Everybody likes to look at houses! That was one of the initial reasons why I became a Real Estate agent. My passion has since evolved into a need to assist buyers and sellers through the complex process of finding or selling their dream home. The exhilaration of meeting new people and gathering the information needed by clients to make informed decisions drives my strong work ethic. Western North Carolina is a beautiful place to land for a primary residence or a mountain getaway. We are a melting pot of diversity and Appalachian culture. That mixed with majestic mountain views and a temperate climate makes my adopted home town a great choice for anyone looking for a diverse and energized community. Let me help you to make your real estate experience memorable!
Whether buyer or seller, clients who select Sona Merlin as an agent may rest assured that they've found the best real estate representation. More than a capable professional, Sona's a strategist who will work with you to achieve the most lucrative market position for any property. And with the support of Appalachian Realty Sona Merlin will assist you in finding the Asheville area home that speaks to YOUR individuality.
- Melissa Mathews
We had worked with Sona before on the sale of a condo is South Asheville, but this time we were selling our house and hunting for a new one in West Asheville. When we started thinking about buying and selling, the first thought we had was, "Let's talk to Sona and find out what she thinks we need to do in order to get the best price for our house." We met with Sona at the beginning of December, got some good advice, and began working on the house in our spare time with the intention of finding a new house in 6-12 months and selling our current house. When we found a house we liked at the end of January, but were not really prepared to put ours on the market, we pushed into high gear to get our house ready for sale. Despite Sona's best efforts with what we felt was an unreasonable seller, the deal fell through. We went and looked at a good many houses with Sona over the next month, and worked diligently to get our house ready for market. When we saw our dream house pop up on the real estate sites at the end of February, we called Sona so we could schedule an appointment to look at it, and she moved quickly to get us in to look at the house. Once we saw the house with Sona, all of us knew this was THE house. Sona acted quickly, helping us craft an offer on a Saturday afternoon, so that we could be the first offer to be presented. With Sona's help, we managed to get our house on the market a week and a half later, and had it looking perfect. Sona put it up on the real estate sites before dawn, and by dusk, we had signed a contract for our asking price. Through the whole process, Sona kept us moving toward our goals, and helped us to get the best deals possible on both houses. She fought for us, and we knew that if there was something that needed done, Sona would make sure it was taken care of, whether it was paperwork for us, the lender, the seller, or the insurance company to fill out, Sona was on top of it. Thanks from Shaun, Leigh, and Lucy!
- Shaun, Leigh and Lucy