Here are few testimonials and letters from people I have helped in the past.

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“There are plenty of realty agents to choose from, but how are you to truly know how effective they are? It seems like everyone knows somebody in the business, however, that may be all they know. While I too know quite a few realtors, there is one professional I can confidently and personally recommend.

Bob Idakaar is someone I have personally known for over 50 years. Bob is recognized among his peers as one whose tireless efforts consistently deliver the results desired. Whether you are a young first-time buyer, a retiree looking to downsize, or someone considering investing in a second home, or office space, Bob is a professional you can trust to help you find the right property or the right buyer for your needs.

Bob is intimately knowledgeable about communities throughout New Jersey. He knows how to accurately assess your needs, and will research extensively and appropriately market to match buyers and properties – both residential and commercial. With 2 decades of dependable results, Bob is the first-choice expert you need to help guide you through one of the most important decisions of your life.”

Richard Ortiz
Transportation Manager at The Winebow Group

“The purpose of this letter is in reference to the professional services performed by Bob Idakaar during the sale of my home. I would like to give him my highest praise and heartfelt thanks. He was an aggressive, knowledgeable real estate person dedicated to the selling of my home fast, easy, and professionally — truly a consummate professional in every aspect in the field of real estate sales. Bob did his homework, provided extensive market research and pricing strategies as well as extended great advice as what needed to be done to prepare my home for sale. It probably goes without saying that selling during the current market conditions is certainly easier said than done, yet Bob’s aggressive marketing strategies we were under contract in just 32 days [not to mention all of this took place between Thanksgiving and New Years]. During this time, Bob acted as my trusted business adviser in the listing decisions and dealings with the various offers that we received. He worked hard to ensure that my financial goals weren’t compromised by any potential below market offers. Any problems or concerns that came up were addressed promptly and with my best interest in mind. There was never a time that I had the slightest doubt that he wasn’t on top of every detail. He gave me confidence that everything would come together as planned even when it appeared otherwise. Based on my experience with Bob, I would recommend him without reservation to anyone in need of a professional realtor. He’s simply the best.”

Kathleen Gibson

“Bob Idakaar is an outstanding Real Estate professional with years of experience. He’s helped my family purchase and sell several homes over the past 15 years both in New Jersey, as well as providing direction and expertise for some of out out-of-state purchases. Bob’s particularly adept at helping you navigate the difficult challenges and inevitably come up in every sale, while delivering exceptional results every time. In short, we sold for more than we thought we could get, and purchased for less than we ever expected. I recommend Bob to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. He delivers the one thing all customers truly care about – peace of mind during what everyone agrees can be a very stressful time. When it comes time to sell my home and upgrade, the only person I’ll call is Bob.”

John G. DePace

“We wanted to take some time out to write a letter to than you for all of your help in out real estate adventures. Not only did you take a very active role in selling our house (and to such wonderful people), but you also stepped in and worked very hard at helping us find our new home, as well as getting the contracts done. You did most of the work on our purchase , and as far as we know, received no commision for the work that you did. You seemed to only care that we were happy and satisfied. It wasn’t as easy task to get where we are, but you were always there to support us. We appreciate you help, but most of all we appreciate your friendship. You obviously take great care to ensure that your customers are truly happy, as we are with you. Rest assured that if ( and when) the time comes for us to move again. you will be the first person we call.”

Steve & Sharon Schhmaus

“What Can I say to someone who’s done so much for me, who means so much to me, who holds such an important place in my heart? All I can think of is to thank you, thank you, and thank you again.” Thank you Bob for everything you do for me and my family.

Thien and Griao Nguyen

“First I want to apologize for taking so long writing this letter. I have been very busy here in Pennsylvania. Thank you for making the sale of my house go so smoothly. When you told me I would be out of my house by August I have to admit I didn’t believe you. Well you kept your promise and I was amazed and so grateful! I’m taking on a new chapter in my life here in Pennsylvania and absolutely love it. You helped me to do that and I want to again Thank you so much! Good luck in your future and whoever uses you for a real estate agent is truly in good hands!”


“Thank you so much for everything! I still can not believe how quickly my home sold. It took me more time to pack everything that I accumulated over the years than the amount of time my house was on the market! I appreciate everything that you have done for me. It feels so good to finally be close to my family. Again, I can’t thank you enough for making my move so quick and effortless. I will definitely recommend you to anyone that I may come across who is interested in buying or selling their homes. Take care!”

Karen Capriglione

“We wanted to thank you for helping us find out dream house. We love living here and can’t believe it ours! It was a pleasure working with you again. You made buying a house stress free. We hope you are well and your neck is feeling better. We’ll have you over soon. Take care and keep in touch.”

Sally, Frank, Frankie, and Jane

“We are writing this letter to express our satisfaction  with the service we received from Bob Idakaar during our recent home search and purchase.

After an unpleasent experience with another agent, we were given Bob’s name by our relocation counselor. She called him a “miracle worker” and we soon found out that she was correct. Bob met and exceeded our expectations. He did so by conducting himself in a professional manner while accommodating our tight time schedule.

We would definitely recommend Bob to anyone searching for a home in this area.”

Lisa & Matt Hollen

“Our home selling and buying experience was so pleasant. Bob took care of us like he would with a family member. He sold my home in less than 30 days for almost full price and immediately Went to Work on finding our new home. I have never seen a realtor that takes the time to sit with you the same morning of home hunting and checks the listings with you again, in case Something Super interesting just came up! He knew what we were looking for and tailored the search to those needs. Obviously we found a house really fast with him.Going to see houses with him didn’t feel like an obligation, but more like a field trip. If you need that personalized treatment,by all means Contact him!”

The Burgin Family

“How can I thank you for all you have done to help transition my family to Georgia. I have never experienced such a trying and challenging transaction but you were always available to provide guidance and move the ball forward. From our introduction where we heard your marketing strategy, I was convinced that you Could help us. Little did I know the challenges we would encounter from there location firm, the buyer, the attorneys, and even thề market. Everything was against us but I had you in my corner! I specifically recall your commitment for an aggressive marketing plan. Even when the relocation company unnecessarily delayed approving the listing, you went out on a limb to advertise our home and honor our commitments. This could have cost but you say what You are going to do and you do it! What a rare,quality today but so valuable when the Odds are against you. Bob, on behalf of Nedra, Carey, Andrew, little Șarah (and of course Jesse), an indebted “Thank You” for your partnership in selling our home. Not only did we get our price in a difficult market, I gained a new friend along the way. Thank you for your help AND friendship! Make sure we Stay in touch! Best Regards.”

Phillip R. Ulrich

“Dear Bob, Thank you so much for your patient, professional and consultative manner with which you handled our real estate transaction. It has been an absolute pleasure listening to your advice, enjoying your enthusiasm and lessening our stress levels through your constant reassurance. In fact, we enjoyed working with you so much, our only regret is that we moved to NC and will miss our new friendship. Please don’t hesitate to add us to your list of VERY SATISFIED clients!”

Charles Rosenblum

“I am writing to you to relate my real estate experience with Bob Idakaar. Although I have purchase two houses, this was my first time selling a house. Although my house (which I had rented out for the past year) was very nice with many updates and new features, it was set up as a Mother/Daughter with two separate floors and two separate entrances. This layout made my selling market very narrow. Despite the layout of the house, Mr. Idakaar vigorously marketed the house until we finally had a successful contract for sale. The house was sold on November 2nd, and I am very relieved. I have already started looking for another investment property to buy! I was very pleased with Mr. Idakaar’s performance in handling my real estate transaction, and would recommend him to a friend. I look forward to dealing with him again in the future.”

Sandra Faber Quick

“We just wanted to tell you about our experience working with Bob Idakaar on the sale of our home at 140 Hope Road, Blairstown, NJ 07825. We had it listed for two years with another agent and due to her increasing negativity, we had ourselves convinced that i t would never sell. Bob came highly recommended to me through a mutual friend. We were told that if anyone could sell our home, Bob was the right person. Within on week of listing it with him, we had found the perfect buyers. It was simply incredible! Throughout the entire process, he was there to guide us through it with his expertise and knowledge. Not only did he help us to sell out home but also found us a great home to lease as well. Selling a home, as you know can be a very difficult process but with Bob’s help, the entire process went very smoothly. He was a pleasure to work with and we have already recommended his service to friends who also now have their home listed with him.”

Diane and George Whila

“Just wanted to let you know what an outstanding job Bob Idakaar did in selling our home at 9 Hampton Road, Flanders. He aggressively marketed it and brought in many possible buyers and remarkably, in this poor housing climate, managed to get us a good price for our home. He is not only a great salesman, but had become our friend, and we feel he is a great asset to the company. We will surely recommend him should anyone have a house to sell!”

Margaret and Ronald W. Gwinnett

“Ed and I would like to thank you for making the sale of our home go smoothly. We appreciate your professionalism and your attention to detail; which made the process of selling our home that much easier. You went above and beyond to check on our home while we were out of town during superstorm sandy. We would highly recommend you services to any of our friends who would be selling their properties. Best wishes for success in the future.”

Ed and Maryann