NPV Appraisals & Real Estate Consultants was born during the economic storms of the early 1990's when banks crashed and architects and builders went out of business seemingly over-night.
For over 20 years West Orange based husband and wife team, Paul & Susan Zimmer, have been adapting to the ever changing markets, bringing a wealth of knowledge and expertise to their appraisal and real estate clients.
Our love of houses began with the purchase of our first home, a Circa 1874 wood-frame Victorian in Bloomfield's Historic District. It had been a Bloomfield College dormitory and we thought it was beautiful even though it needed a lot of work. It took five years to save the downpayment, during the days of double-digit interest rates and it was finally ours, and the bank's of course! Just weeks after moving into it a fire destroyed the third floor of the house but that experience was all it took to inspire us to roll up our sleeves and get to work rebuilding. As art and design majors in college, Paul and I excelled at the hands-on aspects of the project and from there launched a successful design practice offering; interior design services, space planning, construction administration and project management for both residential and small scale commercial interiors.
Times change, families grow and Paul and I found ways to utilize our talents and prosper. We have known the joy of raising three children in a very special place - the Jonathan Williams House know as " Walnut Lawn," our sprawling Circa 1740's colonial home which we bought back in 1993. The foundation that began so long ago remains strong. We are still passionate about real estate and share the love of house and home with our famiy and friends. We hold a core belief that we are here to help people, treating them honestly and fairly, the way we want to be treated ourselves and strive to pass those values along to our customers and clients.
Professional Background: Susan Zimmer
Susan Zimmer became a licensed Realtor® in 1993 and works primarliy in Essex County, New Jersey. A 1997 Graduate of the REALTOR® Institute / GRI,
she is also a member of the Seniors Real Estate Specialist® Council,
the North Central Jersey Association of REALTORS®
), the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (NAR)
and the Garden State Multiple Listing Service.
Areas of expertise include antique homes, new construction, foreclosure and REO properties. Susan holds an degree in Fashion Illustration from The Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, New York.
"As a Senior Real Estate Specialist, (SRES®), I have the necessary knowledge and expertise to counsel clients age 50+ through major financial and lifestyle transitions involved in relocating, refinancing or selling the family home. I have received special training, get regular updates and I am prepared to offer the options and information needed in making life changing decisions. My background specifically enables me to provide valuable insights regarding down-sizing and declutteirng, or adapting a home for aging in place.
Past professional designations include: New Jersey Residential Appraiser's License, professional membership in the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and the AKID, Kitchen and Bath Design Specialist Certification.
Professional Background: Paul Zimmer
Paul Zimmer is a New Jersey State Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser (SCRREA), FHA Approved and a Court Recognized Expert Witness with over 20 years experience. He holds a BFA from the University of Hartford and a Diploma in Real Estate Investment and Analysis from the New York University Real Estate Institute. He works throughout northern NewJersey in the counties of Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Passaic and Union. Reports are available in both form or narrative formats . Our diversified client base includes individuals, attornies, insurance companies, Appraisal Management Companies (AMC's) and direct lenders
Areas of expertise:
- Property Tax Appeal
- Date of Death Valuations
- Bankruptcy - IRS workouts
- Estate Planning
- Complex/Antique Properties and New Construction
- Retrospective and/or Hypothetical Valuations
No two situations are identical and we are committed to providing personalized solutions to meet your individual needs. As a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and referrals.
"We are a small, family owned business, dedicated to providing prompt and friendly service with the highest levels of professionalism. When you call the office you speak with an owner. Our name is on our products and services and that is why we will always go the extra mile to meet or exceed your expectations".
We would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best service in the industry.
15 Mount Pleasant Place
West Orange, NJ 07052