More About Me

GOAL

My goal is to listen and understand each client's unique needs and provide the best information so that they may make the best and right choices. I'll work hard to ensure your transaction is straight forward, stress-free, and successful.

BACKGROUND

Born and raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan I came to Oregon with a Horticulture degree and worked managing ornamental tree nurseries for many years. A chance, but fateful encounter with a friend's friend found me dating a surfer raised in Cannon Beach and my coastal adventure began!

A self professed ‘real estate junkie' before turning 40 I had built two new homes and done major remodels on three. Going into Real Estate as a professional was a natural transition and one which I have never looked back – l love this work and have thoroughly enjoyed the success of the last 12 years and am looking forward to many more to come.

TESTIMONIALS

“I have spent much of my career as a corporate real estate executive, selecting literally hundreds of commercial locations for three different multiunit organizations. Additionally, I have extensive experience in buying/selling real estate on a personal level, with 50 properties — both commercial and residential. Having said that, I want you to know that KATE Merrell is the best real estate professional I have ever worked with. KATE brings a level of refined and dignified professionalism to her role. She is incredibly detail oriented and has 100% on follow-up/follow-through. KATE clearly takes pleasure in her role and it comes across in her relaxed, engaging demeanor. KATE is an incredible listener, a skill that is hard to find in real estate agents. She picks up on the smallest of cues and surprised me with her recall. KATE'S towering strength is her professional yet warm, smiling-at-a-resting-state demeanor and ability to connect/ engage. Not only would I use KATE again — I would recommend her to anyone, as the very best real estate professional I have ever worked with — full stop.”

“Exceptional and Honest!”

“KATE is one of the top real estate people I have ever encountered. She is professional, knowledgeable, and one of the top people in the industry. I managed a real estate office with 200 associates and one of the top producers in the nation— KATE belongs right up there next to the top!”

“KATE bent over backwards to accommodate and work with us in every way. We could not have asked for a better experience. She was patient, kind, knowledgeable, and generous with her time and experience.”

“KATE was outstanding. She provided services that far exceeded the norm. She is thoughtful, careful, experienced and cheerful. She is the best real estate agent I’ve ever come across.”

“KATE, I am always really impressed by your skills as a realtor, and I know that I am not alone in this...it is rare and refreshing to find someone who is so professional and competent on one hand, while being so easygoing and genuine on the other."

“KATE Merrell is the quintessential agent. Humor, extraordinary competence with an ability to manage complex deals.”

“KATE clearly knows how to work non-local resident. She was proactive to share information she knew I would need without me even asking. She is simply superb.”

“Thank you so much KATE for your outstanding effort throughout this process. I’d hate to think what would have happened with a less capable or committed agent. I hope to work with you again someday…on an easier property!"

“Extraordinary customer service. We felt like family.” 

“KATE was THERE—always available to take a call and answer questions, prompt to get keys and show properties when we were at that stage, gracious and effective in providing support during the negotiation stage, and a good listener throughout. Knowledgeable, professional, personable, reliable….it was a pleasure working with her."

“KATE was absolutely wonderful to work with. She was not only very knowledgeable about the market and neighborhood, but also gave us great advice about how best to market our house and negotiate with the buyers. When issues came up during the negotiations, she always had ideas about how to deal with them before even bringing them to the table -- making our experience almost effortless. We really appreciate Kate's skills!”

“KATE just sold our Cannon Beach, Oregon house in a depressed economy with over 70+ other properties on the market. She was very engaging, has great taste herself and really was a lovely bright spot in an otherwise emotionally difficult move. Highly recommended without any reservations.”

“KATE was spectacular. Thoughtful, knowledgeable, responsive. She exercised perfect judgment navigating our purchase both in guiding us through the looking process and then the purchase itself. She knows her business and the market and is a terrific professional as well as an extremely nice person."

“KATE Merrell was spectacular. Thoughtful, knowledgeable, responsive. She exercised perfect judgment navigating our purchase both in guiding us through the looking process and then the purchase itself. She knows her business and the market and is a terrific professional as well as an extremely nice person.”

“Excellent communication throughout the process. KATE went the extra mile to suggest added decor to better market the house, then assisted in setting it up, including using some of her personal things.”

“KATE went above and beyond expectations. She is able to work with both parties. Very professional, fair, and always helpful.”

“KATE exceeded our expectations in so many ways it is hard to list. Since we don’t live in the community full-time, Kate was very helpful in rounding up estimates and contractors to fix the things the inspection found wrong. She is clearly knowledgeable about the market and helped us formulate our bid in a very advantageous way. She has continued to be helpful after the closing.”