Cell Phone: 917.573.3292
James Alvarez is very passionate being a knowledgeable, ethical sales associate. For the past 14 years I have built my real estate business on the highest level of customer service, knowledge, listening skills, positive attitude and consistency. The best compliments I can receive is my clients repeat business, past clients and customers referrals. 75 percent of my business is referral based. The best feeling is seeing the excitement, joy and happiness that a customer has when closing on a sales deal or a rental. Whether I am on the sellers, buyers or a renter’s side there is nothing more that I enjoy than making everyone happy in achieving their goal!
James comes from a life time career in the Restaurant/Hospitality industry. While growing up in the family business in his younger years, James went on to working with some of the most influential people in the Restaurant industry. I have covered many aspects of the industry from restaurant consulting, client investing/ designing, culinary, GM, management, cooking, catering, head waiter and bartending. I had a passion to learn all aspects of the business, as I strive to do now.
Hobbies and joys of my life: Family time, being a father to my little girl, my husband of almost 13 yrs, playing with my Yorkie (Abby), cooking, wine, gardening, swimming, beaching, hiking, traveling, skiing, antiquing, decorating and green lifestyle.. Giving back to others and being a part of a community is something I really enjoy and love doing!
If you are considering a real estate professional, I encourage you to contact James Alvarez at Hudson Place Realty. James is a full-time and dedicated sale associate. Whether your needs are selling, buying, investing, renting or consulting James will be happy to assist…
"James was very helpful in my search for a home purchase. His knowledge of the Hoboken market was excellent, and with his help, I was able to purchase a condo in less than two months from start of the process to closing. James was able to recommend home inspectors and attorneys and made my first home purchase experience an easy and smooth one."
- Zong D Hoboken, NJ
"James was extremely responsive and accommodating to our out of state status. He was able to help us do preliminary work to narrow our focus so when we were in town we were able to make the most of our short time to the key units which passed initial screening. James made recommendations both for Lawyers, Plumbers, A/C and other service men to not only make the initial closing pass with flying colors but set us up for key contacts in our new home.
The negotiations were quick and painless - again kudos to James and his staff. I would highly recommend James if you're looking for a highly competent, knowledgeable individual who will also give you the plain facts so you can make the right choice and decision for you and your specific needs."
- G. Chung and family Hoboken, NJ
"James has patiently screened and searched for properties that meet my exact criteria. He has always given me honest opinions and backed his estimates up with comparables whenever asked (and he is always on the money). We recently closed on one deal and are currently working on a second one. The comsumate real estate professional he also worked with me to find a tenant sortly after I closed without a fee!! Integrity, honesty, ethics and depth of local knowledge - all the things I wish all RE professionals had universally"
- Paul S. investor in Hoboken,NJ
"I cant tell you enough how amazing James Alvarez is as an agent. After our initial conversation, I walked away with the sense of security knowing that he had my best interests at hand. What stood out the most to me was his honesty and professionalism, also backing up his knowledge with years of experience. He kept me up to date on all leads and his negotiating skills are awesome. I have dealt with numerous agents in the past but I cannot stress enough how James stands atop the list in my book. Once again James, I say thank-you. Thank-you!Thank-you!"
- Andy S. Jersey City, NJ
"James has assisted greatly in providing specific background information on the status of the real estate market in downtown Jersey City. This has always enabled us to make the best decisions regarding our rental property. He is always extremely helpful, very responsible and wonderfully personal. For any real estate needs in the Jersey City & Hoboken area, I wouldn't seek the services anyone else."
- P.D Jersey City, NJ
"My husband and I were looking to rent an apartment in Jersey City within a specific budget. James listened to our criteria and narrowed the possibilities so we saw a manageable number of apartments with our little toddler (who slept through the whole thing!). He drove us to the different buildings and described the neighborhood and the building amenities that were important to us. He showed us the perfect apartment that was slightly out of our price range but when we settled on it, he negotiated a lower price for us. The whole process was seamless and painless. James was personable and professional. We really enjoyed meeting him and hope to work with him again, if we ever have to leave our perfect apartment!"
- N. Bush renter in Jersey City waterfront
Seller and Buyer in Hoboken
James was exceptional to work with not just on selling our condo but also with us buying a new condo. On the selling side he was fast and efficient to begin the advertising process and set up open houses. He was very patient answering our numerous questions since we were first time home-sellers and he was always available anytime when more questions would arise. He talked us through multiple selling scenarios and guided us as to make our own decision that he fully supported. Within a week of listing we had multiple offers. I would highly recommend him as your agent!
Wed June 13 2012
- Jackie and Sean M. Hoboken, NJ
Seller in Hoboken
"Of all the agents I worked with (3 total) James was the only one who didn't jump the gun on lowering the price. Too often that is the "solution" that most agents come up with, but James took a different approach to try and drum up more traffic (he even offered to paint my kitchen for FREE) - and it eventually worked. I also used James to purchase my home 45 minutes away and he was always willing to make it out for inspections, etc. that I could not attend because of work.
I also felt that James had the pulse of not only the local market but of the other agents in the area, which I think helped out when we finally did sell."
- Marc C. seller in Hoboken,NJ
Seller in Hoboken
"James is a true gem! I have started calling him "the broker extraordinaire" based on his skills, his easy and thoughtful manner and his ability and desire to go the extra mile. He is a pleasure to work with...above all else you want someone you can trust and James has my complete trust. I would absolutely recommend him as an agent!"
- Megan K. seller in Hoboken, NJ
Seller in Hoboken/Jersey City NJ
"When I first needed to rent out my place in the Hoboken / Jersey City area, I must have spoken to at least a dozen different realtors - most of them made me feel like a transaction, but James struck me as just a genuinely good person, so I gave him a chance - that was 7 years, 3 rentals and 1 home sale ago. Even when I just needed advice on whether this was the right time and he wasn't going to get anything out of it, he'd be on the phone with me no matter the time of day, and often his advice was don't do anything (ever heard a broker say that?) - you're in a good spot. I honestly cannot recommend James enough. My mother's even a realtor in NJ, and I love her, but James is my guy."
- Omar Q. seller in Hoboken/Jersey City NJ
Buyer in Hoboken, NJ
"We started our search in Late October. When we met James in the late winter, we almost gave up on searching for our dream home. The previous experience with other agents were not as expected. We felt we were always blindsided when all the information is not very open and clear, and were asked to give higher and higher bid than the asking price. A couple of them we found sold at lower or asking price later.
James is very knowledgeable not only for what he is doing but also the neighborhood, market and all sorts of things (including renovation and some building maintenance. Just ask! He will share all you need to know in a glance). We especially appreciate for his honesty, humbleness (no bluffs), forthcoming, and positive attitudes/energy. Looking back, he truly was there with us every step of the way and made our last processes without any hustle and bustle. He also is very accommodating when it comes to schedule the viewing, revisiting, and all other appointments with contractors when our case is not fully closed yet.
This is our first home. We were so fortunate to work with an agent/person who made this transition so smooth and easy for us, totally opposite to what we anticipated.
James is the best!"
-J.L. Buyer of 610 Newark St 11A HOBOKEN,NJ May 2021