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Melody Bnah : Your Real Estate Guide In Eugene/Springfield

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Melody Bnah is a woman with a great passion for everything she does in life and in business. When she was fourteen, she longed to own a horse, but her parents told her she couldn’t, as it was out of their budget.  She began to save up money through babysitting and other jobs and was able to purchase a horse by herself in a matter of months. By the time she was fifteen, she had bought and sold horses at the largest horse and mule auction in the world, the LA County Horse and Mule Auction.  “I paid the mortgage on our family’s house with the money I made.”

Melody brings this same drive to her real-estate business and makes a point to empower her clients with the same confidence, “It’s their choice, their life, their home.  It’s going to be where they live and love and laugh, raise children, have family gatherings, and deal with crises.”

“I believe that real-estate is the road to wealth and I love empowering people through the process.”  Melody explains.

“I especially enjoy working with first time home buyers and getting them started on their road to financial success.” She is always impressed by their willingness to take this important and sometimes daunting step.  “I love being their guide and helping them find their way home.”

“My job is to work for the client, but it is also to take care of them and keep them safe.”  Getting a real-estate broker one can trust is an important part of buying a house. “What frightens me,” Melody explains, “is a seller who has no legal knowledge of what needs to be done, and the same with the buyer.”

Getting the house safely through escrow is also an important part of Melody’s job. “I want to make sure that the seller is not selling a house that the buyer could come back and sue them for, and make sure the buyer is not buying a house that will end up being a large financial burden on them later.”

However, not long ago in her life, real-estate was the least of Melody’s worries.  “The most emotionally difficult time in my life,” Melody says, “took place after I was moving from Tahoe, California where I sold real-estate.” While lifting some boxes, she herniated three disks in her back.  In fractions of a second, “I went from being very physically active, showing lots of property, and doing very well financially to being flat on my back in immense pain and unable to even walk,” she recalls.

“It was a definite low, I lost everything, all my assets, I was on social security, and I was on a walker for the next six years.”  She left real-estate and went back to her second (and less active) love which is Crisis Counseling. In fact, she currently works a few hours per week at Lane Independent Living Alliance helping people with disabilities live and work more independently.

“Eventually I was able to find a good back doctor, a good knee doctor, andI am tickled to have a second chance at life,” Melody smiles.  “It’s exciting, I’m not complaining, I’m so happy to be pain free, able to function again, and do what I love.” The same drive that inspired her to get a horse so many years ago, helped her through this difficult time.  “I have great faith that if I believe hard enough and work hard enough, I will succeed.”  Melody incorporates this same enthusiastic drive into her business life and her relationships with her clients.

For anyone interested in looking at real-estate and having fun in the process, meeting Melody at one of her Home Hunter’s Safaris is an excellent idea. “I designed the Home Hunter’s Safari because I wanted to have a time where people could hang out with me and see if they like me as a realtor,” she explains.  “I wanted to give people a chance to see that I’m not the kind of realtor that is going to try and make a person buy something, I am more of an educator or a trusted guide. I also love what I do and I love homes, and it occurred to me that maybe other people would enjoy taking a peek inside houses as well.”

At the event, Melody and the people who show up caravan around the city and view about nine different houses that are on the market. The Safari is a fun and informative event.  Melody emphasizes that, “there are absolutely no sales!” People will leave with a wealth of information about the home buying process, remodeling, styles of homes, escrow, and more.  “At the end, they will be empowered to be much more confident about the home buying process,” and for Melody, that is what the real-estate business is all about.

You can reach Melody at (541) 914-9696.

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