Daniel Patrick Cannizzo & Karen Eastman Bigos, I want to thank you for helping with the recent sale of our family homestead in Short Hills. You were very sensitive to some family 'challenges' & realized that having open houses would be too stressful. Despite that, you were able to find a buyer very quickly for a very good price, & get the closing done in short order. It hurts to lose the family house, but you both helped to ease the pain & to do a mitzvah. I highly recommend your wonderful, thoughtful, efficient, thorough, & professional service. read more
Few Realtors know more about Millburn, Short Hills & Summit than Karen. People actually call her as a 411 service to gather info about the communities or to ask a trivia question. Who better to call than someone who grew up here and has lived in the area for over 50 years? It's hard to find someone who is more knowledgeable, reliable, driven, and creative than Karen Eastman Bigos, the consummate professional Realtor.
After 22 years of selling Residential Real Estate for Weichert Realtors and Burgdorff Realtors, Bigos and her business partner of 11+ years, Daniel Cannizzo, put their expertise into designing a new brand and launched an independent Real Estate Boutique called Towne Realty Group, LLC in February 2006. Located at 511 Millburn Avenue, Short Hills, Bigos & Cannizzo renovated 4,000 sq. feet of luxurious office space where their team of 25 agents cover the areas of Essex, Morris and Union Counties. Most of the agents and Brokers on their top team worked at other local companies and have an average of 10+ years of experience. In 2014, they passed their first $1 Billion in sales. The office is just two blocks away from where they attended Millburn High School, and steps from the two large corporations where Bigos worked for more than a decade each.
Following in the footsteps of her mother, local Realtor Sandi Eastman, she focused her entire career in the community where she was raised. She works to give back to her hometown by holding a seat on the Board of Directors of the Millburn-Short Hills Chamber of Commerce for 20 years, raising funds for the 4th of July Committee and serving on the Board of Trustees for the Millburn-Short Hills Historical Society, where she contributes valuable data and photos on local Real Estate. As the coordinator for her Millburn High School 10th, 20th & 30th reunions, she found all but 20 of her 350 classmates with tireless searches on over 8 websites and endless networking, phone calling and bulletins on local TV and newspapers. She built a website at http://www.Millburn78.com to help bring people together and to make the event accessible to graduates who are all over the world. Over 200 people attended and Karen got scores of friends and classmates reconnected by inviting everyone to join Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and other popular networking websites where she has thousands of contacts!
As active member of Who's Who in Luxury Real Estate, Karen attends Spring and Fall conferences around the world, where networks with hundreds of Brokers. She accepted awards on behalf of Towne Realty for OUTSTANDING SOCIAL MEDIA SAVVY and BEST BRAND INTEGRATION, as well as a SIGNIFICANT SALES AWARD that went to one of her agents for the highest sale in Short Hills, NJ, for 2014. Karen has helped to build her social media fan base to over 15,000 people with the help of her sales team. No stranger to hard work, Bigos has been recognized by the New Jersey Association of Realtors for earning the Circle of Excellence Award for twenty years and she was twice named the Number One Agent at her former company, consistently placing in the top ten for the entire corporation year after year. If plaques and awards told the whole story, Bigos could write a book as one of the top Realtors in Short Hills for decades. In 2007, she was selected to be on the cover of North Jersey's Broker - Agent Magazine, based her solid reputation among her peers. From 2012-2016, she and fellow colleagues were awarded the Five Star Professional Award for customer service and appeared in NJ Monthly Magazine.
Working with her are Daniel Cannizzo, her husband, Mark Bigos, and Sales Manager Barbara Birkitt, giving the whole operation the precision of a fine-tuned machine that is a winning combination. Bigos says, "We all agree that the way to be successful is to focus on total transaction service. Keeping our clients and customers well informed, being fair, treating fellow colleagues with respect, paying attention to all the details, and keeping ahead of the competition with revolutionary technology are the trademarks of our winning record in the past and what will keep us focused on building for the future." One of the best reasons to hire Bigos is that she likes her job and she is always willing to go the extra mile. Karen is all about technology, yet Towne Realty Group does business the old fashioned way; one client at a time, where the relationships with their clients and customers take precedence and the company has all the savoir-faire of the 21st Century.