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"Most people who are buying or selling homes are in the middle of big life changes. I deal with people’s homes, people’s hearts. I assist in helping clients shape the next stages in their lives. It’s a big responsibility – one that involves a great deal of discretion and trust.”


Smart, solution-oriented and responsive, Melina guides busy professionals and active families through the intricacies Victoria real estate. She offers accurate, up-to-the-minute insight and counsel to her clients and remains calm during negotiations. 


Melina is an area specialist working in Core Victoria neighbourhoods like Oak Bay, Fairfield, James Bay and Fernwood and also covers Saanich and Sidney. Her successful business is based on referrals and is a multiple MLS Award recipient. She consistently offers patient service, effective communication and happy results!


Clients attest to long term business relationships with her based on trust, perseverance and performance. Respected by her colleagues, resourceful and is "in the know". She is deeply conversant in Victoria's neighbourhoods, schools and amenities. She loves to send her clients to the best restaurants and shopping, Opera, Theatre, Dance and Symphony performances, all levels of children's sports and activities, and local trails and beaches. Her energy, humour and enthusiasm make her a pleasure to work with. 


Melina is well connected and is pleased to make recommendations for skilled Lawyers, Notaries and Mortgage Brokers, Stagers, Architects, Designers, Builders, Tradespeople and Landscapers. She promises you will be in good hands here in Victoria with a team of incredible professionals to help you every step of the way!


With a Degree in History of Art, Melina’s professional background includes Marketing and Graphic Design as well as Cultural and Event Management. She and her husband, Ian Rye, CEO at Pacific Opera Victoria, are engaged in and support the Professional Arts Sector locally and internationally. Together they have bought, renovated and sold several properties. They have lived in several idyllic neighbourhoods in Victoria, always being walkable to villages, schools, and the ocean, with their three children. She loves to keep active, walk her dogs along Beach Drive each day, and is an avid skier, hiker and traveler.


If you are interested Melina's expert representation please email with some information about yourself and your Real Estate goals. She would be happy to work with you to purchase or sell your home! 

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