If you are looking for someone who understands what you desire in a Monterey Peninsula home, and can guide you from personal experience . . . Melanie is your choice!
Whether you are looking in Monterey, Carmel, Carmel Valley, Pebble Beach, Pacific Grove or the Monterey/Salinas Highway Corridor—Melanie has lived in them all, and knows their very special cultures. Whether you are searching our area for your next family home, vacation home or investment property, she has the first-hand knowledge of the climates, amenities, neighborhoods and schools that you need in order to make the right decision.
Melanie's experience can give you complete confidence when listing your home . . . you will have an advocate who will collaborate with you with intelligence, creativity and tireless dedication.
Melanie grew up in Texas, and graduated from Sam Houston State University with a B.S. in Psychology, and a minor in Business. A decade in the corporate arena provided strong skills and experience in customer service, sales, contract negotiations, and management, for which she was recognized nationally.
She considers herself blessed to have been able to stay at home in order to raise two beautiful daughters, and at the same time serve her community. Her passion for education led to nine years on the Board of Directors of the Art Docent Program in the Washington Union School District, and twelve years managing a gift shop which supports religious education. Melanie also provided advocacy aid to parents of children with learning differences.
Melanie is a member of The National Association of REALTORS®, The California Association of REALTORS®, The Monterey County Association of REALTORS, and Graduate REALTORS®Institute.
Melanie loves bringing her professionalism, relationship building, listening and negotiating skills to help her clients achieve their dreams.
Whether buying or selling, no one will work harder for you!
What her clients are saying . . .
We have bought and sold properties for over 40 years, mostly in California, and Melanie is one of the best realtors we've ever run into. She is professional, hard-working and focused. We'd recommend her to absolutely anyone.
Judy and Dick Shireman
How do we even thank you for helping make our dream come true? Words cannot express our deep felt gratitude for all your time given, personal attention, patience, understanding, and for never giving up on us as we looked at so many homes all over the peninsula. There is no question you went beyond what we could have expected and we are forever grateful. Melanie, you are a true dream to work with and I know if someone ever wants to live on the Monterey Peninsula I know just the perfect person to introduce. Thank you for everything you have done!
Much love to you,
Carmie and Michael Saldana
Thanks for all your help completing the purchase of our new house in Carmel. You determined what Marilyn and my interests were and found the dearest house for us. The purchase process was somewhat tricky but you helped us negotiate the curves very well. The previous owners have sent us some information about the "cottage" that makes it all the more charming. A home run!
Tom and Marilyn Fitzmyers
It was absolutely delightful working with you on our new house. You were fabulous with the myriad of details and made the experience as painless as possible. Thank you so much!
Linda & Michael Weber
One usually hesitates mixing business with friendship . . . However, we already knew what most wouldn't: Melanie's integrity, passion, and strength of commitment provided us with an extra edge. Believe me when I say we were completely thrilled when she had our listing posted with photos and potential buyers presented to us in a week's time. No time was wasted on empty offers. She ended up not only representing us as sellers; she also fulfilled a smooth purchase for the buyer. We have dealt with many agents over the years in both commercial and residential real estate, but we have never in all those years experienced such an efficient sale. I know she is our friend, but, whether you are a buyer or sellr, I hop you give her a chance to become yours. She knows her market. You won't be disappointed!!!
Judy and John Jessen