Ray Ciampaglia is Vice President and Managing Broker of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, Coccia Realty. He offers 20+ years of experience in sales, management, andmarketing to his clients, customers and fellow agents.
A true entrepreneur by nature, Ray has been involved in small businesses that the founded, beginning his career in retail management then spending several years as a Morgan Stanley Financial Adviser. The knowledge he gained in the financial markets transcends today into his real estate sales career. Ray chose to partner with Better Homes and Gardens because of their extensive systems and tools which help assist an agent's clients and customers as well as the brand's intensive marketing campaign.
As an agent Ray was a very "tech savvy" Realtor and gained a tremendous amount of technology experience as a former managing partner of an online advertising firm specializing in advertising distribution through social media platforms and using search engine optimization techniques to enhance the distribution. Ray works hand-in-hand with clients, customers, and fellow agents to develop a strategic game plan both online and offline to help in the sale or purchase of properties.
Ray is a member of the Eastern Bergen County Board of Realtors (EBCBOR), the Passaic County Board of Realtors, the New Jersey Association of Realtors (NJAR), the National Association of Realtors(NAR), and the Real Estate Politics and Advocacy Group (RPAC), the New Jersey Multiple Listing Service (NJMLS), the Garden State Multiple Listing Service(GSMLS) and the Hudson County Multiple Listing Service (HCMLS).
Meadowlands School of Real Estate, Real Estate Sales Licensure, Graduate
National Association of Realtors, Pricing Strategy Advisory (PSA) Certification
Montclair School of Real Estate, Real Estate Broker Management, Graduate
Kovats School of Real Estate and Insurance, Real Estate Broker Ethics, Graduate
Acropolis School of Real Estate, Real Estate Law/Broker Licensure, Graduate
Vice President | Managing Broker | Designated Realtor
Mobile: (201) 456-4839 Email : RealtorRayNJ@gmail.com
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate | Coccia Realty
11 Park Ave | Rutherford, NJ 07070
Office: (201)939-0001 | Fax: (201)939-0043
I’m thrilled to report a positive outlook for those who are thinking about selling.
I have buyers for this neighborhood and due to low inventory of homes for sale in this area, there is a major advantage to bring your home to market now.
If you are considering selling your home and are looking for a quality agent, I can assist you in preparing a no fee-no obligation in-depth market study and valuation to help you decide if it’s the right time to sell now.
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I am pleased to tell you that home sales in the Lyndhurst NJ, North Arlington NJ, Rutherford NJ, East Rutherford NJ, Kearny NJ, Harrison NJ, Nutley NJ, and Belleville NJ areas are all on the rise once again. We have seen some great gains in value over the last couple years and we hope that trend continues.
I completed my PSA or Pricing Strategy Advisor Certification in October of 2016. This additional schooling teaches Licensed Real Estate Professionals how to place a value on homes similar to how any appraiser would. To learn more about the PSA Certification click here. You can rest assured that when you are working with a Realtor with a PSA that your home will be priced properly.
See what others have to say about working with Ray!
“These reviews are from Buyers, Sellers, and Landlords I have had the pleasure to have worked for, but also Fellow Real Estate Agents and I am truly honored to represent a colleague in a real estate transaction.” -Ray
“Raymond has been my Realtor on other transactions now for about two years. He has always been knowledgeable and professional and really works hard for his clients. He was always available and he never avoids his clients. He made the sale of my property less stressful and I plan on working with him in the future.” Michele U Nutley NJ
“If you are looking for a Real Estate Agent and Agency to help sell your home, Ray and the Coccia Agency are great to work with. They were honest, realistic, and hard working. We interviewed other Agencies and saw their presentations. Ray and Coccia were the best.” Walter B Lyndhurst NJ
“Ray handled the sale of my home with the utmost professionalism! He returns phone calls quickly. He answers any questions clearly and comprehensively. Of particular note, Ray has outstanding negotiating skills, which I believe is the most crucial factor in a real estate transaction, no matter whether you are selling a home or buying a home. He expertly guides you through the entire sales process, from the listing of your house to the closing of the sale. Do not hesitate to have Ray Ciampaglia handle your real estate transaction!” – Mary R North Arlington NJ
“We sold our house in Lyndhurst and listed it with Ray. Ray is extremely knowledgeable in the town and surrounding area. He was very helpful in determining price and how the house should be presented. He is very professional and personable and has broad knowledge in real estate. Within a couple of weeks we had several potential buyers. It was a pleasure to work with him and I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone.” – Dan B Lyndhurst NJ
“Ray is a tech savvy Realtor with a Wall Street background representing home sellers to achieve top dollar for their investment.” -Mike Amoroso VP Sales BHGRE Coccia Lyndhurst NJ
“I trusted the sale of my own valuable investment to Ray Ciampaglia and the BHGRE Coccia Realty Lyndhurst office, knowing that they would provide me with the same superior service and outstanding marketing the company provides all its seller clients. Ray and the team exceeded my expectations – which is not easy to do!” -Jan Kwapniewski President BHGRE Coccia Realty Lyndhurst NJ
“Buying a house is probably one of the most important and stressful experiences people encounter during their lives. It is very important to engage the right person who provides personalized service to guide you through this purchase. Ray Ciampaglia is the right person for you. His work-ethic is extraordinary. He is easy to stay in contact with and returns emails and phone calls promptly. In short, Ray is the model of real estate professionalism” -Silwia N Rutherford NJ
“Ray is a first class realtor that works hard for his buyers and sellers. Ray’s knowledge of the market, negotiating skills and work ethic puts him at the top of his game. If your looking the best, look no further”. -Jonathan Coccia – Mortgage Master Kearny NJ
“With the help and expertise of Ray, I recently purchased my first home! I could not be more thankful for working with someone so knowledgeable and understanding to my needs as a buyer. Being a first time home buyer, I came to Ray with little knowledge and many questions. Not only did Ray answer every question in full detail, but he also made himself easily approachable and accessible. He delivered an exceedingly high level of professionalism and responsiveness, which is an extremely rare quality to come by.” – Kim S Belleville NJ
“As a first time home buyer, Ray made my home search and purchase easy and smooth. It was a great experience. Ray was always on time to all showing, reliable, serious and honest. I will recommend him to all my friends for his great services.” K. Boudhan Lyndhurst NJ
“I was undecided if I wanted to use a realty company or not. As soon as I met Ray Ciampaglia from Coccia realty, he changed my mind. He assured me he would do all the work of interviewing , background checks and deciding who was the best tenant for what I needed. Ray kept me informed, which was very important to me, always reassured me that he was doing the job I asked for. Was so pleasant to answer my calls and many questions that I had, but most of all kept reassuring me things would be fine,,AND THEY WERE. I can’t thank Ray enough and the Coccia realty for their service.” -L. Farulla Secaucus NJ
“Ray recently helped my fiancé and I find an apartment for rent. I initially contacted him about a specific property, which I found had already been taken. Ray provided me with a list of available apartments in the area all within our price range and needs. He was always available to answer any questions I had. I would definitely work with him again. ” -Nick P Secaucus NJ
“As a landlord I recently worked with Ray to rent my apartment. It was a seamless experience and I am very satisfied. I highly recommend Ray for all of your Real Estate needs”. – M. Ference North Arlington NJ
“Ray has assisted me as co-listing agent in numerous residential real estate transactions. He is a consummate professional catering to the needs of clients and provides expert guidance. His negotiation skills are balanced and he is always available and has always shown an extremely positive attitude!” – John Lyndhurst NJ
“Raymond is a top producing agent that I have the pleasure of working with on a day to day basis! He truly delivers what he sets out to accomplish and ultimately achieves top dollar for his sellers.” –Michael A Lyndhurst NJ
Ray in The Observer and TheObserver.Com January 2017
If you were to judge Ray Ciampaglia on his accomplishments in real estate, you’d probably think he’s been in the field for decades. Truth is, though, he’s only been in business for a few years. But in that time, he’s demonstrated that as a partner with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate | Coccia Realty, he has accomplished more than some agents have accomplished in a lifetime.
Now that’s not a knock on other agents, either, mind you. It’s just that Ray – Ray is that good.
And it all comes back to a few credos that Ciampaglia lives by that have made him one of the top agents in Bergen and Hudson counties over the past few years.
“I believe in three key principles of success,” Ciampaglia said. “First, love what you do. Second, be the best at what you do. Third, surround yourself with successful people. I incorporate these principles into my everyday activities and I am a strong believer in karma. You simply cannot become successful without helping and being kind others.”
So just how has Ciampaglia accomplished this? He pointed to one transaction in 2016 that didn’t have a high-earning potential. Despite this, he treated the transaction as he does every single one he deals with – as if it’s the most important he’ll ever see.
His client was looking to rent a small commercial property. And because he treated the client with great care and concern, it led to several other transactions worth millions in sales volume in the same year.
“That was the most important thing,” he said. “Others may have looked at that first transaction with disdain. I didn’t – and never do. The karma was immense and it led to so many other bigger deals. By treating everyone the same way, it leads to greater, bigger and better things.”
In his career, Ciampaglia has been the recipient of many real estate-related awards, including one of the most prestigious a New Jersey realtor can win: the New Jersey Association of Realtor’s Circle of Excellence Award, Bronze Level, in 2015. Though the awards for 2016 won’t be announced until February, Ciampaglia predicts “an ever better showing” for the current year.
In Ciampaglia’s first year, he was also nominated for performance awards, including Rookie of the Year and in his second year nominated for The Rising Star Award. He continues to educate himself through the National Association of Realtors accredited learning institutions, most recently receiving his (PSA) or Pricing Strategy Advisor Certification.
What does that all mean?
It’s simple. He sells. And sells. And sells more.
What sets Ray apart?
Ciampaglia believes transparency is critical to success as a real estate agent. From the get go, he lets his clients know exactly what they need to know. He listens to their concerns, their budgets, their desires in a new home … and he sets out to make the home buying (or selling) process an easy one.
He points to his use of technology as an example.
In the home-buying and home-selling process, technology is critical, he says. No longer can an agent expect to sell homes without it.
When a home goes up for sale, it takes him up to 30 days to prepare a listing. Whether it’s setting a reasonable price, taking professional photos of a home – or a myriad of other factors, Ciampaglia works diligently to ensure every one of his listings are superbly done.
It benefits both the buyer and the seller.
Still, it all comes down to this, Ciampaglia says, as to why he’s had as strong a 2016 as he has.
“You simply must be passionate about what you are doing,” he said. “Do it with passion or don’t do it at all.”
And indeed, when Ray does things, his passion is very hard to match. Otherwise he wouldn’t have gained this phrase from his colleagues.
“Sell today with Ray.”
Meanwhile, Jan R. Kwapniewski, who owns and is the President of BHGRE | Coccia Realty, says his company’s partnership with Ray has been one of the best he’s forged in a long time.
“We knew back in 2014 that when Ray came on board, something special was going to happen,” Kwapniewski said. “
“From the beginning, he’s been one of our most aggressive agents. He’s had a wonderful 2015 and 2016 – and I am certain he’ll be off the charts in 2017.”
Editor’s note: Ray is a member of the Eastern Bergen County Board of Realtors (EBCBOR), the New Jersey Association of Realtors (NJAR), the National Association of Realtors (NAR), and the Real Estate Politics and Advocacy Group (RPAC), the New Jersey Multiple Listing Service (NJMLS), the Garden State Multiple Listing Service (GSMLS) and the Hudson County Multiple Listing Service (HCMLS).
Interested in buying or selling with Ray Ciampaglia? Call him ator send him an email to RealtorRayNJ@gmail.com
Ray in The South Berganite and NorthJersey.Com August 2014
Ray Ciampaglia is a full time real estate agent with Better Homes and Gardens Coccia Realty. He offers 20+ years of experience in sales, management, and marketing to his clients and customers.
Ray has extensive knowledge of residential, commercial and income producing properties in the area. He is well versed in the market in Hudson, Bergen, Essex and Passaic Counties helping buyers and sellers in many communities throughout those counties. Although he travels and works out of any BHGRE Coccia location, his home base is the Lyndhurst, NJ Better Homes and Gardens Coccia Realty office, located at 424 Valley Brook Ave. Tel 201-939-8900.
Ray Ciampaglia is “tech savvy” Realtor and gained a tremendous amount of technology experience as a former managing partner of an online advertising firm specializing in advertising distribution through social media platforms and using search engine optimization techniques to enhance the distribution. Ray understands the inner workings of a real estate transaction and can empathize with his customers, not being afraid to “roll up his sleeves” and get down to the heart of the matter to keep his clients and customers satisfied. He works hand-in-hand with his clients and customers to develop a strategic game plan to help in the sale or purchase of their home and assist them in relocating to another community or state.
A true entrepreneur by nature, Ray has been involved in small businesses that he founded, beginning his career in retail management then spending several years as a Morgan Stanley Financial Adviser. The knowledge he gained in the financial markets transcends today into his real estate sales career. Ray’s customer service and public relations skill set are far superior than his competitors and his ability to promote and market a property are nothing but top notch! Ray chose to partner with Better Homes and Gardens because of their extensive systems and tools which help assist an agent’s clients and customers as well as the brand’s intensive marketing campaign.
“You simply must be passionate about what you are doing. Do it with passion or don’t do it at all.” -Ray
Ray is a member of the Eastern Bergen County Board of Realtors (EBCBOR), the New Jersey Association of Realtors (NJAR), the National Association of Realtors (NAR), and the Real Estate Politics and Advocacy Group (RPAC), the New Jersey Multiple Listing Services (NJMLS), the Garden State Multiple Listing Services (GSMLS) and the Hudson County Multiple Listing Services (HCMLS).