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, energetic and creative than Karen Eastman Bigos, the consummate professional Realtor and marketer..
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 an old gym and built a small team where they cover the areas of Essex, Morris and Union Counties. Their agents have an average of 10+ years of experience and are all involved in their charitble work in their hometowns and various causes. In 2016, they passed their first $1.5 billion in sales and continue to compete against much larger corporations with style and class.
As an active member of Who's Who in Luxury Real Estate, Karen often attends conferences around the world, where networks with hundreds of Brokers and sends and receives referrals on a weekly basis. She accepted Luxury Real Estate 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. 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 Burgdorff Realtors, 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. From 2012-2016, she and fellow colleagues were awarded the Five Star Professional Award for customer service and appeared in NJ Monthly Magazine.
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.
Following in the footsteps of her mother, local Realtor Sandi Eastman, she focused her entire career in the communities where she was raised and has lived. Her involvement on various committees and boards have inspired her to donate over $100,000 of her income from her company to the business community, the theatre community, local sports and supporting historic preservation through the local Historical Society. She prides herself on keeping people connected with her Millburn-Short Hills Old Days facebook group with over 2,600 members and she ran three of her high school class reunions, which was largely accomplished through Facebook and LinkedIn. A staunch supporter of small business and the local communities her facebook pages 365 Things to do in Millburn/Short Hills and 365 Things Summit & New Providence. among others have over 18,000 followers!