Active in the real estate industry
since 1969, Charles Patrick Sr. has a broad range
of operational and managerial experience including
apartment, commercial and condominium management,
in addition to a vast expertise in residential sales
upon completion of his college studies, he was recruited
by an independent real estate firm as an area manager
for HUD foreclosed properties. He headed the firm's
management team, responsible for Senior Citizens'
Subsidized Housing facilities, and was appointed
as manager of real estate holdings by various receiverships.
After over 20 years with that firm, he became affiliated
with a mid-size real estate company. During his
eight year tenure with this firm he rose to the
level of Senior Vice President. In this capacity,
he was not only responsible for interfacing with
major accounts, but also the supervision of managers
and members of the residential sales department.
His supervisory duties encompassed all three phases
of property management, namely administrative, physical
plant, and financial controls. Creating, implementing,
and overseeing progressive marketing techniques
of residential real estate was also a major ingredient
in his day-to-day duties.
Years ago, if you
would have told Charlie Patrick Jr. that he would
grow up to follow in his dad's footsteps, he wouldn't
have given it much thought. "My father was
in real estate since he was 21. So I basically grew
up listening to all sorts of stories at the dinner
table. It was part of my everyday life and yet somehow
i never thought to work in real estate," says
Charlie matter-of-factly. Raised in the upper-middle
class suburbs of Whippany, Charlie grew up in a
household where guests were always welcome and the
talk often turned to buying and selling of the neighborhood's
Nevertheless, Charlie ventured into unchartered
territories. Beginning his college career as a architecture
major, he later switched to marketing. A graduate
of Farleigh Dickenson University, Charlie entered
the work force avidly seeking his true niche. Eager
to expand his knowledge of marketing, he spent some
time as a marketing assistant and the honed his
salesmanship and people skills in automobile sales.
While seeking full time work, Charlie began working
at Charles Patrick REALTORS, a family-owned and
operated real estate agency located in Morris Plains.
Working with his father part time, he realized that
he truly did enjoy his business. "I was working
with a friend of my fathers and I sold my first
house. It became clear at that point that I really
didn't have to look for another job. I realize this
is what I really wanted to do." What began
as a part-time foray into real estate in 1993 flourished
into a full-time career in 1997 and he's never looked
"I realized I can't sit behind a desk all day.
I need to meet and work with different people. I'm
at my best listening for what my clients need and
then finding the options that will fit their lives
and lifestyle," adds Charlie. Combining his
professional marketing expertise as well as his
home-grown real estate and customer knowledge, Charlie
has been an important edition to the family business.
Marjorie and Dennis Wagner, from Morris Plains,
Morris County are advocates of Charlie's knowledgeable
and easy-going style. The couple was immediately
impressed by his professionalism and his grasp of
their particular needs.
"Charlie Jr. is very laid back, low-key and
relaxed. When you buy a house, you basically lay
your guts on the table so you ask yourself, do I
trust this person with all my personal information?
We felt comfortable with him and we never felt any
pressure to buy. My husband and I have a small business
so we wanted to go with a small business. At the
end of the day, once your on the MLS and are working
with someone you trust, that's all you need,"
says Marjorie enthusiastically. The Wagners and
their two children are currently living in a house
that Charlie sold them a year ago. They are also
in the middle of a transaction to sell their old
home with the assistance of Charlie.
Charlie and Charles Patrick REALTORS have seen many
changes in the real estate world in the last 11
years but they continue to look beyond the sold
sign and evolve due to their unwavering dedication,
use of technology and their knowledgeable personal