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Chris was excellent throughout the process.

Thank you.

Kanitha Porter

Chris is great.

He understood our goals and worked together with us and the seller to make this usually stressful transaction go seamlessly. We are very happy with our home purchase and would recommend him to any prospective buyer in that area.

Karl Suh Sunyun Kim

I just moved to Irvine from Switzerland and a colleague of mine introduced me to Chris.

He has been outstanding! Deep knowledge of the area and of all the laws and rules to buy an house. Once I mentioned to him that I was new to this process in the US he spent incredible amount of time to  explain me first the process and all the steps. Then he started giving me recommendations on the best neighborhood and about pro and cons of each of them. Finally once I was ready he spent considerable time showing me houses and giving me tips and guidance during the process being available and prompt to reply to any question by email, phone and by person. Defineltly impressive, I will recommend him to all the people that will look for an house.

Domenico Campagnola

I had such a great experience with Chris.

He helped navigate the whole process smoothly and answered all questions quickly and efficiently. Would definitely recommend his service to a friend.

Joel Smith

Already posted to Yelp and Zillow.

Andrew & Jennifer Lewis

Chris Merritt is the only realtor I have worked with and will be the only one I will work with.

Chris has helped me sell 2 of my previous homes and helped me buy 2 homes. Chris is very professional, knowledgeable, patient, understanding, very responsive and has also helped tremendously by referring other services/companies that First Team Realtors have worked with. Buying or selling a home with Chris has always been a wonderful experience. I have always recommended Chris to friends and will always do so. Thank you so much Chris for everything you have done for us!! Mallika P.

Mallika Purohit

Already provided detailed testimonial on yelp.

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Andrew& Jennifer Lewis
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"We tried to sell our home and learned that an agent's familiarity with the local area of the home location plays an important role in the sale. We spoke to Chris Merritt, who we knew had sold almost 300 homes just in our West Irvine community, and his business partner D.R.Heywood. In addition to having great negotiation strategies and marketing ideas from 32 years in real estate, Chris also helped us find an excellent staging company to make sure our home presented in the best possible light. Our questions and concerns were always met with patient and honest responses about the whole process, with the result that we sold in just over a month! Since we had already relocated to Texas, Chris and D.R. even went the extra mile to help get last-minute items out of the house. It would have been great to have them represent me on my purchase in Texas but unfortunately they are only licensed in California. Thank you both, and I won't hesitate to refer you to any of my friends who are thinking of selling or buying!"
5 /5.0
by Ravikumar Govindan
"I just moved to Irvine from Switzerland and a colleague of mine introduced me to Chris. He has been outstanding! Deep knowledge of the area and of all the laws and rules to buy an house.Once I mentioned to him that I was new to this process in the US he spent incredible amount of time to explain me first the process and all the steps. Then I started giving me recommendations on the best neighborhood and about pro and cons of each of them.Finally once I was ready he spent considerable time showing me houses and giving me tips and guidance during the process being available and prompt to reply to any question by email, phone and by person.Defineltly impressive, I will recommend him to all the people that will look for an house."
5 /5.0
by dcampagnola
"This should be the only review you need to decide that Chris should represent you. My wife and I, recently sold a condo in West Irvine. It was a complicated sale, because the sale needed to be a contingency on us finding another home also in West Irvine. Chris was very detailed about the process of selling and buying another property. He was very knowledgeable about how the contract needed to be written to protect our interests. During the process, he was very responsive to all of our questions, helped provide tidbits on how to ensure our home was showing ready, and many times, had to guide the seller's agent on the home we were buying. He also orchestrated a leaseback agreement, which was a requirement for the home we were buying, and coordinated a leaseback for the family buying our home. He worked well with our buyer's agent and the agent who sold us our new home. He has a commanding knowledge of West Irvine and surrounding areas. This was an amazingly stressful time for our family, trying to sell our condo and actually get a winning bid for a home in Irvine. His friendly personality very well can help you to get your bid accepted. I know there are certain areas where you may be selling or purchasing a home and they have popular names posted everywhere. Don't make a mistake! Chris was the agent who sold our condo, as well as, represented us to purchase our new home. I truly believe Chris can represent you better than any other agents in the area."
5 /5.0
by user9719556
"I have had the pleasure of knowing Chris, as not only our resident neighborhood realtor, but also from his involvement with the local community and elementary school. His extensive knowledge of the community his active involvement in our schools make him an excellent expert in his trade. He's extremely well-versed, well-spoken, adaptable, attentive and a overall great person to work with.If you are looking for a well-qualified, honest and caring person to sell or help you find your home, look no further. I highly recommend Chris!!!Thank you again Chris for all your help, patience and expertise in selling our home!"
5 /5.0
by Alice cordon
"We've known Chris Merritt for 20+ years even though we'd never hired him as an agent until just a few months ago. He is a fixture in West Irvine. He sponsors community events/garage sales and supports the schools. It's only a slight exaggeration to wonder if he could quite possibly know everyone in town. When it was time to sell our home, we didn't even think twice. We called Chris and are so happy we did. He took care of everything. He is a fast talker and knows what he's talking about. His years of experience has prepared him to handle or avoid any scenario. He listened to our requests and he had our back. We sold the house in mere days. The process was very smooth. We are so grateful to him."
5 /5.0
by pamelahanson5
"My wife and I recently sold our house in West Irvine, in half of the average time on market, with Chris Merritt. We cannot say enough good things about Chris that would equal the knowledge, experience and patience that Chris demonstrated during the sale of our home. From our previous bad experience with a newbie R.E. agent in the sale of our former home, we knew we wanted an experienced and expert this time around. Well we found that in Chris, for sure. From listing, marketing, negotiating and evaluating the offers through to a very successful and speedy closing. Thank you Chris Merritt!"
5 /5.0
by dbeck997 1
"It was a pretty painless experience in selling my property. Chris advised me of the price and how to prepare the home for the open house. He knows the area and the current market. I got the full price offer within 3 days of the listing.Chris is very professional and knows his business. Thank you for your service!"
5 /5.0
by ksp012004
"My husband and I have been thinking about selling our Irvine condominium for some time now, waiting for the right opportunity to list our home for sale. Once the housing market became more favorable for selling, we had to carefully consider which real estate agent we felt would be best for our situation. Our attention quickly turned towards Chris Merritt due to his vast experience and knowledge of the Irvine housing market, especially West Irvine. Upon our first meeting with Chris, we felt comfortable with his approach. Chris is extremely knowledgeable about the ins and outs of the market and was honest about how we should move forward each step of the way. We also liked the fact that his focus was not on just quickly marching forward to showcase our property, but rather detailing for us the important things we should keep in mind to make our home really appealing to potential buyers. Chris' advice, knowledge, and professionalism resulted in an extremely quick sale and the smoothest escrow period we could have ever imagined. We are extremely pleased with the service Chris provided to us during the sale of our home. We give him the highest recommendation and praise for a job well-done!"
5 /5.0
by Janice S
"Chris is great. He understood our goals and worked together with us and the seller to make this usually stressful transaction go seamlessly. He understood the West Irvine area like the back of his hand. Very thorough with the area and the history of sales. We are very happy with our home purchase and would recommend him to any prospective buyer in that area."
5 /5.0
by zuser20141113132523908
"Chris Merritt is the only realtor I have worked with and will be the only one I will work with. Chris has helped me sell 2 of my previous homes and helped me buy 2 homes too. Chris is very professional, knowledgeable, patient, understanding and very responsive. Buying or selling a home with Chris has always been a wonderful experience. I have always recommended Chris to friends and will always do so. Thank you so much Chris for everything you have done for us!! MP"
5 /5.0
by Mallika Puri
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