The Baldwin Dream Team's Top-Producing Associates - Members of Montclair's #1 Realty Team with more than $26M in sales in 2011: Sidney Simon, Nancy Chu & Nick Baldwin
Baldwin Dream Team member Sidney Simon, Realtor Associate, was born and raised in Bronx, New York. As a teenager she moved to Atlanta, graduating from Clark Atlanta University, with a communications major. As a human resources specialist, Sidney worked for Oxford Industries, the apparel company, and more recently, SunTrust Bank, where she was Compliance Manager responsible for developing and nurturing vendor relationships with regulatory agencies, accounting and consulting firms.
"I have a knack for creating and building partnerships. My passion for real estate was sparked from personal investing but before long I noticed I was a natural at connecting buyers and sellers." Sidney held her Georgia real estate license with Keller Williams before relocating in 2007 to Montclair, NJ with her husband Jonathan, an investment banker for Citigroup, and her two young children.
"I looked for a home here for almost year, both on the internet and by periodically visiting with Roberta Baldwin, now my team leader. Our thorough travels through many of the Essex County towns we cover was a wonderful introduction to the area and a great plus for launching my real estate career in NJ."
Sidney was a member of the second-season cast of HGTV's "Bought & Sold." Today, aside from her burgeoning real estate career with the Baldwin Dream Team at Keller Williams NJ Metro Group, Sidney loves being a class mom and holding foodbank charity gatherings for her neighbors and friends.
If you would like to contact Sidney, her direct line is 973-900-7316 and her email is Simon.Sidney@gmail.com.
A Raving Fan Speaks about Sidney:
"I recently purchased a home in Montclair. I began my search for a home by going around with various Sales Representative from various firms. My thought at the time was that I would spread the word and see who came up with a home that suited my needs. My mind quickly changed when I met Sidney Simon. It was clear from the first minute that Sidney was not just looking to make a sale, but rather, she seemed genuinely intersted in meeting my requirements. She asked questions of me that I hadn't even asked...and helped me narrow down my search. It was her persistence and her enthusiasm that hooked me in. I knew that Sidney would not let me down, and she didn't. When I finally found the home I loved, but had some issues with the sellers and the sellers' real estate agent, she never gave up and kept me update on a daily basis.
Sidney is the real estate agent I hoped I could find, but never thought possible (I have a list of disappointments, until I met Sidney!) She took charge of the sale and every aspect of closing the deal. Every time I called for a referral (I am a VP of Sales with no time for research) she not only had one, but several to give me. She honestly went above and beyond the call of duty. She made the purchase of my home, which should have been incredibly stressful, a joy. I can appreciate this, maybe more than most, because I am in sales and I can appreciate how much work went into this. Sidney has the work ethic I wish I could say all of my staff has.
She closes the deal and is still following up to make sure we don't need anything. Unbelievable! Clone her! Thank you Sidney and thank you, Roberta Baldwin and Keller Williams, for having such a gem on your team!" -- Marta Sylvester, Montclair
More about Sidney and her own Montclair, NJ experience: http://montclair.patch.com/articles/five-questions-for-sidney-simon?ncid=newsltuspatc00000001
Top real estate producer Nancy Chu , Realtor Associate, joined the Baldwin Dream Team in 2005 from New York University School of Medicine's Department of Ophthalmology, where worked as an administrator for 6 years.
As theater director, Nancy worked at The Public Theatre, Long Wharf Theatre, The Lucille Lortel Foundation, Columbia University, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Second Stage Theatre, and The Culture Project. She serves as the Associate Artistic Director for Isadora Productions, and is a member of both the Women's Project & Productions and the Lincoln Center Theatre Directors Lab. She is also a playwright.
Fluent in Mandarin Chinese, Nancy cultivated a love for real estate starting at 16, when she helped her parents find the perfect home in Tennessee, and since then has owned co-ops and condos in the New York City; an Upstate NY cottage she and her husband built themselves; her first NJ home, in Maplewood; and her current South Orange vintage carriage house. Married and the mother of a pre-school child, Nancy is a tireless worker for her clients and happy to visit far-flung Jersey outposts to find just the right home. She is one of the top individual producers on The Baldwin Dream Team at Keller Williams NJ Metro Group. Nancy writes about real estate and parenthood in her blog, www.ThePunchlineState.blogspot.com
It's all positive with Nancy: "I love all the different towns in the North Jersey area - I have found that when my clients come to me with questions about areas they have only heard about, I can pull from a deep knowledge base to give them the information about town amenities, commute capabilities and school systems, so I can help match towns to clients with great ease and success."
If you'd like to contact Nancy, her direct line is 917-992-3098; her email is NancyChu_Homes@yahoo.com.
You can search for homes and get advice from Nancy by clicking http://nancychusellsnj.findbestnjhomes.com/
A Word From Nancy Chu's Raving Fans:
"When we needed to move out of New York City and back to the suburbs, we knew just who to call. In 2008, during the housing collapse, while many homes on our block listed by other agents were just sitting on the market for sale, Nancy found just the right buyers for our home -- in about a week. Back then she made the sales process so easy for us that we knew she was the one we could count on to help us with finding our new home.
We didn't have a lot of time for this move, so Nancy immediately got to work and helped us quickly narrow our search. The next day, she had set up appointments for all of the homes we wanted to see. Nancy's enthusiasm and energ -- not to mention her extensive knowledge and familiarity with the neighborhoods we had chosen—made us feel even more excited about this new adventure, and it was easy to tell we were in great hands. Not only did Nancy help us find just the right home for us very quickly, she also helped us connect with the just the right resources we needed to get us through the buying process quickly and smoothly. She kept things moving along, despite the inevitable curves life throws at you, to get us into our new home on timw -- and without stress. Nancy didn't stop there, she helped us get started integrating into the community. She recommended several amazing local preschools for our son, and actually helped set up appointments for us. She also recommended reliable, local contractors for various home projects we wanted to do.
It's obvious Nancy both loves what she does and is also great at doing it. We couldn't be happier with the outcome of another terrific experience of working with her to start this next chapter in our lives! -- Jospeh & Sheri Dries, Maplewood, NJ
The Baldwin Dream Team's Nick Baldwin, Realtor Associate, was born in New York City and raised in Brooklyn Heights before moving to Montclair at the age of 6. Trained as a professional actor and singer, he's a longtime member of SAG and AFTRA, with professional credits in NYC, LA and NJ. During his 4-year LA stint, he also worked as a Certified Personal Trainer at several major health clubs and upon return to NJ, launched a private personal-training business.
Nick's educational background includes the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Manhattan, studying excercise science at Bergen Community College and marketing and PR at Montclair State University.
Nick's team specialties are rentals, condos and first-time homebuyers, as well as homesellers who want 24/7 attention. He is the Baldwin Dream Team's Property Manager for clients who need home support while traveling or being relocated and you can visit his website at www.NHBPropertyManagement.com.
Nick also appeared in the 2009 season of the hit HGTV show "Bought & Sold." He is also Baldwin Dream Team's Hudson County condo and rental expert.
In 2010, Nick launched a website service, www.JustMarriedRealEstate.com, catering to newlyweds like himself. He also established a campaign to raise awareness of hungry pets in foreclosed homes, FourLeggedFoodDrive, with contributions going to Montclair, NJ's Human Needs Food Pantry for pets in homes at risk of foreclosure. Go to www.FourLeggedFoodDrive.com for more info.
If you would like to contact Nick, his cell is 973-901-0446; his email is NickBaldwinRealtor@gmail.com.
A word from Nick Baldwin's Raving Fans:
"In a really difficult market, Nick and his team were able to market my home from start to finish in less than 90 days with TOTAL professionalism at every step of the way. I always felt in safe, competent and trustworthy hands all throughout the process. His hard work and skills brought me the results in less time than I ever could have hoped for." -- Rich Landrigan
Juliet Bowen, Showing Assistant and Realtor Associate. A NJ native, Juliet spent 15 years in San Francisco as a marketing and design specialist working for San Francisco condominium developers.
She previously worked as an event planner at the National Association of Home Builders in Washington, DC. She holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Maryland.
Feel free to contact any of our Baldwin Dream Team members to discuss buying or selling a home -- or both.
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