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Slade Homes Team Wrapping Up Successful 2014 in Maplewood, NJ, and Surrounding Towns

Maplewood, NJ, December 19, 2014 --( Mark Slade, a top producing agent with Keller Williams Mid-Town Direct Realty in Maplewood, New Jersey, is wrapping up a successful 2014 in which his team has closed 42 transactions—including two Luxury level sales. In addition, Slade has added new agents and a transactions coordinator to his team, introduced an open house app and been featured in the New York Times.

Slade’s recent sales include 44 Plymouth Avenue in Maplewood, 99 North Mountain Avenue in Montclair and 331 Scotland Road in South Orange. “It has been a busy year for real estate sales in our area,” said Slade. “I have been able to capitalize on the wave of people looking to move to the Maplewood area from NYC and its boroughs by adding home buying experts to my team and developing technology to help buyers through the process. Ultimately, the successful marketing of my listings has led to sales at 101% of asking price as compared to the 98.7% for year-to-date closed sales in Maplewood/South Orange, a.k.a. SOMA real estate, resulting in 2.2% more money for my sellers. This marks further improvement over the 1% spread we achieved in 2013.”

An October article in the New York Times highlighted Maplewood as a popular destination for people moving from Brooklyn to New Jersey. Slade was featured as a real estate agent who knows the town well, has much experience with relocating people to the area and is well positioned to assist home buyers with their search. This article can be found at

One way Slade has streamlined the home-buying process is by introducing the NJ Open Houses App. Complete with Property Search and Town Bios, the app offers the most comprehensive information about New Jersey Train Towns and Open houses with a Quick-Find Map to help locate them. The app also provides links to everything a buyer needs to know, including information about schools, parks, hospitals and houses of worship, whether just starting their search or looking to buy immediately.

Slade has also added two real estate agents to his team. Kristen Hill-Smith of West Orange, NJ, began selling real estate after more than 15 years working in the music business. Her success has been enhanced by her background in music marketing, promotion and management. More recently, Susan Georget, of Maplewood, NJ, with 5+ years of real estate experience and more than 30 years in the fashion industry, joined the team. Her background in fashion marketing, promotion and talent management has enabled her to bring a wealth of skills and knowledge to the world of real estate.

Slade, who also honed his Marketing, Branding and Sales Management skills in the fashion industry, added a Transactions Coordinator to manage his increased business. Kimberley Pryor has years of experience in corporate communications and program management. She handles administrative functions for all sales and manages public relations for the team.

Always on the cutting edge, Slade added another Facebook business page—SOMA Real Estate—dedicated to real estate focused in only Maplewood and South Orange. In addition to providing links to the latest list of homes on the market, this site is open to any agent or For Sale By Owner wanting to make a posting of their own. Mark also launched his luxury site:, geared toward marketing and selling homes in the area that qualify as luxury.

The Slade Homes Team covers the bedroom communities of NYC including Montclair, Maplewood, West Orange, South Orange, Glen Ridge, Livingston, Millburn, Short Hills, Summit, Madison, Chatham, Scotch Plains, Cranford, Westfield and Springfield. The team specializes in relocation services, first time home buyers, luxury homes and top notch selling services.

To learn more about how Mark and his team can help you meet your real estate needs, contact him at 917-797-5059 or Information is also available at; and
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