Harold Michael Jones

Harold Michael Jones

Your goal is my #1 priority!

Languages Spoken:

  • English
  • French
  • 732-469-1515 ext ext470
  • 908-672-6675
  • 908-823-0383
  • 732-469-1515
  • P.O. Box 305 1996 Washington Valley Road
    Martinsville, NJ 08836
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Designations

  • REALTOR®
  • MLS
  • Seniors Real Estate Specialists (SRES)

Personal Interests

I really love the outdoors. The beach and the desert are both special places that I've come to love. A safari to Africa made me a bird watcher, raptors especially.

Specialties

I have lots of practical and professional in home renovation. If you're looking for a property that you want to repair or improve as an investment or as your home for the future, I can help identify the best potential to fit your needs. If you're looking for that special 'move-in' ready home, let me put my experience to work in looking at your potential with a critical eye for detailed and quality work.

Welcome to my Website

My website is designed to help you learn about the communities of NewJersey and the many properties available for sale in the Garden State. You can search by town or by zip code. Many communities in the western and central parts of the state have multiple zip codes so don't be confused when you find a property in a town whose zip code doesn't match its name


All of us here at Berkshire Hathaway Home Services New Jersey are Real Estate professionals are dedicated to the clients and communities we serve.  We strive to provide you with the best customer service from contact to close. Let’s work together to achieve your real estate goals.

Personal Background

I was born in Brooklyn and like many young families of the 1950’s my parents moved to New Jersey when I was a toddler. I loved growing up with a gaggle of kids in my neighborhood. We could make a baseball game any time we wanted too and always had enough guys. I learned to speak French as a child and value learning another language as one of the best gifts of my family and my childhood. I traveled to France a number of times and have friends and family there still.

 

I joined the Cub Scouts, became a Boy Scout and earned my Eagle Rank. I had the good fortune to visit Philmont, the National Scout Ranch, climbing mountains, working on an archeological dig and generally having a great time camping in New Mexico in 1969 and had a great experience. My Eagle Project was the layout of the Monmouth Battlefield Historic Trail, a hiking trail from the Monmouth Battlefield in Manalapan, now a State Park to the Monmouth County Museum in Freehold. It was a great experience for a 17 year old to have to secure permission from private property owners and set up the markers, sites etc.

 

I went to the University of Rhode Island and earned a Bachelors of Science in Natural Resources, the old College of Agriculture. I worked a lot on the economic value of recreational and open lands. I was really interested in conservation activities, especially from my experiences as a scout.

 

After working for some community organizations, I went to work as a development officer in the non-profit sector. I spent 25 years as a fundraiser working for the United Way, and my favorite experience, at WBGO-FM, Jazz 88 in Newark. Jazz 88 is the New York area’s only full-time jazz and blues station. What a time I had. Great people, spectacular music and a community as open and diverse as any you can think of. I learned a lot about people, culture, art, music and the communities in and around Newark.

 

Following my time there, I was offered the chance to go to work for the City of East Orange as a grants writer/developer in the Planning Department. I helped to secure over 25 million dollars in state and federal grants for things as varied as hiring additional police to making city parks and recreational facilities accessible to the handicapped. After a few years there, the Mayor asked me to assume the job of Zoning Officer. I took some classes and worked at that position for 4 years. I really enjoyed working with the developers and homeowners who were all interested in making the City a better place.

 

Like all government jobs, I was serving at the pleasure of the Mayor and when his terms were up, I moved on and decided to add to my skill set and go to work in construction management. I worked as a commercial construction supervisor building banks and medical office and treatment facilities. I always enjoyed working with my hands and also purchased, raised and rebuilt a two family house in Highlands NJ. I learned more about construction in a flood area than I ever believed I needed to know. My knowledge of municipal zoning paid off handsomely. I got all of my commercial assignments done on time and on budget and always had a Certificate of Occupancy ready for the client before they planned to move in.

 

Finally in 2003 I decided to put all of what I had learned to work for me and became a licensed real estate agent. I’ve never looked back. I’ve been rewarded with the trust and support of lots of customers, clients, family and friends. I live in the country and work in both my home area and the urban core of Essex County that I know so well after my 20 years of working there.

 

I have over 125 transactions to my credit. My knowledge of the legal requirements for inspections and certificates throughout Essex County’s municipalities has been very valuable to both buyers and seller alike. My knowledge of construction and a great network of tradesmen help all of my customers to get the most for their house when selling and the best deal for their money when they buy. I have a great network of mortgage lenders to fit any situation and I pay attention to all the details that when addressed, make the transaction go as smoothly as my clients expect.

 

Useful Websites

Mass transit throughout New Jersey  www.njtransit.org

Municipal Websites

www.readingtontwp.org

www.bridgewaternj.org

www.branchburg.nj.us

www.bedminster.us

www.somervillenj.org

Our Local Parks and Recreation Facilities

www.somersetcountyparks.org

www.co.hunterdon.nj.us

America's Source for Jazz and Blues  www.wbgo.org

Statewide and Local Up-to-the-minute news  www.nj.com



Education

B.S. University of Rhode Island

Class of 1972

College of Natural Resources