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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!
"Debbie is absolutely phenomenal. She knows the ins and outs of the home buying process and is always available for helpful information. She helps find your home, negotiate the best price, get all necessary inspections, and get in touch with great loan specialists. Her team is also great and they all make the process incredibly easy."
"Debbie is simply the best of the best. She’s an old fashioned good mannered, highly principled and deeply kind person. If you’re looking for someone who is sincere, well educated in current real estate rules and practices, who takes the time to understand your situation (downsizing, pregnant and need more bedrooms, newly divorced;) and who has a network of contractors, inspectors, lawyers, bankers, painters, plumbers that trust and listen to her advice; then call her first. With her I’ve sold two homes and bought two homes. Truth be told, selling your home is difficult and finding a home is difficult. But it is at certain heightened stressed touch points (eg. 1 week before your open house, weekend of incoming bids, lawyer contract details, time between inspections and final walk through) where Debbie’s superb skill set really shines bright. At these times, you know that your home, and your upcoming entire life style change, are in the hands of a high end professional."
"Primary point of contact: Christine Lassiter Christine Lassiter (part of Debbie’s team) has completed three separate closings with us and she is an absolute dream to work with. If you want an agent that will guide you through the process every step of the way, who is on top of each task to meet your deadlines and will work you night and day to make sure that the sales go smoothly, then Christine and her team are who you want to work with. The team go above and beyond their roles to make sure you are taken care of every step of the way, eliminating stress and providing so much support. I would highly recommend Christine and the Debbie Rybka-Howard team to anyone moving or selling in the area."
-natalie k bloomfield, Client
"Primary point of contact: Monica Alpert We worked with Monica Alpert of the Debbie Rybka-Howard team. As first time home-buyers we started out in a world of confusion. As soon as Monica came along, all of that went away. She was not only upfront about how things work but also provided amazing insight to both the market and housing needs. Monica was available to us at any point in the day and she made sure to take the time out to explain every little detail. Without Monica and her team, we would have been lost and for sure lead down the wrong path. We cannot give a better recommendation than to work with Monica and the rest of the team."