- Broker/Sales Associate/Luxury Specialist
A market leader and Luxury Collection Specialist with over four decades of area expertise, Maria began her career in Real Estate in 1974. She established her own firm, Rampinelli Realtors, in 1985. In 1996 she merged her company with Prudential Janett Real Estate and became the Rampinelli Fine Homes Division. In 2014 Prudential Janett was acquired by Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices.
Maria Rampinelli's winning strategies are recognized on local, state and national levels. Maria is a perennial recipient of New Jersey Association of Realtors®’ (NJR) and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ highest awards. Maria has held many board positions through the years from Director to President at West Essex Board of Realtors® and has served on many committees on local and state levels including Senate Coordinator from 1993 to 2001. She also holds the NJR 40 Years Realtor® Emeritus Award.
Maria has an innovative approach to marketing, excelling at "thinking outside the box". She began staging right from the start, calling it "preparing the home for marketing". Always the first to jump on new technology, having her own website and multiple domain names back in the 1990s, hosting themed parties and open houses for Realtors®. In the 1990's, she flew to California to purchase the equipment to create virtual tours, Ipix would come to the East Coast until a greater demand was established. She has survived and flourished through four slumps in the marketplace and was consistently in the top tier of her market even when interest rates were double digits. Never one to shy away from a challenge, Maria is a survivor of breast cancer twice in her life and continues to thrive in our industry.
Maria Rampinelli has earned a reputation in New Jersey real estate for integrity, innovation, and commitment to her clients.
"Highly likely to recommend"
We listed our house for sale with Maria Rampinelli and, based on our experience, can recommend her without reservation if you are looking to buy or sell a home. Her professionalism, years of experience, knowledge of the local communities and market trends, full-time availability, and untiring commitment, make her an outstanding Realtor®. She is meticulous, detail-oriented, and conscientious. In addition, she was supportive and responsive to our needs throughout the complicated process. Choosing the correct Realtor® is an important component of any residential transaction, and you will be glad you have made the decision to go with Maria.
... I just wanted to thank you again for the wonderful and thoughtful handling of our sale. Not that you need any more recommendations, but you can count on me. Regards to all.
"We highly recommend Maria and her amazing team for all of your real estate needs."
"We chose Maria to list our 2 bedroom, 1 bath home in North Caldwell. We chose her because of her reputation and knowledge of the real estate market in our area. We were not disappointed. Maria and her team came in and made suggestions to increase the marketability of our home, which we followed, and then they staged our home. This made all the difference in the world. Our already charming little house looked amazing and it did not take long for the market to respond. Our house was listed on a Saturday and we had our first offer on the following Tuesday, immediately after a blizzard mind you. Maria's attention to detail, drive and "go get them" attitude ensured the quick sale of our home. When all was said and done, our house sold for over asking price, which allowed us to purchase our "forever" home. We highly recommend Maria and her amazing team for all of your real estate needs. They will work extremely hard for you no matter how large or small your home is. Everyone gets equal treatment and their fair share of Maria and her team's attention. Thank you, Maria, for all of your hard work. We really appreciate everything you did for us.
"Listen to her"
The ultimate question in deciding on a Realtor® is: Do I have good reason to believe he or she will get me the best possible result? In my 30 years as a real estate attorney, I did not see better results from anyone than I did from Maria Rampinelli, who recently listed and sold my house. She is a take-charge person, professional to the core, hard-working and dedicated. Listen to her, and she will deliver the goods. I cannot recommend anyone better.
"Offer in 6 days"
Maria was very professional and relentless in her efforts to assure that my home was displayed in the most attractive manner. I followed all her advice and suggestions and I received my first offer in 6 days. The home sold $9,000 from asking price. It was a record sale on my street even though it was a bad housing market. I highly recommend Maria Rampinelli and her very competent staff.
"Helped me sell a home"
This was the 3rd home that Maria has assisted us in buying/selling, over the last 30 years. She and her team are like an excellent bottle of wine, they get better with age. Maria's creativity and the application of a staging concept made it happen. We did the painting, floor refinishing etc., based on a detail list provided by Maria. Maria then had us remove some of our furniture and she provided decorations, window treatment and furniture more appropriate for the target buyer. We had offers in 1 day and sold the house 3 days after listing with a closing in about 60 days. What a great team Maria has assembled.
"Her approach to staging rises to a completely new level."
My wife and I would like to commend and endorse Ms. Maria Rampinelli and her very able staff. She is unique among Real Estate Brokers in both approach and substance. Rather than simply suggesting to a client to do some rudimentary fixes and then relying on the marketplace and negotiate based on price alone, Maria and her staff come in, evaluate the property, and make specific painting and minor construction recommendations, if necessary. They then proceed, with the aid of several large vaults of furniture and accessories and the judicious use of the client’s own furniture, to transform the property into something that at once is unique and at the same time very desirable. Her approach to staging rises to a completely new level. This coupled with Maria’s keen knowledge of marketplace pricing, multifaceted marketing techniques, and thorough follow-up assure that the property has traffic and enjoys multiple offers. Maria is the consummate professional and clients that do not follow her recommendations do so at their own peril, delaying the sale of their respective properties. Maria gets your property sold quickly and at an excellent price. What more can one say about a great Real Estate Broker?
Fred & Jane Gottesman
"A class act"
"Maria is a class act. She is incredibly dependable and has a wealth of knowledge. She communicated (with me) throughout the process and did a phenomenal job selling my home. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to sell their home."