Melanie understands what change is all about. Born in Denver Colorado, her dad’s military career taught her and her family the meaning of “moving!” The eldest of three girls, she spent her years growing up in places such as Hawaii and San Diego, eventually finding herself settling in Los Angeles.
Working in foreign currencies for several years, she accepted an offer from her company to transfer to New York City. Although enjoying her new position, she found herself in situations that challenged her strong sense of ethics. In 2012 her personal experience with Hurricane Sandy, along with her professional integrity, prompted her to leave the Big Apple and move to the St. Louis metropolitan area where her family had settled. A graduate from SIUE, she has her Bachelor’s Degree in Speech Communication and a minor in Women’s Studies.
Ready for a change from corporate America and with a firsthand understanding of the challenges that come with moving, Melanie’s desire to help people prompted her to pursue her real estate license. Being introduced to Grant Hickman, owner of GHREA, Melanie immediately knew that this was where she belonged. “Grant had no fluff.” said Melanie.“ I knew that his honest and genuine approach to business and understanding of timelines made GHREA the home for me. His systems and training processes were unlike any other and I was certain that this was the place where I would succeed in my goal of helping others!”
A patient and compassionate woman by nature, understanding people is definitely one of Melanie’s strengths. “Helping families to find their dream home is my first priority, but my life’s experience has shown me that many people need so much more help. For those that are transitioning to a new town or city, going above and beyond to help them with all of the details associated with their move is my main concern. Being there for the families that I serve does not end after the closing papers are signed. An ongoing relationship with every family is my genuine desire. I am here to guide and help them every step of the way.” Melanie’s compassion and experience makes her an outstanding advisor for anyone that is looking to buy, sell or build a home!