Name:Melinda (Mel) Peterson
Company:Real Estate Cafe LLC
Email: Contact Melinda (Mel) Peterson, Curator of Happy Endings (Real Estate Cafe LLC)
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Mobile:(541) 659-1620
Address:Central, Coastal & Southern Oregon , Ashland, Bend, Grants Pass, Medford
Description:A Broker/Realtor whose refreshingly transparent style is guaranteed to make you smile before, during and after the sale!

Melinda Peterson - Ashland, Grants Pass, Medford Southern Oregon

Thinking of Oregon?

Oregon inspires the art of healthy living, while encouraging one to explore and create a life in balance.  Nature and beauty abound around every corner in Central, Coastal and Southern Oregon, from wild and scenic rivers, to beautiful vineyards and National Forests.  Known for its mild "banana belt" climate, Central, Coastal and Southern Oregon are a playground for the outdoor enthusiast, offering a wide variety of activities including rafting, jet-boating, fishing, golfing, hiking, skiing and mountain bike-riding, to name a few.  

Oregon's eclectic shops, flavorful restaurants, acclaimed theatres and music venues, along with riverfront parks and stunning scenery attract thousands of visitors each year.  Oregon offers something for everyone... it's a great place to visit and a wonderful place to call home.  If you're thinking of retiring, or just relocating to a better place on earth, contact us today for more information regarding Oregon real estate.  You'll be glad you did!


About Melinda Peterson

Originally a Southern California native... my attraction to Oregon was the beauty of the land, the friendliness of the people, and the cost of living.  Oregon offers no sales tax, DMV registrations at $86.00 for two years (no matter the year, make or model of your car) and affordable housing prices.  Not to mention, the simple pleasures of not having to pump your own gas.  In Oregon, it's full service for everyone! 

I'm often called a matchmaker, probably due to the fact that my team and I work together with unique motivation and creativity, introducing eager clients to just the right property.  With the abundance of real estate opportunities in Central and Southern Oregon, it's easy to see how invaluable a good real estate broker can be.  With our client's interest at heart, we do our homework.  When working with buyers, we research what's available in our client's price range (never going over unless given permission to do so).  We weed out incompatible matches and narrow down the search until the perfect pairing is made.  When working with sellers, our team focuses on what's important:  Attracting an abundance of buyers to the property, negotiating the best price, and closing the transaction with the least amount of hassles.  Accomplishing these tasks requires considerable knowledge, skill, and understanding.  It takes knowing how to make a personal connection between the individual needs of a client, and the idiosyncrasies of a particular property.  It also requires a special appreciation for the area and its immense beauty.  At the end of the day, it's our desire to combine all of these elements into each transaction with the ultimate goal of Creating Relationships of Land and Life!

Perhaps it's your desire to find a personable down-to-earth Realtor to help you make your next move.  As a full-time Real Estate Broker, I dedicate a considerable amount of time to continuing education, staying up on the latest laws and regulations affecting real estate in Oregon.  In doing so, I've managed to earn a few prestigious real estate designations too:  Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR), Accredited Staging Professional (ASP), Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Internet Professional (e-Pro).  To be perfectly honest, the designations don't mean a thing unless I'm able to earn your confidence and trust.  That's where I get my real kudos! 

I don't like sales pitches or arm-twisters, so you won't get that from me.  I never try to fit a square peg in a round hole, and I hope you don't either.  If it's a good deal, I'll tell you, and if it's a bad deal, I'll tell you.  What you can expect from me are straight-forward answers and a sincere effort to help you achieve your dreams.  It's my hope, that at the end of the day, we'll consider one another life-long friends!     


About Melinda Peterson's Real Estate Experience & Associations

17 years as a Realtor, 8 years as Principal Broker/Owner of Real Estate Cafe LLC

ABR - Accredited Buyer's Representative

ASP - Accredited Staging Professional

CRS - Certified Residential Specialist

e-Pro - Certified Internet Professional

GPAR - 2010-2012 Director - Grants Pass Association of Realtors

GPMLS - 2011-2012 President - Grants Pass Multiple Listing Service

NAR - Member of National Association of Realtors

OAR - Member of Oregon Association of Realtors

RVAR - 2016 Director of Rogue Valley Association of Realtors

SOMLS - 2016 President - Southern Oregon Multiple Listing Service

Melinda Peterson sells real estate in Jackson, Josephine, Douglas, Deschutes and Curry County including the following Central, Coastal and Southern Oregon Communities:  Ashland, Applegate, Bend, Brookings, Central Point, Eagle Point, Gold Beach, Gold Hill, Grants Pass, Jacksonville, La Pine, Medford, Merlin, Murphy, Redmond, Rogue River, Shady Cove, Sisters, Sunriver, Sunny Valley, Williams, Southwestern, Southern, Central & Coastal Oregon.

Vicky Turel - Broker - RE/MAX Equity Group  

Having worked with Melinda in Grants Pass, I found her to rise about the rest as a fellow Real Estate Broker. Melinda's extreme dedication to her clients, her professionalism, and her extreme 'think out of the box' creativity were an incredible inspiration. After having been a Realtor for over 10 years in a large city market, I experienced adjustments working in the small Southern Oregon Towns. Melinda's support, knowledge level and her great sense of integrity, were a tremendous help as I tried to blend my style into marketing in such a different atmosphere. I would highly recommend Melinda to any Buyers or Sellers who are looking for great customer service, an energetic, creative, and value driven Real Estate Agent!

Deb Nachman - Director, Human Resorces/Business Partner at HGST, a Western Digital company  

I'm a Southern California native and in 2005, I began the search for a home in Southern Oregon. I'm not a novice at house buying. My home in Grants Pass, Oregon is my 7th purchase. Hands down, Melinda Peterson is the best Real Estate Broker that I have ever worked with. She works tirelessly, communicates openly and honestly, and is a person of the highest integrity... Truly a woman of outstanding character! Although I didn't find a house on the first trip to the Rogue Valley, Melinda kept working for me and, just weeks later, Melinda found my dream home. I got on a plane the next day. Upon seeing the house, we wrote an offer right there and then! I went back to California to pack and Melinda expertly handled the transaction, completing the process with me long distance in California. If you're coming to Southern Oregon, Melinda Peterson is the Real Estate Broker for you.