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FSBO or Realtor?

Rare FSBO spotting in Hoboken

You’d think with the economy “tightening” that more and more people would try to sell their homes themselves. But the FSBO spottings are far and few between in Hoboken.

Here’s one we saw the other day at 1218 Washington Street, unit 8C. You interested? Email 1218Washington@gmail.com for more info.

FSBO Hoboken NJ 1218 Washington Street

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What next for 722 Hudson Street?

What would work at 722 Hudson Street in Hoboken?

As we told you shortly ago – Craft Physical Therapy moved out of their long-time location at 722 Hudson Street to a spacious loft-style space uptown. What kind of business do you think would work at this now-empty location?

It’d be a perfect fit for a dentist – but one already took some prime Real Estate on Washington St.

Wait! I know what would work! A “mental health” office that specializes in social media ills – wow. That place would be swimming in dollars!

722 Hudson Street Hoboken NJ for rent

Where is this Seabright?

Do you know where this Hoboken Seabright sign is?

Another Hoboken where is this? entry today!

This quiz not only requires that you “look up” and around, but you actually have to read!

Do you know this “Seabright” sign is?

Where is this seabright sign in Hoboken NJ

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Hoboken Bowling Alley & More

No bowling alley for Hoboken; NW area will remain a shit hole

Hoboken denies bowling alleyLast night, to a packed room – the Zoning Board denied a local developer the go ahead on what would have been the most exciting “progress” Hoboken has seen in a very long time. A mixed used project, complete with bowling alley, performance venue, various athletics facilities, residential living, some open space – and most importantly: some LIFE injected into the otherwise dreary NW area of the city.

Even better – a group of the smartest business owners were behind it (the chaps who run the wildly successful Pilsener Haus & Biergarten).

Peter Cunningham is mostly responsible for this travesty. They offered ZERO logical reasons why the application (which costs $80,000 to apply for) was denied. I say logical because they did offer bullshit reasons that made no sense – especially when there was no public opposition.

So now – instead of a vibrant project (which was overwhelmingly supported by the entire community, including the Fund for a Better Waterfront AND the Quality of Life Coalition), the developer has no other choice than to proceed with what IS approved: Industrial tenants.

Can’t blame a business owner wanting to make a profit, right? That’s the purpose! But when smart business owners start leaving Hoboken for better cities, and we just end up with chain stores – you can thank our lovely “Mayor.”

The board has the “power” to reverse their decision and approve this project right NOW. But what they’ve done instead is let that area remain without a pulse – a dangerous place at night, with more car burglaries by the week. I wonder how those jerkoff board members will feel when rapes and stabbings start trending higher in that area?

“Moving Hoboken Ahead,” my ass.

Zimmer and Cunningham prevent bowling alley in Hoboken NJ

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Keller Williams Realty

Keller Williams to have party for Hoboken NJ Realty Office Opening

After around nine months of construction, top U.S. Realtor Keller Williams finally finished their big Hoboken office at 1st & Washington Streets. And guess what? They’re having a big party tonight. I bet the folks at Liberty Realty are shivering in their pants! Imagine a heavyweight like Keller Williams coming on your turf where you’ve been #1 for a long time? Read their presser below…

Keller Williams Hoboken NJ KW City Life Grand Opening

Keller Williams City Life “Fabulous Launch Party”

Keller Williams to host a launch party for their Hoboken office including delicious local cuisine, jazz band and ribbon cutting ceremony with Hoboken “Mayor” Dawn Zimmer.

HOBOKEN, NJ – June 12, 2014- KW City Life Realty of Hoboken will be hosting their launch party on June 12, 2014 and already have much to be proud. The office was spearheaded by Renée Condon, a well-respected broker with 11 years of experience in Hudson County. Condon was also a resident of Hoboken for 20 years and a 2014 recipient for the NJAR® Distinguished Sales Award ™. Condon’s passion for her community and real estate inspired the inception of this office. She said, “We’re looking to positively change the way real estate is conducted in Hoboken and Jersey City. Keller Williams is the most forward thinking, innovative real estate company. Our focus is to help agents grow to their fullest potential so they may give the highest level of customer service for which Keller Williams is known.”

KW City Life Realty’s CEO and Team Leader Marybeth Tortoriello (a 10-year veteran of KW) has put together a proficient team of over 100 agents in the Hoboken and Jersey City offices. Tortoriello said, “I aspire to create an environment with a level of professionalism where growth is always encouraged. I always make sure that the Keller Williams culture of ethics, sharing, continuing education, and serving the community is at the base of all we do. And to provide the best customer service, we advocate solid relationships with our neighboring brokerages. In addition, Keller Williams provides a network of agents from a local to international level.”

Naturally the team at KW City Life Realty is excited to celebrate and share the success that has come in these past few months and all the potential that lies ahead. The celebration will take place in their chic store front office on 100 Washington Street from 4:00pm-8:00pm. And true to Keller Williams fashion they will be going all out. There will be a variety of cuisine served from well-loved and neighboring restaurants, a jazz band and even a cameo from Hoboken “Mayoral Actress” Dawn Zimmer at the ribbon cutting.

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AVENUE Residential

AVENUE Residential – Hoboken, NJ – 50 Harrison Street

You know how many Realtors are grabbing prominent “retail” spots on Washington Street? You ever wonder if in today’s ubiquitous age of the “interwebs,” that maybe those costly high-rent places are no longer a necessity? Well, Kristin Ehrgott didn’t think so either – and opened up a semi “virtual” Real Estate office AVENUE Residential over in the back corner of town at 50 Harrison Street.

Perhaps this is the start of a new trend that will bring interesting (cultural, unique, diverse) shops back to our “main street?”

AVENUE Residential Hoboken NJ 50 Harrison Street

New Hoboken Real Estate Brokerage promises a better consumer experience

Nearly 96% of homebuyers start their search online and home ownership with a sense of community is their primary focus. A local real estate office has recently opened its doors with this trend in mind.

AVENUE Residential provides their representatives with the technology, resources and support necessary to provide a better consumer experience. AVENUE has launched an advanced website with neighborhood centric search capabilities, even luxury building specific pages for those that have identified their community of choice.

Principal Broker, Kristin Ehrgott, explains how AVENUE is different; “We set out to do better, a more refined approach that is usually reserved for the elite, high-net worth client. Our superior personalized service made accessible to all of our valuable clients.” Ehrgott has quickly built a reputation for representing celebrities, professional athletes and corporate executives with listings and sales at the most prestigious luxury waterfront communities.

The firm currently represents exclusive listings at Maxwell Place for $2.28M, Gulls Cove for $1.28M and Portofino for $889,000. Agents currently work out of Mission 50, a co-working space in Hoboken’s downtown. “Mission 50 and AVENUE have shared philosophies,” Ehrgott says, “both companies believe in collaboration and breaking the traditional mold of the way business is done.” Ehrgott plans to open an additional space this summer in the quickly growing North West redevelopment area of town. “I believe in supporting communities and helping them to flourish first hand,” she says, “it’s exciting and I’m glad to be a part of it.”

1025 Maxwell Lane Hoboken NJ AVENUE Residential

After years with a national real estate brand Ehrgott grew frustrated with antiquated policies and methods that hinder the consumer experience and discourage agent motivation and profitability. “Fact is, we have access to the same resources offered by the national firms but we’re able to create a superior experience through a more effective and personalized approach,” says Christopher Poreda, Managing Director at AVENUE. Poreda comes from a background in International consulting and efficiency audit for PWC and C-level executive recruitment; naturally his role includes business development and staff management.

Ehrgott’s focus is on growing strategic partnerships with real estate developers, architects, commercial and residential brokers across the country to help support and grow business for her agents. “Our agents are our focus,” she explain, “by providing our representatives with the technology, resources and support they need, ultimately they are able to better serve their clients which results in a reputation that excels above our competition.”

Description: Realtor, Real Estate Office, etc.
Address: 50 Harrison Street, PH455, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: (201)205-2161
Online: avenueresidential.com