Hearth Realty Group is a technology driven boutique real estate agency made up of the area’s top service-focused local experts. We strive to have a meaningful impact on the communities we serve through volunteer work and financial contributions to local charities. Learn more about what sets our agents apart with our weekly Q&A agent spotlights. Our first featured agent is a veteran of the the real estate industry in West Essex and 2015 Realtor of the Year, Kerry Metzger.
Tell me a bit about yourself and your brand. Where did you grow up? What are your hobbies? How did you get into real estate? How long have you been an agent?
Kerry: I grew up in Montclair and have lived in Verona for 20 years. I was very involved with the Verona High School Band Parent Association and I was on the board of the baseball parent club. I am also on the board of directors for the West Essex Out of the Darkness Walk. I was also on the board of directors of the West Essex Board of Realtors.
I have been a realtor for 17 years and a broker/sales agent for 2 years. I originally worked for an independently owned Prudential office that later became a part of Prudential New Jersey Properties and then Berkshire Hathaway Home Services. I am excited to be working for an independent company again that is driven by customer service and commitment to the local community.
I graduated from the School of Visual Arts in NYC and love using that experience in staging homes. Before real estate I managed restaurants and had a baking business. The customer service skills and management experience has translated well into real estate.
Are there any specific markets that you specialize in?
Kerry: I cover all of northern NJ and work with a wide spectrum of clients from first time home buyers to commercial investors, contractors and property management.
What makes your brand special or unique? More specifically, why should clients choose you for their real estate needs?
Kerry: My goal is to provide the best customer service possible to every client. I offer staging services and have a staff of movers and excellent relationships with all types of contractors whom I know and trust to assist with any needs. Being an independent company gives us the flexibility to create an experience that is specific to each client.
Do you have any advice for first time home buyers?
Kerry: Determine what you are comfortable paying monthly for a mortgage while still being able to save and have some extra money for enjoyment and stick to that number. There is nothing worse than being stressed out about being able to make ends meet.
Do you have any closing statements for the readers?
Kerry: Hearth Realty Group is a collaborative company, we support each other to be able to provide an exceptional experience for every client. We have pride in our work, our dedication to our communities and having a high professional standard.
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