Originally from Steubenville, Ohio, Kathy Merlo moved to Charlotte, NC in 1982 and joined Duke Power Company as a Residential Energy Specialist and later in her career with Duke was promoted to Residential Marketing Program Development Specialist.
Before beginning her career in real estate, Kathy gained experience working in various industries and held many titles, including travel agent, copywriter at a local radio station, dance instructor, assistant to Dean of Student Affairs and assistant to the Director of Student Development at a local Technical College where she started the women’s basketball program while serving as head coach. She also was involved in interior design and room makeovers, a big plus for her real estate career.
Kathy is a member of the Charlotte Regional Realtor Association and the the Lake Norman Homebuilders Association. She previously has served on the UNC Charlotte Athletic Foundation and Charlotte Homebuilders Association Boards. She was also involved in building Junior Golf programs while living in St. Louis. She is currently serving on the Board for Cowan’s Ford Golf Club at Lake Norman. Kathy also has a passion for participating in charity work for many organizations, including Habitat for Humanity, United Way Campaign, Children’s Miracle Network and Make-A-Wish Foundation.
For Kathy, real estate is not just her job, it’s her passion. Over 90 percent of Kathy’s business has been built on referrals. She always has her clients’ best interest at heart and she never takes her focus off of accomplishing their dream and goals. Kathy prides herself on her impeccable customer service, negotiating skills and customer satisfaction.
Kathy started her real estate career in 2009 and has had tremendous success growing her business every year
in the Charlotte and Lake Norman areas, while consistently being a top producer. She has consistently received Executive Club, 100 Percent Club and Platinum Club awards, and has received RE/MAX Executive’s prestigious Hall of Fame award. Kathy has also received the 5 Star Professional Real Estate Award voted on by consumers for providing exceptional client satisfaction and service.
Outside of real estate, Kathy enjoys golfing, traveling, cooking, and especially enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
Memberships & Organizations
Honors & Awards
RE/MAX Hall of Fame, 100 Percent Club and Five Star Real Estate Professional
- 203k Specialist
- Five Star Professional