Uncategorized Fara Espandi Named 2023 Top Agent at ERA Justin Realty Sales Associate Fara Espandi has been named Top Agent at ERA Justin Realty for the year 2023. Espandi received the honor by both selling the most units and earning the highest volume in sales in the company this past year. “I am so honored to be recognized for this,” said Espandi, “I would like to […]
Uncategorized The Importance of Pricing Correctly It can be hard to put a price tag on your home, especially if it’s where you have celebrated so many of life’s precious milestones. Birthdays. Holidays. Graduations. Bridal Showers. How do you put a price on memories?  “Well, you don’t,” says Glenn Elliot, Sales Associate at ERA Justin Realty, “Your memories are priceless. Your […]
Uncategorized 5-Year Home Price Expectations Whether you’re thinking about selling, or getting ready to buy, what homes cost now and in the near future comes into play. “You may have seen some negative news about home prices over the past year,” says Erin Hunkemoeller, Sales Associate at ERA Justin Realty, “But the truth is that while there was a dip […]
Uncategorized Selling a Multi-Family Selling a property with multiple units can be a unique challenge, especially if it’s your first time. “It’s not just a real estate transaction,” says Jennifer Darby Metzger, Broker/Owner of ERA Justin Realty, “It’s a business transaction.” There are things owners of multi-family units, especially ones with apartments that are currently rented with long term […]
Uncategorized Baby Boomers: Should You Rent? It’s a familiar scene playing out all across the country every day: Baby Boomers are selling their longtime family homes and downsizing. On the minds of many of them: “Should we buy again? Or should we rent?” There are pros and cons to both options, and the best choice for each individual will depend on […]
Uncategorized New Kids on the Block: Gen Z Look out Millennials, there are some new kids on the block: Gen Z.  Millennials, also known as Generation Y, were born between roughly 1984 and 1996. Gen Z starts in the year 1997. And that was 25 years ago already. Though Millennials have been pushing the average first time homebuyer age well into their 30s, […]
Uncategorized For-Sale-By-Owner Risks The real estate market tends to slow down in December, but the buyers who are looking are serious. They’re ready to give themselves the gift of a home for the holidays and that can mean a fast sale.  This might make the idea of selling your home on your own appealing. However, For-Sale-By-Owner (FSBO) comes […]
ERA Justin Realty Charities Giving Tuesday Give Back(packs) To mark this year’s Giving Tuesday, ERA Justin Realty partnered with local charity We God This to give out backpacks filled with essential items to the homeless.  “Giving Tuesday is always the Tuesday after Thanksgiving,” says ERA Justin Broker/Owner Jennifer Darby Metzger, who spearheads the company’s involvement every year,  “It’s become known nationwide as a […]
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Uncategorized Shop Local This Holiday Season! Supporting small businesses is an extremely important part of setting our community up for success. Local businesses strengthen our economy, provide jobs to our friends and neighbors, reduce environmental impact, and do so much more to benefit the towns and neighborhoods we live in. Wondering the best way that you can support local businesses? See […]
Uncategorized A Home for the Holidays Your house could be the #1 item on a home buyer’s wishlist this holiday season! “We know it is a very hard decision to make,” says Antonella Dininno, Sales Associate at ERA Justin Realty, “Sell your house during the holidays, or wait.” Some people who have already listed actually take their homes off the market […]
Uncategorized ERA Justin Realty Collects Toys for Tots ERA Justin Realty is once again partnering with Toys for Tots to collect gifts for less fortunate children this holiday season.  The campaign kicks off on Thursday, November 9th and continues through Friday, December 15th, which is the final day for drop off at ERA Justin’s main office at 46 Chestnut Street in Rutherford. “Toys […]
Uncategorized Rutherford’s First PorchFest Rutherford is gearing up for its inaugural PorchFest, a celebration of music and neighborly spirit. Singers and bands will perform on front porches and front lawns across the Borough of Trees this Saturday, November 4th and ERA Justin is excited to be a host. “Come on down to our main office at 46 Chestnut Street,” […]
Uncategorized ERA Justin Announces Q3 Leaders ERA Justin Realty Co is proud to announce its 2023 Leaders for the third quarter of the year. The winners are: Fara Espandi, Cathy Vick, Alexa Micciulli, Lee Schilare, Catherine Nimmo, Danielle Sette & Jessi Davidson. “Despite the ever-changing real estate market, these agents are consistently positive,” said Jennifer Darby Metzger, Broker/Owner of ERA Justin […]
Uncategorized Julia Dagistanli Named to NJ’s LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance ERA Justin is proud to announce its involvement in the creation of the New Jersey chapter of the LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance. Sales Associate Julia Dagistanli has been named the group’s first ever Secretary. The LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance is a nationwide non-profit with more than 3,100 members and 50 chapters. “The Alliance is dedicated […]
Uncategorized Emotional Benefits of Home Ownership Owning real estate is the main driver in building wealth and financial security. However, there are plenty of other benefits to home ownership… including emotionally. Control  “Owning your own home can give you a sense of control,” says Alexa Micciulli, Sales Associate at ERA Justin Realty, “Knowing that your home is truly your own space, […]
Uncategorized The Importance of Pre-Approval In a tight real estate market, having a pre-approval letter in your hands could be the difference between getting your dream home… and not. The number of homes on the market is low nationwide. This means you could be competing more for the home you want. This means you have to be ready to act […]
Uncategorized How to Handle Bidding Wars Multiple offers. It’s every seller’s dream, right? It’s wonderful, and guarantees you’re getting top dollar for your house. But choosing the right bid comes with its own set of challenges. Here are some strategies to help sellers win a bidding war. Work with an Experienced Real Estate Agent “You shouldn’t go to war without a […]
Uncategorized Buying a Historic House Bergen County is filled with historic homes. There are Victorians, Craftsmans, Tudors, and Colonials, some of which date back to before the Revolutionary War. These houses that have stood the test of time are part of what gives our area its charm. Owning a historic property is a unique opportunity to take part in preserving […]
Uncategorized Erin Hunkemoeller Joins ERA Justin’s Family of Real Estate Professionals ERA Justin Realty is thrilled to welcome new Sales Associate Erin Hunkemoeller to the team. “I joined ERA Justin for the people!” says Erin, “They sold us our first home. After that experience I knew I wanted to be part of the team!” Erin bought her home in Pompton Lakes, New Jersey a year ago. […]
Uncategorized First Timer’s Keys to Success Buying your first home is not only a right of passage, it is also the key to building wealth. Yet more and more young, first time home buyers are putting off homeownership.  The age of the typical first timer is up to 36. Why? According to the National Association of Realtors the number of first […]