Newly Minted Maplewoodian Testimonial about Maplewood

By mark-slade November 21, 2015

new listing on 17 Colgate in the College Hills section of Maplewood


“We moved to Maplewood 15 months ago with a 6 yo and a 2yo. It was our 2nd time looking at houses in the area. We were partial to the areas between Springfield Ave and the train tracks for the neighborhood feel and decent house and lot size. Also we wanted to be close to the train. The area between the train and South Mountain Reservation is amazing but was way out of our price range. We expected to end up east of Springfield Ave for our price range but got lucky and found a house in walking distance to the train and downtown.”

“Nearly all of our parent friends live in the zone West of Springfield Ave and all their blocks have a nice family vibe with great house character. I don’t know much about the other side of Springfield Ave beyond what we saw house hunting.”

“The elementary schools in the SOMA school district are all great. I wouldn’t worry about which one you are zoned for in your house hunt. We had heard that Tuscan was the prime school when we were first looking, but we love Clinton which is the ESL school and a little more diverse. I’ve never met anyone that doesn’t love their zoned school.
There are plenty of full time preschools but none of them are public. We like the South Mountain YMCA and have heard good things about Village Babies. Neither one is any cheaper than Brooklyn daycare. We had googled several low cost options before moving but weren’t comfortable with them after visiting.”

“Good luck with your search! The quality of life for our kids is so far beyond what we could afford in Brooklyn.”

Mark Simpson

Mark was not one of my clients, but agreed to allow re-posting of his testimonial.

Mark Slade Keller Williams 917.797.5059 Good Homes

Selling a Maplewood/South Orange/Millburn/Short Hills 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

As your Maplewood/South Orange/Millburn/Short Hills/Essex/Union County New Jersey listing agent I am well versed on as your local expert in all things in the 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.

Mark Slade

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