Redfin Arrives in New Jersey!

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Redfin agents can now help people buy and sell homes throughout New Jersey

Redfin has arrived in the Garden State, serving homebuyers and sellers from Cape May to Morristown and along the shoreline to South New Jersey. People can now work with local Redfin agents to buy and sell homes in New Jersey and can use the Redfin online and mobile tools to search homes on the market.

Redfin combines superior service and cutting-edge technology to revolutionize the home-buying and selling process. Our technology empowers both our agents and customers with information and tools that make buying and selling a home more efficient, less stressful and more fun.nick-boniakowski-960x690@3x

Redfin real estate agents focus solely on delivering top-notch service while helping clients buy or sell homes. This efficiency, powered by the best in technology, also enables Redfin to pass savings on to our clients. Someone who buys a $500,000 home with a Redfin agent in New Jersey would receive a refund of over $5,000 at closing. Instead of the typical 2.5-3 percent commission, Redfin charges sellers a 1.5 percent fee. This means someone selling a $500,000 home with a Redfin agent would save between $5,000 and $7,500.

Just like their colleagues throughout the country, our agents in New Jersey earn a salary and receive health care benefits. Their bonus pay is based on customer satisfaction, not commission. This means they are incentivized to make you happy!

Redfin hired Nick Boniakowski to lead the Redfin team in North Jersey, which covers everything north of Middlesex County. Nick was born and raised in New Jersey and is a third generation real estate agent with over 10 years experience. After graduating from Boston College, he worked in finance in Manhattan as preparation for a career in real estate. Before joining Redfin, Boniakowski worked at his family’s brokerage, where he learned the importance of customer service.

“My father taught me to always put the customer first and I love that Redfin’s culture and business model are built around that same guiding principle,” said Nick. “Redfin technology helps me do my job better and faster so I have more time to be a true advocate and counselor for my clients during the biggest financial transaction of their life.”

Real estate veteran Gina Sapnar joined Redfin with 18 years of real estate experience under her belt to lead the South Jersey Redfin team. Gina will serve homebuyers and sellers in Middlesex County all the way to Cape May. Before joining Redfin, Gina worked as a brokerage manager in New Jersey and helped build a local franchise from the ground up, managing the business and training and mentoring her team of agents. Before becoming a real estate agent, Gina received her bachelor’s degree in information systems from Loyola University in Baltimore, MD.

“I’m excited to take my deep knowledge of South Jersey and background in technology and put them to work at Redfin,” said Gina. “While I’m busy serving our area’s first home-buying and selling clients, I’m also working on carefully hiring the best agents to build a local team that will provide New Jerseyans a level of service they never thought possible in real estate.”

Gina and Nick are working together to grow Redfin’s team across the state and are already on the ground touring homes with buyers and guiding them through their offer, negotiation and closing. They’re helping people sell their homes, too. If you’re thinking about buying or selling, feel free to reach out to Nick or Gina, schedule a tour or start a conversation about your home’s value.Gina Sapnar Photo

Redfin.com and the Redfin mobile apps also offer several ways to find out about homes for sale, selling your own home and what the local market is like even before you’re ready to dip your toe in the water, including:

Selling with Redfin:

  • Redfin Home Dashboard: A comprehensive online resource for home sellers that provides real-time data about their home.

  • Redfin Home Value Tool: A more accurate way to find out what your home is worth using self-selected comparable homes for sale in your market.

Buying with Redfin:

  • Instant Tour Scheduling: Ability to instantly schedule a home tour with a Redfin agent with a single click from a browser, iPhone, iPad or Android app.

  • Redfin Matchmaker: Software that recommends unexpected listings to Redfin clients.

  • Instant Updates: Smartphone or email notifications when new homes are listed or when prices drop.

  • Search by School: Shows all the homes for sale served by a certain school with one easy search.

  • Tour and Offer Insights: Real-time statistics and notes from Redfin agents about thousands of homes and offers.

  • Deal Room: A real-time guide through the closing process, including milestones, deadlines and tasks.

Interested in working for Redfin? We’re hiring! Check out our jobs page to see the positions available near you.

We’re looking forward to meeting you! Stay tuned for an announcement about our first free home-buying class in New Jersey. Download the Redfin app and follow Redfin on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest and LinkedIn to keep track of what we’re up to.

 

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