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"With today's competitive market for buyers, Mel knew all the best practices to get our offer in quickly and how to make it attractive."

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A local and global expert. 


After managing a major television production with a 100+ person crew on crabbing vessels in the Bering Sea, managing and negotiating the best deal on your home is a piece of cake!

Mel was born and raised in New England, but the bug to travel and work all over the world bit her early. She spent years traveling the United States, Canada, and Europe as an Olympic Development and semi-professional soccer player before settling into a career as an award-winning film producer, writer, and director in Los Angeles. In her early years, Mel grew up on work sites with her grandfather’s construction company and later spent more than a decade owning her own successful small business in Boston and Bethesda before transitioning to real estate. 

Although Mel represents buyers and sellers in the Metro Washington DC area, her focus is in Bethesda, Potomac, and greater Montgomery County, Maryland, Mel has 20+ years of experience in marketing, advertising, negotiation, and media production and even has 20K+ following on TikTok, a growing YouTube which features 50+ new videos about real estate, and hosts a Patreon for new agents. 

Mel lives in Bethesda with her partner, two kids, and an older french bulldog, named Grace Kelly. She's an avid tennis player and spends her spare time working on her novels and scripts through the Writing Center of Bethesda, woodworking, painting, and home improvement. Mel prides herself on her local real estate knowledge and is a resource for those who love to talk about architecture, home development, and the market.

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"If I could give Mel 10 stars, I would! She has an outstanding knowledge of lenders, settlement companies, home inspectors and all of the other various people we needed in order to complete our purchase. She is, by far, the best realtor I’ve ever worked with!" JENNIFER, buyer client

"We really felt like she had our best interest at heart throughout the process and was not looking for the easiest way to close a deal. We highly recommend working with her, it was a great experience." APRIL, buyer client

"She has a deep knowledge of the area. Very pro active. Worked hard. Answered my questions right away. Very efficient in explaining all details of the houses and the contract, which was very important to me as I come from another country. I truly recommend her if you want to find a house to live in Bethesda." EDUARDO, buyer client

"Mel's incredible diligence, work ethic, professionalism and support helped make our dream a reality. I'm happy to say, we just closed on our dream home within 7 weeks of returning to the States." PETER, buyer client

"Mel and her team gave me invaluable negotiation insight and advice that allowed me to beat multiple competitive offers and win the contract for my dream home." JOHN, buyer client




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12435 Park Potomac Avenue, Suite R1

Potomac, Maryland 20854

Office: 240-219-2422

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Licensed as: Melanie Barrett, 12435 Park Potomac Ave Suite R-1 Potomac , MD 20854, 240.219.2422



Mel Barrett and The Rebecca Weiner Group of Compass is a team of real estate agents affiliated with Compass, a licensed real estate broker under the name "Compass Real Estate" in the District of Columbia and under the name "Compass" in Virginia and Maryland and abides by Equal Housing Opportunity laws. All material presented herein is intended for informational purposes only. Information is compiled from sources deemed reliable but is subject to errors, omissions, changes in price, condition, sale, or withdrawal without notice. Photos may be virtually staged or digitally enhanced and may not reflect actual property conditions.

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