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p: 703-999-6272
e: Melinda.schnare@gmail.com


About Me

Your home is a foundation. It’s a place where lasting dreams are built.
I count myself as lucky to have this job. I become close with people when working to buy or sell their home. We get to explore possibilities together and often become friends along the way. I like to serve as a “trusted advisor” when it comes to making real estate decisions. Offering perspective when needed and taking the lead to navigate through complex transactions. There are many facets to real estate and I love them all. My resources for mortgage lenders, contractor repairs, staging, and landscaping is proven through client references. I also work with a great team to create compelling marketing materials and work diligently to offer you the best market analysis for pricing. I have been trained to understand real estate law and when questions arise, I have access to the best in legal counsel.

I am a strong negotiator who will always represent your best interests and will always do so before my own.

Before real estate, I enjoyed a long career with leading international firms devoted to brand marketing and public relations. I bring this experience to my clients.

But above all else, I believe, if I do a good job, I get to do it again.


When I'm not selling real estate

Melinda enjoys spending time outdoors and with family and friends.

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“Trusted” is what I strive for as an advisor each step of the way, not skipping a beat and knowing I am backed by best in class resources to meet the unique needs of every transaction.

So you want to sell your home:
Putting your home on the market requires careful market analysis to get you the right price. I bring expertise to identify your unique selling proposition. Your home’s marketing materials will be compelling and beautiful, showcasing the attributes that home buyers are looking for. Before we get started though, we need to see what’s needed to put your home in its very best light. Whether it’s vetting and overseeing numerous contractors or staging your home, I can do that.

Buying a home?
If you are in the market to buy a home, but you aren’t sure how much you can afford, what type of home or where you want to buy, I can help.

Mortgage Lenders:

Rob Clark
PHH Home Loans
240-460-0757
rob.clark@mortgagefamily.com

Sandy Potterfield
Intercoastal Mortgage Company
703-587-0498
sandrap@icmtg.com

Joe Lagomarcina
McLean Mortgage
202-359-1604
jlagomarcino@mcleanmortgage.com

Kimberly Smrek
Movement Mortgage
443-794-6070
kimberly.smrek@movement.com

Termite Inspectors:

Pest Now
www.pestnow.com
877-284-2466

Moving:

To obtain quotes on moving:
https://www.moveeassy.com

Title Companies:

Paragon Title – Bethesda
www.paragontitle.com
301-986-1114

District Title – Bethesda
www.districttitle.com
202-518-9300

Utilities:

District of Columbia
Pepco (electric)
202-833-7500
www.pepco.com

Dominion VA Power
1-866-366-4357
www.dom.com

Washington Gas
800-752-7520
www.washgas.com

DC Water
202-787-2000
www.DCWater.com

Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission
301-206-4001
www.wsscwater.com

Home Inspectors:

Potomac Home Inspections
Jacques Sirvain
301-467-5922
js@potomac-homes.net

ProTec
Scott Broussard
301-972-8531
scott@ProTec-Inspections.com

DC Home Authority
Andew PJ McNeill
202-725-2710
Drew@DCHomeAuthority.com

We are real people

Real Living | At Home is a locally owned real estate brokerage serving the entire DC area. We have four real estate offices, located in Dupont Circle & H Street in Washington DC, Chevy Chase, MD, and Arlington, VA. We specialize in buyers and sellers interested in single family homes, row houses, townhouses, condos, co-ops, lofts, and any other kind of residential real estate in Washington DC, Maryland, or Virginia. Real Living | At Home is a locally owned and operated franchise. Real Living real estate is a network brand of HSF Affiliates LLC, which is majority owned by Home Services of America, inc. A Berkshire Hathaway Affiliate.