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BANKS Property Management and Sales

Meet Our Team

Merlyn M. Banks, Certified Property Manager/Licensed Principal Broker REALTOR®

Merlyn Banks, Principal Broker, and Education Director of BANKS Property Management, a Real Estate Sales and Management Company and Proprietary Real Estate School with the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulations “DPOR’ Merlyn are just a few to earned the Certified Property Manager® (CPM® ) a distinguish designation, in our region. A CPM® is considered to be one of the industry premiers Property Management Credential. Research shows that a CPM® designation is preferred by Investors and Owners among any other real estate credentials. As an owner of BANKS Property Management & Sales (BPM) & resident of Stafford County, she is a sought-after educational speaker/teacher, and industry leader is just some of her many accomplishments. Merlyn’s started her career in the Real Estate/Property Management in 1989. She has managed all facets of properties from Conventional Apartments, Commercial properties to Student Housing (Dormitories) making Residential Properties her area of specialty.

Merlyn continuous leadership has lead her into obtaining many Real Estate Associations positions, and earning Distinguished Awards:

Merlyn Credentials/Recognitions:

  • Graduated Leadership Academy, Alumni®-Virginia Association of Realtors®
  • Graduate Certified Property Manager® (CPM®) Institute of Real Estate Management
  • Graduate Realtors Institute-Distinguished Designation GRI® with the Virginia Association of Realtors®
  • Residential Management Professional (RMP®) - National Association of Residential Property Managers®
  • Board of Directors-At the Prince William Association of Realtors®
  • Chair-Prince William Association of Realtors® Property Managers Workgroup/Ethics Workgroup
  • President Award of Excellence -®- Prince William Association of Realtors®
  • The Prestigious Code of Ethics Award®- Prince William Association of Realtors®
  • Volunteer of Year Award- Prince William Association of Realtors®
  • Professional Honor Role-Fredericksburg Association of Realtors®
  • Distinguish Property Managers Honor Society- Fredericksburg Area Association Realtors
  • Past vice President-VA Chapter National Association of Residential Property Managers® (NARPM)
  • Past member of Virginia Property Managers Council& Coalition Planning Committee®- Virginia Association of Realtors®
  • Past vice Present Public Relations-Institute of Real Estate Management® (IREM)

When it comes to Civic involvements/Volunteering, Merlyn is recognized as the “GO TO” person, a passion for education the Ethical Way, she is known as An Expert in her field and are always willing to go above and beyond when called upon, A graduate of VAR Academy she has spent years in Corporate America., and are very passionate about giving back to the community, by volunteering, mentoring and leadership. She has served on the various committees, both local and state level for many years.

REALTOR Association® Leadership Activities Established

  • Prince William Association of Realtors®-PWAR-Vice President 2015
  • Prince William Association of Realtors®-PWAR®--BOD – 2012-2014
  • Prince William Association of Realtors®-PWAR®--Property Mgt Workgroup Chair since 2011
  • Prince William Association of Realtors®-PWAR®-Education & Broker Task Force 2012
  • Prince William Association of Realtors®-Property Mgt Workgroup vice-Chair- 2011-2013
  • Virginia Association of Realtors®-VAR®-Property Manager’s Council-2008-2013
  • Virginia Association of Realtors®-VAR®-Property Mgt Coalition Committee-2008
  • Virginia Association of Realtors®-VAR®-Standards Forms Committee-2013
  • National Association of Residential Property Managers® (NARPM) VA State Chapter®-Vice President-2012-2013
  • Institute of Real Estate Management® (IREM)Editorial Advisory Board/Journal Of Property Management-2008,
  • Institute of Real Estate Management® (IREM)Board of Executive Council-Vice President for Public Relations 2008
  • Metropolitan Regional Information Systems-MRIS® member since 2006
  • National Association of Residential Property Managers®-NARPM® member since 2006

Merlyn Oversees the Property Management division: “For a free consultation” for Professional Property Management and Leasing Services. Owners will get a realistic understanding of their duties as a Landlord with honest objectives when it comes to Property Management. More importantly I will bring you up to speed on any new legislative changes for Landlord and Tenants under the Virginia Residential Landlord Tenant Act (VRLTA) and advise you of your duties and expectation for you and your property, this will determine if your property is ready for Professional Property Management Services.

Our full-time Certified Property Manager® "CPM®" who specializes in all aspects of Professional Property Management and Leasing Services. Merlyn personally handle the company portfolio Accounting, Process all Rental Applications, Maintain Tenant Retention, Facilitate the Annual Lease Renewals, Delinquencies, Eviction proceedings with Attorney, schedule in person Tenants orientation, coordinate tenants move out, facilitate the property annual Inspections & Administer an Aggressive Lease under the VRLTA, while Acting as Liaison between tenants and Landlord to achieve positive results and lasting relationships with repeat clientele. Feel free to call me at the office at 540-372-7272, Cell phone at 571-436-0445 or send me an email: merlyn.banks@bankspropertymanagement.com

Nguyen R. Banks, Sr. – Licensed VA Broker REALTOR ® Managing Broker

Nguyen Banks is at the heart of Brokerage firm is our Managing Broker for our Real Estate Sales division as Co-Owner & Broker he is prepared to provide you with exceptional service our valued clients in the Leasing & Sales Process. (Buyers & Sellers) Nguyen has been in the Property Management field since 1994, and has also earned numerous awards:

  • 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

Nguyen works exceptionally well to provide you with all your Real Estate needs when it comes to Leasing, Selling, & purchasing a home. A free sales home analysis report is available upon request. He assists homeowners with listing and selling as well as the short sale process, too. We know the level of anxiety Buyers and Sellers experience when dealing with the purchase or sell of their home. The volume of our business derives from our network of strong referrals, business affiliates and "word of mouth".

Also, I Facilitate all the advertising and Leasing Marketing of the Property Management portfolio, conduct a Free Market rent and sales Analysis, strategic marketing of properties, on various websites, multiple websites, and maintain marketing campaign, update owners on progress, coordinate with properties that is occupied by owners and tenants on showing the properties. 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 as well as work with you through the home buying and selling process, work with prospective tenants on leasing, compilation of tenant’s application, facilitate all tenants move in/move out inspections. I have a strong network resources in the industry such as: Loan Officers, Home Inspectors, Appraisals, Settlement Attorneys, Etc. I specialize in working with Investors, First Time Home Buyers and Sellers of Real Estate. I negotiate sales contract and ensure my clients best interest at heart. Feel free to call upon me at Cell: 571-436-0448 or email:nguyen.banks@bankspropertymanagement.com


Tina Johnson – Office Manager
Handles the normal business hours 9am-5pm; Monday –Friday day to day office operations, such as maintenance concerns, service contracts, warranties, HOA violations, scanned copies of invoices, address tenants/owners property concerns, work with all approved vendors, and negotiate bids/estimates for repairs and improvements, maintain an effective communication system between owners, vendors and tenants and coordinate all appointments, and assist with rescheduling repairs, ensure all repairs are completed. Ensure invoices are received for monthly property close out. Audit properties files for vendors, tenants and owners for file compliance, maintain key control, Assist Brokers, with the tenants scheduling move-in, move out, and annual inspections reports, update owners on property concerns, follow up on late rent payments, and delinquencies. Feel free to email me at: repairs@bankspropertymanagement.com or phone 540-372-7272.