Catherine “Catrina” Erkal, a sales associate with Gloria Nilson & Co. Real Estate’s Holmdel office, has earned the NJ Realtors® Circle of Excellence Sales Award® Gold as a result of closing more than $14 million in transactions in 2017.
Becoming a real estate professional in 2000, Erkal joined Gloria Nilson & Co. shortly after earning her real estate license.
“I love people, and I love showing them real estate,” said Erkal. “I’ve had the opportunity to travel the world, live in many places and meet so many people. For me, real estate is another opportunity to meet new and fascinating people. That’s been my approach, and a big part of my success, along with the outstanding management support I’ve received over the years from Gloria Nilson & Co.”
Broker-manager Dana D’Agostino-Ryser of Gloria Nilson & Co.’s Holmdel office believes Erkal’s ability to put people at ease and to cultivate a partnership of mutual respect has allowed her to put her real estate prowess to work for her clients. “Catrina is just so approachable and so knowledgeable about the Monmouth County real estate market. She always goes the extra mile to meet her clients’ needs and build a strong working relationship,” said D’Agostino-Ryser. “Considering buying or selling a home is a major life decision, you want that kind of relationship with an agent. The respect, knowledge and understanding she brings to her clients has made her an outstanding Realtor.”
Erkal has consistently stood out for sales excellence throughout her real estate career. She previously earned the NJ Realtors Circle of Excellence Sales Award Bronze in 2003-2011 and 2013; and Silver in 2012 and 2014-2016. She earned the NJ Realtors Distinguished Sales Club Award in 2012.
“We’re so pleased to share in Catrina’s latest honor, building on an 18-year real estate career that has brought her many awards and successes,” said Pat Bell, president and CEO of Gloria Nilson & Co. “Catrina is a model for professionalism in our industry, and I wish her all the best as she continues to excel in real estate sales.”
Erkal was born in Athens, Greece. She has traveled the globe extensively, living in several countries outside of the U.S. Currently a resident of Holmdel, N.J., she was educated in pharmacology in England and worked for the Commonwealth Department of Health in Sydney, Australia. In addition to English, Erkal speaks fluent Greek. She is also a member of the Education and Equal Opportunity committees of the Monmouth Ocean Regional Realtors.
NJ Realtors Circle of Excellence recognizes those members who have demonstrated excellence in the field of salesmanship.
About Gloria Nilson & Co. Real Estate Gloria Nilson & Co. Real Estate is a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate and a wholly owned subsidiary of HomeServices of America. Gloria Nilson & Co. has serviced the most discerning buyers and sellers of residential real estate in New Jersey for more than 40 years. With more than 700 sales associates throughout New Jersey and in Bucks County, Pa., Gloria Nilson & Co. is an exclusive affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate in Mercer, Monmouth, Ocean, Southern Hunterdon and Southern Middlesex counties. Along with our luxury lifestyle magazine, we offer our clients and associates the most cutting-edge marketing services globally and locally. For additional information, please visit www.glorianilson.com. More information about HomeServices is available at www.homeservices.com.