"Buying small, so you can live LARGE!"

It’s important to me that you reside in a home that nurtures your healthy relationships.


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Meet the Team

Melanie Mcelhinney ~ Sales Representative


I'm a wife to an amazing man and mother of two amazing teenagers who have Cystic Fibrosis. Real Estate and home improvements keep me busy and contribute to our family income and well-being. It also has the flexibility to allow me the freedom to contribute to relationships, causes and interests. I am a follower of Christ and model my life after His as much as I am able. It’s important to me that you reside in a home that nurtures your healthy family life and relationships, and 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 we didn’t borrow as much as finance companies are willing to loan us? What if we didn’t buy as much space as we could borrow for, but bought enough space that we would truly use effectively? Enough shared living space that your family could actually spend quality time enjoying each other’s company? What if we only spent our money on things that enrich our lives? Sometimes more is just…well, …more. Maybe it’s time to “Rethink My Home“. Maybe, rather than buying bigger, we should think about down-sizing. Maybe, if we repurpose rooms or furniture, we can actually use the entire square footage we 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 I Rethink My Home, I could actually spend less than I make.

Featured Listings

6489 Rideau Valley Dr. N. $349,900

* Exclusive Listing! *

4-bedroom, 1.5 baths bungalow. Well-maintained, awaits your personal touch!



Our Services


Selling your Home!

 The complexities of your Real Estate transaction will be well-handled, smoothing the way for your home’s sale. I will capably remove many potential challenges before they have the opportunity to appear. 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. From legal paperwork to disclosure statements, I will help you navigate through every step of the selling process.  

Your home will get the exposure it deserves. My marketing systems maximize your property’s exposure to buyers. Neighbourhood tracking tools and automated buyer calling systems allow me to reach active buyers who want to know about your Listing. It’s not always easy opening your home to strangers. You can trust that every agent who enters your home is licensed, bonded, and insured. Your home will be priced right, 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. 


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 imported to me the you buy within your means, and buy a home that will serve to nurture your healthy relationships. My slogan is, “Buying small, so you can live LARGE.” I want you to be able to afford to create memories and have adventures with your loved ones!


Rely on Local Expertise!

Come here to see monthly Ottawa real estate climate updates!  If you have questions about affordability, credit, legal matters, or income, trust us to find you what you need fast. We have contacts in trades and mortgage experts, so if you need to get help, just ask! We make sure you feel confident and educated every step of the way.  

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Solid Rock Realty & ReThinkMyHome.ca

5 Corvus Court, Ottawa, ON K2E 7Z4

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