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Extending Far Beyond
A Conventional Brokerage Firm.

Signature Realty and the Michelle Pais Group have redefined the business of selling homes, modernizing and advancing the industry by fostering a culture of partnership in which listings and clients are represented in a collaborative environment by all of our agents.

Why Us

The Michelle Pais Group is an award-winning Real Estate Team specializing in Luxury Real Estate in New Jersey. Our team of highly skilled professionals have the knowledge and know-how of representing a broad spectrum of classes, including residential real estate, new development, and investment properties.

What makes us different is our innovative approach to selling real estate.

Signature Realty and the Michelle Pais Group have redefined the business of selling homes, modernizing and advancing the industry by fostering a culture of partnership in which listings and clients are represented in a collaborative environment by all of our agents.

Shunning the traditional model of how real estate is practiced, our agents share their knowledge, spheres of influence, background, contacts, and expertise, ensuring our clients better representation and a true competitive edge. This approach has proven to be highly successful. Since inception, The Michelle Pais Group is not only Signature Realty NJ’s #1 Real Estate Team, but we are also the #1 Real Estate Team in ALL of Union County for total sales volume* and the #1 Real Estate Team in New Jersey for sold units on the Garden State MLS*.

Signature Realty NJ and The Michelle Pais Group extends far beyond what a conventional brokerage firm offers. It envisions itself as both a lifestyle company and as a creative agency offering design, marketing and sales solutions for buyers, sellers, developers, and investors.

* As Per Garden State MLS (12/1/2017- 3/27/2020)

MEET THE GROUP

Team Leader

Broker Associate / Team Leader

Michelle Pais

Broker Associate / Team Leader

Michelle Pais

Michelle Pais is one of the most successful and well known Real Estate Brokers in NJ . At the young age of 30, she founded Signature Realty NJ, a luxury independently owned Real Estate Brokerage that services both buyers and sellers across the entire state. Today, Signature Realty NJ is one of the Top Residential Real Estate firms in the state housing over 360 agents and recently made Inc. 5000’s list as one of the fastest growing companies in America with a 356% growth.

Successful in the industry for almost 20 years, Michelle Pais is known as a “Power House” Broker. Having sold over 1 billion dollars in real estate she currently ranks in the top ½ of 1% of all agents in the Country. In 2019, Real Trends ranked her and her team #1 in New Jersey for total sales volume and units and #22 in the entire country (amongst ALL brands).

Michelle’s most recent awards and accolades include being Named one of NJ’s most Powerful people in Real Estate by NJBIZ, she was crowned the “Barbara Corcoran” of NJ by Bella Magazine, a NJ Biz 40 Under 40 award winner, Circle of Excellence Platinum Award recipient, named one of “100 most influential Real Estate Agents” nationwide by Real Estate Executive Magazine , Named NJ most innovative leader by Forbes magazine, Named Best Agent in America by Real Trends in 2020 and Named one of NJ’S most Powerful Entrepreneurs by Property spark.

Michelle is committed to raising the bar and is responsible for numerous record breaking sales. She attributes most of her success to her stellar negotiation skills and passion for marketing. She doesn’t just sell homes, she MARKETS them! Well known for her “outside the box” marketing strategies, her effective, innovative and creative marketing techniques have led to getting her clients TOP dollar for their homes often resulting in numbers 20% over ask price.

Michelle has also been referred to as a ‘celebrity realtor’ having appeared on numerous tv shows like CBS’s Living large, News 12 Luxury Living, American Dream on the CW, Bravo’s Real Housewives of New Jersey, TMZ, and the Wendy Williams Show just to name a few. She has also been featured in major publications like Forbes, WSJ, NY Post, The New York times, Fox Business, Fox News, Msn, Fortune 500, Homes of the Rich, Business Insider, Mansion Global, Fortune, Inc. Magazine, Entrepreneur, Yahoo Finance, The Street, and many others. Michelle is also a highly sought out public speaker and coach.

Michelle’s Pais’s discerning client base include Fortune 500 CEO’S, financiers, prominent local developers, athletes, celebrities, and influencers.

Outside of her professional endeavors, Michelle enjoys spending quality time with her husband and daughter and partaking in health and wellness activities. Her charitable efforts with Be The Change, a organization devoted to feeding the homeless, exemplify her commitment to the community.

Phone:908.868.6581

Email:Michelle@SignatureRealtyNJ.com

Zillow:https://www.zillow.com/profile/Michelle-Pais/

Agent Partners

Agent Partner

Giselle Acevedo

Agent Partner

Chad Curry

Agent Partner

Michael Gomes

Agent Partner

Melissa Gonzales

Agent Partner

Amy Kaisand

Agent Partner

Daniel Montano

Agent Partner

Davi Pereira

Agent Partner

Suzie Guardino

Agent Partner

Galina Kaplan

Agent Partner

Marina Fridman-Rybner

Director of Client Services | Agent Partner

Silvia Wilson

Team Manager

Gonzalo “Galo” Alvez

Agent Partner

Giselle Acevedo

Phone:973.713.2276

Email:Giselle@SignatureRealtyNJ.com

Agent Partner

Chad Curry

Chad began his career as a residential remodeling contractor. His strong creative background, construction knowledge, and attraction to homes and architecture classifies him as a strong asset and utility for all sides of representation. He continues to build his rapidly growing reputation and portfolio through his constant passion, collaboration with his team, sales and marketing expertise and of course, his emphatic energy. Chad is capable of distilling a complicated process and situation to its simplest terms, enabling his clients to make an informed and clear choice. His services are always tailored to each client’s individual needs as he views each transaction as a unique and special connection. A highly motivated, driven, and caring individual, Chad will work tirelessly to see you are happy and ensure your real estate needs are met with the upmost professionalism.

Phone:908.608.4711

Email:Chad@SignatureRealtyNJ.com

Agent Partner

Michael Gomes

You probably know how important it is to find the right real estate agent when you are focusing on a financial investment as substantial and as personal as your home.

What you should know about me is that, as a Signature Realty Associate, I believe wholeheartedly in the unique, personal nature of real estate. You will see that revealed in how I follow through on what I promise, as I carefully guide you through the many steps and decisions along the way.

I am fully committed to providing you with what my company calls “The Signature Way” – a noticeably higher level of service that will make your real estate experience as easy and as stress-free as possible.

You can expect from me:

  • Personal and knowledgeable service that is genuinely responsive to your needs
  • A “Neighborhood Specialist”s” familiarity with local communities, home values, and price trends
  • Top professional skills continually refined through Signature training programs respected industry wide
  • Advice and guidance throughout the entire process

Feel free to contact me anytime, whether it”s to get started on helping you realize your goals and dreams, or just to ask a question. I would welcome the opportunity to make a difference for you.

Phone:201.757.4760

Email:MGomes@SignatureRealtyNJ.com

Agent Partner

Melissa Gonzales

Your home is likely one of the largest investments, which is why finding the right real estate agent is imperative. Coming from an educational background, it is second nature for me to educate my clients on the process of buying and selling a home.

What you should know about me is that I pride myself in my passionate and heartfelt drive to keep my clients best interest at heart. I am dedicated, attentive, and committed to finding the perfect home for each of my clients. I understand that buying or selling a home can be exciting but also very stressful and that’s why I work extra hard to make sure all my clients stay informed throughout the process. Keeping you informed and educated every step of the way is vital for all parties so no stone is left unturned. Attention to detail is something I thrive on.

I am fully committed to providing you with what my company calls “the Signature Way” – a noticeably higher level of service that will make your real estate experience as easy and as stress-free as possible.

Melissa specializes in selling Real Estate in Union County and is the #1 MPG Real Estate Agent in Kenilworth and Garwood.

Phone:908.403.2772

Email:MelissaG@SignatureRealtyNJ.com

Agent Partner

Amy Kaisand

Amy Kaisand is a real estate agent who specializes in selling luxury homes in New Jersey. Amy has lived in Chatham, NJ for over 20 years and is an expert at helping clients find the luxury home of their dreams, as well as finding the right buyers for their homes. Her background in advertising/marketing/promotions lends Amy the expertise to market your home to get the most exposure so she can bring in multiple buyers and get you top dollar for your home. Amy also specializes in finding opportunities for builders and helps to enhance their business portfolios.

Buying and selling your home can be an emotional, stressful experience. Amy’s people skills and energetic, can-do attitude makes the process smooth and worry free. She is attentive and dedicated and prides herself in always being available for her clients. Whether buying or selling, Amy will provide the professional services you need to make the experience a joyful one.

Phone:201.744.0035

Email:Amy@SignatureRealtyNJ.com

Agent Partner

Daniel Montano

With his passion for helping others win, Daniel is a perfect fit for Signature Realty NJ. He goes beyond the call of duty to successfully achieve the best outcome for his clients. Born and bred in Union, NJ, Daniel has a great pulse on the Union County market. Being the son of two successful, hardworking immigrant parents forged an unshakeable work ethic.

Daniel graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Throughout his time there, he interned at many prestigious companies, including Wyndham Worldwide, where exceeding expectations and providing world class service is a top priority.

His path led him to find a niche with real estate education. He has helped hundreds to understand how investment properties work and how to develop the tools needed to successfully invest in real estate. For years Dan has assisted investors to build their real estate portfolio and has also helped them avoid the pitfalls new investors make.

Dan’s motto is “provide world class service”. He does this by removing any doubts that the client may have through educating the client and holding their hand throughout the process. Being paired with Signature Realty, his team also provides innovative and effective marketing campaigns that stand out above the rest. The final way he helps is the pillar of customer service, empathy. He constantly puts himself in the client’s shoes to make sure everyone is on the same page for a successful transaction.

If you are looking for an agent that believes in providing world-class service contact Dan today.

Phone:908.209.4355

Email:Daniel@signaturerealtynj.com

Agent Partner

Davi Pereira

When embarking on one of the most important investments of your lifetime, it is important to have the right agent by your side. The real estate agent you choose to represent you should be someone that has market expertise, the experience to assist you every step of the transaction and someone that you trust to have your best interest in mind at all times. That is the type of service that Davi provides!

Davi is committed to serving his clients with honesty and integrity. He believes a key element of real estate is developing relationships and building trust with his clients. He has the market expertise to help you find the right property or sell your home for top dollar. He has the experience to assist and guide you every step of the way throughout the transaction thus allowing you to sit back and enjoy the home buying/selling process.

If you need to sell your home, Davi can provide you with a listing presentation to show you all that he offers his clients to include the successful marketing strategies that have allowed him to assist them in selling their home for top dollar and transitioning into their new home.

If you need to buy a home, Davi is constantly aware of new options in the market and can ensure his clients will be the first to know about any new properties that match their criteria. Davi will work with you to find the right home at the right price for you.

If you are looking for the perfect investment opportunity, Davi can provide you the information necessary for you to make your decision such as the right location and price to purchase it as well as an estimate of what it will sell for after the renovations.

Davi is fluent in English, Portuguese and Spanish thus allowing him to serve a wide range of clients. If you are looking for an experienced agent who will put your needs above all else and represent you with the utmost respect and honesty, feel free to contact Davi at any time. Whether you are looking to buy or sell, from first time home buyers to seasoned sellers, Davi has the experience necessary to assist you in every step of the way!

Phone:908.370.3664

Email:Davi@SignatureRealtyNJ.com

Agent Partner

Suzie Guardino

After many years of working in Manhattan, Suzie is thrilled to be back home in the Garden State helping clients make smart real estate decisions every day. With almost a decade working full-time in the industry, Suzie prides herself on her vast experience and knowledge. Most recently, Suzie served as the COO of The Eklund|Gomes Team, one of the largest and highest grossing teams in the country closing billions of dollars in sales each year. Prior to that, she spent much of her time on-site at Manhattan’s most exclusive new development buildings learning all of the ins and outs of ground-up construction. Suzie began her real estate career as a rental agent at a small boutique firm, proving that it doesn’t take long to grow and thrive with hard work and determination. She has seen it all and knows what it takes to provide first-rate service to her clients. No matter the size of the deal, working with Suzie means you can feel confident that you’re receiving the highest level of service and attention to detail.

Crediting much of her success to a tenacious work ethic, team player mentality, strong communication skills and longstanding industry relationships, Suzie is strategic and methodical, taking a proactive and organized approach to her work. She believes that information is key and prioritizes providing an educational experience to her clients.

A Montville, New Jersey native, Suzie graduated from The George Washington University School of Business in Washington, DC focusing on business management and marketing. Prior to working in real estate, she worked in political news where she learned how to thrive in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment. She is known by her friends, colleagues and clients to be a kind, reliable and positive person who consistently brings a great energy into all of her interactions. She currently lives in Weehawken with her husband Vin and cats Vito & Sonny.

Phone:201.916.2975

Email:Suzie@SRNJTeam.com

Agent Partner

Galina Kaplan

Energetic, passionate, personable, and honest, Galina understands her client’s needs and has the work ethic to help them achieve their Real Estate goals.

Galina is a Brooklyn native with first-hand experience of moving her own family to the suburbs in search of more space, great schools, sports/activities for the kids (and adults) as well as an easy/fast commute to NYC. This transition can be overwhelming for a family and Galina is committed to taking the stress off of her clients and helping make this life-changing experience smooth and worry-free.

When marketing a property, she leverages her 20-year design/marketing career to earn top dollar for her clients.  Galina’s creativity and refined taste can help skillfully showcase your home to attract the right buyer.  She is here to help buyers make informed decisions by sharing her knowledge and insight into the local market statistics, trends, neighborhoods, and schools. Her strong design background can assist in visualizing a home’s potential and guiding her clients through possible updates and renovations to help you create your perfect home.

Integrity, energy, hard work, and problem-solving skills shine through while navigating the complex real estate process with strong negotiating and management skills. Whether you’re looking for the ideal place to raise your family, need to get your house ready to sell to earn top dollar, or are searching for that diamond in the rough to rehab, let Galina help you navigate through the process and achieve your real estate goals.

Phone:917.291.8687

Email:Galina@SignatureRealtyNJ.com

Agent Partner

Marina Fridman-Rybner

Marina is your reliable Real Estate friend.

She provides expert support serving as a sincere and knowledgeable ally representing Sellers, Buyers, and Investors across New Jersey.

As your real estate agent, she wholeheartedly believes in providing a personalized, stress-free, convenient buying and selling experience. Her familiarity and knowledge of  local communities and real estate price trends make her a ‘neighborhood specialist.’

In her background as a construction manager and an investor, Marina managed several high-end retail and residential projects, including major renovations and new construction. Her working knowledge of general construction and solution-focused mindset make Marina an invaluable asset to our clients.

Phone:908.379.8222

Email:Marina@SignatureRealtyNJ.com

Director of Client Services | Agent Partner

Silvia Wilson

Silvia Shenouda is the Director of Client Services for the Michelle Pais Group at Signature Realty NJ, one of NJ’s top realty teams. To Michelle’s clients, Silvia is a single point of contact who works diligently to ensure pleasant and memorable interactions based on highly personalized customer service. To Michelle’s team, Silvia is an indispensable administrator, managing the total office experience and ensuring agents have the tools and information they need to succeed. With over ten years of experience in special education, Silvia utilizes her skills in problem-solving and organization while being kind, patient, and persistent. Above all, Silvia values the importance of building lasting relationships. She is a graduate of Kean University.

Phone:732.213.1048

Email:Silvia@SignatureRealtyNJ.com

Team Manager

Gonzalo “Galo” Alvez

As the Pais Team Manager and Transaction Coordinator, Galo Alvez draws upon his 20 years of experience as a real estate sales professional to ensure a successful and timely close for our clients. “One of the biggest milestones in life is buying and selling a home. Whether a client is purchasing a first home, downsizing into a new phase of life, or confronted with a need to sell because of a difficult situation, each brings a unique goal or wish to the table. The most rewarding part of my job is helping a buyer or seller achieve their goals, which will ultimately allow them to transition into whatever life holds next.”

With over 1,000 homes sold throughout his career, Galo lends his expertise in negotiation to our clients at each phase of the sale. “There are really two phases of negotiation that are critical: negotiating the initial sales price and terms, and the negotiation after the home inspection.” Galo aptly navigates these two phases of negotiation and keeps all parties focused on a timely close. His working knowledge of general construction, plus the mechanical, environmental, and safety issues that can be raised during inspections, is invaluable to our clients. Galo’s solution-focused approach ensures that our clients are educated and empowered to make decisions that maximize their interests at each stage of the transaction.

As a former REO agent for one of the largest such firms in the country, and a real estate investor himself, Galo’s experience also translates into success for our investor clients. While working for a local builder as Director of Acquisitions, Galo founded the company’s in-house real estate brokerage, where he personally marketed and sold their portfolio of new single-family spec homes, from pre-construction through to the post-construction phase. “Whether flipping or building, less time on the market equals a higher profit margin. My job is to pave the way to a quick and seamless close for our clients.”

Galo is a graduate of Rutgers College at Rutgers University and a lifelong resident of New Jersey.

Phone:973.809.1218

Email:Galo@SignatureRealtyNJ.com

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What our customers have to say

Michelle Pais
Silvana N. | Westfield

"WOW! What can I say!! We were referred to the Michelle Pais Group by a very close friend after not having much success selling our house with another realtor. We had our house on the market with “X” realty for close to 5 months and nothing. We did have some showings but nothing came of it. It was so frustrating. We needed to sell and needed to be at our new destination asap! In desperation, we called Michelle Pais. They work flawlessly and are ALL amazing! If you are looking for an expert realtor, who is knowledgeable, attentive, professional, family oriented, and has the resources to grant you fast results, then Michelle Pais Group is the ARMY for you!"

Realtor Janice Pecoraro
Janice Pecoraro
Corey & Gianna C. | Clark

"We were lucky to have worked with Janice as our agent. She's knowledgeable, always patient and kind. The process of selling and buying a new home is stressful and Janice kept us sane throughout the entire process, getting top dollar on our sale! We highly recommend Janice Pecoraro as your next real estate agent!"

Realtor Jordan Horwitz
Jordan Horowitz
Susan Mcgrath | Cranford

"He was very professional and knowledgeable, He sold my home In 2 days. Always called to see how everything was going, and if I needed anything going through this. Had names of people who could help with certain jobs before listing the house."

Realtor Davi Pereira
Davi Pereira
Alleena Berrios | Springfield

"I had a great experience with Davi. He helped me throughout the whole process from start to finish to get my family the best house for us and I really felt that he cared. I highly recommend him!"

Realtor Chad Curry
Chad Curry
Dan W. | Westfield

"Chad’s knowledge about a home, structure and property is far and above anything I’ve ever experienced in the real estate business. Being able to ask questions and receive detailed, honest feedback around changes was a breath of fresh air."

Realtor Michael Gomes
Mike Gomes
Shivi Kakar | Mountainside

"Mike is a great realtor. My wife and I have used him when we had to sell our first place and then also when we bought our first house. Mike is very knowledgeable and knows what he is doing in regards to both the selling and buying process. We have always been pleased to work with Mike as he is very attentive, helpful and always reachable. We have also recommended Mike to friends and family as he has never let us down."

Realtor Victoria Winstead
Victoria Winstead
Craig T. | Summit

"Victoria was extremely helpful and made our first home buying experience a breeze. She worked around our schedules to show us homes and was always available via text and email to answer our questions."

Realtor Galo Alvez
Galo Alvez
Christina H. | Chatham

"Galo was very knowledgeable and made all transitions go SO smoothly. The best part was that we never had to take a day off from work for all of these important inspections which was not an option, especially with two kids. Galo had our backs! He also was always a phone call away to talk to us and explain everything to us, especially during all the stress and madness. In no time, we had our official “Closing Date”. OH YAYYYYYYY!!! Can’t say enough good things about Michelle Pais and her team!"