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Looking to buy or sell a home in the Southern Maryland counties? I am licened in Maryland and Virginia to help provide you with all of your Real Estate needs.
I have been selling Real Estate in the Southern Maryland area for the past 11 years. Before I decided to become a Realtor I was a very sucessful Managing Partner for a major restaurant chain. I have discovered that I enjoy working with all types of people and helping them achieve their Real Estate Goals. I work with first-time buyers, move up buyers, second homes, vacation homes, relocation, land, and have dabbled on the commercial side. There really is not much in Real Estate I won't try. I am one of two agents with a Certified Auction Sepcialist(CAS) certification in the Southern Maryland Area. I also have my GRI and will be sitting for my Brokers test in the near future. I believe in being educated to help my clients in the very best way possible, and that is why I am a better choice then others. My ability to handle difficult situations is surely a strong attribute, along with my compassion, caring, and ability to communicate effectivly with people.
Areas of Expertise
Having the ability to identify clients needs and wants then being able to guide them through the Real Estate Maze is a strenght I have to offer. I also am a great listner and put myself in clients shoes to understand their perspetive. Being able to assist people the way they need to be is different than most Realtors. Usually you hear horrible stories of agents on their own agenda, I take the time to listen and understand what my clients need and want. I have alot of compassion for people and provide them with the level of service I would desire. I have sold homes from smallest of houses all of the way up to large waterfront homes. It is important to know your area and understand the elements that are involved with selling or buying in that particular area.
I also take pride in understanding land and what it take to sell a parcel. I will explain to you what a perc is, how it works and why it is important. I prospect to gain parcels of land small to large. I can identify basic information and help guide clients to the right resources to further explore a parcel before they purchase. This knowledge is valuable and stands me out from the crowd.
I work with alot of first-time buyers and hold their hands from the beggining to the end of the transaction. I have a great resource of professionals that I have a professional relationship with and have created one stop shopping for those who would prefer that style. If you have your own professionals that is great too. I will guarantee you will be a client for life.
As for listing homes for sale, I again am a great communicator. I will layout the plan and make it happen. You will be kept informed on a weekly basis not only on you rhome but your neighborhood sales, listings, and contracts. I believe in Open Houses and know that the perfect buyer may walk through that door on that day. I guide my sellers on how to stage their homes for a quicker sale and for more money. Again it is all about communication and putting my clients needs and goals first.
I just wanted to thank you for the outstanding service and trust you provided to my fiancé and me during our search for a home. We were very hesitant about purchasing a home. The permanent financial commitment it requires is intimidating. What made us ready to make the leap into homeownership was your concern and dedication to finding us that right house, so we would feel comfortable with the commitment we were making. Your concern really comforted us. Especially, since we were first-time homebuyers. There were a lot of concerns we had about our home; you were there to offer all the information needed.
I just wanted to let you know that the house you helped us buy is great! We look forward to coming home to it every night and enjoy what it offers to us. We will definitely ask for your help when we purchase our next house and we are urging all we know to go through you, so they can have the same great experience that we had.
Broomes Island Maryland
"At the start of our home search we met with a number of realtors who didn't seem to listen to what we were looking for in a home. We ended up searching on our own for months before happening to call Melanie for one of her listings. From that first conversation it was obvious that she had our interests at heart, and her thorough and vigorous search for our house began. We ended up changing our criteria numerous times, but Melanie never missed a beat - she not only gave us listings that met our criteria exactly, but also gave us listings based on our likes and dislikes from houses we visited with her. The house that we ultimately purchased was a house that we never would have looked at without her help, and never would have been able to close the deal on without her quick action. During our search we recommended her to friends of ours in the midst of their own searches who had faced similar problems with other agents, and in a short time they found their own homes and closed their deals. Melanie is not only an excellent agent, but great company as well - thanks Melanie!"
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.