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With a reputation for being responsive and organized, Melinda knows how to get clients the best deal possible. “I’m proactive instead of being reactive-figuring out what could cause a problem with a transaction and getting it taken care so my clients aren’t surprised is what I do.”

“When I was sitting in my first real estate class I realized things aren’t always black and white when it comes to answering questions about a property – especially in a dual agency situation. I decided I wanted to always answer any question about a property with honesty.”

That’s why Melinda chose to work with The Buyer’s Agent nearly a decade ago. Since she joined the agency she continues to educate herself, earned the Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES) and Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR) designations, and completing several courses on short sale, foreclosure, finance and 1031 exchange. Her passion for serving buyers only is also a reason she’s been awarded Rookie of the Year, Client Service of the Year, Top Salesman of the Year and Savings Leader of the Year awards.

Melinda grew up in Burnsville, just north of Asheville. She worked for the Chief Naval Operations Special Intelligence agency while serving in the Navy but came back to Western North Carolina more than two decades ago to raise her family. Her two sons are now in college. Melinda completed nursing school here and served as a medical surgical nurse before switching to real estate.

She enjoy tennis, taking her bicycle out for a 30 mile ride with friends and she plays competitive pickleball, which is a mix of tennis, ping-pong, and badminton.

It would be my honor to represent you in a purchase. I will work hard to help you accomplish your goals and protect your best interests.

What Melinda’s Clients Say

As a first time home buyer Melinda made it so easy.  Her knowledge of the area, her patience and her ability to work within the guidelines that you set makes her a vital asset to your home purchasing experience.  She was incredible!  I would recommend her to anyone who is looking to purchase a home in Asheville.  You will not be disappointed.  Many thanks!!!

Edmond Welsh

We still talk highly of Melinda who helped us 4 yrs ago to find our first home. We recommend her to others when we know they need a Buyers Agent and would hire her today if we were looking for a new property. Melinda stands out to us because she met our needs in a very professional manner. She treated her work with us as a job that she took seriously and also enjoyed. She did what she said she would do and worked to find us a home within the geographical area and price range we were specific about. Even when we overlooked a property that fit our specifics exactly, she responsibly held our stated needs as a mirror for us to look at, asking us to look at the property or let her know if our search criteria had changed. Thankfully, professionally pointing out to us what we said we wanted, led to the purchase of that very property as our first home! Melinda’s skills are superb, personally and in the realm of real estate knowledge. She gave us good advice in what price to offer, was as excited as we were in the bidding process, and was willing to let go when we would not match the seller’s price after the second negotiation. Amazingly, the seller called her a week later to meet our price after all. She honored us every step of the way. Melinda is kind, thoughtful, an excellent listener, holds boundaries, and makes a great real estate agent. We can’t say enough!

Liz and David Kolousek
In fall 2010 we moved to the Asheville area, and began a house hunt.  We had found some advertising for The Buyer’s Agent, and Melinda Splain and gave her a call.  Immediately in our first phone conversation with Melinda we knew we had the right person to help us find a home.  As time went on we learned that Melinda’s level of knowledge, expertise, experience, and personal approach were beyond our expectations.  She met with us to learn our requirements, provided us needed information, and immediately began a house search for us.  There was no “hard sell”, she worked at our pace, and was flexible in scheduling her time.  We felt throughout that she was committed to giving us the best possible experience with minimal stress and a positive outcome.  Melinda’s knowledge of real estate and the Buncombe County area were very helpful in our decision making process.  She was a tremendous asset for us as newcomers giving us additional recommendations about businesses and vendors.
We happily recommend Melinda to those looking for a property.  In the event we again are house hunting, there is no doubt we will turn to Melinda.  Along with her high level of expertise and knowledge, she is a joy to work with.
Karen Punta and Mona Blevins