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"Derek was an absolute pleasure to work with from the very first meeting all the way through the close. As first home buyers, Derek talked us through every step of the process. His local knowledge of every property on the market (and even those that weren't) was extremely impressive. To say that  Derek was responsive would be an understatement. He communicated with us on every step of the process and made sure to keep us aware of any updates in real time. Additionally, Derek's listening skills were off the charts. We visited countless open houses while noting all of the things we liked and didnt like and then Derek was able to formulate recommendations on other homes he thought we would like based on our feedback. Ultimately, Derek helped us find our dream home filled with lots of charm and personality. His knowledge of old homes was extremely helpful during our inspection process and Derek was able to offer some wonderful tips and tricks. We truly cant say enough about how wonderful Derek is to work with and would highly recommend him to anyone shopping for a home!" -- AT

"Buying a house can be daunting, especially if it's your your first. We have to say that because of Derek we enjoyed the entire process of finding the right place for our family. Derek is overflowing with integrity, kindness and has an incredible depth of knowledge about the area and the ins and  outs of what makes a "good home". He doesn't just "show you around"; he makes you look at the nuts and bolts as well as the location/aesthetics and educates you on what you should be looking for - all customized to your wants and needs. He thinks outside the box, challenges you and shows you properties you wouldn't have considered. He took our family into consideration, got to know us as our friends and family do and in the end we found the most perfect place for us. I would recommend Derek to anyone who is looking for a wonderful home-buying experience. We trusted him immediately, and if we ever move again there is no one else we'd rather work with. Derek is always a great choice.." -- KT

"Derek was truly amazing to work with. As soon to be empty nesters with a wonderful home in the area, we were very particular about what we were looking for in our next home. Derek took inventory and when opportunities arose made us aware and really understood what we wanted. When discovered, he  truly was an asset to all areas of the process but his knowledge of home construction, maintenance and vast contacts really came in handy. To be successful in real estate you have to truly enjoy helping people find the ideal home and situation. Derek possess' that passion and brings it to each step of the search and buying process." -- TF

"We could not of had a better experience with Derek. Hand holding all the way through. Which we needed! He goes above and beyond and his knowledge with renovation comes in handy during inspection time, especially with the old house we took on!" -- BS

"BJ's knowledge and expertise paid off during every step of my home-buying process, from the research of available properties in the towns I was interested in, to the actual closing day. In particular, BJ's negotiations skills are outstanding, for she was able to lower the asking prices by almost 20%. In addition, she was extremely responsive to every aspect of my search for a suitable home. Her knowledge of local service providers, from tree experts to home inspectors and moving companies, greatly facilitated the entire buying process. I highly recommend BJ." -- FM

"Derek really has a passion for his work. He is thorough and goes the extra mile each and every time. He was always one step ahead of the game. He prepared me for things that might arise. When we were putting in the new septic tank he was able to get the best price and best company at the last  minute because he had thought to put us on the waiting list in advance just in case. I thoroughly enjoyed working with him. He also quoted a very accurate asking price. We came in very close to his suggested asking price. He was very meticulous and thoughtful in the whole process.." -- MA

"I have known Ms. DeBree for about fifteen years. She has helped my family buy several homes in the Rumson, Little Silver and Oceanport area. I can't say enough good things about B.J. She is an extremely experienced and knowledgeable agent, whom I've always found to be exceptionally truthful - which is very much appreciated. Patience, humor and understanding come to her naturally. She is consistently a pleasure to work with and I would never use another agent to do a real estate transaction.  B.J. DeBree is a premier choice if you are interested in buying or selling a home. I don't hesitate to recommend her." -- PP

"I used Derek to help me find and successfully buy my home. My first impression was that his subdued manner was not going to be aggressive enough for my personality and time constraints then I met him and realized he was quiet because he was actually listening to me and what my needs and wants were so he could understand and show me the right houses rather then just trying to make a sale. He was a strong advocate to have on my side during the negotiating phase and his knowledge of the local market was very helpful for me. Derek eliminated the stress factor of buying a house with his knowledge of real estate, knowledge of the local market and his prompt replies to all of my emails and texts (and there were many) keeping me regularly informed of the status of the sale. It was an absolute pleasure working with Derek and now that my house closed, I'm actually going to miss him. If you are reading this review because you are searching for an agent, call Derek!" -- GH

"BJ DeBree did me the great favor of helping me understand the current market in real estate. Once she explained that, I understood her pricing of the property and was comfortable with it. She held open houses, showed it privately to individuals, kept me informed, and sold my house and land to a family who will use and enjoy all of the acreage. The important thing is that BJ is honest, straight-forward, and very experienced. I had complete trust in the advice she was giving me and that was very important to me." -- JE

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