Melanie Patterson is the Editor for The Close and a seasoned real estate professional with over 30 years of experience. She is a licensed real estate salesperson in New Hampshire and Massachusetts and holds a Luxury Homes Certification through the Residential Real Estate Council (RRC). Melanie has a diverse background in real estate sales, marketing, property management, and residential real estate investing.

Before joining The Close, Melanie was a full-time writer at Fit Small Business and a certified business advisor for the Small Business Development Center. She also owned a private home-based business as a business development, sales, and marketing coach. She has managed multiple properties, including a women’s emergency shelter.

Beyond her professional life, Melanie is a natural bodybuilder who enjoys activities such as hiking, kayaking, swimming, and cultivating a small vineyard and flower, herb, and vegetable gardens on her 13.5-acre farm in rural New Hampshire. She shares her life with her husband, David, and their adorable Jack Russell Terrier, Copper.