The Connolly Agency

Meet Brenda Connolly

Brenda Connolly


 Cell Phone: 732-272-7700 |  Email :brenda@theconnollyagency.com

After spending many summers vacationing at the Jersey Shore, Brenda relocated full time to Bradley Beach from Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, New York in 2004. She worked for 15 years in the fashion industry in New York City, with her last position as Vice President of Merchandising for Everlast Worldwide.

From fashion she went into Real Estate, where she spent the next five years building her Real Estate Career and working as a Top Producing Realtor for Diane Turton Realtors in Avon by the Sea, NJ. From there Brenda opened a Real Estate Agency with a partner in Ocean Grove. They opened a second location in Avon by the Sea.

In 2013 Brenda took over the Avon office and became The Connolly Agency. The Connolly Agency opened an office in Naples Florida where they are marketing and selling homes in Florida as Buy Coastal Real Estate.

Whether you are looking for that great Seasonal Home or looking to move full time to the Shore area or Florida, The Connolly Agency and Buy Coastal Real Estate will help you Call it Home!

Real Estate Awards

Awards: 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011,2010, 2009, 2006 NJAR Circle of Excellence Sales Award ; NJAR Distinguished Sales Club Award.

Top Producer: The Connolly Agency 2014, 2013

Top Producer: Jack Green Realty, Avon Office 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009

Top Producer, Salesperson of the Year, Top Listing Agent: DTRE Avon Office 2008, 2007

Salesperson of the Year, Top Listing Agent: DTRE Avon Office 2006

Top Listing Agent  DTRE Avon Office 2005

Top Real Estate Agent FastExpert: Bradley Beach 2022, Asbury Park 2022, Spring Lake 2022


MBA Marketing Management St. Johns University 1995

BS Finance and Economics New York University Stern School of Business 1988


2024- Director Monmouth Ocean Regional Realtors

2016 – 2021 Director Monmouth County Association of Realtors

2014 Director South Monmouth Board of Realtors

2013 Director Bradley Beach Tourism


“Brenda was a pleasure to work with, very flexibile with her scheduling and always accessible to speak with. Listed and sold our house within 1 week and followed up throughout the process. Brenda knows thus market very well and provided exceptional service. I definitely recommend Brenda Connolly and her agency for a successful and positive real estate experience.”

“Outstanding service from the beginning to the end of the sale process. I would highly recommend Brenda for her market knowledge, professionalism and highest degree of client service. She is the best in the business!”

“Brenda is by far the most knowledgeable and most efficient real estate professional I have ever meet. I would highly recommend Brenda to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. Brenda will answer any questions you may have at any time day or night. When i call or see Brenda something about her always puts a smile on my face.”

“Brenda is full of energy and has detailed knowledge of the Jersey Shore and its environs. She was quick to identify new listings and was extremely responsive to questions. She pointed out items that would add / detract value to a home and patiently worked with us over an extended time until we found the right house. Brenda is well known in the community, serving local business associations and receiving warm “shout outs” from neighbors and passer-byes on the street. Thank you Brenda!”

“Brenda is a true professional. Honest, intelligent and highly proactive. She was a pleasure to work with and did an outstanding job selling our home. We will continue to work with her.”

“Brenda Connolly is a professional real estate agent that I think you will enjoy working with . We’ve known of Brenda’s reputation in the Jersey shore area specifically Bradley Beach New Jersey for sometime. When we decided to sell our home in Bradley Beach Brenda was our logical choice. Brenda met with us initially to establish a price point that she felt based on comps would make our home attractive and sell quickly. Our home sold in 30 days! If you were looking for real estate agent who knows the Jersey shore area specifically towns surrounding Bradley Beach I would highly recommend Brend Connelly and her agency, The Connelly Agency. Brenda listed and sold our property in30 days, is communicative, an assisted us from The date of sale to closing to ensure a smooth transaction for buyer and seller. I give Brenda a well-deserved FIVE STARS!”

“I found Brenda’s service of very high quality, knowledgeable of the area, professional in dealings with me and other professionals, highly enthusiastic without being overly aggressive, a joy to work with!”

“Very prompt to respond, very professional and knowledgeable. Did not work in my price range. Would definitely hire if I were looking for a more expensive home.”

“We feel incredibly lucky to have Brenda as our realtor. She recently found us our dream home, and even though my husband and I were going through a busy time, and attempting to buy a house from afar, Brenda made the process extremely easy. We didn’t have to worry about anything, and always knew Brenda would always take care of everything. She went above and beyond her job description for us so many times it’s hard to count. She gives great advice, has very good judgement and intuition, and is simply a pleasure to work with.”

“Brenda was the consummate professional in selling our home. Her “out of the box” marketing ideas and persistence in presenting our home, (in a limited demand market) were exceptional. She is extremely knowledgeable and well respected by her peers in the area. Brenda personally went above and beyond in helping us prepare the home to show, presenting us in the market while doing other open houses, and negotiating a price to get us to our ultimate net goal. Our home was sold for over $1,100,000 during a tough economic climate. We highly recommend her and her agency.”

“We have always worked with a good friend who is our real estate agent in MD and were reluctant to call anyone else, but wanted a second home at a beach near Avon. We called Brenda, out of the blue, on the Memorial Day weekend, but she immediately made time for us. From the first moment that we talked to Brenda, she took our ideas seriously and added her incredible wealth of knowledge, in a helpful, constructive manner. Brenda combines strength and gentleness in a very professional way. She guided us skillfully through every step in the process. In a few short weeks, Brenda found us the home that was just right for us, and made sure that our deal went through. I believe that without her expertise and persistence, we could not have gotten the house that we wanted. We cannot thank Brenda enough for all she did to help us make our dream to come true- a house at the beach.We will recommend Brenda, without reservations, to everyone who wants a home at the shore. “

“I am extremely fortunate, as a first time home buyer to have had the opportunity to have Brenda and her team find the perfect place for me. Brenda’s knowledge of the Monmouth County area was top notch and extremely useful. Thanks to Brenda’s expertise I ended up buying in an area I had never before even considered looking and I am more thrilled than I could ever have imagined! Brenda’s prowess helped point out many factors to home buying that I never before had considered! Throughout an arduous process, Brenda’s upbeat, energetic, and positive attitude combined with her patience lead to me being happier than I ever could have imagined. I highly recommend Brenda, as I undoubtedly will use her and the wonderful people at the Connolly Agency for any future real estate ventures I have.”

“Brenda and her team are fantastic! They provided plenty of local marketplace knowledge to help us make an informed decision. Brenda provides no pressure, and made us feel that her only loyalty was our best intrest.
Also, be prepared to move…Brenda can show you alot of houses in a short period of time (due to her organization and pre-planning), to insure the best use of your time.”

“Brenda is a terrific broker – and we know the business since my mother-in-law was a realtor/broker in Teaneck for more than 50 years. Brenda found us our house in Bradley Beach, which we LOVE LOVE LOVE. As a broker she makes you feel you’re her highest priority, paying close attention to your interests and showing you properties that reflect that. She communicates well and frequently, returning your calls the same day and following up on anything she promises to do. Most important, Brenda negotiates a very good deal with both a spirit and classy attitude that makes it a pleasure to work together. We recommend her highly – a real talent who will make it fun and easy to buy (or sell) your home!”

“Brenda is number one in our book. She knows these towns backwards and forwards. She put us in our dream house in Bradley Beach. I would highly recommond Brenda. She is not pushy yet she does everything you would possibly want to help you find your home.”

“Brenda is one of the most talented and dependable realtors I have worked with in buying and selling many homes over the years. I give her top ratings for all of her assistance and support in the process of purchasing any type of real estate!!”

“Brenda listed and sold my home and helped me find a new home, she was truly first rate in both transactions; honest, capable, professional, detail oriented, no pressure, responsive throughout the entire proceess. Her staff is all great, no hype here, I am tough to please but there was literalally nothing negative to say about the entitre experience.”

“Over the past 45 years we have sold 6 homes, and all the realtors we worked with were excellent. However, Brenda Connolly was by far the most outstanding. From our first meeting, it was quite obvious she was going to be our choice as the realtor to list with for sale of our Bradley Beach home. Brenda was chosen initially because she gave the best presentation, had the best sales performance in the area, suggested a solid well thought out listing price based on the comparable houses and condition of our home, and had a strong visual presence in the area. Brenda, and her team at The Connolly Agency also displayed a keen understanding of what we expected from them, and were extremely proactive well in advance of our having to suggest any planning or changes to our home’s sales presentation,. price, or appearance. Brenda, and the staff at The Connolly Agency, were always available to answer questions promptly, accurately, and always in a courteous manner. No request seemed too small or large for them. To say Brenda and her staff went out of their way to please would not nearly begin to describe their responsiveness.”

“Brenda was and is very much a part of our Bradley Beach life since we purchased our home almost a year to the day. she began showing me homes in March of last year. she was able to “size” me up in minutes. she knew my husband was an accountant and he had limits and was truly not as eager to purchase as I was. She showed me over a dozen homes and we, she and I got the choices down to three and then we brought my husband in. Our purchase was in need of some major cosmetic TLC but its bones and general upkeep were in superior condition. Brenda made the purchase happen in a timely fashion and was incredibly flexible about what we were willing to pay and what we were ultimately looking for in a property. She has been instrumental in getting us involved in the community and connecting us to people in town,,She went above and beyond when she introduced my son to a local doctor who has given him the opportunity to shadow him for hours towards his pre med requirements for college. Imagine my pleasure when my not so on board husband has requested a transferred his Eatontown office so that when we are ready Bradley Beach will be our permanent home. Thanks Brenda.”

“My husband and I were looking to buy a home in Neptune City…Brenda made our experience a HAPPY ONE!! She is extremely knowledge, very respectable and prompt. We happened to find Brenda on line and having her as an agent made our buying our first home an easy one!! We not only found an agent we found a friend. Brenda went out of her way to help us. She is by far the best agent. THANK YOU BRENDA for making our experience of buying a home and easy, happy one. We could not have done it without you!!”

“I purchased a home in Bradley Beach NJ about 6 months ago. Brenda was my agent. I did not know much about the area and she was very helpful. The main attribute I can give Brenda is she was not pushy. I always felt she had my best interest in mind over the sale. There were times when we both thought the deal would fall through. She supported me even though she may have lost the commission. Here is the icing on the cake: After the sale she recommended I apply for a tax appeal. I probably would not have done that if she did not recommend it. Not only did I apply, Brenda showed up at the hearing with me. I was able to reduce my tax assessment by 21%!!! I would highly recommend Brenda only for her expertise and knowledge of real estate, but for her integrity and concern for doing the best for her clients.”

“Brenda is a great real estate professional. My partner and I were looking for a condo in Asbury Park two years ago. Brenda exhibited detailed knowledge of the market, was responsive to our questions and patient. When we picked a place she negotiated with the developer and saved us a bundle. We are currently working with Brenda to find an investment opportunity in the area. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a weekend place, primary residence or investment in the Bradley Beach, Ocean Grove, Asbury Park area.”

“Brenda Connolly was my “angel” in helping me through the entire process from putting the house on the market to the closing. She went above and beyond what I think most realtors would have done. I could call on her at any time and when I did, she would answer immediately or get back to me in a short time frame. No matter what, she always had a positive and “can do” attitude. She had sold a house down the street in a short turnaround, so I contacted her and from the get go felt comfortable. She had a clear initial report about house sales and gave suggestions and recommendations from the get go and all along the way. I shudder to think if I had chosen another realtor what the outcome would have been. I would not hesitate to recommend her.”

“Brenda is truly in a league of her own with her professionalism and knowledge of the real estate market. Previously, we had worked with many other brokers in the buying and selling of our homes and dealt with sub-standard behavior from many that have come before her. Brenda is the antithesis of these “dime-a-dozen” brokers. Brenda is prompt and responsive and listens carefully to your needs and meets and exceeds any expectations. She is truly a model of what all brokers should aspire to be and should be an integral part of every buyer/sellers real estate transaction. Brenda delivers and we are pleased to recommend Brenda Connolly and The Connolly Agency. Brenda delivers!”2

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