Greg Merdes, Listing Partner
People… people are the reason I do real estate. I believe success in life’s journey is measured by the people we help and positively impact along the way. Nothing is more satisfying to me than the smiles and enthusiasm my clients get during and after helping them buy or sell their home.
Alaska is my home. I was born and raised here in Fairbanks. The people are friendly and the opportunity for adventure never ceases. I was once a contractor and have also worked as a home inspector. I understand homes. I graduated from the University of Alaska Fairbanks with a degree in Communication. Also, I graduated from the University of Wyoming College of Law with a Juris Doctorate. I worked in the family law firm for a few years. While I enjoyed the intellectual Ju-Jitsu that is the law, I learned I am simply not wired for it. I decided to pursue a career that better compliments my personality and interests. Naturally, real estate is the perfect fit.
In my free time you will likely find me flying my plane into the back country to hike, hunt, fish or simply take in the scenery. As a child I spent my summers at a fly-in lodge in the Wrangell Mountains. My upbringing is full of incredible adventures and lessons that taught me hard work, an indomitable spirit, generosity, intellectual curiosity, and compassion are the keys to success. I take those principles to heart and use them to the benefit of my clients.