I am pleased to work with Newport Realty, a highly regarded local and independently owned Brokerage. By working with a boutique style firm I am uniquely positioned to help my clients make professional connections and find the perfect community in Victoria.
I am an Area Specialist in core Victoria neighbourhoods including Downtown, Fairfield, Oak Bay, James Bay, Rockland, Fernwood and East Saanich. I am honoured to have received multiple MLS Sales Awards from the Victoria Real Estate Board. Thanks to my past and present clients for your business!
Solution oriented, and a tenacious negotiator, I am determined to achieve the very best deal for my buyers and sellers and I have a keen ear for my client's needs. To most people, buying or selling real estate is the single most important transaction they may ever make; patience and understanding are key requirements. To this role I am dedicated. My business is based on referrals from providing the best care possible and by building lasting relationships with my clients.
My professional background includes a decade in Marketing and Graphic Design, Cultural and Event Management and a degree in History of Art from the University of Victoria. My husband and I are engaged in the professional arts sector, and together we have bought, sold, and renovated several homes, combining business with our love of art and design. We live in the idyllic neighbourhood of Fairfield with our three children where we can walk to the ocean and villages.
As your Buyer's Representative, we can make the process of house hunting much easier and more efficient than if you did it all yourself. We can help you get financing, guide you to local neighborhoods, help you determine your budget, and prioritize a list of essential features that you need in your next home. We'll save you valuable time by finding the properties that best suit your requirements, and will show you only the most promising ones.
Once you've found a place that catches your eye, we'll look at comparable properties in the area to help determine a purchase offer. Then we'll negotiate on your behalf with the seller to make sure you get the most favorable terms.
It's our job to look after your best interests, and we will do so at no cost to you as a buyer.
If you're ready to start house hunting, you can search real estate listings now. You can also refer to our Buyer's Guide for helpful tools and buying advice. To start working with Melina, please contact us.
Selling a house on your own can be an overwhelming task. There's advertising to plan and budget for, open houses and private showings to arrange, purchase offers to negotiate, contract contingencies to worry about, and complicated paperwork to fill out. Make it easy on yourself by putting your home in the hands of seasoned professionals. We have extensive experience marketing properties and showing them to their best advantage.
First, we'll perform a comparable market analysis to determine the most appropriate price for your home. Then we'll provide home staging advice and suggest landscaping changes that will help draw buyers in. We'll advertise your home through a variety of methods, including local publications and online MLS listings. We may even showcase your home as part of our site's Featured Listings.
When it comes to negotiating a purchase offer, we'll make sure that you get the best price the market will allow. We'll help you understand contract contingencies and details of the closing process, in addition to handling all the paperwork for you. Essentially, we're here to represent you throughout the entire selling process, and to make sure that your real estate transaction is a positive and profitable experience.