Testimonials

Testimonials

~~I would strongly recommend Linda Altieri for all your real estate needs. She is a very hard working, dedicated individual. She is loyal to her clients . She will work very hard to find you that special house that you are looking for. When she takes you on as a client her determination in the end will be to see that her client is happy and everything on their wish list has been satisfied. Linda is a very pleasant person to work with and I am very happy to have met with her.

~~J & G Polito

~~My experience with Linda was great from the start. Linda took the time to listen to exactly what we were looking for in a new home. She had great knowledge of the area and worked endless hours to show us homes. When it came to negotiate a price, Linda new where to start, was able to get us a great price, and got us chandeliers and window treatments thrown in as extras.

~~ J & M Turkish

"Silvana was perfect from start to finish! This was my 4th home and the first I had to actually handle the details myself (divorce) without her Iwould have been lost. She went far beyond what was expected of any agent and made my entire experience actually pleasurable. Sheeven covered many of the details that should have been handled by the sellers agent and should be the model of what is expected of allagents. I have shared my experience with several friends and business associates because for the most part all you hear is negativeexperiences. Without sounding like I'm a relative of hers, she truly was outstanding."
 K. Markland
 

"Silvana was a pleasure to work with. Her knowledge and expertise was remarkable. She was kind and patient with us throughout this whole process. Silvana went above and beyond for us, she was readily available to answer any question, no matter how big or small and made us feel comfortable in making such a major life decision. We have recommended Silvana to friends and will continue to do so in the future."
 Mr & Mrs A Chimento 


"Ms Persie was very knowledgeable, courteous and showed an almost encyclopedic knowledge of the market. She helped us effectively navigate the pitfalls of the Short Sale transaction. Despite the ups and downs of the process, Silvana provided a steady, positive guidance and held our hand throughout the transaction. She responded immediately to our concerns and always stayed on top of things. She coordinated well with the other parties in the transaction and resolved issues before they came to our attention. Her network of contacts in the business is extraordinary and they mirror her professionalism. We would definitely recommend her to our friends because of her friendliness, professionalism and dedication to the customer."
 Mr. K. Kumar


Christine made the experience of purchasing our first home, stress free, fun and exciting. She helped us with every aspect. Christine was sure to make herself available to fit our schedules. We enjoyed working with her and will be recommending her to family and friends

Joseph Falco and Patricia Reuter


Helen was the most unbelievable agent and person to deal with, from her knowledge of the market and just always being on the ball.... She made my whole experience of buying a home very pleasant and memorable .... I am highly going to recommend her to my family and friends who will be moving to nj.... Thank you

Jason ZelevanskyStacey was excellent! She listened to our needs and only brought us to houses that met our criteria. We would recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell. I couldnt have asked for a better agent.

Patrick Cabella


Aris Maniotis is a wonderful helpful person and I will highly recommend him to friends and associates.

 

~~Dave and I would like to formal thank you so much for helping us purchase our first home.  Being first time homebuyers and new to the process, you provided excellent guidance and services in walking us through and making sure we picked a great home that would meet our needs.  You were extremely patient with us as we figured out what things we were looking for in a home and when would we would make adjustments to our must haves in a home during the process.  You were both accommodating and flexible with our schedules as we were located right outside NYC dealing with the city traffic traveling down to Central Jersey.  There were some homes that we thought were great deals but with your knowledge you advised us against purchasing a home knowing the location or aspects of the home that would ultimately not be a great fit for us.  After searching for over a year, Steve was able to open both our eyes and see the potential in a home that originally wouldn’t consider.  Thanks to Steve, we know our first home will be the perfect start to our family for many years to come.  We are very excited at this opportunity to be in a great neighborhood and make this home our own.  Once under contract, we thought we would deal only with the lawyer, but Flo went above and beyond with her services Under Contract, we had numerous situations where there was miscommunication between the seller and buyer, setting up a rider in attorney review and agreement on home inspection issues.  Flo helped quickly resolve these issues and reassured us of certain concerns we had.
Should we come across anyone in the community looking to purchase or sell a home in Monmouth County, we will let them know to choose Century 21 Cataneo & Associates.  We will also make sure to refer you to any of our friends and family should they look to buy a home in Monmouth County.  Thank you so much Flo and Steve for all of your hard work and dedication in helping us find our home!  Your efforts are sincerely appreciated.
Thank you , Michelle and Dave


Ginny gave us the best realtor experience we have ever had. She was so professional at all times while being a great friend in the process

Lia Papismedov


I would recommend John to all who looking for a caring agent. We were lucky to find him on one of his open houses and we clicked right  away with his way making us feel comfortable with the process. He answered all of our calls regardless of day or night of call. He is pationate about his job and compnay. We did not interact with anyone else at C-21. All other people he recommeded were nice too.

Firouz Asgarzadeh and Anna Kufelnicka


I just want to add that John is an asset to your company. He goes above and beyond for his clients. I could not think of anyone else I would have represent me and I have a brother-in-law that is a Realtor.

Dale Arthur


Seve was extremely helpful and understood my needs. Steve was able to explain everything in detail and was extremely fast with responding to me and taking care of any issues that came up. I highly recommend Steve to anyone that is looking to buy or sell a home. You will not find a more professional, knowledgeable, or (most importantly), honest agent out there...I guarantee it!

Dave Gurski


Cathy was very attentive to the details of the sale of my home. She effectively managed all aspects of communication between myself and buyer.

Karen Schirmacher


Christine was wonderful!

Josh Malino


Christine went above and beyond with helping us find/purchasing a home. She was there every step of the way, and very knowledgeable. Iwill refer her to anyone i know in need of a agent

Robert Gilpin


Agent was very professional and knowledgable. She worked hard to find a buyer for our home. I would highly recommend Flo to anyone

R. Vonfrolio


John Carusio went above and beyond to expedite the sale of my town house. I would highly recommend him and will contact him in the future if I decide to sell my home.

Susan Sabados


It took a year for my house to sell, I had it up with another real estate agency before I signed with Century. The difference between working with Joe and Bridgett was huge compare to other agents. We ran into so many problems, but they handled everything like the pros that they are and went over the call of duty in many cases. I would recommend them to anyone selling a home!

Lori Cerrano


Our interactions with our agent/s were exceptional. They were always there and went above and beyond the call of duty. We would highly recommend them to all of our friends and acquaintances

Tina Visingardi

 "As a second time home buyer I have worked with four real estate agents in my life.  If i had been impressed with any one of them, I would not have had to hire someone new. That was not the case so I went with a "big shot" Holmdel agent. Now I can say that my family and friends looking to buy a home will never need to look any further. But it's not the "big shot" with the high sales reputation that I'm talking about. It was an agent by the name of Robert Panuccio.

 Robert was the sellers agent.  Not only was I absolutely floored by his work ethic, due diligence, and accommodating nature, but I quickly learned what personal attention meant.  I have a story to tell, but before I start please know that what truly made Robert different than the rest was his genuine kind hearted nature.  Everyone wants a commission, but Robert did everything the right way.  Robert is the reason one couple was able to move on with their lives, and another couple are able to start their lives together.

 If I haven't sold you already, here is my nightmare story.  My fiancé and I find our dream home.  A home I want to spend the rest of my life in; A home I lost so much sleep thinking about how close I was to losing because of my inept "hot shot" agent. It starts with the easiest sale an agent can get. One phone call, a showing, and an offer. A day later we had an agreement, the next day he was gone.

He told me to set up inspections on my own and let him know. So I did, but guess who didn't show up at those inspections, "hot shot". Guess who did- Robert. When a follow up was needed and "hot shot" no showed, guess who rushed over- Robert.  I can honestly say Robert didn't do this for the commission, rather because he gave the seller his word that he would do anything in his power to get the job done.  Did he tell me he said that? No, but that is Robert's character.

 Next, "hot shot" recommends a mortgage broker. Nightmare. Deal is about to fall apart. Finally get a mortgage commitment letter and a closing date. Something else comes up and it gets delayed, meanwhile our guy is nowhere to be found. He doesn't even ask why the closing day was pushed back. He is MIA for weeks. Throughout this we are building a relationship with Robert. He becomes our go to. Meanwhile, we still couldn't get our mortgage broker to be forthright, and our dream house that was so close was teetering on an edge. Guess who comes to the rescue. Robert puts in a phone call to his friend at a new mortgage house. 10 minutes later I get a phone call from Roberts guy (on a Sunday night). Weeks later, we have a mortgage, our agent has an undeserved commission, and Robert has our eternal gratitude and every referral I can possibly offer.

 There are people who are after a pay check and people who are here for you.  Robert is here for you.  Don't make the same mistake I made, go with Robert Panuccio from the start."

 Thank you,

- Robert.

 

 "Helen was excellent and conducted herself as the proessional that she is."

 - M. Totillo


 "Theresa was absolutely phenominal; we have grown to trust her with the well being of my wife and kids. She is truly an amazing women!"

 - M. Rodgers


 "Helen was Very professional and did a great job. Would keep recommending her. Thank you so much."

 - P. Stallone


 "Theresa was extremely competent, knowledgeable and helpful. She went above and beyond what we expected and made the process very easy for us. I would definitely recommend her."

 - C. Sipa & T. Masone


 "Theresa was superb with the sale and purchase of my homes. She is knowledgeable, professional and responsive. I would definitely use Theresa again and I would refer her to my family and all my friends."

 - A. Goon


 "Ginny gave us the best realtor experience we have ever had. She was so professional at all times while being a great friend in the process."

 - A. Papismedov


 "I can not say enough about Silvana Persie. She was better then anyone could ever imagine when dealing with a realtor. I was selling and buying at the same time and not only did she recommend excellent people she was a main reason why I am out of my condo and in my house today.

 Without someone like Silvana I am convinced my sale and purchase would have fallen through. My wife, daughter and I will truly always be grateful for Silvana as I honestly don't think we would be living in our dream home without her.She was so great I can't imagine ever recommending anyone but her ever. Please tell her we said thank you again and just know we will always recommend your firm thanks to her."

 - Mr & Mrs L. Ifantis


 "This was our first time buying a home and Silvana Persie was extremely helpful with everything. From the home inspector to mortgage broker to the Attorney. Everyone was amazing, she put together a great team to help us get our first home!! I can't thank her enough for all she did!!"

 - Mr & Mrs J Pontecorvo


 "Working with Silvana was beyond amazing! She took care of us every step of the way. When the house selling/buying process was over we were crushed that we would no longer would have regular contact. She was not just our realtor, shes an amazing friend. It was a true true pleasure! We love you Silvana!"

 - M & D Diab


 "Silvana was very professional, helpful and a pleasure to work with. She and Flo Cataneo had to deal with myself and my ex-husband during a very difficult 3 year divorce and they both were very professional, patient, kind and helpful.  Silvana did a great job at keeping me informed and handling any issues that arose. She understood what was important to us and was a pleasure to work with. I will definitely recommend Silvana and the Cataneo Office to any of my friends looking for an agent and I'm very appreciative of all the hard work she put in to sell our house. Unfortunately, I will not be able to purchase a property for a long time because I have to re-establish my credit, and will not need real estate services- however, if and when I do, I know how to contact you guys. Thank you for all of your help and for selling our house!"

 - R. Campasano


 "Our Realtor, Silvana, went above and beyond anything we could have expected. She had everything taken care of before we even thought to ask. I am very impressed with how professional and thorough she was. Silvana is a true asset to CENTURY 21 not only is she passionate about her job but also the people she is working with. We will strongly recommend her to anyone and everyone!"

 - D. Dashoush


 "Great experience, Silvana was one of the best Real Estate agents we ever met. Diligent, flexible, very focused and always ready with an excellent disposition. High level of knowledge and experience at all levels. We are very thankful for her help and support at all times."

 - Mr. & Mrs. K.  Keiser


 "It is with great pleasure and appreciation that I take this opportunity to commend your office, and most especially, your associate, JodiAnn Garone, in the recent sale of my parents' home in Manalapan, NJ.

 Faced with the unexpected passing of my mother last summer, I was suddenly confronted with the daunting task of settling her affairs, and regrettably, placing the home I had known since childhood on the market for sale.

 Shortly thereafter, perhaps with a little help from above, I had the fortuitous chance of meeting JodiAnn, my mother's neighbor, and made the correct choice in placing my trust in her expertise to guide me through the selling process.

 I can say without reservation that what I had initially assumed would be a dreadful experience, filled with unexpected setbacks and pitfalls, was instead remarkably easy and pain-free. JodiAnn's instincts for market trends facilitated the process of listing to closing without a hitch or hiccup.

 JodiAnn's candor, stemming from an obvious and deep respect for her clients, was most refreshing. She assisted me in making an honest assessment of the house vis-a-vis the current market, enabling me to decisions along the way that led to a sale in reasonable time at a realistic price.

 JodiAnn's skill attracted several buyers in a challenging market; her wise advice helped me choose the buyer best suited for the sale."

 Thank you JodiAnn!
 - Doug Bailey


 "Silvana was amazing as she helped us very confused first time buyers, like we were million dollar clients. I have already referred her to others that I know are in the market for a property. Her dedication to ensure our satisfaction stands out as one of her best qualities, along with her patience. Her contacts in the real estate field proved pivotal to our securing our perfect home."

 - James Benson


 "Dear Joe and Bridgett,

 We are writing to thank you for the superb job that you both did helping us purchase our beautiful new home in Woodbridge in December 2010. Lori and I simply could not be more pleased with all the help and advice you were able to provide, especially when the negotiations and closing took a few unexpected turns. When Joe first met us at the property to show us the home, he very clearly explained that you were also the listing agent. At first, we weren't sure it would be beneficial to use the listing agent as our buying agent in a 'disclosed dual agent' scenario. Common sense told us that finding our own, separate, buying agent would eliminate any conflict of interest.

 However, we had a good feeling about working and speaking with you both, and we have absolutely no regrets. You both handled yourselves with the utmost professionalism and your expertise was appreciated. You were able to help us by:

 - Showing us the home on multiple occasions;
 - Recommending an excellent home inspector, and joining us for the inspection itself;
 - Helping us to negotiate a very favorable price reduction;
 - Intervening when a problem with the home appraisal caused a wrinkle with our lender;
 - And even working with the seller to secure some additional amenities on closing day.

 At times, when we had difficulty getting a quick response from our lender and attorney, we knew we could rely on you both to take action and handle anything we needed. I honestly don't know whether we could have closed on this home purchase without you both being so helpful and responsive. We're just thrilled with the house, and we recommend you highly to any friends or family members that are in the market to buy or sell."

 Many thanks,
 - Doug Dreger and Lori Meyer


 "Dearest Silvana,

 Words cannot express how grateful we are to you. From the first time I spoke to you, I was truly amazed at how sweet, understanding, genuine & helpful you are. You truly went above and beyond your job not only did you help us find a dream home (our first house), you were even instrumental in helping me find a job (how unbelievable is that?!). But you didn't stop there (though most people in your profession would) you were there for us to support, answer a multitude of questions, offer suggestions... you treated us as friends, as people you cared about. As for us we feel that we have gained so much! (All because of that fateful phone call I made to you just a couple of months ago). Finding this home, my job, being close to my sister - you have performed a miracle! And the icing on the cake is that we found a wonderful friend in you! So, THANK YOU for it all from the bottom of our hearts! And we want you to know that we are there for you too if you need us. You are truly a gem, one of a kind!"

 - Dr. Libo


 "Dear Silvana,

 We just wanted to thank you so much for all you did in helping us purchase our new home, located in Manalapan New Jersey.

 We were not the easiest clients to work with because we were not 100% sure of what we wanted in a new home, nor were we sure of which town to live in. You were always positive and eager to show us homes in so many different areas, Colts Neck, Holmdel, Marlboro, Middletown, and Manalapan, just to name a few. Your patience with us coupled with your vast knowledge about the housing market, enabled us to purchase our dream home within our pricing budget. We can't tell you how much we appreciate all of your hard work, which was evident throughout the process.

 You always stated you were just "doing your job", but you picked-up on things we would never have thought about and taught us things we never knew. We've dealt with alot of Realtors before and never have met anyone as personable, accommodating, reliable, dedicated and trustworthy as yourself.

 The best thing we can say about the outstanding job you did for us is that we would, and already have, recommend you to people we know.

 Thank you again for everything. We hope to keep in touch."
 
 - Kelly & Maria Kuylen
 

 "Silvana was a true professional. She helped guide us through the process, with negotiating the purchase of a new home to selling our old home. It was not an easy sale, made problematic by the buyers of our old home. Silvana not only stayed in touch on a consistent basis, but made the entire process easier for us, keeping us apprised of the current status as well as discussing strategies in the event the sale did not go through. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to purchase or sell a home. She treated us like we were members of her family and we truly appreciate her knowledge and expertise. Although we live in a "service" economy, when you receive truly great service you are amazed. That is the type of service we received from Silvana-she was terrific!"
 
 - Mike and Kelli Dailey

 "Silvana Persie is an asset to your operation, she is a sweetheart."

 - M. Grant


 "My wife and I were extremely happy with the outcome including the service and the mutual respect of the agent (Bridgett) in facilitating our needs."

 Sincerely,

 - M. Adler
 
 
 "Niv Bender was great very caring of our needs and extremely helpful!"

 Thank you,

 - S. Speck


 "JodiAnn was a true professional and a pleasure to work with.She was very knowledgeable and accommodating to get the job done."

 - F. Campisi
 


 "Aris was an absolutely a pleasure to work. He was very professional and understanding."

 - Riccardo Zucaro
 

 "Silvana was one of the best people we ever worked with in any capacity."

 - K. Kuylen

 


 "Flo was extremely helpful during a very diificult time for us. She was always available and instrumental in negotiating the contract financials to meet our needs. Her knowledge and realism was definitely appreciated. I would definitely refer Flo Cataneo to anyone who needs a professional realtor to assist them in purchase or sale of their house!"

- G. Noto


 "Silvana was great she was always helpful and was really there for us in buying our first home. I would recommend her to everyone of my friends."

- Jon Russo


 "Florence Cataneo is the most professional realtor I have ever done a transaction with. Although I have had many transactions in the past, I have never had someone as detail oriented, experienced and honest about everything that was going on throughout the process of selling my home. I would highly recommend her to anyone!!!!"   “
H. Lupinacci
 

 "Ginny was an awesome realtor. No one is better than she is. Her follow-up is phenomenal and she has the customer's best interests at heart. Pete & I were very thankful to have her as our realtor."

 - Lisa Argentieri


 "Ginny is a wonderful person and i consider her a friend. She has anwsered all any any question I had. I still call her about where to go for thing I need, especially since we are new to the area."

 - Santi Parrinello


 "Flo and Steve Cataneo were very knowledgeable and helpful. They were very attentive to our needs. We would not be living in our home if it was not for them staying on top of things."

 - SK


 "Dear John,

 For Sara and me, the experience of moving into her "Dream Home" and house we would call home for our kids to grow and enjoy in, was made seamless due to you tireless efforts. You have been a real gentleman and a trustworthy ally during our quest to find this home. From the first day we met, you gave confidence and when we panicked you gave us support. It was professional and courteous all the way through. We would like to thank you for the gift basket, but beyond that everything you have done, can't thank you enough. For a true gentleman and friend."

 - Jawad & Sarah


 "Flo-Just wanted to thank you very much for all your help. It was real nice dealing with such a professional. Thank you for helping us find our new home. We are enjoying our new life here in Manalapan. Again thank you for your help and kindness."

 - B.F.

 "In my case I purchased a home before I sold my home and needed to close on a specific date.

 My agents not only sold my home but my target close on my other property was satisfied. The whole transaction was hassle free. I thought that a double closing would be a nightmare but it went quick and easy."

 - L. Traina


 "Specifically, this letter is of recommendation is for Steven and Florence Cataneo. I found them to be extremely knowledgeable, reliable and efficient. They took a personal interest and made sound recommendations that aided the successful and quick sale of my property. I sincerely recommend them for the professionalism that they exhibited in managing the sale of my property. Should you need further information, please feel free to contact me."

 - D. Hunte


 "Full Endorsement!


 "To whom it may concern:

 This letter serves as our full endorsement in the wonderful manner in which the team of Steve & Florence Cataneo of Century 21 recently handled the listing and sale of our property. We interviewed several prospective agents and from the very beginning it was clear that this team knew our neighborhood and what we could expect to realize from the sale of our home. Steve & Florence provided expert direction on what we should do to show the home properly and have remained totally involved throughout the process, keeping us fully informed at each step along the way. Our home was "on the market" for just over 30 days and sold at nearly the list price. In addition, we had very unique requests that Steve & Florence addressed then delivered in excess of our expectations. We would highly recommend this team of Real Estate Professionals to anyone considering the sale of their property."

 - C. Crosby


 "Florence and Steven Cataneo were exceptional!

 As you have seen by my answers to your questionnaire my experience with Century 21 representatives Florence and Steven Cataneo were exceptional! Florence and Steven set themselves, as well as Century 21 above the competition. I do hope Century 21 realizes and acknowledges the asset they have in Florence and Steven. Florence and Steven presented themselves in a most professional manner and managed to slip in the personalism to make me at ease during the transaction from listing to closing. I was impressed when I always received a return call within a reasonable time frame (the same day)!"

 - G. Catanzaro


 "Florence and Steven Cataneo were wonderful to work with. I will recommend them to anyone who is interested in Real Estate."

 - D.Licata


 "We are writing this letter to commend Flo & Steve Cataneo for the exceptional way in which they handled the sale of our house. We knew that selling and buying a home simultaneously would be stressful, however, we certainly did not expect all the problems that arose during these transactions. By no means were these dealings ever effortless.

 First there was the long list of demands and requirements for our "new home". Then, once we found a home, there were problems with the seller and to top it off, the buyers of our home were having a problem getting a mortgage. Flo and Steve not only handled each and every situation professionally and competently but also was the liaison that ensured everyone involved fulfilled their responsibilities. Flo and Steve were our Realtors, attorney, therapist, friend, etc., etc. They worked tirelessly and diligently managing all details to ensure our dream came true.

 Even though it was no easy task, through their resources, persistence and professionalism, we finalized the sale and purchases of our home. These transactions would never have taken place if we had chosen another realtor!

 Flo is an outstanding realtor and person. Flo Cataneo is an Absolute asset to Century 21 and to all that know her. Thank you Flo, you are the best!"

 - D.I.

 "We are very happy that Flo was chosen to be our agent. She helped us get in to the house that we wanted!"

 - F. Guerino


 "Helen was the most unbelievable agent and person to deal with, from her knowledge of the market and just always being on the ball.... She made my whole experience of buying a home very pleasant and memorable .... I am highly going to recommend her to my family and friends who will be moving to NJ... Thankyou again!"

 - J. Zelevansky


 "Cathy was very attentive to the details of the sale of my home. She effectively managed all aspects of communication between myself and buyer."

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Contact Information

CENTURY 21
Cataneo & Associates
33 West Main Street
Holmdel NJ 07733
(732)444-6555

CENTURY 21® and the CENTURY 21 Logo are registered service marks owned by Century 21 Real Estate LLC.  Century 21 Real Estate LLC fully supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act.  Each office is independently owned and operated. 

Phone: (732) 444-6555