Why Work With Us?
Here's what our satisfied customers are saying about us:
Now that we are settled in our beautiful new home, I want to express our appreciation for all that you did to find for us the perfect place to live. It was about two years ago that I first contacted you about a proposed condominium project in downtown Salem. You indicated that the project was in its earliest planning stages but you would keep me informed as things developed. Then in April of 2016 I stopped by your office to see if anything was happening on the new project. You explained that it was tied up in permitting and going nowhere. You did, however, mention that a new condominium project was coming on fast in one of Salem’s most desirable areas and had Janet and I drive by to have a look. The location was perfect and we indicated an interest in seeing plans once they became available.
At that time we decided to put our existing home on the market and listed it with you. Your marketing strategy was vey effective and we had a buyer, above our asking price, in less than two weeks. You had all of our requirements and knew what we were looking for in the new place. By the time the plans became available the word was out and the demand for the available units was over the top. You contacted us immediately with information that one of the units met all of our criteria and had us meet with the developer. The rest is history. We signed on and never looked back. You assisted us through the entire process, along with the developer, for selecting materials and colors that have come together beautifully as verified by all the accolades we have received.
You did a great job for us and we could not be more pleased with the results.
Janet and Bob Neville
We recently moved cross country and left our condo in the care of Betsy Merry to sell. She was so helpful and professional, and even got someone to come in and paint and do small repairs while we were long distance. As stressful as making a big move can be, Betsy made the process as smooth and painless as possible for us! Thank you Betsy and MerryFox Realty!
If you need a realtor, Betsy Merry is the person for you. Without her hard, dedicated work, I can’t imagine I would have sold my house in Salem, Massachusetts as quickly as I did or for the price I got. Like so many houses in New England, mine was old and charming, and needed much work before I could list it. This was Betsy’s first strength. Not only did she know what items would be the most cost efficient to address, she also referred excellent craft and repair people who quoted fair prices and did excellent, timely work on my house. When it was ready to list, Betsy had a photographer come who made beautiful stills as well as a video, witch were both flattering yet honest depictions of the house, something that is important in establishing trust. By that I mean stills or videos that have been touched up to camouflage or disguise problem areas in the property will turn off buyers when they see it for themselves, and they will not forget the listing realtor who wasted their time. When I got a valid offer on my house, Betsy went into overdrive to close the deal, successfully navigating the very tricky waters of home inspection. The buyer had a long list of items they either wanted addressed at my expense or their estimate to do so taken off the sale price. No one knows Salem better than Betsy, and one of the ways that transfers into her effectiveness is in her personal relationships with the crafts and trade people who work there. With the aid of these people, she cut through every frivolous item based their honest, sensible recommendations, saving me thousands of dollars and moving the sale to its successful conclusion. I recommend her without reservation and will always be thankful to Betsy for all she did in seeing me on my way to the next part of my life.
Dear Betsy: It has been several months since you saved me by working so hard to successfully sale my house. I want you to know that I think of you every day for all that you did for me - and for a house I loved for so many years. Blessings for you and yours.
There are not enough words to properly convey my thanks to you. After years of studying the Salem market, I knew that I needed someone special to help me – Someone who knew the ins and the outs and could surprise me with something I hadn’t studied. In one visit, you did that.The second I saw 7 Howard St., Unit 5, I knew I had found my home.
Thank you for your expertise, positivity and professionalism. Not only do I view you as a realtor, but now I view you as a neighbor and as a friend.
Sincerest thanks and congratulations on all of your professional accomplishments.
When we decided to sell our home on Federal Street in Salem, we thought of Betsy Merry as the only broker for us. We were amazed at the level of dedication and commitment that she brought to the task of selling our home in a difficult market. The sale of our house was complicated by a number of factors and challenges which could not have been anticipated. Throughout the process, Betsy's enthusiasm, support, and encouragement were a constant. Our association with Betsy during the sale of our home was very satisfying, and we can without reservation endorse Betsy's professionalism and dedication.
Wendell and Janet Leary
Thanks to Dan, we got the house we wanted at a great price. What started as a simple deal, turned very complicated due to the fact that the house was bank owned and had been vacant for a year. Dan's diligence, market expertise, and negotiating skills, combined with his contacts within the community turned a difficult deal into a smooth transaction.
Andrea and Josh Commoss
I am very grateful to Betsy Merry for helping me sell my mother's home. Her knowledge and advice were instrumental in effecting the sale, and I shall always be appreciative of her personal and friendly service as well as her dedication on our behalf.
John S. Bowden
My name is Lewis Legon, Principal of Renaissance Real Estate Investments, LLC. For the past 6 years, Dan Fox has been my real estate broker. His value and contributions have been significant to the success and growth of the business. He has become a key and integral part of my team.
Dan brings a high degree of passion and intelligence to the table. I rely on his market intelligence and general knowledge and understanding of the business. He understands customer trends in real estate. He knows where the customer is and what they want. He knows his stuff and is effective in engaging customers in the process.
I have counted on Dan to represent my company. He is hard working, trustworthy and dedicated to getting the job done. Whether he is helping me acquire or responsible for selling new units, he brings a refreshing energy and positive approach. He is an excellent sales person. Additionally, he understands the levels of complexity that I deal with as a developer and actively participates with the strategic planning. He is an asset.
Not to be missed also is that Dan is fun to work with. He is by style straightforward and direct and has a fine sense of humor, which is appreciated.
Lewis Legon, Renaissance Real Estate
Betsy Merry was responsible for the successful marketing of two condominium projects on behalf of the of the trustees of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholarship Fund. Betsy's initial effort on behalf of the Phillips Office was the marketing of a the three unit Phillips Warren Condominium off Warren Street in Salem. Betsy's insights and professionalism were invaluable to throughout the process, and as a result of her keen sense of marketing and pricing, all three units sold within 90 days. The trustees then availed themselves of Betsy's services in marketing the more complicated seventeen unit Orne Square Condominium. Her effort on our behalf was extraordinary, as well as her ability to work with new buyers as well as existing tenants. Alas, there are no more real estate projects for the Phillips Office, but if there were, we would pick Betsy Merry.
Arthur H. Emery. The Phillips Office.