Introducing Your 2022 NJ Realtors® Realtor and Realtor-Associate® of the Year

Published Dec 07, 2022

Introducing Your 2022 NJ Realtors® Realtor and Realtor-Associate® of the Year

Realtor® of the Year–Sandra Gardner

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Sandra Gardner is a licensed Realtor® with Weichert Realtors®—Sparta. With 10 years of experience serving Sussex County, Sandra has significantly contributed to high levels of professionalism in the industry with her continued dedication to education and commitment to community service. Sandra is the Sussex County Association of REALTORS® 2022 Board of Directors President-elect and has proudly served on the board since 2018. Her contributions to her local association include her service to the Finance Committee, Golf Outing Committee, and the Education Committee. As Co-Chair of the Education Committee for New Jersey REALTORS®, she has worked to establish and develop future educational programs and projects for the association, including over $69,000 raised by Sandra and her colleagues to provide scholarships to 46 students in the state.

This year, Sandra received the New Jersey Realtors® Circle of Excellence Sales Award ® at the Gold level. She was named Top Listing Agent, Top Buyers Agent, and Top Sparta Agent in the Referral Exchange. In addition to Sandra’s service to her local and state association, business accomplishments, and advocacy for education, she is greatly involved in her community through humanitarian services. Sandra serves as an Executive Board Member and Secretary for the Sussex County Habitat for Humanity and has led the Sussex County Habitat for Humanity and Sussex County Association of Realtors® collaboration for a new home build for Realtors® Care Day this year. Her personal community service involvement includes participation in annual toy and food drives, Secret Santa, anonymous donations to families in need, and providing hand-sewn masks to Atlantic Health workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sandra’s innumerable contributions and dedication to the advancement of her community and the real estate industry are a testament to her achievement as the 2022 REALTOR® of the Year winner.


Marcus Pinto headshotRealtor-Associate® of the Year–Marcus Pinto

Marcus Pinto is a licensed Real Estate Salesperson with Compass-NJ. During his six years in the industry, Marcus has completed the National Association of Realtors® At Home with Diversity® certification program and was a recipient of the New Jersey Realtors® Circle of Excellence Sales Award® from 2017 to 2021. Marcus prides himself in creating personalized, authentic experiences for his clients and keeping current with the real estate landscape and trends in the tri-state area. His previous knowledge and experience as a creative director for a meeting and event planning company have served him well in the real estate industry, helping buyers and sellers realize the fullest potential of their properties and transactions.

During his time at Compass, Marcus has more than doubled his business, maintained an impeccable reputation within the real estate industry, and has an outstanding rapport with his clientele. His specialties in staging, renovation, marketing properties, and hosting open house events make him a stellar connector and trusted resource for his clients. An active member in his community, Marcus’ community involvement includes a toy collection drive for children during the holidays and a coat drive in the Jersey City and Hoboken area. Marcus’ achievement as the 2022 Realtor-Associate® of the Year is a reflection of his professional expertise and devotion to his clients and the real estate industry.