Our Melinda Bartling client testimonial is we said she is the Barbara Corcoran of KC. First of all, her ability to handle a deal with multiple offers is incredible. Even more, she cuts through the emotions and was able to break down the multiple offers so we could make a business decision. Hindsight is always 20/20. Melinda strives to make foresight 20/20. ~Tom and Kathy Page


The For Sale sign went up this morning and Melinda Calkins Bartling sold our house this afternoon with 3 very good offers and for $15,000 more than asking price! For that reason, if you know anyone looking to buy or sell a house, call Melinda AND listen to everything she tells you to do. We did and it happened!!!!! ~Rick Gumpertz and Karen Rowinsky, Sierra Madre, CA

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Awesome Results!

Melinda Bartling is incredibly professional, experienced in all facets of the process, ethical and does exactly what she says she will do! As a result, I can’t imagine going through the home selling experience without her. ~Julie Brainard, Overland Park, KS

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Wish We Had Met Melinda Earlier!

After 2 Northland Realtors and 435 days on the market, we called Melinda Bartling with Keller Williamssymons sold wp in Overland Park. Melinda had just sold my friend’s house in Overland Park, KS in 6 days.

When Melinda came to our home in Parkville, MO I was eager to show her our home. She politely said to me “I want to walk through alone as a buyer would. I will find you when I am finished.” Odd, I thought, but I could not wait for her to give me her recommendations. Well, she not only told us what the problem was, she already had a plan of what needed to be done.

Although she said we had a lovely home, it was “our” home and not a “buyer’s” home. She also admitted she knew nothing about Parkville but she did know how to sell a house.

Selling the second time around

After 435 days on the market, we had a lot to overcome. Buyers were asking what was wrong with our house. There wasn’t anything wrong except for how it showed and looked online. We didn’t know anything was wrong other than it wasn’t selling. Melinda helped us with paint colors and her “best in class” home staging. Within one week we were back on the market and ready to sell. In 39 days she sold our house in a market that’s very different from and much slower than what she was used to in Overland Park.

How real estate agents are different

Melinda is a straight forward, honest, efficient realtor. She doesn’t just list homes, she actually sells homes. Her thing is to prepare and work on one house at a time until it’s sold. Mel followed up with us on every house showing, gave us the tools to monitor our showings and did her homework on the market in our area. Also provided us information no other realtor we worked with did. Our eyes were opened to so much information so we knew we were on the right track. If she didn’t answer the phone when you called, she was texting you back. You never had to wait for an answer to your questions.

We would recommend Melinda to anyone who really wants to sell their home. If you really listen to what she says and do what she says, taking your emotions out of the equation, she will sell your home fast. As a business woman myself, she is the real deal. We also found a friend for life!

Thanks, Melinda, for helping us move forward to the next chapter. YOU are the best!! ~Ward and Kelley Symons, Parkville, MO (Home Sellers)