I have had a pleasure to work with Mike on the purchase of my new home as well as selling my first house. He was always professional and willing to go the extra mile to help his customers. I never felt I was his client but someone of his own family. He is genuine and honestly takes care of his clients. I would highly recommend Mike and his agency and I would keep him as my resource! Arsalan
He helped us buy our dream home and helped us sell it 26 years later. It’s hard to find a friend like this not to mention a realtor like this! Mike is the BEST! K. Rath
Mike and his team has helped me numerous times. First time was with the purchase of my house 28 years ago. (which I still reside in and love) He was patient, new the market, understood what I needed. He provided great advise and assistance from searching to closing. Mike then help us sell our starter condo. Most recently, he sold my mom's home for a great price and gave great advise in getting it ready for market. Won't use any other realtor. D.M. Convery
Let me start by saying that I have known Mike for over 20 yrs. Have bought and sold multiple homes with Mike's expertise. Every experience has been the most professional type of representation you can ask for from not only from Mike himself, but the entire staff at Golden Key. When selling, Mike spends the time and resources necessary to display your home properly for optimum return. As a buyer his yrs of experience and knowledge of the industry stand alone. Thank You Bob & Diletta
Mike helped us navigate through the purchase of our first home and then, eight years later, sell it. We had multiple full price offers on the first day on the market thanks to his professional photographer and amazing marketing skills. I would highly recommend Mike to anyone looking to buy or sell. Cori Kaercher
We absolutely recommend David Santini 100%. He is extremely professional, patient, fair and so supportive . We are so happy that he was our agent through the very stressful project of selling ones home. Eileen Faherty
Just to let you know that hiring you to sell my house was one of my better ideas, it was a pleasure working with
you. You are truly a professional of the old school, extremely helpful in setting the house up properly, advertising,
and selling it in short time.
In the process as I got to know, you you became a friend and always will re main that.
Here are a few pictures of my new home.
Your friend Gerd
To Whom It May Concern
I just wanted to 'Thank', one of your agent that I worked with recently during my first home purchase. He is no other than Matthew Tatro!
Matthew started this journey with me back in 2016 , when I had decided I needed a home. I was contacted by him and we began our journey back then. Matt had the time and patient with every single house he showed and displayed a very honest feel about the way he see's a home for his client and he knows exactly what you want in a home and stick to that , so when you're out with him , there is no wasting of time.
However with that being said, I did not purchase any property in that year, we started again in 2017 and yet the same! But it finally happened this very June of 2018 :)
Matthew did an excellent job overall! He did not loose hope that I would find what I needed and shop with me for my home as if he was making this big purchase for himself. When I had questions , he was very responsive and did not delay. He takes his job seriously is willing to go the extra miles just to make sure that at the end of it all his client is happy ! I will surely recommend Golden Key Realty and of course Matthew Tatro to family and friends looking to purchase a home.
Thanks once again to your Agent "Matthew Tatro", without his help it wouldn't be possible finding this perfect home :)
The most important criteria in choosing my real estate agent was the ability to understand my specific needs required in listing and selling my house. I needed to sell quickly with a minimal amount of fixing up or improvements. Darlene was able to work within these constraints and find a suitable buyer within one week of her listing my property, while securing a selling price that required no back and forth offers and counter offers. It was a pleasurable experience to have something as emotional as selling the home you have lived in for 37 years handled in such a professional and courteous manner. Thank you so much Darlene.
Mike was excellent to work with as our listing agent for the sale of a home we inherited. He is very knowledgeable regarding the local housing market. He did a great job setting expectations for us and making sure the process was smooth. We were remote, out of state, sellers so Mike's personal approach was re-assuring. We were very pleased with the entire process and results. K. Seip
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)"
I was introduced to Golden Key Realty 7 years ago when I was going through the unexpected loss of my husband and trying to manage a rental property from 60 miles away. Marguerite Caruso was amazing in helping me navigate finding reliable tenants and learning the expectations of a landlord and the municipality. She always went far beyond her role as my realtor and has been consistently supportive and incredibly knowledgeable in all aspects of real estate. I HIGHLY recommend Golden Key and without a doubt would recommend Marguerite Caruso!!!
I recently had the pleasure of working with Michael Santini with the sale of my home - 86 Helms Mill Rd, Hackettstown NJ (he originally helped me successfully sell my townhome 8 years earlier). With his help and expertise, I was able to sell my home in a matter of a few months in a market that was saturated with other offers and options. D.M. Sheehan
We needed to sell our family home in Piscataway when my mom moved out after 55 yrs. I was referred to Dave Santini, and without-a-doubt, he was an amazing agent. He is a great communicator and was always easy to connect with. He has an excellent referral network of similarly exceptional help for inspections, remediation, repairs, legal, and anything else that comes up. Dave when above and beyond the call by going to the house when I couldn't (I live in Virginia) and doing everything from swapping documents to fixing a toilet for the walk-through. I've been a landlord and real estate investor for over 10 years. I would not hesitate for one second to have Dave Santini on my side for ANY real estate transaction possible. We got an offer within 30 days and closed in 60. This is a 5-star professional.
There are no words to express our gratitude for you between the craziness with the Hillcrest house and the craziness with this house. You have been beyond amazing. Thank you for everything you have done. You have been a realtor, bartender and drinking buddy, part time therapist but most importantly, our friend. We could not have gotten through this process without you. You are an incredible person inside and out. We will continue to praise you and shout your name from the rooftop to anyone looking for a home. Also, you will forever be our go-to guy! You are so sweet, kind, helpful and wonderful and we feel so blessed to know you. Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts for all your help and hard work!! You’re a Rockstar! Can’t wait to have you over!
Sincerely, Mark Lauren and Palmer
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.
Darlene goes above and beyond. We were so lucky to have her as our relator! She was so patient with us! She showed us alot of houses and never gave up on us. She kept telling us we would find the perfect one and we did! Thank you Darlene
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
Mike was referred to us by a trusted personal advisor, and we are very grateful for the referral. Mike was instrumental in advising my sister and me on preparing my deceased father's house for sale, and then in getting us the best possible price. Mike is extremely professional and respectful, and was wonderful to work with. We always felt confident in him, and that confidence paid off in a swift sale for for an excellent price! I highly recommend Mike, and will definitely use him again! C.Z. Horn
Darlene Lilly is very professional that her job. She gives you constant feedback on the process of the house being sold. Her experience and knowledge helps make decisions. Overall experience was great. I thought selling a house would have more concerns in the process. jleibold
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
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!
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 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.
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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.
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
Mr. Santini came highly recommended to us by a family member. We were already working with another realtor but decided to take a chance on Mr. Santini and we are sure glad we did. He is genuine, very knowledgeable and actually cares about your interests. I appreciated every bit of advice he gave us. He walked us through everything and sold our house in 2 DAYS!! Within a weekend we had 3 offers and we chose one. From there, the entire process was smooth and seamless. If you are in the market for a home, you will be doing yourself an injustice by not going with Mike! Thank you so much for everything Mike! Chelsea Pirez
I had a great experience with Mike. I had a complicated out of state sale and he basically held my hand and guided me through the process. Mike is very knowledgeable and having lived in the area he also knew a lot about the property. He was always prompt in all our interactions. I got way more. R Brown
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
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.
"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
Mike has always been very responsive and knowledgeable. He has handled many property sales for our family with great success. He knows what to do to your home to prepare it listing. He knows what is a reasonable listing price and offer. Reed Conley
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