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Neighborhoods: Lakewood Ranch, Sarasota, Longboat Key, Siesta Key, Casey Key

Areas of Specialty: New Construction, Luxury properties, Country Club Properties, Investment Properties

Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent, Relocation, New Luxury Homes, New Homes


Client Testimonials

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★★★★★
"When we decided it was time to sell our place after 11 years, we engaged Dawn’s services. As Canadians and our first US property, we recognized there would be many moving parts. Dawn not only met our expectations but greatly exceeded them. We had requested a strong price and wanted to move our place quickly. We received an offer within a week of listing and in excess of our list price. Dawn provided all the right connections to make the sale organized and seamless. Her knowledge of the marketplace was exceptional. Throughout the process Dawn was professional, knowledgeable, passionate and energetic which was infectious. We couldn’t be more pleased with her representation and would highly recommend her." - Timothy

★★★★★
"Dawn was a pleasure to work with! So responsive and knowledgeable. Really paid attention to our wants and needs when choosing listings. Thanks Dawn for helping us turn to the next chapter in sunny Florida!!" - Julie

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"We absolutely loved working with Dawn when purchasing our new Florida home. Her knowledge and expertise in the Sarasota area was truly extraordinary and beneficial to us. We were thousands of miles away, but she was always available to answer any of our questions or address any issues. We have recommended Dawn to our friends, and she has helped them find their dream home as well. Dawn has become a great friend to our family. We highly recommend her for any real estate needs. She will exceed your expectations!" - Steve

★★★★★
"Dawn Merrill is an outstanding real estate agent to work with. She is a skilled listener and negotiator, with very in-depth knowledge of the market. I have purchased, sold, and purchased homes in the past 3 years with Dawn. Each of these transactions was made exciting, easy, and stress free. Dawn is capable, confident, caring, and a great negotiator. Without doubt, we would seek her for any real estate transaction in the future." - Vera

★★★★★
"The right lady for the sale of my home!I cannot say enough good things about Dawn! She had impeccable talents and skills at knowing what worked and what did not to sell my home expediently. Her advice led my home to being listed and taken off the market within 8 hours & with 8 offers. Her attention to detail made this entire situation as stress-free as it could possibly be. You won’t regret her as your agent. You can worry about other things while she handled the sale of your home or to buy one! Thank you, Dawn!" - Kris


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Charity

MSBIA
Former chair of the Sales and Marketing Council
NAHB Professional Women in Building Council member
Impact 100 SRQ Founding Member
Former President and Board Member of the Cotillion Club of Sarasota
About Dawn
With nearly two decades of real estate experience, Dawn Merrill is a distinguished professional and top-producing Realtor in the Southwest Florida market. Originally from New Jersey, Dawn has lived in Sarasota for 45 years and brings a wealth of market knowledge and expertise to Compass. She represents buyers, sellers, and investors in homes and condominiums throughout Sarasota and Manatee Counties.

Dawn has fulfilled many roles in the real estate field throughout her career – as an interior decorator and designer of model homes, as a top-performing sales professional for custom-built homes, and is a licensed Certified Building Contractor. Her business knowledge paired with her extensive background in luxury design and custom home construction is what makes her a leader as a licensed Realtor. From start to finish — preparing a property, building the structure, choosing the finishes, decorating the interior, listing the home, pricing it right, marketing it and selling it — Dawn’s expertise has been transformative for her customers in the build, purchase, or sale of their homes. Her work ethic and talent has earned her several awards and accolades, including being ranked in the top 1.5% of realtors in the US for small teams by volume in 2021 by Real Trends and multiple Platinum Sales Awards from the Manatee-Sarasota Building Industry Association.

Paired with the powerhouse Compass technology and service offering, including analytics software, staging & renovations, and a team of HQ marketing advisors, Dawn is equipped with top-of-the-line tools and services that facilitate a speedy hassle-free transaction. She utilizes Compass’s contemporary marketing tools and materials to generate more awareness, better price points, and faster transactions than ever before, with a single-platform interface that centralizes every aspect of the real estate journey.

In a market teeming with opportunity and excitement, Dawn is a familiar face to many and an active member of the Sarasota community. She is married to David Merrill, former mayor of Sarasota, and has three children. In her spare time, she creates fused glass art, enjoys reading and working in her rose garden (containing over 80 rose bushes).

Dawn Merrill’s Listings

1/58
Listed By CompassOpen: 4/27 12:00PM - 03:00PM

$1,695,000

Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
3
Square Feet
3,101
Acres
0.23
1/61
Listed By Compass

$1,099,000

Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Square Feet
2,451
Acres
0.22
a front view of a house with a yard and garage
front view of a house with a yard
an aerial view of residential houses with outdoor space and ocean view
a view of a house with backyard and sitting area
a front view of a house with garden
a view of a livingroom with furniture and a potted plant
an empty room with wooden floor and windows
a living room with furniture and kitchen view
a living room with couches chandelier and a dining table with wooden floor
a living room with couches chandelier chandelier and wooden floor
a living room with furniture or view and a chandelier
a kitchen with stainless steel appliances granite countertop a table chairs stove a sink and a refrigerator
a dining table with chairs and wooden floor
a kitchen with a stove a sink a dining table and chairs
a kitchen with granite countertop white cabinets and sink
a living room with couches a dining table and chairs with wooden floor
a dining room with furniture window wooden floor
a dining room with furniture a chandelier and wooden floor
a view of a backyard
a view of a backyard with a patio
a view of yard with patio
a living room with furniture and a floor to ceiling window
a living room with furniture a window and a dining table
a kitchen with stainless steel appliances granite countertop a stove a sink and a refrigerator
a bedroom with bed and window
a bathroom with a double vanity sink a mirror a bathtub and shower
a spacious bathroom with a double vanity sink large mirror a bathtub and window
a spacious bathroom with a double vanity sink mirror and bathtub
a view of an entryway with wooden floors
a living room with furniture and a wooden floor
a en suite bathroom with a double vanity sink double and mirror
a bathroom with double sink and a mirror
a white toilet sitting next to a bath tub
a bedroom with a bed and a chandelier
a bedroom with a bed and a ceiling fan
a view of an empty walk in closet
a bathroom with a granite countertop sink toilet and shower
an empty room with a window
a utility room with sink dryer and washer
an aerial view of a house with garden space and street view
a sign that is on the side of a building
a front view of a house with a yard
a view of yard with seating space
a view of a garden with a building in the background
a room with gym equipment and large mirror
an aerial view of a house
a view of a lake with a houses swimming pool and outdoor space
a view of a park
an aerial view of residential houses with outdoor space and street view
a view of swimming pool that has lawn chairs with plants
1/63
Listed By CompassPending

$1,095,000

Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
3
Square Feet
2,908
Acres
0.22
a view of a garden with a house
a front view of a house with a yard
a view of swimming pool with a patio
a living room with furniture a window and a chandelier
a living room with furniture and wooden floor
a living room with furniture a window and a table
a view of a dining room with furniture window and wooden floor
a view of a dining room with furniture window and wooden floor
a view of a dining room with furniture wooden floor and chandelier
a view of a dining room with furniture
a kitchen with stainless steel appliances granite countertop a sink refrigerator and microwave
a large kitchen with kitchen island a large counter top stainless steel appliances and a center island
a kitchen with stainless steel appliances granite countertop a stove refrigerator a dining table and chairs with wooden floor
a large white kitchen with stainless steel appliances granite countertop a stove and a sink
a kitchen with stainless steel appliances granite countertop a sink a counter space and a chandelier
a view of living room with kitchen island furniture and flat screen tv
a living room with furniture and a flat screen tv
a living room with furniture kitchen view and a chandelier
a view of a dining room with furniture wooden floor and chandelier
a view of a backyard
a view of a pathway with a yard
a view of a chairs and table in patio
a view of entryway with wooden floor
a living room with furniture and a flat screen tv
a bedroom with furniture and a large window
a living room with furniture and a large window
a bedroom with a bed and window
a bed room with a bed and a dresser
a large white bed in a white room
a spacious bathroom with a shower sink and mirror
a white bath tub sitting next to a bathroom
a en suite bathroom with a double vanity sink a mirror and a shower
a view of a livingroom with furniture and wooden floor
a bathroom with a toilet and a shower
a bedroom with a bed and a chandelier
a bedroom with a bed and a dresser
a bedroom with a bed a dresser and next to a window
a bedroom with a bed and dresser
a living room with a bed furniture and a window
a bathroom with a sink a toilet a mirror and bathtub
a bathroom with a sink and a vanity
a bathroom with a sink and a mirror
an aerial view of a house
a view of a lake with a yard
a house view with a garden space
a sign that is sitting in front of a house with a big yard
a row of palm trees and a swimming pool on the side of the road
a view of a tennis court
a view of a park
a front view of a house with garden
1/56
Listed By Compass

$855,000

Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
2.5
Square Feet
2,488
Acres
0.15
a front view of a house with a yard
a front view of a house with garden
an aerial view of a house with a yard
a living room with furniture and a window
a living room with furniture and a fireplace
a view of livingroom with furniture and window
a kitchen with stainless steel appliances kitchen island a refrigerator and a stove top oven
a kitchen with center island appliances wooden floor and a view of living room
a living room with furniture and a large window
a living room with furniture and a flat screen tv
a living room with furniture and a flat screen tv
a living room with furniture and a table
a living room with furniture and a flat screen tv
a kitchen with stainless steel appliances granite countertop a sink refrigerator and microwave
a kitchen with stainless steel appliances kitchen island granite countertop a refrigerator a stove white cabinets and couches with wooden floor
a kitchen with stainless steel appliances granite countertop a stove a sink a refrigerator a stove a dining table and chairs with wooden floor
a large kitchen with granite countertop lots of counter top space
a living room with furniture and a flat screen tv
a view of living room with granite countertop furniture and fireplace
a view of a dining room with furniture window and outside view
a living room with furniture a rug potted plant and a large window
a living room with patio furniture and a floor to ceiling window
a bedroom with a large bed and a flat screen tv
a bedroom with a bed and painting on the wall
a bedroom with a bed and a flat screen tv
a bathroom with a sink double vanity granite and a mirror
a spacious bathroom with a shower sink and mirror
a bathroom with a sink and a mirror
a bedroom with a bed and a lamp
a bedroom with a bed and a window
a bathroom with a toilet sink and shower
a living room with furniture and a window
a living room with furniture and a window
a utility room with dryer washer and empty racks
an aerial view of a house with a garden
view of city and ocean
an aerial view of a house
an aerial view of a house with garden space and street view
an aerial view of a house with a garden
an aerial view of multiple house
a sign that is on the side of a building
an aerial view of a house with a yard
an aerial view of a house with a yard
a view of a garden with a building in the background
an aerial view of residential houses with outdoor space and pool
a room with gym equipment and large mirror
a living room with lots of furniture and a large window
a view of a park
1/48
Listed By CompassPending

$399,950

Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Square Feet
1,436
Acres
0.13