About Melissa

Melissa Ahlers

Melissa Ahlers


Get to Know Me

I’m aggressive about pursuing the best outcome for my clients, and that takes time. I don’t follow the typical work-with-as-many-clients-as-possible approach. I’d rather work with fewer clients at a time, which enables me to give each one the attention necessitated by our very dynamic market.

I’ve been in Seattle real estate for fifteen years which includes witnessing first-hand the run-up in prices in the mid-00s and the subsequent doldrums — and everything since then. Because of this, in addition to thinking tactically about a home — who can I hire to wash windows on a Sunday? — I also help my clients to think strategically and recognize the current market-wide forces.

When I’m helping sellers, I often work closely with another broker on my team: Shannon Campbell, another Compass real estate broker and owner of Seattle Swank staging. This provides extra flexibility and enables me to handle anything from a straightforward listing to providing a full-service hands-off concierge experience — perfect for the seller with more important things to do!

I’ve lived on a floating home for over 20 years and I do a lot of work with the floating home community, which leads some people to think I focus exclusively or even mostly on the floating home real estate market. The truth is, as much as I love working with buyers and sellers in floating homes, my biggest passion is simply around helping people have the best real estate experience possible. I’ve been involved with transactions on condos, townhomes, single-family homes, vacation homes, floating homes, houseboats, co-ops, and boat slips.

Fun Facts About Me

  • My husband and I have been married for over 22 years and we have a wonderful 12-year-old daughter and a new-to-us 12-year-old Havanese dog.
  • I’ve been on two reality TV real estate shows! Spoiler alert: they’re scripted! :)
  • When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with family and friends sailing, powerboating, and skiing.
  • My daughter attends TOPS K-8 school where my husband and I volunteer to help raise money to help supplement Seattle Public Schools funding.

Work With Melissa

Whether you’re ready to buy or sell a home, or just want to talk about the market and where it’s going, please get in touch – no matter where you are in the process, I’m always happy to chat!

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