Mike & Zoriana S (Sellers, Ho Ho Kus 2017)
""I have been in the legal profession for nearly 50 years and have handled countless real estate matters and represented multiple listing services. When it came time to sell our home of 33 years, my wife and I chose Kristin for her excellent reputation in our community for honesty and integrity. She was extremely knowledgeable and gave us extremely good advice about marketing our house. When a serious medical issue developed in our family, she advised us to take the house off the market and to concentrate on our health issues. This gave us the peace of mind that we needed! When the medical issues became manageable, she relisted our house has successfully sold it within two weeks of listing at full price. Quite frankly, in all my years she is one of the most competent and wonderful brokers I have ever met. I would highly recommend her to anyone interested in buying or selling a home."" back to top
Sharon & James S
"Kristin took excellent care of me and my family! Because of her hard work and superior negotiation skills we got our DREAM HOUSE at exactly the price we wanted. My husband and I along with our 2 children were making the move from NYC to the suburbs. We were riddled with lots of anxiety and questions and concerns. Kristin has helped many families make city to suburb transition so she was the perfect match for us. Her daily emails were peppered with precisely the type of house we were interested in and she was ready at a moments notice to show us anything. It was such a pleasure to work with Kristin because she is really organized and educated and efficient but also a real joy to be around. After our initial offer on our house was accepted and the inspection was completed, Kristin set up several estimates (roofers, exterminators, electricians - she knows them all) to come out and access costs so we could put together our final offer. This is the part of real estate that is unglamorous, often not seen, and it is grueling. Tons of appts, back and forth with sellers agents, lawyers and it goes on for weeks and weeks. Kristin was at every single appt (even if I was unable to attend) and she remained reachable at all moments of the day throughout the whole experience - which I was always so thankful for because I'd have a pressing question at all different hours. She gave us 100% and made us feel as if we were her only clients. It was remarkable. Her negotiating skills are top notch. We got exactly the price we wanted. Promised and delivered. Kristin is one of the best realtors in Bergen County. She has won awards!! She has earned it. She works incredibly hard and is efficient and organized and gets it done." back to top
Meris & Chris B
"Kristin helped my family find a home in a commuter friendly town, with great schools and a sense of community. My wife and I grew up in Bergen county and expressed much different opinions of where we would like to raise our kids in our initial conversation with Kristin. Somehow Kristin found us a perfect balance of what we were searching for before we were even sure for ourselves. We worked with Kristin from the initial offer to the closing, and even worked with her network of contacts for the home inspection and mortgage. All around our experience was great and we have already connected Kristin with friends who loved the home we ended up in." back to top
Suzanne & Lou B
"Kristin was extremely helpful as we have been wanting to find a larger home for our family. We started looking for homes probably over one year before we actually moved and Kristin was always very helpful and responsive in showing us homes in several towns. As we decided to wait and wanted a specific area, she even helped us secure a rental in town while we continued our search. As we closed on our new home, she provided her honest feedback and helped us navigate the process as we talked through timing, construction, etc. Our experience with Kristin was very positive and it made the stressful timing of closing less stressful knowing she always makes her clients best interests a top priority." back to top
Shari & Glenn L
"Quite simply, Kristin is a consummate professional. She was recommended to us by a trusted friend who had used her to sell her home in Ridgewood, and from our very first meeting, it was clear that with her as our broker, we would be in the very best of hands in negotiating the complex process of selling a family home. By the end of that first meeting, Kristin had scheduled a photographer to come take photos of our home, a home stager to come meet with us about getting the house sales ready (she pays for this service), and set the date the house would officially go on the market. Because Kristin grew up in and lives in the area, she has a particularly keen understanding of the local real estate market. And, because she grew up in the real estate business, she has long-time experience in its ins and outs. Kristin was an invaluable guide to us, helping us navigate a potentially high-stress process where so much can go wrong at so many points along the way. Thanks to her, our sale went quite smoothly and we received full asking price for our home. Lastly, in addition to her impressive professional expertise, Kristin is a truly wonderful, sincere human being who is a total pleasure to work with. We wholeheartedly recommend her!" back to top
Jim & Erin E
"We purchased a home through Kristin in the fall of '15 in Ho Ho Kus. She came highly recommended and she did a fantastic job. She was extremely responsive to any and all requests. This was our first home purchase and we knew very little about the area or the general lay of the land in Bergen County. Kristin was extremely knowledgeable and went above and beyond anything we expected from a broker. She knows the town inside and out and has served as a fantastic resource for us in town constantly post our purchase. I would recommend her to anyone looking to purchase a home in the area." back to top
Lori & Matt R
"Whether buying, selling or renting Kristin is the best! She is quick to respond to your emails, text messages and phone calls. She is knowledgeable and experienced, working to get her clients the best possible price. Kristin was recommended to me by my brother, and since then I have worked with Kristin on three separate occasions. She is easy to work with, extremely helpful at giving advice, and does not push you to buy or make a decision. I recommend Kristin to family and friends and will happily work with her for any future properties!" back to top
Jake & Kerry B
"There aren't enough characters allowed in the review section to adequately praise Kristin from our experiences selling our home and purchasing a new one. From our initial exploratory conversations to the day we closed, we felt like her most important clients with her attending every single showing, walk through and even inspections when we couldn't be present and always with such an incredibly caring and pleasant demeanor. From start to finish, she took care of everything, inclusive of patiently explaining clauses we might not have fully understood and often just checking in on us to see how we were handling the overall process. Her knowledge of Ho-Ho-Kus and surrounding towns such as Ridgewood and Saddle River are unrivaled and we won't consider another realtor for any future real estate transactions that we choose to make" back to top
Christine & Todd S
"We have enjoyed working with Kristin in buying/selling our home. She always has your best interest in mind and her response time made the process run very smoothly. I would highly recommend Kristin to any buyers moving into the area as her expertise in this area is too notch. She also guides you through the home selling process if you are listing your home in a professional manner that makes you feel like you are in the best hands. " back to top
Doug & Wendy L
"We were referred to Kristin by a good friend who also happens to be a realtor in the area. She told us there was no one better than Kristin in Hohokus and given that, there should be no other decision made than to have her represent us. That got my attention in a hurry! She is professional, wants to win and really does have the inside track in town. There are so many nuances that made this a win for us. She already has the answers to the questions people want answered, she lives in the community and you don't have to worry about her faking it till she can make it, which is always my fear with realtors.
She exhibited a strong sense of leadership and was a skillful communicator/facilitator within our family. We knew we were in good hands and sure enough, in a very slow market, she priced the house appropriately for a win win for both us , the seller, and for the buyer to feel like they were getting a fair shake. Most importantly, it did NOT linger on the market.
She was responsive, firm when she had to be, had great ideas and follow through in terms of listing and staging the home and was with us every step of the way. She had it all together and balanced everything great. She cut her teeth in this business, via her family agency, and now she is instrumental in its success. She was ALWAYS there and responsive both to us and to the inquiring brokers. She earned her fee and we will maintain our relationship because we developed mutual respect. High high praise for her. Absolutely recommend her with no qualms." back to top
Ian & Pam C
"Kristin helped my wife and I sell + buy a home. She is a complete professional. She is very knowledgeable about the market and understands the 'A' streets from the B's. She's always available and always responsive (text, email, phone, etc). Very strong work ethic. Kristin pushes everyone to be fair in an environment where counter parties can be unrealistic and buying/selling can be stressful. I would highly recommend Kristin."" back to top
Dan & Diane C
""My wife and I have bought 8 homes due to corporate relocations, this last move was our own decision, and fortunately Kristin was our realtor. From start to finish our experience was fantastic, measureably better then any of our previous home selling and buying processes. Kristin's knowledge, responsiveness, and overall approach was a great fit for us. I would highly recommend Kristin if you are looking for a quality person and realtor, to help facilitate your next move."
Shari & Glenn L. - Ridgewood
"Quite simply, Kristin is a consummate professional.
She was recommended to us by a trusted friend who had used her to sell her home in Ridgewood, and from our very first meeting, it was clear that with her as our broker, we would be in the very best of hands in negotiating the complex process of selling a family home. By the end of that first meeting, Kristin had scheduled a photographer to come take photos of our home, a home stager to come meet with us about getting the house sales ready (she pays for this service), and set the date the house would officially go on the market.
Because Kristin grew up in and lives in the area, she has a particularly keen understanding of the local real estate market. And, because she grew up in the real estate business, she has long-time experience in its ins and outs.
Kristin was an invaluable guide to us, helping us navigate a potentially high-stress process where so much can go wrong at so many points along the way. Thanks to her, our sale went quite smoothly and we received full asking price for our home.
Lastly, in addition to her impressive professional expertise, Kristin is a truly wonderful, sincere human being who is a total pleasure to work with. We wholeheartedly recommend her!" back to top
Anthony S. - Ridgewood 2016
"Iíve known Kristin for over 10 years and I have chosen her as my realtor on five different occasions. Kristin is very personable, operates with the highest levels of integrity, is extremely knowledgeable of the market, is well networked and respected by her peers, and is always focused on whatís best for her client. When challenges do surface, Kristin is thoughtful and fact based in working through resolution with all parties, all with a goal of making things as smooth as possible. I believe Kristin is exceptional and anyone that has the opportunity to work with her will feel the same way, every step of the way." back to top
John & Jayne - Ho Ho Kus
"We began our first home search in the late spring of 2014 and went directly to Kristin based on a referral. She took the time to really delve into our wants and needs as we began the long and arduous process of finding the perfect home. We found her extremely knowledgeable of not just Ho Ho Kus and Ridgewood but surrounding towns as well. Kristin was also very helpful in guiding us in terms of not overpaying, which was our greatest concern. She would also shed light on potential issues for us to be aware of. We really valued that input, especially not being from the area and being first time buyers. Kristin is very responsive, knowledgeable, and always incredibly prompt for appointments, never cancelled, and we never felt rushed. She literally found us the exact home we were looking for. We had a smooth close and moved in to our new home in September 2015. Thanks so much Kristin! John & Jayne Lahey, Ho Ho Kus, NJ
We had a wonderful experience in buying a home with Kristin, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her. She was referred to us by a friend (who bought their home with her) when we needed an agent to represent us and put in a quick offer. Despite being on vacation and having not met us before, Kristin and her team were responsive, detailed and accomodating. She is clearly very knowledgable about the community and is well known for being a sharp agent. Most importantly, she listened to our concerns, counseled us throughout the process and followed up even after we closed. You are in great hands with Kristin Gildea Fox!" back to top
Jackie & Matt D, Ridgewood
"Having bought and sold real estate through multiple brokers, we can honestly say Kristin has been the best to work with. Her knowledge and professionalism made the stressful process of selling our Ridgewood home seamless . She is incredibly trustworthy and always willing to give her very honest opinion to help us make educated decisions . We always feel like she is looking out for our best interest . We have and will continue to recommend Kristin to all of our friends and family and we will definitely be using her for any real estate needs in the future." back to top
Erin & Mike F - Ridgewood
"Kristin did an outstanding job representing us on our home purchase. She prides herself on honesty and integrity and was extremely knowledgeable on all aspects of the purchase from knowing the ins and outs of the neighborhood to knowing how to handle all the issues that arose throughout the process. I can honestly say I do not think we would have closed on our home without her help. Kristin was always available when we needed her and provided sincere advice at all times. I would highly recommend Kristin to anyone looking to purchase a home as I know she will bring the same professionalism and authenticity to anyone she represents.
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Barbara W - California
"After 41 years of living in her home in Ho-Ho-Kus, my mother decided to leave our family home and move South. It was a big decision for her and a big move as well - and we were in search of a real estate agent who could help us in every aspect of the sale. My husband and I lived on the opposite coast in California so it was important that we find someone that we could trust to guide us through the process, that would do a great job for my mother and that mom would feel comfortable. We met Kristin and were immediately impressed with her enthusiasm, professionalism and gentle, patient approach. We knew that we could count on her not only to get the job done- but in a way that mom would be comfortable with as well. As the long distance daughter, it was only natural that I would be worried about mom - and Kristin did a great job of keeping me in the loop as well, sharing updates and advice every step of the way. Throughout the process, we appreciated her honesty, hard work, and attention to detail. Kristin made my mom feel comfortable throughout a very emotional time. Kristin made a very emotionally difficult process manageable for my mom and I would highly recommend her to anyone who needs local guidance and assistance in selling a family home. Kristin is a real person and a true professional who understands that there are very complex emotions involved in selling a family home." back to top
Mike & Roxanne Searles (2014) - CEO Benjamin Moore
"I accepted a position running a company based in Montvale, NJ and my wife and I relocated from Raleigh, NC. I had asked one of my new associates who was the best Real Estate firm and agent in the Northern, NJ (Saddle River / Hohokus) area. They pointed me to Kristin Gildea Fox at Maron Gildea Realtors.
I have purchased and sold several homes in CA, NC, CT and NJ and I can say without exception that Kristin Gildea is hands down the best realtor that has ever represented me. Kristins knowledge of the market and her delightful personality combined with her follow up and urgency to the smallest detail was something remarkable to observe. In addition, Kristins approach with us and other agents and their sellers, was refreshingly direct, honest and straightforward. These qualities, in my experience, are infrequently found in the real estate transactions that I have been involved in.
Beyond helping us find the perfect house, Kristin helped us get in contact with the right service providers and other residents in the community as we made our transition to our new home.
She is a true professional.
Guy & Catherine S. 2015
"Kristin was a very detailed, organized and thorough realtor! She handled both the sale of our last house and purchase of our current house.
She was patient with our million questions, talked us through all the scenarios and was a good listener. She put in a lot of time taking us to view houses and gave us her honest feedback. We felt that she was extremely "in-the-know" in our area. We would definitely recommend her to any friends! " back to top
Victor & Laurie Joseph
"Kristin Gildea Fox was our broker in 2014 when we moved from one home in Ridgewood to another. She is professional and knowledgeable and has a passion for selling houses. Kristin is both a good communicator and an excellent listener - we always felt like she was on our side. She also has an excellent network in the area. We would use Kristin all over again and recommend her highly to anyone buying and/or selling their home.
- Laurie & Victor" back to top
Onofrio Chillemi - Ho-Ho-Kus NJ
"I would like to take a moment to extend my gratitude to you for an excellent job done in representing me on the sale of my new construction home in Ho Ho Kus, NJ. From our initial meeting, I knew that having you on my team would only yield the results I needed. Your enthusiasm, professionalism, and market knowledge, were all invaluable qualities I was looking for in someone I could trust with the sale of my property. Your constant communication, advice, and marketing strategies were all instrumental in expediting the sale. I am fortunate to have met you and I look forward to continued business with you and your firm." back to top
Terrence & Shannon S - Ridgewood
"Kristin is a very talented realtor who was instrumental in the purchase of our home. She is a true professional who brought strong commitment, constructive opinions and insightful market views to our efforts. We particularly appreciated the fact that she ?did her homework? which enabled us to access market information effectively and move on opportunities expeditiously. Having a trusted advisor in a volatile market was important to us and we couldn?t have been happier with our choice.
- Terrence & Shannon Sullivan (NYC to Ridgewood)" back to top
Caren & David V- Ho Ho Kus
"Kristin found my husband and I our dream home. We had been looking for over 8 months before we contacted Kristin about a listing we saw online. She was extremely professional and knowledgable as she drove us around the two towns we were interested in. She knows everything there is to know about Ridgewood, Hohokus and the surrounding area!
When we decided to place a bid on a home she found for us, she helped us negotiate and we got a great price. She was also there every step of the way through the inspections and closing processes. As first time homeowners, we had a lot of questions, and she never grew impatient. We couldn't be happier with the service we received from her and would certainly recommend her to any and all prospective home buyers!" back to top
Theresa & Julian W - Midland Park
"(Moving from Texas to Midland Park)
When my family and I found out in short notice (sold previous house in Texas in only six days!) that we would be needing a new home here in Bergen County, Kristin was our girl. From day one we got along great and she understood immediately what we were looking for - a miracle! Imagine how hard she had to work to find a home that measured up to our previous home in TX for a simular amount of money here in New Jersey, again impossible! But she never gave up. Kristin was always readily accessible and unfailingly took the time to search and discuss any new possibilities which emerged on the market. Not only did Kristin feel like a person we could trust but a true professional that knew the "ins" and "outs" of this Northern real estate market. She was also very honest and helpful during our closing which made the whole process a quick and pleasant one. Even now, a year after our move Kristin still keeps in touch and informs us of any market happenings. We couldn't be happier with her services and I would strongly recommend Kristin for any of your real estate needs!" back to top
Lisa & Nelson V- Midland Park
"Kristin helped my husband and I find our first home in Midland Park. We had a quick timeline, and Kristin was great in helping us navigate all of the steps in owning a new home. She was extremely patient with the million questions and emails that we sent her, always responded quickly and honestly, and was so helpful in showing us the houses that were in our budget. She made the process so much easier. I highly recommend Kristin to anyone looking for a new home in the area." back to top
Marla & Brian R - Allendale
"Having worked with other realtors in the past; my husband and I were thrilled to have found Kristin! She was extremely professional, knowledgeable, and easy to work with. Kristin knew the market very well; made herself available for every appointment; and always kept our best interest in mind. We would highly recommend Kristin to anyone looking for a home in the greater Ridgewood area... she was awesome to work with! " back to top
Eva & Khan S - Seattle, WA to Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ (2006) and Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ to Atlanta, GA (2008)
"My husband and I are repeat customers of Kristin's. When we moved to the area, she really listened to what we were looking for and found us a great home we loved. She also helped us find quality housecleaners, invited us to join some local organizations, and made us feel welcome. When we needed to leave the area due to a work related relocation, Kristin was able to secure a deal for us in a very down housing market. Within three weeks, our house was under contract for a price we felt was fair. She is thorough, knows the area better than anyone, and is fun to work with. All in all, a great experience, and should we move back to the area, we will use her again.
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Anthony & Karin S - Ridgewood, NJ
"Kristin is simply put the most outstanding real estate professional I have ever had the pleasure of working with. Kristin brings exceptional knowledge of the market to the situation, a great easy to work with personality, and a desire to always focus on exceeding the expectations of her clients, all while truly investing herself into the process. Kristin has assisted my family and I on several real estate deals over the past 10 years and I have grown to admire her talents more each time. We recently worked with Kristin for our third transaction, buying our home in Ridgewood in June of 2008. If you are in search of real estate assistance in the northwest section of bergen county, Kristin is the right person to call." back to top
Elaine & Axel C - Waldwick, NJ
"As newcomers to the US housing market (we were moving here from Europe), Kristin put a lot of hard work into familiarizing us with the terminology and the pitfalls. She provided sound advice, patiently answered a lot of silly questions and guided us through the home buying minefield. Not only is she extremely competent and professional, she's also a lovely person. I would highly recommend Kristin to anyone house hunting in this area." back to top
Bob & Mary L - Ridgewood NJ
"We have bought and sold homes several times, and it is not an understatement to say the Kristin Gildea provided a level of service and professionalism that went far beyond our prior experience or expectations. Everything from the marketing of our home to the arranging for contractors to make the repairs ?requested? by potential purchasers, was accomplished in the most thorough and timely way. We strongly recommend Kristin to any one requiring a top notch real estate professional. " back to top
Barbara M - Mahwah, NJ
"To anyone looking for a truly professional realtor, i highly recommend, Kristin Gildea. My many dealings with Kristin and Marron & Gildea go back for many years. I have worked with Kristin since she joined the company (now 15 years ago) and we have done 3 transactions together up to this point in time. My most recent experience with Kristin was June 2008. With Kristin's skills and great relationships with other area realtors she was able to put together a deal, exactly what i was looking for, all of this within a few days. She is an expert in her field. With her knowledge of the market, a great personality, she is a pleasure to work with. A happy, satisfied client - Barbara." back to top
Shireen M- Ridgewood NJ
"I would highly recommend working with Kristin Gildea to anyone interested in buying or selling a home! Kristin really spent the time listening to our needs and understanding our family situation. She went the extra mile at every juncture and always gave an honest impression and her best efforts! Thanks Kristin for caring!!" back to top
Rick & Kristin F - Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ
"Kristin recently helped us sell our Ho-Ho-Kus home. After first attempting to sell it on our own; we brought Kristin on board to help us properly price and market our property. Her professionalism and expertise were major factors in the successful sale of our home shortly after it was listed. Throughout the entire process, Kristin was readily accessible and was a proven asset in our transaction. She uses all available technology and resources, and understands in great depth the Bergen County market. If honesty, integrity and experience matter to you, Kristin Gildea is the easy choice." back to top
Marty & Sue R - Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ
"Kristin was a pleasure to work with. She worked very hard to find us a new home in a very competitive market. Kristin was always available to us and handled every detail of the sale of our old house and purchase of our new one. We have recommended her to many of our friends and will continue to do so. " back to top
John & Gina B - Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ
"Thank you for your help in both selling our home in Feb. 2007 as well as purchasing a new home recently for my family and I (July 2008). Your professionalism, attention to detail and level of service made it a pleasure to work with you. I would highly recommend your services to family and friends who are seeking to purchase or sell a home in our area. If you ever need to use me as a reference, you have my contact information!" back to top
Dan & Kristy V - Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ
"If you are looking for a house in Bergen County, Kristin Gildea should be the first person you contact. She grew up in the area, knows the market and will find the perfect house for you. My wife and I bought our home in Ho-Ho-Kus using Kristin and she was definitely an expert in the area, with high integrity and great results." back to top