Meryl Bennan Real Estate Agent at BarbCo Real Estate

Meryl Bennan

Real Estate Agent at
BarbCo Real Estate

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From Meryl Bennan’s perspective, real estate isn’t transactional so much as transitional. She is both a steady rock and an enthusiastic guide for her clients as they move into the next stage of their lives and is relied upon for her creative and strategic approach; negotiating prowess; and the stabilizing, rewarding, and memorable experience she provides. After graduating from Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration, Meryl moved to Sun Valley, Idaho, to pursue a career in hospitality and then came to SF to step it up a notch. Meryl’s focus on personalized service is ever-present, whether she’s preparing listings, hosting open houses, or searching for inventory with buyers. Resourcefulness and responsiveness are essential. During her subsequent advertising and marketing career, Meryl honed the communication skills that have since become her signature, proving especially ...
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Education

Cornell University

Awards

Top Producer 2019

License Number

01988493

Meryl Bennan's Reviews & Ratings

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    • Meryl was the ultimate partner throughout our home purchase process. Her communication was top-notch and she handled some tricky negotiations with the seller's agent like a seasoned professional. She also paved the way for smooth sailing with the loan officer when some unexpected complications arose. Perhaps more importantly, she helped us understand what our priorities were and what tradeoffs we would have to consider. Meryl knows the San Francisco real estate market extremely well and she has my highest recommendation for anyone looking to make a purchase amidst steep competition. I particularly recommend her to young families, since she has been so involved with and is very familiar with SF schools.

      - Dave S., Portola
    • Meryl was a great partner - very easy to work with, highly responsive and detail-oriented. She communicates exceedingly well - not only with us but also with the sellers and lenders, which we found to be crucial in navigating the fast moving, complex and competitive market dynamics. Meryl earned our trust early on by providing us with sharp and accurate insights on the market (based on her extensive knowledge of comps and long time real estate experience in the San Francisco Market), a broad network of resources she could mobilize to help us evaluate properties (inspectors, contractors, designers, etc.) and the ability to effectively negotiate and influence outcomes in our favor with the sellers. AND Meryl was warm, patient and open (qualities not to be overlooked in the frenzy of it all).

      - Rich F., Miraloma
    • Throughout our buying experience, Meryl was accessible, pushed us when needed and recognized when we needed a little space (buying in SF is next-level stress), and personally visited each home we were interested in to offer her professional observations. My wife and I especially liked her use of technology for comps - which made it easy for busy professionals to see the data and information at our convenience. If we buy or sell a home in San Francisco again, Meryl will be the only agent we will contact. You cannot go wrong with Meryl as your trusted advisor in SF real estate.

      - Tom K., Portola
    • Meryl was absolutely committed to doing everything in her power to support this dream and had the skill set, passion and energy level to match that commitment. She always communicated clearly, honestly and promptly - both with us and, clearly from what we could see, with listing agents and sellers of houses we were considering. We consistently felt like we were her only clients (when in fact I know, so many others are lucky enough to have her as her agent, all of whom probably felt the same way). She was (and is) a perfect blend of kind, fierce, compassionate, strong, smart and savvy and knowing she was our advocate in this process made everything a million times easier.

      - Vanessa V., Excelsior
    • We could not have made a better decision than to work with Meryl in the search of our San Francisco home. She did an amazing job at explaining complex real estate processes and concepts in a way that we understood as first timers. She has a lot of experience with San Francisco and we got tremendous amount of inputs about neighborhoods, schools and transportation from her. Meryl is really good at understanding what her clients want - both parties - and always showed us properties that fitted most of our requirements if not all. She could easily navigate these even when the wish list evolved. She kept tabs on everything and was on top of all deadlines. Meryl showed high professionalism and responsiveness, was always on time and ready for action. She was also highly available for conversations and advice. She has a sharp eye for important details, and never misses even the tiniest defects.

      - Clement M, Sunnyside
    • Meryl was great to work with, An extremely knowledgeable professional, insightful, responsive and very resourceful.. a true asset one needs to have in such complex and competitive market like San Francisco.. Meryl coached us through the lengthy, complicated and challenging journey from identifying suitable properties, pricing for the right offer and negotiating the right terms.With a vast network of mortgage brokers and bankers, Meryl introduced us to the right people that facilitated the completion of the transaction.

      - Alfy L., North Waterfront
    • Meryl flawlessly negotiated on our behalf, fielded our worried phone calls and truly went above and beyond during the entire buying process. We can't recommend her enough.

      - Kelly H., Portola
    • Meryl asks lots of questions about likes/ dislikes to get an understanding of what i was looking for but would still offer other properties to help me look outside the box. Being able to work with someone that I am comfortable with and trust is extremely important in selecting a partner. Meryl is very responsive and dependable, I feel like she was always looking out for my best interest. She is also very patient. All of these qualities is what made me loyal to Meryl so that when other people offered up there agent, I would say, "Thanks, but I already have a great agent!"

      - Alanna B., Twin Peaks
    • Buying a house is possibly the largest purchase in ones lifetime. It is an especially stressful situation for first time home buyers ... not to mention in the hottest sellers market in the country. Meryl is exactly what we needed in an agent!!! Her caring personality, warmth, humor, knowledge, organization skills, customer commitment, including lots of intangibles - set her apart. Meryl help us find OUR family house, it was love at first sight! She will always be our agent and family friend!

      - Willy C., Outer Sunset
    • Meryl navigated a challenging loan and price point for our familyin a competitive SF Buyers' market! Her knowledge ofneighborhoods, loans, bidding and contract processes wassuperb!

      - Eddie A., Oceanview
    • Meryl Bennan is a gem. I cannot say enough nice things aboutMeryl. She is an excellent agent and an excellent person.Super professional, accessible, and knowledgeable.

      - Ari A, Midtown Terrace
    • My wife and I have bought and sold quite a few houses in our lifetime and we have never worked with a realtor who worked as hard and as effectively as Meryl Bennan did. Her suggestions for improving the property for sale were always exactly right, Her suggestions for staging and marketing the property couldnt have been better. We are deeply grateful for her hard work and her success in selling our condominium. We couldn t be happier!

      - Paul B., Duboce Triangle
    • With Meryl's detailed planning and strategy, we got the propertyready for sale in a short amount of time and it resulted in theproperty selling in less than a week at above asking price!

      - Dwight L., South Beach
    • Meryl was wonderful at steering us through the maze of thingsto sign, gather, and read. This is our second time working withMeryl and both have been superlative experiences.

      - Daniel G., Mission Dolores
    • Meryl was a consummate professional in all aspects of our relationship. She was also a lot of fun to work with! We trusted her judgement and advice, and she was always available when we needed to communicate.

      - Kristy, Lower Pacific Heights