The Lacerda Team

The Lacerda Team

Award Winning Team of Top Real Estate Agents Serving Home Buyers and Sellers in Central New Jersey

Languages Spoken:

  • English
  • 908-912-5260
  • 908-578-1166
  • 908-755-5052
  • 908-755-5300
  • 225 Maple Avenue
    South Plainfield, NJ 07080
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Our Promise to You

Our goal is to provide you with the expertise and best service that has led us to the top of our industry. Our clients are the backbone of our business and our highest priority. Simply put, our objectives are to get you the most money in the least amount of time while ensuring you enjoy as smooth a transaction as possible. We want you to be so satisfied that you listed your home with us that you would highly recommend us to your family and friends.

We welcome and honor the opportunity to offer you our services. Your input and questions are important to us. We encourage active communication with our clients and wholeheartedly thank you for this opportunity.

Professional Background

The Strength of Teamwork, The Reputation for Results


The Lacerda Team at Berkshire Hathaway Home Services New Jersey Properties, are 4 professional full time realtors that specialize in Central New Jersey Real Estate.The team members are Andrea Lacerda, Jesse Lacerda, Michele Leavy and Joseph Lacerda. Areas of expertise are residential homes, listing agents and buyers agents, new construction for buyers and builders, downsizing and relocation services. A prior 20 plus year career in banking for both Jesse and Andrea Lacerda have proven invaluable in understanding all aspects of the real estate industry. A consistent award winner, top producing sales team and market leader with 24 years of experience in the Central New Jersey real estate market.


  • New Jersey Association of Realtors Circle of Excellence-Platinum Level 2018, 2017,2016, 2015,2014
  • New Jersey Association of Realtors Circle of Excellence-Gold Level 2013, 2012, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003 and 2001
  • New Jersey Association of Realtors Circle of Excellence-Silver Level 2011, 2002, 2000, 1999 and 1998
  • New Jersey Association of Realtors Circle of Excellence-Bronze Level 1997 and 1996
  • NJAR Distinguished Sales Club
  • Berkshire Hathaway Homes Services Properties Platinum Level 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014
  • Prudential Chairman’s Circle Gold 2013, 2012
  • Prudential New Jersey Properties 2011 Pinnacle Group Award/Top 40 Realtors Countrywide
  • Century 21 Double Centurion Producer Award 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005 and 2003
  • Century 21 Centurion Team Award 2004
  • Century 21 Centurion Honor Society 2003
  • Century 21 Centurion Producer Award 2002,2001, 2000, 1999 and 1998
  • Century 21 Quality Service Agent Award 2005, 2003 and 2001
  • Century 21 Gold Associate Award 1997
  • Small Business Administration New Jersey Financial Services Advocate 1995


  •  Dunellen-Green Brook Rotary Past President and Board Member -Jesse Lacerda
  •  Paul Harris Fellow-Jesse Lacerda
  •  Open Your Heart to Children Battling Cancer Foundation Inc.-Founding Member
  •  Member National Association of Realtors
  •  Member New Jersey Association of Realtors
  •  Member Core Associates Board of Realtors
  •  Member of Central Jersey MLS
  •  Member Garden State  MLS
  •  Member Monmouth/Ocean MLS
  •  Past President and Board Member-American Institute of Banking-MSU Chapter
  •  Past Member North Plainfield Business Association

Meet The Team

           The Lacerda Team

Andrea Lacerda - Team Leader - Andrea, serves as the overall Team Leader. Experienced in her marketplace and top agent since entering the real estate field in 1995. Andrea handles listings, contract negotiations and managing the team. Her prior 20 year banking career as a small business lending officer enhances her ability to manage all details of the real estate transaction from start to finish.

Jesse Lacerda - Client Care Manager - Jesse, is well known throughout the Central Jersey community. Jesse specializes in prospecting and client contact. Jesse coordinates details of inspections and assists with managing details of the transaction for a successful closing. Jesse’s 27 year banking career in management guides the team and motivates them to succeed in satisfying our customers each and every time.

Michele Leavy - Buyer Specialist & Internet Sales Coordinator - Michele, takes great pride in finding our buyers the perfect property and explaining the process of buying a home from start to finish. Michele’s attention to detail will ensure a smooth transaction enhanced by professional service our clients deserve. Michele manages the teams internet based marketing. She looks forward to earning your trust and confidence. Her commitment to customer satisfaction makes the difference.

Joseph Lacerda –Sales Associate - Joseph brings a new perspective to the Lacerda Team. Joseph majored in Business Administration specializing in Interdisciplinary Business at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ). With his marketing, management, and overall business background Joseph helps the team with servicing and satisfying the Lacerda Teams buyers and sellers. Joseph will be handling prospecting, showing properties, and property valuations with an emphasis in helping the team get the job done. Joseph is excited to earn the trust of potential customers. His hard work and dedication will ensure to give him the opportunity.

Client Testimonials

Our greatest reward is our many satisfied customers and the referrals we receive from them. Here is what they have to say! 

“My wife and I are very pleased.  We would like to thank Andrea for her hard work from the beginning to the end.”  Addison & Patricia Williams

 “This group was outstanding.  From listing of the house to closing they were  extremely professional and  helpful.  It made the entire process a pleasure.  Thank  you for having the Lacerda group on your team.  It was a pleasure doing business with you.”  Bill Finnerty

 “I had an extremely wonderful relationship working with both Andrea and Jesse and I would highly recommend them to others.  Also, my attorney was very impressed by how knowledgeable Andrea was when he dealt with her.”  Lois Twill

 “We would recommend them highly.”  Harold & Betty Evegan

 “Very satisfied and very professional.”  Bill & Jane Leary

 “Jesse and Andrea were very courteous, helpful, efficient and did an excellent job.”  Krishna Vemuri

 “It was an absolute pleasure to work with Andrea and Jesse.  They were very friendly, professional and extremely efficient.  They are lovely people.  The treated us as if we were family.”  Lee & Ann Marie Zaharczyk

 “Agent always went above and beyond!  I would highly recommend her and her team to anyone buying a home in South Plainfield or the surrounding areas.  I can’t say enough  about how great she was.”  David & Anissa Jones

 “Great!  Recommend to others.”  Linda Coruccini

 “Andrea, Jesse, both were amazingly helpful.  Would recommend them for sure!”  John Bena & Allyson Hackman

 “Andrea & Jesse will be highly recommended by  us to family and friends.”  Cal & Violet Mustafic

 “There’s nobody better than Andrea & Jesse!  They know their business and who’s nicer than those two?”   Maureen Terhune

 “They went above and beyond for sure.”  Michael & Linda Dixon

 “Andrea Lacerda was excellent in all aspects!  We appreciate all her efforts on our behalf, thanks!”  Terry Carusone and Carl Abplanalp

 “Overall, a very nice experience.”  Thomas and Joanne Vosseler

 “I can’t say thank you enough for the superior service.  Great job!!”  MaryJo Kisko

 “My second time with the Lacerda Team.  Fantastic!”  Tony Laico

 “Going above and beyond as always!”  Lisa DiTucci

 “Both Andrea and Michelle were outstanding realtors in all manner of speaking.  They both (especially Andrea) went out of their way to find a home for my husband and myself.  Not only were they well informed and courteous, but they answered both email and phone messages immediately.  They were highly professional, prompt and knew the areas inside and out.  We would definitely use both agents again and also would recommend them to other potential buyers/sellers.  My husband works for Johnson & Johnson and we will make sure they are aware of their outstanding job.  A job well done!”  Suzanne and Michael Pugsley

 “Andrea is very efficient and pleasant.”  Frank Ashley

 “Andrea and Jesse made the process of selling the home simple and seemless.”  Raymond Weeks

 ”Everything was great!”  Bill McCriskin

 “Many thanks to the wonderful team!  Andrea is fantastic at negotiations.  Jesse is superb at details.  Michelle, bless her for taking us to so many properties-very patient and upbeat.  They found me just the right property in a very difficult price range.”  Susan Granski

 “Your expertise and friendly personalities made the selling of my property a wonderful adventure.”  Linda Meri Lemos

 “We were amazed at how quickly the house sold.”  Vance and Juana Adams

 “Andrea and The Lacerda Team epitomize what the home buying experience should be all about.”  John and Adrienne Espin

 “I can’t say enough great things about Andrea, Michelle and Jesse!  Even though our home was small and on the lower price end as far as houses go, the Lacerda Team treated us like we were selling a million dollar property!  There wasn’t one day where Chris and I felt confused or out of control  We are SO greatful that the Lacerda Team made our dream come true!  Our new house is perfect!  I hope they will stop by in the near future to say hi and see what we’ve done to the house.”  Maxine and Chris Palmer

 “Andrea and Jesse and The Lacerda Team made a difficult task much easier.”  Janice Urciuoli

 “Thanks so much to both Andrea and Michele for treating Isabelle and I like family.  Best of luck.”  Amy and Isabelle O’Neill

 “This is the third time we have worked with Andrea - VERY HAPPY!  Michele was also excellent!”  Tim and Eileen Lovett

 “I was very happy with both Andrea and Jesse.”  Robyn Stoeckel

 “I deal exclusively with the Lacerda Team.”  Trudy and Vinh Luong

 “Andrea deserves an Oscar for her outstanding service.”  Ronnie Hamlin

 “The Lacerda Team—Andrea who I directly dealth with was wonderful.  She is very efficient, trustworthy and a wonderful person.  A great experience!”  Elaine Solon