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My wife and I were not from the area and there were times that we needed certain pictures from the condo that we were interested in. We would have had to drive almost three hours to take five minutes to take pictures. Paul did not hesitate to go to the condo and take the pictures and send them out to us within a couple days. Paul kept us informed on the process to buy and was very good explaining everything. If we had questions that he did not know the answer to, he would find them out and get back to us promptly. Paul gives you all the information you need to make a decision without pushing you for an answer. He let us make our decision on our own time and we really appreciated that.
With the help of Paul Merk, my wife and I purchased a condo. on Castle Rock lake in Aug. of 2012. We felt very comfortable working with Paul. His knowledge of the area and properties we looked at was impressive. We are very excited and pleased with our purchase on the lake. In the future we will be using Paul to sell our primary residence.
Mr. Merk worked very closely with me (seller) and a prospective buyer of a condo I had listed For Sale with him. With out his help, we would never have agreed on a price and completed the sale. ---larry