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About Melissa

I understand that buying or selling a home is more than just a transaction: it’s a life-changing experience. That’s why I am dedicated to providing exceptional, personalized service for all of my clients. I take great pride in the relationships that I build and always work relentlessly on the client’s behalf to help them achieve their real estate goals.

I am always striving to lead the field in research, innovation, technology and consumer education. Today’s buyers and sellers need a trusted resource that can guide them through the complex world of real estate. With my extensive knowledge and commitment to providing only the best and most timely information to my clients, I am your go-to source for real estate industry insight and advice.


Extensive experience in real estate related fields, working as a Realtor or administration for over 15 years. Family background in real estate. Understands the ups and downs that markets take.

Over ten years of experience helping people find homes in Arlington, Alexandria, VA and the around the greater Washington DC Area. Have lived in multiple neighborhoods in the Washington DC metro area.

Specialties: Licensed in DC, MD & VA
ABR, e-pro, CRB candidate, CRS
NVAR Multi-Million Dollar Sales Club, 2013-14
Residential Real Estate: Condos, Single Family Detached Homes, Town Homes
Strong Negotiator
Wonderful at Marketing Properties
Good Listener
Great with Communication
Transaction Management
Social Media


Sports enthusiast. Enjoys photography. Served as photo editor of yearbook and worked as an intern at a Minnesota newspaper, as a photojournalist. Uses these skills in successful target marketing for her clients today. DC Metro representative for the Gustavus Adolphus Alumni


Realtor, Northern Virginia Association of Realtors (NVAR), Greater Capital Area Association of Realtors Member (GCAAR), The Council of Real Estate Brokerage Managers Candidate (CRB), Metropolitan Area Information System (MRIS), e-PRO designation from the National Association of Realtors, Associated Buyers Representive (ABR) designation from the National Association of Realtors


Melissa Barkalow

C: 202.285.9479

DCRE Residential

O: 202.299.1100