Andrea for the WIN
Buying and selling a home during COVID-19 pandemic was a challenge but Andrea made it as smooth as possible. She is always available if you need her and her personality is wonderful. 5 STAR experience for sure!!!
- Samantha Beck
Best real estate group
Melissa is awesome. She was my buyers agent and did an incredible job with keeping up with what is going on in this crazy sellers market, when not to follow through on an emotional attachment and assisting me to act quickly when it was in my best interest . If it wasn’t for her, my husband and I might not have found our forever dream home ! I can’t thank you enough, Melissa !
- Peg Phipps
My husband and I worked with Melissa & Fonash Shelton Group with the purchase of our first home as newlyweds and it was an absolutely FANTABULOUS experience! We were linked up with her a few years ago thru Zillow - we had purchased a condo right after we got engaged and she was able to set up an initial showing for us. How lucky we were that day! Melissa & her team made that initial purchase totally seamless, so when it was time to upgrade to a house, we didn't hesitate to reach out to her again.
Melissa and her team amazing! She made sure to get a good understanding of what we were looking for, then made it her mission to find it. We never felt like we were being "sold" - they walked us thru every step of the home-buying process and provided expert guidance along the way. I've worked in financial services for over 20 years, so I know when someone is feeding me a line, so to speak. Melissa was always straight with us, and in this current hot mess of a housing market, service like that is absolutely essential if you want to find and land the home of your dreams. Thanks to Melissa, we were able to do just that!
If you're looking to buy a home, you can go wrong with Melissa and the Fonash Shelton Group! Highly recommended!!
- Elizabeth Pagano, Exton
Andrea is knowledgeable, smart and energetic. She was organized and efficient every step of the way... From the initial discussion and walk-through... to the prep and staging...open house... and to the final negotiations and sale. Highly recommended!
- Scott Ramoth
Andrea was incredible in helping us find our new home! As first time home buyers we had a ton of questions and there was a lot we didn't fully understand. Andrea walked us through the full process in the beginning and answered any question we had along the way. She gave great insight while we were looking at houses and gave great advice during the offer process. She also helped us with questions we had after closing. She made it an easy process which isn't easy in this market. I would definitely recommend working with her!
- Kayla Plasha, Downingtown
Gabi Bradley started to help me relocate to a new home in the Chester County area in February 2021. At first, the process of looking at new homes is overwhelming, and Gabi has been with me every step of the way through numerous text messages, emails, and one on one personal
contact. Gabi was dedicated and very patient working with me. When I found the house, she helped me go through the process and explain how to purchase the new home. After settling with the new home (remodeling), Gabi helped a great deal in selling my home.
She told me what should a house look like to be on the market and gave me great advice. I followed her advice, made changes, and put it up for the market. After a week, I had an offer on the house. It was bittersweet because I lived there for 16 years with a beautiful group of neighbors and in a beautiful location. I will genuinely miss my home, but now it is given to a lovely family that will live for many years to come. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, Gabi!
- Beth Kovach February 2022
Another fantastic experience - THANK YOU!
My husband and I worked with Melissa & Fonash Shelton with the purchase of our first home as newlyweds and it was an absolutely FANTABULOUS experience! We were linked up with her a few years ago thru Zillow - we had purchased a condo right after we got engaged and she was able to set up an initial showing for us. How lucky we were that day! Melissa & her team made that initial purchase totally seamless, so when it was time to upgrade to a house, we didn't hesitate to reach out to her again. Melissa and her team amazing! She made sure to get a good understanding of what we were looking for, then made it her mission to find it. We never felt like we were being "sold" - they walked us thru every step of the home-buying process and provided expert guidance along the way. I've worked in financial services for over 20 years, so I know when someone is feeding me a line, so to speak. Melissa was always straight with us, and in this current hot mess of a housing market, service like that is absolutely essential if you want to find and land the home of your dreams. Thanks to Melissa, we were able to do just that! If you're looking to buy a home, you can go wrong with Melissa and Fonash Shelton! Highly recommended!!
Sheryl is extremely knowledgeable about the buying process and about areas and availability in my desired location. She knew exactly how to drill down to help me find what I was looking for and what qualified as a satisfactory place to make my home. I am so thrilled with every step of the experience and most especially with the end result of my new home. Sheryl did everything she could to make the experience convenient and efficient for me as I was coming from out of state each time we met. I could not possibly recommend Sheryl more highly.
Linda Ellis, Chester Springs
Best Team Ever!
Highly likely to recommend
04/03/2020 - pandy527
Bought and sold a Single Family home in 2020 in Downingtown, PA.
Melissa pulled off a real estate miracle for us at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. We were not planning on selling our home, but we happened to come across a house that was coming on the market that we fell in love with. We made an offer on it and it was accepted. And without any prelisting preparations, we listed our house the next day. Within 24 hours we had 3 offers and the one we accepted wanted a 30 day closing (which is hectic in ideal market conditions). The week prior to settlement, the government started to shut down non-essential businesses. Melissa reassured us that everything would be fine...and it was. We closed on both houses as planned and everything could not have went more smoothly in such uncertain times. We highly recommend Melissa and her team!
Melissa was a god send to my husband and I during the whole process of being first time home buyers. She was on top of everything and always available.
Melissa was very professional and quite knowledgeable in regards to the market. She was very quick to respond, even at crazy hours when I didn’t think she should, when I had questions/concerns/found other properties! She really made this stressful process easier. She makes the time that is needed when making such an important decision!
Highly likely to recommend
04/03/2020 - kenzykatt97
Bought a Single Family home in 2020 in Coatesville, PA.
Melissa is so friendly, thorough, prompt, and amazing!!!! Very easy to communicate with. I definitely recommend using her if you need a realtor or just someone to help you understand the process of how buying/selling a house works.
I could not have asked for more caring, thoughtful realtor to help me sell my home. She knew that I had three children in the house, she went over and beyond my expectations. She also manage to sell my house within 24 hours of it being listed. Talk about an amazing realtor.
Highly Recommend Melissa
Melissa did an amazing job, walking me through the process of selling my house. She always made me feel at ease, explaining everything and preparing me for each step. Her advice was always spot on. She not only got me top dollar for my house in one day, but negotiated other extremely helpful aspects of the offer that I did not even know was possible. I would highly recommend Melissa when selling a house.
Melissa is truly a professional concierge in the real estate industry. From the first appointment, we felt like she had it all together with a written process/timeline for getting our house ready to put up for sale. We followed all of her advice to the tee about decluttering and organizing our house and making it look as presentable as we could without spending a fortune. Melissa's advice was to get as much as possible out of the house to focus on the beauty of our home. We discussed in detail what we wanted to get for our house and our plans for purchasing our next dream home. She listened to our wants and needs perfectly! Luckily our house was under contract within 72 hours of putting it on the market. We had multiple offers and with a lot of work on Melissa's part, we found the perfect buyer for our home. We got our asking price plus more! The next immediate task was to find a place to live quickly. Melissa assured us we would find something that we loved. We looked at many homes in many neighborhoods. She did so much research to find our place. She understood exactly what we were looking for which was a lifestyle change in addition to a smaller home. Luckily a situation arose that enabled that to happen and Melissa went to work making it all come about. She worked closely and professionally with 3 other realtors to make this unique situation work. We are now in our dream location with a home we love. Melissa is a hard working realtor who is dedicated to her clients wants and needs. She is very responsive to texts and emails when needed which is so important especially when it gets down to the wire. She helped us navigate through our mortgage process too which was so helpful. Moving is so stressful but when you have someone like Melissa guiding you easily through the steps, its not so bad. Right down to the last signature at settlement, she was there with us guiding us all the way. We would recommend Melissa Shelton to anyone that wants to make a stressful but exciting time a lot easier. She is a super professional!
Melissa is a Five Star Agent
We have bought and sold more than a few homes in the past and Melissa is the best we have worked with! She is proactive, responsive, extremely effective and a joy to work with!
More than an agent!
There are no words for how essential Melissa Shelton was to the sale of our home. Melissa was not just our realtor - she was a full-service, complete *project manager* for the entire process. We had three offers on the table before our Open House, and our home sold for thousands over the asking price. She applied so much knowledge and strategy about marketing, pricing, positioning and staging that this was no accident. She knew exactly what to do, at every step of the process, to get the best result for us. She also helped us navigate difficult and stressful repairs and surprises by being a friend, an advisor, a guide, a translator of legalese:) – whatever we needed! She hired a professional photographer and stager, scheduled contractors... it was such a blessing. We are busy professionals and would never have been able to do this process without Melissa. If you've ever wondered, "What did my realtor do for their 6%?" you NEED to work with Melissa instead. A realtor can be so much more than listing and settlement day... they can help you keep your sanity and reach your goals. Thank you, Melissa.
Simply put Melissa is the best realtor we have heard of or come across. We could not have even imagined a better experience in buying our house. At every step of the process, Melissa guided us and always had our best interest in her mind. From understanding what our needs were to our concerns, she had it covered and put us at ease. It would be very fair to say that we would not have our dream house so quickly in this seller's market had it not been for Melissa. We have an equally great experience selling our old house as well. In spite of tight timeline she managed to get it up on the market quickly and succeeded in getting us multiple offers within a couple of days of being listed. We would recommend Melissa in a heartbeat.
Melissa is nothing short of amazing . She always keeps the buyers best interest at heart and will go above and beyond to serve her clients. Not only is she a wonderful realtor but she is a wonderful person who genuinely cares about your needs. You cannot go wrong choosing her as your realtor!!
Will use Andrea again!!
Interviewed 3 other realtors before I hired Andrea to sell my condo in the Mews at Byers Station.
She was truly excellent. Straightforward, easy to work and gave simple, good advice to this first time home seller.
Specifically, the other realtors to varying degrees wanted to me repaint the entire interior of my house/replace carpeting, etc (at my expense of course).
Instead, Andrea indicated not needed and instead helped me stage my home in a cost efficient, effective manner.
How effective? Well, she sold it before it was even listed on the MLS at FULL ASKING price.
Will definitely use Andrea again when I buy a house.
Andrea was absolutely amazing in preparing and selling our home! We can be demanding customers, and Andrea was always up to the task. We provided an EXTREMELY aggressive timeline (45-60 days) for prepping, listing, and selling our home. Andrea built a strategy, helped us plan our selling effort, and the results speak for themselves: our home was listed for less than 24 hours, and had a full asking price offer within 2 days! She was also crucial in helping us secure our new beautiful home! Thank you so much Andrea!
I want to give a massive thank you to Andrea Fonash. She has done fabulous job for us for finding the right house. She was so helpful and professional during my dealings. She promptly responds to your queries and answers your questions over phone on time and she helped us a lot settling things when we were on vacation. I would highly recommend Andrea to anyone looking to buy/sell their house.
From the moment we met Andrea Fonash we knew that we would list our home with her.
Andrea is professional, knowledgeable, reliable and very easy to communicate with.
Andrea educated us on the whole process of selling our home and was with us every step of the way. She is also very kind, helpful and thoughtful, as selling a home can be very stressful.
We would highly recommend her as a real estate area agent!
Andrea Every Time!
We have used Andrea to help us find, negotiate and close on three separate investment condominiums. Every purchase has been remarkably smooth, front start to finish. Andrea has guided us every step of the way, from identifying properties appropriate to our needs, to arranging for speedy closings and extremely reasonable financing. And as soon as we became landlords, Andrea found us very qualified tenants within two weeks. Real estate investment is new to us, and we couldn't have done what we have so effectively if not for Andrea. We'll be buying more properties with he help in the future.
We enjoyed working with Andrea on the sale of our home. She was well organized, prepared for meetings, concise but thorough, and ultimately sold our home for very close to the asking price in a short period of time. I recommend her.
Andrea handled every situation we encountered quickly and efficiently! We needed a lot of remediation in a short period: she hired the right parties to do the work, followed up and kept us informed all the way through to settlement. I trusted Andrea completely and loved working with her!
Melissa was fantastic! We were very motivated buyers and Melissa held our hands every step of the way. We wouldn't have been able to get everything together successfully without her. We sort of stumbled upon her when we looked into our property on zillow and luck was truly on our side. She took ownership of the deal right away and made sure everything came together smoothly.
Working with Melissa on the purchase of our property in Malvern was a pleasure from start to finish. Everything went smoothly, from the offer and inspection to the final settlement; we were consistently informed as we moved through the process. Melissa always answered questions and addressed concerns promptly, something that is so important when you are purchasing a property. I would highly recommend Melissa to anyone considering purchasing property in the Main Line area. She is a Rockstar!
I would highly recommend Melissa Shelton.
Melissa, is always professional and friendly. She worked very hard for us. As well as, always was available to answer any questions we had.
2019 Zillow Review
Melissa was great!!
I wasn’t even looking for an an agent when I met Melissa Shelton who 4 days later helped me purchase my first home. Melissa and Jui made this entire new process easy for me, explaining every step. They even sent me an electronic timeline to keep me on track. Her knowledge of the area is impressive.
I highly recommend Melissa!
2019 Zillow Review
Highly likely to recommend
It was really very good experience working with Melissa during our new house closing as well as old house selling process. Her experience, judgement and wise decisions really helped us to sail through this process successfully. Right from the initial offer till closing date she put in all best efforts by keeping our interests as a top priority.
Wishing Melissa all the luck!
2019 Zillow Review
Andrea is very efficient and has super negotiation skills.
Andrea is very efficient and has superior negotiation skills. I would highly recommend her to anyone that is interested in purchasing a home. This was my third home buying experience and by far the smoothest and easiest transition possible. Originally posted to Zillow.com.
The only thing I never stressed about was Andrea!
Taking the long way to find our new house is an understatement. Sold our house in the winter and needed to look for a new one before Christmas. Found one we liked......with let's just say a laundry list of issues to address and hoops to jump through. Topped it off with a closing and move during the blizzard. The only thing I never stressed about was Andrea. I don't know how, but you did an amazing job keeping it all under control!! We can't thank you enough for doing a fabulous job!! Review originally submitted to Zillow.com.
Andrea is very dedicated and goes above and beyond to help clients.
Andrea is very dedicated and goes above and beyond to help clients. She really cares about getting the right fit. She is excellent with people and very knowledgeable about the market. Review originally submitted to Zillow.com.
We basically didn't have to "lift a finger"! She was awesome!
Andrea made us feel comfortable with the entire process of buying our new home; she explained every step of the process and worked around our schedule to view homes. She also set us up with contacts for everything that was needed from inspections, to mortgage brokers, to electricians...we basically didn't have to "lift a finger"! She was awesome! Review originally submitted to Zillow.com.
I really can't say enough good things about her. I would definitely work with her again!
We worked with Andrea to purchase a home in West Chester specifically because she is so familiar with the area. She helped us find the perfect place and gently guided us through all aspects of the process. She helped us assemble the dream team for buying a house and selling our current home. She was extremely responsive and even checked in on us post-settlement. I really can't say enough good things about her. I would definitely work with her again! Review originally submitted to Zillow.com.
This house by far was the smoothest purchase and I owe it all to Andrea. I could not believe how easy she made the process!
This is the fourth house I've purchased and this house by far was the smoothest purchase and I owe it all to Andrea. I could not believe how easy she made the process. She clearly uses the best people in every step of home purchasing which is a testament to her networking ability. She also assisted in finding a tenant to take over my lease for an apartment we were renting while searching for a new home. In the end I not only know a true professional in the Real Estate market but I gained a friend which made my home purchase a priceless transaction. Review originally submitted to Zillow.com.
Above all, we developed a very friendly and trustworthy relationship with Andrea. I would definitely recommend working with Andrea!
I've worked with many different real estate agents before, and you can tell when they are just working for a commission. They give you a handful of options and basically push you to make a decision quickly. Not Andrea. Andrea worked with us for weeks and weeks tirelessly until we found the right investment property that met ALL our needs. Having had herself previous experience in managing investment properties, Andrea's insights were very much appreciated and kept us focused on our targets. When things were not in our favor, she would advise us to be patient and wait for the next opportunity. She also helped tremendously negotiating with contractors to get repair estimates and include them as seller's reimbursement. After settlement she continued to follow up with the contractors, and helped us through the rental process until we got a tenant in the house....in a matter of days!!!! But above all, we developed a very friendly and trustworthy relationship with Andrea. I would definitely recommend working with Andrea, and we will be looking forward to doing more business with her! Review originally submitted to Zillow.com.
Andrea was very professional in all of our dealings!
"Andrea was excellent in the various steps required to sell our home.....starting with local comps to help establish a listing price. Our house was a "niche" house and property that didn't match many of the other properties that had sold in our area so it was more difficult establishing the listing price. She then led us through the staging process that is necessary to show the house at it's best. She helped us negotiate the offers as they came in....helping us to obtain a sale price that was in line with what we were satisfied with. Andrea was very professional in all of our dealings! We will hire her in a minute if we need to go through the process again! Thank you, Andrea!" Review originally submitted to Zillow.com.
Our experience with Andrea was wonderful!
"Our experience with Andrea was wonderful. She has incredible depth of knowledge of the local area and constructions. She gave great advices on our needs and preferences. She was very responsive whenever we called, emailed, texted. She was always on top of things. When it came to negotiations she aggressively persuaded our interests, she helped a lot in getting everything fixed as per the inspection report. At every phase of the buying process she recommended us with contacts of lenders, insurance agents, inspection companies. She is easygoing and a pleasure to work with, and extremely reliable. We are so grateful to her for helping us to find our dream home!" Review originally submitted to Zillow.com.