Jennifer Merrell

Broker Realtor

Contact Info

Cell Phone:
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Downtown Office

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.


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

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