Chris is fantastic. He and
his staff were highly experienced and knowledgeable realtors with unprecedented
response time and attention to detail throughout all phases of our purchase.
Our transaction was seamless and stress-free as Chris provided constant
reminders for deadlines, linked us with collateral experts as needed, enabled
document review and signing through email and was personally available whenever
needed. We continue to use and refer Chris to our friends, relatives and other
professionals as he is not only personable, but trustworthy too.
Chris was our agent in the purchase of our first home. After working with him...We now know why he came so highly recommended! Chris was instrumental in orchestrating all facets of the process. His expertise, vast knowledge base, expediency and professionalism were just a few of the attributes that made him so valuable to us. His calm and steady demeanor coupled with his down-to-earth attitude kept the deal going during some tenacious moments in the negotiations. Chris was our ROCK!! He was there through every step of the process. We can not recommend him enough. Thanks to Chris we are in our forever home. Thank you Chris...Sincerely!!
We wanted to thank you and Realty
Network for providing exceptional and professional service to us when finding
our new home. You walked us through the home buying process from beginning to
end and ensured everything ran efficiently. You really went above and beyond
our expectations and made this experience great. You worked with us and the
seller and made everything work out with no stress on us. It is clear we could
not have gotten this accomplished without you. We cannot thank your efforts
enough and your part in making our homeownership dream come true. We will be
passing on your name to any friends who might be looking to purchase a home. We
don’t think there are words to express how wonderful the level of service you
have provided us, it is incomprehensible, and the world would be a better place
if people had half of what you have!! Once again thank you for everything.
Eliseo and Venus Trujillo
We wanted to thank you for going
above and beyond in dealing with the sale of our Aunt's home on Preble
Place. We have worked with realtors before, but you were by far the
hardest worker while being very professional in your actions and your timely
communications. Through this trying winter, you were always there for
us. You checked the heat and whatever else needed to be done -- whether
it was snow removal, electrical, or even a locksmith, you knew who to call and
got the job done quickly. It is difficult being absentee sellers, and you
made our lives a little easier.
Again, thank you for your professionalism
and for a Job Well Done.
Julie and Anthony Marino
Dear Realty Network:
My brother and I want to thank you for your
perseverance and patience regarding our Nutley property. It has been a long and
difficult road for all of us. For me, it has been an emotional as well as an
educational experience. I’ve learned things on this journey that I would never
have guessed I’d need to know.
As soon as we signed the contract with you, I
felt reassured that our property was in capable hands. You took charge and
explained how you would proceed, putting signage up on the property, listing it
online, and helping us deal with maintenance issues. It was highly comforting
to have you help us with these matters, especially when you personally
supervised work that needed to get done on the property and spoke directly to
the man at the Nutley code department on our behalf. I felt much more reassured
with you in charge.
I also appreciated your responsiveness. You always
answered your cell phone or got back to me right away, no matter what time or
day I called. You checked in often with updates and progress reports. You even
soothed my worries and maintained a calm, steady attitude during the many
setbacks and obstacles in the road. My brother and I greatly appreciate your
persistence, your expert guidance, and your professional manner, and we would
highly recommend your services.
Many thanks again for your dedicated efforts,
extreme patience, and professionalism.
Nancy J. Cohen
My husband and I were extremely
lucky to happen upon Chris at the beginning of our search for our first home!
We knew we wanted a townhouse in NJ, but that was about it! Working with our
vague requirements – not even knowing a specific town / county – Chris set up a
little day tour of listings in our price range around NJ to show us what sort
of properties were available to us, which was an invaluable and eye-opening
experience. After we finally nailed down
exactly what we were looking for, Chris sent many listings our way and was also
open to schedule viewings for any and all listings we wanted to take a look at.
As first time home buyers looking to
buy a home in a state we knew pretty much nothing about, having a real estate
professional that was willing to explain, guide, and advise us on the process
and legal requirements was a necessity. From the first phone conversation, I
could tell Chris was outstandingly knowledgeable and straight-forward.
Throughout our home-search, he
proved to be diligent, flexible, and so very helpful – especially so during the
closing process. We are and would highly recommend Chris Calabrese and Realty
Network if you are looking for a home “somewhere in NJ that has easy
transportation to NYC” (our actual words to him).
We love our first home – Thank you
Julie & Web
To: Chris Calabrese
I wanted to thank you for the superb service provided in
selling my office building.
I had the property
listed with another realtor who did not even bring at least one offer to the
You had the property sold in a short period of time.
In addition, you were extremely helpful to me acting as the
caretaker of at the property while I was away.
Keep up the great work. I would certainly recommend you the
‘go to realtor’ in Northern NJ.
MICO Management Inc.
We found out about the Realty
Network from checking out some real estate websites. We happened to get lucky
and call Chris.
When working with the Realty
Network, the main difference we noticed from a previous agent we worked with is
that all the houses that we looked at were priced to sell for the condition
they were in and we did not waste our time. We could tell the list of houses we
went out to see were put together carefully based on our criteria and price
range by Linda and Chris.
Once we put an offer down on our
house, we had to deal with the sometimes arduous closing process like mostly
everyone does. If we had any questions and anything popped up during the
closing process, Chris got in contact with us quickly and tried to move things
along, where possible.
We would recommend him for meeting
real estate needs in Northern New Jersey.
Marilyn and Joe
My husband and I recently purchased
an Investment property in Lyndhurst with Chris Calabrese from Realty Network.
Chris is a knowledgeable real estate
professional and can advise on what is good for an investment. We let him know
what we were looking for and he quickly sent us properties to review. Once we
found a property we liked – he sent us “comparative” properties and rentals in
order for us to make an educated analysis and bid.
Chris made purchasing our investment
an easy and quick process. We look forward to continuing our working
relationship as we rent our property to tenants and hopefully, move onto
another investment purchase.
Lauren Osborne McDonnell
My wife and I just recently bought and
sold properties using Chris Calabrese as our broker and we can only speak in
the highest regards to his professionalism, market knowledge, and willingness
to help and be available throughout the entire process.
In respect to our sale, Chris knew the
market for our town and advised us on the price range that we should list
for. He was aggressive and wanted the best price, however he also warned against
listing too high. Chris got the price exactly on the money. The
apartment sold within 7 days and had four very competitive offers on the table
for us to choose from. Chris was accommodating on the viewings (we have a
small child so certain times didn’t work for us, but Chris ensured we were
never put under any pressure to disrupt our schedule), made sure the best of
the apartment was on show and sold this to the buyers. He
accommodated an open house and this brought in two of the offers we received.
A very easy sale, made possible by correct pricing and Chris working with the
buyers for the price we wanted. (we sold for slightly above list price in
the end and had offers above this also.)
The purchase of our new home was a lot
different and challenging for ourselves as buyers and Chris as a broker.
We bought in Bergen County and Chris knows the area exceptionally well.
We looked at multiple towns for comparisons and saw many properties. Out
of everything we saw, none of them were homes that we wished to view. Chris
listened to what we were after and the areas we liked. Chris ensured that
as new properties appeared, we were immediately informed and had a viewing that
week/weekend if we liked it. Eventually after losing an initial property
at the last minute, Chris informed us of a new home and we went for a
viewing. We immediately fell in love and went back the following day for
an open house view. Due to the large amount of interest and foot traffic
during the open house, we knew this would sell quickly and Chris sat down with
us to discuss our options and he gave his opinion as our broker on how he would
suggest to proceed.
We followed his advise and by the
following day we had agreed a price and were into attorney review. Chris
worked diligently with the sellers broker and the attorneys to push this
through and the review was closed within 3 days. I am very happy to say
that my family and I now have the home that we dreamt about and we owe our
decision of choosing Chris as our broker, as a large reason as to why.
A knowledgeable and caring broker who
listens to his client’s needs. (and gets results!)
Thank you Chris for everything.
Jennifer and Stephen Dobson
Can’t say enough good things about
Chris. As a first time buyer, he worked with me to for over 8 months to find my
home in Hudson County on the riverfront.
In spite of taking my time, he stuck with me. Chris is well connected, personable, a great
negotiator, and most of all he knows the market and understands what his buyer
wants. I hit the jackpot with
Chris. My condo came on the market on a
Tuesday morning, by the middle of the next day, I was in contract. Chris works that fast! The condo had ALL of my requirements and was
at the right price point. I couldn’t
wish for a better home. Chris was always
available and was in constant communication with me every step of the way from
the time of the offer being accepted to closing. There were also a couple of hiccups that
Chris worked tirelessly to resolve (in my favor). Honestly, I couldn’t have had a better
experience. His professionalism,
knowledge of the NJ market, good humor and strong negotiation skills make him
one of the best in the area. I have
already recommended Chris to some friends and colleagues. You simply can’t go wrong. He’s THAT good.
Dr. Jeremy Price