- 695 Bloomfield Ave
Montclair, NJ 07042
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I am your trusted professional when buying or selling your home and am ready to identify and meet your diverse needs.
A transplant from Manhattan, I understand the perspective of the new home buyer moving from the city and making the transition to the suburbs.
- As a ten year veteran of the suburbs and father of three, I want to help families who are looking to optimize their home value when selling to buy up to a larger space.
- I also recognize the needs of my clients who are downsizing or moving to greater proximity to grandchildren or other family members.
I specialize in selling homes in suburb New Jersey, focusing on Essex and Passaic counties.
"Since Rich helped us find our home in Montclair 3 years ago we have recommended him to several people and will continue to do so. He is thorough, responsive and patient. He sent us a carefully selected set of new listings almost daily. Rich is a smart pro with a good sense of humor who completely removed the stress from our home buying process and helped us find exactly what we want."
--Scott and Katie
"My wife and I spent over a year looking until we were able to find the perfect home in Montclair. Rich Bakos was with us during the entire "journey" and was an invaluable aid in our search. He understood exactly what we were looking for and pre-screened every listing prior to recommending that we view it. He had our interests in mind and didn't waste our time with listings he knew we would not consider. Most importantly, he was a real estate professional who we not only liked but also trusted. In our experience, that's a combination that's hard to find."
"In an incredibly tough market Rich sold our house in a weekend for 10% above our asking price. He made sure everything was perfect, including helping us move furniture and stage the house, all to bring us top dollar for our home. Rich took care of all the details after the sale too, getting us smoothly to an easy closing. We couldn't have asked for a better person to guide us through the sales process. We heartily recommend Rich."
--Matthew and Rachel
Rich's experience in business makes him an ideal realtor. Prior to moving into residential real estate sales, he worked in the music industry, first managing one of the largest record stores in the U.S., then marketing and selling for a music distributor.
Whether negotiating the final sale price of the home or ensuring the radon test is completed on time, Rich's background managing a high-profile record store, combined with his real estate sales expertise, provides his clients with concierge-level service from someone who understands their bottom line. While his clients are undertaking one of the most important business transactions of their live, they can be assured they have a true professional working for them.
There are many different areas where I can be of help as a Realtor®. Some of my specialties are:
- Single Family
- First-Time Homebuyers
- Multi Family
- Town Homes
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Born and raised in the Midwest, Rich has spent his adult life in the New York metro area.
He is the father of three children, a daughter and twin boys. He and his wife, Tammy, are active in their children's schools and activities.
- Real estate