Senior Housing Consultant with Grapevine Realty Services
Grapevine Realty Services is now a senior housing consultant company. I like working with older adults who are trying to decide their next "move." Whether it be actually moving to another location or aging-in-place, I have resources and experience to help you make the right decisions for you and your family. See links to the below.
Accessible Places, Inc., located in Chatham County, is a Certified Aging in Place Specialist which gets accreditation through the National Home Builders Association.
They offer the "knowledge and tools to thoroughly evaluate your home and provide recommendations to make your home safer, prevent falls, and improve mobility so you can safely and easily live in your home for years to come."
Roobrik, Inc. is a North Carolina-based company that "helps older adults and their families think through care and living options with compassion, insight, and personalized recommendations for next steps. Their online assessment tool is "grounded in decision science to seamlessly and authentically earn the user’s trust and inspire appropriate action."
Although I am no longer working at the Chatham County Council on Aging, starting in 2020, I will donate a portion of my real estate commissions (through Boro Realty) on Chatham County sales back to this wonderful organization.
Melanie with friends at the Chatham County Council on Aging
I started as a volunteer while doing real estate as a Meals on Wheels driver for the Chatham County Council on Aging. What a slippery slope! I was then tasked to schedule Medical Transportation, act as interim Volunteer Coordinator and eventually Communications & Development Director for 3 1/2 years.
Real Estate with Boro Realty
After 8 years in the real estate business as Grapevine Realty Services, I've decided to hang my license with Boro Realty out of Carrboro. I still live and service clients in Chatham, Orange and parts of Alamance Counties. I look forward to hearing from you.
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Broker, Realtor and SRES
Real Estate Brokerage & Consulting Specializing in Chatham County
I live in Chatham County and work with buyers and sellers of all ages and price ranges in Chatham and Orange Counties. Selling and buying real estate is not all about the sale. It's about smart decisions for where you are in your life and where you want to be.
Get some advice on buying or selling real estate.
I've been a licensed Realtor since 2000 and have lived in Chatham County since 1993. Boro Realty is a full-service brokerage company with Triangle Multiple Listing Service membership and access to everything to market your property just like the national companies.
What's the difference between big and small companies?
Nothing. It's about the individual agents and their skill set and communication style. With Boro Realty, your money stays local...not to any large, out-of-state companies. If you believe in local economy, buy products and services from businesses in your area.
"Honest, hard working, dedicated, efficient and highly effective. In short completely professional.
Grapevine sold our house at full price in less than a month."
Charles Waldren & Diane Vannais
"I live in Massachusetts and was forced to sell my Mom's house in Fearrington, NC following my Dad's death. Because every real estate transaction has a number of little (and not so little) issues that must be dealt with prior to a closing, and because I was living out of state, I was not looking forward to this process. However, Melanie was incredibly helpful throughout the entire process and helped me through it all flawlessly and with a positive, can-do attitude. On a number of occasions, she went above and beyond to insure a successful closing. I cannot recommend her highly enough."
259 Fearington Post Pittsboro, NC
"Grapevine Realty helped my wife and I find the perfect country home for us in 2014. It was 4 years earlier, in 2010, I met Melanie at a small business networking lunch meeting.
What impressed me was her listening and connecting to the 7 or so of us there. Solid, engaged person, that is all I needed is the vibe and character reading of her to keep her in mind for 4 years.
Listed out home in August and it sold at the first showing, and the home we now have Melanie got our offer correct and this farm also was sold to the first buyer US!
I keep in touch with Melanie as we both share an interest in serving Seniors and representing a segment of American life that is not dependent on changing to be aligned to the latest fad.
A quality person needs no one else to follow a trendy way to be, but Melanie looks to her own heart for understanding, listening, helping and with a sense of pragmatism and value and fairness.
This approach needs no qualifications.A wonderful realtor for your request to secure an important step of finding a home here."
Don Wollum, Pittsboro NC
Map of Chatham County
"I had the opportunity to meet Melanie in 2005 when I was interviewing realtors to sell my family's farm. When Melanie walked in the house the very first time she told me the exact price that I ultimately received for the property. Melanie is thorough, knowledgeable and knows just the right people for inspections, repairs. She's creative in getting the property "out there." She is a fantastic mediator, as was needed in the interaction between me and the buyer of my property. She is available 24/7 and responds to your requests/questions efficiently and immediately. Melanie not only sold my farm, but found the property and builder for my new house, which turned out to be as pleasant an experience as my interactions with Melanie."
Jo Anne Clayton, Chapel Hill, NC