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The People of SCREG: Melissa Starnes

This week we are learning more about SCREG Agent Melissa Starnes. Melissa is born and raised local to the Greater Charlotte Area and is an expert in the York and Chester County Real Estate Market. Melissa pulls for the South Carolina Gamecocks, loves her pup Jagger and is very close with her family and friends. Melissa’s clients LOVE her and can’t say good things about her:

This was the first time I have sold a house as the house I sold I built and bought when I was 21. There are a lot of realtors out there but the best one to go with is Stephen Cooley! Melissa Starnes was my realtor and she was AWESOME!!!! I couldn’t have asked for better!!! She answered all of my questions as I was a first time seller and didn’t know what all I needed to do or not do. She is always one time, answers all of your questions in a timely manner and is very personable. It felt like a family member helping me sell my house which you could not ask for me! If anyone is looking to buy or sell a house please contact Melissa Starnes with Stephen Cooley. – Danielle C., from YELP

How long have you been with the SCREG?

I have been with the SCREG since January 2016.

How did you hear about the Stephen Cooley Real Estate Group?

While working on the law side of real estate with Attorney Tracey Reynolds, I had tons of interaction with many of the team members of the Stephen Cooley Real Estate Group. However, to be completely honest, I have a relative within the group that continuously raved about Stephen and the team, and she really expressed her certainty to me that this was exactly where I needed to be – She was RIGHT!!

What’s your favorite thing about being a part of this agent group?

My favorite thing about this group is the relationships that I have formed, I truly feel like I have a second family that I know will be there for me whenever I may need them!

What makes the Greater Charlotte area a great place to live?

This area is a great place to live, in my opinion, because of our amazing central location! I think that it is awesome that we can travel to many beaches, beautiful mountains, the hub of Charlotte and into the city of Columbia – all in a few hours or less!

When you’re not busy helping your clients, what do you do in your spare time?

Most of my spare time is spent hanging out with my family/friends, DIY projects at my home and trying to get some relaxation moments in from time to time 🙂 

Being that you’re from the area, do you feel that you are able to connect with clients easier?

I do feel like I can connect with my clients at a higher level as I can inform them on items about certain places that they likely wouldn’t know without being a native.

At SCREG we love our fur babies! You recently threw your German shepherd a 1st birthday, where did your inspiration come from?

Well I am slightly obsessed with my GSD puppy, Jagger.. some would say that he is spoiled (they may be right!) So, having him a birthday celebration was never a question – it HAD to happen! I searched Pinterest for fun, easy party ideas! We had so much fun!

For 2018, what are you most excited about in the real estate market?

I am just excited to be helping more families make moves and more people enjoy the benefits of home ownership! It is the best and safest investment and I want to help everyone that I can make it a reality for themselves!

Interested in working with Melissa? Contact us today and set up an appointment, 803-985-1240.

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I have nothing but good things to say about the Stephen Cooley Team! Everyone we’ve dealt with was extremely knowledgeable and professional. I have and will continue to keep business coming your way!
Cindy N.

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