Testimonials 2018-11-05T09:57:15+00:00

Just a few of the stories from the many happy clients that we have worked with. Many of these reviews and testimonials can also be found on our Zillow, Trulia, Facebook, and Realtor.com profiles, while others are from traditional thank you notes and cards that have been mailed to us.  Please let us know how we can help you!

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Very pleased...

Bedell Properties

Recently, my family decided to sell the Bay Head home we grew up in. While it had been a rental property in the most recent years, the home still held a special place in all of our hearts. We listed with Suzie and Ed and right from the start we knew they were the right agents to guide us through the process. Having known Suzie all of our lives and Ed the last several years, we knew they’d also understand the emotional attachment we had to the home and that it would be an undertaking to clear out 50 plus years of belongings. They were patient, communicated with all of us every step of the way and gave us great advice and insight into the market. We were all very pleased with their service and happy with the ultimate outcome and sale. We’d highly recommend Suzie Van Schoick and Ed O’Malley.”

Strongly recommend...

Frank H.

“Ann and I want to thank you and Suzie for the great and thorough job selling our house. We would strongly recommend you to others.”

Real expertise...

Tom D.

“Suzie and Ed are extremely professional and convey a real expertise for knowing the local real estate market and understand realistic considerations as to pricing and potential buyer preferences. Ed is extremely skilled with the web site photo presentation of our property for sale. Further, Suzie and Ed are warm and friendly people and I always felt during the sale period that they both were sensitive to our needs and were sincerely committed to our interests. Great people to work with!!”

Clear eyes, good humor, and a soft touch...

David H.

“Suzie and Ed know their market — the place, the people, the properties — as well as anyone could. They bring clear eyes, good humor and a soft touch, which in our case allowed them to represent both the buyer and seller (who also knew one another) through gentle negotiations toward a mutually beneficial deal.”

Above and beyond...

Robin L.

“Ed made the process of buying our home as easy and smooth as possible. I would strongly recommend him without reservation. He went above and beyond of what I think is the norm for a broker.”

Invaluable insight...

Ron and Bonnie K.

“It is always good to deal with true professionals. Suzie and Ed’s knowledge of the area and marketplace was critical in listing our home. They also provided us with invaluable insight in staging our home for sale. As a result, the home sold very quickly and the closing process was effortless.”

Listen and understand...

Tom and Diane L.

“Ed and Suzie are very knowledgeable, were patient with the many questions we asked, took the time to listen and understand what we were looking for in our home. They made sure we were comfortable with our purchase and never pushed us to pursue anything. They wanted us to be sure we were getting the home we wanted – not just make a sale.”

Well connected...

Alison L.

“Our family had a difficult-to-sell original property on the ocean in Bay Head, encumbered by easements and an oddly placed lot. From the start Suzie and Ed hit the ground running with creative ideas, enormous energy and eagerness to help. They walked us through every part of the process, were respectful to our aged father and made sure he had the major part in all decision making. They know Bay Head and its inhabitants, love the community and are well connected in the area. They are honest, available readily (always) smart and realistic. They don’t just tell you what they think you want to hear, they tell you the truth. What more could one ask for?”

Suzie & Ed are pros...

Stanley W.

“I can offer no constructive comments. Suzie and Ed are pros and they did a great job.”

Could not be happier...

Tom G.

“We recently bought a house in Bay Head, NJ and Ed was amazing. We literally met Ed in August and closed November 1st. Could not be happier and will be recommending Ed to anyone I can. Ed’s knowledge of the area and the market was second to none. Thanks, Ed for making this a breeze! We look forward to many years as neighbors. We are lucky to have you!”

Truly fabulous...

D'Arcy G.
“My husband Peter and I met Ed O’Malley years ago and given his friendly nature, his depth of intelligence, and his intimate knowledge of Bay Head and Mantoloking we decided to ask Ed and his professional partner Suzie Van Schoick to represent us in selling our Bay Head beach house.

We had originally engaged the services of another agency who dramatically overpriced our home and the result was no interest, whatsoever. Ed and Suzie correctly priced the home (and it was a super price). The home sold quickly.

Ed walked us through the process, always holding my hand and reassuring me that everything would work out for us. It was an emotional sale, as we raised our children in this beach house, and they were deeply connected to their beach house. Ed instinctively knew this and was calm, clear and kind. In the end, the family who bought the house are wonderful : a match made in Heaven! I felt it was divined that the young family who still live in this perfect summer house could not be more perfect!

On we were to another house, our current home and once again Ed and Suzie led the way! We adore our current home, but we were still searching for the dream home. We found it, thanks to Ed O’Malley. Ed always knew that I told my dear husband I would not retire any further south than Mantoloking! I spied a property (before Superstorm Sandy) that was truly special. It was amazing that the property was not scooped up before we seriously considered a chance to discover “the dream house”!

I think Ed knew this was IT, without my declaration!

We are presently in the throes of developing the property. One day, we may sell our current Bay Head property, but have nor plans to do so. We love Bay Head and can’t imagine leaving at the present time. However, we will certainly be asking Suzie and Ed to assist us in the future!

Thank you for the opportunity to state unequivocally, how truly fabulous Ed and Suzie our “in our book”!

Kindest Regards,

D. Green”

Dedication...

Kristen H.
“Suzie and Ed made what could have been a very difficult situation manageable and smooth for my family. Not only were we negotiating the sale from out of state, they maneuvered through the closing even after Superstorm Sandy hit. I can’t thank them enough for their dedication to me and my family throughout the entire real estate transaction.”

Seasoned professionals...

Megan K.
“We bought a beautiful home in Bay Head using Suzie and Ed as our realtor. They were seasoned professionals – extremely professional and knowledgeable about the market and community. We felt we were in excellent hands during the entire process. In addition, they were friendly and fun to work with, and we enjoyed getting to know them. We have already and will continue to recommend Suzie and Ed to friends!”
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Extremely responsive...

Gail S.
“Suzie and Ed did an excellent job helping with the sale of my mother’s house. They were extremely responsive to our requests and inquiries. They showed sound judgment in all of their advice and counsel. They provided a lot of help in pulling together the team we needed, ranging from legal counsel to companies that helped us empty out the house before closing. They were professional at all times and helped us get to closing day successfully.”

Most professional...

Bob and Kathy Bennett

“We have previously bought eight homes. Ed O’Malley and his associates at Diane Turton Realtors were by far the most professional and attentive team we have dealt with. We would feel very comfortable recommending them to anyone.”

Clear and focused...

Graham and Sally
“Our thoughts include a very big “shout out” of thanks and support to you both during a difficult selling process. Your constant positive attitude contributed greatly to a successful conclusion of the transaction.  You both demonstrated a clear and focused sense of professionalism that gave us great comfort during the sales process. We felt that we were in the best of knowledgeable hands particularly with respect to local market conditions. This provided a framework of factors that provided a basis for our thinking and conclusions.  We are very grateful for the skills and expertise you both brought to the table. As we will be always grateful for your counsel and help, we would be happy to recommend you both to future potential clients.  Please feel free to share any of these thoughts with potential clients or share our direct contact with them. Our warmest and sincerest thanks.

Most pleasant...

Page B.
“Working with Ed and Suzie was the easiest, most pleasant real estate dealing I have ever had. They understood that it was not an easy decision to let go of property that had been in the family for a long time — and they got us the price that we wanted in the time frame we wanted. They stayed in touch as things proceeded without making us feel stressed or pressured. I could not recommend them more.”

Professional and responsive...

Christine C.

Thank you Ed for making our shore home purchase an easy process! Your professional and responsive manner made the experience a pleasure. We will recommend you to others and look forward to seeing you around town!”
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Cannot do better...

Paula W.
“The two of them sold my house in record time, with listing to close taking only about two months. You simply cannot do better than Suzie and Ed.”

Highly recommend...

Skip and Ginnie M.
“We would highly recommend this very motivated and professional team to take care of your real estate needs. Thanks Ed and Suzie. “

Highly recommend...

John and Cindi B.
“Highly recommend,easy to work with, friendly and professional. Always available to help and be there when you need them. Thanks Suzie and Ed!”

Best of the best...

JoAnne and Marty B.

“Her growing up in Bay Head, having a keen understanding of the area and the market, made choosing Suzie to list our property a wise decision. Her explanations, attention and service gave us a complete understanding of the process from start to closing. She and her partner Ed created a superb and admirably fine listing accompanied by inviting, outstanding pictures. Suzie has the perfect personality to sell as she displays a charming blend of firm but gentle, serious with a pleasant sense of good humor and someone who would be comfortable with beggars and kings. In choosing Suzie, what may be a stressful situation for some will be quite comfortable, knowing you have chosen THE BEST of THE BEST.”

They became our friends...

Bill and Jody B.

“We just had the pleasure of working with Ed and Suzie in selling our home in Bay Head. They came highly recommended, and completely lived up to their great reputation. The early discussions about pricing and marketing the house were smooth and hassle-free. They had great ideas about photos, including ones taken with a drone! They were very willing to take our suggestions, as well, including arranging for a professionally produced floor plan. Working as a team, Ed and Suzie complemented each other and were always available. The result for us was a solid offer within 17 days of the listing! This was just the beginning of their professional and personal approach. They guided us through negotiations, inspections, and finalization of the sale. Either Ed or Suzie was available whenever needed to meet a contractor, local official, or service provider. Since we’re spending time in North Jersey, that was much appreciated. We closed on our house in just over three months since meeting them. In that time, Ed O’Malley and Suzie Van Schoick became more than just our real estate brokers, they became our friends.”

Awesome communication...

Renee C.

“From the 1st sit down with Suzie and Ed with my son, Robert joining us, we knew we were on the right track from their ideas as to marketing, pricing the house correctly ( although I did not agree) and the staging of the house. Robert and I were very impressed! I would like to make special note of their continuous concern, keeping in touch as to all concerns and issues that needed to be addressed! Awesome communication… and better yet they held my hand when I thought I’d lose it with so much to attend to! Thank you for a great experience!”

They set the bar very high!

Lee M.

“Suzie and Ed demonstrated both professionalism and compassion every step of the way as they guided my siblings and I through the difficult challenges of selling our cherished “family home” of 65 years. They answered all of our questions quickly and thoroughly with both insight and knowledge of the local market. Ed’s photos captured the overall beauty of the property and both of their hand’s on involvement brought us to a successful closing. As Real Estate Professionals, they set the bar very high!”

Delightful business experience...

Bob and Pat P.

It is never easy to sell a house you love but Suize and Ed held our hand making the sale less stressful and a most satisfying venture. We appreciated their attentiveness, we always felt well informed. Because they have been in real estate in the area for a long time, they know their business and their advice was most helpful. We loved the way our home was advertised accenting our location and the many fine qualities of our house. Suzie and Ed are professional but have an easy going manner which made for a delightful business experience.

Extremely understanding and professional...

William K.

Suzie and Ed helped our family through the difficult situation of selling our father’s home. They were extremely understanding and professional. We couldn’t have asked for more, they consistently kept us updated and informed. We would definitely recommend them to anyone needing a professional real estate agent.”

Took away all the hassle...

Bobbi B.

“Working with Ed O’Malley is a game changer. He took away all the hassle of selling my house and got it done. I couldn’t recommend him any higher.”

Huge help...

Josh B.

“Suzie and Ed have been a huge help in the home buying and renting process. My family and I have used them for many years and have always come back. Their knowledge of the market and ease of doing business puts them at the top of my realtor reference list!”

A real pleasure...

Larry and Kathy M.

”  Working with Suzie and Ed was a wonderful experience for us.  They could not have done a better job of keeping us updated on everything that was happening with respect to our property and the market at large.  When the right buyer came along they stepped up the information flow and gave us great counsel on how to move forward quickly and cleanly.  The whole process could not have gone more smoothly and trouble free!  You have proved the importance of retaining the right real estate professionals!”

Attentive to every detail...

Lisa G.

“Suzie and Ed were great to work with.  Very professional &  attentive to every detail that mattered.  They were  patient with us as we looked at every house possible  and they gave us great advice to find  the perfect beach house for our family.  Highly recommend using them!”

Kept us up to date...

Lorraine O.

“Ed and Suzie know everything there is to know about the area – making them the ideal realtors for marketing our Bay Head house. The family is scattered all over the country so could not participate in any meaningful way but Suzie and Ed kept us all up-to-date on everything having to do with the property – including storms! I highly recommend them to anyone looking to buy or sell a house in Bay Head or Mantoloking!”

We will miss them...

Anne L.

“Suzie and Ed are outstanding professionals. They are also outstanding people. Both know the New Jersey shore area thoroughly, have years of experience in representing both buyers and sellers in the market, know the go-to professionals for specific needs and have their customers always at the center of their efforts . They stay in constant communication and any recommendations were well thought out and presented. On behalf of the family, we can’t recommend Suzie and Ed highly enough. They treated selling the long-time, multi-generational family Bay Head house with the utmost sensitivity and professionalism. We will miss them. They are those kinds of people.”

Responsive to our needs...

Michael D.
“When we decided to sell our Mantoloking home we knew the only people to contact would be Suzie and Ed of Diane Turton. We had worked with them before and knew the process would be seamless. From the pricing of our home to the final sale their local knowledge of the shore home was spot on. They were always responsive to our needs and could be reached 24/7 with answers to our questions. We were very happy with the results.”

Amazing...

Debbie P.
“You were both amazing to work with and I would recommend you as a team any day!”

Experts in your field...

John and Geri R.
“Thanks so much for making the transaction a delightful experience. We were completely at ease as you walked us through every step. You are truly experts in your field…”
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Helpful and prompt...

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“I have been working with Ed O’Malley for several months. He has showed me many homes and was always very helpful and prompt. When Ed was away, Suzie followed up in his absence. I am very happy with the responsiveness of this team.”

True professionalism...

Anthony and Dolores L.

“In an age of mediocrity, it was a genuine pleasure dealing with the both of you who showed true professionalism in the good “old-fashioned” way! Again, thank you for being with us every step of the way with bringing the sale of our house to fruition.”

Clear and focused...

Graham and Sally
“Our thoughts include a very big “shout out” of thanks and support to you both during a difficult selling process. Your constant positive attitude contributed greatly to a successful conclusion of the transaction.  You both demonstrated a clear and focused sense of professionalism that gave us great comfort during the sales process. We felt that we were in the best of knowledgeable hands particularly with respect to local market conditions. This provided a framework of factors that provided a basis for our thinking and conclusions.  We are very grateful for the skills and expertise you both brought to the table. As we will be always grateful for your counsel and help, we would be happy to recommend you both to future potential clients.  Please feel free to share any of these thoughts with potential clients or share our direct contact with them. Our warmest and sincerest thanks.

Most pleasant...

Page B.
“Working with Ed and Suzie was the easiest, most pleasant real estate dealing I have ever had. They understood that it was not an easy decision to let go of property that had been in the family for a long time — and they got us the price that we wanted in the time frame we wanted. They stayed in touch as things proceeded without making us feel stressed or pressured. I could not recommend them more.”

Expertise...

Ann N.
“Thanks to Suzie for all her help and expertise. Because she has lived in the town for so many years, she appreciates how emotional it can be to sell one of the wonderful old homes in Bay Head. She helped me make tough decisions, and I appreciate all she did both once the house was listed and also for the years leading up to ultimately having to sell. She’s great!”

Loved...

Kim and Ryan C.
“We have loved working with Ed!! My favorite aspect is the quick responses. My husband loves Ed’s laid back and down to earth personality. He made us feel comfortable from day one, was always willing to work with us and our budget, and was truly on our team! (We haven’t worked directly with Susie but I’m sure she is great too!) We are so lucky to have met these this pair and highly recommend them!”

Thanks so much...

Sheila P.
“I couldn’t have chosen two finer realtors. Thanks so much for all you did for me!”

So knowledgeable...

Mary B.
“Suzie and Ed were amazing to work with! We had a complicated scenario and they were so knowledgeable. They were always there when we needed them and provided the best advice!”

Highly reputable...

Joe and Janet S.

“You have assisted us on both sides; as buyers and sellers. In both cases and all the time, your professionalism shines thru. We have used other brokers during our over 25 years in Mantoloking and, without a doubt, you are at the top. Words like integrity, broad knowledge and grasp of the markets, promptness, deep history of success and highly reputable, pleasant demeanor and personalities are some that describe you and accounts for, in our opinion, why you are very helpful and successful.”
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Took the time...

William B.
My sister and I used Suzie and Ed to sell property from the estate of a relative. Most agents would consider it to be a quick sale to just get rid of the property, but they took the time to work with us to get the best price possible from the seller.

They understood the area, the conditions (post Sandy) and all of the things needed to get the job done.

The worked with the buyer, who was very demanding regarding requirements for access and inspections, and us as sellers trying to preserve the native flora to get everything done to our satisfaction and get the price we were looking for.”

Professional manner...

Ellen C.
“We recommend Suzie & Ed enthusiastically. They listed, marketed and helped us sell our property.in a professional manner & responded to our questions & concerns.”