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Just thought you would like to know about one of your dedicated agents.....

After living in our home for 44 years, we decided to retire and move south.

Where do we begin???  Call a Realtor, but which one???  Fortunately we chose the right agency, Gloria Zastko and Marilyn Dixon handled our needs.

After our first meeting, we felt a confident bond.  She directed us thru the entire procedure.  Pricing, advertising, open houses, etc.  She informed us of everything we must do, right down to our last moments in the house.

It was hard leaving our home, friends and family, but Marilyn made the transition bearable.  We valued her knowledge and professionalism and are happily relocated in Georgia.

Thank you, again, Marilyn.

Joyce and Raymond Ciancia

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Hello Gloria and Andrew,

I just wanted to reach out and let you know what a great job JoyceAnn Staples did with the sale of my house at 7 Wood Acres Drive in North Brunswick.  From the moment I met her in June 2010 on seeking her advice, she stuck out as someone who is honest and does right by her clients.  Even though I decided not to put my house on the market in the Summer of 2010, I was convinced that JoyceAnn would be my agent once I decided to sell in the future.  Over the course of the year, many agents called my cell phone asking if I was ready to sell.  This annoyed me because I had let people know I would be in touch when I was ready to sell.  JoyceAnn never called me once from June 2010-April 2011 and that impressed me as she followed my instructions.  I contacted her in April 2011 to put my house on the market and she was tremendous from initial contact to final closing.  She was very honest and hard working throughout the process and helped ease my frustrations with our buyer.  She was very diligent in all of her efforts and kept me updated with everything that was going on in dealing with our buyer, the attorneys, and mortgage company.  I really appreciated her time and assistance and fully recommend her to anyone I know.  Your team is very lucky to have JoyceAnn as part of your office.
Thank you.

Dalip Bhatia

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I want to share the great experience we had with Karen Marra at Gloria Zastko Realtor over the past few years.  Karen started working with us when we began our search for a new home back in 2008.  During the long journey, which took place over the course of 3 ½ years, we were able to both successfully buy our current home, as well as sell our old home within a reasonable amount of time.  This was quite an accomplishment considering our special cultural needs and other personal preferences, which made it that much harder to find the perfect home.  Nevertheless, Karen’s perseverance and patience were both genuine and steadfast as she continued her efforts to keep us updated with new listings and information every week.  She definitely did her homework and was always available to address our questions and concerns.

What we also liked about Karen was that she did not push or ever try to talk us into buying a home that we didn’t feel was right for us, as most agents would do.  In January 2011, we finally found our perfect home and closed two months later.  With only half the journey complete, we made preparations to sell our old home.  In her capacity as our listing agent, Karen alleviated much of our stress by helping us with preparations to set up our home for presentation and sale, which even included going shopping with us.  She also provided contractor contact information (handyman, painters, etc.) for us to use, if necessary.  Despite the poor housing market for sellers, with Karen’s efforts, we were able to sell and close our old home in just four months.

To conclude, the process of simultaneously buying and selling a home is by no means an easy task.  However, with Karen’s help as mentioned above, the transition was smooth and relatively stress free.  Karen’s qualities range from her great personal character, qualifications, and perseverance, to her professional excellence in everything she does.  She has exceeded our expectations of what a real estate sales agent should be, and we were lucky and grateful having her as our agent.  We would strongly recommend Karen Marra to anyone who is looking for a home or hoping to sell their home.  We would definitely use Karen again for future opportunities.

 

Raymond and Lily Wong

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To: Sima Brokowsky, Gloria Zastko, Realtors

A small token of thanks for going well above tand beyond the call of duty. You have brought calmness to some very stressful situations.

Scott Corbin

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Dear Andrew:

Now that the sale of our home is behind us, I like to express our gratitude for your support , guidance and assistance. We have a special bond to your family going back to 1991 when Gloria helped us buy the house while starting the Gloria Zastko Real Estate Dynasty and it has been a great pleasure to work with you this time around.

You personally provided us with great guidance and support to make the process go smoothly and successfully. Your aggressive plans and push to get it listed before the Tax credit deadline expired as well as your guidance during the lawyer review, solving home inspection issues made the process a lot easier and less stressful. The knowledge of local contacts you provided (like contractors for inspection issues) were very valuable as well. Your humor about some of the events helped us put things in perspective and I will always remember the mulch and radon stories.

Andrew, it really was a pleasure to work with you and we hope to welcome you in our new home when the chaos is behind us and toast to a wonderful outcome. To have the house listed and sold within 2 months was a great accomplishment in which you played a big part.

We wish you continued luck in the business.

Best personal regards to Gloria and Janet.

Harrie and Susan Driessen

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Hi Cooper,

Carol mentioned just last night that her closing was going to be today. What a long hall. Hope everything goes or went smoothly. I cannot express enough gratitude for all the hard work that you put into to this both mental and physical. Thank you a million times over from both Carol, Kyle and myself.

If you could show this the Andrew I want to let him know he has a "one of a kind fabulous employee.Ê" They are very hard to come by . Again a Heart felt Thank You to all of you who help make this happen. With tears in my eyes. I still can't explain the pain it is for all of use.

Affectionately,
Linda Fabricatore

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Dear Pete:
I just wanted to thank you for getting my home sold. I really wish that I came to you first months ago. I know I would have saved more money on it than had I did by working with my previous agent. I really appreciate all of your patience, diligence, persistence, market knowledge and insights despite all the gloom and doom we constantly hear about the housing market. Please feel free to use me as a reference for other potential Renaissance home sellers and clients.

Wishing you the best of luck in the future, with sincere thanks!

Imran Mohiuddin

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Joann,
Just wanted to take a moment and thank you for all your efforts in selling our house. It has been a journey and one where I know we wavered, and often times in two minds especially at the end whether to take the house off the market. But there is time for everything and this is how things were meant to be.

Appreciate all your assistance and thank you in advance for our next house as well.

A well deserved sell for you.

Sheetal and Anil Mehra

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Dear Andrew,
Just want to thank you for your help in selling my mother's house. You made a very stressful job much easier for me. You treated the sale of her house as if it was as important as the million dollar houses you sell. Your help with the fire inspection and water meter reading was above and beyond what I would have expected.

You offer exceptional service and it is appreciated.

Sincerely,
Margot Van Der Noot

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Hi Andrew!

Thank you for everything! Once again, it was a pleasure working with you.

You have been my confidant for all things real estate, and as such, I think of you as a friend. Speaking of friends, I'm thankful to my buddy (formerly in Real Estate) who introduced me to you a decade ago. He said, "When you are ready to make a move on a house, you have to work with this guy named Andrew Zastko - he's the best." He was absolutely correct.

Your list of accomplishments speaks for itself, but here are a handful of words I would add -- professional, caring, honest, motivated, inspiring, insightful, and objective. We have done a number of transactions together during the ups and downs of the market over the past 10 years and there was never a time that I felt pressured or uncomfortable. Even after relocating my family to the San Francisco bay area a few years ago, the level of attention and concern you gave to us did not change. We were in good hands.

When I very recently decided to sell the NJ property in this turbulent market, it felt like you were right here with us, working side-by-side. You were very accurate in the assessment of the market and what price we should seek. My wife and I are obviously very happy with the outcome. You provided outstanding service from beginning to end and even after the closing.

I look forward to thanking you in person and wish you and your family the very best!

Sincerely,
Scott Stafford

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Dear Andrew,

The sale of the co-op at 85E Old Nassau Rd in Rossmoor was finalized yesterday. I want you to know that your services were recognized and appreciated. The sale involved a very modest sum and modestÊcompensation to you..

However you aggressively marketed the property through listings and newspaper advertising; your staff provided several potential buyers ,and continued weekly calls to advise me of the results; your pricing and presentation recommendations served to maximize the net proceeds of the sale.

I could not ask for better service if the property had been in the million dollar price range.

Sincere thanks,
Frank Seel

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Dear Andrew,

We wanted to thank you for all your dedicated work in selling our home. This was not the optimal market to sell our home, but our relocation opportunity happened quickly.

We appreciated your guidance, coaching and attention to detail. Your knowledge and experience with the real estate market in our area was a great asset. The counseling you provided helped us prepare our home for sale and price it accordingly for the market.

After four days of showings, we received six offers which led to a signed ocntract. It was reassuring to know we could count on you to help us manage the transaction. It was one less item to worry about.

You displayed a passion for your work and were dedicated in helping us make the sale of our home as seamless as possible. We look forward to working with you upon our return.
Sincerely,
Joseph and Tara Guido

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Dear Andrew,

I wanted to thank you and your staff for the excellent service that you provided when selling my Condominium. It was a pleasure working with you and I wanted to let you know what an excellent job you did from beginning to end with the sale. I'm so glad that we chose your agency. Everyone at the office was courteous, friendly and professional, and you above all made it all happen quickly and without a hitch. In this type of housing market you knew exactly what was needed to get my place on the market and make the sale.

Thank you again for the great service and I would highly recommend your agency to any of my family and friends who are looking to buy or sell property.
Sincerely,
Suzanne Schlemmer

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Dear Andrew,

Now that the closing is completed, I wanted to take amoment to write this letter to thank you for, and acknowledge the great job that you did in representing me in the sale of my family's property in North Brunswick.

I very much appreciated the regular communications and updates as well as the aggressive promotion of the property. Your understanding of the market as it went through its changes during the course of the listing was very helpful in guiding me to set a realistic asking price. Did I mention that your familiarity with the North Brunswick real estate market was a definite plus???

Should anyone ever ask me for a recommendation regarding an agent to list their property, I have only one name that I feel confident in suggesting: ANDREW ZASTKO.
Sincerely,
Thelma Martinez Warner

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Dear Andrew,

Please excuse this letter coming to you so late. It is long over due. My sincere thanks to you and your company on the listing, marketing and sale of my parent's home. It could not have gone smoother and without your expertise and professionalism, I hate to think how long the house may have been on the market. I have given your name to many people I work with - knowing they will receive 100 percent quality service.
Thank you once again!
Tom Clark

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Dear Ms. Zastko,

I am writing to provide feedback about one of your Realtor Associates -- Pete Maimone.

Earlier this year, we decided to sell our home at the Meadows at Renaissance developemnt where we have lived for the past five years. After considering several broker/realtor options we decided to retain Pete Maimone.

Pete has been an outstanding professional to work with and embodies the qualities of a reliable, knowledgeable, effective and honest realtor. Not only did he provide us with accurate and useful advice prior and during the sales process, he continued to provide support after the initial offer stages through final closing.

Given the current real estate market conditions we are impressed that Pete was able to secure an acceptable offer within just 30 days of formal listing. Pete's knowledge of the real estate market in central NJ (especialy the Renaissance development), his innovative approach and tireless efforts coupled with his sincerity and honesty surely puts him in a class apart among professionals I have known.

I am happy to have had the opportunity to avail your firm's superior service exemplifed by people like Pete Maimone. I wish him and gloria Zastko Realtors the very best for the future and hope that your firm will continue to provide exceptional service.


Sanjay Saikia

 

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Dear Gloria Zastko, I would like to express my sincere appreciation for the wonderful job performed by your associate Hector Guerrero. As a first time homeowner, I was quite overwhelmed with the issues involved in purchasing a home. In reality, my concerns were such that I had initially postponed purchasing a home until next year. However, unseen family events dictated an urgent need to purchase a home. Fortunately, my first experience with a real estate agent was with Mr. Guerrero.

Not only was Mr. Guerrero accommodating, he was very informative and understanding to my family's needs. As a healthcare professional, I was finding it difficult to arrange the time to view prospective homes. Mr. Guerrero realized these constraints and was very considerate in scheduling his time to accommodate my schedule. He was also very informatiove with the current trends in real estate. Through Mr. Guerrero, I became more aware of the issues, pitfalls and benefits of purchasing a home. Additionally in retrospect, the houses that Mr. Guerrero presented as a prospective home were all suitable to my family's needs. There was not one home that I was disappointed in viewing.

In brief, what I thought would have been aan agonizing ordeal, Mr. Guerroero had made enjoyable. From the initial consultation at your office, to the closing of the home, Mr. Guerrero was always at hand to answer my concerns. Through your hard work, and with associates like Mr. Guerrero, it is very apparent why Gloria Zastko Realtors is one of the best in the business. If the need to purchase a home again ever arises, I will have no hesitation in seeking your office and Mr. Gerrero's assistance.

Thank you.

 

Dear Jay,

I am writing to thank you for the assistance and support you provided in selling our home recently.

Since the time we first contacted you and throughout the sales process we have been impreseed with your knowledge and diligence in ensuring that you provide high quality services to your clients. The personal attention and objective advice you have provided regarding the sales process has been invaluable.

Given the real estate market conditions, you were able to provide meaningful insight into the market. Also your enthusiasm and hard work in conducting the Open Houses were a key factor in generating the serious prospects in a short period of time. We are impressed with your objective and optimistic approach.

You have been an outstanding professional to work with and truly demonstrate the qualities of a reliable and knowledgeable realtor. I wish you and Gloria Zastko Realtors the very best for the future and hope that your firm will continue to provide exceptional service.

Sincerely,
Sanjay Saikia

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Dear Andrew,

With the bad news about the mortgage crisis and the home sale market all over the USA coming everyday we almost gave up our dream to sell our house at 11 Deer Cross Lane , Nort Brunswick, NJ then go back to our homeland country Viet Nam to enjoy our retirement and especially to be close to our first grand-daughter living in Hanoi. Hope came again when we gave us a customer ! During our entire life living in the USA since 1975 and sold 2 houses we never suffered bad experiences like this last customer. He gave all of us too many headaches by his incessant demands. We know for sure that without your patience, your expertise, your focus our dream never come true.
We are lucky to trust and to have you, your famous Gloria Zasko Realtors standing behind us in this very difficult market and declining economy. Our whole family, our son Tony working in Vietnam and our new grand-daughter Evie would like to send to you and Ms.Joyceann Staples our sincere thanks and deep appreciations. Our best wishes for Gloria Zasko Realtors, prosperous and always the leading, the number 1 in home selling market.

Sincerey yours
Peter and Christine Diep

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Andrew,

Your ears should have been burning, so to speak, because we have mentioned your name several times lately. Can you believe that Roger and I moved a year ago??? We closed on the house in NJ on March 20, then on the Florida house March 23 - it will be one year here tomorrow. The time has gone very fast, but we are still working on the house a bit. We had all the rooms painted, which makes a big difference in how it all looks - white walls that are 12' high are too much white no matter what you hang on them. Anyway, we are getting pretty well settled in the house, community, and area.

We also think of you whenever we watch those TV shows about selling your house, getting it ready to show, and doing things to stage it better. I don't know if you watch any of them. Even though we are not selling (not for a while), we still like to see what they do and the improvements they make. It gives us ideas. But we always wonder where was the real estate agent in the process - you gave us some good tips, like turning on lights and opening up window treatments. A common comment with these shows is about how dark the rooms appear. I know from some of your stories that you see homes in all sorts of condition and that some owners are not willing to take the suggestions.

We want to give you the feedback again about how helpful you were to us in the process - providing the tips, giving regular feedback especially after an open house or showing, even having all your agents see the house to be familiar with the listing. Sometimes when we are talking with people here about our move, with the selling and buying, we think about how really amazing it was that it worked out so well for us. So thanks again for your help and guidance with it all.

Remember, if you are ever in this area of Florida, let us know, and we can show your our new home. (You will see your agency's calendar on our desk!)

Nancy Allen

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Hello, My name is Eric L. Roque. I am a client of Judy Dredge. I am taking the time to recognize Judy for the great service she has provided to my family and I. Judy has gone above and beyond any other agent that I've worked with in the past. Our home has been on the market for 18 months with another agency. In two months Judy has done more for us than the previous agency in the aforementiond time. My family and I commend Judy for being extremely professional from start to finish. She truly is an asset to your organization. Again we commend her.

Thank you: The Roque Family 

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