Real estate is a secure, tangible asset that adds a diversity to any portfolio.
Having the right realtor is key to solidifying this type of investment. Real estate agents play a vital role in one of the most important financial decisions of your life. When it comes to buying, selling, leasing, or renting, they’re the ones who shepherd you through a process that can only be described as overwhelming.
One of the biggest real estate mistakes people make is trying to handle buying or selling a property on their own. Sellers often don’t know how to properly price their home and don’t anticipate the work involved in dealing with lenders, appraisers, attorneys, inspectors, and buyers.
Rising interest rates, higher personal debt levels, and tougher stress tests have impacted the market. This added complexity means that experienced realtors are even more important to help guide the real estate process and find the right home and/or purchaser.
The commercial real estate industry has been grappling with disruption from e-commerce - a diversifying economy. This has created both new opportunities for landlords and the development of new rental models.
Why use a Realtor?
- We invest into your home; from staging your home, to hiring photographers to make your house look its absolute bet, to pricing it accurately.
- We help you find the sweet spot that maximizes the seller's profit but isn't too high. A property must pass an appraisal report to get a mortgage approved. Banks won’t extend mortgages for sale prices that wildly deviate from appraisals.
- We have an agency obligation to represent YOUR best interests.
- We are licensed and trained professionals.
- We follow a strict code of ethics and high standards of business practice.
- We are there, every step of the way, in selling and buying homes.
“Melanie has been such a delight to work with for the sale of my home. So professional, caring and compassionate during an emotional and sometimes stressful ordeal selling a home. She went above and beyond to help our family prepare our home for listing and all our many viewings. I highly recommend Melanie for anyone who is considering selling or purchasing a home. I can not thank Melanie enough for everything she has done for my family and myself to conquer our dreams to own our own little piece of heaven!”
— Jen Hobson
“I was impressed at how she looked out for our interests by pointing out expensive fixes in the houses we viewed. Her schedule was also extremely flexible. Everything she did was extremely transparent. She walked us through how she came up with the price for a home. This really helped us to see where value came from and helped us to spot homes that were competitively priced.
All in all, Melanie is a fantastic realtor who is extremely friendly and personable. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to anyone.”
— Ashley Hamilton
“Melanie was very helpful, professional and knowledgeable in selling our first home and helping us find a forever home. My husband and I had a lot of different requirements that our next home needed to have and Melanie was able to find that for us at a lower price then we were even expecting. She was easy to talk to and get a hold of at ALL hours. We love our new home and really feel like we lucked out finding Mel as a realtor. We would use her again for sure and recommend her to anyone I hear looking to sell or purchase real estate.”
— Alyssa Fortner
“Because of the outstanding work of Melanie Cantius we have our house finally SOLD! We had our house on the market initially for 4 months and no sale and then switched to the AMAZING Melanie and within 15 days she had us conditionally sold and then a week later officially sold! I can not express how much I recommend her as a Realtor! She is kind, smart and gets it done. Kindness for me is an essential piece because I know real estate can be a cruel industry. She always has our best interest at heart and is open and lovingly honest. Thank you so much Melanie! You are not only a FANTASTIC realtor you are a BEAUTIFUL human being.”
— Kristi Beatty
“Melanie helped me find exactly what I wanted in my first home. I would highly recommend Melanie to anyone looking to buy or sell their home!”
— Sean H
“Melanie was AMAZING – she was always there for US. She made our family feel so great about all decisions and when I would get “STRESSED out over everything” like I do she helped me though it like a true friend, not like a realtor. She has amazing qualities that just made us feel SO comfortable at every stage.Three cheers for Melanie.”