Laura E. Barr joins Resources Real Estate in Rumson | 2/26/20

Rumson, NJ – Resources Real Estate welcomes Laura Eisenberg Barr to their company as a Sales Associate in their Rumson office.

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.”

Resources Real Estate Agents Make The Best Seller List | 2/12/20

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:  Nicholas McCabe, a sales associate with Resources Real Estate’s Rumson office, recently received the “Significant Sale Award” for representing the buyer of 445 Locust Point Road, Locust, which closed for $3,715,000.

McCabe was able to identify off-market properties for his clients who had specific needs and fell in love with this exceptional waterfront home situated on Claypit Creek in the Locust section of Middletown.

“A key factor in Nicholas McCabe’s success is his in-depth knowledge of the area, particularly Rumson and historic districts such as Locust,” said Thomas McCormack, Senior Partner and Broker at Resources Real Estate.

McCabe received special commendation for the transaction as part of the company’s year end sales awards.

Resources Real Estate Releases 2019 Year End Market Report | 1/21/20

Resources Real Estate Luxury Real Estate in Monmouth County, NJ 732-212-0440Resources Real Estate Releases 2019 Year End Market Report

New Expanded Report includes all of Monmouth County

Rumson, NJ, January 17, 2019 Resources Real Estate, Monmouth County’s award-winning luxury real estate firm, released its The Resources Report, its quarterly market report recapping all of 2019.  Fewer single-family home sales were recorded last year in Monmouth County with ⅔ of the surveyed towns reporting fewer sales than the previous year, as well as higher days on market in most municipalities

“Our company dollar volume sales were up in 2019 but that was not true county-wide,” said Thomas McCormack, Senior Partner and Broker.  “With sales down, prices up, higher days on market and increasing inventory, there appears to be an ongoing change occurring in the marketplace with 2019 being the second year in a row for declining sales in Monmouth County.” 

Whereas nationally low inventory continues to be an issue, 83% of towns in Monmouth County reported higher inventory by year-end than in 2018 according to the report. Typically higher supply has a negative impact on prices but, for now, prices are up: well over half of surveyed towns showed higher average & median sales prices. 

McCormack cautions not to make blanket assumptions about the changing market. In homes priced above $1million he notes there is a downward trend but among starter and mid-range homes there is brisk activity and frequently multiple offers. “Certainly in the early weeks of 2020 we are seeing a strong uptick in showing activity which bodes well, at least for first quarter,” he said. 

“Our advice is that if you are planning to make a move, make it happen earlier in the year,” said McCormack. “A shifting market in a presidential election year is not necessarily a positive scenario: best to get out in front of the market and get the job done — price it right, hire a professional and move on… especially if you are in the higher price points.”  

The full report and more information is available in The Resources Report: 4Q2019 available at the company’s website and

Resources Real Estate’s Thomas McCormack and Robert Diakon to attend this year’s Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate as Exclusive Members of the Board of Regents. | 9/5/19

Resources Real Estate’s Thomas McCormack and Robert Diakon to attend this year’s Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate as Exclusive Members of the Board of Regents.

August 29, 2019. Shrewsbury:  Senior Partner and Broker Thomas McCormack and Partner Robert Diakon of Resources Real Estate will be attending the annual Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate in Washington DC this Fall as Exclusive Members of the Board of Regents.

The Board of Regents is an exclusive global network of the worlds’ most elite luxury real estate professionals. It is the evolution of the Board of Governors, the leadership body that determines the direction of Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate since 1986. Each Regent represents a defined territory, serving as a leading authority in their designated region. McCormack and Diakon represent the Central New Jersey region and have been Members of the Board of Regents for over 3 years.

Both McCormack and Diakon, along with other Regents members meet prior to each annual event to share insight into the luxury market as well as marketing and technology solutions.

“The true advantage of membership in the Board of Regents is its exclusive membership,” said McCormack. “This allows brokers to share proprietary information openly without concern about direct competitors. We learn best practices from the absolute top luxury brokers from around the world. We have used such information to our competitive advantage as we have frequently been the first to implement new technology and marketing to our marketplace.”

Resources Real Estate has been a member of the Who’s Who network for 15 years and their role has evolved over time. Upon opening their Shrewsbury office, the Resources sales team was thrilled to be welcomed with personalized videos from luxury agents from across the globe — Milan, Costa Rica, Barcelona, Carribean, NYC  — agents with whom McCormack and Diakon share a personal relationship — all of whom are members of the Who’s Who network.

Among other events at the fall conference is the presentation of the organization’s annual awards given for achievement in sales and marketing of luxury properties. Resources Real Estate has been a multiple recipient of these awards from past conferences including Most Innovative Marketing Technique, Best Overall Marketing Package, and Company Spirit Award. The company is nominated in five categories for the 2019 awards.

This year’s conference will feature keynote speaker, Molly Bloom, author of Molly’s Game which was adapted into a hugely successful film demonstrating how perseverance can turn setbacks into opportunities.

Mathew Ferrara will also be a keynote speaker. A distinguished philosopher, photographer, speaker and writer, Ferrara will be examining the challenges which the luxury real estate industry faces in the next generation of consumers, markets and technologies.

The Fall Conference will be taking place September 24th – September 27th, 2019 at The Fairmont, Washington, D.C.

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Plans for The Carolynn Ozar Diakon Foundation Announced To Promote Causes of late Local Philanthropist & Resources Real Estate Founder | 4/24/19

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.”

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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, 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.”


Resources Real Estate honor their best selling 2018 sales associates | 1/17/19

Resources Real Estate honor their best selling 2018 sales associates

Shrewsbury, NJ, January 16th, 2018 — Resources Real Estate is proud to announce the recipients of the company’s sales awards for 2018 which were presented at a celebratory gathering on January 9, 2018 at the Navesink Country Club in Locust, NJ. The company’s sales achievements were particularly noteworthy this year as it was the highest number of award recipients in the company’s history.

The complete list of awards is as follows:

The Imperial Award is presented to associates with property sales totaling between $10 and $20 million. Receiving the award were Tammy Brindise and Allison Gregory.

The Sterling Award honors associates with property sales totaling between $5 and $10 million.  Recipients included Christopher Ozar, Carly York, Eleanor “Trish” Collings and Nicholas McCabe.

The Ambassador Award is given to agents with property sales of $3 to $5 million and was awarded to Jo Ann Davenport, Michele Coyle, Lisa Eckstein, Patrice George, Colleen McGowan, Gina Farkouh and Jeannette Sieh.

The Governor Award recognizes team members with sales totaling $2 to $3 million. The agents receiving this award were Joyce Diamond, Jessica Hickey, William Iler, Maureen Kaltenbach, Virginia McKiernan, Bradley Moore, Raymond Rapcavage and Nance Stellato.

Lastly, the Diplomat Award is presented to agents selling between $1 and $2 million dollars worth of real estate.  Honorees were Dennis Soboti, Kelly Guidera, Jennifer Zoppel, Andrea Davie, Colleen Antoon, Jennifer Glover, Anne Martinho, Toni Freer and Kathleen Kowalski.

“We believe our agents are the best in the business,” said Carolynn Ozar-Diakon, Senior Partner and Broker. “They are well-trained, well-informed, driven and — most importantly — they truly care about our clients.  It’s why so many clients return year after year.”

“Resources Real Estate experienced a strong sales year with 20% more closed transactions in 2018,” said Thomas McCormack, Managing Partner and Broker. “We anticipate that 2019 will be even greater given our expansion.”

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Monmouth County Year End Home Sales Price is up! Read about it… | 1/7/19

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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Beautiful Coastal Town with Soaring Home Sales; Oceanport is the place to be. | 12/17/18

Home sales in Oceanport are HOT! Single family home unit sales are up +7.4%. The median sales price is up +1.1 and new listings are +11.2% . The median list price is down -3.9%. Check out homes here at

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