A real estate professional for more than 16 years, Mel Macklin is known for integrity, diplomacy, and sincerity in all her dealings. Every transaction, she believes, is always about her customer. You must be there to guide, educate and provide the best service possible. Key to Mel's success has also been the result of her patient demeanor and dedicated work ethic. She knows how to listen, is generous in offering information, and more importantly, knows when to stop talking. Her main intention is to understand her client’s needs and build a relationship that will last over the course of time. When orchestrating deals for her buyers and sellers, Mel is assertive and effective without being too aggressive. While she is a strong negotiator and advocate for her clients, she is just as much a compassionate, friendly, humorous partner who eases a process that can often be quite stressful. Born in the Philippines, but grew up in the San Gabriel Valley with her 8 brothers and sisters. Her parents were physicians in their country, but they also got involved in real estate when they came to the U.S. Prior to entering real estate and her interior design business, Mel enjoyed owning her own fashion house for 8 years. She then pursued working for attorneys in Criminal and Civil Litigation for over 15 years. Her love of real estate has been always her passion and it was perfect career when she wanted to spend more quality time with her 2 beautiful girls. Mel's clients are from friends, families and referrals. She offers her clients all special attention to their needs, either buying their first home to selling their home and/or looking for investment properties.