Certified Distressed Property Expert®, Seller Representation Specialist®, Seniors Real Estate Specialist®, Certified Investor Agent Specialist®
Languages: English, Spanish, Italian
Associates, Business Administration
"Merlin had been teaching out to us for the house listing for a couple of years. We were renting the house at the time, but earlier this year we decided to sell. We have Merlin a call because of the personal touch we felt like we were getting from him. Unlike other realtors, he sent us a video of why he should be the listing agent. From the time we first met him, we knew we could trust him. He gave us suggestions, but ultimately gave us the power to make the final decisions. We went with the recommendations he made and we got an offer on the first day. The offer was in the ball park, but he still helped us get up to the final number we wanted. He stepped up and did more than what we could have ever imagined. After the closing we went out to lunch and it felt like we were friends for a very long time. We are planning on reaching out to him when we buy our next house. He is THE guy to go to if you need an honest, friendly, and respectful realtor."
"Great person to work with. He know real estate very well and he know what sales. He also knew how to stage my home to sale. He keeps you updated on trends and makes sure your informed. "
"Merlin helped us when we thought there was no hope. My husband and I felt stuck in our home that we bought when we were young that needed a lot of work, and couldn't afford to keep up with. He helped us find a beautiful home in a nice neighborhood and sell our other home as a short sale. It was stressful, however Merlin was always helpful, patient and reassuring that everything would work out and it did! I recommend Merlin to my family, friends, and clients."
"Merlin was an instant fit for us when we decided to sell our home. He understood our eagerness to start a new chapter in our life and got us an offer in only a month. "
"I would highly recommend Merlin as he is 1st, one of the most honest people I have met. He was knowledgeable regarding available options in the selling of my home and he was very supportive of me decisions. My house was the one that sold on a street with 5 houses up for sale!!! "
As a resident of Berks County for over 20 years, Merlin has a vast knowledge of the area. In 2011, he became a Licensed Real Estate Agent and REALTOR®. In 2012, he received a prestigious designation, known as Certified Distressed Property Expert®. This qualified him to provide options for homeowners who are underwater, have defaulted on their mortgages, or are facing foreclosure.
Before becoming a Realtor® he worked in residential construction, built many custom homes, was a heavy equipment operator doing industrial demolition, worked in commercial construction management, and lastly, inspected houses as a Certified Residential Inspector (2010-2013). Merlin prides himself on personal development, extensive education, and volunteering in his community. This, in turn, keeps him informed, relevant, and professional. Here are a few of his involvements: Vice President of Par District 4 Diversity Committee Chairman ( 2019), Volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, on the board of directors of the Pennsylvania Association of Realtors®, Chairman for PA Young Professional Network Advisory Committee (2017), Vice-Chair for Diversity Committee (Pennsylvania Association of Realtors® 2018), on the Council of Residential Specialists and much more!
His philosophy is simple: Merlin's clients come first. He pledges to be in constant communication, keeping you fully informed throughout the entire buying or selling process. He believes that if you're not left with an amazing experience, he hasn't done his job. He doesn't measure success through achievements or awards, but through the satisfaction of you, his client.