Resources Real Estate Agent Featured on HGTV’s Beachfront Bargain Hunt | 8/14/18

Resources Real Estate Agent Featured on HGTV’s Beachfront Bargain Hunt


Atlantic Highlands, NJ August 13th, 2018 – Resources Real Estate agent, Eleanor “Trish” Collings, has been chosen to feature a property on HGTV’s popular “Beachfront Bargain Hunt” show. HGTV’s series Beachfront Bargain Hunt follows homebuyers in search of beachfront living on a reasonable budget.

Collings works out of Resources Atlantic Highlands location. The property that was featured is located in the Leonardo section of Middletown, NJ. Collings was contacted by the Show in December, and as is the show’s format, the couple, Collings’ clients, made their choice from three properties in the area. The “reveal” occurred in May and the segment, aired in late June.

According to Collings, the popular show was looking for properties in the Sandy Hook area and they saw her listing. “This was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Being featured on HGTV was a great honor and I thoroughly enjoyed the process,” she said. “I’d love to do it again.”

Collings credits the strength of Resources Real Estate’s support of it’s agents as being a huge advantage in the marketplace. “We are a white glove company and we receive excellent training from Resources,” she said. “I’m proud to be with Resources and to be featured gave me the opportunity to show how focused we are on customer service,” said Collings.

Carolynn Diakon, Founder of Resources Real Estate said, “HGTV’s Beachfront Bargain Hunt is a very popular series for the channel. It was a lot of fun to see Trish and her property featured on this show. Most importantly, this selection speaks to the beauty and accessibility of our local beachfront.”

“This was a great opportunity to showcase not only this particular property, but the amazing beachfront that we have in this area,” said Tom McCormack, Managing Partner.

Trish Collings and her “Beachfront Bargain Hunt” can be seen on HGTV, Season 4, Episode 2.

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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