James Stefanile

James Stefanile

ABR, GRI, SRES, QSC,gCertified

Languages Spoken:

  • English
  • 973-744-5544 ext 318
  • 973-744-1517
  • 973-744-5544
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Jim Stefanile, ABR, GRI, SRES, QSC has been a resident of Montclair since 1979. He has been active in community and municipal affairs as the volunteer leader of the parent child programs at the Montclair YMCA and as a member of the Montclair Cable TV Advisory Committee which negotiates cable franchise agreements on behalf of the Township. Jim has also been an active parent within the Montclair public schools from which his daughter graduated.
A successful actor, stage manager, director and television producer for 30 years, Jim now focuses all his energies in the suburban Essex County real estate arena.  He bcame a top producer at Prudential Zinn Associates and, when Prudential Zinn's merged with Prudential New Jersey Properties, Jim was named Agent of the Year for the Montclair office.  Jim earned the Graduate, Realtor Institute (GRI) designation, the Seniors Real Estate Specialist (S.R.E.S.) designation and the Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) designation. Jim has also earned the designation of a Prudential Certified Fine Homes Specialist, indicating his expertise in the buying or selling of homes in the top 10 per cent of value in the area. Jim has also been named a winner of the New Jersey Association of REALTORS Circle of Excellence Award for outstanding sales performance as well as the prestigious Prudential President's Circle Award for sales achievement, the Prudential Leading Edge Society Award and the Prudential Chairman's Circle Award, ranking him among the top 3% of Prudential Realtors nationwide. In order to be pro-active in servicing his clients, Jim has completed the requirements to earn Quality Service Certified® professional recognition. Holding the Quality Service Certification® ( QSC), requires a sales agent to follow a well-defined and prescribed process of service, to present that process in writing to every customer and client, and to guarantee its delivery. Federal government employees can rely on Jim for relocation assistance with his gCertified designation signifiying his knowledge of government policies on employee relocation.  Jim's combination of marketing knowledge and aggressive advocacy has positioned him among the leading area REALTORS® with service as his top concern.

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Personal Background

I've always been a Jersey boy.  I love living in suburban Essex County.  When I commuted to New York City I enjoyed the convenience of living here.  Now I enjoy, all the more, the many things that this area has to offer. Since switching to real estate, I now focus all my energies in the suburban Essex County real estate arena and was proud to be a top producer at Prudential Zinn Associates and, now, with Prudential New Jersey Properties.

Professional Background

I began my professional career as an actor, then moved to stage craft and stage management before graduating to directing in the theatre.  I finished my show biz career as a producer and director in television as an independent working network, children's tv, corporate and commercial production.

After 30 years in the business, I thought it would be nice not to live in airports but work where I live in suburban Essex County.  I think there's no better way to be invested in a community than be involved in real estate.

* Licensed NJ Real Estate Salesperson
* Member, National Association of Realtors
* Member, New Jersey Association of Realtors
* Member, West Essex Board of Realtors
* Member, Garden State Multiple Listing Service
* Graduate, American School of Business
* Graduate, Prudential University
* Graduate, Realtor Institute (GRI)
* Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES.)
* Prudential Certified Fine Homes Specialist
* Prudential E-Certified
* Quality Service Certified (QSC)
* Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR)
* Resident of Essex County for 35years
* Your real estate specialist in Montclair, Glen Ridge,
    Bloomfield, Maplewood, Verona and West Orange!                                                                                     * Cerfited for Federal Government Relocation through Brookfield Relocation - gCertified

Professional Interests

My career in real estate has re-channeled my interests into new areas such as home systems and dilemmas to be avoided or dealt with when buying or selling a property.

This new set of interests has re-energized me and I look forward to sharing this expertise with my clients and customers.

You will find some of these interests at my personall real estate blog: http://www.JamesStefanile.WordPress.com

Community Involvement

In additon to my involvement in the YMCA and township government in Montclair, I have been fortunate to have many friends in many towns in suburban Essex County and have been exposed to issues and causes of import to all of them.

I also have a Facebook Community Page which lists all of the fun and informative things going on in Montclair.  Please visit at http://www.Facebook.com/365ThingsToDoInMontclairNJ .  Feel free to "like" the page and pass it along to anyone you think would benefit.

Personal Interests

In addition to the pleasure of seeing my daughter grow into an articulate and accomplished young woman, my major interests are in fitness, travel, cooking and taking advantage of the many social opportunities that Suburban Essex County has to offer.

Education and Specialties

I am New Jersey born, bred and educated through Seton Hall University in South Orange, NJ.

My specialties in real estate are: residential, relocation, fine homes, seniors.

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Designations

  • Chariman's Circle
  • Circle of Excellence
  • E-Certified
  • Leading Edge Society
  • President's Circle
  • Quality Service Certification
  • Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR)
  • Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI)
  • REALTOR®

Testimonials

I wanted you to know that you've got a heck of an agent in Mr. Stefanile. It's a pleasure doing business with you.
William Tullis
March 2003
 
We wish to acknowledge Mr. Stefanile's superb work and assistance. He was everything a seller could have hoped for in a sales associate.
Pamela and Paul Brndjar
March 28, 2003

I am an Attorney engaged in the General Practice of law for approximately thirty five (35) years. During this time, I have represented clients in hundreds of real estate transactions, almost all of which have involved real estate agents. While many of these agents have been competent professionals (and many have not), none approaches the high levels of competence, professionalism and concern exhibited by Mr. James Stefanile. It was a pleasure working with a person of Mr. Stefanile's caliber. He is a credit to his profession.
Yale L. Greenspoon, Esq.
December 6, 2002


I am delighted to take this opportunity to write to you to express our extreme satisfaction in having Jim Stefanile represent us recently in the sale of our Montclair home. Jim is to be highly commended for his dedication to his customers.
Theresa Aurora O'Connell, Esq.
Robert G. O'Connell
November 2003


We would like to thank you for the excellent job - quite a challenge, but you knew exactly how to approach it and even made a nerve wracking situation pleasant and, at times, even amusing!
Jean and Walter Kawecki
May 27, 2004


Emily and I were so impressed with Jim from the first time we met him that we cut ties with the agent we were working with and made him our sole agent from that point on. The combination of Jim's diligent work ethic, professionalism, and good nature made the otherwise painstaking process of buying and selling a home seamless and pleasurable.
Michael and Emily Sahuto
May 30, 2006


Jim Stefanile brought us qualified buyers, with an attractive (and non-contingent!) offer, who could close in the timeframe we needed. Jim was available and responsive throughout attorney review, inspection and closing. He did a great job!
Ned and Carol Kearns
June 5, 2006

Many, many thanks for your friendship, your expert advice and direction and especially for your very professional and careful attention to detail. I know I can never have anyone better on my side!
Brynn Lacey
June 2007

Because of your expertise, we were able to sell our home in an amazingly short time. Buying and selling real estate can be very stressful. I cannot imagine how we could have done what we accomplished without you!
Bill and Willie Mae Harris
June 7, 2007


It was a pleasure working with you. Thanks for your excellent service.
Bob and Ivy Weitzner
November 20, 2007

Selling our house was so stress free! With everything we had going on [moving and a new baby], I never worried about the sale of the house. Everything was easy. Thanks!
Bob and Angela Gordon
November 2007


You gave us excellent service which was worth every penny!
Orlando and Anissa Ortiz
January 2008

I was very nervous when I decided to purchase my home since I was venturing into this alone.  I felt confident with Jim.  He made each step go smoothly.  I thank him very much for being professional and courteous.                                                                                                                                                                                       Belinda Nieves                                                                                                                                                                               February 2009        

 My wife and I were very pleased with Jim's professionalism.  He kept us informed daily on the progress of any prospective buyers for our home.  He also gave us his opinion on the market and current sales in the neighborhood.  He was also helpful in assisting us with acquiring professional help for any repairs that were needed.  In our opinion, Jim is the very best realtor in the business and we highly recommend him if you are looking to buy or sell a home.                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Frank and Loretta Harris                                                                                                                                                                  March 2009

 Jim:
Great job!  A pro on every count!
Thanks!                                                                                                                                                    Sam and Jennifer Kitchin                                                                                                                                                                 March 2009

Jim was very knowledgable about Montclair and was a pleasure to work with.  Jim's experience and wealth of contacts in the local real estate industry were invaluable to getting this deal done.                                         Faith and Martin Kresalek                                                                                                                                                                May 2012

For more information on my background and designations, visit these websites:

http://www.seniorsrealestate.com/sarec/  (the website for my Seniors Real Estate designation)

 

http://rebac.net/why_use_an_abr.cfm  (the website for my Accredited Buyer Representative designation)

 

http://www.realtor.org/griclear.nsf/Pages/WhyGRI?OpenDocument  (the Realtor.org website about my Graduate Realtor Institute designation)

 

http://www.qualityservice.org/  (the Quality Service Certification website)

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