Fred Mertz is an agricultural REALTOR® and certified general accountant serving family farms located in Calgary, Alberta. His approach, with a process for handling transactions and overseeing tax strategies before, during and after a farm sale, has made Fred and his team Alberta’s top resource for farming/ranch families. The fact that dozens of current and former clients happily refer him to friends and family members speaks volumes about his passion and commitment.
Fred helps families manage the ongoing tax and financial challenges that come with managing a farm or ranch, drawing on 15+ years of experience in agricultural accounting and taxation. His upbringing on an Alberta farm taught him firsthand how important and complex the sale of an agricultural property or business can be. He earned his real estate license and began helping clients negotiate property sales and sort through the tax, retirement, and cash flow implications.
Fred knows that deciding to sell a farm is an important financial and emotional decision, especially if the property has been in the family for generations. That’s why he limits the number of clients he accepts at any given time, ensuring that he can devote the appropriate time and attention to every situation.
He firmly believes that the continued success of his team will only come from following the right set of values, which includes treating every client like a family member – giving them the time they need to make the decisions that work for them, and always helping them to find solutions that work for their long-term plans, not just the short-term sale.