Rachel and Brandon Cooper

When buying a new house and making a move to a new state there are so many factors to weigh. Often our instincts invite us to lead with emotion. That is why you need someone on your team, who understands ALL your needs who will be your advocate, your champion and your friend. My husband and I heard about Maplewood from many of our Brooklyn and NYC friends. We came out to visit and met Mark Slade. We fell in love with his true passion for his neighborhood, his aesthetic understanding, and his honest approach to affordability of homes.

We knew after our first day in Maplewood that this would be our future home. Mark was INSTRUMENTAL in the purchase and closing of our property. He found homes in our price range, with the attributes we wanted. He always had our best interest at heart and we truly felt through the whole process that we had a friend walking us through everything. There was not ONE thing Mark did not single handedly do for us regarding our home. He went above and beyond, always available, always positive and always real. He even recommended a doctor when I found out with all this I was pregnant. To top it off he brought us pizza the night we moved in. The truth is this isn’t status quo and it isn’t requirements of the job, this is Mark Slade. There isn’t a person I would ever go to for the purchase or sale of a house other than Mark. He is the best of the best, and puts all others to shame.

I trust him implicitly and recommend him one hundred times over

— Rachel and Brandon Cooper,