For the past 20 years, the real estate business has been an integral part of my life. My stepfather, Barry Colyer, and my mother, Karen Colyer, began working as a real estate team in the mid-90's and proceeded to do so with great success through 2011. From 1995 on, there was never a day when real estate wasn't discussed in our home. We joked that we could write off every family dinner since our discussions began and ended with business. Real estate was a way of life for us, and continues to be for me today.
In 2006, Barry and Karen opened RE/MAX Traditions Real Estate in the heart of downtown Oakland in Bergen County, NJ. From 2006 to 2012 while attending college and graduate school, I worked at our office as an administrative assistant. While my studies were fulfilling, the office is where I did my best learning--where I developed even greater awareness of how much I loved the business that was already second nature to me.
Barry was Oakland's #1 Realtor from 2000 to 2011*; he passed away after a year-long battle with cancer in 2012. From 2012 to 2013, Karen continued to manage the office and carried on the tradition of being Oakland's #1 Realtor*. In 2013, after graduating with my Master's degree, I became a licensed real estate agent working alongside Karen as her buyer's agent. This learning experience was invaluable and greatly prepared me for working as a sales associate within our office. In 2014, Karen retired from real estate.
My goal is to continue my family's tradition of excellence in the local real estate market--particularly in Oakland and Ramapo River Reserve. Having lived in Oakland for 19 years--experiencing firsthand the town, recreation program, school system, etc., and building excellent working relationships with local real estate professionals, I'm a great resource for everything Oakland.
If you're thinking of buying or selling in Ramapo River Reserve in Oakland--or a neighboring town--I'd welcome assisting you!
* statistics according to NJMLS