"Merrie represented us, the buyers, as well as the sellers in our new home purchase. We found her to be highly professional, as well as caring and friendly. Her honesty in representing both parties in our transaction helped to smooth any issues as they arose, and the process was smooth in it’s completion. Merrie more than met our expectations and we could not have been more pleased with the successful outcome of our escrow closing. We wish her all the best…!"
“We had an excellent experience with Merrie. We could always call her if we had questions or concerns. Since we were moving out of state, there were a few times we couldn't be there to let people in. She would drive over to the house and take care of that for us. When we finally moved, we didn't have a chance to clean up after the movers. Merrie and her husband Peter actually went over and cleaned the house! Truly above and beyond the call of duty.”
"Merrie went beyond meeting all of my expectations. She dedicated so much extra time in selling my home. Their professionalism and knowledge base was so impressive throughout the entire experience. They also assisted me in finding my “forever home”, which went seamlessly well during escrow and at closing. I recommend them to all of my friends and family with total confidence."
"Merrie and Peter are awesome! Could not recommend them more. They found us the perfect home and handled all the details making it a very smooth process. We are so blessed by them. Thank you Merrie and Peter!"
"Merrie hit a home run for me. I had a very special request for her to find me a home in a development that I loved. There were only 15 condos there and she actually wrote every one of the homeowners letters in my honor to see if anyone would sell. She followed up with true determination and all of the sudden a seller showed up. She did everything perfectly and got the job done for me. I am so grateful for Merrie and her ability to get the job done well."
"What an extraordinary couple! Thank you to Merrie and Peter Bessell who sold our previous home and helped with the purchase of this new home. My husband and I were extremely happy with their professionalism in the selling of our home. They are very good at what they do….from the suggestions to taking care of the items that needed to be attended to. We appreciated their prompt replies to our questions and/or concerns. Just imagine, two people whom you can contact, instead of one! We loved having Peter, who is a general contractor, take care of a lot of things around the house that needed to be attended to. We would not hesitate to recommend this couple as your Realtors! You would be so glad you did! We not only found a great Realtor Team, we made new friends whom we will keep in our hearts for a long time!"
"We recently listed our home of 15 years with Merrie Bessell of The Bessell Group. Merrie is professional, knowledgeable, reliable and does what it takes to get your home sold. She has a good understanding of the marketplace and works with you in a positive way to get your home ready for sale,including strategic pricing and presentation. We highly recommend Merrie if you are looking for a positive experience in selling your home."
"Not having experience selling a home, I was overwhelmed with the process. Merrie was right there to answer any questions. She was available whenever we needed guidance . She was very patient and led us through each step. I appreciate her diligence and time she spent explaining the process to us. She was always pleasant and upbeat. I would recommend her to others interested in selling their home."
"Selling a home is probably one of the most stressful times in an individuals life and the Bessells made our home sales experience the best ever. Their knowledge of the selling market and our location made the sale of our home almost effortless. From the beginning both Peter and Merrie worked with us on establishing the right price, staging our home and producing a video that showcased the house perfectly. They suggested that we schedule our first open house 10 days after the house was listed on the MLS. Once the house hit the MLS listings, we were amazed at how quickly 5 offers came in just one week . A sale was finalized for over the listing price. Peter and Merrie quickly handled all the next steps from inspections to loan documents to insure that everything would go smoothly for us and the new buyers. We can’t thank the Bessells enough for the personal way they handled our sale and closing. They are the best and we would highly recommend them to anyone looking to purchase or sell their property."
"Merrie is professional and friendly. She is knowledgeable in current market conditions and can make recommendations based on it. I would, and have recommended her to friends and family. She found us a wonderful property in Escondido my wife fell in love with. Merrie carried us through the closing process and helped negotiate the final price. We will definitely use her in the future!"
"Merrie is a very positive minded person with the patience to handle difficult situations. She was able to sell our property during a difficult selling period by providing us with the information a seller needs to adjust their sights. She recognizes the importance of both seller/agent and buyer/agent concluding that the final sale is a good deal for all. We believe she achieved that in our sale."
“We recently used Merrie's services to sell our home in Scripps Ranch and purchase a home in Escondido. We had previously used Merrie to sell our home in Sorrento Valley so we are repeat customers. We would not think of using any other realtor! She is extremely patient, responsive to our questions, and very knowledgeable about the San Diego real estate market.”
"A Few months after Dad died I contacted Merrie to help get Mom’s house sold so we could move her to the Pacific Northwest to be closer to my sister, brother and myself. Mom is in her 80’s and had never dealt with a Realtor or selling a house in her life. Dad always taken care of almost everything, so Mom was a bit lost. From the beginning of getting the house listed to the end at closing, Merrie was extremely helpful, kind and very professional. She treated Mom like family and this meant a lot to us. Communication between Mom, Merrie and all of us was great and it was wonderful dealing with Merrie."