Maria "CARME" de Sagun
Maria "CARME" de Sagun
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
142 Newark Ave
Jersey City, NJ 07302
I am proud to be a Top Sales Associate with proven record in the Hudson County real estate market, with having successfully closed hundreds of transactions in over 10 years (Active and Full-time) working for Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Jersey City.
My experience include Residential and Commercial Sales, Rentals, International and Corporate Relocation, Short Sales and Foreclosures, with a special focus on Jersey City and Gold Coast area, extending throughout the Hudson City Riverfront, all Municipalities within Hudson County and beyond.
My expertise began as new Agent in 2004, when I made a conscious decision to make Jersey City my niche market, at which time I began purposefully targeting and directing my marketing efforts to buyers who seek urban lifestyle living and quick access to New York City. As a result, I am able to offer 10 years of working knowledge and marketing experience in selling urban housing, their offerings, highlights/lowlights, nuances and everything buyers could possible seek when researching a home purchase in the Jersey City market, as proven in my track record as a Top Producer at Coldwell Banker.
Find Your Next Home
You need someone who knows Jersey City and the Gold Coast area inside and out! I can work with you to find the right home at the right price for you, including all the neighborhood amenities that matter - not to mention the essential criteria you have for your ideal home.
Sell a Home
When it's time to move, you need someone who will advertise your home, show to prospective buyers, negotiate the purchase contract, arrange financing, oversee the inspections, handle all necessary paperwork and supervise the closing. I can take care of everything you need, from start to close.
Consult on Home Selling Tactics
Oftentimes buyers don't visualize living in your home the way you do. I can make your home attractive to its ideal audience - which can help you get top dollar. Things like staging the home, making repairs or minor improvements, or even simply painting the walls can be the difference between a home resting on the market and one that's sold fast.
"Carme came highly recommended. My husband and I found her to be very professional and knowledgeable of her job. She worked diligently to sell our house, and she was very successful in getting the job done faster than we could have ever imagined. She was also very respectful and supportive of our concerns. She is easy to talk to, easy to reach, and incredibly patient. She was the only one looking out for us during our process of selling our home. We cannot thank her enough, so we will say it once more: "Thank you, Carme!" Tony & Lisa Crawford, Clients 2018"
-Anthony Crawford, Client
"Carme is the best, and helped bring us to the closing table. She actually listens to what you are looking for in a house. She'll be honest and let you know if your requirements are difficult, but still works to deliver. I especially appreciate that she doesn't push random properties on you, or forces you out of your budget. She and her team have their pulse on market values too. The offer she suggested we start with was within $5k of what the house was appraised for, and helped convince the seller to a more reasonable price."
"Without a doubt! Carme is very knowledgeable, communicates well, goes above and beyond and all around helpful."
-Dev Lindo, Client
" 07/31/2017 - IvanIgnacio Bought a Single Family home in 2016 for approximately $400K in Bayonne, NJ. Being a first time home buyer, we needed someone to guide us with all the ins and outs of paperwork and negotiation process. Carme delivered on all counts. High recommended to deal with. "
"I first met Carme more than 10 years ago when I was considering selling the house I rented out in JC Heights. She had come highly recommended by a lawyer friend of mine. I decided not to sell at that time but kept in touch with her, who was always willing to come over and do an appraisal & give me advice about rental prices. When things started heating up in the real estate market she let me know so that when my longtime tenant decided to move I knew it was time to sell. The price she told me I could get seemed so high it was hard to believe. I checked with several other realtors & her listing price was the highest. But as it turned out she knew what she was talking about. The entire process of selling went incredibly smoothly, with hardly any snags. She worked with my tenant to stage the house...& was ready with fast solutions to any problems that came up. Her commission was the highest of any of the real estate agents I talked to, but clearly she was worth it: I have no regrets!"
"07/27/2017 - user075538 Bought and sold a Single Family home in 2017 for approximately $875K in North Bergen, NJ. Carme is the best! We bought our house a few months ago and the process was smooth and, for sure, the best deal we could've gotten. Not only she found us the house of our dreams but she also sold our house for an amazing price at the same time we were buying. Her knowledge and expertise left us with a peaceful mind without feeling pressured to buy or sell. Carme is one of those people that will tell you the truth right away and let you know if you are ready to buy or sell. She won't leave you hanging or promise something she can't deliver. Me and my husband recommended Carme to every one who wants a fair and smooth deal. Happiness comes in every form and having a peaceful home that you can call yours is just beyond explanation. Carme brings that happiness to your heart. "
" 03/03/2017 - petebridge23 Bought a home in 2017 in The Heights, Jersey City, NJ 07307. A+++. Carme was by FAR the best person we worked with in the home buying process. She knew the area extensively (which helped because we didn't), responded to all of our texts and calls, and even went to the property 2 times without us to let a contractor in to measure for a kitchen renovation. Plus, she made a very stressful process much more fun and light-hearted (as evidenced by our jumping and celebrating Boomerang video during our final walk through). "
"11/29/2016 - christinadifiore Sold a Multi Family home in 2016 for approximately $475K in West Side, Jersey City, NJ. Carme was simply amazing! We were out of state sellers that are so grateful to have found Carmae to help us through the process at every step. From determining the listing price to retaining contractors and inspectors she was spot on at every turn. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for a hands-on realtor willing to go the extra mile."
"11/26/2016 - maandda28 Sold a Multi Family home in 2016 for approximately $475K in West Side, Jersey City, NJ. Carme recently sold a house for me in Jersey City. As an out of state seller I could not have sold this house without the great help Carme provided. She helped me with her expert knowledge of preparing the house for sale and recommending top quality contractors to do the work. Most of all she was always hands on making sure everything was done properly and timely. She is high energy very pleasant to work with and very professional. We were able to sell the house in a reality short time. I do not hesitate to recommend her. "
-maandda28 , Client
"1/26/2016 - maandda28 Sold a Multi Family home in 2016 for approximately $475K in West Side, Jersey City, NJ. Carme recently sold a house for me in Jersey City. As an out of state seller I could not have sold this house without the great help Carme provided. She helped me with her expert knowledge of preparing the house for sale and recommending top quality contractors to do the work. Most of all she was always hands on making sure everything was done properly and timely. She is high energy very pleasant to work with and very professional. We were able to sell the house in a reality short time. I do not hesitate to recommend her. "
" 11/24/2016 - zeevlotan Bought a Multi Family home in 2016 for approximately $350K in Jersey City, NJ. Carme (we call Maria Carme) was the best realtor agent we have worked with in the past few years. She is knowledgeable, courteous, smart, quick and very efficient. She demonstrated honesty and trust and we enjoyed working with her. She was instrumental in bringing the deal to successful closure. We strongly recommend her. we will be happy to use Carme again when we can. "
-zeevlotan , Client
"11/02/2016 - sholohan Sold a Multi Family home in 2016 for approximately $200K in The Heights, Jersey City, NJ. Carme checks all the boxes: superior knowledge of the local market, expert negotiator, always prompt to respond, gets the job done. We have trusted her with both the rental, and sale of our condo and her repeat business is a testament to the results she gets. She consistently overdelivers. "
"Carme sold my condo in Jersey City Heights on my behalf while I was overseas. Carme took care of everything from initiating and overseeing significant repairs prior to listing all the way through to closing. She kept me informed and involved in all critical decisions via e-mail, phone and whatsapp. Even though I was thousands of miles away I always felt in complete control of the process. On top of that I had a solvent buyer within a week of listing and the price exceeded my expectations. What else could I wish for? Carme is the best!"
-Michael Waller, Client
"Carme assisted us in a short sale of our rental property in Jersey City, NJ. She understood the process from head to toe and made it as painless as possible for us. In record short time, she effectively communicated with all parties involved and successfully sold the house. I have never met a better professional in this field of work. I would recommend Carme to anyone!"
-Yuri Turin, Client
""We are very lucky to find Carme from an open house. Before that we have lost a few bidding wars. We expressed our frustration and told her our needs. She promised to find us a home and she did! We close our home this Monday. Highly highly recommend her without hesitation. " -- Bought a house for approximately $425K in Jersey City, NJ"
-Anil and Jenny - 9/21/2016, Client
""Always ethical, totally honest, knowledgable and creative Carme is an amazing agent. After a bidding war, two "love letters", and a failed deal (the other buyers) what helped us seal the deal on our amazing classic-six apartment was the great relationship Carme has with the seller's agent. A sentiment of likeabiltiy and a general sense of respect can be seen from all those who interact with Carme—from our home inspector to the local parking enforcement agent—it's hard not to sing her praises, she's a great agent and a wonderful person." -- Bought a condo for $402,000 in Jersey City, NJ"
-Roma & Mike - 9/21/2016, Client
"We chose to work with Carme to sell our condo after meeting with several other realtors in the area. There was something very special about Carme that was evident from the moment she showed up at the front door. She is extremely warm, intelligent, and so excited about her work! Her professionalism is unmatched, she knows exactly what she's doing, and will guide you with such care. It was so enjoyable to work with her especially during such a stressful time. In addition to such a pleasant experience, her strategy in marketing and selling our place was SPOT ON! Sold quickly and very well...We can't thank you enough Carme!!!"
-Karen Alegria, Other
"Carme is the best agent you can find. She is very nice, smart and responsive. She knows the neighborhood very well and understands our needs. We wouldn't be able to find our place without her help. We highly recommend her to everyone."
-Jenny Yin, Client
""I reached out to Carme in December 2014 to begin my home search. In March 2015 I was under contract for a condo/new construction the process extended far longer than Carme and I could ever imagine. Throughout the entire process Carme was patient, help addressed my concerns and was prompt with follow ups. Fourteen months later I closed on the property I am happy with my purchase and even happier I chose Carme to be a part of my home buying process." - Bought a Condo home in 2016 for approximately $200K in Greenville, Jersey City"
-TaraLadson - 08/31/2016, Client
" Recently I closed on a unit in Jersey City, and it was a very difficult transaction. Carme convinced me to stage the unit properly and as a result I received 12k above asking price. She was professional throughout the entire process and was in touch with the other realtor, both attorneys, and the mortgage broker on a daily basis. In addition, she stayed in touch with me and walked me through each step of the closing. The complexity of the deal made all parties very nervous, yet Carme kept everyone on the same page and without her it never would have gotten done. I highly recommend using Carme to both a first time buyer or a seasoned investor. Sincerely, Joe Hayes"
-Joseph Hayes, Client
""Carme is very professional, diligent and aggressive. I would strongly recommend Carme. Carme took care of removing oil tank and getting remediation and final approval completed. This took Carme multiple visits to City Hall to stay on top of them to timely complete their inspections.She was very aggressive in getting the lending institution to accept the money offered on a short sale. Carme also listed two properties for me and received offers higher than the asking price for each. Carme assisted the buyer in getting all of their required documents for the lender. she made sure that the properties were presentable before each showing and remediated any deficiencies. She obtained all needed inspections. Carme accompanied the site inspectors as well as the appraiser during their inspections. She made sure that there were comps to support the asking price...and caused the bidding war which helped in securing higher than asking price." - Sold a 2Family in JC on 2016"
-jboccia - 08/24/2016, Client
""To her character, Carme was right off the bat very responsive and polite. She turned what is normally a daunting experience of finding, viewing and reviewing possible homes into a relatively enjoyable weekend experience. Her constant energy and cheerfulness was a necessity for those early morning weekend starts for 6+ house viewings across multiple zip codes... To her character, ...knowledge, ...work ethic... I cannot recommend Carme enough and I've recently purchased an amazing apartment at a great discount to the market price. I plan to live in this apartment as I've fallen in love with the location. However, I am already setting my sights on investment properties with the money I ended up saving from my recent purchase. So with trepidation of losing some of her time by putting up this review (though she deserves every word of it), I plan to immediately put her to work on finding my first investment property in Jersey and begin the next roadshow." - Bought a Condo home"
-zuser20150924135127793 - 06/16/2016 , Client
""Carme is an exceptional real estate agent from start to the end. She will find you your dream home and you will get it sooner or later. She is has excellent skills in asking the right questions and figuring out what you are looking for. Even if you are not sure about what you are looking for, you figure it out with her guidance. This way, she can tell you if a place is worth seeing or not, based on your criteria. She is assertive but not bossy. So if you would like to see a place, she will arrange it for you to check it out even though she may think it is not worth. Once we found our dream condo apartment, she did an amazing job to convince the seller to get in contract with us. We recently bought our condo in Jersey City...Carme was there for us everyday and she was following up with both attorneys and the seller and the lender at the same time. She was the only one looking out for us during this process. We cannot thank her enough, so I will say it once more: Thank you, Carme!""
-inanmeli - 04/02/2016 , Client
""I can't imagine what it would have been like to go through the process of buying my first home without Carme's guidance, wisdom, and senses of humor. It was abundantly clear during the entire process that I was working with the best and smartest real estate professional around. I really appreciate the professionalism Carme demonstrated throughout my home-buying process. She is easy to talk to, easy to reach, and incredibly patient. She also has a great knowledge of the neighborhoods in Jersey City. At no time did I feel that I was under any pressure to make a decision. She let me take my time and made sure I was comfortable with the process along the way. If I decide to move again within her service area, Carme is my Realtor for life." - Bought a Condo home in 2016 for approximately $325K in The Heights, Jersey City, NJ."
-JCGirlagain - 03/17/2016 , Client
""We have loved working with Carme. She helped us buy an investment property, and armed is with all the information and insight we needed. She knows the market well, and we have developed a tremendous amount of trust in working together. She had always made us feel like we are on the same team, and that she is looking out for us. Very appreciative of her help!" - Helped me rent a Condo home in The Waterfront, Jersey City, NJ."
-zbiviji - 02/26/2016 , Client
""Carme worked with us for over 9 months. She is extremely knowledgeable in market trends and also preparation. She pushed us to get the changes, staging, and other item well in advance of our target sale date. Carme's advice and anticipations were spot on. We had several complications normal to a home sale and she kept positive and stuck with us through it. She also saved us from making a bad decision so I can't say enough how good of an agent and person she is. I would definitely recommend her to others and her expertise should be leveraged" - Sold a home in 2015 in The Heights, Jersey City, NJ 07307."
-FormerJC - 12/10/2015 , Client
""Carme has been a major factor on selling our place from her 1st day at the apartment up to our closing date. With her extensive expertise & network in the Jersey City market, she gave us great recommendations & vendors on repairing and staging our place that looked fantastic, but also on a budget. We were concerned on listing at the end of August (our fault for the delay), but she marketed and priced our apartment superbly that we had multiple offers within 10 days of listing (no open house showings required) that created competitive bidding, which got us a lot more than our asking price!!! Carme is professional, high energy persona, and also very patient with us thru the whole process as it took us awhile to get us to de-clutter and clean-out the apartment. We highly recommend her services." - Sold a Condo home in 2015 for approximately $450K in The Heights, Jersey City, NJ."
-krazaznb - 12/07/2015 , Client
""Carne was great. I am new to the process of house hunting and she walked me through the process. She taught me a lot and helped me reach the goal of buying a home." - Bought a home in 2015."
-Jason Torres - 11/29/2015 , Client
""I left Bay Ridge, Brooklyn almost 10yrs ago when Carme was my Buying Agent who helped me purchase my new home (Condo) in Jersey City. As that was a great experience and recalling Carme's professionalism, I turned to her when the time came for me to sell the very same unit she helped me purchase. Same as before, she patiently worked around my hectic schedule, walked me through the process, was vigilant as I received periodic updates AND importantly, represented me 150% as my Selling Agent! Thank you Carme for looking out for me, Jersey City was great and would like to wish you continued success!!!" - Sold a Condo home in 2015 in Journal Square, Jersey City, NJ."
-deedsii - 11/22/2015 , Client
""Carme was amazing! I highly recommend using her as a buyer's agent. She worked diligently to ensure that our home buying experience went as smoothly as possible. She was extremely helpful through the entire process and went out of her way to make sure everything happened as quickly as possible. She never pushed us to buy anything we didn't want to. I couldn't have asked for a better realtor. Thank you, Carme!" - Bought a Condo home in 2015 for approximately $150K in Jersey City, NJ."
-rjmartindvd - 09/11/2015 , Client
""Carme, was the best realtor I've met. She is passionate about her goals, and work very hard to assist her clients with all of there needs. She listen to my concerns and she master a plan to fit your individual goals. In the near future I plan to utilize Carme again she provides excellent service. I recommend Carme to my friends and they all feel the same. Thank you Carme" - Sold a Single Family home in 2008 in Linden, NJ."
-tmcmanus36 - 08/22/2015, Client
""You will be immediately impressed with Carme's knowledge of the real estate market and her professionalism. I needed assistance in selling my mother's house. She provided help in positioning the property and pricing the house to sell. When I needed recommendations for service providers for asbestos removal and oil tank removal and soil remediation Carme provided me with a list of names in both services. She guided me through the sale negotiations and secured an excellent price. And throughout it all she maintained a friendly manner. I have no qualms about recommending Carme as your next real estate agent." - Sold a Multi Family home in 2015 for approximately $175K in Bergen-Lafayette, Jersey City, NJ."
-jos page71com - 05/11/2015, Client
""In 2005 my husband I decided to look for an investment property in Journal Square. Carme did an excellent job helping us find just the right property! She quickly assessed what we wanted and needed and found us the perfect studio right away. She was energetic, knowledgeable and had a positive can do attitude. We kept the property until 2013 and it generated income the whole time we owned it. We went back to her to sell it, as we had been so happy with her from the start. She facilitated a quick sale at asking price. We would definitely go back to her, if we decide to buy again!" - Sold a Condo home in 2013 for approximately $100K in Journal Square, Jersey City, NJ."
-abstracterin - 04/07/2015 , Client
""Carme has handled almost all of my 6 properties (buying and/or selling). I find her very professional, personable, and a true friend. She makes sure that she takes care of the clients' interest, and is very considerate in making flexibilities with her schedule to meet up with you or simply providing you feedback, either email, text, or phone call. No matter how tired or how terrible she feels, it does not show as she keeps up the professionalism in her-with poise and grace. This was proven when she still showed us many potential properties in one day in spite of her headache. I felt how tired she was, and I had to put her to stop driving us around. For me, this shows what a real trooper she is. I consider her as my sister and my true friend-someone I can trust and someone I can depend on. If I have other properties to sell/buy, I will only choose Carme, nobody else. I highly recommend her for her work ethics and being a true person as she is!""
-Let1947NYC - 04/06/2015, Client
""Carme helped us find a great apartment. She responds quickly and is on top of the market. We appreciate her customer service and exceptional knowledge of the market. She took our calls in the evening, on the weekend and met us at our convenience. Super agent!!!" Bought a home in 2014."
-dhs65 - 04/05/2015, Client
""Carme helped me purchase & sell various properties in the Jersey City area. Having worked with various Realtors in the past I really enjoyed her friendly upbeat personality, response time and professionalism. I confidently refer her to ALL my friends and associates looking for property or rental units. We still remain in touch and consider her a friend. You HAVE to work with her!""
-Anthony A, Client
"I met Carme after my tenant gave no notice and left without paying any rent in the middle of winter which is the worst time to find renters. Carme worked tirelessly to find a replacement tenant. She was a pure professional the entire time and went above and beyond her call of duty. I've never met a more dedicated person to her work. Carme kept me up to date at all times and delivered on her promise to find me a tenant. I am so very grateful for Carme. If you are looking for a true professional in every way, be sure to contact Maria "Carme" de Sagun. I'm sure that you will not be disappointed! Karima reviewed Maria 02/22/2015 Helped me rent a home"
"Carme was an invaluable help in the bittersweet process of selling my home. I had different realtor and realty company first and they were the pits - I took my home off the market because I didn't any to deal them. Then I hired Carme who came reccomended buy 2 independent acquaintances of mine. I couldn't have been happier. Professional, personal, goes the extra distance, thoughtful, tactful, energetic and positive. You'd be making a mistake to choose anyone else! lbuskey reviewed Maria 02/11/2015 Helped me sell a home"
-lbuskey , Client