Melody is a Pacific Northwest native who brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the House Love Realty team. She is a real estate professional with 13+ years experience in Human Resources prior to her life in real estate. It was there, working with agreements, regulatory bodies, and people that she honed her communication skills, negotiation and advocacy to a professional level. Melody is the Designated Broker for House Love Realty and is accredited as a Master Certified Negotiation Expert (MCNE), and an Accredited Home Staging Professional Master (ASPM) trained personally by Barb Schwartz, the inventor of Home Staging. Melody grew up in Sedro-Woolley and lived for 20 years in Bellingham with her husband, Marcus. Melody enjoyed picking wild berries on the logging roads in Whatcom County while growing up, and is an intrepid traveler. Her special interests include Toastmasters, real estate investing, and she is a member of the Northwest Multiple Listing Service (NWMLS.) Melody's anthem is partnership, advocacy, and excellence. She sees real estate as an opportunity to make real connections. Her dedication to her clients is obvious in the way she builds and maintains strong relationships. Melody always has her clients' best interests in mind and puts their needs first. You can be sure you will have an excellent listener, negotiator, marketer, and Staging Specialist when you choose Melody to represent your real estate needs.
Marcus is fascinated with real estate and real estate investing. An informal, quiet leader who thoughtfully supports each transaction, his knowledge focuses on the physical side of house construction. Marcus adds his expertise and understanding to our clients' education as a calm, reassuring presence who understands the technical aspect of houses. An upstanding and reliable agent, he doesn't get ruffled under stress and keeps a cool demeanor while ensuring our clients' needs are met throughout the buying or selling process. Originally from Oahu, Hawaii, Marcus is a transplant to the Pacific Northwest. While in the Army, stationed at Fort Lewis, Marcus fell in love with the mountains, the rivers and the Puget Sound, and all the outdoor recreation the Northwest has to offer. Over the years, he has been a Search and Rescue volunteer in Snohomish and Whatcom Counties, and is skilled in rope rescue. Marcus has a background in machining and quality assurance. He is skilled in lean production methods and known for being exceptionally detail-oriented. Marcus is a Master Certified Negotiation Expert, a member of the Northwest Multiple Listing Service (NWMLS), and Commercial Brokers Association (CBA). When you work with Marcus, you'll find he is an excellent listener, and has an easy-going nature and a great sense of humor.