Veteran Home Buying - Merlin Smith, Retired U.S. Army

Veteran & Military
Home Buyers & Sellers

22 Years in the Military, 23+ Years in Real Estate, Here to Help YOU!



Why Choose Merlin for Your Needs?

My name is Merlin Smith, U.S. Army, retired after 22 years of service. I am a Real Estate Broker with RE/MAX Premier with over 23 years experience as a licensed Real Estate Agent, Broker, and Trainer exclusively in Northern Virginia.

I am passionate about helping others when it comes to a smooth real estate transaction. I understand the lingo, requirements  and the stress military moves can cause. I also know how I can help military personnel in ways that others may not know about. I have the Experience, Resources and Passion to help you.  We can work together to ensure you and your family's transition is a smooth one while ensuring you find just the right property or sell your property in time for the max value. 

How Can I Help?

Best Way to Find Homes in Northern VA 

Known Your Options When it Comes to Buying & Selling that Can Save You Thousands!

Available Government Programs and Assistance for Military & Veterans

Step By Step Guidance from a Veteran!

What do all my certifications and experience mean to you?
Save Money, Time, Energy, Effort, and help you avoid problems. Ranging from understand what to look for in homes to ensure it is the right one for you to negotiating professionally to get you the best deals! In addition, my resources and network of connections will help with any transition. Being part of RE/MAX enables me to find you agents (worldwide & nationwide) we can coordinate with if you are relocating to another state. In addition to the certifications I have listed below - I am a managing broker and a real estate trainer. I enjoy teaching agents to be caring, professional, and ethical every step of the way. 

Certified Military Residential Specialist
Help you with unique programs available for VA's and Military Personnel when it comes to finding just the right home, qualifying & understanding options you may not you have...

Certified Military Relocation Professional
Understanding the impact relocation can have on you and your family. Coordinating sale & Purchases, settlements and understanding paperwork and flow of what is required to ensure smooth relocation

203K Specialist
If you find a home that needs TLC or you need to improve the home after you purchase but would like to include the fix up costs as part of your mortgage? Then 203K may be your option.. ask me details. 

Graduate of Real Estate Institute
The Real Estate Institute has been in business 25 years. We are an independent Real Estate Education Provider that believes in excellent Real Estate Education, providing the best Instructors anywhere.

Certified Negotiation Expert
When it comes to getting the best deals, you need someone who is Experienced, Knowledgeable and who can Negotiate! A strong negotiator is one that can outline the offer effectively if it is not at asking price or justify the asking price of a property and negotiate for the best interest of the client! I work to get the best deal for  my clients at all times. 

If you are an investor or looking to become an investor, I have resources and information that can help you take the steps to ensure your investment is a good one. If you are looking to purchase a property and Rent/lease it, I can show you the impact, equity buildup, average rent prices and more. 

Residential Construction Certified
if you are interested in purchasing a NEW Construction home or buying a new build, let me help you through the process to ensure you get what you are asking for but also the builder is providing you with all the details. Often times people think they get a better deal going straight to the builder but that may not be the case... let me prove it to you. 

Certified Distressed Property Expert
If you are late on your mortgage payments due to health bills, illness, divorce, job loss, transfer of other financial struggles, please contact me. I am experienced to help people through these tough times that we all face in our lives. I have your back! 

Happy Clients

Testimonial from happy client here! Say lots of nice things about Merlin here and how he's an awesome Broker and Real Estate agent

Testimonial from happy client here! Say lots of nice things about Merlin here and how he's an awesome Broker and Real Estate agent

Testimonial from happy client here! Say lots of nice things about Merlin here and how he's an awesome Broker and Real Estate agent


Are you interested in buying a property and need an Experienced, Professional Broker to help you save Time, Money and avoid frustrations - Call me to find out how I save my clients time and money . If you would like to start to search homes on my website visit:  or call me to get started at (703) 593-2800


If you like how I market my listings and have a property you are thinking about selling, please contact me. Let me show you how I partner with experts to ensure your property stands out and sells for the max price possible. To find out more about how I market homes visit a sample property website here: PROPERTY WEBSITE

Thinking About Buying or Selling?

Some of the  data relating to real estate for sale on this web site may come from MRIS or from the owners of the property.  Other Listings or additional information may come from various different websites or brokers who participate in the MRIS, MRIS Products or with ACE Video & Marketing. Properties listed with brokerage firms other than Merlin Smith with RE/MAX Premier are marked with the MRIS Logo and detailed information about them includes the name of the listing brokers. The properties displayed may not be all the properties available. All information provided is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed and should be independently verified. We respect agent relationships. If you are already working with an agent, this is not intended to be a solicitation. Merlin Smith is licensed in the state of Virginia.

Main Office : (703) 802 - 2850  - 5 Offices Serving You - Each office is individually owned and operated.

RE/MAX Premier Fairfax
13135 Lee Jackson Hwy # 115, Fairfax,
Phone#: 703-802-2850

RE/MAX Premier Ashburn 
44675 Cape Ct Suite 110 , Ashburn
 Phone#: 703-318-0067

RE/MAX Premier Burke
9283 Old Keene Mill Rd, Burke
 Phone#: 703-455-0200

RE/MAX Premier Purcelville 
1021 E. Main Street, Purcelville
Phone#: 540-338-6300

RE/MAX Premier Leesburg 
602 S. King Street Suite 202, Leesburg
Phone#: 571-210-7355