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|Response Rate||91 %|
|Usefulness of Website||5.0|
|Value of Service||5.0|
|Marketing Reach & Lead Generation||5.0|
|Home Prep & Staging Advice||5.0|
|Success Ratio||100 %|
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"It’s hard to explain just how grateful I am to have had Melanie as my realtor. Melanie is first and foremost a genuinely wonderful human being. She was referred to me by my (incredible) mortgage broker, and from the first contact I had with her I felt like she had my back. The circumstances under which I needed to sell and buy a new place were far from ideal and terrifying for me, but she took it all in stride and just got to work. Within one week of listing, we had an offer and were conditionally sold. When that buyer fell through (through no fault at all of Melanie’s), she had us re-listed and conditionally sold again within 3 (!!!) days, and helped extend the deadlines on my purchase to ensure I didn’t lose the perfect new place for me and my kiddos. Throughout all the ups and downs of that, she was an absolute delight to work with. Her intelligence, integrity, honesty, and positivity truly set her apart from any other realtor I’ve ever come across. She also assembles the perfect team of people to assist with the fine details – from staging consultants to home inspectors, anyone she’s recommended has been amazing. Both my sale and my purchase are now firm, and without her nerves of steel and sense of humour I don’t know how I would have gotten through it all. I will only ever use her as my realtor and/or recommend her as a realtor for others. In summary and in conclusion, Melanie Cantius is more beautiful than Cinderella, smells like pine needles and has a face like sunshine. " - Carol Z
Reply: Carol!!!! This might just be my favourite review of all time! My humour? I think it's yours that pulled us through the challenges along the way! Thank you so sincerely for choosing me to help you out. It was an absolute honour and I could not be happier to know you have found such a perfect home for you and your beautiful little people to live in and love in for a very long time!
My wife and I met Melanie through my brother-in-law and wife. I am glad we did. We found a bungalow and after finishing the renovations, we decided to list with the realtor that we bought the house from. After listing the house it sat on the market for 3 months with no action at all. My wife and I were getting a little nervous about how long it was taking to sell the house. We decided to get Melanie's opinion on how we should make changes to sell the home. She suggested we keep the price the same but just stage it professionally, paint the fireplace, added fantastic photos and open houses and got an offer within the first two weeks. She was very professional and straight to the point. We took her advice and staged the home, within 3 weeks on the market the house was sold! She was bang on about the changes and we can't thank her enough. Then we decided to sell our rental property and advised us she was not happy with the staging and she made the necessary changes and our rental property sold with 2-3 months. Melanie is very polite and easy to talk to. She has exceeded our expectations as she went above and beyond regarding the sale of our properties. Again I cannot thank her enough! If we need a realtor in the future, we would call Melanie Cantius again!!! - Matt Taylor
Reply: Thank you so much for such generous words. It's been an amazing experience working with you and succeeding in meeting your goals because you were willing to take on some changes and tweaks to get you sold. We've formed quite the team and I have no doubt this is just the beginning of many successful sales together! Thank you for choosing me!
My brother and his wife referred Melanie Cantius to us as he had great success and experience when they sold their house. We were trying to sell our home that was on the market for 3 months with no success with a prior agent. We contacted Melanie and she was able to professionally assess our situation and offered the best advice. She was very pleasant, helpful and with her recommendations, we sold the house. From the initial date of signing the contract with the Melanie the house was sold in only 3 weeks and close to asking price. We are glad we trusted her judgment and recommendations which resulted in success! Our experience with Melanie has been outstanding. She is detail-oriented and has gone the extra mile in order to ensure the property got sold. If you want to sell your home, give her a call and it will be done!!! - Natalie Taylor
Reply: Natalie! Its the perfect combination when I get to partner with people like you that are willing to take on the best marketing strategies available to get sold! We've successfully done that together twice, in not very ideal market conditions. It's such a pleasure working with you and I appreciate your kind and thoughtful words! Thanks for choosing me.
Melanie was/is a dream to work with. Besides the fact that she makes all of this fun, she has gotten results. From analyzing the value of our home to selling it for that price, she was confident and strong in the process of achieving a sale that all other realtors we interviewed under analyzed in comparison. We look forward to our next purchase with Melanie's assistance. With that I can say that so far she has held strong to our desired purchase and reminded us at all times what market value the property holds. We find that her knowledge and experience has lent to our success in the process of selling & now we are confident in the same with buying. - Jacqueline Clark
Reply: Thank you so much J! I love getting to work with you to achieve your goals and I especially love all the laughs along the way. I am so lucky you picked me!!
Working with Melanie was like working with a really great friend! She was informative on things we should be watching out for before buying a house. Super friendly and nice! We never felt pressured or that she was just trying to make a sale. She truly cares and did all she could to make sure we got the best home for our family! I would recommend her to anyone looking to buy a house! - Jessica
Reply: Such heart warming words. I truly hope all my clients feel that way. It's so easy when I get to work with lovely little families like yours. Thank you for these kind words and taking the time to express how you felt. It means so much to me!
Mel Cantius is an incredibly hardworking and passionate realtor. She is clearly on a Dharmic path of uniting families to homes, financial opportunities/investments and security. As an independent mother of two, Mel helped us get into our own home within our budget. Not only did she help us find the perfect home she helped us get the most value for our dollar. She even provided emotional support when I started experiencing "buyers anxiety". Her calm and energetic demeanor truly made this stressful process a lot more manageable and dare I say enjoyable! She is patient, incredibly smart, intuitive, and absolutely fierce! Over a year later, my kids and I love our home more now than on day of purchase! We have come to love and appreciate our home in all ways she said we would! Mel Cantius IS five Stars!! - Melanie Cibula
Reply: I am so happy you love your home so much, I knew it was going to be fabulous for your family! It was so fabulous getting to work with you and I can't thank you enough for choosing me! It's a stressful time but you handled it all in stride and made wonderful decisions for your family! I am so proud of you and honoured to have been a part of that life changing event for you!
We've had the pleasure of working with Melaine twice, and wouldn't even consider anyone else in the future. Melaine treats you like family, she helps you and guides you into the best decision regarding sale and purchase. Neither of our transactions have been smooth as our bank was a nightmare but Mel was there with people to help us immediately! For Melanie it's not about commission and you can tell that from the start, it's about finding you the best outcome. It's about the connections she makes with her clients, where in the end it's more like friends or family. Paisley says hi to Daisy ♥️ - Sarah Reed
Reply: Oh Paisley! Daisy misses you! Thank you for the kind words, I have loved being able to work with your family and cherish these kind words! Thank you a million times over!
Melanie is an exceptionally professional agent who truly cares about her clients. I would highly recommend her and will definitely be using her again in the future. - Tammy St. Pierre
Reply: Thank you Tammy, it was such an honor to help you with your sale! Thank you for choosing me!
As a realtor, Mel sets the standard for the word “professional”. I should know; she worked with me on finding a downtown condo I could renovate as an executive rental. On a purchase, she is someone you want on your side. She is able to move past the “smoke and mirrors” of a listing to zoom in on the guts of the investment. Her comparative analyses work, experience and negotiation skills got me the property I wanted for 20 percent less than the asking price (and we’re not talking about a big-ticket item). To close the deal, she brought in her collection of experts to perform the inspection of both the unit and the condo docs and introduced me to a dynamo of a mortgage broker. Mel was the one to recite the merits of the area in which I wanted to buy. She was the one who knew how future developments would affect the growth of my investment. She was the one to verse me on the benefits of having a great condo management company in place, a never-ending supply of hot water in the bathroom and a designated parking space. She was also the one who came up with a projection of what my condo could be worth after I renovated it (based on the numbers, my little condo has increased in value by more than 40 percent in the year since purchase). The most remarkable thing about Mel is her integrity and good humor – regardless of where the deal is going. She has nerves of steel and the ability to inject some meaningful quip that helps with the decision-making process. In one instance, she and the mortgage broker discovered that a building in which I was first interested wasn’t insurable by CHMC because of past structural claims. If that fact hadn’t been exposed, I would have been stuck with a lemon of property defeating all my aspirations of becoming a real estate tycoon before my next birthday. Maybe even more significant is her work ethic. The commission on my purchase was puny, but the effort she put into the endeavor was equal to what you’d expect on the sale of a $1 million estate. Talk to Mel. Hire her. Save yourself a little angst and a lot of money. I did. - Elisa White
Reply: Didn't we have fun? Strategically moving through the process of getting your perfect little place! It was an absolute privilege working with you Elisa. Thank you for choosing me! You've done incredible things with the place and I am in awe of what you created. You're an incredible woman and wise investor! Thank you for taking the time to say such generous things about me!
We can't thank Melanie enough for the outstanding service she provided! She guided us through every step from staging to the final offer and happily answered our multitude of questions. Don't let her friendliness and bubbly personality fool you - she's a fierce competitor who knows her business like no one else we've dealt with. We were able to sell our home in a very tough market in under 3 weeks thanks to Melanie. We would never purchase or sell a home again without her! - Karen Babin
Reply: Thank YOU guys for all the hard work you put into executing our marketing vision. WE were a force and success was our only option. These words mean everything to me and I can not thank you enough for choosing me!
Melanie helped us out tremendously, we took her away from her family multiple times to go check out dozens of houses. She helped us out in so many aspects from the lil things to things we didn’t even know to look for! She made our experience a special one and would recommended her to anyone looking for a professional yet fun agent to work with! - Noel
Reply: Awe! You filled my bucket! Thanks so much Noel, it was so fabulous helping your awesome family find the perfect home! Thank you for the trust and the opportunity.
Mel was amazing to work with! She made us feel like we were her number one priority and took us to every property we wanted to see, finally finding our dream home! - Kayla Eggers
Reply: Thank you! It was such fun helping you get to your end goal of finding the most perfect home in your dream location! Thank you for choosing me!
Melanie provided excellent service, maximum effort and great advice throughout the entire process of purchasing our house. I am from out of province, so the process of purchasing a home was a lot more challenging. Melanie made the process very easy and was at our disposal 24/7. She goes above and beyond as she recommended lawyers, insurance agents and other services that I required. We were very fortunate to have Melanie as our agent. She was on top of every detail ,at all times! I highly recommend Melanie as a real estate agent! Melanie, thank you so much for making our home buying experience virtually worry free! You are so awesome and we couldn't have did it without you! - Greg and Rosa
Reply: Greg and Rosa! It was such a pleasure to assist with the exciting process of securing your new home away from home! Thank you so much for the opportunity and trust along the way. You were so lovely to work with and I am so excited for you to start your lives together in our great city!
Our home had a conditional sale in just over 50 hours after being listed! Wow! Melanie had cautioned us that under current market conditions we may have several months of work ahead of us. Her services in showing us comparable homes for sale, advice on staging, setting up online photos that showcased our home, guidance regarding price points, and managing the showings and interactions with other realtors were outstanding! Her warm and engaging personality complimented her attitude of service and attentiveness during an unsettling time. We were blessed to have come to know Melanie and will, when we have opportunity, recommend her to family and friends! She is 5 stars! - Greg Weir
Reply: It was my absolute pleasure working with your family to meet your goals! Thank you for taking on my advice with so much trust and commitment. It's such a wonderful feeling to go through this process with dream clients like yourselves! Best wishes in the exciting road ahead and thank you again, so sincerely for choosing me and taking the time to share your experience here!
Melanie was highly professional and eager to do whatever it took to find us our long-term home. After so many previous moves, it was important for us to find something perfect to be happy in for the long haul with our new, young family. She had great advice and knew exactly what to look for from start to finish including being there for our inspection while we were stuck in another city. There were so many stressors suddenly transferring cities with little children, but Melanie made sure to put us completely at ease and calming a frantic momma. I have so much trust in her that I suggested her to my family for 3 of their properties, all of which went amazingly. You won't find a more honest and hard-working agent!!! - Sarah
Reply: It was my absolute pleasure working with you to find such a gorgeous place to call home for many long years ahead! Thank you for choosing me!
We bought & built our “forever” home 5 years ago. Since then we’ve grown from a family of 3 to a family of 5. We realized that we’ve outgrown our home so we decided to sell. We got referred to Melanie through our builder who raved about her. Before we decided with her we did some research & sought out 2 other realtors to compare to. However when we met with Melanie we instantly clicked. She was honest, logical, very knowledgeable & of course showed passion for her career. With 3 kids 4 & under & no support, she understood how stressful selling & buying can be. She did her best to be available whenever we needed her. We loved the effort that was put in to attracting potential buyers via real estate websites, professional brouchure & doing an open house. She also had unlimited access from trades people to stagers & referred us to our wonderful mortgage broker! It was such a pleasure to work with her. We highly recommend her! She will go above & beyond & strives to make the entire process as stress-free as possible. She keeps herself updated with current trends in the market place & knows the necessary steps to selling your home & getting the most out of your return. We sold our home just under 2 1/2 months! It’s a “buyers” market & with so many houses on the market you need the best. Thank you Melanie for everything you’ve done for us. We wish you continued success! - Joanna
Reply: From Ruel & Joanna
Reply: You guys! Such kind words from the cutest and sweetest family ever. Thanks so much for choosing me and all your trust along the way. It was fun working with you to meet your goals and I can't wait to see your new home!!!
After selling our house (with a different realtor that we didn’t really care for), we still hadn’t found the “perfect home” to move into, despite already looking for a year. We read glowing reviews of Mel online and made the switch to her. She certainly exceeded our expectations. From day one, she was committed, professional, transparent, and clearly explained everything we needed to know about shopping for and purchasing a home. It is clear that Mel has been in this business for a while and is passionate about what she does, as she is extremely knowledgeable. Every decision she made with us was logical and well thought-out (i.e., based on past experience or current market statistics). She helped us expand our search criteria (for example, which neighborhoods to search in), as it was so narrow that we just weren’t finding the right house for us. While looking at homes, she could help us critically think about both the features and flaws of each house so that we were making an informed decision. It didn’t take us long to find a house we loved, and Mel expertly negotiated an excellent but fair price (I’m writing this review from my new kitchen that looks out onto the ravine we were looking for..thanks Mel!). The whole experience was just excellent. With all of the choices of realtors out there, why settle for someone who isn’t an expert in the industry? The only regret we have is not finding her sooner so that she could have been a part of selling our house (which we had done a week before meeting her). Thanks again Mel! We love our new home and will never forget your kindness. - A & J
Reply: You guys! Such kind words, thank you. It was such an honour to get to work with you in finding your dream home. I miss our times together but am so happy we got you the perfect place to call home.
From the moment we met Melanie we felt the warmth of her personality and how she lights up any room she walks into with her smile. She is very professional and confident in everything she does. A true professional who achieved our goal in less than a month. We would highly recommend Melanie to any and all potential clients. She will work diligently for you. We truly loved working with Melanie! - Don and Kerrie Brazil
If Melanie is not your realtor, you are making a huge mistake! Everyone you talk to will always tell you that they know the BEST realtor, and are so quick to refer their realtor to you... It is so hard to make a decision when there is so many realtors out there. But please know, this woman cannot be compared to other realtors... She is literally life changing. She is the most kind, knowledgeable and professional person I have ever met. I've dabbled with other realtors in my past and there is no comparison to the hard work and passion that Mel delivers.. My #1 favorite thing about Melanie was that never once did I feel like she was pressuring me or just out to make a sale... Never once did I feel like she would have let me make a wrong decision. Never once did I feel like I was taking too much of her time. She kept in constant communication, read over my condo documents, came to all of my meetings with the builder, made phone calls to my broker, made phone calls to the builder, she really acted on my behalf even when not required of her and she truly went above and beyond in all ways. Home buying can be a very stressful experience, and Mel actually made it very fun and enjoyable. We laughed and had fun with the whole experience from start to finish. I remember when my boyfriend and I first met her over a year ago, she hugged us (seems like no big deal, but it was so much more friendly and trusting to us than like a business handshake), and then was helping us SO MUCH even though she knew she wasn't going to get paid for it... when we left, we talked about her the whole way home and were like blown away. That initial interaction is what made me settle on her for this home purchase and I have no regrets now that the deal is done. This is the type of person that you can connect with on a different level. There is trust, there is friendship, there is kindness, there is hardwork, there is passion, there is EVERYTHING. I'm probably repeating myself here, but I honestly do not feel like I can express how great Mel is as a human and as a realtor. My expectations were exceeded and I do not just feel like I've gained a realtor for life but a friend! She is such a positive and bright individual, she literally lights up the room when you are with her! All of my friends and my sister cannot wait to use her as well for their future home needs. Thanks again Melanie for everything!! - Kristy Kallenberger
Reply: Kristy, thank you so much for these incredibly generous words. I loved every minute of helping you and am thrilled you found the perfect place to call home. Thank you for your trust and friendship, I am so glad we met!
Melanie has been a pleasure to work with. Many times you would hear that selling real estate is difficult or stressful. Never once had I felt that way while working with her. The entire process flowed very easily and I am very happy to have worked with her. I definitely recommend her services. My only regret is that this website only stops at 5 stars. If I could give her 10 stars, I would. Thanks again Mel for your hard work. - Romayne Eastmond
Reply: Awe thanks Romayne! It was such an honour to work on selling your beautiful home. It was a team effort and I am just as grateful for how seamless you helped make the process. Wishing you unlimited joy in your beautiful new home! Thanks again for your trust!
Melanie is a Lioness - Queen of the Real Estate Jungle! 2 days on the market and SOLD! I am proud and blessed to call her my dear friend! Her service and personal attention is exceptional. She truly is a high-caliber professional and her knowledge of the local market and negotiating skills were key in ensuring I received the best offer for my home. Regardless of whether you are buying or selling, I would highly recommend Melanie. I could not have asked for a better Realtor to facilitate the process of selling my home. Carrie & Rylan - Carrie Stokes
Sometimes in life you meet people that you are just meant to meet. This is how we feel about Melanie. In a time when we felt lost and in need of guidance with selling our home at the right time, we met Melanie. From day one, she presented herself in a way that assured us that she had the competence and the confidence to ease our fears and guide us through the very complicated task of selling our home and finding the right home that would suit our needs. Though it wasn’t an easy transition, Melanie was along our side every step of the way. She was very knowledgeable and extremely helpful with absolutely everything that entailed selling our home. Her honesty, persistence and down to earth personality reassured my husband and I that she would never give up on us until her job was done. I would highly recommend Melanie to any of our friends and family. She made a very difficult time into an exciting adventure that led us into our new home. I couldn’t be more thankful that we met Melanie at the right time and feel extremely fortunate that her capability allowed us to begin our new life together in our own space that suits our needs. Thank you Melanie for being there for us through all the many challenges and definitely exceeding our expectations! - Diane Leepack
Reply: It must be windy in here, cause my eyes are watering a wee bit! Thanks for such incredible words, I'm humbled and blessed by our journey together and the bond we've formed through it. I am so fortunate to know you both and call you my friends now. Thank you so much for your trust and for coming to my open house that day. It's been so great getting to know you and I'm looking forward to many great experiences together in the years ahead!
Melanie exceeded our expectations and delivered in every aspect of our house sale. She is prompt, courteous, and uses every tool there is available to succeed. We will certainly continue to use and refer her to anyone who wants to be handled by a sophisticated real estate professional. - DJM
Reply: Thank you very much for taking the time to pen these thoughtful words. It was my honour to work with you guys and I can't thank you enough for your trust through the process. You are fabulous people and clients and I am blessed you chose me, truly, thank you.
Melanie was amazing. The sale had many complicating factors that required extra research, time and effort on her part. She took on the challenges with a smile and had no problems getting everything in order. Her expertise with digital paper work was so helpful as I was not in the same province as the unit being sold. However, it did not feel like it was any extra work or could have been any easier if I was in Calgary. The best part of working with Melanie though was her true care for the wellbeing of me and my family. I felt no pressure to accept any offer that was not what we were looking for and always felt I was getting an honest opinion when we talked over options. She was creative in looking at every possible option to get the end result we were looking for. I could have not have been more happy with Melanie's work and will ALWAYS use her services in the future. - Heather O'Brien
Reply: Such sweet words from such a sweet person. I am so fortunate for having the opportunity to work with you in meeting your family's goals. Thank you for the opportunity. I look forward to doing it again!
This exceptional lady is the aficionado of real estate agents! The selling of my home had to be handled long distance and let me just say that Mel knows how to use the tools in her belt. She is an absolute dream to work with and the selling of my home was quick and stress free, all I had to do was hand over the reins and let her do what she does. I would highly recommend Mel for any real estate transaction and would definitely use her again! Thanks Mel!! - Robin Thompson
Reply: Robin! Such generous words, thank you. It was such a pleasure working with you, I always get the best clients and you are one of them! p.s. I had to google aficionado! Such a great word, thanks for teaching me something new! Best of luck in your future pursuits, stay in touch and let me know when you're ready to buy...I will connect you with someone exceptional out there!
EXCEPTIONAL!!!! I honestly can not say enough good things about this wonderful lady!!! This was my first time selling property, and Melanie made it soooo very easy! She took the time to walk me through the process step by step. She was always there to answer my questions - and believe me I had a lot!! :) Melanie has such a great heart and REALLY cares about you and your needs. She really went to bat for me and got me the price I was wanting and needing!!! It was such a pleasure and an honour to work with her! I live in a different province which made the sale a wee bit more challenging (for me) but again this didn't phase her at all. I would absolutely recommend Melanie to anyone needing a realtor!!! It is VERY apparent that Melanie takes great pride and joy in what she does. This young lady...I now consider a FRIEND!! xo - Joyce Thomson
Meliane was AMAZING - she was always there for US. She made our family feel so great about all decisions and when I would get "STRESSED out over thing" like I do she helped me though it like a true friend, not like a realtor. She have amazing qualities that just made us feel SO comfortable at every stage. Three cheers for Melanie. - Michelle Shea
Reply: Awe! So sweet! Thanks Michelle! It was my absolute honour to help you through this process and get you on your way to a brand new exciting life! Thanks for your trust! Three cheers for YOU and Morgan and Kora (and Chewie)
Reply: Awe! So sweet! Thanks Michelle! It was my absolute honour to help you through this process and get you on your way to a brand new exciting life! Thanks for your trust! Three cheers for YOU and Morgan and Kora (and Chewie)
Melanie was absolutely amazing to work with right from the start. She cared not only about selling our home quickly and at a good price but also about helping us find the right new home for us. She was such a trooper driving all the way to NW to show us homes in the area we wanted to live. I would really recommend Mel to anyone. She feels more like a friend now than just a realtor. You can tell that she loves what she does and she puts in the effort big time. We got an amazing deal on the house of our dreams thanks to Mel. And our house sold in 11 days thanks to all of her efforts. - Laurene
Reply: I SO love what I do, but I especially love who I get to do it for! You guys are amazing and I never want to lose touch with you. Thanks again for allowing me to be part of the process of making your dreams come to life! Now for all the exciting things ahead...don't forget to keep me in the loop!
Melanie went above and beyond for our family. Not only was she very professional she was amazing. Selling our home was an emotional time and she was so helpful with making the transition easier for us. She works so hard for her clients in a caring and professional manner. Her knowledge and advice was always right on the mark. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to purchase or sell their home because she cares about her clients and loves her job which makes her an amazing agent! I wish Melanie the best and will never forget her. And if I ever sell or buy again I will use her for sure. - Jen
Reply: That is the sweetest review! Thanks for your kind words. I loved helping your family move on to a brighter future!
Melanie helped me find exactly what I wanted in my first home. I would highly recommend Melanie to anyone looking to buy or sell their home! - Sean
Reply: Sean, thanks for this awesome review. You were so focused and knew what you wanted and I loved helping you realize that. Thanks again for the opportunity!
We used Melanie to buy our first home and could not have been happier. The service was incredible and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend her. - Ashley Hamilton
Reply: Ashley and Cameron - it was such a great experience for me to work with you and I consider myself really lucky to know such a fabulous couple. Thank you so much for the kind words!
Melanie was very helpful, professional and knowledgeable in selling our first home and helping us find a forever home. My husband and I had a lot of different requirements that our next home needed to have and Melanie was able to find that for us at a lower price then we were even expecting. She was easy to talk to and get a hold of at ALL hours. We love our new home and really feel like we lucked out finding Mel as a relator. We would use her again for sure and recommend her to anyone I hear looking to sell or purchase real estate. - Alyssa Fortner
Reply: Alyssa, it was such a great experience working with you. Thanks for allowing me the opportunity! My only regret is that we did find your forever home and won't get to repeat the experience again. Just kidding, I love that we found you the absolute most perfect place.