Mark J. Schmidt celebrates milestone


Gloria Zastko, Realtors is proud to announce a huge milestone for one of its agents, Mark J. Schmidt, broker-associate, is celebrating his 15th year selling real estate.

After a successful selling career in the hospitality industry, Schmidt became interested in real estate, and was eager to dive in headfirst.  He got his real estate license and started as a full-time real estate agent in 2002.

Schmidt attributes his longevity in the industry to a number of different factors, beginning with his customer-centric focus.  “I’ve always put my clients first, no matter what I was selling,” Schmidt explained.  “With real estate, it’s so much more personal, because you’re talking about someone’s home, where they’re going to spend the years making memories to last a lifetime.  That’s a heavy mantle to carry.”

He also makes a point to constantly work to improve his knowledge of the market and the service he gives his clients.  “The market today is vastly different than it was fifteen years ago.  My goal has always been to set myself apart for my clients,” Schmidt said.  He does this by focusing on what he says are the things that matter most to his clients – market knowledge, negotiation, and good old fashioned client care.  Schmidt continued, “When your clients see you have the experience to get the job done, it helps them relax and have a stress-free move.”

Technology plays a big part in Schmidt’s business.  With it, buyers can search for homes on his newly-redesigned website,, and sellers can learn more about how to get their homes ready for sale on his Facebook page.  “In fifteen years, I’ve learned a tremendous amount about the right ways and the wrong ways to do things.  It’s important that I share what I know with my clients!”

An important piece to his successful career has been his affiliation with Gloria Zastko, Realtors, since they both share the same philosophies.  “We’ve always run our business with the philosophy that we’re high tech, but we’re also high touch,” said Andrew Zastko, broker-owner of Gloria Zastko, Realtors.  “Mark exemplifies this, and always strives to make the buying and selling process the best one it can be for his clients.  Whether he’s helping a homeowner sell their home or coaching a new agent in the office, we’re glad to have him on our team.”

Mark J. Schmidt is a lifelong resident of North Brunswick, where he lives with his wife, Mary, their two daughters, and their dog, Scout.  He can be reached at 732-297-0600 x 37, or at [email protected].

Gloria Zastko, Realtors, founded in 1991, is a full service real estate office serving Central Jersey Real Estate, ranking No. 1 in sales each year in its hometown. In an annual survey, the firm was repeatedly voted Best Real Estate Agency in Central Jersey. As a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, it can relocate people and companies locally or globally. Located a 1582 Route 130 in North Brunswick, it can be reached by calling 732-297-0600 or visiting