real estate with their own needs met.
Primarily looking for an urban lifestyle or at the very least close to urban areas. They appear to want the “specialty room” whether that be a media room or a large formal dining room. That might come as a surprise to home builders and Realtors alike, as our local luxury homes have had a more open feeling. These younger buyers expect to entertain family members for special occasions and holidays. Traditional values coming back? Of course, privacy and security are run of the mill requirements. Smartphone technology and home amenities go hand in hand for pretty much any savvy home buyer today. Control, locks, lights, music, security systems including security cameras all from a smart phone.
Home gyms and pools are a welcome addition as this generation really understands the need to stay fit and healthy. A pool might be harder to come by with limited urban space – that’s where the suburbs will shine again. Room to grow their families and perhaps be able to take care of elderly parents under the same roof. The suburbs that will remain popular are the ones with easy access to the urban areas. Train and drive time will be a large consideration. For the local area the NYC fast ferry is a large factor.
Don’t expect the luxury buyer to disappear any time soon despite the nay sayers of real estate and the economy. According to the Credit Suisse Global Wealth Report Personal wealth in the U.S. grew by $8.5 trillion in 2017.
Carolynn Ozar-Diakon and Thomas McCormack have been accepted into the Forbes Real Estate Council, an invitation-only community for executives in the real estate industry, hand-selected to become part of a curated network of successful peers.
Expert Luxury Real Estate Broker and Speaker Carolynn Diakon talks with Inman Select in NYC recently about how she sees the Real Estate Market Segmenting itself in the Future. Carolynn is a premiere broker and owner of Resources Real Estate in Monmouth County, NJ, a 2014 Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate Winner for Most Innovative Marketing Techniques.
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