National Association of Gay & Lesbian Real Estate Professionals

Raleigh Gay Realtor & Gay Real Estate

- Melina Olivares

Average Rating

Contact: Melina Olivares
Title: Realtor

Member Since 2017

Company Address

13200 Strickland Road
Raleigh, North Carolina
United States 27613

Cities Served
Apex, Cary, Chapel Hill, Creedmoor, Durham, Garner, Holly Springs, Knightdale, Morrisville, Pittsboro, Raleigh, Rolesville, Wake Forest, Youngsville


Tel: (919) 724-3346

Professional Achievements
Experienced Broker in the Triangle for years; I also own my own Real Investment Co. & work w/ other Investors to help them locate/sell Real Estate in the Triangle.

Melina Olivares, originally from Texas, has spent most of her life in Durham North Carolina. She studied Psychology at Meredith College and developed a career in Private Behavioral Consulting and Management of Public-Funded Services for the I/DD Community, specializing in Autism Spectrum Disorders. Her passion for working with people, her history of preserving long-standing relationships with professionals and families and her expertise in complex systems and contracts serve her well for her career in Real Estate. Melina is a licensed Real Estate Broker and brings her esteemed standard of professionalism and skillset to every Client and Professional she encounters. Melina also owns her own Real Investment Company and provides specialized expertise in local market knowledge and development. In her free time, Melina loves to travel, explore Vegetarian Cuisine, focus on health & wellness and snuggle with all of her dogs.

Ellen H - Durham, NC: 2021-04-08

Melina represented us a buyers and we highly recommend her. She was professional, knowledgeable and always available to support us through the buying process. She exceeded our expectations!

Trish T - Raleiqh , NC: 2021-03-25

Having served as her managing broker and as a real estate closing attorney, my numerous experiences with Melina Olivares in the real estate industry have been nothing short of perfect. Very quickly one recognizes her exceptional, intuitive listening skills, her honesty, her vast market knowledge and her deep commitment to serving her clients. Melina is exceptionally bright, confident, and always prepared. Very simply put, she is the quintessential broker and a pleasure to work with. I trust her; and without any hesitation, would engage Melina as my agent to sell my home and represent me in purchasing another.

Amanda W - Raleigh, NC: 2021-03-18

Melina was a godsend as we were moving to Raleigh from out of state. She really listened to us and understood exactly what we were looking for. She probably understood what we wanted even better than we did. She helped us find a house we're absolutely in love with, and she went above and beyond in helping us get familiar with our new city. And the buying and closing process with Melina was stress-free. I can't recommend Melina highly enough. She's the best.

Jeff M - Durham, NC: 2021-03-10

When I secured a job in the Triangle Area I knew that the best upside would be in Durham. My wish list was to find a home near downtown that had not been flipped which allow me to do the work myself or according to my taste. This was quite challenging. Melina worked with me for four months to meet my objectives. Her knowledge of the are helped steer me away from some options and zero in on the best options. A little over two years later I decided to do a cash out refinance to add on a master bathroom. As part of this process a formal appraisal was required. What a nice surprise to learn that in this shorts period of time the appraised value had increased 35%. How's that for professional guidance and perseverance. Melina continues to stay in contact and remains an excellent resource as a new resident to the area. I have no plans to sell or buy soon but there is no doubt who I will call when I do. I highly encourage you to do the same! Jeff Moss Duke Park Neighborhood Durham, NC

Ericka B - Austin, TX: 2021-01-21

We bought and sold our house in Raleigh through Melina Olivares. She is the best realtor a type-A personality could ever hope for! She was always on time and well prepared for meetings and showings, including print outs when we were buying so that we could take notes on individual properties. She was great at anticipating our needs! When we sold our home, she provided advice on how to prep, timelines, when to go to market and answered all our questions. After 90+ showings over 2 days and 11 offers, she presented a spreadsheet with all the relevant offer details so that we could make a decision based on facts. We didn't even have to ask! We found her to be highly intuitive with fantastic area and real estate knowledge and super personable. Melina is an absolute pleasure to work with and I would recommend her to anyone searching for a home in the Triangle area.

Sandy C - Fuquay Varina, NC: 2021-01-21

I am so glad I found Melina on this site. From the beginning Melina made herself available on my schedule to look at houses even adjusting her schedule to accommodate mine. Melina has solid real estate expertise and I never worried about her attending to all aspects and details of the process. She watched out for my interests and advocated for me when necessary. She provided good suggestions along the way and helped me navigate and successfully purchase my home of choice in a competitive market. Her personal thoughtfulness to me and my son was also very much appreciated. And we had fun along the way! I highly recommend Melina if you are looking for a great agent in the Raleigh area.

Carolyn N - Raleigh, North Carolina: 2021-01-16

Melina was very professional and a pleasure to work with! It's not just about the sale with her, she cares about you and your happiness too. Since meeting her, she's been a friend to me and my wife and we would recommend her expert services to anyone.

Elizabeth and Megan B - Wake Forest, NC: 2021-01-15

Melina is the reason we were able to purchase our first home. She was proactive, knowledgeable, and honest. She worked hard and advocated for us every step of the way. Melina was always available to answer all of our questions (no matter how trivial) and prepared us and our expectations to help us stay realistic and within our budget. 10/10 would recommend!

Krystal J - Raleigh , North Carolina: 2021-01-15

Melina has helped me buy and sell multiple properties in the Triangle area for years. She has in depth knowledge of the Triangle, having worked in different markets and is very experienced in the field. She works directly with all of her clients on every transaction and never passes them on to a "team member" or colleague. She is also an active member of the LGBTQ community and is sensitive to their unique needs. She is an expert negotiator and a great advocate for her clients. She spends a great deal of time getting to know her clients and their individual needs and preferences. Melina's greatest skill lies in her ability to truly listen to people and assess how to best serve them. She is kind, attentive and patient and always makes you feel like you are her top priority.

Lori D - ZEBULON, NORTH CAROLINA: 2021-01-15

Melina is an awesome agent! On time, easy to talk to and very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend anyone who is looking for a new home to give her a call.

Jess K - Morrisville, NC: 2021-01-15

I called Melina in a panic one January after the owner of my rented house wanted to sell, and although I didn’t want the headache of a move, I knew if I was going to buy a house...I wanted to do it right. She listened to everything I wanted, down to every detail, e.g., how far from work, a window in the bathroom, lol, screen porch, etc. We looked at several options together, and she wanted me to be honest! She also reminded me about my list b/c sometimes we’d see one and what I said I wanted would just fly outta my head b/c I was worried we wouldn’t find something in time. She encouraged me to have patience, and then—BAM, she calls me and says check your email... and there it was, just on the market, almost with all the stuff on the list. She said we should go now, so I met her over there, we did all the paperwork online that night...and the rest is history. Been here 3 years and I still love it. Trust me, Melina is really good at this, gives great advice and if the seller agrees to something, she holds them to it! Highly recommend.

Tanaka E - Durham , NC: 2021-01-15

Melina was very professional, patient, and knowledgeable about the process of buying a home. My husband and I had an enjoyable experience while looking for homes. She never pressured us and was very forthcoming about the houses. We are so overwhelmed with joy and happy with the home that we purchased. My family and I highly recommend Melina as your realtor.

Carmen O - Durham, NC: 2021-01-14

Melina is the most honest and knowledgeable realtor we have ever dealt with. She was patient with all our questions and very generous with her time. She knows the Triangle area extensively which made her the perfect person to find our perfect home.

Debbie B - Austin, TX: 2018-12-30

I found Melina on the NAGLREP website for my best friend and her wife who were moving from Austin, TX to Raleigh, NC. She found them exactly they home they were looking for and was a real go-getter! I highly recommend her and hope to send more referrals her way.

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