Rhonda Battifarano

Sales Partner

Rhonda Battifarano comes to the real estate industry from the world of hospitality and consumer relations with Sheraton Hotels and Resorts. Rhonda is consistently recognized for her energy, enthusiasm and integrity. She is able to leverage the strength of Christie’s and Special Properties’ unparalleled corporate marketing resources and superior customer service to assist clients throughout all stages of the real estate process.

Rhonda, a resident of Wyckoff since 2004, is very adept at networking and generating a groundswell of community support, especially in her work with municipal organizations. One of her proudest achievements came just before the 15th anniversary of 9/11, when the Wyckoff Ladies Auxiliary was looking to commemorate the day by lining the streets with American flags. With Rhonda’s involvement, the Auxiliary was able to create a day when Wyckoff became one family, and over 6,700 flags lined every street and property in town.

Rhonda is a graduate of Johnson and Wales University with a degree in Hospitality Management.

Tom Colella

Sales Partner

Title: Realtor Associate
Office: 837 Franklin Lake Road
C: 201-306-2876 O: 201-904-2085

Thomas Colella is a Realtor Associate with more than seven years of experience in the industry. He specializes in residential real estate and is committed to providing clients, whether they or buying or selling a home, with the highest levels of customer service.

Tom is a member of the National Association of Realtors, New Jersey Association of Realtors, and the New Jersey Multiple Listing Service. With his experience and new affiliation with Christie’s, Tom is able to leverage the strength of Christie’s unparalleled corporate marketing resources and superior customer service to assist his clients at all stages of the real estate process.

Aside from real estate, Tom is a retired State Trooper. He is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University with an Associate’s degree in criminal justice. Tom is a resident of Wayne, where he lives with his three children.

Michele Kowal

Sales Partner

Michele Kowal began her Real Estate career 5 years ago when she joined Maryanne Elsaesser’s team. She was fortunate enough to learn every aspect of the business from the ground up as she managed the team’s daily operations. Becoming a licensed sales partner was the natural progression and Michele has enjoyed working with clients ever since. With a background in Retail Management and Human Resources, Michele possesses excellent interpersonal and time management skills. She is known for her diligence, loyalty, and friendly personality.
“What I love most about Real Estate is making a difference in people’s lives…helping them to find the right place to call home.”
Michele resides in Wyckoff with her husband and two children where she has been an active volunteer in both the school system and sports teams.

Mathew Chapman

Sales Partner

Mathew Chapman began his personal real estate portfolio at the age of 19 with an early passion for identifying a great real estate investment. Since then he has been buying, renovating and selling property for over 19 years. Mathew has a keen eye for identifying a property’s potential and portraying its potential to others.

Mathew has gained a wealth of knowledge from working in the construction industry – building boats and homes, being a small business owner and being a lead salesman selling steel framed industrial buildings in Australia.

Mathew moved to Bergen County from the coastal town of Burleigh Heads in his native home of Australia. After meeting his wife Nancy, who was born and raised in Glen Rock. They have now settled in Glen Rock and have three beautiful daughters.

Mathew is an outdoors type of guy who loves sports. In summer, you will find him down the shore surfing, fishing or on a camping adventure with his family. In Autumn and Spring, you will find him on his mountain bike riding along the Ringwood forest trails. When winter comes, you can catch up with him for hot chocolate at Mountain Creek in Verona where he loves to spend a few hours snowboarding.

Mat epitomizes integrity, loyalty, energy, hard work and creative service in every detail of your real estate transaction.

Five words you can count on from Mathew Chapman is Integrity, Commitment, Passion, Loyalty and Fun.

Very involved in his community he is currently working on a side project involving a community effort getting neighbors helping their elderly neighbors.