I had used Marillee when purchasing a home years ago, in fact this home. Was so impressed she was my first and only choice when it came time to sell.
Enough good things cannot be said. Need to sell a home, buy a home any questions about the processes ask Marillee! ~ Thomas Lethcoe, Ligonier Indiana
5 stars. Could not have been happier with our choice of Merilee Booren as our agent/broker.
We initially reached out to 3 agents in the area. After the first phone call with Merilee when she took the time to know our needs/likes and volunteered to pre-walk through homes for us (we were coming from out of state and had just a weekend to view in person) I knew we found the right agent.
Merilee was on top of things from the beginning. Her knowledge of not just the area, but the whole real estate process was impressive. She was very communicative and we always knew what was going on and what to expect next. ~ Teri, Warsaw, Indiana
We had family members use Merillee when they moved to town and she was amazing. There was no question that we would contact her when it was time to buy. ~ Jamie, Fort Wayne
I would highly recommend Merillee Booren!! She is very knowledgeable and precise with ever part of real estate! Also very kind and considerate! ~ Joni Uptigrove
I first met Merillee Booren at my son's home where she was invited to discuss the evaluation of his home and property with a potential sale in mind. Following her successful sale of his home and property I found myself in a very difficult position of a sudden onset of a health condition where I was encouraged to sell my property for a much smaller place to live.
Merillee was the first realtor that came to mind following the recommendation of my son.
I wanted a professional and friendly woman with understanding of my needs to handle my most important asset .... a home property sale. She is easily likeable by all who have met her. She understood how difficult the sale of my home of 45 years was for me being a recent widow with some health problems. She was supportive but not critical in helping to set sale goals and the hard work of preparing the home for listing and show. She is a warm friendly woman who is a "see and doer", a "shaker and mover and hard worker" in my behalf. She has patience and understanding with an arm of support as needed.
Merillee is on top of everything. She is on time, accurate and punctual. She kept me informed with no surprises. I was pleased with the accurate sale projection and further negotiation with the buyer. Nothing throws her off course or off the planning marks that have been set. Not to say there are not any negotiations.....just "fair" sales adjustments that works best for me, her client. I would hire her again in a swift minute.
An A+ is all the above. This list fairly describes Merillee with the exception of the "Personal Home Visits" along the path of preparing the home for show which was a daunting and "tender" path for me leaving my home of 45 years. A home of joy, happiness, a haven from the world, parenting of four sons, Love, peace and harmony where leaving my home was never an option until health concerns stepped in.
Because of her Excellent sales performance with me I have recommended her to my closest friend who will shortly be selling her home in Columbia CIty. ~ Janet Arnold , South Whitley IN
Merillee goes the extra mile to make sure her clients understand everything and are comfortable. She helped me get my home show ready and it turned put wonderful! She was able to answer every question I had within a timely manner. ~ Jennifer swihart, warsaw
Merillee returns calls and texts promptly. She is a pleasure to work with and explains everything.
She is friendly but professional.
We will highly recommend her to others. ~ Deb Willis Plymouth
Merillee is the perfect combination of professionalism and friendliness. Her experience shows in the way she is easy to talk to but gets to the point so no one's time is wasted. She knows the area and understands the current market. She knows the other local realtors and works well with them and their very different personalities and client strategies. Merillee always responded very quickly and was happy to answer and re-answer all of our questions and walk us through the entire process again and again if we got lost. Communication was clear and detailed from the beginning of our interaction and every issue that came up was addressed and handled in the best way possible. Buying/Selling a home is never black and white and there are always unexpected things that come up, but I couldn't be happier with how Merillee handled everything. In the moment, we were often frustrated with the process, or the surprises, or the buyers. There are so many forms to sign and a to-do list way too long to manage alone, but Merillee was with us the whole way and helped make the process not only easier, but more enjoyable. Knowing we had a knowledgeable and experienced advocate and friend beside us through the process made all the difference. Even in my most overwhelmed moments, I could trust Merillee's advice and count on her to understand and provide valuable help. Even with some curve balls from the buyers, we are very pleased with the outcome of our sale and Merillee's help throughout the process. I would recommend (and have recommended) Merillee to anyone in the Warsaw, Winona Lake, or Fort Wayne area looking to buy or sell. Thank you Merillee! You're the best! ~ Jon and Sarah, Winona Lake
Merillee was great to work with. This was our second time working with Merillee first was to buy our home. We are in a hurry this time to sell it. She was very proactive to get it on the market. She helped us with staging and took great photos. She provided great comps and helped to set the right price for a quick sale that would help us get the money we needed to buy a new home. She made our home look beautiful and competitive on the market. She had an offer on the first showing and we ended up in a multiple offer situation. She was quick to reply to any and all communications. Merillee helped us close early and made it easy even if we were out if sate. If we hadn't moved out of state we would use Merillee again!!! ~ Amie Olson, Midway
Merrillee is very approachable. She was very patient with the complications we had in going through the sale of our home as well as purchasing another. She is sensitive to detail and the legalities that are involved. A couple of times she had to stand up for us and be our advocate. She is so positive and friendly. We would definitely recommend her to others. ~ Bob Jarboe, Warsaw, Indiana
Merillee was awesome! This was my first time buying a house and she made this experience very smooth and easy for me. I loved working with her! ~ Kate- Columbia City, IN
She did a super job and would recommend her to everyone! ~ Jerry and Lisa Kipker. Warsaw
We haven't had great experiences in the past working with realtors and were dreading the hassle of selling our house. Meillee was very positive and confident that we would have no trouble selling the property. She did a great job getting us the best price for the house. Within 12 hours of the house being listed, we had three offers and ended up selling the property for $8,000 over the asking price.
I'm not very trusting of realtors so I really appreciated Merillee's integrity. When the other realtor wanted to work around a situation in a not quite kosher way, she refused to be swayed from the right way.
Nothing ever goes as easily as it seems like it could/should but I was a nervous wreck about the time frame we were dealing with. The buyers had set the closing date to just before we were to leave on vacation. When we didn't hear anything back concerning inspections by the deadline, we were concerned. What if we had repairs to make before the sell would go through? Vacation was planned and reservations made. When the deadlines weren't being met by the other party and our closing got set back, I was freaking out. We were going to be in the middle of Nowhere Wyoming! Merillee was calm and reassuring. She told us to go ahead and go, it would all work out. She took care of everything. We signed the papers in a hotel lobby 1,000 miles away from home.
We don't sell houses very often but when we need a realtor again we'll certainly be calling Merillee. Her cheerful, positive personality, integrity and professional confidence made the home selling experience not necessarily enjoyable but bearable. ~ John and Jackie Horn, Warsaw IN
Moving all the way across the country is stressful, but Merillee made the process seamless. I didnt have to worry about a thing besides keeping my house clean. Thanks Merillee!- Nichole Kleinman
Merillee is an honest, hardworking Realtor that got our house sold. We were moving across the country at the worst possible time to sell and she guided us to the best decision we could make. She sold the house within six months in a horrible market. About two years ago we started the process of buying a house where we currently live. There was a glitch on our credit with regards to the house we sold. Without hesitation, she worked with us, even though it was three years after we sold our home, to get the problem fixed. I would recommend her in a heartbeat. Thank you Merillee for your hard work!- Laurie and Jack Swensen
Id only known Merillee a short time before realizing that its been my rare privilege to have simply met her, never mind my luck in enlisting her as my real estate broker. I was surprised that finding the right real estate broker was like finding the right doctor. But after enlisting the help of a number of agents during my house hunt in 2009, I could clearly see that Merillee was and is one of a kind, someone who really cares deeply for her clients. She spent countless hours attending to even the smallest detail of my escrow, and surprisingly, almost immediately found the perfect home for me, although Id been stumbling along for a year finding nothing up until then. I probably have the least expensive home you can buy in my area, but Merillee treated me as if I was buying a multi-million dollar home. She seemed to be available anytime I contacted her and got heavily involved in all the details of my escrow, never rushing off or in a hurry although her schedule seemed hectic. Merillee undoubtedly has an exceptional talent for what she does and one of the biggest hearts Ive ever run across. She seems to handle her busy day with ease and what appears to be boundless energy. She is tribute to her profession. Its no exaggeration to say that Merillee is an exceptional business woman and real estate broker. Patty Soza
We know we wouldnt have this house if it werent for you going above and beyond your job description at every turn. You were amazing. We not only have bought and sold a home, we have made a great friend. Thank you again and again. Laurie and David Marks