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Residential, Luxury Homes, New Constructions, First Time Buyers, Single Family Homes, Multi-Units, Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent


Loyola University of Chicago-Masters Social Justice and Community Development

St. Norbert College-Bachelor's degree Sociology

St. Viator-Bachelor's degree

Client Testimonials

"Jackie Merlo was a steadying and pleasant broker during our first home-buying process—which we decided to take on while planning a wedding just months away. Jackie set the tone that our ambitious goal was feasible and clearly laid out the steps and timeframe, and we eventually closed on our first home with our wedding just months away. We were so lucky to work with her." - Patrick E.

"Jackie just helped my fiancé and I secure our first home and I couldn't have imagined a smoother process! She coached us through all that goes into buying a home, and ensured that we were fully in the know throughout the entire process. Jackie went above and beyond taking the time to learn about what mattered most to my fiancé and I in our new home, and was incredibly knowledgeable in the markets we were looking in, to ensure our offer was competitive! I would highly recommend Jackie to anyone looking to buy or sell a home!"- Gina M.

"Jackie was a great help to us in buying our first home. She knew the area well and gave great advice to make sure we were buying a home at the right price and made sure we got what we needed in negotiations. She gave great references for other services we needed to involve along the way and made sure that everything went according to plan. Buying a home for the first time was a pretty daunting task, but Jackie helped us be prepared and feel comfortable with the process. We've already recommended her to other friends and would do it again in a heartbeat!" -Brian H

"Working with Jackie has been great! She is a very personable agent that helped us on a sale and a purchase. She helped us prepare our condo with knowledge of what buyers are looking for and we got multiple offers on our condo after just 2 days on the market. On the purchase side, Jackie was always there for inspections and walkthroughs and asked the questions that we didn’t think of but definitely helped us make an informed decision."- Lena S

"If you are looking for a home in Chicago, you have to contact Jackie. She will listen to your needs, understand your concerns, and help you weigh the "pros and cons" of each property fairly. Her knowledge of the city and the home buying process made everything so simple for us. We couldn't be more thrilled with the location and property we chose. Next time we are in the market, she will be our first call!" -Meghan C

About Jaclyn
A native of the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago, Jackie Etchingham Merlo is a Licensed Real Estate Broker working with Team Chicago77 at Compass. Her enthusiastic nature, patience, and deep-rooted knowledge of the Chicagoland area allow her to succeed in navigating clients through the intricate stages of buying and selling their homes.

Prior to her career in Real Estate, Jackie received her Master’s Degree in Community Development from Loyola University Chicago, a program in which she avidly learned—and discovered her passion—for the ins and outs of Chicago’s diverse neighborhoods.

Jackie prides herself on educating and advocating for her clients, making sure no questions are left unanswered, and their buying and selling experiences are above what they could have expected.

Jackie currently resides with her husband in Roscoe Village. In her free time, you can find her gardening, chasing after her energetic dog, or fixing up her newly purchased lakehouse in Wisconsin.

Jaclyn Merlo’s Listings

Listed By Compass
2 BD
2.5 BA
Listed By Compass
3 BD
2 BA