Debbie Rybka Howard
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Debbie Rybka Howard

Sales Associate, Team Leader

Coldwell Banker Realty agent Debbie Rybka Howard is a true industry leader assisting buyers and sellers in Maplewood, South Orange, West Orange, Millburn, Short Hills, Summit, Chatham, Madison, Livingston, Springfield, New Providence and Berkeley Heights, just to name a few. Whatever your housing goals, the Debbie Rybka Howard Team delivers concierge-level service, innovative marketing and the very best results.

Offering clients decades of combined experience and unmatched expertise, Debbie, as well as her team members, Monica Alpert, Christine Lassiter, Susan Lugashi, Pooja Pendse, Eilene Shauger, Bruce Howard and Candace Coons, all work in tandem to build a solid record of success and a sterling reputation for honesty and professionalism. The DRH Team has been named #1 Coldwell Banker® Team in the Short Hills office for five consecutive years and #3 Coldwell Banker Team in New Jersey and Rockland County. Their high sales numbers have earned them Coldwell Banker’s International President’s Premier Award, an honor reserved for the top 2% of all teams worldwide. Debbie and her team have also appeared on Open House New York. This episode focused on mentorship, a concept that Debbie and her team proudly advocate.

As an individual agent, Debbie has also amassed an impressive array of credentials. She has been a consistent leading producer since 1984 and is a multiple Short Hills office award winner. Year after year, Debbie has received the Circle of Excellence® Sales Award® (Platinum Level) and the Distinguished Sales Club Award from the New Jersey Association of REALTORS®. New Jersey Monthly has named Debbie among the top 1% of all agents in the state and Five Star Award winner, a testament to her passion, dedication and intelligence.

Debbie and each member of her team draw on their unique skill set to ensure an excellent real estate experience for each and every client. As local residents, they pinpoint lucrative options for buyers through strong community knowledge and the most current market analytics. For sellers, they strive to maximize the home’s exposure while minimizing days on the market. The team’s vast network of home improvement professionals assists their buyers and sellers with painting, landscaping, window-washing, staging and much more. Accurate pricing and effective negotiation are also key to attracting qualified buyers and getting optimal return. Committed to open communication, they stay in constant contact through the entire process from beginning to end. The team warmly welcomes English-, Spanish-, Chinese-, Hebrew-, Hindi- and Marathi- speaking clients.

Debbie and the Debbie Rybka Howard Team take pride in treating their clients like members of the family. They make an often stressful process enjoyable through their positivity, calming presence, wealth of knowledge and unsurpassable resources. If you are looking for premier representation in today’s dynamic market, the Debbie Rybka Howard Team is simply the best there is in New Jersey real estate!

"My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed working with Debbie. Debbie has been responsive and excellent since the first phone call and made our home selling process easy and smooth (even when we were in the process of relocating to another country!) We interviewed different realtors and none of them compared with her professionalism, enthusiasm, knowledge and candid spirit. She anticipated needs and met them all with a smile on her face and expert advice. Debbie was extremely helpful, open, transparent, and reliable through the whole process. She really cared about us (and our pups), and was always available to answer our questions and guide us thru the selling process. Debbie came with a plan and executed it perfectly from listing the house to closing in about 45 days! We received over 20 offers, all on/over asking price. Debbie has been an absolute pleasure to work with and highly recommend her and her team."

  -L. P., Client

"Debbie and her team are incredible!! Debbie found me a house on short notice that would accommodate my Great Dane. We loved the house. Years later. Four to be exact, when I need help again, she and her team jumped right in and helped me. They are incredible."

  -V.Coop, Client

"Pooja had been instrumental in helping us find our forever home. She was always patient with us and she was always there to guide us to ensure we were fully informed at every turn. More importantly, Pooja always made us feel that we could trust her. She never left us as she was always there at every step of the way from making the offer to the offer being accepted to inspection to final walkthrough to closing. We appreciated all that Pooja had done for us and she is truly a very special person. She made us feel like we were her friends, not just her clients. Pooja is the person you would want to work with if you are looking for a home. We are thankful for everything she has done for us."

  -JTB18, Client

"My experience with Debbie Rybka Howard was outstanding. Debbie is extremely knowledgeable of the local area and also the broader perspective and impact of economic conditions, and she has a keen macro view of the real estate market and great sense of timing. She was impressive start to finish. Her initial assessment of the value of my home was spot on. She worked hard to perfectly position my home in terms of staging, marketing, photography and communication efforts at all levels to premier my home on the market. As a result my home sold quickly and I was very pleased with the deal she negotiated for me and my buyer. Once in contract, and all the way thru, until my move her service level was masterful. I can honestly say I have never experienced this level of skill, commitment and personal engagement from a realtor during the sale of a home. I not only consider her the best realtor i have ever bet, but also a lifetime friend!"

  -maplec26, Client

Coldwell Banker Realty
545 Millburn Ave
Short Hills, NJ