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Ken Jones

Kenneth J. Jones, ASA, SCGREA

Ken Jones is the founder, president, and Broker of Record for Kenneth J. Jones. He's been an award-winning New Jersey real estate professional since 1971. And, is definitely not your "typical" real estate person.

Ken's been involved in literally thousands of real estate transactions throughout New Jersey and in much of the rest of the United States. He brings nearly a half-century of very diverse real estate experiences that will help you accomplish your real estate and investment goals.

In addition to winning various real estate industry and advertising awards, Ken Jones also earned several professional real estate sales and appraisal designations which demonstrate his knowledge, experience and dedication to serve the best interests of our clients and customers.

Before learning more about Ken's professional credentials (available below), we'd like you to get to know Ken Jones - the person.

Early Life

Ken is literally one of the first of the "baby boom" generation; born in January 1946.

He's the oldest of 5 children and was raised in a working-class family in Staten Island, which was a beautiful, semi-rural place that was virtually isolated from the rest of New York City at the time.

He explains, that whenever he wanted something that his mom didn't want him to have, she'd say, "When you earn your own money, you can buy whatever you want." Ken took those words very seriously.

So much so, that at age 7 Ken sold Christmas cards door to door.

From age 9 and into his teens, he mowed lawns in the summer and shoveled snow in the winter (when it snowed) so he could earn and save enough money for those "special things" he wanted.

With the money Ken saved he bought his first pair of ice skates from the Sears Roebuck catalog, his first Silvertone 3-speed record player (also from Sears), and a consistent supply of records (Ken Jones was born with the love of music).

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Spring 1948

Ken Jones' Real Estate Career

Ken became a New Jersey licensed real estate salesman in July 1971 and worked for a series of brokerage firms through the end of 1977.

He became a New Jersey licensed real estate broker in 1977, was a top producing agent and won the former industry pinnacle icon, Million Dollar Salesman award that same year.

He opened my real estate agency, Kenneth J. Jones Associates, in the Fords section of Woodbridge Township in January 1978.

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My First NJ Press Ass'n Award - April 1979

The company grew quickly and Ken won several awards for Best Classified Advertising in New Jersey from the New Jersey Press Association.

He expanded into new construction and renovations, and continued to list and sell both residential and commercial real estate. Circumstances required Ken to begin to provide more professional real estate appraisal services which grew into a major business center and eventually expanded into several other opportunities.

An Overview of Acheivements

  • ​Licensed Real Estate Salesman, State of New Jersey (1971)
  • Licensed Real Estate Broker, State of New Jersey (1977)
  • Million Dollar Salesman Award, National Association of REALTORS®, New Jersey Association of REALTORS®, Middlesex County Association of REALTORS® (1977)
  • Founded Kenneth J. Jones Associates, real estate brokerage and appraisal firm, Woodbridge, NJ (1978)
  • Licensed Real Estate Broker, State of New York (1982)
  • New Jersey Real Estate Commission Certified Instructor for real estate sales and broker's license courses. (1983)
  • Certified Tax Assessor certification from the New Jersey Division of Taxation (1986)
  • Founded Liberty Assessment Consultants and reduced the real estate taxes for hundreds of property owners throughout New Jersey and the eastern US. (1988)
  • Earned 2 Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) designations from the American Society of Appraisers in Real Property (1990) and in Machinery & Technical Specialities: Mines & Quarries (1991)
  • Appointed Acting Senior Review Appraiser (GS-14) for the Resolution Trust Corporation (RTC) during the Savings & Loan crisis. (1991)
  • Founded the Institute of Real Estate Technologies, a professional real estate education service providing pre-licensing and continuing education, as well as specialized education to real estate sales and appraisal professionals through the United States. (1991)
  • State Certified General Real Estate Appraiser license in New Jersey and several other states. (1992)
  • Appointed Condemnation Commissioner and Expert to the Court by the Superior Court of New Jersey. (1992 thru 2008)
  • Provided commercial and residential mortgage loan underwriting and portfolio analyses for major lenders, including Chase Commercial Mortgage, CitiCorp Securities, Deutsche Bank and the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York. (1997 thru 1999)
  • Licensed Real Estate Broker - State of Arizona (2001)
  • IFAS Senior Appraiser designation from the National Association of Independent Fee Appraisers. (2010)
  • Written and published several real estate articles and books, including my most recent books, The Basics of Real Estate Investing - The 10 Things You Must Know and Terminology of Real Estate Investing. (1991 to Present)

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