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"When our family was ready to purchase our first home, we knew that the first step was finding someone to provide guidance. Having known Brenda and Melissa for many years, we were confident that their expertise and friendship would be a great blessing to the process. Not only did they help us find our dream home, but they made us feel competent and confident with each and every detail and step. We loved our home and we loved our neighborhood. When the time came to sell and move towards a home with more space, we were protective of the little house that had become our beloved home. Brenda and Melissa stepped in again to find the perfect new owners who would love and care for the home as much as we did. We could not have asked for a better process—buying and selling! What a gift to work with such knowledgeable and lovely friends and realtors." - Ann & Robby Higginbottom - HILLSIDE *SOLD OFF-MARKET
"Working with Brenda and Melissa was such a great experience. They helped us buy our first house. A few years later they also helped us sell it and buy another, larger house for our growing family. At every step along the way, they made the process as easy as possible! Their vast experience in multiple key Dallas neighborhoods was invaluable as we evaluated our options. Hopefully it will be a few years before we do it all again!" - Katie & Daniel Pearson - LAKEWOOD *BEAT OUT MULTIPLE OFFERS
"Melissa & Brenda are the ultimate dream team! First of all, their knowledge of the neighborhood & community is unmatched. Beyond that, they are smart, thoughtful & decisive. They were invaluable throughout our buying process & we are so grateful for them!" - Drs. Hillary & James Lewis - UNIVERSITY PARK
"In searching for my first house, Melissa Smulyan taught me a great deal about the ins and outs of the real estate market, and walked with me patiently over a number of months. In the end, we found a great place, and she saw the process through with style and professionalism. " - Christopher Wells - OLD EAST DALLAS
"As first-time home buyers, we were naive and fairly uneducated on the process about the process of buying a home. Our close turned out to be complicated. Melissa guided us through it with ease; negotiating on our behalf and connecting us to the right people who could close quickly in order to secure the house quickly. We wouldn't have our home today without her. The only downside to moving into our new home was that our weekly hangouts and home tours with Melissa came to an end. I would absolutely recommend Melissa to anyone looking for a home, she's smart, thorough and friendly. She has the know-how to get things done the right way and the connections to ensure that only the very best are working on your behalf. We're looking forward to house shopping with her again someday. " - Katelyn & Corey Green - LAKE HIGHLANDS *BEAT OUT MULTIPLE OFFERS
"As first time home buyers in a new city, Melissa made us feel right at home. She spent quality time with me on the phone and email months leading up to our move to Dallas, and met with us the day we arrived to start showing us homes. The process was efficient, helpful and only took two months. We love our home, our neighborhood and of all the musts on our list nearly all were checked. That is not an easy feat! Not knowing anyone in town Melissa was a friend, referral source and excellent home owning coach." - Lindsay & Brad Wallace - NORTH DALLAS
With a combined 45 years in the Dallas residential real estate industry, Melissa & Brenda are passionate about finding the perfect home for each of their clients. Whether representing the buyer or seller, they take their clients’ properties, thoughts and needs personally, and offer a hands-on approach to each transaction. With a design-eye, they are able to see potential when others may not, as well as offer staging services for their listings. Melissa & Brenda pride themselves on providing first class service to each of their clients, regardless of price point, be it a first-time home buyer or multi-million estate.
Born and raised in Dallas, Melissa has a true appreciation for the city’s diverse neighborhoods and growing cultural scene. Her approachable and personable demeanor make it easy for clients to be around her and trust her. She is a quick study, listens well and obtains a good sense of her clients’ needs from the get-go, and prides herself on matching clients with the right neighborhood and the right home. Always in tune with the local market, Melissa is vigilant to get her clients in the door first, which has resulted in many successful off-market sales.
A graduate from Vanderbilt University, Melissa worked in marketing and events, where she coordinated international programs for pharmaceutical companies and honed her meticulous attention to detail. She joined her mother, Brenda, in 2010 and formed the White House Group. Since then, they have consistently been top producers and have been named to D Best numerous times.
Melissa and Brenda specialize in Park Cities, East Dallas, Preston Hollow, and Devonshire among others.
“I love people, homes and design. What a privilege to work in an industry where I get to combine all three!” -Melissa W. Smulyan
“I have enjoyed working with buyers and sellers for over 30 years in helping them navigate one of the largest investment decisions many make. Now I get to work every day with my daughter Melissa; it is so fun to see her enjoy the profession that has been a blessing to our family!” -Brenda White