"Not all realtors are created equal and not all Real Estate experiences are alike! 
If the NEXT STEP is important to you, I welcome the opportunity to speak with you."

Sharon Merkley


We decided the spring of 2014 to sell our home at the shores of Lake Margaret in St. Thomas and try to find a smaller home, hopefully in a condo setting.  We looked at a few diffeent locations and finally found a home for sale in the Talbot Chase community.  Right after we sold our home, we decided to visit the "Open House" Sharon had advertised in the local papers.  She immediately made us very welcome and gave us all the answers to our questions.  We decided there and then that we liked what we saw and asked Sharon to prepare an offer on our behalf.  She was surprised to have this happen so quickly, but it got done in her most efficient way, and with her help we moved within a month.
Sharon is very pleasant to work with, efficient and knowledgeable and we would highly recommend her to anyone who wants to find the right home.
Helga Victor and Ted Bear, St. Thomas
 
We first met Sharon Merkley at an "Open House" she was hosting.  Wanting to downsize after living in our home for 40 years, we needed to sell and purchase and were not sure where to begin.  I had previously read that Sharon specialized in Real Estate for seniors, so after her first visit with us, we liked her and decided to proceed.  We soon found her to be easy to work with, pleasant, caring and very knowledgeable.  She was never too busy to answer questions or recommend a solution.  I cannot say enough about Sharon's expertise, help and amount of work she did on our behalf.  Our home sold after only one week on the market.  I would recommend Sharon to anyone wishing to sell or purchase a home especially if they are seniors, she help us every step of the way.
Fred and Clara Fleming, St. Thomas
 
Well, the time had come when we decided to leave our condo and move to an apartment.  We weren't quite sure what to do first, Sharon was recommended to us and we also knew she had successfully sold other units in our development.  At our initial meeting we agreed to a plan of action and immediately proceeded to work with her.  During the selling process Sharon kept us informed on all activity; accommodated our personal schedules; and worked in our best interests at all times.  This was a big move for us and it was reassuring to know we were working with someone who cared and we could trust.
Bill and Carol Wood, St. Thomas
 
My wife had passed on, so preparing the sale of house and furniture alone was a formidable task.  Sharon showed compassion and understanding, minimizing my fears and concerns.  She had a friendly demeanour, and was proficient and fully committed to the marketing of my property.  The housing market was in a downslide at the time, and it wasn't a quick sale.  However, undaunted, Sharon kept me updated with property figures and sales.  There was regular advertising and a virtual tour online.  Thank you Sharon.
Malcolm C. Carter, London
 
Owning your own home and maintaining the property your home sits on is enjoyable while raising a family.  However, after being empty nesters for several years, and our parents passing on, travel became a priority in our lives.  Volunteer work and recreational activities became a larger part of our lives also.  While wintering in Florida, we decided to look at the possibilities of downsizing our accommodations.  Initially, condo living was not on our radar.  However, Sharon Merkley took time to show us what condo living could be like, while still living in St. Thomas.  In April. we decided to place an offer on a detached condo and put our home of 28 years up for sale.  Sharon took us through the steps required to sell our home and purchase a condo.  Initially, the listing of our home did not produce a lot of buyer interest, and we began to get discouraged.  Particularly after losing the offer on the condo we wanted to purchase.  With Sharon's help, we found another condo we liked and placed an offer on the property.  Sharon worked tirelessly to make sure our house was sold and the condo purchase completed.  being settled in our new home for just over a month, we realized how much of Sharon's time we occupied during this sale and purchase period.  We want to be added to the list of satisfied clients of Sharon Merkley.  Her patience is abundant, and knowledge exceptional.ded to leave our condo and move to an apartment.  We weren't quite sure what to do first, Sharon was recommended to us and we also knew she had successfully sold other units in our development.  At our initial meeting we agreed to a plan of action and immediately proceeded to work with her.  During the selling process Sharon kept us informed on all activity; accommodated our personal schedules; and worked in our best interests at all times.  This was a big move for us and it was reassuring to know we were working with someone who cared and we could trust.
Mike and Janet Golding, St. Thomas 
 

If you ask us, Sharon Merkely, our Royal LePage Real Estate Agent, is a treasure.  When we were beginning to think about downsizing, we spoke with Sharon about possible locations, price ranges and sizes of properties.  She identified several locations for us and sugessted we drive to each and see if they appearled to us.  We did, and we narrowed our choice to three neighbourhoods.  To our surprise, the perfect property came up for sale within a week.  Sharon calmed us down and carefully guided us through the process of visiting and revisiting the property, finalizing a purchase offer and explaining all of the details of moving forward.
This led us to the problem of needing to sell our current home.  We knew it would be a very emotional process sicne we had built our home in the country 27 years ago.  Because it is a large ouse and property, we thought it would probably take quite some time to sell, but Sharon expertly laid out the steps we needed to take to list it.  With this done, the house was listed and sold within the week.
Are we surprised? Very.  Are we happy?  Very.  Would we recommend Sharon Merkley to other seniors who might be thinking about downsizing?  Absolutely!  Sharon is conscientious, meticulous, and has a very positive attitude.  She communicated with us at every step along the way.  We were never left wondering what was happening.  You can count on Sharon to help you take the NEXT STEP

 Linda and Dave McGonegal
 
The willingness and caring manner in which she displayed in taking care of all of my needs and questions, at anytime, was extra special.  I found Sharon to be one of the most genuine salespeople I have ever dealt with.
 Don Cadogan, St. Thomas
 
When my mother had to go into a nursing home, my brother, Clair and I, as executors, had to be prepared to sell her house.  We are  both seniors and did not wish the responsibility with the maintenance and heating for the winter.  I remember reading the "Focus on Seniors" flyer that came in the mail some time ago and I saved it for future reference.  An ad caught my attention about a Broker, Sharon Merkley, who had experience with selling for seniors.  I called her and she was swift to respond.  She met with us at the house and provided insight as what to expect.  My brother stated that we did not want to have it drag on.  Clair and I were impressed with the direct approach regarding the information that Sharon provided, and therefore signed the agreement.  Sharon was very prompt with the sale in less than a month on the market, and also kept in contact with us on a regular basis.  Seldom were there any quieries, as everything was explained thoroughly with each meeting.   I personally would recommend her to anyone for the sale of their home whether they are a senior or any age group.  Sharon Merkley definitely demonstrated a professional attitude and commitment at all times.
Joan Mansell, St. Thomas
 
I met Sharon Merkley during my capacity as executor to my mothers's estate.  We needed to sell the house and my father, having worked with Sharon on numerous occasions in his own real estate transactions, highly recommended her to me.  Sharon was prompt and very professional.  I found her to be very sympathetic and understanding of the situation.  She understood the sensitivity of the family's feelings and always took that into consideration when (or if) related questions came up, and she was very open with the status of the sale and prospective buyers at all times.  She was up front with feedback, and would make occasional recommendation on what to do.  I found her very easy to work with and I found that she tirelessly worked for ME (the estate) and not just for "a sale."
Should I ever need the services of a real estate agent on a personal level, I will return to Sharon, and I would recommend her to any that would ask me as well.
Vicki Waller, St. Thomas
 

"Not all realtors are created equal and not all Real Estate experiences are alike!  If the NEXT STEP is important to you, I welcome the opportunity to speak with you."
   
   
Sharon Merkley"Not all realtors are created equal and not all Real Estate experiences are alike!  If the NEXT STEP is important to you, I welcome the opportunity to speak with you."
Sharon Merkley