Melanie Leah Friedson

A 4th generation Washingtonian, Melanie Friedson began her real estate career in the DC area in 2009. Following development trends closely, Melanie offers key insight into the exciting DC area real estate market. After graduating from Boston University, she taught English in Buenos Aires, Argentina, worked for non-profits stateside and served in the Peace Corps in North Africa. A true believer in the importance of home-ownership, she is her clients' best advocate to help maximize their investments and realize their goals. Melanie also fosters dogs from high-kill shelters, sings karaoke, takes dance classes, and practices yoga.

1 beds | $455,000
3 beds | $569,000
4 beds | $605,000
2 beds | $374,000
4 beds | $848,000
1 beds | $214,000
4 beds | $345,000
4 beds | $944,000
2 beds | $849,000
4 beds | $625,000
4 beds | $579,000
3 beds | $849,900
3 beds | $248,800

I decided to go with a colleague’s recommendation after he raved about Melanie and what a wonderful experience he had purchasing a home from her. He was soo right! Melanie was truly wonderful to work with. She’s super knowledgeable, looks after your interest, and always on top of things. Can’t recommend her enough!
Melanie is an absolute rockstar. Throughout the entire process, she was encouraging & positive with a healthy dose of honest & realistic. She checked in with us regularly to make sure she knew where our heads were at & so that she could learn what was most important to us. Because of this, she was able to provide wonderful insights when we were discussing our options. Melanie takes a genuine interest in finding the best place for her clients & it shows in everything that she does. I will recommend her to everyone I know & I look forward to working with her again in the future.
Melanie is amazing! Extremely responsive and flexible for tours on weekends/after work! She has great contacts for the whole process, who also rave about how great she is! I did not think we could close in 21 days, but with her helpful to do lists and contacts (plus all her hard work with the listing agent!) it was a smooth process! Highly recommend for real estate in the DMV! As a first time buyer, she was extremely helpful!
In this market (2021), you 100% need a realtor that will fight for you. Not only for the best price, but all the other things you never knew you needed when purchasing a home. Purchasing a home can be very stressful. There are a lot of little things that need to be done from the time you start looking until you close. Melanie was AMAZING! She sends little reminders of when things are due, follows up to see if there is anything she can help with (even if they are not realtor related), and most of all... She is PATIENT! I could not have asked for a better person to help me purchase my first home. THANK YOU!
People have said that homebuying is one of the hardest things you could do. With Melanie, that just wasn't the case. I've worked with Melanie for quite some time, trying to figure out when it would be the best time to buy a home and also to decide what the best home would be. Sure, there were a lot of difficult decisions along the way, but Melanie was always incredibly resourceful, knowledgeable, and attentive to my needs. She is well-connected in the region and really lines you up with all-star support throughout the process. Thanks to her, I was able to buy the home of my dreams at a very affordable price and I'm eternally grateful. I can't recommend working with Melanie enough!
D. D.
Melanie is outstanding as-is. If all of your brokers are like her, then you're in terrific shape! Melanie was a perfect match for me, because when I interviewed various brokers, she was the only who had a clear plan for how to educate an out-of-town buyer and to partner with me effectively from afar. Melanie really goes above and beyond. She helped me with utility set-up, finding key/critical vendors, and really helped in terms of staying on top of everything in the weeks leading up to the closing which was essential. She is responsive to text, calls, and e-mails. She is knowledgeable of the various DC sub-markets, and she is very patient. Truly, I cannot say enough good things about my experience working with her.
Melanie has sold me two properties so far! She took the time to get to know me and really understood what I was looking for. She was knowledgeable about neighborhoods in DC and helped me find a place in MD. She was always available to answer questions and to check out an open houses! During negotiations with the seller, Melanie really looked out for my best interest and offered great advice. If I needed to look for another home she would be the only person I would call!
Melanie understands the DC market, listens to what her clients really want, and carefully holds her clients' hands through the treacherous waters of the homebuying process. And she's a pleasure to be around, which matters a lot when you're at her office late at night stressing about putting down an offer. Melanie is exactly the realtor my wife and I needed. We strongly recommend her to our friends, and will definitely hire her again if we have the chance.
After 8 years of condo living along the U Street-16th Street corridor in Washington, DC, my wife and I decided to move to a single family home. To help us, we found the best person person to represent our interest: Melanie Friedson. Melanie has amazing qualities and was the perfect agent for us. She is creative, diligent, hardworking, detail-oriented, and knowledgeable; but most importantly Melanie is patient, diplomatic and personable. Finding the right home was going to be no easy task, especially for two people who have strong likes and dislikes, which weren't always the same. Melanie was exceptionally patient throughout the search, extraordinarily diplomatic when dealing with our differing likes/dislikes, and wonderfully personable, making the entire house search process an absolute pleasure. I highly recommend Melanie to anyone considering her as a real estate agent. She knows the market and will help you find the right house.
I cannot speak more highly of Melanie Friedson and her real estate services. I used Melanie to support the purchase of my first home in 2013. Melanie was there from the initial showings through the closings. She is professional, friendly, responsible and will be there for you through every step of the process. In addition to being competent, Melanie loves her work, loves her clients -- and, most importantly, loves helping people find their dream homes and spaces. I highly recommend your choosing her for this important process; you will be pleased.
Melanie is a rock star realtor! She worked really hard to help me find my dream home and helped me navigate some bumps in the road that occurred along the way.
Working with Melanie was a wonderful experience. She listened and understood exactly what I wanted, and then worked extremely hard to find it for me. I highly recommend working with Melanie to find your home - she is diligent, trustworthy, and also fun!
K. R.
I can’t speak highly enough about my experience working with Melanie Friedson. Melanie is extremely honest and trustworthy. She exudes the true definition of professionalism and service. In what seemed to be a stressful situation, she went above and beyond to take the pressure off me and made sure to keep the process moving as smoothly as possible. From the beginning, Melanie was extremely knowledgeable and responsive to my needs and was always available when I needed her to be. She promptly handled any issues that surfaced along the way. Melanie brought in a fabulous photographer and designer to stage my home which helped make it more appealing to a large group of potential buyers. Her dedication, perseverance, and wisdom truly made the difference. It’s because of Melanie that I was under contract in a day and received an offer well above list price. She is the absolute best and I highly recommend her for all of your real estate needs.
Melanie is an exceptional realtor. She is very knowledgeable about real estate in the DC area; everything from the best places to live to the last piece of paperwork that needs to be filled out. She is a true professional who is passionate, flexible, and responsive. And best of all, she listens to her clients. She never showed us a property which didn’t meet most of our requirements – and we found the perfect place as a result. From your first conversation with Melanie, you will be able to tell that she is extremely passionate about her work and that she will make the buying/selling experience enjoyable – and that will translate into success for you.
I cannot say enough great things about working with Melanie to find a home. Not only is she highly professional, prompt, and an expert in her field, she’s a joy to spend time with and made the home-buying process as stress-free as possible. Melanie goes to tremendous lengths to understand what her clients want and is always asking questions to learn more about what you like or do not like in a home. She has a tremendous ability to translate the complexities of the home-buying process into simple steps, and she carefully walks clients through each stage. Melanie also has a gift at making clients feel comfortable during what is a very personal and overwhelming decision! I highly recommend Melanie and encourage anyone looking for their next home to call her immediately. During our time together, “home-shopping” as she likes to put it, Melanie was a great sounding-board, a strong advocate, and a savvy business woman. She’s the best!
We have been working on and off with Melanie for over two years trying to find our new home. She has been a delight the entire time, handling our ever expanding family with ease, including taking us to tour 3 homes with two children under 5 in the time of COVID. We found a perfect home and she gave us great advice throughout the negotiation process, recommended bankers, a great title company, handymen, you name it. This is the second home we have bought and our experience was light years better working with Melanie. We will absolutely work with her again, though our new house is so amazing I don't know when we'll want to move again!
You will not meet a more dedicated agent to represent you. I worked with Melanie both as a buyer and a seller, and she walked me through every step of the process on both transactions. She is knowledgeable, responsive, and honest, and she's completely invested in the interests of her client at every turn. Melanie's also very careful to create a "no-pressure" environment - if you're not comfortable with the next step in the process, she demonstrates a level of patience that's rare in her profession. If I hadn't moved out-of-state, I would DEFINITELY ask Melanie to help me find my next place!
Melanie helped me do what I feared was the impossible, buy a rowhouse and sell a condo in DC during COVID. She held my hand through the entire process, answered every question (some before I even knew to ask them!), and listened to my preferences (and calibrated when to push me slightly, which worked greatly in my favor, because the house I fell in love with was just outside my initial search radius). Her knowledge of the market, and her relationships with other agents and anyone who plays a role in buying and selling helped make the stressful process so much smoother. Her calming approach, with a liberal dose of humor and kindness, was just what I needed to get through it all. I can not recommend her highly enough.
A friend recommended Melanie, and she's helped us and our friends find three homes so far. We recommend her to absolutely everyone we know who's looking to buy or sell a house; she's the person to call.
Melanie was recommended to me by a friend. I was highly impressed by her professionalism, positive attitude, honesty, and knowledge of the DC real estate market.
Melanie I wanted to take a few minutes of my day today to thank you for the outstanding service you afforded me when I decided to buy a "new" Town Home in Bethesda, MD. You took on so many tasks that were actually not in the area of what a realtor's responsibilities are. What I mean is I was thrilled to find you, behind the scenes, were coordinating thing for me allowing me to relax and carry on with my routine. For example, I needed a bridge loan that I had set up with my financial team. They needed to arrange a wire transfer to the closing attorney. The financial team I was using was not "on the ball" and it was not being coordinated in a timely fashion. I was going on an 1 week dream cruise which I had arranged before I bought this wonderful home. You took the bull by the horns and got it done without stressing me out. Actually you volunteered to take care of it for me. I was so delighted. You not only got it done, and I am certain it was frustrating for you, but I was able to go on my trip to Greece half-way around the world and have the confidence that settlement would be met 2 days after I returned from my vacation. I did not take my cell phone and additionally made it very clear to everyone that I did not want to be contacted while on my "bucket list" trip of dreams. You did not bother me so I applaud you. Thanks. Plus I could go on and on about a few other incidents where you stepped in and took my spot without be asked. You just did it. Then I found out my time and effort was not needed. That's very unusual. Your attitude of taking care of your client no matter what is needed was exceptional. I cannot help myself to thank you for one more incident that illustrated your outstanding service beyond what "today's agents" do and for me it meant the world. The previous owner turned off the electricity and forgot he had not taken everything out of the garage. He came to find out the garage door would not open because it was set up with an electric garage door opener. The power was off. He proceeded to damage the lock and pushed the top of the door in so it needed repairs. I had already settled on the home. It was mine. He damaged my garage door. You spent your money and arranged without me asking you, hip hip hurray, to get a professional garage door company to fix it quickly. Then your brother came over to let the seller get his belongings out of the garage. I was stunned you and your brother did that for me. Everyone I meet does their job and that is it! You do what is needed. I felt completely taken care of. I recommend anyone in the DC/MD/VA area deal with you. Honesty, integrity and plenty of overall service is your mantra! Thanks so much


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