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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach REALTORS - The Hugh Merkle Team

Hugh Merkle – Broker Sales Associate & Team Leader

Hugh Merkle is passionate about Real Estate in New Jersey...

...and providing his clients with the most accurate, up-to-date New Jersey Real Estate information to make the right decision for themselves and their family. Buying a South Jersey Shore home should be an exciting decision that impacts your family for years and years. Buying a Stone Harbor, Avalon and Cape May County primary home and/or vacation home can help you accumulate wealth and create wonderful family memories for generations to come.

With over 28 years of Stone Harbor, Avalon and Cape May County real estate experience,

Hugh specializes in the highest level of professional real estate service available. He is dedicated, detail oriented and extremely knowledgeable about the local real estate markets, to the point that everyone, his clients, rental owners, rental guests, colleagues and investors all seek his opinion and advice regarding NJ vacation home real estate. With his easy and friendly manner, Hugh is someone to count on to make your Real Estate transaction successful for everyone involved.

Hugh is the creator, owner and “Team Leader” of the very successful Hugh Merkle Team.

Hugh is a “True Team” leader and is the epitome of a professional New Jersey Licensed Real Estate Specialists. As for his team, just like Hugh, each and every Hugh Merkle Team member is dedicated to customer service and specializes in the field of Real Estate. Our team members all know that it is critical to provide accurate information so our valued clients can make the right decision at the right time. Hugh’s most important lesson in Real Estate is to always create lasting relationships amongst his clients and colleagues.

Hugh Merkle and the Hugh Merkle Team have been award winning Top Producing Real Estate professional for years. Listed below are just a very few of the many awards Hugh and his Team have received:


March 2015 Hugh and his TEAM are scheduled to receive National Recognition From Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Of America for their first full year producing for our new company of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Of America. Hugh and his Team have been recognized nationally by the Prudential Network for the past 11 years with the Prestigious PREA 100 Award (PREA 100 Residential Award winners represent the top 100 sale professionals/team in the entire Prudential Real Estate network – there are over 60,000 Prudential agents nationwide).


Since Hugh Merkle joined the Fox & Roach Family of Realtors in 2000, Hugh and his TEAM have been recognized as an award recipient of the Fox & Roach’s prestigious Chairman Circle Award (FRR Top 10 producing real estate agents – there are 6,000+ FRR agents in the Region).


Hugh and his TEAM have been awarded the New Jersey Association Of Realtors Circle Of Excellence Platinum Level since his current TEAM was formed in 2004 and many years before that as an individual agent.

*Island wide

Hugh has been one of the 3 most consistently, knowledgeable and successful Top Producing resort real estate agents in both Avalon and Stone Harbor.

**Before joining the Prudential family

and opening the PFRR office on the island for the company in 1999, Hugh was nationally, regionally and locally recognized with numerous awards for professionalism and performance while he was associated with another Real Estate company on Seven Mile Beach.

Striving to “Give Back” to the local community

for his strong record of success, Hugh created the very popular, successful and very information Hugh’s News publication that helps everyone stay informed about the local Real Estate market and trends in Stone Harbor and Avalon. Hugh is also a strong contributing supporter of the extremely popular Seven Mile Times Free News Magazine that keeps everyone so well informed and entertained throughout the year on the happenings, both past and present, on Seven Mile Beach.

Hugh is a graduate of Camden Catholic High School, New Jersey (class of 1960), West Chester University, Pennsylvania (Class Of 1965),

and a former American Government teacher at Haddon Township High School in the 60’s and 70’s as well as a very successful High School, Club and National Swim Coach at Jersey Wahoos Swim Club from the mid 1960’s thru the mid 1980’s. Wonderful years to look back on and enjoy the friendships that the many associations above created for him.

Hugh Merkle Video Transcript

“One of my most wonderful experiences selling a Stone Harbor vacation home to a family was in 1991 we received a call in the Hugh Merkle Team office that this young lady wanted her parents to see a condominium on the beach in Stone Harbor. And I was kind of curious because she sounded so young and I wasn’t even sure that they were going to show up. Well, she set the appointment up for three o’clock in the afternoon, and they showed up to see this condominium. And she and her mother were trying for a number of years to get her father to buy a Stone Harbor vacation home, and they kinda fooled him into coming to seeing this condominium.

“Well, they didn’t buy this condominium, but six months later, they bought a wonderful house in Stone Harbor. And that was almost twenty years ago, and now this young lady is a mother and has two children, and the parents come down, and she comes down with her husband, and this is really what Stone Harbor and Avalon is all about: building family experiences that they’re going to remember for years and years. And it’s just so wonderful to see them be so excited still, and it makes me want to come to work every day to continue to help people to find that special Stone Harbor vacation home for their families.”

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