TOP REAL ESTATE AGENT IN NEW JERSEY ANTONIO HENRIQUES
If one thing is for certain about Antonio Henriques, it’s that he’s a determined agent focused on the future without ever losing sight of the upbringing that molded his passion for the industry. In 2015, after a decade of working in luxury sales in corporate America, Antonio decided to pursue that passion and obtained his real estate license. He began working as a part-time agent, scheduling business on weekends. He sold his first house his very first week—it was then he began laying the foundation for his real estate career in New Jersey while maintaining a full-time job in the New York area. When Antonio eventually decided to leave his regular nine to five behind, he risked it all, losing the stability and weekly paycheck the position offered in order to chase his dreams as a full-time luxury sales realtor at Signature Realty NJ. In January 2017, after only five months as a full-time agent, the risk paid off, as Antonio was awarded Top Agent of the Month in his brokerage for Total Volume. “I am extremely grateful,” Antonio says, “but for me, it’s not just about selling homes. It’s about the journey with the people I service. I truly enjoy every part of the process.” This recognition solidified what Antonio knew all long: he was born to be in the real estate industry.
Antonio primarily works out of Union and Essex County with a focus on the township of West Orange. The area and buildings are rich in history—West Orange is the very place Thomas Edison invented electricity. In one of Antonio’s current projects, Albert Einstein even had a private office. “I love the challenge of working with investors who want to modernize the aesthetic of these luxurious 19th century homes while maintaining the integrity and superior craftsmanship these estates are famous for,” Antonio says. While Antonio has a knack for luxury homes, his utility in the business is what has garnered him such a strong reputation. “While I love these type of ventures, I pride myself on my ability to sell a million dollar home as easily as one that’s a quarter of the price.” This multi-dimensional scope keeps Antonio focused on why he got into the business to begin with: not only his passion for houses but for the people who make them a home.
Antonio’s loyal clientele work with him, in part, due to his superior communication skills and penchant for being in constant contact. Having grown up in a family that spent summers indulging in European vacations, Antonio is fluent in English, Portuguese, and Spanish, which includes reading and writing. Beyond mere translation, he exudes patience and pays close attention to body language. “It’s exciting to work with people from countries I can only hope to visit one day,” Antonio says. “I fall in love with their cultures, backgrounds, and stories.” He stays in touch with phone calls a few times a year and sends clients a card during the holidays. His engagement on social media in particular has earned him a strong following on multiple platforms. He uses these channels as a main avenue to market listings, running Facebook campaigns to advertise to those in his target market.
Antonio’s determined immigrant parents instilled the values of hard work and integrity within him at a young age. He recalls waking up early on weekends to help his father work construction projects in various homes. “As a teenager, I never understood it—there were weekends I would literally wheel stones to my dad all day while he masoned a wall. He was instilling in me something far greater than I could’ve imagined,” Antonio says. The impact this had on him has only served to benefit both his passion for real estate and his dedication to his international clientele.
Antonio has big plans for the future—he’s looking to expand his brand within the communities he serves by establishing himself as a household name. His signature “white glove” service and determination for unprecedented results has paved the way for a career sure to be marked by longevity and success. Despite the level of accolades he has already received, Antonio remains humble, accrediting everything to the simple act of treating every customer like a friend. “My motto is and always will be,” Antonio says, “I make a customer, not a sale.”
To learn more about Antonio Henriques, visit signaturerealtynj.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 973-508-0931