Ridgewood, NJ Real Estate Blog

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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Tarvin Realtors congratulates Frances Hanson Ekblom, Tarvin Realtors Salesperson of the year, on her closed sales for 2019 exceeding $31 Million! Frances has closed more than $190,000,000 of real estate since 2012.

In 2019, Frances was proud to be named the #1 Listing agent in Ridgewood. She was the # 1 agent for Ridgewood in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 consecutively. She is a recipient of the National Association of Realtors Circle of Excellence Sales Award – Platinum Level for 2016. She also received Gold level for 2012, 2013, and 2014. In addition, she received the NJAR Circle of Excellence Sales Award –  Bronze level in 2010, 2011 and 2017.

Frances is a member of the Tarvin Elite THIRTY MILLION DOLLAR SALES CLUB and has been named Tarvin’s

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With less than a week until Christmas, it is time to wrap up the holiday shopping and start enjoying the festivities! Named one of New Jersey Monthly magazine's favorite downtowns, Ridgewood is the perfect place to grab those last-minute gifts.

The historic and charming downtown, located just a few blocks from Tarvin Realtors, is lined with a variety of shops and boutiques. Not sure where to start or struggling with gift ideas? There’s no better place to get inspiration and unique finds for your loved ones. 

Purchasing items in a store can save you time if you don’t know what you’re getting someone. Online, you need to have some idea what to search for but in a shop, you’re presented with all kinds of ideas you can see and touch. 

For clothing

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Ridgewood is a sought after community for its charming village, pedestrian lifestyle, award-winning schools… and ease of commuting!  Whether you are commuting by plane, train, or automobile… we are centrally located to get to where you need to go!

Less than 25 miles to NYC, Ridgewood has easy access to highways, our own train station and has close proximity to three major airports.

Ridgewood Station may be on the National Register of Historic Places as one of the best examples of the Missionary Revival style of architecture, but it is not lacking in comfort and convenience. The station has been brought up to today's standards including proper platform overhangs, ramps, an elevator, bike racks and the main building is completely enclosed with central

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Carolers singing….

          Santa in Van Nest Park…

                       Ridgewood High School Marching Band... 

and our majestic 60’ Christmas tree standing proud at the top of the town.

Celebrating 48 years, we at Tarvin Realtors are so blessed to be a staple in this wonderful community, rich in 125 years of history and tradition. 

Our annual Ridgewood Tree Lighting is just one more thing that makes this town special. This ceremony is the kickoff to the holiday season in our little village but stands for SO much more. It’s the excitement of our children as they visit Santa in the park, parents making memories with their children and sharing memories of their own childhood in Ridgewood, carolers strolling our streets, and hot

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As real estate professionals, we have so much to be thankful for. This Thanksgiving, we want to share our genuine appreciation with you. For almost 50 years Tarvin Realtors has called Ridgewood home. Without you, we would not be where we are today, and we're so thankful for the support in our community throughout the year. To express our gratitude, we asked our team to share what they are most thankful for this year. 

  1. Tara Briganti "I’m grateful for my health, home, family, friends, food......and referrals!"
  2. Jennifer Celiberti "I am thankful for all the neighbors and friends my family has found here in Ridgewood!  Grateful every day for living and working in this wonderful community and of course all my amazing clients and folks at Tarvin
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Ridgewood’s Tree Lighting is a meer two and a half weeks away… kids are making their holiday lists. It’s hard to believe we are down to the last weeks of the year!

Shh...Tarvin wants to tell you a well-kept secret in real estate. While everyone else is thinking about the holidays, and if you're thinking of buying a new house, you really should sweep in NOW to get a good deal on your new home rather than wait for the spring.

That’s right...this is one of the best times to buy and score an amazing home while saving thousands by not waiting for the bent up spring market! 

  • There is far less competition to buy. Many prospective buyers are busy with holiday-related activities at this time of year
  • There are some amazing homes on the market at
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The sales professionals at Tarvin enthusiastically participated in the Table to Table "Bag a Lunch, Help a Bunch," initiative, raising $1,000. Table to Table is a community-based food rescue program that collects prepared and perishable food that would otherwise be wasted and delivers it to organizations serving the hungry in the Bergen, Essex, Hudson, and Passaic counties of New Jersey.

In 2018 alone, this initiative enabled Table to Table to rescue enough food to serve 3.5 million meals.

Through efforts such as this, Tarvin demonstrates its commitment to making our communities a better place to live.

Agents pictured from left to right:
Peggy Marino, Debby Monroe Tarvin, Jane Certo, Barbara Masarky, Jennifer Contrucci, Pam Chmiel, Enid Joseph, Christie

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