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Did You Know Most Break-Ins Occur Through An Unlocked Door?

In the Spring and Summer months we tend to be outside a lot, perhaps in the back yard gardening, or conversing with the neighbors through the fence.  

Often we don't think about locking the front door and first-floor windows when we are on our own property or just over the neighbors . . . but we should.  According to Steve Kolobaric at Weiser, a lockset company, most break-ins occur through an unlocked door.  If you are washing your windows, or just letting in fresh air, don't forget to lock them when you are done.

Read about some good common sense (and easy) home security tips: Springtime Home Security Tips - With spring finally here people from across North America will be cleaning, traveling and getting out of the house to enjoy the warmer weather. According to Steve Kolobaric at Weiser, one of Canada’s most trusted lockset manufacturers, there are several security tips that everyone should be aware of this season as they take in the […] [RisMedia Consumer News]

Closing Costs - What Are All Those Fees?

Buyers have lots of questions about buying a home and obtaining a mortgage.  Here we'll list the most common buyer closing costs, what they are for, and the average amount charged for these services in New Jersey.

Within three days of applying for the loan, your lender should give you closing disclosures so you will know what your APR (annual percentage rate) will be. The closing disclosures show you the closing costs that are included in the amount that makes up the APR. You should carefully assess each item for validity, and ask questions about items you do not understand.

We've also included the 'average' fees (according to BankRate) that are charged by lenders to buyers purchasing a $200,000 home in New Jersey:

Masters Ruby Award Received By Six Top Producing Sales Associates!

Fran Krumholz-Bookman, Susan Kaplan, Alan Katz, Sheryl Kerner, Brian LichtenthalMarcia Sokal have each been recognized by Century 21 Real Estate LLC as  top-producers nationwide when it honored them with the coveted CENTURY 21® Ruby Masters Award.

Ruby level status is awarded to Century 21® sales affiliates who have met minimum sales production of $117,000 or 32 closed transaction sides within a calendar year.

The sales affiliates also receive a trophy and a personal invitation to attend the annual CENTURY 21 Top Agent Retreat.

Fran, Susan, Alan, Sheryl,  Brian &  Marcia are valued and trusted real estate resources for the Monmouth, Ocean & Middlesex county communities and major contributors to the overall success of CENTURY 21 Mack Morris Iris Lurie and the CENTURY 21 System as a whole.

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!

Congratulations to Quality Service Pinnacle Award Recipients!

Century 21 Real Estate LLC recently recognized sales affiliates Fran Krumholz-Bookman, Laurin LaLima, Alan Katz, Carrie Moyer, Lori Ragovin, Sheryl Kerner, Alan Lurie, Susan Kaplan, and Brian Lichtenthal with the CENTURY 21 Quality Service Pinnacle Producer Award. 

The annual award is based on results from the CENTURY 21 Quality Service Survey (QSS) which is e-mailed to consumers immediately after the purchase or sale of a home.  To earn the CENTURY 21 Quality Service Pinnacle Producer Award, an agent must receive completed customer surveys for at least 30 percent of their transactions from January 1 - October 31, with an average survey score of at least 95 percent or better for 2 consecutive years.

Each award recipient will receive a customized glass trophy, in addition to being recognized at the CENTURY 21 Global Conference.  CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!

Lori Ragovin Earns CENTURY 21® Diamond Masters Award

Century 21 Real Estate LLC recently recognized Lori Ragovin as a top-producer nationwide when it honored her with the coveted CENTURY 21® Diamond Masters Award.

Diamond level status is awarded to a Century 21® sales affiliate who has met minimum sales production of $189,000 or 54 closed transaction sides within a calendar year. 

The sales affiliate also receives a trophy and a personal invitation to attend the annual CENTURY 21 Top Agent Retreat.

Lori places her real estate wisdom and passion for life into her everyday business, helping to make clients more comfortable with the real estate transaction as they make what may be the most significant purchase of their lives.  She is a valued and trusted real estate resource for Monmouth, Ocean & Middlesex county communities and a major contributor to the overall success of our company and the CENTURY 21 System as a whole.

"It is truly an honor to receive the Diamond Masters Award and be recognized among such talented and dedicated group of real estate sales professionals," said Ragovin.