Nicholas S. Politi

Associate Real Estate Broker - Owner
Nicholas S. Politi

Ambitious, local and tech savy. 

A native of Lake Placid, Nicholas "Nick" Politi is an active member of the community and operator of a well established real estate company with his father Robert Politi.

  • Broker/Owner, Merrill L. Thomas, inc. — 2010 - Present

Consistently ranked in the top 10 for real estate sales volume and transactions in the entire Adirondack Region.

  • K. Hovnanian Homes, New Homes Sales Consultant — 2005 - 2010

Completed over $75M in residential sales contracts over 5 years for one of the nation's largest home builders specifically in Northern New Jersey along the "Gold Coast."
Board Leadership Roles



  • Undergraduate - National Sports Academy, 1995 -2000
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree, St. Lawrence University - 2005


My ambition to succeed really started with the 6:00AM runs in the fall when I started in 8th grade year at National Sports Academy. Our soccer coach at the time  (who's house I just sold in 2016!) taught us about motivation, will to win, competition and respect. He instilled those values with us on the field as did my ski coaches did on the hill everyday. Those values still exist today and I still get up to run, ski or play golf before a work day. 

I moved on to St. Lawrence University where I learned most importantly how to communicate. There couldn't be anything more important in real estate. Buyers and sellers in today's market expect knowledge and advice. I am only 35 but I believe that no matter my age you can trust that I'm giving you both.  SLU also has provided me a tremendous network. I can't believe how broad the Alumni base is in our professional world as some of the most successful people went to SLU and I'm very grateful for these relationships. 

The SLU network was instrumental in helping me in my career path in real esate working for K. Hovanian Homes (KHOV) in New Jersey.  In a sense I got my masters in real estate working for KHOV.  In 2005, they were ranked the 6th largest home builder in the country. I read the founder Kevork Hovnanian's book and he said "let your word be your bond." I did exactly that, worked hard, stayed late in case the phone rang and did a lot of cold calling. I also got a lot of rejection, professional sales training and eventually found my groove. My total transaction volume when I left the company exceeded $75,000,000 but the experience was priceless.

Now, I'm back in Lake Placid working with my Dad. I was lucky enough to meet Emily, my beautiful and amazing wife and be a father of Frank Anthony Politi born December 20th, 2016. These are the most important things in my life along with the relationships I've built with those who I have worked for and with over the past 5 years. I'm always raising the bar in my professional life and there's lots to do to get better at this career. If I'm not a real estate broker when I'm 70+ years old I will be shocked but hopefully retired and still in Lake Placid.

Finally. I think it comes down setting expectations. Sometimes you need a helping hand to get through the weeds. I offer you my services, experience and deep knowledge of the Adirondacks along with the people who may have owned that house before you. My past experiences and secrets will get us the best deal. I promise.

Thank you for the consideration.

Nicholas S. Politi


"A really nice, engaging person."
Carol G

We worked with Nick for several years to find the perfect Lake Placid house for us, which we finally did this year. We really enjoyed working with Nick - professional, knowledgeable and best of all, a really nice, engaging person.

"True Professional"

Nick is a true professional that goes way beyond what is normally expected of an agent. He understands your needs and is willing to go the extra mile to close the deal. I highly recommend his services. 

"Two time buyers"
Harvest 9

Nick has been our real-estate agent for the purchase of two income properties in the Lake Placid region. He is the most knowledgeable, motivated and honest agents we have ever worked with. 

"Making clients the priority "

My wife and I had a baby last year and were in a "jam" to find a place in Lake Placid as the house we were living in was sold. We went to Nick and asked if he could help us either buy a house or rent in the interim.It was in the middle of winter, Nick went out of his way to make us a priority as we only had 60 days. We came close to buying a house but were glad it didn't work out. Nick put us in a family house for 2 months until we could move into a brand new home which is a rental in a great neighborhood. Its a perfect location and the best situation for us until we buy. We are now expecting our 2nd child and keep in touch with Nick. He went to great lengths for us and will for you.

"Honest and Reliable"

Nick has been our broker for the purchase of two properties and has been the hardest working and most honest and reliable agent we have ever worked with. He knows the market and is a wealth of information. We will work with him again for sure.

"Knowledgeable & Negotable"
Andrea M

We had a wonderful experience working with Nick on the purchase of our first home last winter. He was extremely knowledgeable on the Lake Placid real estate market and very helpful during the negotiation process. My husband and I chose to work with Nick over other realtors because of his professionalism and expertise. We now recommend him to any friend or colleague looking to purchase property in the Adirondacks. 

"first time home buyer"

Nick made our first time home buying process painless and enjoyable. He has great knowledge of the area and was always accessible and responsive when we had questions. It was a pleasure to work with him and we are so thankful for his expertise and support through the process. 

"Helpful from start to finish "

We used Nick's services to purchase real estate in Lake Placid, NY From start to finish, he could not have been more helpful or more pro-active. We were immensely impressed. He also assisted greatly with the process of buying - we are non-US residents. We do not plan on selling our home for a long tome, but if we did, Nick would be our first choice and we strongly recommend him

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