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Kate Merrell

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  • 97102
  • 97110

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Agent

13 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Broker (9 years experience)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Consulting,
Staging

Ratings & Reviews

Kate is very professional, personable and easy to work with. Having lived in the area for many years she has extensive knowledge of the market and is well connected in the community. Being out of state buyers Kate went above and beyond the call of duty to handle many of the details we we would have otherwise had to deal with. We would highly recommend Kate.

  

08/08/2015 - Dave Van Buskirk
Bought a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $1.175M in Arch Cape, OR.

Kate is very professional, personable and easy to work with. Having lived in the area for many years she has extensive knowledge of the market and is well connected in the community. Being out of state buyers Kate went above and beyond the call of duty to handle many of the details we we would have otherwise had to deal with. We would highly recommend Kate.

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05/05/2015 - Andrew Crosby
Bought a home in 2015 in Manzanita, OR.

As a developer, real estate investor, and homeowner, I have had the opportunity to work with several truly excellent realtors; ones who know how to lead a transaction and add value throughout the process, while also being fun to work with. Among this elite group, Kate is the very best. She recently helped us navigate a fairly complex purchase of an outstanding home in Manzanita, OR after having brought the home to our attention when it first hit the market. Being somewhat unfamiliar with property values in this community, Kate's high degree of local knowledge allowed us to make sound decisions within the tight time frames of very hot seller's market. Once the property was under contract, she really went to work for us following through with inspection items, complex title issues, and even the sale of furnishings outside of escrow. She was a great team member and a joy to work with - we couldn't have done it without her. The home is fabulous, exactly what we have been looking for over the past several years. Whereas many realtors might have lost interest during our slow and picky search process, Kate was always very patient and thorough, constantly on the lookout for a great property. What more can I say? She is a real pro and knows the coast market better than anyone I know. I couldn't possibly recommend anyone more highly.

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01/06/2015 - pilgrimgal
Bought a home in 2014 in Arch Cape, OR 97102.

Kate Merrell helped me negotiate a very stressful real estate transaction! She was very calm and very knowledgeable of the area! I was so impressed with her professionalism and responsiveness! I worked in a real estate office for 5 years and she was the best realtor I've seen. Everything proceeded smoothly throughout and even closed early! She helped me with inspections and multiple bids and so many details while I was 400 miles away! Even after the house closed she has continued to help me with information about my new dream house! I feel very confident recommending her to represent anyone as a buyer or seller.

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12/04/2014 - Vtsponsler
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $400K in Manzanita, OR.

As a full time resident at the coast Kate is knowledgable about market conditions and issues unique to costal property. She helped us arrive at a realistic sale price based on current market trends. Her energy, enthusiasm and humor made the whole process as stress free as possible. Kate went out of her way to help with details that were difficult for us to handle living out of town. Highly recommend her to anyone buying or selling second home property at the coast.

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12/03/2014 - Jspowell5
Other service. Cannon Beach, OR

Where to start? While we have had other realtors helping us throughout the yearsi in Portland and Seattle, Kate is definitely a standout. Her knowledge of the area, her willingness to climb under a house to check conditions along with her sense of humor makes time with her delightful . We are looking forward to the sale of our home in the spring and her wise help in purchasing our next property on the coast. If you select Kate as your realtor, you won't be dissapointed. It is truly a pleasure writing this review.

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06/13/2014 - mori_irvine
Sold a home in 2014 in Manzanita, OR.

Kate is fantastic. The combination of real estate acumen and personality is impossible to beat. We have used her for both the purchase of a home as well as the sale of one. She was there every step of the way making things work. She kept me sane throughout the entire process. I could not recommend her highly enough.

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10/18/2013 - mcbrundage
Bought a home in 2013 in Nehalem, OR 97130.

Kate was wonderful to work with and helped me with my recent purchase. She is very detailed and data driven to help with research and what to expect. Her follow through was great.

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06/03/2013 - user1750706
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $325K in Manzanita, OR.

Kate was simply awesome to work with. When initially looking at properties, she was helpful, knowledgeable of the local area, very effective at helping me clarify my personal needs and preferences, very willing to work on my schedule, and managed just the right balance between helping me notice the strengths and weaknesses of each property while making ample space for me to come to my own opinions.

At the negotiation stage, she gave me helpful recommendations when I asked for them, worked effectively with the broker representing the other party, and was proactive and timely as we moved through the steps to close the sale.

Throughout, she maintained effective communication, was available for questions "big and small," and an absolute delight to work with.

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06/01/2013 - user7273966
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $350K in Cannon Beach, OR.

We walked into the Windermere office and met Kate since she had the duty that weekend. We gave her some background on what we were looking for and she set up a tour for the next day. Kate showed us a range of homes so that we got a good feel for what was available at different price points. Once we decided to make an offer, Kate helped us through each step of the process. It was a pleasure working with Kate - she made it very easy and made sure we were comfortable with each decision.

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05/29/2013 - user24813508
Bought a home in 2013 in Tolovana Park, OR 97110.

Kate did a terrific job in helping us to find a house and navigating through the purchase process. She was thoughtful, responsive, thorough, caring and a pleasure to work with. She knows her business, knows the market, and knows how to manage people and circumstances with good judgment and practicality.

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