About Joe

Joe and Mary Merkert have lived in Menlo Park for over 45 years and bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to their profession as realtors. Their work is built on a foundation of strong ties to the Menlo Park community, great understanding of the neighborhoods that make up the town and a broad network of personal and professional relationships throughout the area.

Prior to her career as a realtor, Mary was involved in the local school communities as both a parent and an educator. Having raised three children in Menlo Park schools, she is well-acquainted with the pursuit of academic excellence so important to families moving to this area. Mary also spent many years working as a teacher and educational administrator at St. Raymond School in Menlo Park and St. Nicholas School in Los Altos Hills. Her desire to help families find the right school for their children inspired her interest in a real estate career.

Joe was born and educated in New York. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Manhattan College in New York City and a Master’s degree in chemistry from Penn State University. He began his business career at Celanese Plastics Corporation, then moved to Raychem Corporation and was transferred to their home office in the Bay area. He and Mary settled in Menlo Park, where they’ve lived ever since, working, raising their family and investing in properties on the side. Following Joe’s successful 32-year stint as a sales and marketing executive with Raychem, he shifted his attention to a full time career in real estate. Since then, he’s enjoyed great success as one of Menlo Park’s top performing agents.

The couple’s knowledge of the local real estate market, wide ranging relationships and strong negotiating skills prepare them to provide exceptional service to their clients. They firmly believe that choosing the right home for one’s family is among the most important of life’s decisions, and they are committed to providing professional, thorough and advanced service to facilitate their clients’ home ownership.They have sold over 100 homes in Menlo Park and the surrounding area. They are dedicated to fulfilling their customers’ needs in the most personalized and attentive way possible.

Mary and Joe belong to a distinguished group of real estate professionals affiliated with Compass, a sophisticated and technologically advanced marketing firm specializing in distinctive properties and estates. Supported by the abundant resources that Compass has to offer, Mary and Joe welcome the opportunity to assist you with any of your real estate needs.

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