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June 2017

 


May 2017

Crossroads Realty Appoints New Office Manager

 

Toms River, NJ – Crossroads Realty Inc.  announced today that Kathleen Miller has joined the firm to further develop their growing business in northern Ocean County. Kathleen Miller comes with over 35 years of experience in the Real Estate Industry having worked with some of the top firms in the New Jersey marketplace.

Kathleen joins Crossroads Realty as the Manager of the Point Pleasant Beach Office. As a resident of the area and someone who is highly involved in her community, including being the 2017 President of the Point Pleasant Beach Rotary Club, Kathleen will be a great addition to the team at that office and a true asset to all our clients.

Furthermore, Kathleen has been named as the Director of Training for Crossroads Realty. Kathleen holds a BA in Education from Kean University and has been active as an educator in the Real Estate industry for many years. Kathleen will be instrumental in continuing the growth of the Crossroads Realty Agent Development Program.

Christopher Stopero, Chief Operating Officer, said “Kathleen’s wealth of experience and industry knowledge has already made her a key addition to the Crossroads family. We view her appointment as a sign of our commitment to being the leading company in our marketplace. Our new technology and training platforms and the increasing demand from our customers led us to look for an addition to our team who will fit in with our ethos of innovation and exceptional service, and it is very fortunate that we were able to find someone of Kathleen’s caliber to fulfill this role. I’m confident that Kathleen will play a key role in providing and implementing a high level of customer service to both our agents and our clients.”

 

About Crossroads Realty Inc.

A family owned and operated business, Crossroads Realty was established in 1964, by Byron Kotzas. The company, which was originally established in a store front building on Route 37 in Toms River, now has 11 offices throughout Ocean and Southern Monmouth Counties. With over 250 sales associates, Crossroads is proud to sell more homes in Ocean County than any other real estate company over the past 50 years. Today, Crossroads affiliations with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World and Who's Who in Luxury Real Estate, make it possible for our team of dedicated agents to help clients with virtually any type of real estate services that may be needed, both locally and worldwide. Crossroads is proud to be consistently ranked as one of the top 200 real estate companies in the country.

 

 

 


April 2017

Crossroads Realty raises funds & awareness for HOPE Sheds Light at Hearts for HOPE Event

HOPE Sheds Light, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to educating families on the disease of addiction, hosted its First Annual Hearts for HOPE Casino Night on April 27th in Lakewood.

TOMS RIVER, N.J. - HOPE Sheds Light, Inc., a Toms River-based non-profit organization dedicated to educating families on the disease of addiction, hosted its First Annual Hearts for HOPE Casino Night on April 27th at Eagle Ridge Golf Club in Lakewood. The event, which was sponsored by Crossroads Realty, drew over 250 people from Monmouth and Ocean Counties and raised funds and awareness for HOPE Sheds Light.

Hearts for HOPE featured a 50/50 cash raffle, which offered a $10,000 grand prize, as well as a generous variety of over 80 gift baskets that were donated by the community and available for raffle. "We have all learned, and continue to learn, about opiate use and the devastating effect it can have on a person, family and the community," said Linda J. Alpay and Diane Rosetto, Hearts for HOPE committee co-chairs. "We have also felt the generosity, kindness and tremendous spirit of people from different walks of life uniting toward a common goal."

Among the many contributors to the event, HOPE Sheds Light would like to extend its gratitude to Corinne Kass and Charles Messenger of Harmonizing Homes for donating their time and event décor for the evening.

Founded in 2012 after co-founder Ron Rosetto lost his son Marc to a battle against substance abuse, HOPE Sheds Light serves to provide help and resources to families affected by addiction. Rosetto, along with co-founders Arvo Prima and Stephen Willis, and a team of board members and volunteers, work year-round to support families suffering from the epidemic of substance abuse that has become widely prevalent at the Jersey Shore in recent years.

"We are thankful to everyone who came out to support HOPE Sheds Light through our Hearts for HOPE event," said Ron Rosetto, co-founder of HOPE Sheds Light. "It really is humbling to see the community come together under a common goal to help spread awareness on addiction and recovery, and provide hope to those affected by this terrible disease in our community."

Looking to the future, HOPE Sheds Light will host its 4th Annual Celebration of HOPE Walk on Saturday, September 9th on the Seaside Heights Boardwalk. The walk offers resources for family members and friends of those dealing with addiction and substance abuse. The event also highlights inspirational speakers, a Tree of HOPE to remember those who were lost, onsite vendors, a raffle and more.

"At the Celebration of HOPE Walk, our community can come together to learn about addiction and recovery and provide hope to those affected," said Rosetto. "Those suffering typically don't know where to turn for help. Our walk offers them a community of support." To learn more, visit http://www.HOPEShedsLight.org for event updates.

About HOPE Sheds Light, Inc.

HOPE Sheds Light, Inc. is an IRS 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (Tax ID: 46-3910504) that is supported by friends and families directly affected by addiction and found recovery through continuous love, support and understanding. The mission of HOPE Sheds Light is to raise awareness and educate individuals, families and the community about the disease of addiction and to provide hope and resources towards recovery.

To date, through community education and outreach, http://www.HOPEShedsLight.org has had over 100,000 page views, over 900 people called the toll-free helpline, more than 1,100 individuals attended our family group meetings and HOPE Sheds Light sat down with over 285 families to provide individual help. Through community presentations, over 3,900 people have received educational support and awareness programs.

HOPE Sheds Light is filling critical service gaps from prevention and treatment through to recovery, which is why HOPE Sheds Light has developed strong partnerships with other addiction organizations, as well as community groups. HOPE Sheds Light also offers legal aid and recovery scholarships to qualified candidates, and deploys trained volunteer Family Recovery Advocates into the community to offer additional resources and guidance. Support groups are also available to anyone affected by addiction. To learn more, please visit http://www.HOPEShedsLight.org.

 


 

March 2017

Crossroads Realty Attends Global Real Estate Conference

– Event attracts leading real estate professionals from 25 countries. –

Toms River, NJ – March, 2017 – Mark Kotzas, Broker Owner, Christopher Stopero, Chief Operating Officer,  Bonnie Veltri, Relocation Director, Dawn White and Jeanette Schlapfer, Managers with Crossroads Realty, participated in the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Annual Conference, which took place March 1-3 at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach. The conference was part of the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) Conference Week, a series of events that drew an impressive audience of 2,000 real estate professionals from 25 countries.

The prestigious event was open only to brokers, managers and relocation professionals affiliated with LeadingRE, a selective global community of the highest quality independent real estate companies. Attendees examined the dynamic factors impacting today’s real estate market and explored ways to best meet the needs of home buyers and sellers.

Keynote speakers included John Foley, former lead solo pilot of the Blue Angels, who shared insights on teamwork, performance and excellence. Also featured was Josh Linkner, New York Times bestselling author, successful five-time entrepreneur, venture capitalist and national columnist, who focused on innovation and growth; and Marci Rossell, LeadingRE chief economist, who shared information on the global economy and its impact on the real estate market. Additional speakers included industry thought leaders who addressed a wide range of timely topics.

“Our management team comes away from this event every year excited about all the incredible changes happening in the real estate industry.  We were able to meet with the top people in our field to adapt our technology and marketing platforms to streamline the buying and selling experience to both our sales associates and our clients", said Mark Kotzas, President of Crossroads Realty.

“The Annual Conference brought together the brightest minds in the real estate industry to share ideas, explore current and future trends, and discuss ways to elevate the consumer experience when it comes to real estate,” said LeadingRE President/CEO Pam O’Connor.   

Crossroads Realty is proud to be a long-standing representative of LeadingRE (www.LeadingRE.com). With a global membership that spans six continents, LeadingRE connects more than 550 firms and 130,000 sales associates who produce over 1.2 million real estate transactions each year. As a member of LeadingRE, Crossroads Realty provides a quality real estate experience, global marketing reach and access to top real estate professionals in virtually any market worldwide.

In 2016 we celebrated our 50th year, Crossroads was established in 1966 and remains a family owned company with 11 offices.  Over the years Crossroads has developed the following divisions to help their customers make informed real estate decisions: Distinctive Properties Division, an in-house mortgage company-Home Capital Network, our title company-Home Title Agency, a Commercial Properties Division, comprehensive Relocation Services, and REO division, which along with a state of the art website, allows customers to compare all available listings throughout the region, down to the individual community.  Crossroads is also uniquely positioned to service those customers who are thinking of retiring to this area, our Active Adult Community Division sells more adult community homes than any other brokerage in this market.

For more information about Crossroads Realty, please visit www.CrossroadsRealtyNJ.com.

 

 


 

 February 2017

 

Congratulations to all of our agents who have earned this prestigious award for 2016!  This is what true hard work and dedication looks like!

Crossroads Realty takes great pride in announcing that 36 of their sales associates have earned the prestigious NJ Realtors® Circle of Excellence Sales Award®  for 2016.  These award winning associates worked together with the entire Crossroads team of over 250 agents in their 11 offices, to participate in a total of over 2,100 transactions in Ocean and Southern Monmouth County in 2016.

We are very proud to announce all of our winners this year.

Receiving the GOLD award; Susan Snyder (Whiting).

Receiving the SILVER award; Sharon Asay (Berkeley), Bernie Czech (Manchester), Diane L. DellaRocca (Toms River Executive), Lisa Lombardi-Bergstrom (Toms River Executive), Noreen Lynch (Whiting), Tina Orth (Toms River Executive), Nancy Linda Sangiovanni (Berkeley).

Receiving the BRONZE award; Peter Benninger (Wall), Christine Bianchi (Manchester), Jeanette Calao (Toms River West), Valerie Campbell (Lavallette), Margaret Ann Cesta (Brick-Silverton), Thomas Channing (Whiting), James A. Colao (Brick-Silverton), Robert Cox (Toms River Executive), Joanne Daronzo (Berkeley), Daiana DeGennaro (Toms River West), Lois Gordon (Manchester), Kenneth Freeman (Whiting), Peter Fressola (Brick-Silverton), Marc A. Johnson (Brick-Silverton), Marilyn J. Mecchia (Berkeley), Christina M. Moscetti (Berkeley), Karen Naedele (Whiting), Diane Rosetto (Lavallette), Jeanette Schlapfer (Point Pleasant), Donna Sierchio (Manchester), George Shenewolf (Toms River Executive), Marianne Walsh (Point Pleasant), Arnold Wentworth (Whiting), Alice White (Manchester), Dawn White (Manchester), Lori Woytanowski (Whiting), Debra Yates (Berkeley), Joseph M. Zavatsky (Toms River West).

Sharon Asay (Berkeley) also received The NJ Realtors® Distinguished Sales Club Award, presented to NJ Realtors® members who have been recipients of the Circle of Excellence® Sales Award® for 10 consecutive years.

“These top agents are a credit to our company,” said Mark Kotzas, broker/owner of Crossroads Realty. “I am always impressed by their hard work and dedication to both their clients and our company.”

“I am exceptionally proud of all of our agents this year, said Mark Kotzas, “we realize that no two agents are alike and each successful agent has their own individual strategy to succeed.  We continuously take into account the unique professional styles of all of our agents at Crossroads because they’re the ones on the frontlines of satisfying the needs of our buyers and sellers.”

“We’ve worked very hard to meet the constantly changing needs of our agents with continuously evolving education and training programs, membership in Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, as well as ongoing improvements in our online presence, including constantly improving our website & agent technology platforms” said Kotzas.

In 2016 we celebrated our 50th year, Crossroads was established in 1966 and remains a family owned company with 11 offices.  Over the years Crossroads has developed the following divisions to help their customers make informed real estate decisions: Distinctive Properties Division, an in-house mortgage company-Home Capital Network, our title company-Home Title Agency, a Commercial Properties Division, comprehensive Relocation Services, and REO division, which along with their state of the art website, allows customers to compare all available listings throughout the region, down to the individual community.  Crossroads is also uniquely positioned to service those customers who are thinking of retiring to this area, our Active Adult Community Division sells more adult community homes than any other brokerage in this market.

For more information on Crossroads Realty or for a confidential interview, please call 732-244-4900 or log on to our award winning website, www.CrossroadsRealtyNJ.com

GOLD LEVEL WINNER

SILVER LEVEL WINNERS

BRONZE LEVEL WINNERS


 

 


 

June 2016

Mary Kotzas, president of the Charity Resale Shop in Toms River, designates the proceeds of the shop to be donated to a various small 501(3)C charity every month; past recipients include Children's Specialized Hospital, Tina's House Ocean County Child Advocacy Center, and others. 

The March 2016 recipient was Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity.  Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit housing ministry that brings people together to build homes, communities and hope in northern Ocean County.  To date, the Northern Ocean County affiliate has completed 16 new homes, over 60 Hurricane Sandy critical home repairs and 116 exterior repairs through its ‘A Brush with Kindness’ program.  For more information and to find out how to get involved, ‘like’ Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity on Facebook, visit http://nohfh.com/ or call 732-228-7962, ext. 109."

The April 2016 recipient was Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Ocean County.  "CASA of Ocean County is grateful for the community support so we may provide a court advocate to every child in foster care.  With over 750 children in foster care in Ocean County alone, it is critical the we come together and help these most vulnerable children."

CASA started in 2006 and is an independent non-profit, which has served as a voice in the courtroom for abused and neglected foster children. They recruit and train concerned citizens to serve as a CASA volunteer. By meeting with the child’s family members, doctors, teachers, and foster parents, the CASA volunteer ensures that the judge in the family court system is aware of all the facts to make the best determination for the child’s future.  www.casaofoceancounty.org

Maureen Schutz of Charity Resale Shop and Mark Kotzas of the Kotzas Family Foundation, are proud to be working with these local foundations and look forward to continued relationships in the future.

Dave Applegate, Board President of Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity; Maureen Schutz of Charity Resale Shop; Mark Kotzas of the Kotzas Family Foundation; & Suzan Fichtner, Executive Director of Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity

Maureen Schutz of Charity Resale Shop; Vicki Weiss, Executive Director of CASA of Ocean County, Mark Kotzas of the Kotzas Family Foundation.

 


 

March 2016

Crossroads Realty is celebrating its 50th Year in Business 

Click Below for the link the the APP article. 

http://www.app.com/story/money/business/main-street/2016/03/31/crossroads-realty-part-shores-past-and-future/81665752/


 

March 2016

Crossroads Realty Participates in Global Real Estate Conference.  Mark Kotzas, Crossroads Realty among attendees from 25 countries around the world. 

Mark Kotzas, Broker Owner, Bonnie Veltri, Relocation Director and Christopher Stopero, IT Director, with Crossroads Realty, participated in the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Annual Conference, which took place February 24-26 at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach. The event was part of the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) Conference Week, which attracted a prestigious audience of nearly 2,500 real estate professionals from 25 countries.

The conference was open exclusively to brokers, managers and relocation professionals affiliated with LeadingRE, a global community of real estate companies awarded membership based on rigorous standards for service and performance. Participants explored a range of topics relating to the real estate market and addressed ways to best meet the needs of today’s home buyers and sellers.

Keynote speakers included David Gregory, renowned television journalist and former moderator of NBC’s Meet the Press; George Blankenship, the innovator who master-minded Apple retail stores and later headed worldwide retail for Tesla; William Taylor, co-founding editor of Fast Company magazine; behavioral scientist and author James Kane, known for his research on what makes someone truly loyal; and Erik Stolhanske, actor, writer and producer of major motion pictures.

Also featured were Stefan Swanepoel, real estate trends expert and author of the Swanepoel Power 200 and D.A.N.G.E.R. Report, and an impressive line-up of industry thought leaders, marketing strategists and technology innovators.

Also featured were David Bromstad, guest mentor and host of HGTV’s new series Beach Flip;  

Keynote speakers included David Gregory, television host, author and former moderator of NBC’s Meet the Press; James Kane, author, behavioral scientist and the world’s foremost expert on loyalty.

“We all had an amazing experience and took away incredible insights from the best and brightest in the residential real estate industry.” said Kotzas.

“It was a real honor to bring together the brightest minds in the real estate industry to share ideas, explore current and future trends, and discuss strategies for serving the needs of today’s home buyers and sellers,” said LeadingRE President/CEO Pam O’Connor.   

Celebrating our 50th Year, Crossroads was established in 1966 and remains a family owned company with 11 offices, selling more homes than any other Realtor in their marketplace.  Over the years Crossroads has developed the following divisions to help their customers make informed real estate decisions: Distinctive Properties Division, an in house mortgage company-Home Capital Network, our title company-Home Title Agency, a Commercial Properties Division, comprehensive Relocation Services, and REO division, which along with their state of the art website, allows customers to compare all available listings throughout the region, down to the individual community.  Crossroads is also uniquely positioned to service those customers who are thinking of retiring to this area, our Active Adult Community Division sells more adult community homes than any other brokerage in this market.

Crossroads is proud to be consistently ranked as one of the top 200 real estate companies in the country.

Crossroads is a representative of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (www.LeadingRE.com), the largest network of premier locally-branded firms in more than 50 countries producing over one million annual home sale transactions. As a member of LeadingRE, Crossroads Realty provides a quality real estate experience, global marketing reach and access to top real estate professionals in any market.

 


 

February 2016

2015 NJ REALTORS® Circle of Excellence Award Winners

COESilver Winners

Sharon Asay, Realtor Associate (Berkeley)
Lisa Lombardi-Bergstrom, Realtor Associate (Toms River)
Noreen M. Lynch, Realtor Associate (Whiting)
Tina Orth, Realtor Associate (Toms River)
Noelle Paschon, Broker Salesperson (Toms River)
Diane Rosetto, Realtor Associate (Lavallette)
George Shenewolf, Broker Salesperson (Toms River)
Susan J. Snyder, Realtor Associate (Whiting)
Alice White, Realtor Associate (Manchester)

Bronze Winners

Peter L. Benninger, Broker Salesperson (Wall)
Jeanette Calao, Realtor Associate (Toms River West)
Katherine Cerbone, Realtor Associate (Lavallette)
Bernard Czech, Broker Salesperson (Manchester)
Kenneth Freeman, Broker Salesperson (Whiting)
Lois Gordon, Realtor Associate (Manchester)
Elaine F. MacPhee, Realtor Associate (Toms River West)
Maryellen Patichio, Realtor Associate (Toms River West)
Nancy Linda Sangiovanni, Realtor Associate (Berkeley)
Donna Walesiewicz, Broker Salesperson (Toms River)
Marianne Walsh, Realtor Associate (Point Pleasant)
Arnold Wentworth, Realtor Associate (Whiting)
Janis Wyatt, Realtor Associate (Manchester)
Debra L. Yates, Realtor Associate (Berkeley)

 


 

February 2016

In February, Maureen Schutz of Charity Resale Shop and Mark Kotzas of the Kotzas Family Foundation, have donated to the Children’s Specialized Hospital.  We are proud to support this foundation that treats an estimated 30,000 children a year.

Children’s Specialized Hospital originally started as a day camp for inner city kids. Ten women volunteers wanted to bring kids out of their urban environment to the beautiful hills of Westfield, NJ. However, when the kids arrived, the volunteers realized these children needed more than fresh air, they needed medical attention. Doctors, nurses, and dentists in the local community donated their time and skills to the many needs of the children.

The history of Children’s Specialized Hospital is important and relevant because it exemplifies how the hospital has always looked to the needs of the community and molded itself to meet those needs. When the polio epidemic hit in 1942, Children’s Specialized Hospital adapted and helped so many kids that by1945 admissions to Children’s Specialized were restricted to only polio patients. In the 1950’s when the cure for polio was discovered, the hospital went from treating children with polio to helping children with multiple disabilities resulting from traumatic injuries or children born with rare conditions or diagnosis. 

Now, Children’s Specialized Hospital is the nation’s leading provider of inpatient and outpatient care for children from birth to 21 years of age. The children who are treated at Children’s Specialized face special health challenges which range from chronic illnesses and complex physical disabilities, like brain and spinal cord injuries, to developmental and behavioral issues, like autism and mental health. At 13 different New Jersey locations, our pediatric specialists partner with families to make our many innovative therapies and medical treatments more personalized and effective...so children can achieve more of their goals.

To learn more about Children’s Specialized, please visit: http://www.childrens-specialized.org

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Alexis D'Anton Community Engagement Coordinator of Children’s Specialized Hospital, Maureen Schutz of Charity Resale Shop, & Mark Kotzas of the Kotzas Family Foundation.


 

January 2016

As of October 2015, Mary Kotzas, president of the Charity Resale Shop in Toms River, has designated the proceeds of the shop to be donated monthly to various small 501(3)C charities such as Providence House, Ocean of Love, Interfaith Hospitality Network, Children's Specialized Hospital, and more added in the year ahead.

In December, Maureen Schutz of Charity Resale Shop and Mark Kotzas of the Kotzas Family Foundation, have donated to Tina's House Ocean County Child Advocacy Center which provides coordinated services to children and their families in situations where there are allegations of sexual or physical and neglect.

tnahouseIn the photo from left to right.
Maureen Schutz of Charity Resale Shop, Mark Kotzas of the Kotzas Family Foundation, & Judge Barbara Ann Villano (ret).