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Nicholas S. Politi

Associate Real Estate Broker - Owner
License: 10301205721
Nicholas S. Politi


There have been two substantial transactions in the Adirondack Park in 2019 ( Camp Hilgarth & Camp Gordon) . I have been fortunate to have been involved in both sales. I've been blessed with the opportunity to represent folks from near and far seeking privacy, seclusion and mountain/lake settings. I've grown up here, left, and returned because Lake Placid and the Adirondacks are a place that I love and I plan to be here forever.

2019 proved to record breaking year with over $30M+ in real estate transaction volume! If you are looking to buy or sell I am confident that my experience selling property in the Adirondack Park will help you make an informed decision in 2020 or beyond. HNW individuals can expect confidentiality in all dealings.


A native of Lake Placid, Nick attended the National Sports Academy and graduated from St. Lawrence University in 2004. One year later he accepted a position working as a new home salesperson for K. Hovnaniain Homes the 6th largest home builder in the country selling over $75M in residential new construction. In 2010, Nick moved back to Lake Placid to join the family business, Merrill L. Thomas, inc. Nick has an extensive knowledge of real estate sales specifically on Lake Placid, Mirror Lake, Upper & Lower Saranac Lake, Upper St. Regis & Spitfire, The Saranac Chain, Tupper Lake and other beautiful bodies of water. His Father, Roby Politi was instrumental in helping him learn the real estate business with 40 years of experience. Nick has a strong personal network from NYC to LP with specific focus on "Great Camp" values in the Adirondack Park. For the past 5 years and including 2018 he was ranked in the top 10 for all licensed broker/agents in the Adirondack Champlain Valley Multiple Listing Service. He is a husband, father and friend of many in Lake Placid. He is also both an exceptional alpine skier and competitive golfer. He loves the great outdoors with an emphasis on hunting and fly fishing.


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


  • Associate Real Estate Broker/Owner, Merrill L. Thomas, inc.:  2010 - Present (RANKED TOP 3 IN ENTIRE MLS IN 2018 )
  • K. Hovnanian Homes, New Homes Sales Consultant :  2005 - 2010 (Completed over $75M in residential sales contracts over 5 years)

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Nicholas S. Politi


"diligent approach"

Nick is a native of the area, with a local knowledge that truly shines in his diligent approach. He has an encyclopedic memory of past sales, new listings, and a great handle on the general trends driving the Lake Placid market. He helped us through listing (and selling) a property that we had owned for twelve years. We had to move out of state during most of the time the property was listed and Nick kept us in touch with what was happening on the ground, lending valuable incite at every step of the sale, from listing to close. Nick does a great job and I would definitely recommend him to anyone on the buy or sell side of the North Country market.

"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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