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BANKS Property Management and Sales

Meet Our Team

Merlyn M. Banks - CPM, GRI, RMP, PHD, MBA, Licensed Principal Broker®/REALTOR® & Real Estate Instructor in Virginia
Having worked in Residential and Commercial Property Management since 1987 that started out as a Paralegal, I have the knowledge in asset, trust, third party, portfolio and conventional management experiences, while using the laws of Real Estate Management effectively, for both Landlord and tenants. Throughout my career, I have always made education the cornerstone of my success, and have achieved distinguished industry designations as outlined below. 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® chapters my selfless volunteerism has continued to be recognized by the industry.

Award Recognitions®

  • Ann Swearingen Property Manager of the Year Award- Virginia Realtors®
  • Realtors Honor Society®-Virginia Realtors®
  • 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®
  • IREM Chapter38- Certified Property Manager of The Year®- Virginia Realtors®
  • NARPM®-Past Vice President Award-VA Chapter- National Association of Residential Property Managers®
  • Governor Mark Warner- "Outstanding Property Manager® Mentor-2004
  • Heritage Registry of Who's Who® 2008
  • Award: H.G. Smithy Company -Manager of the year -2004
  • Institute of Real Estate Management ®: Awarded Certified Property Manager®- 2008

Real Estate Related Position Served in Leadership & Volunteerism®:

  • Presidential Appointee to State Board of Directors 2019-Virginia Realtors®
  • Presidential Appointee to State Board of Directors 2018-Virginia Realtors®
  • Committees of the Awards & Strategic Planning Committee 2018-Virginia Realtors®
  • Grievance Committee Member-2019- -Prince William Association of Realtors-PWAR®
  • Property Management & Ethics Workgroup Chair since 2010 Prince William Association of Realtors-PWAR®
  • Past President -Board of Directors-2018-Prince William Association of Realtors-PWAR®
  • President -2017 Board of Directors -Prince William Association of Realtors-PWAR®
  • President Elect -2016 Board of Directors-Prince William Association of Realtors-PWAR®
  • Vice President 2015– Board of Directors-Prince William Association of Realtors-PWAR®
  • Board of Directors Liaison Governance/Education – 2012-2014 Prince William Association of Realtors-PWAR®
  • Education & Broker Task Force 2010-2013-Prince William Association of Realtors-PWAR®
  • Committee Property Managers® Council & Coalition Planning®- 2008-2013-Virginia Realtors
  • Committee Property Management Coalition Committee-2008-2013-Virginia Realtors
  • Committee Standards Forms Committee-2012- Virginia Realtors
  • Property Management Workgroup Vice-Chair- 2010,2011-2013-Fredericksburg Area Association of Realtors
  • Vice President-2010-2012- VA State Chapter®-National Association Residential Property Managers
  • Editorial Advisory Board/Journal of Property Management-2008-2012- Institute of Real Estate Management-IREM®
  • Board of Directors-Vice President Public Relations 2008-2012 Virginia Realtors IREM®
  • Mount Ararat Baptist Church- Volunteer Leader Noah's Park Pre-school since 2012
  • Realtors Political Action Committee RPAC®-Contributor since 2004
  • Better Business Bureau since 2010
  • Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce since 2010
  • Stafford County, Jury duty since 2010

Please feel free to contact me for a free consultation for Property Management & Leasing Services and expect to receive realistic understanding of the duties as a Landlord Buyer or Sellers with candid objectives under Virginia guidelines, and for Landlords obligations in accordance with fair housing, my objective is to collaborate with each property owner, and create a team effort & to align a service plan with reasonable expectations. 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.