Stop in, check out our Summit Hilltopper windows, and receive a free giveaway!

We are proud to be Summit Hilltoppers. And, given that this year’s Summit High School’s Athletic Hall of Fame Ceremony is next month, we wanted to kick off the new school year to reflect our Hilltopper pride!

At Lois Schneider Realtor, we’ve always been a strong supporter of the Summit area schools and athletic and arts programs. In fact, many in our company are veteran Hilltoppers. Our community involvement has been the hallmark of LSR since 1976. So, when you pass by our storefront here on 431 Springfield Avenue, you’re invited to stop in, check out the windows, and come inside for a free giveaway!

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Lois Schneider Realtor Sales Associates named to Best Agents in America List

Lois Schneider Realtor is proud to announce that several top sales associates have been named to the prestigious “REAL Trends Best Real Estate Agents in America” list for 2014.  In order to qualify for this honor, individuals must have closed over $20 million in transactions, and sales teams must have closed over $30 million.  Honorees include: Cynthia Baker, named to the list based on individual volume, and Maren Dinsmore and Cindy Bienemann, Roey Dangler and Winnie Cavazini, and Linda Peck and Betsy Crosby were recognized based on team volume. Congratulations!

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The Fine Art of Living

The National Association of Realtors has suggested that home ownership boosts a child’s confidence level.  No surprise there, but if the statement holds any truth, imagine the sort of cultural “smart” home that not only teaches kids but gives them an unwitting edge over their peers simply by growing up there.

Homeowners Debbie and David have created such a place 23 miles west of New York City in a private upscale enclave called Bel Air Estates in Livingston where David works in the real estate industry.  The couple wanted a home that was completely livable and one that reflected their international experience.

Together, they had traveled the world with their three children, collecting fine oil paintings, etchings, sculptures and lithographs that today adorn the walls of their home. Whimsical artistic prints dance over door transoms, a collection of blue and white antiques fills the living room, and a pair of whippet statues greets the visitor at the end of a serpentine drive.

For their children, the Romeo and Juliet balcony overlooking the grand courtyard is a teachable Shakespearean moment. Playing hide and seek in gardens of diverse horticultural splendors and noteworthy sculptures resembles a trip through a botanical garden. A music niche for the Baby Grand piano floats graceful notes up to a cathedral ceiling, while artful places for homework, meditation, exercise and entertainment inspire subliminally.

The children would never know that playing among those specimen plantings and learning their exotic names was anything less than a blast. Or that they would sit around the breakfast table eating their Cheerios with a wall of lovely artwork as their morning backdrop. Or that a slide down the sleek banisters of exquisitely turned twin bridal staircases would land them in the ‘art gallery’ that was their indoor playground.

Their children could not imagine that in later years, they would be able to identify a famous painting on a museum wall just as easily as they could pick out Eli Manning or One Direction from the crowd.  They would never imagine that those staircases might one day serve as the perfect wedding venue for a descending bride.

And… they could never have imagined that every detail of the home, from concept to completion, was meticulously and ingeniously worked out for them!

A home.  A work of art.  A way of life.  A blast!

Click here for more information about this extraordinary home at 30 Westmount Drive in Livingston, NJ.

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5 Things You’ll Love About 22 Schoolhouse Lane, Mendham Twp, NJ

1. Location, location, location- this estate has a retreat-like setting atop a private ridge on 6.6 acres

2. Extraordinary Craftsmenship- unique design and extraordinary material elements are the hallmarks of this fine home, constructed by Polo Master Builders and designed by Hiland Hall Turner Architects.

3. A ‘Smart’ Purchase- Equipped with the latest in technology advances in today’s ‘smart’ homes

4. Great for Entertaining- the lower level pub room features a fully equipped pub bar and game and billiard rooms — complete with his and her restrooms, guest apartment, gymnasium with steam shower, a wine cellar, and a media room with movie screen.

5. This hide-away at 22 Schoolhouse Lane, located just ten minutes away from Morristown’s NJ Transit trains to New York City, boasts a private setting so close to the city and other amenities.

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Hidden Summer Treasures

The welcome arrival of the warm summer months means that some of our area’s beautiful homes are opening seasonal features such as secluded pools, spas, guest houses and summer kitchens.

More homebuyers are seeking a vacation experience in their own home; they are looking for that certain extra quality that offers them fine suburban living at its very best. On top of prime location, top amenities, excellent schools and easy access to New York City, these luxury “staycation” homes deliver an enviable lifestyle that has it all.

Summertime is a great time to explore these notable homes currently being marketed by Lois Schneider Realtor, ranging from $2 million to over $4 million.

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Create and Decorate with FloorPlanOnline

Need help envisioning your furniture in a potential home? For most of our listings, we use the help of FloorPlanOnline. First our team at Lois Schneider Realtor will take the house’s actual room dimensions and create an interactive floor plan. Once that is complete, you can use the “room planner” to insert furniture, decorations, and more! FloorPlanOnline is just one of the really cool tools we use to help our clients create the home of their dreams. Click here to try it out!

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5 Things You’ll Love about 40 Portland Road, Summit NJ

1.  Location, location, location- set on a tree-lined street in the Franklin school district, this home offers suburban living at its finest.

2. Attention to detail- timeless architectural details, elaborate trims and fine millwork create an elegant space.

3. Plenty of room- an open hallway leads to five lovely bedrooms, and the master bedroom is set beneath a soaring ceiling with his-and-her custom fitted closets.

4. Great for leisure activities- the walkout lower level has a 6th bedroom/exercise room, and the rear yard and patio are designed for recreation and enjoyment!

5. Easy access to New York City Mid-town Direct trains and major highways.

 

 

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Local Roots, Global Reach. Our International Exposure is Growing!

We are happy to announce that, through our partnership with Luxury Portfolio International, a powerful network of premier locally branded companies, Lois Schneider Realtor now has an even greater global presence. Luxury Portfolio has just signed an agreement to market all of its listings to Chinese home buyers via Juwai.com, the most popular international real estate website in China. Juwai.com markets 2.4 million listings in 53 countries. Listings are translated into Chinese and exposed to a monthly audience of approximately 1.5 million–82% of its users are mainland Chinese.

Our luxury listings will now benefit from the exposure on this top international website!

Click here to read the entire press release.

 

 

 

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Lois Schneider Realtor announces its top Sales Associates

We are happy to announce our top sales associates at Lois Schneider Realtor. Last year’s top three Team Producers were Betsy Crosby and Linda Peck of The Crosby-Peck Team; Winnie Cavazini and Roey Dangler of the Cavazini & Dangler Team; and Cindy Bienemann and Maren Dinsmore of the Bienemann & Dinsmore Team. Individual top producers included Cynthia Baker, Suzanne Lear, Stephanie Kramer, Judy Watson, and Allison Lees. Congratulations to a successful group of professionals.

All of our sales associates are immersed in all aspects of community life in our local area. They know our schools and neighborhoods, our local businesses and services. Since 1976, our company has been rooted in local market knowledge and first-class personal service that have given us the edge. Today, Lois Schneider Realtor is a local powerhouse that has remained the market leader in our area for decades.

 

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Local Realtors speak about why they love where they live and work

Lois Schneider’s Realtors love where they live and work. Summit, NJ and the surrounding towns along NJ TRANSIT’s midtown-direct train line provide convenient access to New York City, Newark Liberty International Airport, and the Short Hills Mall, and also have vibrant downtowns and top-rated schools. Hear it from the mouths of some of our successful Realtors at Lois Schneider Realtor’s office in Summit, NJ:

 

“Our immediate area is one of tremendous convenience—be it for overall shopping for which there are generally multiple options close by, our proximity to local highways, or to Newark Airport, and the varied options for access to New York City.” ~Betsy Crosby, Sales Associate

“What I love is the sense of community – In a town like Summit, you know the parents of your children’s friends. They say it takes a community to raise a child and that really happens here!”  ~Jill Bray, Sales Associate

“People are nice and allow one to have privacy, if need be.” ~Sandy Long, Sales Associate

“I love the fact that Summit is such a family oriented town…from sporting events to the plays. The entire town embraces these events and supports its residents. Summit offers so many events to include all, summer movie nights, car festivals, art shows, etc. So great! ~Allison Lees, Sales Associate

“Summit schools are phenomenal. The downtown is an old fashioned, safe, pedestrian-friendly oasis. It’s so important for tweens to have that safe environment for hanging out with their friends, and there are so many great stores that appeal to them. The population is involved, vibrant, and intelligent, so there’s no shortage of great minds and fun people!” ~Cynthia Baker, Sales Associate

“I love Madison’s quaint and charming downtown.  Most of the stores and restaurants are ‘Mom & Pop’ operations, not large national franchises. With 3 colleges nearby (Drew University, Fairleigh Dickinson University, and The College of St. Elizabeth, there are plenty of opportunities to attend a play at The Shakespeare Theater, listen to a lecture by a renowned speaker, or attend a concert.  It is a lively town with a fun, college vibe!” ~Sara Parker Henderson, Sales Associate

“Summit meets the needs of all age groups, cultural groups, and professional groups—truly a melting pot and a reflection of the world!” ~Roey Dangler, Sales Associate

“I like that there are numerous species of birds that come to my feeder…most likely because of the vast preservations nearby, such as The Watchung Reservation and The Great Swamp.” ~Judy Watson, Relocation Director/Sales Associate

“One of the best things about Summit are the activities and resources available to kids. For example, Summit YMCA has a great swimming team called Seals. The Connection has a great gymnastics team. In addition, there is the Visual Arts Center, and the Community center, all offering wondering classes and activities for kids in the community. It’s a great place to raise a family!” ~Debbie Chang, Broker-Sales Associate

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