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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

Sandy Potterfield
Intercoastal Mortgage Company

Joe Lagomarcina
McLean Mortgage

Kimberly Smrek
Movement Mortgage

Termite Inspectors:

Pest Now


To obtain quotes on moving:

Title Companies:

Paragon Title – Bethesda

District Title – Bethesda


District of Columbia
Pepco (electric)

Dominion VA Power

Washington Gas

DC Water

Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission

Home Inspectors:

Potomac Home Inspections
Jacques Sirvain

Scott Broussard

DC Home Authority
Andew PJ McNeill

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.