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Jersea Realty Welcomes LBI Realty Group in Merger

By MARIA SCANDALE | May 26, 2016

LBI Realty Group is joining Jersea Realty, at 1415 Long Beach Blvd. in Ship Bottom, in a merger expected to be completed by June 1. The announcement was made by Patrick Moeller, owner of Jersea Realty, and Broker-Associate and Manager Egon Willy Kahl and Ann Kahl, of LBI Realty.

Moeller said he is looking forward to the new association from the standpoint of growing Jersea Realty and gaining more of a market share in the real estate business.

“Willie is a seasoned Realtor and professional with over 30 years of experience. He and his staff are well respected and a good addition to my staff,” Moeller said.

“Egon Willy Kahl, former LBI Realty Group broker, will become the Jersea Realty office manager to network for incredible market reach to serve our clients and grow the business,” states a flier announcing the merger to potential customers.

Ann Kahl, a Realtor associate, will be a marketing specialist with the firm. Jersea Realty is the exclusive realty agency for Callan & Moeller construction company, one of the Island’s most prestigious home builders.

“We are now part of a well-established successful agency that has been in business for over 17 years that has sold many new developments such as Hideaway Bay, Hideaway Beach, Sounds Edge, The Colony and Bridge Tender,” the Kahls noted.

Meanwhile, LBI Realty Group had been established six years ago in Ship Bottom, specializing in oceanfront and bayfront sales. The office has been in the top 10 in sales since it opened, Willy Kahl said.

“What we found out in real estate is that we have a fantastic office and a lot of top producers, and what we wanted to do is merge offices together with managers and make it easier for myself so I can concentrate more on real estate sales. And I think Jersea Realty will be bigger and better by combining offices. It makes sense.”

LBI Realty Group brings two dozen associates. All current LBI Realty Group listings will be re-marketed as Jersea Realty listings on all social media platforms, websites and print advertisements.

At the same time, another manager is new to the Jersea Realty office – David Deleo joins the office from another firm, bringing 35 years of experience on Long Beach Island.

Broker of record for Jersea Realty is Kathryn Minto, the first person customers will see at the front desk as they enter the office, which is conveniently located in the same building as Crabby Paddy’s Restaurant. The newly constructed restaurant and two-story offices demonstrate top-quality construction by Callan & Moeller.

Kahl said, “We saw a golden opportunity to be established next to the Island’s newest restaurant and wanted to staff Jersea Realty with additional professional agents, who could be on call at all times for buyers and sellers and tenants entering the complex.”

In June, a hotline will be set up so potential clients can reach agents after hours, Kahl said.

Moeller bought the former Stutz Candies property after Superstorm Sandy and built the restaurant/office building. He said the central location is a good one for his businesses and surrounding businesses to serve each other.

Moeller also noted advantages of having Jersea Realty closely associated with Callan & Moeller Construction. Callan & Moeller home buyers often list their houses with the realty firm when they want a new or bigger home built by the company.

“And when homes are put up for resale and have home inspection issues, it can be hard to find people to take care of the issue; some of the jobs might be too small for them to want to tackle. But we take care of it in-house; it’s like one-stop shopping.”

The Jersea Realty brochure sums up, “Our years of experience, knowledge and dedication speak for itself when it comes to the number of satisfied buyers and sellers we have had the pleasure of bringing together.”

For more information, visit the new location, see the website at, send an email to or call 609-492-1666. 

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