Can I Take That Wall Down?

With open concept being as popular as it is, one of the most common questions we get when showing houses is “Can I take that wall down?” As Realtors, our advice is to consult with a contractor or architect. At Hearth Realty Group we are fortunate enough to have an architect who is also Realtor on staff, Maplewood resident Camilla Flannery owner of Studio Vert Architecture. Camilla has helped hundreds of local residents with renovation projects big and small. So we asked Cami to share how she answers the question:

“Many of the houses in SOMA were built in the 1920’s with formal, compartmentalized spaces. I have a great appreciation for the quality of the framing in these older houses, but the small rooms and divided spaces on the first floor most often no longer work for current family lifestyles. Many of my clients come to me wanting to create an open floorplan but are concerned about structural constraints.

My answer to them is: there are no constraints if the load is properly supported. I’ve opened up entire first floors with nothing but the center fireplace remaining and designed basements removing all the columns. So rest assured, with the proper structure, you can achieve most anything in the design of your remodel. It’s very important to never attempt to remove a wall without the guidance of a licensed contractor, engineer or architect.”

Whether you’re considering updates or changes to your current home, in the process of buying a home and need some design help or you’re in a “Love It or List It” phase, please reach out to Camilla Flannery for a consultation.

Hearth Realty Group is the #1 Independent Real Estate Agency in SOMA. We are a technology driven boutique real estate agency made up of experienced service-focused local experts who support our clients beyond the transaction. We strive to have a meaningful impact on the communities we serve through volunteer work and financial contributions to local charities. #LiveLocalSellLocal

Camilla Flannery
Realtor & Architect
917-647-1667
www.StudioVert.net

Hearth Realty Group Marks the One Year Anniversary of its Verona Office

Verona, NJ, January 7, 2019—Hearth Realty Group, New Jersey’s fastest growing indie real estate
brokerage, is celebrating the one-year anniversary of the Verona office. To commemorate the occasion
with an official ribbon cutting ceremony, Verona Mayor Kevin Ryan, Director of Administration &
Economic Development Steven Neale, and Councilman Jack McEvoy visited the office to congratulate
the team for their contribution to the community. Located at 460 Bloomfield Avenue, the office space is
open and inviting, with ample parking for prospective clients.

Since opening in 2017, Hearth has grown to 18 team members, solidifying a #1 spot as the leading
independent agency in Verona. Founded by Josh Jacobs, a lifelong New Jersey resident who is also the
broker of record, the agency is part real estate brokerage and part tech startup, making Hearth an
industry leader in technology innovation.

“We super-serve our clients by developing custom applications and partnering with emerging
technology platforms,” said Jacobs. “As an indie brokerage we have the freedom and flexibility to
quickly adapt to a constantly changing technology landscape, and the clients that we serve recognize
and appreciate the difference we bring to the table.”

In addition to the Verona office, Hearth recently opened a second location in South Orange.
“I have been fortunate enough to open two real estate offices in two amazing New Jersey communities,
Verona and South Orange/Maplewood,” said Jacobs. “Both communities have so much to offer from
their proximity to New York and easy commuting options to fantastic schools, parks, restaurants and
shops.”

Jacobs calls his agents, most of whom live in the communities they serve, the hardest working, most
dedicated, ethical, honest, fun, generous and respected in the business.

The Hearth Realty Group team includes the following agents: Susie Adamson, Marika Autrand, Juan
Carlos Fernandez, Rodney Fontil, Jennifer Greenberg, Lindy Huang-Hoelscher, Williams Jones Jr, Daria
Knarvik, Fran Lichtman, Karen Lonergan, Kerry Metzger, Randy Rabney, Bonnie Ramsey, Shannon
Severin, Dustin Steiner & Camilla Flannery.
For more information please visit: www.HearthRealtyGroup.com or call 973-913-5055.
About Hearth Realty Group

With offices in both South Orange and Verona, Hearth Realty Group is a technology driven boutique real
estate agency made up of service-focused local experts who support our clients beyond the transaction.
Part real estate brokerage, part tech startup, Hearth Realty Group is an industry leader in technology
innovation. We strive to have a meaningful impact on the communities we serve through volunteer
work and financial contributions to local charities. We are more than your agents. We are your
neighbors.

Hearth Realty Group Expands to South Orange

Hearth Realty Group is excited to celebrate its one-year anniversary with a ribbon cutting at their newest branch office located at 14 South Orange Avenue in South Orange.

“We are so appreciative of the support we’ve received from the village since opening our doors in South Orange. It’s been years since a real estate brokerage opened a brick and mortar office in town and the community has really embraced us. We are thrilled to announce that Hearth Realty Group is now the leading independently owned agency in SOMA!” said Josh Jacobs, Broker of Record & Founder. As a South Orange native, Jacobs said he “loves” being able to be back and give back in the community where he grew up.

Hearth Realty Group is a technology driven boutique real estate agency made up of the area’s top service-focused local experts who support clients beyond the transaction. “We strive to have a meaningful impact on the communities we serve through volunteer work and financial contributions to local charities,” said Jacobs.

“Everyone asks me what makes Hearth so special and my answer is this: We have the hardest working, dedicated, ethical, honest, fun, generous and respected agents in the business. There’s is no other place I’ve ever worked where you can say that about every single person working there.”

For more information please visit: www.HearthRealtyGroup.com or call 973-913-5055

The Hearth Realty Group team in South Orange & Verona includes the following agents:

Susie Adamson, Marika Autrand, Juan Carlos Fernandez, Rodney Fontil, Jennifer Greenberg, Lindy Huang-Hoelscher, Williams Jones Jr, Daria Knarvik, Fran Lichtman, Karen Lonergan, Kerry Metzger, Randy Rabney, Bonnie Ramsey, Shannon Severin, Dustin Steiner & Camilla Flannery

Top 5 Things That Every Homeowner Should Do to Prepare Their Home For Sale

Most of us are living in our largest asset so when it becomes time to sell we want the greatest return. While selling a home is a business transaction, it can also be very emotional as it can represent change and leaving a space where memories were created. When it’s time to move on and put your house up for sale the two most important factors are proper pricing and proper presentation. Consider the following 5 things when getting ready.

1) Declutter and depersonalize: People need to be able to see themselves living in a space. Too many personal belongings can get in the way of that. Too much stuff in general can take the focus off of the features of a room and cause people to miss details like high ceilings or beautiful moldings. You want the attention on the house and you want it to feel like their next home. When your home goes on the market think about a model home. Remember that the more people who want to buy your home can translate into the most money for you.

2) The place should be immaculate: Potential buyers will look in your closets, your refrigerator, your oven and all around your home. Consider a deep cleaning, including having your windows washed, right before your home goes on the market.

3) Don’t forget the curb appeal: Often Sellers focus on the inside and forget about the outside. If your outside isn’t appealing, the buyer may never step inside. Remember that you only get one chance to make a first impression so clean up your lawn, consider seasonal flowers, mulch the beds and if you house needs painting, do it if you can swing it or plan to price accordingly.

4) Buyers hate a wet basement: In fact, many buyers today want a finished basement or to at least know that they could finish it in the future. Even if the space cannot be finished, they want to know that it is dry.  If your basement takes water at all, consult and expert, find the source and consider remedying it.

5) Check your systems: How old is your furnace, hot water and roof? If you have a fire place or Central AC have you had it maintained? Is your roof in good repair? These are things that will be looked at during a home inspection so you want to be prepared.

If the thought of selling your home is stressing you out, give us a call. Hiring an experienced agent to guide you through the preparation to the closing table can make all the difference in your experience and outcome. The Lichtman Rabney Group at Hearth Realty is led by a former NYC attorney and a former Senior VP at Atlantic Recording Company. While they are award-winning agents with over 25 years combined experience in the local market, their true measure of success is through the satisfaction of their clients. It has never been their goal to do the greatest number of transactions, their goal is to bring the greatest value to you.

Article by Fran Lichtman, Broker-Associate and Randy Rabney, Realtor-Associate
The Lichtman Rabney Group at Hearth Realty Group

For more information call 646-734-3718 (c) 973-913-5055 (o) or visit www.NJisHOME.com

Jen Greenberg, Susie Adamson and Bonnie Ramsey featured in Matters Magazine

Hearth Realty Group agents, Jennifer Greenberg, Susie Adamson and Bonnie Ramsey (of Adamson Ramsey Homes) are features in this months issue of Matters Magazine “Celebrating the heroic strength and successes of Wonder Women: the business leaders in our midst.”

Hearth Realty Group is Now the Leading Listing Office in South Orange

It’s been just 60 days since we opened our doors of our second location in NJ and we are so excited to be able to announce that Hearth Realty Group is now the leading real estate listing office in South Orange. It’s been years since the last real estate office opened in town and we are so grateful for the support from the township and the warm welcome from the community.

I have been fortunate enough to open two real estate offices in two amazing New Jersey communities, Verona and South Orange/Maplewood where I was born and raised. Both communities have so much to offer from their proximity to New York and easy commuting options to fantastic schools, parks, restaurants and shops.

About Us: Hearth Realty Group is a technology driven boutique real estate agency made up of service-focused local experts who support our clients beyond the transaction. We strive to have a meaningful impact on the communities we serve through volunteer work and financial contributions to local charities.

234 Claremont Ave #4 Montclair NJ 07042 For Sale

Open House Sunday June 3rd 1pm-4pm  | 234 Claremont Ave #4 Montclair NJ 07042

Amazing location in the heart of Montclair. This renovated, sun-drenched two bedroom end-unit at The Chesapeake offers both convenience and privacy. Just a short stroll to downtown, take advantage of all Montclair has to offer or enjoy a relaxing evening at home on your front porch. Featuring a large renovated eat-in kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite counters, spacious living room, two large bedrooms, updated bathroom, laundry in unit, great closet space, and beautiful hardwood floors. Steps to NY direct trains and bus, restaurants, shops, entertainment, parks, farmers market and more. Parking for two cars plus locked storage room in building.

Contact Josh Jacobs from Hearth Realty Group for more information 973-913-5055

Listing Details: http://hearthrealtygroup.com/listing-details/listing-3474208-234-claremont-ave-unit-4-montclair-twp-nj-07042-2814/

 

60 Otsego Rd Verona Just Sold!

Congratulations to Realtor® Kerry Metzger. 60 Otsego Rd Verona, NJ Just Sold!

Beautiful, wide plank maple floors welcome you into this warm home.The main level has the perfect layout for entertaining. Large rooms with a grand feel. Living room and dining room have beautiful bay windows. The bedrooms are tucked away and quiet. The master bedroom has a large dressing room/closet that any fashionista would love. The kitchen is the perfect layout for today’s home chef, enough with having to walk 50 feet to open the fridge! The adjacent laundry/mud room makes the dirty part of life a little easier. Family room boasts a built in wet bar with wine cooler. All impeccably improved and maintained.

Hearth Realty Group Open Houses Sunday March 18th

Hearth Realty Group is hosting 3 open houses today!

118 Kenneth Ter South Orange Open 1pm-4pm

76 Whiteoak Dr South Orange, NJ  Open 2pm-4pm

24 Sutton Pl Verona, NJ  Open 1pm-4pm

Hearth Realty Group is a technology driven, full service boutique brokerage specializing in Northern New Jersey real estate. We are a service focused company made up of local, innovative and informed agents who work closely with our clients every step of the way to ensure a smooth transaction.
www.HearthRealtyGroup.com

24 Sutton Pl Verona, NJ 07044