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Melanie & ReThinkMy Home

Melanie McElhinney ~ Sales Representative

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I have lived and worked in the Ottawa area for most of my adult life, and have resided in the village of North Gower for the better part of 19 years. I'm a wife to an amazing man and mother of two amazing young adults.   

Negotiation is my forte! I’ll combine my market knowledge, and negotiation expertise to earn you top dollar for your home in the timelines that you need. I work with each Client individually, taking the time to understand their own unique lifestyles, needs & wishes. This is about more than a certain number of bedrooms or a particular neighbourhood. The complexities of your Real Estate transaction will be well-handled, smoothing the way for your home’s purchase or sale. From legal paperwork to disclosure statements, I will help you navigate through every step of the buying and selling process. I’ll do all I can to make this process as painless as possible, and when all is said and done, you’ll be glad you chose to let me guide you through this. 

I have no interest in trying to “upsell” you. My slogan is, “Buying small, so you can live LARGE!” It’s important to me that you reside in a home that nurtures your healthy family life and relationships, I want you to be able to comfortably afford to live in a home you love, and still create memories and have adventures with your loved ones. Whether that means down-sizing or expanding, I’d be honoured to have the opportunity to be your guide on this journey of discovery!   










Why ReThink My Home?


What if you didn’t borrow as much as finance companies are willing to loan you? What if you didn’t buy as much space as you could afford, but only bought enough space that you would truly use effectively? Enough shared living space that your family could actually spend quality time enjoying each other’s company? What if you only spent our money on things that enrich your lives? Sometimes more is just…well, …more. Maybe it’s time to “Rethink My Home“. Maybe, rather than buying bigger, you should think about down-sizing. Maybe, if you repurpose rooms or furniture, you can actually use the entire square footage you own? Maybe it’s time for a yard sale, or a few trips to consignment store or The Salvation Army. And maybe, just maybe, if you Rethink My Home, you could actually spend less than you make.

My Services

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Selling your Home!

 Real Estate transactions are complex.  I assure you that I will make the complicated simple. I will remove potential challenges before they occur. Negotiation is my forte! I’ll combine my market knowledge and negotiation expertise to earn you top dollar for your home and within the timeline that you need. From legal paperwork to disclosure statements, I will help you navigate every step of the selling process.  

Your home will get the exposure it deserves. My marketing system maximizes your property exposure to buyers. Neighbourhood tracking tools and automated buyer calling systems allow me to reach active buyers who want to know about your listing. I understand that it’s not always easy opening your home to strangers. You can trust me when I tell you that every agent who enters your home is licensed, bonded, and insured.
Your home will be priced appropriately, adjusted as needed, and sold quickly.  With a keen understanding of both the big picture and the very latest local and neighbourhood listing and sales data, the information you need is at my fingertips. 

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Buying in the Ottawa Area!

 I love helping Buyers find their dream home! There’s something magical that happens when a Buyer enters a home, takes a deep breath, and they just know they’re “home”. That’s why I work with each Client individually, taking the time to understand their own unique lifestyles, needs & wishes. This is about more than a certain number of bedrooms or a particular neighbourhood. It’s about thriving in your life, and that’s important to me.  I have no interest in trying to “upsell” you. It’s important to me that we stay within your budget and buy a home that will serve to nurture your healthy relationships. My motto is “Buying small, so you can live LARGE.” I live by this rule and want you to experience the same financial freedom to create memories and have adventures with your loved ones!

Testimonials

What are Clients Saying?

"We recently moved from Oshawa to Metcalfe. Melanie helped find the perfect house for us. She was very patient and took the time to understand what we were looking for. Melanie was very flexible in working around our schedule and she was able to show houses to family members in our absence. She showed us multiple houses and gave us her honest opinion on each one. Melanie made the home buying process enjoyable and we would recommend her to anyone looking to buy a new home." 
~ Michelle & Chris 


"Being that (our) house is over a century old and is a duplex, it was geared towards a very specific market. Melanie worked her butt off to find that perfect Buyer! With many bumps in the road, she never gave up and always had such an optimistic outlook! Mel would come to us with suggestions to help the sale, but never pushed if we weren't ready to make changes. If you're going to buy or sell, seriously, go with Mel! You won't be disappointed!" 
~ Carmen & Joe 


"We want to thank Melanie for all her help selling our house. This was the first time we have sold a house and she made it as easy as possible. She is efficient and knowledgeable, but also caring, ensuring all our needs were met and that we got the best possible outcome. With her on our side we were able to list our house and sell it in less than a month. The experience could not have been better... Melanie helped us purchase a new home for our growing family. We were not in a rush, but had a long list of things we would want in a new home and on a budget. Melanie was patient with us and found a wonderful home for us to live and thrive in as a family.... Melanie really took care of us and listened to what we wanted. We have had the pleasure to also get to know Melanie and now call her a friend." 
~ Emma & Richard 

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Solid Rock Realty & ReThinkMyHome.ca

5 Corvus Court, Ottawa, ON K2E 7Z4

Office: (613) 733-3434 Direct: (613) 301-8958

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