The 5 Things Sellers Need to Know & The 5 Mistakes Buyers Should Avoid
With Simon Westfall-Kwong, CEO The SWK Real Estate Group
Simon started as a real estate agent in 2006 and today leads the Simon Westfall-Kwong Real Estate Group of Keller Williams, one of the top 1% of real estate teams in New Jersey as ranked by RealTrends. The SWK Real Estate Group has closed over 800 home sales. In 2020, Simon and his teammates closed over 140 transactions totaling over $105 million. The Simon Westfall-Kwong Real Estate Group currently operates in Essex, Union, Morris, Bergen, Sussex, Monmouth, Hudson, and Ocean counties in New Jersey.
Simon and John Westfall-Kwong have lived in Millburn Township for over a decade with their two daughters. Simon has lived in New Jersey for over 30 years. They are both very involved parents within the community and the schools. Family, civic engagement and helping their clients with their real estate needs are all extremely important values to them. In 2020, they were grateful to have been able to donate over $25,000 to support regional non-profits through the #SWKGivesBack initiative.
The State of the Market with Shannon Aronson, MSW
Shannon Aronson, Simon Westfall-Kwong and their team are some of the top agents serving the Midtown Direct Train line towns. Shannon has been one of a very select few realtors earning the NJAR Circle of Excellence Platinum Award over the past years. This is the highest level obtainable within this prestigious commendation. Shannon and the team have consistently been among the very top producers in New Jersey, having been in the top 1% every year since 2009. When compared with her local competitors, Shannon and the team outperform average agent’s rankings in virtually every major category; Days On Market, Selling Price to Listing Price ratio, and accurate original pricing strategies.
Shannon is a local resident who has three children educated in the Millburn Public School system and served as Education Foundation of Millburn/Short Hills Chairman of the Board of Trustees.
Keller Williams Premier Properties
518 Millburn Ave
Short Hills NJ, 07078
The Impact of Low Interest Rates with Jon Lamkin, Vice President, Guaranteed Rate
Jon Lamkin has been originating loans for the past 18 years. Recently he was named one of the top 1% mortgage bankers in the country by Mortgage Origination Magazine for the 9th year in a row and he has been highlighted in the Scotsman Guide as one of the Top 200 originators in the country for three years running. The last 3 years Jon’s team has funded over $300Million in loans and 2019 they are on track to have another record year. Jon’s attention to detail and ability to get his clients to the closing table on time is what separates him from the competition. And that’s why homeowners, realtors, attorneys, financial planners and CPAs turn to him to come through in the clutch when the stakes are high. Jon’s management style and networking skills have established an unparalleled network of relationships which have allowed his business to grow each year. He is constantly looking for new programs that his clients can utilize to help them achieve both their long term and short-term financial goals. He resides in Short Hills, New Jersey with his wife Michelle & 3 daughters. In his spare time, he loves coaching & watching his daughters compete in Soccer, basketball and Lacrosse and when time permits sneaking in a few rounds of golf.
The Tax Appeal Process with Evan Drachman, Esq.
I have dedicated my career to representing purchasers and sellers of real estate. I personally handle a wide range of transactions from first time home purchases, cross-country relocations, sophisticated real estate investments, real estate development. I represent many individual buyers and seller, small closely held companies, institutional investors, lending institutions and title companies.
My experience gives clients the comfort that I am able to foresee the hurdles in a transaction and navigate a solution in the client's best interest.
99 Park Avenue, Ground Floor
Hoboken, New Jersey 07030
Phone (201) 514-6006
Bachelor of Arts, University of Vermont, 2001
Juris Doctorate, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University, 2004
New Jersey, 2004
New York, 2005
The Attorney Review Process with Mark Aronowitz
Mark H. Aronowitz concentrates his practice in the area of real estate and landlord/tenant litigation. His practice includes residential and commercial closings, short sales, assistance with mortgage modification, lease and contract preparation and review and litigation of landlord/tenant issues. Mr. Aronowitz additionally assists individual and business clients with transaction matters. Mr. Aronowitz has represented municipalities, individuals and businesses of varied sizes in connection with their legal needs.
Horan & Aronowitz, LLP
520 Speedwell Ave Suite #210
Morris Plains, New Jersey 07950
P - 973-263-5800
F - 973-263-5802
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Benjamin N. Cardozo School Of Law, New York
University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island
State of New Jersey
United States District Court, District of New Jersey
The Importance of a Title Search with Peter Uzzolino
Acres Land Title Agency Inc.
55 Essex Street
Millburn, NJ, 07041
973.376.4643 ext. 199
Peter Uzzolino started in the title insurance industry, almost four decades ago, as a title searcher. He attended the Lawyers Title Insurance School before becoming a licensed title insurance producer. Peter is a long time member of the New Jersey Land Title Association. He has received numerous commendations from Chicago Title Insurance Company for excellence in service, and has been a member of Chicago Title’s President’s Agents Council for many years.
Home Inspections with Tom Dabb, Immaculate Home Inspection
I have been a NJ licensed Home Inspector for over 18 years with a 21 year background in Civil and Structural Engineering. My role as a home inspector is to help identify your homes defects, safety and deferred maintenance issues. Some issues will require further investigation by a specialist, which I will suggest for you. My inspections double as educational sessions - Simply put, “Housing 101”. I elaborate on how things function and we take note of important shut off valves and switches and safety mechanisms in our time together. I am an active member of American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI). This assures you that I have met the strenuous professional and educational requirements and comply fully with the Association's Code of Ethics. I perform the inspection in accordance with the Standards of Practice of the American Society of Home Inspectors & N.J.A.C. 13:40-15.1. Learning and refreshing my knowledge with continuing education courses quarterly.
Home Inspections with Ernie Borsellino, All Pro Home Inspections
Ernest Borsellino is president of All Pro Home Inspections located in Maplewood, NJ. He has been in the profession of home inspections since 1988 which is over thirty years of experience inspecting over 10,000 homes. His reputation is built on honesty and customer satisfaction, which has never been challenged. He has served as President of the Garden State Chapter of ASHI in 2007 and reelected in 2017. Ernie has taught several seminars to home inspectors in regard to the proper procedures and report writings a home inspector should follow.
30+ years experience inspecting over 10,000 home
All Pro Home Inspections
Landlord & Tenant / Estate Property with Anthony Gaeta, Gaeta Law Firm
Anthony N. Gaeta, Esq. has represented clients in significant litigation matters in New Jersey and New York for nearly two decades. Mr. Gaeta has appeared before both the trial courts and appellate courts, and in federal court including the District Courts of New Jersey and New York, and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Gaeta was formerly a partner at a boutique NJ/NY trust and estate firm where he chaired the litigation department for over ten years. Mr. Gaeta has been consistently recognized as New Jersey SuperLawyers Rising Star & Top Attorney in both Trust and Estate Litigation and Business Litigation. Mr. Gaeta has lectured before the New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education (NJICLE) on issuers relating to Trust and Estate Litigation and Planning, including seminars entitled, “My Client is Dead, Now What?” (2013) and “Using Trusts in Estate Planning” (2014).
New Jersey Office
The Meadows Office Complex
301 Route 17 N. Suite 505
Rutherford, New Jersey 07070
Probate and Trust Litigation
Trusts & Estates
Probate and Estate Administration
Land Use and Zoning Law