Melissa holds her real estate license in both Idaho and Washington serving the Wood River Valley (Bellevue, Hailey, Ketchum, and Sun Valley) as well as the greater Seattle area with her partner, Malia Hass. She is a member of the esteemed Coast to Coast Network at Compass, which is an elite network of the top realtors across the nation as well as being a member of REALM, the first and only globally connected luxury real estate community that provides a collaborative matching platform, client research and curated content to help deepen relationships with clients around the world.
Upon graduation from the University of Colorado, Melissa moved to San Diego and began working in commercial real estate. Her career path then led her to spend a decade deeply ingrained in the Seattle technology industry focusing on business development, product marketing and team management where she led dozens of large-scale marketing content development projects for top-tier clients including Microsoft, SAP, Dell, Amazon, and Yahoo. Melissa was ultimately drawn back to real estate where she can combine her passion for cultivating client relationships with her business rigor, marketing, and negotiation expertise.
Commitment to Clients
Clients love Melissa’s knowledge of neighborhoods. Often, buyers will know right away whether they love a home, but they may not know much about a particular neighborhood or street. Melissa takes it upon herself to fill in the blanks for you: where you will grocery shop, what schools and activities are nearby, where you can eat out, what is easily accessible and everything else you may or may not think of. She understands that you are not purchasing a home; you are investing in a neighborhood and a place to put down roots. She is extremely knowledgeable on what it takes to compete as a buyer in this competitive real estate market and can seamlessly help guide clients through the process of finding a home that checks all their boxes.
She takes the reverse approach when working with sellers. Your home has a story, and she knows how to tell it. She will identify the most valuable aspects of your home and make them a focal point that buyers cannot ignore. That does not stop at the property line. She helps you highlight your home’s best features as well as the neighborhood, because for many, they are equally as important. Melissa partners with the area’s top stagers, photographers/videographers, and landscapers to ensure your home stands out to buyers online, print and in person. Her listings are given meticulous thought when creating custom marketing campaigns that utilize multi-marketing channels to guarantee a broad reach of prospective buyers.
In her free time, Melissa enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters skiing, boating, and traveling. Melissa is a member of the Women’s Council of Realtors and the National Association of REALTORS®. She is also an active member in her community participating on PTA boards and a variety of charitable causes that support women and children.