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Get to know Melinda (Mel) Peterson
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About Melinda Peterson
Originally a Southern California native... my attraction to Oregon was the beauty of the land, the friendliness of the people, and the cost of living. Oregon offers no sales tax, DMV registrations at $112.00 for two years (no matter the year, make or model of your car), and affordable housing prices. Not to mention, the simple pleasures of not having to pump your own gas. In Oregon, it's full service for everyone!
I'm often referred to as a matchmaker, probably due to the fact that my team and I work together with unique motivation and creativity, introducing eager clients to just the right property. With the abundance of real estate opportunities in Central and Southern Oregon, it's easy to see how invaluable a good real estate broker can be. With our client's interest at heart, we do our homework. When working with buyers, we research what's available in our client's price range (never going over unless given permission to do so). We weed out incompatible matches and narrow down the search until the perfect pairing is made. When working with sellers, our team focuses on what's important: Attracting an abundance of buyers to the property, negotiating the best price, and closing the transaction with the least amount of hassles. Accomplishing these tasks requires considerable knowledge, skill, and understanding. It takes knowing how to make a personal connection between the individual needs of a client, and the idiosyncrasies of a particular property. It also requires a special appreciation for the area and its immense beauty. At the end of the day, we're happy if you're happy!
Perhaps it's your desire to find a personable down-to-earth Broker/Realtor to help you make your next move. As a full-time Real Estate Broker, I dedicate a considerable amount of time to continuing education, staying up on the latest laws and regulations affecting real estate in Oregon. In doing so, I've managed to earn a few prestigious real estate designations too: Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR), Accredited Staging Professional (ASP), Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Internet Professional (e-Pro). To be perfectly honest, the designations don't mean a thing unless I'm able to earn your confidence and trust. That's where I get my real kudos!
I don't like sales pitches or arm-twisters, so you won't get that from me. I never try to fit a square peg in a round hole, and I hope you don't either. If it's a good deal, I'll tell you, and if it's a bad deal, I'll tell you. What you can expect from me are straight-forward answers and a sincere effort to help you achieve your dreams. It's my hope, that at the end of the day, we'll consider one another life-long friends!
About Melinda Peterson's Real Estate Experience & Associations
20 years as a Realtor, 11 years as Principal Broker/Owner of Real Estate Cafe LLC
ABR - Accredited Buyer's Representative
ASP - Accredited Staging Professional
CRS - Certified Residential Specialist
e-Pro - Certified Internet Professional
GPAR - 2010-2012 Director - Grants Pass Association of Realtors
GPMLS - 2011-2012 President - Grants Pass Multiple Listing Service
NAR - Member of National Association of Realtors
OAR - Member of Oregon Association of Realtors
RVAR - 2014-2016 Director of Rogue Valley Association of Realtors
SOMLS - 2016 President - Southern Oregon Multiple Listing Service
Melinda Peterson sells real estate in Deschutes, Douglas, Curry, Jackson & Josephine County including the following Central, Coastal and Southern Oregon Communities: Ashland, Applegate, Bend, Brookings, Central Point, Eagle Point, Gold Beach, Gold Hill, Grants Pass, Jacksonville, La Pine, Medford, Merlin, Murphy, Redmond, Rogue River, Shady Cove, Sisters, Sunriver, Sunny Valley, Williams, Southwestern, Southern, Central & Coastal Oregon.
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Testimonials for Melinda (Mel) Peterson
My husband and I recently bought a home with Melinda as our agent. She was very kind, responsive, and extremely professional and knowledgeable during the entire the process. We really appreciated how she listened to our questions and concerns and was able to address them and give great feedback.
She is also very detail oriented and caught some paperwork that saved us a substantial amount of money. We highly recommend Melinda!
With the recent loss of my husband, I was faced with the agonizing decision to sell my home. Melinda was not only knowledgeable about the local market, but she worked tirelessly to make sure no small detail went unnoticed. She is knowledgeable, loyal to her client's best interests and an absolute joy to work with. She was especially sympathetic to my current situation and was warm, kind-hearted and supportive during such a difficult time. Her caring went far beyond just selling a home. I couldn't recommend her enough.
Melinda was a blessing to work with. She is very smart, competent, available, and I always felt she was looking out for my best interest. She helped me tremendously in solving problems, to the transition from the sale of our house in So California to our new house in Oregon. When I told her what I wanted, she went on numerous viewings with my relatives to help me find just the right house for me. It is difficult deciding on a home long distance, but Melinda's expertise and good judgement made it possible. She wasn't just looking for a sale, she was looking for a home for me that I would feel comfortable in. I totally trust her and would highly recommend her to anyone looking for that perfect home to buy.
This review of Melinda Peterson is aimed especially toward those out-of-state folks who really need someone who can represent the buyer even if they simply cannot be there in person. We needed someone who we could depend on to be "our eyes", advisor and tour guide since we were unable to travel out of state to check out our properties of interest.
Melinda proved to be the perfect choice.
Not only did Melinda prove to be a savvy realtor, very clearly familiar with the Oregon territory and the homes available in which we were interested, she also, habitually, worked on our behalf well beyond office hours. On more than one occasion, e-mails came in late into the evening keeping us updated and the paperwork process moving forward.
Melinda took videos of properties we were interested in and sent them to us with answers to all our questions, as well as advice and recommendations she had which enabled us to have a "first hand" experience with the house without actually being there in person (something Melinda warned us against, incidentally). Our deal went through and we have exactly the house we wanted.
Thank you so much Melinda for your expertise, advice, amazing accommodation and absolute reliability. My mother will be moving to Oregon in the near future. I'm very happy to know that we already have our realtor selected.
Charlie & Bonnie Sarver02/15/2016
We recommend Melinda to anyone looking for a knowledgeable, professional and yet friendly and personable Realtor. We will definitely use Melinda for our future real estate needs. She was a joy to work with in the selling of our home.
Melinda staged our empty home simply but tastefully and we believe the staging and her expertise helped sell the home within a week of MLS listing. Her photographer took terrific pictures and a virtual was included.
Melinda's response to our questions were always prompt even when she was out of town and she also kept us apprised of the buyer's requests and questions. Our escrow went very smoothly even though it was moved up unexpectedly by a week. Thank you Melinda!
I absolutely adore Melinda!
From the very beginning, she knew exactly what we wanted from our conversations, and she found a bunch of listings for us to see. One of them was absolutely perfect and was our dream property!
Melinda has an astounding knowledge for realty, and she never stopped fighting for us. She was always available and quick to respond even if she was tied up in a meeting. She has patience like no other I have met in the real estate market, vast knowledge of the area, and an amazing heart of gold. Melinda is the one you want in your corner, she made our dreams come true!
Mike & Jenny Grippando07/17/2015
Melinda Peterson has been our real estate agent of choice since 2006.
She has served us very well in two real estate transactions (soon to be a third) over the last few years. We highly recommend Melinda not only as a real estate agent but more importantly as a person of very high personal standards, honesty and integrity. In both of our Southern Oregon real estate transactions, Melinda went far above the "call of duty" and has always placed our needs, wants and financial well being far above "closing the deal".
During my first conversation with Melinda in 2006, I told her, "I wanted a representative that would not try to "sell me" on a piece of property, I want an agent that will tell me what is "wrong" with the property". That is exactly what she did and continues to do. She has provided us "city folk" with a valuable education in regards to rural land, wells, septic systems, etc.
On a more personal note, Melinda has become more to us than an acquaintance and business associate. In our first few years in Oregon, she was our "go to" for questions that all people new to an area have. Things like recommendations of dentist, accountants, etc. She has always been available to answer any questions we've had regarding real estate in the area even when we didn't have a "deal in the works".
We recently purchased a three acre vacant property with the intent of building a new home. Melinda was of course our agent on the deal and once again proved her worth as "the best in the area". She always amazes us with her work ethic, timeliness and the "ungodly" hours she puts in. Thank you Melinda, you're the best!
Deb Nachman - Director, Human Resources08/05/2009
I'm a Southern California native and in 2005, I began the search for a home in Southern Oregon. I'm not a novice at house buying. My home in Grants Pass, Oregon is my 7th purchase. Hands down, Melinda Peterson is the best Real Estate Broker that I have ever worked with. She works tirelessly, communicates openly and honestly, and is a person of the highest integrity... Truly a woman of outstanding character!
Although I didn't find a house on the first trip to the Rogue Valley, Melinda kept working for me and, just weeks later, Melinda found my dream home. I got on a plane the next day. Upon seeing the house, we wrote an offer right there and then! I went back to California to pack and Melinda expertly handled the transaction, completing the process with me long distance in California.
If you're coming to Southern Oregon, Melinda Peterson is the Real Estate Broker for you.