Strong 1st quarter bodes well for BHGRE | Coccia Realty

KEARNY – 

If the first quarter of 2015 is any indication of what the rest of the year will be like, the local real estate market will be heating up and Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate | Coccia Realty is going to have a year to remember.

That’s because in the first quarter of the year for towns in the West Hudson and South Bergen area, the company ranked No. 1 among New Jersey Multiple Listing Service agencies in the local area with a sales volume of over $13.6 million, nearly double that of the closest competing agency, BHGRE | Coccia Realty’s President Jan R. Kwapniewski has announced.

According to statistics from the NJMLS from Jan. 1 to March 31, 2015, BHGRE | Coccia Realty also led the region by completing 42 total sales, with a volume of $13,673,400 for 10.4% of the overall share. BHGRE’s volume was more than $6 million more than the No. 2 company, Century 21 Semiao and Associates, who only had 25 transaction in the region.

BHGRE | Coccia Realty’s average sale price for this quarter was an impressive $325,557 for the same period.

“Our number of completed sales and our volume is an incredible testament to the hard work our agents put in on a daily basis in Hudson and South Bergen counties,” Kwapniewski said. “In this region, we are consistently No. 1 in transactions and volume — and this speaks volumes about what we do at BHGRE | Coccia Realty, and how we live by our credo of doing real estate, ‘just better’ than the others.”

These statistics, compiled by the New Jersey Multiple Listing Service, include closed transactions of residential properties, 2 to 4 family homes, condos, coops, townhomes, 5-plus family homes and mixed-use properties in Kearny, Harrison, Secaucus, Lyndhurst, East Rutherford, Rutherford, North Arlington, Wallington, Wood-Ridge and Hasbrouck Heights.

“I am thrilled by our first quarter sales figures and of course, expect the same if not better the rest of the year,” Kwapniewski said. “I believe it’s a reminder to anyone looking to sell or buy a home that our agents and staff consistently — and in great numbers — work extremely hard to bring our clients what they deserve the most. And that’s results.

“Our affiliation with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate has given our company a competitive edge over the competition, provided our agents with superb marketing tools and our sellers with systems and enhancements that are geared to promote and sell their for top dollar in a reasonable amount of time.”

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate | Coccia Realty was founded in 1961 in Kearny by Joseph Coccia Jr. In 1989, its current President and Owner Jan R. Kwapniewski took over the company and has since expanded the agency to six total offices, including Kearny, Lyndhurst, Rutherford, Madison, Montville and Secaucus. Last year, the company affiliated with a national brand partner, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate. For more information, call BHGRE | Coccia Realty at 201-997-7000, visit www.cocciarealty.com or facebook.com/cocciarealty.

The Observer Staff