I'm glad you're here. My name is Melanie, and I'm excited to share all things HOME with you! Stick around for tips on selling and buying a home, decor ideas, videos, funny posts and a little bit about me thrown in the mix.
Real Estate has long been a passion of mine. In 2014 after 11 years as a licensed mortgage broker and short sale negotiator/Loss Mitigation Manager, I obtained my Realtor's license and have been selling full time since. With over 20 years of experience, I have the expertise to serve my buyer and seller clients at a high level.
We moved to Lakeland 20 years ago when my husband joined the LPD and I know the ins and outs of the local market. I love all aspects of real estate but a few favorites are handing the keys to a first time home buyer, staging and marketing a new listing and helping clients imagine the possibilities with renovations.
I am obsessed with home design ( thank you Joanna Gaines!) and innovative marketing for the best seller exposure, and for buyers I focus on out of the box ideas to find their dream home in an ever changing market. My clients are my first priority and I love helping them achieve their home ownership dreams.
Helping you from your first HOME to your forever OME.
When I am not working, I enjoying spending time with my husband and our rescued GSD, Rocky. My hobbies include snuggling up with a good ook, drinking my favorite tea or a glass of wine, constantly redecorating our home and traveling the world.
Melanie was fabulous to work with and really a Godsend that came into my life at the right time. I was a 'first-time' buyer with all the questions and trust issues.
I immediately felt that I was in good hands with Melanie. We hit the ground running and she calmly listened to my dream rambling and guided me to the perfect property.
Her 'Buyer Package' was so helpful and I referred to it often. It helped to keep my mind on track and gave me assurance that there was a proven process that worked and I had a seasoned realtor at the helm. Thank you Melanie, for holding my hand and for your patience with all my questions, texts and emails!
My experience with Melanie was incredible! She took the time to show me different areas at my convenience and educate me throughout the process. She's great at understanding your needs and incorporating that into your search. I would highly recommended giving Melanie a chance to find your next home!
We had a townhome we really wanted to divest of. We weren't able to sell up to that point because my wife had purchased at the height of the market. We were landlords, but not by choice. We finally go into a position where we thought we might be able to sell and break even more or less.
She was wonderful from start to finish. She knew the area, knew what we needed to do to the place (she even helped pick out paint colors and other ideas that helped out a lot), and knew the price point.
The townhouse sold quickly, and that's including the curveball Hurricane Irma threw us.
Melanie was super professional, responsive, and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend her or use her services again in the future
I recently just moved to Tampa from Orlando for a new job and was staying with a friend temporary in the Hard Rock Casino area. I was desperate to get out of that area. At first I met a few agents and I could tell that they are turned off right away because I wasn’t buying a mansion. Then came Melanie and it was like hitting a jackpot meeting her. First I thought she was going to play nice and humor me with the whole search process but this woman actually flipped heaven and earth for me. I knew that it wasn’t going to be easy finding a suitable place with my price range plus most agents that I have met don’t even bother with anything under 100k. She knew that I could afford more but she respects my comfort range and did not push for anything that wasn’t right for me at all.
During the contract period, she was relentless with the negotiation process. We ended up getting an even lower price than the first offer we made. I have no freaking idea how but we did.
I don’t plan to stay in this house any longer than 2 years and she’ll definitely be the one looking for my next home.
We absolutely love Melanie and would recommend her to anyone and everyone! She was prompt, friendly, kind, and answered every question we had. Melanie also has great connections with many people who became very helpful during the home buying process. Even after we purchased our home she continues to check in with us to make sure we are satisfied and that we do not have lingering questions!
Thank you for everything you have done for us Melanie :)
Melanie is an extremely talented agent.
I was hesitant to get into the home buying process because I knew that real estate agents work for commission, but that was NEVER Melanie's priority when helping us find our next home.
She's well informed of the current market as well as the loan process. She was extremely friendly, very accommodating for our schedule and our needs, and she made sure to keep in contact with us as often as possible. Additionally, she helped us sell our home within 2 days of it being on the market!
The whole closing process for both homes was done in one day!!
She'll even offer recommendations for other vendors (air conditioner techs, window replacement, lawn care service, home owner's insurance, etc) for whatever you need.
She always fought for us to get what we wanted and we LOVED working with her. I'd recommend her to anyone interested in buying, renting, or selling a home.