Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
145 Maplewood Ave
Maplewood, NJ 07040
You’re ready to downsize and focus on doing things you love or upsize and give your family more space.
It’s time to capitalize on one of the largest financial investments of your lifetime and prepare yourself for the next chapter.
You want to get top dollar for your home, and a nest egg for your next adventure…but the idea of spending your time micromanaging all the moving parts is not what you want to be doing. Hire an expert so you can get back to enjoying family, friends, food, art, music and more of what you love. You know that your focus is best centered on preparing yourself for this exciting transition.
You deserve the best possible results.
You need an experienced advisor helping you with the specifics, so you can relax, knowing what’s happening next.
Someone who can help you secure the highest possible price in the least amount of time, and then secure the best possible terms for your new home…so you can start this chapter.
You need someone who understands your needs and is willing to fight for your best interests at every turn. Someone who understands where you want to be and knows how to get you there.
Working with us means you can focus on what matters most––your next adventure.
We both know that getting the highest possible price when you are selling your home is going to take more than just a couple taps on the computer…even though way too many agents do that, and just hope the magic of the internet does the rest
We do what works.
With a decade of experience, we’ve developed a proprietary system to get you from day one, to listed on the market, to the closing table, both effectively and efficiently.
This is real estate, so the numbers matter. We use data and wisdom to ensure proper pricing and ROI-based marketing, so your home is positioned to win in our local market.
And while we have the talent and resources of a fully-staffed team, I act as your only point of contact, keeping you informed with a step-by-step map of the transaction so you can feel confident that everything is being done on schedule.
This is why my clients have trusted me to sell their homes with a consistent yearly list-to-sales ratio that is 2 to 3 percentage points above the market average in Essex and Union Counties. Take a look around my website. Check out the testimonials to see why my clients repeatedly refer me to friends and family. Then start dreaming about life’s next chapter.
Call us now for your initial consultation @ 201-600-8141
We’ll take about 15 minutes together. We’ll cover what is next in your adventure, how I work with my clients, and if we are a fit, next steps from there.
Call today @ 201-600-8141
PS. a bit about my past:
I grew up in nearby West Orange and currently live in South Orange with my wife and son and have loved being a full-time Realtor for the last 9 years. Prior to that I was in the entertainment industry, playing bass for rock icon, Chubby Checker back in the 90s and performing with many original combos appearing on the East Coast. I also composed the score for documentaries and marketed classical, jazz and pop music catalogs to the film, tv and advertising industries. When I'm relaxing, you can find me indulging in cooking, finding new area restaurants, enjoying good music with friends and my other passion, making maps.
"I am writing to express my positive experience with realtor Ken Krasner, who represented me in my sale and recent purchase of my home. Ken guided me through the entire process, from the loan application, to searching for houses, to making and accepting offers. I credit Ken with a smooth, stress-free home buying experience. Ken is exceptionally knowledgable of the entire Essex/Union area; any questions I had from simple things like local utilities to recycling pickup, Ken was always fast with the right answers, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Ken's calm and comfortable personality will make your real estate experience a pleasant one."
-John Knauer, Client
"We used Ken as our buyer's and seller's agent in the spring and summer of 2015. He was great and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to make a move in the area of Maplewood and South Orange. He was patient when we needed him to be, agressive and knowledgeable when we wanted him to be. He went above and beyond in a very competitive market. You need someone with local insight to help you figure out when and what to bid and Ken was very helpful."
-Michael Smith, Client
"If you are reading this and searching for an agent, look no further. My wife and I were completely new to house buying and had no idea where to start. Ken made the entire process as easy and painless as it could be. He is very friendly and absolutely made no attempts to pressure us into anything. He answered all of our questions honestly, which made us feel we can trust him. I feel like he is now a family friend, and I would (and have) recommend him to anyone. When we are uncertain about anything house-related, he has been happy to help us. Like when a steam pipe burst in our basement on just the 2nd day we moved in, he recommended a plumber who was reliable and honest. Because of him, my wife and I were able to find a new home where we can start our family, and we are happy to say we will be welcoming a new baby next spring! Thank you, Ken!"
-Joe Gonzalez, Client
"Ken sold our 100-year old Maplewood, NJ house in Spring 2012. Within six weeks of listing it, he had two solid offers. Clearly, we recommend him extremely highly. Ken provided us with a strategic and realistic overview of the local market and its fluctuations. He ensured that we immediately learned of competitive listings that arose and what implications their listing could have on ours. He was always quick to respond to changes in the housing market, as well as quick to answer all of our questions. All of Ken's Internet and paper marketing materials were crafted with great care. His photographer took outstanding photos of our house that Ken turned into elegant marketing pieces. Ken made extensive use of the Internet to market our house. In addition, Ken was a valuable resource to us as we spruced our home up for sale on a limited budget. He pitched in to help us refine color choices for our front door, shutters and the seven rooms that we painted prior to listing. He fo"
-Nancy Blair, Client
"We met Ken at one of the many open houses we attended while searching for a home. It was late in the day and we were able to talk to Ken at length about what we were interested in, in a home, area and lifestyle. We never felt like we were talking to a realtor, but to someone that was already in our circle of friends that we had known for a long time. Open houses are as much about finding a realtor as it is about finding a home. You get to interview the person that is going to help you spend a lifetime's worth of money on something you hope to enjoy for lifetime. A huge responsibility. We had already met many realtors, but nothing 'clicked'. Many pounced on us and tried to push us into a contract from the outset. Some just didn't seem interested or professional. There were a few that might have done a good job, but we just weren't feeling the vibe. As we walked to the car after meeting Ken at the open house, we both looked at each other and said we were going to talk t"
-Kurt Kiley, Client
"Ken sold my childhood home in the Summer 2013 having started the journey earlier in February. There was work to be done and Ken was there throughout to cheer me on! Painting, decorating, offering advise when needed. We went through the realtor open house and listed in the same week having generated much interest. Listed on Thursday, open house on Sunday, (it rained) and still had three solid offers! Went to contract on Tuesday in less than a week! I highly recommend Ken for his knowledge of the market, his professionalism and promptness in answering phone, emails and texts. His photographer really caught the essence of the house. The listing sheets where wonderful too. All his referrals for trade workers where a pleasure to work with. You will not be disappointed with the job Ken does."
-Kathryn Caruso, Client
"The day we met Ken, we knew that he was the Agent to sell our home of fifty years. Open House was Labor Day weekend of 2014. Two days later we had two sound offers. With all of Kens professionalism we were in contract of sale shortly after. We closed in two months. We highly recommend Ken 100%. Thank you Ken, Florence & Bill Handley"
-Florence Handley, Client
"Ken helped us buy a new home and sell our old one. It was a great pleasure to work with him throughout both processes. Ken knows South Orange/Maplewood well. We met with him months before we were ready to dive in. He advised us on how to prepare our home to sell, kept us very informed on the best timing to list it and then worked tirelessly to help us buy and sell once we were ready. He's a tenacious, trustworthy, great guy. I highly recommend working with him"
-Kim Ranney, Client