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Curb Appeal

Boost Curb Appeal with Easy DIY Landscaping

Ever get the itch to do a DIY project? Whenever we do, our favorites involve getting outdoors and ...
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Michelle Merritt, Realtor | The Merritt Team | Homes for Sale | Prince William County VA

Michelle Merritt Featured in InsideNoVa

While today she's happily helping homeowners find their dream houses, Michelle Merritt was once a detective in Manassas, ...
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Michelle Merritt Agent of the Week

Michelle Merritt Named a Top Agent of the Week for Pearson-Smith Realty

Congratulations to our own Michelle Merritt for being named a Top Agent of the Week by Pearson Smith ...
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Short Sale and Foreclosure: How Are They Different?

As unfortunate as it can be when homeowners fall behind on mortgage payments and must face the possibility ...
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Must-Have Tools for Homeowners | Michelle Merritt | The Merritt Team

Must-Have Tools for a Homeowner

When you're a homeowner, things are going to break. Unless you want to spend your money on visits ...
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Spring cleaning with Michelle Merritt Realtor

Springtime Spruce Up: Quick Tips for Spring Cleaning

With the official start of spring behind us, it’s time to start seriously thinking about spring cleaning. It ...
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The Merritt Team custom candles from Shining Sol in Manassas VA

Shining Sol Candle Company Creates Cozy Client Gifts!

We're thrilled to announce a new Preferred Partnership with Shining Sol Candle Company, locally owned in Manassas! As ...
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Pet evacuation plan

New Home Tips: Create an Evacuation Plan for Your Pets

An evacuation plan is a necessity for every home, especially if you live in an area where fires, ...
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Home repairs before listing

Selling Your Home: Repairs to Make Before You List

When you’re getting ready to list your home, it’s of the utmost importance to ensure you are showing ...
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Home Loans

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 ...
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Small business award nominee

2019 Nominee for Excellence in Small Business Award

We are thrilled to announce that The Merritt Team at Pearson Smith Realty is a nominee for the 2019 ...
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Support The Merritt Team

How to Support Your Favorite Team (That’s Us)

Not looking to buy or sell right now? That's okay! Here are a few ways YOU can help ...
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Winterize Your Home | Michelle Merritt | The Merritt Team Real Estate Virginia Homes for Sale

Winterize Your Home

Winterize your home to help conserve energy and protects your property from damage caused by the cold weather. ...
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Down Payment Strategies | Michelle Merritt real estate agent | Manassas Virginia

Which Down Payment Strategy Is Right For You?

You’ve most likely heard the rule: Save for a 20-percent down payment before you buy a home. The ...
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6 Tips for Selling Your Home in Virginia [VIDEO]

You're ready for your next move, and The Merritt Team is here to help! We have 6 pro ...
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House hunting online | Virginia real estate homes for sale

House Hunting Online: What You Need to Know

House hunting for a new home online is a great place to start your search, but it should ...
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Negotiate the Purchase of Your New Home

What to Negotiate When Buying a New Home

Whether you are a first-time homebuyer or a seasoned veteran, the negotiation part of the transaction can be ...
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top 5 tips for staging a home

Staging Your Home: Top 5 Tips

Staging a home makes it easier for potential buyers to visual it as their own. A recent survey ...
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Move in day checklist

Move In Day To-Do List

Planning for move in day is an exciting time, and you’re probably daydreaming about decor and paint schemes ...
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Local business | Preferred Partners

Nominate a Local Business for Preferred Partners

We've recently added a local business feature to our website called Preferred Partners. We're highlighting the best of the ...
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6 Reasons to Buy a Home | The Merritt Team at Pearson Smith Realty

6 Reasons You Should Own a Home [VIDEO]

Why buy a home? We have 6 good reasons! Contact us or call Michelle at 703-232-5450 if you're looking ...
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Top Places to Live in America 2018 | Ashburn Virginia

Ashburn VA Named One of the Best Places to Live in America!

We didn't need an article to tell us that Ashburn, VA (and neighboring communities, of course) is one ...
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The ABCs of Real Estate in Northern VA | Sold with Merritt | Manassas Virginia Homes for Sale

ABCs of Real Estate in Northern Virginia

Know your real estate lingo when buying a home in Northern Virginia. The first time you buy a ...
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