Jeffrey David Halpern, Vice President-Branch Manager of Coccia Realty, Madison, recently announced  that real estate veteran Edward S. France has joined the real estate firm as a Sales Associate.

“We are truly blessed to have Ed join our company” says Halpern, “He brings with him years of successful real estate experience to our growing office, and his background of community service is in line with our beliefs as a company.”

Mr. France, originally obtained his New Jersey Real Estate license in 1987, most recently with Weichert Realtors, as one of the top listing agents.  He also has a documented record of community service, serving on the local Morristown Planning and Zoning Board, 30-plus years coaching and teaching area youth.  He specializes in residential sales and listings recently becoming an expert in both short sales and REO properties.

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"I really care about people, I was brought up understanding the importance of helping others, whether it be in real estate or just in their everyday lives.” states France, son of the former Morristown Fire Chief and WWII veteran Steven R. France, Jr.  “I listen to my clients concerns and address them, with the goal of producing the results my clients expect from their Realtor.  I help them move on with their lives. Coccia’s system has given me the opportunity to concentrate on my clients needs and make their real estate dreams come true.”

Mr. France was born and raised in Morris County.  He is a graduate of Morris County Community College and currently lives in Morristown.

“As previously mentioned, Coccia has systems in place to give their agents the most concise tools to be there for their clients,” he continues.  “It starts with their simple approach in their tremendous support.  While I can concentrate solely on my clients, the administrative team takes care of all the minutia involved with my business and my transactions, acting as my team-mate.  What is even more distinguishable, they do not nickel and dime me for everything.   Plus I do not pay for leads, and there are no exorbitant franchise/admin fees either.  And yet they have all the tools necessary for my business, and a manager who is available to me whenever I need him.”

For all your real estate needs please contact Mr. France at 973-668-2591(cell) or 973-377-4400(ofc); or 

Coccia Realty, Inc. selling homes since 1961, is one of the fastest growing independent real estate brokerages in Northern New Jersey.  They are members in good standing with local, state and National Association of Realtors, as well as the Garden State Multiple Listing Service (MLS), Hudson County MLS and New Jersey MLS, in which they are in the top 2% of real estate companies in closed transactions for 2010, 2012, and now in 2012.  They also have offices in Montville, Rutherford, Kearny, and Lyndhurst, and soon to announce other locations.

For information about Coccia Realty and their employment opportunities for Realtors contact Jeffrey Halpern at the 973-377-4400 x302 or, or visit  You can also stop by their office at 49 Main Street, Madison. (Like them on at