Merrilee is an experienced, knowledgeable, and no nonsense realtor. We have bought and sold several properties over the years through realtors and know how we want things done. She assessed our requirements efficiently and got right to work (same day) making it happen. Most importantly we appreciated her availability and ability to balance a direct, professional approach with her personable nature. We got excellent results and had some fun during the process.

Bob and Lexie Brough

My husband and I have had the privilege in working with Merrilee Tognela not once but on a few various business dealings. She is ambitious and hard working and gets the job done On one occasion, we attempted to sell a home on our own, but after a few weeks contacted Merrilee once again. She had our home sold in less than one week! If anyone needs a hard working, personable realtor, then I would definitely recommend Merrilee Tognela. You won’t be sorry.

Lloyd and Jackie McGill

I have full trust and confidence in the professional advice and service I have received from Merrilee over the years and have recommended her services to many of my friends and colleagues without hesitation.

Ms. B. Hubbard

I have worked with Merrilee on several real estate transactions over a time period of quite a few years. Merrilee is one of the most eager and ambitious salesperson that I have met. She has always been available and responsive to any of my questions. She is imaginative and willing to listen to any options. I have found her to be fair and honest and if I were to either buy or sell again, I would use her services. I would recommend Merrilee Tognela to anyone who is in the market to buy or sell a home.

Dale Kneller

Just a quick note to let you know everything went smoothly on our end.  Thank you for your quick, efficient hard work and for letting us know what was happening after every showing, it was greatly appreciated.  You did a good job.  If we decide to move again, we’ll be sure to look you up!

Ric and Maureen



My wife and I recently purchased a new home in Port Hardy through the professional assistance of Merrilee Tognela with the Coast Realty Group. Merrilee was extremely courteous, punctual and accommodating throughout the entire process, she was very flexible and always available to satisfy our busy schedule to conclude the sale.

We were also very impressed with her wide range of skills, experience and the overall congenial manor in which our whole transaction was completed. We highly recommend Merrilee’s services to anyone seeking any real-estate purchases; we will definitely be seeking out her assistance again with any future realty purchase we may pursue.

Mickey and Rose Flanagan

Having been transferred to Port Hardy, we were very fortunate to find Merrilee. Not only is she very knowledgeable about real estate, she knows this area inside out. Having lived here a few years ago, she has a phenomenal rapport with the locals. We were having a difficult time finding just the right home and Merrilee just made a few phone calls. She not only had us moving to a beautiful home but she also was accommodating three other satisfied families in the process, making everyone happy! Need a reliable, trustworthy, go-getter? Contact Merrilee.

Sharon Hooper

We found Merrilee to be very professional in all our dealings. We really enjoyed working with her. Merrilee is very friendly, knowledgeable and hard working. We would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.

Sandra Towe

Merrilee assisted my family with the purchase of two houses and the sale of one. In all instances, she displayed professionalism and an eagerness to meet our needs. Her advise was sound and processing of the deals thorough. I would recommend her to anyone seeking a quality Realtor.

Tim Bain