Endorsements for Christopher J. Edwards 973-398-0964, RE/MAX FIRST CHOICE REALTORS II

Chris was very professional and informative and easy to work with when we were looking for our first lake front home. He is patient and does not pressure you one way or another. He works with you to get the best possible outcome. We highly recommend Chris Edwards. Thanks Chris, Margaret and Brian P.

- Christopher J Edwards

?I was working with another realtor to find a home on Lake Hopatcong. Then I met Chris Edwards. Chris' knowledge and expertise in real estate was outstanding and blew me away. After the initial meeting with Chris, I discovered Chris was a better fit to help me find my new home. Chris showed me multiple listings over a short period of time, and each time he was very professional about it - had full knowledge of the properties and neighborhoods in which they were located. After a few listings that he pointed out, the Lakeshore Village condo association caught my attention. In the beginning, I was a bit hesitant (my mind was set on a single-family home; whereas, this was a condo) but eventually, thanks to Chris, I decided to prepare an offer. That offer was accepted and now, I have been living at my new home for the past 4 months! I have to say that Chris was 100% right about this property (he knew exactly what I was looking for! ? it is beautiful and its location on the lake is superb!) I would recommend Chris Edwards to anyone who is looking for a lake front house at Lake Hopatcong ? you will have the best realtor and also a very reasonable person to advise you on key issues regarding purchase of a house.? - Slawek P.

- Christopher J Edwards

"My fianc� and I have enjoyed boating on Lake Hopatcong for the past several years. We could not be more pleased with Chris's knowledge of the lake front real estate market which helped us find more than just a house on the water, but our dream lake front home." - Stephen and Alia

- Stephen J.

We have just purchased a terrific lake front home on Lake Hopatcong and it is all thanks to Chris Edwards. We only knew we wanted a lake front home that we could use for water sports and hanging out with our almost grown family. I found Chris's www.ISellLakeHopatcong.com website and was immediately impressed. The site was easy to use and gave us a lot of information on its' own. When I contacted Chris it was clear that he had an extensive knowledge base of the area and he quickly went to work for us. He listened to our needs and we found our home the first weekend we looked. The commitment did not stop there. He was with us the entire way giving us more and more information throughout the attorney review, the home inspection, and the closing. Never having dealt with septic tanks, boilers, and boats we had many questions along the way. Chris never hesitated or failed to give us an answer. We would strongly recommend Chris to anyone we know. We felt we were dealt with honestly and accurately, not just trying to make a sale but helping us to get the right property for our family. Thanks again Chris. You truly are one in a million. Phil and Beth K.

- Christopher J Edwards

Hi Chris, Happy New year! Tom and I hope 2011 has started out to be a great year for you. We are happy to have two of the kids still home from college, another week before they each go back. We really have been enjoying the lake house. The boys have been skating and playing hockey out on the ice, and I've been fixing up the place on the inside! The outside rock work just was completed and it looks amazing. Our painter finished the inside with molding and painting. The wood floors and then carpet in the screened-in porch were done first. Wait 'til you see the transformation! Springtime we'll finish with the outside paint. Of course Tom will find 'projects' to work on! A labor of love. We are so happy with our new lake home. When we began our house hunting process, we had some idea about the homes on Lake Hopatcong, since we keep our boat at a local marina. But it wasn't until we first met with Chris that we really began to acquire a true appreciation for the beautiful lake. Chris was very knowledgeable, professional, and willing to help us find our dream lake home. We are so appreciative of the time and effort he put into our whole house hunting process. We feel very fortunate to have worked with Chris. In the future we will definitely recommend him. Thanks so much Chris!! Tom and Katie C.

- Christopher J Edwards

Chris Edwards was the realtor I used to sell my lakefront house. I was very impressed with Chris' knowledge of lakefront properties and his many years of experience in selling lakefronts. He was helpful from the very beginning. Chris was diligent, organized and thorough. He guided me through each step of the selling process which was extremely helpful and had my house sold in six months. Good job! Nancy B.

- Christopher J Edwards

Chris, Thanks so much for all of your efforts in selling our lakefront home on Lake Hopatcong, even in this tough housing market. Your knowledge of internet marketing and ability to bring outside buyers into the market was critical in finally getting our house to sell. I think you had more showings in the first month we listed with you than our previous agent did for the whole time we were listed with him. We should have gone with a lakefront specialist sooner! Thanks again Cheers. Jared and Hethre

- Christopher J Edwards

Cathy and I wanted to take the opportunity in all of this craziness to thank you for helping us find our dream lake front home. You have sent us many listings over the last 8 months, and finally found us just the right one. Thanks for hanging in there with us. Since we weren't actively searching it would have been real easy for us to miss this wonderful opportunity and thanks to your team of attorneys and mortgage professionals we were able to make an offer on the house and close in 17 days. That must be a record! Gary and Cathy S.

- Christopher J Edwards

My wife and I hired Chris Edwards to sell our lakefront home on Lake Hopatcong in New Jersey, and our house went from listing to closing in 23 days! It was really nice to experience working with an "authentic" lakefront specialist. Chris Edwards is the real deal. His extensive knowledge of Lake Hopatcong is invaluable and priceless when it comes to comparing the value of similar properties on the lake. He is absolutely 100 percent right on the money. When Chris tells you your property is in a specific value range, believe him. He has the background, experience and knowledge to determine the real value of a property. His portfolio of buyers is impressive. He always has buyers looking for a lakefront home. He knows which houses his buyers would be interested in. What more could a seller want? You want to sell your house timely and at the right price? You want the process to go smoothly through listing and closing? Hire Chris Edwards. You will be glad you did Carey and Kay L.

- Christopher J Edwards

Chris helped us find our lake front home on Lake Hopatcong. He really knows everything about the lake and the surrounding area. We felt very comfortable working with Chris. He was straightforward, honest and "told you exactly what he thought about each property." His years of experience selling houses on the lake were invaluable to us and we sincerely enjoyed working with him. Rick and Betsy A.

- Christopher J Edwards

"We recently purchased a lake front home on Lake Hopatcong with Christopher Edwards as our realtor. We could not imagine anyone more knowledgeable about the area! It took a lot of stress out of the experience knowing he had 'the inside scoop' on every property we saw. Along with his unparalleled insight, he was patient during our year-long search and committed to helping us find the perfect match. Finding a house is hard, choosing the right realtor at Lake Hopatcong is easy! Chris is simply the best." Thanks Chris. Glenn and Candy D.

- Christopher J Edwards

Hi Chris, We just wanted to drop you a line to thank-you again for helping us find the ideal home for our family on Lake Hopatcong. With our history of moving, this was the sixth home and we could not be happier with the experience. As experienced home buyers we have worked with dozens of realtors over the past 20 years and you rank at the top of the list. You listened to our needs, were incredibly responsive to our questions and last-minute requests to meet and were always well prepared. Your extensive knowledge of the Lake area proved invaluable as well when we compared different properties and communities. We have already recommended you to our friends looking to move to the Lake Hopatcong area and we are confident that you?ll take good care of them as well. Best Wishes, Drs. Sean and Helena S.

- Sean and Helena S.

Dear Chris, They say that as a buyer of real estate you need to focus on location, location, location. But from the perspective of a seller, the three most important things that a realtor can bring to the table are service, service, service. And without a doubt, you gave us excellent service when you helped us sell our lakefront condo on Lake Hopatcong. In a challenging market, as a seller, once you find a buyer, you need for everything else to run smoothly and seamlessly so that the closing will happen and happen in a timely manner. You made that happen for us, by taking care of the Certificate of Occupancy and the Smoke Detector Inspection and arranging for furnace repairs, removal of debris from our garage, and cleaning of the interior of our condo before the walk-through. We not only closed and closed on time -- we actually closed ahead of schedule, which would not have happened without you. And we were 2,000 miles away! Many thanks for all of your efforts. Sincerely, Jared and Jeanette R.

- Jared R.

"My wife and I were out-of-town first time buyers looking for a lake front home. We needed a lot of hand holding. We drove around Lake Hopatcong for months and kept finding Chris?s signs everywhere. Once we got interested in something, met him, and made an offer, the whole process never missed a beat. Everyone he referred us to was professional and efficient and he quarterbacked everything. A couple of months later we wound up having pizza back at the house after the closing with the still sharp as a tack 98 year old seller and her relatives from California. As we sat there and listened to childhood memories about ?nickel nights? at the Bertrand Island Amusement Park, we understood that the most important hidden fact in Chris?s web site isn?t that he?s the best and the brightest (which he is), but that he?s sold the same houses over and over again. He can add us to that list. We wouldn?t dream of contacting anyone else. Thanks, Chris. Great Job!" - Alyette and Kit M.

- Alyette and Kit M.

"We want to thank you very much for helping us to find our dream lake front home on Lake Hopatcong! Your honest, straight forward and creative approach is what helped to get the job done. You showed us properties that we did not even pick out of the listings and demonstrated an understanding of what we were looking for that even WE did not have! Once you found us the house, you helped us to close the deal with the seller by utilizing your relationship with fellow brokers and experience in real estate. We could not have asked for a better partner in helping us to find the perfect home. Rest assured that we will be recommending Chris Edwards to ANYONE who is looking for a house on Lake Hopatcong. THANKS AGAIN!!" - Ken & Jess B.

- Ken and Jess B.

"Chris has handled a number of purchases and sales for us over the last 20 plus years at Lake Hopatcong. He has always been extremely knowledgeable, having done his homework in advance, and in every case professional in being OUR advocate in the transaction. Chris is straight forward and honest and does not over sell to close a deal. His realistic assessments of pricing have always been accurate and his knowledge of Lake Hopatcong lake front homes is second to none. He has served our family well through the years as we have gone from our first small summer home close to the lake and a beach, to a perfect summer house on Raccoon Island that our 3 daughters spent every summer in for 20 years, to our latest purchase that was made to accommodate our growing family with grand child number 6 on the way. We bought the Raccoon Island lake front in the dead of winter after trekking over the ice with Chris to see the house. We would recommend Chris to anyone selling or buying on or around Lake Hopatcong. He is Mr. Lake Hopatcong real estate." - Mike & Peg C.

- Mike and Peg C.

"Chris, We would really like to thank you for all your help and professionalism with getting us our ideal lake front house on Lake Hopatcong. You are a top-notch realtor and it was a pleasure working with you. We are totally psyched to have closed on our dream vacation home and we know we wouldn't have had such a smooth experience without someone like you with years of expertise. We hope we can stay in touch now that we will be neighbors from across the lake. Thanks so much." - Ross, Sheryl, Warren, Martin, Mason, Ryan and Sam N.

- Ross Sheryl Warren Martin Mason Ryan and Sam N.

"Chris, we haven't forgotten the great job you did for us in locating our home on Lake Hopatcong. You were very patient in locating just the right property for us and your knowledge of the community and your counsel were great assets and truly appreciated. I would highly recommend your services to all. I hope that other buyers and sellers find the right professional like you to assist them in a transaction. As I said we greatly appreciate the work you did in locating our property but also your efforts in the closing process were superb as well. All the best." - Dom and Debbie A.

- Dom and Debbie A.

"We were extremely pleased with the top notch service Chris delivered when we bought our lake front home. The transaction, which at first looked complicated, was handled efficiently and thoroughly by Chris. We learned early in the process of buying our lake home, that trusting a professional like Chris was the best way to explore the market, get to know the different communities on Lake Hopatcong, and ultimately find the right property. We highly recommend Chris Edwards, and would most definitely use him again." - Laurie and Ralph I.

- Laurie and Ralph I.

"All is going well. We just spent our first weekend at the lake in our new lakefront home. What a wonderful rejuvenation that was. Philip and I can't thank you enough for all of your help. This was probably the smoothest purchase we have ever had and that is in large part, due to your efforts. We are truly thankful you suggested seeing the house, otherwise this would never have happened. If we get to a point where we are ready to "trade up", we will definitely give you a call." - Stacey B. and Philip G.

- Stacey B. and Philip G.

"Dear Chris. Thank you for handling the sale of our Lake Hopatcong lakefront home. You made us very comfortable and confident in the way you represented us. You spent a lot of time and effort, which was greatly appreciated. We never expected to be treated so well. Thanks again!" - Sonia & Don B.

- Sonia and Don B.

"Chris - I wanted to thank you for working so tirelessly on my behalf. For a guy like me with no experience buying a lakefront property the depth of knowledge you possess about the lake and the surrounding area was invaluable. Your friendly, informed and relaxed approach also made what can be a stressful experience very enjoyable. There is also something comforting about working with the 'unofficial' mayor of Lake Hopatcong [is there anyone in town you are not on a first name basis with?]. My kids and I are really looking forward to running into you on the lake -- not literally...we hope!" - Lee H.

- Lee H.

"My wife and I first starting looking for a lakefront home on Lake Hopatcong with another realtor. When that did not work out we found Chris Edwards. We noticed a difference right away. Chris has a lot of experience and provided us with lots of important information that made our search so much more productive. We found our home very quickly. The entire process went very smoothly with Chris' guidance. We highly recommend you to anyone buying or selling their lakefront property. Thanks Chris." - Jeanne and Jerry F.

- Jeanne and Jerry F.

"Just wanted to touch base and thank you for all your help in our search for a new home on Lake Hopatcong. We are settled into our lake house and truly consider it our dream home. We can?t thank you enough for your professionalism, patience and integrity through our long search. It?s been a pleasure to work with you and we will be speaking your praise to everyone we meet who is looking for the best there is in a realtor."- Benn and Debbie V.

- Benn and Debbie V.

"Dear Chris. It is with much heart felt appreciation that we thank you for all your hard work and gentle nature with the selling of our childhood home on Lake Hopatcong. You are more than a wonderful realtor but a good person too." - The S. Family

- The S. Family

"It was a pleasure having you as my agent for the sale of my lakefront property. As my Realtor I found you very knowledgeable and professional. Thank you again for all the hard work." - Gene K.

- Gene K.

"I want thank you for all the time and effort you spent helping me find the perfect lakefront house for my needs. You didn't let me give up when the search got difficult. Your "in depth" knowledge of the lake and experience was invaluable to my search. I don't think I would live on the lake if it wasn't for you. I appreciate your professionalism and can't thank you enough for all your help. I will recommend your services to anyone looking to sell or purchase a home, lakefront or otherwise." - George D.

- George D.

"I was interested in purchasing lakefront property as a second home and had spent a lot of time looking at another lake with another realtor, with no results. Chris Edwards worked around my schedule, showed me all of the lakefronts available in my price range and helped me quickly identify the right one for my needs. I found the perfect place in one afternoon! He was also a tremendous help in navigating the bidding process, and always communicated with me quickly by whatever method was most convenient for me at the time (often by E-mail, which many other realtors seem to have a phobia about). Chris made the process of buying lake property easy, quick and painless, which is extremely important to me because I have a very busy schedule. He is also such a pleasant, cheerful, genuinely nice guy, making the whole thing much less of a chore." - Jared and Jeanette R.

- Jared and Jeanette R.

"We met our neighbors this weekend. We told them how happy we were with you during our whole buying process and that we definitely made the decision to buy because of your dedication to helping us understand the process, your great knowledge of Lake Hopatcong and all of your great assistance during the process. You were always available when we needed you and we felt that we had specialized attention which made us feel very comfortable. We love our lake front home and it's not even summer yet. Thanks again for everything and happy new year." - Anthony C.

- Anthony c.

"Chris Edwards helped us both buy and sell our lakefront home on Lake Hopatcong. His knowledge of the lake, friendly demeanor, commitment, reliability, responsiveness and integrity made our buying and selling experiences smooth and trouble free. His excellence as a realtor is only enhanced by his authenticity and good nature." - Chris and Hillary L.

- Chris and Hillary L.

"I have worked with Chris Edwards on both the buying and selling sides of a real estate transaction, and I would like to tell anyone who is considering Chris for their realtor, how fantastic he is to work with. Chris is the most knowledgeable and professional realtor I have interacted with. He is an expert not only in all things real estate, but he is also an expert on Lake Hopatcong, so if you are considering buying or selling a lake front property, Chris is the person you need to have in your corner - it will make your life so much easier. Anyone who has bought or sold properties knows how many details and intricacies there can be to a transaction. Chris is so knowledgeable and has worked so many transactions over his years in the business, that I think he has probably seen just about everything. His expertise and guidance were critical during my interactions with him. He kept everything that was within his control on course, and did not miss a single detail. Chris is a professional through and through; he even helped keep the folks on the other side of our transaction in check when they missed things they were responsible for. Chris conducts his business with the highest level of integrity, and he always seems to do and say the right things. If you work with Chris, what you will find is that on top of all these other qualities I mention, he is truly a nice person. He spends a lot of time and energy helping people, and provides an outstanding level of personal service. You can tell he enjoys working with people and doing what he does. That is probably another reason why he is so good at it. I hope he never retires!!! Chris, thanks for everything. You helped me make what seemed like a distant dream, a beautiful reality." -Victoria H.

- Victoria H.

"Thank you for helping me find my new home on Lake Hopatcong. Your years of experience with the Lake were instrumental in allowing me to find a quality home in the area of the lake I wanted. I have found that it really pays off to speak with someone who really understands both boating and lake front property. Your recommendation of other professionals in the area aided in my comfort during both the inspection and legal closings. I would definitely recommend you to any of my friends or family interested in the purchase of property on Lake Hopatcong." - Douglas S.

- Douglas s.

"We have had a lakefront house on Lake Hopatcong for many years, and have enjoyed watching our children grow up here. Over the years, we have often enjoyed touring around the lake in our ski boat after enjoying a morning of water skiing. The lake is just as beautiful today as ever, and wonderful homes can be seen on every shore. We had been contemplating buying another home on the lake for the past few years. Chris Edwards spent a lot of time with us, listening to our plans and some of the unique requirements we had in searching out a new residence. He asked lots of questions, and provided us with an indepth view of current market conditions, recent comps, and generally what to expect in identifying, negotiating, and ultimately closing on a new purchase. We had identified several properties to consider, and in addition, he convinced us to take a look at one home that he believed would be a good fit. Ultimately, that was the property we chose and Chris worked closely with us throughout the process. He helped negotiate price and conditions, as well as engage well respected professionals - attorney and structural inspector. Throughout the process, he was very proactive, and always responded to our phone calls on a same-day basis, sometimes multiple times a day. He handled everything in the most professional manner, finally personally introducing us to the sellers, who have become good friends. Our current next-door neighbor had also purchased their home from Chris, and we have long lost count of the many happy neighbors we have met around the lake who have bought or sold a house through Chris, and can't say enough good things about him. He's very straightforward, and always focused like a laser beam on getting things done in a timely manner for his clients. Chris also handled the sale of a property of ours on the lake. He was quickly able to identify potential buyers, and we had a bid in hand in a matter of several weeks. Chris coordinated with legal counsel on our side, as well as the buyers', and has been a true partner with us each step of the way. In additional to his depth of expertise and track record in buying and selling lakefronts on Lake Hopatcong, Chris is a very diligent and ethical person. He puts his clients first, and we are proud to be able to recommend him to our friends and neighbors." - Debra and George G.

- Debra and George G.

"When you buy a house on Lake Hopatcong, you are not just buying a house, you are getting a new lifestyle. You are living in a year round resort area. In order to sell lakefront property in a professional matter, you must know the Lake. Chris Edwards knows Lake Hopatcong like the back of his hand. When I moved here 3 years ago, I never thought I had a chance of getting a house on the Lake. One hour after meeting Chris, I was making an offer on lakefront house, and thanks to Chris's expertise, the offer was accepted. I was very happy in the professional manner in which all aspects of the closing was handled. I highly recommend Chris Edwards for any real estate business in the Lake Hopatcong area." - Bob B.

- Bob B.

"There are not enough good things to say about Chris Edwards. He is a true professional with integrity and only the highest of standards. Not to mention that there is no other realtor that knows Lake Hopatcong like Chris. We bought our lake front property through Chris 4 years ago and I could not have imagined this process without him. He knows every square inch of the lake and everyone who lives on the lake as well. He is a wealth of invaluable knowledge and knows how to translate that into successful deals for his clients. When we bought our new home he was there to help us find the perfect fit. When it was time to sell our old home he put together a listing for our home that stood out above all of the other listings. He really took the time to include every detail and to highlight all of the positive features of our home. Chris took multiple pictures of our home to show-off the qualities of the home that would be of interest to people and to really bring in potential buyers. Chris was able to list our old home, put under contract, and out of attorney review in 6 days!!! I did not even know that would be possible. We had to sell our old home to buy our new home, and I was a little nervous about it, but Chris handled it like a pro and it was a problem-free process thanks to his hands-on approach. I would recommend Chris Edwards to anyone who needs a talented, qualified realtor to handle any type of real estate transaction. He is by far the best at what he does and is a pleasure to work with in any capacity." - Lisa and Ivan M.

- Lisa and Ivan M.

"We have had the opportunity to buy and sell many properties over the years in many locations. We have never had such a positive experience with an agent as we had with Mr. Christopher J. Edwards. Every agent is interested in selling or buying property for his client. Very few also try to honestly educate the client and make it possible to clinch the deal at the same time. It was fun, enlightening and even less stressful to buy our most recent lake front home because of the efforts of Mr. Edwards. We heartily recommend him for his honesty and sincerity." - Dr. Oded and Dr. Nieli L.

- Dr. Odoe and Dr. Nieli L.

"We want to thank you on the sale of our lake front home. You were very instrumental with the sale. You knew when to talk and when not to. You are a real pro at what you do. Thanks again." - Jerry and Diane D.

- Jerry and Diane D.

"If you are looking for Knowledge, Experience, Professionalism, Integrity and Personal Service in a real estate agent, Chris is the best person to contact. From a dream, to reality, we have seen a great effort in finding our wonderful lake front home and especially working with us to achieve everything we had envisioned. You take great pride in what you do and we would recommend you to anyone!! Thank you, we couldn't be happier !" - Chris and Alisa A.

- Chris and Alisa A.

"I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the excellent service you provided me in finding the lake front home of my dreams. You worked very hard to satisfy my requests. It will be a great pleasure to recommend you to my friends, or anybody who is looking to buy a home, for the great service that you provide." -Tiberio S.

- Tiberio S.

"Just a brief note to again thank you for your assistance in pricing, marketing and selling our house on Lake Hopatcong. Your services were professional in every aspect and your advice in evaluating the various offers we received was invaluable. From the start of our relationship: 1. Evaluating and comparing available lakefronts; 2. Setting a target price on our property; 3. Providing insights into the prospective buyers; 4. Arranging for visits by these buyers; 5. Contacting contractors to resolve problems with the property; to 6. Facilitating the closing while we were out of state, your personal services were exceptional. We would not hesitate to again use your services should the occasion arise. We remain most appreciative." - Bonnie & Art R.

- Bonnie Art R.

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