Testimonials

With extensive experience working with both buyers and sellers, we have helped numerous families transition to and from their homes.  We strive to make each transaction a positive experience for our clients, and maintain a win-win mentality from contract to closing.  Don’t take our word for it, though — read what our clients are saying about their experiences working with us:

Deirdre and Jude bring a unique combination of professional experience and sensitivity to the process of selling a home; these qualities made our experience successful and comfortable in every way. They respected our individual circumstances while professionally guiding us on all important decisions: pricing, staging and timing of our sale. They were available to answer questions and help anticipate the next step. This enabled us to sell our house with a maximized financial outcome and minimal angst. Sandy also deserves praise for her efficiency, availability, and kindness. The three of them are simply an unbeatable team. We feel comfortable wholeheartedly recommending Deirdre, Jude and Sandy and in fact we already have!

Arlene & Michael G., Short Hills

Selling a home can be very stressful. That is why it is so important to find the right team to help guide you through the entire process. I consider myself extremely lucky to have had the pleasure of working with your team with the sale of 2 homes. It is my opinion in order to have a great Real Estate team it takes passion and lots of attention to detail. This team needs to be creative, organized and be great communicators. Your team hits all of these points and then some. As a team you have explained the process, the potential roadblocks, and a few scenarios that could occur. You have always returned call promptly, make every appointment on time and take the best pictures. I thank you very much for making this process go as smooth as possible and the great experience of working with you all!

John P., Millburn, NJ

My husband and I recently made the move from Hoboken to Short Hills, initially meeting Deirdre and Jude at an open house. We knew immediately that we wanted to work with them to find our Short Hills home, as they both have lived for many years in the area and are extremely knowledgeable, patient and we expected them to be a great asset to a family looking to make a move to the suburbs. Everything about the process with Deirdre and Jude exceeded our expectations. They pulled off getting a contractor to come to a home we were considering with two hours notice on a Sunday, guided us after we decided that the type of home we thought we wanted was not really the best for us, and managed a long negotiation process. We found a house much quicker than expected, due to Deirdre and Jude's guidance and because they really took the time to understand the features of a home that would meet and exceed our family's needs. We also 100% trusted their recommendations for inspectors, attorneys and other service providers, all of which we are been very pleased with and made the experience even better. We would recommend Deirdre and Jude to anyone looking for two agents who are experienced, passionate, and truly care about finding your dream home.

Christine & Jannick T., Short Hills, NJ

Deirdre and Jude were amazing! Deirdre truly went above and beyond to help us find our home. She went as far as bringing us a tank of gas when our car had run out of gas to finding us the perfect home. Deirdre was patient, understanding and worked with us for years to help us find the right home. We are very thankful and would strongly recommend her to anyone and everyone.

Sabina & Tom M., Short Hills, NJ

Jude and Deirdre helped us find our ideal and forever home in late 2016, and we are so grateful that we picked them as our realtors. We were a young family moving from New York City to the suburbs, and they were so helpful in so many ways distinct from home buying. They educated us about the town and its school district, recommended options for children's programs, and introduced us to many helpful people and potential friends. They were there every step of the way but still gave us space to make our own decisions, and above all they were honest and direct. We've been residents of Short Hills now for almost three months and love it and the house completely. We would highly recommend Jude and Deirdre for any residential real estate needs and wish them the best at Sotheby's!

Michael & Melissa N., Short Hills, NJ

We worked with Jude and Deirdre to buy our dream house in Summit, NJ. New to New Jersey and first time home buyers, we were a perfect combination of clueless. It was such good luck when we met Jude and Deirdre at an open house in May, 2016. Having grown up in Short Hills, Jude has extensive knowledge of the area and local markets. She helped us narrow down neighborhoods that appealed to us and quickly understood what we were looking for in a home. We were always treated like a priority and Jude made herself available to us at any time of the day. She has a phenomenal personality and is very flexible and honest. Jude has a great network within the realtor community and got us in to view our house before it officially made it on the market. Even after we were under contract, Jude worked tirelessly with our attorney, mortgage broker and the seller's agents to make what was a very difficult process run smoothly. We highly recommend working with Jude and Deirdre.

Anusha V. & David W., Summit, NJ

We had a great experience working with Judith & Deirdre as our realtors to buy our new home in Short Hills and would highly recommend them to anyone looking to move out to the Short Hills or Summit area. Throughout the home searching and home buying process, they were patient, readily available, not pressuring, and very knowledgeable of the area.
 
We had a three-bedroom apartment in Hoboken so we weren't in a rush to move and we were looking for the perfect combination of location, property and house that checked all of the boxes. For about 1.5 years of watching MLS alerts and numerous house tours we were feeling like we wouldn't find everything we wanted in one. When our house hit the market there were multiple offers on it. Jude helped guide us to make the winning offer, while feeling confident that we were paying a fair price for the home. She has great relationships with other local agents, which not only helped the process go smoothly, but can sometimes be the difference in getting a deal done.

Jude has become both a friend and a wonderful resource. She has tons of contacts for inspectors, lawyers, etc. We were very happy working with Jude and are delighted to be in our new home!

Tracy & Mike S., Short Hills, NJ

Susan & Jerry W., Short Hills, NJI had the great pleasure of working with Judith Daniels and Deirdre Chassman this past year when we sold our house in Short Hills. They came highly recommended to us by our good friends whose home they had recently listed and sold. My husband and I could not have been more delighted with Jude and Deirdre. They were completely hands on, responsive, smart, strategic and helpful to us in every way.

Deirdre and Jude were our partners from the beginning to the end. From our first meeting with them, they had a plan to stage our home and get it on for the spring market. Since we no longer lived in the house, they helped oversee the various workers in the house (handymen, painters, window washers, and stagers). They also did a wonderful job with marketing our home, creating a stunning brochure and website that they promoted on Zillow, Trulia, and other websites as well as directly marketing it local agents and those in major markets such as New York City and Hoboken. Not only did they make sure that everyone saw our home on the internet, but also made sure that our house showed its best for each and every showing (spotless, fresh flowers, and all lights on!).

Selling any home can be a challenging process, but it's a lot easier when you are working with agents you trust. There was never an issue that was too big to solve immediately and not once did we get the feeling or the response that it was our problem, not theirs. And I am happy to report that we had a very good result!

We were delighted when our house sold and sold as well as it did, but we miss Jude and Deirdre. We would use them again in a minute.

Susan & Jerry W., Short Hills, NJ

Amy & Jason H., New Providence, NJJude and Deirdre are one of a kind realtors - the kind who completely goes way above and beyond what any realtor would do. They helped my husband and I find our first home very recently and after we walked her through what we were looking for, they completely owned the process and did all the due diligence for us. After a week or two or working with us, they probably knew what we really wanted better than we did ourselves. This was evident because we originally didn't even look twice at the home we eventually bought, based on what we saw on the MLS. But Jude had previewed the house anyways and told us we had to see it and that it really couldn't be missed. And she was right - the house, in person, was exactly what we were looking for and more. Jude and Deirdre are meticulous, responsible, and extremely caring. They worked so hard for us, often previewing dozens of houses for us each week and taking us on multiple trips to see the ones she thinks are the best fits. When we finally entered the bidding process, Jude was such a great guide on how to negotiate and how to work through what could have otherwise been a very convoluted and stressful process. We see her as more of a friend than a realtor now and can not recommend her more to anyone who is looking to buy a house!

Amy & Jason H., New Providence, NJ

Lauren K. and Spiro S.,  Short Hills, NJMy husband and I worked with Deirdre to find and purchase our current home in Short Hills. We've worked with Deirdre for years and only have very positive things to say about our experience. Deirdre is knowledgeable about the area, and is willing to go above and beyond to show you neighborhoods and local points of interest to make sure you are comfortable and see the full, bigger picture. She is very accessible and easy to work with, she will give you good guidance and counsel. She is a pleasure to be around and I trust she always had our best interests at heart.

Lauren K. and Spiro S., Short Hills, NJ

Sarah & Brian F., Summit, NJWe cannot imagine having gone through the home-buying experience with anyone other than Jude. She was an expert guide through each part of the process. We valued her information and insight. And, most importantly, we appreciated that she always had our family's best interest has her top priority. We cannot thank you enough, Jude, for your tireless help and your friendship.

Sarah & Brian F., Summit, NJ

R. B., Short Hills, NJJudith is a very hands on listing agent and used the most current market data and her years of real estate experience to get my house sold quickly and way over asking. She educated me of the benefits of staging and doing work to the house before putting it on the market, and helped oversee the work as it was being done, keeping everyone on a tight schedule. Once the work was completed, she hired a professional photographer and writer to create a high quality brochure and website for my home.

Judith is an expert in the Short Hills market, pulling in 17 offers on my home in the first week on the market and negotiated the sale of my house at $200,000 over the asking price! I would highly recommend Jude to anyone looking to sell their home and I would also encourage them to take her advice each step of the way -- it actually works!

R. B., Short Hills, NJ

Sarah and Christian M.,  Maplewood, NJWe would highly recommend Deirdre Chassman to anyone in the market for a new home in Essex County, NJ. Deirdre has been with us throughout our long home search and was so very helpful throughout the entire process. Her advice is spot-on.
She fought hard for us during price negotiation and inspection issues. She always had our best interests at heart.
Deirdre always made herself available to us before, during, and after our home buying experience which gave us a sense of security that we had our seasoned professional a phone call away.
Her wealth of knowledge regarding the area helped us find a preschool for our children, set-up utilities for the house, and made our transition a much easier one. Every realtor should have connections like Deirdre's.

Sarah and Christian M., Maplewood, NJ

Lelilla and Ernie S., South Orange, NJWe could not have had a more positive experience than working with Deirdre. It started with her understanding our taste and our family's needs. It then moved to helping us negotiate the best possible price for the home we fell in love with (which we got, shockingly, for $120k below asking due to Deirdre's amazing skill as a negotiator). Finally, she allowed the process to move flawlessly from contract to closing by connecting us with top-notch inspectors and lending professionals. We honestly feel like we got the home we love at the deal of the century--all while working with someone helpful, knowledgeable and nice! Whether you are a buyer or a seller, you would be lucky to have Deirdre in your corner; she is a seasoned professional, a true advocate for her clients, and an absolute pleasure to work with.

Lelilla and Ernie S., South Orange, NJ

Emily & Brian N., Short Hills, NJAs first time home buyers, the task of finding our home seemed quite daunting. Neither of us are originally from Northern New Jersey and we were hoping to find someone who could lead us through the home buying process.

Jude was more than we could have hoped for! Her knowledge of this area is unparalled, due to the fact that she has spent most of her life here. Her style is assertive but not overbearing. Truly the perfect balance. She was able to determine exactly what we were looking for through pinpointing our specific preferences. We feel it was thanks to her warm rapport, guidance and perseverance that we closed on our dream home.

Jude is perfect--she guided us through each stage of buying a home with such a nurturing and intelligent approach--the process was seamless and fun. We'd highly recommend her to anyone looking to purchase or sell a home in the area.

Emily & Brian N., Short Hills, NJ

Renee R., Short Hills, NJJude Daniels did an outstanding job as our realtor, exceeding all expectations! From the beginning, our listing brochure was an elegant reflection of our beautiful home. The staging was impeccable under Jude's direction, and highlighted the best possible spaces and decorating for the potential new buyers to see. Jude balanced all aspects of the real estate transaction with keen attention to details, especially the highly stressful aspects such as negotiating price and closing. Jude has boundless energy, enthusiasm and holds the highest levels of integrity, honesty and care. She is a rare gem! She helped sell our home in record time and in the highest price category that we had been hoping for, even in the more unpredictable Fall market! She effectively got us to closing with the least stress possible, with a solution oriented mindset! Buyers and Sellers need this kind of expertise and support during the home sale and buying process. I highly recommend her as a most dedicated, knowledgeable and trusted realtor for your most special real estate needs!

Renee R., Short Hills, NJ

Helen T.I first met Jude Daniels even before our family was in the market for a house. When it came time to leave Hoboken and look for a new home out in the suburbs I had no doubt who I would want to help me through the process. Jude took the time to show us a long list of towns and various neighborhoods and helped us narrow down which worked best for our family. Her knowledge and intelligence made what could have been a daunting and overwhelming process completely seamless. Once we found a home she guided us through a closing that, to no fault of our own, turned out to be complicated and drawn out. We always had no doubt that with Jude working for us we were in good hands. From day one of house hunting to closing day she displayed the utmost professionalism, patience and diligence. In fact, even after closing I knew I could depend on Jude for various house recommendations & advice. We consider her to be a true expert and the top in her field at helping families find a new home!

Helen T.

Lis H. & Rob C., Summit, NJJudith Daniels has put the joy back into home buying. Her passion and enthusiasm as a realtor is tempered with an unbiased, respectful approach and uncommon humility. She inspires confidence with facts, is patient and truly fun to work with.

Lis H. & Rob C., Summit, NJ

Ariele & Jeffrey S., Summit, NJWorking with Judith to find our dream home was an easy and enjoyable process. From the beginning, Judith was patient with us and listened to what we had to say and what we wanted. She never pressured us into decisions and was always happy to take the time to go the extra mile for us.

Judith worked with us for over a year and showed us many homes. In the end, she was able to get us into our absolute dream home. Judith was great through the entire process, making sure our closing ran smoothly and followed up after. We would never work with another realtor and have recommended her to everyone we know!

Ariele & Jeffrey S., Summit, NJ

Taryn & Darren L., Short Hills, NJJude has taken our horrendous experiences with real estate brokers and turned them upside down. She significantly enhanced our house hunting process. Her organization, accessibility, and shrewdness were a huge asset to us throughout the process and way beyond.

Taryn & Darren L., Short Hills, NJ

Amy and Isaac H., West Orange, NJWe worked with Deirdre in early 2013, and she made our move to the West Orange area a pleasant experience. As first time home buyers, she guided us through the process of purchasing a home, and provided recommendations for a mortgage lender and attorney, both of whom were also a pleasure to deal with.

Deirdre spent several weeks orienting us to the area and showed us many homes. She was also available to answer any questions we had throughout the process, and kept us informed during every step of our negotiating and closing process. We would highly recommend Deirdre to anyone who is looking to buy or sell a home.

Amy and Isaac H., West Orange, NJ

We are writing this letter to express our sincere personal gratitude to
Deirdre Chassman in our search of home in Short Hills, NJ.

Deirdre not only showed her professionalism, hard-working habit, responsiveness to her client, but also her superior expertise in Short Hills real estate market and her dedication for helping her client in the home buying process. Her smartness, caring personality gives her clear understanding of her clients, which makes her so easy and nice to work with.

We bought the home we love thanks to Deirdre. Without her, we could not get the deal done. We strongly recommend her to anyone buying house in the area.

Sophie and Jason D., Short Hills, NJ

Meghan V. and David H. West Orange,NJAs first time home buyers, we were looking for an agent extremely knowledgeable about the Essex/Morris County area with trustworthy recommendations and a good understanding of the home we were searching for. Deirdre exceeded all our expectations and went above and beyond to make our home buying experience as smooth and worry-free as possible. We adored working with her and absolutely found our dream home with her help!

Meghan V. and David H. West Orange,NJ

L & R, B., Short Hills, NJWorking with Judith was a great experience! She understood our vision for our dream home and we ended up purchasing one of the first houses she showed us! We highly recommend her services to everyone we know!

L & R, B., Short Hills, NJ

Deirdre- you are a wonderful realtor! Before we met you, Ken and I worked with a few realtors. One was even his Mom's friend, but none of them seemed to care. We knew right away that you cared about us and were not just focused on the money. If it had taken you 10 years to find us a house, we would have waited 10 years. A new home is the biggest purchase a couple can make. It meant the world to have someone that we trusted on our side.

Mary & Ken T., Summit, NJ

Carol and Hop R., Mountain Lakes, NJDeirdre J. Chassman worked with us for almost seven months as we bought a new home and sold an old one. She was resourceful, accessible, insightful, and strong. She moved furniture, made numerous suggestions that made the buying, selling, and moving go smoothly, dealt with other the other professionals effectively, and guided us through the last minute chaos with a sure hand. If we had it to do all over again, we would call Deirdre at once.

Carol and Hop R., Mountain Lakes, NJ

Sima and Chirag S., Randolph, NJWe have had the distinct pleasure of working with Ms. Deirdre Chassman of Keller-Williams Realty and enthusiastically give her our highest level of recommendation. We have known Deirdre for over six months and feel quite qualified commenting on her abilities.

We initially met Deirdre in September 2009 as we began our search for a new home in Morris County, NJ. Given our budget, geographical constraints, and personal preferences, we admittedly had very high expectations for this new home. Succinctly put—Deirdre delivered. She diligently listened to our needs for both the house and the community we wanted to call home. She effectively delivered us refined lists of potential homes—lists that were neither abbreviated nor arduously long. With each potential new house, her well-thought out questions, suggestions, and constructive critiques helped us remain focused and kept our search efficient. When we found the most desirable home, Deirdre was instrumental in educating us on the intricacies of the new home buying process and took command of the negotiations. The house is amazing but the deal she got for us on a new construction home in Morris County was even more impressive. However, even after the contract was signed, a number of obstacles surfaced and Deirdre’s presence and help through all of them are what speak volumes about her character. From the inspection to the day of closing, Deirdre remained our advocate. Honestly, we always felt that with her help we would not only find the right home, but make it our new home, too.

Deirdre is amazingly meticulous, always punctual, and has a rare blend of professionalism and candidness. On a personal note, she is wonderfully charismatic and an absolute joy to work with. Without reservation, we would give Deirdre Chassman a superior recommendation.

Sima and Chirag S., Randolph, NJ

- Monique P. & Andrew T., Short Hills, NJWorking with Judith was a pleasure! We were making the big move from NYC to the suburbs and needed a lot of extra attention. She was informed, patient and helpful every step of the way. Buying a home is more than just a huge financial commitment, it is an emotional experience. You need someone by your side who understands the 'ins and outs' of real estate, but also understands the human side of the business. Judith was incredible at both. She's hard working, dedicated and has a huge heart. We would recommend her services to anyone.

- Monique P. & Andrew T., Short Hills, NJ

We had lived in NYC for fifteen years before we decided to move to New Jersey. I didn't know Millburn from maplewood. Which town had the best commute, the best schools, the best sushi? All very important considerations coming from the city! And then I met Deirdre. The answer to all my questions. She is the most knowledgeable, patient and wonderful advisor (and now friend) that one could ask for. Because even after you settle on the perfect town and the perfect house - the questions don't end. What should I offer the sellers? Should I raise my bid? Are the taxes too high? And about a thousand more.

Without Deirdre, I may have been able to find the perfect town and the perfect house - but I am positive that I wouldn't be living in them. For that - I owe her the world.

Jacqueline D., Westfield, NJ

Karl G. and Emilia B.,  Boonton TownshipGoing through the home buying process for the first time can be daunting, but Deirdre made the whole experience feel so easy with her dedication, clear understanding of our needs and assistance in putting together the dream team of real estate experts. Deirdre's genuine desire for us to succeed in difficult circumstances made us feel very confident and happy, every step of the way.

Karl G. and Emilia B., Boonton Township

- A. Kaya & S.K. Annadurai, Summit, NJWe are very happy with our new house in Summit, NJ. Thanks to Judith, the closing process was both fast and smooth which allowed us to start enjoying our new house as soon as possible. Judith was prompt and courteous throughout the entire process. You will enjoy working with Judith.

- A. Kaya & S.K. Annadurai, Summit, NJ

Amanda & Matthew C., Mendham, NJMy husband and I had the pleasure of working with Jude to purchase our first home. Jude was able to cater to many of our unique needs as first time home buyers moving from NYC to the NJ suburbs. Jude definitely helped to keep us focused and informed at all times throughout the process. She really made sure we had all the tools and information we needed to make an informed decision on our first home purchase -- and we couldn't be happier with the end result!

Amanda & Matthew C., Mendham, NJ

I'm so impressed with Deirdre's professionalism, drive, and devotion to us as her clients and to her profession. It is individuals like her that set the bar in any industry and leave others in their dust.

Anna S.

Brian S., Maplewood, NJDeirdre Chassman is an outstanding realtor who specializes in serving as a buyer's broker, and I can recommend her highly. I had the pleasure of working with Deirdre on a recent home purchase in Maplewood, and I could not be happier with her efforts or with her results. 

Deirdre is an experienced professional who knows her market (Essex County) quite well. She has a positive, upbeat approach to her job, and she works tirelessly on behalf of her clients. Her perspectives on the local market were quite helpful, and she quickly honed in on the types of houses that would be strong considerations based on the feedback that she received after each showing. Deirdre was readily accessible and returned calls and emails promptly. She was exceptionally helpful in guiding me through a competitive bidding situation, and I believe that she was instrumental in helping me to successfully complete my home purchase.

Brian S., Maplewood, NJ

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