Preferred Partners

Purchasing a new home comes with a long to-do list. It's not always easy to know which companies you can trust to take good care of you and your family. I've put together a list of local businesses who have earned my trust when it comes to making the home buying process a little easier. 

Academy Mortgage

Academy Mortgage has a strong reputation for integrity-based mortgage lending, an unwavering commitment to responsible lending practices, and for its broad portfolio of mortgage solutions and tools. Since joining Academy, loan officer Marcus Fields (NMLS #659408) has helped many individuals and families attain the dream of homeownership. Whether you want to buy a new home or refinance an existing mortgage, he will provide a customized solution for you at competitive rates. No brokering, no middleman, no hassle, no surprises. Call him at (703) 880-1842 to get started.

Home Savings & Trust Mortgage

Connected to the local community like no other lender in the Northern Virginia area, Home Savings & Trust Mortgage provides comprehensive solutions and service for individuals and families to realize their dreams of owning a home. Contact our partner, Jordan Light (NMLS #1633478) to get pre-approved for a mortgage before beginning the search for your new home. Call: 703-582-4516.

Inspections VA

Dave Sfreddo at Inspections VA will provide the thorough inspection you expect and a report you can rely one to make a confident decision. As a certified Professional Inspector trained by InterNACHI – the International Association of Certified Inspectors – Dave has the knowledge to spot problems with materials, installation, and workmanship that other inspectors might miss. Call 571-259-6958 to schedule your inspection.

Haijoe Stamped Concrete Specialist

Give your property a makoever! Haijoe has a strong reputation for quality work, fair pricing and excellent customer service. They specialize in stamped concrete, concrete driveway, concrete sidewalk, fire places, masonry work, flagstone patio, flagstone walkways, paver patios, paver outdoor seating walls and more. Call or text: 571-926-4156 

Shining Sol Candle Company

Award winning musician, producer, and author Pete Evick owns this charming candle shop in historic downtown Manassas. He intentionally contributes to the American farming industry by using soy wax as opposed to the most common candle making wax, known as paraffin. The passion for candle making grows every day with Shining Sol, and their production team continues to innovate, design and improve the candle making process. Stop in to see Pete and his team at 9109 Center Street, Manassas, Va 20110

Sit Means Sit Dog Training

As Northern Virginia's premier dog training experts, Sit Means Sit specializes in Basic Obedience, Behavior Modification and Off-Leash Control. If you are the happy owner of a new puppy, the big-hearted owner of a rescue, or if you have a family dog that needs some guidance, Sit Means Sit is for you. Famous for off-leash control, we offer a variety of programs to help with basic obedience up to dogs with serious behavioral issues. If you contact our partner, Angela Moxley, and tell her Michelle Merritt sent you,  you'll receive a free evaluation and a discount on services. Call 703-594-7791.