From Maplewood To South Orange, Making the Move! A.K.A. Selling and Buying a Home At The Same Time

By mark-slade November 23, 2016

Today, friends, neighbors and a truly wonderful family that has been living in Maplewood for 12 years will be making the move to South Orange. With four girls, they had outgrown their lovely College Hill home. We had been looking on and off over the past few years, but when they found their new home on Scotland Road, with 2 more bedrooms, 2 more full baths–one a master bath–it was almost too good to be true and made this move irresistible. We made their offer on the new home and successfully negotiated a deal that was contingent on selling their home, which wasn’t even on the market as of yet. We mobilized and got their home on the market in less than 2 weeks and on the first weekend had two open houses, bringing in over 50+ potential buyers and ended up with 11 bids and selling their home for 10% over asking.

While this was a great outcome to feel great about, this wonderful turn of events was bested by what I believe is the first ever Official Greeting and Neighborhood Welcome from none other than Sheena Collum, South Orange’s first female Village President.

Interview courtesy of Reporter Extraordinaire Joe Strupp, a.k.a. The Maplewoodian

Mark Slade
Keller Williams
Good Homes

Selling a Maplewood/South Orange/West Orange area home involves many steps and having an experienced Maplewood New Jersey Real Estate Agent and Realtor®, specializing in the Bedroom Communities of New York City in Essex/Union County— Millburn, Short Hills, Montclair, West Orange, South Orange, Livingston, Maplewood, Springfield, Summit, Madison, Chatham, Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Cranford and Westfield–by your side will make the transaction run a lot smoother. I would love to be your Maplewood/South Orange New Jersey Area Real Estate Professional! I assist both buyers and sellers in the Bedroom Communities of New York City, mostly served by NJ Transit’s Mid-Town Direct Train Lines, offering commutes of 45minute or less to NY Penn Station, with either the purchase and or sale of residential real estate.

As an Accredited Buyer’s Agent (ABR), I have received special training to guide and educate you through the entire home buying process. From start to finish, I listen to your needs and desires in what you would like and take the information you give me to find you home. My GO-TO team can provide you the best in Real Estate advice with regard to attorney choices, Home Inspectors and Mortgage Loan Officers

I am also a Luxury specialist (CLHMS), I have received special training to guide and educate you through the entire home buying and selling process. Not only does this extra training help me better understand this upper echelon in real estate, its benefit include a special luxury website: and a corresponding worldwide luxury network that helps to put luxury buyers and sellers together.

As your Maplewood/South Orange/ West Orange New Jersey listing agent I am well versed on as your local expert in all things in the West Orange, Maplewood and South Orange area Real Estate Market. You can expect personalized service that includes a detailed consultation on how to best position your Mid-Town Direct home to be competitive in today’s market with training to provide my clients with an in-depth Advanced Comparative Market analysis, and advice on staging. As my office’s technology officer as well as both a Zillow Platinum Premier and Trulia Premier agent, I use the latest and most up-to-date marketing methods to get your home in front of as many buyers as possible. Being your New Jersey Real Estate Agent and Realtor ® not only involves just finding the home or selling the home, but being your guide, negotiator, advisor and advocate and making sure that your needs and goals are met. Being your New Jersey Essex/Union County area Realtor® (with a little bit of Morris County thrown in for good measure) is one of my truest passions, and “Helping You Find Your Dream Home” is my number one priority.

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