Cynthia Freund

Cynthia Freund

Never too high tech to be in touch

Languages Spoken:

  • English
  • 908-447-6980
  • 732-494-7677
  • 732-494-7955
  • 908-580-5000
  • 665 Martinsville Road, Suite 108
    Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
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I love being a Berkshire Hathaway Realtor!

 

  • 28 year resident of Middlesex county, in South Plainfield, North Edison, and Piscataway
  • Moved to Somerset County in 2016, and loving the Sunset Lake area.
  • Member of the Tri-County Chamber of Commerce
  • Member of  the National Association of Realtors  and  New Jersey Association of Realtors
  • Member and previous officer in the South Plainfield Elks
  • Organized and participated in many Community  based fundraising activities and organizations
  •  I have earned these designations: Accredited Buyer Representative, Seller Representative Specialist,  Senior Real Estate Specialist, Certified Distressed Property Expert.
  • Proud parent of two accomplished,  grown children
  • Former Girl scout leader

Professional Interests

Here at Berkshire Hathaway, we have a charitable organization for which we actively raise funds. The group is called the Sunshine Kids. There are children who suffer from life threatening ailments like cancer, leukemia, etc. Sunshine Kids, as an organization, tries to bring some "Sunshine" into these children's lives, through various ways. In my office, I have contributed to, helped organize and headed up several fund-raising events for this very worthy cause.

My Hometowns

I grew up in the Park Slope area of Brooklyn. I moved to South Plainfield almost three decades ago, and I have enjoyed living there, raising my children there, and involving myself in may community-based and charitable organizations. I was a member of the South Plainfield Business Association. I am a member and was for several years an officer in the South Plainfield Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks.   Before I moved to South Plainfield, I lived in Edison, and Piscataway. Both are neighboring towns. After my children grew up,  graduated , and moved, I moved from South Plainfield to the Sunset Lake area, in Somerset County. It is a wonderful, bucolic area. I feel like we live in the woods, sometimes, even though we live a mile from the nearest supermarket!  Many of my clients, and many of the homes I market, and sell, are still in the South Plainfield/Middlesex County area. I have simply added to my repertoire.

Specialties

Energy,enthusiasm, care and creativity are the tools I use in everything I do.  I will assuredly give you all of the time and attention you need in whatever we do together. Whether you are buying your first home, trading up, or even downsizing from that "empty nest", I will be your scout, companion and advocate. If you are selling, I will safeguard your equity, and work tirelessly to make sure your experience is better than you expect. My greatest compliment is your referral.

South Plainfield Music Program

My daughter was involved in the South Plainfield Music program for ten years. She has played Violin in the Riley Elementary school Orchestra, then the Grant Central School Orchestra, then the Middle school Orchestra, and finally the High School Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra. She made me so proud when she sat in the "first chair". She also sang in the High School Chorus.  Throughout the years of my involvement with the music program, I have met many other parents with very talented children. South Plainfield High School also offers a Marching Band, a Concert Band, a Jazz Band, a Color Guard and a Winter Guard all as part of the High School Music program. The SPHS band and orchestra have been chosen many times to play on Main Street in Disney!

South Plainfield

Middlesex County, NJ is a great place to live. So many times magazines have articles not unlike "Top 50 Places to live in America". Middlesex county or some of the towns within it often make this "short list".  I have lived in 3 towns in Middlesex County.  I have lived for the past 25 years in South Plainfield. I obviously agree, as do many others. South Plainfield was recently named the fourth best town in all of NJ.

Professional Background

 After College, I went to Culinary School.  Working as a Chef was very rewarding because it allowed me to be creative. I loved working in that very fast paced environment, being on my feet for sometimes twelve hour shifts or more. I enjoyed demanding from myself that my performance improve every day. I loved developing my skills, and learning how to do better. After I had my children I realized I had to channel that creativity into a new career. ( I needed a day job). I went into sales and worked for a fine foods broker. That was when I realized that a career in sales requires just as much creativity and stamina! It has also allowed me to continue to develop my skills as a REALTOR through continuing Education. Throughout my career, I have earned many accreditations. Among them are Accredited Buyer's Representative, Seller Representative Specialist, Senior Real Estate Specialist, to name a few.  Being a REALTOR is tremendously rewarding. Nothing beats seeing that look on your clients' faces when they realize they have just found their new home. My stamina and my creativity have allowed me to help my clients in ways unmatched by others.

Sometimes it takes a village, sometimes just one brave soul.

Involving myself in my community has been very rewarding for me. When I was in college, I joined several organizations on campus and contributed to them in many ways. I was a writer and editor for a Brooklyn College Campus publication.  I was an officer in an academic club and I was on the planning board for the Brooklyn College Ski trip. After I had my children I found new ways to be involved in my community. I learned how to make a Pine Wood Derby car when my son joined the Cub Scouts. I often accompanied his class on class trips in elementary school. I was a Girl Scout Leader while my daughter was a scout. As my children got older, I reached a bit further and became more involved in local politics. I helped plan and host Candidate debates in South Plainfield. I have served as an Election Challenger, and I have planned and run many South Plainfield based fund raising events. I had also served as an officer at the South Plainfield Elks lodge for five years.

Personal Interests

When I was much younger, I used to watch Julia Child on PBS. There wasn't a Food Network yet. Her show was the first of its kind. I think Julia Child is still my hero! She was a self-taught Gourmet French Chef. French food is so delicious when it's done right.  I think I owe my love of cooking to Julia. Working in restaurants, in catering, and as a fine foods broker were some of the ways I have used my energy, creativity, care and strength. I have found that working as a Real Estate Agent has allowed me to do just the same. Channeling my energy, creativity, care and strength into my real estate career has been very fulfilling. Working with people who are making life changing decisions takes lots of care. I give my all in what I do for my clients.

Education

  In Park Slope I attended both St. Saviour Grammar school and St. Saviour High School. My high school was a very small and competitive, all girls high school. I felt priveleged to have attended on a full academic scholarship. 

For my first semester of college, I went to City College, in upper Manhattan. After that first semester, I realized how difficult the commute was, so I decided to transfer. After that, I went to Brooklyn College, which is also part of the CUNY College system.

After College I went on to New York Restaurant school, and got certification in Culinary arts and Restaurant Management.

As a Realtor I have taken many continuing education courses. I have earned accreditation as a Short Sale and Distressed property Specialist, a Senior Real Estate Specialist , and an Accredited Buyer Representative.  I have also taken many more continuing education classes, just to sharpen my skills and increase my knowledge.

Designations

  • SRS (Seller Representative Specialist)
  • Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR)
  • Seniors Real Estate Specialists (SRES)
  • Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource
  • REALTOR®

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