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, Rotary Club board member, and 2020-2021 Rotary Club President. 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 17 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 2 great-grandchildren and still has time to enjoy hunting, fishing, golf, and a vacation home in Scottsdale AZ
Carmen and her husband Justin made the move back to Watertown, their hometown, in January of 2019. They wanted to raise their 2 boys, Atlas and Porter, in a town they both love and wanted to give back to. Carmen couldn't think of a better way to give back to the community that raised her than to join in on the family real estate business and help others fall in love with Watertown as well. Carmen focuses on residential real estate and loves the opportunity to meet new clients and work with friends as well. She enjoys spending time with her boys outside, making wreaths, gardening, and baking.