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September 27, 2013
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Poyner Joins Heritage House SIR Rumson Office

RUMSON – Mary Burke, president and broker of Record, Heritage House Sotheby’s International Realty and Joyce Wopat, branch manager, welcome Pauline Poyner, CRS, to the Rumson office located at 23 West River Road.

A seasoned agent and accomplished professional, Poyner’s accomplishments, awards and achievements are superior in the real estate industry. She is a Certified Residential Specialist, which is the highest designation awarded to sales associates in the residential sales field recognizing professional accomplishments in both experience and education.

A 19-year veteran and a lifelong resident of Oceanport, Poyner has a thorough knowledge of all Eastern Monmouth County. With career sales totaling over $311,000,000, Poyner has consistently ranked in the top 1 percent of real estate sales in Monmouth County and in the state of New Jersey, as well as in the top 1 percent nationwide during her tenure with her former firm, a national real estate brokerage. In 2012, she participated in over 82 transactions. For the last 14 consecutive years Poyner held the distinguished award as the Top Sales Associate with her former firm, Rumson Office.

In addition to her unwavering client commitment, she is committed to professional development and education in real estate, as well involvement with local charities. Poyner co-chaired the 2010 Monmouth County Association of Realtors Education Event and is active in the Monmouth/Ocean Board of Realtors, Long Branch Chamber of Commerce, the Shore Regional High School Committee, and the Red Bank River Center. Poyner is the 2013 spokesperson for the Monmouth County March of Dimes.

Poyner is a member of the Monmouth/Ocean County Association of Realtors, the National Association of Realtors (NAR), and the New Jersey Association of Realtors (NJAR). She is a perennial winner of the NJAR® Circle of Excellence Sales Award® 1995 – 2012. She received the highest level of Platinum in 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. This distinguished award recognizes those members who have demonstrated excellence in the field of salesmanship by earning units for sales, listings volume, and involvement in the industry and association.

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“Excellent communication, negotiation skills, exposure, and effective marketing are the keys to my success,” said Poyner. “Joining Heritage House Sotheby’s International Realty will afford me the opportunity for continued business and personal growth and more importantly offer my clients the exclusive Sotheby’s International Realty® marketing exposure designed to attract buyers and sellers on a local, national, and global level. I am committed to realizing the best results while continually identifying market advantages for my clients. I am confident that joining the firm will increase these results and market advantages.”

“Pauline Poyner is an extraordinary agent. Both her professional talents and personal contributions to the industry are unsurpassed,” Burke said. “She continually satisfies her clients with her extensive industry knowledge, experience, and top negotiation skills. We are fortunate and delighted to have her join our team. Welcome Pauline.”

Heritage House Sotheby’s International Realty is an independently owned and operated full-service brokerage with four offices in Holmdel, Middletown, Rumson and Shrewsbury. The firm’s corporate headquarters is located at 834 Broad St., Shrewsbury. For additional information, including office locations and phone numbers, please visit To contact Pauline Poyner at the Rumson office, please call 732-842-8100 or directly on her cell 732-766-3330.


Blackbourn Assumes New Role at Gloria Nilson

MIDDLETOWN – Gloria Nilson & Co. Real Estate, one of the preeminent real estate brokerages in New Jersey, announced today that Karen Blackbourn was named sales associate.

Prior to her new role, Blackbourn was the branch manager of the Middletown office located at 350 Route 35.

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“During my 27 years managing the Middletown office, I’ve always been wholly committed to supporting my team of 50 sales associates and serving clients in and around the community,” said Blackbourn. “I believe Gloria Nilson is the best brokerage for me and any agent in the state because of its endless educational opportunities and programs to enhance sales team efforts. The challenge of selling a home is a passion of mine I don’t ever see fading away.”

Blackbourn has been a member of the New Jersey Association of Realtors (NJAR) for more than 37 years and is a proud recipient of the NJAR Circle of Excellence Distinguished Sales Award. She also possesses several industry designations such as Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager and Accredited Buyer’s Representative.

A resident of Middletown, Blackbourn is the proud mother of three children and has six grandchildren. She enjoys her free time playing the piano, painting watercolors and traveling.

To contact Blackbourn, please email her at

Gloria Nilson & Co. Real Estate, owned by Dick Schlott, has serviced the most discerning buyers and sellers of residential real estate in New Jersey for more than 35 years with 20 offices and more than 750 sales associates throughout the state. Its expanded family of services, including residential, commercial real estate, mortgage, title and national relocation, provides clients with valuable, customizable full-service support when buying and selling. For more information or to contact an office, please visit

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