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Meet the Dream Team at Traditions at Chesterfield

Kelly Flanagan and Dana Pennock talk Traditions at Chesterfield, an award-winning Smart Growth community in Chesterfield within the 500-acre Old York Village.

CHESTERFIELD, NJPeople may forget what you say, and they may forget what you do, but they will never forget how you make them feel. – Maya Angelou. These are words to live by for Kelly Flanagan, Sales Manager for Traditions at Chesterfield, an award-winning Smart Growth community within the 500-acre Old York Village in Chesterfield, NJ, and her Design Assistant/Sales Associate Dana Pennock.

Flanagan began her journey with American Properties Realty, Inc. just over a year ago. “With over 20 years of experience, she is extremely involved in the industry and totally committed to the homebuyers,” said Paul Csik, Senior Vice President for American Properties Realty, Inc.

In 1992, Kelly and her husband were building single-family homes in Hunterdon and Somerset Counties as Pyramid Management Company, LLC. As Project Manager, Kelly wore many hats from purchasing, sales process and investor relations to bringing clients to the closing table.

In 1995, Kelly dissolved Pyramid Management Company and went to work for a national home builder. Kelly sold various products from urban infill townhomes, single-family homes and lifestyle communities to condominiums and luxury single-family homes in different challenging markets. “For the next 17 years, I had the pleasure of working with many talented professionals and three national home builders,” she said.

Through her years of experience, Kelly said it is evident that sales success is the culmination of many talented people’s efforts from acquisition and development to good management. However, it all boils down to one key component: The customer wants to be treated kindly, honestly and fairly, and not like a number in a quarter, or a profit margin for stockholders – an adage that American Properties Realty, Inc. also believes in.

“American Properties Realty, Inc. has been in the business for 45 years, making customers feel good about their purchase decisions and less like a number,” Kelly said. “I am honored to continue that tradition and return to my roots with a private real estate broker. As a team, we have been able to sell approximately 50 homes comprised of townhomes, condominiums and single-family homes since my start date of August 2017.”

A key part of that team is Dana Pennock. “We are very lucky to have Dana as our Design Assistant and Sales Associate,” Kelly continued. “She truly makes the neighborhood beautiful one home at a time. Dana personally walks clients through every facet of designing the interior and exterior finishes of their home with utmost care and positive energy.”

New homeowners can conveniently make their design selections right on site. “Dana is amazing at what she does and has helped revamp the design studio to showcase cabinets, flooring and countertop options consistently, so that our offerings are fresh and represent current design trends,” Kelly noted.

Once Kelly secures the contract, Dana sits down with all our customers helps them with all their selections. The selection process is typically completed in three appointments over a three-week period. “Dana is very important to the process,” Csik noted. “She is here to help our new homeowners through every step of the selections process.”

To stay ahead of evolving design trends, American Properties Realty, Inc. recently sent a team, including Kelly and Dana, to INFLUENCE Design Studio Training at The Oyster Point Hotel in Red Bank. Hosted by Jane Meagher, President of Success Strategies, INFLUENCE is the premier training event for homebuilding professionals who want to establish trust, increase desire, build value and create urgency. “This is a fantastic networking event that highlights tried-and-true methods that blend consumer psychology with sales techniques to deliver a world-class design studio experience,” Csik said. “Events like these help us connect with buyers on a deeper level, and that’s what Dana and Kelly always strive to do.”

About Traditions at Chesterfield
Traditions at Chesterfield is ideally located in Chesterfield, voted “#1 Best Place to Live in Burlington County” by Philadelphia Magazine. It is also convenient to West Windsor, Robbinsville, East Windsor and Monroe. The community is the best priced new construction for a single-family home in Burlington, Middlesex and Mercer counties, according to Kelly. Just minutes from the NJ Turnpike and highly ranked schools, people are flocking to the area for its country charm and convenient lifestyle.

The Smart Growth community offers new homes for sale in Chesterfield NJ featuring single-family living that highlights award-winning, neo-traditional designs that are Energy Star Certified®. Prices start at $411,990, home designs offer 3-4 bedrooms, up to 3.5 baths and 1-2-car garages. Quick delivery homes are also available, as well as furnished single-family models.

The community is in walking distance to Chesterfield Elementary School, which serves students in pre-kindergarten through sixth grades. The school boasts a 7/10 rating, an above average rating compared to other schools in the state. It also rated at 8/10 in test scores and 8/10 in student progress.

The New Jersey Turnpike, I-295 and Hamilton Train Station are all easily accessible to Traditions at Chesterfield for commuting to Philadelphia or New York City. Residents will find entertainment at nearby Six Flags Great Adventure and Mercer County Park and shopping at the Jackson Outlets. Chesterfield is also recognized for their top-rated, state-of-the-art elementary school (K-6), located within walking distance to Traditions at Chesterfield.

Interested homebuyers can visit the Traditions at Chesterfield Sales Office, located at 7 Borden Lane, Chesterfield, NJ (GPS: 38 Old York Road, Chesterfield). The Sales Office is open from 10am to 5pm daily. Schedule an appointment with an on-site sales consultant by calling 609-424-0026. For more information, visit

*About American Properties Realty, Inc.
American Properties Realty, Inc., A Licensed Real Estate Broker, continues its proud 40-year tradition of introducing award winning communities that provide excellent quality, convenient locations and affordable pricing for New Jersey homebuyers. The Principals of American Properties Realty, Inc., have been involved in the creation of residences ranging from luxurious estate homes to master planned communities of apartments, condominiums, townhomes and single-family homes. Contact us now to find the community that’s right for you!