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what our clients say

"Working with Michelle Merritt and her team was such a pleasant experience and I cannot recommend them enough! The process of buying a new home in an unfamiliar state can be extremely challenging and unsettling, especially when you’re a military family with an already complicated schedule. Timing and sequencing is paramount. Michelle made the entire process seem effortless. She not only made it fun and personable but also upheld the professionalism and assertiveness that this transaction requires. Michelle and her team put us in touch with the right people for our VA loan, helped us narrow our search for the very best location, and walked us through every step from application to negotiation to closing."

— C.B.

"When my husband and I prepared to sell our home and move to Florida to retire, we reached out to Michelle Merritt to be our listing agent. She walked our home, providing excellent suggestions of small and inexpensive ways we could prepare our home to look its best. Once we listed, we had a full price offer within a week. She handled all the obstacles we encountered and took the stress off us. Michelle and her team are the BEST!"

— J & H

"Michelle is very thorough and thoughtful; she really connects with you to find the house you want. From start to finish she was very responsive, kind, and a constant professional. I look forward to the opportunity to work with her and her real estate team again." 

— N.J.

"Michelle is AWESOME. She takes the time to explain everything and helps us really understand the "how" and "why" things happen when it comes to selling a house. We loved her so much, not only is she selling our house, but she helped us purchase our next house. We also introduced her to a family friend, and she is now helping them find their next house also. She is transparent with everything that is going to happen within the process. Communication skills are excellent, and the trusting relationship is a must when working on deals with your family's future." 

— A.L.

"Michelle has been great to work with and has excellent knowledge when it comes to purchasing a home in the area. She listens, is readily available and is attentive to the needs of her clients. I highly recommend her if looking to purchase or sell your home!"

— K.C.

"Michelle Merritt has been very professional and dedicated to meet and exceed all my expectations. When it comes to buying or selling your home, Michelle makes the experience a pleasurable one."

— L.R.

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Jen & Marcus: Let’s Talk About VA Loans

Is a VA Loan right for you? Jen Riley, a real estate agent with The Merritt Team at Pearson Smith Realty in northern Virginia is joined by Marcus Fields, a loan officer with Academy Mortgage. Jen and Marcus discuss VA (Veterans Affairs) Loans. Find out if this program is right for you as you purchase your next home! And don’t…
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