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Integrity, trust, discretion and results.

Below, you will find information that will help you get to know me better. I consider the happiness of my clients to be my greatest achievement, and take pride in my high volume of repeat business and referrals.

Email me today with some information about yourself and your objectives - I'd love to add you to this growing list!

 

 Melissa & Cameron

"From our first meeting with Melina, we knew we had found a great Realtor. Melina has the qualities you want in a Realtor – always responsive, an excellent listener and clear communicator, very accommodating in scheduling viewings, with a superior knowledge of the market.


What we came to learn about Melina, which sets her apart as an outstanding Realtor, is her intuitive ability to know whether a house is your home.


 While Melina was always happy to show us properties at our request, she only proposed listings to us that were strong contenders.  Melina understands people and the houses that suit their unique needs. Because of this, we came to unconditionally trust Melina’s opinion about whether a house was ‘the one’ for us. She has excellent insight into when a house is the right fit and when to pass.


 Melina’s clients will benefit immensely from this honesty. Early in our search, we were ready to submit an offer on a house that was, in hindsight, more work than we could take on. Melina cautioned us about the property. But we stubbornly pushed ahead. Melina even went so far as to prepare an offer for us at our request. On the day we planned to submit the offer, her frank advice caused us to reconsider and saved us from making what would have been a costly and regrettable mistake. Melina is not trying to sell you a house, but rather is deeply committed to helping you find your home.


 Melina’s calm, patient approach to the housing search gave us the confidence to wait for that perfect-for-us house. And when it became available, in a market where properties were selling in a few days with multiple offers, Melina’s astute recommendations helped us make an offer that stood out. Melina understands that the offer is both a financial and emotional investment for buyers and sellers and she excels at bringing a human element to the transaction. Melina secured an in-person presentation of our offer, following which, the sellers remarked repeatedly on how impressed they were by Melina’s professionalism and competence in the negotiation.  


 Thanks to Melina’s knowledge and skill, we are the new owners of a house that feels as though it was meant for us. We will always be grateful to Melina for guiding us to our first home. I am confident that anyone who works with Melina will, like us, come to look to Melina as a trusted friend who understands your needs, isn’t afraid to offer honest advice, and truly has your best interests at heart. And on top of that, she is a smart, caring, warm person and a pleasure to spend time with.


 We have the utmost respect for Melina as a Realtor and an enduring appreciation to her for helping us find our home. We recommend Melina without hesitation.


 Thank you Melina! We are fortunate to have worked with you."

 

L & D Anderson   "We met Melina when she was our friends’ realtor. We were so impressed with Melina’s dedication, along with her warm personality that we didn’t hesitate to contact her recently to list our condo. At our first meeting, Melina took the time to listen to our needs, offer her professional advice and present a plan of action. Communication is a key component to Melina. We felt Melina always went the extra mile to showcase our property. Her attention to detail was evident with colourful brochures, a professional video of the property and handouts highlighting all the pluses of our community. Melina provided us feedback after every showing. Her confidence, determination and strong ethics put our minds at ease that she would sell our condo. Her experience and wonderful sense of humor helped reduce our stress. She shared in our excitement when an offer was presented and accepted, and guided us through the sale process to the end. We would recommend Melina to anyone and we would ask her to be our realtor again in a heartbeat!"

 

J & G Smith   "We recently ended our year and a half-long search for a house in Victoria by buying our forever house with Melina's amazing expertise and help. Yes, it took us well a over a year to find the perfect house, and Melina remained unceasingly positive, cheerful, and extraordinarily patient throughout the long process. And, to make things more complicated, we were house-hunting long distance from Edmonton, so we relied heavily on Melina's deep knowledge of Victoria's neighbourhoods and love of old houses to guide our way. Melina happily looked at houses on our behalf, took our various family members for many showings, sent suggested listings based on her excellent understanding of our needs, and then finally guided us through conducting all negotiations and paper work via email to close the deal. So, even across long distances, Melina's expertise and professionalism made the whole process smooth and painless. Melina is truly delightful to work with: incredibly responsive, ultra professional, warm and cheerful, and very knowledgeable. We consider her not only an expert realtor but a true friend, and it is our pleasure to recommend Melina to anyone who is looking to buy or sell a home. Right from the moment we first talked, back when we were looking to find a house to share with Mum, we knew you were a perfect match for us : down–to-earth, connected to the arts community, and a lovely person. It's been beyond delightful to work with you.” 

 

A. MacCuaig & M. Patterson-MacCuaig
"We were so fortunate to find Melina while selling our first home and searching for our next one. She is an absolute pleasure to work with, and very attentive to the needs of her clients. Selling a house is a stressful experience, especially when the market is so unpredictable. Her enthusiasm, professionalism and regular communications were excellent and contributed to making it a less stressful experience for both of us. Melina explained all the steps needed and proceeded to walk us through each and every detail. Additionally, her excellent customer service does not end after the transaction. She has helped us before, during and after the purchase and continues to assist and answer any questions we have had about our new home. Overall, Melina is extremely competent, honest and above all flexible and realistic about some of the restrictions we had. We would highly recommend Melina to anyone looking at selling or buying a property in the future."

P. and A. Higgs  "We selected Melina as our realtor because she was so genuine and knowledgeable about our area. As we worked together to sell our home, we found she was so much more that. Her relentless pursuit of the sale, her constant attention to our feelings, her communication, her humour, her professionalism, her friendship were only a few of the reasons that we would recommend her without hesitation. She sent us market updates regularly along with words of encouragement. She pulled out all the stops to find a buyer. Despite the ups and downs of the sale process, she never wavered and her confidence was so helpful as we proceeded forward to the final sale. She also helped us into our new home purchase for which we are also grateful. All in all, she's a gem. Thanks kiddo, until next time." 

 

J & J Colmer   "My dealings with Melina went beyond the anticipated professional relationship. Melina said from the beginning that she would assist us throughout the process and beyond...and she certainly did that. She professionally represented us through the selling process by presenting a folio reflecting an expected market value and a taylor-made contract that met our personal situation. We were presented regular updates and, as we are from out of town, provided assistance in ensuring all transactions and unexpected circumstances were efficiently handled. I am sure the buyer would have been pleased as only due to Melina's liaison were questions answered so quickly and thoroughly. As selling your home is known to be one of the most anxiety arousing situations people are exposed to, it is nice to know that Melina was there to reduce this stress. Thank you Melina." 

 

S Krzywicki  "I recently bought a home with Melina’s assistance and though I had been through this process twice prior to this purchase, I have not had a more positive experience. Melina was available, professional, knowledgeable and always provided good sound advice. As the purchase of a home can be daunting (to say the least), I was relieved to always be able to reach Melina anytime of day, everyday and even quite late into the evening at times. She is a good negotiator, fair and honest. I was impressed with the way Melina constructed our offer and presented it to the seller along with a brief introduction of our family and why we all absolutely loved their home. I believe the seller, knowing a bit about us, felt comforted that the new owners would care for their family home as they had, and perhaps they accepted our low offer in part for this reason. I never once felt pressured by Melina and I truly admired her professionalism in dealing with the other realtor. I do not hesitate in recommending Melina to anyone purchasing or selling a home. She exceeded my expectations and her calm, straightforward approach made for a very pleasant experience all around." 


Shannon & Richard   We have so enjoyed working with Melina over the course of the last nine months.  As first time home buyers, with fairly flexible options, we weren’t sure what we could expect to find, and Melina gave us lots of room to explore, without putting pressure on us. She always accommodated our viewing requests promptly, and delivered on our urgent requests as well - she even picked us up from work a few times and drove us to viewings on our lunch breaks.

 

We always felt very comfortable discussing our preferences with Melina, and after just a few sessions, she came to understand our tastes. She explained the process and next steps to us in a series of small, digestible portions, so that when we finally found our home we were ready to make an offer and we knew what to expect.

 

Above all else though, we appreciated Melina’s warmth, sincerity and commitment to us. It was always fun to see her, and she was genuinely interested in finding the right place for us. We have already recommended her to our friends, and we’re happy to recommend her more widely.