The Brian Church Group

20 years of work experience
Gloria Nilson & Co. Real Estate
1101 Third Avenue
Spring Lake, NJ, 07762
(732) 820-4951

Ratings & reviews (22)

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Highly likely to recommend
06/03/2014
zuser20140603101253337
Listed and sold a home
Mr Church and staff were professional and courteous. They were very helpful especially to walk you through the entire process and were always quick to respond to any questions or concerns. They were detail oriented and were incredible, they often offered their help. I highly recommend this group. DE
Highly likely to recommend
05/26/2014
zuser20140526113837032
Helped me buy home
My experience with Brian Church has been very rewarding. He's very professional, answered all my question ,very professional And most of all his Honesty. I would highly recommend him to all my friends and family Alida
Highly likely to recommend
02/07/2014
ke carl
Listed and sold a home
When I decided that it was time to sell an inherited home, I knew that it would be a tough sell in this market as the home had not been cosmetically updated since the 90's. Brian and his associates guided me through the entire process with confidence and experience. First of all, Brian priced the sale fairly and realistically, especially since the home sale was to be 'as is'. Next, he coached me as to what needed to be done to stage the home for Open House. Again he was realistic in what needed to be done to make the home look presentable. Whenever I needed a question answered, Brian responded quickly, always within twenty-four hours. Because of Brian's guidance, I was able to walk into the closing, confident that everything was in order. Since I had such a positive experience with this home sale, I would definitely recommend Brian Church as THE REALTOR to use in the southern Monmouth area. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/04/2014
phagedorn111
Helped me buy and sell homes
I am more than satisfied with selling my old home and buying a new home with Brian Church at Ward Wight Sotheby's Int'l. The process went very smoothly. I was kept informed and my phone calls were always return promptly either by Brian or his associate. I would recommend anyone who is moving to call Brian Church at Ward Wight, as I believe you can feel confident that he will do everything he can to close the sale in a prompt and friendly manner. CLASS ACT all the way!.
Highly likely to recommend
02/01/2014
chroback
Helped me buy home
Marilyn Jacobsen and the Brian Church group, provided an exceptional level of service during my home buying process. Marilyn had a commanding knowledge of the area during the home search, and helped every stage of the way up to and including the closing. I would recommend her to anyone.
Highly likely to recommend
11/09/2013
Jalamberts
Listed and sold a home
Brian Church and Marilyn Jacobson did a wonderful job in marketing and selling our home. They were extremely knowledgeable and professional. Marilyn was able to use her excellent negotiation skills to maneuver through some tough spots with win-win results. I will certainly recommend Brian and Marilyn and the rest of their team to my friends and acquaintances.
Highly likely to recommend
03/08/2013
user83166834
Helped me buy home
We engaged Marilyn Jacobsen from the Brian Church Group as our Realtor. From the outset, Marilyn was consistently responsive, professional and a pleasure to deal with. I have no doubt her negotiation skills and insight were the principal reason we were able to purchase our home, particularly where multiple parties were involved and interested in the same property. We would not hesitate to use Marilyn again and highly recommend her to others.
Highly likely to recommend
01/28/2013
user7046310
Listed and sold a home
Brian Church executed a superb marketing strategy for selling our family home in Sea Girt. He was professional from beginning to end, always made himself available, worked with me on all sorts of issues and anticipated so many needs. I found him first rate in all aspects of working with me prior, during and after the sale of our home. He helped secure the price we wanted and always kept me very well informed of visits and providing me very useful market data. I would recommend him and his team without any hesitation or qualification to anyone looking to sell their home or looking to buy a home in the Monmouth County/central Jersey Shore area. He stands far and above his peers. Thanks again Brian for everything! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/24/2012
user2155634
Helped me buy and sell homes
The Brian Church Group recently helped my wife and I through the process of simultaneously buying and selling a home. It was a long process and I am not sure that we would have made it through without the professionalism, support and experience of the Brian Church Group. On the buy side, Brian had tremendous knowledge of the markets we were looking in and more importantly a lot of patience. I feel like Brian showed us every house in Monmouth County; we made multiple offers, deals fell through and never once did Brian waiver. The more houses he showed us, the more determined he was to find us our dream home, and in the end we did. I?m not sure it would have been possible to find another realtor with Brian?s knowledge, but even more importantly his patience. On the sell side, Brian was very professional and marketed our house like a true pro. He utilized multiple sources of media to market our house and was in constant communication and immediately accessible throughout the entire process. As with any home sale there are a lot of parties involved that can make the transaction stressful: banks, attorneys, inspectors, appraisers, realtors, buyers, sellers, etc. A lot can go wrong, and in our case a lot did! Without Brian?s patience and experience our sale would not have happened. Brian spent a tremendous amount of time and pulled the deal together and we completed the sale of our house. I would highly recommend Brian and his team to anyone looking for a true professional in a sea of Realtors! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/27/2012
user859532
Listed and sold a home
From the moment we met Brian Church we knew that he would be wonderful to work with in selling our home. He was completely prepared and a total professional and we choose him as our realtor without hesitation. We were impressed from the moment we gave him the listing. Brian had multiple marketing strategies including advertising in Homes and Land, his dedicated phone numbers with information on our home, open houses and the overall traffic that he brought through our home. He always kept us in the loop and we felt comfortable that he was doing his job well. In this challenging housing market there can be many possible issues along the way, but Brian's amazing people skills and negotiating skills got us through to closing. We could not have been happier with The Brian Church Group and when it comes time for us to buy or sell again we wouldn?t dream of calling anyone else. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
07/20/2012
user128839
Listed and sold a home
Brian Church and Paula Eagan helped my sister and I sell our fathers estate after his passing. They were very sensitive to the situation and went out of their way to help us communicate with parties involved that we're not responding to my sister and I, and got what we needed from them. He was very creative with his approach to selling the property, using renovation blueprints we found in the house and turning them into a "vision" for the new buyer. He framed them and put them on display beautifully with a few sentences explaining them. He went above and beyond what I expected, even met water and heating services at the house for planned appointments because my sister and I lived out of state. When a pipe had burst in the winter, he was the emergency contact, who then contacted my sister and I. He was already on the scene to give updated detailed information on the status of the situation, he was our ears and eyes on the property through the entire process. I never got the pleasure to meet Brian in person but he kept us in the loop through the entire process. He asked us our opinions as well as made suggestions on terms and negotiations. I felt very involved and safe that I had such a great leader. He closed the sale faster than I had thought. I highly recommend. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
07/09/2012
user1877999
Helped me buy and sell homes
The Brian Church Group worked with us on our home sale listing in Tinton Falls in 2010 and also with finding a rental property in 2011 as we worked out the next step after our sale was completed. They were excellent to work with in both of those very trying processes. Again, as we made our decision to purchase in early 2012, The Brian Church Group professionally guided us to properties we could entertain, and eventually skillfully worked us into the contract for 135 Old Orchard in Ocean Township. At all times Brian and his Group looked out for our best interests with helping to give us a great perspective in this volatile real estate market. I would recommend, and have, the Brian Church Group to work with for all of your Real Estate needs. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
07/06/2012
user4882636
Helped me buy and sell homes
Sharon Langill was our Realtor from The Brian Church Group. We couldn?t have been more satisfied and grateful for the services she provided. We used Sharon to both sell our old house and buy our current house. Sharon began by explaining all the services her group would provide. She told us how she would be showing our house and hosting open houses. She helped negotiate the price for the sale of the house once we had a buyer. She dealt with our lawyer on any legal issues that needed to be passed onto us that we did not understand (my wife and I don?t understand lawyer speak). Sharon helped gather all the forms we needed. She helped arrange the home inspection, and was at our house when we couldn?t be. She also showed us a few little things that we could take care of, in case they came up during the c/o inspection. The process of selling our house was very smooth because Sharon made it smooth. Any time we had a question Sharon could be reached, and the few times she didn?t have an answer for us, she got it! As far as buying a new house, our experience was different because we bought a short sale, but the knowledge and level of expertise from The Brian Church Group, and Sharon in particular, was just as professional as with our sale. We did not intend on buying a short sale, however the house we wanted to purchase just happened to be a short sale. My wife and I were anxious and nervous because of all the horror stories you hear about buying a short sale, but once again Sharon and her team made the experience more reassuring. Sharon helped us negotiate a price and set up our home inspection. Because the house was sold "as is: , the home inspection was extremely important. Sharon new exactly the right questions to ask the home inspector as well as the present owners. It was determined there was a mold issue with the house because of the siding material called EIFS. Sharon knew we would need another test to determine the extend of the water damage behind the EIFS. Turns out it was bad, but without Sharon's knowledge of EIFS, we would have looked past it. This was THE most important factor in determining if we should purchase the house. Once we factored in the cost of mold remediation and new siding, we determined we could still afford the house. Again, Sharon helped us deal with the lawyers (who used even more legal speak because of the short sale), and more importantly the bank. The bank was the biggest hold up on determing if we got the short sale or not. Not only did Sharon help us, but she helped the seller?s real estate agent as well, who didn?t seem quite as knowledgeable as Sharon about the short sale process!!! Thankfully the bank approved our offer reasonably quickly, however they also wanted the closing done quickly. Sharon helped us get all our c/o done fast in order to close on time and even recommended movers for us. The Brian Church Group and Sharon Langill made both the selling and buying experience a smooth and painless one for me and my family! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/26/2012
user190271
Helped me buy home
In my opinion the industry standard for realtors in Monmouth and Ocean counties (new Jersey). The Brian Church group brings a level of expertise one might expect to find from a high end real estate group in New York City, and a level of service that far surpasses any other realtors I have dealt with in this area. I worked specifically with Nick Condon on my most recent deal (and in 2005 as well) and I will continue to go to him when I need timely market information and what i consider the best "feel" for real estate in this area. Beyond the level of professionalism is Nick's ability to work with people, friendly attitude, and work ethic that is truly a rare find these days. I would highly recommend Nick and the Brian Church group to any family, business owner or investor looking to buy or sell property at the central New Jersey Shore. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/30/2012
user443059
Listed and sold a home
I have dealt with Carol Blume and Marilyn Jacobson in this group for several years and they work as a team and are outstanding. Carol and Marilyn are top notch agents in all ways. Plus they never give up and work continuously to make sure the buyers and or the sellers are fully satisfied and happy. I would not even have to think twice about recommending these agents to friends and family.
Highly likely to recommend
04/26/2012
kmichel444991
Helped me buy home
Marilyn Jacobson, our agent with The Brian Church Group, worked diligently and professionally every step of the way in our purchase of a home. She learned what our preferences were, pointed out areas of interest in the various neighborhoods, and helped us evaluate the potential benefits of each of the homes we considered. Most importantly, Marilyn always responded to our calls and e-mail with constructive information and advice on our options. We are very happy with the results! We would certainly recommend Marilyn to anyone asking for a realtor referral in her area. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/21/2012
user840668
Listed and sold a home
It was our great pleasure to work with the Brian Church Group on the sale of our house in Brielle in 2012. Because of the widespread excellent reputation of the Brian Church Group in the Monmouth County community, when we were ready to market our house, we knew immediately who we would call. Our trust was not misplaced! We were impressed with the professionalism and high business ethics demonstrated by the entire team and were proud to have them represent us in the marketing, negotiations and successful close of sale on our home. After our initial consultation, in which our expectations and goals were defined, an individualized marketing plan and a realistic pricing strategy were jointly developed leveraging their strong knowledge of our community and real time conditions of the local marketplace. Our listing was written in a manner that effectively highlighted our home's features accompanied by a series of great photos designed to showcase it for maximum impact. Use of both Brokers and public Open Houses, print as well as electronic media were effectively used...as well as inclusion on multiple Real Estate Apps and MLS websites. A thorough Marketing plan was effectively executed...no stone was left unturned! Throughout the sales process, communication was clear, timely and very responsive to our needs. Because of their many years of experience and knowledge of the local market, they anticipated potential issues, educated us as to our options so we could make the best decions and we always knew that we were never alone. They were with us every step of the way! To say they " had our back" would be an understatement. Brian and his team were the best, and we would highly recommend them to anyone considering buying or selling a home. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/18/2011
zngrhgh
Listed and sold a home
I had the opportunity to work with The Brian Church Group on the sale of my condominium at the New Jersey shore in the fall of 2010. I specifically worked with Brian Church and Sharon Langill. I couldn't be more pleased with the overall experience or outcome. I found Brian and Sharon by chance after walking by the Sotheby's office in Belmar, NJ. I later learned I was very fortunate with my choice, as The Brian Church Group maintains a superior reputation for successful real estate transactions in the area. While I wanted to sell my condo, I knew conditions in the real estate market were very difficult across the country. I thought it would take at least a year, if not longer, to sell it. Instead, I received two offers to purchase my condo only a week after listing it. One of these buyers ultimately purchased the condo. I truly believe the condo sold so quickly, and at a fair price, because of Brian and Sharon's efforts. The sales process was a pleasure from start to finish. I appreciated Brian and Sharon's consultative approach, which I believe really benefits their customers. We had an initial meeting to discuss the property, pricing and marketing strategies. They asked me questions to understand my goals and objectives, which were integrated into the sales plan. They reviewed the features of the property in detail, and knew which one's to showcase in the listing. They educated me on the local market dynamics, their unique sales and referral channels and the importance of an effective pricing strategy. I was very impressed with Brian and Sharon's knowledge and experience. I began to gain confidence they might be able to exceed my expectations on how quickly they could sell my condo using a pricing strategy that worked for me. Following the initial meeting, we met several times to finalize the sales plan. It became increasingly clear Brian and Sharon knew exactly how to market the condo and it's features, leveraging mutliple unique sales channels. When the condo was listed, they immediately held an open house for real estate brokers and agents in the area. I believe this led to at least one of the two offers I received within a week of listing the property. I couldn't believe how quickly Brian and Sharon generated interest in the property, let alone securing two offers within a week of listing it. Ultimately, the condo sold to one of theser two buyers. I truly believe the condo sold because of the efforts of The Brian Church Group. There are several reasons I highly recommend them. They have excellent communication skills. They're very responsive. They listen to their customers. Their knowledge of the local market is invaluable. Their experience and skill in pricing properties is so important. They provide excellent support throughout the negotiation process. They really know how to market a property, leveraging unique resources and relationships to generate interest. They take advantage of technology to maximize their marketing efforts. They use a robust planning process grounded in years of experience that benefits their customers. The team operates with integrity during every phase of the sales process. They take full accountability for the sales plan, process and results. They are very customer focused. Brian, Sharon and the entire Brian Church Group were incredibly supportive throughout the sales process. The process was seamless. When the buyer hit a snag, Brian and Sharon were on top of the situation and ready with alternative options if needed. They provided referrals to fast, effective and high quality contractors to help me resolve issues from the buyer's inspection report and the township's certification process. They educated me on each step of the sales process, effectively set and managed my expectations, and proactively anticipated and addressed potential obstacles. Their communication and responsiveness throughout the sales process was clear, timely and effective. Most of all, they represented my interests, and treated me as a valued customer as a top priority. I highly recommend The Brian Church Group, Brain Church and Sharon Langill for any real estate transactions. I will definitely work with them again if I purchase in the area. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/17/2011
McGinnDeb
Helped me buy home
It was a great experience working with the Brian Church group. We always got good advice and great referrals. Most importantly, it was wonderful to work with Sharon Langill. She was always helpful and a great sounding board and resource. She helped us to think though a wide range of homes and in the end we got the home we love. Besides all of that, she was fun and comfortable to view homes with over these past months. What more could we have asked for. The group was adept at negotiating and explaining all of our options to us. It was a very good experience. We will be sure to recommend Sharon to any of our friends in the market. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/16/2011
achezzz
Listed and sold a home
The Brian Church group is unsurpassed in their knowledge of the local real estate market, ability to negotiate and close real estate transactions. During a tough market these professionals stand out and make things happen. They helped us sell and buy a house within two short months. Very impressive.
Highly likely to recommend
01/03/2011
slvc
Helped me buy and sell homes
Brian and the Group listed/sold my home on 1st Ave in Spring Lake NJ and located a perfect next property to buy, with both closings on the same day, back-to-back. There were no problems of any kind, which means that they took care of all the details. I will use Brian for my next transaction, 100%.
Highly likely to recommend
12/19/2010
rsrenna
Listed and sold a home
Brian has sold two homes for us and had helped us purchase another home. He has also sold several homes for friends and family members. 2 of these homes were difficult to sell for various reasons and Brian was able to get them sold. I recommend Brian as a straight forward, realistic Realtor who will get the job done.