Merry Ann was great to work with! Throughout the entire selling and buying process, she was always available via phone and text if we had questions, and always provided us with updates on the process as she received them. Merry Ann was highly knowledgeable in recommending local vendors to assist us with the home repairs we needed prior to listing our home. She staged our home beautifully and our home sold within 1 day! We would highly recommend Merry Ann if you are buying or selling a home!
Brooke & Alex Brees, Holly Springs NC/Holly Springs NC, GOOGLE (Seller, Buyer)
Years ago, Merry Ann helped us find short term housing when we were planning our move to North Carolina, and then helped us find the home we purchased. When we recently decided to sell our home, we contacted Merry Ann again. The process of selling and purchasing a home can be challenging, to say the least. Merry Ann was nothing short of absolutely wonderful in every aspect. She was patient, professional and efficient, yet warm and friendly. She answered our questions and never rushed us through discussions. We were tactfully given suggestions for how we could prepare our home to show and given contact information for handymen and other related services. In addition, she offered her own services to help with staging and even loaned us artwork to use for showing our home. She was a strong advocate for us with regard to showing our home, working with realtors of potential buyers and with legal aspects. In the process of searching for a home, she worked tirelessly to arrange countless appointments for viewing homes, collecting additional details, and offering insights when we asked for her opinions. During stressful moments, she was incredibly supportive and encouraging. She truly made a sometimes-difficult process so much easier. Merry Ann worked hard for us and with us, to sell our home and to help us find and purchase a new home. She was knowledgeable, capable, patient and helpful with every single step of the process. My husband and I will, without hesitation, contact her when we plan our next move.
Kathleen & Kirk Wayland, Fuquay Varina NC/Fuquay Varina NC, YELP (Seller, Buyer, Buyer)
Merry Ann was amazing. She led me through the process seamlessly which being new to the state was a little different from the state I previously lived in. If you are looking for a true professional, I would highly recommend Merry Ann
Lesley Casey, W Virginia/Apex NC, GOOGLE (Buyer)
I was in need of finding a new home in a new area in a very short period of time. Merry Ann quickly took my requests, filtered listings for my review before even arriving making the house hunting trip efficient and productive. Once an offer was made, Merry Ann ensured everything went smoothly and on time. She is very knowledgeable about the area so anyone relocating to the area should definitely contact her.
Amy Culbreth, Charlotte NC/Holly Springs NC, GOOGLE (Buyer)
Buying a home can be stressful. Buying a home in a city that you’ve never been to and know nothing about is even more stressful. Luckily, Merry Ann Cutler was able to make the home buying experience not only stress free, but actually fun and enjoyable. She took the time to explain in detail the pros and cons of each area. Merry Ann was not interested in selling just any home, but a home that would address all of the wish list items – right down to the minute details of each. She brought to attention each and every characteristic of every home, whether it be a positive or a negative. From the first outing, Merry Ann instilled the confidence that ultimately led to the selection of a beautiful home. She directed how the offer should made and made the prediction that the offer would be accepted. And it was. Merry Ann is now providing step by step instructions that will continue right through the closing. Do yourself a favor. Get in touch with Merry Ann.
Elaine Evans & Peter, Boston MA/Durham NC, GOOGLE & YELP (Buyer)
Merry Ann’s knowledge of the area is excellent. She was very timely in following up on all our questions and was fantastic is guiding us through the home buying process. Thanks, Merry Ann!
Angela Walker, Cary NC/Cary NC GOOGLE (Buyer)
We were so fortunate to have Merry Ann as our realtor during our recent home purchase! We had some hurdles to overcome, and Merry Ann was a great resource - responsive, attentive to details and most importantly, a genuinely nice person with strong ethics. I can't imagine navigating the process without her knowledge, support and wisdom. Thank you, Merry Ann
Martha Collins, Apex NC/Apex NC, GOOGLE (Buyer)
MerryAnn is the best!!! Always a pleasure working with her. We worked with her with both buying and selling! She is very professional and very knowledgeable! 100% recommended! She helped me and my wife move twice now. She is efficient and quick and will use text and email as needed. I can recommend her wholeheartedly to anyone looking for a local expert realtor.
Henry & Angie Eng, Cary NC/Cary, YELP (Seller, Buyer, Buyer)
Thank you, Merry Ann for helping us again with the sale of our home in Archer Lodge. This was the 2nd time we have worked with Merry Ann and would highly recommend working with her both buying and selling. She is very professional, organized and attentive to detail. Our homes sold in a matter of days and that made this entire process easy for us.
We’ve sold and purchased several homes previously and we consider Merry Ann the gold standard all other agents should be measured against.
Greg Gittins, Cary NC/Wilmington NC, GOOGLE (Seller)
Merry Ann Cutler is a true asset. She has great experience and knowledge of real estate and the housing market. What is more important is she takes the time to find out what is right for her clients and their particular needs. She has helped me buy a house and helped me other real estate needs such as finding a mortgage lender or a contractor for repairs. She is truly a wonderful person to assist you with your real estate needs.
Jeffrey Hall, Raleigh NC/Raleigh NC, YELP
(Buyer, Buyer, Buyer, Buyer, Buyer, Buyer, Buyer, Buyer, Buyer, Buyer)
Merry Ann is an exceptional realtor! She helped me to purchase my first home and I couldn’t have asked for a more knowledgeable, patient, supportive and accessible realtor. She was a wonderful advocate throughout the entire process and helped me to find my dream home at a great price. She has extensive experience and knowledge of the real estate industry as a whole and in the Triangle area. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell their home!
Erica Sparacino, Raleigh NC/Raleigh NC, Google (Buyer)
Merry Ann was expert in every aspect of our recent home purchase. She carefully selected the houses that we would view and set up a schedule that was efficient. She is very knowledgeable of the area and real estate, and she has a terrific resource list of people who can help with any repairs that are needed. We thoroughly enjoyed the process, and she’s a lot of fun to be with. I would highly recommend her!
Katie Armstrong & Stephen Schworer, Boston MA/Cary NC Google (Buyer)Merry Ann is truly one of the best real estate agents I’ve ever worked with. She takes time and does an excellent job no matter what you’re looking for in a home. She was there for me every step of the way. Making buying and selling of my homes as easy as possible. Would recommend Merry Ann to anyone buying or selling real estate.
Doreen Bold, Fuquay Varina NC/California, Zillow (Buyer, Seller, Buyer, Seller)
As first time home buyers, it was such a relief to have someone as knowledgeable and experienced as Merry Ann helping us! We couldn't have asked for a better real estate agent.
Jennifer & Jared Crawford, San Jose CA/Apex NC, YELP (Buyer)
I needed to move from FL to NC. The only person I knew in NC was my dad. I found MerryAnn via the 55+ homes websites.
I was working and had limited time. MerryAnn knew what I was looking for and had scheduled lots to see. I almost offered on 1 place and changed my mind. She was good with that. I really liked another location but then decided I should build. She was good with that. I needed my dad to come, she picked him up and/or dropped him off.
When the decision was finally made, I couldn’t be there for certain phases and MerryAnn went for me. You have no idea how much peace of mind I had knowing that MerryAnn had my back. She also handed me a list of the various companies in my new location with contact numbers and when to set things up. She literally helped me through the entire process from A to Z.
My final thoughts are: MerryAnn doesn’t shy from speaking her mind and I like that, she’s very good at what she does, she’s honest and puts her clients first.
She stays in touch to this day. Oh, and she sends a really cool housewarming gift too. ??
Michele Salmon, St Petersburg FL/Durham NC, Google (Buyer)
My wife and I were interested in purchasing a home in the Research Triangle Park region of North Carolina but had limited knowledge of the area. We linked up with Merry Ann and she provided the best guidance we could have hoped for. She is an expert in real estate as well as the surrounding area. There were numerous times during the house buying process where her experienced insight was essential. She was superb. We are so grateful to have found her. Thanks again Merry Ann!
Travis Good & Jennifer Harwood, Austria/Cary NC, Google (Buyer)
Merry Ann is the best! We're first time home buyers and new to the area. She helped us navigate all the complexities of home buying. When we found a house we loved, she dropped what she was doing on a holiday weekend and helped us put in an offer- an offer which was accepted! She also had tons of great recommendations as far as lenders, contractors, that sort of thing. She was super helpful and super knowledgeable from start to finish. We would not hesitate to use her services again!
Abby & Michael Sumner, Cupertino CA/Cary NC, YELP (Buyer, Buyer)
Merry Ann assisted me in my selection and purchase of my home in Cary. When I was getting frustrated with the process she persevered and helped me to a successful conclusion. She has stayed connected over the seven years that I lived there and was instrumental in the sale of my home last month preparing me for my move back to Illinois.
If you are looking for an agent that is knowledgeable and caring I recommend Merry Ann Cutler.
Veda Baldwin, Chicago IL/Cary NC, Google (Buyer, Seller)
As a first time home owner again, Merry Ann was fantastic! I would highly recommend using her as your realtor.
Her experience, patience, and knowledge shows and how she looks out for her client's best interest. I prefer texting to communicate and that was the best method for both of us to have real-time information on homes and apps she provided. She has vendors that made the buying process very easy such as Jim Moore with guaranteed rate. She effortlessly coordinated all the activities needed to help me close in the timeframe needed.
I would recommend her to anyone looking to purchase or sell a home. As a long time yelper, I never thought I could find the best realtor match right here on yelp!
Rebecca Patterson, Morrisville NC/Holly Springs NC, YELP (Buyer)
We are so grateful we found Merry Ann! In a matter of weeks, we needed to relocate from Wisconsin to North Carolina fast!
After a week, a so of talking on the phone and corresponding via email we were on track and ready to look at houses as soon as arrived. After a very stressful move Merry Ann was able to help find the perfect home. After looking at over 30 house in just
a week or so with her knowledge and understanding of the area we made the right choice with Merry Ann. We wound up in a house with a big yard, nice country setting and great school district.
I would recommend her 100%! She was considerate of our needs, fought for us on wants in the home and had great resources for home insurance, appliances and loan info. If you are relocating to NC pick Merry Ann as your realtor! You will not be disappointed!
Ryan & Lisa, Wisconsin/Clayton NC, YELP (Buyer)
While considering to re-locate to North Carolina in 2015, my husband and I started working with Merry Ann. She showed us several communities in western and southern Wake County.
After understanding our wants and needs, Merry Ann was able to find us a new and beautiful neighborhood with a brand new house and floor plan that was perfect for us. With a new construction home, she was able to bring a level of expertise to our consultation with the builder’s representative.
We highly recommend Merry Ann with her years of experience, warm personality and patience. We truly felt she was our advocate throughout a process that could have become very stressful. We've been in our new home for a few months now and we couldn't be happier!! Thanks, Merry Ann!!!
Carole & Ken K, Ramesy NJ/Fuquay Varina NC, YELP (Buyer)
Merry Ann is fantastic. Before meeting Merry Ann, my husband and I had a terrible experience with a local realtor. Merry Ann was the complete opposite. She listened to what we wanted and didn't waste our time. She worked around our schedules and
even made arrangements to show us a house, last minute, despite her own illness. She is very knowledgeable about the area and she even brought up things I would never have thought about.
After we found the perfect house, she even accompanied us to the meeting with the builder to help us pick out what we wanted. I am so glad she was involved in our home building / buying process.
Anytime somebody I know says they need a realtor, I give them Merry Ann's contact information.
Kimberly & David Burrows, Roanoke VA/Holly Springs NC, LinkedIn (Buyer)
Merry Ann helped me purchase a townhome in West Raleigh. She is very knowledgeable about the Raleigh-Cary area and has extensive experience in the real estate market.
She was very helpful throughout the home purchase process and was always there when I needed her. I would highly recommend her to any prospective home buyers.
Zeynep Dayar, Raleigh NC/Raleigh NC, Zillow (Seller, Buyer)
Merry Ann made the selling process super easy. She staged the home, took amazing photos, and had the place under contract in 3 weeks, meanwhile she kept me updated every time someone visited the house.
When things got stressful (at beginning when there are a million-paperwork to fill out and documents to prepare, or at the end after the inspection report came back), she was there for me every step of the way. She brought 20+ years of expertise to the table and it shows. Can't imagine going with someone else who had less experience.
Nancy Jin, Raleigh NC/Raleigh NC, Zillow (Seller, Buyer)
Merry Ann Cutler...simply THE BEST!!!
Merry Ann Cutler....what can I say...she is AMAZING! We moved to NC from Ohio and virtually knew nothing about the area. She guided us every step of the way. Look no further if you are considering her!
My fiancé and I relocated from Ohio to NC. We were so overwhelmed with moving not to mention moving to another state in an area that we had very little knowledge of.
Merry Ann spent many long days with us, trying to find just the right property. MA was always there to answer all our texts, phone calls and emails. She is very prompt. Her knowledge on the different areas and all the NC rules and regulations is unmatched.
If you are thinking of signing with her, JUST DO IT! You will not be disappointed.
Cindy & Scott G, Mentor on the Lake OH/Benson NC, YELP & Google (Buyer)
We recently moved to the Raleigh area from Chicagoland. We found Merry Ann through Yelp reviews and she lived up to all her positive reviews.
The rapid sale of our Chicago home required us to find, negotiate and close on a property in 3 weeks. Due to Merry Ann's skill, we could make this happen. She managed all the details on this end while we packed and closed on the other end. Her always prompt responses, attention to detail, in depth knowledge of the area and the real estate industry were invaluable in our successful relaxation.
Rudi & Brigitte Schauer, Chicago IL/Clayton NC, Zillow & YELP (Buyer)
Merry Ann is the ultimate Real Estate professional. Being new to the area, Merry Ann took her time to acclimate us to the Raleigh area and spent the time to understand exactly what my wife and I were looking for.
Then we let her go and WOW, she had us all over the place looking at properties that exactly matched our criteria. If you are looking for a RE person that works HARD, this is your RE Pro.
Jim & Ann Pullano, Chicago IL/ Cary NC, LinkedIn (Buyer)
My husband and I were looking for a town house to use as a second home and feel very lucky to have found Merry Ann Cutler. I gave Merry Ann my wish list and, after the first day of looking, I felt she knew exactly what we wanted and what we didn't want. I felt very comfortable asking her over the phone if a particular house was one, we should look at and if she wasn't sure, she found out before we made the trip to see it.
She always answered phone calls, texts and emails the same day - even if it meant working late into the night. Merry Ann is a very experienced real estate agent and we valued her advice. She pointed out things we didn't think to look at but never tried to push us in either direction. Merry Ann gave us full service from our search through negotiations and closing, setting up inspections, giving us necessary phone numbers for utilities and recommending people for renovations and repairs.
We will definitely work with Merry Ann again on any future real estate dealings in the Raleigh area.
Carol & Ben Byrnside, Holden Beach NC/ Cary NC, Zillow (Buyer)
We had multiple issues and a contract termination during our home buying experience. Without Merry Ann I don't think it would have been possible for us to finally reach closing. Merry Anne was on top of all issues and was very helpful. Will use her again and recommend to friends!
Brian & Jennifer Hicks, Chicago IL/ Cary NC, Zillow (Buyer)
Merry Ann is dedicated to finding the right home for buyers and will not just sell you a home to make a sale. She wants you in the right home. We worked over the course of 7 months to first find our home, close, then sell our home ...and not once did I ever reach out to her and not get an instant response nor feel like I was ever a bother. I would not hesitate to recommend
Merry Ann to you. Her experience and contacts in this community are invaluable. She's seen it all when it comes to selling & buying homes in the triangle and you'll quickly appreciate her honesty and attention to detail.
Brian & Heather Reheder, Raleigh NC/Wake Forest NC, Zillow (Seller, Buyer)
I have worked with Merry Ann for more than five years. In that time, she has always represented her clients diligently, demonstrating concern for their best interests. She is extremely knowledgeable in the Real Estate field and has always represented herself with a high degree of professionalism.
I can, without reservation, recommend Merry Ann to you for all of your real estate needs.
Jonathan Richardson, Richardson Law Firm, Cary NC, LinkedIn (Attorney)
Merry Ann helped us understand the true nature of the property that we were interested in, and through here guidance negotiated a contract on quite favorable terms. Once in place, the contract closed without a hitch. All in all, it was as pleasant a real estate transaction as we have experienced.
Burt & Karen Sage, Gainesville FL/Raleigh NC, Zillow (Buyer)
Merry Ann is THE BEST realtor for someone looking to sell their home quickly. Merry Ann knows how to stage your home to make your house look its best and how to give you the "real deal" with other homes. Merry Ann is down to earth and realistic while keeping your bottom line in mind.
Heather Johnson, Cary NC/Cary NC, LinkedIn (Buyer, Seller, Buyer, Seller, Buyer)
By chance, I got connected with Merry Ann when I moved to North Carolina from Colorado. Incredibly FORTUNATE chance I must say! I've been a mortgage lender since 1994 and I've worked with my share of good and bad realtors and Merry Ann is far above the good ones - she's fantastic! Her communication and attention to detail was superb and she focused right in on our home buying needs. Merry Ann is our 'go to' Realtor in the NC Triangle area!!
Scott Seaman, Colorado Springs CO/Apex NC, LinkedIn (Buyer, Buyer)
Merry Ann is great. She helped my wife move and me from New York to Cary in a limited time frame. She is efficient and quick. I can recommend her wholeheartedly to anyone looking to relocate from out of state and is short on time.
Angie & Henry, New York NY/Cary NC, YELP (Buyer, Buyer, Seller)
We were lucky to work with Merry Ann when we relocated to Holly Springs from out of state. She helped us find a great home (in 2 days) that fit all of our criteria. She is just as helpful and responsive today as she was when we first met!
Her knowledge of the NC buying process, relationships with sales managers/builders, work ethic, local knowledge, and network of local suppliers sets her apart. I would gladly recommend Merry Ann for all of your real estate needs!
Haig & Diane Soghigian, Boston MA/Holly Springs NC, LinkedIn (Buyer)
Merry Ann was a pleasure to work with in my home buying process. As a first-time home buyer, I greatly appreciated her years of knowledge and experience that she showed throughout our work together. We found the home of our dreams and could close on time and with a great lender, which she recommended and beat out all the competition. She is a one stop shop real estate agent who knows her stuff and will make sure everything is done correctly and in your best interest. She truly cares for her clients and is available 24/7 during your purchasing process and even after its over for any questions you may have.
Thank you, Merry Ann for your exceptional service and hard work. I will be using you for any future real estate needs and intend to recommend you to all my family and friends.
Wesley Clontz, Raleigh NC/Holly Springs NC (Buyer)
Merry Ann is a perfect blend of a professional and personable agent. I relocated to NC with little knowledge of the market, neighborhoods, school districts and traffic patterns. Merry Ann took the time to not only find me my dream home (in one weekend), but also connect me with everything from restaurants, beauty salons, shopping areas, and local business experts.
She goes out of her way to make you feel important, by getting to know you personally; understanding what is important to you. Additionally, when I was selling my home, Merry Ann was there walking me through every step-in terms of staging, listing, viewings, and negotiating the sale. She sets high expectations of herself and her relationships and is a true professional in her field.
I would highly recommend Merry Ann for your real estate needs. You will not regret it!
Jennifer McClenathan, Holly Springs NC/New Jersey (Buyer, Seller)
Merry Ann is the best agent anyone could ask or dream of ever having! She went out of her way to make sure I understood the process for selling my home.
During the sell, there was a huge bump in the road that I had not expected, Merry Ann remained positive and offered encouragement to me. It did not matter...early in the morning or late at night, Merry Ann was always available to address any questions I had.
I've sold many homes and this experience has been the best I have every had!
If you're looking for an honesty, knowledgeable and client focus agent, Merry Ann is the best choice.
Stephanie Waters, Holly Springs NC/Fuquay Varina NC, YELP (Seller)
Merry Ann came to my studio for business head shots and I finally got to meet the woman that I had been hearing about for years. She is recommended often by my brother Bill Baragona, who is a very successful and well known mortgage loan originator. Merry Ann was just as wonderful as I was told she would be. I am so pleased to have been able to work with her and I know from Bill and from my experience with her that anyone would be lucky to have her working in their corner
Michelle Baragona-Prince, Holly Springs NC, LinkedIn
Merry Ann exceeded all our expectations as a Realtor and was a true gem to find. As a first-time home buyer we knew we had questions, but not sure if we had all of them. Merry Ann was informative, patient, and best of all knowledgeable. She answered all our questions as well as giving us information we didn't know we needed.
Once we found our home, she knew the moment we knew it was the one we had been looking for. She answered our questions every step of the way and advised us when we needed it and she truly means it when she says "call anytime" as she works tirelessly with you and for you. She made what could have been a confusing and daunting process much more manageable and easier to understand.
We know that if it hadn't been for her, we wouldn't have gotten this house. Our new home is perfect for us and she continues to be available for advice and answer questions.
Merry Ann is a true professional and a joy to work with. We would recommend her to anyone who needs a Realtor.
Michele & Doug Pavone, San Francisco CA/Cary NC (Buyer)
I am writing to let you know how wonderful it was to have Real Estate Agent Merry Ann Cutler as my agent in selling my home. Merry Ann was highly recommended to me by a friend of mine.
Thanks to Merry Ann’s experience and marketing skills, my home sold quickly and for more than the listing price. She is very professional and always kept me up to date on everything.
I really cannot say enough good things about my experience working with Merry Ann. She really does an outstanding job of representing your company.
Jo Bobbitt, Garner NC/Charlotte NC (Seller)
High Praise for Merry Ann Cutler!
In the process of interviewing prospective Buyer's Agents in the Raleigh/ Cary area, I spoke at length with Merry Ann Cutler. Her credentials are impressive, and she patiently responded to a lengthy list of questions. More significant were the integrity and professionalism of her responses. My husband and I hired her immediately and she exceeded all expectations. Never have I dealt with anyone so responsive, all during an exceptionally busy time for Merry Ann. We were under contract in less than one week from the day we met and looked at properties with her. Throughout due diligence and closing she remained exceptionally efficient and responsive. Our new home is perfect for us and we continue to seek Merry Ann's advice. Her advice and suggestions are timely, and we have been pleased with every one of them. Merry Ann has extensive knowledge of the Cary/Raleigh area, and she is the epitome of professionalism topped with the most pleasant personality! Buyer or seller I recommend her as your agent.
Joyce & Woody Fulton, Southport NC/Cary NC (Buyer)
For those of you who are wondering if you should get a buyer’s agent when looking for a new home, you absolutely should, and if you decide that you’re ready to get serious about looking for a new home, the agent you should use is Merry Ann Cutler.
I had spent months browsing websites like Zillow and Trulia looking for the right home, and while I had an idea of what I was looking for, I was way in over my head. After months of looking, I decided to look for a buyer’s agent. It seemed as though every friend and coworker had someone, they wanted to refer to me, but as I learned more about these agents, I learned how inexperienced they were or that they did real estate as a side hustle. I quickly figured out that I wanted someone experienced who knew the area well and what to look out for specifically because I didn’t. I wanted someone who could hold my hand through the whole process. Eventually I found Merry Ann and I knew almost immediately that she was the right fit for me.
Although I had spent almost six months looking for homes online, after only a month and a half working with Merry Ann I found the home for me. Surprisingly, the townhome I ended up purchasing wasn’t even listed on the sites I had been using to browse homes. Had I not worked with Merry Ann, I wouldn’t have found my home. The first time I walked in I knew it was the one, but crazily enough I think Merry Ann knew it even before I did. She made it her mission to learn what was important to me and because she did, I found the right home for me in no time.
Most agents have access to an MLS system and can help you browse homes. I knew this going into the whole process. But Merry Ann has experience and the deeper I dived into the home buying process, the happier I was with my decision to have Merry Ann represent me. She is an experienced negotiator, was well versed in all of the testing I would need to do for the home before I signed, all the common problems to look out for… everything that would have been a nightmare to figure out on my own or with an inexperienced agent. As I said earlier, I really needed my hand held through this whole process, and she was there to help me out every step of the way I purchased my home three months ago, and I am so glad that I did. It’s perfect for me. Some of you reading this are probably first time homebuyers. Others have probably done this a few times.
Regardless, if you’re looking for a home in the Raleigh-Durham area, you owe it to yourself to at least meet with Merry Ann Cutler once to see what an experienced agent can do for you. I’m thankful I did. "
Grady Slane, Morrisville NC/Raleigh NC, LinkedIn (Buyer & Buyer)
I hate all forms of shopping, but I really enjoyed working with Merry Ann. As a middle-aged, first-time home buyer and an educator, I appreciated her ability to anticipate my questions and explain concepts that were foreign to me. Very customer focused, Merry Ann made shopping for a townhouse a pleasant experience. She was always responsive on email and by
phone, and my personalized web page--created by Merry Ann--was very helpful in identifying possible homes. She was a strong advocate in negotiations, which, again, was unchartered territory for me. What most impressed me was that Merry Ann seemed to know what I wanted in a townhouse before I did!
I’ve been delighted with my recent purchase.
Bill G, Rocky Mount NC/Raleigh NC (Buyer)
There are so many things that I want to write about Merry Ann Cutler. To give you a little bit of history first, my husband and I wanted to purchase our first home but we wanted to find the right agent. I decided that I would go on the internet and do some homework. After sitting at my computer for what seemed like eternity, I found Merry Ann! I read her credentials and statistics and I was very impressed. On a Sunday afternoon, I took a chance and called her, thinking that I would just leave a voicemail and she answered. I was amazed that she even answered on a Sunday. We talked for over an hour and I grew more confident as she spoke and she let me know first hand, that she works hard for her clients and that she takes care of them.
My husband and I went to meet Merry Ann the following week and she was so kind. We talked and she laid everything out on the table for us, leaving nothing out. If there is one thing I can say that you will get from working with Merry Ann when you first meet with her, it is that you will get the TRUTH. She let us know that buying a home is one of the most important and sometimes stressful events we will ever face in our lives and indeed….IT WAS!
Throughout the entire process, we looked at several homes and changed our minds about certain homes more than once. I think I was more indecisive than my husband was. Through that, Merry Ann never displayed frustration and she let us know on many occasions that she was there to work for us and that it was okay to change your mind when searching for a new home, because this is a big step in life and we have to do what is best for us. She let us be involved in the entire process from start to finish as if it we’re a partnership and we worked together for one common goal.
My confidence in Merry Ann continued to grow. She kept in touch daily to give us peace of mind abkkout the process. If you could have been there to observe the entire journey that she took us on, you would have been so amazed. I remember the first time that we met, my husband and I talked about how good Merry Ann was during the whole ride home. He said Merry Ann really knows her stuff and that he has complete trust in her, and then he complimented me for doing my homework to find her.
We were able to find the perfect home for our family and it didn’t stop there. Merry Ann coordinated everything in a timely manner, and she spent countless hours serving our needs. There were days that she spent into the early evenings helping us get everything done that the process required. Merry Ann does not stop serving her clients until she knows that they are settled into their new home. She acts as if she is part of your family and she wants her family to be happy. At times when the process can seem a little to much to handle, she steps in and tells you to relax and let her work for you. There were many times she had to tell me to relax and keep the faith that everything will be okay. She reassures her clients that they are not on their own in the process.
On the day that we got our keys to our new home, on the way out of the office my husband turned to me and said, “Merry Ann is blessed”. He was saying is that she is blessed to be a blessing to others. She is in this business for a reason. I could not agree more. We want to say thank you to Merry Ann for everything that she has done for us. It was the right time and she is the RIGHT agent!
When I talk about my house to people, I always include Merry Ann because she is the reason that we are able to share this home with our family and friends.
B & K Touray, Sanford NC/Angier NC (Buyer)
First, I want to thank you for helping us sell our house faster than we thought would be possible and at a price, we are very pleased.
As you know we started our search for our listing agent by interviewing only the top performing agents serving the southern Wake County market. We selected you because we thought you would provide a truly professional approach that would get results and you would be good to work with throughout the multiple stages of selling a home. In hindsight, our high expectations were surpassed by your skills and actual performance.
To me there are three key stages in selling a home; 1) Getting it ready to show well. You really helped us stage our house beautifully. 2) Setting the right price so it will sell, but not too low to make you feel like you left money on the table. You had the knowledge of the local market and data to support what price you suggested we should list the house. Although you indicated we could reduce the listing price later, we never had to as it was priced properly. 3) In my opinion, the most important part and your greatest strength is Closing the deal. This last, but all important skill is critical when the negotiating gets emotional vs. logical and you did your magic to the fullest at this stage of the selling process to get all the parties to complete the deal from final price negotiations, inspections, re-inspections, and final document signings.
In short, Merry Ann, you did a great job of staging, listing and successfully selling our home during a very tough buyers' market in a very short time and at a very satisfactory price. We have bought and sold seven homes throughout my corporate career, but you were the bestselling agent I have ever had the privilege of working. Thanks for all your efforts. I know we will strongly recommend you to our friends in the Holly Springs and Cary area.
Ken & Minta Vander Schaaf, Holly Springs NC/Denton NC (Seller)
Soloman Barghouthi, Cary NC/Cary NC (Buyer)
Merry Ann helped us find our new home when we moved to the Triangle. Her expertise helped us find a wonderful home in a great neighborhood for a fair price. I also worked with Merry Ann at REMAX UNITED and she was very helpful and generous in working with me as a new agent.
Justin Hurley, Vail CO/Raleigh NC (Buyer)
Merry Ann is simply the best. I worked with Merry Ann to find the perfect home....and subsequently sell it a year later when we had to relocate. She negotiated both deals with ease and kept my headaches to a minimum!
She is responsive, knowledgeable, patient and truly an advocate for her clients. To top it off, Merry Ann has excellent professional relationships with relevant service providers in the area -- and you can bet, if Merry Ann recommends them, they will be the BEST!
I wholeheartedly recommend Merry Ann! She is a true professional and I consider myself lucky to have had the opportunity to work with her.
Cynthia Ortman, Holly Springs NC/Laurel Springs NJ, LinkedIn (Buyer, Seller, Buyer)
I would hire and re-hire Merry Ann in a second! Loved her professionalism, integrity and vast knowledge.
Marc Ramos, Seattle WA/Cary NC, LinkedIn (Buyer)
When I sold my house earlier this year, she did an outstanding job of staging my house. She used what I had, added a few touches, and it was hard to believe that it was the same place as before.
Doug Seay, Apex NC/Cary NC (Seller & Buyer)
Merry Ann agreed to sell our home at the worst time in the housing market. I am convinced that our house would not have sold had it not been for her understanding of the internet, her photography skills and the absolutely unique artistic skill she has in staging. In fact, her staging was so good that at least ten times in our new house we have said "We need to bring Merry Ann here to show us where our furniture should go." I have never seen anyone with the eye for color, positioning and detail that Merry Ann has, and how it mixes with the camera's eye. That's all that counts when you are trying to get people to come see your home to buy it. You cannot go wrong with her.
Catherine Rice, Cary NC/Washington DC (Seller)
Merry Ann is an incredible person with a great eye for detail and for what buyers want to see. Merry Ann has the ability to adapt to the personality of both you and the potential buyer. Be sure to hire Merry Ann to SELL your home!
Coleman & Heather Johnson, Cary NC/Cary NC, Facebook (Buyer, Seller & Buyer, Seller & Buyer)
Merry Ann fits all 7 attributes perfectly (not just the 3 we are allowed to choose). The others include: Value, Punctuality, Integrity and Creativity. Merry Ann sold 2 houses for me and helped to purchase 1; I trust her completely and know she always has MY interests as her top priority.
She is great to work with and I consider her a friend too! If I was still in the area I would never use anyone else!
Jessica Goodman Lee, Creedmoor NC/Dallas-Ft Worth TX (Seller & Buyer, Seller)
I have worked with Merry Ann for many years in the real estate field and have found her to be above reproach and her character never questionable. She has always looked at the detail and quality of her work rather than the financial gain. I have no reservations in recommending her as a real estate professional.
Richard Pontello, NC Licensed General Contractor, NC Home Inspector, Cary NC (Inspector)
I've worked with Merry Ann on several occasions and have found her to be a true expert in her field. Her advice to us in selling and buying homes has been invaluable, and always spot on. I have recommended her to others who have had similar experiences. Merry Ann is a great partner when you're doing something as important as buying or selling a home. She really puts forth the extra effort to ensure your needs are met. I will definitely work with her again.
Beth Hermida-Bown & Mike Brown, Fuquay Varina NC/Raleigh NC, Raleigh NC/Raleigh NC, LinkedIn (Seller, Seller & Buyer)
Merry Ann is an expert when it comes to selling and staging your home. She is creative and works with what the client already has in place.
Marisol Francisco, Cary NC/New York NY, LinkedIn (Seller, Buyer & Seller)
My husband and I decided to relocate to the Apex/Cary area after getting married this past April. We knew we wanted to move over the summer since I work in education and he works for IBM. It just made sense to get here before the school year started. So, we gave ourselves a two-month window (May and June) to find a house. We had no idea what to expect. We were the typical "first time home buyers."
I talked to a friend of the family who was a real estate agent in Maryland and asked her to find an agent in North Carolina that was familiar with the area and would be fun to work with. I knew that some agents would try to persuade us to do something that they thought was a "good idea or good buy" since we are young and didn't really know how it all worked. I wanted to steer clear of any one like that.
This is when Merry Ann came into the picture. She was given our information and touched base with us that very day. We planned a trip to the area and arranged a time to meet Merry Ann. The problem was my husband was going to be in the area for business, so he would not be able to join us for this first meeting.
I was a little nervous at first, but quickly knew that I would be in good hands from the second I met Merry Ann!!!! We met in her office, so we could run through what we were looking for... within minutes we were on the computer narrowing down our options. We had no clue there would be so many choices out there for us in our price range!!!!
Merry Ann was AMAZING at showing me important details like where the property was located, did it back up to a main highway, was it going to be convenient for my husband to drive into Research Triangle, etc. After narrowing it down to 20-30 houses, we hit the road. She is extremely personable and takes the time to get to know YOU! She never assumes she knows what you want; she asks the questions to get the answers she needs to guide you in the right direction.
After looking at a ton of houses we thought we had a winner, but little did we know as we were discussing the details back home, someone else would put in a contract. Merry Ann was great about explaining how that works and then reminded us that we had lots of choices and this just must not have been the right one for us, plus no garage.
We met back up a few weeks later and did another search in the area. We found the house of our dreams!!! But this is when it got interesting...
We went through the paperwork to get the contract together and looked at some of the comparables in the area. We were worried that the asking price was just too high and that the house would not appraise for what the seller was asking. So we had to start the crazy game of negotiating. Merry Ann was on the phone back and forth with us and the seller’s agent until almost midnight!!!! And this was after being with us from 9am-9pm that day!!!! She TRULY is representing you as the buyer at all times!!! She earns her paycheck in a way that I have never experienced. It all worked out in the end and we now have a beautiful house that we LOVE.
The point in all this is- Merry Ann is an amazing agent who is patient, understanding, knowledgeable, and extremely driven. She will find you the house of your dreams and she will make sure you know what you are doing every step of the way. Even if it is your first time. :)
We know that we will be contacting her when we outgrow this house!!
Chris & Crystal Sturgill, Salisbury MD/Apex NC (Buyer, Seller & Buyer)
I apologize for this being so late, but I think we are finally settled in our new place and are loving it!
Just wanted you to know how much we appreciate all you did for us during the sale of our townhome. You handled every detail with the utmost professionalism. Selling our home in such a down market, we didn't expect it to sell so soon, but you knew exactly what to do and presented it so attractive in your flyers.
Also, thanks for referring the moving company. They were professional from start to finish and delivered everything in perfect condition, on time and placed piece where requested.
Again, Dave and I feel that we have made a real friend with you and won't hesitate to refer you to all our friends in Apex.
Thanks again for everything,
We are writing to you a few weeks after our town house was sold, and it has taken a while for the reality of such an epic event to register for us. Prior to selling our townhome, we had no idea the efforts, challenges, and the emotional roller coaster that goes along with selling a home in such a challenging real estate market. Additionally, in our situation there were sixteen other units exactly like ours, in an economy where the buyers get to dictate all the decisions. Selling this unit under these parameters would not have been possible without your expertise.
It is clear to us that you are in the highest class of realtors, as evidenced by your effective communication skills with all stakeholders, your professional attention to all aspects of the buying / selling process, your connection to a wide web of resources, and your ability to care for your clients -- not only professionally, but also personally.
When we reflect back on our journey through selling our townhome, the infamous Monday stands out in our minds, where minute by minute, whether or not we were going to close at the appointed date, kept changing. Our emotions soared from excitement to devastation. Despite your busy schedule, you were available to us all day, responding immediately by phone or e-mail, and quickly suggesting solutions amenable to both the buyers and us.
To accommodate the buyers’ expectations, you immediately connected us with Genesis Construction to address inspection items. As liaison, you helped us to set a budget, provide the contractor with access to the unit, and ensure that the work was completed in accordance with the buyers’ timeline. This connection and referral was key in the selling of our townhome. Furthermore, we respected and enjoyed working with your referral so much that we have continued to utilize him in home improvement work in our current home.
Each time a new decision needed to be made, you took the time to help us delve through the realty contracts. We were very grateful for this support as even when we thought we understood, sometimes we did not, and your guidance was critical. It was clear to us that your primary goal was to ensure our best interest, not just to sell our townhome. Furthermore, you were patient and kind, even when we needed a second explanation. Very few realtors take the time to reassure and re-explain details, and this kindness from when we initially placed our townhome on the market until closing, was key in helping us to understand and feel confident throughout the process.
At every point throughout this process, it was clear that you possess excellent “people skills” and a true commitment to positive public relations. Whether you were interacting with the buyers’ realtor, the Home Owners Association’s
representative, or with us, your ability to communicate quickly, effectively, and respectfully, always yielded the positive outcome that we needed. There are many ways to do business, but you are committed to upstanding business practices with honesty and clear, respectful communication.
Prior to selling our townhome as a married couple, you also assisted my husband in purchasing his first home, where we live now. Thanks to all of your professional merits and being a kind and thoughtful person, we look forward to being able to work with you when we sell and purchase our next home.
Our sincere thanks,
Matt & Briana Pelton, Chapel Hill NC/Holly Springs NC (Seller & Buyer)
Dear home buyers or home sellers,
It was a distinct pleasure to have Merry Ann act as our agent in the sale of our townhouse as she demonstrated all the best traits and characteristics of a true professional. We selected her based on her demonstrated performance and sales record over the past several years with outstanding results despite the national real estate downturn.
We were initially depressed as our first agent, from another company, produced meager results in 6 months. Within 14 days of Merry Ann’s arrival, we had identified and executed, with her help, all the small tasks and repairs that made the place stand out and put it into a “ready to sell” state. Merry Ann arranged for more client visits within the first 10 days of our home’s listing then in the prior 6 months and we got our first offer on that 10th day. She provided expert guidance during the week-long negotiation process, which resulted in the sale of our home that was financially better than we had expected.
Merry Ann conveyed an aura of intense activity that made us feel like we were her only client. She displayed a thorough knowledge of the local market, recent activity, developing trends, and projected a level of enthusiasm that we quickly caught.
Our only disappointment was that our time together was so short since she is the kind of lady that can easily transition from being “our real estate agent” to “our friend who is also our real estate agent.”
In our opinion, Merry Ann Cutler is the best real estate agent in the Raleigh area!
Thank you for your professional, kindness and patience while dealing with the sell of my home. You showed genuine concern for my needs. When my husband and I purchased our home you were our Realtor, and after his death you were the person I knew would do the best job possible selling our home. I must say you went beyond the call of duty!
You are a Realtor by profession; to me you are a friend with a heart of gold. My prayer is that God will continue to bless you in your business. Surely, you have been a blessing to me. I love my new place, and happily stress free thanks to you.
Sarah A Payne, Cary NC/Cary NC (Buyer & Seller)
I wanted to say THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for your generous contribution! I am very thankful that you would take the time to put this together for me so that I can share it with my students. I brought it into school this morning and the kids noticed “new rewards” and they have been excited all day. I love my job and love working with students with special needs more than anything and to have your help with this was greatly appreciated.
It was great to see you yesterday! Good luck with all your ventures and please stay in touch.
Danielle Tracy, Teacher at Northwoods Elementary School, Cary NC
With a list of requirements, a mile long, from the start, we were difficult buyers. That was never a discouragement. You listened to us, even looked at pictures of the home we left behind in Texas before setting out to help us replicate it in North Carolina.
It was because you listened, we didn’t spend months touring homes to find our match-it came up in that first trip out. Though slightly apprehensive, you educated us on buying a foreclosure and helped us navigate an extremely bumpy road leading up to closing. You always helped to find a solution to pull us out of the latest hurdle, even organized inspections around our busy schedules and stayed up late with us to go back over the contract and renegotiate terms.
From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU!! We had some tough deliverables requested of our home and somehow you found them all together in one structure and made the deal work. You will always be our first and last choice should we need future assistance with real estate.
Erin & Kevin McKenzie, Texas/Raleigh NC (Buyer)
To Merry Ann’s Future Clients:
Going above and beyond on every aspect is what you can expect from Merry Ann. She first helped us with finding a home to rent over the Internet and within a few hours between flights on a busy work weekend. We found a few prospects online and found the winner after a three-hour visit to the area.
A year later, she helped us find a new home and furthered our education on the area. She knew what I we were looking for, even if we couldn’t convey it properly.
Merry Ann informed us on upcoming construction and how that might affect our future investment. Bottom line: Professional and Knowledgeable.
What else are you looking for?
WOW! I can hardly believe it has been a year since we have moved into our DREAM home. We cannot thank you enough for helping us open our eyes to greater options beyond our limited imagination. We were ready to put "house hunting" on the shelf when our initial desires weren’t met in the area, we thought we wanted to live. But you showed us everything we were
looking for in an area we didn’t even consider looking in! To us, your dedication, commitment and proven knowledge and leadership defines what an exemplary Realtor should be.
Your tenacity and fervor far exceeded our expectations. You took the time to know our desires, understand our needs and coupled it with your existing relationships and knowledge of the surrounding areas to identify the perfect home for our family. We couldn’t be more pleased!
You had a unique way of making us feel like we were your only clients and that you weren’t going to be satisfied until you knew we were satisfied. I still remember when you called after hours to encourage us when things were getting shaky. You spent an hour on the phone one evening with us reviewing new listings to prove there were more homes out there. I even recall when you met us on a very short notice in the middle of the night to show the two contending homes before we made the initial offer. You never ceased to go above and beyond!
From the sale of our first home in 2002 to the purchase of our current home in 2009, you have proven to be not just our Realtor but a trusted member of our team. We really can’t thank you enough!
We would be more than delighted to answer any specific questions regarding your performance or to provide a referral to any potential client.
Dr. Elee & Erika Stewart, Holly Springs NC/Durham NC, Durham NC/Cary NC (Seller & Buyer)
My husband and I worked with Merry Ann previously in 2001, when we purchased our first home. She took the time to really listen to what we were looking for, what our budget was, and worked diligently to find just the right house for us. We sought Merry Ann’s expertise once again in 2004, both when we sold our first home and purchased our second home.
Lastly, we enlisted Merry Ann’s assistance with selling our second home. She provided excellent constructive feedback and offered some great suggestions of changes we might consider. We made all of the changes and Merry Ann assisted with staging our home. She has an eye for detail and knew just the right placement for our furniture and accessories. Because of her skill and knowledge, we had an offer one week after we listed our home.
Thank you, Merry Ann, for taking such excellent care to ensure our home sold in a very timely manner!
Frank & Laura Harroun, Apex NC/Elgin SC (Buyer, Seller & Buyer, Seller)
Merry Ann is the best Realtor on the face of the earth. There is no Realtor that cares about her clients like Merry Ann!
We are looking forward to our final step of moving to North Carolina.
WD/LW, New York NY/Cary NC (Buyer)
Merry Ann was our selling agent during the worst decline in the housing market to date. It took us 9 months to sell our house. But we believe our house would still be on the market if not for Merry Ann.
First, she is worth gold for her staging skills alone which are extraordinary. Her eye for color and placement had even our friends' jaws dropping when they saw the changes, she created out of mere cheese cloth.
Secondly, Merry Ann has a vast marketing network, both on the internet and through fellow agents -- invaluable in a tough housing market -- and understood how perspective buyers use the internet and how to play with a listing, right down to the photographs, to capture eyeballs.
Third, Merry Ann has an unshakeable patience unshakable endurance and a professionalism that she insisted on and far beyond the call of duty.
She did not pale, give up or get lazy when the road to a sale got very bumpy. She always took extraordinary time with us to make certain we understood all terms of every home offer and always made us feel like we were her only client (and we know we were not).
In sum, Merry Ann is smart, talented, and an ethical agent and you cannot go wrong with her.
Now if we can talk her into rearranging our new home!
Hardly a day goes by that we don’t say out loud to each other how much we love our house. We not only love the house, but also the great Cary location that you steered us toward in spite of our objections. You listened to what we said we wanted and you found us the perfect house in the perfect neighborhood.
We can never thank you enough for providing us with the absolute best in comprehensive real estate services. You gave us advice that we know was instrumental in selling our house in Virginia; you spent countless hours researching homes; you patiently drove us all over town viewing properties; you were supportive and encouraging when we wondered if we’d ever find a house; you were an outstanding negotiator on our behalf once we were ready to submit an offer; and even after we were in escrow you were a great resource for contractors that helped us made the house our home.
We’ve worked with many Realtors over the years buying and selling property; none holds a candle to you. You impress every step of the way.
You’re a savvy businesswoman with superior knowledge, ethics, and integrity. We never once doubted that you had our best interests at heart. Our lives have been blessed and enriched by having you as our Realtor. And you hold the distinction of being the first friend we ever made in Cary!
Another thing you’ll often hear us say out loud to each other is that anyone in the area who needs a Realtor is crazy if they don’t use Merry Ann Cutler!
With warm regards,
On behalf of my husband, Bob, and myself, I am writing to sing the praises of Merry Ann Cutler.
I had the good fortune to "find her" on line and from our very first email exchange to this day, she has without exception been extraordinary. She is prompt with her responses, knowledgeable about a wide range of subjects, sensitive to the needs,
wishes and personalities of her clients, and much more. She has gone the extra mile for us a number of times, shown us some different properties, recognized quickly what we wanted and needed, made herself available and worked around our particular schedule. She also was astute at identifying and emphasizing key points.
At this juncture, we are deferring any action on moving to Cary until such a time as our home in New York sells, but we definitely plan to be in touch with Merry Ann (and only Merry Ann) as soon as that happens and we are confident that she will ultimately be the on to help us find out next place to live.
In the interim, we will encourage any and all who will listen and might be looking for a superb Realtor to contact her.
We applaud RE/MAX in your wisdom in having Merry Ann as part of your team.
Nancy & Bob Steed, White Plains NY/Cary NC (Buyer)
What can we say; Merry Ann Cutler knows what it takes to be a great real estate professional.
Merry Ann worked with us to prepare our home for the market, making sure everything was just right for buyers, yet comfortable for our family. She gave us advice and spent time professionally staging our home; we were amazed what she could do with our own furnishings and things we had in our own home. We had NO clue our home could look so beautiful, WOW.
We listed our house in June 09, after being on the market for less than a month we had a SOLD sign and finalized contract "Unbelievable".
Now was the task of looking for a new home, after telling her what we wanted she did some research and we went out to look. We found our new house that same day and it is exactly what we wanted and more. Merry Ann negotiated far more in our behalf than we could have ever thought was possible.
She and her partner, Danny made the purchase an extremely smooth process from the initial start to the closing. Merry Ann sat with us through every step of the way and made sure there was nothing going to go wrong.
All we can say is the house is now our home and Merry Ann had a huge part in this, and she even helped us make our home perfect with advice on colors, furniture and accessories placement that works for our family.
Merry Ann and Danny are more to us than real estate professionals, they are our friends. Thank you from our family.
Todd & Jessica Gannon, Raleigh NC/Fuquay Varina NC (Seller & Buyer)
Merry Ann Cutler is the epitome of hard work and professionalism.
We knew very little about Raleigh or its neighborhoods. Merry Ann graciously took us everywhere as our own thinking evolved as to where we wanted to live. We cannot begin to tell you what a great listener she was. As she listened, she in turn shared her expertise and knowledge with us. She kept us from making big mistakes, for example, buying a home where a huge highway is planned to go in. This knowledge is something we just didn't have. It made us realize that while we are smart people, we aren't Realtors, and we certainly needed one.
In the end, she helped us buy a home, not a house that fits us like a glove. It's so convenient to everything and in a great school district. Her patience and persistence were unfailing. She and her partner, Danny are now much more that professional acquaintances. They are our friends. We would refer anyone looking for a home in Raleigh, Cary, Apex and the surrounding areas to Merry Ann. We love our house.
Thank you, Merry Ann!
Larry & Melissa Essary, Buies Creek NC/Raleigh NC (Buyer)
Thank goodness, Merry Ann works across the town of Cary NC, and I paid close attention to the real estate market while my home was for sale.
I originally listed with another Realtor. I am very detail oriented and did my best to research Realtors in the area and select the best one. The first round of interviews did not go so well. Everyone I met with felt staged and like I was getting a sales pitch. I originally picked the lowest fee and ended up with the worst agent - BAD IDEA!
Luckily, I only signed a four-month contract. During those painful four months, I noticed Merry Ann's name pop up in my neighborhood and the home sold in a week! Remembering her name, I contacted her once my four month contract with the other Realtor was up.
It was like a breath of fresh air. Never did I feel like Merry Ann was playing games or pitching a sale to me. She was laid back, direct, and honest.
Once I got an offer, I was anxious and scared for the "drama" to start during the home inspection and closing procedures. Never happened! Merry Ann continued to assure me that things were progressing nicely, and we addressed all snags in a calm and logical fashion.
Thank you, Merry Ann, for your work ethic and dedication to providing outstanding service to your clients. You are truly a diamond in the rough.
Anne Catelotti, Cary NC/Narragansett RI (Seller)
My husband and I have had the good fortune of working with Merry Ann Cutler when we have both bought and sold our homes, and we feel very lucky to have found her!
When we have had to sell our homes, the advice and high-quality on-line presentations Merry Ann put together enabled us to sell both quickly and for a great price.
When we were buying a home, she did tons of extra research so that we didn’t waste time seeing things that did not fit our needs. She was always willing to take us out time and time again and would let us know the second something that we might like hit the market.
Merry Ann has always treated us as if we are her very best and most important clients, no matter how busy she is with other things. In fact, we have enjoyed working with Merry Ann so much that we hate to leave North Carolina and wish we could bring her to Texas with us!!
Jessica Lee, Pittsboro NC/Creedmoor NC, Creedmoor NC/TX (Seller & Buyer, Seller)
I cannot believe five months have gone by since I first contacted you. So much as changed in my life because of you. It was November 27th, 2008 when you first listed my home in Cary NC Thanksgiving Day, and a lot to be thankful for.
I had originally listed my home with another Realtor in mid May 2008. Although I had numerous showings, nothing materialized. Unfortunately, for me I signed a six-month contract with the other Realtor.
Two weeks before my contract was up, I did a search on the Internet and "goggled" "The Top Selling Realtor in Cary NC".
Poof!! There you were. We met. You staged my home and marketed it more effectively than before. I remember you saying, "this is going to be a quick sale”. My reply was "define quickly,” especially since I had already spent six frustrating months of going nowhere. You were confident that the house would sell by Christmas.
With the holidays at their peak, I wasn’t really expecting too much activity. But to my surprise, people did look and on Christmas Eve, too! But it was December 29th when my life changed. A great couple fell in love with my house and made an offer that same day. "Is it close enough to Christmas," you asked. I think I screamed in your ear on the telephone, YES. As you know we closed on the house January 30th.
Your efforts didn’t stop with the selling of my home. With me relocating to Florida, I needed a Realtor to help me find my new home. You went through numerous resumes of Realtors in the area and forwarded to me your top choices. I then chose Capt. Chuck here in Punta Gorda. You contacted him personally and gave him my information. On February 14th, Valentine’s Day, I made an offer on my current home, which to my surprise (and Chuck’s) was accepted. I closed March 30th.
Call me biased, but no one compares to you in the real estate field. You know what buyers are looking for inside and outside of a home. You are brutally honest (and that’s a good thing) as well as a fantastic marketer, never putting yourself first. You were always quick to reply to any questions that I had. But above all, you have the professionalism that is lacking in so many Realtors today.
Saying "Thank You" just doesn’t seem to be enough.
"BIG HUG" my friend, may you be blessed with all good things; Health, Happiness and Prosperity.
Denise Ramo, Cary NC/Punta Gorda FL (Seller)
Merry Ann, I respected you from the first time I talked with you due to the fact that you were only willing to work with me once all ties were cut with my other Realtor. The best choice I made was coming and working with you. You helped me find the perfect home.
I can’t thank you enough for helping me through this exciting, yet stressful at times, process. Being a new homeowner has been a different adventure for me to take on and I am so glad you were there to guide me through every step of the way. I appreciate your patience through ALL my question, I am sure I will have more. I also appreciate the fact that you answered questions of my parents when they came down.
I hope to stay in touch and wish you well! Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Danielle Tracy, Morrisville NC/Fuquay Varina NC (Buyer)
After meeting with three different real estate agents, my wife and I decided to work with Merry Ann Cutler for both the sale of our house and purchase of a new house and in retrospect, we were lucky because that was the best decision we could have possibly made.
We chose Merry Ann because she appeared to place the most effort into marketing on the Internet and she was the only agent that gave us a clear plan for marketing our house. I particularly appreciated her candor on our situation. We were selling our house in a slumping real estate market at the beginning of fall. To make matters worse, there were already around nine houses for sale in our community; three of which were upgraded versions of our model that had already been on the market for up to four months.
Danny, Merry Ann’s partner took beautiful pictures of our house and Merry Ann added full descriptions to each photo so that our house was presented in the best possible light. She added the maximum amount of detail to our on-line listing at the higher price that she suggested. After a few weeks without any interest, Merry Ann suggested that we pull the initial listing so that it did not look like our house was just sitting on the market. She also suggested that we drop the price slightly to fall in a different selection category on the Internet and so we would compare better in the new category. She then went through all the effort to upload all the information again for the re-listing of our house.
We accepted an offer on our house in less than two months from when we listed it for almost exactly the price we hoped. Our house sold before any of the other three listings of our model in our community despite some of them being listed at a lower price than our house and being on the market for much longer.
Needless to say, a few of my neighbors called me to find out who my real estate agent was and I gave Merry Ann a glowing recommendation. I would not only recommend but also strongly encourage anyone looking to sell their home to use Merry Ann as their agent.
Until we sold our home, I never realized what a significant difference having the right agent makes in selling your home quickly and at the right price. As our experience demonstrates it is an important decision and Merry Ann is one the best agents to choose.
We also used Merry Ann as our buyer’s agent. We elected to build our second house. It was our first time building a house and retrospectively, my one regret is that I did not call on Merry Ann’s help more during the process.
Merry Ann was extremely helpful going under contract. She gave us advice on features that would help in the eventual resale of the house. She helped to give us perspective on the cost of certain amenities that at the moment sound expensive but is really nothing over a thirty-year loan. She looked out for us in demanding clauses to help protect us and gave us great advice on our financing options.
As first time home builders, all of these decisions seemed overwhelming and nerve racking. I am truly glad that Merry Ann was with us because she helped to put our minds at ease that we were doing the right things and that everything was being handled correctly.
Unfortunately, I underestimated the continued resource that Merry Ann provides through the process of building the house. I only contacted her once my builder had truly messed everything up. Merry Ann helped to clear up the problem immediately and told me that I should have called her for all the other annoyances and problems that the builder put us through. Her partner, Danny did the walk through with us and he is a tremendous resource in himself. A former landscape architect, he told us what every plant in our new yard was, what should be removed, what should be moved. He also caught numerous mistakes that needed to be corrected by the builder before closing.
Merry Ann took care of both of our closings (selling our old and buying our new). Unfortunately, the closing on our old house had problems but Merry Ann dealt with them. Our closing on the new house went off without a hitch. When you hire Merry Ann as your buyer’s agent, you are gaining a tremendous resource in all aspects of the process.
Merry Ann is a wonderful person. She is kind, easy to work with, full of sage advice, and knows her profession better than anyone I have ever met. I still occasionally call on her for advice and I will only use her for any real estate transactions in the future.
If you are trying to decide on an agent, then in my opinion you will not find anyone better than Merry Ann.
Jeff & Kristen Smith, Durham NC/Morrisville NC (Seller & Buyer, Buyer, Buyer)
We have known Merry Ann for the over 8 years and are very thankful to have her as our ONLY Realtor!
We have been through the sell of a home, home purchase, a land purchase and an investment rental house purchase with her and her partner, Danny. The most important thing we have always had from Merry Ann in each event was reliable communication and honest feedback. She has also helped us with many services that we have needed along the way including land survey companies, handymen, appraisers, real estate attorneys, rental agents, insurance people, loan companies, etc. This really comes in handy when you have not grown up in this area or really don't know who to turn to.
She is always available to us to ask questions and guide us in the right direction whether we are interested in moving, buying an investment property or sometimes just figuring out what to do next. You will not find a more personable and trustworthy real estate agent in North Carolina!
Thanks, Merry Ann!!
From the first meeting telephone conversation, I had with Merry Ann in February 2009, she was a true professional and courteous. She was very efficient, methodical and totally full of common sense. She provided extremely accurate information and suggestions for selling my home as quickly as possible.
She has incredible marketing skills that cannot be overlooked. Within four days she listed my home and in less than two days on the market we had an offer, of which we accepted thanks to her quick thinking and expert negotiating skills.
She always had my best interest at heart, for which I am very grateful. The closing was very easy, and Merry Ann knew everything that was going on even before it happened! I have never had a Realtor who was more thoughtful, honest, accurate and concise than Merry Ann. She always responded to my phone calls and messages with great speed and in a very timely fashion.
She is currently in the midst of helping me to find a Realtor in Virginia. The new Realtor will have a great deal to live up to, and if she is half as good as Merry Ann, I will be pleased.
Merry Ann Cutler is phenomenal! It was a true pleasure working with her.
We were a couple from out of state, and even though we were buying a house in a development from the builder, we found that we needed someone to be on our side. We asked a friend who lived in Cary which real estate broker she used to buy her house. She recommended Merry Ann who not only found her house but is also using her to buy another and sell her previous house.
Within a few weeks, as our buyer's agent, she found us a beautiful house within the development with everything we wanted and more and at a fantastic 20% discount to the builder’s original listing price.
She negotiated even more extras for us before the closing and was there to hold our hands during the walk through. She was again there for us as our representative at the closing to watch that things went smoothly.
We can’t say enough good things about Merry Ann. She is knowledgeable about the market and has great negotiating skills.
But more than that, Merry Ann is a warm, personable individual who will be there as a friend to help you at every turn to find the house you want.
Michael & Marsha Drillings, New York/Cary NC (Buyer)
I have practiced real estate law for more than forty-six (46) years in tumultuous Miami, Florida, you are the finest, most professional, and most ethical Real Estate Broker I have ever known.
On the first home, I was buying in Cary, your diligence in finding defects, resulted in the cancellation of a contract. What was so impressive is that you don't let the loss of a real estate commission interfere with your fiduciaries duties to protect your buyer.
In the second home I bought, even the inspector failed to find out the entire upstairs was built without a permit and only your diligence uncovered this violation. As a result, we had the buyer put $8,000.00 in escrow which sums were used to make the proper repairs by a building permit.
Thus, it is with great pleasure that I recommend your services to anyone who is buying and selling their home in North Carolina.
In short, Merry Ann they just don't make people who care like you anymore.
Laurence Feingold, South Beach Miami FL/Cary NC (Buyer, Buyer)
Trustworthy. Experienced. Dedicated. Honest. Hardworking. Knowledgeable. All of these words describe Merry Ann and yet they still don't do justice to how wonderful she is!
Merry Ann helped me buy my home in 2006. She came highly recommended from a co-worker, so I added her to the list of real estate agents to call.
From our first phone conversation, I knew she was the only agent I wanted. She truly listened to what I was looking for in a home and tailored her work to my needs. Always available to answer my questions no matter the time of day (or occasionally night!), I truly felt like my happiness was her main objective. Her experience in real estate was apparent and, in the end, she negotiated a great deal on my behalf.
In May 2008, I knew I wanted no one other than Merry Ann to sell my house. I was relocating for work on rather short notice and was extremely worried about having homes in two cities.
Merry Ann assured me that we would get my home sold as long as I was willing to trust her knowledge. Within days, Merry Ann came in and took beautiful photos, had me listed on various websites, and had designed a flier for potential buyers. Her marketing skills are amazing! Within seven days, yes, seven days, my home was under contract. I left town feeling comfortable that Merry Ann had everything under control. In the end, the closing went off without a hitch and I even made more money than I thought I would!
Above all, I consider Merry Ann more than just my real estate agent. She is a friend. The newsletters in the mail, the anniversary card to commemorate my closing, the holiday and birthday notes each year, Merry Ann goes above the call of duty and makes you a part of her large extended family.
I have only one regret; and that is the fact that I could not take her with me as I relocated to a new city.
Dana Weston, Durham NC/Charlotte NC (Buyer, Seller)
In 2001, I was a young professional just entering the real estate market. Merry Ann assisted me in buying my very first house.
She handled this transaction as if I were Donald Trump purchasing a mansion even though I was really buying an entry level house.
Her courtesy and professionalism meant a lot to me. When my career grew and my housing needs changed, I knew that I wanted Merry Ann to be my real estate agent for my next home purchase. Including investment property, I have purchased five properties using Merry Ann as my agent.
In 2000, Merry Ann Cutler helped me find a home in North Carolina. I was new to the area and that woman drove me all over the place. She was always so happy to do so too! I didn't know exactly where I wanted to live so we saw houses from Fuquay Varina to Morrisville, Garner to Raleigh. I bought a house in Cary.
In 2004 I lost my job and it took some time (months) to find a new job. I dwindled my savings down trying to keep the house I purchased in 2000. I finally had to accept the fact that I just could not afford to keep the house. My health took a turn and I was diagnosed with Diabetes. I couldn't do all the work around the house either. I called Merry Ann. She came to my house, we spoke and with absolutely no pressure, she offered her services. I thought about it for a couple more months. The thoughts of having to sell my home just made me feel so helpless.
Finally, I decided that I didn't have a choice. Merry Ann repeated the great service she gave me back in 2000. On August 10th, 2007, I sold my house (thanks to Merry Ann) and purchased a condominium (Thanks to Merry Ann). I was so afraid to lose my home (being a single mother of a teenage boy) but Merry Ann assured me that things could work out. And they did. I am so happy at our new place. My son is so happy at our new place. Our finances have improved, my health issues have improved, and the stress is gone.
So many times, people find it easier to complain and fail to express just how wonderful another human being can be. Merry Ann Cutler is truly a friend to the people she helps find homes for and helps sell homes for. I've experienced her kindness and professionalism twice now and would highly recommend her to any of my friends and acquaintances. The move was painless. I moved out at 5:00 pm one night and was in my new place at noon the next day. Merry Ann was there with the biggest smile and a housewarming gift.
What a wonderful experience!
At Christmas time, I wanted to send this and give something back to Merry Ann Cutler. She is truly an asset to RE/MAX and the real estate industry!
Terry Phillips, Cary NC/Cary NC (Buyer, Seller & Buyer)
From the first time I talked with Merry Ann on the phone, she was a consummate professional. She immediately assessed my needs and determined the best areas to look for my new home. I felt like her only client even though she has many.
Nine months after buying my home and an investment property with Merry Ann, I am now a licensed Realtor. I see first-hand the amount of work, focus, and expertise required to succeed in this business.
I would not hesitate to call her again for personal or professional opinions about the Raleigh and surrounding markets. Her, almost 20 years in the industry alone is a testimonial to her character, integrity, and desire to help her clients.
I'm a real fan of Merry Ann!
Lucy Park, New York NY/Cary NC (Buyer)