Mary V. Hines, a Hillsborough resident and broker sales associate with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Hillsborough, has been honored by NJ Monthly Magazine as an outstanding real estate professional. She was selected as one of the magazine's 2012 FIVE STAR AGENTS. Hines is in the top 1% of licensed real estate agents in the state of NJ chosen to receive this honor.Recipients of this prestigious award were selected as a result of the magazine's statewide, independently conducted survey of recent homebuyers who bought homes for over $150,000 within the past 12 months. Respondents were asked to evaluate each real estate agent in the areas of: customer service, integrity, market knowledge, communication and negotiation skills, closing preparation, helping you find the right home, marketing the home being sold and overall satisfaction. The scores were statistically validated by Five Star Professional research on the quantity and quality of the results.Hines has 34 years of experience serving homebuyers and sellers in central NJ including Somerset, Hunterdon and Mercer counties. An award winning agent for her sales success, Hines recently achieved the NJ Association of Realtors Circle of Excellence Award at the Silver Level for 2011. She is a member of the NJAR Distinguished Sales Club and was also named to the Coldwell Banker International Presidents Circle for 2011, representing the top 4% of 85,000 Coldwell Banker agents worldwide.Always honing her skills to better serve her customers, Hines has earned the Seniors Real Estate Specialist designation, having been educated in understanding the needs, considerations and goals of real estate buyers and sellers aged 50 and older. She is also a Certified Residential Marketing Specialist, a Certified Residential Relocation Specialist and a Corporate Property Specialist. Hines is a member of the Hunterdon/Somerset Association of Realtors, Mercer County Association of Realtors, Garden State Multiple Listing Service and Trend Multiple Listing Service.For more information about purchasing or selling a home contact Mary at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Hillsborough at 908-904-6802 or directly on her cell at 908-581-2961.