– In my clients' words –


We have used Melanie on multiple transactions as well as referring her to friends and family. There are not enough words to describe how amazing this gal is. She is the only realtor I know who hears compliments time and again from both sides of the transaction. Everyone loves working with her. She brings to the table years of experience, master negotiating skills, in-depth knowledge of the industry, and impeccable style above all else! We can’t recommend her enough and we will continue to use her for all our real estate needs.

We had to see many units on our short trip to Seattle from Chicago, and Mellanie showed great many variety patiently, which was very helpful for us to get a good sense of the area and the market.

I have bought and sold a number of homes as I have moved frequently with my job. Melanie McCarthy is by far the best and most professional agent I have encountered. Her first priority was to assure me that she would only represent me as the seller and not also represent any potential buyer - thus I was sure to have full representation. Melanie’s next priority was to help prepare the house for show. She had a full contingent of resources to stage the house (select our furniture and art to keep, rent furniture to enhance the space, fix and paint nail holes or wall damage, take and highlight pictures for the ads, and clean the house/yard/deck. The next and most impressive task was to identify the best price to accomplish our goal of selling the house quickly but also to obtain best market value. Based on recent prices of sold homes we established a price and listed the home. Several appointments were made for the next day. However, the market was moving rapidly and several homes were accepting bids. Melanie suggested that we may want to also accept bids for a week to see what would happen. We agreed. The next day, the first couple to see the house offered full asking price. We told them about the bid process but countered their offer with a slightly higher price which they accepted. The closing was complicated by the fact that house was jointly owned by my brother, who lives in Oregon, and me (long story). Melanie coordinated all of the details and worked with the Title company to quickly close on the house.

I wouldn’t want to work with anyone else when it comes to buying, selling or finding the perfect home. Her attention to detail, her style and her knowledge of the industry is outstanding. She is honest and doesn’t tell you what you want to hear just to get your business. She knows what to do to get the job done. I was very pleased with my experience working with Melanie and her team.

Melanie is great to work with. Her positive attitude can make the times that get tough in the buying process feel so much better. You will happy to have someone that thinks and cares about you and your needs.
Melanie represented me in the sale of my shared waterfront home and the purchase of my condo on Alki. I needed the proceeds from the sale to purchase the new property. I found the new property prior to having my home under contract and the seller was unwilling to take a contingent offer. She managed to keep things in play until my home was under contract and we were able to make it all work out. I moved into my new place just days after my old place closed. Without a contingent offer!! Melanie handled the transactions with finesse and just the right amount of elbow grease to make it all work. I would definitely recommend for any real estate transaction!

Melanie is, bar none, a true class act. She delivers a personal touch that is unmatched. Melanie is not only expertly knowledgable and completely in tune with a competitive market, but she offers the council and expertise only achieved through years of relating to different people, situations, and complicated scenarios. In our case, we were looking to move into a bigger home after building a home that we realized was going to be too small when we were surprised with a pregnancy. We had what we thought was a complex offer for a larger home, but she was able to navigate it with ease, making what we believe to be a miracle happen with the purchase. Melanie is patient, direct, kind, and able to help clients keep perspective. She is an excellent communicator, negotiator, and cares about her clients with an authenticity that is rarely found these days. If we move again, there is no question we will be calling on Melanie.

Knowledgable and very dependable. Gets the job done! Melanie was very thorough in the homes that were found based on our criteria. Didn’t waste our time and really listened to our wishes.

Melanie is the best realtor I have met hands down. We have purchased 4 properties in the past 5 years and sold 2. Melanie helped us get our place ready and sold it for more than asking price in less than 24 hours. Melanie’s professionalism and marketing expertise get results. Melanie helped stage it and got it sold faster than I have ever experienced. I will use her again.

Melanie was amazing, and helped us through the process from A-Z. I would highly recommend her as your agent without hesitation. She truly cared about our family’s needs rather than making a sale. There were a number of homes that easily looked like the the”one” but she was thorough and steered us clear. One we got under contract she was there every step of the way to ensure all went smooth and kept everyone on schedule to ensure we closed on time. A great experience.
My husband and I recently relocated to Washington from California and we met Melanie at an open house. From the moment we spoke I was very impressed with her. From our initial interaction moving forward, she never let us down. She was extremely helpful in offering up areas unknown to us, showing us homes, as well as answering questions and offering her feedback. Melanie’s follow up and customer service is impeccable! She was there at the drop of a hat to show us homes and do previews for homes we were interested in. When we finally found our home, Melanie went to work. She was superb in her dealings with our builder and again, never waivered from the professionalism we experienced during our search!

Melanie displays the highest degree of professionalism, loyalty, and diligence of any real estate professional that I have met. After working with her for over a year to find a home in a seller’s market, my husband and I recently won a home in a multiple offer situation. Even though our bid was not the highest, Melanie’s smart tactics and savvy presentation skills convinced the seller to accept our offer. A few times during our house-hunting process, my husband and I were tempted to settle on homes that we didn’t completely love. Melanie, however, dissuaded us from losing hope and encouraged us to only buy a home that we were 100% satisfied with. We are so happy that we followed her advice. Driven by a passion to provide quality representation, Melanie is truly unique in her field.

Melanie was a HUGE help! She provided us consistent, professional assistance during our entire house search, through closing and beyond. We were searching in incredibly competitive markets with very little inventory, and Melanie provided very unique ideas for structuring our offer that ultimately helped us win the house we wanted, at the right price.

Excellent job done by Melanie in helping us buy our first home. She was very patient with us in terms of answering our queries as first-time home buyers, showing homes and getting all the necessary paperwork needed. She had a dedicated effort , focused approach and she knew exactly what we wanted , which made the entire process very smooth. Her prompt response with a good knowledge of the market , during the home buying experience is worth a mention. We liked her service and would highly recommend her. Thanks Melanie for everything.

Melanie was a joy to work with! She understood our market, the challenges and best assets of our property. Throughout the entire process she was always working to follow-up with the buyer’s agent to better understand how to best meet their clients needs and ours. I would definitely recommend Melanie to help you purchase or sell a home. She is a great listener and provides solid advice on how best to market a home in today’s challenging economic environment.