Meet Meredith

Meredith is an expert at identifying value, preparing winning offers, negotiating, and renovating and staging homes for top-dollar success.

Meredith Bergmann

Meredith Bergmann

New Jersey- Metro Real Estate Expert

Get to Know Me

My Story:

When I bought my home in the West Village, it was because, at the time, the neighborhood felt close-knit, cultured, inclusive, and low-key; very similar to the Montclair community where I grew up. In 2012 after living in the city for over 20 years, I packed up my family and moved back to my hometown.

Why I chose to return to NJ:

Growing up in Montclair NJ, I developed an appreciation for the long-lasting benefits of a balanced community. I believe that Northern NJ still offers that opportunity, along with great schools (both my kids attend the public school system), a vibrant cultural community, and beautiful architecture. Essex county was, and still is, a unique and magical place to grow up. It is rare you find an area that can be so much to so many people.  

Do I miss the city?

Friends and clients asked if I miss the city – I don’t because the city will always be there and is convenient to visit from where I live. In fact, the commute from West Village to the UES or Park Slope is the same as from Montclair to NYC! I will admit, it wasn’t an easy (or quick) decision to move: the city was a part of me, I loved it so much, I dedicated my life working for it! But within a year of moving, I had added many friends to my community, had more space to host my friends, an amazing garden, and just as many cultural events to keep me occupied. 

How my experiences can help you:

My moving and commuting experiences have given me a comprehensive understanding of how to assist new families with their transition. A seasoned homeowner and an experienced renovator, my passion for architecture and design will be an asset as you begin your search for your home. I am a graduate of the local private school, Montclair Kimberley Academy, Colgate University and New York University School of Public Service, a member of the Friends of Montclair Rowing, Montclair Lax Boosters, the Montclair Art Museum, Van Vleck Gardens, Montclair Garden Club, the Montclair Woman’s Club and sit on the Board of Directors for the Apex Orchestra.

My work experience:

My background includes 10 years of experience in the real estate and economic development industry, including the New York City Office of the Mayor (Bloomberg) for the Economic Development and Rebuilding team, the Union Square Partnership, and the urban wayfinding firm of Two Twelve. I have a Masters in Urban Planning and Economic Development from NYU Wagner.  Armed with this extensive background and eight years in residential real estate, I am an expert at identifying value, preparing winning offers, negotiating, and renovating and staging homes for top-dollar success. My vast local network makes me a superb resource for everything from contractors and lawyers to local schools and restaurants. My town tours are a not-to-be-missed overview of the best homes, shops, and activities in the area.

My promise to you: 

I take your real estate experience very seriously. Your home will likely be your most valuable asset your will buy or own, and it will be my privilege to partner with you for one of your most important life decisions. It is my priority for you to feel heard, informed, and comfortable throughout the entire process. Whether you are selling or buying it will be my privilege should you choose to work with me. 

WHAT MY CLIENTS SAY

Meredith went above and beyond to make our home buying experience a positive one. We were in constant contact for 6 months as she shared new house options weekly, provided her POV on quality and value, scheduled appointments for us, and attended open houses/site visits with us to help us evaluate the options in person. Meredith also gave us comprehensive town tours (especially of Montclair), because at f...

— Buyer

WHAT MY CLIENTS SAY

Meredith deserves 7.5 stars. 5 stars are not enough for the experience that we had with Meredith in preparing for and the selling of our house. She was crucial in determining what we should fix, upgrade or ignore. For staging, she really transformed the house. We trusted her with the selection of a listing price and she knocked it out of the park. If you have the opportunity to use Meredith to either sel...

— Lyell

WHAT MY CLIENTS SAY

Meredith Bergmann sold the house next to ours at a record-breaking price! She then broke the record again with our house after we followed all of her instructions and…getting it into move in (perfect) condition… Listen to Meredith. She is local and has a full understanding of the market. We left her for a three month vacation and she and the attorney handled everything!! Meredith is professional, market ...

— Sara

WHAT MY CLIENTS SAY

Meredith was an incredible agent who helped us find our home in a short amount of time. She was so knowledgeable about the area, daycares, schooling, recommendations for landscapers, cleaners etc. anything we had questions on Meredith had an answer. traveling from NYC to NJ was not something we were able to do all the time so Meredith made sure we were seeing houses that were realistic for our wish list ...

— Lindsay

WHAT MY CLIENTS SAY

My wife and I had an amazing experience working with Meredith. She was extremely knowledgeable about Essex County and put us in the best position to vie for homes in an extremely competitive market. Additionally, she is such a nice and relatable person that made what can be a stressful process that much more calming.

— Buyer

WHAT MY CLIENTS SAY

Meredith not only met but exceeded our expectations via a vis her professionalism, integrity, responsiveness and consultative approach. She gave us what we wanted and more importantly what we needed. We always knew were her priority, she kept us calm and on track. She came to know our kids and our dog and became part of our family during our journey. I believe we have also found a friend in Meredith - wh...

— Buyer

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