How To Pick The Best Real Estate Agent

How To Pick The Best Real Estate Agent

At NJ Proper we strive to always be the best real estate agents possible.  Whether it be on the buy side or the list side, we make every effort to get the best results for our clients.  These tips are a good guideline of some of the things to look for if you're shopping for an agent.   And if you're located in NJ, then look no further... 

How to Decorate Around a Flat Screen TV

How to Decorate Around a Flat Screen TV

Flat screen TV's are always a nice feature to have in a home.  The sleek design and space-saving option of hanging it on a wall appeals to many.  But as real estate agents who have seen plenty of homes through the years, we have noticed the different ways to incorporate these into a room.  Sometimes it works, and well... sometimes not so much.  So, here are some creative and decorative ways to seamlessly fit this key amenity into a room. 

Easy Tasks to Help Keep Up  Your Home

Easy Tasks to Help Keep Up Your Home

Once you find the home that you are going to settle down in, it's important to keep up with it.  Here are some helpful to-do's to add to your list of home maintenance.  You don't want what is probably the biggest purchase of your lifetime to deteriorate over time, so checking up on these key areas is easy and also important.

Don't Sabotage Buying Your Dream House!

Don't Sabotage Buying Your Dream House!

If you're buying a home, there are some helpful tips out there to keep you from sabotaging the process once you find the house of your dreams.  Tread carefully, listen to your real estate agent and follow these guidelines and you'll be unpacking boxes in no time!

The New Stainless Steel?

The New Stainless Steel?

Ready to redo your kitchen?  While any real estate professional might tell you, stainless steel appliances in a kitchen are great to have when either buying or selling a home.  But these new takes on the standard are sure to please the eye.  Check out what this article highlights as the 'new stainless' - everything from a slick black stove to an ice-blue retro-style refrigerator.

Tech Innovations To Change Your Home

Tech Innovations To Change Your Home

Being that NJ Proper is on the cutting edge of technological innovations in the real estate field, this article is of great interest to us, and should be to all those looking to buy or sell a home, too.  Here are 10 new and unique ideas in home technology, including everything from smart refrigerators to smart floors.  What upgrades are you interested in making?

All that Closter Has to Offer

All that Closter Has to Offer

Thinking about moving to Bergen County?  The Wall Street Journal is just one of the sources that thinks the town of Closter would be a good idea.  Closter is getting a bit of a makeover with the addition of an upscale shopping plaza complete with a Whole Foods Market, movie theater, several great restaurants and more.  That, plus the good school system and family-oriented nature of the town makes this a top pick.

Top NJ Towns for Commuting

Top NJ Towns for Commuting

As real estate agents in Bergen County, one of the biggest and most important factors we have seen when buyers are looking for a home is proximity to New York City and length of commute time.  If you're planning on moving to Bergen County and have to commute into NYC, the good news is that we hold 16 out of the 20 spots on this list of 'Top NJ Transit Commuter Towns.'  Check it out to see which towns are best for you.

Why You Should Move To Alpine

Why You Should Move To Alpine

If you are thinking about making a move to Alpine, one of the most exclusive communities in not only New Jersey but also the nation, this article should help seal the deal.  As New Jersey real estate agents in Bergen County, we are lucky to have exposure to some of the most beautiful properties in the country, many of them in Alpine.  Through extensive work with buyers and sellers in this town, we can vouch for the benefits that this article discusses, such as low property taxes, exclusivity, privacy and proximity to NYC. 

Don't Make These Mistakes, First Time Home Buyers!

Don't Make These Mistakes, First Time Home Buyers!

First time home buyer?  Read this, and please - don't make these mistakes!  Most real estate agents can tell you that they do happen somewhat often, but it is our job to educate our clients on how to navigate through this process.  This article provides helpful hints explaining what not to do while heading into a real estate transaction.

Kitchen Upgrades to Sell Your Home

Kitchen Upgrades to Sell Your Home

A great kitchen is a key factor when buying or selling a home.  Selling a house with a kitchen that's feeling a little dated or worn in?  Here are some tips for how to spruce it up on a budget.  Conversely, this can also work for buyers who want to save a little on their purchase and choose to fix up their new kitchen to their own specifications.  Either way, you can't lose.

Photos that Real Estate Agents Should NOT Use to Sell a Home!

Photos that Real Estate Agents Should NOT Use to Sell a Home!

A collection of the worst photos a realtor could possibly post while trying to sell a house.  This is good for a laugh, and makes it clear that not all agents know how to best showcase their clients' homes.  Choose your realtor wisely and be sure to view their photos and videos to see what they're capable of! 

Creating Your Own Personal 'Home Office'

Creating Your Own Personal 'Home Office'

Working from home?  It's easy to get sidetracked or disorganized if you don't have your own personal space designated for work.  Real estate professionals (as well as plenty of other industries) can likely all agree that some work does need to get taken care of at home, so it's important to have a home office that allows you to focus.  This article provides some quick and simple steps to take which will help create a home office space to be productive and get the job done.

Home Maintenance Tips for First Time Home Buyers

Home Maintenance Tips for First Time Home Buyers

As a first time home buyer, it is important to know the key tasks to take care of to help avoid having problems down the road.  As trusted real estate agents in Bergen County, we take the time to provide our clients with tips, such as the ones outlined in this article, to ensure that their happiness with their new home lives on.