Amy Paternite is a Realtor in the suburbs of New Jersey. Amy works in South Orange and Maplewood with Coldwell Banker NRT. With 13 years in the business, Amy and her small team consistently rank in the top 5% of over 92,000 Coldwell Banker Agents worldwide.

Like many in the business, Amy did not start in the real estate world. She owned a Public Relations firm that specialized in musicians and venues. A classically trained pianist, Amy, and her husband met while at Berklee College of Music in Boston. Relocating from Brooklyn to Maplewood with 2 young daughters was the catalyst for the career change, and Amy has not looked back.


“I thought because I had all this experience, working with journalists and A-list people, that if I could convince somebody to cover my artists, then I could convince someone to buy or sell a house, but I never took into account the emotional component of helping someone with their biggest asset”


Top Takeaways:

  • Amy Paternite’s Advice for New Agents:
  1. Read Ninja Selling by Larry Kendall
  2. Focus on Mindset

Episode Highlights:

  • [00:20] Intro
  • [01:20] Covid19 update for Northern New Jersey
  • [03:00] Growing up in Westchester County/Manhattan in your backyard
  • [05:40] Was music a part of high school?
  • [08:05] Heading off to SUNY Buffalo and Berklee College of Music
  • [11:37] Entering the workforce
  • [14:55] Opening a public relations business
  • [16:35] Moving to the suburbs and finding her real estate career
  • [19:20] Choosing a brokerage
  • [22:25] Giving back in the community
  • [27:20] The value of building relationships and branding
  • [28:20] Bringing PR to real estate
  • [30:40] Connection from the Inman community
  •  [33:50] The Final Question
  • [36:50] Outro


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