My wife and I would also like to thank everyone for their hard work in helping us with this sale. With the housing collapse and Bank of America calling in our home equity line of credit loan on our New Jersey home, I really had no idea how we come out of this situation until we were introduced to America Fresh Start. Thanks again, Bill S.


I am a full time Realtor serving Central Jersey since 1995. I have a CDPE (Certified Distressed Property Expert) certification. I had been looking for a company to help me facilitate my short sale business and was fortunate enough to have been referred to America's Fresh Start from a college. I have been working successfully with them for about 4 years. They are professional, organized & experienced. Their "whole team" is wonderful. AFS knows how to work with the client to get the job done and keep me informed along the way. They have successfully closed EVERY transaction that I have referred to them. - Jan Hompesch, CNE, SRES, CDPE,  RE/MAX Premier, Warren, NJ


Thank you so much for all your efforts.  I would recommend you to anyone!  Tami S.


Very well said Ed.  It was extremely frustrating, but it’s done!  Thank you to you and your amazing team for sticking with it and pushing it over the finish line! – Jamie Diorio, BHHSNJ


Good Morning All,

It was quite a long road, but we finally made it. Thank you all for persisting, hanging in there, despite some tough odds.

Diana and I truly appreciate your work towards completing the short sale.

Besides the financial aspects, you have made two new home owners happy, and two former home owners very happy.

Thank You!  To the Future! Cheers!  Peter C.


Hello Ed,

I wanted to take a moment to thank you for the exceptional service you and your team provide at AFS.  I personally refer you to my clients in need of guidance while they are experiencing challenges with their current situation and your team are excellent at what you do.

I do strongly also recommend you to my agents who have clients who may have to pursue a short sale and it allows them the agent to focus on the sale of the property. You along with your team can then just handle.  The short with the owners’ current mortgage which works ideally.

As you have experienced many owners have many questions and concerns and all your deals of experience with short sales is far more than any one agent can have had and share.

This provides the best source for information along with great likelihood of closing the deal.

The one thing that always amazes me is your ability to really care about the clients’ situation and understand their predicament. You then guide them accordingly during this stressful situation to a smooth closing.

If I can ever be of any assistance to   anyone curious of the work you and your team provide feel free to share my contact information.  Russ Williams, BHHS


Hi Ed,


I hope this is not one of "canned " emails and if it is, I still thank you and your staff for all the hand holding and solid advice over these months.


Thank you and please convey my thanks to everyone I worked with during this process.


Sincerely with blessings, Roxanne B.


Dear Mr. Tonero,

Words cannot adequately express the relief we feel now that the closing is over and this house now belongs to  someone else.

We wish to thank you and your team, especially Courtney and Sue, for all of your hard work to bring this 2-year plus saga to a conclusion by the end of 2016. On a personal note,Mr. Tonero, we want to let you know how much we appreciate your personal sacrifice to help bring this to fruition. Sue is also just a kindhearted woman who always dealt with us in the most friendly yet professional fashion. Her responsiveness was just excellent and it  really helped to know someone cared enough to always get back to us. Courtney also demonstrated  her concern and persistence in wanting to get this transaction completed for us in the most favorable fashion by working diligently to make it happen. We thank her as well.

Now that this is all behind us, we will enjoy "peace of mind," with a clean slate on this matter.

Wishing you, Courtney and Sue good health and many more of God's blessings in the New Year.

Sincerely, Bob and Angela S.