coldwell banker pino agency: AUCTION! 274 Virginia Avenue, Carneys Point, NJ - 6/30/12 @ 10am - 06/26/12 02:40 PM
AUCTION!  274 Virginia Avenue, Carneys Point, NJ - 6/30/12 @ 10am

This three-bedroom brick rancher is going to Auction on Saturday, June 30th at 10am.  It's a lovely home in need of a new steward. 
There is much to feel excited about:
Spacious full basement!3 Bedrooms! 100x150 lot!Attached one-car garage!Detached 2-bay out-building! Roomy eat-in kitchen! Hardwood floors!Oversized walkup attic!  
TERMS:  'As Is', $3,000 due at signing, 30-40 day settlement, Seller guarantees clear title
If you've never seen a Real Estate auction before, come on out and join us!  It's an interesting way to sell property. 
 
Kitchen
 
 
 
 
 
 

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coldwell banker pino agency: Success At The Auction! - 04/01/12 12:29 AM
Success At The Auction!
119 Madison St, Pennsville, NJ was sold at auction yesterday.  It will go to final settlement in approximately 2 weeks.  The sellers are happy, the buyer is relieved he won the bid and the Realtors are satisfied at a job well done.  What more could you ask for?

This is why I am a big fan of Real Estate auctions:
1)  The marketing time is short.
2)  The properties are sold 'As Is'.
3)  There are no mortgage companies and inspections to affect the transaction.
4)  After the auction, the settlement occurs within 30 days.
5) … (2 comments)

coldwell banker pino agency: What To Do and Who To Call If You Are Behind In Your Mortgage? - 03/29/12 10:36 PM
What To Do and Who To Call If You Are Behind In Your Mortgage?
The answers to these questions constantly evolves.  I'll give you the most up-to-date information that I have today.
If you find yourself falling behind in your loan, the most important thing to do is to communicate with your mortgage company or bank.  Believe me, they do not want your house.  The banks own more houses than they want to already.  They do not want or need one more!  
It's also a very good and effective idea to have an advocate to help you through this difficult … (2 comments)

coldwell banker pino agency: Broker's Open House - 121 Penn Beach Drive, Pennsville, NJ 08070 - 3/20- 11am to 2pm - 03/19/12 09:02 PM
Broker's Open House - 121 Penn Beach Drive, Pennsville, NJ  08070 - 3/20- 11am to 2pm

Following up the public open house on Sunday, a Broker's Open House is scheduled for Tuesday, March 20th, 2012.  The doors open at 11am and the event lasts until 2pm.  There will be a yummy lunch served, a terrific home to explore and a second home on William Penn Ave in Pennville to visit for dessert. 
Some people seem confused as to why an open house is held for Real Estate agents. 
It's an easy question to answer, actually.  Realtors each have their own contacts, networks … (3 comments)

coldwell banker pino agency: Today's Real Estate Activities - Febuary 29th, 2012 - 03/01/12 12:37 PM
Today's Real Estate Activities - Febuary 29th, 2012
And the words of the day are:  SETTLEMENT and APPRAISAL!  One very often depends upon the other, you know.
After some trials and tribulations, 18 King Street in Pennsville, NJ went to settlement.  Well, I guess that isn't quite the truth.....a terrific young couple (the buyers) and a fantastic hard-working couple (the sellers) went to settlement today.  Dave Wright of Riverbeach Realty and I were honored to be there, too. 

Too bad there isn't a picture of everyone's bright, smiling faces.  What a pleasant change from last week's upside-down smiles when we were told there was an 'appraisal … (5 comments)

coldwell banker pino agency: Sweet Of The Month Club - Lime-Glazed Citrus Tea Cakes - 02/20/12 12:33 AM
Sweet Of The Month Club - Lime-Glazed Citrus Tea Cakes
In the summer of 2011, The Pennsville Public Library held their 2nd annual Luau to raise funds for their operating budget.  When asked for a donation, The girls at Coldwell Banker Pino Agency wanted to help, but felt the crunch of a stretched budget.  So, utilizing one of our hidden talents, 'The Sweet of The Month Club' was born.  We made a menu chock-full of some wonderful choices of baked goods and offered it up for the silent auction at The Luau. 
Since the auction, the girls have prepared bread pudding, German chocolate cake, apple pie, … (5 comments)

coldwell banker pino agency: Oldman's Township in Salem County, NJ, 08067 - 01/29/12 10:45 PM
Oldman's Township in Salem County, NJ, 08067
Oldman's township is located in Salem County, NJ. It is bordered by the Delaware River, Oldmans Creek, Carneys Point and Pilesgrove Township. The communities of Pedricktown and Auburn are located within Oldmans Township.  The population is approximately 1,800 made up of 654 households. 
The Oldman's Township School District serves public school students in Kindergarten through eighth grade. The school had an enrollment of 244 students as of the 2005-06 school year.A majority of public school students in grades 9-12 from Oldmans Township attend PennsGrove High School as part of a sending/receiving relationship with the PennsGrove-Carneys Point Regional School District, with the balance attending Woodstown High School in … (1 comments)

coldwell banker pino agency: Statistics for Salem County, NJ - 2011 Year End - 01/29/12 06:24 PM
Statistics for Salem County, NJ - 2011 Year End
Let's take a look at 2011, as a whole, and compare it to 2009 and 2010.

Settled units:  459 (2009)     394 (2010)     356 (2011)
The 2011 number reflects a 23.7% decrease since 2009.
Average Sold Price:  $166,000 (2009)     $157,000 (2010)     $154,000 (2011)
The 2011 number reflects a 7.33% decrease since 2009.
Average Sold Price/Original Price:  87.11 (2009)     87.18 (2010)     84.81 (2011)
The 2011 number reflects a 2.80% decrease since 2009.
Unfortunately, these numbers show -- across the board -- that the market is still trending down here in Salem County.  Out of … (0 comments)

coldwell banker pino agency: Statistics for Salem County, NJ Fourth Quarter - 2011 - 01/29/12 05:43 PM
Statistics for Salem County, NJ Fourth Quarter - 2011
The last three months of 2011 wrapped up a very challenging year for Salem County, NJ in the Real Estate world.  The total inventory lowered slightly to 627 active listings while the inventory accumulation measured 21.10 months. At one point in 2011, the inventory accumulation was 26.5 months, so this was a mild improvement.
Median saleprice = $139,700 - a 5.3% decrease over 4th quarter 2010
Average saleprice = $146,740 - a 3.8% decrease over 4th quarter 2010 
% of original price/sold price = 84.7%
Average days-on-market = 188
At the end of 2011, there were only 26 … (0 comments)

coldwell banker pino agency: "Who Do You Think You Are.....My BOSS???" - 01/21/12 11:57 PM
"Who Do You Think You Are.....My BOSS???"
oh yeah, that's right.......you are!  ;-)
I haven't had a manager since 1996'ish, as I shared in yesterday's post, so it's a somewhat new experience for me to once again have a supervisor. In fact, I've only had two previous managers.  The first was not present in the office very much while the second had a tremendous effect on me. 
Kellyann Peterson will be my third manager......and I'm sure she will be the best.  I have a good feeling about the future of our office!  Kellyann has an ambition and drive to grow the business that is refreshing.  She … (8 comments)

coldwell banker pino agency: My First Week As A Sales Agent - 01/21/12 01:15 AM
My First Week As A Sales Agent
Those of you who know me are probably wondering where this title came from, huh?!  The truth of the matter is that I've been licensed as a Realtor in NJ since 1993.  I began managing the Coldwell Banker Pino Agency's Pennsville office in 1996'ish.  (who can remember exact dates that long ago?!)
Well...on Tuesday, January 10th, I stepped down as manager to return to the 'wild and wonderful' world of sales.  The transition from manager back to agent began last Spring when I recruited my replacement, Kellyann Peterson. (I'll tell you how terrific she is tomorrow!) Once she … (9 comments)

coldwell banker pino agency: Realtors Who Know Their Real Estate - Chamber Chat - Jan. 2012 - 01/03/12 08:12 AM
Realtors Who Know Their Real Estate - Chamber Chat - Jan. 2012
 
Chamber Chat is a monthly Today's Sunbeam feature that profiles Salem County Chamber of Commerce business members and the advantages they offer consumers who shop locally.  Chamber Chat appears on the first Monday of the month. 

 
Address:  70 N Broadway, Pennsville,NJ  08070
Phone 856-678-HOME (4663)
e-mail: askchris@coldwellbanker.com
Services provided: Residential & commercial consultations, sales and rentals;  educating, coaching & training for licensed Realtors
 
Issue:  This month we spoke with Chris Hooks with Coldwell Banker Pino Agency and member of the Chamber of Commerce Board.
 
T.S.: … (0 comments)

coldwell banker pino agency: December Blogging Challenge - Day 31, Toasting In The New Year - 12/31/11 01:04 AM
December Blogging Challenge - Day 31, Toasting In The New Year
In keeping with our annual tradition of toasting in the New Year, the team at Coldwell Banker Pino Agency met at noon today for sparkling wine, snacks and words of wisdom & hope. 
In the past years, I think we were toasting OUT the old year more than we were toasting IN the New Year.  So --  today we rang in the new one.  We kept it positive.
We ran it in, in German.
We rang it in, in Italian.
We toasted to good health.
We toasted to prosperity.
We toasted … (5 comments)

coldwell banker pino agency: 1st Day Of Training For My New Assistant - 12/30/11 01:18 AM
1st Day Of Training For My New Assistant
I just love my new assistant!  He is always so happy and pleasant when I ask him to help me.  And he dresses quite nicely for work.  He's thorough, loyal and attends to details.
I couldn't ask for a more devoted helper.

Billy went right to work when I asked him to look at the shed in the backyard at 670 Fort Elfsborg Road in Elsinboro, NJ.  The property is situated on a quiet 'country' road.  In fact, it borders a farmer's field.  It offers 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, a formal diningroom, … (5 comments)

coldwell banker pino agency: New Pino Vision For The New Year! - 12/29/11 07:32 PM
New Pino Vision For The New Year!
What is that saying?
"If you don't know where you're going, you'll never get there."
Our company worked on our mission statement back in 2009.  We decided upon "To be your trusted friend in Real Estate."  This statement said everything that we felt was important.
It's been well received, for sure, but in working on some business planning for 2012 we realized that Mr. Pino had no vision statement for the company.  It became clear that he was the one  -- and only one --  who could put the vision down on paper.  It is … (5 comments)

coldwell banker pino agency: Today's Real Estate Activities - Dec. 9th, 2011 - 12/09/11 12:30 AM
Today's Real Estate Activities - Dec. 9th, 2011
Today may prove to be a very interesting day.  One of my listings has recently had a home inspection performed on it and the dreaded word "MOLD" is written in big letters. 
The confusing thing is that in the great state of New Jersey, there are no standards for what is an acceptable or what is an unacceptable mold level.  There is also no certification for a "Mold Specialist". 
It leaves you with the feeling of what is this stuff and who is the best person to talk to about it?
I recently … (3 comments)

coldwell banker pino agency: Price Reduction On A Terrific House In A Terrific Neighborhood - 27 Mahoney Road, Pennsville, NJ 08070 - 11/21/11 08:41 AM
Price Reduction On A Terrific House In A Terrific Neighborhood - 27 Mahoney Road, Pennsville, NJ  08070
I always enjoy listing homes in the Valley Park neighborhood.  It's where I grew up.  There was something so nice about walking to school, having quiet streets to ride bikes, a circuitous path of sidewalks for roller skating and walking, as well as ball fields within striking distance. 
One of my childhood friends grew up in this house on 27 Mahoney Road.  It's been taken care of so lovingly and carefully over the years.  This home is just waiting for a new owner to love it … (1 comments)

coldwell banker pino agency: What is your MO? Tortoise or The Hare? - 06/28/11 05:59 PM
What is your MO?  Tortoise or The Hare?
What is your 'mode of operation'?
Slow?
Steady?
Speedy?
And which one really does win the race?
After nearly 19 years in the Real Estate business, I may have a different answer than you.  Heck, I probably have a different answer than I would have had back in 1993 when I was a fresh-faced Realtor-newbie!
Realistically, I believe the answer is both.  In certain situations, such as a multiple-offer experience, speed -- or lack of -- can make or break you.
A request to list a home not met with enthusiasm may cost … (8 comments)

coldwell banker pino agency: Community Wide Yard Sale - Sat. July 23rd, 2011 - 06/24/11 12:33 AM

 
 
Community Wide Yard Sale - Sat. July 23rd, 2011
Coldwell Banker Pino Agency is spearheading an effort to organize a community wide yard sale in Pennsville at the end of July. 
Anyone who is interested in joining in the fun can call 856-678-4663.  We'll be preparing a master list of all the participating households, along with a map for the shoppers.
Our agency will advertise the yardsale, place it on facebook, write blogposts and generally GET THE WORD OUT!  
We'll have applications on hand for the necessary township permits, too. 
Remember that saying, "There is strength in numbers?"
Let's show 'em!
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coldwell banker pino agency: "I Pledge Allegiance To The Flag......" - 05/26/11 08:10 PM

"I Pledge Allegiance To The Flag......"
As I wrote yesterday, hanging our new flag at the Coldwell Banker Pino Agency office was high on the list today.  I thought you might like to see the finished result. 
I don't know about you, but this picture makes me feel extremely happy.  I encourage you to fly a flag at both your home and your place of work this holiday. 
I think it will make you feel happy, too.
Happy Memorial Day Weekend, Folks!
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Celebrating 20 Years in Real Estate!

Pennsville, NJ

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