I first received my real estate license in 1996. In 1997 I started working with Fonville Morisey off of Creedmoor and Strickland in North Raleigh. In 1999 I opened up my own real estate company, Cornerstone Real Estate & Associates. In 2005 I moved my company to RE/MAX Capital Realty. My real estate team became the top 4 in North and South Carolina in 2007. Thru out my RE/MAX career I won the Hall of Fame award, the Platinum award, 100% Award. Some several times over. Locally here I have served on the Raleigh Regional Board of Directors years-2009, 2010 and 2011. I was a North Carolina Association Realtor Board Director in 2011 I was chosen for the first Leadership Academy at the Raleigh Regional Board in 2008. I have served as a Dean for the Leadership Academy since. RRAR Top Producers Council 2005, 2006 and 2007 RRAR Top Producers Council Co-Chair 2007 Grievance Committee since 2003 But the proudest of all of my achievements are my five beautiful daughters. I am a proud, hardworking single mother of Allaura (aka, Lala) who is 9, Kaidan (aka, Kiki), Willow, Bella and Sophie who are all 5 years old. I had quadruplets in 2007 and though I was stunned at first, I had never even seen quadruplets in real life. After 24 hours and the shock wore off, I was thrilled and ecstatic. My only child had wanted a sibling...now I say I over indulged her and had four at once. So my life is full of fun and excitement whether it be with real estate or tiara's and glitter. I just get to negotiate now 24/7. With five kids...almost 18 years experience, you are getting a true expert in the art of negotiating
What my clients are saying (17)
10/11/2019 - Elizabeth Ingram
Amazing agent!! Melanie helped us list a home for sale and buy a home at the same time! She is knowledgeable, kind and patient. She is a fierce negotiator for her clients and a real go getter. She was a blessing to our family and we are grateful to her for all her hard work!!!
10/11/2019 - tinamwagner
I would highly recommend Melanie! She is very knowledgeable with current market conditions, is quick to respond, and kept us up to date with all the details. She made the process of buying and selling seamless!
10/10/2019 - Kari Peguero
Melanie has an awesome energy and she was so much fun to work with. She really knows the area and gave us great advice when buying a home so that we considered future resale value as well as personal preference. I would highly recommend her to anyone. She is also of very high integrity and strives for honesty and upright behavior which is rare these days.
10/10/2019 - templejohn75
Excellent agent. Knows the area and builders. Easy to work with. Very helpful at the Design Center. Helped to provide critical information regarding financing and other suppliers.
10/09/2019 - zuser20170321063041653
Have bought with Melanie and would never consider anyone else!! Melanie took the time to show me all over Raleigh and her insight into the local market saved me a TON of money.
01/01/2018 - juddah73
Melanie has been my agent since 2001. She is assertive and gets the job done when buying or selling a home. I've bought five homes with her and she is just a great agent!
11/21/2017 - sakinaholmes
I came across Melanie by chance. There was a house for sale on my street and I went to the open house. I quickly discovered that particular house was not the one for me. Melanie was so positive and bubbly! I took her card and she assured me that together we could find a great house. Melanie was responsive and answered my many questions. I was able to see homes that just hit the market right away. Melanie went over and beyond what I thought a realtor's job entailed. We found the perfect house. Melanie was so proactive and still answered questions after the closing of my home. Add Melanie to your Must-Have list when you decide to buy or sell a home!
06/20/2017 - gerigump
Melanie was fantastic to work with. She helped to sell my previous home also. She is VERY responsive, knows the local market and is willing to go the extra mile. This is a tough market & she helped ensure that when I put an offer on my house, it was accepted. I would definitely recommend Melanie ( and I have a few times)!
06/12/2017 - dblindq
I highly recommend Melanie Osborne. Melanie is very professional and extremely knowledgeable of the of Raleigh/Durham/Cary market. We first met in 2014, after having my home listed with a different realtor for nearly six months (during peak season) with limited interest. Melanie pulled together a plan, listed our home and we saw more showings in the 1st week than we had in the prior six months...and more important we sold our home. We subsequently listed two of our elderly parents homes, in 2015 an 2017. Same result, tremendous interest with sale contracts in the first week.
06/06/2017 - lindquistvh
Melanie Osborne is impressive in taking away the stress in selling one's home. I was not looking forward to going through this process. She is very helpful in explaining the process, suggesting ways to increase salability of a home, suggesting a selling price and showing how she arrived at that price. She told me what she expected/hoped would happen, held my nervous hand, and was friendly, efficient, and accessable. No question was to small or silly. She came highly recommended and lived up to that recommendation. I followed her advise, and everything fell into place. I would not sell or buy a home without her as my agent. She is energetic, down to earth, and does a fantastic job.
04/21/2017 - jennbum
Melanie's knowledge of the industry made the selling and buying processes a breeze. When selling our home, she not only helped us decide what needed to be done to sell it quickly, she also coordinated all of the work so that I wouldn't have to. We had multiple offers in the first day of it being on the market. When buying, she stayed on top of the sellers to make sure everything was done in a professional and timely fashion. In a time when everyone has a busy life- Melanie truly makes a hectic and sometimes confusing process of buying/selling a house a breeze- and you can't put a price on that!
11/20/2013 - 58lizmimms
Melanie is a joy to work with! She is genuine and very knowledgeable about real estate and renovating homes, which has been helpful in our search for a home. She really kept us updated after we put in our offer, which was greatly appreciated during that anxious waiting period.
11/18/2013 - Michelle Clark
I've known Melanie since college, and when I decided to purchase my first home she was the perfect choice. She knows my style and taste, and the 1st home she sent me is the one I ended up purchasing. When I moved to FL for a job opportunity, Melanie listed my home and found the perfect tenants. She continues to help me with my rental. I recommend Melanie to anyone looking to purchase a home in the Raleigh area. She's quite simply, the best.
10/02/2013 - user2318202
Melanie sold our house in *3* days! She helped us find another home that we have enjoyed living in for 9+ years. She also helped my brother sell his home and it was sold in less than 90 days. She's great!
10/02/2013 - user3793141
Very Patient, Responsive and Supportive. Highly Recommened. She helped is clsoing the property by following up with teh concerned agents. She got in touch with the sellers agent and clsoing attorneys to make sure everything was in order. She also helped a lot in getting the house inspection done and providede tips and references for the needed repairs.
10/24/2011 - smokeymould
Melanie has helped us sell one house and buy two. She is a pleasure to work with and really gives 100% effort to her clients. We have recommended her to our friends.
10/20/2011 - jeffsw234
Melanie was very energetic and knowledgeable, making the first time home buying experience quite easy. She was always available via text, email or phone either day or night when I had questions or needed process guidance. She was instrumental in helping to make sure I got what I wanted for a very fair price. There was not one step in the process she did not outline and assist with. She recommended some great people to assist at various stages and everything could not have gone smoother. Kudos and thanks
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