Buyer’s Agent, Listing Agent, Relocation, Consulting
Hugh and his wife, Lynn, started vacationing in Stone Harbor and Avalon in 1977 and ten years later decided to change careers and move to the Jersey Shore and become Realtors. Hugh is passionate about Stone Harbor & Avalon and strongly feels that 7 Mile Beach is a very special hidden treasure on the Jersey Shore. Providing his clients with the most accurate, up-to-date local real estate information to make the right decision for themselves and their family in both sales and vacation rentals is very important to Hugh. He feels deeply that buying or renting should be an exciting decision that positively impacts his clients and their families for years and creates wonderful family memories for generations to come. With over 31 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 local real estate. With his easy and friendly manner, Hugh is someone to count on to make your real estate buying, renting and investing experience successful for everyone involved. Hugh is the creator, owner of the highly successful, HUGH MERKLE TEAM that has annually received National, Regional and Local real estate awards yearly for Top Producer Productivity consistently for the last 25 years serving the Stone Harbor, Avalon and Cape May County Real Estate Market. Striving to give back to the local community for his strong record of success, Hugh created the very popular and informative Hugh’s News publication that helps everyone stay informed about the local Stone Harbor & Avalon Real Estate market, trends and activities.
Well before his 31 years of success in resort real estate, Hugh graduated from Camden Catholic High School, New Jersey class of 1960, West Chester University, Pennsylvania Class Of 1965, was 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, Gloucester County YMCA and AAU/USA Club Swim Coach at Jersey Wahoos Swim Club in Mt. Laurel, NJ from the mid 1960’s thru the mid 1980’s. Hugh has a daughter, Becky, and four grandchildren and Lynn and Hugh have a son, Hugh Victor, currently in school at Temple University. Wonderful years to look back on and enjoy the friendships that the many associations above created for Hugh through the 60’s, 80’s and up to 2019 and beyond. The future holds more special relationships that Hugh is looking forward to discovering and enjoying.
Vacation Rental Search
Whether you're looking for a large vacation home to fit all of your extended family in Avalon, NJ, or want to be right on the water in Stone Harbor, the Hugh Merkle Team at COMPASS RE, has an incredible selection of vacation rentals to choose from. Browse by date, price and amenities, or search for the perfect rental based on size and number of bedrooms and bathrooms. Need a little extra help finding the perfect vacation rental at the Jersey Shore? Contact us today and we'll find just what you're looking for.
Our Mission and Core Values
Learn a little about who we are and what drives us.
Our Mission Professionals helping people achieve the dream of homeownership.
Our Core Values (EPIC)
- Ethical - We demonstrate the highest degree of integrity and ethical behavior in everything we do. We foster powerful stakeholder relationships that are based on trust and respect. We are honest and provide complete transparency. We always strive to do the right thing.
- Professional - We are an accomplished team of skilled, seasoned professionals, delivering the highest level of personalized service, knowledge and expert advice. We are passionate about what we do and strive for excellence every day. We have an unwavering commitment to service and hold ourselves accountable to all.
- Innovative - We are proud of our past successes, but we continue to focus on the horizon. We are proactive in enhancing the homeownership experience, making it convenient, effortless and understandable in an increasingly complex world.
- Caring - We care about one another and all of our stakeholders. We provide a supportive culture where everyone can learn, grow and achieve maximum success. We believe in social responsibility and give back to our communities through philanthropic and volunteer activities.