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Matt Merrill

REALTOR® | DRE# 02126877

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Resort & Second-Home Property Specialist (RSPS)
Seniors Real Estate Specialist® (SRES®)


John F. Kennedy University
Associate Degree - General Studies and Business


UStrive Online Student Mentoring

Client Testimonials

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"We are so fortunate to have been referred to Matt when we decided to begin a home search in the Palm Springs area. From the beginning we felt like Matt was a friend helping a friend - he only wanted the best experience for us. He listened to our input and understood our motivations and needs right away. We were also lucky to find a great home match very quickly, but Matt made sure no stone was unturned to be sure our first instincts were the right direction to head in. We were suddenly in a very competitive bid situation and with coaching and backing from Matt, we submitted the best offer package - not just the highest price - and that got the deal done fast. Escrow and closing were virtually stress free thanks to Matt's guidance, with constant communication and his grasp of every detail and nuance. Matt always made time for us and handled every question quickly. Only about 5 weeks from our first tour we are already in the home - and couldn't be happier with our choice and with Matt, our realtor and new friend. Thank you Matt and Compass!!" --Ken N.

"Matt was the perfect fit for our family! He helped us sell our condo quickly, with professionalism and class. Anytime we needed something, Matt was generous with his time. He certainly went above and beyond to make our sale smooth and seamless. I highly recommend Matt!" --Lisa B.

"My family and I are very thankful to Matt Merrill. Matt was truly instrumental in our one year journey to find a home. His promptness, knowledge of the market, strategic mindset, kindness, professionalism, and good energy made a potentially chaotic purchase process simple. Highly recommend Matt for your next purchase." --Socorro Dominguez

"Matt listed my condominium and it sold days later for full price, a price at which he encouraged me to list. Since I was still living there, he was very respectful when showing it and scheduling the open house. Matt is thorough and detail oriented, with excellent knowledge of the real estate market. I would use him again without any hesitation." -David H. Campbell

"Matt set me up with a Compass feed that presented both homes for sale and rental properties. He was quick to understand my requirements for a living space and tweaked the feed to focus on just what I wanted in a residence. Eventually, Matt found a rental that had most of what I wanted, and it turned out to be the perfect space for me and my Shih Tzu, Charlie! I picked a world class agency, with Matt as my point person to help me achieve my goal in moving back to California!" -Rob Elinson

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About Matt
Integrity, Quality & Service

When it comes to Southern California area real estate, you can place your trust in Matt. Serving the San Diego and Coachella Valley/Palm Springs markets, Matt helps match the right people with the right properties. As a Resort & Second-Home Specialist, Matt offers an unparalleled level of client care and service at Jeff Davidson Group | COMPASS. As a Seniors Real Estate Specialist®, Matt is uniquely qualified to assist with the real estate needs of the 50+ community.

Before selling real estate, Matt's professional background included 15+ years of administrative management in both corporate and nonprofit realms. Matt has extensive experience working with teams and excels in environments where critical thinking and leadership skills are necessary.

As a Pacific Northwest native, Matt purchased his first home in Port Ludlow, a small seaside community on Washington's Olympic Peninsula. He relocated to Southern California in 2015 and divides his time between San Diego's Hillcrest neighborhood and Palm Springs with his spouse of 32 years.

Matt enjoys the thrill of travel, exploring urban architecture, cooking for a crowd, and creative writing.
In 2022, he completed the Camino de Santiago, a 150-mile pilgrimage from Porto, Portugal to Santiago, Spain.

Services Include:

Real Estate Consultations

Comparative Market Analysis (to sellers)

Professional Home Showings (buyers and sellers)

Other professional services as requested by clients, including: 

Compass Concierge
Compass Bridge Loan Services

Virtual staging service
Vendor sourcing