Melissa Stone is exactly the agent you want to help you navigate the waters of purchasing real estate from lots to homes. She is the consummate professional and is a wealth of knowledge in real estate and the communities. Melissa made our experience a positive one. We highly recommend Melissa Stone to anyone looking to buy or sell in the future.
Melissa was an intricate part in our acquiring our real estate to build our dream home on Lake Norman. Melissa is a wealth of knowledge and insight into the real estate process but also into the local areas interests that enveloped our purchase. Melissa was our real estate agent and now our friend- we have truly been Blessed!
Melissa,Words cannot express the profound gratitude Rich and I have for you. You made us feel that we were meant to build on Lake Norman. Throughout this process as turbulent as the waters became at times you were a lighthouse that guided us to calmer waters. You showed us God’s blessings in your compassion, understanding and friendship. We look forward to building our friendship with you and cannot wait to have you over when our home is complete to celebrate!Our sincerest thanks to you for all you did to see our dream come true!Love
Melissa is a blessing in the challenging world of real estate. Her knowledge, honesty and negotiating skills are just amazing. We were always kept up to date immediately and able to make smart decisions. Everyone should be so lucky to have an attentive realtor like Melissa. She is the best. We will be happy to recommend her to friends. Mike & Deb Simon
We loved working with Melissa. We have bought and sold several homes over the years, and she has been the best Realtor that we have ever worked with. She was better prepared and more knowledgeable than anyone. I cannot recommend her highly enough.
Several years ago my wife and I decided that we would retire to NC from the the northeast. I researched Real Estate Agents in the Davidson area and chose Melissa after reading the outstanding testimonials posted by her clients. Over the next 18 months, Melissa spent time getting to know us and what we were looking for in a home. Each time we visited the area she showed us homes that fell within our specifications. This allowed us to refine our criteria and narrow our search. Throughout this process, it was apparent that Melissa wanted us to find the home that was right for us. This week we closed on a beautiful townhouse in Davidson. Melissa's knowledge of the area helped us negotiate a great price and her attention to detail made the process stress-free. She kept us informed and was always available to address any concerns or questions we had. She went above and beyond during the inspection process, representing our interests beyond our expectation. She also provided us with the information we needed regarding utilities so our house would be move in ready. Melissa is truly an expert in her field and my wife and I were very fortunate to have her as our agent.
Pam and Jack Ryan
Melissa, We cannot thank you enough for all your help in finding a new place for us to live. When we needed access to places, you made it happen and you were patient while we took time and investigated potential places to live. Please accept our gratitude and appreciation for being there for us because it made a BIG difference.
I had never owned a home before and knew Melissa would answer many questions I had. What I didn’t foresee was the way she pulled me through the process of buying and then selling when I got a long distance job offer. There was a relocation firm in the middle and I would not have maintained my sanity without Melissa going to bat for me and consistently communicating and following up. A godsend and now a trusted friend; there was never any doubt that she was advocating for my best interest.
You will not find a better realtor out there than Melissa Stone. She is extremely thorough, well-prepared and knowledgeable in all aspects of the purchase and sale process and is very client oriented. She will help you find the best home and with her strong negotiating skills, will land you a great price in the process. Works all hours all days God bless her, to get it done for you! No hesitations...choose her you will NOT be sorry!
Really helpful in assessing a true value of our property. Thank you!
Melissa was wonderful! She made buying a house fun instead of stressful!
Karen and Bruce Stewart
Melissa was outstanding. With her help, we purchased the perfect home for our needs, and we could not be more pleased with the service she provided. She is dedicated, persistent and patient, and worked with us to refine our requirements while we looked at many different properties. Her experience and market knowledge make her poised under pressure, as she demonstrated by successfully negotiating our purchase when we competed with another buyer.
Melissa is a great resource -- knowledgeable, competent, thoroughly professional -- and a truly delightful person in her own right. We recommend her most highly.
Mary Jean Davidson
Melissa was a pleasure to work with and was extremely knowledgeable with the home buying process. Her real estate experience speaks for itself. Melissa was available to show us houses, understood what we were looking for and was extremely responsive throughout the entire process. I would highly recommend Melissa to anyone looking for a new home.
Melissa, You are truly an amazing person in every way - thoughtful, kind, generous & the best in your field.
Melissa stepped in while our listing agent was on vacation and did a wonderful job navigating turbulent waters. She listened, advised and negotiated the successful sale of our home. We would definitely recommend Melissa again. -- Andy & Francesca H.
We could not have been happier with our choice of seller agent in the recent sale of our home. Melissa knows the market, is very honest and hardworking. She also has the depth of experience needed to handle any hiccups you may encounter. If you are looking for someone to represent you, call Melissa today. You will be more than satisfied and will have made a new friend in the process. Thank you Melissa!
Melissa was very patient in helping us search for the perfect home. She listened to our needs and her input and knowledge of the market was invaluable. She was with us throughout the entire process, always promptly replying to our questions. Even under the best of situations, buying a house is stressful but Melissa eased our concerns and we’re thrilled with our new home.
We throughly enjoyed working with Melissa, she was the ultimate professional. Melissa worked tirelessly on our behalf. Melissa was always available and responded very promptly to any emails, texts or calls. We have worked with several realtors in the past and none of them can compare to Melissa. She is a gem! We have already referred Melissa to our friends and family, she is an asset to the Allen Tate team.
Jean and Randy Nichols
Melissa was very patient in helping us search for the perfect home. She listened to our needs and her input and knowledge of the market was invaluable. She was with us throughout the entire process, always promptly replying to our questions. Even under the best of situations, buying a house is stressful but Melissa eased our concerns and we're thrilled with our new home.
Sharon Nikolas PA
So kind, great talking to you!
Adriana & Rafael
Melissa was referred to us, as an extremely professional realtor capable of taking away any anxiety from the home purchasing process. That was 100% accurate. In addition to that, her business acumen, tremendous experience, and kindness made our home purchasing journey very special; and she was always on top of things before, during, and even after closing. One of the things that we loved the most during the entire process was how she was educating us with very valuable aspects about purchasing a home, and for us, knowledge and education means everything. Thank you Melissa for such and outstanding work!!!
Working with Melissa is a breeze. Her extensive knowledge of the market and how to get results is unparalleled. Thanks to her keen strategy, both my sale and purchase were much better than anticipated. She keeps the focus where it needs to be - and doesn't get bogged down in ancillary items. Her advice and counsel were invaluable and made my entire experience an efficient pleasure. She is the consummate professional and trusted advisor.
LInda and Ron Hoekstra
You are a treasure trove of great ideas and capable people. We’re blessed to have your help.
You're amazing! I really want to roleplay with you to see how you hold together these crazy transactions. I'm serious! -- Fellow Realtor.
Andy and Francesca High
Melissa, I just wanted to thank you and commend you on your navigation of the negotiations these past few days. I'm not sure we would have reached an agreement without your intervention. We appreciated your patience and fortitude during a difficult time with scheduling and deadlines.Again, a sincere thank you from both of us! Andy & Francesca High
I have known Melissa a s a friend for several years and knew when I decided to buy my first home that I wanted her in my corner. She goes above and beyond the expected. Melissa made looking easy and fun, explained my options clearly and I felt guided throughout the whole process. Even when I got cold feet, Melissa reassured me and gave me time to think things through. She has such intuition with both the market and with client relations. She made my Christmas Miracle come true. We closed within 6 weeks after we started looking at homes!
Betty and Steve Bradley
Melissa Stone is not only knowledgeable about real estate transactions, but she is a consummate professional, and has the skills to bring a contract to fruition. Her license plate says 'calm' for a reason - she knows how to remain calm when buyer and/or seller are not calm, as often occurs in the emotional process of buying and selling homes. In our case, she has gone above and beyond in assisting us to stage our home for sale, taking care of the house prior to showings when we were out of town, and helping us with resources and financing. She not only sold our home in one day to the first people who viewed it, but she chased down a house that we wanted that had been off the market for a year. She got us into the house the minute it came back on the market and we bought it. We are grateful for her assistance in downsizing from our beloved Cornelius waterfront home of 30 years, and for helping us to find the perfect place for us to land at a smaller Davidson waterfront! Very warmly, Betty & Steve Bradley
Suzanne and John Knowles
Melissa - We are grateful for all your efforts on our behalf during our home sale. Your clients are fortunate to have your expertise available to them. Best, Suzanne & John Knowles
Melissa, Doing this sale with you was a sheer pleasure . I so trusted your manner of dealing and am so grateful Nancy told me about you. Thank you for all you've done as a broker and personally. I'm an ardent fan of your realty skills & personal/cultural savvy in carrying out a deal.-- Martha Strawn
Dan and Carol Prendergast
Melissa, "We love our new home and owe you a Huge thanks! You stayed by our side to navigate the Lake Norman real estate arena! You put together a very fast sale that at first seemed impossible, but you made it happen. Your professionalism, knowledge and hard work were amazing!" -- Dan & Carol
Dear Melissa -- Working with you was a joy! You live and work from the heart and are full of creative ideas. You're punctual, trustworthy, and have an amazing work ethic . I'll definitely work with you again! -- Warmly, Cristin Gregory
Dear Melissa -- Thank you for everything. You made my move seem so easy. Never have I met someone so organized. You thought of everything and left no stone unturned! I love my new home! I feel like I'm on vacation. Thank you dear friend. Please let me hear from you." -- Love, Louise Carter
Adam and Becky Sowers
Melissa -- Thank you so much for all you have done for us in the home buying process. As first timers, we were expecting a much scarier experience, and we know that it was you working both with us and behind the scenes to make it very pleasant and easy-going . -- Adam Sowers and Becky Worthington
I am writing to say thanks for the outstanding experience I had working with you to sell my house. Your custom tailored approach and intimate knowledge of the Lake Norman real estate market were successful in making my house a real standout in this competitive market. The fabulous marketing materials and presentation on numerous internet sites provided wide exposure and showed my home beautifully.
Regardless of how many times I called you or how minor the request you always returned a prompt and detailed response. Every step of the process was explained and expectations set. I have done many real estate transactions and I can say unequivocally that because of your personalized service and approach this was the least stressful transaction ever! You truly go above and beyond and I believe I was at a real advantage with you as my Realtor.
Beth Baker and Ralph Gignac
Melissa, You put together a great brochure for our selling townhome. Then when we had a buyer and the inspectors put something strange on the Inspection Report, you arranged for them to come fix it while we were out of town. You made all the arrangements for the gas company to come check for a leak and all I had to do was answer the door. In spite of us, you insured that our house sold. We both appreciate your patience, humor and persistence.
My mother and I could not be more pleased with the professionalism, creativity, and energy you brought to the successful and smooth sale of her home. It sold so fast! What talent!
Anna and Michael Scully
Thank you for finding us our new home and keeping us together during these past three months. We are grateful we had you on our side.
Dearest Melissa -- Thank you for your friendship. This new home has been a dream and we really owe it to you. Thank you so much.
Marco and I had such a good home buying experience with you, especially since it was our first time. Please keep in touch.
WE LOVE the brochure that you put together of our home! The descriptions are so eloquent and detail oriented. Thanks for your professionalism and speedy work. Doug and I are impressed and feel that we made the right choice in partnering with you as our listing agent.
Jay and Tess Hayes
Your value became very evident when our routine transaction became challenging in light of some contract issues and erratic seller actions. Your experience and calm guidance made the difference between closing and walking away. Thanks to you we are now proud owners of a wonderful property in The Peninsula. As future needs arise, we will certainly seek your assistance. And weíll be pleased to recommend you to friends and family.
You found me the perfect house, with water view, and sold my first house in record time. If I ever decide to move again, you will be the only person I call. Thank you again for everything you did for me.
Dan and Brenda McCraw
Dan and I would like to thank you for all that you did for us during the recent purchase of our lovely townhome. We very much appreciated your professionalism. More importantly we appreciated the kindness, compassion, and friendship that you offered us to help navigate us through the buying process. Your immediate response to our every question, allowed us to rest assured that we were in good hands. If we ever decide to sell our new home, we will certainly be giving you a call.
Melissa handled every aspect of my home search, purchase, and relocation to Chapel Hill, NC from Los Altos, CA. I am disabled and use a wheelchair, and I don’t know how I could have done any of it without her help. Melissa’s assistance began with finding my new home – she searched databases using my criteria, sifting with me through the many houses on the market, down to the half dozen or so I flew east with my caregiver-companion to see in person. I’m sure Melissa has never met a challenge she could not confront and resolve.
As it turned out, finding my dream home was the easy part. From there, my companion and I flew back to CA to pack and prepare my home for sale, and Melissa took on the multi-faceted project of turning my new NC house into a home ready to receive its new family of four. The tasks Melissa completed with all the care and attention to detail she would devote to her own home included the following:
• Change all house locks
• Have all upholstered furniture and carpets cleaned (the house was furnished.)
• Have exterminator spray thoroughly for spiders
• Install cable, Internet, phones
• Re-program and activate security alarm system
• Arrange gas and electric service billing
• Hire lawn service, pool maintenance, trash, garbage and recycling services, and housekeeper
• Managed repair, refurbishment, and replacement of elements called out by Home Inspector’s reports
Melissa is what we called, in my Student Services department at Stanford University before I left, a “Work Monster.” She is not done until the work is done. Her drive to do it all, and to do it as well as it possibly can be done, is unstoppable. Fortunately, she is also smart, well-organized, and experienced, so that she is able to accomplish a prodigious amount of work, successfully and right the first time, quickly and efficiently.
The quality Melissa possesses that makes her such a pleasure to work with, though, is her wonderful sense of humor. She can lighten a tense situation or calm a nervous person with a light touch, reestablishing needed perspective. She is endlessly patient and understanding, and can make even a complicated relocation easy and worry-free. Her clients know from the outset that they are in good hands. I recommend her relocation service wholeheartedly, and certainly will use it again, should the occasion arise.
My wife and I moved from New Orleans to Davidson and soon after we arrived, we began looking for a house to buy. My wife had met Melissa Stone through a community group and she was especially impressed with Melissa's commitment and enthusiasm for finding "a place that feels like home" for each client. We engaged her to help us in what seemed to be an overwhelming task. Melissa met with us several times, discussing our needs and reviewing the real estate market in and around Davidson. From all the houses that where listed for sale, Melissa selected those which met our requirements. Her patience seemed endless as the husband/wife negotiations evolved combining the practical vs. the aesthetics. We looked at over 25 houses before finding the house that perfectly suited us and three dogs. Through it all, Melissa patiently put up with our indecision and uncertainty about such a major step as buying a house in an uncertain market. Thanks to Melissa, we found and bought a house that we are delighted to call "Home".
I have had the pleasure of having Melissa Stone in my training classes this year. I am most impressed by Melissa's eagerness to learn and utilize the latest marketing & technology skills in order to best service her real estate clients. Melissa's passion for people, her love for the real estate business, her kind demeanor, and her attention to detail resonates in everything she does. Melissa is one of those special people who actually does what she says she is going to do. She is a top-notch individual of the highest ethics and I would highly recommend her services to anyone looking for a real estate professional.
Melissa, I thank you with all my heart. I will share with everyone I know how awesome you have been through this purchase. You have been a guardian angel! -- Betsy
Bob and Vicki Gibson
Melissa, Our experience was excellent. You were great on all accounts. As you know, there were several issues that came up during our 'discover' phase and you were on top of every issue. Quick to respond to questions, quick to dive into researching things that came up and always offering smart ideas on how to solve problems. We were glad to have you as our agent. Thanks, Bob and Vicki
Melissa, I really appreciate all your hard work, especially during repair negotiations. You did a fantastic job and were such a pleasure to work with. Betsy was a lucky home buyer to have you represent her. -- Cheryl (Seller's Broker)
Melissa, I do love my home. It is just the right size, layout, yard and neighborhood. I am so pleased. Thanks for all you did and ... all you are to me! Love, Betsy
Melissa, You are the true definition of what a professional is. You made this very trying process seamless and easy for us. We are so lucky that we had you to take us through this sale. Words cannot express the gratitude we have for you. My family is blessed to have had you as a Realtor and now a friend. You are one in a million. Love, Chris & Bena.
Melissa, You are very efficient and the best real estate person I've worked with to date. Hilton Head investor.
Chris and Bena
This could not have happened the way it did without the tremendous help, professionalism and savvy from Melissa Stone, our very polished, talented and kind-hearted realtor. She literally came on board this past Thursday and within 24 we had an offer and a contract signed!! So grateful for her!
The Medlock Family
We had the wonderful pleasure of working with Melissa during the selling of our home. She is a savvy, professional, hardworking, talented and honest agent. She took us through the process in record time, exceeding all of our expectations. We consider ourselves very lucky to have had the opportunity to work with such a seasoned and well-respected agent. We highly recommend her.
You have done such a beautiful job with the listing. I love your descriptions for all the rooms and outdoor spaces! Can't wait to show Michael! -- Brenda Kadlecik
Your r golden in my book.
You did a great job handling everything, A true negotiator :-)
U r awesome!!!! Thankx!
I greatly appreciate you writing such a thoughtful description of the house we’re considering and being exciting about the features for us. Online description don't compare to talking to and getting opinions from people. You have been stellar!
Michelle and David Yates
Thank you again for everything. So thankful fate brought us to you.
Adam and Becky Sowers
Thanks again for all your hard work throughout this process. We were so thankful to only have to show the house for nine days, especially with all the little ones (both two- and four-legged) to clean up after! Thanks also for taking our calls at all hours and calming us down when issues arose. When the other parties made the process more complex than it should have been, you were there to navigate us through closing so we could get the house we wanted. Thanks again for all your hard work; we couldn’t have done it without you!
Melissa, You are amazing.
Melissa, The house is really quite spectacular. You did a great job with everything, including handling me. Hopefully, in the near future, you can visit and we can share some wine and cheese! -- Michael
Melissa, Everything is wonderful! I know I've told you thank you a hundred times, but I really truly meant it every time! You are amazing! While we were on vacation, you sent an email to us after your many searches and in the subject line you said "Found It!" I knew then the search was over and with your continued guidance we would be in our new house." -- Brenda Kadlecik
What a pleasure you are!! I appreciate your time and expertise!!
I spent many hours searching thru realtor bios in the Lake Norman area for a realtor with excellent marketing and business skills and within a few minutes of meeting Melissa I knew I had picked the right person!! She also communicates effectively and demonstrates a great ability to problem solve and analyze those tricky and sometimes stressful situations that come up with selling a home. She gave me great advice and support during the entire process from beginning to closing and I recommend her highly to anyone looking for a realtor! Carrie Pace Davidson NC
Thank you so much for trekking all the way up here to help us out on listing our home. I want you to know that I think you are excellent at what you do and I appreciate very much your work ethic already! I will get back to you soon on my preferences for you to refer me to a realtor for our move to Miami. Maybe you just need to find me another you in Florida! What do ya think? (-:
Thank you, again, Melissa! You are such a good fit for me.
Rod & Dollie Musser
We were so fortunate to have Melissa Stone for our realtor. She is a detailed and knowledgable professional with unbelievable patience and guided us every step of the way. The wonderful advice she provided for staging our home was perfect, and we received a contract (for more than we expected) the very first day it was on the market. Then she helped us to find another home that is absolutely perfect for us. Near to our closing date, Melissa was traveling abroad , but made sure every little detail was taken care of before she left. She arranged for a fellow realtor to attend the closing in her place. and everything went smoothly. Melissa is truly the best realtor we have ever worked with and we would not hesitate to refer her or the Allen Tate team to anyone buying or selling a home.
Just wanted to send you a quick msg to say THANK YOU ... You have been great through out this process helping us in finding and securing our dream home and so skillfully mastering the communication between us and the sellers ... You are GREAT at what you do :) have an awesome day :) It's not easy doing what you do and you are awesome at it.
I give Mellisa Stone 5 stars. She listened to our special needs in our new home and found the per fit for the wide ranging opinions of needs of my family. Thank you Mellisa. Diane Raymo
Melissa- You are a gem of a realtor that we would recommend to anyone. Your experience, marketing, and ethics really shine. We loved that you do not work as a huge team, but have resources to support sales. It made for a more personal relationship with comfortable communications. And boy are you quick with feedback!
Jiselly and Efrain Lemus
Melissa, We cannot say thank you enough. You were such a steady, calm and insightful guide. We LOVE our new home and neighborhood!
Nina Wayne /Delmar Wayne
Melissa was very professional, she was on time with everything she told us. I never had a problem with communication. She always stayed in touch. We listed our house and had a contract in 3 days. I would highly recommend her.
Perry and Abbie Hunter
Melissa is a top-notch realtor. We were referred to her by a friend when we made a transcontinental move. We were confused and stressed and weren't sure what we wanted in a home. Melissa was patient and showed us countless houses, making sure she didn't waste our time on homes that didn't meet our criteria. She was knowledgeable about the attributes of each community we visited. When we finally made a decision, she made sure we were treated fairly throughout the closing process. Hopefully, we won't have to move again anytime soon, but if we did, we would definitely call her.
Melissa came highly recommended to us by a close friend. She was awesome through both the sale of our old home and the purchase of our new home. I know we could not have done it without her. She alleviated so much of the stress involved with the whole process. She is diligent, always available but most of all she cares. We feel like we not only found our realtor for life but also a friend. She really is that great!
Melissa, We are not easy clients! Very picky and limited to where we want to be. You are so patient! Even when you knew we had special circumstances for loan qualification.You are hard working and ALWAYS working! You have never said no to showing us anything! You send over listings immediately when requested! And even when not requested. ; ) You are honest! You go above and beyond by booking things for inspections. You are ALWAYS available either by driving by to let us in a house at the last minute or by text ( and you answer things right away) which I REALLY love! We have NEVER had to wait to see something, even when you are out of town you have someone else show us things.Have I mentioned you are patient! I know we have driven you crazy with the purchase that fell through. I appreciate your understanding, drive and patience more than you could ever know! I really do Melissa! Thank you! -- Lisa Schnurr
Lisa Schnurr and Kevin Anderson
Dear Melissa, We went through several offers, a contract from he**, a FSBO and more! You ALWAYS had our backs. You took care of more than most Realtors would! And you have done it all with a smile. Thank you for ALWAYS being available to chat, or even to swing by at the last minute and show us a house, or just sitting with us through inspections. Thank you for putting up with me when I thought I could do it all and helping me when I realized I couldn't! Thank you for ALL your hard work. We will never forget it. -- Lisa and Kevin
It has been our pleasure to work with you. We're so thankful we found you for this process. You made it a breeze from start to finish. Kelly and Chris Hydeck
Thank you, Melissa, for sticking with me through the process of finding the right home for my family. I knew everything on your end would be handled professionally and thoroughly and I was not disappointed. Thanks again!
Melissa is the perfect blend of positive energy, grace under fire and a meticulous eye for details. We had been dreading the home buying process, but Melissa made it easy, fast and fun. She immediately understood what we were looking for, patiently drove us around from house to house in at least four different towns offering invaluable information about each area. Touring houses, she offered practical insights without ever being pushy or steering us toward or away from a decision. Most important, when we found “the one,” she was in our corner making sure every single detail was taken care of from start to finish. She also connected us with a great team of folks just as on point as she was – from our mortgage consultant to home and pest inspection. Above all, she communicated with us every step of the way. She was always available via phone, text, email, typically answering questions within minutes. She managed each action item seamlessly and clearly communicated what she was doing, and what we needed to do and when. We can’t imagine going through this process without her; she was truly a joy to work with. We are so thankful to have found Melissa Stone!
Chris and Kelly Hydeck
We truly are so thankful to have found you to help us through this process. We are really enjoying the new house. JJ and our dog are in heaven – us, too! Our home is open anytime you find yourself in the neighborhood. We will gladly recommend you to anyone looking for a realtor!
Mary Jean Davidson
Melissa, We couldn't be happier with your service throughout this entire process. Your knowledge and expertise were truly outstanding. We are so smitten with our new home! -- Mary Jean