Melissa Barkalow, Providing an Excellent Real Estate Experience (DCRE Residential)

1405 Rhode Island Ave NW

Washington , DC 20005

Providing an Excellent Real Estate Experience.

Get to know Melissa Barkalow


Extensive experience in real estate related fields, working as a Realtor or administration for over 15 years. Family background in real estate. Understands the ups and downs that markets take.

Over ten years of experience helping people find homes in Arlington, Alexandria, VA and the greater Washington DC Area.  Have lived in multiple neighborhoods in the Washington DC metro area.

Specialties: Licensed in DC, MD & VA
ABR, e-pro, CRB candidate, CRS
NVAR Multi-Million Dollar Sales Club, 2013-14
Residential Real Estate: Condos, Single Family Detached Homes, Town Homes
Strong Negotiator
Wonderful at Marketing Properties
Good Listener
Great with Communication
Transaction Management
Social Media


Sports enthusiast.  Enjoys photography. Served as photo editor of yearbook and worked as an intern at a Minnesota newspaper, as a photojournalist. Uses these skills in successful target marketing for her clients today. DC Metro representative for the Gustavus Adolphus Alumni


Undergraduate degree from Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN. Study abroad experiences includes time at Lancaster University (England), University of Toulouse (SIT) (France), and Trento University (Italy). 


Realtor, Northern Virginia Association of Realtors (NVAR), Greater Capital Area Association of Realtors Member (GCAAR), The Council of Real Estate Brokeage Managers Candidate (CRB), Metropolitan Area Information System (MRIS), e-PRO designation from the National Association of Realtors, Associated Buyers Representive (ABR) designation from the National Association of Realtors


Melissa Barkalow

C: 202.285.9479

DCRE Residential

O: 202.299.1100


Melissa Barkalow's Blog Posts


ABR, CRB Candidate, e-Pro, CRS

NVAR Multi-Million Dollar Sales Club, 2013-14





Transaction Management

Social Media





Testimonials for Melissa Barkalow

  • Happy Home Buyer, Alexandria VA

    I really could not be happier with this property and I have you to thank. Every dream has really come true with moving here so THANK YOU!!

  • Michelle B

    I feel really good about our decision on the house and the price we settled for. We are really happy with it.

  • John G - home buyer

    Thanks again for being a great agent to work with!

  • Eric Olson

    "Melissa was extremely helpful when we first started our search and made sure to communicate with us to keep us in the loop. Melissa made the process as easy and low-stress as possible, and was able to negotiate with the other agent to accommodate our needs."

  • Greg M - Home Buyer

    "Ms. Barkalow helped make the daunting process for this first time home buyer extremely simple, easy, and quick."

  • Michelle M

    There is just no comparison for Melissa. I arrived in DC late on a Thursday night, having no idea where I would live and by Saturday afternoon I was signing the lease for the perfect apartment. When I decided I wanted more space, Melissa came to my rescue again. She is incredibly patient and has an amazing ability to find the places that match exactly what I'm looking for. I'd never use a different realtor!

    Service Areas (4)
    • Arlington, VA
    • Alexandria, VA
    • District of Columbia, DC
    • Falls Church City, VA
    • Fairfax County, VA
    Specialties (9)
    • Buyers
    • Condos/Townhomes
    • Co-ops
    • Investment Properties
    • Luxury Homes
    • Residential
    • Sellers
    • 1031 Exchange
    • First Time Buyers
    Languages (1)
    • English