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NJ REALTORS® Recognizes Matthew Merritt

Matthew Merritt, a broker associate with Gloria Nilson & Co. Real Estate, was awarded the 2016 NJ Realtors® Circle of Excellence Sales Award® Platinum, Matthew Merritthaving distinguished himself among his peers with more than $21.3 million in completed transactions last year.

“Real estate is one of the biggest investment decisions most people make in their lifetime,” said Merritt. “I take those decisions very seriously and do everything I can to make my clients as informed and comfortable as possible with the buying and selling process. I believe doing so is what makes me good at my job.”

John Burke, the broker-manager of Gloria Nilson & Co.’s Millstone Township office where Merritt is based, said his passion for real estate has been evident since Merritt’s earliest days in real estate. 

“At the age of 17, Matt knew that he wanted to become a Realtor,” said Burke. “It’s reflected in the effort you see from him every day and the successes that have come because of the work he’s put in from the beginning.”

Merritt has been in the real estate business for the more than 12 years, earning the NJ Realtors Circle of Excellence Sales Award, 2008, 2010, Bronze; 2009, 2011, 2012, Silver; 2013-2015, Gold. At the age of 22, he became one of the youngest broker associates in New Jersey at the time. Eight years later, he is now one of the top Realtors in the state.

“It’s amazing to see this level of success in such a young real estate professional,” said Pat Bell, president of Gloria Nilson & Co. “Matt has been a stand-out performer since he joined Gloria Nilson & Co. We’re proud of him for achieving this award and expect great things still to come in his future.”

Merritt earned his associates degree from Brookdale Community College in less than two years while also beginning his career in real estate. Since then, he has committed his studies entirely to the real estate industry.

NJ Realtors Circle of Excellence recognizes those members who have demonstrated excellence in the field of salesmanship. 

Gloria Nilson & Co. Real Estate, owned by Dick Schlott, has serviced the most discerning buyers and sellers of residential real estate in New Jersey for over 35 years with more than 700 sales associates within our 24 offices throughout New Jersey and in Bucks County, Pa. As 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 about Gloria Nilson & Co. Real Estate, please visit


Published February 23, 2017 in News