As a top-producing real estate agent with One Sotheby's International Realty, Melanie Schrand specializes in South Florida's luxury market. For more than 25 years, Melanie has maintained a flourishing career as a multi-million dollar producer specializing in waterfront properties including single-family homes, condominiums, and preconstruction properties.
A native of South Florida, Melanie is passionate about sharing her love and innate knowledge of the world-renowned tropical paradise with buyers and sellers. She specializes her efforts in the Coral Ridge community, where she is also a resident and a member of the homeowner's association, as well as in the Fort Lauderdale beach area. She has listed and sold luxury properties in many of South Florida's most notable communities including Las Olas Isles, Harbor Beach, Rio Vista, Bermuda Riviera, Bay Colony, Hillsboro Mile, Pompano Beach, Bal Harbour, Aventura, South Beach, Sunny Isles Beach, and many more.
Melanie works with a variety of clients including business executives and their families, relocating professionals, first-time homebuyers, and international buyers. Whether she's working with a buyer or with a seller, Melanie is dedicated to helping her clients get the most attractive deal possible in one of the most sought after geographic locations in the world.
As an agent with One Sotheby's International Realty, Melanie provides clients with unparalleled global marketing through the company's 500 offices in over 40 countries; an exclusive property collaboration with the New York Times and Wall Street Journal; iPhone and iPad applications for people searching properties on the go; and individual property websites, just to name a few. (Download her listing presentation for more details on Melanie's highly effective marketing techniques.)
Prior to becoming a real estate agent, Melanie attended the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in business with a concentration in marketing. Today, Melanie is a member of the Realtor Association of Greater Fort Lauderdale and the National Association of Realtors (NAR). She currently resides in Coral Ridge with her husband, David, who is also her business partner. Look for them on their morning bike ride and they'll wave hello.
David Schrand is a multi-million dollar producer at One Sotheby's International Realty where he and his wife Melanie specialize in luxury properties from Miami to Fort Lauderdale. With his disciplined military background, vast experience in construction and design, and fierce negotiating skills, David provides clients with an elite real estate transaction experience.
Born and raised in Ohio, David enlisted with the US Marine Corps in the 1960's spending four years as a sergeant. In 1969 he earned a Purple Heart in Vietnam and left the service shortly thereafter in 1972. David was immediately drawn to Florida's endless summer weather as well as its no local income tax policy and decided to move to the state. It was here that he discovered his passion for real estate.
David quickly developed a talent for transforming commercial properties from ordinary deals into highly desirable investments. He spent many years as a successful franchise business owner buying commercial properties to refurbish and then selling the property with the business as a complete enterprise. During this time, he met his wife Melanie and decided to alter his career path taking his superior construction and business expertise to the luxury residential real estate market.
Together, David and Melanie are top producers with a vast portfolio of transactions that include Coral Ridge, Harbor Beach, Las Olas Isles, Rio Vista, Bay Colony, Bermuda Riviera, Pompano Beach, Hillsboro Mile, Aventura, Sunny Isles Beach, Bal Harbour, and South Beach. As a realtor with One Sotheby's International Realty, David provides buyers and sellers with access to global marketing that includes international property exposure through a network of 500 offices in more than 40 countries complete with currency and language translation. (Download David and Melanie's listing presentation for more information on their standout global marketing reach.)
Throughout his career, David's goal has remained the samecombine a positive attitude, expertise, ethics, and tenacity to make each real estate transaction as easy and efficient as possible. David is a member of the Realtor Association of Greater Fort Lauderdale, the National Association of Realtors (NAR), and the Coral Ridge Homeowner's Association. He and Melanie currently reside in Coral Ridge.
Before we listed our house we interviewed three real estate companies and had each present relevant data on comparable sales and their sales history in the market. One Sotheby's and Melanie & David Schrand were the most professional, thorough and showed the best sales history and marketing skills of all the realtors. Once listed, they personally showed the house to prospects and conducted several open houses. Throughout the process, they always communicated what prospects comments were and made suggestions of ways to close the sale. They always had our best interests in mind and were professional through the entire process. I would definitely recommend Melanie & David to sell your residence.
"Melanie and David were an absolute pleasure to work with. They made selling our home painless and even an enjoyable experience. Always hard-working and communicative, they marketed our condominium beautifully and always kept us informed about potential buyers. They are real professionals."
We would like to thank Melanie and David Schrand for a fantastic experience. They not only sold the property in five weeks but were very professional as well as being accessible 24/7. It was a pleasure doing business with them and we would highly recommend them to anyone.
Thank you so much for finding the perfect home for my family and I at 2732 NE 18th Street. Your professionalism, attention to detail and diligence enabled us to purchase our dream home. Many thanks for a job well done.
I sincerely appreciate all the time and effort you put forth to find me the perfect property. Your knowledge and determination made it possible for me to purchase a penthouse unit in a new building on the ocean-Aquazul in Lauderdale by the Sea. Thank you for everything.
I would like to thank you for all your hard work and dedication. With your help, I was able to purchase two great pre-construction units. One unit is in Las Olas Beach Club, a luxury high rise in Fort Lauderdale. The other unit is in BellaMare, a gorgeous waterfront building in Aventura. Your service has been first class all the way. Thank you for keeping me updated on the south Florida real estate market and I look forward to doing business with you in the
In the recent purchase and sale of our Fort Lauderdale condominium, we had the pleasure of working with your agent, Melanie Schrand. Being in the Real Estate and Development Business in New York for many years we've seen all types of agents and Melanie is truly a top professional. She always made time for us, listened to all of our wants and needs and answered our calls in a cheerful and timely manner. When it came time to sell she was right there with detailed information on comparable sales. She negotiated in a professional manner, which resulted in a sale within a week. I would highly recommend Melanie to anyone in the market to buy or sell real estate.
We want to express how overly pleased we are with Melanie and David Schrand. It is through their hard work and perseverance that we own the home of our dreams. They helped us find our home, guided us through the tough process of a short sale, and supported us mentally through closing. This wonderful realtor dynamic duo answered numerous questions that we had with professionalism, expertise, and in record time. They communicated splendidly every step of the way since Jane's very first telephone call to Melanie. Melanie and David went above and beyond in assisting us.
We are forever grateful.
Very truly yours.
Melanie and David possess a special combination of attributes which make them a unique and extraordinarily effective team. Their unsurpassed knowledge of the (South Florida) Real Estate market along with construction and architectural insight provide their clients with a distinct competitive advantage. Most importantly, they are very good people who place the needs and concerns of their clients at the top of the priority list.
We would like to thank Melanie and David Schrand for a fantastic experience .They not only sold the property in Coral Ridge in five weeks but were very professional as well as being accessible 24/7. It was a pleasure doing business with them and we would HIGHLY recommend them to anyone.