Melina D'Arro-DiChiara

    Melina D'Arro-DiChiara

    CalDRE #01246121
    My primary goal as your realtor is to make that process as simple and effective as possible while providing the most professional service possible.

    Professional Experience

    Melina joined Coldwell Banker in 1998 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 twenty-five years. Melina is a Global Luxury Property Specialist.

    Professional Philosophy

    Buying and selling a home can sometimes be a perplexing and frustrating process. Melina's primary goal as your realtor is to make that process as uncomplicated as possible for you. Her commitment is to provide a professional service that yields your desired results. She uses her experience in interior design to showcase your home in its best possible light. She is passionate about what she does, and it gives her great satisfaction to make her clients dreams come true!

    With all the resources available to her through Coldwell Banker, and her extensive experience in the local real estate market, Melina can assure you that she will make selling your property a priority, getting you the highest sale price possible and closing the transaction thoroughly with time of the essence. Her goal is to bring results.

    Melina's enthusiasm and willingness to focus on making your property a showcase is her forté. Her skills in staging and marketing luxury properties will serve you well. She intends to use all available marketing techniques and state-of-the-art technology to actively promote your property in many avenues. She is responsive, dependable, communicative, and proactive and can step in readily to resolve any issues that may arise.

    Professional Affiliations

    Marin Association of Realtors
    California Association of Realtors
    National Association of Realtors
    Sausalito Historical Society
    Sausalito Women's Club
    Sausalito Yacht Club
    Habitat for Humanity (Champion)

    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.


    Graduate, Lee Strasberg Theater Institute, NY, NY.
    Continuing Education: Communications, New York University


    As first-time home buyers, we could not have been more fortunate to have had Melina in our corner as we navigated the Marin real estate market. She is fiercely loyal and transparent, she is understanding and patient, and she is extremely responsive, organized and professional. Melina doesn't want to sell you the most expensive home you can afford (or a home you cannot afford), but rather, she wants to sell you the home of your dreams while respecting your budget. And to do so, she listens to your needs, and will identify and visit countless homes in order to ensure you find the perfect place for you and your family.

    Melina started out as our real estate agent, but she quickly became a trusted advisor, a fierce advocate of ours, and a true friend for life. If you are looking to purchase a home in Marin, especially if you are first time home buyers, there is no better person to work with than Melina D'Arro.

    Jason Parkin (Corporate Attorney at Fenwick and West) and Leah Parkin (Director of Product Marketing at Salesforce)

    My Experience

    • 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 wha Testimonals:
    • I am not afraid of hard work and will do everything possible to market a home effectively. I can stage the home, advertise and negotiate the sale. I take pride in my passion for my work.

    My Credentials and Memberships

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

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    I Speak

    • English
    • German
    • Italian
    • Spanish

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