Jennifer Merrell

Real Estate Broker

Contact Info

Cell Phone:
828-606-7422
Office:
828-877-6006
Fax:
828-877-6606
Email:
[email protected]
Office
Downtown Office

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About Me

Jennifer Merrell has led a diverse and eclectic life. Her interests range from horseback riding and outdoor adventuring to theatre and comedy. With a Bachelors of Music from the University of North Carolina - Greensboro and a Masters of Music from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, she spends her rare spare time performing the French Horn with the Appalachian Brass Quintet at All Soul's Cathedral. She has published books in the field of music and is featured on numerous albums. Jennifer has also been fortunate enough to perform worldwide alongside acclaimed and talented musicians such as Yo Yo Ma and Mannheim Steamroller. Jennifer returned to Brevard in 1994 and soon met her now-husband, Donovan. Donovan is an established builder in Transylvania County and a familiar face as a past teacher at AB-Tech. The two have a 15-year old daughter, Alana, who is an astounding young artist with multiple awards for artwork and a promising future. Steve Owen & Associates features her art in the downtown office as Alana's own gallery. The three live happily in Connestee Falls where they are active members of the community.

Donovan and Jennifer worked together remodeling homes for 10 years before Jennifer decided to transition into real estate sales. She obtained her Broker's license in 2009 and joined Steve Owen & Associates. She has become a mainstay in the downtown branch, known for her tenacity, knowledge, and diligence. To say she is a full-time real estate agent is an understatement. Jennifer is committed to her clients and respected by her fellow agents. She is well-versed in the ever-changing real estate world and acquainted with the areas she serves. She maintains a high personal standard that keeps the bar high for all Transylvania County agents.


Testimonials

Jennifer Merrill has been both a buyers agent and sellers agent for us over the past few years, on both commercial and residential properties. In our transactions she was knowledgable, thorough, practical and very personable. We would not hesitate to contact her on any future real estate needs that we might have.
- Eddy & Nancy Ballinger
When an agent in Hendersonville with whom we had worked for several weeks in hopes of finding a place in that area decided it would be in our best interest if he bowed out when we decided Brevard was where we wanted to be--since he did not know Transylvania County very well--he told us there is one and only one agent there that he would even consider referring us to. "Her name is Jennifer Merrell", he said, "and she is with the Steve Owens Agency". Wow, what a gift that referral was and still is. From agent to friend and even closer; that is our relationship with Jennifer since meeting her in April, 2015. Every agent knows the properties in their home county, but she seems to know each area, each street and most houses on that street. Her knowledge saved us huge amounts of search time and eventually led us to the most perfect location and house we could have ever hoped to find in an area we knew very little about when we began our search. Sounds a bit corny I guess, but she not only helped us find our house; she helped us find ourselves. She is a hero in our lives.
- Mike and Nancy Brewster
Thank you for the opportunity to talk about our favorite realtor! Jennifer Merrell is a top notch. She's highly experienced, professional in every way, aggressive without being obnoxious, extremely smart, and one of the nicest people you'd ever have the privilege knowing. During the course of selling our home, Jennifer has been intuitive and very attentive and presented innovative ways to market our home. She ensures you get prompt feedback when your home has been shown, which is information a seller is always anxious for after a showing. Prior to listing our home for sale, we interviewed eight (yes eight!) Realtors with four (yes 4!) local firms. Hands down, Jennifer came out on top and we never had one single regret. We have loved working with Jennifer and would recommend her to anyone looking for the best Realtor in all of Western North Carolina!
- Donna Means
Jennifer Merrell was the agent that facilitated the purchase of our new home in Brevard. Having purchased 7 homes throughout our nationwide travels, the experience with Jennifer was absolutely the best. She was always accessible, answered all our questions and concerns immediately and assured we were up to date in communications with all the stakeholders. We were so impressed with Jennifer's professionalism and positive results that we chose her to be the selling agent for a property we had previously listed with a different realty firm. Her reputation as a honest and customer dedicated agent is well deserved based upon her exceptional knowledge about the community and real estate transactions. Jennifer is at the top of the list for recommended agents for all real estate needs.
- Bob McKague
Jennifer Merrill IS the reason are living in the home we wanted! We are so lucky she happened to be in the office the day we wandered in. She really KNOWS this area and she understands people. Her intelligence and tenacity, not to mention good humor, communication skills, patience, and extraordinary client service are, without exception, the best we've ever experienced. This isn't our first rodeo in buying or selling a home and this one was exceptionally complicated. Thanks to Jennifer, who always kept us on her radar and helped us with details we couldn't manage from a distance, we were able to buy and move into our just cleaned, fully functional, dream home just in time for Christmas! We wouldn't buy or sell a home with anyone else as our trusted partner, and now, our neighbor and friend.
- Roxi and George Hewertson
Thank you for the opportunity to talk about our favorite realtor! Jennifer Merrell is a top notch. She's highly experienced, professional in every way, aggressive without being obnoxious, extremely smart, and one of the nicest people you'd ever have the privilege knowing. During the course of selling our home, Jennifer has been intuitive and very attentive and presented innovative ways to market our home. She ensures you get prompt feedback when your home has been shown, which is information a seller is always anxious for after a showing. Prior to listing our home for sale, we interviewed eight (yes eight!) Realtors with four (yes 4!) local firms. Hands down, Jennifer came out on top and we never had one single regret. We have loved working with Jennifer and would recommend her to anyone looking for the best Realtor in all of Western North Carolina!
- Donna Means
Jennifer was our first real contact here in Brevard and we really appreciated her assistance in helping us find our lot on Laurel Thicket. We are so happy with our home. I don’t think we would change a thing.
- Bill Ester
As Realtors from Charleston, we already understood the home buying process quite well. Looking to relocate somewhere more quaint, we really needed a local that could help us understand the Brevard market and the true ins and outs of the town. Jennifer was that and much more. We learned all about Brevard, and more importantly, what neighborhood would be a good fit and why. Jennifer's partner Susan was equally qualified and extremely helpful to work with. They were always available, willing, and ultimately gave us the confidence to take action on the right home for our family. Both were extremely professional and exceeded our expectations on every level.
- Chris and Rhea Avera
After many years of talking about buying a home in the Brevard area we finally walked into a real estate office. That is how we met Jennifer, explaining to her that we were interested in property in the area Jennifer quickly produced a short list that would help us get clearer idea of what we wanted. At that time nothing was the one. During the summer whilst on the other side of the country, we saw a new listing that looked like the “one”. Unable to return to the Brevard area for a few weeks, we contacted Jennifer again - she arranged a viewing and walked through the house with a cam as we discussed it real-time from 2,000 miles away. Suffice to say it was the “one”. Jennifer helped us through the entire process as absentee buyers, the first time we saw the house in person we already owned it - and we love it, could not have happened without Jennifer.
- D. Richards
We had an excellent experience working with Jennifer Merrell. She was referred to us by someone who spoke highly of her willingness to do whatever it takes to find the right home for her clients. She more than validated these words of praise. We were coming in from out of town and Jennifer was very flexible with her schedule to accommodate ours. She listened attentively to our home wants, and developed a list that provided a good selection to view. As we visited the homes with Jennifer, one especially unique skill she has is a substantial knowledge of home construction and renovation, so she can offer considerable expertise on the quality of home features and construction. Once we obtained a contract on a home, Jennifer did all of the leg work to arrange everything that needed to be done to satisfy our questions and the contract terms. This effort required Jennifer to demonstrate her resourcefulness, as we asked for a deeper evaluations of some of the more technical features of our new home. Throughout all of this compressed timeline work, Jennifer maintained her patient, helpful and pleasant demeanor, and consistently showed us that she was committed to ensuring that we were completely satisfied with our new home. We highly recommend Jennifer as a real estate agent!
- Shans and Susan Basiti
Our family stumbled upon Brevard while on vacation, traveling from Greenville to Asheville several years ago. We were instantly drawn to Brevard; the abundance of outdoor activities, breathtaking mountain views and waterfalls, charming downtown, friendliness of the locals and sense of tranquility. We were determined to find a property as a second home although unfamiliar with the local real estate market and living in Florida. Jennifer Merrell was amazing in educating us on the area, sharing data on current market conditions and providing local knowledge. She spent significant time listening to our want list, visiting potential properties and providing candid feedback. We truly appreciated her direct, honest and informed approach. Her persistency landed us the perfect second home when she was the first to arrive at an morning open house. A year later, she took the same approach and found us the ideal investment property. As we navigated through both closings, she provided tremendous insight into issues specific to mountain homes and connected us with local resources during our due diligence. Jennifer made the long distance home buying process easy and truly cared about our satisfaction with the properties we purchased. I am not sure we could have pulled either of these purchases off if not having met Jennifer. We could not be more pleased and highly recommend her.
- N. Roberts

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