Brian Merrick was very personable and easy to work with while selling my home in Calabasas, CA in 2014. He is extremely knowledge about selling and purchasing homes along the coastal community of Malibu. His real estate expertise also includes the Malibu Canyon and Calabasas areas. Our home was located in a canyon area within Calabasas. He priced our home reasonably for this location. It was only on the market for 13 days. He was excellent at guiding me during our negotiations with the buyers. Additionally, he has an eye for detail and was able to make several great suggestions about landscaping and preparing the house for sale. He was extremely helpful after the sale during the closing with suggestions for selling and moving the contents out of the house. Since he is a lifelong resident of Malibu he was able to connect me with his local contacts and organizations that were able to use some of the "extra" items, which alleviated a lot of pressure during the packing up and moving out process. This made finalizing the sale quick and efficient, especially since we live out-of-state and this home was being sold for a deceased person's trust.
We chose Brian Merrick from Coldwell Banker Malibu, to sell our family's home of 54 years, because he knows the market, the neighborhood and the importance of being up front and thorough. Brian and his team gave me and my siblings confidence that my mom was in good hands during this major transition. Brian's suggestions were thoughtful when it came to pricing and staging the home. He didn't have us spend thousands of dollars on unnecessary changes. Judy brought in props to add a little flavor to the rooms. The photography, including aerial photos were beautifully done. The marketing made this sale quick. Open houses didn't need to be frequent, as Brian only brought serious buyers to the table, giving us peace of mind that our home was being respected. We highly recommend Brian Merrick and his team to sell and or find you your next home. Thank you again, Brian and Judy for making this such a smooth and painless transition.
Brian was exemplary in all aspects of selling my aging parent's home last November. He has a tremendous knowledge of both the historical and present market conditions for the Malibu area. Drawing on decades of experience handling real estate transactions in this area, he had great insight into pricing and promoting the property. Brian was absolutely fantastic in dealing with both my parents and myself throughout the process. He was patient, listened well and communicated effectively. He went out of his way more than once to accommodate busy schedules. I especially appreciated the sensitivity he showed toward my folks who were moving away from the residence they had called home for almost 40 years. In summary, I would give Brian my highest recommendation for anyone looking to list their home for sale.
Brian is your realtor for life. 20 years ago , he represented me as the buyer for my home. I live in the San Gabriel Valley and when I called him to say it was time to buy a home, he drove out here and we went looking at properties. Brian had some construction background and I really appreciated him looking over one property to see any visual defects as he realized I really liked that property. I lost out on that deal but Brian had said then the next one we look at will be better. He was right and here I am 20 years later living in the same home Brian helped me purchase. I know Brian going on 3 decades so I can vouch for his character. He's a good person and always looking out for you. You can't go wrong with him as your realtor.
Brian, I’d like to congratulate you on joining the ranks of the NRT Top 1000 Sale Associates for 2013, in fact you are in the top half of this distinguished group. By continuing to adapt to the changing conditions and to your clients’ evolving real estate real estate needs, you’ve distinguished yourself in a way that puts you in the top 3% of all NRT’s 42,000 Sales Associates. Your hard work, professionalism and commitment to client service are truly worthy of recognition. On behalf of the entire NRT family, I’d like to thank you for your significant contributions. The type of leadership you exhibit is what places you amongst the top leaders in the real estate industry.