Beyond Brooklyn


Are you interested in learning more about life in Essex County, New Jersey?  Join us at our upcoming Beyond Brooklyn event in Brooklyn on Saturday, March 28 to learn the ins and outs of life in popular towns such as Montclair, Maplewood, South Orange and West Orange.  We’ll discuss commuting, housing, schools, lifestyle and more in a casual panel discussion with plenty of time for questions. We are excited to promote our wonderful area and the county we call home!

The Allison Ziefert Real Estate Group has partnered with Beyond Brooklyn, a group of professionals who help clients make the move from the city to the suburbs. On Saturday, March 28 from 11am – 12:30pm we will be discussing our local area at the upcoming event, “Spotlight on Essex County.” The seminar will be held in Brooklyn at 514 2nd St., Brooklyn, NY 11215. To attend, please register here

Run by Jessica Fields and Brad Bateman of Compass in Brooklyn, Beyond Brooklyn is an educational resource to help local Brooklynites learn more about the suburbs around New York City.  The team noticed that many of their sellers and buyers felt as though they had been “priced out” of Brooklyn but were reluctant to leave. Many Brooklynites spoke of wanting the wonderful community that exists in Brooklyn but needing more space both inside and outside their homes. Thus, Beyond Brooklyn was born. The events provide helpful, on-the-ground information about relocating and the nuances that distinguish one suburban neighborhood from another.  

Beyond Brooklyn events dive into what it’s like to live in various suburban communities around NYC.  These events get into the heart of what makes different neighborhoods unique.  Beyond Brooklyn features a rotating group of real estate professionals from the suburbs.  These agents are not only experts on the real estate market, but they are also locals who know the areas they represent on a very personal level.  They provide wonderful insight into what it’s really like to live in their communities. The seminar has helped to successfully relocate many people to communities outside of Brooklyn. As a result of this success, Beyond Brooklyn has been featured in The New York Times,, and The Real Deal.

The seminar on Saturday, March 28 will shine a spotlight on beautiful Essex County, New Jersey.


The Allison Ziefert Real Estate Group is a top producing real estate team based at Keller Williams MidTown Direct in Maplewood, NJ. We are local market experts, specializing in real estate and homes in Maplewood, South Orange, Millburn/Short Hills, Montclair and West Orange, NJ and the surrounding towns. We are driven by earning great testimonials and referral business from happy clients. You can read our testimonials at