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Melinda (Mel) Peterson, The Savvy Broker - ABR, CRS (Grants Pass, OR) Real Estate Broker/Owner



Melinda (Mel) Peterson
The Savvy Broker - ABR, CRS
location_on Bend, OR — Grants Pass, OR
Get to Know Melinda (Mel) Peterson

After falling in love with the spectacular beauty of the Pacific Northwest and its outdoorsy lifestyle, we said goodbye to our Southern California roots and happily made Oregon our home! You don't have to travel far to enjoy the awesome wonders of the PNW… everywhere you turn there are wild and scenic rivers, cascading creeks, towering pine trees, beautiful wildflowers, tons of bike paths and hiking trails, and some of the most fabulous wine-tasting vineyards, not to mention the best coffee in the Pacific Northwest! Did I mention that Oregon has no sales tax, DMV registrations at an average of $122.00 for two years, and you don't have to pump your own gas... it's full service for everyone! Who wouldn't want to live here?!

There is no greater privilege than being able to help others connect the dots between happiness and home. We’re super blessed to live in such a beautiful place and play matchmaker everyday, creating relationships of land and life… with a latte laughter.


Melinda Peterson's Real Estate Experience & Associations

25 years as an Oregon Realtor, 15 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

COAR - Past Member of Central Oregon MLS

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 - 2014-2016 Director of Rogue Valley Association of Realtors

SOMLS - 2016 President - Southern Oregon Multiple Listing Service


Melinda Peterson sells real estate in Deschutes, Douglas, Klamath, Jackson and Josephine Counties including the following Central 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, Selma, Shady Cove, Sisters, Sunriver, Sunny Valley, Williams, Southwestern, Central and Southern Oregon.

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Fritz Pflock
We have had the pleasure of working with Melinda for over 13 years on several transactions, and she is the BEST! She is a very, very, very good communicator and very, very, very knowledgeable. Melinda is a great person that has always led us in the right way. My wife and I respect her.
Mark Chahanovich
I have a inherent distrust of politicians, used car salesmen and real estate agents. Having this distrust makes it difficult for me to deal with them. I am pleased to say working with Melinda Peterson on my real estate purchase in Southern Oregon made me rethink my opinion of real estate agents. Her patience, professionalism and knowledge was instrumental in changing my opinion. I cannot recommend her enough and would be honored to deal with her again in any future real estate transaction.
Mandy Goeglein
My husband and I recently bought a home with Melinda as our agent. She was very kind, responsive, and extremely professional and knowledgeable during the entire the process. We really appreciated how she listened to our questions and concerns and was able to address them and give great feedback. She is also very detail oriented and caught some paperwork that saved us a substantial amount of money. We highly recommend Melinda!
Nita Reid
With the recent loss of my husband, I was faced with the agonizing decision to sell my home. Melinda was not only knowledgeable about the local market, but she worked tirelessly to make sure no small detail went unnoticed. She is knowledgeable, loyal to her client's best interests and an absolute joy to work with. She was especially sympathetic to my current situation and was warm, kind-hearted and supportive during such a difficult time. Her caring went far beyond just selling a home. I couldn't recommend her enough.
Bonnie MacDonald
Melinda was a blessing to work with. She is very smart, competent, available, and I always felt she was looking out for my best interest. She helped me tremendously in solving problems, to the transition from the sale of our house in So California to our new house in Oregon. When I told her what I wanted, she went on numerous viewings with my relatives to help me find just the right house for me. It is difficult deciding on a home long distance, but Melinda's expertise and good judgement made it possible. She wasn't just looking for a sale, she was looking for a home for me that I would feel comfortable in. I totally trust her and would highly recommend her to anyone looking for that perfect home to buy.
Cindy Hironymous
This review of Melinda Peterson is aimed especially toward those out-of-state folks who really need someone who can represent the buyer even if they simply cannot be there in person. We needed someone who we could depend on to be "our eyes", advisor and tour guide since we were unable to travel out of state to check out our properties of interest. Melinda proved to be the perfect choice. Not only did Melinda prove to be a savvy realtor, very clearly familiar with the Oregon territory and the homes available in which we were interested, she also, habitually, worked on our behalf well beyond office hours. On more than one occasion, e-mails came in late into the evening keeping us updated and the paperwork process moving forward. Melinda took videos of properties we were interested in and sent them to us with answers to all our questions, as well as advice and recommendations she had which enabled us to have a "first hand" experience with the house without actually being there in person (something Melinda warned us against, incidentally). Our deal went through and we have exactly the house we wanted. Thank you so much Melinda for your expertise, advice, amazing accommodation and absolute reliability. My mother will be moving to Oregon in the near future. I'm very happy to know that we already have our realtor selected.
Charlie & Bonnie Sarver
We recommend Melinda to anyone looking for a knowledgeable, professional and yet friendly and personable Realtor. We will definitely use Melinda for our future real estate needs. She was a joy to work with in the selling of our home. Melinda staged our empty home simply but tastefully and we believe the staging and her expertise helped sell the home within a week of MLS listing. Her photographer took terrific pictures and a virtual was included. Melinda's response to our questions were always prompt even when she was out of town and she also kept us apprised of the buyer's requests and questions. Our escrow went very smoothly even though it was moved up unexpectedly by a week. Thank you Melinda!
Heidi Pflock
I absolutely adore Melinda! From the very beginning, she knew exactly what we wanted from our conversations, and she found a bunch of listings for us to see. One of them was absolutely perfect and was our dream property! Melinda has an astounding knowledge for realty, and she never stopped fighting for us. She was always available and quick to respond even if she was tied up in a meeting. She has patience like no other I have met in the real estate market, vast knowledge of the area, and an amazing heart of gold. Melinda is the one you want in your corner, she made our dreams come true!
Mike & Jenny Grippando
Melinda Peterson has been our real estate agent of choice since 2006. She has served us very well in two real estate transactions (soon to be a third) over the last few years. We highly recommend Melinda not only as a real estate agent but more importantly as a person of very high personal standards, honesty and integrity. In both of our Southern Oregon real estate transactions, Melinda went far above the "call of duty" and has always placed our needs, wants and financial well being far above "closing the deal". During my first conversation with Melinda in 2006, I told her, "I wanted a representative that would not try to "sell me" on a piece of property, I want an agent that will tell me what is "wrong" with the property". That is exactly what she did and continues to do. She has provided us "city folk" with a valuable education in regards to rural land, wells, septic systems, etc. On a more personal note, Melinda has become more to us than an acquaintance and business associate. In our first few years in Oregon, she was our "go to" for questions that all people new to an area have. Things like recommendations of dentist, accountants, etc. She has always been available to answer any questions we've had regarding real estate in the area even when we didn't have a "deal in the works". We recently purchased a three acre vacant property with the intent of building a new home. Melinda was of course our agent on the deal and once again proved her worth as "the best in the area". She always amazes us with her work ethic, timeliness and the "ungodly" hours she puts in. Thank you Melinda, you're the best!
Deb Nachman - Director, Human Resources
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.

Inspired by dreamy homes and lattes, Mel specializes in creating relationships of land and life... with a latte laughter =)