Nancy and Being the Brigantine Real Estate Advocate
Why did you get into the business?
My family owned a quad rental property in Brigantine since the 1950’s – we used one unit & seasonally rented the other three primarily on a weekly basis, consequently I grew up in an environment where I knew all the local realtors as a child, became very comfortable with regularly meeting & interacting w/ new people at early age. It was a natural progression for me.
What is your favorite part of the business?
Bringing clients together with the perfect vacation home! I can personally attest to the lifestyle benefits of owning a vacation home. Our family home at the beach was a gathering place for our large extended family, allowing scattered brothers & sisters, sons & daughters, aunts, uncles & cousins to come together each summer. Long-held traditions were shared & new ones were born. Simple pleasures are the best & time spent with family & friends is precious, that’s where memories are made, I treasure the ones made over those many summers & it’s great to know I’m helping others embark upon that same experience.
How has the business changed since you started out?
Brigantine has grown from a little known, sleepy fishing village into a highly sought-after seaside resort destination with a 70% vacation home 30% permanent residence ratio. Keeping pace with this transition buyer needs are changing, focus shifting from modest bungalows to luxury residences, new construction & investment property.
In the 28 years I’ve been a Brigantine realtor the way business is conducted has also changed dramatically. To service clients effectively technology driven strategies such as online marketing, social media, professional photography & virtual tours of listings are essential to engage buyers & efficiently market listings.
What is your perfect day?
Meeting new clients, finding them the Brigantine home of their dreams, making new lifelong friends.
What is Brigantine? Why there, and not some other island in NJ?
Brigantine NJ, South Jersey’s best kept secret! A beautiful, pristine island hideaway for homeowners and families seeking a safe, peaceful haven. Brigantine offers fabulous beaches, open bay & lagoon perfect for boating, diverse watersports, superb fishing, outstanding recreational facilities and an 18-hole Scottish Links golf course. This beautiful beach-laden island is an ideal second vacation home retreat just 10 minutes north of Atlantic City’s casino excitement.
Brigantine is the Atlantic seacoast paradise where bathers enjoy the wide, gently sloping, white sandy beaches, free from the noise and congestion of boardwalk traffic. Residents revel in sport fishing, water skiing, windsurfing, clam digging, and treasure hunting. Enveloping the coastal New Jersey’s largest wildlife refuge, Brigantine’s reverence for nature can be found everywhere around the island.
For non-water sport enthusiasts, there are tennis and basketball courts, baseball fields and well-equipped recreation centers. Beach volleyball is also a favorite past time and courts can be found on the beach. The public is invited to join our various seasonal leagues and special tournament play. For those who prefer to exercise in a more leisurely fashion, the island is the ideal place for safe walking or scenic bike riding. And golf? With 18 holes of natural wonders, Brigantine NJ is the only barrier island in the State of New Jersey to offer its residents and their guests such an awe-inspiring and challenging pleasure.
Residents & visitors alike love our weekly farmers market sponsored by Brigantine’s Green Team. Buy your tickets early for Brigantine’s Chamber of Commerce annual Island Luau, take part in our Beach Tailgate Parties & don’t miss our movies on the beach, a big hit with the kids!!