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Top Agents in Tenafly NJ

The Stacy Esser group ranks #1 of all agents in Tenafly, NJ, and #2 for all agents in the State of New Jersey.* Our outstanding performance can be attributed to our core philosophy of Trust, Dedication and Knowledge. Trust is the cornerstone of our relationships, and that is evidenced through all of our agent-client partnerships. We treat you like family. Through those valued relationships, we are able to show our dedication to helping you achieve your goals by providing a level of client service and marketing that blows past all expectations and sets a new standard for our industry. Our market knowledge goes well beyond understanding the nuances of the local market, and extends into every aspect of the real estate transaction, including building proven relationships with our allied resource partners.

*2017 volume of $76 million

Stacy Esser – Realtor & Team Leader, The Stacy Esser Group | Keller Williams Town Life

Stacy Esser
Our outstanding performance can be attributed to our core philosophy of Trust, Dedication and Knowledge. Trust is the cornerstone of our relationships, and that is evidenced through all of our agent-client partnerships. We treat you like family. Through those valued relationships, we are able to show our dedication to helping you achieve your goals by providing a level of client service and marketing that blows past all expectations and sets a new standard for our industry. Our market knowledge goes well beyond understanding the nuances of the local market, and extends into every aspect of the real estate transaction, including building proven relationships with our allied resource partners.

Stacy Esser is a distinguished REALTOR® based in Tenafly, New Jersey. Stacy has been providing her excellent marketing, merchandising, staging, negotiation, and consulting services to sellers and buyers of residential property in Bergen County for the last eight years.

With an annual sales volume expected to exceed $55 million this year, she is ranked among New Jersey Multiple Listing Service’s (NJMLS) Top 1% of agents.

She currently leads the Stacy Esser Group at Keller Williams Town Life, where she serves clients in: Alpine, Closter, Cresskill, Demarest, Edgewater, Englewood, Englewood Cliffs, Fort Lee, Harrington Park, Haworth, Norwood, Old Tappan, and Tenafly.

As she tells it, Stacy’s career in real estate started when she decided to use her sales and professional experience to change people’s lives:

I felt that becoming an expert in this arena meant my skill set could ultimately help families accomplish their goals, because I understand that buying a home could very well be the biggest investment someone makes in their life and the largest asset someone may own. Buying a home is more than just dollars and cents; it’s about lifestyle. Selling a home requires more than simply placing a sign on the lawn and placing in the MLS. It’s my responsibility to be professional and competent when my clients are entrusting me with such a huge task.

Before entering the real estate world, Stacy spent seventeen years in the fashion industry as Director and President of Sales, running sales teams across the country who sold to both small stores and large retailers. As such, she recognizes the power of merchandising as it relates to buying and selling a home, which prompted her to become a Certified Staging Professional and ultimately be accepted to the Luxury Institute of Home Marketing.

In 2013, Stacy founded Time to Stage and Staged to Live—staging companies which provide complementary services to all her clients. The companies were founded on the core philosophy that, while her clients might not have the power to change the size or location of their home, they do have the power to change how potential buyers feel about the space itself. She prioritizes educating clients on the power of staging their homes elegantly, no matter what kind of space it is.

Today, Stacy prides herself on being a top agent in one of the most competitive markets in the United States. With its views of the New York City Skyline, Bergen County offers residents all of the perks of city life, while maintaining the comfort of living in a suburban area.

Beyond her passion and knowledge, Stacy’s has gained clients for life with her her commitment to always placing her clients’ needs before her own, offering impartial advice, assisting customers to understand the market and the options in front of them, and engaging them long after they have finished their transactions to ensure all their needs are met. In fact, as of this year 80% of her business is referral-based.

I believe in being trustworthy, passionate, and driven. Building relationships that last is more important than one deal. We offer the very best, and most comprehensive marketing plan accompanied by a five-star luxury client approach—no matter the price range.

With the goal of providing industry-leading service in mind, Stacy has strategically built a team of specialists designed to secure the best outcome for their clients. Each team member is charged with doing one job and doing it the best it can be done, rather than wearing many hats. As a leader in her field, Stacy couples this unique management strategy with the use of cutting-edge technology. To stay ahead of the curve, she keeps herself abreast of prevailing technology trends in real estate.

Most recently, I started using virtual staging for both vacant and non-vacant homes. Facebook continues to amaze us with its powerful reach, and as it launches new features, I like to figure out how they can help sell my homes and reach more potential buyers. Live streaming is really picking up steam for my team—we will live stream from our open houses or even when we are door knocking. I have also been using drones on my marketing platform for a few years now, as well as 3D tours with Oculus capabilities. By using these tools, we can engage and interact with a large audience in real time.

When Stacy is not working, she is active in giving back to her local community. She volunteers with organizations such as the Tenafly Building Improvement District, and has insider access to and knowledge of the community. As a current board member of the Temple Sinai, she has spearheaded many community programs: most recently, she helped launch the “Love Yourself” series, which centered around awareness for women’s health and raised money for a local women’s charity called the Women’s Rights Organization. She also donates a percentage of each sale to KW Cares, and she and her team hold an annual pie giveaway and food drive benefitting The Center for Food Action.

With nearly a decade of real estate experience, Stacy envisions a bright future ahead. Her plans include building a team of highly successful team members and bringing her sales volume from $55 million to $100 million. Her team’s level of success is a testament to their professionalism and drive, and Stacy is immensely proud of that.

Detailed Career Information
Education & Certication

  • State University of New York at Albany (B.A., Communications, cum laude, 1993)
  • Certied
  • Staging Professional
  • Certied
  • Marketing Professional
  • Certied
  • Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS)

Professional Memberships & Community Involvement
Tenay Building Improvement District • National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) • Eastern Bergen County Board of REALTORS® • Tenay Parents Association • Keller Williams Luxury • Mastery Coaching • Temple Sinai – Board Member • The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing

Awards & Honors
Circle of Excellence (2013-2017) • Top 1% Agents—New Jersey Multiple Listing Service (NJMLS) (2013-2016) • Million Dollar Guild (2015, 2016) • Bold Award—Keller Williams • Platinum Agent Award—Keller Williams

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Stacy Esser on Zillow

Alisa Posman Messer – Certified Professional Stager

Alisa Posman Messer Alisa, a Bergen County resident for 14 years, knows first-hand what makes each community in the county special. Her top priority is finding the perfect match for her clients. She has a strong sense of design, which is well-known in the community. Her design sense enables her to walk into a space and immediately envision its potential.

Alisa has a Masters degree in social work, and she uses those years of education to build meaningful relationships with clients that help them feel secure when navigating the large emotional decision of buying a home. Her honesty and loyalty makes her a strong advocate for her clients, and she will go to bat for them whether it be at the beginning, middle, or end of a transaction, in addition to the many years to follow.

Lori Danziger

Lori Danziger A Demarest resident for the last 15 years, Lori Danziger focuses on using her area knowledge to help clients make educated, confident decisions. She is passionate about real estate and works to build lasting relationships with her clients.

As a graduate of New York University, and having two children in college, Lori knows the local school systems intimately. She is outgoing, positive, calm, and attentive, and she uses her keen intuition to develop a good understanding of her clients’ goals.

Jaclyn Chakonis


Jaclyn-Chakonis Born and raised in Bergen County, Jaclyn Chakonis is an people-minded person who is devoted to her community. She enjoys implementing, her love of helping others combined with her years of work experience to help her clients fulfill their real estate dreams.

After graduating with honors in Psychology from Ramapo College, Jaclyn went on to work at Cushman and Wakefield LLC, where she gained valuable knowledge of the commercial real estate industry, and honed her skills in matching properties with her clients needs.

She is intimately familiar with the communities and school systems of Bergen County, and enjoys working with both families and individuals in obtaining the perfect fit of both home and community for them.

Gretchen Lolis – Realtor, Sales Associate, Buyer Specialist

Gretchen comes from a long line of incredible and ground-breaking Realtors. Raised by a mom who founded her own real estate company in the midwest, Gretchen brings warmth, excitement and ease, to her clients and their families as they travel through the buying and selling process.

In addition to being raised by a family of Realtors, she’s in the unique position of being married to a real estate developer/property manager. She knows firsthand what it takes to be a successful Realtor and to create long-term, trusting relationships. She has seen every move, dip, growth spurt and bubble that the market can dish out. If it’s happened in real estate, Gretchen has seen it, lived through it, and learned from it.

As a resident of Tenafly for over 16 years, Gretchen has cultivated deep and lasting connections with the local community. Before jumping into real estate, she worked in sales for 25 years, which gives her a huge competitive advantage when selling your home and leading you to the right home when the time comes. Gretchen has a keen knack for listening to what you need and combining that with what you want, while working to maximize the flux of the current market.

Introducing clients to their ideal home isn’t just a job for Gretchen. The experiences with her family growing up and her extensive expertise in sales have shown her that partnering with families as they make their biggest financial decision of their lives isn’t just about finding a home, it’s about creating a safe space for homeowners as they navigate what can be an overwhelming process. Gretchen is truly every family’s dream Realtor.