BERNARDSVILLE, NJ – Nancie Balun, a broker sales associate affiliated with Coldwell Banker Realty in Bernardsville, has written “Selling Up! How to Sell a Home for More Money and in Less Time,” a book that presents actionable tips for anyone who desires to successfully sell real estate. Balun offers an insider look based on her decades-long career as a real estate agent, respected real estate coach, international housing consultant and award-winning journalist.

Balun officially launched her book, now available on Amazon, at a workshop held March 5 at the Coldwell Banker Realty office on 39 Olcott Sq. in Bernardsville. Titled “When It’s Time to Sell Your Parents’ Dated Home — the Relevant Truth,” Balun was joined by Jason Geary, vice president of mortgage lending with Guaranteed Rate Affinity, for a discussion on how to sell a dated home faster and for more money. Topics included cleaning, organizing and updating a home; staging; choosing an effective team of professionals to sell your home; appraisals; funding a renovation with a personal short-term loan; and home inspections.

In addition to helping sellers maximize the potential value of their homes, Balun wrote her book to help homeowners “learn how to make the selling process more enjoyable because life is stressful enough,” said Balun.

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“I have been fortunate enough to see Nancie help many buyers and sellers realize their dreams for many years now. She has put her years of experience together for you in ‘Selling Up!’” said Hal Maxwell, president of Coldwell Banker Realty in New Jersey.

Balun has been sharing her professional real estate expertise for more than 25 years, having appeared in House Magazine, The Star-Ledger, and her award-winning “Ask Nancie” column for New Homes Guide. She also served for more than 15 years as the New Jersey bureau chief for Builder & Remodeler Magazine. Balun travels the world to consult with or speak before sellers, investors, remodelers, builders and real estate agents. She can be reached at, 908-229-8022 (cell) or 908-766-2900 (office).

About Coldwell Banker Realty

Coldwell Banker Realty in New Jersey is a leading residential real estate brokerage company with approximately 50 offices and 4,000 affiliated sales associates. Coldwell Banker Realty is owned by a subsidiary of Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), the largest full-service residential real estate services company in the United States. Visit