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Listing: 6 Keyes St, Florham Park, NJ

By Coccia
At Sep 06, 2018

Open House this Sunday, Sept. 9th from 1-4pm
6 Keyes St, Florham Park, NJ

This is a 2 year old center hall colonial with gourmet kitchen, beautiful trim work, finished third floor and 1st floor in-law suite. It comes with a gourmet open kitchen and family room perfect for entertaining. The 2nd floor includes a laundry room, large master suite with custom closets and opulent bathroom. And of course, beautiful rooms for everyone in the family! The large custom backyard is beautifully landscaped (front and rear). And the outdoor kitchen including grill, storage, pizza oven, smoker, fridge, whole house gas generator and more! So what are you waiting for? This home is a must-see! Contact us at (973) 887-2500 for more information and see this wonderful house for yourself, this could be exactly the home your family has been dreaming of!

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Exclusive Listing: 4 Baybury Court, East Hanover, NJ

By Coccia
At Aug 30, 2018

Welcome to this amazing River Oaks home in one of the most sought after neighborhoods in East Hanover!

This 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath colonial has curb appeal sure to impress. The newly updated stone exterior captures the eye as you approach this lovely home. Dramatic two-story entry with exquisite wrought iron staircase, newly updated hardwood floors and recessed paneling throughout the first floor.

Great open floor plan with spacious kitchen and family room, which overlooks a private manicured backyard. Luxurious master bedrooms suite with full bath featuring double sinks, separate tub and shower and 2 walk-in closets.

Three additional bedrooms, full bath and convenient laundry complete the second level. The charm and character adds warmth and appeal to this great home.

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Getting Help to Relocate Your Home

By Coccia
At Aug 01, 2018

Looking to move and need some help on your way? Leading RE is a network of over 650 real estate companies from across the United States and internationally, the largest network of leading residential real estate firms with 120,000 associates and over $380 Billion in collective sales volume, more than any other national network! The Network’s member firms are widely recognized as the premier providers of quality relocation. And Coccia Real Estate Group is a proud member!

As a member. We can assist individuals relocating to virtually any community in the U.S. or abroad! With services including comprehensive destination orientation programs, Real Estate assistance, mortgage assistance, household goods move management and more!

We also manage corporate employee relocation accounts through RELO Direct, the Network’s business to business enterprise designed to steamline the delivery of relocation services for corporations, transferees and broker members. We at Coccia Real Estate Group can offer you the benefit of our knowledge especially in East Hanover, Florham Park, Hanover Township, Parsippany, New Jersey and the surrounding areas. Call us today 973-887-2500

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Exclusive Listing: 67 Watchung Ave, Chatham, NJ 07928

By Coccia
At Jul 27, 2018

Six bedrooms, 5.1 baths, over 5,600 sq ft with finished basement and third floor. 9′ ceilings on 1st and 2nd floors, custom floor to ceiling wainscoting in foyer, large family room with diagonal coffered ceiling.

Solid wood cabinets in custom kitchen with Carrera quartz Counters including waterfall island & butlers pantry.

Stainless steel 6 burner Viking gas range, Sub Zero fridge, Bosch double ovens and dishwasher.

Nest Thermostats, Ring doorbell, wired for ethernet, LED recessed lights and under cabinet lighting – so much to list. Both basement and 3rd floor have a bedroom and full bath.

Builder spared nothing with 5 zones HVAC, Anderson 400 windows, 42″ gas fireplace, EV plug and high ceilings in basement.

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How to Be a Successful Home Buyer

By Coccia
At Jul 25, 2018

Become a pre-approved buyer. The pre-approval process is simple and will help show sellers that you are a serious buyer.

Beat your competition to the best listings. Like any other homebuyer, you want the best home at the best price possible. Seek the assistance of a professional buyer specialist to stay well-informed and updated on a regular basis.

Research market trends in your area of interest. This will help you get a better idea of what homes are selling for as well as how long they are typically on the market.

Prove that you are a serious buyer. A great way to accomplish this is to put down a larger payment to catch the attention of the seller.

Don’t settle too fast. Your primary goal should be to make sure that you get the best deal possible for the home you are interested in.

Keep your offer simple. A seller will be more interested in an offer that is not going to be slowed down or delayed by things that do not severely affect the value of the home.

Don’t do it alone. With an ever-changing market, an experienced buyer specialist who can keep your best interest in mind will make a significant impact when buying a home and maximizing your investments.

Here at Coccia Real Estate, we’d love to help you buy the house of your dreams! Call us at 973-887-2500

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3 Points To Consider – Hire A Realtor vs FSBO

By Coccia
At Jan 30, 2018

Tracey Franco goes over three points to consider when you are selling your house to either hire a realtor or sell it yourself. Tracey’s hard work and consistent client referrals have elevated her to a top real estate agent in the New Jersey area.

Hi everybody. My name is Tracey Franco and I am a realtor with Coccia Real Estate Group.

Today I want to talk to you about three points that you want to consider when you’ve decided to sell your home. Better thinking should I hire a realtor or should it go for sale by owner?

The first thing you want to consider, which is the absolute most important thing when you’re going to sell your home, is establishing current market value. When you list your home you want to make sure it’s priced properly for the current conditions of the market. Who better to know market value than your local realtor.

A realtor is going to bring knowledge to you on current market conditions. Like I said, timing of the market which is really important and comparables in the area. Homes that have sold that maybe you didn’t know about or you don’t have access to. All of these factors play in to the current list price for your home.

The next thing I want to talk to you about is how your home is presented. As we all know you only get one chance to make a first impression. So you want to make sure that when your home goes live on the market it’s absolutely market ready. So bring a local realtor in. Have them tell you some tips and tricks to make your home look its absolute best. Maybe if you have older carpet but so many homes in this area have beautiful hardwood floors underneath it’s definitely worth the cost to expose the hardwood floors. Maybe you could customize more by bringing the painting more up to date or declutter.

All these things your realtor knows so that when your home goes live on the market it’s going to capture the attention of the most buyers. So now you hired that realtor, that’s a skilled negotiator, that’s going to get you top dollar, right? The next thing is what do I do with this paperwork? There’s so much that goes in to managing the transaction after you’ve received the offer. You need a realtor to make sure that you adhere to the dates of the contract.That the buyers give their first deposit, their second deposit. They meet their mortgage contingency date. All these, sets the timing so that you close on time.And in the middle of all that you could have a 40 page home inspection report. Your realtor, have them help you navigate that. So it’s not overwhelming and stressful for you.

Something else you want to consider during this process is managing the showings. So many former For Sale By Owner sellers that have come to us have said I had no idea how overwhelming it was to show my home. Imagine all the phone calls you’re going to receive.All the tire kickers that are out there and people just love looking at homes. You don’t want to have to manage that on your own.

Hire your local realtor to do it for you so that you get qualified buyers to your home. So all of this you can see it’s definitely beneficial and well worth the cost to you to hire a local realtor. Many studies have shown that you actually get more for your home when you hire a realtor to do the job for you.

I would love to be your local realtor.So if you have any questions about the process of getting your home market ready or what the current conditions are,give me a call. Definitely will not be a waste of your time. You can reach me directly at 973-945-6865. Thank you.

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5 Things To Ready Your Home For The Market

By Coccia
At Jan 19, 2018

In this video, Christine Nagy discusses five things that a homeowner can do to ready their home for the market. Christine Nagy is a real estate agent in New Jersey and has consistently been a recipient of the NJAR Circle of Excellence Sales Award for the past seven years.

“Hi my name’s Christine Nagy and I work for Coccia Real Estate in East Hanover. I’m going to let you know today five things that you should do to get your home ready to put on the market.

The first thing that is really important is to make sure you have a good curb appeal for your home. Buyers are judging your home from the minute that they come through the door. So we want to make sure everything is nice and manicured outside. There’s no chipping or any signs of distress on the house and they get a better first impression because you can never get a second chance to make that first impression. And buyers know when they walk through the door if they like the house or not already.

The second thing is get a fresh coat of paint on the walls. Your home will immediately have a nice face lift and it will look clean and neat and more modern.

The third thing is depersonalized. Buyers are trying to envision themselves living in the house. So take down the family portraits and personal items so they can see themselves living there.

So the fourth thing is to light up your home during showings. Open the shades. Maximize the light. It will give you a warm, inviting feel. And the fifth and the most important item is price your home correctly. Buyers are very savvy they know a lot what they know what sold you know price. It’s really important to choose a local realtor that can help you price it correctly.

Call me, I love to help you. I’m with buyers and sellers all day long. If you want to list your house, I promise I’ll do the best job for you and I’ll get you the most money for your home. My name is Christie Nagin. My phone number is 973-615-9878 and I’d love to help you. Thank you.”

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How Do I Choose a Realtor Near Me?

By Coccia
At Oct 13, 2017

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There are a handful of situations in life that can compare to buying a home, at least when it comes to the combined joy, stress, effort, and rewards. Senior year final exams, your wedding, and the birth of a child are a few that immediately come to mind. Considering how important your home is to your quality of life, equip yourself with the knowledge and the tools that will lead to a commitment without any regrets. The list of tools and knowledge begins and ends with choosing the right Realtor.

 

So, before you go and search for a “Realtor Near Me,” read Coccia Real Estate’s Tips on how to choose a realtor near you.

 

Get Referrals for an Agent or References from the Agent Near You

Buying and selling a home is a big decision! Don’t make it without the right background information. More than ever, people trust word of mouth for informing their decisions. If you’re getting a good feeling about an agent, ask for some references to confirm the choice. If your agent won’t give references, that’s a red flag straightaway.

 

Think Locally

Working with someone local aligns well with an experienced broker. Just like a tour guide who’s from the area, a real estate agent that’s part of the community is going to paint a better picture of what living in a new area is like. But unlike an experienced broker who is from outside the area, someone local can key you in on whether a location has any unappealing quirks or if there’s something fun that happens on a regular basis. So, for any agent you’re working with, find out how long they’ve worked in the area!

 

Experience Makes a Difference

While working with someone who is still learning can be a fun and rewarding experience, more often than not you’ll be better off working with someone who has several years of experience under their belt. Realtors such as those at Coccia Real Estate are well-versed with every procedure in Morris County, every idiosyncrasy that faces New Jersey homes, and every nuance that goes with the real estate market. By working with someone with experience, you can potentially save yourselves time and money, plus end up with a home better than you expected.

 

Use the Right Realtor and Know Your Options

Did you know that not all real estate agents and realtors are the same? Realtors, for instance, are members of the National Association of Realtors and adhere to an ethics code that often transcends state law. But that’s not the only difference you’ll find when buying or selling a home.Realtors are normally working for the seller first on a legal level. Since they are making a commission from the purchase, they are incentivized to sell a house quickly and for the highest price. This doesn’t mean that realtors are a bad choice, but it is the reality.

 

Buyer’s Brokers Near Me

If you are looking for someone who specifically works for buyers, consider a buyer’s broker. Since they have little to nothing to do with the seller, the only interests they have in a situation are the buyer’s. These agents are bound to keep anything you say confidential and less likely to gloss over any issues found with the home. Sounds great, right? Buyer’s brokers are growing in popularity, but one caveat exists – as the buyer, you need to pay a commission or hourly fee to the broker. Can they get you a better deal? That’s the hope! But the crux of the situation will be whether the deal they get you ends up being less when you add on the broker fee.

 

Dual Agents and Split Brokers

Then there are dual agents and split brokers who may work as both a traditional and buyer agent. Since they are working out of a traditional office, dual agents can have access to both the buyer and the seller. This works out well for putting buyers and sellers together on the right deal, however dual agents will not be able to negotiate for the buyer and cannot recommend a purchase price. Split agents, on the other hand, will need to pick one side or another once hired – they cannot work for both the buyer and the seller and are therefore bound to the same levels of confidence.

 

E-Brokers

Lastly, a rising option for modern industrious individuals are e-brokers, such E-Broker Pro and Coccia owner Chris Coccia. E-broker services are more affordable for both buyers and sellers. The flipside of this is that you’ll be expected to do more work, such as check MLS listings, provide more marketing materials or find the houses you want to look at.

 

First Time Buyers, House Flippers, and Estate Sales, Oh My!

With the variety of realtors and agents available to you, there’s one more thing that you’ll need to find out, and that’s the types of buyers and sellers an agent commonly works with. Just like doctors, musicians, artists, and lawyers, real estate agents often have a specialty that they focus on. Find out what that is, and choose someone who aligns with your needs.

 

Find out How the Realtor Communicates

Agents, just like people, have different methods for communicating in today’s world. What are yours? Do you like to text, or perhaps an e-mail? Or are you a meeting-in-person type? While this doesn’t affect how your listing will perform or the houses you’ll check out, aligning yourself with someone who communicates how you want will make a surprising difference in the pleasantness of your real estate journey.

 

Don’t Interview Only One Realtor

Even if you love the first agent that you meet with, don’t be afraid to meet with another. The more discussions that you have from different voices, the better informed you’ll be. You’ll also avoid any struggles of wondering if the grass is greener when dealing with the real estate rollercoaster.

 

Don’t Fall for Someone Promising the Moon

Assuming you’ve talked to multiple agents and done some research on the market, an informed individual should have a pretty good idea what they’re getting into when it comes to the price of a home.  If someone is saying you’ll get significantly more than you expect, they’re trying to buy your listing; don’t fall for the honey pot, and work with someone who has your interests at heart.

 

Work with Someone You’re Comfortable With

This may sound like common sense, but finding someone you can trust and communicate with is crucial. For starters, you’ll be better able to convey what it is you’re looking for as a buyer and what you need to do to maximize your sale as a seller. Trust in real estate is a key to making any transaction a happy one. Find out how many clients they have and whether they’ll have time for you.

 

Find the Right Realtor Near You at Coccia Real Estate in NJ

Coccia Real Estate in East Hanover, NJ has always had a core mission to make sure that both buyer and seller are happy. That’s why our real estate agents are always informed, always ethical, and always honest.

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EXCLUSIVE LISTING: 70 Roosevelt Ave, East Hanover NJ

By Coccia
At Sep 12, 2017

Price: $689,900

70 Roosevelt Ave
East Hanover, NJ 07936
County: Morris
Bedrooms: 4
Full Bathrooms: 2
Partial-Bathrooms: 2
Type: Single Family
Elementary School: Frank Smith
High School: Hanover Park

Lovely 4 bedroom colonial with tons of curb appeal on tree-lined cul-de-sac! Great floor plan and large room sizes throughout. Eat-in kitchen with stainless steel appliances, plenty of cabinets and pantry, open to a great family room with wood burning fireplace. Updated powder room. Nice-sized formal dining room. Huge master bedroom with full bath, relaxing sauna and walk-in closet. Updated full bath upstairs with tub and shower. Finished basement with wet bar and half bath. Private backyard with large deck, patio and amazing fountain to enjoy! Two car garage, professionally landscaped, new roof and driveway! Great neighborhood!

Property Type: Single Family
Listing Status: Exclusive
Style: Colonial
Year Built: 1986
Exterior: Vinyl Siding
Roofing: Asphalt Shingle
Garage Description: Attached Garage
Garage Spaces: 2
Heat Type: Baseboard – Hotwater, Multi-zone
Heat Source: Natural Gas
Air Conditioning: Central Air
Water: Public Water
Sewer: Public
Acres: 0.23
Lot Description: Cul-De-Sac

Siding: Vinyl
Fireplace: 1 Wood Burning
Township: East Hanover
Exterior Features: Deck, Patio, Wood Fence
Days On Market: 0
Interior: Bar-Wet, Blinds, Carbon Monoxide Detector, Sauna, Smoke Detector

Family Room: 1
Bedrooms: 4
Total Full Baths: 2
Total 1/2 Baths: 2

Room Level
Master Bedroom: 20×13
Bedroom 2: 13×13
Bedroom 3: 14×9
Bedroom 4: 12×11
Dining Room: 13×13
Family Room: 19×13
Kitchen: 22×13
Living Room: 19×13

FINANCIAL

Listing Price: $689,900
Utilities: Gas-Natural, public sewer, public water
Ownership: Fee Simple
Annual Taxes: $8,523
Tax Year: 2016

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4 Ways to Improve Natural Lighting in Your Home

By Coccia
At Sep 11, 2017

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From the aesthetic to the mental benefits, natural light is a highly-desired element to have permeating your home. Natural lighting can improve moods, aid our sleep cycles, reduced eye strain, and promote better decision making. It can also make us more productive, as evidenced in a study discussed in Psychology Today. Unfortunately, many apartments and homes can still benefit from increased light from outside. If this sounds familiar, keep reading to learn Coccia Real Estate’s tips to increase the natural light in a room or throughout your home.

Turn Your Home’s Color Palette from Dark to Light Colors

Beyond creating larger windows in your home, one of the biggest changes that can be made to a room is its color scheme. Light is absorbed by darker colors, and reflected by lighter colors. So, the darker your room, the less light travelling through the space. Of course, this isn’t the best of news for those looking for a more gothic style of home, but we will highlight a few options below for those wanting a dark color theme.

Examine the Window Treatments

Window treatments and curtains add a sense of style and elegance to a room, often serving as one of the fine details that pull everything together. But they’re also the closest obstruction to windows. If you’re using heavy or dark curtains or treatments, light will be significantly harder to filter through than the use of sheer, light materials. Sheer curtains can still provide the same great style of your previous set, while window blinds or shutters are excellent options for providing flexibility.

Utilize Glass Throughout the Home

Any time you incorporate a door into a room, you’re cutting off another source of light. So, where possible, remove doors and incorporate glass. If there is a potential issue of privacy, instead incorporate another element of design into your home with glass that has etched designs. They’ll still allow light to travel from one room to the other, while also adding an aesthetic element. Glass tables and end tables will also aid in the amount of light a room is exposed to.

Reflect Natural Lighting Throughout the Room

Before the days of electricity, your lighting needs were either from flame, windows, or skylight. Since we’re looking for natural light that won’t potentially burn the house down or cost thousands of dollars to remodel the house, here’s the next best option: mirrors and reflective metals. Any object with high reflectivity is going to brighten up a room, no matter the color scheme. This includes clear acrylic furniture, brass fixtures, and gold or silver knobs and picture frames. Here are some tips specifically for taking advantage of reflective services:

  • No matter the style, a large wall mirror is a perfect touch near the entryway.
  • Choose thicker glass options for better appearance and durability.
  • In dark rooms, add a large mirror at the end of the hallway to create the illusion of a longer hallway.
  • Mirrors of the same size can be placed across the room from each other, increasing both light and depth.
  • Use wood-framed mirrors of appropriate style to match the color scheme of the rest of the room. In darker colored rooms, dark woods are particularly effective.

Get Help Staging Your Home for a Sale in NJ

At Coccia Real Estate Group, every day we help sell homes in East Hanover, Hanover Township, Florham Park, Parsippany, and throughout northern New Jersey. If you are in need of an agent who can help expertly stage and sell your home, contact us today at (973) 887-2500.

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