It is with great pleasure to give the highest recommendation of our realtor extraordinaire Janie Merkle in finding our dream home on the harbor in Newport Beach! Our dream, as passionate boaters, was to find the perfect waterfront home. Janie listened to what was important to us and did not waste our time. It was not easy, as there were not very many waterfront homes on the market, but her knowledge of the area, tenacity, and diligence found us our dream home. Janie was professional, honest and meticulously responsive. She kept the entire purchase process moving along seamlessly and was involved every step of the way. Janie negotiated our purchase and represented us to perfection! “Going the extra mile,” was her standard practice all the way through the transaction. — Sue & Gary Grant

I am very pleased to write this letter of recommendation for Janie Merkle. Janie represented us in the sale of our lot in the exclusive section of Crystal Cove where lots are valued at $5 million and up. She demonstrated creativity and professionalism and sold the lot at a premium price. Janie’s resourcefulness was instrumental in putting the deal together. Her approach was to seek developers in this section of Crystal Cove where multimillion dollar, high end homes, are built. The builder introduced us to an investor and the lot was sold in a matter of days. — M.N. Mansour, PhD

I selected Janie to handle the transaction after talking to a number of realtors. She was there through every step of the process, with her experienced insights and professional dedication to make it happen. From preparing and marketing the home before it was listed…to staging, to listing, to closing, she was on top of each item. — Marilyn Jorgensen

Janie was the listing agent and right from the start was a pleasure to work with. She was pleasant, professional and responsive. She kept the entire purchase process moving along seamlessly and was involved every step of the way. Janie followed up with us regularly and provided information we needed for our financing in a timely manner. — Jeffrey and Michelle Fuller

We are so happy and grateful that we decided to list our home with Janie Merkle. She was the consummate professional and guided us in virtually every aspect of the selling process, ensuring that nothing was left to chance. Janie’s extensive expertise regarding the steps to take in order to staging our home properly, as well as where to spend our limited funds properly prior to our home’s listing, resulted in our home receiving 8 written offers within a few days of our first open house. — Brad and Susan Stephens

When you met with us to list our home and go over the current marketing conditions and marketing plan, you listened carefully to our goals. You were knowledgeable, innovative and guided us every step of the way to obtain the highest possible price, and with a smooth closing.  Part of your marketing plan was to deliver top quality flyers to our immediate Crystal Cove neighborhood, which produced a buyer within a couple of hours of you delivering the flyers. — Pam and Steve Fossler, Newport Beach

I can’t thank you enough for all your work and outstanding efforts to sell my home. Before I met you, I interviewed a few other realtors. The price you actually sold my home for was higher than the highest the other agents quoted. I have recommended you to my family and friends and will continue to do so.You will be my ‘Realtor for Life’! — Dino Valdez