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.