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Anthony, is one of the most professional real estate agent that I've worked with.

No matter what time I contact him he has always responded in a timely manner. I can't thanked him enough for his services. I would most deffinitely recommend him to friends and family. Five Stars!! Thank you,

Jannes Hamilton (Admin)

Jay was great to deal with.

He is highly recommended!

Elizabeth S

Steven Merlo represented my Wife and I as buyers during our transition from Queens, NYC to Union County, NJ from 2015-2017.

Steve routinely arrived 15-minutes early to our weekend meetings and appeared to have researched the property before our meeting. Then, during the tour of the property he gave us his undivided attention and answered all our questions. We never felt rushed and had some worthwhile conversations while house hunting with Steve. When it was time to buy, Steve went at great lengths to make our offer stand out from the competition and devoted uncountable hours of his time to our happiness. One of the best benefits allowing Steve to represent us was he leverages technology with his services, making signing contracts and communicating simple. Through the ups and downs of house hunting Steve always dressed his best and kept us optimistic and positive regarding houses. I would recommend Steve's services for anyone interested in buying or selling a home because of these incredible attributes.

Steven Schaber

I lived out of state and needed to sell my mother's home.

Anthony was fantastic to work with. If someone needed to perform work at the house, he would always be there to cover, saving me a vacation day and a lengthy rid to my mother's. He was helpful, polite and efficient. I recommend him.

Maria Coppinger-Peters (Seller)

I had a very pleasant experience with Steve, he was professional, hard working and creative.

He used social media to reach buyers. Steve was always attentive to what I needed, he was courteous and accommodating. I would recommend Steve highly to list and sell your home!

Pat Cahill

I can't speak enough of our experience with Steven Merlo.

First of all, excellent human being. As a first time home buyers, my family was little scared of the process of buying a home. After talking to Steven for the first time, I knew he was the right person to deal with. Throughout the process and all the transactions, he was highly professional and understood what we wanted. He was very responsive and easily reachable during and after working hours via email, phone and texting. Overall, we are pleased with our experience as a first time home buyer.

Pritpal Singh

I had the experience of dealing with real estate agents and I find Anthony to be the best.

He is exceptional in dealing with his clients. His genuinely kind and we found that we can easily trust him. I will highly recommend him to my friends and relatives. We felt lucky we had him as our real estate agent.

Joy Balisi (Retired RN)

As buyers in these unprecedented markets, we've learned the significant benefit of an agent that has the experience, knowledge and the strategic mindset to be a differentiator.

Barbara was that differentiator for us. She listened purposefully and engaged us in candid discussions enabling for us to develop our "check list" of criteria. Barbara found us the perfect house and advised us well from contract offering through closing. She quickly gathered relevant information, collaborated with the seller's agent and landed us the home of our dreams without overpaying in the current sellers market. Thank you, Barbara. We could not have done this without you!!!

Jerilyn & Don Sulpizio

Friendly and out going Steve was exactly what my wife and I were looking for in a realty agent.

He wasted no time in setting us up with new listings on a daily basis and was very responsive when we asked to view a property. Steve was not only informative but also honest when it came to the ups and downs of properties. I feel that we were able to avoid many potential pitfalls as new home buyers by dealing with Steve. I recommend him wholeheartedly.

Michael Costante

I'm so glad that I got John Dodds as my realtor.

He did a virtual open house during the coronavirus quarantine and it was beautiful. He also did an open house once he was able, again due to the quarantine. He got my house sold for me.

Geri Cattelona

Anthony did an amazing job helping me find my forever home!

It was not an easy task! I’m on the picky side. He’s very patient and very quickly figured out what I was looking for. I highly recommend him!

Susan Bernieri

Steve really helped us to close the deal quickly after negotiating a very nice offer.

He was very knowledgeable of the real estate market in our area and expedited the entire process to get us to closing in good order.

Herb Tarbous

I'm so glad that I got John Dodds as my realtor.

He did a virtual open house during the coronavirus quarantine and it was beautiful. He also did an open house once he was able, again due to the quarantine. He got my house sold for me.

Geri Cattelona

Anthony did a really great job in helping us through the journey of buying and leasing multiple properties.

A very trustworthy real estate agent. Always kept me updated and definitely has a eye to detail for things that has been asked by his clients like us. Strongly recommended for everyone looking for an agent.

Karishma Shah (Senior Human Resources Assistant )

Douglas listed our home, covered every detail from marketing, facilitating, closing deal - in two days at higher than asking price.

He made the deal, easy. We had resided in our home 50 years. Douglas, a true professional, closes deals, make all happy. All the best, Vince, Cathy Bury Berkeley Heights

Vince Bury (Director = Industrial, Commercial Fence)

Excellent agent!

Steve is very detail oriented and professional. Kept the buyer and their lawyer on track through out our sale. He always gets back to you quickly and is very pleasent. I recommend him with out reserve.

Andrew Horezga

Steve handled the sale of our house with professionalism and understanding.

He took care of us every step of the way. I highly recommend Steve and his firm for all your real estate needs.

Joe Jacobi

John was so incredibly helpful during this whole experience.

This is our first home and we learned so much. It was a tricky market, but John was so calm and patient with us, definitely recommend!

Jessica Stern

I was a first time home buyer, so I needed a lot of help.

Steve was there for me every step of the way, from arranging showings to negotiating on my purchase. You can tell that he is extremely knowledgeable and loves what he does. I highly recommend him if you are purchasing or selling a home.

Ashley Jacobi

Steven was incredibly helpful throughout the whole process.

If I didn't know something he was quick with an answer and if he didn't know something, he was quick to research and respond. A true professional!

Mark Fabio

Steve keeps you informed every step of the way.

He responds to your concerns immediately. He represented me at the closing since I was closing out of state. Totally trusted him. Definitely recommend him!

Janice May

detail oriented, always available, great personal service.

Listed house and had 4 showings that very day. Had twenty eight showings that first week, had two offers after one week on the market

Linda Furtado

Steve was great!

Our home was listed 2 days and we got an offer. The process was smooth and Steve was very knowledgeable about the process and is very responsive.

Jennifer Burrows

It was with great pleasure working with Anthony as our realty agent.

We were able to buy the house that we wanted in no time. He was very professional and was quick sending us links to potential houses to see. I think without his due diligence we would have missed out in the house we just bought. He's into technology also that we have been exchanging info and required documents online which made it more convenient for us. This is the main reason why we chose him to be our listing agent for our house which we are currently selling. We are sure with his knowledge about current trends in the business, we will be selling our property in no time. We're highly recommending him.

VIRGILIO BALISI

Steve kept me informed throughout the entire process to sell my home.

It took the buyer a long time to get her financing arranged but Steve kept me informed and was there up until we finally closed. I would recommend Steve to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.

Leroy Pohlman

You absolutely cannot go wrong house hunting with Steve.

As new home buyers my wife and I were at the mercy of the market. Steve not only walked us through many of the potential pitfalls but helped us to understand the good, and bad, of various locations and housing options. He was not only friendly and responsive but informative and, sometimes, brutally honest. I cannot recommend him enough if you're in the market for a new home.

Michael Costante

i highly recommend Steve Merlo.

He was great to work with and always on top of his game. It was a pleasure working with Steve. He was very dedicated in finding the right house for us. I would definitely use him again.

Jonathan Trumble

I had an excellent experience working with Steve Merlo.

After listening to my timeline requirements, he suggested a price range that seemed reasonable. I've worked with other realtors over the years who dazzled me with a high list price, only to persuade me weeks or a month later that "the market wasn't supporting that price," and urged me to lower the price. Steve offered me great advice for staging the house and I felt that he was with me every step of the way. Despite his busy schedule, he always made me feel like I was his first priority. Whether selling or buying, I would highly recommend Steve for your real estate needs.

Nana Vesel-Dodds

Steve made the process of buying a home easy and stress-free.

He carefully listened to my list of wants and only showed me properties that met my criteria. He was readily available and respectfully offered insight based on his vast knowledge and experience of the market. Finding a good realtor can be difficult and I am grateful for his tirelessness and professionalism.

John Dodds

Recalling the process of selling my house 18 years ago made me fearful of listing my house for sale.

Steve was professional, knowledgeable, and supportive. He has a strong online presence; I was amazed to see my listing appear as an advertisement on one of my phone apps! Steve was with me every step of the way. In every regard, he went above and beyond his responsibilities as a sales agent. I recommend him wholeheartedly.

John Dodds

I have had the pleasure of working with Steven on several mutual clients.

He is thorough, knowledgeable and overall extremely professional. He is exceptional at guiding his clients through the challenging real estate process. Anyone buying a home would be in good hands with Steven Merlo

Steven Shaw (Partner Bluerock Mortgage)

Anthony is simply the best!

I agreed to work with Anthony on both the sale of my home and the purchase of a new home. One of the best decisions! Anthony is very responsive and understands just what your needs are when looking for a home. He is accommodating to whatever your needs are and always available when you need. When starting out, I mentioned I would need a lot of help along the way and that is exactly what Anthony has done. Any questions or concerns I had he was there to rectify immediately. I would recommend Anthony to anyone I knew who needed a realtor. Thank you, Anthony for all you have done and continue to do as I continue the process of buying my new home!

Stephanie Crudup

As buyers in these unprecedented markets, we've learned the significant benefit of an agent that has the experience, knowledge and the strategic mindset to be a differentiator.

Barbara was that differentiator for us. She listened purposefully and engaged us in candid discussions enabling for us to develop our "check list" of criteria. Barbara found us the perfect house and advised us well from contract offering through closing. She quickly gathered relevant information, collaborated with the seller's agent and landed us the home of our dreams without overpaying in the current sellers market. Thank you, Barbara. We could not have done this without you!!!

Jerilyn & Don Sulpizio

Douglas listed our home, covered every detail from marketing, facilitating, closing deal - in two days at higher than asking price.

He made the deal, easy. We had resided in our home 50 years. Douglas, a true professional, closes deals, make all happy.

Vince & Cathy Bury

Anthony did an amazing job helping me find my forever home!

It was not an easy task! I’m on the picky side. He’s very patient and very quickly figured out what I was looking for. I highly recommend him!

Susan Bernieri

Steve went to the property when we couldn't this sale dragged out for 3months .

Steve kept us encuriged. When we felt disappointed . I would Strongly recommend. Steve to anyone thinking buying. Or selling.

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