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Welcome to Century 21 Viewpoint Realty where you'll meet broker/owners Carla Von Byrden and Paul Gulya. They are committed to the New Jersey Waterfront as homeowners and business owners making achievement of your real estate investment endeavors their career goal!

Collectively, they have almost two decades of experience in the marketing, sale and rental of New Jersey Waterfront properties. In 2007, they participated in the marketing of over $50 million of prime area real estate.

In addition to being residents of the New Jersey Waterfront, they have helped hundreds of area residents find the home of their dreams. The Gold Coast has grown over the past several years and Paul and Carla have been a part of it.

Other flash-in-the pan realtors have come and gone over the years, but Paul and Carla's longstanding professionalism and commitment to the waterfront area's growth make them the best choice for a truly wise buyer, seller or renter.

Because of their vast network and intimate knowledge of the area's various communities and complexes; Carla and Paul are uniquely qualified to get the results you need in your real estate transaction. In fact, it is not uncommon for Paul and Carla to have a ready buyer in mind for a property before it is even listed for sale!

If you are planning to buy, sell or rent a waterfront area home-- work with experts. Call Carla and Paul today.

Contact Information

EMAIL: paul@portliberte.com
PHONE: Paul 201.332.6300 Ext. 103
  Carla 201.332.6300 Ext. 102
FAX: 201.332.4778
MOBILE: Carla 201.888.6632
  Paul 201.838.8560
WEBSITE: www.portliberte.com


Hi Carla.....We are writing to thank you , and congratulate you upon completing what we viewed as a Herculean task.You managed concurrently to buy and sell our daughter's property.All that was accomplished in nine weeks.You demonstrated a great eye for detail and staging and at the same time worked diligently to secure the best deal. At the time , we told you that " It looks that you know what you are doing".You Do!!! Wishing you and your family all the best. With Appreciation....The Ben Shalom's

By:  Ari & Yardena Ben-Shalom - Sellers of 201 St. Pauls Avenue, Jersey City   & Buyers of 202-34 West Shearwater Court, Jersey City




By Ari & Yardena Ben-Shalom

As first-time home buyers, we were worried about the home-buying experience. Carla made the transition go smoothly. She was knowledgeable and helped us navigate the closing. Among other things, she showed us the unit, attended the inspection, attended the closing, and even let the water company into the unit while we were at work. We enjoyed working with Carla and highly recommend her.


By:  Kari & Sam Desai, Buyers 44 Independence Way, Jersey City 

By Sam & Kari Desai, Buyers 44 Independence Way

From the moment we started looking for a house, my husband and I felt that we were in good hands with Carla.  She understood our needs and helped us find the perfect house for our family.  Carla walked us through the process making sure we understood each step along the way.  We are very grateful  for her knowledge and professionalism and highly recommend her real estate services.

By:  Kimberly & Louis Coletta, Purchasers - 382 Avenue A, Bayonne 

By Kimberly & Louis Coletta

Carla was terrific to work with to offer the best advise on pricing, staging and feedback from prospective buyers along to the way to the successful sale of my property. She was knowledgeable about the Port Liberte market, responsive and knows her market to do a deal that resulted in a good deal for both the buyer and me as seller. My second successful sale (and one prior purchase of this home) with Carla and would recommend to others on either side of the transaction. 

By:  Michael Renzo, Seller - 40 Independence Way, Jersey City 

By Michael Renzo

My husband and I have bought 2 condos from Carla over these couple years. Since we met her for the first time, we always very much appreciate her honest opinions about the condos which she kindly showed us, explaining what is good or what is wrong. When she told us the condo was ready to move in, it was actually ready to have a new owner, and if she told it needed to get updated, she also showed us with deep knowledge and professional manners what we should update and how to fix or renovate them. She is the agent that you can rely on when you have to make a big decision in your life!

 By:  Sumiko & Kant Matsuda, Buyers & Sellers

       Buyers - 109-24 East Shearwater Court, Jersey City 






By Sumiko & Kant Matsuda, Buyers & Sellers

Carla represented both me and my seller in the purchase of a downtown Jersey City condo. Carla impressed me with her expertise in the local market and her ability to represent me and the seller without me feeling as if I was being short-changed. As a busy person, I also really appreciated Carla keeping me organized and the closing on-track, so that I could focus on other things. Overall, I had a great experience working with her and would recommend her to others.

By:  Laura Klimpel and Matt Jaffe, Buyers - 25 McWilliams Place #507, Jersey City  

By Laura Klimpel & Matt Jaffe

I'm extremely satisfied!!!
From our first contact she advised me on the best strategy to proceed, did whatever was necessary for her to carry it out and advised me all along on what to do. She inspected the property and gave me point by point ideas on how to make it salable and
  followed up until done. Her staff was very helpful along the way too until consummation of the deal.
She's a professional!

By:  Ralph Mishan, Seller - 25 Half Moon Isle, Jersey City, NJ 

By Ralph Mishan

Carla has been our realtor agent since the first day we started looking at Port Liberte properties.  She has a wealth of knowledge with the real estate/environment - development history, trends of property values, layout and design of unis and townhouses.

When it comes to details of review,
  negotiations, and planning - Carla communicates well, listens to her clients' need, and is always prepared to represent her clients to the best of their interests.

We are grateful that she is our broker all these years at Port Liberte!


 By Mandy Chung & Yau-Chee Chan 

Sellers of 15 Freedom Way #105, Jersey City



By Mandy Chung & Yau-Chee Chan

Carla was excellent with helping me with the purchase and would highly recommend her! She was quick to respond to questions and concerns and also helped me with mortgage arrangements

By:   Aravindan Narashimhan, Buyer - 109-22 East Shearwater Court, Jersey City



By Aravindan Narashimhan

Carla has helped me with multiple real estate transactions in Port Liberte, both in the sale and purchase of units as well as in renting.  She is very knowledgeable of the  community and provides good advice.  Very recently I sold a unit with Carla's help.  We entered into a contract after one  showing and the she made sure that the closing occurred at the time that worked with me.

Carla helped resolve a couple of outstanding repair items herself with the help of her contacts without any involvement from me.

I would certainly use Carla in future real estate transactions.
-Rajsree Agarwal


Rajsree Agarwal, Seller, 16 Half Moon Isle, Jersey City 


By Rajsree Agarwal

We recently bought a condo from Carla. She was very professional. She used to respond immediately during negotiations and during the entire home buying process, which helped in closing on time. She was able to provide useful information and documentation about flood insurance,  which would otherwise have been a bottleneck and could have delayed the closing. We appreciated working with her and would recommend her to anyone considering to buy/sell a home.

Manisha & Bhavesh Tulsiani 


Manisha & Bhavesh Tulsiani, Buyers, 15 Freedom Way #304, Jersey City 

By Manisha & Bhavesh Tulsiani

Carla has been an invaluable resource to us throughout our home buying and selling process.  She patiently worked with us until we found just the right new home.  Then she expertly sold our current home for an excellent price in less than a week.  Her sale strategy was targeted and efficiently  brought in serious buyers – we did not even need to hold an open house.  We WERE grateful to avoid having many strangers traipsing through our home.  Carla walked us through every stage of the closing and walked us around to the condo association offices to ensure our amenity access and move-in was properly set up.  We can’t thank her enough for her support and expertise!

 By:  Shumsa Farooki & Brian Conlin


Shumsa Farooki & Brian Conlin - Buyers, 16 Half Moon Isle, Jersey City & Sellers of 25 McWilliams Place #507, Jersey City 




By Shumsa Farooki & Brian Conlin
Carla helped me with my first home purchase and I could not have asked for a smoother one! I found her to be professional, efficient, and straight forward. Carla was very responsive to any questions I had and I found her recommendations for an attorney and broker to be as efficient and professional as she. Thank you Carla for making a potentially very stressful transaction a smooth one! I recommend anyone looking for a real estate professional to call Century 21 Viewpoint Realty. By Eugenia Bane, Buyer - 1 Independence Way #106, Jersey City
By Eugenia Bane

We have been leasing out our Port Liberte condo for the past twenty years, and just recently have sold the property.  Whenever it was time to look for a new tenant, or to put our unit on the market, a call to Carla Von Byrden was all that was needed. There was no need to ever consider an agent other than Carla!  In twenty years of being a landlord, we have never had a vacancy in our unit thanks to Carla.  Carla is professional, extremely knowledgeable of the market, easily accessible, has a strong work ethic, and her office is conveniently located right on-site.  Carla always went the extra mile in making our life easier since we live over an hour away from the property.  What we like most about Carla is that she always gets the job done!


Thank you Carla!


Debbie and Mike Bagnell, Landlord & Sellers -   200-24 West Shearwater Court, Jersey City

By Debbie & Mike Bagnell

Carla, I just wanted to thank you for all your hard work in helping us purchase a condo at Port Liberte. You went above and beyond you responsibilities as an agent. You truly personify the definition of professionalism and customer service with a very personal touch. I would not have made the decision to buy this property had it not been for your excellent service. The transaction was as smooth as it could be. My best wishes are with you. I am sure with your work ethics and approach, you will always be successful in whatever you do.


Vikas Dhablania & Sumati Vij, Buyers - 200-24 West Shearwater Court, Jersey City 


By Vikas Dhablania & Sumati Vij


I have been working with Carla for about eight years.  During that time our second home has been rented out to three different families that Carla has brought in.  She has found us good tenants.  Most recently we just sold this second home.  In this process Carla helped us stage the house to best represent it.  My wife and I are very busy and Carla stepped in and she further acted as general contractor (for no money to herself), hiring and managing three different sub-contractors to do various work on the house.  The work was all done under budget.  During all processes she managed the negotiations and I always felt that she had my best interests in mind while trying to come to a fair outcome.  I would highly recommend Carla and would personally use her in the future.


David & Laura Rosenberg, Sellers - 26 Half Moon Isle, Jersey City, NJ


By David & Laura Rosenberg

“We have worked with Carla on several transactions, first as a renter and then as a purchaser of a home.  We kept coming back because of Carla’s high levels of knowledge and professionalism.  Her understanding of the real estate markets in Jersey City is excellent, but she also listened very carefully to what our needs were.  Because of that, she only showed us properties that were viable alternatives for us, making the process much more efficient and enjoyable.  We have and will continue to recommend Carla very highly."

By:  Chris & Kate Meyer, Buyers - 15 Warren Street #109, Jersey City  

By Chris & Kate Meyer

Luck surely plays a part in life, and I was very lucky to meet Carla Von Byrden and the Century 21 team when looking for an apartment at Port Liberte in Jersey City.  Carla found the perfect apartment for me after just one visit, due to her insight and intuitive sense regarding the type of apartment that would make me feel immediately comfortable. Since I was preparing to sell my house in Union, NJ at the same time, I asked Carla to take on the sale of my house as well.

I immediately saw Carla's competence, responsiveness and hands-on work ethic during the initial phase of the selling process. Carla's knowledge in all aspects of the real estate business, her candor and guidance in advising me each step of the way, and her ability to educate me regarding the dynamics/complexities  of the selling process were invaluable. I could count on her immediate attention and follow through with every detail.  Carla made what could have been a difficult period for me seem easy. Her honesty and integrity show through in everything she does. You most definitely want the Century 21 professionals, with Carla leading the team, behind you whether buying, selling or renting a property.  She is truly a special find.  

Going forward, I wouldn't think of calling anyone but Carla and the Century 21 professionals when there is another real estate transaction on my horizon!  

By:  Maria Leo - Seller - 631 Bennington Drive, Union, NJ  

By Maria Leo

Dear Carla,
It's a nice surprise for me after I came home last night! Thank you so much for your thoughts and all your help on purchasing the first home. We actually stopped by once to greet you, but you were not out of office that day. After that, we became so crazy busy. I am sorry about this.
We have been living in the new home for about 1 month now. Although we are still unpacking the moving boxes, I feel that it's getting like a real home. Thank you again. I put your gifts in the living room to make it more relaxing space. Smells so good:)
I strongly believe that we wouldnt' be able to get this home without your big help. Thank you for your patience and support.
Hope to see you around PL:)

Many thanks,
Miho Fujimori


By: Miho Fujimori -  Buyer - 1 Independence Way 104, Jersey City 

By Miho Fujimori, Buyer

Dear Carla,


         Today you helped us close on our Port Liberte Condo 1 unit on the canal we bought 20 years ago (during the auction.) The sale was not without lots of complex negotiations and difficulties, as are most real estate transactions. We could not have survived it without your absolute expertise.. I never hesitated to call to go over any issues that came up. This is not an easy business you are in, but you found your calling and we are so glad we found you!


Thank you again for all your knowledge and for getting this deal done with as little stress as possible!


Beth Scholten, Seller - 203-11 West Shearwater Court, Jersey City

By Beth Scholten

Dear Carla,

 We both just wanted to thank you for assisting us with the sale of our home.  We appreciate how easy you made the process.

When we first moved to Port Liberte in 2001, you sold us our first home in the community, and it was you who also handled the sale for us in 2007. It was great doing business with you then and it is still fun dealing with you now.  Carla, we appreciate your great referrals for everything   from plumbers to decorators, to say nothing of the wonderful rental you secured for us while we are transitioning.

Our daughter is also delighted with the apartment that you found for her, here in Port Lib.

I would not hesitate in recommending you to any prospective buyers, sellers or renters in this community .  Your knowledge and recommendations   are priceless to the decision making process.

 Many, many thanks again,

Colleen and Ken

Colleen Lydon & Ken Strum, Sellers -86 Constitution Way, Jersey City, NJ 

By Colleen Lydon & Ken Strum

My husband and I were looking to buy a place in downtown Jersey City and realized the prices were crazy.  As we had a little one on the way, we began looking into Port Liberte. That is when we came across across Carla's website on Century 21.  We immediately contacted her and we began our house hunting journey.  Carla was very quick to get back to us and started showing us houses around this beautiful community.  We fell in love with the neighborhood, the amenities, and the sense of community.  Carla really took time to ask the right questions and had all the homes ready for us to view upon our arrival. She worked hard to find us the perfect home at a great price.  We are excited that we can raise our son in this safe community that Carla attested too.   With Carla by our side through the entire process, we had a very quick and efficient close and could not be happier with our real estate agent!  If we ever move again, we will certainly use Carla without question.


By Lauren & Chuck Kozora -  Buyers - 78 Independence Way 

By Lauren Markowski & Chuck Kozora


We have had the extreme pleasure of knowing Carla and the Century 21 team for over 15 years now.  My very first real estate purchase was in the Port Liberte community with Carla expertly guiding me through the process -  it was incredibly seamless!!   Since then my husband and I have worked with Carla throughout numerous rental and sales transactions.  Each one was very different in nature but all were consistent in one area:  Carla's personal attention, commitment and professionalism on each deal!!  She absolutely knows the business and she knows Jersey City.  Carla provides excellent insight and is truly passionate about her services and client relationships.  I would highly recommend Carla to anyone with sales or rental needs!


By: Pamela Lai & Michael Besaw, Sellers 101-43 East Shearwater Court


By Pamela Lai & Michael Besaw

Carla is a wonderful realtor. I used her to sell my condo in Jersey City, and she was supportive and communicative throughout the whole process, from recommending a great handyman to help us with some cosmetic changes, helping sort through offers, and ensuring constant communication with all the parties involved. The sale had a few unexpected road bumps, and she worked diligently and tirelessly with the seller’s realtor and both attorneys to ensure everything was solved and we could close. Many times she went above and beyond to help me out. She is very experienced and knows Jersey City and the people in it extremely well. I would recommend her without reservation.


By:  Jen, Seller 50 Wayne Street #1, Jersey City

By Jen

It is with great confidence that I recommend Carla Von Byrden to any homeowner preparing to sell a property in the Port Liberte/Jersey City area.   I  had  the good fortune to meet Carla almost twenty years ago when searching for a condo in Jersey City.  We have worked together buying, selling and renting multiple properties.  She is ethical, professional and proactive.  Carla is also imaginative in her approach and does whatever needs to be done to further the sale of your property.  At the same time,  she brings a unique market knowledge and experience that supports sound judgment in guiding any seller to a successful outcome.  
There are numerous fine real estate agents in the Port Liberte area.  But in the end, I would recommend  Carla before any other.  I trust her and  she has been a wonderful, grounding  partner in what can be a stressful process.  Working with Carla always left me feeling positive and confident that she represented me in a way that had my interests first.  
Caroline Sherman
 Caroline Sherman, Seller 100-25 East Shearwater Court

By Caroline Sherman

I'm not usually a review writer, but I had to make an
exception for Carla.
Thank you very much for all of the hard work that you put forth in selling my condo in Port Liberte. You are very
professional and, knowledgeable even when dealing with difficult situations.
It was a very stressful situation when our buyer's mortgage was declined by their mortgage bank and your relationship with the mortgage company helped our buyers
obtain their mortgage in time and close the deal.
I can't recommend Carla enough for her thoroughness and professionalism.

Peggy Chien,  Seller
of 208 W Shearwater Ct. Jersey City

By Peggy Chien, Seller, 208 West Shearwater Court

We worked with Carla to buy a new home in Port Liberte. We were
extremely pleased with the experience. Carla took the time in understanding our
needs and finding suitable properties. She was extremely professional and
tenacious and patient through the negotiation process and right through to
closing. Even after closing, she was extremely helpful  which enabled us
to settle in nicely in our new home. I would recommend her wholeheartedly as a


Stephanie & Ajay Chawdhry, Buyers - 70 Constitution Way, Jersey City

By Ajay & Stephanie Chawdhry, Buyers 70 Constitution

Dear Carla,

Just wanted to thank you for all your help and effort in
guiding us through the condo purchase and setting a new record in making all
paperwork ready in a matter of days!

You saved our time AND vacation plans!!! Your expertise and
insight was priceless and it was always a pleasure talking to you.

We are looking forward to working with you in the future
and will definitely recommend you to our friends.

Michael & Marina Yakir

Buyer 203-22 W. Shearwater Court

By Michael & Marina Yakir, Buyers 203-22 West Shearwa

Jackie and I just wanted to thank you for taking such good care of us. 
From the moment we met you it was very apparent that you genuinely cared about us and helping sell our home.  You always kept your eye's on things and
became a friend. 

To anyone considering selling or buying a home I would highly recommend you,
you know your business and are very well informed.  We very much appreciate you and all the personal attention you gave us.



Gary and Jackie Stewart, Sellers - 51 Idependence Way, Jersey City

By Jackie & Gary Stewart, Sellers- 51 Independence Wa


My family and I would like to thank you for the outstanding job you did in the selling of my Aunts home in Jersey City. This was a difficult situation all the way around being that my Aunt was diagnosed with Alzheimers, but you personally made a terrible situation bearable.  I realize that this was a very small transaction and I know you didn't make a fortune with this deal, however you would never know it by the time and effort you put into this sale.

 I remember days when I met you in the 98 degree, no AC home and you rolled up your sleeves alongside me and we sweat together moving all the garbage out. You obviously went over and above, no, WAY OVER AND
ABOVE your duties as the selling agent, and again, not for a very big deal. I
was very impressed by your dedication and all the time you spent with me on the
phone, text messages and emails.

If not for you, I don't think this closing would have happened if it weren't for you being involved. I don't want to denigrate my attorney, but he really should send you a portion of his fee for holding things together when it looked like everything was going down the tubes.

In closing, I want to personally thank you for the great job you did in selling my Aunts home. I have come in contact with many, many realtors over the past 30 years and I'm not exaggerating one little bit when I say you are number 1.

Take care my Friend,

Sal Cimaglia

Monroe, NY 10950

By Sal Cimaglia, Seller , Baldwin Avenue

I had the pleasure to work with Carla in the spring of 2013. Carla is very knowledgeable of the Port Liberte community and provides in-sight that only someone living in the community can. She treated me like her most important client every time we interacted.  She is thorough and very organized, which allows her to be very detailed and flexible. Carla offers many great and reasonable suggestions for consideration during the process. I would definitely work with Carla again.

Charlie Elmasri, Buyer, 111-34 East Shearwater Court, Jersey City

By Charlie Elmasri, Buyer 111-34 East Shearwater Cour

CarlaVon Byrden is a true real estate professional who is always willing to go that extra mile on behalf of her clients. She knows the best lenders, closing
attorneys, can quickly recommend a skilled handyman and can even help you
through the unpleasant process of a "short sale". More than that, Carla becomes
a trusted advisor who always places the needs of her clients above her own
considerations.  I would strongly recommend Carla Von Byrden to anyone
seeking to purchase or sell a home in the Jersey City area of New Jersey. 
I consider her a skilled professional and a trusted friend.

Robert J. Franks, Seller - 35 Independence Way, Jersey City

By Robert Franks, Seller- 35 Independence Way

I met Carla 14 years ago when I was renting in downtown Jersey City and wanted a different type of community which still had great views of New York City and the New York harbor but had more of a community feeling. Carla spent the time to get me acquainted with Port Liberte which was in a city but had the feel of a village with great architectural features, was gated and was a good commute to the city. Being a boater the canal and direct access to the Hudson River was another great feature of Port Liberte. Carla is a professional with great knowledge of the community, integrity and her interpersonal style is more of a friend than a prospect. Since my first purchase in 2000 I have worked with Carla to buy and sell for myself and family members a total of 6 homes in Port Libertre.  Each transaction was well researched, coordinated and the contracts and closings went perfect.  Carla was extremely helpful in helping to sort out all the confusion relating to the real estate assessments and tax abatements which impact our property taxes.  In my recent decision to relocate, Carla worked with me in researching and acted as my agent in purchasing a condo which makes a total of 7 homes.  I highly recommend anyone thinking to purchase or rent in Port Liberte to engage Carla. My  experiences over 14 years are a testament to her  skill and expertise for which I and my family are very grateful.

Richard Reinemann, Buyer, Seller - 100-88 East Shearwater Court, Jersey City 

By Richard Reinemann, Buyer, Seller -100-88 East Shea

We had a wonderful experience using Carla as our realtor. Carla was very personable and always reachable. We liked that Carla took the time to educate us on the process of buying a short sale and the complicated tax appeal process.  She pointed out the various costs of ownership and helped in making a good decision and a good investment.

Priya & Saurabh Kumar, Purchasers -35 Independence Way

By Priya & Saurabh Kumar, Buyers -35 Independence Way


You and Century 21 exceeded all my expectations in completing my real estate transaction.  It was a long painful haul with the mortgage company but with your help worked your magic and made it happen. I can't thank you enough for all her help and support through the long
process.  Working with you was a great experience, you were proactive throughout the whole process and never gave up when I had lost hope.  Your compassion for your work proves to be a success in getting the job done.  I appreciate your professional expertise and your commitment to getting the transaction complete. I have worked with you for the last 4 years and I have had nothing but positive experiences with you.  Carla you always had my best interest in mind.  I could not be any happier with all you have done for me and getting me through the process.

Carla, Thank you for all your support and hard work in helping me sell my condo.  Whenever I can pass referrals along your way I will do so in a heartbeat.

Thanks again it was a pleasure working with you. Wish you luck in future business.

Carey Wunsch 111-23 E. Shearwater Ct Jersey City, Seller

By Carey Wunsch - Seller, 111-23 East Shearwater Cou

Thank you very much Carla!  Simply put, you were amazing! From the assistance with financing contacts, through the negotiation process on our purchase and being able to find a tenant over a single weekend - WOW!  Thank you for your professionalism.  We feel extremely lucky to have benefited from your extensive knowledge of Port Liberte. And thank you for putting us in contact with a fantastic contractor to make the purchase our own.

Thank you for all your time and effort.  It is much appreciated.


Suresh & Tina, Buyers - 30 Independence Way, Jersey City

By Tina & Suresh Joseph, Buyers - 30 Independence Way

Dear Carla,

We want to thank you for your help with our
recent purchase of two properties at Port Liberte.  Our words cannot thank
you enough for the wonderful job you did helping us throughout the whole
process. Aside from your breadth of knowledge in the real estate market, you
took time to explain the whole process to us and made sure that everything ran
smoothly, which it did.  Post the purchase of the properties, you easily
were able to find us perfect renters for our properties, which met our strict
criteria.  We feel very fortunate and blessed that our real estate
purchase process went smoothly and hassle free, thanks to you and your team.

Leon and Maria Yakir - Owners of 201-23 and 200-22 W Shearwater Ct.

By Leon Yakir, Buyers 201-23 & 200-22 West Shearwater

Dear Carla,

Thank you for your help in the recent sale of our Port Liberte townhome at 1 Half Moon Isle.  As this was our second time working together, I just wanted to express my appreciation to you and your firm for bringing to bear your unique knowledge of Port Liberte and your unmatched understanding of the market and potential buyers.  Our former home is a unique property that needed to find a buyer who not only appreciated the amenities and enviroment of Port Liberte but also had interest in a boat slip and an in-law apartment.

Thanks for all of your efforts, and we wish you the very best.

Randy & Elizabath Lay, Sellers - 1 Half Moon Isle, Jersey City

By Randall & Elizabeth Lay, Sellers - 1 Half Moon

Dear Carla,

Thank you so much for all your help with the recent sale of our home in Port Liberte.  Over the past 10 years and multiple real estate transactions you have handled for us, we have been impressed with your expertise and professionalism.  From the purchase of our first home at Port Liberte in 2002, the sale of that home, the short term rental while our townhome was being built through to the recent sale of that property, you were incredibly responsive to our needs and provided us with the accurate and timely information we needed to make these important decisions.

Thank you also for being a willing resource for so many
other needs; finding a contractor, cleaning help, even helping my sister find a home in Bayonne.

Our fond memories of the past decade in Port Liberte were certainly enhanced by your assistance in finding just the right home for us, and helping us make the moves we wanted to make.   The recent sale of our home in just a couple of weeks at a great price exceeded our expectations.  Thank you so much for everything. 

Wishing you continued success and much happiness!

Frank & Rene Martinez, Sellers - 11 Intrepid Place


By Rene & Frank Martinez, Seller 11 Intrepid Place,

I have recently purchased a one bedroom apartment as an investment property but my son will be "renting" from me in the short term.  It was a pleasure working with Carla.  She is on top of things in every way.  She helped me to navigate away from a short sale situation and creatively negotiate a quick closing in less than a month's time.  Carla is knowledgeable as a sales agent and an expert when it comes to Port Liberte.  I can't imagine going with a different agent if you want to purchase into the Port Lib complex. 


Sarina Pang, Buyer - 30 Constitution Way 306, Jersey City



By Sarina Pang, Buyer - 30 Constitution Way 306, Jers

I've known Carla since 1999.  At that time I bought with her in Port Lib my 2 bedroom Duplex penthouse. It was an excellent deal, and if it were not for her expertise as a Realtor I would probably not have bought it.  At that same time she also sold my 1 bedroom unit.  It was clear to me she was an excellent realtor who could get the job done in the best possible way.  

I trust her expertise so much that last month I bought with her another unit in Port Lib without even looking it prior to making an offer!   I was abroad for an extended period of time and she knew exactly what I was looking for.  My decision to make an offer on that unit was based mainly on the information she provided to me.    I first saw the unit 2 days prior to the closing day and was happily surprised with it.  AND, she found a tenant for this unit in record time:   5 days from closing I had a tenant moving in!

My experience working with Carla has been extraordinary.  Thank you very much Carla, you are THE BEST!

Denise Guimaraes, Buyer, Seller & Landlord, 206-44 West Shearwater Court & 100-82 East Shearwater Court

By Denise Guimaraes

To Carla,

I want to personally thank you for all of your hard work from the beginning of time when I 1st purchased a home at Port Liberte many years ago, and through the rough times with different contractors and inspections through all this time. 

You always did your best and had me at the top of your list in expectations and delivering on time and keeping your word!

Finally, we part with the closing of my townhome and the process
was smooth and painless as you said it would be, I was very skeptical but once again you delivered, so that being said you are # 1 in my book.

Best of luck

Bobby Delmo, Seller, 24 Constitution Way, Jersey City 

By Robert Delmo, Seller, 24 Constitution Way, Jersey

Dear Carla:

We are writing this letter to thank you for all your help during our long home searching and purchasing period. We come to you this time because of our nice experience with you during our renting back in 2009. At the very beginning (about a year ago), we have not made up our mind of what kind of condo we were looking for. You gathered a batch of them and showed to us one by one. We had this kind of appointment for about 3-4 times during the year. After searching and waiting so long, plus your advice as an expert, we finally met up with this condo and fell in love with it at the first sight.

We have a very good time working this out with you. Since this is our first home, we are lack of experience in every field. With your help, it makes us very easy to come to the right persons and meet all the deadlines in time. We are very excited with our new home now and want to thank you for all the advices you gave us as an agent and friend. Wish you good luck in the future.

Heming & Haoyue Bai, Buyers, 15 Enterprise Court #210

By Heming & Haoyue Bai
Carla has been great!  We bought the condo as an investor property.  We told her what. Then when we were ready to rent our apartment out, we told her what our expectations were and Carla found the right people for us in ONE DAY. Thank you Carla, without you this process wouldn't be as easy and enjoyable! 
P.S We are already thinking about purchasing another apartment and the one thing we have absolutely no doubt about is the name of our real estate agent.
Best Regards,

Ari & Ilana Gitelman, Buyers - 207-53 West Shearwater Court, Jersey City

By Ari & Ilana Gitelman

It was a pleasure working wih Carla because she was efficient and thorough in every step of the process.  Due to my busy schedule it was important for me to work with a realtor who understood the short sale process and knew the community of Port Liberte to make this transition as smooth as possible. She took the time to listen and quickly learn my likes and dislikes to be able to narrow down the showings to my taste so not to waste time and energy.  

Shara Krout, Buyer, 15 Enterprise 209, Jersey City

By Shara Krout, Buyer
We cannot adequately express our gratitude for Carla and everything she has done to make the purchase of our new home go through so smoothly.  We are impressed with her knowledge and professionalism in the business.  She tirelessly made herself available during the entire search, purchase, and closing process, and helped us every step of the way.  Her Attention to detail, ability to act quickly, and understanding the needs of the buyer, are keys to success of our purchase. Carla and her team are true professionals and they have exceeded all of our expectations.

Everything that goes with finding and buying a house, from beginning to end, was impeccably handled. We will definitely call upon Carla for any future real estate needs and sincerely would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone.

Mandy Chung & Yau-Chee Chan, Buyer-36 Constitution Way

By Mandy Chung & Yau-Chee Chan

Dear Carla,

Our words cannot thank you enough for the WONDERFUL job you did helping us buy our home.We were so worried about the whole process, but you made it seem like a breeze.You have helped us in so many ways we can't even explain.

You are the most knowledgeable, hard working, competent realtor we have met and we really appreciate your help that was above and beyond what was expected. We could not be more pleased with our experience working with you.

You are a great realtor and a wonderful person. Thank you for all of your help.

 Laili & Ofir Shalom, Buyers, 6 Constitution Way, Jersey City

By Laili & Ofir Shalom
It was very pleasant working with Carla. We used her service as an agent.

She is very thorough and very knowledgeable about Short Sale process. She has very detailed knowledge about the Port Liberte and she helped us in choosing the right property.  Due to nature of the Short Sale process; She was in constant touch with us and Bank and kept us informed about the overall health of process.

We will highly recommend her for Seller's as well as Buyer's agent.

If time arises we wish to use her again in future.

Thanks Carla

Marmik Shah & Hiral Palkhiwala, Buyers, 15 Freedom Way #107

By Marmik Shah & Hiral Palkhiwala

We sincerely appreciate all of Carla Von Byrden's hard work, dedication and guidance through the rental and sales process of our condominium.  She is an outstanding real estate agent with excellent knowledge, experience and professionalism.  We were new to the sales process and Carla's guidance and patience was extremely valuable.   We can't thank her enough for always being available and taking the time to answer our questions and ensure our expectations were met.  Carla is an exceptional real estate agent. 

Thank you again for everything. Our very best to you!

Julie and Brian Meta, Sellers - 207-32 West Shearwater Court

By Brian & Julie Meta

Working with Carla was a terrific experience from listing to close.  She was professional, responsive, and extremely thorough.  Her insight into the community and local market was invaluable, and there wasn't a moment throughout when we questioned her judgement.     

Michael & Alicia Walsh, Seller - 55 Constitution Way, Jersey City 

By Michael & Alicia Walsh

My husband and I have been working with Paul for several years now and have consistently been more than satisfied with his level of professionalism
and dedication to his work. His knowledge of our community and property is superb.

I would recommend Paul without reservation to any of my friends or family members.

On a personal level, he is extremely warm and genuine and a pleasure to work with!

Dr. Celena Martino Redler---   Owner: 200-34 West Shearwater Court

By Dr. Celena Martino Redler

Dear Paul,

Laurel and I want to thank you so very much for your successful efforts in selling our house in Port Liberté. Your efforts on our behalf made our job as sellers an extremely easy one.

We have bought and sold many properties over the years, and we can honestly say that you are the most professional agent we have ever encountered.  Will will miss you, as a person, as well. The entire relationship has been a very rewarding one to us... and will be one that we will miss.

Our very best regards to you,

Hank Greer   Sellers- 107 East Shearwater Court

By Henry & Laurel Greer

Dear Paul:

Steve and I sincerely appreciate your help in renting out
our property and your kind help over the years.

You introduced us to this community back in 2002 and since then you have become our most trusted friend
and long-term partner in managing our property

We have enjoyed you being such a great friend and are impressed with your diligent work ethic.

We cherish our partnership and will continue to rely on you and your team for advice and help in the future...


Linan Liu---  Owner: 10 Intrepid Court

By Linan Liu

Dear Paul:

Thanks a million for finding tenants for us so quickly! It is great to have an agent like you to work with.

Stay Well and God Bless You!

With much appreciation,

Hyon O'Brien--  Owner: 204-51 West Shearwater Court

By Hyon O'Brien

Carla helped us find our first apartment rental in Port Liberte, and four years later she helped us purchase our first home. We've dealt with many real estate brokers before, but none have ever provided us with the genuine care and thoughtfulness as Carla did. She understood our needs during our property search but was even able to help us discover what we wanted in a home. Her experience and knowledge of the Jersey City area, and especially of Port Liberte was extremely helpful during our decision-making and the final result is a beautiful home that was beyond our wildest dreams!


During the home-buying process, Carla was there for us every step of the way. Being a long-time resident and business owner in the community, she was able to answer every question and concern we had and walked us through every step. Even after the closing, she made us feel welcome and continued to provide assistance in helping us settle into our new home. She made us feel like we were more than just another client.


We plan to live at our new home for a very long time, but if we ever do decide to move, we already know who to call.


Diana and Mark Westbury, Buyers 24 Independence Way, Jersey City


By Diana Li & Mark Westbury

Throughout the entire process of selling our home Carla was always very professional, reliable and efficient. Even in this difficult market, we felt confident we'd find the right buyer for our home because of Carla's diligence and commitment. It was a pleasure to work with her.

Kathleen & Brendan Ryan, Sellers - 1 Independence Way 403, Jersey City


By Kathleen & Brendan Ryan

Carla has been a the most wonderful real estate agent to work with. First we were her clients to find us a rental and she gained our trust immediately when we asked how much the heating bill was (and air conditioning combined) as the apartment was electric heat and it was a concern. Her estimate was right-on and the bill never went above the estimate we were quoted for the electric bill. She showed us the apartment of our dreams within our budget and we loved it.

Then when we were ready to buy, we told her what we could afford and right away she determined exactly what fit our very tight budget, and showed us the condo that seems to be made for us. She went to bat for us to get the one we wanted. Our bid was accepted and without Carla we would not be living this dream that is way beyond our expectations and we could not be happier.

Thank you Carla, without you we would still be renting!

Best Regards,

Judith & Chris Ginter, Buyers - 40 Constitution Way #307, Jersey City

By Judith & Chris Ginter

Dear Carla:

We would like to express our gratitude for your assistance in finding a place at Port Liberte for Gina's mother to move closer to us. As in the past, your professionalism, dedication, and experience facilitated the transaction every step of the way. We never had to worry about what happened next, as you were always one step ahead of everyone else.

You have been there for us so many times throughout the years - from helping us find our first Port Liberte rental fourteen years ago, to buying our first home (then selling it), then buying our second place,  and now buying the place for Gina's mom. You even made the out-of-town real estate transactions a breeze by referring us to qualified agents through your network in other states.

We always know you will be fair and honest with us and have come to rely upon you as not only our real estate agent, but as a trusted advisor and friend.

Warmest regards,

Michele L. MacLeod and Gina M. Staltare, Buyers of 208-45 West Shearwater Court

By Michele MacLeod & Gina Staltare

Dear Carla,

I am writing to express our sincere appreciation for your assistance and patience during the search for and purchase of our condo. We walked away with a good feeling about you after our initial meeting and that positive first impression was reinforced each step of the way.

The short sale process was new to us but your knowledge, optimism and professionalism gave us confidence and put us at ease. You listened carefully and offered other points of consideration. You answered our questions tirelessly and responded promptly. You remained engaged throughout the process keeping us informed of progress, and provided friendly reminders of things we needed to accomplish. You understood the decisions we made and worked with everyone's interests in mind to bring a deal to closure. We think you are among the best in the business and we highly recommend you to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.

We were also the beneficiaries of your extensive knowledge of the community. Even after the closing, you provided continued assistance helping us settle into our new home, and made us feel welcome. We look forward to having you as our neighbor.


Mike and Elvia Daigle

Buyers, 76 Independence Way

By Mike & Elvia Daigle


I want to send you this note to formally thank you for everything you've done to help me selling my house.  Your help and support throughout the past few years on helping me renting out the house and recently selling the house are highly appreciated.  I feel fortunate to work with you as I benefited so much from your experience, dedication and great results!  Let's keep in touch and best wishes to your firm and family.

Liwen Liang, Seller 706A Jersey Avenue, Jersey City

By Liwen Liang

We had a really good experience with Carla. She carefully listened to our wants and needs and showed us the properties that would match better. We also felt that she was our advocate in smoothing out "bumps in the road" that naturally can arise from a real estate transaction. She was very honest and transparent through the whole process, and we felt that she understood decisions taken by us during different steps of the search/negotiation. When questions would arise, she would either answer then quckly or she would find the answers as soon as possible. Still, even after moving to PL, she continues to be a great source of information. Besides all of the above, she has a great personality and she always trasmits that positive outlook in life, being a pleasure to make business with her.

Gracias Carla!

 Ximena Morales, Buyer 59 Independence Way

By Ximena Morales

Hi Paul,

This is a bit overdue, but Divya and I wanted to drop you a note and let you know that we were absolutely thrilled with our condo purchase. You were a fantastic help to us throughout the whole process, which, we know, took quite a while.

While we generally knew the area and community, the in depth understanding of the community and the property you provided was a wonderful assistance in the process. Once the offer was made we felt you were a true advocate for us in the whole buying process. You always returned every phone call/email- and promptly I might add!  It's sad to say but that is not always the case. We were also VERY happy with your communication with me regarding the short sale process. 

Paul fits the classic definition of an expert, professional and honest Realtor. We have mentioned to each other on multiple occasions that you will be the first person we will call when we are ready to buy our next house.  And we wouldn't hesitate from recommending you to our friends.


Divya  & Sanjeev

Buyer: 30 Freedom Way, # 203

By Sanjeev & Divya Pasham

Paul Gulya is the absolute BEST Broker/Sales Agent to ever live. I am not exaggerating! I have purchased, sold, rented to others and been rented to, more than 20 times over 30 years. Paul located a renter for my home in 24 hours. The renter was thoroughly screened ... I couldn't have asked for a better tenant. During the worst housing slump we've experienced in recent history, Paul's realty co Century 21 Viewpoint located a solid buyer who was approved for their loan and we closed within 2 days of our target date. I live in Pa and Paul took total responsibility of many things (too many to list here) that I would have had to do as the owner, and never complained. He single-handedly shepherded this deal from beginning to end. I can honestly say that without Paul's involvement...this sale would not have happened. Paul's only downfall is that he is not licensed to sell in all 50 states, or I would insist that he handle all of my real estate needs. If you are buying, selling, rent to others or looking for a property to rent, trust me ..call Paul you won't regret it!  Thank you Paul.

Mike Sinclair

Seller-- 72 Indepndence Way

By Mike Sinclair
 Dear Paul,

Tom and I would like to thank you for the patience and understanding you demonstrated throughout the entire process of our home purchase.  You made yourself available numerous times to show us properties throughout Port Liberte, listening to our needs to ensure that we found the right home for us.  We also appreciated the extra time you took to give us a tour and explanation of the layout and amenities of Port Liberte. 

On closing day you helped us to keep our sanity when our simultaneous closings did not go as smoothly as expected.  We were very fortunate to have you as our Real Estate agent and look forward to having you as our neighbor.


Tom and Lisa Bray

Buyers, 78 Independence Way

By Tom and Lisa Bray


I just can't thank you enough for helping me thru the short sale process.

If it wasn't for your help I don't think I would have ever sold my property @ 15 Freedom Way.  You will always get my recommendation.  I have worked with several realtors in the last 6 six years but you were the most professional and honest.  Thank You again

Jaesok Choi

Seller - 15 Freedom Way #203, Jersey City

By Jaesok Choi

Dear Carla:

Thank you very much for the quick and efficient sale of our

property in Port Liberte.  The entire process was conducted

in a well organized and professional manner and we appreciate it.


John and Marie Nicola  

Seller - 78 Independence Way

By John & Marie Nicola

Dear Paul:

"When my wife and I first decided to list our Port Liberté property it was based on our decision to move to the suburbs at some point in the future.  We did not really have a timeline of events, but rather just a desire to test the market.  We reviewed all the realtor options and decided to go with an agent other than Century 21 Viewpoint Realty.  The first six months went by with somewhat regular showings but no offers.  We decided to renew the contract for another six months as our circumstances remained unchanged.  The next six months passed with even fewer regular showings and eventually received an offer toward the end of the period, however that offer was subsequently reversed.  Coincidently, I received a job offer that required a relocation and the contract with my former agent was to expire within a week.

This time around, my wife and I were much more knowledgeable home sellers and had a real need to sell our home. With our knowledge of how the real estate process in general and more specifically at Port Liberte works, the choice for a highly skilled and resourced realtor was simple;  Paul at Century 21 and his team were the choice for us.

Our experience was nothing short of delightful.  Paul and his partner Carla were extremely professional during the listing process and were aware of how important the sale of our property in a short time period was to our satisfaction.  My wife and I knew we were in good hands from day one with Century 21 Viewpoint Realty.  They listened to our concerns and expectations and together we formed the appropriate comprehensive marketing strategy. We did not have to endure any open houses, which don't usually work anyway, or frequent showings to unqualified buyers.  With small children, the house "showing" process is truly disruptive. Paul and his team were cognizant of this and scheduled only qualified buyers on the days and times that were convenient for us.

Within  a matter of weeks,  we had an interested buyer and were able to close the deal within our very short time frame.  Even in the midst of the most severe housing downturn since the Great Depression, Century 21 Viewpoint Realty and specifically Paul Gulya, were able to get the job done for us!

If you are considering which realtor to list your home with, stop looking and give Paul and Carla at Century 21 Viewpoint Realty the opportunity to meet your housing dreams."

Signed by a completely satisfied customer.

Michael Morin, Seller, 50 Independence Way 

By Michael Morin

Dear Paul,

Just wanted to let you know how very pleased we are with the excellent service you continually provide to us for our Jersey City rental unit (Port Liberté).  The prospective tenants you present to us are well qualified and, as expected, go on to meet their obligations as good tenants.

Thanks again, Paul, for all your help. We would wholeheartedly recommend you to anyone looking for an honest, hard working, effective realtor.

Bob & Pat Terreri

Owners, 15 Enterprise Court #202

By Bob & Pat Terreri

"Carla and Viewpoint Realty are the only brokers to use if you are buying or selling property at Port Liberte - I've done both TWICE! They are warm, thoughtful, conscientious and bend over backwards to help you get the deal done and find the right property (or buyer). Highly recommended to anyone trying to navigate today's housing market."

Nia Cross-Castelly - Seller 207-63 W. Shearwater Court

By Nia Cross-Castelly

Dear Carla,

I just wanted to pass on a note to thank you for your assistance in selling our home.  You made the most of a bad market and we couldn't be more grateful.  You went the extra mile for us, between staging and helping me pack for our new home.  I can honestly say that you made the process of selling more than bearable, not many agents would listen to me complain about everything and still offer to come over and help me clean up after the kids!!! 

Thank you so much for all of your help.  I not only sold a home with you, but made two good friends in the process. 

Michelle & Maurice Holmes - Sellers- 15 Intrepid Place

By Michelle & Maurice Holmes

Dear Carla,

I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for all that you have done for us over the past few months with the sale of our home at 33 Independence Way.  We know that it is because of you and your keen salesmanship and professionalism that our home was sold so quickly and efficiently.  We could not have been happier dealing with you on every level.  We have sold many homes over the years, but we must thank you for making this the easiest sale of all.  We know that in the future when looking to buy or sell our homes, we will only look to you, Carla, because as far as we are concerned you are the very "best" in the business.   Thank you again and again for everything, we are ever so grateful for such a smooth transaction.

Seller, 33 Independence Way, Jersey City

By Larry & Melissa Scarpa

"When it was time to get serious about selling, I needed a Realtor who was more than just a lot of talk. I chose Carla and Paul-- proven record, resources & results-- wouldn't you?"

Michael Carney
Seller, 94 Constitution Way, Jersey City

By Michael Carney

 Dear Carla,

Just a note of appreciation for your sound advice and competent 
handling of our Condo sale.   If a future opportunity presents itself, 
we would gladly recommend you.

Dennis & Irene McGill

 Sellers, 30 Constitution Way #408, Jersey City

By Dennis & Irene McGill

Dear Carla,

Thank you so much for all of the hard work that you put forth in selling my home in Port Liberte. You were always available when I had questions and you were so easy and pleasant to deal with. You always kept me updated on everything that was happening with my home. You were always cheerful and optimistic about the sale even in a market that is very slow. The close went so smoothly. I would highly recommend you to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. Thanks Sally Jelenic

Sally Jelenic

Seller, 90 Constitution Way, Jersey City

By Sally Jelenic

 Hi Carla,

It has been a pleasure working with you in the sale of our condo, your knowledge in the real estate market is apparent as well as the knowledge in our community.  Given the state of both the mortgage and real estate markets I feel the time the condo was on the market was shorter than expected.  I want to thank you for all of your hard work and perseverance to make this happen, and I will recommend your agency to anyone who may ask me for a referral.    Thank you again.

Michael Hills

Seller, 1 Independence Way #205, Jersey City

By Michael Hills

"Dear Paul:
Please accept my sincere appreciation for all your hard work and assistance during the recent purchase of our penthouse at Port Liberte. We are extremely pleased and excited!!!

My family and I recognize that this deal would not have gone as smoothly as it did if not for your guidance and helpful tips. You were there for us every step of the way and never tired from answering our questions. Your response was always prompt and professional.

Basically, you treated us not as clients but as friends, the Skrzypczak's will always think of you this way."

Joseph Skrzypczak

Buyer, 100-85 East Shearwater Court, Jersey City


By Joseph Skrzypczak

Valerie and I have been thoroughly impressed and completely satisfied with your "over the top" service. You listed and rented our home within 24 hours, found great tenants and stayed engaged from the contract signing to the move in date of our tenants. Thanks for everything!!

Mike and Val
Landlords, 72 Independence Way, Jersey City
By Michael & Valerie Sinclair

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