From how an entire zip code is performing down to price discrepancies along individual streets, applying our understanding of the local market to the needs of our clients is a large part of our value proposition. 


However, neighborhood insight is critical to more than those simply relocating from across town, it’s essential to helping buyers around the state, another part of the mid-Atlantic and even from the west coast.


A large component of our referral work originates in New York City, from which buyers are seeking smaller, suburban communities—like Short Hills, Maplewood, Montclair, etc.—that offer much more square footage for the money, the freedom of living in a single-family home and the ability to enjoy many of the same urban amenities. Great dining, arts and culture are no longer synonymous with only city living. 


We’ve become very familiar with what buyers from the city hope for, and are able to react quickly to their needs, be it a two-family with a more urban feel or a sprawling property with a pool on an acre lot. The alternatives to city living are many, and we know them well. We’re always happy to share with you some of our favorite commuter towns and the best communities in each.


We have an experienced, nimble team always at the ready to serve those looking for a slower pace, and more space. Plus, almost three decades of residency in northern New Jersey goes a long way. 


The technological reach and professional networking platform put in place by Compass has empowered us to do more than serve clients looking to buy in our market. Not only can we effectively market properties to agents in other synergistic markets, we can easily connect you with top players who intimately know the markets you are curious about. Looking for a second home or considering a move out of state? While we don’t like to see our friends and clients leave the area, we’re always happy to help them land softly in a new part of the country. 


In addition to a company-wide spirit of collaboration and encouraging multi-market success, our software integrations allow us to clearly communicate your housing needs, budget and location specifics with new agents, enabling them to be as prepared as possible when it’s time to tour almost any US  market, whether its a sunbelt town along the coast or move to another big city. 


Know that we treat any client as our only client,  even if referring you to someone in a new city. Our service  doesn’t cease, and we’ll always do right by you at every step of your relocation by placing you in trusted and vetted hands. Don’t hesitate to ask for help. 


Our team has won multiple awards for a reason, and it’s primarily because we care about your experience in buying and selling a home. It can be a daunting, frustrating process at times. Our goal is to always minimize those instances, whether you’re leaving our market, or looking to make it home. 


Please let us know how we can help.

The Allison Ziefert Real Estate Group is a top producing real estate team based at Compass in Short Hills, NJ. We are local market experts, specializing in real estate and homes in Maplewood, South Orange, Millburn/Short Hills, Montclair, 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 here.