Who We Are
Tandem Real Estate Group
(Formerly Adamson Ramsey Homes)
Our real estate team is all about getting exceptional results for our clients. We strongly believe that we can exceed your expectations without sacrificing compassion, integrity, and good humor. Our work is not just about the business of real estate. It is about finding homes, making and protecting investments, smoothing transitions, and building lasting relationships. We know that when we truly put your interests first, everyone wins.
We are confident that our unique brand of hands-on customer care, in-depth community and market insights, and well-oiled processes will mitigate the inevitable stresses of every real estate transaction.
Our joy comes from serving our community with head and heart.
% Essex County rank
days on market average
% above county average list to sale price
% average sale to list price
5 STAR RATING
My siblings and I could not be happier that we chose Susie and Bonnie to handle the sale of our longtime family home in Maplewood. Their knowledge about the process, their many contacts with community resources, and their helpful answers to our many questions made the listing and sale of the house we grew up in as easy as possible. When the inevitable bumps occurred along the way, Susie and Bonnie responded quickly and with all the information and resources we needed to make informed decisions. On top of all this, they were patient, kind, and funny throughout – a joy to work with.
September 17, 2022
I am so happy we chose to work with Kelly Lombardi with Adamson Ramsey. As first-time home buyers, who lived out of state, Kelly guided us with great intention. She understood our questions/concerns and communicated open and honestly with us. There can be so much anxiety in a competitive home buying process, but it was really minimal with Kelly. It was apparent early on to us, that Kelly knew how special and important this move was for us. We are so grateful. If you are looking for an agent that is a strong advocate yet heart-centered, intelligent yet relatable and sincere - Kelly should be your pick.
August 31, 2022
I spoke with several realtors and knew, as soon as I met Kelly, she was the one for me. All the local realtors are knowledgeable and responsive, and can help you buy or sell a house. But if you're looking for more, call Kelly -- she was an absolute stand out among them! Kelly took the time to get to know me and what I needed – and more importantly, wanted – from this process. She worked at my pace, guiding me without being pushy. She was patient; I needed a lot of hand holding as a first-time seller. She was incredibly kind and compassionate, understanding how difficult and emotional selling my home was going to be. She treated me like a friend and not a transaction. She was an absolute joy to work with. You’d be lucky to have her in your court; I know I was. Thank you, Kelly!
August 25, 2022
We met Susie and Bonnie by chance at an open house. We had been using an agent in our family to start the process as we narrowed down the towns we were interested in. Upon meeting them, we were really blown away by their knowledge of the local market, and it became clear we really needed agents with the expertise and connections locally, to get an accepted offer in this incredibly competitive market. After months of looking, and several offers, we were so relieved to get an accepted offer within a week of working with them. In short, this is a testament to their network, and their really quick read on what we actually needed (probably faster than we realized what we needed). They expertly guided us to the right house, with the right terms. Throughout the closing process they were responsive, organized and clearly outlined for us what to expect. They are genuinely sweet, and authentic people, a pleasure to work with, and we are excited to have them as neighbors!
August 15, 2022
Moving into NJ from out of state poised several challenges. When deciding upon Maplewood specifically, it increased the challenge to find the right home, on the right street and in the right time. Kelly with Adamson Ramsey was exceptional all fronts to make our goal a reality. The competitive market remains in the area and we are certain with a different realtor we would still be searching (or overpaying) for our next home.
August 10, 2022
Bonnie and Susie are so knowledgeable about the local market. They were incredibly helpful in guiding me toward what I was looking for in my next home. In addition, I was searching from out of state and they were great about coordinating with me to see houses first, meet me on specific days I flew in and then also to work expeditiously with me when I was in town. I searched during a very challenging market and their advise on how to make a compelling offer was spot on. I love our new home and am so thankful for their help!
July 21, 2022
Susie and Bonnie were recommended by a friend and we could not be happier to have worked with them to buy our new home! They’re both extremely knowledgeable about the area, the market, and the process. They’re also very responsive, easy to talk to, and genuinely listened to our needs and concerns throughout the process.
July 13, 2022
As first-time, EXTREMELY novice home-buyers, we were incredibly fortunate to meet Susie and Bonnie at an open house and get to work with them through a very tumultuous period in real estate! We started with a long-running conversation where Susie and Bonnie explained the entire home-buying process, as well as giving us a resident's-eye-view of the neighborhoods we were looking in. They took care to answer all of our questions and really get a sense for what homes we would want to see. Once we began looking in earnest they kept us updated not only on what houses were coming up but how the market over the next few weeks looked. Throughout the process, whenever we needed to involve other professionals (from loan originators to lawyers to home inspectors) they provided invaluable local recommendations. Susie and Bonnie replied to emails and texts promptly and were welcome voices of calm when we were overwhelmed by everything. Even after closing we have continued to rely on their recommendations and advice. We are overwhelmingly happy with our new home, and Susie and Bonnie made the entire process so much easier than it could have been. I cannot imagine going through it without their local expertise and professionalism.
July 5, 2022
A+++. Really. Our friends worked with Susie and Bonnie during their home search and highly recommended them to us. We further that recommendation! They take the time to understand what you are looking for in a home and really have an interest in finding you the home that best suits you. They provide insight, react to your likes and concerns, and adjust to streamline the home shopping process. After we were in contract on our new home, they were present every part of the way and really went above and beyond to make sure that we had everything we needed to feel comfortable during the process - no sugar coating; just real facts and opinions to help us decide what is best for us. They truly represented our interests and I would not hesitate to recommend them for your home buying experience.
June 2, 2022
We chose to work with Bonnie and Susie because of their deep knowledge and skill, their kindness, their honesty and their integrity. Bonnie and Susie wow-ed us from the start with their strong, clear market analysis and recommendations. When we first sat down to speak with them in our living room, it felt like having a conversation with a trusted friend, not someone we'd only met in person minutes before. Seriously! They guided us every step of the way as we prepared to sell our home. No detail was overlooked and no question was ignored. Their intuition and preparedness was extraordinary - they were always one step ahead, anticipating future needs so that nothing came as a surprise. We can't even comprehend how they turned what could have been the most chaotic time in our lives into a clear, manageable process with extraordinary results. Well, maybe we can comprehend -- it seems to us like a combination of incredibly hard work, years of experience, dedication, generosity of spirit and commitment to clients as whole people with diverse needs. We are so fortunate that Bonnie and Susie sold our home and would shout it from the rooftops if people wouldn't wonder what in the world we were doing.
May 25, 2022
We had a wonderful experience working with Bonnie and Susie when it came time to sell our first home. After interviewing several agents, we decided to work with Bonnie and Susie because they saw the beauty and potential in our home, were so kind and patient with us first-timers, and had an amazing record in our neighborhood. We really wanted to work with people who had a customizable approach to selling a home. What would work for our house may not work for the house next door. Additionally, we chose to work with Bonnie and Susie because we really wanted to work with a small team. We liked that they had each other to really think through the sale of our house, which made us feel comfortable with their suggestions and feedback knowing that everything they were sharing with us was well-discussed beforehand. When it came time to list our home, things ran incredibly smoothly. We loved the team of vendors they used to help prep the house. The listing pictures were beautiful and they worked hard on the day of the open house to make our opening feel unique, special, and a must-see. We really appreciated that they consistently went above and beyond on everything. We can’t say thank you enough for all of their hard work.
May 19, 2022
As first-time homebuyers, we were happy that Bonnie and Susie explained the process clearly and provided good context about the various neighborhoods in SOMA. They always made time to answer questions and provided insights on properties that we requested to see. In the end we were able to quickly close on our first home and move in a timely manner.
May 16, 2022
We were introduced to Bonnie by way of a personal recommendation. On our first meeting (on zoom) we met Susie and my husband and I were both very impressed by their presentation and knowledge. As we went through the house-searching process and subsequently the buying process, they proved to be all that they had promised to be to us. They responded promptly to our queries and were always available to us. We are very happy with our purchase and we know that their negotiating skills helped us to procure the house that we fell in love with. I would highly recommend this professional team.
May 9, 2022
We cannot speak highly enough of our experience with Bonnie & Susie! We were first-time home buyers with little knowledge of the buying process and Essex County area. Couple this with an extremely hot market in Q1 of 2022 and you could find us with our heads spinning! We were referred to Susie & Bonnie through a friend. It was such an easy decision to work with the pair following our introduction call - they were knowledgeable, patient and brought just the right amount of realism to the conversation. Our budget was too low for what we wanted, and we needed a dose of reality! By some stroke of luck, we found our home on day 1 of touring. Both Bonnie & Susie coached us through our offer to make it as competitive as possible, and we were shocked to hear we beat out 13 others! It was smooth sailing from there - from inspection to appraisal to closing and everything in between. Susie & Bonnie were there every step of the way for any questions or advice needed. The best aspects of working with the duo were availability, patience and expertise. I truly believe we would still be looking for a home had we chosen to work with another realty team. Don't miss out!
April 10, 2022
We were referred to Susie & Bonnie by friends from Maplewood. Given the dearth of supply on the train line we looked further afield, to West Orange and ultimately Livingston, where we bought. They had good guidance about what to look for and what to avoid regarding neighborhoods that were less familiar. They helped us to get under contract and close quickly. We found Susie & Bonnie to be very organized and good managers of us. Everything went to plan and the whole experience was surprisingly smooth. Highly recommended, would use again.
February 28, 2022
The dynamic duo! We connected with Bonnie and Susie after being referred to them by a number of our friends. We were in a situation of buying and selling simultaneously -a tricky situation in and of it self - but add in the fact that we were doing it during the holidays, on a short timeline, with two small children! Thanks to Bonnie and Susie, what normally would have been a very stressful and uneasy experience, turned out to be seamless and uncomplicated. They are dependable, knowledgeable, honest, and all around genuinely great people on both a personal and professional level. You are in the best of hands in your real estate transactions with these two in your corner.
February 1, 2022
We met Susie and Bonnie at an open house, and really liked their vibe. They were friendly, knowledgeable, professional, and good communicators, and we decided to trust them with our first-ever home purchase. We’re so happy we did! They were always available for questions, were never pushy, and they helped us write a strong offer that landed us the first house we put an offer on. They then helped us prepare for closing, which went smoothly thanks to their organization and advocacy. We were also very impressed by their fantastic network. From lenders to lawyers to contractors, they have recommended excellent people and have taken a lot of stress away during the entire home-buying and moving process. We’d recommend the Adamson Ramsey team to anyone looking to purchase a home in SOMA, especially first-time home buyers!
January 31, 2022
We had high expectations for Susie and Bonnie because multiple friends raved about how great they are. They did not disappoint. Their clear local expertise in the South Orange/Maplewood area came in handy every step of the way through the home buying process, and it was always clear that they were dedicated to making sure that we were going to be happy with the result. They never pressured us on any decision, and instead made sure that we had all of the information necessary to make the right choices for us. As first time home buyers, my partner and I expected the process to be painful and stressful, but it went shockingly smoothly, and we owe that in large part to Susie and Bonnie.
January 14, 2022
Working with Susie and Bonnie of Adamson Ramsey Homes was quite a journey for us. We were referred to Susie by a friend who raved about her. As soon as we started working with her, we appreciated her honest approach to showing us the realties of buying a home in the SOMA area. We started our search several years ago and had to put things on pause due to personal reasons. Susie, who we began working with initially, kept in touch with us and even checked in on us. When we began our search again in 2021, a crazy time in real estate, we were pleased to learn Bonnie, who has such positive and encouraging energy, had joined Susie in their joint venture. We got the sense that they were taking care of us and had our best interest at the heart. They make a great team overall. They have great insight and influence in the community which is extremely helpful when searching for a home.
December 22, 2021
Bonnie and Susie went above and beyond to make our buying and selling process as seamless as possible. They bring professionalism, resourcefulness, compassion, endless energy and good humor to the process and up until the last minute of our sale were connecting us to or directly handling contractors and maintenance issues. They are always, always available via text or call for their clients, are very well connected in town, delivered on their promise to over-serve and truly try to make their clients feel like family, introducing them to other fellow clients and community members. We are so grateful to have had them by our side throughout this journey and would recommend them to anyone looking to start their buying or selling journey.
December 16, 2021
Susie and Bonnie are simply the BEST! As first-time home buyers, we were concerned about navigating through a complex and highly competitive housing market, but they patiently walked us through each step of the process and helped us find our dream home without sacrificing any of our “must-haves” (it was the first offer we placed!). They’ve mastered the art of being fierce advocates who fight for what their clients need while never losing their cool. This was particularly useful when they guided us through frustrating inspection negotiations. SOMA residents themselves, this duo is on the pulse of what’s happening in the community and all of its surrounding neighborhoods. Based on memory alone, they can recall the purchase history of a given house and are always honest about each home’s value and renovation quality. They have a wealth of knowledge and a list of recommendations ranging from trusted contractors to the best local brunch spots. When you hire this “Dream Team,” you get so much more than top-notch, savvy, reliable brokers. After our town was hit by a tropical storm, Susie and Bonnie immediately checked in and offered helping hands. They are deeply invested in the community, always looking for ways to give back and even hosting social events to bring neighbors together. Susie and Bonnie are genuinely great people who you can trust will always have your best interest in mind. There’s no question who I’ll hire for all future real estate transitions.
December 3, 2021
The process of looking for and buying a home can be frustrating and exhausting physically and emotionally. Buying from a distance as we did makes it even more so. Susie Adamson and Bonnie Ramsey took most of the weight off of us and made each step of the process simple. Their expertise and experience made the purchase of our new house seamless from first steps to closing. I would add that Susie and Bonnie along with their Operations Manager, Shirley worked as a team to respond to every concern quickly. They schedule the required inspections, met with inspectors when we could not be there, acted as our negotiator with the Seller's agents and worked around the clock when a time crunch came up. I will use this team if I need to sell or buy another home in this area in the future and would recommend them wholeheartedly to others.
November 9, 2021
We never knew what a good agent was until we started working with Susie and Bonnie. We owe our amazing house to them. The countless virtual and in-person tours of houses were just the beginning of their tireless work with and for us. They were always available for a quick text, email, or even jumping on the phone to discuss whatever would come up at any time. From strategizing our bid to recommending the best inspectors and communicating with our attorneys to move things along, they were in our corners the whole process. Not only that, but Susie and Bonnie are so embedded in the community that they sent us so many recommendations for things like home repair and contractors, movers, attorneys and lenders, helped us with utilities. And they introduced us to neighbors and community-members who are their clients. We are so happy we chose to work with Susie and Bonnie and would 100% recommend them to anyone looking for a house in the SOMA area.
October 23, 2021
We found Bonnie and Suzy through a mutual friend and they could not have been more competent, more committed, and more welcoming. They are extraordinarily knowledgeable, responsive, and thoughtful. We recommend them wholeheartedly and are so glad to be their neighbors.
September 27, 2021
We hired Susie and Bonnie to sell our home after neighbors recommended the pair. They made the process seamless! They pay attention to every detail. The final outcome was better than expected. Top of the curve when it comes to real estate professionals!
September 21, 2021
Hi, all! After many years in the city, including 12 beautiful years in Brooklyn, my family recently moved to Maplewood, NJ, which we are loving. It’s such a welcoming, warm, and active community. Our search for a home was long, fraught, and stressful. However, our amazing realtors Susie Adamson & Bonnie Ramsey skillfully and thoughtfully guided us through a very difficult real estate landscape. I truly never write reviews, but I know a lot of Brooklynites are considering Maplewood/South Orange as their next community, and wanted to share that Bonnie and Susie a true gems. I often joked with them that they are not only skilled realtors, but also amazing therapists! ??
September 8, 2021
We are so thrilled that Bonnie and Susie were recommended to us. It changed the entire trajectory of our home buying experience from a painstaking process to one where we could solely focus on our wants and needs. They are professional, responsive, show extensive knowledge of their area, and have excellent relationships with every other member of the process we came across (i.e. other realtors, mortgage, etc.). We absolutely cannot recommend this team enough and attribute all of our success in finding/purchasing our dream home to them. Every step of the way, they were there to help, advocate, and answer all questions for us expediently. Thank you Bonnie and Susie!
September 3, 2021
Our home was sold at nearly the exact price Susie and Bonnie offered in our initial meeting, which was higher than any other realtor we spoke with. Their knowledge and connections in the community were immensely helpful throughout the process and they were ready at a moments notice to list, once we found our future home. They provided step-by-step assistance and didn't miss a beat. The whole process was seamless and quick. I would recommend them to any local seller or buyer!
August 25, 2021
Susie and Bonnie are that dynamic duo you want to partner with when you buy a home. I met them at an open house they were running, and I connected with their professional energy right away. They are confident, savvy, and very organized. They'll show you any home, but will take the time to get to know you and your real estate parameters to make your search process very efficient. They also have a web of invaluable connections who respond immediately after a quick text or phone call, which proved to be invaluable during home inspection.
August 25, 2021
From the beginning we felt your sincerity to help us sell the house. We appreciate your professional advice every step of the way. Your ideas were communicated very clearly, and you also listened to what we wanted during the whole process. The house was renovated and staged beautifully with a professional team that you provided. We didn't need to go through extra headache to find the amazing team, and the prices were very reasonable! You truly exceeded our expectations, and the house was sold in a week! Thank you so much again. If we were to sell a house again, we would definitely ask your help!
August 18, 2021