Testimonial #1

Six days from Listed to Pending! 

Melanie Hollingshead is an original owner in Carriage Hills so she knows the area cold which is precisely what you need to optimize the sale.  Melanie was going on a long-planned vacation right before we planned to put our home on the market so she partnered with Anesia Dias, a buyer’s agent in her office. We got to keep the Melanie / Anesia team through the sale.  They kept us calm, were super supportive through the entire process, and they both just happen to be great ladies!  Our home sold for nearly 21% over list. 

If you live in Carriage Hills or the surrounding Richmond/El Sobrante area, don’t trust your home sale to anyone but Melanie.  And if you’re looking to buy anywhere in Richmond or the surrounding area, call Anesia.

July 16, 2021 

Donna & Kyle Konen

            5477 Hackney Lane

            Richmond, CA 94803


Testimonial #2

I want to thank you for the outstanding service you provided as our agent in the sale of our home. The knowledge and experience you brought to the process was extremely helpful. You understood what we needed to do in order to maximize the sales price of our home. You knew the area and made the process smooth and straightforward. Most importantly for us, you shared your ideas with us in a calm and thoughtful manner and we never felt any pressure. 


May 28, 2021

Tom Shanower

1551 Swallow Way

Hercules, CA


Testimonial #3

We loved working with Melanie on the sale of our home! She was very responsive and gave us all the info we needed in a timely manner. Her professionalism and years of experience were very helpful in making the process smooth and quick. She recommended tradesmen and service professionals for everything we needed done, and booked them for us economically and quickly. Thanks to her, within a couple weeks we got inspections done, put in new carpets, got the house cleaned and staged, and SOLD in a month’s time! I’d highly recommend her to everyone looking to sell.


Aurora and Daniel Doyon

October 18, 2019


Testimonial #4

A great agent to work with.  We chose Melanie since she was a local agent and lived in the same sub-division.  She has many contacts that can assist with fixes that made it easy for us to close quickly and contacted inspectors for our inspections. She made recommendations to help sell the property quickly and made sure the property was secure. We would truly recommend Melanie as your real estate agent!

Albert and Lori Quan

5408 Tandem Lane, Richmond


Testimonial #5

We met Melanie Hollingshead in the fall of 2018 while she was hosting an open house in our neighborhood, during our brief encounter we explained we would be selling in the spring of 2019.  During our discussion we could just tell she was professional and really knew what she was doing.

That spring, Melanie contacted us as she said she would, we met and she explained what she does and how the overall process would go; this was extremely helpful and put us at ease. When it was time to list our home, she help us stage the house, suggested quick improvements to the home and yard; coordinated inspections, photography and generally just took care of everything.  Once on the market, she hosted an open house the first weekend and secured 5 offers all at or over asking price.  We were under contract in just under a week and were extremely pleased how she handled the process.  Because of her expertise, efforts, experience and just good business practices, all the activities up to and including closing escrow went like clockwork.  We could not be happier, this was by far the best home sale (6 others) we have experienced ever.

It should be without saying but, we highly recommend Melanie for any real estate transactions.

Kurt and Cheryl Galloway