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Melody Benton Reviews

Melody Benton
Managing Broker, MCNE (13 years experience)
2 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Specialties:

Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent

 
- Highly likely to recommend
02/28/2013 - user2326316
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $475K in Magnolia, Seattle, WA.
I'm going to be honest, it has taking me a few weeks to write this review primarily because I did not want to write just a standard and normal positive review without taking some time to put some heart into my experience with Melody.

A little background before the review - we are first time buyers, have many friends and family that work in the industry and have had the opportunity to work with many of these individuals before finding Melody.

1. Professionalism was outstanding. We stated up front that we could be 6 to 12 month out before ready to buy and this was not a concern to Melody. We met on a Saturday, Melody presented us with a game plan that was also printed and bound (maps, page for each home we planned on looking at, notes Melody noticed about the listing that caught her attention, etc.).

2. Questions, questions and more questions. As a first time buyer we had many and each question was always answered in detail and fast. One question that stood out - Liability insurance for oil heating tank. Before the end of business same day I had an e-mail with a detailed explanation along with hyperlinks to a few official sites on example fuel costs, maintenance, etc.

3. Educating - often we would see a home that we actually liked. After viewing a location we would talk about the property. On more than one occasion Melody caught specifics to a property that we had missed and actually steered us away from a potential nightmare. Up until this point all previous agents only found the positive in any visited listing, re-confirming our likes and setting up to start the bidding process.

Avoiding a possible lemon-home was by far the most impressive part of working with Melody. She worked with us to educate and find the right house for our family and not to just close another house for another client.

I know many of us have friends and family that work in the business and as I mentioned so do we but the only way we are working with another agent will be the day Melody decides to call it quits (sorry friends and family :).
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Response from Melody on 03/04/2013
I’m overwhelmed with gratitude. Thank you so much Carlin for your very kind words! It was a true pleasure working with you and Jill to find the perfect place to call home. As you know, my goal is not to sell you a home; it’s to sell you EVERY home. So glad to hear I made the mark and hope I haven’t made enemies with your F&F in real estate!

 

- Highly likely to recommend
09/11/2012 - user7632564
Sold a Condo home in 2012 for approximately $325K in Mukilteo, WA.
Working with Melody was an absolute pleasure. Her utter professionalism and follow through during the entire process continued to impress me. I worked with her for over a year on the shortsale of a townhouse and through many trials and tribulations such as buyers backing out, bank delays and the sale of our mortgage to a loan servicer without our knowledge, Melody never wavered. She always had a game plan and I always felt confident and very well taken care of. I can't thank her enough and would love to work with her again in the future.
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08/22/2012 - user0450049
Sold a Condo home in 2012 for approximately $325K in Mukilteo, WA.
My ex-husband and I had the unfortunate experience of having to go through a short-sale on a home purchased while we were still married. While it took some time to complete the sale due to issues beyond our control, our agent, Melody Benton, did a fabulous job of keeping us aprised of all aspects of the sale, of negotiating with prospective buyers as well as dealing with the banks and brokers along the way. It was not an easy process to go through, but Melody was very professional as well as extremely personable every step of the way which helped us process the emotional and mental aspects of the experience as well as the financial ones. I would recommend Melody to anyone interested in buying or selling a home.
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06/03/2012 - BirgitB
Sold a home in 2012.
Melody helped me buy my condo in 2012. We looked at many different places and I ended chosing a short sale. This is generally a painful process - thanks to Melody it was a good experience. I was always informed where we are in the process and we were able to move much easier than expected.

She helped me with everything which came up and is extremly responsive and I really appreciated her positive attitude and knowledge and expertise.
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02/01/2012 - Melissa D
Sold a home in 2012.
We own a number of properties, and have worked over the years with dozens of agents. Melody Benton is by far the best agent we have ever worked with. We intend to use her on all our future transactions and will recommend her to anyone and everyone who will listen. She is highly skilled, deeply knowledgeable, and just plain fun to work with.
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11/20/2011 - mooresmiles
Sold a home in 2011.
I am extremely happy with the service I received from Melody during the listing and sale of my condominium in Mukilteo, Washington. She has an excellent understanding of the current market climate acquired through research and experience. She provided me with the information I needed to set the initial price, and kept me informed throughout the process so that my unit was properly priced. Her attention to detail in marketing my condo, from staging suggestions, fliers, open houses, and visibility on the internet were all right on target.

She kept me informed on a weekly basis, and her confidence and positive attitude kept me comfortable with her excellent advice. When an offer came through she helped me to negotiate the best price possible, and worked through our inspection and appraisal requirements. Finally, she made the signing of closing papers easier by choosing the best location and was present to make sure that any details of the contract were fully understood.

I would highly recommend Melody Benton to anyone who is looking for real estate agent.
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06/19/2011 - ralfha
Sold a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $750K in Leschi, Seattle, WA.
Melody is a very professional, responsive and enthusiastic real estate agent. She did a good job on all aspects of the sale of my house:

- She put together a survey of comparable houses in the area and recommended a price range for the house. - She took care of all aspects of marketing the house, including scheduling any needed repair/touchup work, hiring a staging company, photographing the house, setting up a web site, showing it, etc. - She handled the incoming offers promptly and with poise. She provided me with the information I needed to choose the most desirable offer. - She helped me with all aspects of executing the necessary paperwork for the sale. She also set me up on a handy e-signature system (DocuSign) that made it possible to sign almost every paper electronically, a huge convenience. I have no complaints about Melody's work and would recommend her without hesitation.
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05/26/2011 - tracib2
Bought a home in 2011.
Melody epitomizes what a real estate agent should be. She is professional, efficient, detailed and sensitive. She skillfully handled the purchase of our home in Seattle, and gave us valuable advise during a stressful sale of our home in California. After dealing with several agents in as many home sales there is no one I would work with except Melody Benton.
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05/24/2011 - Shannon N
Bought a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $350K in Edmonds, WA.
My husband and I were fortunate to get a great referral to Melody Benton from good friends. As first time home buyers, we needed a little more guidance and hand-holding than what we imagine experienced buyers need. Melody helped keep our perspectives in check and after a couple months, we found the house we could make into our home. She not only assisted us in our process, she also proved to be a great mediator between the previous homeowner (whose agent was non-existent) and us. Our newest quote is that "Everyone needs a Melody in their life!"
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05/24/2011 - Sara Z
Bought a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $375K in Finn Hill, Kirkland, WA.
Melody has rich experience in real estate. She successfully negotiated with the seller to change into a whole new roof for us. She did a great job helping us find a comfortable while affordable house. My husband and I really appreciate her work and would recommend her to anyone who want to find a trustable and responsible agent.
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Melody Benton
Address:
Windermere Real Estate/North, Inc.
4211 Alderwood Mall Blvd, Suite 110
Lynnwood, WA  98036
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