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Luxury Property Specialist (Luxury Specialist)

Languages other than English

German, Italian, Spanish

More about Melina D'Arro-DiChiara

Professional Experience

Melina joined Coldwell Banker in 1989 after a varied career in acting, retail, and interior design. She is a recognized real estate professional in the Southern Marin community where she has resided for over a decade. Melina is a Previews Property Specialist.

Professional Philosophy

Buying and selling a home can sometimes be a perplexing and frustrating process. My primary goal as your realtor is to make that process as simple and effective as possible while providing the most professional service possible. I love what I do, and nothing gives me greater satisfaction than helping my clients with their real estate needs.

Professional Affiliations

Marin Association of Realtors
California Association of Realtors
National Association of Realtors

Personal Background

Melina is a Sicilian by birth and has lived in Germany, Belgium and Spain. She worked and studied in New York CIty for over ten years before moving to Southern Marin, an area which reminded her of her hometown of Taormina, Sicily. Melina is very active in her community, belonging to The Sausalito Women's Club, Sausalito Yacht Club, Sausalito Historical Society, and Habitat for Humanity.


Edith and I thank you very much for your highly professional hard work devoted to completely satisfactory selling of the house at 410 North Street, Sausalito, California. Your success is due to your recognition of the potential of the house, your excellent decorating skills, public relations aptitude and steadfastness. V Roth
Your advice on what we needed to do for the sale was right on target. All of your hard work paid off handsomely for us, and made a big difference in what we were able to purchase. K Wade & T Dawson

Melina walked us through each step of the home buying experience. Our situation was one that took a great deal of negotiation and adjustments. Melina expertly and patiently managed each step. If there was an issue, Melina found a solution.

Melina has the passion, courage, energy, dedication, knowledge, experience, and the good design sense to do the right things; which sometimes are difficult to achieve, but she does the impossible every time….Everyone who is lucky enough to work with Melina will be enriched by her. I. Tsang, AIA, NCARB