As a consistent top producer licensed in 2003 and now a Principal Broker, Mel really enjoys selling real estate whether it is a fine home, fixer with potential, ocean view lot, historic farm or large wild tracts of land! Mel resides in Bandon and adores the scenery, lifestyle and seafood of the Oregon Coast. Besides selling real estate she spends her time with her large extended fun loving family, enjoys lots of dancing including ballet on pointe, jazz and lyrical and ballroom on Saturday nights (Treasurer, BOBDA, Bandon Ballroom Dance Association). Mel enjoys continually learning to be of greater value to her clients & has achieved many continuing education designations including CRS, Council of Residential Specialists, SRES, Senior Real Estate Specialist, SRS, Seller Representative Specialist, GRI Graduate Realtor Institute, PSA Pricing Strategy Advisor Certification, e-PRO Certification, & the National Association of Realtors’ GREEN Designation. She also enjoys beach walking, hiking, camping, biking, gardening and tending her backyard flock of chickens! Mel works hard and smart for her clients and especially with integrity, guiding them through real estate sales or purchases with solid experienced advice.
“Mel helped me purchase an oceanfront lot in Bandon, OR. It was a pleasure to work with her throughout the process. I was an out-of-state buyer who was not familiar with the real estate market in Bandon. Mel was very helpful in sorting through several local issues that were critical to making this purchase. She was responsive to my requests for details that were not readily available via the listing. Mel went beyond what I have experienced with other realtors by taking the time to meet with local authorities that resulted in saving me nearly $11,000 in fees. She has continued to be of service after the transaction has closed. I can’t imagine you can find a better, more complete real estate agent in the Bandon area.”
“I would strongly advise using Mel as a great source for real estate needs. She was warm, friendly, and very knowledgeable. I had unique circumstances and had to expedite much of the process and she went above and beyond in helping me obtain the property within my narrow schedule. My wife and I are very satisfied with the result and as such we were able to start the new business.”
“It was such an easy process working with Mel Garrett. She is warm, friendly and truly interested in her clients. I found her to be knowledgeable regarding Bandon and surrounding areas. The entire process was handled with efficiency and attention to detail in a very professional manner. I will recommend Mel to anyone looking to buy or sell.”
“We have worked with Mel on several transactions in the Bandon area. Her knowledge of the local market, professionalism and attention to detail are priceless. She is excellent at her job and a delight to work with!”
“Mel sold my elderly mother’s home with river frontage and acreage in May of 2016 in Port Orford. I highly recommend her as she was able to communicate with me evenings and weekends as I work full time, in addition to during work hours. She was always researching the information needed and following up with the title company or buyer’s representative to move the sale along, as well as providing information needing to be completed for the sale. Mel was extremely professional and knowledgeable throughout the transaction, and her real estate skills and people skills made every contact with her a pleasant experience.”
“Mel Garrett helped us buy and two years later, because of health issues, sell our home in Bandon, Oregon. She made excellent suggestions and worked with us in accomplishing our goals. We enjoyed working with her and would definitely use her services again. We are pleased with our results.”
“Mel Garrett is one the hardest working Realtors I’ve ever dealt with. She is knowledgeable and was persistent in getting us the best offer possible. She is driven to perform and delivered to us the best experience possible when selling our real estate. She is a fierce negotiator and got us the best results possible. We were entirely happy with having Mel represent us when we sold our lots.”
“Mel Garrett helped me sell my high-end ocean-view home in Bandon, Oregon, in April 2014. Her suggestions on pricing and negotiating were invaluable. Mel worked closely with me so that I felt we were a team. I was pleased with the relationship and the sale.”
“Very professional, Very timely responses, Very pleasing to work with, Very helpful, Very positive and would be Very happy to give my highest recommendation. Thank you Mel!”
“Mel has completed several transactions for us. She is a very hard worker and we cannot say enough about her skills and expertise during our transactions. We are very fortunate to have her assist us in our real estate dealings. Her communication is continuous and we are always informed of the next step in our transactions. The DocuSign format she uses for signing is exceptional as well making our sale paperwork quick and easy to understand and use. We would highly recommend her for any real estate transactions.”
“Mel worked tirelessly to sell my home. She brought in many potential buyers, and persisted until it was sold. She was very helpful in offering suggestions for property improvements and ways I could help in the process. She was available whenever she was needed. I would work with her again in the future for sure!”
“I worked with Mel Garrett on several RE transactions in the Coos County area in 2014 and 2015. While working with Mel through the RE maze, I soon discovered her knowledge, professionalism and integrity nothing short of “top notch.” I highly recommend Mel Garrett to anyone looking for a reliable/experienced RE agent that has the above qualities along with staying current on all phases in today’s RE market.”
“We were so fortunate to find Mel to guide us through our Bandon area real estate search. She is a true professional with an exceptional commitment to her clients, a ready knowledge of this wonderful area and strong relationships within the community. Mel mixes persistence with patience to meet any situation or resolve any issues. Her follow-through, attention to detail and reliability are unsurpassed. We are very happy to be living in Bandon now and very grateful to Mel for all her help in making it happen. We hope to work with her again and would be pleased to recommend her to others.”
“Mel was recommended by our family. They purchased some land that Mel negotiated. They were very happy with the process. When my wife and I started looking for land Mel researched all of the vacant lots in the area. She provided all of the exact specs on each plot so we knew exactly how large we could build, as we didn’t want to build 2 story. Mel then helped in the negotiation and purchase of land in Ocean Trails Phase 2 subdivision. She then introduced us to the planning commission where we are starting the process of getting permits to build our new home. Mel calls or texts to see how progress is going. She definitely goes above and beyond to the people she represents. Give her a call to find the property of your dreams.”
“Mel helped my mom sell her house a few years ago & more recently she helped us sell a piece of property. Mel is always friendly, professional and proactive. We’ve enjoyed working with Mel and hope our paths cross in the future.
As we were located 1300 miles away from our target destination, we needed the help of a professional who was experienced in the south Oregon coast where we wanted to purchase our properties for both residential and commercial purposes. We researched realtors in the south coast area and after reading reviews of several realtors, we decided to contact Mel Garrett. We found her to be very responsive and professional. She made it a priority to help us quickly due to our limited time frame we had scheduled to fly into the area. We looked at seven properties located in three different towns. Through her professionalism, we acquired two separate properties with guidance from her as to the negotiation process with the sellers. She even provided an impromptu virtual tour of one of the finalist properties. She is very knowledgeable in the critical areas associated with living in a coastal climate; such as specialized roofing requirements, building conditions and local economic trends, as well as the complexity of a 1031 Exchange process. She is very well connected and we found the home inspector she referred to be very knowledgeable, friendly and competitively priced. She worked closely with the title company to ensure the process was completed within our timeframe. She cares greatly about her clients and even after the closing process, she still contacts us to make sure everything is going well. We highly recommend Mel Garrett and will utilize her services again in the future.
I would highly recommend Mel Garrett of Gold Coast Realty. We were out of state property owners and not only needed a good listing agent, but someone that would assist us in managing our property on a day in day out basis. Mel was tremendous asset in providing us reputable contractors to meet our property maintenance needs. Many times she would initiate the contact and follow up on the work that was done. Amazingly we have never met Mel in person and all of our business was conducted telephonically or via email. We found Mel always responded in a pleasant and efficient manner… She was always a pleasure to deal with. Mel was able to secure a fair price for our property and assisted us in a successful out of state closing.”
“Very professional, responsive, helpful and has many connections within the community. Mel is knowledgeable and willing to go out of her way to help you find that perfect home. I was working with her from another state but she was always available to answer questions and show properties on my time frame.”
“Mel tells it like it IS!! She answered or promptly responded to any & all questions. My wife & I were so pleasantly surprised & grateful for accurate posting of property photos & Property descriptions by Mel. She successfully negotiated our purchase and we have recommended her to all of our family & friends for Oregon Coast purchases!
We have been extremely pleased with Mel in our Bandon house purchase adventure! She was extremely helpful, knowledgeable and responsive throughout the entire process. I was always very pleased with how she consistently kept us up to date and in the loop on every aspect. Mel was a delight to work with and we now consider her a family friend. We look forward to working with her in the future and would definitely recommend her to others. I have already recommended her to my father!”
“Mel helped sell my parent’s home in Bandon Oregon. She did a great job with it and I would highly recommend her as a Realtor. She is very well known in the area and can help you with all of your real estate needs.
Mel Garrett was extremely helpful and supportive during the entire real estate transaction process. I purchased a residential building lot in the Bandon area and plan to build a home in the near future. Mel was great to work with especially since I was an out of town Buyer. The transaction was very modest as far as real estate goes yet I felt like the support I received made me feel like I was purchasing a million dollar property! I highly recommend Mel and I would not hesitate to work with her again should the opportunity arise.”
“Great Agent. Made our Buying process very easy and quick. She was there every step of the way. Highly recommend her. I would use her service again.”
“Mel is absolutely fantastic! We bought a home through Mel in December 2015. But, the whole story is much more impressive. We actually started looking for a home in April 2014! Mel is diligent, knowledgeable, friendly, experienced and resourceful. I can probably come up with a few more adjectives, but here’s the rest of the story. We couldn’t actually buy a home until our previous home sold. That process was the problem. I wish we’d have had Mel on that end!. Through a year and a half of a family of 6: including 3 teenagers and a Golden Retriever named Lola, living in a 30′ motor home, Mel stood by us and got us through! I’m sure after the second “contingent” offer had to be withdrawn due to another failed sale, most other realtors would have given up on us. Not Mel! Thank you Mel! You did a fantastic job for our family! We love the home!”
“When I decided to make a change and buy property in Bandon, it was accidental that I chose Mel. What was an exciting venture was made much easier and less stressful because of her expertise. When we found that the seller had withheld some important information, Mel handled the situation expertly, and helped us negotiate to a solution that both parties could agree on. Throughout the transaction, Mel performed with a level of integrity beyond reproach.
My husband and I had been looking online at real estate for quite some time before we contacted Mel in June of 2015. At the time we weren’t exactly sure what we wanted to purchase so Mel showed us a little bit of everything, including, bare land, older fixer uppers and new houses. We made an offer on one house, but decided not to purchase it. We made it as far as opening an escrow on another house, paying for a home inspection, and that didn’t work out either. By then we started getting discouraged, but Mel kept encouraging us that we would eventually find something that would work for us and that she was in it for the long haul. We finally closed escrow March 28, 2016 on a very nice lot with a huge garage and shop. It also has an older mobile home on it that we are going to remove and have a house built in its place. Mel has also helped us with the planning department and has given us names and information on several contractors in the area.”
“Our experience working with Mel was first-rate from start to finish. Mel impressed us with her combination of local knowledge, process involvement, and superior communication skills. Mel has our highest recommendation!
Omega Green Farms, Bandon OR 97411) We were very fortunate to find Mel Garrett our Real Estate Agent, with so much experience and willingness to work hard to locate a house with some acreage as we wanted. The task was difficult since we were in need of a special place that could fill out our project needs. Mel dedicated a big portion of her time searching for the best type of property. She did a great job in finding the best site to satisfy our needs. We are very happy with the results and we highly recommend Mel for her professionalism and attention to details!
Our home in WA was for sale for 3 years and we discovered the So Oregon coast due to fire evacuations. Mel helped us look around a year ago. After finally selling we packed our things, went into storage, and stayed in a room for 2 months, as Mel so kindly and professionally guided us through the purchasing process of a home we had seen on line earlier. Her expertise and thoughtfulness helped us to remain hopeful and on target. We are now happily “home” and grateful. We can’t thank her enough for our good fortune!”
“Mel always does excellent work in recommending lots that are for sale. We just bought two more lots through her and it was super easy and pain free. She always kept us in the loop of the sales. Thank you Mel.”
“We had a difficult time buying our Bandon manufactured house with a scenic view. We went through 3 lenders, 2 appraisals and 2 inspections. The only thing holding us together, besides the beauty of Bandon’s rich views, was Mel. She was our rock through the almost 6 month process. She always kept us informed, advocated for us, kept a positive outlook and did her job better than all the other people we were working with. She is one in a million, honest, trustworthy and compassionate.”