Get to know Mercy Lugo-Struthers
Mercy has over 25 years of business experience in the areas of real estate, business
development and multi-cultural marketing. An entrepreneur herself, Mercy acquired the
rights for a real estate franchise in VA, MD and DC in 2009, and became the owner and CEO
of an independent real estate brokerage in 2010, Casals Realtors®. Her main goal is to lead a
real estate firm that empowers its well-educated agents to promote responsible
home ownership. She currently leads the MLS Home Team, a group of four real estate professionals with over 16 years of combined work experience.
She is a Certified Distressed Property Expert ®, a Virginia Housing Development Authority
Certified Instructor, and an active volunteer with non-profit housing organizations in
Northern Virginia. In her previous career as Director of Marketing, she helped launch and
develop national brands such as AOL Latino, DirecTV Más and Ameritech. She has an
Integrated Marketing Communications degree from Northwestern University, and a
Bachelors degree from Syracuse University. Throughout her career, Mercy has consistently
combined her marketing talent with her passion to mentor others to become business leaders,
and improve the lives of minorities in America.
As an agent who's an expert in this local area, I bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise about buying and selling real estate here. It's not the same everywhere, so you need someone you can trust for up-to-date information. I am eager to serve you. Here are some of the things I can do for you:
Find Your Next Home
You need someone who knows this area inside and out! I can work with you to find the right home at the right price for you, including all the neighborhood amenities that matter - not to mention the essential criteria you have for your ideal home
Sell a Home
When it's time to move, you need someone who will advertise your home, show to prospective buyers, negotiate the purchase contract, arrange financing, oversee the inspections, handle all necessary paperwork and supervise the closing. I can take care of everything you need, from start to close.
Consult on Home Selling Tactics
Oftentimes buyers don't visualize living in your home the way you do. I can make your home attractive to its ideal audience - which can help you get top dollar. Things like staging the home, making repairs or minor improvements, or even simply painting the walls can be the difference between a home resting on the market and one that's sold fast.