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About Merry Hampton

Luxury Properties Specialist - Westport Office
47 Riverside Avenue, Westport, CT 06880
Email: merry.hampton@raveis.com
Cell: 203.247.7622

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Welcome! I trust you will find this website to be a great resource for everything real estate - from market statistics and trends to listings of all available homes on the market! We pride ourselves on providing a consumer friendly experience. Have fun dreaming about your potential new home as you scroll through the numerous pictures and explore its location via our map feature. As a full time Realtor with a strong classical marketing background, I approach your search for a new home or your goal of selling your current home as a true professional. Take a glance at my past clients comments of their experience with me under testimonials. Thanks for visiting and I look forward to meeting you.


Testimonials

"It is with great pleasure that we write this letter on behalf of Merry Hampton.

We first met Merry in 2012 when our family moved to Westport from New York City. At that time, we were unsure whether we were going to rent or buy a home. We came up on weekends and Merry showed us several properties in both categories. She listened intently to our needs and wants, while respecting our budget. In the end, we rented a home where we stayed for over six years, knowing that we would eventually buy in the area. Over the course of that time, Merry kept in touch, and would periodically send us listings of homes in Fairfield County. And so this past fall, when we were ready to buy a home, we were thrilled to work with her once again.

We had always appreciated Merry's dedication and patience, her trained eye and her honesty, but it wasn't until we found the home where we now reside, that her experience became even more evident and we saw how truly talented she is. During the closing process, Merry guided us through every step of the way. She provided us with a framework of what needed to be done. She gave us the appropriate contacts and phone numbers, prioritized lists and accompanied us at every inspection. When there was structural things that needed to be fixed and experts were called, she was there to observe and listen to the proposals. She is a great sounding board, but also provides a welcomed perspective. Merry made the stressful process of moving that much easier and we are so grateful for her time, knowledge, effort and support.

We now couldn't be happier in our new home. It was truly a pleasure working with Merry. We highly recommend her to anyone looking for a home in Fairfield County. You will not find anyone more knowledgeable or hard working. In Merry we found not only a wonderful real estate agent but a person we can now also call a true friend.
Ali and Kevin
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Ali and Kevin Stanley (Westport)

"Merry made the process of buying our first home so easy! She is extremely knowledgeable about her area and gave us great advice on neighborhoods. She took her time to pick out great listings, showed us many houses and was available whenever we needed her. She listened to what we wanted and was able to help us find those things while staying on budget. She also was able to provide us with all of the information we needed on mortgages and taxes and was able to recommend great professionals to assist us with the process. I highly recommend working with Merry!"
Beatrice (Fairfield)

I just wanted to pass along some observations I have about my experiences working with Merry. "The answer" is that she is tremendous. And I've now had her help me twice and I recommend friends to go to her. While all that is great, I think there are some subtler points to her way of being that make her incredibly effective.

There are of course the generic strengths that she has like: knows how to help me find the place that' s just right for me, and skilled negotiator when it comes to bargaining / deal making, and patient and calm in the face of unexpected developments. While those are unquestionably strengths of hers, to some degree I think of those things as prerequisites for being a real estate broker. Not having those things is kind of like being an ATM without any cash! You simply can't be in that line of work and having those things doesn't make you great. It just allows you to compete in the game.

Where Merry really separates herself from the pack in this profession is in sense she is able to convey that she was DEEPLY in tune with my feelings at the different points of the process. And because she has an unbelievable radar for the clients varying feelings as they ride their emotional roller coaster, she is always able to modulate her tone, her suggestions, and her pace to match me. I never feel uncomfortable because she seemed to know right where I was in the process and what I needed. Because she pays attention to that stuff. And knows exactly what buttons to push to put me at ease.

Whether I was feeling clueless and confused early on about what exactly I wanted. Whether I was feeling a little overwhelmed by an unexpected panic emotion I was having in the middle of a bid process "oh no I just CAN'T go forward here on this bid because I feel I must be closer to the ocean!"

Other times I was angry at how the seller was behaving (and I have a temper that could have blown the whole thing up). There is such a wide range of emotions that the home buying experience generates. If my agent were tone deaf to my (rapidly) shifting emotional needs, the whole thing wouldn't worked.

I mean maybe I would find a house... but it wouldn't be a good experience. I met Merry 5 years ago when I needed a place to rent, quickly, with my two kids due to a fairly traumatic divorce. (Is there any other kind?)

I think I noticed that about her when she helped me rent. And it's why I had zero hesitation asking her to help me when it was time to buy. And it's why I will send every referral her way that I can manage.

You have a real master of human psychology and human emotional needs there with Merry. It's what sets her apart in my view. I don't want any of this to diminish her technical skills, which are numerous and impressive. But the additional areas where she shines, the ones I focused on in this note, are quite rare in my experience.
P Dimick (Fairfield)

"I truly believe that Merry's knowledge, experience and expertise contributed to the quick sale of my property. The professional photographs highlighted all the good things about the house and the wording of the listing made all the difference resulting in a swift sale . After the listing hit, I had 7 showings over the next two days with 3 offers the first day, one of which was accepted. On top of all the above mentioned attributes, Merry continually checked in with me to see if there was anything she could do to assist with my move and kept me up to date with all the moving parts of the sale.

Merry?s a real ?gem? and I couldn?t recommend her more highly."
M Philbrook (Norwalk)

I'm writing to commend and thank Merry Hampton for the exceptional work she did on our behalf in helping us to purchase our first home.

My wife Mary and I first met Merry in 2010 when, amidst a career change and relocation, she helped us rent the condo where we had our first child and started our family together. We so appreciated Merry's kind manner and knowledge of the Fairfield county area during that rental search, that there was no doubt we would use her services again when, years later, we began shopping for a house of our own.


But our search was not a simple one: we were geographically constrained by our two commutes, in opposite directions, and had very specific requirements for our family, regarding the safety of our street, the alignment of the floor plan, and the style of architecture that we desired. Merry worked tirelessly to find homes that fit our incredibly specific requests. But more importantly than the homes she showed us, Merry's patience and knowledge in educating us about Fairfield county real estate and the home purchase process were invaluable as we undertook this intimidating endeavor. Even as our preference in towns shifted (first Westport, then Fairfield, then Wilton, ultimately Weston) and we revised our budget, Merry remained optimistic and encouraging that we would find our house.



Ultimately, thanks to her, we did. Merry came to know our family so well (we regularly brought our two year old son along to see potential homes) that she knew our house before we did. "Bring your checkbook," she told us. "I think this is the one."



Her support did not end there, though. Throughout our process, we were repeatedly frustrated by logistical hurdles, unforeseen circumstances, and unreliable service during the inspection and mortgage process. Merry was the one advisor we could always trust.

We've been in our new home for a year, and it's a better fit than either of us ever thought we'd find. I can honestly say that I do not believe we'd have found this house without Merry's hard work and counsel. Anyone hoping to find their dream home in this area would be lucky to work with her.
Mary and Kevin (Weston)

I'm writing you to tell you how pleased we were with our realtor, Merry Hampton. This transaction is my third real estate transaction in the last four years and I was really impressed with Merry. She provided me with information, market analysis and market updates that were above and beyond anything that any of the dozen or so realtors that I've worked with over the past few years has ever given me. I can't tell you how pleased we were with our experience with Merry, and how readily we would recommend someone go to Merry if they were interested in buying a home. - Rob

This is to let you know how pleased I have been with Merry Hampton's services as a realtor. She is a true professional and was incredibly responsive to my needs at all times. Merry's calm demeanor and warm personality is a plus and certainly helps in the process of such an important decision as buying property. - Dianne

I am writing to let you know how positive my husband's and my experience was with your agent, Merry Hampton. Merry was very attentive to our requests and was very patient with our many questions about the area and the ways of life in Connecticut versus California. She took the time to make sure that we would land in the right place. She was detail oriented, always accessible, timely and best of all she was a great listener-all the time. We always felt that we were a priority to her. We have been in our new Fairfield home for one month now and could not be happier. - Eileen

Hiring Merry to represent us on both the sale and purchase of our new home was one of the best decisions we could have made. Merry has incredible patience and amazing listening skills. She took the time to really get to know us, to understand our wishes, limitations and needs for both the sale of our old home and the purchase of our new home. She was straightforward with us at every turn, never sugar-coating the realities of accomplishing our real estate goals in the midst of an unpredictable and difficult economy. We always felt that we knew what to expect throughout this process and that Merry was on top of all the moving pieces from start to finish. We are extraordinarily grateful for Merry's efforts on our behalf. Thanks to her, we were able to purchase our dream home. - Jaimie and Brian

Our journey with Merry began nearly 2 years before we purchased a home. She stuck with us patiently the whole way. Over the course of that time merry was indispensable to us. she introduced us to the '3 W's', quickly got a feel for what we were looking for. She let us know each time there was a property we'd be interested in, often before it came on the market. And when it finally came time to buy her judgement, knowledge and resources were amazing. I would refer merry without hesitation, she went above and beyond for us. And we are very thankful for that! - Margo & John

Merry was such a professional throughout our home buying process. She anticipated any questions, issues, challenges and worked to solve them before they reached us. She made herself available at all times of day. Also, and very important, she didn't try to sell us into a house that wasn't right for us or our budget. - Lisa and Guy

I write to let you know what a good experience it was to work with Merry Hampton in our search for "the perfect" home. Merry stuck with us for the full year that it took us to find (and negotiate) the home that was right for us. She was always responsive and patient as we dragged her through many "fixer-upper" homes in several towns. We navigated the crazy world of short sales and forclosures and it finally all came together. We really appreciated her help. - Dale and Brian

My wife and I wanted to express our satisfaction and gratitude for the work that Merry did finding our new home. She was referred to us by a mutual friend and we could not have been happier. She provided us with an abundance of valuable materials on the various towns we were researching and was extremely flexible and diligent getting us out to see properties right away given our tight timeline. As with many transactions we encountered our share of bumps along the road, but Merry worked with us around the clock to resolve them and move the process forward, we are truly thankful for her depth of knowledge and level of professionalism throughout the process. - Bryant

I've known Merry since we were colleagues at Diageo. As a real estate agent, she helped us find our new home in Weston, CT. We were extremely satisfied with Merry's work during our home search and purchase. Merry is professional, systematic, knowledgeable in her field and very easy to work with. My wife and I were continually surprised at how she made it easy for us to move ahead with the purchase process, by being one step ahead of us, anticipating issues and helping us make informed decisions. I recommend Merry wholeheartedly to anyone who is dealing with a real estate transaction. - Inder

Merry has a good grasp of what is required to get the job done. She is extremely professional and has skills, including technology, to maximize the exposure for a client. Merry is extremely responsive - a quality not that common in her industry, which is a great compliment. She sold our property in a tough environment - and carried the sale to conclusion with confidence. I would highly recommend her.- Steve

Merry is highly responsive to her clients. Our recent home search began while living abroad and Merry was extremely responsive to all questions throughout the home search and buying process. She was quick to understand our needs, was always on time and was a key asset throughout our decision to purchase a home. I would highly recommend Merry. - Scott

I have been a friend of Merry's for 20 years, I would ask her again to be my Real Estate agent. Merry is smart, effective and sincere! - John

"Ben and I wanted to pass on a few thoughts regarding our experience with Raveis and, more importantly, the excellent work provided to us by Merry Hampton. To begin, we are first time homebuyers and as such entered the home buying process with many questions. Merry worked with us every step of way helping us find the right community (weston), discussing pros and cons of each property we viewed, and then guiding us through the actual purchase process. Equally beneficial to us were her recommendations. Being first buyers in a new community we were absolutely lost in this regard. She helped connect us with all needed vendors - mortgage, insurance, legal, remodeling (paint, etc). All of the suggested persons/companies proved excellent in service and value -- having this type of high quality network proved invaluable to us. For mortgage and insurance, we ultimately chose the Raveis brokers Merry introduced us to and they likewise helped us through everything in their respective areas. In fact, we ultimately consolidated all outside insurance (car, etc) with Raveis. Overall, we could not have been happier with the expertise, professionalism, references, and help provided by Merry. We could not have made our dream come true without her.
M & B "

"We were very pleased with the service. Merry was wonderful to work with and we plan on recommending her to friends and family. John and Robert made the mortgage and insurance process seamless. A great team!"

"Merry has been a fantastic agent to work with, she is extremely diligent in her research, fully understand what we were looking for and make very educative recommendations on towns and areas that will suit our needs. Merry is always available if we have any question or need any further clarifications on any properties. Merry also planned our properties visit well, so that we have ample time to check out the properties."

"Merry was outstanding. She managed our expectations, guided us through the purchase and sale without issue and generally made the experience a seamless one. She was outstanding in every way -- without her, we would not now own the house of our dreams. We are forever grateful."

"Merry Hampton was fantastic to work with. She was truly a trusted advisor during the process. We love our new home and don't plan on moving any time soon. If we do, our first call will be to Merry. Thank you, Merry!"

"Merry Hampton is an outstanding, hard working realtor. John Grosso and team were easy to work with for our mortgage."
Brad Kerner (Fairfield, CT)

  • It is with great pleasure that we write this letter on behalf of Merry Hampton. We first met Merry in 2012 when our family moved to Westport from New York City. At that time, we were unsure whether we were going to rent or buy a home. We came up on weekends and Merry showed us several properties... Ali and Kevin Stanley (Westport)

  • Merry made the process of buying our first home so easy! She is extremely knowledgeable about her area and gave us great advice on neighborhoods. She took her time to pick out great listings, showed us many houses and was available whenever we needed her. She listened to what we wanted and was able ... Beatrice (Fairfield)

  • I just wanted to pass along some observations I have about my experiences working with Merry. "The answer" is that she is tremendous. And I've now had her help me twice and I recommend friends to go to her. While all that is great, I think there are some subtler points to her way of being that mak... P Dimick (Fairfield)

  • I truly believe that Merry's knowledge, experience and expertise contributed to the quick sale of my property. The professional photographs highlighted all the good things about the house and the wording of the listing made all the difference resulting in a swift sale . After the listing hit, I ha... M Philbrook (Norwalk)

  • I'm writing to commend and thank Merry Hampton for the exceptional work she did on our behalf in helping us to purchase our first home. My wife Mary and I first met Merry in 2010 when, amidst a career change and relocation, she helped us rent the condo where we had our first child and started ou... Mary and Kevin (Weston)

  • I'm writing you to tell you how pleased we were with our realtor, Merry Hampton. This transaction is my third real estate transaction in the last four years and I was really impressed with Merry. She provided me with information, market analysis and market updates that were above and beyond any...

  • Ben and I wanted to pass on a few thoughts regarding our experience with Raveis and, more importantly, the excellent work provided to us by Merry Hampton. To begin, we are first time homebuyers and as such entered the home buying process with many questions. Merry worked with us every step of way he...

  • We were very pleased with the service. Merry was wonderful to work with and we plan on recommending her to friends and family. John and Robert made the mortgage and insurance process seamless. A great team!

  • Merry has been a fantastic agent to work with, she is extremely diligent in her research, fully understand what we were looking for and make very educative recommendations on towns and areas that will suit our needs. Merry is always available if we have any question or need any further clarificatio...

  • Merry was outstanding. She managed our expectations, guided us through the purchase and sale without issue and generally made the experience a seamless one. She was outstanding in every way -- without her, we would not now own the house of our dreams. We are forever grateful.

  • Merry Hampton was fantastic to work with. She was truly a trusted advisor during the process. We love our new home and don't plan on moving any time soon. If we do, our first call will be to Merry. Thank you, Merry!

  • Merry Hampton is an outstanding, hard working realtor. John Grosso and team were easy to work with for our mortgage. Brad Kerner (Fairfield, CT)

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