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I am an Associate Broker, Co-Owner, and Partner at Delap Real Estate. There are currently seven of us who have taken over the agency with the passing of Delap Real Estate’s founder, Dennis Delap in 2012. We also have many Associate Realtors in our office who contribute their energy and knowledge to our agency’s overall success. I am one of the four original Delap agents who helped Dennis start the agency in 2005.
I have been a Realtor in the Greater Northampton, Massachusetts area since 1991, and have seen many changes in the real estate market. Having lived in the Northampton, Williamsburg, Hatfield area all of my life has given me a special appreciation of the quality of life which surrounds us. I grew up in the wonderful small town of Williamsburg, lived in Northampton for 15 years while bringing up my two sons, Mark and Rob Christenson, and now reside in the lovely farming community of Hatfield (on the north side of Northampton). I have a strong understanding and knowledge of the “Valley’s” real estate market and have been a Top Producer for years. My area of expertise includes all the towns in Hampshire and Franklin Counties plus parts of Hampden County. Prior to entering the field of real estate I was an Office Manager at the University of Massachusetts / Amherst for many years.
Everyone has their own set of priorities and circumstances, and it takes a good listener who can process and sort your information in order to best serve your individual needs, whether it be buying or selling. If you’ve worked with me in the past, you have experienced my high level of integrity, energy, and knowledge. I try to make the buying/selling process as “enjoyable” as possible, and also add to my clients’ understanding of the entire process with follow through and communication. Our real estate market is ever changing and the need for a true professional that really cares about you is more important than ever. Please call, text, or email me and we’ll get started.
Visit my website often to see what is new. I’ve added new features to the site and am always striving to make it easier for you to navigate. Our office is conveniently located at 158 North King Street, Northampton, MA 01060.
Associate Broker with Delap Real Estate, LLC
Co-Owner of Delap Real Estate, LLC
Member – Realtor Association of Pioneer Valley
Member – MAR – Massachusetts Association of Realtors
Member – NAR – National Association of Realtors
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Nancy is one in a million!! She is an excellent agent and friend because she loves what she does so much. Nancy is honest, smart, funny, dependable and the most hard working Realtor we have ever met! And we just love her. She made what could have been a very difficult process easy and fun. Her optimism knows no bounds!
Are you hesitant to put your home on the market or to begin the search for a new house because of the many "problems" that so often occur during these transactions? If yes, I have good news for you!! Introduce yourself to Nancy Merritt at Delap Real Estate and you will never regret it. Nancy was my Realtor of choice for both the sale of my home and the purchase of another. She is knowledgeable, professional, kind, and maintains a positive attitude accompanied by a wicked sense of humor! She will easily walk you through all of the necessary procedures for either a sale or a purchase and can easily put you at ease if there are unusual circumstances in either kind of transaction. She also knows nearly everyone in the Pioneer Valley and can recommend home inspectors, plumbers, electricians, movers, or anyone else whose services you might need. Nancy always responded to my questions in a timely fashion and was able to guide me through situations I might have found unbearably complicated. Should I ever be in need of a Realtor again, I would call Nancy at Delap without a moment's hesitation.
Nancy Merritt is the Realtor's Realtor. She was referred to me by my friend, a retired broker, whose pricey home Nancy sold in two months. I'd broken my hip and back (don't try this at home) and needed to sell my unique three story historic condo and find some place I could navigate besides a retirement complex, yuck! Nancy found me a charming little one-floor house in my town of Williamsburg. Because Nancy knows everyone in Happy Valley, she set me up with a mortgage banker who arranged a bridge loan while Nancy sold my condo in just a few months. She also sold my buyer's home in Deerfield during this timeframe. All this happened last summer when the market was rather quiet in Williamsburg. We all came out ahead in a very short period of time. Not to lapse into magical thinking, but you have to wonder. Both sales were closed and the buyer for my condo and I were moved into our new houses by fall. Nancy Merritt is a social genius and a financial wizard. As importantly, Nancy is fun and hilarious--and a truth teller.
Dear Nancy, Over the course of several years, Wendy and I came to know you through the numerous Open Houses where we encountered you--and we regularly came to your Open Houses because of your unusual ability to make your advertisements interesting, attractive, and accurate descriptions of what you were showing. Those years of getting to know you proved invaluable when we finally decided to buy our present home on Oak Street in Florence. We knew that we could rely on your assessment of the value of the property and the work that would be necessary to turn it into what we wanted. We also knew that the builder you recommended, John Zieminski, would be right for us, and that has turned out to be exactly the case. So, although it has taken us years of looking and, recently, months of hard work to get where we are now, we are finally here. And we are quite sure that without your help and guidance we would not be. We wish to thank you for all of this and we are especially happy that a real friendship has grown over the time involved. It is always a pleasure to chat with you, to exchange ideas, and to hear your suggestions about what we are doing. And--who knows--once we have unpacked completely, we may even keep up the tradition of coming to your Open Houses.
Nancy, We wanted to thank you again for all of your hard work and dedication to the successful sale of our parent's home. Having to choose a Realtor to represent my brother and me in selling our parent's home was daunting. Not only did we not have a clue about selling a house, the fear of not selling due to the market was present along with the emotions of needing to sell our family home. A good friend recommended two Realtors. You were one of them and are we glad we chose you!! You immediately took over and walked us through every step! Because we both worked full time and my brother resides out of state, you offered to complete so many things relative to the sale that I'm sure other Realtors would have left up to the seller. You worked around our schedules, always provided thorough explanation of steps and certainly went out of your way for us even if it meant doing so outside of your workday. You even played therapist when our emotions got the better of us! Your advice was sound, the attention to detail great and your pricing right on! You are a go-getter and have a passion for what you do. I was amazed at how you took the house and us "under your wing" and made us feel like our sale was the most important one when I'm sure you had many others going on at the same time. Your understanding of the market and a great strategy produced three offers within a day of the open house and a timely sale! No small feat in this market! You were excellent company, as well, and I feel lucky that a friendship resulted, not just a sale. But as far as the realty business goes, as long as you are in the business, you will always be my Realtor and the only Realtor I would recommend to others!! Thanks again, Nancy!
Nancy, I'm here in my new home which is really a "dream-come-true" for me and much of the credit goes to you. Before making a decision on selling my home, it was recommended that I consult with three Realtors. The moment I walked into your office I felt very comfortable and felt no need to look further. I never regretted that decision. You made it such a positive experience. Before I could ask the questions, you had the answers for me. You always kept me informed, were quick to return phone calls, if something needed doing you were on the phone immediately seeing that it got done and simply put...you made it all so "easy". So now that my little dog, Sophie, and I are nice and cozy in our new home, I just want you to know how much your care and concern for us was appreciated. I will never hesitate to recommend you to anyone selling their home. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
I have worked closely with Nancy over the past fifteen years, closing many sales and purchases. I have found her to be a tireless worker, diligently and professionally handling every phase of a transaction: from market research to Listing requirements; from Offer stage to inspection dynamics; from pre-closing issues to closing requirements. She then assists with any post-closing matters that arise. Nancy has even met with town officials and boards to resolve building, zoning and health issues...always within professional and ethical bounds. I would heartily and without reservation recommend her to any prospective Seller or Buyer.
We have known Nancy since early 2000, and since then she has helped us buy and sell five homes, and there is no one we would rather have help us. Nancy is not only the best real estate broker we have ever worked with, she is a wonderful friend and sounding board. Nancy has tremendous in-depth knowledge of every aspect of real estate from listing to inspections to closing. Nancy keeps track of every detail in the process, no matter how small, and is constantly on top of things. She either knows the answer to a question right off the top of her head, or can get that answer in very short order. If there are difficulties of any kind, Nancy knows how to work through them and keep everyone optimistic and on track. The bottom line: she loves what she does and it shows. Most importantly, Nancy is a fabulous person to work with--she has boundless optimism, a wonderful sense of humor and first-rate honesty and integrity. Buying and selling a home is the most complex thing most of us will do. We can think of no one we would rather have in our corner than Nancy Merritt.
Nancy is the best! Smart, energetic, dependable--she knows the Valley and the hilltowns like the back of her hand. She has a wealth of information about local resources with the technical knowledge of a building contractor and the panache of an interior decorator. She made the task of selling our home of 20 years virtually painless and walked us through all the steps of buying another home with good humor and perpetual optimism. We couldn't be more pleased about the outcome, and we have Nancy to thank for getting us into our dream home!
We met Nancy while looking at a house she had as a listing. After seeing the house and speaking with her, we decided to buy it, but before we could, we had to sell 2 condos that we owned. We had put one of them on the market before we met her, and the agent we had did nothing with it. We had Nancy take the listing over, and she sold it in about 1 week. Then, when we put our other unit on the market with her, that one sold in just a few weeks. She has a great personality and is very straight forward and knowledgeable. We would recommend Nancy to anyone looking to buy or sell real estate. She'll work with you to get the results you want.