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Reliable, knowledgeable and deeply committed to meeting her clients’ needs.

Born and raised in Montclair, Mary Therese offers invaluable local expertise and a deep understanding of regional communities. As a lifelong resident of the Montclair area, she is well-versed in all of the benefits that Essex County has to offer.

After attending school in Montclair, Mary Therese earned a BA in Economics from Manhattanville College in Purchase, New York. Before entering the real estate profession, she taught Nursery School In Montclair and owned her own bakery on Bellevue Avenue in Upper Montclair.

Mary Therese is a member of the West Essex County Board of Realtors. Sharing her passion for the area and her commitment to finding you the right home for your needs are why you want to work with Mary Therese.

"Mary Therese Baird was an absolute pleasure to work with. Therese simply went above the call of duty to find us a new home in North Jersey and ensured our transition was seamless. From her attention to detail to knowledge of the NJ housing market, we couldn't have been happier with the outcome. Therese provided our family key insight into the negotiating process and how to effectively market our primary residence. In fact, due to her strategy, we were able to secure the perfect home. I highly recommend Therese for all your real estate needs. You won't find a better partner in the business." – Kevin L.
"Therese Baird is exceptional. ‘Service, know-how, professionalism, detail-oriented, and responsiveness’ are the words that come immediately to mind when describing our experience with Therese. Thanks in a large part to her, our home selling experience was flawless. The two or three times I called/texted her, she responded within 30 seconds (with the answer I needed). Super service, super-friendly, and as I opened with: EXCEPTIONAL! Use Therese for your home selling (or buying) and you'll be very pleased." – Richard V.
"Therese represented us on the sale of our childhood home. We found her to be responsive and engaged. Therese was able to work with the bidders to drive value higher in a changing market, in a manner that was ethical and professional. I work regularly with investment bankers and brokers, and Therese carries my highest recommendation." – Christopher B.
"Therese suffered what must have been one of the most fraught residential real estate transactions ever. She maintained a fantastic attitude throughout, was always quick to offer additional help, kept in touch with the other realtor frequently, and advised us wisely on how to respond to various issues. I would recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell in North Jersey." – Christopher T.
"Therese treated us like family. She earned our trust by making sure we thought through how each property fit our interests, and how some didn't. We always felt that she had our best interests at heart. She was patient, honest, and thorough and kept us composed through any potentially stressful elements of our search. She knows everything about the local area and we've already recommended her to others!" – Annette M.

Halstead New Jersey, LLC

Current Listings

Past Closings

The following are selected closed transactions in which Mary Therese Baird represented the buyer, the seller, or both:

SINGLE FAMILY HOMES
TOWNHOUSES
COOPERATIVES AND CONDOMINIUMS
RENTALS

Featured Blog Posts

A Guide to First Time Home Buyers in NJ
A Guide To First Time Home Buyers In NJ

The home buying process can be riddled with stress. However, if you are prepared and have done your research you will help yourself streamline the process. Below is a useful guideline to aid you as you look to purchase your first home.
Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Holiday Happenings
Holiday Happenings

There is nothing like the holiday season! This year, northern New Jersey gives us a number of alternatives retreats outside NYC to celebrate with family and friends. Here are a number of spirited events to take part in this holiday season.
Friday, December 15, 2017

Some of the Garden State’s Finest Structures
Some Of The Garden State’S Finest Structures

With summer in full swing, many vacationers will likely embark on a weekend stroll, bike ride or road trip to some of New Jersey’s most iconic oceanfront structures –Jersey Shore Lighthouses. Set alongside some of the most beautiful, rugged coastlines of the state, there are many reasons for why these...
Thursday, July 27, 2017

A Preview of the Montclair Film Festiva
A Preview Of The Montclair Film Festiva

Get your popcorn and snacks ready as the highly anticipated, Halstead sponsored, 6th Annual Montclair Film Festival is right around the corner! Debuting on Friday, April 28th, the Festival will feature a dazzling array of films from across the world with a noteworthy selection of films highlighting up-and-coming and...
Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Inside the New Jersey Wine Trail
Inside The New Jersey Wine Trail

With over fifty licensed wineries, New Jersey consistently succeeds in major wine competitions. Varieties from old world style Syrah and Cabernet to refreshing Chardonnays and Rieslings, New Jersey places tenth in the nation in wine production. Many of the grapes are grown right on the premises and a...
Thursday, September 22, 2016

Inside Local Farmer's Markets in New Jersey
Inside Local Farmer's Markets In New Jersey

Ironbound Community Farmer’s Market Where: 325-329 Ferry Street, Newark When: Saturdays 8:30-3:00 pm April 23- November 19 What: Fresh produce, greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, honey, local artisan goods
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Free Summer Concert Events In New Jersey
Free Summer Concert Events In New Jersey

Free live outdoor music can be found in Hoboken Thursday evenings this summer as a part of the Summer Enchanted Evenings Concert Series at Sinatra Park. Performances will take place at the Sinatra Park Amphitheatre. For more information please visit:
Monday, June 20, 2016

Movies in Montclair with Mary Therese Baird
Movies In Montclair With Mary Therese Baird

The fifth annual Montclair Film Festival will be held this month from April 29 to May 8th. Film enthusiasts from all over the country will be entertained by independent films, comedies, documentaries, panels, family events and up and coming artists.
Wednesday, April 13, 2016

10 Tips for Prepping Your Home for Market
10 Tips For Prepping Your Home For Market

1. Create a Timeline - Depending on your personal housing needs, set up an effective timeline that allows you to practically understand how much time you will need to prepare your house for the market. This gives you realistic goals for you exit strategy.
Saturday, January 30, 2016

Noteworthy in November -By Mary Therese Baird
Noteworthy In November -By Mary Therese Baird

November 7 - Visit the Montclair Art Museum to visit Eric Carle’s exhibit, “Animals and Friends”on display through January 3rd. November 7 & 8 - The Holly Berry Craft and Gift Show will be taking place at the Womens Club of Upper Montclair on Cooper Avenue. Admission is $2.00
Tuesday, November 24, 2015

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