Kathy Fernandes - Lic. Elizabeth K. Fernandes
Realtor®/ Sales Associate
- 201-445-4300, x. 279
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
I came to my real estate career by a somewhat circuitous route, having started my post-college career as a physical education teacher on Long Island. We moved to NJ in 1978, when my husband accepted a job in New York City and I embarked on a career change where I continued my love of sports, working for the New Jersey Nets, the National Basketball Association, and the New Jersey Generals Football Team. Through a business contact, I joined a land development company and got my real estate license in 1991, finally getting into residential real estate sales in 1997. Since that time, I've spent each day trying to learn and improve my skills as a Realtor in order to provide my customers with the highest level of service and commitment.
But most important is my family; they are the loves of my life: my husband - Paul, son - Paul, daughter and son-in law - Leigh Anne and Dutch, and 2 beautiful grandchildren - Dylan and Brooklyn.
As an agent who's an expert in this local area, I bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise about buying and selling real estate here. It's not the same everywhere, so you need someone you can trust for up-to-date information. I am eager to serve you. Here are some of the things I can do for you:
Find Your Next Home
You need someone who knows this area inside and out! I've lived in Bergen County since 1978 and I've been a full time residential Realtor since 1997. I can work with you to find the right home at the right price for you, including all the neighborhood amenities that matter - not to mention the essential criteria you have for your ideal home.
Sell a Home
When it's time to move, you need someone who will listen to your needs and work with you to achieve your goals. It's all about you! It's essential to have someone who knows how to market your home, to create excitement in the marketplace that will make other Realtors and buyers want to come to see your home. In addition, I will show your home to prospective buyers, negotiate the purchase contract, arrange financing, oversee the inspections, handle all necessary paperwork and supervise the closing. I can take care of everything you need, from start to close.
Consult on Home Selling Tactics
Oftentimes buyers don't visualize living in your home the way you do. I can make your home attractive to its ideal audience - which can help you get top dollar. Things like staging the home, making repairs or minor improvements, or even simply painting the walls can be the difference between a home resting on the market and one that's sold fast.
"4/20/13 Five years ago my home was sold with Kathy as my agent just as the real estate market was declining. Other homes in the area stayed on the market and couldn't sell or sold at very low prices. Mine sold in a few months at a good price. Kathy hosted multiple open houses and put together high-quality sales materials and photos that showed the home in its best light. All of this was instrumental to a successful sale and move to my next location."
-P. Fernandes, Client
"11/22/14 Kathy recently sold my mother's home. She helped me price the home wisely and competively. Kathy was available and kept me apprised through every step of the process.From staging to assessing offers,her professionalism and expertise were right on target. Most importantly ,because of her guidance my mother's home sold in 1 day! I highly recommend Kathy for any and all your real estate needs."
-S. Tynio, Client
"2/17/15 Kathy was a pleasure to work with. She rented out our condo for 2 years and then helped us throughout our short sale process. She was very responsive and put in a great amount of effort to sell our condo. I have nothing but great things to say about our experience with Kathy as our realtor."
-Natalia Lanzo, Client
"Upon receiving a job offer for the NJ area while living in Arkansas, we contacted Kathy for her assistance in finding a good, affordable place to live. We had 2 weeks to find and move into a new place 1300 miles from our current location. She really listened to our needs and desires and sent us several recommendations - after reviewing our responses to those recommendations, she was able to put together a list of properties to view and tour after our move here. We had approximately 3-4 days to both find a place and move in before I had to start work. She took the time out of her schedule to tour those homes with us. She successfully found us a fabulous place in a very desirable location at a great price and negotiated our ability to move in right away. That was 2 years ago and we are still in the same house. The relationship did not stop upon signing the rental agreement. She maintains contact with us to this day and not just for business purposes. "
-Stuart & Mark, Client
"Ms. Fernandes goes out of her way to help you anyway that she can to help you make good decisions. I would recommend Ms. Fernandes to anyone willing to contact me."
-Steve Ondrejcik, Client