RE/MAX Sales Awards

Re/Max Platinum Club 2018 

RE/MAX Platinum Club 2017 

RE/MAX Platinum Club 2016 

RE/MAX Executive Club 2015

NJ Association of Realtors Awards

NJAR Circle of Excellence Gold Level 2018 

NJAR Circle of Excellence Gold Level 2017 

NJAR Circle of Excellence Gold Level 2016 

NJAR Circle of Excellence Bronze Level 2015 

NJAR Circle of Excellence Bronze Level 2014 

NJAR Circle of Excellence Bronze Level 2013

Lifetime Awards

RE/MAX Hall of Fame
Zillow 5-Star Premier Agent
Top Agent Magazine Cover Story
NJ Monthly – Rising Star Real Estate Agent 2016 

SALVATORE VENTRE

TEAM LEADER

Born and raised on the New Jersey shore, Sal is one of the most sought-after real estate agents in Monmouth & Ocean County. In 2012, Sal was recruited to powerhouse brokerage -RE/MAX The Real Estate Leaders where he currently maintains rank as the companies top-producing agent in overall sales units and volume.

After being named one of NJ's Rising Star Real Estate agents in 2016, Sal has solidified his place as one of the top real estate professionals in the area having closed over 275 transactions and over $72 Million in sales.

 Sal has been the recipient of the NJ Circle of Excellence Sale Award for 7 consecutive years and in 2019 earned the PLATINUM Level award and in 2018 was inducted into the RE/MAX Hall of Fame.

It is with credit to a belief in traditional business values and the incorporation of the latest marketing technologies that Sal has made such incredible achievements in such a short time. Sal continues to build his growing reputation through hard work, excellent customer service, and innovative thinking, with high expectations for both himself and his clients.

As both a marketing and negotiations expert, Sal brings all of the skill sets needed to consistently sell his clients properties for top dollar.

The real estate market is changing, and thus so must real estate agents. Those looking for an innovative, well-educated and dynamic professional with a creative eye and fresh perspective need not look any further.

REALTOR® ASSOCIATE

MICHAEL KARCH

Raised in Ocean County, Michael understands the numerous intangible benefits of life at The Jersey Shore, with its unmatched beaches, culture, and community. Michael graduated from Johnson and Wales with a Bachelor Degree in Hospitality Management. He joined the Real Estate profession coming from a successful background in Sales and Customer Service which gives him the Key Ingredients to be a Great Realtor!


After joining The Ventre Team at RE/MAX The Real Estate Leaders in 2017, the past few years, Michael has become an esteemed realtor, highly regarded by his clients and professionals in the field. A current Toms River resident, he is well-connected and actively involved in the community. His contacts and life-long residency leverage his enthusiasm and expertise, enhancing his client dedication.
 

Michael showcases his and his Team's Homes on their website and utilizes a team of professional service providers to assist with his clients’ buying and selling needs, including stagers, photographers, lawyers, handymen, and inspectors. He is communicative, thorough, and detail-oriented—and He will be alongside you every step of the way!

"I’ve had the best experience when it came to buying our first home. Buying your first home is stressful as it is but Mike made it easy with his guidance and explained everything thoroughly to help us understand. Could not thank him enough for helping us find our new home!!" 

MARGARET KEGNEY

REALTOR® ASSOCIATE

Margie is a native of Ocean county. She has a warm and friendly presence when working with clients and yet she is fierce in negotiations. She is customer service oriented and results-driven. While her love for architecture and design drew her to the field of real estate, it is unparalleled work-ethic and communication skills that have made her successful. Margie’s years in customer service have instilled a belief in her that the best way to earn a client's trust is to get the job done right the first time. Her favorite part of her job is watching her clients' eyes light up when they find their perfect home. Margie looks forward to helping you find the home of your dreams.

"Highly recommend Margie for buying/selling your home. Margie was accommodating to our family. Since the initial start of listing our home, Margie explained every aspect of the process to us and answered every question we had. While having our son at the time who was 10 months, she worked with our nap schedule & early bedtime routine. Margie always confirmed with us the day before showings. Margie was on time for EVERY listing she showed us. She knew traveling with an infant to one or multiple showings could be a little hectic, while needing to be home to get our other children off the bus. Margie was available through phone calls & texts 24/7. We thought our checklist for our dream home was impossible but with her knowledge and persistent search for new listings we were able to find it. Upon the arrival of the listing we loved we were anxious to put in an offer. Margie advised us there were two other offers along with ours. Margie helped us determine the magic number along with submitting a letter on behalf of our family to the owners to persuade them we are the perfect family to purchase their home. I strongly believe the letter she sent with our offer is the reason we were chosen. She has been such a pleasure to work with, Margie is understanding and extremely thorough, never left a paged unturned. I’ve known Margie for many years, once she became a realtor I knew when the time was right she would be the agent to call!"

-THE MESSERS

PHIL RIZZO

REALTOR® ASSOCIATE

Born and raised in Ocean County, Phil has been in the sales industry for over 15 years. Phil is known for excellent customer service and always going the extra mile for his clients. In 2019, Phil was recruited to TheVentreTeam at RE/MAX and is an integral part of the team.

Phil consistently goes above and beyond to help clients navigate the market inside and out. His in-depth understanding of inventory in neighborhoods throughout Ocean & Monmouth County allows him to seamlessly match buyers with sellers, while his keen eye for design helps clients envision themselves in a given space.

Former clients commend him for his professionalism, attentiveness, and down-to-earth sincerity.

I’ve worked with many realtors before and Phil is by far the best. He goes above and beyond for his clients and never makes you feel like a burden. He treats all of his clients with respect and takes all of his clients needs into consideration WITH CARE! He’s 100% honest and Phil begins  to almost feel like you’re working with family. Even when you want abstract requirements, he will do everything he can to fulfill any request from his clients. He will see through the process, and ensure his clients are happy. Please do yourself a favor and work with Phil!

 

- Skylar C.

REALTOR® ASSOCIATE

JOE CELENTANO

Joe epitomizes integrity, hard work, and creative service in every detail of your real estate transaction. Originally from Northern New Jersey, Joe relocated to Ocean County in 2000. He is a veteran of the United States Air Force having served for 11 years. He also was a business owner during a short time living in Florida. Joe worked in the glaziers union for four years but decided that his passion was real estate and since dedicated himself full-time.

Joe has been expanding his expertise and prides himself on tenaciously protecting his clients' interests. He has earned respect not only for his professionalism but for his high ethical standards and being an honest, hard-working family man.

Thanks to his exceptionally loyal clientele, personal referrals and repeat business, Joe has formed the foundation of his career. Joe provides an elite negotiation advantage and is very knowledgeable when it comes to analyzing property values and market trends. He prides himself on providing you with efficient and complete service, bringing peace of mind to home sellers and buyers alike.

"I would highly recommend using Joe Celentano as your realtor. To put it mildly, Joe was awesome throughout the entire home buying process. Not only was he helpful, diligent, and supportive, he has great communication skills and is trustworthy. I will without a doubt use him again in the future!!"

REALTOR® ASSOCIATE

Monica Moich

Monica grew up in Toms River and has been in the customer service industry since she was a young teen and has always enjoyed serving her community. She got her start in real estate at a young age managing buildings for her family’s commercial and residential properties. There she learned to multitask many different areas of real estate while keeping customers and clients happy. Monica got her real estate license in 2017 but recently joined The Ventre Team in 2020 and feels right at home with this team of dedicated professionals. 

Monica's excellent communication skills, dedication to hard work, and upbeat attitude, helps her provide value and direction regarding crucial decisions in your real estate venture. She loves taking any opportunity to make new connections and relationships. That has helped her build the foundation of a great community of professionals to help with any real estate needs. Monica has a keen eye for great investment opportunities and sees the potential in every property. 

Clients appreciate Monica’s flexibility, low pressure sales, patience and ability to hear what her clients want. 

"Monica was very helpful throughout the entire process! After the first few houses we saw, Monica got a feel of what we were looking for and sent us every house she felt we would like. She was always available to answer any questions(which I had a lot of) and for reassurances(which I needed). I  would highly recommend monica for anyone in the home buying process, especially for any first timers out there who need guided experience! Will definitely use her again(but hopefully not in the near future)!"

 

- Michael S.

New Jersey Realtors Circle of Excellence Award Silver 2019

New Jersey Realtors Circle of Excellence Award Bronze 2018

Summit Tognetti

REALTOR® ASSOCIATE

Being raised in Ocean county all of her life, Summit is a local expert. Whether you are selling your home, joining the community, purchasing your dream vacation home, or investing in this growing region, her well-rounded community knowledge offers in-depth, honest guidance. 

In less than 3 years since beginning in Real Estate, Summit has sold over 50 homes and over $11 million in sales, proving her passion for the business. Summit is direct, honest and able to expertly maneuver through twists and turns in the Ocean and Monmouth county real estate market without missing a beat. Thanks to her friendly, confident and engaging spirit, her clients find the whole experience fun and rewarding from start to finish! 

Behind Summit's charismatic charm is a smart, tough, serious and very successful family woman who isn’t afraid of hard work. A proud mom to her 8-year-old and 4-year-old daughters, when Summit isn't searching for the perfect property for a client or hosting an open house, she enjoys spending time with her family. Those in search of a well-rounded, go-getter business woman with an attention-to-detail, need not look any further!