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On Tuesday, September 14th thru Wednesday, September 15th Coccia Real Estate Group attended Leading Real Estate Companies of the World Fall Workshop. In attendance was Christopher Coccia (Broker/Owner) and Debby McCabe (Relocation Director).

By Coccia
At Sep 23, 2010

he Fall Workshop is yet another opportunity to meet relocation professionals and finally put a face to old friendships developed over the phone. The relocation department of Leading RE is again the top selling Relocation Network in the county. The fall workshop was used to introduce new software and cutting edge training materials such as instructional videos and an entire website dedicated to upgrading the professionalism of the Realtor.

“I was thrilled to attend the Fall Workshop”, said Christopher Coccia, “It is always great to brain storm with the top people in your field and to have such candid conversations about what works and what does not is very valuable!”

Debby McCabe added, “I am always surprised how Leading Real Estate Companies of World Seminars consistently educates and invigorates me and my staff. I can’t wait to the attend next years!”

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Homeownership is the most important thing a person can do financially. Although the Real Estate market has gone through some rough patches lately, the fundamental pros of homeownership have not changed.

By Coccia
At Sep 20, 2010

Here are 10 reasons why buying a home right now is a great idea:

  1. You can get a good deal. Prices are down 30 percent on average. They’re at a level that makes sense for people’s income.
    2. Mortgages are cheap. At 4.3 percent on average for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage, your costs to own are down by a fifth from two years ago.
    3. You can save on taxes. When you add up the deductions for mortgage interest and others, the cost of owning can drop below renting for a comparable place.
    4. It’ll be yours. The one benefit to owning that never changes is that you can paint your walls orange if you want (generally speaking; there might be some community restrictions). How many landlords will let you do that?
    5. You can get a better home. In some markets, it’s simply the case that the nicest places are for-sale homes and condos.
    6. It offers some inflation protection. Historically, appreciation over time outpaces inflation.
    7. It’s risk capital. If the economy picks up, you stand to benefit from that, even if you’re goal is just to have a nice place to live.
    8. It’s forced savings. A part of your payment each month goes to equity.
    9. There is a lot to choose from. There are some 4 million homes available today, about a year’s supply. Now’s the time to find something you like and get it.
    10. Sooner or later the market will clear. The U.S. is expected to grow by another 100 million people in 40 years. They have to live somewhere. Demand will eventually outpace supply.
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Lois DeCaro and Staff Joins Coccia Real Estate Group

By Coccia
At Jun 08, 2010

Christopher Coccia is proud to announce that Lois Martin DeCaro of Lois DeCaro Realtors, LLC and her staff have joined Coccia Real Estate Group, LLC. Lois and her team bring years of established service and experience to an already dynamic sales team.

Lois DeCaro, a lifelong resident of Whippany, began her career by investing in Real Estate beginning in the late 1970’s. Her fascination with real estate grew over the years and she decided to become a licensed Realtor ®. Lois first became a licensed New Jersey Real Estate Salesperson in the mid-90’s, she worked as a referral agent to learn more about the industry. She then joined Med Realty, built a team of superior agents, and was awarded the NJAR Circle of Excellence Sales Award multiple times. In 2005 she furthered her education and obtained a Real Estate Broker’s license. Shortly afterwards she opened Lois DeCaro, Realtors ®, LLC, in her hometown of Hanover Township.

Coccia Real Estate Group will open its Hanover Township branch office at 831 Rt. 10 East (The Pine Plaza Shopping Center) in Whippany at the former location of Lois DeCaro, Realtors, LLC. “This is a great step for our sales organization and the perfect complement to our aggressive marketing campaign in Hanover Township”, said Christopher Coccia, Broker/Owner of Coccia Real Estate.  “Lois DeCaro is a professional, well respected, and experienced Real Estate Broker who will bring with her an in-depth knowledge of Hanover Township and its surrounding areas along with an outstanding team of experienced Realtors to further enhance Coccia’s extraordinary firm.

Coccia Real Estate Group is an aggressive sales organization with offices in East Hanover and Hanover Township and 60+ agents. Our deep, local roots and long term commitment to East Hanover and Hanover Township has allowed us to build many relationships. Several of our agents are former councilpersons and planning board members which gives us insight into the challenges facing homeowners and local municipalities.

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Top Ten Wealthiest Counties in the County

By Coccia
At Mar 18, 2010

I am happy to report that Morris County is on Forbes magazine top ten wealthiest counties in the country.

This data is from the Us Census Bureau and looks at over 1800 counties in the U.S.

The list is as follows:

Loudoun County, Va.
Fairfax County, Va.
Howard County, Md.
Hunterdon County, N.J.
Somerset County, N.J.
Fairfax (city), Va.
Morris County, N.J.
Douglas County, Colo.
Arlington County, Va.
Montgomery County, Md.

As you can see we have 3 out of 10 of the wealthiest counties right here in the Garden State. 19 out of the top 25 are on the East Coast and for comparison, California has only two.

Looking for an affordable place to live in New Jersey? Call Coccia Real Estate Group, a Leading Real Estate Companies of the World member with a full relocation department (973)887-2500.

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Coccia Real Estate Group, LLC attends Leading Real Estate Companies of the World annual Convention.

By Coccia
At Mar 12, 2010

Christopher Coccia, Broker / Owner of Coccia Real Estate Group in East Hanover, NJ attended the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World annual convention on April 9-10th 2010. The conference was held in Las Vegas and membership attendance was up over 60% from last year. The conference included workshops, seminars, speakers and intense training classes.

FHA commissioner, Dave Stevens attended the conference and spoke to a packed ballroom. He gave strong warnings that the first time as well as existing home buyer tax credits would not be continuing after the April 30th deadline. He as well as several other speakers gave strong opinions on the direction they felt interest rates were headed and that direction was consistently up! Exact rates varied slightly but the over whelming majority placed rates somewhere between 5 5/8% and 6 ¼% by 3rd quarter.

This conference stressed the importance of a successful Real Estate office being most effective when they work as a team. This is a philosophy which is stressed as most important at Coccia Real Estate Group! We have a staff of over forty agents that work together to successfully market and sell homes in the Morris and Essex county areas. The other key ingredient mentioned time and time again was internet marketing. Just under half of the total classes held were about internet marketing, blogging or social media. Coccia Real Estate Group is committed to a strong internet presents and image. As of today’s date a Coccia listing is places on closed to thirty different websites. It is marketed with as many as 24 pictures. If a site allows uploading of video then one is provided (if not provided we link to youtube.com).

If one thing was taken from this conference it’s that the future is now.  A Real Estate office needs to be creative, innovative and forward thinking. Give us a call today to hear about our marketing plan for both the internet and print media.

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2010: Is this the Year of the First-Time Buyer?

By Coccia
At Mar 02, 2010

An $8,000 first time home buyer tax credit and home prices dropping down to more affordable prices may make 2010 known as the “Year of the First-Time Home Buyer.

There will be 1.84 million homes sold to first-time home buyers in 2010, compared with 1.73 million in 2009.

These buyers will invariably make some mistakes that they will come to regret a few years down the road, some experts say, including failing to use a real estate professional to help them manage the transaction.

Realtors or Real Estate Professionals have the time and knowledge to sift through thousands of listings and separate the good from the bad. A Realtor has seen it all! Good deals, bad deals, houses that are prone to issues and houses that are well priced and in good shape. A Realtor can help you decide when you’ve found the right home and when you haven’t.

“I would want someone who is going to look out for my interests first and foremost,” says Boss. “Someone who knows the contracts, who has experience negotiating, and who can walk me through the entire process smoothly — step by step — and make sure I get the house that’s right for me. That is what we do here at Coccia Real Estate Group.” Says Chris Coccia, Owner/Broker of Coccia Real Estate Group, LLC, East Hanover, NJ.

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Coccia Real Estate Group welcomes two new agents!

By Coccia
At Dec 18, 2009

Christopher Coccia, Broker / Owner of Coccia Real Estate Group, is proud to welcome Salvatore and Allison Conte to our rapidly growing Morris County Real Estate office.  Salvatore and Allison are a dynamic husband and wife team formerly of East Hanover and are now proud residents of Florham Park.  Salvatore “Sal” Conte has been licensed for many years and was previously employed by other local competitors. He proud to join the “Coccia” team and looks forward to bringing his construction and housing background to this Real Estate firm.

 

If you are a former client or friends and are looking to say hello to Sal or Allison please feel free to contact either of them at 973-887-2500.

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Coccia Real Estate Group Names Debby McCabe Relocation Director

By Coccia
At Dec 04, 2009

East Hanover, N.J. – Coccia Real Estate Group, LLC, a prominent real estate broker specializing in Essex and Morris counties, has named Debra McCabe their relocation director.

“Debby, with her years of experience, administrative and sales background and attention to detail is the perfect person for this job.” Christopher Coccia, owner and broker said on Friday morning.

As relocation director for Coccia Real Estate Group, Debby will work with local companies in the Morris County area to further develop our relationship with them.  This year alone we have worked with people entering our area from companies such as ADT, Novartis and Verizon Wireless.  Our affiliation with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World will make a transferees experience looking in the Morris county market place even more rewarding.

If you have any questions on relocation or buying or selling a home anywhere in the World, please contact Debby McCabe at Coccia Real Estate today. Debby will explain to you the tools we have at our disposal to effectively market your home or find you the one you are looking to purchase.

Coccia Real Estate Group is a dynamic Real Estate office with emphasis on using print advertising, internet, technology and Realtor education and training  to build a leading sales team in the Northern New Jersey area.

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Coccia Real Estate Group elected to membership in Leading Real Estate Companies of the World

By Coccia
At Dec 01, 2009

East Hanover, N.J. – Coccia Real Estate Group, LLC, a prominent real estate broker specializing in relocation and serving Northern New Jersey, has joined Chicago based Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, Christopher Coccia – Broker/Owner announced today.

Coccia Real Estate Group joins over 650 real estate companies from across the United States and internationally in Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, 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.

As a member of leading real Estate Companies of the World, Coccia Real Estate Group 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. The affiliation also enables Coccia Real Estate Group to manage corporate employee relocation accounts through RELO Direct, The Networks business to business enterprise designed to streamline the delivery of relocation services for corporations, transferees and broker members.

Coccia notes that selection to Leading Real Estate Companies of the World “represents another step in the development of our firm and its ability to meet the real estate needs of the Morris County area.”

Coccia Real Estate Group, with 50 sales associates, was selected for network membership only after meeting a number of exacting standards.

“We are delighted that Coccia Real Estate Group, LLC has joined Leading Real Estate Companies of the World,” commented President of Network Services Ruth Ann Pepple. “Their selection was based on the company’s outstanding reputation as well as its demonstrated ability to deliver the same high quality service as our other affiliates. This high quality service is the foundation of our network and is the basis for our longevity and success as one of the industry’s leading providers of real estate and relocation services.”

Coccia Real Estate Group is located at 434 Ridgedale Avenue, East Hanover and has been serving Morris County for years. With approximately fifty agents our office can effectively market and sell your home. Voted Best Realtor 2009 by East Hanover today, our agents are caring, educated and professional. Visit CocciaRealEstate.com today to see the difference a local broker can make.

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Coccia Real Estate Group Lists Custom Home in Morris Plains

By Coccia
At Nov 17, 2009

On November 17, 2009 Christine Nagy of Coccia Real Estate listed 253 Mountain Way for $599,900. This home has been expanded renovated and expanded approx 9 years ago. It has 4 bedrooms and 4 full baths and sits on .679 acres with beautiful, large oaks and plenty of privacy. Beautiful back yard, perfect for entertaining and summertime fun. Modern living with updated kitchen and bath on 1st floor, large vaulted ceiling great room addition, custom hardwood floors, central air and a bedroom. Front and rear staircases to 2nd floor and finished basement. 2nd floor has master bedroom suite with lots of closets, bidet, whirlpool tub and stall shower, 2 more bedrooms and full bath. Basement is finished with a family room, exercise room and full bath. Completely move in and larger than it appears.

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