"When I retired I knew that I would be moving out of the beautiful Lakewood community that I had called home for 20 years. I was looking forward to having different adventures in a new area, but was not looking forward to the daunting process of selling my house. And when I found my new home in Sacramento much sooner than I had expected, the pressure was on to speed up the preparation of my Lakewood house for sale and put it on the market. I frankly felt overwhelmed.
"My Coldwell Banker realtor in Sacramento offered to help me find an agent who would be the best fit for me. After talking with a Coldwell Banker broker he reported that Melody Montero was highly recommended for her professionalism, knowledge of the area, communication and marketing skills.
"I knew Melody was active in Windsor and was glad that she was so highly recommended. At our very first meeting I was amazed at how prepared she was to discuss the current real estate market, sales history of homes similar to mine, as well as suggesting a pricing and marketing strategy tailored to my home and my needs. She was so enthusiastic about the process that seemed so intimidating to me that I knew she loves her work and views it as a way of helping people attain their dreams.
"She reassured me that she would be with me all along the way and would do everything necessary to help me – things that are not strictly a real estate agent’s responsibility. And that is exactly what happened. Melody went above and beyond in the services she provided. While I was going back and forth to Sacramento, and when I moved before Lakewood was sold, she stepped up in more ways than I could imagine – watered my outdoor plants to ensure the curb appeal, found and recommended people to do hauling, cleaning, and repairs, and communicated with the HOA for me.
"I was impressed with all she did to market my property even before it was officially listed for sale, including reaching out and networking with other agents. Her understanding of the likely buyers for my particular property, and the sales strategy she carried out, were so in tune with the market that we received three excellent offers and sold the house in less than a week. Melody is simply the BEST. I am so grateful for how much she helped make this move a smoother and worry-free transition. If you are lucky enough to work with her to buy or sell a home, I am confident you also will have the best possible experience and outcome."