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 200 transactions and over $60 Million in sales.

 Sal has been the recipient of the NJ Circle of Excellence Sale Award for 6 consecutive years and in 2016 - 18' earned the Gold Level award. Sal was also the recipient of the RE/MAX Platinum Club award in 2016 - 18' 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.

Phil is very good at what he does. Helped us get into our home smoothly. Before we left the lawyer's office he was calling the gas and electric company’s. So when we got I. The home everything was all set up.

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!!"

ANA PAULA SALLES

REALTOR® ASSOCIATE

At the young age of 8, with her mother by her side, Ana immigrated from a small town in Brazil to Ocean County NJ in search of a better home. She’s had the privilege of residing in many beach towns throughout Monmouth county and knows all that it has to offer. Her intimate knowledge of the Jersey Shore and experience of living here most of her life, gives her enthusiasm and the desire to make her home, your home. Ana has 17 years of customer service and sales experience. With her hard work ethic, wether your real estate venture is to sell your house or to find your dream home, Ana makes it her priority to get her clients what they desire with ease. When Ana Paula says, that she cherishes the look on her clients faces, when she helps them achieve the American Dream, she speaks from the heart.