February 17, 2021
If you've been pining for a second home, you're not alone. In fact, vacation home sales rose 44 percent year-over-year in the third quarter of 2020 alone according to the National Association of REALTORS®. With mortgage rates still at historically low levels, now may be just the time, and we have just the place: Lake Placid. Here's why and what to consider.
February 11, 2021
As we start 2021, we look forward to the positive developments that the year ahead will bring to Lake Placid. Activities will return to normal, tourism will thrive, and the quality of life that makes living in the Adirondacks so special will resume. We also anticipate a robust real estate market this year.
In today's meet-the-team post, we hear from a Realtor known by many in our region: Bob Miller.
February 3, 2021
If the last year has taught us anything, it's the importance of being happy at home. Now more than ever home should be your retreat. After all, it's where most of us are still spending most of our time. If your home isn't bringing you the joy, function, beauty and respite perhaps a change is in order. Luckily, the New Year is the perfect time of year for a resolution that will make you proud of your home. Here's why you should consider making a move.
January 25, 2021
Jennifer Ledger grew up in the Adirondacks. Her parents moved her and her three siblings to Lake Placid in 1968 when she was less than a year old. Jen's ADK claim to fame? Her dad helped found North Country Community College and her Mom was also a part of the educational fabric in the ADKS! Real estate fun fact about Jen's family: They bought an old Lake Placid clubhouse on Mirror Lake for only $13,000! You read that right!
January 15, 2021
You've heard the saying, 'home is where the heart is' and those are certainly words to live by for new home buyers. While that 'dream' house is often hard to come by as-is, regardless of budget, it can still become a reality with renovations to make the home you choose your own. Kitchen renovations are one of the most common places to start, and these tips can guide you.
December 22, 2020
As we continue to embrace this winter season and the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, a lot of people are interested in making a change in their homes before the new year! In today's meet-the-team post, we introduce you to our in-house photographer and A-team agent, Whit Bissell.
December 14, 2020
Your first holiday in a new home can be both exciting and perhaps somewhat bittersweet if you've moved far from friends and family. We can help you give a nod to both with this new home checklist that's sure to inspire a memorable holiday, and perhaps make you feel even more at home.
About Merrill L Thomas:
Merrill L. Thomas, Inc. was born in 1943 under the name Lake Placid Agencies and raised in the great Adirondack park after the 3rd Olympic Winter Games. With a long-standing, and deeply rooted history in real estate and a reliable history to stand on, the company flourished throughout, and in 1964 Merrill L Thomas renamed the company after his purchase. The company continued to grow and acquire clients specifically around lakefront property and throughout the Lake Placid community.
With a golden review and millions of acquisitions and sales, In 1983 Merrill L. Thomas was purchased by Roby Politi, MAI. Over the last 35 years, the company has risen to become the #1 producing real estate firm in the Adirondack region. Since 2013, Merrill L. Thomas, Inc. has consistently led the Adirondack Champlain Valley Multiple Listing Service with over $450 Million in Listing and Sales Volume which is $130 Million more than the next competitor.
Over the years, Merrill L. Thomas, Inc. has sold some of the most recognized Adirondack camps in the region. In 2010 Nick Politi became co-owner with his dad, Roby, and the business has continued to show innovation and forward-thinking with marketing and storytelling strategies, we call "story selling." in which we customize with professional photography and professional writers to detail properties and outline our sales and service with personalization.
Our inventory is second to none and our strength lies in the success of our associates who form the cornerstone of our business. We total some 20 professional agents including 12 designated brokers.