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I am a full-time Realtor and it is my goal to become your trusted real estate advisor for life, guiding you through the process of buying or selling your home in South Charlotte, or other areas in the Queen City. From first-time home buyers to retirees looking to down-size, I provide unparalleled customer service and attention, and work as your partner, no matter where you are on your real estate journey. My business motto is the Golden Rule, pure and simple! You will find that I don’t stop working until you are completely satisfied, and this means listening to your needs and wants, providing thorough market research and data to guide your purchase or sales decisions, negotiating firmly but respectfully on your behalf, and taking care of all those stressful details that are often found in a real estate transaction. I embrace new technology, and utilize the power of the Internet to enhance my marketing program for my clients.

 

Education, Family and Interests

I am a native North Carolinian, and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Go Tar Heels!), and obtained a Masters degree from the George Washington University in Washington DC. After a 20-year stint in our Nationʼs capital working in Government Relations for medical education, I convinced my husband Pat, to move back to my home state in 1998. Weʼve called Charlotte our home for the past 16 years, and I canʼt think of anywhere else Iʼd rather live! Charlotteʼs got something for everyone – a temperate climate, a growing economy, two professional sports teams (Go Panthers!), a thriving arts and entertainment culture, and close proximity to the beautiful NC mountains and beaches.

 

My three children have kept me young! Casey is a recent UNC Chapel Hill graduate and she is currently a Marketing Manager at Mashable.com.  Ben is a recent UNC graduate, and is “living the dream” as a Communications Intern with the Washington Nationals.  Patrick is a freshman at UNC Charlotte, majoring in computer science.   

 

I am an avid sports fan, and can hold my own in discussions on football (particularly Panther football!), baseball, basketball, golf and tennis! In my spare time, I enjoy blogging, reading, photography, and playing tennis in the Queen City Tennis League.

 

Please call me to discuss your real estate needs. I will listen to your dreams and desires, whether buying or selling, and together, we will make them a reality!

 

Areas of Expertise

Successful Listing Agent with extensive 21-Point Marketing Plan

Luxury Homes

Estate Homes

First-time Home buyers

Relocation to and from Charlotte, NC

New Construction

Investment Properties

Retirement and downsizing

Extensive Charlotte Public School Knowledge

 

Listing Agent:

When you list your South Charlotte home for sale, you want the confidence of working with a full-service, full-time REALTOR®.  I provide unparalleled service to all of my seller clients, including:

  • Preparing a detailed comparative market analysis (CMA) and absorption rate analysis to help you understand the current real estate market in your neighborhood.
  • Offering staging ideas to help your listing stand out among the competition.
  • Using high-quality photographs and virtual tours that showcase your home and neighborhood attributes.
  • Incorporating extensive Internet marketing to ensure that your home is SEEN by today’s buyers.
  • Providing timely follow-up with buyers and their agents viewing your home.
  • Managing your sale/purchase from contract to closing.

 

Selling a home in today’s challenging market is part art, part science.   My goal is to help my sellers sell their home at the highest price the market will bear in the shortest amount of time, so they can move on with their lives!  I look forward to partnering with you to help you achieve YOUR real estate goals!

 

Buyer Agent:

As your South Charlotte Buyer Agent, I recognize that buying a home is a serious financial investment and major lifestyle choice for you and your family. It will be my pleasure to:

  • Introduce you to South Charlotte and its wonderful neighborhoods.
  • Put you in touch with some of Charlotte’s top mortgage lenders to get you pre-approved, so you will know your purchasing power.
  • Preview and show homes that meet your needs.
  • Present and negotiate your offer to purchase, making sure that the price and terms are favorable to you.
  • Coordinate all inspections on your behalf  (home, termite, survey, radon, HVAC, roof, structural, etc.)
  • Manage all details from contract to closing, including working with your mortgage lender, real estate attorney, contractors, etc. to ensure that your interests are protected and that the deal is closed!

 

I will take care of all the details so that your transaction is as smooth and stress-free as possible. My goal is to become your trusted Real Estate Advisor for life!

 

Accreditations, Memberships and Awards:

Helen Adams Realty Ballantyne Office Sales Leader, 2012, 2013

Multi-Million Dollar Sales Producer, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

Member, Charlotte Regional Realtors Association

Member, NC Association of Realtors

Member, Carolina Multiple Listing Service

Member, Piedmont Multiple Listing Service

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Licensed In

  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina

Designations

  • Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR)
  • Broker
  • Professionally Trained in NINJA Selling
  • REALTOR
  • Relocation Specialist
  • Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource Certified (SFR)
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Satisfaction: 100%

Recommendation: 100%

Performance: 100%

Melissa Brown has been rated by 3 customers.
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Melissa Brown was truly the best. She felt us feel comfortable with our purchase and the processes even from states away. She was available when we needed her to be and was extremely helpful. We will be using her services in the future and will be referring her also.

‐ Kate S. Waxhaw, NC

For a first time homebuyer, my wife and I were scared out of our mind that we would encounter major issues throughout our home buying process. Through much prayer, we found Melissa Brown and never looked back! Every single aspect of our home buying experience was flawless on her end, and we truly feel like we've gained a great friend for life! When the time comes to upgrade... Read More

‐ Dalton & Kelsea Moore, Charlotte

Melissa helped us buy the house we were selling a few years before. Would not have considered anyone else. She has stellar before, we were confident she would be stellar again....and she was!

‐ Alan, Charlotte

Having this special Lady as your guide during your Home Buying Or Home Selling process, will be IMPRESSIVE each step of the way. Enjoy what she has to bring!

‐ Kim Venable

Melissa has assisted us with several home sales and is the only agent we would ever use. Excellent real estate agent.

Melissa went above and beyond as my agent. I was selling my mother's home after she unexpectedly lost a battle with breast cancer last fall. I didn't live in town and I had never bought or sold property before. Melissa sacrificed her time and sanity to lead me through this process. From meeting repair men at my home on weekends to shopping for countertops, I could not have... Read More

Melissa is a true realtor from beginning to end and inside out. She knows the market. You will not be disappointed if you listen and trust her. I would recommend her to anyone that wants and is ready to sale their house fast. She is the BEST out there. Thanks Melissa for everything.

Melissa is a FABULOUS Realtor! She stayed with us through our search for a VERY specific type of home in one particular neighborhood and did an outstanding job in meeting all of our needs. She spent a considerable amount of time and effort to get us the perfect home. Our search lasted over 9 months, and Melissa was always there to answer any question, anytime. Now she is... Read More

‐ Sheree and Joe, Home Buyers and Seller

Melissa did great job – always did her best to make the best out of any situation or circumstance.

‐ Kevin, Home Buyer

Melissa Brown is the epitome of what a quality, personal, professional realtor should be. By the end of the process, Melissa was more than a “realtor” to us–she was/is a friend. She helped us find exactly what we were looking for, was patient with us, was excited when we were excited and disappointed when we were disappointed. In the end, she helped us find a better... Read More

‐ Alan and Megan, First-time Home Buyers

Melissa Brown went above and beyond. She is extraordinary! We met her when we bought our first house, and the experience was so awesome we hired her when a new job forced us to have to sell our home. Her attention to detail in getting our house ready to go on the market truly made the difference, as our house sold for almost full price in 5 days! I trust Melissa... Read More

‐ Callie and Jeff, Home Sellers and Home Buyers

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.

‐ Amanda and Whitlow, Home Buyers

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... Read More

‐ Ann and Frank, Home Sellers

My wife and I relocated to Charlotte from California, and we were extremely satisfied with the overall service of Melissa! I would not hesitate to user her again and will definitely recommend her to anyone looking for an agent in the area.

‐ Ryan and Yvonne, Home Buyers

Melissa was a fantastic Realtor to work with! Despite our lengthy and difficult purchase of a short sale, Melissa stayed on top of everything and constantly offered us advice and suggestions. We thoroughly enjoyed working with her and HIGHLY recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell.

‐ Kristine and Ron, Home Buyers

Melissa did an amazing job of guiding us through the process of selling our home. She offered practical, results-oriented advice and we did everything she suggested. The result was that our home was under contract for full price in less than a month! We were very pleased with Melissa’s services and personal touch

‐ Elizabeth and Tom, Home Sellers

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... Read More

‐ Charlotte and Bennie, Home Sellers

No question that we will use Melissa Brown for our next home sale or purchase. I have her contact info stored permanently if anyone I know is looking for a home. This girl is AWESOME!!!

‐ Ben and Merrie, Home Buyers

We have bought and sold a ton of real estate, and we can honestly say that Melissa Brown is the best real estate agent we have ever used. She exceeded every expectation we had, both when we were buying our Charlotte home and when we sold it two years later. She is incredibly knowledgeable about the market and has exceptional customer service. Melissa is a true partner!

‐ Jeff and Joe, Home Sellers and Buyers

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... Read More

‐ Michael, Home Seller

Melissa is extraordinary! She helped me sell my house during this difficult market AND find a new house! The amount of time Melissa spent helping me was invaluable; she helped me understand that in order to be successful in selling my home, it needed to be marketed like a product. She was able to show me how to look at my house through a prospective buyer’s eyes, and... Read More

‐ Martha, Home Buyer and Seller

Melissa is a very, very good real estate agent! She really knows the market in the South Charlotte area. She is very detail oriented and was always on top of the process the whole way through. She found us a house that wasn’t even on the market yet. We would absolutely recommend her to anyone looking for a knowledgeable, personable agent.

‐ Tracey and Rick, Home Buyers

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 inexperienced and uninformed sellers (myself included!), whom I’m sure make her job more difficult than... Read More

‐ Caroline and Dan, Home Sellers

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Market Activity - October 2016
The Vitals
As with any real estate market, Charlotte's moves up and down seasonally and is influenced by the overall economic outlook. The micro-markets may perform differently, so, individual zip codes, neighborhoods or even streets may buck the overall trend. Your trusted real estate advisor can help you figure out how your home fits into the marketplace.
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