About Frank Fontana
Frank Fontana is a distinguished REALTOR® based in Waretown, New Jersey. With nearly twenty years of experience, Frank is a leading expert in the Jersey Shore's residential real estate market. He currently works with Diane Turton, Realtors where he specializes in selling luxury retirement homes within in the Greenbriar Oceanaire Community. Frank has won numerous prestigious real estate awards for his service, including the NJAR Circle of Excellence "Gold" Sales Award for selling over 20 million in sales and the Diane Turton Realtors Top Agent Award, and has been a recipient of the New Jersey Monthly’s Five Star Real Estate Agent Award for four years running.
Though today Frank is widely regarded as one of the leading real estate professionals in New Jersey, his rise to the top of the industry followed a circuitous path. After a twenty-five year career as a Newark police officer, Mr. Fontana decided it was time for a change:
“When you're a police officer, especially in a big city, you don't see the better side of life—you see the worst of society. When I retired, I said to myself I want to do something where I can make people happy and see a better side of life.
I've always been interested in real estate, so I thought that could work. In 1996 took the real estate test, got my license and rest is history. I've enjoyed it ever since. I get to make new friends and make a lot of people happy.
In 2004 I moved to Greenbriar which turned out to be one of the best things I ever did. Greenbriar is a first class active adult community. When you buy a home in Greenbriar your also buying a lifestyle. You will think your on a first class vacation every day. Come on down and take the community tour, you will be pleasantly surprised.”
Frank has been a resident of the Jersey Shore for the last thirty-six years and is also a resident of the Greenbriar Oceanaire Community since 2004. A beautiful country club community, just a short distance away from Atlantic City, Long Beach Island, Ocean City NJ, numerous shopping malls and restaurants, and the famous Jersey Shore beaches. His insider perspective gives him an obvious market advantage, which happily passes on to his clients. Additionally, he has a personal policy to provide the best customer service available, a policy which has earned him an award-winning reputation within the community as the REALTOR® who cares and truly has his clients’ best interests at heart.
As a leader in his industry, Frank has a unique vantage point from which to view developments which may affect homes values within the community. Recently, he has noticed that the retiring Baby Boomers are looking for an active community life of the kind traditional retirement homes cannot provide. He noted:
“Retirees nowadays are very attracted to the high-end adult communities. It’s a much younger generation that is retiring now and they're very active. They're not ready to sit back in a rocking chair, but would rather play golf or tennis, and they need a community that suits those needs. For example, In Greenbriar where I service and live is a Country Club Lifestyle Living with an 18-hole Championship Golf Course, a Restaurant with Clubhouse Pub. This is the type of community Baby Boomers are all leaning towards." When you buy a home in Greenbriar your buying a life style”