After a decade in real estate I love my job more than ever. I am blessed to have a career that combines several of my passions– architecture and design, building community and helping people.
I am a founding agent of Compass NJ where I lead a top-producing team.
Before I became a realtor, I worked as a project manager for a large construction management firm, ran a downtown development organization and worked in local politics. I studied Art History at Barnard College and received a degree in Urban Planning and Historic Preservation from Columbia University. My educational background and work experience have given me a unique skill set that is an added value for my clients. I enjoy meeting and working with all kinds of people and I never get tired of looking at houses!
I grew up in Pittsburgh, PA and have lived in Maplewood/South Orange since 1995. I have three children- two who are out on their own and one in high school. You’ll often see me out on long walks in my neighborhood with my dachshund, Archie. I also love fitness classes, cooking and antiquing.
“Ginge is more than a Realtor. It’s more of a Realitor / LifeCoach / Psychologist / Guru role than anything. She and her team helped us land a home during a housing crisis but the work didn’t end at the … sale. She continues to be there for us as we navigate the weird and wonderful world of first time home ownership. When we followed the advice of Ginge and the amazing crew at Ziefert Real Estate Group the process was painless. When we deviated, things got bumpy. My advice? Hire them, turn off your brain and enjoy your “Happily Ever After.”” Show More
“Much has been said in these reviews about the AZ Group's skill, drive, demeanor and local knowledge. It’s all true. Every first time homebuyer has their own story. Here’s ours: We weren’t even really even looking to leave NYC! But … every New Yorker browses the listings, and my wife and I were no exception. We found a listing we loved, and we knew we couldn’t let it go by without scrambling to make an offer. So we needed an agent. A personal referral led us here. Ginge immediately met us where we were and, a whirlwind of two weeks later, we had an accepted offer. Along with Jamie and Shynette, the team was organized, prompt, knowledgeable and attentive. I could have felt like I was flying blind as a first-timer, but Ginge did not allow it. She’s a huge part of what we love in this house. So I’ll relay the recommendation I received myself: Go with Ginge. You won’t be disappointed.” Show More
“This is such a great team! We met Ginge at the very first open house that we attended when starting our home search and got great vibes immediately. Here is an agent that is super quick and responsive, very knowledgeable … and not pushy or aggressive. We were in the midst of selling our house in Brooklyn and moving to New Jersey so getting the timing right and finding our new home was tricky and there were lots of balls in the air at once - Ginge never once dropped any of them. She helped us find the best lawyer, best mortgage people and best inspectors too! Ginge helped us to navigate through the process and we’d recommend her with no hesitation.” Show More
“We had a wonderful experience working with Ginge and the AZ team. The home buying process can be so stressful and overwhelming - particularly in this exceptionally competitive market. Working with Ginge we always felt like we had the most … thoughtful, knowledgeable advisors on our side. Ginge is understanding, empathetic, and rolls with the punches. I cannot recommend her highly enough!” Show More
“Ginge and the AZ team were absolutely wonderful to work with during the whole home buying process. Her expert knowledge of the area was invaluable, and her connections within Maplewood/South Orange helped provide us with an immediate answer to any … question of what to do or options of whom to hire for all things housing-related. The whole team was exceedingly responsive, organized, and warm. We felt that we were in very good hands throughout the journey and are SO glad that we were able to work with her!” Show More
“Jaime was friendly, professional and knowledgeable. She brought a calm, reassuring presence to the entire process. It truly felt like having a good friend fighting for us and looking out for us throughout. Her attention to detail during the closing … process was especially valuable.” Show More
“We are so grateful we partnered with Ginge and AZ team to sell our home - at each step of the way, we just kept saying to one another, “thank goodness we are working with Ginge.” We cannot imagine going … through the selling process again without Ginge and the team. They made every hurdle smoother, every problem a solution and they did it with grace and unwavering resilience. Our situation turned out to be more challenging than expected, but Ginge & the AZ team were knowledgeable, well networked and quick to create solutions for the unexpected. They are excellent communicators who did a great job educating us on options and likely outcomes. This made us feel empowered to make the best, most informed decisions for us. To say this team went above and beyond does not do justice to the hard work and perseverance Ginge and the team exhibited every step of the way. We are so thankful we chose such a professional, caring and respected team to sell our Maplewood home.” Show More
We are local market experts who specialize in Maplewood, S. Orange, Millburn/Short Hills, Montclair, West Orange NJ as well as the surrounding towns. If you are looking to sell a home, you should know that our listings sell in a quarter of the time and for thousands more than the average agent. If you are a buyer, you should know that we enjoy getting to know new families and quickly connecting them with the right properties, even in a competitive market. Allison Ziefert Real Estate Group has platinum level sales volume, but our biggest reward is earning great testimonials and referrals from our happy clients.