My fiancé and I were property virgins. The whole idea of buying a home was exciting and daunting. I had originally wanted to use a friend-of-a-friend as our realtor but he was vacationing and wouldn’t be available for weeks. As Melanie McConnell likes to say, “Things hap-pen for a reason.” Melanie McConnell was the listing agent for the second or third house we ever saw. Up until then, we just wanted to look houses and wait for the friend-of-a-friend realtor to get back from vacation. The house ended up being a huge disappointment–cramped, outdated, and dangerously steep winding stairs–but that hardly mattered because we knew we had found our realtor. Melanie is easy-going, low-pressure, and willing to look at more houses than is probably healthy. I can’t recall the exact number but it was certainly no less than 30 houses. As we saw more and more, Melanie picked up on our body language and facial expressions and knew right away whether we truly liked the house or not. During our search, we bid on six houses. Each experience was unique and showed just how much Melanie and Prudential Fox and Roach care for their clients. Melanie always supported our decisions and when other agents were being unreasonable, let’s just say; Melanie puts on the gloves when she has to! Melanie worked her magic again to get us into our first home. The sellers were being unrealistic with their asking price in the current market. Negotiations dragged on and we were hardly finding middle ground. Melanie knew we wanted this place badly so she did everything in her power to make it happen. She negotiated them down to a more reasonable number and the rest is history. It was certainly serendipity that brought Melanie to us but it was Melanie’s passion, personality, and unwavering loyalty that made us choose her to fulfill our dream of moving out of our parent’s house into our very own home. We can’t thank her enough!