Phone: 201.599.1100 ext.312 / Cell: 551.804.8364 / Contact Me
RE / MAX LIMITED "Top 10" RE/MAX of NJ Award Recipient / Top Producing Agent 2004-2016 / Diamond Award Winner

Real Estate Client Testimonials


Here's what my New Jersey clients tell others

 

"I apologize for not getting this letter to you sooner. I wanted to personally Thank You and to commend you for your excellent service during the sale of my home in Edgewater, NJ. You went above and beyond what was expected of you as my broker and made this deal happen in such a short period of time. Being a first time seller, I had certain concerns about this process but your performance as my advocate was a true blessing and comfort. This deal, as you know, meant a lot to me. It allowed me to move forward with my life, put the past behind me and focus on my new venture in Miami, FL. Thank you again, Steve for all your hard work, commitment and dedication during this process. I am truly honored to have you as my broker, but blessed to now have you as my friend. I will continue to recommend your services to anyone buying or selling a home."

 

- Donte Hubbard

 

 

 

 


 

"I used Steve to sell my home last summer and subsequently negotiate the purchase of my new home.  His knowledge of the market and professionalism are second to none.  Additionally, Steve’s put a significant amount of investment in marketing the property, both time and effort and financially.  Steve took the time to meet with me and my wife at our home where he spent hours answering our questions and providing objective data regarding the value of the home. Steve made the process easy and generally took care of everything.  Ultimately, his hard work knowledge of what it takes to sell a home really paid off. Lastly, I would and have recommended Stephen Braconi to everyone I know. He is an absolute professional and a man among real estate agents."

 

- Michael Britchkow


 

"After interviewing other agents, we selected Steve because he was very familiar with our building as he has sold the greatest number of resales. But most of all we felt he had the most experience with selling during transition.  Steve absolutely exceeded our expectations. He truly has the best work ethic. Other agents and their clients relied on him and respected his knowledge.

 

We were impressed that he immediately began scheduling what turned out to be a steady stream of potential buyers and by the time our unit sold after only 2 months on the market, he had drawn in 30+ clients relying on a number of avenues, i.e.. his clients, those of other agents and clients attending four open houses he personally conducted. 

 

He had very aggressive and effective marketing strategies as well as excellent negotiation skills. Once we received two offers he was instrumental in not only sealing the deal, but getting us even more than our asking price. He worked closely with the buyers' agent and guided the buyers to solid financing. Steve always kept us informed every step of the way and was a pleasure to work with."

 

- Janeen

 

Trustworthy NJ Realtors

"Stephen helped us buy our dream home.  He was also able to find tenants for our apartment within one week.  He thoroughly answered any questions that we had about buying, and addressed any concerns we had about being landlords.  He helped us find a great home inspector, real estate attorney, and mortgage broker.  We highly recommend Stephen to anyone looking to buy, sell, or rent!"

- Candice & James


"We engaged Steve to assist in both securing a new home as well as renting out our existing Condo.  During the process, we cast a wide net of towns and specific requirements that made his job very difficult.  Through Steve's extraordinary efforts and time, we secured a new home and obtained a high-quality renter with limited overlap; minimizing financial demands and stress.  While Steve truly offers a white-glove service that addresses every detail of the process, he really delivered four elements that we felt far differentiated him from his colleagues, including:
(1) Steve's understanding and depth of the market was incredible.
(2) Steve's negotiation skills rival that of any deal-making veteran.
(3) Steve's patience to visit almost 50+ properties with us over five months.
(4) Steve's ability to keep us grounded and make prudent decisions based on market realities.

In an industry full of distrust and complex market conditions,  Steve is someone that you can trust to help you successful sell, rent or buy a home."

- Michael Pokorski



"I highly recommend using Stephen Braconi for buying or selling your new home. I was most impressed with his knowledge beyond the transaction, and his work ethic. For example, when I was looking for a home, he was able to tell me when the structure of a home had (or would have) issues. When selling the home, he aggressively set up appointments but also had enough of a customer base that he ultimately sold our condo to one of his clients (within a month!) He is organized, professional, knowledgeable, and works very hard for you."


- Tasha & Brian Pannuzzo


 

"We were delighted to work with Stephen on our first home purchase. He possessed a great knowledge of the Gold Coast area, including home prices, construction details, and  an overall understanding of where value could be found.  Stephen was remarkably responsive, always making himself available in person and over e-mail to answer every question/concern that we had. He steered us through the entire home purchase process, including assistance with selecting our mortgage lender, lawyer, contractor and even housekeeper.  Stephen worked extremely hard to earn our trust, and we will use him again when we are in the market for our next home."

 

- Brian & Kaye



 


"We know we made the right decision when we chose you as our realtor. As first-time sellers, we appreciated your step-by-step guidance throughout the challenging process of selling a home.

 

Providing us with reliable contractors, who quickly made some necessary repairs and improvements, & your keen staging advice & tips, made our home ready to be viewed at its very best.

 

Your accurate pricing, aggressive advertising, & frequent showings were responsible for this home to be sold quickly during a traditionally slow time of the year, the winter holiday season.

We were impressed and surprised that there was a buyer for this house in less than three months of being on the market & were thrilled to recieve top dollar for it in today's difficult economy.

 

Your constant, courteous concern, & promptness in all correspondences helped make this process, from start to closing, smooth & successful.

 

Again, many thanks for helping us achieve our goal. We are certain many other future sellers will benefit from your years of expertise & have a rewarding experience selling with RE/MAX."

 

- Marian & Norman Binder


"I am a longtime Real Estate Broker in Westchester County, NY, and when my daughter-in-law was getting ready to sell her condo in West New York, NJ, we were lucky enough to contact Stephen Braconi of RE/MAX Real Estate. As he states in his brochures, Steve is the 'REAL DEAL'!  Steve was able to come right over the same day we called him and we were immediately confident that he was the right Broker. He gave us comps for recent sales and current listings and priced the property correctly for the current market. He kept us informed the entire way and the sale closed without a hitch in a little over two months. Steve works very hard, is responsive and bright, and a great pleasure to do business with. Selling a home can be a very stressful event for many people, but Steve made it seem easy! I would not hesitate to use him for any further real estate transactions and would be very comfortable recommending him to family and friends."

 
- Karen Barber Gold Coast




"As first time home buyers, our experience with Stephen was superb!  With many condo communities to choose from in the area we were looking, Stephen patiently guided us every step of the way throughout the process.  Stephen is very professional, knowledgeable and candid.  He cares more about establishing a long term professional relationship with his clients than the commission he may earn from a single transaction.  Because of Stephen, we quickly realized our dream of living on the North Jersey Gold Coast.  We would highly recommend Stephen as a real estate agent to anyone.  But if you are looking to live on the Gold Coast, don't go house hunting without Stephen on your side!  We have not met anther agent who comes even close to the knowledge Stephen has about the Gold Coast real estate market."


- Jun and Cecilia Wang



“Stephen's services were exemplary. He went beyond any of my expectations of an agent. Stephen takes a focused approach to each and every transaction and is truly a master in his field. Stephen is loyal, trustworthy and patient. His advice was both sound and honest. It was truly a pleasure dealing with him. I would recommend Stephen to anyone and wouldn't consider another real estate transaction in New Jersey and surrounding areas without him.“

- Mark Valentino





"We had a great experience working with Steve Braconi to find our first home. Steve is very approachable, easy to work with, and extremely prompt and thorough in his responses to emails and phone calls. After interaction with many realtors, we found Steve to be one of the most knowledgeable in the Gold Coast real estate area. We had very specific requirements for our home, and Steve was able to identify the "perfect fit" homes for us. He also took care of all the minutiae during closing. We would definitely reach out to Steve for our next home as well."

- Praveen & Yamini



"Thank you so much for all your help in selling my 2-bedroom home. I am in this business and I can honestly say that you are Bar None the best Realtor I have ever seen in this industry. You have done everything in your means in this difficult market to find me not 1, but 3 buyers for my unit. After discussing whom the best buyer was, you negotiated every term I could think of and made this a wonderful selling experience. I will be recommending you to every person I know in the market for years to come. I hope everyone understands that using any other realtor would be doing him or herself an injustice. Stephen Braconi is a true asset and a role model in the real estate industry. Thank you so much"

- John Tyler


"Steve Braconi was truly commited to finding both a buyer for my home and getting me the best price possible. He then made a second promise to find me a new home that fit my requirements and lifestyle. Steve negotiated the best deal possible, which now allows me to live in a home that I absolutely love."

- Joseph Smith



"I listed my condo at City Place Edgewater NJ with Steve in the spring of last year. The selling market changed abruptly from good to very bad in a short period of time. Steve was able to sell the condo in the fall of that year thanks to his efforts. During our working relationship I found Steve to be very informative, honest, creative in his marketing ability, and always there to answer questions. In my 20-plus years of real estate investing, I can easily say that Steve was the most helpful and knowledgeable agent I have ever worked with. Do yourself a huge favor and speak to Steve Braconi before you list your property. It will definitely be worth your time. I guarantee it..”

- Toni Ricci

 

 

 

 




"As a Senior Loan Originator for over 20 years, I very rarely come across a realtor/colleague and team member like Steve Braconi. If you are a buyer, Steve has the expertise required as a Realtor to help you locate your ideal property. Not only does he have a tremendous amount of industry experience, but he also has a firm grasp on the opportunities currently presented within this real estate market. Steve will walk you through the entire buying process, taking time to carefully listen to your real estate wish-list. He will present you with options, working in a proactive manner, to enable you to find the property that exactly matches your criteria. Steve has been consistently a top producer for RE/MAX since he joined the company. He has won virtually every award available in the company. His attention to detail is impeccable and he always communicates in a timely fashion."

- Jacqui Atcheson


"Sometimes the ability to assess a good realtor is derived by experiencing both extremes, good and bad. In our real estate investing, we have experienced both, with our latest clearly defining what a good realtor ought to be. In describing Stephen Braconi certain attributes come to mind: top producer, intelligence, professionalism, knowledge, honesty, trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, creativity in his marketing ability, client loyalty, strong communicational and interpersonal skills. With Steve’s focus, commitment, a thorough follow-up and guidance we were able to sell our condo at the Views at Hudson Pointe complex in North Bergen, NJ (Gold Cost) within a month and a half from the day we have listed it on the market in February.

Steve is a master in his field who truly listens to your real estate needs/concerns and is always there for you to answer any questions. In this down market he brought the buyer up in price to what we considered to be a good and a fair market price. He exceeded our expectations and we were able to close on our condo in NJ and on our new property in CT on the same day and without any challenges. Steve takes his job very seriously and prides himself on closing real estate transactions. His knowledge of the real estate market is exceptional, his services are exemplary, and we recommend him without reservation."

- Daria & Dmitry



I have been practicing law in the State of New Jersey for over 30 years. In that time I have dealt with many real estate brokers. Steve Braconi is the most diligent, thorough, relentless advocate for his clients that I have had the privilege to work with. He will make the extra effort to insure that even the most difficult of challenges are met. I give him my very highest recommendation.

- Robert Nussbaum Esq.


“We first met Steve when he helped us buy our home in 2004. His service then was first class and outstanding, it still is. We have recently just sold our house and Steve has provided us with continued outstanding service and we could not ask for more. He is reliable, good to his word and extremely professional. He also provided us with sound advice with regard to our marketing our home and therefore priced our home to sell accordingly. His strategy worked in a very difficult market when interests rates are rising. Our house sold within 3 days above asking price. What more can a seller want? Steve is passionate about real estate and this is reflected in his service. We wish Steve continued success in his field of work and we would recommend him to anyone looking for a really savvy realtor."

- Renee & C.K.

Trustworthy NJ Realtors


"Steve knows how to put his clients first period.  As we were working with Steve, looking for our first place, he told us the ins and outs of every development.  Some of the information I had already known from my own research and the information that we didn't know, just made us feel even more comfortable and trusting of Steve’s client services.  Since this was our first home purchase, we were very pleased with Steve’s patience with all our questions, which was above and beyond our expectations.  Once we decided on the home, from the offering letter to the closing, Steve walked us through the process step-by-step.  We have no issues with recommending Steve to any people we know in the market for a home as we know Steve will do what is right for them."

 

- Alan Fung


“My early experience in the real estate industry had been quite trying and frustrating to say the least. Then I was fortunate enough to be introduced to Steve Braconi, a young, yet confident and mature real estate broker, who had many opportunities, to sell me a home. After seeing so many homes, I was ready to settle. Steve Braconi would not let me settle. He continued to search for homes that would match my specifications. AND of course he found me my dream home. Since then we have had many transactions, involving property management, rental properties and land development in the mid-west. When I recommend Steve Braconi to other associates of mine I do it with unsurpassed confidence, knowing that finally in this cut-throat market I have come across someone with unparallel morals and ethics, and the kind of integrity, that as a father, you always hope your child will have. Steve Braconi, thanks for always making me feel like its not all about the commission, you have a friend and a client for many years to come.”

- Jacob Maas

 

 

 

 

 



“Steve was the best realtor I've every dealt with. I've been represented by several realtors over the years as I've constantly bought and sold various homes and real estate in northern New Jersey, so I've done business with my fair share of real estate professionals. Steve is a true expert you can rely on. He's got the pulse of the market so you can get advice from someone who's in the know. He went far beyond what other realtors have done, for example, I was purchasing a home that was nearly 100 years old and he walked me every step though making sure I was getting the asbestos taken care of as well as the old oil tank, he personally showed up when I was traveling for work at the home to make sure the testing and removal was done properly. He really made me comfortable through the whole home purchasing process.”

- Christopher Kaefer


"I recently utilized the services of Steve Braconi for the purchase of my condo in North Bergen, NJ. I found Steve to be a true professional in every sense of the word. Using his expert knowledge of the community and the local real estate market, he provided various options to me and made the purchase of my new home in a timely manner and it also was simplified by the introduction of a recommended mortgage lender. His knowledge of the real estate industry and any mortgage issues, as well as his high ethical standards, make him one of those rare individuals that I can recommend, without condition or exception."

- Marlene Kurz




"I first contacted Steve Braconi about helping me rent my condo in edgewater. Steve was extremely professional and knowledgeable of the real estate market in the area. Almost immediately, after Steve listed the property, I had offers from tenants at our asking price. The best part is that Steve handled everything from taking pictures, listing the property, showing the property, and getting the lease signed. I recommend Steve Braconi's services to anybody buying, selling, or renting a home."
 
- Craig Murphy


"Steve proved himself to be the 'best of the best' in a very capricious real estate market.  Having had the opportunity to work with other agents in the past, we found his knowledge, professionalism and level of commitment to be unparalleled. His focus on building long-term client relationships is evidenced throughout every step of the process. Without question, we would work with Steve again in the future and highly recommend him to others”


- Ryan & Suzanne Campbell



"We asked Steven to help us sell our townhouse in Jacob's Ferry in some tough circumstances -- we had relocated due to work and left our home vacant for a quick sale. For six months it sat with one of Coldwell's top brokers for the area, without a single offer. Steven listed it at the same price and got an offer in 2 weeks, and then he turned that offer into a sale. We were incredibly impressed by his performance, even through the contract and closing period where he continued to provide added value to make sure it closed as smoothly and quickly as possible. Steven works hard, is a great strategist and counselor, and is just the guy a seller needs in a difficult, unpredictable market. We would recommend him to anyone."

- John Oliverius & Amy Yen


“We consider ourselves very lucky to have had Steve Braconi as our realtor. From the beginning, he focused on our real estate needs and concerns. When we finally found the perfect property he carefully guided us through the many steps and decisions we needed to make. We have great respect for him and we hope to work with him again the future.”

- Debbie & Vincent

 

"I met Stephen Braconi through a friend who also purchased a condo in Edgewater with Steve.  He came highly recommended and lived up to expectations.  Only had to speak to him on the phone one time to let him know exactly what we were looking for.  He had our first 5 appointments set up for that same weekend, showed us the properties that matched our criteria and we ended up making an offer that same day.  Closed on the property 3 months ago and are very happy with out investment. Steve got right to the point without wasting anyone's time and found us a deal that is already paying dividends."

- Dimitry "Gold Coast Investor"

 

 

"We've had the pleasure of working with Steve over the past three years, running the full gamut of buying, selling, and renting (2x) our properties.  In every listing, Steve was able to get us to our listing/desired price without fail.  Steve is one of the most insightful, professional, trustworthy (and hardest working) brokers we have ever worked with, and you know you're in good hands when you work with Steve.  And most importantly, he will represent you, get the job done, and deliver every time.  We would (and have) recommend Steve to anyone looking to sell/buy/rent properties without thinking twice. "

- Jeff Park

 

“Steve was an absolute pleasure to work with from the first time I met him at an open house to the closing of my first home. Steve was available all the time to answer questions, offer advice and offer solutions to issues which came up. His negotiation skills, network of resources and knowledge of the area were vital to my purchase of a home which was exactly what I was looking for at a price I was thrilled with. In addition, I never felt any pressure to make any decisions too quickly or without the requisite information. I would recommend Steve to anyone who is looking to purchase a home in the area.”

- Vishal Sheth

 


“I have had the privilege of working with Stephen Braconi over the last year - both in the purchase and sale of homes. Having worked with other real estate agents in the past, I can say that I have never worked with an agent of Steve's caliber. Steve's level of professionalism is unsurpassed. His knowledge of the real estate markets in which I was involved was truly impressive. His selflessness in meeting my needs during the buying and selling processes is to be commended. He was always available to take phone calls, answer questions, and provide any information that I needed to make important decisions. He was always courteous and consistently "went the extra mile" to ensure that I was provided with the best possible service. His level of attention to my needs made me feel like I was his only client. Steve is an outstanding real estate agent and I recommend him without reservation.”

- Dr. Michael Amoroso

 

"It was a pleasure to work with Steve. We were first-time homebuyers with very little knowledge about how to find the right place. We met with a couple of realtors before Steve, but when we first met Steve we knew instantly that he was the one for us. He is honest and considerate, and he really helped to take the pressure off of us.

 

We never felt forced to make an offer and when we finally found our very first the "one," Steve walked us through every step of the negotiations and inspections. When we go to put our home on the market the next time, the first agent we're going to reach out to will be Steve!"


-Hsiu and Yohan

 


 

"In the current challenging market I had considerable concerns about selling my home, however Steve was able to produce a 100% cash buyer and negotiated a top offer on my behalf within 60 days of putting my home on the market. Steve is a dedicated and experienced real estate professional who delivers results."

- Adam Winters

 

“Dear Steve,

I apologize for not getting this letter to you sooner. I wanted to personally Thank You and to commend you for your excellent service during the sale of my home in Edgewater, NJ. You went above and beyond what was expected of you as my broker and made this deal happen in such a short period of time. Being a first time seller, I had certain concerns about this process but your performance as my advocate was a true blessing and comfort. This deal, as you know, meant a lot to me. It allowed me to move forward with my life, put the past behind me and focus on my new venture in Miami, FL. Thank you again, Steve for all your hard work, commitment and dedication during this process. I am truly honored to have you as my broker, but blessed to now have you as my friend. I will continue to recommend your services to anyone buying or selling a home."

Thanks again,

- Donte Hubbard

 

 

"The prospect of buying a new home was overwhelming, especially for a first-time buyer like me, but Steve Braconi made this process easy. He quickly understood what I was looking for and worked hard to find me my dream home. His knowledge of the area and properties where I was looking was invaluable. Steve thoroughly explained each step along the way and always took the time to answer all of my questions and address any of my concerns. Steve truly cares about finding the perfect place for each of his clients and thanks to him, I am happily living in my new home!"

- Nicki Levine

 

“Hi Steve,

It has been a month or so since closing on our apartment in North Bergen. We have finally moved into our new home in Stamford yesterday and are getting settled. Lindsey and I wanted to send a note of appreciation and thanks for your services over the course of the last few months. We were both so impressed with your level of professionalism and how you went above and beyond with every little task and request that we had. Not to mention, you sold our home after just three short days on the market and essentially secured our list price! We could not have asked for anything more. It is difficult to describe how thorough you were and responsive to every need and call, even late at night or early in the morning. We trusted you with one of the most important transactions and decisions a family makes and you delivered well above expectations. It would really be something if every realtor and broker operated the way that you do !!! Thank you again for your fantastic and amazing service selling our home. Please let us know if we can be of any help in the future as a reference to any potential home buyer or seller in the area you serve."

Thanks again and good luck!!

- Jonathan & Lindsey