Professional Experience

  • Licensed New Jersey Realtor®
  • Strategic Marketing & Sales Expert
  • Short Sales & Foreclosure Prevention Specialist
  • Nearly a decade of experience as a Real Estate Investor, Landlord & Property Manager
  • Over 10 years of Sales, Marketing, Advertising, Business Management and Consulting experience
  • CEO of a successful shipping brokerage
  • Igor Kapelnikov has been a full time realtor at Remax Central for over 9 years. He has helped hundreds of families & invididuals purchase & sell their homes.

Areas of Expertise

Specialize in First-Time Buyers, Luxury Estates, Investment Properties, Job Relocation, Waterfront Homes, 55+ Active Adult Communities, Short Sales, Bank Owned Properties.

Expert in Marlboro, Manalapan, Colts Neck, Freehold, Howell, Old Bridge, South Amboy, Sayreville, Parlin, Keyport, Aberdeen and Matawan, as well as Somerset, Union, Essex, Mercer, Bergen and Hudson counties.


Bachelor degree in Economics from Rutgers University.

Personal Background

Grew up in New Jersey & surrounding suburbs; NJ resident for over 20 years.

Selling a Home?

When you decide to sell your home, a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) is necessary to identify an appropriate suggested asking price. This process entails visiting your home to tour your property then comparing it to recent comparable sales and on-the-market properties in the area. I do extensive research to ensure that your home is correctly priced, to maximize the return on your investment in the shortest amount of time possible.

When you feel you’ve reached a satisfactory asking price for your home based on a discussion of the information presented to you in the CMA, the next step involves signing a listing contract with Coldwell Banker Real Estate. The listing contract outlines all of the terms and conditions surrounding the listing of your home including the length of the listing period, the commission rate, the services to be provided by Coldwell Banker Real Estate, and a marketing strategy. The listing contract is then signed by both parties and becomes a legally binding document until the date of expiration. Call Igor Kapelnikov today 732-740-3896!

Buying a Home?

Buying a home is probably the biggest investment you will make, with long-term financial ramifications. It calls for many informed decisions and for good advice from a real estate professional. When buying a home, you can learn from the knowledge and skill of a Real Estate Agent.

Every important decision needs to be clearly thought out. Developing a home buying plan can help you focus on the important factors and organize the entire process. You may even want to use a binder with sections on house hunting, home financing, service providers, etc. Loan pre-qualifying helps you determine the home price you can afford and presents you as a genuine prospect to the seller. A lender typically uses the 28% formula (your monthly mortgage can't exceed 28% of your monthly income) in approving your loan. Planning your actions and getting pre-qualified will keep you out of the panic mode and allow you to take advantage of opportunities. A thorough plan will save both time and money! Call Igor Kapelnikov today: 732-740-3896

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Short Sale

In real estate, a "short sale" is a sale that happens when the outstanding loan against a property is greater than the current market value of the property itself, yet the lender or bank who issued a mortgage for the home agrees to accept less than the full amount owed by the borrower (seller). In many instances (but not always) a short sale is a solution for homeowners who are behind on their mortgage and legitimately cannot afford to pay, but want to avoid foreclose.

Usually they want to be able to walk away from the property without blemishing their credit to the same extent that a foreclosure or bankruptcy declaration would. Not all banks will allow a "SHORT SALE," but in these challenging economic times many will. Technically the property is not yet "bank owned," but it may may very well be if an acceptable buyer is not found in a timely fashion. The next step once a bank takes over a property (and it becomes bank owned) may be for it to be sold at the sherriff auction.

Detailed info about short sales
You are welcome to contact me if you need assistance negotiating a short sale purchase.

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