Rick Lodato

Rick Lodato

Montclair / Verona / Caldwells Expert Since 1986

Languages Spoken:

  • English
  • 973-239-3535
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  • 973-239-7700
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My Mission

To Exceed My Client's Expectations Every Time!!

I have been successfully serving my clients for over 29 years in Verona and the West Essex area.  Repeat business and referrals from past clients is a large part of my success.  My philosophy has always been to keep the needs and best interests of my clients my priority throughout the process of selling or buying Real Estate.

Keep reading to hear what past clients are saying about Rick Lodato....

Rick was great. He was knowledgeable and very easy to work with. He was prompt and responsive to all the questions and concerns we had as first time home buyers. He was there with us through every step of the process, and we really felt he was genuine and honest with us through out all the ups and downs. Highly recommend dealing with him over the others in the Verona Berkshire Hathaway office.

Rick was very knowledgable about all aspects of Real estate. Very honest and works extremely hard to bring buyers and sellers together to finalize a deal. Remains completely informed through entire process from original listing date through closing. Would highly recommend.

Rick made my first home buying experience an enjoyable one. His deep knowledge of the local market was a tremendous asset . He understood what I was looking for and consistently followed up with me without being overbearing. While showing properties, Rick pointed out aspects of each home, both good and bad, that I wouldn't have noticed on my own. I felt extremely well represented by Rick and knew that he always had my best interest in mind. I've also had friends who worked with Rick in the sale of their home and they felt Rick did a great job marketing their property and closing the deal.

"Continuing The Tradition of Excellence since 1986"

Why Choose Me?

Rick and his team are highly respected professionals who deliver results with customer satisfaction.

What the Rick Lodato Team delivers that nobody else does?

  • Experience and Expertise
  • Marketing with the latest tools and technology
  • Pricing your home right
  • Staging assistance
  • Customer Satisfaction from listing to closing


I have taken many Real Estate Courses over the past 29 years and received many designations:

CRS - Certified Residential Specialist (National Recognition) Only 5% of all realtors qualify for this designation

CRB - Certified Residential Broker (National Recognition)

GRI - Graduate of the Realtor Institute (New Jersey)

SRES - Seniors Real Estate Specialist (National Recognition) 

ABR - Accredited Buyer Representative

Government Certified Relocation Specialist

These designations require experience as well as full time dedication to my profession.

Professional Background

I have been licensed since 1986 and have been serving the Verona and the West Essex area as a full time Real Estate Broker and has been successfully meeting the needs of my clients for over 29 years.

After being top salesman and manager at Citrano Realtors for 9 years, I then opened Lodato & Co. Realtors in 1994. After running a successful Real Estate office for 14 years, I then decided to merge with Prudential New Jersey Properties in Verona.  As the Top Marketing Agent in the West Essex Verona Office from 2009-2014 for Prudential New Jersey Properties, I have proven to be a leader in the real estate market for listing homes and selling them.

The combination of my knowledge, dedication to clients and experience 

is a sure winner for all of my clients.



  • Council of Residential Specialists (CRS)
  • Seniors Real Estate Specialists (SRES)
  • Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI)
  • Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR)
  • Leading Edge Society
  • Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource
  • MLS
  • The Pinnacle Award
  • Circle of Excellence
  • Relocation Specialist

Your Berkshire Hathaway Home Services NJ Agent in West Essex

"Continuing The Tradition of Excellence since 1986" 

2009 Thru 2014 Top Marketing/Listing Agent in the West Essex Office

2013 Ranked among the top 10 Prudential New Jersey Properties agents in the entire state of New Jersey 

CRS - Certified Residential Specialist.  Certified Relocation Specialist

SRES - Seniors Real Estate Specialist

ABR - Accredited Buyer Representative

Proud to serve as 2012 President of the West Essex Board of Realtors

I have been a resident of Verona for over 30 years. I also have over 29 years of Real Estate Experience in Verona as well as the West Essex area.                                      



Representing Sellers and Buyers in West Essex, Morris and Passaic Counties since 1986

Expert Marketing plan for Sellers

First time buyers

Senior Citizens (SRES)

Relocation Certified

Single Family Residential, Condominium, Multi Family


Personal Background

My wife and I are life long residents of Essex County. Brenda grew up in Montclair and I am from the Ironbound section of Newark.

We moved into Verona in 1979. Our 2 sons were born here and were educated in the Verona Publlic Schools, were involved in sports (Mainly Hockey).

I have the pleasure of knowing this area and the residents better than most people.

If you are looking for an experienced local expert, I am that person.

Community Involvement

Executive member of the Verona Chamber of Commerce. I also support the local school organizations, Fire Dept. Police and the Sunshine Kids Foundation.

Professional Associations

2012 President - West Essex Board of Realtors

Member of Garden State Multiple Listing System

Member of New Jersey Multiple Listing Service

Member of the Realtors National Marketing Institute (RNMI)

National Associatioin of Realtors (NAR)




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