Michele Kolsky-Assatly Named Among America’s Top Real Estate Professionals By The Wall Street Journal/Real Trends
FORT LEE, N.J. – April 13, 2012
Realtor® Michele Kolsky-Assatly has closed $1 billion in sales; it was announced today by Hal Maxwell, president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in New Jersey and Rockland County, NY. Since joining the company 18 years ago, Kolsky-Assatly has closed more than 1,200 sales totaling $1 billion to date. This pinnacle achievement equates to Kolsky-Assatly closing one sale every week for 18 consecutive years.
“Michele is simply phenomenal,” said Maxwell. “She’s an unbelievable marketing guru who attracts buyers from all over the world. She has negotiated deals that appeared impossible into a mutually rewarding transaction for both sides. She has a way with people and a no-nonsense approach that clients appreciate and highly-value.” Kolsky-Assatly’s career includes years of shattering her own sales records and ranking as the company’s #1 agent for 16 consecutive years. She has perennially been recognized for her superior sales and marketing including honors from the Wall Street Journal and LORE Magazine as one of the Top 100 real estate professionals in the United States. She has been quoted in the New York Times and New Jersey Biz, and interviewed by numerous publications including USA Today, the Associated Press, the Star Ledger and Bergen Record.
With international connections in Japan, Dubai, Egypt and dozens of other foreign countries, she puts a worldwide spotlight on her listings and has outperformed her competition with astounding sales including having closed more that $93 million in a single year.
Well known and highly regarded, Kolsky-Assatly shows no signs of slowing down. In fact, six years ago her son, Michael Kolsky joined her office as a sales associate. Together they have taken on today’s tough housing market with a fierce determination and continue to help buyers and sellers attain the highest market value in the least amount of time.
Kolsky-Assatly specializes in single family homes, condos, co-ops, townhouses, land and estates in Bergen and Hudson Counties in New Jersey. She also represents custom builders and luxury home developers and has served as an exclusive broker for several new home communities. She offers certified expertise in luxury homes sales; relocation sales, and new home construction sales.
Internationally, she is a member of the Coldwell Banker International President’s Premier, representing the Top 1% of more than 94,000 Coldwell Banker agents worldwide. Nationally, she has consistently been honored among the Top 1% of agents in the United States by NRT, parent of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. Locally, Kolsky-Assatly is a member of the Coldwell Banker President’s Council, the highest honor at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in New Jersey and Rockland County, NY.
“Whatever the price point,” she said, “I would say my strength is, well, do you know what a gift of gab means? I’m not bashful. I tell the truth. I say to people right off: I’ve done the research, here it is, and this is the best you are going to get. If they ask me when the market is going to turn around, I say, how the heck do I know?”
Also, she cited an old-school commitment to print advertising. “I am willing to spend money to make money. My clients are still looking at those newspaper ads in the mornings over a cup of coffee. I know it, and those ads tend to grab them in a way that online advertising doesn’t necessarily.”
Other documented top-sellers say they see their success as essentially flowing from true grit in a marketplace fraught with stress and frustration.