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Bottom line: Melissa adds value and cares for her clients.
Melissa has a fantastic personality - very tell-it-like-it-is, a generous amount of grit, and a go-with-the-flow attitude that bodes well for the inevitable highs and lows of buying real estate. As first-time home buyers, she patiently put us at ease and was excited to walk through our journey with us. See a new listing that you love? Melissa will meet you for a showing ASAP. Want to run comps for a specific block that you have your eye on? Done within minutes. Need to scout out a parking spot in your preferred neighborhood? She's a pro at finding leads. Melissa will be in your corner, and provide loads of jaw-dropping and hysterical stories along the way to keep you sane.
Melissa is an expert on the DC market - we were looking for a condo within a very specific part of downtown, and there are few buildings that she doesn't know. She's a longtime DC local with an inside scoop. You like this building, then you'll love that building just a block over! Melissa does not push you to buy - if you want to make an offer she won't stand in your way, but if you've made your wish list known she will honor your preferences to a fault. And if you need help thinking outside of what you know, she is poised at making recommendations for consideration. Also, she's not interested in having her clients overpay - under her guidance, we felt balanced in being competitive for the here-and-now and being wise for the long-term. Melissa did not fall off the map after she earned her commission - she has consistently shown interest in making sure we are off to a successful start in our new digs.
Our power team (Melissa as our agent and John Gibbins at George Mason as our lender) helped us land our first home at our dream location within budget. We highly recommend Melissa.