Gerard Mattera

12 years of work experience
Coldwell Banker Residential
323 Washington Street
Hoboken, NJ, 07030
(646) 569-9324

Ratings & reviews (29)

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Highly likely to recommend
05/03/2015
standon773
Helped me buy home
Unfortunately 5 stars doesn't even start to describe the quality and experience you will have with Gerard. He is by far the most professional and the most personable of any real estate professional you will ever work with. We partnered with Gerard to purchase an investment property in Edgewater, NJ. Gerard was there for us at every step away of the way. From negotiating the right price to making sure every last item on our punch list was closed out, and finally helping with finding a tenant for the new unit. His attitude is always extremely professional and "can do". He goes beyond the extra mile to make sure every last question or concern or issue gets addressed. Best of all he will never pressure you to make a decision or sign anything. He works by your time line. We love Gerard (and so does our 4 year old), and we highly recommend him to anyone looking to purchase, sell or rent in NY or NJ. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/21/2015
tarynlooney
Helped me buy home
There are insufficient words to express how amazing Gerard Mattera is as a broker. He is savvy, responsive, and really advocates for his clients. When our bank was giving us hassle on the appraisal, he stepped in with another lender who could get the deal done. When we've asked about contractors, he's made great recommendations. Also, he's friendly, down to earth, and has an uncanny instinct for understanding what his clients are seeking. I highly recommend him, and if any of my friends are considering buying in NY or NJ, I will push them his way. PS, He doesn't forget who you are after closing either! We were having some troubles with the heat during this recent cold snap, and he was super supportive, and made sure that we were getting the help we needed. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/21/2014
user94259561
Helped me buy home
We recently worked with Dean and Gerard on our first home purchase in Hoboken. We could not have been more thrilled with the level of service and smart guidance we got from them. Dean and Gerard were proactive about letting us know about available homes as soon as they came on the market, and they even created leads by reaching out to owners about potentially selling. It was clear that the most important thing to them was to find an apartment for us that we loved, at no point did they pressure us in any way. When it came time to make an offer, Dean and Gerard were incredibly knowledgable and it paid off! They also walked us through every step from start to finish and were always available to us at every point in the process. On top of all that, they are very nice, trustworthy guys which we really valued. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/03/2014
zuser20140613174131258
Helped me buy home
Gerard and his partner Dean Clark were a pleasure to work with. We had very specific needs and they worked with us to find the perfect home. They are very knowledgeable about the area and were a great resource through out the buying process. I have recommend them to friends looking to buy and will absolutely call them if we ever look to buy again.
Highly likely to recommend
11/22/2014
suzanne ryan85
Helped me buy and sell homes
We met Gerard and his partner Dean, while looking for a new home to purchase last summer - we were looking in Hoboken, and Coldwell Banker came highly recommended. From our first meeting with Gerard and Dean , we knew we were in the right hands - they listened carefully to the criteria we laid out, and provided a thoughtful list of properties. In particular, they introduced us to Maxwell Place, a newly-constructed community along the Hoboken waterfront that matched exactly what we were looking for. Purchasing a home can be a daunting task, but they assisted us each step of the way and made the process easy. They were helpful and responsive through every aspect of the process from signing through closing, and provided thorough and helpful responses to our questions along the way. They were fully transparent, kept us posted on key developments, and followed up with third parties and service providers as necessary to keep the process moving. All in all, we couldn't be happier! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
11/18/2014
jrubino3
Helped me buy home
Dean Clark and Gerard Mattera were a pleasure to work with. They worked closely with me to locate properties that fit my budget and desired location, and allowed me to search at my own pace. They were also very responsive any time I asked to see a new location, typically setting up a viewing for the next day. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to buy or rent a new home.
Highly likely to recommend
10/31/2014
ejeremy98
Helped me buy home
Dean Clark (partner with Gerard Mattera) made my experience as a first time home buyer in Jersey City a pleasure. It can be a very daunting task the first time you buy a home. Dean was directive and supportive each step of the way. From the beginning to the end I always felt like his first priority was to make sure I found a home that I loved, and not one I could just settle with. He's very observant, listens extremely well, and asks many questions in order to zero in on the right property. He's very adept at sorting through the clients wants and needs in a prospective home search. He spent countless hours escorting me around the various neighborhoods after hours and on weekends until we found the right place. I never felt like i was being pushed or pressured. When a property wasn't right, he advised to hold off and continue the search. I always felt I could trust him 100% and in the end I found a place I love. As the realtor, Dean coordinated everything and acted as the primary liaison between me and the attorney and the lender. Further, he was always extremely responsive - I never waited long for an answer and he was only more than willing to entertain even my most naive questions about the process with a smile and reassurance. Any first time home buyer should go to Dean as he will guide you each step of the way. When I one day return to the buying market in New Jersey, I'll be sure that Dean will be the first person I call. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/29/2014
cagaglio
Helped me buy home
In early Sept I transferred at my work position and needed to move fast on finding a condo to buy, along with learning a new territory I was covering. This process I was about to go through was bound to be very stressful. I contacted Dean Clark, who is an associate of Gerard's, and let him know that I am a first time homeowner and have zero clue about this process and would need help in all aspects along the way. I have never been any more impressed with the level of responsiveness, accountability, and step by step help through each and every aspect of buying a property as I was with Dean, Gerard and all staff at Coldwell. Dean even stayed in touch with my loan broker, helped me find a lawyer, homeowner ins agent, etc. while I was caught up with my new position at work. I feel, in this process, I not only met great real estate agents but friends as well. I would be honored to recommend their services to anyone that needs help in their process. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/17/2014
user16467638
Helped me buy home
I worked with Gerard and his partner Dean Clark for my first home purchase. I had no idea what I was getting myself into and they held my hand every step of the way as well as gave me room to breathe. There is a fine line and they walked it perfectly. Gerard and Dean put me first and didn't hold back about any concerns. They were quick on their feet and extinguished all "fires" caused by other organizations within this process. They were personable, made me feel like a lifelong friend and offered guidance along with quite a few laughs along the way. After the deal was done, they continued to be there for me and answer my questions. Gerard and Dean helped make my dreams come true. How many stars can I give to equal that? Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
09/30/2014
hbredmond
Helped me buy home
Extremely helpful team - Gerard and Dean. I could not be happier with them. They were extremely responsive via text, phone, email, and answered ALL of my questions with ease. As a first time buyer, I was totally new to this process, but they walked me through it and made me feel confident in my decisions. They also have great local contacts for legal, appraisal, inspection, etc that made the entire process easy and seamless. Great team, highly recommend.
Highly likely to recommend
08/03/2014
user80621594
Listed and sold a home
Gerard and his partner, Dean, gave 5 star white glove service (6 stars really!). They closed and delivered what another realtor had attempted. After having a sale fall through, I was definitely nervous - but they handled the fast transaction (30 days) and my nerves with professionalism, compassion and a positive, realistic attitude. Their entire team works in unison and they were there every step of the way...quick to respond to questions and proactively problem solving. They set a building record with the sale of my unit - they deserve it! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/04/2014
geoff578
Listed and sold a home
Gerard helped me with a corporate move that involved extra documentation, extra processes, extra paperwork and he navigated through it all. He provided great guidance on pricing and marketing our home. We had an offer in three days and he stuck with it through the close, helping negotiate the often inevitable twists and turns. I would absolutely recommend Gerard and his partner-in-crime Dean :-)
Highly likely to recommend
03/28/2014
TamAndAid
Helped me buy home
There are none better than Gerard. Knowledge, speed, organization, diligence - he has it all plus more. Helped us buy an apartment in Hoboken in a very hot market. I have no doubt his professional skills and natural abilities secured us the winning bid over 9 other candidates.
Highly likely to recommend
03/17/2014
JessicaLaurenS
Helped me buy home
After looking for 5 months in the NYC-metro area, Gerard was a breath of fresh air. He made it a pleasure to find our first home. Gerard is really knowledgeable about the Hoboken area, recommending great places to eat, shop and even a cleaning service. Super personable and extremely helpful, he definitely goes above and beyond what is expected from a real estate agent.
Highly likely to recommend
03/02/2014
sheilacannata59
Helped me buy home
My experience working with Dean & Gerard was very positive. They were helpful throughout the process, and as a first time buyer this was very important to me. They not only addressed all the questions I had, but made sure to explain about the different stages of the purchasing process and what I would need to do. They overestimated the total fees I would be required to pay, which from my perspective is a good thing, as I'd rather expect to pay more than have to pay more upon closing. Thanks for everything Dean & Gerard! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/14/2014
CarolChihlienWu
Helped me buy and sell homes
Gerard represented for me as a buyer's agent. He arranged showing efficiently and didn't take me to any house beyond my budget or preference. He tried to make me feel like he only worked for me and was always there when I had questions. I was also satisfied with the service the lawyer and inspector that he referred provided to me. It only took 30 something days to close my case which was a little bit complicated since I applied for a conventional loan. I sincerely want to thank Gerard for all he has done for me and recommend him to all home buyers! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/10/2014
user3841495
Helped me buy home
I worked with Gerard in 2013 when I decided to purchase a home in Hoboken. Being relatively new to the area, Gerard was attentive to my "wish list' - keeping recommendations in line with both my style and price range. He did so well, the first place I saw is the home I ultimately purchased! I've worked with Realtors before and felt as if I was a means to a fast commission - not a person making a significant financial as well as emotional commitment into a home. Gerard was not like that at all; he was very responsive to me throughout the course of the purchase process. He even went above and beyond when significant findings arose during the final walk-thru which would have ultimately resulted in the deal falling through had Gerard and his team not gotten involved on my behalf. He and his team even managed significant hurdles encountered with my out of state lenders (I recommend asking Gerard for a local lender in NJ for purchases as it's too much of a hassle to explain local market conditions to those unfamiliar). His knowledge of the local housing market, as well as professionals (inspectors and lawyers) is spot on. Happy to say I closed on time and am in a wonderful new home I can call my own. Thank you, Gerard. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
11/26/2013
SMSoSo21
Helped me buy home
Has been a great experience to have Gerard as my agent, considering that I've been through five different agents before meeting Gerard. He made the process a lot easier and less stressful, great enthusiasm and definitely knowledgeable in the area and properties. Most importantly, Gerard has worked around my hectic schedule.
Highly likely to recommend
05/20/2013
nejflores
Helped me buy and sell homes
Where do I start? When I first contacted Gerard it was to inquire about a property he was selling, the apartment was no longer available but he immediately tried to find out my needs and how he could help me. When I told him my wants, and my price range he was blatantly honest with me, probably not what I wanted to hear, but what I needed to hear. Once I explained my situation, which was that I owned (at the time) another apartment (my primary residence) and I was looking to move to a bigger apartment because I just had a baby. He advised me of my various options in regards to selling. While I did not call him to find a real estate sales agent, it ended up being the best advice I needed to hear. He convinced me to allow him to meet with me for a few minutes to discuss my possibilities with regard to buying and possibly selling (even though I had no intention of selling at that time). He came to my apartment to speak to me, and he came very well prepared. When he showed up, not only was he punctual, dressed very professional, he was friendly, smart, knowledgeable, but most of all honest. He showed up with comparable sales, and discussed with me strategies to accomplish my goals (to buy a bigger place with certain requirements, within my price range, before a specified period of time). I ended up deciding to sell my apartment using him as my realtor after our meeting when I had not originally wanted to sell at all. Gerard was confident in his ability as a real estate sales agent and told me he could sell my apartment at a higher price than I expected. I trusted him. In the interim, he also agreed to help me find a new home for my family always focusing on the sale of my place because he knew it would put me in the best position to be a considered a serious buyer in a tough and incredibly competitive market. I found a new place within a short (remarkably short) frame of time. He advised me on how to make an offer, and how to make sure my offer would be accepted. He knows the market in the area exceptionally well, and he knows sellers and agents so well, and really knows how to ?read? people. Because of these traits, he will know how to advise you best and he did. Trust me LISTEN TO HIS ADVICE. He suggested tactics I did not agree with but in the end, I trusted him and he was 150% right each time. Once my offer was accepted, he was a man of his word.....He sold my property at full asking price offer within 3 DAYS!! I know that sounds hard to believe but he did a pre showing of the apartment on Monday went on MLS on Tuesday, aggressively showed the place and set up appointment after appointment and by Thursday we had a full price offer. We also received two other offers which he told me how to handle, professionally and in a good business manner. He gave me recommendations on an attorney, a mortgage broker, and an inspector. I used every one of his referrals and not only was my contract out of attorney review within less than 3 days without any hiccups, my inspection for both my sale and purchase went off without a hitch. Since he knows the local area particularly well this allows him to tell you his experience with certain buildings, agents, real estate lawyers, mortgage companies and home inspectors. I closed on the sale of my condo within 45 days, my purchase closed the following day! My biggest fear was selling and buying, especially with a newborn baby, and to be financially able to do so without the added stress. I needed to find my new home of my dreams quickly and sell my current home all without any major hurdles. Gerard accomplished all of that and more, he held my hand when I needed some coaching, and he walked me through the process when I did not know what to do, or would not listen. Real estate transactions are never easy, but even with every hurdle; Gerard knew how to handle it. I have bought three times, and not once did it ever go this smoothly. This time was different; a lot more was on the line with the sale, and with the short time frame, and the tremendously competitive market. Gerard is extremely responsive (I called a lot!), he knows how to treat his clients, and he was always available when I needed questions answered, he is smart, business savvy and most of all he is great at what he does - he is an amazing salesperson. He knows his abilities and his confidence shows in his work, his demeanor, and most of all his end result. I would and do plan on using him if I ever buy or sell again. He handled both transactions meticulously, professionally and made an enormously stressful situation seem like a breeze. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/08/2013
user421367
Listed and sold a home
Gerard was very knowledgeable about the local market conditions, and his suggestions for pricing and marketing of my condo proved to be spot on. He coordinated the listing and sale of my condo while I was out of state, and worked with my attorney to complete the process smoothly and professionally. Overall, it was a great experience working with him and I highly recommend his services.
Highly likely to recommend
04/12/2013
user58272179
Listed and sold a home
Gerard is the man. The day we chose what agent to use we actually met with 7 other agents and Gerard stood out the most. He was precise, knew his numbers and presented very well. I also agreed with his strategies and opinions. At the end of the day we honestly feel that without Gerard we would have not have received as high of an offer as we did. We we very pleased with the whole process from beginning to end. We really liked the professional pictures that were taken and the marketing of our property was top notch. If you are buying/selling something I would encourage you to just allow Gerard to come in and do his presentation. I think you will be rpesently suprised because I know we were! We met with 6 agents before Gerard and who would have known that the 7th one of the day would be the best. Some of the other agents presented well but I just did not get the same feeling that I did as to when we met with Gerard. Thank you so much for selling our place and allowing us to move on with our lives! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/27/2013
user560887
Helped me buy home
Gerard helped us find our apartment, and guided us through the negotiation, contract and closing process. He was always diligent, knowledgeable, and quick to respond, helping to clarify and resolve issues on a timely manner, practically serving as the coordinator, and being on top of everything to the minute. He's definitely someone you want to work with you, he will save you much time and worry!
Highly likely to recommend
03/12/2013
user7510574
Helped me buy and sell homes
Gerard Mattera helped us buy our place in Downtown Jersey City in 2006 and when it came time to sell we gave him a call. Gerard really amazed us with his marketing plan. He was really thorough and proved to us that he had the most knowledge about the market. What really impressed us the most about Gerard was his consistent communication, his negotiating skills and his understanding of the appraisal process. When it came down to it we knew he was looking out for our best interest. If we had to do it all over, we'd definitely hire Gerard! If you're ever thinking about selling your home you should give him a call. We loved living in Downtown Jersey City and we will definitely miss it, but our family has grown and we look forward to our new life in Edison, New Jersey. Less ... More
Likely to recommend
01/30/2013
user0005218
Listed and sold a home
Gerard helped us find our apartment -Shore Lane in June 2012. Gerard is very knowledgeable about hudson county and was always well prepared and organized whenever we went viewing a place with him. His communication skills is great and he understands the process very well. His responsiveness is up to the minute and he is always ready to answer any queries. I would highly recommend Gerard Mattera for Hudson County properties.
Highly likely to recommend
01/22/2013
user2248454
Showed me homes
Gerard Mattera is one of the best Real Estate Agents we met. He really helped us every step of the way.. He really listened to what we wanted and then helped us find it. He was always available to take our questions. Gerard really had a lot of patience with us, this was our first home and had no idea how it worked.. He walked us through it every step of the way. We LOVE our new Home!! If you want a Great Agent, Who cares, Who listens, and is committed to go every step of the way look no further.. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/17/2013
user97624
Helped me buy home
Very helpful and knowlegable about the area. I was a 1st time buyer and Gerard held my hand throughout the entire process. Overall very pleased with the service both with Gerard and Coldwell Banker in general.
Highly likely to recommend
10/02/2012
user2796053
Helped me buy home
Gerard is the ultimate professional. He made potentially stressful situations a breeze. Always available and quick to find solutions, we highly recommend him.
Highly likely to recommend
10/02/2012
user2765096
Helped me buy home
Gerard Mattera is the consummate professional! Not only is he totally proactive, efficient, knowledgeable, and on top of his game, but he is also very passionate about both his work and his clients. Gerard worked with me and my husband to find our home, and quickly came to understand exactly what we needed and what we were looking for. He is extremely focused, and helped us to think "out of the box" in our pursuit of the perfect home. Gerard is also a master negotiator, and is fabulous on the follow up. Without reservation, I would call upon him again for any future real estate needs. Simply put, Gerard is the BEST! Amy K. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
09/19/2012
user9817969
Showed me homes
I worked wih Gerard Mattera at Coldwell Banker. He was the best!!! He really listened to what we wanted and as he showed us properties he got to know exactly what we wanted. He took us to a property he said we would love. Well, It's our new Home and we love it!!!!