Mike Santini is one of the most honest, courteous realtors I have ever dealt with. I can only speak from my experience, he went above and beyond for me. I had a difficult situation and Mike made me feel it would all be fine. All he said was "Trust Me" which was not an easy task because I had a previous realtor that was taking advantage of my situation. Mike becomes personally involved, he became my friend, my protector and truly had my best interests at heart. I was a divorced mother with a home that was strapping me not only financially but, mentally and emotionally as well. When would have the occasional meltdown, Mike would say "stop worrying, let me do my job". It took some time but he was a man of his word and sold my home and then helped me find another rental. I would sometimes laugh because we would go look at a place and he would walk in and say "Oh no! This is not the place for you " and we would walk out. Who does that! Most realtors in my experience want the commission, not Mike, he wants what is best for his client. I still to this day reach out to him with questions and he is like talking to an old friend. Always there and always helpful. Mike Santini is far more than a broker/realtor, he is a king among men! (At least in my opinion)"
After my mother passed away in March 2015 I knew I had a big job ahead of me emptying 68 years of living in her home. When I asked Marguerite Caruso to sell Mom's house I knew she would put her all into it. That's her work ethic.
From beginning to the closing. From suggestions of how to dilute the contents, staging the house for the best brochure pictures, and deciding on a realistic selling price. The house was bought by a couple who absolutely loved it. My parents home served its purpose for many years and now was ready for the next family to it make it their home.
Then.....in 2016 I wanted to sell my condo. No doubt Marguerite used her professional skills once again and we sold my home $9k more than I purchased it 5 years before.
If I had another home to sell Marguerite is the gal I would call. She and the Golden Key staff make every effort to ensure their clients are delighted when selling or buying a home.
Mike is unbelievable! Made selling our home a breeze! Walked us through every step on what we needed to do to sell and it worked! He put our family needs and interest first! Knew exactly what we wanted in a new home and what we would love. Found the perfect home for us and perfect location. We are so happy and will be in our new home for a very long time! Mike is awesome...he's a part of our family! J. Regan
Selling a home is never an easy thing to do but with Chris it was. He is professional and caring. He takes the time to explain everything and treats you with respect. I can say that Chris isn't satisfied unless his clients are happy and always goes that extra mile. Thank you Chris for making a usually difficult process so much easier!" Joy
Thank you very much for all of your undying support throughout the years, and for the lucky "W's". Your enthusiasm and optimism is a treat in itself, and I know I speak for all of our coaches when I say how much we appreciate your support.
Have a happy, healthy 2007 and thanks again for all that you do.
Thanks for all your help and support!
Head Football Coach, Gregory E. Schiano
Just a note to communicate to you once again how very grateful we are for all of the time and effort you put ito helping us buy or home. As you well know, buying a home long-distance can be so challenging. You made that process so much easier. Thank you for your ever-ready smile and helpful spirit- and for going "above and beyond" so much for us! Thank you also for the generous gift. We are humbled and overwhelmed to receive it. We continue to marvel at the ways God Provides for our family. Thank you for allowing HIM to use you as a channel of blessing. We're getting a little more settled every day- one step at a time! Have a blessed Christmas! Gratefully yours, Tim & Debbie Locke
Thank you so much for everything! Keith and I are so grateful to have you help us through this process. You are a true professional and what we now consider a great friend! Please stop by anytime you are in the neighborhood! Thanks "Uncle Mike"!
The Zirpoli Family - Lauren, Keith, Valentina & Michael Santino
I was going to drop an email today, but you beat me to it. I want to thank you for your efforts and results with my
father's home and I know that at times it was quite burden (in spades). The
Gamis will be very happy in Bridgewater and I am glad that their daughter
will have an excellent school system and more importantly be safe in their
own backyard. I had to go out of town the day of the closing and could not
change plans, but Brad told me how nice the Gamis were. If you ever need a
reference for a future sale/listing, please feel free to drop my name and
number. In a market like this with many intense challenges, you produced
results. Golden Key should be very happy they have a person like you that
is able to meet the intense challenge of today's economy and real estate market.
She went over the top, from day one right through the closing! She made the whole process of selling my house as painless as possible for me! I very much recommend Darlene Lilly and Golden Key Realty!
Chris Kvederas was great to work with during all aspects of my house buying journey. He was willing to go the extra mile and do what was needed to make the deal. Chris is knowledgeable and respectful to everyone he deals with. I would highly recommend him to others. S. Burr
I can't thank Margie Caruso enough for being an aggressive yet realistic selling agent! When I decided to sell, I requested evaluations and sales plans from a few realtors. She recognised the uniqueness and value of my home and suggested a listing price that was $20,000 more than another realtor.
After taking care of repairs that she recommended, we listed the house and within one week I was thrilled to have 3 competing offers with the winner being a cash offer $1500 over the listing price.
I appreciate how she stayed on top of the inspection process and ensuing negotiations. All the while she was supportive and kept me focused on what I initially told her were my objectives for the sale. It's a relief to have the house sold and I'm so grateful for how professionally and gracefully she worked with me to achieve this.
We wanted to let you know how thankful we are that you were our Realtor. The support you gave us was wonderful and you really went above & beyond. We are so happy in our first home! Thank you so much for everything!
All the best.
Tara & Mike McGovern
We listed our home with Christopher Kvederas and it was the right choice! Chris hired a wonderful photographer who took great pictures of our home for the online listing and beautiful color brochures. Chris was very easy to work with and communicated with us every step of the way from listing to the sale of our home, getting us a full price offer! He really pulled out all of the stops to get our home sold quickly and we couldn't have been happier with the process and the outcome.
We just wanted to thank you for all the work you did in finding us (and baby Jaxson) our first family home. You truly made the whole experience so easy from start to finish, and your positivity really contributed to us keeping our hopes high! We will definitely refer you to others and for our next home (hopefully not that soon)! Many thanks,
Lauren, Alberto and Baby Jaxson
I can't thank you enough for all that you've done for us. you've made buying our first home truly a pleasurable experience.
When I contacted Chris, it was the best decision I ever made choosing a Real Estate Agent! He is the most professional and delightful person and I would not choose anyone else but him for any buying or selling. Chris has the most pleasant, friendly attitude and is always there when you need him for anything. His constant attention to detail, full extensive knowledge and overall joyful attitude for his job made this the best experience in buying a home that I’ve ever had. His drive to make sure that your purchase or sell is successful is unmatched compared to other agents I’ve dealt with in the past. If you are looking for the perfect agent, Chris is the one to hire.
Darlene Lilly is an incredibly helpful realtor. We narrowed down the homes we were interested in, from a list of properties sent by Darlene. She helped us purchase the home as our Realtor and communicated with the listing realtor. Darlene prepared us with a lot of learning material to make the right choices. She warned us on many occasions about traps that most new home owners find themselves in and how to avoid them. We also discussed in great lengths what comes after purchasing a home. If it wasn't for Darlene this would have been an entire nightmare process. Thankfully god put her in our path and we were able to find the home of our dreams. She made sure to take every possible avenue to seal the deal. We are beyond grateful to her and have recommended her to friends and family. We definitely recommend Darlene for your home purchasing venture and trust that she has your best interest in mind. Edward Nunez
“Chris helped me throughout the entire home buying process. He had my best interests in mind and was always in contact with me to keep me informed each step of the way. He was professional and extremely prepared. I would highly recommend him.”
It has truly been a pleasure working with you. We truly appriciate all the advice, guidance, and support that you have provided us over the years. Without your patience, we would not be where we are today (buying our very first home!)
Thank you, Dhaval & Purvi
"I listed my house with Chris and within 5 business days I had two offers, over asking price! Chris's knowledge of the area, his attention to my needs and his overall friendliness helped sell my house. I highly recommend Chris to sell or find you a place to live. He provided an easy, stress free transition during a time which can be overwhelming! Great job Chris! Thank you for closing the book on that old story. I'm looking forward to my next chapters! With you as my agent, I know I will find a new and better place to call my home! Thanks, you're the BEST! Scott"
Just wanted to thank you for all the help in selling our home! We still can't believe it sold in 11 days-thanks to your awesome photos and ads. We were very impressed and would recommend you to anyone!
Kara & George
We just want to thank you so much for all of your help and support while we sold our home and purchased our new home. Your professionalism was very appreciated and your knowledge on both selling and purchasing was outstanding. We would have never have been able to have our dream home without your guidance and knowledge. We would be happy and confident to recommend you to our family and friends. Thanks again for a pleasurable experience!!!!
Tony and Myrna
Hi Mike – Happy Holidays! I wanted to take this opportunity to commend you on your great choice in sales associates. The amazing Darlene Lilly assisted us with our home purchase in Plainfield, NJ and we couldn’t be happier. Normally it’s a fairly simple task – sure the search is time consuming, but in the end you find the right house for a buyer, write up an offer and close.
Well, for us, it was not that simple. We wanted to be in NJ to be closer to family. Since we lived in Phoenix, AZ, it was a little more complicated. We started looking on-line for our next new home. We found one that we thought was perfect for us. Our daughter and son-in-law offered to be our eyes and ears, so we called the listing agent – Darlene Lilly – and booked an appointment to see it. I don’t think she ever represented someone located so far away, but she jumped in with both feet. The house was great, we made an offer and everything was perfect -- and I’m sure you’ve heard this story before … we didn’t get that house.
However, we did find the perfect agent. Darlene was helpful and professional – she asked us all the right questions, provided us with options and updates to all the available listings. She worked with us and for us. She was right on target with her recommendations. She understood what we liked and what we wanted and more important knew what we didn’t want – no small yards – must have room for dogs, must have big kitchen.
Anyway -- I was finally able to come to NJ and Darlene gave me a grand tour of the area and all of the houses we liked. She was just the best!
We moved here in August, so I am VERY late in getting this note to you, but I wanted you to know how terrific Darlene is at her job and how happy we are that she was our realtor. I don’t know what we would have done without her experience, expertise and her sense of humor.
Thank YOU so much, Darlene!!
As an aside, this was the first Thanksgiving that we hosted the dinner – we weren’t guests – and a week ago we got to see our grandson play the saxophone in his middle school winter concert … thanks again, Darlene!! We wouldn’t have been able to do those things without your help in finding the perfect home!
To Mike and Darlene: Best wishes to you and your family for a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year!
THERESA A. POPE, CRP
I worked with Chris on selling my house and buying a new one for over a year and a half. I had just had twins and decided I needed a bigger house but was obviously overwhelmed and not even sure what town I wanted to move to yet. Chris and I met and he understood exactly what my “must haves” and “nice to haves” were and sent me appropriate listings almost daily. He had to take me to see over 100 houses over the next twelve months and I had put bids in on 2 houses before I found the “one”. He was the most patient and helpful realtor I could ask for. When I would walk into a house, he would notice my expression and knew how I was so desperate to move that I was trying to make the house fit my needs. He would immediately tell me the house is not for me and that we would find the perfect one. He was not in the least bit pushy or trying to persuade me to do anything. He truly wants the client to be happy and find the house they can’t live without not the house they can live with.
At the same time I was buying a house, I was also selling a house. Not only did Chris do a complete walk through of it telling me what minor things I should fix before listing it, he made sure I was on board with the entire process from the price to list the house, to the wording of the listing, showing times and open houses. It was under contract within a few weeks but unfortunately that buyer fell through. A few weeks later we had another buyer that went under contract. There were many complications along with a difficult buyer but it finally did go through. Again, Chris was with me and gave me sound advice throughout the entire process. He was always very respectful and patient with the buyer and her realtor even though they were difficult.
Chris also is always reachable and very responsive, two qualities that I feel are very important. He almost always answers his phone when you call and, if for some reason he can’t, he calls back right away. He has a calm demeanor and knows how to handle difficult people and stressful situations much better than anyone I know. He always has a positive attitude and doesn’t dwell on any issues or problems that arise along the way, and both my selling and buying transactions had many, but works on figuring out the solutions. He always went far above and beyond what I expected, which was a refreshing and pleasant surprise. He truly had my best interests at heart and helped me every step of the way. I couldn’t give a higher recommendation to anyone else than Chris. Lisa Molnar
Just a note to communicate to you once again how very grateful we are for all of the time and effort you put ito helping us buy or home. As you well know, buying a home long-distance can be so challenging. You made that process so much easier. Thank you for your ever-ready smile and helpful spirit- and for going "above and beyond" so much for us! Thank you also for the generous gift. We are humbled and overwhelmed to receive it. We continue to marvel at the ways God Provides for our family. Thank you for allowing HIM to use you as a channel of blessing. We're getting a little more settled every day- one step at a time! Have a blessed Christmas!
Tim & Debbie Locke
Amazingly efficient" is the phrase that comes to mind when we think of Chris. We had the pleasure of working with Chris over the last several months to find our first home and we will be recommending him to everyone we know. Chris was able to take a stressful process and make it enjoyable. When everything was complete, we celebrated our new home, instead of celebrating that the process was over. We had a 30 day closing of an estate sale, so timelines were tight with no room for error. Chris was on top of everything, and took the responsibility of making sure everyone else was following through. As soon as there was an update, there was a call or message from Chris. We were able to fully trust him with doing what was best for us, which is not common in most people. Chris is truly a great person which is why he is a great realtor. If you are looking for someone who cares about you to make sure you find the right house, is 100% involved through the process, and believes in honesty – Chris is that person. I know when you choose to work with Chris, you are making the right choice
We would like to extend our sincere thanks for everything Teresa Avin has done in helping us find our new house. We are so pleased with our home, and could not have done this without her. As first time home buyers, we needed plenty of education and had more than a few questions regarding the process. Teresa's knowledge, patience, and dedication to us were unmeasurable. We appreciate all of her helpfull advice an guidance throughout the entire process. From the start Teresa truly gave us the ultimate customer service experience. She is very smart, professional and reliable, and always lent an extra hand when things got challnging. Teresa Avin is an excellent realtor whom we will gladly recommend to all our family and friends.
We can not thank Teresa and Golden Key Realty enough for the happiness we feel today in our new home. It has been a great pleasure to work together and we look forward to working together in the future.
All Our Best,
Dan & Natalie
You have found us the home of our dreams where we can raise a family and we are very greatful. Thanks again for everything.
Chrisy & Gary
Considering we didn't know anything about the house buying process, we cannot believe how well this went!. Your patience with us, and your knowledge is truly amazing. The guidance, support and management through the whole process has been unbelievable-it is clear why you come on strong recommendation. Everyone from the seller, the appraiser through to the hime inspector speaks highly of you! We would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone involved in selling or buying a house. It has been a pleasure working with you and sending time with you. Kindest Regards, Louija and Leighron
Thank You Michael Santini,
Mike, My family and I have to Thank you and all your staff for a job so very well done. When we decided to sell you helped us find the right house to buy and were able to price and sell our home during a tough market. Your ability to keep that house in the spot light with an open house every 2 to 3 weeks and staying tough with every realtor to find the right family to buy is what it took to sell. On the personal side you’re a real people person as well. As the market worsened you were able to keep my spirits high and always have a plan just in case. I didn't understand what you meant when you said, "We're in it together," but I do now and the together in teamwork makes your team priceless. I will recommend you to everyone I know that wants to sell or buy.
Mike, you’ll never know how much you helped us to reach our goal. You’re a friend I’ll never forget.
Words can not express how thankful we are to have you in our lives not only as a top-Superior Realtor, but as our good friend as well. Thank you so much for making the house of our dreams, a reality and for sticking by us the whole way through! We can't wait to fill our new house with all the love and dreams it deserves. And we will always think of you everytime we take a deep breath and say" Ahh, we LOVE this House!!!"
Paige, Aldo, Romeo, Rocco & the Twins
Thank you so much for the wonderful patio set and you are so crazy and generous for giving us the gift certificates. You are very special. To thank you for all of your effort...there are no words. You pulled off a magic act in a precarious market! I still cannot believe we sold "507" for such a handsome price, and I look around now and I am proud of my new home. I truly love it, and acutally look forward to the holidays in our new home.
We love you!
Grace & Dan & kids.
Thank you for helping us find our lovely home. We appreciate your good counsel and generous spirit.
Steve & Lorna
Just wanted to let you know that I have been thinking of you and Amy almost daily since the house closed. I have tried to find the right words and/or gestures to thank te two of you- especially you- for all of your hard work and SACRIFICE.
I just can't seem to find the words! You were really fabulous and supportive and we can't thank you enough. We wish you all the best of luck in the future, especially in this very tough market! We have told everyone we know how GREAT you all are and that if they need a realtor in central Jersey, there is no question who they should call! I would LOVE to stop in and see you sometime soon...which office do you normally work out of?
All the best!
Tom and Steph
I received a very nice holiday card from you yesterday and wanted to drop you a note. You sold our home in 1998. It has been a long time. We are still very happy here and have have no plans of selling for selling for the time being. Our 2 children were just starting school when we purchased this house and are now in Middle school in 8th grade. We continue to like our house and the neighborhood where we live. Over the years we have done many improvements... So the fact is: you did such a good job for us back then...we are not yet ready to sell!!!
However, when the children are finished college, we will by that time be ready for retirement and then ready to sell. There is only one Realtor for us...and that is you, Dave.
Happy Holidays and thanks for keeping in touch!
With warm regards,
Hope & Joe Thomas
We cannot thank you enough for the wonderful job you did in selling our house and finding us the "perfect home". It was your high level of motivation, perserverance and professionalism that made this miracle happen for us. In addition, you always put our needs and best interests first. That is why we did so well on our sale and why we have our "dream home" which is fully functional and affordable. You are much more than a realtor. You are a friend and someone who is understanding. I am confident that you will also find the perfect home for my brother, his wife and baby on the way.
Daniel and Grace
I want to thank you for your complete understanding of the real estate process (and people). I relied upon your good judgment and clear head and you did your job very professionally. I have a new appreciation of what agents go through to close a deal.
You are such a wonderful, outstanding person!. We truely appreciate all you have done for us as a realtor and as a friend. Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness and kindness. You will be missed! If we ever inhabit NJ again, we'll be sure to call on your services.
Phil & Kelly
Just a note of gratitude for all your legwork in assisting us during our house hunting process. Please accept the enclosed as a token or our deep appreciation for all of your kindness. It was a pleasure working with you and we'll keep you in mind for our future needs. Warmest regards, Joanne and Joe
I had all good intentions of e-mailing you once the house closed but got waylaid with a myriad of other things to do.
Jack & I would like to thank you very much for the interest, concern and time you spent with us in the selling of the house @1727 W. Fourth St. I know it wasn't too easy working with Steve as he is really a procrastinator in Capital Letters and don't know how you would have done it without us being there so I'm glad we were.
The fact that the house sold so quickly was amazing and you certainly are an awesome Realtor!!!!
I doubt that I will ever go back to NJ so probably won't ever see you again but it was our pleasure to meet you.
Keep up the good work.....
Naomi & Jack Osgood.
Well, we are finally under contract! Congratulations Teresa! I know this house has not been easy to sell related to the declining market and other extenuating circumstances! I am have been very thankful of your guidance and thankful that we selected you as our Realtor!
I can't say thank you enough for all your help during our house hunt and the sale of our house. You made it all a very pleasant, low pressure experience. Thank you also to your family for accomodating us by giving up your time on short notice.
Marietta, Greg, Ben and Kevin
Thank you for being the MOST DELIGHTFUL part of the process!!! We don't know what we would have done without you!!! Thank you so much!!! Temmy Kim & Carl Olivi
When I started looking for a home, I used agents from two of the "big" companies. Unhappy with the service I received, I got a referral to Mike Santini at Golden Key. What a difference!! The agents at Golden Key are honest, down-to-earth people that truly care about their customers' needs. After all, a home is not a used car. A home the biggest purchase that one will ever make and a place to hang your hat and your heart! Mike understands that and isn't a "salesperson." He won't pressure a buyer into a purchase and doesn't hesitate pointing out the good and the bad of a potential purchase. Mike takes his time and his knowledge of real estate and applies it to finding the "right" home for his customers. I would highly recommend Golden Key and Mike Santini to any home buyer or seller. At Golden Key you will find a family business that treats its customers like family. You will not be disappointed!
From Pat Quinn who bought her home from Mike Santini
We can't thank you enough for all of your assistance and guidance as we relocated to NJ. Our house is awesome and we love Flemington! We're looking forward to putting your very thoughtful gift to good use when our new grill arrives tomorrow and would love to have you and your wife over for a BBQ some time soon.
All the best,
The Brechts: Gabrielle, Brian, Paige & Parker
Teresa Avin helped me purchase my home 4 yrs ago and I wanted to write to you then but I never got around to it. As of two week ago she sold my parents' home (in 60 hours no less!) and is currently working tirelessly to sell my parents' nightmare of a commercial property. I am writing to let you know how wonderful it is to work with Teresa.
In a world where it seems that everyone is trying to get away with doing the least amount of work possible, or skirting ownership of his or her actions, Teresa is a welcomed breath of fresh air. She is a straight shooter who tells it like it is. Her pricing strategies have been dead on every time. She hold other vendors, contractors, attorneys or inspectors accountable to their word. Her response time to emails and calls is instantaneous. Having worked with other realtors in the past, Teresa possesses the rare trait of integrity. I feel that she consistently operates out of genuine concern for my best interests. Her attention to detail and completion is unable to be improved upon. And most importantly, she makes me feel as though I am her only client.
I cannot recommend Teresa's professional services enough. I wanted to let you know what a rare breed of realtor you have on your team and to be able to see her through the perspective of a client.
Letter to Mike Santini, Broker/Owner
We wanted to thank you so much for helping us find our beautiful home. You did a great job for us and we truely appreciate everything.
Thanks again an hope to see you at the Rutgers games.
Phil & Kelly
Thank you Very Much! There are litterally no words (other than...You're amazing!) You have made this process so easy & fun for us. We really appreciate your insight, honesty and of course humor. We adore you, Meghan & James
"Dave was the sellers real estate agent when we bought our house and he so impressed us with his professionalism and personality that he was the only agent we would consider when it came time to sell our home. I can't say enough good things about our experience with Dave throughout the entire selling process from listing to closing. He is a remarkable realtor!"
To: Mr. Santini,
We just wanted to say thank you so much for all your help throughout the whole home buying process. You have been so kind, patient and helpful and we could not have done this without you. We hope that you stay in touch with us and we hope you know that we consider you as a friend and much more than a realtor. You really are a blessing to us.
All the best, Chris and Jake
I just wanted to drop you a note to say hello and to thank you again for all the hard work you did getting my mother her condo. She is really settling in nicely and has met a number of the neighbors. She says they are all really nice, caring people and she feels very comfortable living in that community. As a matter of fact Terry (the woman who sold my mother the condo) invited her and the neighbor, Anna to dinner last night. My mother seemed pretty excited about it. She seems like a new person...much happier and more content and I owe a lot of that to you. I really think if it hadn't been for you and your experience, we may not have gotten that condo. She decided to try using the washer and dryer in the basement rather than convert the pantry in the kitchen back into a stackable washer/dryer closet and so far it seems to be going well. Everything is working out beautifully. My mother is getting to know her way around pretty well and it gives me peace of mind to know she's not far away. It also gives me an opportunity to see her regularly but yet have my own space. So thank you again for helping us both to start a new chapter in our lives.
We greatly appreciate all the help you have extended to us!
We are so glad we made it with you from start to finish!
Yes, we made it!
Thank you very much! My family and I are fortunate that you were with us along the way.
You're simply the best!
Cecile, Benjie and the rest of Suan family
"Dave had the knowledge I needed to prepare and sell my home. He was thoughtful, kind, enthusiastic, and patient throughout the process. His intuition was spot on and I sold my home quickly. I recommend him to everyone I know planning to sell their home or purchase a new home." Elaine Simpson-Lear
This is not only a thank you. This is a WOW!
You really went above and beyond. We can't thank you enough for everything you did for us! Thanks to you, we are now in out "Forever" home.
The DelGuidice Family
Was just thinking of you this morning!
You were absolutely the BEST part of this entire experience and we are looking forward to working with you again next year when Melissa begins her home search in New Jersey. We know it will probably be in the Belle Mead area (close to Carrier Clinic where she works) and will be a condo, not a home, since she wouldn't be good with any type of maintenance!
I heard from Robert one time since the closing and I did respond, but never heard back - do you know if they are okay and how things are going with them?
Kind regards, Barbara
Thank you for all your help in selling Michael and Tami’s home in Somerset. Also, you provided expert guidance on the purchase of their new home in Martinsville. I believe they are very happy with their purchase and looking forward to making the house a home they will enjoy for years.
My assistant in Hawaii forwarded to me the closing statement and a copy of the referral fee for Martinsville. I think you are a true professional and an asset to our Realtor community. If I can be of any assistance to you in the future, please let me know.
John Pinchiaroli, GRI