James Befarah

James Befarah

Legend Award/Gold Level

Languages Spoken:

  • English
  • 732-446-4959 ext 102
  • 732-921-4123
  • 732-792-0352 ext 102
  • 732-446-0160
  • 732-446-4959
  • 222 Millstone Road
    Millstone, NJ 08535
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  • Prudential New Jersey Realty Top Sales Associate Company Wide for 1992-2000
  • Prudential New Jersey Properties Top Sales Associate Company Wide from 2001 to 2008
  • Sold over 27 million dollars in 1998 & over 30 million dollars in 2006
  • Member of Monmouth/Ocean, Middlesex, Mercer and Greater New Jersey Regional Multiple Listing Systems
  • Service area - Millstone Township and Upper Freehold Township & Central New Jersey
  • Specializes in horse farms, land development and new construction as well as residential resales
  • Gold Level New Jersey Association of Realtors Million Dollar Club Member - 1992-2003
  • Platinum Level 2004-2006
  • Remember Knowledge & Experience are not Expensive They are Priceless
  • Do the Right Thing
  • Available 24/7, never too busy for my customers
  • Enhanced Version realtor.com with a minimum of 25 pictures for each listing
  • Obeo Virtual Tour & Yahoo.com e-mails daily hits to sellers & which platform Web Sites the buyers are viewing
  • 24 years of professional real estate experience
  • Expert negotiator & follows thr transaction thru from contract to closing
  • Have access to dependable attorneys,inspectors,stagers,mortgage reps & contractors
  • Know the market like the back of my hand
  • MLS statistics show Prudential NJ has been #1 since 1989 sales & listings sold
  • "Knowledge & Experience are not Expensive They are Priceless"
  • "Always do the Right Thing"

 

Horse Farms- My Experience & Results

  

     I sold the 56 acre Hutchinson Estate on Hutchinson Rd., Upper Freehold Twp. to miniature horse breeders after selling their 10 acre farmette @ 537 route 524 in Millstone Twp. I sold the 175 acre  Schmitt farm on Emily’s Hill Road in Upper Freehold Twp. for over $5,000,000. I sold the  Stone Tavern farm on East Branch Rd. for just under $1,000,000, 22 acres w/indoor. I sold the 74 acres of land to the owner of Stargate farm across from the entrance to the Horse Park of New Jersey. I sold Mike La Chance his 15 acre farm. I sold Jimmy Takter his 100 acre Horse farm. I sold 35 acre horse farm on 547 in Howell Twp. which was a standard bred facility. I sold 61 Hill Road, Upper Freehold Twp for Brett Pelling to Trond Smedshammer.. It was 18 acres. I successfully marketed 115 Route 526 which was 225 acres owner by Irwin shipper & sold to Reed Sod farms. Also successfully marketed 128 Meirs Rd. for $1,288,500 on over 8 acres.In my career in real estate I have marketed over 35 properties and farms between 6 acres and 200 acres of ground including farms owned by Perretti Farms.  I have also represented Ivan Olinsky, the President of Princeton Nursery in Upper freehold on his personal residence. I have sold over $20,000,000 in 2008. In my career I have marketed over $400,000,000 in my 22 years in Upper Freehold & Millstone Twp. Since 1990 I have made either Platinum or Gold level except for 1 year. My personal experience in the horse business allows me to communicate with horseman at many levels.

      I will market to many different horse societies locally regionally and nationally. Because of my diverse horse background I will contact breeders and owners of Standard bred, Thoroughbred, Show & Pleasure Horse Owners & Horseman. There are many horse web sites & also Horse magazines which I will target. Harness Horse, Sports Eye, Hoof Beats, The Horse of the Delaware Valley, Send a mailing to all USTA sanctioned Breeding Farms.  My contacts in the horse business are just too many to name. They are in the hundreds of very knowledgeable Owners, Trainers, Drivers, & Breeders.

 

New Millstone Twp. Tree Regulations and Certificate of Occupancy on Resales

New regulations would affect tree-cutting in Millstone

Twp. aims to better protect critical environmental areas

BY JANE MEGGITT Correspondent

MILLSTONE — Anyone planning to clear more than 1,000 square feet of trees on any lot would have to apply for a permit under a new ordinance.

The Township Committee introduced the ordinance on Aug. 18 and has scheduled a public hearing and vote on Sept. 15.

The new regulations set forth in the ordinance would protect property owners from clearing prohibited areas; preserve and protect critical environmental areas and conservation easements; and minimize erosion, sedimentation, adverse effects on ground and surface water, and the need for drainage facilities, according to the ordinance.

The proposed ordinance states that no one would be able to remove or cut trees or vegetation in excess of 1,000 square feet on any lot without first filing an application for a tree-clearing permit with the township engineer.

Residential applicants would have to pay a fee of $100 for filing the tree-clearing application, while commercial or other non-residential applicants would have to pay $300. Fees would be waived for existing farm operations, nurseries and properties with a New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection-approved woodland management plan.

Besides the tree-clearing application form, property owners would have to present the township with three copies of a land survey that shows the current condition of the property, building locations, proposed clearing areas with dimensions, wooded areas, wetlands and easements. The township engineer would review the survey to determine if a Freehold Soil Conservation District permit or exemption is required.

Restricted areas for cutting include steep slopes, freshwater wetlands and buffers, threatened and endangered species habitat, and conservation easements. Property owners with applications under review by either the Planning Board or Zoning Board of Adjustment would not be able to clear their properties until all conditions of resolution approval have been satisfied. The township engineer could issue an approval, denial or conditional approval based on the presence or absence of restricted areas. If clearing is proposed within a restricted area, conditional approval may be granted based on relocation of the clearing area, according to the ordinance.

The township’s code enforcement officer would issue summonses for those in violation of the ordinance, and other individuals could file tree-cutting complaints with the municipal court.

New regulations would affect tree-cutting in Millstone

Twp. aims to better protect critical environmental areas

BY JANE MEGGITT Correspondent

MILLSTONE — Anyone planning to clear more than 1,000 square feet of trees on any lot would have to apply for a permit under a new ordinance.

The Township Committee introduced the ordinance on Aug. 18 and has scheduled a public hearing and vote on Sept. 15.

The new regulations set forth in the ordinance would protect property owners from clearing prohibited areas; preserve and protect critical environmental areas and conservation easements; and minimize erosion, sedimentation, adverse effects on ground and surface water, and the need for drainage facilities, according to the ordinance.

The proposed ordinance states that no one would be able to remove or cut trees or vegetation in excess of 1,000 square feet on any lot without first filing an application for a tree-clearing permit with the township engineer.

Residential applicants would have to pay a fee of $100 for filing the tree-clearing application, while commercial or other non-residential applicants would have to pay $300. Fees would be waived for existing farm operations, nurseries and properties with a New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection-approved woodland management plan.

Besides the tree-clearing application form, property owners would have to present the township with three copies of a land survey that shows the current condition of the property, building locations, proposed clearing areas with dimensions, wooded areas, wetlands and easements. The township engineer would review the survey to determine if a Freehold Soil Conservation District permit or exemption is required.

Restricted areas for cutting include steep slopes, freshwater wetlands and buffers, threatened and endangered species habitat, and conservation easements. Property owners with applications under review by either the Planning Board or Zoning Board of Adjustment would not be able to clear their properties until all conditions of resolution approval have been satisfied. The township engineer could issue an approval, denial or conditional approval based on the presence or absence of restricted areas. If clearing is proposed within a restricted area, conditional approval may be granted based on relocation of the clearing area, according to the ordinance.

The township’s code enforcement officer would issue summonses for those in violation of the ordinance, and other individuals could file tree-cutting complaints with the municipal court.

Professional Background & Competent Service 24/7

You will receive competent and professional service when you select me, Jim Befarah and Prudential New Jersey Properties to represent you in the marketplace. I have represented many families in the Millstone Twp./Upper Freehold Twp. area concluding transactions that realize maximum value in a reasonable timeframe adding Knowledge and Experience since I started selling real estate in 1985. I hope you will select me as your agent in this very important transaction. I know the Millstone/Upper Freehold  market & Prudential has averaged over 20% of sold business being the #1 realtor in Millstone & Upper Freehold Twp.'s. Two of Western Monmouth County's most prestine  Municipalities over the last 15 years in every year since 1989. I have sold quite a few properties (500 ) in Millstone Twp. since 1985. 
 Detailed  & Unique Marketing  Proposals  includes a comprehensive market analysis that will assist us in determining the market value and pricing of your property. I hope the information included on myself & Prudential New Jersey Properties will confirm that I am the  best qualified to market your home. Prudential has averaged between 19 & 25 percent of market share for sales & listings sold in this area over the last 23 years.In 2008 I marketed over 20,000,000 in sales in Millstone & Upper Freehold.

I have been marketing real estate in Western Monmouth since 1985 and have been lucky enough to have attained Platinum level for the 3 of the last 5 years & Gold for all the others dating back to 1990. I have personally marketed over 500 properties in my career in 2006 did over 34,000,000 to be one of the top  3 agents in Monmouth County. Their are some specific marketing stategys which seperate me from my competitors. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me via Prudential Office at 732-792-0352,ext.102 my cell 732-921-4123 or or e-mail at Jim.Befarah@prudentialnewjersey.com  or JimBefarah@aol.com 

Specialties

Luxury homes

Raw land

Land development

Horse Farms

New Construction

Excellent from Contract to Closing where a lot of my competition Drops the Ball

 

Professional Interests- Real estate driven!

Real Estate

Land Development- complete understanding of the complex world of engineering, soils, septics, wetlands, land use laws, planning boards, zoning boards, etc.

New Constuction- complete understanding of construction related to Municiple, County & State inspections & inspectors , sub contractors, builders, home warranty issues, punch list items, creating sales teams for new developments & developing marketing stategies for different new construction sites. Have run & worked over 20 new home sites including but not limited to Old Forge Builders, JNDP, Rieder Group, Hovanian, B & L Building Group. Also numbers of smaller Custom builders in Central Jersey.

Horse Farms- complete understanding of horse racing,breeding & horse show markets. Thorughbred and Standardbred industries. Building of  barns and paddocks. My backround in the horse industry is unparrelled by any realtor I know. Have represented many horseman including trainers,owners,breeders & drivers.

Single Family Homes- Know the Millstone,Upper Freehold,Manalapan,Freehold market like the back of my hand.

Previous member/  Education Foundation- 5 to 10 kids a year which graduate our middle school are accepted into Peddie high where 90% of Graduating class goes to Ivy League University's.

Facebook member- Social Networks are a marketing tool of the future.

Professional Background ****** Knowledge & Experience are Priceless!!!

1.Monmouth,Ocean, Mercer MLS are very important to insert you on. Most companies put you on only one MLS.Pru gives you exposure into Princeton, ,Colts Neck,North Brunswick & Brielle.

2. Virtual tour hits & the enhanced version of Realtor.com which will include 25 high resolution pictures & 18 high resolution pictures on the Prudential site which buys us a Domain Name for your property &  on many different web sites(15)
67% of the buyers come from the Internet. Most realtors put only 8 pics on Realtor.com.   Also NY Times.com

3. We have a tremendous relocation division, recently representing a major corporate move into Atlanta from NJ. Prudential Relocation Management division of Prudential NJ Properties handled that move. Pru Relo represents over 200 of Fortune 500 companies.

4. I have been marketing homes in Millstone and Upper Freehold and most of  Monmouth County &  know  the  Millstone Twp. Upper Freehold markets like the back of my hand. I have sold many homes (hundreds) in  Upper Freehold & Millstone Twp.in the last few years.  

5. According to MLS statistics Prudential Millstone is  number 1 in the Millstone/Upper Freehold Market  since 1989  & I can email you some stats related to those Results.

 6. Many  times I sell my own listing which is why a lot of clients list with me.  

 7. Prudential  NJ  Properties shares a real estate platform with Yahoo through Online Seller Advantage (OSA)

8. We will sent you daily or weekly hits from Obeo, our virtual tour company and also the hits from Yahoo Platform, OSA, On Line Seller Advantage. Also hits from Realtor.com

9. Price is very important and I have a very accurate way of verifying value along with the comps, in this market must price home effectively.  

10. We  advertise in the Asbury Park Press, Staten Island Advance, Life Styles & Home Source. Also the Examiner.

Family Backround and Growing Years

     Just to give you some backround on myself. I grew up in Neptune Twp. My dad had a service station on Norwood Ave. in Deal, New Jersey. I graduated Neptune High School  in 1970 and attended Brookdale Community College. When my older brother came home from  Vietnam, he wanted to train horses. My dad bought him a broodmare and got me a job working at Freehold Raceway & Monmouth Park as a waiter & barboy. When I became old enough I became a bartender at Freehold Raceway & Monmouth Park. Also my uncle purchased a tavern in Deal & I became a bartender at night at the Jersey Shore. I bartended at places by the name of Mr. Blu's, Tudor Square & Hotel California in Asbury Park growing up during the Bruce Springsteen days and spent most of my free weekend nights drive the circuit in Asbury Park in my 1951 Stuedebaker and a 1955 Caddilac. Both were in mint condition.

     I developed a love for horses and became an owner with my father & brother who was the trainer. In 1983 Freehold Raceway had a fire & burned to the ground. The last stick built racetrack in the US. After that I needed to get a day job. I went to a Century 21 seminar sponsored by Century 21 Einbinder Realtors. Everyone was wearing Gold jackets and my wife Julie thought it was a little crazy, but I decided to give it a try. At that time in history I lived in an apartment on top of the Deal Pharmacy. I lived above Sonja Grill Realtors. Even though G & G Realtors tried very hard to recruit me to work in Deal area. I felt like I really wanted to try the country. Our horses were stabled at Showplace Farms in Millstone Twp. and I wanted to try real estate in the country. Horses are a very strong interest of mine and I have developed many relationships in the horse business. Some of my previous customers have been Michael LaChance,Patrick LaChance, Ron Piecre, Jack Moiseyev, Bill Perretti, Jimmy Takter & many more.

     I also developed a love for music. I named my son Dylan, after Bob Dylan. I have attended many concerts. Bob Dylan,Bruce Springsteen,  Cat Stevens, James Taylor and many more. I sold homes to Ron Bell of Cool and the Gang. The Rza, Robert Diggs, Jamel Turner, Mitchell Diggs of the Wu Tang Clan. Also to Jay Bellamy, professional football star for the New Orleans Saints.Patti Scalfa played where I bartended before Bruce recruited her to join his tour. I will never forget when she came into the club I worked with a Gold Plated Tour Book. I have also showed homes to Mike Falsarano, lead guitarist for New Riders of the Purple Sage.

     People always ask me what makes a successful realtor and I think my success in the real estate business can be attributed to a few things. My answer is "Six Degrees of Seperation" and "Do the Right Thing" Also the Book named "Think and Grow Rich" by Napolean Hill was a good and inspirational book!

 

 

Community Involvement

Education Foundation- Millstone Twp. foundation for educational excellence.

Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association

Sunshine Kids- Foundation for helping kids with terminal cancer

Education

1. Marlboro School of Real Estate- Irwin Einbinder & Ken Irek

2. Sweat Hogs- Extentive training with Merrill Lynch Realty

3. C-21 Einbinder training.

4. New Homes sales training

5. Former member Education Foundation

5. Former Member Standardbred Breeders & Owners

6. Former Member United States Trotting Association

Designations

  • Circle of Excellence
  • Legend Award
  • E-Certified
  • Quality Service Certification
  • Chariman's Circle

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