Van Dyk Group Testimonials

I felt compelled to write a review after the excellent experience I had with Jay and Kristen Ciavarro in purchasing my home in Beach Haven West (Manahawkin).

I have gone through the house buying and selling process several times and never have I experienced the responsiveness, professionalism, and work ethic as displayed by Jay and his wife Kristen throughout the process. Their knowledge of the area (particularly within the luxury waterfront segment) was exceptional. Their extensive relationships within the local community made the banking, home inspection, legal and insurance processes seamless. Their follow through on any questions and/or requests was above and beyond what I could have hoped for. I have nothing but high praise for them and would highly recommend Jay and Kristen to anyone who is looking to sell or but a property.

Christophe VerHaegen

Art was outstanding to work with.

I could not have asked for better. He was extremely responsive and kept in constant communication throughout the entire process. He handled information gathering requirements and was proactive in creating a seamless, low-stress experience. Art is pleasant, knowledgeable, patient, and clearly puts his clients' needs first. I highly recommend him and look forward to working with him again in the future.

Colleen M.

Donna is an excellent realtor who knows her craft and knows how to get the job done.

A house will sell itself by its own image and or its location, but after that is where your realtor shows you he or she is worth their salt. Donna stayed on top of questions and issues, got the answers, mediated issues and made the deal work for both parties. Even when the property was not at her doorstep, she was there getting results. Thank you, Donna, for your hard work and caring in selling our home. You are highly recommended by us.

Jim and Kai MacTaggart

I found John to be knowledgeable, responsive, pleasant, engaging, insightful, and focused like a laser on our preferences.

He knows exactly when to step back and when to step in. I would highly recommend John Franc to anyone.

Stanley S

Brian Delpriora helped put me & my family in an amazing house with no bumps in the road!

He was very professional & easy to work with, he listened to what I was looking for & helped make it happen! Best of all he helped me find a house a few doors down from my sister & her family! So now my son will grow up with his cousins in his life everyday & go to school with them! Life is better with family around, and Brian made that a reality for me & my wife & 4 year old son. He found me what I was looking for & didn't break my bank account in the process, I am will to bet he could do the same for you. He was quick to respond to calls & emails & he helped move the process along so we could be in the house before the holidays! I would recommend working with Brian if you like it when things go smoothly & you get treated with respect.

Brian Cullen, on air personality at Sirius XM

Had the pleasure to work with Art.

It was a great experience. He communicated often, showed concern for us and established a trusting relationship. Importantly, the photographer he uses did a great job. The family that bought saw the home 18 hours after listing, Paid full price he recommended which was way over our expectations. Have already referred family and won’t hesitate to do it again. Thanks Art!

Joe C

Our overall experience working with Brian could not have been better.

His knowledge of LBI was the single most important factor. He made great recommendations, I relied on him to inform me of new listings and he did so quickly and routinely. We were extremely happy to work with Brian, he often made himself available and was flexible to meet our needs. Currently we have a beautiful home on LBI which would not have been possible without the help of Brian.

Vincent Bellezza

I had the pleasure of working with Art on a recent real estate transaction in which Art was the agent for the Buyers and I represented the Buyers in a legal capacity.

Art was helpful and informative to the Buyers and myself throughout the process. Art assisted with the home inspections, obtained and provided information in a timely manner and made sure the transaction remained on track for a timely closing. Art is very responsive and pays attention to details. I would definitely recommend Art to my friends and family.

Deidre M.


Franc was the most caring, professional real estate agent I have ever dealt with. Was on top of everything that I needed to not only sell my house but to find the perfect home to fulfill the needs of my wife and me. We could not be happier with the entire selling and buying experience. He even helped us in finding professional and reliable contractors to do work on our purchase. I will never hesitate to recommend Mr. Franc or Van Dyk Reality to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.

Marty C

Brian Delpriora was the reason that we bought a house on LBI.

He was extremely professional during all our interactions. He took the time to understand our needs and desires and was proactive in finding us listings. He is very knowledgeable about the real estate on LBI. He was able to provide us insights on all the listings that comes with living on the island and working as a police officer. He was very patient and we never felt rushed or hurried. We spent the right amount of time viewing the list of houses that together we compiled. We had limited days that we could view and he was very available. He was prompt and responsible. He was extremely helpful during the negotiation process and though I was a buyer, I could envision him selling my house also. We cannot write enough superlatives about Brian.

Edward and Corrine Yang

I would recommend Art to anyone looking to buy or sell a house.

I would not have been able to purchase my dream home without him. My deal was extremely complicated, and the sellers very difficult. Art was tireless in working towards making this sale a reality. He was responsive to all of my concerns and went above and beyond to make this deal happen. I am so greatful to have had Art as my broker in this purchase.

L Mareiniss

Buying a house can be stressful and this was especially the case for my wife and I as first-time home buyers who were looking for a home to buy and move into before the arrival of our first child.

Art took a lot of that stress away and really helped us have a great home-buying experience. He is extremely personable and worked tirelessly to get us to a dozen or more showings until we found the house that we loved. I would highly recommend working with Art if you're looking to buy or sell property.

Geoff K.

I have known Art for 25 plus years from our early careers in technology.

One day I saw a house that Art had just sold on Long Beach Inland on social media. At the time, we were exploring different locations for a second home. After talking with Art several times, we made the trip to see a home in Brant Beach. After a couple of visits to the house, we determined that it was not to be. Art was completely understanding and supportive of our decision. He restarted the hunt for our house and was open to every potential listing we sent him. Being a couple of hours away, Art was our scout and eagerly researched homes before we drove down. On more than one occasion, Art spent hours showing us around LBI and describing individual characteristics of various areas of the island. Once we found our home, Art was right there with us to ensure the deal went smoothly. We closed on the house in less than 40 days. Art worked diligently with the listing agent to ensure each of the hurdles were cleared quickly. At the closing, Art presented us with a unique gift to celebrate our new home. Since we closed, Art continues to provide outstanding service. He has stopped by when we are not around to check on the house after storms for us. When we needed a handyman and plumber, he was right there with suggestions on who to contact to resolve our latest challenge. We highly recommend Art to assist you with your LBI real estate needs, He will be there every step of the journey, keeping your needs and desires forefront.

M Blems

John is a professional, one of the best.

He's been my Realtor for the past ten years and I've purchased and sold several homes. Dedicated and thorough, knows the market and will represent your best interests. I highly recommend him!

Cary K

We are happy to recommend Art to anyone looking to buy or sell a house.

Our situation was very unique since Art represented us (the buyers) as well as the seller. We were new to the area, and required that extra TLC and hand-holding throughout the process. Art provided this and more.....We never felt like he was favoring the sellers over us. He was equally attentive and responsive to both sides. He was also very quick to answer all our questions and facilitated the paperwork to close expeditiously. Art truly went above and beyond his call of duty. My husband and I are so grateful to have had Art as our broker in our beach house purchase.

Gina B.
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"Jim was very knowledgeable and made selling my house easy and simple. He was punctual and did not delay on any part of the sale. Within two months of being listed, the house sold for a price I was happy ... more "
by mjbontempo14
"Jim was the best. He was very knowledgeable regarding the market in which our house was listed and helped to price the property right. Our house was on the market for 3 weeks with lots of activity view ... more "
by porlando146
"Jim Has an excellent understanding of the local market. He took his time showing us all of the houses we requested, even though he knew they may not have been suitable for us.
He let us choose what ... more "
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