Testimonials

“Selling a property can be a stressful process.  Selling two properties, while renovating a third, when you have a two year old and a newborn is a serious challenge.  Our family was fortunate to have Matt, Peter, Kim, and Lindsey help us navigate this process.  They helped us sell our brownstone and condo, all while we were renovating another brownstone in town.

When we decided to sell, we chose to list with the Hudson Realty Group after seeing them at multiple open houses and being thoroughly impressed by their ability and knowledge.  Working with them was a real pleasure.  They helped us stage both properties and they looked better than they ever had before!

Matt and Peter were highly involved with every step of the process, exhibiting an immense amount of attention to detail.  Their marketing materials were best in class, no doubt contributing to an incredible amount of interest in our properties.  Matt and Peter were extremely knowledgeable about the market and helped us price and market our properties appropriately. We would recommend the team to anyone looking to purchase or sell a property in Hoboken without reservation.”

Juan Rivera


“My wife and I love Hudson Realty Group at Halstead Property and Matt Brown is amazing.  We have used Matt and his team on two of our home sales and purchases over the years and they are great to work with.  Their experience in the market, knowledge of the area, 24/7 access and no pressure laid back approach, is what always makes us feel comfortable during the stressful process of purchasing a home.  We cannot say enough kind words about Matt and his team and they will always be our first call when its time for us to sell or purchase our home.”

Sean and Amanda Gordon


“Kim Sullivan-Beier was friendly, attentive, and professional.  We requested a tour for a duplex in Cliffside Park through an online listing website, and within minutes we received a phone call from Kim herself.  Our tour was promptly scheduled for the following evening.  Kim met us at the property on time, and was knowledgable of the premises themselves and the owners of the property.  She was happy to answer any and all questions we had.  The tour was a pleasant experience, and Kim could tell that we were very interested in filling out an application.  The next day, she sent us the application by email.  She made sure to follow up with phone calls and explain what would happen next.  Within a few short days, we filled out the application, provided references, and did the credit report check.  Again, Kim was very accessible the entire time, and we continued to communicate with her by phone and email.  When we were approved by the landlords, Kim immediately drafted the lease and sent to all parties for review.  The lease was fully signed and the checks were sent within one day.  The entire process took about 3 days, and Kim immediately put us in touch with the landlords for introductions. The property was beautiful, reasonably priced, and sure to go quickly. So once Kim knew that we were interested, she did everything in her power to make sure we got to call the property our new home.  Kim continues to be such a huge help, and we look forward to getting the keys to our new place.  Would absolutely recommend Kim Sullivan-Beier and Halstead Real Estate / Hudson Realty Group to anyone looking for a new home.  Kim truly made it a straightforward and pleasant experience.”

The Lehman Family


“As first time home buyers we were very nervous entering the process. Working with Matt and Peter changed everything. Their responsiveness, their knowledge, and their demeanor allowed us to enjoy the process as opposed to fearing the process. They took the time to make sure we understood what needed to happen and helped us with every step. When we encountered a problem, Matt immediately responded, while on vacation, to ensure that it was resolved within the hour. I’ve already suggested them to several of our friends and would use them every time. It’s rare that you come out of a decision this significant with complete confidence. They helped us do just that.”

Chris and Ana High


“We were extremely lucky to have Kim as our real estate broker, as it was our very first time using one. It is clear that she knows the market and the business quite well. Although this was not my first lease, there were things that I never knew to look for or inquire about; but thankfully, Kim took   the time to review the lease with us, line by line. She is very thorough, timely and our experience was nothing but superb.”

Chauntel Greaves


“We’ve known Matt and Peter for about four years now, and it’s been a productive and collaborative relationship since the word “go”. We’ve just recently moved into our third house in Hoboken, two of which Matt and Peter found for us and only after successfully completing the sales of two other properties. Each transaction has been quick and nearly challenge free. What most impresses us about Matt and Peter is their professionalism, honesty and depth of knowledge about the Hoboken and Jersey City markets. They have been so helpful throughout the years in guiding us in the right direction be it on the buy or sell side. Oftentimes, because of our schedules and how fast the Hoboken market moves, we’ve had to do deals from London, where we are primarily based. They have been our eyes and ears on the ground. Few people we would or could have trusted in buying a home without ever actually walking into it, and they have been the guys to do it, not once but twice. Whatever questions or reservations we have had, they have answered them thoughtfully and in a timely manner. If ever they didn’t have an answer, which was rare, they were mindful in finding the right person(s) who did. They, along with Lindsey and Clare, form a dynamic team that has certainly set themselves apart from the pack, setting a new bar high above their contemporaries. We would not only recommend them professionally, but also consider them friends, whose character and care has been steadfast”

Tara and KC Sullivan


“We recently worked with Halstead/Hudson Realty Group for both the purchase of a new home and the sale of our current home. Matt Brown, Kim Sullivan-Beier, and Lindsey Brown are an amazing team who helped us navigate both transactions, going well above and beyond what I would expect from typical real estate agents to make sure the process went as smoothly as possible. They were able to help us organize simultaneous closings in a very short time frame, and were extremely proactive and responsive. Highly recommend.”

Whitney Peak


“Some close friends had recently sold their condo in Hoboken, and when we decided to sell our house, they recommended that we use the realtor who listed and quickly sold their place: Matt Brown of Halsted Realty. The name sounded familiar, because, as you may have noticed, you can hardly go two blocks in Hoboken or Jersey City without seeing a sage-green Halsted Realty sign hanging in front of so many buildings which reads: For Sale by Matt Brown and Peter Cossio; and usually, dangling beneath the large sign, there is a smaller sign which reads: Under Contract. Having forty-two years of experience in my own profession, I know an expert when I encounter one. Besides a calm demeanor, a palpable confidence, and a respectful and deep understanding of the capricious, inscrutable local real estate Market, what helps to make him such a dynamic force in real estate (top one percent in sales In New Jersey, if I am not making a mistake) is his supporting team: His wife, Lindsey, working inconspicuously behind the scenes managing the online aspects and listings, etc.; Peter, the construction expert, covering, without a break in continuity, when Matt is away, plus a host of top notch contractors, lawyers, and affiliated stagers, window cleaners, oil tank removal people, who provide him with the resources required to complete the sale in a well-paced, timely fashion. He makes you feel like all his energy and talent are being applied exclusively to selling your property, and it is staggering to consider that he is simultaneously managing the sales of at least twelve to fifteen properties at any one time!As the deal was nearing completion, I realized that in Matt Brown’s field success is achieving his goal of obtaining the original asking price, or as close to that benchmark as you can get.Mission accomplished: best buyer, full value, reasonable turnaround, and a smooth close.”

Michael Sobsey


“We have worked with Matt Brown and his team on three transactions (two sales and one purchase) with positive outcomes that exceeded our expectations. In all of our transactions, Matt was instrumental to our understanding of the local market both when buying and selling. He was patient, honest, flexible, and always quick to respond to our questions throughout the process.  Matt and his team not only have a pulse on real estate development, sale trends, and prospective buyers. This all translates very positively for prospective buyers and sellers using their services.

Matt’s marketing team is best in class. They are experts in staging and real estate photography, we were very impressed with the marketing material they produced for both of our sales. One of our transactions was listed in the Sunday edition of the New York Times, showcasing the team’s impeccable staging and photography skills.

We highly recommend partnering with Matt and his team on both the buy and sell side.”

Devin Darcangelo


I had a job offer overseas this year, so I was looking for the right agent to help finding a good tenant for my condo. After interviewing with a few agents, I decided to go with Mr. Matt Brown’s service. Matt is very detail oriented and he offered honest and informative suggestions in regard to  renting a property out. I was in a hurry to leave the country, and Matt helped to arrange painters, contractors, and cleaning services to prep my apartment for rent in my absence.

While I am working overseas, we communicated via email frequently. He did very thorough background checks and arranged skype interviews for me to talk to potential tenants. After signing the lease, he also helped me to deposit security deposit to my bank account. It took less than a month to rent my furnished apartment out.

I am very pleased with his service and will recommend his service.

Shu Chen Lin


“Kim did an AMAZING job with the rental of 230B.   We really value that your teams gives as much attention to a $1,750 rental as the $1.3mm sale you did for Kadie and I.  We know that there were a few hiccups on this one on the client side with people being scared away by the first floor.  Kim, never discouraged, powered through it. In the end, she found us a client with zero downtime despite us painting. Our client has settled in and I stopped by recently and she is still ecstatic with the apartment.

What stands out about Kim is her ability to provide a fair opinion (not biased towards making a sale), that she is ALWAYS available, and that she goes above and beyond for the smallest details. We are looking forward to continue working with Kim and your team going forward. We will continue to recommend Kim and your team to our friends and colleagues.”

Rob and Kadie Desoe


“Kim is an excellent agent all around and a very nice person to deal with.

I have worked with Kim twice, first when buying my condo in Hoboken a few years back, and more recently renting it out when work took me to a different state.

She knows the Hoboken and Jersey City real estate markets extremely well, which is really helpful when deciding whether to sell our rent out your place.

Kim goes above and beyond what you would expect. For example, my unit had a bath tub that wasn’t in the greatest condition but which I had not had time to fix before moving. Kim not only helped to find a handyman to re-caulk the bath tub,  but also to fix a broken lighting fixture and redo parts of the wall to cover holes and remove dirt. This wasn’t something I had asked for but Kim felt it was needed and it clearly helped when showing the place.

The photos for the listing were excellent, taken by a professional photographer that Kim hired. Furniture and other decorations were done just right to show the apartment in the best light possible.

Despite living in another part of the country I never felt out of the loop and Kim kept me up to date on feedback from potential tenants and upcoming appointments. She is very honest, sharing both good and bad news without filtering.

Kim managed to find the perfect couple to rent my place, with thorough background and credit checks done promptly, which saved me both time and stress.

I would recommend anyone to work with Kim whether you are a seller, a buyer or looking to rent out your place.”

Fred Wass


“We were really happy working with Kim Sullivin-Beier. Kim is really knowledgeable about the Jersey City neighborhood and real estate market. We were very comfortable relying on her expertise and guidance to help us purchase a home. She was highly responsive throughout the whole process, and also hooked us up with her wonderful network of knowledgeable and earnest contacts (ie inspector, lender etc) We highly recommend her if you are thinking about buying or selling!”

Mindy Hsu


“We had a great experience with Kim Sullivan-Beier of Hudson Realty. Though we had been looking in Hoboken for well over a year and had gone through a couple of realtors, we found our condo after less than a month after we started working with Kim. Although it wasn’t a long search with her, we saw many units as our needs were quite specific and our budget was limited. Kim was unstinting with her time. I’m not sure how she is able to juggle multiple clients, but we never felt rushed with her and it seemed that we were her first priority. On each showing, we carefully considered each unit together. Kim was forthright in her assessment of the pros and cons of each place, there was never any pressure to make a bid. When we did find just the right place, Kim’s strategy ensured  that ours was the winning bid. Kim is a true professional and a class act. Her easy manner and sense of humor make her a pleasure to work with. Save yourself the trouble and make a beeline for Kim!”

Bill McManus


“Kim knows her market and had us covered from start to finish. Astute, listened to our needs, and adept at navigating all the details, she had us covered from purchase to the sale of our condo. Pitch perfect advice every step of the way. Kim totally rocks – can’t recommend her enough.”

Randy Stringer


“Kim and her team were excellent in guiding me through the rental process and getting my condo unit ready for perspective tenants. She was very thorough and thought of every little detail from the condo’s photos, listing, and scheduling of appointments! Her team used a very helpful app to schedule and keep track of all showings. She helped me through the lease process and made sure that I was protected as a landlord. She was a pleasure to work with and I will highly recommend Kim and her team to my friends!”

Peter Bakarich


“Peter and Matt are hands down the best Brownstone realtors in Hoboken with the track record to prove it! Their experience and local knowledge are second to none and helped us sell our home in a smooth process with expert advice throughout! Peter and Matt’s professionalism sets the bar in Hoboken. We can’t recommend Peter and Matt enough…their results speak for themselves!”

Bill and Cherie Goodbody


“We were selling a premium priced home in our area and Matt and Peter were an obvious choice given their precedent work. They have handled a large portion of the premium homes in our area and they know exactly how to market to that clientele, who those buyers are and how they can best be marketed to. Their vision, leadership and resources made staging the house and its preparation to go to market as easy as that can be done. They were highly involved in the photography of our home which turned out beautifully. Their marketing materials were first rate and reflective of their class and sensibility for aesthetics. We had an agreed offer within days of putting our home on the market at our asking price. The buyer was someone they knew well from their precedent experience. Getting the deal to a closing was trickier than everyone hoped because it turned out we had to remove an oil tank. In the meantime we moved to another state. Matt and Peter became the defacto overseers of our home and the tank removal process. We greatly appreciate their goodwill and willingness to go above and beyond the call of duty. They could not have done a better job on our behalf and have our full recommendation to anyone considering their services.”

Joe and Natalie Rhodes


“ Matt and Peter were absolutely brilliant, they are absolutely the only realtors you should use in Hoboken. They know the market inside and out and made our house look amazing.

Dean & Mukti Cerio


“My wife and I were extremely happy with the services provided by Matt and Peter. They did a great job with everything from recommending contractors to help prep the property for sale, providing comps and local knowledge to set a favorable yet fair sale price, and working with us and our tenants every step of the way to create a very smooth process for everyone involved. Hoboken can be a tricky place to own property due to the city’s endless restrictions, codes, and antiquated rules, but Matt and Peter are great resources to help guide you through all the hurdles. These guys should definitely be your first stop if you’re looking to purchase or sell a property in the Hoboken/Jersey City area.”

K2 Global Properties


“Matt and Peter take the art of selling a brownstone in Hoboken to another level – telling you how to stage your home, using tasteful marketing, and bringing a huge network of potential clients to the table.”

Jill Preston


“Matt is incredibly knowledgeable, responsive and unflappable. He treated our listing like a home not a property. Offered great insight and advice on how to maximize our value and provided resources for improvements, staging, etc. There doesn’t seem to be any scenario throughout the entire process that he doesn’t deliver a thoughtful solution to. I have dealt with numerous agents in Hoboken over the years and by far, Matt Brown is the best.”

Galloway


“When we decided to sell our condo, we met with several agents and Matt and Peter clearly stood out from the rest. We have bought and sold properties in Hoboken a few times and they are–in our opinion–the best real estate duo in town. They are professional, knowledgeable, and attentive from start to finish. In our initial meeting, Matt walked us through the steps that would help us maximize the value of our home, and in the weeks that followed he helped us to execute those steps to perfection. Two of the many things that make Matt and Peter so good at what they do are their attention to the small details and their marketing savvy. They managed the professional staging of our home and created magnificent marketing materials that were head and shoulders above anything else we’ve ever seen in Hoboken. They also managed to place a very visible ad of our listing in the Sunday edition of the New York Times to help bring in buyers from NYC. We had 10 offers on our condo within days of listing and Matt carefully guided us through the ins and outs of each one and masterfully negotiated terms on our behalf. We were extremely happy with our final sale price, which far exceeded our asking price, thanks to Matt and Peter.”

Bird


“Matt & Peter know the Hoboken brownstone market cold.  No one markets a property more effectively than the Brown/Cossio team.  They also contribute in selfless and meaningful ways to the Hoboken community, a testament to their character.”

Steve Fahmie


“Matt Brown was extremely professional. He was knowledgeable, responsive and detail oriented. The sale of our apartment was quick and easy thanks to Matt and his team. The photographer was excellent and the marketing materials were top notch. The Showingbook electronic notification system made scheduling showings a painless process. We would highly recommend Matt and his team at Halstead!”

T.M Rodgers


“We worked with Matt Brown a few months ago when we sold our brownstone in Jersey City.  The market was red hot and our property went quickly, but I do believe that it was Matt’s masterful handling of the sale that made it a relatively easy and painless process.  He knows the market inside and out   (living there, in fact), is aggressive when warranted and cautious when need be.  His attention to detail and marketing of the house was on par, it looked so good that we second guessed our decision to sell!  Matt is the ultimate professional who walks that fine balance of knowing the client and knowing the market.”

Lauren Hayer


“Matt & Peter are the best in Hoboken hands down! Matt helped us get a handy person to make minor fixes, recommended a stager, and marketed our property. The result was a property that was on the market less than a full week with 7-8 offers above asking.”

David & Erin Gisonno


“Matt Brown and his partner Peter Cossio are simply the best real estate team in the area.  They do ongoing analysis of the local Hoboken/Jersey City home/condo sales and have an extensive network of marketing & contacts that will get your place sold quickly.  Despite placing our condo on the market   in the late fall- they were able to sell it within one week of its listing.

In addition to that- Matt was integral with assisting us getting our condo prepared for the open house to guiding the process of attorney review to the final closing.  He is aggressive and effective while maintaining a calm & friendly disposition.  My husband and I highly recommend him and would call him again in the future if we required his services.”

Amit & Foram Desai Gupta


“Before we chose to list with Matt, he provided us with a realistic estimate of what our apartment should sell for and what his strategy would be to get us the highest possible selling price. Getting a realistic price, not an inflated one, showed us that Matt knew our building and the local comps   very well and was not simply trying to buy our business with an inflated price recommendation. His detailed selling strategy was important to us as our apartment had extremely high-end finishes that commanded a record price/sqft for our building (by quite a margin). Once we chose Matt as our agent, he staged our apartment perfectly to get the best brochure photos (he works with the best photographer in the area). Over the course of the listing, Matt’s sales strategy played out to perfection with our successful sale breaking the price/sqft record in our building by a large margin. Matt knows high-end apartments, and he knows what it takes to get top dollar when selling. Throughout the process, Matt kept a close watch over the entire process from setting showing appointments, to perfecting the marketing material, to following up on every single lead, to keeping in touch with us on a regular basis to assuage our concerns and provide detailed updates. We took Matt’s advice at every turn, and that advice proved to be correct every single time. Matt convinced us to wait for the right buyer who could put 20% down to ensure a smooth closing due to our very high price/sqft apartment. Once he found us that buyer, our sale closed very quickly. We learnt through the process that selling an apartment is not simply about listing it and hoping for the best. Matt taught us that it is about teaming with the right agent, developing a winning strategy, and executing flawlessly at every stage. Matt is trustworthy, a confidant when you need him, and an expert at navigating the entire process from listing to closing. He will look at the unique aspects of your listing, and will maximize the outcome for you.”

Jonathan Brims


“Everyone knows that selling a house can be stressful. And the realtor you choose can make or break the experience. We learned that lesson only too well. When my husband and I decided to sell our home in Hoboken we choose our realtor poorly and had a terrible experience. But then, Matt Brown and Peter Cossio entered the picture. We couldn’t have been happier. Matt and Peter helped us get our home ready to sell, communicated with us clearly and consistently, and made us feel like we were at the top of their client list. Matt and Peter are highly professional and knowledgeable. And they’re nice to boot! We would use them again in a heartbeat, and recommend them to others wholeheartedly.”

Dina Rose


“We had a great experience with Matt and his team. Once engaged he took over the process from us and ensured all the last minute touch ups on the house were taken care of. He had great ideas for minor enhancements which he was able to coordinate. The viewing process was very well done. We had an online portal which we could review and booking/confirmation process was simple. We really felt like we had a true partner in our sale effort. We were in contract within 10 days of listing at 12% above ask. Overall we were exceptionally happy with the process and result.”

Jeff Rupert

“Matt Brown and his team are fantastic. They are epitomize professionalism, and are as engaged at the end of the selling process as they are at the onset. We could not have had a better realtor involved in the sale of our Hoboken residence. I give Matt Brown and his team my highest recommendation in this regard.”

Jennifer Rupert


“Focused, responsive, detail-oriented. Matt Brown and Peter Cossio have been there for us throughout the whole process of selling our uptown house in Hoboken. The end result? The house was sold in two days above asking price. We would highly recommend Matt and Peter who on top of being great professionals with a sense of humor will spare you the bla-bla and “story telling” all too often heard in the real estate business.”

Bernie Gallois


“We had a tough & long sale due to the buyer’s bank inefficiencies: Matt guided us throughout the process always maintaining a great level of professionalism and staying attentive to our needs. We found Matt to be smart, courteous and knowledgable from start to finish. We highly recommend him. ”

Elena Tarquinio


“Matt, Peter and Kim Sullivan-Beier did an amazing job not only helping us to sell our house quickly and efficiently, but also a price that exceeded our estimates. Their knowledge of not only Jersey City, but also our specific neighborhood proved instrumental in making things go smoothly. I can’t recommend their services enough.”

Jeff Rohe


“I have known Matt for many years now and have purchased 2 properties with him; this was my first sale with him. Not only is Matt very knowledgeable of the Hoboken/Jersey City markets and has the patience of a saint, but also knows how to reassure you when things do not go perfectly as planned. My condo was very professionally listed and looked amazing in the brochure he produced. Within 10 days my apartment was under contract. I very highly recommend Matt and Peter for any real estate transactions in the Hoboken/Jersey City area.”

Diana Wyant


“Matt and Peter are great real estate agents. They are extremely knowledgeable about the current state of the market and helped us to price and set up our Hoboken condo so that it was very attractive to buyers. The marketing materials Halstead produces are top-quality, and we were very impressed by their deep understanding of the metrics of the market. We met with Matt and Peter initially, and then worked with Matt after that. He is very easy going and calm, but also insightful and on top of everything. His office runs very smoothly, keeping you informed about showings and next steps. He made the selling process effortless for us. I highly recommend using them to sell your home.”

Frank Lantz


“I was astounded by Peter & Matt’s expertise, strict professionalism, responsive assistance, and attention to detail in selling our Hoboken townhouse. We had considered selling the property ourselves; we are SO grateful that we found Peter & Matt instead. There is no doubt that they achieved for us a much better result. And, they were kind, sympathetic, and easy to work with in the emotionally-fraught experience of selling our house.”

Laura Burkhart


“After interviewing multiple realtors, we hired Matt and Peter based on the thoughtfulness of their sales strategy, including pricing rationale, suggested cosmetic upgrades, timeline, and marketing materials. They also managed and coordinated vendors (stagers, contractor), which made the entire process easier on us. Their strategy worked perfectly — they far exceeded our expectations on both the number and the strength of offers we received. We plan to work with them again to purchase an investment property in Hoboken.”

Catherine Desoe


“Matt was really great. From the initial meet until the close he made me feel comfortable and a lot less stressed about the process. He was extremely responsive and the materials produced and photographs were of really professional quality. Matt also provided great recommendations for contacts including a great painter and cleaning service. I really felt like I was getting a very expensive service despite my condo in the scheme of things not being in the high price range of real estate. He also knew what he was doing in the pricing and offer realm it was very impressive. He was also just an enjoyable guy to interact with. Definitely recommend.”

Christina Anagnos


“Matt and Peter were exceptional with communicating to me on sales trends, offers, etc. I highly recommend Matt Brown from Halstead to list your property with – Halstead has a great marketing team to help advertise your property as well – it is not often you find brokers that treat their clients and listings as if it were their own – their expertise and connections in the market place, especially Hudson country is second to none – Matt and Peter are everything you could ask for when looking for a credible firm/agent.”

D. Lenter


“Matt Brown is a rare find. After meeting with several agents, I knew immediately that Matt was the no-nonsense, insightful professional I could trust to sell my home. He delivered on every level — directing beautiful photos, executing a strong marketing plan and communicating proactively — and my home received multiple offers within 18 days, including a bid $15K above the asking price. When the deal nearly fell apart, Matt never wavered. He calmly reassured me, then promptly prepared an impressive appraisal challenge. His efforts won me that additional $15K. I was proud to have Matt represent me and my interests and truly cannot recommend him more enthusiastically.”

Jaimee Zanzinger


“Matt Brown is a consummate professional. From the moment we interviewed him during our search for an agent to sell our Downtown Jersey City Condo it was clear that he had the professionalism, experience, and tools to sell our home quickly and at a premium. By following Matt’s expert advice we were on the market less than a week, had a ton of traffic and fielded multiple solid offers. Without a doubt Matt exceeded our highest expectations. He was kind, efficient, thorough and stayed engaged through to the closing. Absolutely top notch.”

Katie Mclennan


“Matt and Peter are truly exceptional. When we were looking to sell our place, Matt and Peter were highly recommended by two separate people. After working with them, I understand why. They know the area very well and made the process of selling our brownstone very seamless. They really helped us every step of the way, were incredibly responsive, knowledgeable and professional. Their attention to detail and connections and reach really helped us to sell our home very quickly for a great price. They really went the extra mile. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.”

Tara Muller


“Would highly recommend Peter and Matt – we’ve used them to help both purchase a home and sell it. They are terrific.”

Sumi Aggarwal


“I was referred to Clare Cossio by my former colleague, who had hired Clare’s husband, Peter, to purchase his home in Hoboken.  Considering how critical my colleague was (at work), I could only imagine how thoroughly he must have vetted Hudson Realty Group before entrusting them.  I was excited to work with Clare because unlike my previous Realtor, she stuck to my wish-list, but also gave me a dose of reality-check when needed.  We must have looked at over a dozen places, and even made an offer on one before finally landing my current home.

As a first time home owner, I had a lot of questions — all sorts of them.  She always remained a great source of information and guided me through the entire process during our 5 month journey.  She was easily accessible and accommodating, so I gained a comfort level, which is important when you’re making one of the most important decisions of your life.”

Avani M.


“Happy to report a wonderful experience with Hudson Realty Group/Halstead Hoboken.

I’ve bought/sold four properties in the NYC area, using different agents/agencies. I found the professionalism with Matt & Peter (Hudson/Halstead) unparalleled. And their marketing plan is top-notch.

From the initial consultation to the sale, the entire process went off without a hitch.   Matt was incredibly responsive. I can’t imagine a better experience.

If I were still in the NYC area, I would definitely use them again. I am recommending them to family and friends in the area. And everyone else that reads Yelp ;)”

Alex P.


“Peter Cossio and Matt Brown did a fabulous job in helping us sell our house. They are extremely professional and knew exactly how to price our home to give us the best possible outcome. The marketing materials they produce are superior to any I have seen by other firms. They are very knowledgeable of the area and the market and were very pleasant to work with. I absolutely recommend them!!!”

Jane L.


“Matt Brown and Peter Cossio are great to work with. They are extremely knowledgeable and helpful. They recently sold our condo for us and the sale was completed quickly and professionally. I would highly recommend them!”

Joe & Stephanie Signora


“THE BEST! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Matt Brown and Peter Cossio are the only realtors I work with in the Hoboken area. They are knowledgeable, professional, trustworthy, consistent and responsive. Truly a great team that provides top notch service.”

Colleen L.


“Matt Brown and Peter Cossio know how to get it done. Our townhouse had two finished floors and a primitive third floor. Matt and Peter persuaded us to put a little money into the third floor and they were absolutely right. The payback was probably $200,000! Hoboken is a hot market and Matt and Peter know it very well, especially high-end townhouses. They do a lot of thinking about how to get the most for your home. Their company has connections in NYC and Brooklyn which increases your visibility. They were also able to recommend an excellent real estate company to us to help us buy a house in our new location.”

Lindam


“I have used Matt & Peter to sell two of my places and highly recommend them. Their knowledge of the area and of the real estate field is superior to all. They are professional, honest, hard working, quick to respond, and insanely detailed.
If you are looking to sell (or buy) in this area, I wouldn’t go anywhere else!”

Kevin


“I would highly recommend working with Matt for any real estate deals. He was the sellers broker when we bought our apartment, and we worked with him again when we decided to sell – he was a pleasure to work with and a huge help in every step of the process. His knowledge of the area and strategies for getting our place on the market made our sale extremely quick and successful.”

Kiri Martin


“I’ve worked with Peter Cossio and his partner, Matt Brown for many years through several home buying and selling experiences. Peter’s experience and knowledge of the real estate field is incredible, and the effort he makes to meet his customer’s needs is above and beyond what anyone would expect from an average broker. I’m happy to have worked with Peter, and I consider him a friend.”

Matt


“I cannot speak more highly of Matt. At every stage of our home sale, he was nothing but professional and showed himself to be a true expert when it comes to the market. He did tremendous work in getting our apartment ready for sale and placing it on the market. It could not have been a more positive experience and I highly recommend him.”

Smills


“Matt and his team were the definition of professional and efficient. They made what I had always heard was a nightmare (selling) an absolute pleasure. From the Selling price he quoted to the pointers he had for staging our home he was on point the whole time. I would recommend him to my nearest and dearest without a moment’s hesitation.
And as a side note, he also helped us in our search for a new home and was equally knowledgable about the area and the market from the buyer standpoint. I can’t say enough about Matt and his whole team.”

degc7


“I recently closed on a condo in Hoboken a couple months ago. Matt Brown of the Hudson Realty Group was beyond helpful. This was a first time homeowner scenario and Matt was extremely patient and insightful with any and all questions through the process. I highly recommend Matt, great guy and well knowledgeable.”

Patrick S.


“It is with the sincerest gratitude that I write this acknowledgment of Matt Brown and Peter Cossio as our professional representatives. As my wife and I sought to sell our home, Matt and Peter went above and beyond the typical real estate broker role, becoming trusted advisors who we relied on for unvarnished advice and counsel. Throughout the entire process from staging the home to the day of closing, Matt and Peter were professional, conscientious, and motivated. I always felt as though my wife and I were their only clients, even though I knew that was not the case. I wholeheartedly recommend Matt and Peter to anyone in need of real estate services (buy or sell) and would not hesitate to come back to them for any future real estate transactions.”

Chris McDonough


Peter and Matt, Thank you to you and your team for all of your skill and hard working in selling our brownstone. Your experience, knowledge and professionalism came together in a seamless execution. Your marketing stood above all others. We continue to recommend you to anyone we know looking to buy or sell a property.

Craig and Joanne Laurie


“Without even minor hesitation, Halstead Property is where you should be if you’re looking to buy/rent in the Hoboken and Jersey City areas.  I’ve just completed my 2nd sale with Peter Cossio and Matt Brown and have known them for nearly a decade.  I am confident to recommend them because of their many years of experience and competence as well as their knowledge of the market and current trends.  They are honest, forthcoming, committed, and will work tirelessly to help you either sell or find a home.”

Gavin B.


“Hudson Realty group was a pleasure to work with!

My husband and I worked with Matt Brown of Hudson Realty Group, for almost a year to find our wonderful new home.  I am a very picky person and Matt Brown had the patience that I needed to make the experience enjoyable and not overwhelming.  His knowledge and professionalism made my husband and I feel confident with all of our decisions.   I look forward to working with them again in the future.”

Erin G.


“I can confidently recommend Hudson Realty Group/Halstead Properties. Matt Brown handled my Hoboken condo sale, and he was a pleasure to work with.

He is well-versed in the local market and was very articulate about how the process would go. He takes the time to listen and answer questions and is respectful of his clients’ opinions. He is even-keeled, reliable, trustworthy, and very timely with any follow-ups.

Matt and the entire group at HRG/Halstead were a pleasure to work with and I can fully recommend them.”

Diane C.


“I got in contact with Hudson Realty Group Halstead Property through a web search, without any referrals, based only on the great tools on their website. I sent an email and got a response right away. Clare Cossio was the best realtor I’ve ever met! She was very responsive all the time (and anytime, even nights and weekends!) I built so much trust on her that I felt I knew her for a long time, when in reality we had met only by email and phone for a while, since we were house hunting virtually for a few months. She would answer all my questions and even went to apartments we were interested to videotape and send to us by email. She was simply great!!! I can recommend Clare Cossio to anyone interested on buying a property in Hoboken or Jersey City, she certainly is the best real estate broker in that area!!!”

Karina C.


“Peter was such a pleasure to work with. From the moment I got in touch with him (a referral from someone else who loved working with him), he was extremely responsive to my many (many) questions, often responding in just a few minutes by email, phone, and even text! He also had incredible insight to the Hoboken area since he lives here. Everything you want to know about restaurants, to the commute, to the schools for your future kids! He went further to provide us contacts from a lawyer to work with to his own housekeeper! Peter and his partners are not just agents but true friends/neighbors if you plan to buy in the area. Highly recommended if you want an agent who is positive, friendly, and applies zero pressure in the home buying process!”

Sara G.


“We had a great experience with Matt Brown when we purchased our condo in West New York.  He was the seller’s broker but he was courteous, knowledgeable and fair.  He did an excellent job getting the deal done and keeping all parties happy.  I would definitely recommend Matt, and will consider him if the need arises in the future.”

Maria L.


“I would definitely recommend Matt Brown at Halstead Property. I was moving out of the country for a job assignment and wanted to rent out my apartment in Hoboken. I contacted Matt because I had been on his list of regular update of the Hoboken real estate market. Matt was simply great in that he understood the market very well, asked the right questions and provided really helpful insight in what price I should ask (actually he recommended me to go for a higher asking price which not all the agents would normally do.) What really impressed me was how efficient and effective he managed the whole thing. I was leaving on a short notice, Matt arranged the visit and follow up activities such as taking photos of the condo for listing in a timely manner. The photos were taken by a professional and definitely stood out when posted online. As a result of all these efforts, I got two offers within the first weekend and rent out my place within a week.”

Xin D.


“We just bought our first property with Peter Cossio from Hudson Realty Group. We were new to Hoboken and new to buying – and Peter led us through the process from start to finish. He knew a ton about the neighborhood and was very helpful on giving us insight to make a smart decision. Overall, I am super happy with our new place and with the quality of our experience with Peter. I would recommend him and Hudson Realty to anyone buying in the area. I will definitely be coming back for our next property!”

Dawn R.


“I would absolutely recommend Hudson Realty Group and Peter Cossio to anyone looking to buy or rent in Hoboken.  My wife and I just recently purchased a condo in Hoboken and am very satisfied with the professionalism, competence, honesty and humor that Peter provided.

Peter was also super accommodating with times to show us condos and answer questions.  If you are looking for a place in Hoboken or the surrounding area, I would highly recommend them!”

Brian K.


“Great real estate group. These agents really know what they are doing. They are all highly accomplished and serious about marketing your home to its full potential by the most modern means out there. Their specialties include brownstones, condos, new construction and lofts in the Hoboken and Jersey City area.”

Kelly S.


“If you are lost, looking for an efficient and responsible help for a purchase, if you do not know where to go, what to see or say, even what to think… just ask Lindsey Brown! We are French people who were looking for a condo in New Jersey. We just knew…nothing about the area, the condos, the procedure… but despite all our naivety, we decided to invest there. An angel sent us to Lindsey, and all our doubts melted away. She is the right person to guide you, to concretely help you thanks to her knowledge, giving her time and advice, endlessly. Her commitment is rare enough to be noticed. Trust is not easy to build through emails, but with Lindsey, it becomes natural… you can’t be wrong in trusting her, that is just the way it is. I really think that we could not have achieved our goal if we had not met Lindsey: she makes your dreams come true.”

Cécile and Jean Claude from France


“My experience with Hudson Realty Group/Halstead Property and Peter Cossio has always been a pleasure. His commitment, competence, and honesty make the process of buying property painless. HRG is extremely helpful when it comes down to showing property; for example, Peter really takes note of what his clients are looking for, and intuitively shows them fitting choices. I always feel comfortable asking him questions about the process and trust that he’ll put me on the right path.

And if you happen to be moving from out-of-town, Peter’s knowledge of the community he serves is amazing. From the best shoe-repair guy, to the best restaurants… just ask & he won’t steer you wrong.”

Matt S.


“We hired Matt to sell our condo in Jersey City, as he sold the unit just below ours in a record time. And he did it again for us! He had an accurate and realistic perception of the market.  He listened to us and perfectly advised us on pricing and timing aspects. He made us fill very comfortable that we were in good hands. He really knew how to market a unit, everything from presentation, communication to staging. It made a huge difference! He is a great communicator, and, really important to me, extremely responsive to any question and requests we had; he  was so patient with us! Matt really did a great job! We would recommend him to anyone who is trying to sell her condo in the Hoboken/Jersey City area.”

Sebastien R.


“Lindsey Brown is a gem!
I have worked with a number of agents in Hoboken to find renters for my building until I found Lindsey. As a responsible landlord, I wanted our units rented quickly to likeminded, respectful, responsible people.  For years now, I continue to call Lindsey whom continuously delivers on her word, and on renters whom I would like to keep in our building. She always exceeds my expectations. Hoboken (and I) are lucky to have her knowledge and expertise.”

Jenifer D.


“Ask for Lindsey Brown as she’s simply the best!!!”

“After a horrendous experience with one realtor who was recommended by a friend, I found Lindsey randomly by using Google. I was pretty distrustful at first but after having worked with her for the last 9 months, she’s the only person I’d ever recommend and trust with real estate. If I could, I’d make her my accountant, lawyer, psychologist and everything else in between. She is patient, knowledgeable, detailed and most importantly, responsive and follows through.

I really don’t know how I would have gotten through this real estate nightmare I’m in up to this point without her. Even if the deal falls apart, I’m grateful I had Lindsey as my realtor.”

Joanne P.


“Effie and I just want to thank you both for helping us, as you were trustworthy and confident professionals throughout the entire experience. We would not hesitate to refer clients to you.”

Effie Tsu & Matt Smith


“It was the first time we have worked with such reactive, professional, & nice realtors! It’s been a real pleasure for us.”

Remi & Severine Fritsch-Fontanges


“Joe and I wanted to commend your teamwork in representing our property. You did a thorough, aggressive, and beautiful job marketing our home in a challenging housing environment. We valued your deep knowledge and expertise about both the Hoboken market and the purchase process. Your responsiveness and clearheaded guidance were greatly appreciated. You went above and beyond the call.”

Dawn DiMartino & Joseph Reynolds


“Thank you for everything! We appreciate all your help and guidance toward buying our first home. We love the apartment and couldn’t be happier about our choice. We hope to see you around the neighborhood soon!”

Megan & Ryan Bailey


“My wife and I would like to thank you for helping us find our first home. From our first meeting, you spent the better half of a year guiding us through the process of finding and purchasing a home that was right for us. Your patience and personal investment in understanding your clients are two characteristics that truly set you apart and left a lasting impression on us. You exceeded our expectations in every respect and your approach is the true definition of hospitality that we both found quite comforting while enduring the stress of such a major event in ones life. After the closing, you did not disappear; you celebrated with us, welcomed us to the community which you were already a part of and then began to help us assimilate into our new environment. We went through this process and have emerged with our first house and our first new friend in our new town. We look forward to maintaining a relationship with you and cannot thank you enough for your unconditional assistance with each and every aspect of purchasing out first home”.

Michael & Lindsay Speranza


“Was a great experience…very helpful in finding the right place. Thanks for (your) help!”

Jorne Schroedter


“I am finally settled into my new home and wanted to thank you for all of your time and effort. You were extremely patient, thorough, accessible, and professional throughout the process.  I am thankful Sarah and Jay recommended you.”

Liz Guido


“Thank you. An excellent reflection on you and your team. If I am not mistaken, we had a bid in four days and sold w/in nine. You guys gave an excellent presentation and DELIVERED. There was never a question, nor hesitation that you and Matt were the best representation.”

Patrick Pisapia


“Thanks for making the home buying experience a pleasant and efficient one! I appreciated your candor and honestly in sharing your advice and knowledge, your responsiveness, professionalism, and patience, especially since I was a first time home buyer. I look forward to working with you again in the future. Thanks again! I’ve been living in my new home for two weeks and love it!

P.S. I would never have considered Jersey City had you not educated me about it, so thanks!”

Mayling Tu


“We just wanted to thank you so much for your help finding our brownstone. You guys were amazingly patient with us through our very, very long search and we really appreciated that there was never any pressure to buy. We also thought you did a great job negotiating the purchase with the seller! Given how crazy the market has been, it was so important to us to negotiate the best deal possible and you really fought for us and ultimately got us a price which we felt comfortable paying. You and Matt make a great team – were always available – and were a pleasure to work with. You can always count on us for a recommendation.”

Amanda Stannard & Tony Valeri


“Matt was a huge help and was a great resource. He really covers everything you’ll need to know about the area, the marketplace and the home buying process. He was very patient with us and we’re very happy with the apartment we wound up with. I’d suggest any buyers looking in the Hudson County area use Matt Brown and the Hudson Realty Group”

Brian and AnneMarie Lista


“I could not be happier with my experience.  I put my condo on the market during the housing collapse and somehow Matt found a serious buyer.  He also went far out of his way, meeting with a building inspector, fire chief, etc. on his own since I didn’t live near there anymore.  Not to mention buying & installing new fire extinguishers & carbon monoxide alarms.  They didn’t cost much, but since I lived out of the area, it was necessary to make sure the closing date didn’t get delayed.  I didn’t even ask him to do it; he just did it on his own.  Also, I never had any issues with reaching Matt by phone or email.  Little things like that are the difference between a frustrated client and one who feels like he’s being taken care of.  Matt made me feel like the latter.  Oh — and he sold my condo when two others could not.  Thank you!”

Dr. Lee Marlow


We couldn’t have been more pleased with our experience with Hudson Realty Group. After a discouraging experience with another broker, Matt Brown was a miracle. Matt was knowledgeable, helpful and professional. Time and time again he went the extra mile for us, even moving our vehicle to safety during Hurricane Irene (we were out of town). We would recommend him without hesitation. In every way, we would rate our interaction with Hudson Realty Group as a positive and exceptional experience.

Heather Caplan