I don't even know where to begin. Melissa is. man she is just so freaking good job at her job! I just don't know how to adequately emphasize how impressed my husband and I were with her. We had such a weird list of needs for a home, and we were operating on a tight timeline, and a tight budget. We were so skeptical that we would actually be able to find what we needed, and find it in time, but we did! We found the perfect property for our home, and our business, and I can 100% say that we could not have done it without Melissa. She did more work than any realtor I've ever known. She was impeccably organized, ridiculously knowledgeable. And she was like a detective, sleuthing out tons of information about every home we considered seeing, or considered making an offer on. She really, really knows what she is doing. And another thing that she brings to the table is her incredible knowledge of a wide swatch of eastern and central Pennsylvania real estate. We were hunting over a huge area, between Philly and Lancaster PA, and we really didn't understand a lot of the places we were looking. But Melissa did. She knew it all school districts, resale values, environmental issues, waning or waxing popularity and why, demographics, municipal regulations her knowledge was staggering. And her research and preparedness. I mean, I know she must have had clients other than us, but it truly felt like she was working for us round the clock, seven days a week. I just can't say enough. We were referred to Melissa through our loan officer, so we hoped she'd be decent. But we honestly feel like we stumbled upon the best realtor in Pennsylvania, and I'm not being hyperbolic. Just put your trust in her. I am telling you, you will see exactly what I'm talking about after about five minutes of talking to her. –Amy Y. & Vale B.
First off, I should mention I have been doing residential and commercial financing for 30 years. Melissa became my realtor 4 years ago, after my divorce, by spending 3 months just helping me find a place rent. Since then I referred 3 co-workers and one, like me, took a long time just finding a place to rent; obviously, a small commission. Other realtors I contacted 4 years ago looking for a rental, couldn't have been bothered. Melissa was calling and emailing me rentals up until 11:00 pm and must have taken me to 15 places over 3 months. So, when I decided to buy a home I went to Melissa who spent over 6 months, happily helping me all hours all day. I now have my home, again, very happy with my experience and caring that Melissa showed and last week one of my employees spent 7 hours and saw 11 homes with Melissa on a Sunday. This person loves working with Melissa; Melissa builds trust and she is a pleasant and great communicator. She sends updates in the mail and LinkedIn and handwritten notes often. She does it the right way! Four years ago I was dismissed by multiple Realtors, now off a small rental commission, Melissa is getting rewarded. I will never deal with or recommend another realtor and I have been in the financial services industry 30 years. –James W.
I have found that usually every broker is professional and responsive. Melissa took charge immediately with staging photos for Zillow, and other platforms, suggesting listing price and providing comp's and negotiating with owner to raise its asking price. She went live on Wednesday and scheduled the weekend for open houses. We had 37 visitors on Saturday and multiple offers on Sunday. Hence house sold in 5 days, which is what it’s all about After working with owner on pros and cons of the multiple offers, we agreed to work with the best buyer candidate rather than best price. Terms were negotiated and agreed to in several hours. Follow up emails and texts with Melissa and her associate was in minutes, just like a tag team, for the next few weeks and I was updated, as necessary. The walk thru and closing were efficient, prompt and painless. I was recommended to Melissa, and it proved to be spot on. I would recommend her to anyone seriously looking to sell, or buy for her knowledge, skill and willingness to listen to every crazy question or concern. –Bernie S.
What can we say about Melissa? Best real estate agent ever! Melissa helped us with two transactions over the past few years. In both, we were remote and she ran point on the ground. The first was home we were selling in PA. We were in CA, and our daughter recommended Melissa. Without even meeting her, she was able to get our house sold quickly. The second was a home we were buying in PA. Again we were in CA and had limited to time to look at places during a quick visit to PA. Melissa worked with us diligently to understand our needs and narrow and down a short list of properties to view. She nailed it. We found a great property that met our needs perfectly. During the closing process and an old title issue came up. This significantly complicated and delayed the process, but Melissa stood strong. She guides us through various revisions to the agreement, while the title issue was being handled and got us to close. We have no hesitation recommending Melissa for your real estate needs. Like we said she's the best! Thank you, Melissa! –Gary K. & Sharon W.
Melissa Walter is the complete professional with a great personality. When issues with the Buyer's bank arose, she dug in and kept her hand on the pulse. When the Buyers' agent was not available to give the Buyers a second look, she stepped in and made it happen. And at the closing, she carried the meeting on her shoulders (with professionalism and a smile). Melissa kept her hand on the deal's pulse. She kept up with market fluctuations and offered sound advice. She marketed our home on several social media outlets as well as the traditional methods. She gave us the information needed to make decisions along the way (negotiation, timing, etc). Melissa brings much to the table. Melissa provided us with the information needed during this process to make sound decisions. As Sellers of a home that we loved dearly, Melissa's advice, resources, and personable style kept us moving through the emotional transaction. We needed Melissa's professional expertise and you will too. Don't hesitate, work with Melissa Walter to get the deal done. –Herb & Joanne G.
Melissa is the most amazing realtor to work with. She helped my wife and I purchase our home about 2 years prior. As soon as we found out we were moving we knew exactly who we were going to call. After a short conversation we had our strategy set and photos scheduled. Due to her amazing marketing and great photography, thanks to Joel, we were able to get an offer in and completed before the house even hit the market. Melissa made everything go as smoothly as possible. From the first conversation I personally had with Melissa almost three years ago to my continued friendship I have never questioned or felt persuaded by Melissa. She even connected us with a realtor here in Texas that she found through her connections. She is always there to answer a question or to provide support even to this day. Melissa will put your best interests first, always. –Dalton D. & Marianne K.
We chose Melissa to help us prepare, stage, list and sell our house in King of Prussia. Melissa was extremely knowledgeable of the area and helped us pick the best time to list our house. She was extremely thorough throughout the entire process. Our open house was intense, as we had over 100 people attend! Melissa paid attention to every single detail, and as a result, we sold our house in less than a week with multiple offers! Any time we needed to ask her a question, she was available and never made us feel as though we were bothering her. She is sharp, professional, attentive, strategic, and was always a few steps ahead of us as she guided us along the way. She has an excellent eye and instinct for what will help you sell your house. We would trust her to sell our house again. Thank you Melissa for all of your hard work and professionalism! –Rick & Barbara Grace M.
Melissa is truly second to none. She is incredibly knowledgeable about all aspects of her job and the market; she is trustworthy, driven and confident, but also low-key, so that she makes every home visit and conversation feel friendly and enjoyable. Every time we would look at a house, she would ask all kinds of focused and sensitive questions about the experience so that she could better gauge what my family and I were looking for. Before long, she found us our "forever home," and moved us through the deal with expertise and grace. Melissa also helped through a difficult deal as we sold our old house, and her good sense and humor made it possible to get through the experience with our sanity intact! I would recommend Melissa Walter without reservation. She loves what she does, and truly lives to find people the home that's their perfect fit. –Hallie & Ben W.
After scouring zillow for a realtor, we came across Melissa based on her fantastic reviews. Boy, did we hit a gold mine. I have never seen a realtor that has the honesty, integrity, and knowledge that Melissa has. Since we were first time home buyers, she walked us through the entire process without any hiccups and made sure we were comfortable at every stage, never pushing us in a direction we did not want to go. Every question we threw at her or "what if" scenario, she had a complete, detailed solution. Her knowledge and strategy for real estate is top notch. She's so personable, energetic, and makes finding a home fun. Every time we wanted to view a home, she was super flexible and always making us feel like we were her number 1 priority. You really get a five star experience with her. We could not have asked for a better realtor! –Eric D. & Samantha R.
We cannot recommend Melissa Walter more highly. We were warned by friends and family that it's hard to find a reliable realtor, but Melissa was fantastic. Melissa was highly responsive, thorough and always went above and beyond. We were first time home buyers so we needed a lot of hand holding and were new to the entire process. We also were buying a house in a market with low inventory so it took us several offers before one was accepted, but Melissa continued to show us homes for several months (Read: spent most of her nights and weekends with us) and guided us through until we found the right fit. We have already recommended Melissa to friends and family and will use her again if we ever move.
–Rachael & Brad A.
Melissa was absolutely THE BEST! She not only is extremely knowledgeable on the real estate fundamentals, but was also able to adapt to guide us through the strange landscape of the current COVID market. We gave her a challenging set of criteria and she kept us aware of upcoming listings and new areas of interest, while still keeping our core needs in mind. She was always responsive regardless of the time of day and happy to help. We never once felt like we were bothering her. Melissa kept close alignment with our lender and we truly felt like we were in great hands throughout the entire process. We have already recommended Melissa and Compass to our friends and family and will continue to do so! –Rebecca L. & Nick O.
From the first time I met Melissa I appreciated her focus on clear and consistent communication. As a first time buyer I often flooded Melissa with questions, random inquiries, and overall sporadic interests throughout Montgomery County. She stepped up to the plate every time! Melissa is also very real. Because of our constant communication she really knew exactly what I was looking for and was not afraid to point out things I would not like in every property we looked at. Her focus on getting me what fit my needs and wants was fantastic. Between Melissa and loan officer Shannon Rose I felt like I was working with family! I highly recommend them if you are serious about your house search. –Nick G.
We have a lovely new home and sold our old home very quickly because of Melissa. Our open house was on a suddenly sunny day just after a snowy one. Sixteen families showed up for the open house and Melissa was the perfect hostess. We had an offer for the sale of our house within 24 hours of that open house. I'm sure that one of the reasons that the open house was a success and the sale went quickly was because Melissa talked us through repairs to make before we put it on the market and because the pictures that she took represented the house very well. Melissa, please stay in touch because if we ever want to sell our dream home, we will want you to do it for us. –Dan & Storm E.
Melissa's caring nature coasted us through the selling process not only because she continuously kept us focused on the big picture of the selling process, she was also very emotionally supportive. She was compassionate during a tough time in our lives where we were making huge life changes, which included selling our beautiful house. She's an A+ communicator. She'll let you know when a task needs a quick response due to deadlines, or if a task can wait a few days or weeks. Melissa is graceful under pressure, and she treated us with the utmost respect. I wish I had more "Melissas" in my life - like coworkers, neighbors, etc. The world would be a better place! –Emily L.
Melissa was an amazing realtor for our first home purchase! She answered our many questions throughout the process and she was always available via text, email, or phone call when we needed her. She was also very flexible with our busy work schedules, meeting with us after work or on the weekends when we had time, which was greatly appreciated. She was patient with us when we were trying to decide what we wanted, never pressuring us, but offering us advice and guidance when we needed it. She was knowledgeable, detailed, honest, thoughtful, friendly, and any other great qualities you could ever want in a realtor. Thanks so much Melissa! –Jamie S. & David N.
Melissa sold my home 3 times in less than a year! I had very rare and unforeseen complications on both my end and the buyers' ends. She found the answers for me quickly and walked me through each process step by step. She always had encouraging words when I became frustrated, which sometimes just made my day better. Instead of generic pictures, she took her own pictures and they were professionally done and made my house look beautiful. She predicted the fair market price perfectly for my neighborhood and she kept in touch with me frequently. She was great! I wish I could take her with me to Florida to take over the the buyer side now! –Amy N.
Melissa is the absolute best! This was our second time working with her and we cannot imagine having anyone else guide us through the process of selling our home. She did a phenomenal job listing our home and drawing a massive crowd to the open house (shout out to Joel for the gorgeous pictures!). We had 7 offers and got well over asking price. She helped us pick the perfect buyer for our home and navigated us through some frustrating inspection and appraisal moments. Having someone who is completely trustworthy, patient, professional and fun to work with made the stressful moments a lot easier. –Ruthie & Matt K.
Melissa is the best realtor I had worked with so far (I had worked with 3 before). Her knowledge of the market and the area are exceptional and I am most impressed by her honesty and directness on providing feedback to the properties. She is never afraid to tell you the truth (which is a big plus for me as a buyer) Additionally, she is extremely organized and provide very detailed "next steps" and "things to look out for" during the contract process which makes my work/life a lot easier. I would not hesitate to work with Melissa again to buy/sell my home when the time comes. –Alex K.
Melissa was amazing! She was available at all hours of the day and made the home buying process so easy for me and my fiance as first time home buyers. If I found a house that I was interested in she would get us in to see it within 24 hours no question. I could text or email her anytime and she always got back to us immediately. She was honest with us and we trusted her input. She kept me grounded when I thought we were going to lose the house and reassured me everything would work out and it did! I highly recommend Melissa! –Lindsey & Alex H.
Melissa is a breath of fresh air. I saw many homes over an extended period of time with Melissa and she was patient every step of the way. She is very knowledgeable of the homes, neighborhoods, and school districts in Philadelphia and its suburbs. I was out of town during the entire buying process and Melissa made everything clear and easy for me. She was on top of everything that was required from me and was a great agent to have on my side! –Jason B.
I have dealt with dozens of real-estate brokers, over a period of 40 years as a homeowner, real-estate investor, and landlord, and I think that Melissa Walter is the most amazing one I ever have encountered. Her intelligence, integrity, wisdom, thoroughness, creativity, diligence, and reliability are nothing less than startling. It is as if she came from a different planet from all the rest -- and a much better one. –Ira C.
Melissa was wonderful to work with! As a Realtor myself who relocated to the area, I greatly appreciated her extensive market knowledge, excellent and prompt communication, and personable demeanor. She showed us properties that were "coming soon," and navigated us smoothly through a close during a pandemic. We would not have found our home if it wasn't for Melissa! I cannot recommend her enough. –Michalyn & Collin M.
Melissa was always available, extremely calm, and professional throughout the entire process. Melissa alerted us to aspects of the houses, both positive and negative that were not immediately apparent to us as buyers. Her overall knowledge, expertise and preparation was very impressive. She has a very upbeat personality that made the stressful process pleasant. I highly recommend her! –Monica H.
We engaged Melissa to sell our house in PA after we had already moved to CA. For us, this was a complete remote process. Melissa was able to handle all the details and made everything very smooth for us. In the end she got us the offer that met our requirements and the closing process was very smooth. We are very pleased and happy to recommend Melissa. –Gary K.
Melissa was amazing during our home buying process. She said in the very beginning, "there are areas you may not even know exist." That winded up being completely true where we found our dream home. She's honest & respectful. We called her many times with questions & she was always there for us. She made what could have been a stressful process a joy. –Lauren & James F.
I tried a few agents before but Melissa won me over. She doesn’t just want to sell you something quickly but she’ll find the right house for you. And she’s very responsive, always makes room in her busy schedule to make sure you’re on top of the game in this busy market. She’s fun and very thoughtful, making this experience enjoyable! –Joanna D.
Melissa is the epitome of professionalism, and really cares about the process you’re going through and how confusing it can be. She helped me after my mother passed with her property which is in a different state than i live. And also advised me about the taxes and estate set up i needed to do. –Paul M.
Melissa went to battle for us to find our first home in an incredibly challenging market. She navigated changing guidelines presented by the pandemic like a champ and helped us every step of the way. –Powell & Tyler H.
Very quick sale, not only met my expectations, but way beyond them. Would recommend her to everyone, again. Thank You Melissa for everything you did in making our sale so wonderful. –Steve O.
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