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RE / MAX LIMITED "Top 10" RE/MAX of NJ Award Recipient / Top Producing Agent 2004-2017 / Diamond Award Winner

Profile / About Me & My Team

Professional New Jersey Real Estate Agents







Stephen Braconi, is a business management graduate of the University of Rhode Island. Although he started his business career specializing in "start up ventures," he was always involved in the Real Estate industry. Coming from a family heavily involved in real estate, Stephen is a third generation business man in the industry.


After becoming a licensed agent, Stephen has remained a top producer with outstanding customer satisfaction for the past seven years. Stephen received the prestigious "Top 10 Agent Award" which is given to the top 10 agents of Re/Max New Jersey each year. Stephen is also a current Platinum Level Award winner.


Along with sales, Stephen has specialized in consulting for investors and high profile clients. Stephen is the current CEO and President of a real estate investment firm and has experience in the many areas of the real estate industry.


Stephen is a business man and real estate is his business. Each sales transaction is a way Stephen can show another client how professionalism, knowledge and experience works in the favor of his clients interests.


The Braconi Team

Stephen Braconi is backed by a team of full-time real estate professionals who handle all of the tasks that let Stephen focus solely on his clients and serving their needs. In addition to several office assistants, the Braconi Team is staffed by four additional licensed real estate agents.

Alfredo Vastola Jr.


By always keeping his clients and customers best interest in mind, Alfredo helps them achieve their real estate goals.  


With a background in ownership of a supply distribution company in New Jersey since 2005, Alfredo has a lot of experience in not only servicing his customers, but also running and managing an office and it's employees efficiently. 

Additionally, he has been involved in Real Estate transactions as a managing member of a Real Estate Investment company since 2005. With a focus on property acquisitions for the rental market, I have managed several properties and turned each into positive cash flow investments.

These experiences translate well into his career as a Real Estate Sales Associate as it is his ability to provide exceptional customer service, handle multiple transactions and clients at once, and maintain an organized transaction flow that will set him apart from other Real Estate professionals. Alfredo, who has a BS in marketing from Rutgers Business School, specializes in the Edgewater Gold Coast area and is bilingual in English and Italian.

James Ristagno


Specializing in the Jersey City and Hoboken area, James Ristagno, a licensed real estate agent is part of the Braconi Real Estate Team.

James is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island with a degree in Business Management. Before pursuing his passion in real estate, James had several years of sales experience in Manhattan’s prestigious legal industry.

This experience has prepared him to bring his utmost in professionalism, preparation, and persistence to the business.

Providing superior client service is a way of life for James. His goal is to go above and beyond his clients’ expectations for every transaction. Working with a real estate agent should always be a pleasant experience and James is here to ensure that happens for you.

Rocco Ranaudo


Rocco Ranaudo has continually maintained a commitment to bringing together positive situations and assisting clients in fulfilling their goals

This commitment began at a young age while working in the service industry. Rocco has helped successfully build a second-generation restaurant into a famed local destination, which has celebrated over 40 years of service in Northern New Jersey.

Rocco earned his bachelor of arts from Seton Hall University with a concentration in business marketing. Being a life long resident of Bergen County, Rocco maintains a vast working knowledge of both the Bergen and Hudson County areas.

Rocco’s untiring work ethic ensures a full commitment towards every transaction he encounters in the real estate industry.

Nicole Peluso


Nicole Peluso is a highly organized and detail-oriented professional, consistently delivers results in fast-paced environments. She graduated from Ramapo College of New Jersey with a BS in marketing and studied international marketing at the American University of Rome, Italy, providing her with extensive education in promoting and growing company awareness.

Nicole spent several years generating sales in her family’s business, Gametime Amusements, where she supplied entertainment and vending equipment to establishments in both Bergen and Hudson counties. Additionally, she acquired a sophisticated understanding of the local economy.

Working in the service industry has provided Nicole with the skills to implement exceptional customer service. Her strong work ethic and drive assure that she will go above and beyond client expectations.