The Letherby Family – Sale of Their Listing in Providence Plantation
We are so happy we chose Melissa Brown as our listing agent when we sold our home. She confidently suggested staging ideas and patiently explained the real estate market in our neighborhood so that we fully understood the realities of the market. Her marketing material (brochures, flyers, blog posts) are stunning and we’re sure that her incredible marketing efforts put our house ahead of the competition. We had a contract in just 2 weeks, and Melissa helped coordinate all the details – repairs, closing and attorney, etc. We highly recommend Melissa to anyone who wants an exceptional agent to help them buy or sell a home.
Anne and Frank Letherby
The Rudolph Family from NJ – Purchase of New Construction, Fort Mill, SC
My name is Jerry Rudolph and I recently moved to the Charlotte area from New Jersey. Melissa Brown was my agent when I purchased my home in Fort Mill, SC, and I would like to tell you about my experience with her.
The Collins Family – Listing Sold in Whitmore Pond Neighborhood in South Charlotte
Melissa was fantastic. I am very hard to please and very detail-oriented, and Melissa exceeded my expectations on every level. I did a lot of research prior to contacting Melissa, and the service she offered far exceeded that of many agents. I was very happy with the various tools she used for marketing, especially where I was able to view daily and/or weekly results of web traffic and showing feedback.
The Walski Family from Chicago – Purchase of a Short Sale in Bridgehampton in South Charlotte
Wyatt Home Purchase – New Construction in Canterbury Place in South Charlotte, NC
Melissa was WONDERFUL! She really knows the South Charlotte area, and we felt that she was the most knowledgeable agent we spoke with. She responded to every question or issue quickly, and we were confident in her abilities throughout every step of the purchase process.
The Isenogle Family – Sale of Their Home in Providence Plantation in South Charlotte
Melissa was an absolute pleasure to work with! She is extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of the real estate market, from staging a house to comparable pricing in the neighbourhood. She is very professional and especially articulate in dealing with the often difficult and ignorant sellers (myself included!), whom I’m sure make her job more difficult than necessary.
I knew nothing about the pre-listing requisites of de-cluttering and staging and my only advice to others is to listen to your agent as she knows best, not yourself. Why on earth wouldn’t buyers want to look at my endless array of family photographs and trinkets, I asked myself, and marvel at the un-matching furniture that was in the house at the time, of which most and other items were completely displaced. Our house must have looked similar to a junkyard pre-Melissa and a beautiful up-market and contemporary, sellable house, post-Melissa.
Melissa’s staging advice was a huge factor in starting the ball rolling with regard to listing the house and getting traffic in the door, along with her excellent photographic skills.
For five long months I whined and complained about the various agents and their buyers not being serious, the inconvenient showing times and all my efforts to keep the house spotless for nothing, and all the while Melissa kept her composure and patience and really, I could not have done without her, she is so affable and can work people so well, and I sincerely thank her for her endless advice on house improvements, both inside and out; she sold our house, not us.
Helen Adams Realty is extremely fortunate to have Melissa Brown in their employ.
Ever Grateful Caroline and Dan Isenogle
The Honnold Family – Sale of Their Home in Providence Plantation and Purchase of New Home in Lake Providence – South Charlotte
The Piwonka Family – Sale of Home in Sturnbridge in South Charlotte
Melissa helped me sell my house during a time when many other houses are sitting on the market for extended periods. Considering that I was able to sell my house within 3 months of putting it on the market, during the slow part of the year (closed in December), while experiencing a weak economy, for a price that was slightly higher than the 2005 purchase price (during the peak real estate bubble), I believe the results say all that needs to be said about Melissa.
From eye-catching marketing, to tasteful staging, to sage advice about pricing and negotiation, Melissa did everything that was necessary to allow a relatively “easy” home sale. For any perspective home sellers or buyers in the Charlotte area, I whole-heartedly recommend Melissa Brown as an agent who knows the local market. Plus, she’s a wonderful, friendly person to deal with, who actually makes the emotional process feel less stressful. She’ll make you feel comfortable.
The Docar Family – Purchase of Home in Indian Trail
We cannot say enough great things about our Realtor, Melissa Brown. As a first time homebuyer, my fiancé and I did not even know where to begin. We knew absolutely nothing about buying a house, and began looking for realtors on the Internet. Our biggest fears were having a realtor who was too pushy or one who did not care about what we wanted and only cared about making the sale. From the moment we met Melissa all of our fears just disappeared. We felt completely at ease and knew that she would be the right person to help us to find our first home.
Throughout the process I can honestly say that we never felt that we were Melissa’s clients, but rather Melissa’s friends. Melissa went above and beyond the call of duty, always being there to answer any question we may have had or just to talk things out. Although I know that she had other clients, never once did we feel that she had anyone else but us. She went out with us on multiple occasions to look at houses, and even delayed the start of her vacation so that we could get some extra time in We truly cannot say enough great things about Melissa as both a person and realtor.
Besides her personal approach, Melissa was also extremely knowledgeable about the area. Even though we had lived here for a year, we were still not completely familiar with the surrounding areas. From the beginning until the end, Melissa was there for everything we may have needed, and then some. When it was time for us to put in our offer, Melissa brought us to her own home and took the time to sit down and explain every detail of the process to us. She made sure we understood exactly what was going on, down to the finest detail. Melissa even made sure to be at appointments when we were unable to, such as the home inspection, to make sure that she could keep us informed as to what was going on.
Although buying house is an important life changing moment for anyone, I felt that this was extremely true for us since it was our first home. We are so happy to have met Melissa and have had her help us through this amazing journey. I could not have imagined going through this with anyone else, and have walked away from this experience with not only a terrific realtor but a terrific friend. I recommend her to family, friends or anyone who will listen, and cannot speak highly enough about her!
Inezmarie Graci & Brody Docar
The Guiliano Family – Sale of Home in Matthews Area of South Charlotte
We are writing to express our sincere appreciation for the incredible efforts of Melissa Brown in selling our home last month. As an elderly couple, we were worried about selling our home in this tough real estate market, but Melissa handled all the details in such a professional manner that we needn’t have worried!
We were immediately struck by Melissa’s warmth and enthusiasm. We trusted her and felt an immediate connection to her. She patiently answered all of our questions about the market and helped us arrive at a competitive price so that our home would sell. She gave us terrific ideas on staging our home so that buyers would be excited about our home, and she even mowed our grass when our landscaper didn’t show up! Melissa always had our best interests at heart.
Throughout the whole process, Melissa was attentive to our every need, and she made it a point to check in with us, even when there was nothing happening. With so many homes for sale in our neighborhood (many of them foreclosures) we knew that it would be an uphill climb to get our home sold. With Melissa’s help, we were able to get a fair price for our home and move on with our lives. For this we will be eternally grateful.
We would be happy to serve as a reference for Melissa Brown at any time, and if we ever need a realtor again, Melissa is who we will call.
Mary and Tony Guiliano
The Hart Family from California – Purchase of home in Providence Country Club in South Charlotte
I just wanted to thank you for the outstanding job you did for us. I can’t imagine going through this process with any other agent! You’re the best! We loved working with you and the best part is that it was all so organic – you made everything work out so smoothly that it just felt like it was meant to be. I would not hesitate to use again and I have already recommended you to another relocating Californian looking for an agent in the Charlotte area!
Thank you again!Ryan and Yvonne Hart