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A Top Professional at RE/MAX Competitive Edge Anthony DiNardi, Broker/Owner
Mr. Paruta has become one of RE/MAX Competitive Edge's most consistent real estate performers by providing highly focused real estate services and applying his many years of experience in and out of real estate to his business. Larry works to build his business client-by-client through trust, communication and solid negotiating skills.
Larry has been a New Jersey resident throughout his life, and became a resident of Union County in 1978 when he, his wife and two children moved to Clark. The family moved to Scotch Plains in 1987 and then to Bernardsville in 2009. A Jersey boy all-the-way, he is a graduate of Rutgers University with a Masters degree in Psychology.
Prior to beginning his career as a real estate professional, Larry owned his own marketing and advertising agency for more than 15 years, where he provided insight, creative concepts and strategic marketing plans for many large national corporations as well as major regional manufacturers of medical hard goods and diagnostic equipment. His work in that field taught him to not accept the first answer to a problem but rather to continue analyzing the opportunities until the very best solution becomes apparent. He brings that problem-solving work ethic to good use in real estate as he assimilates the needs, desires and budget of his real estate clients into his quest to find the right solution for them. Thus, Larry has an outstanding sales record and is very comfortable with properties in all price ranges.
As the President of Trustees for Osceola Church in Clark, Larry spearheaded the complete reconstruction of the church building after a devastating fire burned the structure to the ground. That experience taught him a great deal about local zoning, ordinances, permits, utilities, planning, and budget planning. His background together with having acted as general contractor for renovating several properties, and as an investor in rental real estate enables him to advise clients on various projects, large and small.
In his free time, Larry enjoys spending time with his wife, Gayle, his two daughters, and the family's black lab, Jersey Girl. Larry is also a musician who loves playing rock n' roll and blues guitar.
Although his focus and energy have made him an outstanding real estate professional, he gives all of the credit to his clients for their trust and belief in his ability to produce outstanding results through every step of the real estate transaction.
Affiliations and Accreditations
National Association of Realtors (NAR)
Hunterdon/Somerset Association of Realtors (HSAR)
New Jersey Association of Realtors (NJAR)
Garden State Multiple Listing Service (GSMLS)
Middlesex Multiple Listing Service
Monmouth/Ocean Multiple Listing Service
Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) In 2009, with a unique understanding of the current U.S. housing market and the national financial crisis that is causing untold stress and heartache for many American families, I pursued intensive training to become a Certified Distressed Property Expert.
As a CDPE, I have attained the necessary expertise to assist homeowners who are facing the possibility of foreclosure and I have devoted a portion of my real estate practice to helping homeowners alleviate one of the most devastating financial challenges that a family can face and one that, more often than not, can be avoided.
"I honestly believe that my real estate services and the opportunities I bring offer the best solution to the challenges of my clients. Furthermore, I honestly believe I can help them improve their quality of life, and I am convinced that what I do and what I share with my clients is significant and needed to help them live the life they want."
Here's What Others Have to Say About My Passion for Real Estate
"In search for a new home I started to attend Open Houses on Sundays and met dozens of realtors. Then one day while searching for homes online I encountered Larry as the agent for a home I was interested in. I contacted him and now believe it was one of the best decisions I could have made. My husband and I were in search of our dream home which had a long list of amenities and we would only consider a few choice towns. To add to the task, our current home was under contract and we needed to find a new home quickly. Well, as someone who really appreciates customer service (but is often disappointed) I could not have been more pleased with the integrity that Larry puts into what he does. He is a true professional. He worked with us almost daily to find our dream home. He only showed properties that met the stringent criteria that we provided and he was able to find us a home that our familly LOVES and look forward to enjoying for many years to come. Thank you is not enough for his dedication to his work. When my mother decided to purchase a new home, there was only one realtor that I was willing to refer....and though I was ecstatic that he found her a great home, I was not surprised because Larry truly is the best."
- Chandelle & Ronald B.
"Thanks Larry for all your work selling my home. You left no stone unturned and you always let me know how things were going. Now, I'm really excited about moving into my new place you found for me at Spring Ridge."
"Larry Paruta helped me sell my home in a very tough buyers market. When there were hundreds of homes for sale in my neighborhood, Larry effectively marketed the home to both buyers and brokers and was able to bring several offers to the table. His follow through and tirelessness was the reson the home finally sold and dealing with all the bureaucracies involved in the sale would have been almost impossible without him. His vast experience showed throughout the entire process and I was happy to have him on my side. He was a pleasure to work with and I would recommend him to others in the housing market." - Andrew H.
"I am writing this letter to thank you for everything that you have done for us. I would like to commend you for your professionalism, friendliness, sincerity, honesty, and attentiveness to detail; all characteristics that I believe make you a great realtor and a great person. I would heartily recommend you as a hard-working realtor who will help anyone find the perfect home. Your great knowledge of the market should be commended. You demonstrated an outstanding ability to provide the necessary information which was critical in many of our choices. We greatly appreciate all your time and dedication." - Lina T.
"We want to thank you for all of your help. You figured out very quickly what we were looking for and made the process very comfortable. We appreciate your patience with us as we went through some strange times.
We wish you all the best and will absolutely recommend you to anyone we know. Thanks again." - Dan & Julie M.
I just wanted to take this time to THANK YOU so very, very much for your highly professional services. The thought of selling my home was overwhelming....but you were right there by my side and you guided me through the process effortlessly. Remarkably, when things got complicated, you continued in your steadfast approach toward a positive outcome! You consistently put forth your personal and professional best....and my home SOLD! Your calm and relaxed demeanor, combined with your intellect and tenacity, all make you extremely well-rounded and truly a great realtor! Larry, I can't thank you enough!" - Kelly J.
"It has been an honor working with you in our home buying experience! Your honesty, experience, and sincerity were deeply appreciated. Your guidance, time and dedication both to Dave and myself made the experience pleasurable and fun!!! We cannot recommend you enough." - Zampia & David B.
Many more client testimonials are available and if you would like to speak directly with anyone noted in my "Testimonials" section, phone numbers will be gladly provided upon request.
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.