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A veteran top-producer with 25+ years of Hoboken real estate experience, Irene Perello has established herself as an industry leader with a distinguished track record. Her recognition as an NJAR (New Jersey Association of Realtors) Circle of Excellence Platinum level winner for 2013 & 2015 speaks to Irene’s commitment to achieving results. Her uncommon business and market knowledge represent invaluable assets that have been acquired over a quarter of a century of working with buyers, sellers and developers. As a longtime Hoboken resident & homeowner, Irene has acquired an uncanny sense of history and understanding of her beloved town. She’s not only grown her own real estate business but - as Hudson Place Realty’s marketing consultant working with broker, Jon Sisti, has helped the company achieve vast growth and recognition as Hoboken’s premier boutique real estate firm. Consistency has been the hallmark of Irene’s notable career.
Irene has been responsible for the sale of some of the most prestigious addresses in Hoboken. Included in that premier list is Garden Street Lofts, New Jersey’s first residential mid-rise Gold LEED certified building (28 lofts) at 1425 Garden Street. ”Having the opportunity to represent such a landmark, cutting-edge development as the Garden Street Lofts was a dream come true." Considered the Garden Street Lofts expert, Irene has handled most of the re-sales & high end rentals since opening the building in 2009.
Other impressive brownstone & high end condo sales by Irene include The Penthouse at the historic Jefferson Trust Bank Building:715 Garden Street, 1200 Garden Street, 906 Hudson Street, 1230 Garden St., (twice), 1223 Garden Street, 331 Park Avenue, 113 Grand Street, 506 Hudson Street, Harborside Lofts, Hudson Tea Lofts, Maxwell Place, The Cast Iron & Satori Lofts.
In addition to her real estate expertise, Irene possesses exceptional people skills. That affability comes naturally to her, and has contributed significantly to her success. Part of her ability to relate so well to buyers and sellers comes from her balanced approach to life. She’s a dedicated, hard working realtor... yet, she’s also an avid sailor, film buff and a devoted foodie who loves to cook and dine, fancy or not.
Irene also has a penchant for interior design, a hobby in which her clients become beneficiaries. Additionally, she’s a curious traveler and, with a Bachelor’s Degree in European History, remains fascinated with the Continent.
A passionate dog lover, Irene is quite proud of Briggs, her Scottish Terrier, who appropriately serves as HPR’s Meeter and Greeter. She’s also interested in vintage fashion, attending shows to acquire gems like a Gucci coat with which she started a collection. And, when she needs to renew herself, Irene heads for her beach house, another passion.
Over the years, Irene’s considerable list of contacts has proven to be of substantial benefit to her clients. She has close relationships with Hoboken’s top attorneys, finance sources and home service specialists such as electricians, plumbers, carpenters, painters and renovators. Having overseen extensive renovation work on her own Hoboken brownstone, Irene’s first-hand knowledge enables her to provide clients with solid input regarding their own renovations.
After many highly successful years as a Hoboken realtor, Irene shares some specific thoughts about Hoboken, real estate and herself:
““When I first came to Hoboken back in the early 80's, I knew I was home. Lots of great energy and a wonderful synthesis of classic Hoboken and the newcomers working together to create what would be a true renaissance. It was such an exciting time, everyone was so welcoming, all the interesting characters, the music and arts scene and of course, the never ending fascination with local real estate. Fresh with a BA degree in European history, I landed at Hudson Place Realty as a part time receptionist. I loved the people I worked with, the camaraderie of all the agents in town and the environment so much, I immediately got my license. I feel very lucky to live and work in the town that I love so much. For me, my professional and social life is interwoven. To be a part of the fabric of a community that is forever vibrant, interesting and ever evolving is truly amazing.
“Buying and selling real estate do not need to be unpleasant. My goal is to make each transaction a winning, pleasurable experience.”
“Ultimately, I truly care. I look at each transaction as if it involves the home I’m buying or the one I’m selling.”
“I’ll always tell you what I really think. Occasionally my advice may not be what you want to hear, but I care enough to give you my absolute honest opinion. I’d like to think – after 25 years – my opinion is one you can rely on.’
“It's all in the details, to be really effective, you have to see every transaction through from start to finish.’
And a few of Irene’s clients share their thoughts about her:
“Irene has done an outstanding job of overseeing the sales and marketing for Garden Street Lofts. Aside from excelling in her result-oriented activities, Irene’s sage advice has contributed to making our project a significant success. Her spirit of partnership and sincere caring are profound and have never faltered. The bottom line is she gets it done and is a joy to work with.&rdquo
- Larry Bijou, Developer, Garden Street Lofts
“What began years ago as a search to find a house in Hoboken has resulted in three successful real estate experiences and a warm friendship. Initially, Irene helped us find our new home; three years later when we needed to move - just as the economy crashed - she found us fabulous long term tenants; and most recently, she assisted our daughter and her husband in locating a beautiful home. So, after two generations of working with Irene, we can attest to her professionalism, thoroughness and caring. She’s a superb realtor.”
- Jan and Charlie Bohn, sellers and buyers
“Irene is the consummate real estate pro. She possesses both people and industry smarts; she’s committed, caring and fun. And, she gets results without stress. Her consistent positive attitude made our real estate transaction the most enjoyable we’ve ever had.”
- Jeff & Bonnie Lawenda, buyers
“Irene at Hudson Place Realty was extremely helpful and professional when my fiance and I were considering putting our condo on the market. She graciously referred local professionals to help fix up the place even before we had asked her to be our agent. Additionally, she was completely candid and honest in recommending that we hold off on selling until a time when we could sell it for our desired price. She was not pushy at all and provided a wealth of advice and information, even though it was clear we were not going to put it on the market just yet. When the time comes for us to officially sell (and buy a new place) we will definitely give Irene (and Hudson Place Realty) a call!”
- Theresa C
“My husband and I have bought a house and found tenants through Hudson Place. My daughter and her husband have rented and then bought through them. Irene Perello couldn't have been more delightful to work with. I've moved a lot and most of the realtors showed me what they wanted me to see, Irene showed me properties that met MY criteria. She made the process painless and fun. It's been 8 years since we first bought through Hudson Place, Irene is now one of my dearest friends. Hudson Place Realty is my highest recommendation.”
- CJB Buyer & Seller
“There was one moment early on in the transaction when we were convinced we had made the right decision: when we saw the quality of the printed marketing material for our listing, especially the descriptive text which was written by Irene Perello. We came to realize that we were working with people who did three things very well: 1. Listened – as long-time owners, we understood the house; HPR and Irene in particular took the information we provided to create excellent marketing copy; 2. Photography and attention to marketing details -- unparalleled; and, 3. Kept their promises, especially on timing and scheduling showings – 95% of great work is being on time. Everyone at the firm treated our time with respect, which meant a lot to us.”
- VM, Hudson Street Seller
“We have known Irene Perello for 25 years and she has handled any and all Real Estate transactions that we have required. She is an absolute top notch pro, extremely knowledgeable and very creative in her thinking. Her attention to detail is impressive. Would not consider working with any one else.
P.S. She has had many years of service with us, not just 2011. That year was just the LATEST.”
- Ben and Siiri Fernandez, Landlords
“I have known Irene for quite a while. She is very familiar with the Hoboken market and has helped me buy and rent my place over the years. Extremely helpful and patient - guides you in the right direction and frank about expressing her views if she feels you might be making the wrong decision. I would very much recommend her.”
- VA Buyer & Seller
“Irene is a pro. She sold my apartment in 3 days and was instrumental in negotiating the best price for our new home. I wouldn't use anyone else and can't recommend her highly enough.”
“If you are looking for a reputable, knowledgeable and trustworthy agent, look no further...Irene is the person to go to.
She had the challenge of helping us list and sell our house in 2008 during the midst of the financial crisis and worked as our agent to purchase a new home. From our initial conversation, Irene was incredibly responsive. She understood our need to move quickly given the climate and provided realistic comps and assessment on pricing. She scheduled professional photographs to be taken within 24 hours of our first call and had set up a broker's open house a few days later. To our amazement and delight, we received an offer nine days after listing.
As a buyer's agent, she listened to our wish list and never got impatient with our requests to look at more places or to revisit ones we've already seen. Through her efforts, we were able to find our dream space!
Her services were invaluable and we highly recommend her.”
- MH & RB Buyer & Seller
“Irene is an awesome realtor. Her expertise and knowledge is great. What I enjoy most about Irene is her honesty. Looking for apartments in Hoboken was not easy, but she was always willing to show us the best places and tell us her honest opinion of each one. She has a great eye for good real estate and will definitely help you find what you are looking for. If I were to buy another place I would use her again, and I recommend her to everyone.”
- A. Parliman, Buyer
Irene is a total professional in every sense of the word. She understands every aspect of Hoboken real estate. Irene and her team at Hudson Place make sure as a client that your property receives the best possible presentation. Rita SIsti did a wonderful job staging our house. The photography and copy was great. Our house sold within 3 days of going on the market. Irene was always available to follow up every detail of the sale and she made a potentially highly stressful event a relatively pleasant experience.
If any of our family or friends are interested in buying or selling Hoboken real estate we would totally recommend Irene.
- Linda and Tim Kiggins