Don Mertes

(602) 919-8471

The Historic Phoenix Group of Homesmart

5225 N Central Ave Ste 104 Phoenix, AZ 85012

Specialties: Listing Agent, Historic Districts, Central Phoenix

When the time comes to sell your home, I'm a very strong listing agent. I don't rush the house onto the market, preferring to make changes with furniture layout, landscape and anything that will make your home stand above the competition and maximize your return, before completing a full marketing package that includes video, professional photography, website and text.  I like to begin building interest even before the property has been listed, so that when it goes active, multiple parties are immediately interested. 

Social media plays a BIG part in my marketing process and in the past few months, several homes I've listed have sold because of advertising this way.

Each of my listings gets its own multi-platform friendly website, with sign-rider featuring the web address displayed on top of the sale sign in your yard.  These websites ensure that information on your home is available 24-7 online. Full metrics on these websites are always available and they are equally impressive.

When working with clients who are buying a home, I'm easy to get along with, friendly and honest.  After 20 years buying and selling property in the downtown, historic and central areas of Phoenix, I know what to look for and what to steer clear of.. I'm rarely "pushy" (unless it's in your best interest), I'm highly opinionated and I'm skillful in weighing the pros and cons of each listing.  On average, I've talked clients out of more homes than I've ever talked them into, because I try to tailor each purchase not only with the "needs" of my clients, but their wants and abilities.

Each of Phoenix's Historic Districts has a unique feel to it.  While some attract a mix of artists, young urban professionals and singles, others beckon more doctors, entrepreneurs and growing families to them. My website, has become one of the most popular sites for downtown buyers and sellers in Phoenix and it features each of our districts along with current articles on living in them.

I'm fortunate to work with some of the best lenders, escrow officers and inspection companies in the state, and many of the other listing agents in my area prefer working with my clients as a result.  Plus, with these professionals in your corner, the entire transaction feels effortless and enjoyable – and allows you the "fun" of buying a home that you may not hear about very often.

For clients relocating to Central Phoenix, I am a self-proclaimed "foodie," and with the vibrant growth of our downtown area, leaving Cen-Pho for anything at all is no longer necessary. I'm happy to share my favorite spots for dinner, dry-cleaning, shopping and even dog walking!

Whether you're buying or selling in Central Phoenix, or just have a random question about one of our beautiful historic districts, I'm excited to help you!

- Don (602) 919-8471

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