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About Us

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Merrill & Associates™ Real Estate is a full service Luxury property brokerage.  We spend considerable resources and time ensuring our clients have the best most accurate listing information possible.  We pride ourselves in being able to provide our clients with the most relevant, accurate and timely listing information and web presence  possible.  In today's market the truly amazing properties and tremendous deals are had in days if not hours.  We are a full service brokerage here to cater to your needs.  We can arrange private confidential showings around your schedule and needs.  We can take you on private tours of the Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez areas to help educate you on our history, neighborhoods, culture and way of life.  We here at Merrill & Associates™ Real Estate take a much different personal approach to selling real estate.  We want satisfied clients for life.  We are willing to invest the time and resources we feel are necessary in order for you our clients to make the best and most comprehensive  financial and emotional decisions.  We cater to each client's needs personally and individually.  We make sure that you have the entire day or week not just a few hours of our time.  We make only one appointment a day with our clients and want to make sure that they have our full undivided attention.  We limit the clientele we work with and want to provide the absolute best customer service possible.  If you're looking for a franchise agent or broker to spend a couple of hours with you while being inundated with other calls, clients and distractions..... then that is certainly not us.  But if you're looking for a brokerage who pours its heart and soul into making sure you are getting the best service, price, and fiduciary representation possible, then you have certainly come to the right place.  Please give us a call and let us prove to you how our brokerage sets itself apart from all others.

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Unrivaled Broker Services

For our clients we strive for perfection in every aspect of our services.  We don't just give you the bare minimum.   We give you our complete attention and provide a team approach to satisfying your every real estate need.  We have teams of agents that collectively work to make sure your every need and fiduciary interests are well taken care of and represented.  We plan our day around you and your needs not our schedule.  We all work very hard to insure that you are armed with the most up to date and accurate information and technology to make the absolute best decisions possible.  We do not stack the house with clients or agents.  We are a very specialized brokerage who work 7 days a week for our clients.  We are YOUR team and you can always count on us to look out for you and you alone!  

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Full Time Marketing Support

We employ a full time professional Marketing Director and Social Networking coordinator with over 20 years of Sales and Marketing Experience to help our Agents and their Clients with the latest in "state of the art" Advertising, Internet exposure, Social Networking, and Web design.  For our Buyers our marketing director manages all of our multiple websites and online presence.  We provide our buyers with the absolute best portal and website of which to browse the latest listings and property information available.  We integrate multiple RETS IDX feeds and some proprietary technology to insure our clients are seeing the information and updates as quickly as possible.  I'm sure if you compare our website and services to other local brokers you will quickly learn how our business model is much different.

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Full Time Licensed TC

Our full time licensed Transaction Coordinator (TC) is here to serve our Agents and Clients.  By hiring a full time licensed coordinator, we manage to free up some of our Agents time to better serve you the client.  Our coordinator helps facilitate and manage the escrow process to make sure all disclosures are received, time lines are met, and your transaction progresses smoothly behind the scenes.

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Work Hard Play Hard

We have assembled a truly amazing team of agents to service our clients.  Not only are our agents and staff some of the hardest working individuals in the business, they are genuinely nice people.  We take every opportunity to socialize with our incredible agents and staff.  Our Open House Fund Raiser for "Toys for Tots" is spectacular each year as well as our Christmas Party and Family Day at the lake.  We truly enjoy the company of our agents and we would like to thank them for their support and friendship.