Latest Monmouth County residential stats from Resources Real Estate: last week’s sales and new listings, week ending 5-23-20, compared with same period one year ago.
Shrewsbury, NJ: Resources Real Estate, the premier independent real estate brokerage in Monmouth County, recently hosted a leadership conference for their agents and staff during which they recognized several sales associates for their achievements during the month of April, the initial days of the coronavirus pandemic. The gathering took place during an online virtual company meeting which took place on May 13, 2020.
“Our agents are providing an important service to our clients during this crisis and taking a leadership role, particularly for those clients who were already in contract and moving toward closing,” said Thomas McCormack, Broker and Senior Partner of Resources Real Estate. “Assisting our clients’ relocation in relocation has drastically changed — showings, inspections, appraisals, and ongoing negotiations have been an integral part of getting our clients relocated.”
The company has implemented CDC and state recommendations since the crisis first began with administrative and marketing staff working remotely from home and agents in the field servicing their clients while implementing safety protocols such as masks, gloves and social distancing during all showings and more.
The agents and staff also have supported local healthcare workers and people in need with food and donations to the staffs of Monmouth Medical Center, Riverview Medical Center and the Atlantic Highlands Food Pantry, the most recent events in their yearlong #20deeds2020 campaign.
Agents honored for their achievements during this period include broker associate Mary Lynn Hughes, from the company’s Atlantic Highlands office, who was named Agent of the Month for the second month in a row. The award is given to an agent in recognition of sales success including new listings, recent contracts and sold transactions, as well as client recognition of their efforts, and other business-building activities. Hughes had closed sales in Rumson, Eatontown, and the Leonardo and New Monmouth sections of Middletown, NJ.
Sales associate Sahar Karykous (Shrewsbury office) was named Top Listing Agent for having the greatest number of new listings in April including properties in Long Branch and Woodbridge, NJ.
The Featured Luxury Agent Award was presented to sales associate Stacey Farinacci (Rumson office) in recognition of her recent success in the luxury market. Farinacci, a member of Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate’s Board of Regents, currently represents 22-B Crescent Drive, Brielle, NJ, a land listing available at $3,299,000.
Joyce Diamond, sales associate (Atlantic Highlands), received the Rainmaker Award for her efforts to build her business in an innovative or otherwise significant way.
The Perseverance Award was presented to sales associate Colleen McGowan (Shrewsbury) for having successfully closed a transaction despite great challenges.
Lastly, sales associate Regina “Gina” Gallagher (Shrewsbury) received the Team Spirit Award for coordinating a company virtual sales training called “Pivot!” addressing recent drastic market changes with renowned real estate trainer, Jeff Lobb from SparkTank Media.
“The resilience of our agents and staff continues to impress us during this challenging time,” said McCormack. “Our productivity continues to grow but more importantly, our service to our clients and community calls forth even greater commitment to exceptionalism.”
The Coronavirus emergency has greatly impacted real estate markets and they are changing on a rapid basis. We will now be posting weekly market updates to keep you informed of what’s happening out there! Here’s last week’s market activity.
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Residential Market Report Provides Context in Time of Change and Uncertainty
Shrewsbury, NJ: Resources Real Estate, Monmouth County’s award-winning luxury real estate firm, released the company’s most recent The Resources Report for 1st Quarter 2020 single-family residential sales in Monmouth County, NJ, which shows a market in flux even prior to the current Coronavirus shutdowns.
“In this moment of constant daily change in the economy, the public health situation and the world as we know it, it seems hardly meaningful to discuss business that occurred “B.C.” (aka Before Covid),” said Thomas McCormack, Senior Partner and Broker of Resources Real Estate, “And yet, even in times of change and uncertainty, context is helpful.”
The report indicates that while 2019 set new records state-wide for single-family unit sales, Monmouth County did not with 2/3 of the surveyed municipalities showing fewer sales than in the previous year according to Monmouth Ocean Regional Realtors Multiple Listing Service data. In the first quarter 2020 this situation improved with about half of towns showing flat or increased sales numbers; overall county-wide sales were up by over 4% in both units and average sale price for single-family homes.
“The increased demand seemed to indicate that our Spring market would be robust especially as inventory was on the rise,” said McCormack. “While low inventory was at issue in much of the state, we saw total available homes almost twice that of a year ago when many local professionals surmised that sales were down because there were not enough homes to sell.”
How this will play out throughout 2020 is yet to be seen with many sellers pulling their house from the rotation and many buyers observing the quarantine.
While some buyers previously in the market may drop out due to a change in financial ability, others may choose to enter. If transitioning to a buyer’s market, investors will likely enter the fray. Historically low mortgage interest rates will also promote a stronger buyer push.
Agents at Resources Real Estate believe the new market will favor some property types (e.g. spacious yards capable of both fun & social distancing) over others (e.g. high density developments) and pricing will be a key factor.
“The market will continue to be volatile,” said McCormack, “No one has a crystal ball and all will depend on how COVID-19 cases, treatments and vaccines progress. We are already seeing an uptick in buyer activity and expect a rebound of sorts but so many other factors are in play that we will monitor the situation daily and keep our clients well informed.”
Shrewsbury, NJ – Dolores Isoldi, Resources Real Estate Sales Associate, was recently honored by the National Association of REALTORS® who bestowed her with Realtor Emeritus status for her contributions to the real estate profession through leadership efforts, committee service, and a longtime commitment to client service and success.
Isoldi, a member of the National Association of Realtors for over 40 years, has demonstrated her industry service by participating in the Monmouth / Ocean Regional Realtors Association Professional Standards, RPAC and Grievance Committees. She is also a certified mediator for the Monmouth / Ocean Board of Realtors. Her local community involvement exemplifies this same unselfish commitment and has included membership in the Sea Bright Planning & Zoning Board, Concerned Citizens of Sea Bright and Clean Ocean Action.
“Dolores’ dedication and continued service to her clients, colleagues and community is admirable,” said Thomas McCormack, Senior Partner and Broker of Resources Real Estate. “But to have done this for over 40 years — and counting — is truly a great accomplishment deserving our respect. We are thrilled that her service has been recognized in such a prestigious manner.”
The National Association of REALTORS® is America’s largest trade association, representing 1.4 million members, including NAR’s institutes, societies, and councils, involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.
Barr, an award-winning agent with 20 years experience, has established herself as a top producing agent with in-depth knowledge of the Monmouth County market.
“We are thrilled to welcome Laura Barr to Resources,” said Thomas McCormack, Senior Partner and Broker of Resources Real Estate. “Her tremendous skills and talent combined with her deep connection to the local community makes her a very strong client advocate.”
Barr comes to Resources Real Estate with an extensive track record of satisfied clients and successful transactions. An active member of the community, she and her family have been longtime supporters of local charities and non-profit organizations including the Eisenberg Family Center at Monmouth Medical Center.
As an agent with Resources Real Estate, Barr is now a member of Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate as well as the Board of Regents of Luxury Real Estate, an exclusive organization of luxury brokers and elite agents from around the world with properties in over 70 countries with a combined value of over $240 billion. Barr is also a member of the National Association of Realtors, New Jersey Realtors, and Monmouth Ocean Regional Realtors.
One of Barr’s newest offerings will take full advantage of the company’s luxury marketing channels: a spacious, waterfront Rumson estate with a rich history and stunning views.
“I am excited to join such a vibrant and progressive company,” said Barr. “Their commitment to client success and agent professionalism as well as their award-winning marketing is a very powerful combination. I am grateful for the opportunity to join the Resources Real Estate and look forward to expanding my business and achieving even greater success for my clients.”
Shrewsbury, NJ – Everyone loves a best seller. Resources Real Estate proudly announced their associates who have been honored with the New Jersey Realtors® Circle of Excellence Sales Award® for sales excellence in 2019.
Considered one of the most prestigious honors awarded to Realtors in New Jersey, the NJ Realtors® Circle of Excellence® Sales Award® recognizes those members who have demonstrated excellence in the field of real estate salesmanship.
“Our #1 focus at Resources Real Estate is our clients’ success,” said Thomas McCormack, Senior Partner and Broker at Resources Real Estate. “Our team clearly demonstrates how exceptional service and a total commitment to our clients’ needs translates into sales achievement. It’s a win-win.”
Resources Real Estate associates who were recognized for sales achievement in 2019 included the following:
The Gold Level award for sales of at least $12 million and 25 units was presented to Helen George from the company’s Shrewsbury office.
Receiving the Silver Level award recognizing sales in excess of $6.5 million and at least 20 units were Mary Lynn Hughes from the Atlantic Highlands office, Stacey Farinacci from the Rumson office, and Allison Gregory, Colleen McGowan and JoAnn Davenport all from the Shrewsbury sales office.
The Bronze Level honor signifying sales of at minimum $2.5 million and 15 units was awarded to Tammy Brindise, Gina Farkouh, Lori Eipel and Irene Zitzner from the Rumson office, Carly York from the Atlantic Highlands office, and JoAnn Kulat from the Shrewsbury office.
“Our agents’ passion, perseverance and attention to detail are an asset to both our clients and our company,” said McCormack. “We celebrate their success and look forward to an even more successful 2020. We are already off to a strong start.”
Shrewsbury, NJ, October 30, 2019 — Resources Real Estate announced a record number of client commendations were received by the company in September acknowledging the superior service of their agents and staff. The testimonials were first published at the company’s Shrewsbury sales office during a company-wide meeting on October 9th that also acknowledged recent sales achievements.
“We continually solicit feedback from our clients and are always heartened by the positive response to our service,” said Thomas McCormack, Senior Partner and Broker. “It’s wonderful for all of us to hear how the work we do changes lives for the better and to receive so many in one month was exciting.”
Allison Gregory, sales associate in the Shrewsbury office, was named Agent of the Month for the 6th time this year. This award recognizes an agent for top sales success in the previous month, including new listings, recent contracts and sold transactions.
Mary Lynn Hughes, broker associate in the Atlantic Highlands office, was named Top Listing Agent for securing the greatest number of residential listings.
Broker associate Deborah Toledano (Shrewsbury) was awarded Commercial Agent of the Month.
Joyce Diamond, sales associate (Atlantic Highlands), received the Perseverance Award, an honor presented to an agent who closes a transaction despite great challenges.
The Rainmaker Award was presented to sales associates Jeannette Sieh (Atlantic Highlands) and Silvia Ferreira (Rumson) an honor bestowed on a sales associate for efforts to build business in an innovative or otherwise significant way. Jeannette and Stacey’s focus on hyperlocal marketing using video and social media was heralded as a model for new business development.
Lastly, sales associates Ana DeSilva from the Shrewsbury office received the Team Spirit Award for her continued support of her colleagues.
“We are pleased to close the third quarter with such a strong sales and service record,” said McCormack. “And we look forward to closing out the year on a powerful note.”
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SHREWSBURY, NJ January 29, 2019: With great sadness, Resources Real Estate announced the passing of founder and Senior Partner, Carolynn Diakon, at home among family on January 27, 2019.
Diakon created Resources Real Estate to fill a need for an independent, non-corporate, agency with a highly trained sales and support staff and top-of-the-line marketing. She opened her first location in 2000. Her focus was always on providing exceptional service to clients and hiring agents who subscribed to the highest level of professionalism, ethics and training.
Diakon’s bold, sometimes brash, out-of-of-the-box thinking yielded great results which resulted in the company’s numerous accolades including being listed on Inc. Magazine’s list of the fastest growing private companies in the U.S. — the Inc. 5000 — for three years running, as well as NJBiz250 which similarly recognizes the top private companies in New Jersey. The company has also received multiple awards for its marketing.
Active in her local community, Diakon was a philanthropist and advocate for many causes. She worked and supported numerous local charities including Monmouth Historical Association, Mental Health Association of Monmouth County, Lunch Break and 180 Turning Lives Around and was awarded the Clara Barton Corporate Humanitarian Award by the NJ Red Cross in 2013. Diakon was a contributor to the Huffington Post and Forbes.com, a frequent recipient of the NJ Realtor Circle of Excellence award, a member of Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate, the Board of Regents of Luxury Real Estate and the Forbes Real Estate Council.
Both of Diakon’s adult children, Christopher Ozar and Gabrielle Diakon, are currently agents with the company and have expanded the company’s business into Hudson County, NJ. Her husband, Bob Diakon, has been an active participant in the company’s activities.
Along with partner Thomas McCormack, Diakon grew the company to over 90 agents and staff with four sales locations including its new Shrewsbury office which opened last week. Diakon was always active in expanding the company and new business development. This past year the company opened a real estate school, NJ Real Estate Prep, a corporate management and marketing center and a title company, Resources Title.
“Carolynn’s passing is a tremendous loss, not just for Resources Real Estate, but for the entire real estate community,” said McCormack. “We have heard from agents across the country and around the globe expressing their grief. She had a commanding and dynamic presence that filled the room. Her passion for living life to the fullest, persevering despite obstacles and always striving for something greater has inspired many both within and outside our company to excel. And that legacy will be felt for years to come.”
Monmouth County Single family home unit sales closed out 2018 down -2.0%. The home year-end average sale price was up 4.2% over 2017 at $432,500.
While single family 2018 sales county-wide were down a bit, keep in mind that 2017 was a record breaking year for NJ sales… so even though down, historically sales are quite strong.
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