Melane Barney, voted one of the five favorite real estate professionals in one of California’s most competitive markets, possesses years of experience with Southern California’s residential real estate industry. A licensed realtor for over 38 years, Melane is a skilled professional who is discreet, trustworthy and, most importantly, proficient in helping clients achieve their goals. She has successfully represented both buyers and sellers throughout a broad range of economic conditions. Her strong work ethic and commitment to service have garnered her a loyal following of clients who appreciate her ability to secure the most favorable results. Melane is an excellent negotiator and an invaluable asset, consistently ensuring the most competitive purchase price or highest value during a sale.
Working within the unique team-oriented, service-focused environment rendered by Surterre Properties®, Melane complements her vast knowledge and experience of the real estate business with amenities not found at any other brokerage. Professional marketing efforts, courtesy of Surterre’s in-house studio, offer her clients the most strategic route to achieving their most important objectives. This strategy is fueled by the latest advances in real estate technology such as an onsite digital press, virtual tours of the inside of properties, mobile marketing and the utilization of online affiliates to maximize property exposure.
A longtime resident of Laguna Beach, Melane has helped clients buy and sell homes everywhere in Orange County from Newport, Laguna, Huntington and Dana Point, all the way up to Long Beach and Palos Verdes Estates. Raised in Southern California and involved in her community, she possesses a lifelong understanding of each distinct region. Melane closed her first escrow in Huntington Beach at the age of 18, and earned a Bachelor’s degree with honors from Chapman University, where she studied fine arts and communications. Her biggest inspiration is seeing how happy her clients are when she helps them find the perfect home, giving them the ability to live a wonderful Southern California lifestyle.