Top Family-Friendly Central NJ Realtors


Top Family-Friendly Central NJ Realtors

Selling and buying a new home can be a stressful process especially when you have a family to take care of at the same time. I have put together a list of recommended Real Estate Sales Agents, Brokers, Agency Owners, and Agencies. This list includes contact information, coverage areas, and specialty areas, so that you can help find the right person or agency for you. I’ve communicated with each and every person on the list and they have been very helpful and I know that they will do the same for you.

Top Family Friendly Real Estate Agents, Brokers & Agencies in Central New Jersey

  • Broker: Sanjeev Aneja
    Recommended by Ross K.
    Office: OnTrack Realty
    Coverage Area: Middlesex
    Specialty: Residential and office “Our clients’ interest over ours, ALWAYS,” Aneja said.
    Contact Information:
    Sanjeev Aneja
    Ontrack Realty
    186 Lincoln Hwy. (Route 27), Edison, NJ 08820
    Phone: 732-494-2211 ext. 111 | Email:
    Sanjeev Aneja OnTrack Realty Website


  • Sales Associate: Sheila Bodner
    Recommended by Mother, Sharon P.
    Office: Gloria Nilson and Co. Real EstateCoverage Area: Monmouth, Middlesex, and Ocean
    Specialty: Residential, Single Family, Condominium, Investment Property, and Rentals “I enjoy working with sellers or buyers whether they are looking for their first condo or changing the size of their current home. I service all price ranges of homes. Please feel free to call or email for real estate information or just an explanation of the selling and buying experience. I look forward to speaking with you,” Bodner said.
    Contact Information:
    Sheila Bodner
    NJAR® Distinguished Sales Club
    Gloria Nilson and Co. Real Estate
    600 State Hwy. 35, Shrewsbury, NJ 07702
    Office: 732-842-6009 | Cell: 732-245-0681 | Direct Line: 732-933-3767 | Email:
    Sheila Bodner Gloria Nilson Website


  • Real Estate Sales Agent: Lisa G. Foltz-Lopez
    Recommended by Mother of two, Jessica G.
    Office: Home Alliance Realty
    Coverage Area: “I cover Ocean County. My team covers Ocean, Monmouth, Middlesex, Burlington, and Atlantic counties,” Foltz-Lopez said.
    Specialty: “I specialize in Defaulted Properties (Foreclosure, Short Sales), but also sell fair market homes,” Foltz-Lopez said.
    Contact Information:
    Lisa G. Foltz-Lopez
    Home Alliance Realty
    142 East Bay Ave., Manahawkin, NJ 08050
    Office: 609-978-9009 | Cell: 609-384-5109 | Email:
    Lisa G. Foltz-Lopez Alliance Realty Website


  • Real Estate Sales Agent: Steve Fostek
    Recommended by Mother of three, Sarah C. “Steve is one hundred percent absolutely the best and the most family friendly realtor…and that’s coming from an agent myself,” Sarah said.
    Office: Keller Williams Monmouth-Ocean
    Coverage Area: Monmouth and Ocean County. Fostek also covers Hudson County.
    Specialty: Short Sales and Residential “I’m married with two kids. I’m also a volunteer firefighter and I work with the EMS,” Fostek said. “I always say no pressure, no problem in real estate.”
    Contact Information:
    Steve Fostek
    Keller Williams Monmouth-Ocean
    35 North County Line Rd., Jackson, NJ 08527
    Office: 732-942-5280 ext. 108 | Cell: 732-620-1300 | Email:
    Steve Fostek of Keller Williams Website


  • Real Estate Sales Agents: DJ Ten Hoeve and Nici Ten Hoeve
    Recommended by Mother, Janina S.
    Office: The Ten Hoeve Realty Group at Keller Williams Realty East Monmouth
    Coverage Area: “All of Monmouth County, but we focus/specialize in the luxury markets of Colts Neck, Marlboro, Holmdel, Fair Haven, Rumson, Spring Lake, and Sea Girt,” Nici said.
    Specialty: Leases, Rent-To-Own, Equestrian Properties, Estate Sales, Foreclosures, and Short Sales “As a husband and wife team, with a five year old and seven year old, we understand working WITH family dynamics. If you are coming to look at homes, we can help arrange babysitters to come along for the ride and entertain kids so that you can focus.” Nici said. “If you are selling a house and you have young kids, our marketing strategy arranges for the least amount of showing interruptions to your schedule.”
    Contact Information:
    DJ Ten Hoeve and Nici Ten Hoeve
    The Ten Hoeve Realty Group at Keller Williams Realty East Monmouth
    750 Main St., Shrewsbury, NJ 07702
    Office: 732-704-7033
    Nici Cell: 732-598-5687 | Email:
    DJ Cell: 201-315-9157 | Email:
    Ten Hoeve Realty Group at Keller Williams Realty Website


  • Real Estate Sales Agent: Eileen Imperato
    Recommended by Michelle K.
    Office: Keller Williams Morganville West Monmouth
    Coverage Area: Monmouth, Middlesex, and Ocean Counties
    Specialty: Residential “My goal is to help you achieve yours,” Imperato said.
    Contact Information:
    Eileen Imperato
    Keller Williams Morganville West Monmouth
    50 B Route North, Morganville, NJ 07751
    Office: 732-536-9010 | Cell: 732-241-0331 | Email:


  • Real Estate Sales Agent: Mona Johansen
    Recommended by Mira S. Park from Playground Talk
    Office: Two River Realty Little Silver
    Coverage Area: “The Jersey Shore’s family realtor-serving families in Monmouth and Ocean Counties for over 10 years,” Johansen said.
    Specialty: First Time Home Buyer, Condos, Single and Multi-family, and Commercial
    Contact Information:
    Mona Johansen
    Two River Realty
    524 Prospect Ave., Little Silver, NJ 07739
    Office: 732-842-3006 | Cell: 732-682-3097
    Mona Johansen Two River Realty Website


  • Real Estate Sales Agent: Erica Maltese
    Recommended by Christine C. from njmom
    Office: Heritage House Sotheby’s International Realty in Holmdel
    Coverage Area: “I am licensed in New Jersey and cover pretty much all of New Jersey, but I specialize in Monmouth, Ocean, and Middlesex Counties,” Maltese said.
    Specialty: “I specialize in all areas,” Maltese said.
    Contact Information:
    Erica Maltese
    Heritage House Sotheby’s International Realty
    4 South Holmdel Rd., Holmdel, NJ 07733
    Office: 732-946-9200 | Phone: 516-238-6356 | Email:
    Erica Maltese with Heritage House Sotheby’s International Realty Website


  • Real Estate Sales Agent: Carissa Marshall
    Recommended by Mother of three, Rachael D.
    Office: Gloria Nilson Bayshore Regional Office
    Coverage Area: Central Monmouth County
    Specialty: First Time Home Buyer and Listings “As a mom with three small children I understand the needs that buyers have when they have come to the point in their lives where they are ready to sell their starter home and make the move to the home that that will raise their family in.” Marshall said.
    Contact Information:
    Carissa Marshall
    Gloria Nilson Bayshore Regional Office
    111 Hwy 35, Keyport, NJ 07735
    Office: 732-264-3456 | Cell: 908-601-8487 | Email:
    Carissa Marshall Gloria Nilson Website


  • Real Estate Sales Agents: Andrea and Harry Mesh
    Recommended by Mother of two, Kathryn H.
    Office: Century 21 Mack-Morris Iris Lurie Inc.
    Coverage Area: Marlboro, Howell, Manalapan Freehold, and Colts Neck
    Specialty: Listing Agent, Buyer’s Agent, Short Sales Experts, Relocation, and Seniors “We treat everyone as if they were family. We’ve lived in area for over 40 years, we have a lot of experience,” Andrea said.
    Contact Information:
    Andrea and Harry Mesh
    Century 21 Mack-Morris Iris Lurie Inc.
    #1 Century 21 Team for the Northeast 2007-2013
    Top 1% of all Agents Nationwide
    47 Route 9 South, Morganville, NJ 07751
    Office: 732-536-2228
    Andrea Cell: 732-757-8700 | Harry Cell: 732-547-0293 | Email:
    Harry and Andrea Mesh Century 21 Website and Facebook


  • Real Estate Sales Agent: David Najdzinowicz
    Recommended by Mother of three, Nadine B.
    Office: Re/Max Real Estate Ltd.
    Coverage Area: “The main areas I concentrate on are around the Point Pleasant, NJ area.” Najdzinowicz said. “Some of the towns are: Brick, Point Pleasant Boro, Point Pleasant Beach, Bayhead, Brielle, Wall, and Manasquan.”
    Specialty: “I’ve been a full time realtor for about 12 years now so I’m well versed in working in every aspect of the market, but in general I work in Residential Real Estate Sales for buyers and sellers, First Time Home Buyers, Investors and Waterfront homes.” Najdzinowicz said. “As a father and husband myself, it has been extremely satisfying helping many families buy and sell homes over the last 11+ years and I look forward to helping many more in the future.”
    Contact Information:
    David Najdzinowicz
    Re/Max Real Estate Ltd.
    337 Drum Point Rd., Brick, NJ 08723
    Office: 732-920-1900 | Cell: 267-210-8713
    David Najdzinowicz Re/Max Website


  • Broker Associate: Joseph Orrico
    Recommended by Mother, Brittany
    Office: Orrico Realty in Colts Neck
    Coverage Area: Colts Neck, Rumson, Fair Haven, Little Silver, Holmdel, and the shore areas.
    Specialty: New Construction, High-end Residential, and Commercial Real Estate “I treat my listings as if they were my own. As a father of three, I know how to find the right home for the right family,” Orrico said.
    Contact Information:
    Joseph Orrin
    Orrico Realty
    415 Route 34, Colts Neck, NJ 07722
    Office: 732-303-0050 | Cell: 908-670-7480
    Joseph Orrico with Orrico Realty Website


  • Real Estate Sales Agent: Patricia “Pattie” Romano
    Office: Re/Max at Barnegat Bay Manahawkin
    Recommended by Mother of two, Donna O.
    Coverage Area: Manahawkin – LBI from Toms River to Little Egg Harbor
    Specialty: Residential and Commercial Real Estate, First Time Home Buyers, Bank Owned and Foreclosed Properties and Short Sales, Second Home Buyer Specialist, and Oceanfront. Romano said, “I have to admit when I am working with a single mom with kids and we are looking for their first home it’s one of my greatest joys. When handing them the keys and I see the pride, smiles, and excitement, I know I helped make a difference. I always say- It’s Real Estate with a Personal Touch.”
    Contact Information:
    Patricia “Pattie” Romano
    Re/Max at Barnegat Bay
    31 North Main St., Manahawkin, NJ 08050
    Office: 609-971-5115 | Cell: 609-312-9043
    “Pattie” Romano Re/Max Website


  • Broker and Owner: Jan Thomas
    Recommended by Mother, Debbie S.
    Office: Beach Haven Southend Realty
    Coverage Area: Pearl Street (Beach Haven) down to Holgate, and surrounding areas.
    Specialty: Rental and Sales “I was a seasoned realtor who took the company over 29 days before Superstorm Sandy and rebuilt and opened for business March 2013,” Thomas said. “We are small, friendly, and very strong with customer service. Customer service with a smile is my motto.”
    Contact Information:
    Jan Thomas
    Beach Haven Southend Realty
    2200 S. Bay Ave., Beach Haven, NJ 08008
    Office: 609-492-9100 | Cell: 609-618-4103
    Jan Thomas Beach Haven Southend Realty Website


  • Real Estate Sales Agent: Janice Yaniak
    Recommended by Mother, Jen M.
    Office: Century 21 / Pacesetter Realty
    Coverage Area: Monmouth and Ocean County
    Specialty: “If you are looking for a realtor who is devoted to keeping their customers happy, then your search is over. I take pride in my work, and close deals smoothly and professionally. I connect with my clients in order to help them manage and understand the real estate market. I’m dependable, reliable, and available 9am-9pm, seven days a week,” Yaniak said.
    Contact Information:
    Janice Yank
    Century 21/ Pacesetter Realty
    255 Route 9, Forked River, NJ 08731
    Office: 609-693-4600 | Cell: 732-239-9836

About Author

Melanie Bodner has always had a love for writing, but now she has a new love…being a mom. Before having her kids, Melanie was no stranger to writing or working with children. She wrote for a local newspaper as a reporter and taught English and Dance in a public school. Now Melanie enjoys spending time with her kids, doing yoga, writing and decorating her home. Check out her Instagram @burlapbythebeach.