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PHOTOS BY KATIE BRADSHAW

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elissa Christie de Koning is not like other real estate brokers. Perhaps that’s because she’s not quite a real estate broker – at least not in the traditional sense. She’s also not like other decorators, for much the same reason. As a real estate pro who is a seasoned interior designer, Melissa (known as Missy to most) looks at homes from an entirely different viewpoint. It’s this unique perspective that prompted her to marry her two careers into one full-service business with the introduction of MC Home Source. “For every client I work with – be it a real estate client, design client, or both, I need to know their story,” she attests. “What are their interests and passions? How do they live from day to day? Is there a room they remember loving when they were growing up? Our spaces are deeply personal and a good broker or designer really gets to know their client before selecting or creating

a place for them to call home.” Indeed, it’s this level of personal attention that has turned the majority of Missy’s former clients into lifelong friends. As a broker with a design background (and vice versa) working with Missy means that the entire process – from listing, to staging, buying and ultimately creating your new space – is seamless. This deep knowledge of not only real estate but also architecture and design allows Missy to help her clients make smart, sound decisions. “We all know that hiring a designer can help you avoid costly mishaps,” she explains. “But hiring a broker who is also a designer can help you avoid monumental mistakes. So often, buyers purchase a home assuming they can move a wall, build an addition or rehab a kitchen only to find out that these changes are either exponentially more expensive than they were told or are altogether impossible. Sadly, it’s oftentimes too late.”

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