Merrill L. Thomas, Inc.

category: Real estate agency, Real estate agent, Real estate appraiser
address: 2469 Main St, Lake Placid, NY 12946, United States
Phone: +1 518-523-2519
Monday9 AM–5 PM
Tuesday9 AM–5 PM
Wednesday9 AM–5 PM
Thursday9 AM–5 PM
Friday9 AM–5 PM
Saturday9 AM–5 PM
Sunday9 AM–3 PM

rayting: 5
services: Service options: Online appointments, On-site services,
Accessibility: Wheelchair-accessible car park,

Name: R*** L*****
Date: 2024-01-08 20:40:31
Rating: 5
Comment: To those in the know, Lake Placid real-estate is very unique. We had been looking for years for a house with land. We stumbled upon a house, and we are now very thankful it was listed by Merrill Thomas.Nick just happened to answer our phone call, late on a Saturday afternoon and set up a showing within one hour. They help guild us thru the entire process answering all of our questions.Even after we closed, they have been a continuing resource for suppliers and contractors.I must be honest; we were intimated at first, but Nick and Michael Martineau provided reassurance and for that we will be forever thankful.

Name: S O
Date: 2023-12-19 15:00:19
Rating: 5
Comment: It was a pleasure to work with Jonathan Gorgas to help me find a home in the Lake Placid region. Since I was out of town, he would send me listings that met the criteria for what I was looking for. After a few tweaks, he found a beautiful, waterfront home that became The One. He quickly answered my questions and addressed any concerns as they arose throughout the closing process. I appreciate everything he did in my search and would highly recommend his services to anyone looking in the area.

Name: A**** M********
Date: 2023-12-13 01:08:45
Rating: 5
Comment: Exceptional Real Estate Professional - A True Partner in Your JourneyIn the fall of 2023, my partner and I had the pleasure of working with Anne Brewer from Merrill L. Thomas, who helped us purchase land outside Wilmington, NY to build our future Adirondack vacation home. I cant express enough how fortunate we feel to have had such an exceptional partner in our real estate journey. From start to finish, Anne’s commitment to excellence and unwavering dedication set a truly unparalleled standard.What sets Anne apart is her dynamic approach. She responded promptly to our initial inquiry, which led to a casual, yet productive first meeting held in a local coffee shop, not a stuffy board room. During this meeting, Anne listened actively to our requirements and used this information to anticipate our needs throughout the entire process. Anne also took the time to walk the 5.6-acre property in the morning before our initial meeting to ensure she could appropriately facilitate any questions we may have had. This level of attentiveness made us feel like we were a top priority.One remarkable aspect of Anne’s service was her commitment to going above and beyond. During the month of November, she had a previous commitment to guide a trip for a group of women in Ecuadors Amazon Jungle of South America. During her absence, she checked in regularly whenever she had access to the internet in the weeks leading up to our closing date, demonstrating an unparalleled dedication to her clients. This level of commitment is a rare find in the real estate industry.What also stood out was Anne’s generous sharing of her network of professionals within the ADK region. Recognizing the importance of a smooth closing process, she introduced us to a fantastic attorney, Janet Bliss who made the process seamless. Even after we have closed on our new property, Anne continues to help us by recommending local professionals for our building adventure. This additional support is above and beyond our expectations and showcases Anne Brewer’s commitment to ensuring her clients have the best resources available before, during, and after the sale.In conclusion, if you require a real estate professional who combines expertise with genuine care for their clients, look no further than Anne Brewer from Merrill L. Thomas. Working with Anne was not just a transaction; it was (and still is) a partnership, and we are grateful for her expertise and guidance. We wholeheartedly recommend Anne Brewer to anyone in search of a top-notch real estate professional in the ADK region.Allan & Carmen MacKenzieGuelph, Ontario, Canada
Click here to view more comments

Name: B*** F******
Date: 2023-12-07 22:44:15
Rating: 5
Comment: Thank you so very much…sale of house was as smooth as silk! Richard Sampson did an amazing job for both myself and the buyer!

Name: T****** m* M*****
Date: 2023-11-09 02:30:11
Rating: 5
Comment: Merril L Thomas Real Estate and our Agent, Jonathan Gorgas sold our Unique Waterfront property this Fall and we couldn’t be happier with the Professional Service, Excellent communication and a Commitment to getting the job done. In a difficult economy and ever changing Market, they brought all manner of buyers to view our home. The presentation online and in print marketing was fantastic, especially the photography. Thank you So much.

Name: K****** G****
Date: 2023-09-29 21:07:06
Rating: 5
Comment: Working with Jenn was wonderful. She made the process seamless. She listened to our needs and took the time to find exactly what we were looking for. I would recommend her to my family and friends.

Name: R**** B******
Date: 2023-09-22 02:23:42
Rating: 5
Comment: Jillian Locke made purchasing our home a wonderful experience! Jillian is a true professional- prompt with answering questions, knowledgeable about the buying process in Lake Placid and exceptionally responsive with phone calls, texts and email. We look forward to becoming a part of this incredible community, and are grateful for the guidance of Jillian and the Merrill L. Thomas agency.

Name: E***** R*******
Date: 2023-09-18 18:57:51
Rating: 5
Comment: Had a great experience working with Jenn Ledger on the condo unit we just purchased. She helped guide us thru the entire process and expanded our options on what we knew to be available. She always promptly answered our questions; never rushed us in our decision making and was a pleasure to work with. As a result, everything moved expeditiously.

Name: D** N****
Date: 2023-07-05 20:33:26
Rating: 5
Comment: House hunting in the Adirondack winter seemed like a challenge, but Whit and Jen from Merrill Thomas helped us face it head-on. Jen even trudged through the snow to help us uncover hard-to-find properties! As first-time buyers, we thought the home-buying process would be daunting, but Jens patience and professionalism put our concerns at ease. Were truly grateful for our new home in the Adirondacks.

Name: M***** S*******
Date: 2023-05-21 19:17:01
Rating: 5
Comment: Hands down- the best real estate company in town! Trusted and family owned:)

Name: J*****
Date: 2023-03-01 19:35:39
Rating: 5
Comment: Very enjoyable experience working with Anne Brewer on the purchase of the 2 properties we just obtained. Thank you, Anne, for such a great job.

Name: A** F
Date: 2023-01-02 20:15:49
Rating: 5
Comment: Working with Anne Brewer was a wonderful experience. She was fair, helpful, timely, and knowledgeable. Thank you, Anne! We appreciate you.

Name: A****
Date: 2022-12-06 20:22:51
Rating: 5
Comment: Whit Bissel is a great agent and we were so lucky to have worked with him. We were able to find just what we were looking for in a new home. Whit’s knowledge of the area and of real estate made us very confident that we were in good hands from start to finish. Thank you, Whit !!

Name: J*** L***
Date: 2022-11-18 19:00:34
Rating: 5
Comment: We had a great experience ultimately zeroing in on our dream property. Jonathan was willing to go the extra mile to help us.

Name: S******** S**** C*****
Date: 2022-11-11 14:37:39
Rating: 5
Comment: Anne Brewer was great to work with when we made the decision to buy property in the Jay area. She took the time to learn what interested us and had a keen eye for determining what properties matched what we were looking for. She was patient, professional, kind, and dedicated. She spent the time required to help us find the property, despite many road blocks outside of her and our control. She is also keenly familiar with the different areas around Lake Placid and the differences between them. She also didnt mind hiking through the woods and getting a little dirty to make sure each corner was explored. Wed highly recommend Anne.

Name: G***** S******
Date: 2022-11-08 19:15:12
Rating: 5
Comment: My wife and I would like to give a HUGE SHOUT OUT to Stu Ruttan for the exceptional service he provided in buying our new home in Loon Lake, NY. We could not be happier with the support Stu provided and the home he found for us.Due to our need to sell our previous home before closing on our new one, it was a 10-month real estate marathon; from finding the right home, negotiating the initial offer/sales contract, multiple contract extensions due to delays in selling our previous home, and further delays waiting for our respective lawyers to complete the required paperwork. Through it all, Stu consistently provided exceptional advice and support that went far beyond what could be reasonably expected of an agent. Indeed, we have come to think of Stu as more of a trusted friend rather than simply the extremely competent real estate professional that he is.Sincerely, George & Anne Stowers

Name: B****** G****
Date: 2022-09-08 01:07:15
Rating: 5
Comment: Great experience! Zowie Lucas was not only knowledgeable but she was also very patient—took the time to call us and answered all questions—she did an amazing job!

Name: S***** H***
Date: 2022-08-05 22:38:00
Rating: 5
Comment: Jack was great to work with right from our first meeting. He was friendly, knowledgeable, and professional. He was honest and worked within stated time frames. Jack was a pleasure through the entire process. I would absolutely recommend working with Jack.

Name: P*** T*******
Date: 2022-06-12 13:40:29
Rating: 5
Comment: Worked with Jennifer L- great experience.

Name: M******* G*****
Date: 2022-01-12 23:57:56
Rating: 5
Comment: I can’t say enough great things about Anne Brewer, who recently assisted me with buying property in the St. Regis Lakes area. Anne is sincere, hard-working, professional, and an excellent communicator with keen listening skills and discerning judgement. Anne’s knowledge of the area and her network of local resources were invaluable in procuring the information I needed to feel confident in my decision to purchase. She patiently fielded the many questions I had and diligently followed up to find answers when she didn’t have them herself. As a testimony to her dedication, on one occasion when we planned to visit a water-access only property where motorized transport wasn’t available, she stoically kayaked there with several newly broken ribs so as not to cancel our appointment. In short, Anne was an absolute pleasure to work with and I recommend her enthusiastically to anyone looking to buy or sell real estate in the Adirondacks!

Name: B****** C*******
Date: 2021-12-31 13:11:07
Rating: 5
Comment: Jen at Merrill L. Thomas, was a delight to work with. She was always available and took the time to listen to our needs. She was a great help from the beginning to the end. Jen went above and beyond to make sure all our needs and questions were met. She is great with communication and was continually working hard to assist us with putting us in touch with the right service providers to answer our questions. I highly recommend using Jen as your agent!

Name: L****** G****
Date: 2021-11-21 22:43:37
Rating: 5
Comment: Working wiht Merrill Thomas was more than i expected!

Name: J******* C****
Date: 2021-11-11 18:08:48
Rating: 5
Comment: Jennifer Ledger is the best. She listened carefully to what our family needed in a vacation home and found us exactly what we were looking for. She is so easy to work with and made the process fun & enjoyable for the entire family. Thanks Jen!

Name: S***** P******
Date: 2021-09-20 13:37:34
Rating: 5
Comment: Anne Brewer at Merrill Thomas is a gem. She really understands what were looking for and is engaged in the process without being pushy at all. She says that she enjoys meeting people through working as a realtor, and it definitely shows! Her love for and knowledge of the Adirondacks is absolutely what you want in a realtor.

Name: M****** D********
Date: 2021-08-19 12:02:22
Rating: 5
Comment: Anne Brewer was super responsive helping me purchase the property from a distance. She acted as my “arms and legs” to help inspect the townhouse for various details as we moved forward in the process. Anne stayed accessible even when she was out of town. I would deal with Anne again anytime.

Name: R****** K****
Date: 2021-06-24 00:42:36
Rating: 5
Comment: Sound guidance through the purchase process.

Name: G**** B******
Date: 2021-06-23 16:15:45
Rating: 5
Comment: Excellent service and responsiveness to all aspects of the biting process.

Name: M******* H*****
Date: 2021-06-17 20:18:15
Rating: 5
Comment: Jack Favro listed our house. He quickly took care of all the details necessary to post our house online. He made selling our house a breeze! He is thorough made very helpful suggestions. He answered our phone calls, emails and texts immediately. When we very quickly had a buyer he explained the process that would follow.This was our first house sale and Jack’s honesty and professionalism made it a very positive experience. We recommend Jack to anyone selling a house/property. You will not be sorry you chose him. Your successful sale is his priority.

Name: J*** R****
Date: 2021-06-07 15:36:40
Rating: 5
Comment: We used Gary to sell our house and he did a great job throughout the process. He is very professional, knows the market and made our long distance closing run very smoothly.

Name: J**** H*******
Date: 2021-04-13 15:51:01
Rating: 5
Comment: Had a great experience. Jack Favro was helpful and responsive every step of the way, and both before and after closing! Were loving our new place! Thanks to all!

Name: M****** W********
Date: 2021-04-12 21:45:21
Rating: 5
Comment: My husband and I were lucky to walk into the office when Realtor Jack Favro was on duty. We couldn’t have asked for a better fit as we set on purchasing a condo in Lake Placid. He is professional and responsive but not pushy. He listened to us and we never felt he was trying to sway us. We highly recommend Jack Favro!

Name: S****** S***
Date: 2021-04-06 02:55:49
Rating: 5
Comment: Anne Brewer was everything we needed and more. She was friendly, personable, responsive, and helpful from our first phone call to after closing. She brings a wonderful breadth of local knowledge and seems to enjoy a challenge. If we asked a question that she could not personally answer, she found the answer in an efficient and timely fashion. She snowshoed several properties to be sure she truly understood the qualities of each property. We relied on her to find a proper Lake Placid property while we resided out of state, never an easy task.She is a true professional and an absolute delight to work with. She was very concerned with us feeling comfortable in Lake Placid and even offered to introduce us to people with similar interests.We are delighted with our new property and can’t wait to start the building process and move to Lake Placid. Anne was a key part in making this dream a reality.We highly recommend her for your real estate needs.

Name: P****** B********
Date: 2021-03-28 17:26:16
Rating: 5
Comment: Our discussion with Robi Politi was a positive experience. He talked to us and let us know what the legal obligation of a listing agent.

Name: S**** E***
Date: 2021-03-01 23:15:42
Rating: 5
Comment: We truly enjoyed our experience working with Jennifer Ledger to find and purchase our lake home. She is extremely knowledgeable of the area and advised us every step of the way. She is very attentive and professional, and she was always available either by phone or email to address all of our questions or concerns. She went above and beyond to support us through the entire process. We definitely recommend her. Thank you, Jen!

Name: M**** L****
Date: 2021-02-27 03:45:54
Rating: 5
Comment: We worked with Nick Politi of Merrill Thomas for several months until we found the perfect house. He and his team were amazing and helped us navigate the NY state home purchase process, which is completely different from our home state. Nick was responsive and provided tons of valuable recommendations along the way. He totally understood what we were looking for and didnt waste our time (virtually) showing us places that werent a match. He knows the region and the market as well as anyone possibly could. And above all else, Nick is a nice, genuine guy who was a pleasure to work with. We couldnt recommend the agency or agent more.

Name: D****** A*******
Date: 2021-02-23 22:16:47
Rating: 5
Comment: We were so very happy with the great job that Marie Morgan from Merrill-Thomas did as our agent when we recently purchased a vacation home in the Adirondacks. Marie is very experienced and provided great guidance and advice throughout the entire process. She knows the area very well, which we really appreciated because we were not from the area. She worked hard and kept in constant communication, keeping us up to date on status and helping to schedule the various inspections and walkthroughs. She gave us great advice on people we could work with on the items we would need for vital services. She is so very nice and pleasant to work with – we would highly recommend her. We are very happy to have our new home in the Adirondacks and are very grateful to Marie for making it possible. Thank you Marie!

Name: B********* C******
Date: 2021-02-04 15:11:57
Rating: 5
Comment: From across the Country, I needed to find a Real Estate Agent in upstate NY who could lead the way to sell a luxury home in a remote location for my customers. From the first conversation with Nick Politi of Merrill Thomas, I knew he and I shared the same work ethic and how well he understands the market. Through some of the most challenging times of our times, he succeeded by staying positive, creative and determined. Thank you, Nick!

Name: S****** S******
Date: 2020-12-28 21:29:54
Rating: 5
Comment: We have worked with Steve Detwiler on several transactions over the years in Lake Placid, including two this year, and would highly recommend his services to anyone in need. His local knowledge, responsiveness and professionalism are second to none and critical when transacting remotely. We have once again enjoyed working with Steve in 2020 and look forward to doing so in the future should the need arise. Thanks.

Name: J*** M****
Date: 2020-12-22 19:50:07
Rating: 5
Comment: Stop looking; you won’t do better than this group. We hired Marie Morgan to act as buyers agent for us and she was fabulous from beginning to end. Knows LP and ADK area inside and out. Everyone she recommended( lawyer, Home Inspector etc.) were first rate. Most of all, she never disappeared! Always available or retuned calls promptly. The real estate process can really get stressful- Marie made it worth while. Pretty darn funny too :-)

Name: J** N****
Date: 2020-12-22 17:54:43
Rating: 5
Comment: Steve Detwiler was an excellent agent on both the buy and sell end of our townhouse in Lake Placid. He provided experienced advice and timely updates throughout the process. Any questions you may have are always answered without delay. Youre in good hands with Steve and Merrill Thomas.

Name: D**** C*****
Date: 2020-12-18 17:31:23
Rating: 5
Comment: Steve Detwiler did an amazing job selling our condo in Lake Placid. We are Canadian and with the border being closed thanks to Covid..Steve went over and above helping us with so many details we simply couldn’t attend to.I highly recommend him as a professional and honest businessman.

Name: J*** H********
Date: 2020-12-17 22:30:26
Rating: 5
Comment: Our 12 year experience marketing our subdivision with Merrill Thomas Lake Placid has been very positive. Steve Detwiler has been a professional and attentive representative bringing great results. We will use MTLP for our future real estate needs.

Name: s*** u****
Date: 2020-12-17 18:23:33
Rating: 5
Comment: From the very first contact through closing our realtor, Steve Detwiler, and the entire crew at Merrill Thomas, went out of their way to assure my wife and I were knowledgeable and comfortable re every aspect of selling our home of 17 years. The outcome speaks for itself: our home sold in one day at full price. Thank you Merrill Thomas Inc !

Name: J***** P***
Date: 2020-12-17 17:30:46
Rating: 5
Comment: Steve Detwiler with Merrill Thomas is an exceptional agent! My wife and I worked with him through 9 months of our property search which started before the pandemic. Despite winter weather, COVID-19, as well as the corresponding real estate boom, Steve’s communication, reliability, and knowledge was impeccable. His recommendations for local services were always top-notch. Steve was the perfect guide for our Adirondack real estate exploration!

Name: M****** C*****
Date: 2020-12-17 14:02:32
Rating: 5
Comment: Steve and the rest of the Merrill Thomas Realty Group are outstanding to work with. He is a consummate professional and covers all the important facts when making the decision to purchase a property.

Name: G*** W***
Date: 2016-12-13 16:36:21
Rating: 5
Comment: We purchased our first condo from Merrill Thomas three years ago and were so pleased with them and the condo that we bought a second one through them two years later! They have excellent knowledge of the real estate market in Lake Placid and kept us on track with all the steps and everything we needed, They are clearly well respected in the area, which made working with other vendors associated with our properties much easier. Kris Wheeler was our first agent, Christina Eccleston our second. We now work with Merrill Thomas to handle all the rental logistics of the two condos and are delighted with their professional, responsive and caring service.

Name: j*** k***
Date: 2015-06-24 13:24:52
Rating: 5
Comment: The team at Merrill Thomas and specifically Brooks Reynolds have just guided us through an emotional parting from our beautiful Gull Pond camp. From our first conversation with Brooks until the day we closed the sale, Brooks advised us in a calm, friendly, professional way as we went from the bidding process to the final closing. She helped us make important decisions and allayed any anxiety we were at times experiencing. Because Merrill Thomas has so many active agents, the camp was shown numerous times even with snow on the ground and a buyer was found in a few months. We could not be more pleased with the service provided by all involved with this sale and we wish to thank them all. Jack and Kathleen Koch

Name: D**** J*********
Date: 2015-05-14 02:14:11
Rating: 5
Comment: Zowie Lucas helped us find and purchase a home in Lake Placid in 2006. She showed us many homes before we were able to find the right one. We were so pleased with her work that when we needed to sell our house in 2010, we listed our home with Zowie. The market conditions could not have been worse but Zowie did an amazing job and the house sold in a reasonable time frame and at a satisfactory price. We would recommend Zowie and Merrill Thomas to both buyers and sellers based on our experience.

Name: V****** F*******
Date: 2015-05-12 18:52:12
Rating: 5
Comment: In 2011 when the market was slow,Zowie Lucas was successful in selling our house. We were very pleased with her work and the results she got for us.We have recommended her to others in the past and continue to do so today.Thank you Zowie!

Name: C***** S******
Date: 2015-05-07 21:00:11
Rating: 5
Comment: We purchased our home in Lake Placid in 2009. Zowie Lucas was our agent, representing us as buyers. We found Zowie to be very knowledgeable about the Lake Placid market. She suggested other comparable homes for us to view, which helped us make a decision based on our needs, budget, and the market demands. We were very pleased that our purchase easily moved to closing!We would suggest Merrill L. Thomas, Inc. for your real estate needs in the Tri Lakes region, and strongly endorse Zowie Lucas.

Name: D***** S****
Date: 2015-05-02 23:00:43
Rating: 5
Comment: I just sold my home with Merrill Thomas (4/24/2015). I have nothing but praise for my agent, Kris Wheeler. She was a consummate professional throughout the entire process. I was not always around and Kris always extended herself to make things happen in my absence. And I would not hesitate to recommend her and this agency for a sale. Check out their web site and do yourself a favor - go with Merrill Thomas and ask for Kris.

Name: K***** T*******
Date: 2015-04-28 18:42:26
Rating: 5
Comment: We bought our home through Merrill Thomas and could not have had a better experience. Zowie Lucas was our agent and she helped us purchase a foreclosed home from a very unengaged bank. Zowie helped us stay on top of everything and made the entire buying process a breeze! We highly recommend them!

Name: R**** B*****
Date: 2015-04-28 18:38:36
Rating: 5
Comment: In August 2013 we had the pleasure of working with Merrill L. Thomas and realtorZowie Lucas when we sold my mothers Pine Hill Condo. Because my mother had passed away it was an emotional time for my siblings and I. Zowie was extremely helpful as well as kind and caring . Her efficiency and knowledge and compassion as well, made a difficult time much easier and Im sure expedited the sale!Thank you to Zowie and Merrill Thomas for a great job!

Name: S***** T*****
Date: 2014-08-10 20:55:50
Rating: 5
Comment: Wonderful tried and true Real Estate firm. We worked with Bob Miller, and think the world of him. He helped sell our home, and we were extremely pleased with the entire process. Good job everyone at Merrill Thomas!