Carla is a lifelong, enthusiastic member of the Watertown community and enjoys letting clients know why her home town is one of the best places to live, work and raise a family. After 4 years as a broker associate and with encouragement from clients, friends and family, Carla started her own brokerage-Watertown Real Estate, naming her company after the city she is passionate about.
Going above and beyond is how her clients have described her, earning her their trust, respect, loyalty and referrals. Having a great working relationship with other professionals in town-bankers, appraisers, business owners, educators, inspectors plus her fellow realtors allows her to offer her clients the very best in customer care and service.
Carla is an active member of her church, 2016 Northeast South Dakota Realtor of the Year, past President of the Northeast South Dakota Association of Realtors, recipient of the Northeast South Dakota Association of Realtor's Rising Star Award in 2013, and Rotary Club board member. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, straw bale gardening, golfing, and coffee! She is known around town for her cutout frosted sugar cookies that she bakes for others and donates to many charities to auction at their fundraising events.
Merlin has been assisting clients in residential, commercial, industrial, and land/lots for nearly 14 years. He prides himself on client service, financial knowledge, business analysis, and face-to-face relationships. With his years of experience he can direct clients to successful results. He is able to take residential or commercial clients through the buying or selling process in a manner that makes it rewarding and complete.
Before Merlin entered the real estate business he owned and operated an office products company that became one of the most successful and largest in the Midwest, with stores in 8 states. Being a longtime resident of Watertown, he has been very involved in many community and state-wide organizations and chaired many of them. Merlin is married to his wife Sharon. Together they have 3 children, 3 grandchildren and a great grand-daughter and still has time to enjoy hunting, fishing, golf, and a vacation home in Scottsdale AZ.