I listed my home for sale with Merrill in April of 08. The market had been in decline for nearly a year, and I was hearing horror stories of homes in my price range sitting for months on end. I needed to sell at a high price, and most of my friends thought the situation hopeless. Merrill began by doing a comprehensive review of the market in my neighborhood. We visited several houses for sale in my price range to determine our competitive advantages and appropriate pricing. He helped me stage my house to look its best, which included a lot of heavy lifting and hauling. He was with me every step of the way through the marketing period, contacting me every day, and taking a personal interest in my case. To my great relief, we started getting offers right away, often two at a time. Merrill was masterful at assessing them and negotiating reasonable counter offers based on sound logical arguments. He is very good at seeing the situation for what it truly is at that moment, and skillfully plays the cards he is dealt. His communication skills are excellent. He was always able to explain the dynamics of the situation to me, and keep the conversation going with my prospective buyers and their agents. Through some very tense moments, he was able to reassure me with sound, honest advice. We were able to accept an offer at the price I had hoped for within 25 days of listing! In that down market, it felt like a miracle. Merrill then confidently and efficiently led the process through escrow and closing. I cannot recommend him highly enough. He is a consummate professional, and a kind and caring human being.
If you are looking for superb professionals to help you sell your home, look no further than Merrill and Barbara Moss. Our home sold in 9 days after listing. Their clear communication, fabulous negotiating skills, and great attention to even the smallest of details brought success in a very short timeframe. We feel very fortunate to have had such a positive team working for us and will work with them again in the future.
Listed home, but didn't sell
I am an out of state owner and thus rely on Merrill for his local market knowledge. He sends me regular detailed analyses for my unit in relation to comparables in the subdivision and surrounding communities, with concrete alternatives for my consideration. This information allows me to make informed decisions, puts me in some semblance of control in this convoluted market, and maintains my calm. I consider Merrill an important spoke in my trusted adviser network.
As thorough and service oriented as it gets. Great attention to detail. Merrill's attention continued even after the closing to tie up loose ends with the transaction. We would highly recommend.
Helped me buy and sell homes
Merrill and Barbara are an awesome team. Merrill is THE most responsive business professional I have ever dealt with. He is very efficient, knowledgeable, and his attention to detail is very impressive. We sold our home in North Scottsdale very quickly with his savvy business acumen and were able to buy another home very quickly as well. I would highly recommend Merrill and Barbara Moss if you are serious about buying or selling a home.
Merrill Moss was referred to us by a former client. We had never met him, until our search, in Scottsdale, for a condo began in Febr. 2017. We had not been to Scottsdale for 17 years. Obviously, much had changed. In our first meeting with Merrill we told him what we were looking for. We were very specific and had a very narrow range of what would be acceptable to us.From that point on, Merrill took over and showed us many options which fit our requirements. None of them were what we wanted in our first three visits with Merrill which came in a 3 to 4 month period. He was very patient, never pressured us, and became more certain of what we wanted with each showing that we turned down. At one point, as we tired of looking, we were ready to make an offer. Merrill told us to "pass" because we could do better! He was so right! Ultimately, Merrill located the perfect condo for us and negotiated the sale! Merrill's help did not stop there!We purchased our condo, to use as a second home, as we live 1200 miles away. Everything was new to us. Merrill assisted us with every aspect of getting the condo ready for our use.Merrill gave us pages of information, as well as contacts, for everything from house keeping to maintenance. He gave us listings of where the best places to buy items that he knew we needed. Every one of his recommendations were excellent! Merrill was always available to answer our questions and give his advice.In closing, we cannot say enough good words about our experience with Merrill Moss, as he continues to be helpful to this day.I am sure there are many good realtors in Scottsdale, but in our opinion, Merrill Moss would be at the top of the list!
Helped me find a home to rent
Merrill and Barbara are thorough, knowledgeable, and supportive. It was a pleasure to work with them on our transaction. We highly recommend them.
Merrill and Barbara were extremely knowledgeable, professional and easy to work with! They went above and beyond throughout the entire home buying process. I highly recommend both of these agents!