Ridgewood, NJ Real Estate Blog

 

Tarvin Realtors is excited to share that we completed 15 deals in 20 days in May alone! If you were thinking of selling your home, now is the time!! People are flocking from New York City to Bergen County in the hopes of beautiful homes and greenery! Of the deals that we completed in the past 20 days, over half of them were buyers coming from NYC and Jersey City. The spring market is in full force and we are excited to see so many buyers choosing Ridgewood as their new home. 

We at Tarvin Realtors are continuing to follow the guidelines set to ensure the safety of our clients and agents. We are proceeding with masks, gloves, hand sanitizers, etc. and are scheduling one on one viewings to allow buyers to see homes in person. Our strong social media

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Tarvin Realtors have been helping homeowners buy and sell property in Northwest Bergen County since 1971.

According to the latest survey from the National Association of REALTORS, previous to April buyers looked at nine homes before purchasing. Now that number is down to three and many homebuyers closed on their new home without ever seeing the property in person.

Tarvin agents are adapting and using technology more than ever to interact with buyers and sellers, focusing on virtual tours, detailed photos and quick responsiveness to create efficient and successful sales.

We strive to stay up-to-date with the latest trends while assisting our team in crafting materials to promote your home using the renowned Tarvin brand across all platforms.

Many of our

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Here in Ridgewood, as in most cities and communities across the country, we are now staying at home and practicing social distancing if we must go out, in order to help slow the spread of COVID-19. We know that staying home is necessary right now for all of us, but at the same time, we're starting to go a little stir-crazy. So to help during this challenging time, we asked our agents to give some ideas and tips on things they are doing to make the most of this situation.

For The Family & Yourself

Turning to cooking while self-quarantined provides sustenance, comfort and entertainment, too. Mary Onie Holland, along with her husband and fellow Tarvin agent Tom Holland are staying busy cooking more than usual and trying new recipes.

For those evenings you

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You hired a Tarvin Realtors agent who guided you through the home selling process. Through accurate pricing and utilizing Tarvin's concierge services to stage your home, you have a buyer! 

A home inspection is typically scheduled within a few weeks after the purchase offer has been signed by both parties and the "attorney review" period is over. No home is perfect, so the inspection report will most likely reveal items that are not up to standard or are in need of repair or replacement. Often a repair request looks a lot worse than it is, home inspectors have terminology they use to protect themselves and to inform the buyer of what they mean, explaining terms and describing what they have found. 

Once you have read through the repair request

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Lisa has incredible enthusiasm and a unique approach to the real estate industry that makes her a one-of-a-kind professional. Lisa deals in both residential and commercial sales and leases and has achieved her membership in Tarvin's  Five - Ten  Million Dollar Sales Club.

In 2019 Lisa Closed $6.7 Million in Residential sales and $2.1 in Commercial Deals. Lisa is licensed as a broker salesperson, meaning she has met the professional requirements, completed the extensive course work, and passed the multiple examinations required to achieve the highest designation in the real estate industry. She also holds a Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE) designation from the Real Estate Negotiation Institute.

Active in the community, Lisa was on the

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Tarvin Salesperson of the Month, Elizabeth Thauer, knows what it takes to sell a home. Liz is very knowledgeable about the Ridgewood, Ho-Ho-Kus and Saddle River communities and has extensive residential and commercial real estate and business experience in New York City and in Bergen County.

Having owned two homes in Ridgewood and managed many large residential and commercial renovation projects all over the United States and beyond, Liz is no stranger to the challenges of moving and creating the house that you can proudly call home. Buying or selling a home doesn't have to be a stressful experience. Liz once again proved this with her latest listing which hit the market, received offers and was Under Contract all in less than 3 days!

Liz's skilled

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Tarvin Realtors congratulates Frances Hanson Ekblom on her outstanding achievement of Platinum Level for the 2019 Circle of Excellence Sales Award. Frances also received Platinum Level in 2016, Gold level in 2012, 2013, 2014, and Bronze level in 2010, 2011 and 2017.

The NJ Realtors Circle of Excellence Sales Award recognizes those members who have demonstrated excellence in the field of salesmanship. Winners must achieve specified levels in both the number of closed transactions and in the dollar amount of closed transactions, with the prestigious Platinum Level being the highest level awarded. In 2019 France's closed sales exceeded $31 Million contributing to her closed sales of more than $220,000,000 of real estate since 2012.

Frances is a

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Congratulations to Kimberly Ford on making the 2020 list of Bergen County's top real estate agents! 

Kim, who has been with Tarvin almost half a decade, has called Bergen County home for over 28 years. She and her husband, Ken, have three adult children who were born, raised and educated in Ridgewood. Prior to joining Tarvin Realtors, Kim had an impressive career in finance concentrating on the homebuilding industry, which has given her an edge in her real estate career. After building a home and completely renovating two others, Kim understands that attention to detail is paramount, communication is imperative and working within financial parameters is critical.

"I have a passion for excellence and believe my clients deserve nothing less than

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Both buyers and sellers in Ridgewood, NJ, know they are working with the most qualified Realtors in the area when they choose the Tarvin Team. At Tarvin Realtors we are fortunate to have an exclusive, knowledgable team comprised of professionals who we have carefully sought out and selected. Every Tarvin associate works full-time, lives locally, and is active in the community. In 2019 our 36 agents produced $108 million in home sales – averaging more dollar sales per agent than any other office. 

Each year we recognize our agents for their hard work, achievements and closed sales volume with membership to Tarvin's exclusive Million Dollar Sales Club. 

Click below to learn more about the members of our Tarvin Realtors $5 - $10 Million Dollar

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As we enter our 50th year we are proud to honor 8 of our agents with anniversaries in 2019. From left to right: Lisa Levey – 15 years, Jane Certo – 15 years, Suzanne Lenihan – 15 years, Barbara Masarky – 25 years, Mary Onie Holland – 30 years, Tom Holland – 10 years, Katherine Montgomery – 10 years and Jennifer Celiberti – 5 year not pictured.

Since 1971 Tarvin Realtors has been the only real estate firm to consistently out perform the competition. Our boutique real estate firm focuses on one-on-one relationships to bring buyers and sellers together. We are proud to continually lead the Ridgewood, New Jersey real estate market!

2019 was a solid year for the Ridgewood real estate market and for Tarvin Realtors. Not only were we the #1 office in sales

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