Bill specializes in residential and income producing new construction, resales, short sales and foreclosure properties in Union, Essex, Somerset and Middlesex counties.
Get to know William Collins
This consummate professional has earned a proven track record as a top residential agent and is acknowledged as an expert in the field; resulting in speaking engagements at Lucent Technologies, St James and St. Matthews NIDA, to name a few. Additionally, Bill has written articles on real estate related issues for the Gannett's Courier News, The Connection, City News, suburban News and The Essex Times.
Bill's reputation for impeccable professionalism, knowledge and service resulted in his appointment to the position of Regional Vice President (RVP) for the National Association of Real Estate Brokers. In this capacity as RVP, Bill managed the growth and development of the organization's chapters in New York and New Jersey.
Bill is the recipient of numerous awards and accolades. He serves as a trustee on a number of boards.
A graduate of the School of Business at Albany State University and a Certified Relocation Specialist.
Q U A L I F I C A T I O N S
Twenty seven years of experience developing marketing strategies for new construction, resale, relocation and distress properties.
Experienced homebuyer counselor and lecturer, covering areas such as needs assessment and financial analysis.
W O R K H I S T O R Y
Broker Associate, ERA Queen City Realty 1983-
Responsibilities includes: transaction management covering areas of contract negotiations, property inspections, guidance in financing, valuation and insuring of residential properties. Creating and conducting listing presentations for the development of resale, distress and new construction business as well as, broker price opinions for financial institutions.
Midlantic National Bank 1978- 1983
Responsible for providing consulting services to management in such areas as: planning, policy development, work methods and procedures, work force utilization, organizational structure, distribution of assignments and delegation of authority, with the objective of improving managerial effectiveness and overall profitability.
E D U C A T I O N
Bachelor of Science, State University of NY at Albany, 1978
L I C E N S E S & C E R T I F I C A T E S
Certificate of Banking, Long Island University, 1974
Licensed Realtor Associate 1983
ERA Certified Relocation Specialist 1999
Notary Public 2003
Loss Mitigation Counselor 2003
License Broker Associate 2005
ERA Train The Trainer 2006
A W A R D S R E C E I V E D
New Jersey Million Dollar Club 1993-2005
ERA Beyond Excellence 1993-2005
NAREB William B. Hamilton Award 2002, 2003
NAREB Daniel L. Spaulding Award 2005
National Association of Real Estate Brokers, Regional Vice President
New Jersey Association of Minority Real Estate Professionals, Board Chairman
National Association of Realtors, Member
New Jersey Association of Realtors, Member
Greater Union County Association of Realtors, Member
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Bill specializes in residential and income producing new construction, resales, short sales and foreclosure properties in Union, Essex, Somerset and Middlesex counties. His extensive knowledge of central New Jersey's communities and properties combined with his personalized approach, has been the cornerstone upon which he has built a successful real estate career; earning him an impressive roster of repeat and referral business.