About Gwen

Gwen’s negotiating and listening skills plus her extensive finance background give her clients a unique agent who is not only responsive to their needs but also an efficient and effective advocate for their real estate needs. Buying or selling a home or condo has many pitfalls but Gwen will guide you through the process while making it appear effortless.

Gwen began her real estate career in March 2001 at Rhodes, Van Note after a successful career at a French commercial bank in New York. She has an MBA in International Finance from Pace University and an AB in German from Occidental College. She speaks German and French fluently, is learning Spanish, loves to travel and is an avid equestrian. She, her husband and their wired-haired Dachshund live in Montclair.

Gwen has had many listings in Montclair, Glen Ridge, Bloomfield, Verona, Little Falls, Nutley, West Orange and Clifton and sold many homes and condos in Glen Ridge, Montclair, Bloomfield, Verona, South Orange, West Orange, Maplewood, Clifton and Wayne. Gwen also handles rental listings and provides property management services in the area.

She has repeatedly achieved Salesperson of the Month at Rhodes, Van Note over the past 10 years; in fact, she earned this distinction for five months in 2011 which was a personal record. In addition, Gwen achieved the NJAR® Circle of Excellence Sales Award, Bronze Level in 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010 and the Silver Level in 2004, 2008, 2009 & 2011.

Gwen achieved the designation of Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES®) in 2003. This additional training gives Gwen tools to assist those clients over 50 years old in navigating the many complex estate planning and tax issues surrounding a home sale or purchase.

In 2008, Gwen achieved the Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR®), the benchmark of excellence in buyer representation. She is now armed with the tools needed to best help her buyers thrive in a tough market.

In 2009, Gwen achieved the GREEN designation showing her understanding of, and sensitivity to, the burgeoning movement towards environmentally-responsible building methods and today’s buyer’s concerns about their new homes.

In 2010, Gwen was awarded the ePRO certification which demonstrates her in-depth understanding of Internet technology in the real estate profession.

In 2011, Gwen earned the CRS (Certified Residential Specialist) designation, joining only 40,000 other REALTORS in the United States.  Her education, excellence & professionalism are evidenced by this prestigious designation and you will be better served as a result.

Awards: SRES®, ABR®. ePRO & GREEN Designations and NJAR® Circle of Excellence Bronze Award in 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010 and Silver Award in 2004, 2008, 2009 & 2011


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Gwendolynn A. Van der Zyppe
Gwendolynn A. Van der Zyppe
635 Valley Road Montclair NJ 07043
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