Rick Lodato a long-time Verona resident and his team members are licensed real estate agents and REALTORS® Lizette Brown, Diana Weeks and Peter LoCurto, also all of Verona. The Rick Lodato Team serves residential real estate clients throughout the West Essex area including the Caldwells, Cedar Grove, Essex Fells, Verona, Roseland, Fairfield, Montclair and Little Falls, plus eastern Morris County and Passaic County.
The team was most recently at Berkshire Hathaway NJ Properties in Verona, where Lodato was the top listing agent for the past nine years, in its West Essex/Verona Marketing Center. They join Century 21 Cedarcrest just as the Century 21 franchise system has unveiled its refreshed branding, with a new logo and a new mission statement: to defy mediocrity and deliver extraordinary experiences. It’s a mission that Sass’s agency works hard to fulfill every day.
“Century 21 is entering a new chapter system-wide and having the Rick Lodato Team on board represents a new chapter for Century 21 Cedarcrest as well,” said Sass. They are the most prestigious team in Essex County and are as committed to great service as we are. It’s a great match for everyone involved.”
Century 21 Cedarcrest has been named Best Realtor in Essex County three years in a row in the Suburban Essex Best of Essex Readers’ Choice Awards, and is recognized annually by Century 21 with corporate awards for its superior customer service throughout the New Jersey/Delaware region.
Lodato is a licensed REALTOR®, broker associate and a past president of the West Essex Board of Realtors. He owned his own real estate agency, Lodato & Company Realtors, before joining NJ Properties in 2009. His professional credentials also include certified residential specialist (CRS), senior real estate specialist (SRES) and accredited buyer representative (ABR). A top real estate producer, he has earned the coveted NJ Realtors® Circle of Excellence® Sales Award® many times, including the Circle of Excellence Platinum Award for $20 million or more in sales (2016 and 2017) and the Circle of Excellence Gold Award for $12 million or more in sales (2014 and 2015).
Of his decision to join Century 21 Cedarcrest Realty, Lodato said, “I’ve known John Sass professionally for 25 years and he and Century 21 Cedarcrest have an excellent reputation. After nine years in a more corporate environment, I wanted to come back to a more team-oriented, intimate brokerage. John’s office combines the best of a national franchise with great name recognition and tremendous agent support and the independently owned, local real estate agency that really knows the area and understands what customers are looking for. Plus, as a former manager and owner of my own brokerage, I understand the importance of delivering great service throughout every transaction.”
Of his team, Lodato added that, “People like the idea that there will always be someone from my team available to work with them, and our division of labor creates more efficiency, which all translates into better service. Lizette, Diana and Pete take care of our buyers and I manage and market sellers’ listings. I enjoy mentoring them and I’m proud of the skilled team I’ve formed to serve our buying and selling clients.” To reach Rick Lodato, call 973-239-3535 or email RickLodato@gmail.com.