The Local Expert badge is awarded to those who have made valuable contributions in a specific city or neighborhood on Zillow. Local Experts are active Zillow users who share their real estate knowledge and help others by contributing high-quality content at a local level. The more and better the contributions a user makes that relate to that city or neighborhood, the more likely an award will be granted. Users' contributions can be seen in their profiles.
The All-Star badge is given to top contributors of the Zillow community. These are active Zillow users who share their real estate knowledge and help others by contributing high-quality content. The more and better the contributions, the more likely an award will be granted. Users' contributions can be seen in their profiles.
Bought a home in 2014 in Overton, Mobile, AL 36695.
Melanie has been absolutely amazing. My husband and I are first time buyers so this whole experience was new for us. We called, text, and send Melanie many emails and she always responded quickly with such patience to our million questions. When she found out our price range that we could afford she sent us list after list with nice houses to choose from and was willing to show houses on nights and weekends. Very honest person and kept our best interest in mind. We love Melanie and would recommend her to anyone and everyone. She gets the job done:)
Very knowledgable, helpful, truthful. Would highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy or selling their home.
She helped us tremendously in our quest to find the right home, also gave great advice when we were trying to sell our home of 30 years
We met Jacob through a letter he sent offering to help us with our real estate needs. We had a very positive experience with Jacob; he was informative, helpful and patient with our many questions. Jacob was a professional through the whole process and has continued to keep us updated on the real estate market so that when we are ready to purchase again we know how the market stands. We would definitely recommend Jacob to our friends and plan to use him as our realtor if we ever decide to purchase another home.
Listed, but didn't sell my Single Family home in 2010 in Country Club, Mobile, AL.
I was introduced to Jacob Hartley by a mutual friend. After several phone conversations about selling my home I felt his aggressive yet personal approach were what I needed to get my house sold. Jacob was always prompt, professional and tenacious about the hurdles we had to cross during the process. I think it is important to mention that I have a 20-year family friend who is super successful in the local real estate market --- yet when push came to shove Jacob's complete and total commitment to what I needed won out, and I hired him over the friend. I refer him to family, friends and colleagues every chance I get and will continue to do so in the future.
Sold a Single Family home in 2009 in Jefferson, Theodore, AL.
My family and I were at a breaking point when we were introduced to Jacob. We could no longer afford our home, and were going into foreclosure. Jacob worked with us for several months and helped us do a short sale on our home. Before meeting with Jacob we had no idea what a short sale was. We thought foreclosure was our only way out. The last thing we wanted to do was skip out on a debt we knew we owed, but we had no other option. With Jacob's deticated help and skilled negotiating a short sale offer was approved on our home. It has been over two years since we sold our home and we feel blessed to have come into contact with Jacob. We are not having to deal with bad credit, outstanding debt, and credit collection calls. I just financed my vehicle at a local credit union, which would have been impossible with a foreclosure lingering over me. I hope this letter expresses at least half the gratitude my family has for Jacob and his hard work. I have since recommended him to several friends.