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Answer to our March Newsletter Question of the Month

Our March client newsletter asks the question, "Where would you go to visit the largest ancient castle in the world?"

The answer is: you would travel to Prague, Czech Republic to see the Prague Castle, built in the 9th century with a total surface area of 18 acres.

WELCOME STEPHEN CIMIS

Terrie O’Connor, President of Terrie O’Connor Realtors, is pleased to announce that Stephen Cimis has joined the Ramsey group as a Sales Associate.

Stephen is excited to join Terrie O’Connor as he ventures into real estate. Prior to starting this career Stephen was an entrepreneur who ran his own food service company, The Gourmet on Wheels, which serviced 250 homes throughout the Northern New Jersey area.

Stephen grew up in Mahwah and has lived there for more than thirty years. He has worked as an international missionary for twenty years and traveled extensively to Europe, Peru, Philippines and Mexico.

Stephen speaks Spanish and Tagalog. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Rutgers University in Marketing and also fulfilled a Psychology Major’s requirements. Stephen can be reached at the Terrie O’Connor office in Ramsey at 201-934-0600 x76 or on his cell phone at 201-406-7395. You can also e-mail him at scimis@tocr.com.

March Birthdays

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO:

RICHARD DAUL (March 1); MAUREEN NUGENT (March 3); MARY ANN CAREY (March 5); MARIANNE ZARYCHTA (March 6); BARBARA PAGELLA and PAMELA BONAN (March 7); VICTORIA BALZANO (March 8); SARAH DRENNAN and BARBARA CROCKER and JONATHAN KINNE (March 9); CARLETT CARFORA and DOROTHEA PULEO and DEAN RATAJCZAK JR. (March 12); DEBRA ZYSKOWSKI (March 13); MICHELLE WING (March 14); TAMMY ROBERTS (March 15); DEBORAH TERHUNE (March 16); HUGH MCGRINDER and ARLENE MONTALVO (March 17); CATHERINE O'CONNOR SMIECHOWSKI (March 20); CAROLINE VON GLAHN (March 21); ROBERT FUNABASHI and LAURIE O'CONNOR and GAYJONE CARROLL and DARCY LINARES (March 22); VELA COKLESKI (March 24); LOUIS C. VINTALORE and THERESA RANAGAN (March 26); THERESA MEESE (March 27); MAUREEN GALLAGHER and DANA FOSTER-WILLIAMS (March 30); ARTHUR MAY and ROBERT TENNY (March 31).

 

LET'S ALL GIVE THEM A BIG SHOUTOUT TO ENSURE THEIR BIRTHDAY IS OVER THE RAINBOW!!

WELCOME LORENA VARGAS

Terrie O’Connor, President of Terrie O’Connor Realtors, is pleased to announce that Lorena Vargas has joined the Ramsey group as a Sales Associate.

Lorena is a long-time resident of Paramus and is excited to embark on her real estate journey in Northern New Jersey. Lorena spent part of her career as an administrative assistant to a mortgage banker, and being involved in that aspect is where she learned of her love for real estate. Having then worked in Human Resources as an Account Executive Manager for over 10 years, she realized that providing client satisfaction was her #1 priority. Known for her tenacity, perseverance and honesty, Lorena takes pride in responding in a timely manner to her client’s needs and concerns.

“I enjoy working with people and there is nothing that makes me happier than seeing someone’s dream come true, and this is why I decided to become a Realtor. To me it’s more than selling a home, it’s the start of a new beginning for my client.”

Lorena serves her Church as V.P. of Ushers, and in her free time enjoys working with outreach ministries. She has been happily married for 20 years and has four children. She can be reached in the Ramsey office of Terrie O’Connor at 201-934-0600 x26 or on her cell phone at 973-336-2900 or via email at lvargas@tocr.com.

WELCOME MICHELE PAOLELLA

Terrie O’Connor, President of Terrie O’Connor Realtors, is pleased to announce that Michele Paolella has joined the Ramsey group as a Sales Associate.

Before joining TOCR, Michele had a long career in public relations, managing publicity campaigns for filmmakers, hotel properties, musicians, magazines, non-profits, television programs, and much more. For the past two years she has worked as a freelance publicist and social media specialist for a number of small businesses. Her time in public relations has given her valuable experience in negotiating contracts and deals, project management and managing and maintaining client relationships.

Michele is excited to start her real estate career, especially since it allows her to work with different types of people with a variety of needs. “I love learning people’s stories and discovering exactly what they are looking for so I can help them find their perfect home.”

Michele lives in Mahwah with her husband and daughter.  She enjoys volunteering during special events at her daughter’s school and in the school library, as well as for her daughter’s Girl Scouts troop. Michele received her degree in political science from the University of Hartford.

Michele can be reached at the Terrie O’Connor office in Ramsey at 201-934-0600 x 80 or on her cell phone at 917-613-4041.  You can also e-mail her at mpaolella@tocr.com.

WELCOME NORMITA DIZON-HUANG

Terrie O’Connor, President of Terrie O’Connor Realtors, is pleased to announce that Normita (“Norm”) Dizon-Huang has joined the company’s Ramsey office as a Sales Associate.

Before joining TOCR, Normita worked in the banking industry for approximately 15 years. She is currently part owner of Mathnasium of Glen Rock/Ridgewood, a neighborhood math-only learning center, through which she enjoys getting involved with the local community.

Normita’s experiences at Mathnasium providing math tutoring and homework help to hundreds of students in Bergen County, has helped her to understand and anticipate the needs of others and to be a good listener, attributes she’s eager to bring to her real estate career. Normita has always had an interest in real estate and now loves talking with people to learn how she can be involved with their decision to buy or sell their home.

Prior to living in Orange County, NY, Normita resided in Bergen County for close to 30 years and is very familiar with much of the area. She is excited to be a part of the Terrie O’Connor Realtors Ramsey family and looking forward to helping her clients navigate this dynamic real estate market.

Normita can be reached at the Terrie O’Connor office in Ramsey at 201-934-0600 x79 or on her cell phone at 201-486-4321. You can also e-mail her at normitadh@tocr.com

February 2017 Question of the Month

Our February 2017 Client eNewsletter asks the question: "What state was the first to require license plates on vehicles?"  The answer is N.Y.!

Just Listing/Just Sold Program

We are pleased to have partnered with Quantum Marketing to offer you a much more robust just listed/just sold program.  Not only does the new card tout your new listing or sale, but it compels your prospects to go to a customized site on-line to see sales activity within a 2 mile radius of their home over the past 2 years.  When they do, you will receive email notification!

The program is fully automated.  It will take your property picture and information from a feed we send them each day, design a card for you and email you when it is ready so you can review it and order.  You can upload your own list or select specific streets or areas for the mailing to go to.  

As we have always done, TOCR will pay for the first 100 "Just Listed" cards on a new listing and 100 "Just Sold" cards on any closed listing.  You simply order whatever quantity of cards you want to go out and submit your receipt for TOCR payment on 100 cards.