Robin Taylor Roth
REALTOR®, eCertified, gCertified, MRP®, SRS®
- 225 Maple Avenue
South Plainfield, NJ 07080
Escape from the City, and Live in the Garden State!
Welcome! I enjoy working with sellers and buyers throughout Middlesex, Somerset, and Union Counties, NJ.
Centered around NJ Transit's two Midtown Direct train lines, this part of Central New Jersey is ideal for those who commute to work in Manhattan, Hoboken, Jersey City, or Newark.
Although there are some urban areas, most of the region is suburban, with plenty of outdoor space for sports and family activities. There are a variety of home options for you, including condos, 55+ communities, townhouses, single family homes in various styles, larger estates, and rental properties.
I look forward to working with you!
My Real Estate Background
Although I've been actively working in real estate since 2003, my introduction to the fascinating world of real estate occurred when I was a youngster. My mother was the first female real estate sales associate in the Toronto area, working for A.E. LePage in the '60s. I served as her personal assistant, with particular responsibility for maintaining the paper-based MLS data for my mother's territory.
From my mother, I learned the value of outstanding customer service. Now, as a real estate professional associated with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New Jersey Properties, I pledge this same 24K Gold Customer Service to all of my customers and clients.
Prior to joining Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New Jersey Properties, I had the pleasure of serving the CENTURY 21 System as Senior Director, eLearning for CENTURY 21 Canada in Vancouver, BC and Senior Director, Learning Delivery, for CENTURY 21 Real Estate LLC in Parsippany, NJ.
-- Robin Taylor Roth, REALTOR®
eCertified®, gCertified℠, MRP®, SRES®, SFR®, SRS®,
and ASP® Real Estate Agent
Working with Me
I love helping people buy a new home, and sell their current one. Houses simply fascinate me, and I like homes of all styles and ages.
Both first-timers and "old hands" at real estate enjoy working with me, because I have a natural empathy with their own particular circumstances, and help them solve problems. I'm very patient, and pay close attention to important details. Veterans and active military personnel will receive the prompt and efficient service they need.
Taking advantage of 21st-century marketing methods is something in which I take pride. If you choose to list your home for sale with me, you'll receive unmatched exposure to potential buyers. To ensure that I make use of the latest marketing tools, I attend the "Real Estate Connect" conference, produced by Inman News, each year.
On my other website, ExpertInNewJersey.com, you'll find a lot of helpful information, such as Staging Your Home for Sale, Retiring in New Jersey, Luxury Homes, Condos and Townhouses, and current housing market information for several communities inthe NJ counties I serve: Middlesex County, Somerset County, and Union County.
I work with Buyers and Sellers at all stages of home-ownership. In particular, I enjoy working with:
- Fine homes and estates
- Consumers over 55; I am a certified Senior Real Estate Specialist®
- Veterans; I am a certified Military Relocation Professional®
- First-time homebuyers
- Homeowners who are "under water" (that is, whose mortgage is greater than the current market value), and seeking solutions; I am a certified Short Sales and Foreclosures Resource®
- Home owners who need help making their house show-ready; I am an accredited ASP® (Accredited Staging Professional®) Real Estate Agent
Recently, I also added Estate Management services to my portfolio. When you must move an older relative into extended care or when a family member dies, you may have to deal with clearing out and selling the home. If you live out of state, that could be a difficult prospect to face. That's where I can help: I'll manage the entire process for you.
Some Communities I Serve
Edison NJ Edison Township (usually known as Edison) is a township in Middlesex County, New Jersey. As of the 2010 United States Census, ...
Somerset is a census-designated place and unincorporated area located at the easternmost section within Franklin Township, in Somerset County, New Jersey. ...
Piscataway NJ Piscataway is a Township in Middlesex County, New Jersey. As of the United States 2000 Census, the township population ...
Berkeley Heights is located in Union County with a population of 13,183, per the 2010 U.S. Census. According to Money magazine's "2012 Best Places ...
Warren Township is in Somerset County, New Jersey. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township population was 15,311, and has a total area ...
Scotch Plains is a township in Union County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 Census, the township population increased to a record high ...
South Plainfield is a Borough in Middlesex County, New Jersey. As of the 2000 United States Census, the borough population was 21,810, and a total ...
Green Brook NJGreen Brook Township is a township in Somerset County, New Jersey. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township population was ...
Dunellen NJ Dunellen is a Borough in Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2010 Census, the borough population ...
Watchung is a Borough in Somerset County, New Jersey. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough population was 5,801, and has a total area ...
We met Robin on March 4th 2017 and by May 1st we were in a condo! She listened to us and what we were looking for and then promptly went and made appointments for us to look at both homes and condos. Every single time I would e-mail or text her she got right back to me and really had us looking at a lot of places. She is an extremely pleasant person to deal with and even when she went on vacation she was still e-mailing me and texting me about places to see.
We are so happy with her, we tell everyone about her. If we ever need another real estate agent we will definitely call on her.
-- Judith Chimko, Middlesex County
We can't thank you enough for being the best representative of our needs for a beautiful place to call home, community, and our future. May God bless all you do and everyone you commune with, all your days.
-- Margaret Joye & Chana De Vida, Somerset County
Robin helped us sell our house. She has a lot of contacts in the area. She recommended a local painter who was great. We had made many improvements to the house. Robin made a poster with photos that showed the upgrades and their cost to justify our asking price. She was patient with us and it paid off.
-- Lisa Ogletree, Middlesex County
We had our house on the market for almost two years without an offer. When we listed with Robin we had an offer within two months and sold the house. It was a very positive experience. Robin was very easy to work with.
-- Judith Crehan, Union County
I hired Robin to lead the marketing efforts in the sale of my home. Having worked with Robin in other capacities, it was the first time she would be working for me in this role. Her initial marketing presentation was thorough and easy to follow. She immediately made me feel that she was committed to portraying our home in a way that would attract the greatest number of potential buyers.
Robin was creative in how she took several of the photographs. Not all of the rooms were easily captured, but she managed to find angles I never would have thought of. She included wonderfully-worded descriptions for each; her use of language is unmatched!
She also kept us apprised of all activity such as how many unique visitors viewed our listing, and other important metrics. Although I wasn't at home on the few occasions that Robin showed prospective buyers the house, I knew she was glowing as she showed them each room. She didn't only do a great job of making it look good online and in print, she was a true admirer and that came across loud and clear to prospects.
Ultimately, her marketing efforts paid off. In an economy where most sellers are finding their homes on the market for months and months, we received an offer within seven weeks! And whereas most sellers are forced to reduce their asking price significantly, ours sold for 97% of the initial asking price. I'd say much of that was due to Robin's exceptional marketing efforts, and the fact that both she and her partner helped us price the house perfectly.
I was more than just satisfied with her work - I was delighted!
-- Ernie Brescia, Somerset County
Robin guided me in my recent home purchase. I started my home search by attending open houses. I met Robin at one of her open houses. Her professionalism and the ease with which I could talk to her made me select her as my REALTOR. I have owned several homes in the past but had been renting for the last 10 years. It was time to get back into the housing market. I had some notion of what I was looking for, but didn’t have exact requirements. Robin set up several home tours of different homes and areas. During the next several weeks Robin led me on the road to my discovering what my house requirements were, and what locations would be acceptable to me. From there we found my home.
I was traveling during the purchase process, so Robin helped set up the inspections, appraisal and other items that were required. One particular item required a day's worth of digging at the town hall, board of health, and township engineering office. Robin accomplished this investigation and more. All in all Robin consistently went above and beyond expectations.
I have the home I wanted and Robin made it happen. I highly recommend her.
-- Bill Trethewey, Somerset County
Pledge of 24K Gold Customer Service
I pledge to provide 24K Gold Customer Service to all of my clients and customers.
For All Who Work With Me, I Will …
- Focus on your needs
- Honor your confidences
- Protect your interests
- Give you straight answers
- Do what I say I will do
- Keep you informed, every step of the process
- Guide you through the steps of the transaction
- Ensure that you have ways of providing candid feedback about my services
- Follow up with you
- Keep in touch, after the transaction.
For Those Who Sell or Lease Their Homes Through Me, I Will Also …
- Help you price your home correctly, for your market
- Suggest ways you can make your home more appealing to prospective buyers
- Use 21st-century methods to market your home effectively
- Show your home to qualified buyers
- Present all offers received.
For Those Who Buy or Rent a Home Through Me, I Will Also
- Help you get qualified to purchase a home
- Present to you every affordable home that meets your needs
- Help you craft the offer for the home you choose.
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A Little More About Me
My husband and I are avid concert- and opera-goers. Throughout the concert season, you may encounter us at NJSO or NYPO concerts, at the Metropolitan Opera or Carnegie Hall - or in nearby restaurants. (I always check in, on Foursquare.)
We both sing with the Summit Chorale, New Jersey's oldest continuously performing choral group.
We also love to travel, taking a trip somewhere in Europe most years (we were in Germany in November 2014), and spending a week at our timeshare (the beautiful Hanalei Bay Resort on Kaua'i), during the Winter.
In My Spare Time
Although it often seems as though I'm "on call" 24x7, I do find some time to pursue other activities.
I love to read - histories, biographies, mysteries, and historical novels - and listen to music. I'm also quite thoroughly addicted to crime-solving shows on TV; favorites include Masterpiece Mystery, the Law & Order franchise, and N.C.I.S.
And, I'm an active member of my church, singing in the choir, playing recorder and handbells, and serving as Deacon and reader. I also participate in our monthly services for the Vito Gallo Senior Center in Summit, NJ.
My Educational Background
My educational background is mathematics (BA, York University) and education (MEd, University of Toronto and PhD, Syracuse University). I have been a mathematics textbook editor and author, a university professor, and a training manager (Bristol-Myers Squibb, New Century Education Corporation, Bellcore/Telcordia, Century 21 Real Estate, and Century 21 Canada).