Lisa Theodore

Lisa Theodore

Real Estate Salesperson

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Listing Agent, Buyer's Agent, Landlord, First Time Home Buyers, Renovation Loans, Relocation, Staging


Rutgers University - BA, French

Client Testimonials

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"We had a very positive experience with Lisa when we purchased a house in Titusville, NJ. She was professional and full of knowledge. She was very helpful introducing us to the new neighborhood and providing contacts to complete the move. She is being highly recommended." -Kaplan Family

"We had arrived from Sydney, Australia and were looking to rent a place in or in the vicinity of Princeton. We had just begun communicating with some agents and got pretty anxious and stressed about the whole process after chatting with them. When Lisa came into the scene, we knew right away that she was the one for us. She is immensely talented which sets her apart from everyone else. She immediately jotted down a list of non-negotiable requirements that we had and gave us a complete knowhow of the place we were looking to rent, in terms of my husband’s travel time to NY and the good schools in the area, shopping areas, places to dine etc. We were simply blown away by her relaxed yet confident demeanour which comes from years of experience. Lisa is a strategic leader, meticulous, savvy, knowledgeable, focused, patient, expert communicator, trustworthy, comprehensive, accommodating, helpful and goes over and beyond to make her clients happy. She found us a nice property in a good neighbourhood in just a few days and took away all the stress of house searching with a flick of a finger. She did everything so seamlessly and effortlessly and sealed the deal in no time. Her level of expertise is incomprehensible . Lisa always likes to stay on top of her tasks and communicates with you at every step of the way. She is at least a few steps ahead from her peers and that is her forte. To have found Lisa is truly a blessing and we cannot wait to engage her when are ready to buy a house in this area. She is an asset to her company!" -Poppy

"We would never have been able to sell our house without Lisa! She helped us get the house organized to show in its best light, and immediately found a buyer with a cash offer. Sadly the buyer made numerous unreasonable demands after the contract was signed. We ended up closing two weeks early to accommodate the buyer and, thanks to Lisa and our attorney, closed successfully. Huge thanks are due to Lisa whose professionalism, patience, tenacity and refusal to stand up to forceful behavior won the day! Her communication was proactive and immediate at every turn. She was consistently open, upright and reassuring, and we would recommend her wholeheartedly." -Di & Adrian H, Ringoes

"Before we met, she proactively called us to understand what is our expectation and how we'd like to work with a realtor, and she did a lot of research and analysis of the market/comps in the area. When we met the first time, she asked and really listened to our perspectives on why we think our house is special (which was later on reflected in the marketing materials nicely) she showed us all the comps/analysis she did and explained us all the details/rational; you can tell she's very knowledgeable of the market, and she's extremely thorough and analytical we discussed various strategies and she told us what she thought would be the winning strategy. After we met her, we decided right away that we would like to work with her. Lisa planned out every step with clear timeline, and she has a great team to support us (handy man. painter, electrician, cleaner, photographer, etc). Lisa clearly understands what it takes to succeed. To prepare for the open house, she helped us to identify what needs to be fixed/ repaired/ improved, she made suggestions on how to organize furniture, closets, she brought her stock of decorations to help decorate the house (from the walls to kitchen to bathrooms). All the hard work paid off nicely. On the 1st day of open house, we had a cash offer above asking...Then she advised us on the pros and cons and strategized with us together. Once we moved into the stage of negotiation/contracts, she liaised with the buyers agent, attorneys and she would proactively call up HOA and township to get everything ready. When there were hiccups, she would intervene and calm everyone down and help to make the deal. We were very satisfied with the result and would certainly recommend Lisa! " -Ting & Quinlan, Princeton Junction

"Never before have I come across a more knowledgeable and professional realtor as Lisa. She does detailed research into every aspect of both the purchase and sale of a home, and has a wealth of top-shelf resources at her fingertips to assist with everything that goes into successful transactions. Her breadth of experience has completely blown me away. Buying and/or selling a home is an incredibly stressful life event, and when you're doing both the stress in magnified exponentially. The preparedness and organization Lisa employs has removed a good deal of the worry for us - she's always one step ahead of everyone, and two steps more prepared. We're so fortunate to have found her! " -Meg & Garry P

"Consummate real estate professional is the term we use to describe Lisa Theodore. Beginning with our initial meeting to discuss selling our home through closing the sale, Lisa proved to be a master of all the skills required to move us flawlessly from listing to sale. In addition to being knowledgeable and thorough, Lisa was amazingly creative in shepherding the sales process along to a fantastic conclusion while keeping us abreast. Even after relocating to another state, when asked about buying or selling real estate in the central New Jersey area, Lisa Theodore is the person we recommend. She has our utmost trust and appreciation for achieving results for us that can only be labeled as excellent." -Ed & Sarah D

"It was simply very good fortune that I chose Lisa to represent our family in the sale of our house in Princeton. She worked tirelessly on our behalf, and was very accommodating as I had to sell the house from a thousand miles away. Despite a few estate complications that delayed the listing of the house, Lisa responded with an inordinate amount of patience and diligence. She was there every step of the way and made me feel confident that the sale would go as well as I had hoped, and it ultimately did! Lisa and the entire team did an excellent job, and I would be glad to work with her again." -James Z

"Lisa was recommended by a mutual friend to help me sell my condo unit in a very unique building in Princeton. I remember that I was quite impressed when we first met. I would note that this all happened during the start of Covid, a rather unique time for real estate sales. After signing with Lisa, the evolving experience only confirmed my first opinion. Lisa advised on the necessary repairs, handled the minimal staging quite well and, most importantly, found an excellent buyer. Essentially, I remember no issues during the sale, other than a few complexities due to Covid and the Princeton Township responses to Covid. It certainly was the most straightforward real estate transaction I have been involved with" -Hiram (Chip) L

"Lisa is very detail oriented and advocates for her clients during high pressure real estate transactions. She is very knowledgeable about homes in Mercer county, especially Princeton and is a great asset to negotiate on your behalf." -Elisa

"Lisa was an absolute blessing to my family moving to Princeton. We needed to move here and required renting a place site unseen. Lisa was wonderful in providing me with information (details, pictures, etc). She made the stress of the process so much less than it could have been. I had never been to Princeton before, and yet Lisa helped us to find a place that we are happy to stay in for a while. I also do not want to fail to mention the personal touch Lisa has provided us. She even offered to provide a personal blow up mattress for my wife and I until our bed arrived. That's service. You will do yourself a favor if you utilize Lisa as a resource. I would highly recommend her services. " -Marcelo P

"I was in doubt if I was living the right moment to buy or lease a house, and Lisa had a lot of patience with me and my family, show all options available in the market and explained how the market works. I 'm sure that I will work with her again. Besides her smiles, she has a lot of experience, and she cares about the customer needs."

"Lisa is an amazing person, she helped me with the process of buying my first house. She was extremely helpful, professional, open, and reliable through the whole process. Lisa really cares about her customers, she is very friendly, always with a smile on her face. I had a great experience working with Lisa." -Evelina S

"Lisa did an excellent job of facilitating my real estate purchase. Many friends have attempted to buy homes recently with headaches at every turn. Thankfully Lisa and her team were able to make this a painless experience, but the most impressive part of the process was due to the timing: Lisa made all of this work seem like a breeze regardless of the COVID pandemic. Lockdown and all, it was a pleasure. Thank you Ms. Theodore! " -Steve T

"Lisa is great to work with, knowledgeable about the area and always on top of things. As a first-time home buyer in the U.S. she guided me through the process and connected me with lawyers and lenders and inspectors and everyone required to get to the closing table. I always had the feeling I knew my options and was in good hands. " -Ronny S

"Lisa was very helpful. She knows the real estate business very well. She helped me to make tough decisions and was always supportive for me. I am glad that we chose Lisa as our home buying agent. She is one of the best persons that I have ever worked with " -Ravendra S

"Lisa is a first rate professional whose upbeat demeanor and can-do attitude helps when things can sometimes turn into a slog. She's also very good with "hand holding" when the time comes" -Chris C

"What a once in a lifetime experience! You get it all from Lisa! Expertise, out of the box thinking, patience, understanding of your needs/wants, knowledgeable about the process, kindness & reassurance when stress seems to overwhelm you (nobody can tell me buying a house isn’t stressful), dedication to you and if you are lucky you found a friend for life! I got it all and in the process (believe me, I put Lisa through the ringer in my home search) I found my forever home and a forever friend. Thank you Lisa for going above and beyond (she called me from her Mediterranean Cruise, to make sure I didn’t miss a deadline) and for making my dream come to reality! Not sure how many stars one can give here, but she gets them all!!" -Elke (a very satisfied customer)

"As a long term rental property owner, I mostly come across agents who play to please you and leave the risky decisions off the plate. Lisa is a true exception. She is brutally honest to the point you question your judgement to hire her and sets proper expectations (which she exceeds at the end). We approached Lisa almost an year back to help us force a difficult tenant out from our townhome. She provided us some valuable advise and references that eventually helped us force the tenant out, but left us with a non presentable home. Lisa worked patiently for almost three months in preparing the home, help us prioritize work, arranging and supervising contractors, getting the material, managing future tenant’s expectations in presenting a home under renovation. Besides being an excellent agent and negotiator, I also found her to be very organized, efficient and very responsive and as a bonus, has a great sense of humor. Thanks Lisa for the help and look forward working with you in future." -Ramesh Natarajan


About Lisa
"Buying a home Right Now will be the best opportunity in your lifetime." - Warren Buffet

Lisa stands out from the pack of thousands of other agents in the greater Princeton area. Her 35+ years of experience and renovation know-how will help you when selling your house or looking for a home. Her focus is on you and adding unique touches to each experience to cater to your needs and highlight the features of your home.

When sitting down with Lisa at your home, her office, or a local coffee shop, she asks questions - lots of questions. By fully understanding what your goals are, she will help you develop a plan that fits your needs and budget. She can accomplish so much more when she puts you, the client, above all else - and that is what she always strives for.

"I'm a matchmaker, helping my sellers and buyers find that perfect fit. And when that happens, I shift from matchmaker to wedding officiant, as we seal the deal and help people enter the next chapter of their lives.  It's such a blessing to be able to help make peoples' dreams come true." 

Professional Experience
Flipped and staged houses for 30+ years
Licensed real estate agent since 2005
Past lives - Marketing/Sales VP for national hotel company & magazine Publisher

Areas of Expertise
35+ years buying and selling homes
Former Princeton resident
Horse/farm owner with knowledge of horse farm needs
Fluent in French
Proven formula for sellers to deliver the highest price, in the least amount of time, while minimizing inconvenience. First-time home buyers, upsizing, downsizing and investors.

Personal Background
Horse mom
World traveler
My two sons are my greatest accomplishments 

Community Involvement 
Einstein Alley Musician's Collaborative (Princeton-based musicians - over 400 members - fundraising for charity)
Amwell Valley Trail Association, Board Member 
Hosted 2 foreign exchange high school students 

BA French, Rutgers University (Junior Year in France)

Professional Credentials
National Association of Realtors
NJ Association of Realtors
Mercer County Board of Realtors
Mercer County Top Producers Association, 2019+, current Treasurer
NJ Circle of Excellence Award Winner (sales volumes & # of transactions), 2016+