A Brief History
With over 25 years of experience in the real estate business, Melanie uses her skilled, keen eye and her fine-tuned negotiation skills to be a true advocate for her clients. Her passion for providing exceptional customer service together with her experience has given her the opportunity to work with a broad array of clients including high net-worth domestic and foreign clientele, entertainers and professional athletes. With the highest level of discretion, she is mindful to be efficient and effective, while helping clients achieve their real estate goals. In the luxury real estate market, Bellevue REALTOR® Melanie McCarthy is renowned among colleagues and clients alike for her integrity, loyalty, and professionalism. As a resident of Medina, Melanie places an emphasis on knowing her market and the “Vertical Lifestyle” found in the high-end Bellevue condominium marketplace. Melanie offers unique insight and knowledge about building amenities and services provided, floor layouts and finishes, and community happenings. She is also one of the first REALTORS to explore and learn about new Bellevue condominiums before they are completed. This first-hand knowledge, combined with her expertise of the area, makes her uniquely positioned to understand how new buildings differ from what is currently available and what it means for her clients. Working with buyers and sellers every day, Melanie helps clients navigate the dynamic real estate landscape to get the best investment available. She works closely with her clients every step of the way from staging a house for a fast market value sale to identifying the ideal property for buyers. She is also a valuable asset when it comes to completing and finalizing the plethora of paperwork involved in real estate transactions. As a working mother, who brought up four now grown sons, she certainly knows and values the importance of everyone’s time, and that’s why everything she does for her clients is purposeful. Melanie understands that real estate is both a financial and emotional experience, which is why she also provides a Concierge service tailor made for each client. This service provides access to the area’s top contractors, stagers, painters, premium marketing material, and her creative insight, which is a valuable resource when preparing a property for sale. As part of the Concierge service, she introduces clients to services, neighborhood gems, and inside information they need to make their new address a home. Melanie, who has relocated a few times herself, and knows the importance of being an ambassador for the community that she sells. The position involves much more than just offering a list of local schools and neighborhood information. She works closely with her clients to provide them everything they need to acclimate quickly and easily to their new community or simply a new neighborhood. What places Melanie among the premier REALTORS in Western Washington is her exceptional negotiation skills, her knowledge of the region, and the long-term relationships she’s built throughout Seattle’s real estate community. She attributes much of her discipline, drive, and an uncompromising work ethic to her time showing and riding horses in her younger years. The experience instilled in Melanie a competitive nature and nourished her compassionate spirit. Never satisfied with the status quo, Melanie spends hundreds of hours continuing her education discovering ways to improve, staying current in marketplace tendencies and growing her resource base for clients. Since she is so knowledgeable about all the latest real estate trends and financing options, Melanie is uniquely positioned to use her sharp and ever evolving negotiation skills to negotiate the best possible deal for her clients. Melanie is devoted to serving the needs of real estate buyers and sellers in Bellevue, Medina, Clyde Hill, Yarrow Point, Mercer Island, Issaquah, Madison Park, Washington Park, Laurelhurst, Magnolia, Queen Anne, Seattle and West Seattle. Along with being a REALTOR with the National Association of REALTORS®, she holds the following highly respected designations, which are a testament to her dedication and hard work: Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Graduate of Real Estate Institute (GRI), Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR), Master Certified Negotiation Expert (MCNE), and Certified New Home Sales Professional (CSP). Whether you’re looking for a home along the I-90 corridor or luxury real estate in Medina, Melanie looks forward to introducing you to the communities and lifestyle of some of Bellevue and Seattle’s finest neighborhoods. Melanie goes above and beyond to ensure her clients get the best representation possible. She is approachable, intuitive, and honest. Give her a call today, and you’ll immediately see why her clients hold her in such high regard.
What My Clients Say:
• Melanie is the best Realtor I have met hands down. We have purchased 4 properties in the past 5 years and sold 2. Melanie helped us get our place ready and sold it for more than asking price in less than 24 hours. Melanie’s professionalism and marketing expertise get results. Others told us it was priced to high and it wouldn't sell. Melanie helped stage it and got it sold fater than I have ever experienced. I will use her again. Dr. Timothy Mantz & Kathy Mantz • Excellent job done by Melanie in helping us buy our first home. She was very patient with us in terms of answering our queries as first-time home buyers, showing homes and getting all the necessary paperwork needed. She had a dedicated effort , focused approach and she knew exactly what we wanted , which made the entire process very smooth. Her prompt response with a good knowledge of the market , during the home buying experience is worth a mention. We liked her service and would highly recommend her. Thanks Melanie for everything. (Poonta) • I wouldn't want to work with anyone else when it comes to buying, selling or finding the perfect home. Her attention to detail, her style and her knowledge of the industry is outstanding. She is honest and doesn't tell you what you want to hear just to get your business. She knows what to do to get the job done. I was very pleased with my experience working with Melanie and her team. (Conversano) • Melanie is great to work with. Her positive attitude can make the times that get tough in the buying process feel so much better. You will happy to have someone that thinks and cares about you and your needs. (Jeffries) • Melanie was amazing, and helped us through the process from A-Z. I would highly recommend her as your agent without hesitation. She truly cared about our family's needs rather than making a sale. There were a number of homes that easily looked like the the"one" but she was thorough and steered us clear. One we got under contract she was there every step of the way to ensure all went smooth and kept everyone on schedule to ensure we closed on time. A great experience. (Bagga) • Melanie was a joy to work with! She understood our market, the challenges and best assets of our property. Throughout the entire process she was always working to follow-up with the buyer's agent to better understand how to best meet their clients needs and ours. I would definitely recommend Melanie to help you purchase or sell a home. She is a great listener and provides solid advice on how best to market a home in today's challenging economic environment. (Stromberg) • Melanie displays the highest degree of professionalism, loyalty, and diligence of any real estate professional that I have met. After working with her for over a year to find a home in a seller's market, my husband and I recently won a home in a multiple offer situation. Even though our bid was not the highest, Melanie's smart tactics and savvy presentation skills convinced the seller to accept our offer. A few times during our house-hunting process, my husband and I were tempted to settle on homes that we didn't completely love. Melanie, however, dissuaded us from losing hope and encouraged us to only buy a home that we were 100% satisfied with. We are so happy that we followed her advice. Driven by a passion to provide quality representation, Melanie is truly unique in her field.—as posted on Zillow • Melanie was a HUGE help! She provided us consistent, professional assistance during our entire house search, through closing and beyond. We were searching in incredibly competitive markets with very little inventory, and Melanie provided very unique ideas for structuring our offer that ultimately helped us win the house we wanted, at the right price—as posted on Zillow • Complete assistance for purchasing my condo and the changes required by me before the purchase specifically the remodeling of the toilet to accommodate a bidet. –as posted on Houzz • We debated selling our home for over 2 years. Melanie's patience and support began at our very first meeting. When we finally signed, Melanie's attention and marketing led to a quick, clean close. I have recommended her to many friends and colleagues and will continue to do so.—as posted on Houzz • Melanie did a fantastic job finding our new home. She listened to our requirements and found exactly the house we wanted. She contacted us the minute it was listed and encouraged us to get it pre-inspected. She read the demand for the house and guided us to an offer that was accepted. We moved in two weeks later and just love it. I would recommend Melanie to anyone, she is the best.—as posted on Houzz • Melanie is a consummate real estate professional who has been consistently a million plus producer. She is a currently located in the Seattle area to help you find a perfect house or luxury condo or the perfect piece of property for your dream home.--as posted on Houzz