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                Karen Melillo: Gay Realtor,  Serving Sedona, Cottonwood & the Verde Valley Area     
                                            Karen Melillo, Realtor
  Serving the Gay Community in Sedona and the entire surrounding Verde Valley
                                           "Straight Friendly!"

Testimonial References:


“It was our pleasure to work with Karen Melillo during a difficult time in the real estate market. Not only did she demonstrate professionalism at all levels, but we were impressed with her marketing abilities considering our property had some issues and was considered a second home. Her drive, experience, product knowledge, and timing was crucial to the success of selling our property. She clearly understood our needs and delivered - her many attributes would clearly transcend into any business or profession she chooses outside of the real estate market.

We would work with Karen Melillo again and would have no hesitation in referring her.
Kind Regards, Kurt Schemers


“We have known Karen personally and professionally for nearly 15 years.  Karen listed and sold our first home 12 years ago and has listed and sold many other properties for us throughout the years.  Karen has also been key in finding properties for us to purchase.  Our dream home was found by Karen five years ago and we plan on being here for many years to come.

Karen is a very “real” individual.  She works from the heart and her excitement for real estate and her clients is evident in all that she does.  When working with Karen she makes us feel like we are the most important people in her life.  Her attention to detail and the attention that she pays to us makes us feel valued and cared for.  Her confidence, knowledge and compassion work hand in hand to give us the best experiences we have ever had when dealing with real estate.”  


Kelli Rhoda

“When we were considered looking for a retirement home in Arizona we searched the Internet for a Gay Realtor.  We were lucky to have found Karen Melillo!  We were living in Michigan at the time and were very apprehensive about a cross country real estate transaction.  Karen was a pleasure to work with and her knowledge and skills were invaluable during the decision making process!!  She helped us find the perfect area in which to build our home.  During the entire building process Karen kept us
informed and sent us pictures as the house was built. We couldn't have been happier with the professional service and the personal attention that we received.  We absolutely endorse Karen Melillo for your real estate needs!” 

Karen Lafata & Patti Bryans

“Dear future clients/ customers/ friends of Karen Melillo:


“I am pleased to take this opportunity to introduce as well as recommend Ms. Melillo to all that read this. Her expedient diligence is only matched by her sincere caring for whomever she is working with. I found her responsiveness in returning telephone calls and investigative skills a "breath of fresh air". She not only found what I was looking for, but made the process of buying a home as stressless as possible. Her love and respect for her profession is obvious and it was a pleasure doing business with her. I highly recommend Ms. Melillo for any and all that desire to live/invest in the Northern Arizona.”

Very truly yours,

Ms. Rhonda Finder Huntington, N.Y. 

“Dear Karen:
You certainly have my permission to use me as a reference. 

You know I was totally satisfied with your service when I purchased the piece of property in Cottonwood.  You helped make something that could be very stressful very enjoyable. 

Thank you again,”
Cory Krueger, MD 

“Karen is awesome. I found her through gay linking on the Internet while searching for homes in Arizona. She immediately contacted me and did everything she could to help, including connecting me with lenders. Not only did she offer valuable advice to start with, but she followed up and made sure that I was being taken care of at every turn. When I decided to rent instead of purchase, Karen took the time to refer me to wonderful property managers, and again followed up to make sure I was treated right (which I was).

Karen Melillo truly stands out from the rest. I've worked with other Realtors, and Karen's level of integrity, enthusiasm, tenacity and and drive are unmatched. I can guarantee you this: when the time comes for me to buy, Karen will be the first -- and the only -- call I make. If she's worked this hard to get me into a rental, I can only imagine what she'll do as my Realtor! Please feel free to contact me at any time.”
Margo Mateas, President
The Public Relations Training Company

“I am pleased to write this reference letter on behalf of Karen Melillo. Karen helped me buy our home near Cottonwood a year ago.

Karen is a very hard working realtor who puts her clients first. She makes people feel comfortable as she shows them properties. She maintains a professional attitude while being very friendly at the same time--something that makes her enjoyable to work with. She answers questions as soon as she can and sends appropriate listings of properties that help the client see what is available in his or her price range. 

Karen knows a great deal about local real estate. She went beyond the call of duty to answer my questions about zoning issues (who to contact), loan officers, landscaping ideas for the yard and decorating ideas for the interior. My husband Paul and I greatly appreciated her help during a rather hectic time in our lives, when we were moving from Minnesota to Arizona. We highly recommend her services to people looking to buy property in the Verde Valley.”

Joan Prefontaine



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