Testimonials

Below are the comments of many very happy clients.  I would be happy to connect any potential new client with any of my past clients if you'd like to learn more.  And, you can check out my customer satisfaction rating on RealSatisfied here!

By: Kevin - Milton (Buyer)

Great job like always!

By: John - Burlington (Seller & Buyer)

He predicted exactly how much I would get for the sale of the house. John Merrill always had time for me and kept me well informed. I would definitely recommend John Merrill to any of my friends and family. He is professional, extremely knowledgeable and knows that follow up is key to a smooth sale.

By: Ian - Burlington (Seller)

I have always been able to count on John. His real estate knowledge and ability is paramount, basically second to none. It is a pleasure having him at your side, knowing he has your best interest at heart, always available to answer questions.

By: Katrina & Cody - Hamilton (Buyer)

I can not say enough great things about John. He was everything we hoped for in an agent. He was polite and always friendly and available at all hours when we had questions and concerns. He never made us feel like there were any bad questions and had all the answers we were looking for. He made the search for our first home very enjoyable and was quick to set up showings and get us the information we needed. Even when our search changed suddenly from one city to another, he was very willing and able to help us adjust our search and our budget to find the exact home we wanted. We are in love with our first home and we owe so much to John for all his help! We will continue to use and recommend the services of John Merrill in the future.

By: Brian - Oakville (Buyer)

When I met with John Merrill I could tell right away that he was very knowledgeable about the area and the real estate process. He made me feel comfortable when looking for a house and never pressured me. He was friendly and flexible with my schedule, which I appreciated. He was always very quick to return my phone calls or texts to answer any questions I had, and was fast and efficient when preparing documents.

By: Wendy & Atipol - Burlington (Seller)

John is personable, reliable and trustworthy and also very analytical regarding market conditions. He helped us buy our condo when we were overseas and we trusted him completely with our purchase and sale. He answered our questions thoroughly and promptly. His sales materials for selling the condo were outstanding, and he helped negotiate a fair deal for our sale. We were very happy with John Merrill and he made us feel confident that everything would go smoothly.

By: Aaron & Danita - Burlington (Buyer)

John's attention to detail and responsiveness was fantastic. He was great to deal with. We would definitely consider using him in future residential real estate transactions.

By: Jacquline & Matthew - Welland (Buyer)

John was recommended to us by our Mortgage Broker. We were first time home buyers and are so grateful for the guidance John provided. He was incredibly responsive to our e-mails and calls. He took the time to explain processes and forms - all of which were unfamiliar to us. John made what could have been a very stressful time easy and enjoyable. We loved working with John and would recommend him in a heartbeat.

By: Rodrigo & Olena - Guelph (Seller)

Even before we were ready to list our home, John Merrill was very knowledgeable regarding the area, pricing, ways to prep our home, and strategy for listing. We followed his Instagram and saw how well he did with selling homes. John was easily accessible to answer any questions we had and we were really impressed with his advertising, photos for the listing and the time he committed to the sale of our home. John Merrill as a person is very approachable, pays attention to detail and carries himself with integrity; all traits that make for an excellent agent. Thank you, John, for making the selling process an easy one!

By: Brenda - Hamilton (Seller)

John Merrill had worked professionally with Grant Morris (my niece's spouse). After asking Grant for help with the sale of my dad's house he introduced me to John as a trustworthy real estate agent. I am so thankful he did. John was attentive and knowledgeable from beginning to the end of the sale. This was a very stressful time in my life as my dad had passed away. As his executor I needed to sell his house. The house itself was not in the greatest of shape but John Merrill reassured me that he felt it potential to be sold. John was right and the house sold for well over the asking price. John was very encouraging in all of our conversations and this made the experience so much easier for me. I was extremely happy with the way John Merrill handled the sale process. He suggested [time blocking to make showings easier for tenants], which I had never heard of, and it went so smoothly. Never any mix ups with the times. John kept me posted on how it was going every few days. The night of the final day John came with many offers and together we went through them. He explained all the details to me clearly. He was very knowledgeable in this area as well. It was a pleasure to have John Merrill as my real estate agent.

By: Matt & Amanda - Beamsville (Seller); Niagara Falls (Buyer)

John Merrill made sure to give us prompt communication in many different formats; we appreciated always being in the loop. We expected our house to sell very quickly but John's marketing campaign ensured that it sold even faster than we expected! I would definitely recommend John Merrill to my friends and family. He made selling our home a very comfortable experience.

By: Therese - Oakville (Seller)

This was the first time I was involved in selling a home and John provided a seamless and highly professional experience from the start of home sale discussions to closing. He was incredibly helpful and worked with me every step of the way. Most importantly, he helped to secure a high value for the sale of the home. All in all, I would highly recommend John's services.

By: Sharon & Rob - Guelph (Seller)

John Merrill "virtually" staged the unit, and because the unit was empty - this enabled prospective buyers to see the possibilities within the unit without us having to put money out on furnishings. Much appreciated! John Merrill is an absolute professional. We have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone in the market to purchase or sell.

By: Sarah - Burlington (Buyer)

It was a pleasure working with John! He was extremely knowledgeable regarding the area and great suggestions in terms of what to consider when purchasing a new condo. John was also very helpful with a quick response time whenever I had questions.

By: Monika - Cambridge (Seller)

I couldn't be happier with the process, and John's professionalism. He was patient, explanatory and sensitive towards my situation. I did not have any moments of reluctance, worry, or stress. John did his research on the area my home was in, presented it to me, and along with a lengthy conversation regarding my needs, strategized a plan that helped sell the house before it was even officially listed. I'd recommend John to everyone!

By: Paul - Guelph (Buyer)

I will make this short, but direct. You will be very hard pressed to find a more professional, capable, knowledgeable or personable agent than John. He is prompt, patient, trustworthy, values the long game and his focus is on your best interests; while remaining honest and clear about what is realistic. This is invaluable when you're going through the challenges of selection, negotiation and closing. You can trust what he tells you, because that is just how he conducts his business. Pick John, I would back that statement to anyone.

By: Erik & Meaghan - Caledonia (Buyer)

John was a great fit for my boyfriend and I. Being first time home buyers- we expected quite a chaotic experience, but John was able to make it an enjoyable one. He took into consideration our long laundry list of wants and needs within our price range. It was very easy working with John - myself being a business manager and Erik being a mechanic we are often on different schedules and it becomes difficult to reach us at the same time. John was very flexible with us and made the process easier than expected. We have already started recommending him to our friends.

By: John & Rabecca - Hamilton (Buyer)

Even after our purchase was done John was still very involved to make sure we were happy with everything and to make sure things were going smoothly. This process was very fun and easy. Thanks for everything, John!

By: Patricia - Toronto (Seller); Burlington (Buyer)

I found John to be very knowledgeable, and he took the time to thoroughly explain each step of the process in full detail, which I greatly appreciated. He went out of his way to help me with things that I felt were beyond the call of duty, and he also provided me with the names of a lawyer, mover and contractor which helped me a great deal. As a non driver I was very pleased that he didn't hesitate to commute on numerous occasions to Toronto from Burlington to be of assistance. John also has a very pleasant and friendly manner, and is a joy to deal with. John has made this selling and buying and process a pleasant one!

By: Susan - Ancaster (Seller)

I spoke to John prior to listing my house and received valuable advice on what buyers are looking for. John was always courteous, professional and knowledgeable during the entire process beginning to end. Sold really does sound good! Cheers John to a job well done!

By: Mike - Dundas (Buyer)

Very knowledgeable salesperson, courteous and to the point. Very satisfied. Will use him again for my next purchase!

By: Wendy - Burlington (Buyer)

We met John Merrill at an open house in Hamilton. He immediately understood what we wanted and suggested a building in Burlington that would be suitable. He went out of his way to show us the building and canvassed residents to see if a unit might be coming available. He was also very knowledgeable and thoughtful and clearly understands the real estate market. He provided well researched answers to all our questions. Our purchase was a complicated power of sale with competing offers. We relied upon John's expertise and wouldn't have got the property without him. We were also overseas and relied on his opinion about the property. John Merrill is polite, thorough, professional and nice. A friend you can trust along the journey of finding a house.

By: Paul - Milton (Seller)

You won't find better than John. Professional, reliable, knowledgeable and friendly. Don't hesitate, just ask John.

By: Brent & Mandy - Oakville (Seller)

I was very happy dealing with John, he was able to effectively represent my needs. John was very professional and great to work with. I would highly recommend him. The process was very smooth, and I felt that I was in good hands. Overall I'm a very happy customer!

By: Philip - Oakville (Seller)

I would readily recommend John Merrill to anyone wanting to sell a property. John ensured our home was presented in the best light; his promotional campaign was fabulous resulting in a quick sale at a great price.

By: Mike & Roslyn - Dundas (Buyer)

John was really fantastic throughout a stressful first time home purchase. We were very nervous and inexperienced and John always remained calm and clear even when we were being very emotional and irrational. In the end, we were able to buy a fantastic home and John's knowledge of the market and the right price for the property were crucial.

By: Ben & Samantha - Hamilton (Buyer)

John exceeded all expectations and it was a pleasure to purchase our house. We appreciated the excellent service he provided to us.

By: Nancy - Burlington (Buyer)

We wanted to downsize to a condo, but were not familiar with the condo market in the area at all. Listening to our needs and wants, John found us a beauty. His attention to detail and competent management of the entire process made things run smoothly for us. And of equal importance, John Merrill negotiated a great deal in a competitive market. We couldn't be happier.

By: Justin & Megan - Guelph (Seller & Buyer)

John was respectful and insightful. Full of knowledge and had our house sold within 12 hours, over asking. Also helped with negotiations of the new home we purchased. Would use John again in a heart beat.

By: Meagan - Oakville (Buyer); Stoney Creek (Seller)

John is one of the most thorough agents I've dealt with in my many years of buying and selling real estate. He went above and beyond in recommending, interviewing and scheduling contractors that provided top quality work without breaking the pocketbook and followed up after each contractor had completed their work. Additionally John was able to point out things about the properties we looked at together that I don't think most realtors would be able to do, saving me much time in the house hunting process. I never felt rushed and as a result was able to find my dream home with no pressure to settle for anything less.

By: Ian - Burlington (Seller & Buyer)

John is very professional, understanding and guided the conversation considering all the options. His patience and thoughtfulness was refreshing and very helpful during the selection process. It was a great experience. Many thanks John, I’m glad I found a terrific real estate agent. All the best!