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Team Nest Builder, Realty Executives

973-222-3777 | 54 Woodport Road | Sparta, NJ 07871 |

Posted April 20, 2016 By Lynn Garafola


TEAM NEST BUILDER provides boutique quality service to their clients while leveraging the latest technology available and their extensive local area knowledge and sharpened sales and negotiating skills, and by utilizing the extensive marketing resources offered by Realty Executives. 


Everyone on the team is committed to making the home buying and selling process as stress free as possible for their clients and among the best professional relationships they have ever experienced. 


LYNN GARAFOLA, Team Leader, is in her 23rd year as a consistent top New Jersey Residential Real Estate Broker/Salesperson who has helped over 400 buyers and seller clients close over $200 million in real estate transactions in Sussex and Morris counties and surrounding areas.  Lynn holds a Master’s degree in Ag. Economics from the Pennsylvania State University. 


Lynn is a listing specialist and also works with repeat and

referred buyer clients.  She holds many industry and professional designations including Certified Luxury Home Selling Specialist.  And she was awarded the REMAX International Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016.


GLENN GARAFOLA, Team Client Care Manager holds a Bachelor’s degree in Architectural Engineering from Penn State and has 30+ years experience in Construction Management. Glenn is a Licensed Salesperson and manages the home sale process for all TNB clients from contract signing through closing.  Glenn also works with new buyer clients in pursuit of the perfect home.


The Team Nest Builder difference comes from their unparalleled focus on client service and their professional integrity.  Lynn and Glenn and their entire team bring enthusiasm, attention to detail, and expertise to every real estate transaction that they are involved in.

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Sparta Police: Weaving Woman on Woodport Gets DWI

December 15, 2018

SPARTA, NJ – A Maine resident was charged with driving while intoxicated on Woodport Road.  On December 7 around 1:20 a.m. Cpl. Kurt Morris saw Stephane McCallum, 44, of Cape Elizabeth, Maine unable to stay in her lane, police report.

When Morris spoke with McCallum he smelled alcohol in the car.  McCallum said she drank earlier in the evening, police report.

The officer had ...

Sparta Police Department Warn Residents of Phone Scam Involving Their Phone Number

SPARTA, NJ – The Sparta Police Department is warning resident about a phone scam involving the phone number of the Sparta Police Department, 973-729-6121.

According to police, the phone number 973-729-6121 is being spoofed.  When people answer the phone, thinking it is the Sparta Police Department, the callers often say they are from Social Security or investigators from the Sparta ...

Sparta Police: Speeding and Smell Ends with Drug Charges for Sparta Man

SPARTA, NJ – A Sparta man is facing drug related charges after a traffic stop on West Shore Trail.  On December 12 around 11:30 p.m. Officer Brian Porter stopped James Sokoloski, 23, for speeding; driving 33 MPH in a 25 MPH zone, police report.

When Porter spoke with Sokoloski the officer smelled marijuana in the car.  Sokoloski told Porter he ahd some marijuana and ...

NJ Shops Take Doughnuts to the Next Level

December 15, 2018

We found some of the best places to get doughnuts in New Jersey.

While one of the most recognizable global brands, Dunkin’, is dropping the “Donuts” from its  name, smaller doughnut shops in New Jersey are seeing rise in demand for the tasty treats.

Jessica Dreyer, a fourth generation farmer at Dreyer Farms in Cranford, NJ, said that doughnuts have ...

Two New Firefighters at Lafayette Township Fire Department

December 8, 2018

Lafayette, NJ—  The Lafayette Township Volunteer Fire Department announced two new recruits who have completed their training; Firefighter Logan Drake and Junior Firefighter, Jonathan Syre.

Drake was among the recent graduates from the Sussex County Fire Academy on November 17.  He spent six months in classes training in Fire Fighting techniques, HazMat and ...

Belmar, Beachfront Vendor Settle Lawsuit over 10th Avenue Concession Leases

December 9, 2018

BELMAR, NJ — The owners of a Belmar beachfront concession will receive a $130,000 rent reduction over the next five years and another $15,000 in deposit funds on prior leases, under a settlement reached with the borough in a breach of contract lawsuit.

Hilary and Trent Colanduoni, who now operate Shore Break Grill in the new Rowland Pavilion at 10th Avenue, were seeking damages from the ...

5 Dazzling Holiday Light Displays in Northern New Jersey

‘Tis the season, and twinkling holiday lights abound!  Here, Team Nest Builder shares 5 Northern New Jersey spots, from family homes to stadium shows, to take in light displays and enjoy some festive family fun:

Skylands Stadium Christmas Light Show

94 Championship Place, Augusta

Load up the car and head to this one-mile long, drive-through show featuring amazing displays set ...

Waiting a Year to Buy Your Home Could Cost You

National home prices increased by 5.4% since this time last year. Over that same time period, interest rates remained near historic lows, allowing many buyers to enter the market and lock in low rates.

Team Nest Builder knows that, as a home seller, you’re probably most concerned about ‘short-term price’ – where home values are headed over the next six months. As a home ...

5 Terrific Cut-Your-Own Christmas Tree Farms in Northern NJ

Many New Jersey families treasure the tradition of cutting down a Christmas tree.  Team Nest Builder rounded up the 5 top spots in Northern New Jersey to do just that! A heads-up: 2 of the 5 farms close after this weekend, and many tree farms are running low on supply this year, so call first, then grab your saw and go!

Shale Hills Farm – 98 Pond School Rd, Sussex

Voted the #1 ...

4 Reasons to Buy A Home This Winter

Team Nest Builder offers four great reasons to consider buying a home today instead of waiting:

Prices Will Continue to Rise

CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Insight report revealed that home prices appreciated by 5.6% over the last 12 months. The same report predicts prices will continue to increase at a rate of 4.7% over the next year.  The bottom in home prices has come and gone.


AtlantiCast: Episode 23

On this week’s AtlantiCast, find out why it’s easier than ever to receive care at Atlantic Health System, the Morristown Medical Center’s Heart Success program reaches a milestone in the fight against heart failure, quality healthcare that protects the environment and kicking off the holiday season with the Festival of Lights.


Leaving our Nations Warriors out in the Cold…

Source: The United States of America, rich in the abundance of opportunity, resources, and freedoms, defended by men and women in uniform. Unfortunately, some of them find themselves left with nowhere else to go but on the streets. How do we tackle Veteran Homelessness? And why are there so many Vets left out in the cold after serving our great nation? Samuel K. Burlum reports...

To ...

Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders December 12, 2018 Meeting Video

NEWTON, NJ - Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders December 12, 2018 meeting video.


Skylands Ice World 3 on 3 Mini Tournaments

December 15, 2018

HOLIDAY 3V3 Mini Tournaments:

$60 (Individuals)   

$280 (Team Registration)

Full Equipment required. 

Holiday Youth Hockey 3V3 Mini Tournament will be offered for 2 age groups:

Mite/Squirt (note: all teams must consist of a combination of mite AND squirt players for parity)

Pee Wee/Bantam (no restrictions - other than age)

Games will ...