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BANKS Property Management and Sales

Meet Our Team

Merlyn M. Banks – CPM, GRI,RMP, PHD, MBA, Licensed Principal Broker®/REALTOR® and Real Estate Instructor in the Commonwealth of Virginia
BANKS Property Management & Sales are also an Accredited Proprietary Real Estate School with the Department of Professional & Occupational Regulations "DPOR" & Approved continuing education Property Management Classes, as well as affiliated with Moseley School of Real Estate to teach Virginia Pre-licensing Salesperson Courses & Virginia Broker licensing courses. I have worked in Residential and Commercial Property Management since 1989, having worked in corporate America, and in all facets of real estate management, from conventional, commercials, Home Owners Association Management, Apartments, and Dormitories, I elected residential properties, my area of specialty. I have earned a reputation in the real estate community through an honest and personalized approach to my clients, and peers, while, developing strategic goals and objectives using education as the forefront to making a difference to the community, the ethical way.

After renting for years we purchased our first home in Prince William County, and later moved to Stafford, where we currently reside. We are members of a strong church family, where we volunteer and stay involve in our community, while reaching all people with life changing experiences, near and far. Apart from running a business, teaching & volunteering, we love spending time with family, and explore new places, meet people and discover unique things.

I have achieved some very distinguish industry designations recognized by the National Association of Realtors; just to name a few: Certified Property Manager® (CPM®), Graduate Realtors Institute (GRI®); & the Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource (SFR) designation®. I have also earned the Residential Management Professional (RMP ®) from the National Association of Residential Property Management (NARPM ®) which I am also a member. As well as a Graduate of Virginia Leadership Academy; with Virginia Realtors, which I am also a member. In addition to my Real Estate Designations, and Virginia Real Estate Broker License, I have attained a Bachelors in Business Administration from Columbia University, a Master's Degree in Business Administration and a PHD in Management both with Webster's University. As an active member of the REALTOR® industry, I have made footprints on the Local, Regional, & National Boards just to outline a few below:

Real Estate Related Position Served in Leadership & Volunteerism®:

  • Immediate Past- President 2018- Prince William Association of Realtors-PWAR®
  • Board of Directors 2018- Virginia Realtors®
  • Awards & Strategic Committee 2018- Virginia Realtors®
  • President -2017- Prince William Association of Realtors-PWAR®
  • President Elect -2016- Prince William Association of Realtors-PWAR®
  • Vice President– 2015- Prince William Association of Realtors-PWAR®
  • Board of Directors – 2012-2014- Prince William Association of Realtors-PWAR®
  • Education & Broker Task Force 2010-2013- Prince William Association of Realtors-PWAR®
  • Property Management Workgroup Chair- 2010,2011-2013- Prince William Association of Realtors-PWAR®
  • Property Managers® Council & Coalition Planning Committee®- 2008-2013-Virgina Realtors®
  • Property Management Coalition Committee-2008-2013- Virginia Realtors®
  • Standards Forms Committee-2012- Virginia Realtors®
  • Virginia State Chapter®-Vice President-2010-2012-National Association Residential Property Managers
  • Virginia Chapter 38-IREM®-Editorial Advisory Board/Journal of Property Management-2008-2012
  • Virginia Chapter 38-IREM®-Board of Executive Council-Vice President for Public Relations 2008-2012
  • RPAC-Realtors Political Action Committee RPAC®- since 2004
  • BBB-Better Business Bureau since 2010
  • Chamber-Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce since 2010

Award Recognitions Just to name a Few ®:

  • Ann Swearingen Property Manager of the Year Award- Virginia Realtors®
  • Realtors Honor Society®-Virginia Realtors®
  • Million Dollar Producer- Prince William Association of Realtors-PWAR®
  • Realtor of the Year®- Prince William Association of Realtors-PWAR®
  • Manager of the Year®- Prince William Association of Realtors-PWAR®
  • President Award of Excellence®- Prince William Association of Realtors-PWAR®
  • Code of Ethics Award®- Prince William Association of Realtors-PWAR®
  • Volunteer of Year Award®- Prince William Association of Realtors-PWAR®
  • Professional Honor Role®-Fredericksburg Association of Realtors-FAAR®
  • Property Managers Honor Society®- Fredericksburg Area Association Realtors-FAAR®
  • Certified Property Manager of The Year®- Institute of Real Estate Management®
  • Past Vice President Award-VA Chapter- National Association of Residential Property Managers®
  • Governor Mark Warner- "Outstanding Property Manager® Mentor
  • Heritage Registry of Who's Who®
  • Award: H.G. Smithy Company -Manager of the year

Our Vision "We are Better Together", We collaborate with our clients individually using a strategic & objective approach with current legislative changes and advocate for our client's behalf, of their right to own, use and transfer real property through these annual legislative changes, and the Virginia Residential Landlord Tenant Act. We offer these benefits through industry involvement and staying up to date on educational participation, with a strategic and leadership experiences are always our main focus. As a result, our business success is primarily a 99% client base referral, as the knowledge and experience gain by our Landlords, Sellers, Buyers are left at a higher standard.

I am always available to facilitate your needs, from New Business Acquisitions,Property Management & Leasing Operations, Accounting, Leases, Maintenance, for our New Clients, we offer email/phone/in person consultation, for Buyers, Sellers, Landlords Services. Upon our consultation expect to receive realistic understanding of the duties as a Sellers/Landlord with candid objectives under VA guidelines, and for Landlords obligations toTenants with Property Management & Leasing Guidelines in accordance with fair housing, My objective is to collaborate with you to create a team effort & to align a service plan with reasonable expectations, and fees that best suits your needs.

Contact me anytime, office 540-372-7272, Cell/Text: 571-436-0445 or send me an email: merlyn.banks@bankspropertymanagement.com

Nguyen R. Banks, Sr. – Associate Broker® Licensed REALTOR® in the Commonwealth of Virginia, ABR, SFR, CDPE; At the heart of our firm, I am always available to discuss all your Real Estate; Leasing & Sales ; With a passion in residential Sales, I provide our clients, with exceptional service when it comes to Leasing & facilitating the Sales Process, both for Buyers & Sellers. Having been in residential management and managed all types of properties, since 1994, Residential Sales and Leasing is my area of specialty. I am proud to earn through the National Association of Realtors, Distinguish Designations, just to name a few, I have earned the Accredited Buyer Representation (ABR); Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource (SFR) designation; The Certified Distress Property Expert (CDPE) certification.

Just some of My Credentials/Recognitions:

  • The Accredited Buyer Representation® (ABR) designation
  • Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource® (SFR) designation
  • The Certified Distress Property ®Expert (CDPE) certification
  • Million Dollar Producer-Prince William Association of Realtors®
  • Professional Honor Role®- Fredericksburg Association of Realtors®
  • Recipient of the “Ladder of Success” ® Award
  • Recipient of the “Manager of The Year®” Award
  • Recipient of the “Ruby” Award Sales® Recognition

I understand the level of anxiety Renters, Buyers and Sellers experience when dealing with the purchase, leasing and or sale of their home and have a strong network of resources in the industry such as: Loan Officers, Home Inspectors, Appraisals, Settlement Attorneys, Etc. who specializes in working with homeowners, Investors, First Time Home Buyers and Sellers of Real Estate. I negotiate the sales contract and ensure my clients best interest at heart. The volume of our business derives from our network of strong referrals, business affiliates and "word of mouth".

I Facilitate The Following:

  • Property Acquisition Rent & Sales market Analysis, CMA’S
  • Provide annual Sales CMA’S upon Lease Renewals
  • Strategic marketing of properties, on various websites, & maintain marketing campaign
  • Update owners /Sellers on marketing progress
  • Coordinate appointments for showing properties that are occupied by owners & tenants
  • Provide property owners and buyers with sales market analysis on homes sold, rental activities, current market trends, to determine the potential return on your investment
  • Work with buyers/sellers/investors through the home buying and selling process,
  • Work with prospective tenants on leasing,
  • Coordinate tenants move in & out inspections/Reports
  • Prescreen prospective tenants, & schedule showing of properties,
  • Compilation of tenant’s application,
  • Facilitate Annual Inspections

Feel free to Cell/text: 571-436-0448 or email:

Lisa Stretch

Lisa Stretch is a native-born Fredericksburg Resident. She graduated from Courtland High School and began her career in the administrative field as a Client Services Representative. While working in the Health field profession, Lisa was recognized and promoted to an Area Client Service Supervisor, where she was responsible for all the administrative functions. Lisa’s administrative background includes comprehensive Customer Service, Human Resource, Research Development and Office Supervision.

Lisa has continued to provide administrative support for the last 29 years in her career field where she has been successful. We welcome Lisa Stretch to BANKS Property Management & Sales as we know she will be a great asset to our Tenants, Owners, Vendors and Office Staff Members.

While using every opportunity to further her knowledge in the Property Management industry, Lisa enjoys spending time with her family, watching sports and relaxing on the beach.

Lisa will be facilitating the following services:

  • Meet and Greet customers on the phone/office
  • Address property concerns with effective communications to Landlords, Tenants, Vendors and Staff Members
  • Facilitate Maintenance Concerns: Process Work Order Requests, Obtain estimates and ensure all work is completed in a timely and professional manner
  • Provide Office Administrative support
  • Provide general property information to clients and rental inquiries

Please send an email to: repairs@bankspropertymanagement.com or 540-372-7272 with your maintenance concerns.

Nicholas R. Banks

Nicholas R. Banks is native born to the Fairfax County area. He graduated from Mountain View High School in Stafford, Virginia. Since then, Nicholas has completed his Associates of General Business and Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Ashworth College in Norcross, Georgia and he is currently pursuing a Master's Degree in Business Administration from Ashworth College.

While working on receiving his educational degrees, Nicholas has been working with Banks Property Management & Sales since 2009 as an Account Representative. Nicholas work and performance is a tremendous asset to the company. Nicholas previously served in the United State Marine Corps and was a recipient of the United States Military Community Service Award in 2014. While at Capital One Bank, Nicholas excelled with the duties and responsibilities and was promoted from Teller I to Account Manager. Nicholas has been very focused and committed to the success and development of his career.

During Nick’s free time, he enjoys watching Football, working out at the Gym, Remodeling Cars, and volunteering at Mount Ararat Church, Stafford, Virginia.

Wendy Kelly - Licensed REALTOR® in the Commonwealth of Virginia
Wendy has joined the BANKS Property Management & Sales Team offering an array of skills and services. Prior to obtaining her Real Estate Professional, Wendy enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and served as a Human Resource Management Analyst and retired after 22 years of faithful service. While in the Marine Corps, she achieved an extensive knowledge, leadership experience and understanding of Administrative management concepts, principles, policies, procedures and practices pertaining to a variety of administrative functions and programs such as Correspondence Management, Files Management, Human Resources Management and Financial Management.

After transitioning from the Marine Corps, Wendy served as an Instructional System Designer for Professional Solution, where she assisted in developing a practical and executable cultural training and education program for the Marine Corps’ Operating Forces, for the Center for Advanced Operational Culture Learning (CAOCL). She then transitioned and served as a Crisis Response Program Manager for Marines assigned to the Pentagon and the surrounding areas. Wendy Graduated from Averett University in 2013 with a Master’s in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Management from Park University in 2007.

I am prepared to Facilitate the Following:

  • Work with Buyers and Sellers through the home buying and selling process, & ensuring clients thoroughly understand the process.
  • Provide current Market Analysis and Trends in desired location.
  • Assist with Military & Civilian Relocation.
  • Assist with enrollment in Home Buying Seminars, weather a First-Time Buyer or a previous Home Owner who needs refresher training.
  • Assist Renters in finding a suitable home.

As a Real Estate Professional, weather you are buying, selling, or relocating, my goal is to provide you with exceptional professional service, and ensuring the process goes as smoothly as possible, so you can relax and enjoy the moment. Please email me at wendy.kelly@bankspropertymanagement.com or call Cell/Text 760-468-6870 today and let me take the stress out of your next move.