She was a breath of fresh air in what can be a traumatic process, especially for first time buyers

I have worked in Real Estate for over 30 years, the first half selling homes, the second half financing them. I just closed a purchase loan that was the most pleasant, drama-free transaction of my career. This was largely due to working with Melinda Doutt of Intero Real Estate Services. Melinda was the selling agent for my borrowers, and this was the first time I had worked with her. She was a breath of fresh air in what can be a traumatic process, especially for first time buyers like these. Melinda's availability and fast responses, her warm and clear communication with all parties, and her impeccable work ethic made this process successful and enjoyable too. I give Melinda Doutt my highest recommendation.

Deme Cross

Melinda really went the extra mile

Melinda was a pleasure to work with in both buying our current home and in selling our previous home. She responded right away to our calls and concerns. She was extremely attentive to details, and explained every step of the process. She negotiated strongly on our behalf and facilitated a smooth purchase and sale. She really went the extra mile. We highly recommend her.


She listened to us and understood the items that were important to us.

As first time home buyers, Melinda made what could have been a stressful first home buying experience a smooth one. Melinda did a great job at walking us through the process, helping us find the perfect home, and supporting us through the entire close. She listened to us and understood the items that were important to us. I’d strongly recommend Melinda to anyone who is looking for a real estate agent!

Lorraine Tang

Melinda went above and beyond

Melinda made sure we were always in the communication loop, if we ever had any questions, she was right there to answer them, she was always extremely helpful, went above and beyond, was our advocate, took the worry from us, and got us the absolute best deal!

Brenda I.

Outstanding. Melinda guided us through the entire process of selling our home.

Outstanding. Melinda guided us through the entire process of selling our home. She helped in identifying improvements and staging recommendation prior to our listing. Melinda researched comps in the area and helped us is setting a listing price. She took personal responsibility for every step. She helped us negotiate a selling price well above listing price. In addition, Melinda provided excellent advice in the purchase of our new house. We will recommend her to all and we will use her in any future transactions both buying or selling.

Rick and Jane

Melinda Doutt is a rock star!

We could have not been able to purchase our new home without her attention to detail, tenacity, grace and expert advice. My wife and I felt protected during the entire process, and she helped guide us smoothly and effectively. She was very attentive to our needs and questions and we were able to trust her answers 100 percent. We look forward to working with Melinda again and will recommend her to all our family and friends.

Lesley and Lora-Lee Seacrist

Melinda was with me every step of the way!

When my mother-in-law died, we had several houses to market. These houses had 40 years of deferred maintenance, so this wasn't a walk in the park. Melinda was with me every step of the way, going above an beyond what a regular realtor would do. I would not hesitate to recommend Melinda as a realtor. In fact, I did so a couple of months ago when my sister asked for names of realtors in the area.

Linda Morrison

Melinda was great to work with.

Melinda was great to work with. She kept us up-to-date on all the proceedings and was very helpful. Communications were easy with text and email and phone calls, we felt we were always aware of what was happening. I would highly recommend Melinda Doutt!

Kathy Pang

Melinda continues to be a generous and dependable professional and, dare I say friend.

Selling our parents' home was a sad and very stressful time for us and hiring Melinda saved our lives. While providing excellent real estate advice she provided skilled hand holding and refereeing, instilling confidence during the selling and closing processes. She is a generous and committed agent, always available to answer questions and address any concern in a timely and supportive manner, she is a thorough, knowledgable and a no nonsense negotiator. Melinda was respectful of our wishes while at the same time she helped us focus and keep things on schedule, very hands-on from beginning to end, attending to all the ugly details allowing us to focus on packing, sorting through our memories and tying up loose ends. Since selling the house, I have reached out to Melinda for real estate advice and she continues to be a generous and dependable professional and, dare I say friend.

Jim Tryforos

Thanks Melinda for such an awesome experience on both transactions!

We had the opportunity to work with Melinda buying our new home and selling our old home. In both cases, she was instrumental in closing extremely successful transactions. During both transactions she was responsive, attentive and so helpful in assisting us to make good decisions. We truly believed that our current house was out of our reach for what we were able to offer, but Melinda said she'd work her magic and she did; her involvement was crucial to having our offer accepted. When selling our current home, she worked tirelessly with each active agent that submitted offers and negotiated a selling price that was well beyond our expectations. We told her the price we were hoping for and anything else would be "gravy." We were swimming in gravy in the end thanks to her.

She's the epitome of being a true agent for you in a transaction. Our experience with the buyers agent for our sold property showed us how lucky we were to have Melinda on our side. We heard about the issues, but never had to deal with any of them because Melinda made up the difference.

Nathan and Kristen Wright

Very Happy Home Owners!!

Today’s real estate market is a tough seller’s market. We were getting discouraged because we had already lost two bids due to fierce over-bidding before we started working with Melinda. We shared with her what we were looking for in a home, and she found us our dream home in a beautiful and quiet court at the price we could afford.

She paid attention to every detail of our requests. And she kept us updated with phone calls and emails about every step we needed to take as we went through making and offer, home inspections, closing escrow, and taking ownership. She is extremely organized, works hard and fast! We are very thankful for her professional expertise and personal care.

We strongly recommend Melinda to help anyone buy their dream home!!

Heather and Sergio Castro

Completely Satisfied Home Seller

Melinda represented my wife, Kay, and myself in the sale of our residence in San Jose.

Her insight into the housing market, the wants and needs of the buyers, the preparation and implementation of getting our home on the market and her negotiating skills led to a very successful sale of our house.

She provides a very conscientious and respectful attitude and commitment toward the sellers' and buyers' concerns and maintains a clear understanding of how the process should be handled.

Our home was in good hands during the open house and subsequent walk-throughs. The security and safety within the house was always a top priority to Melinda.

Thorough document preparation and explanation kept the home-selling completion painless and thoroughly successful.

Melinda even provided us with the tools, the leads and representation to successfully find and negotiate the purchase of a new home outside of the San Jose area.

I can think of no one better to handle the sale or purchase of a property than Melinda.

Bruce and Kay Michaels

Happy Homeowner on the Peninsula!

Melinda is a true leader and so wonderful to work with, especially as a first time homeowner, she combines expertise, passion for her job, and energy to her work. Over the last year and a half I'd been in search of my home, and Melinda was very detail-oriented and actively advocated for my wants/needs, all while keeping my best interests in mind each step of the way. Without a DOUTT, go with Melinda :)

Rebecca Siegel

Melinda's dedication to the client is wonderful!

MeLinda was incredibly thorough and right on top of everything as we went through the process of buying our home. There were some unusual circumstances in our situation and she did the research to help us figure out how to approach the situation. Her dedication to the client is wonderful.

Caryn and Mark Siegel

I would recommend her in a heartbeat, really great agent.

Melinda was amazing at helping us find our first home, she was very friendly and honest. Being first time buyers and unsure of all the in's and outs of what buying a house entails, Melinda helped this be as stress free as possible. She was super knowledgeable and figured out exactly what it was we was looking for. I would recommend her in a heartbeat, really great agent.

Lea Wright

I highly recommend Melinda Doutt for all your Realtor needs!

Would I recommend Melinda Doutt? YES I WOULD!
I had an advantage choosing her to work with me on the sale of my home. We worked together in the early 90's and stayed in touch via their annual holiday letter and running into each other in the grocery store. I knew going in that she would take control and work my sale with dogged determination as she does any project she takes on. Whether she is selling or buying for her clients, you are her number 1 priority.
Her ethics are beyond reproach. She is the only Realtor I have dealt with that will not represent both buyer and seller. She works for either one to get the best deal for her client. She wants, and achieves at getting you the best deal available.

Patrick Shively

Melinda provided very professional representation and I would highly recommend her.

Melinda worked diligently to sell my property in spite of several setbacks along the way. She convinced me to price the property at a level above my expectations. She also recommended people to assist me in dealing with 40 years accumulation of stuff. Melinda provided very professional representation and I would highly recommend her.

Ira Chapman

Melinda is truly a hardworking and caring realtor.

I am a first-time home buyer and knew that I would need hand-holding through the process. I was incredibly lucky to be referred to Melinda Doutt, and to have her help through the purchase of a home. I would arrive each weekend to look at homes and we went through over 20, and made offers on 4 before getting _the_one_ in the crazy South Bay market. Melinda made the process easy and smooth, even while I was traveling internationally during escrow.

It wasn't until afterward that I realized that Melinda has several active clients - her attention to detail and dedication to me and my family had us thinking we were her only one! I would recommend Melinda to my family, friends, and strangers on the street. She is truly a hardworking and caring realtor.

Martin Walker

One word to describe Melinda would be "trustworthy"!

It is a great pleasure to recommend Melinda Doutt, who was instrumental in helping us to find a home in San Jose. Though our situation was complicated (we will be moving from 3000 miles away!), she was ever courteous, patient, flexible and helpful. Her tireless effort was the factor that made our offer accepted by the owner. She then linked us to mortgage personnel who gave us good counsel.
She has many positive qualities, but if I had to describe her with a single word, it would be 'trustworthy'. Buying a home can be fraught, disappointing, and discouraging. Working with her gave us confidence. I recommend her without exception or reserve. She is an outstanding professional.

Barbara Walker

Melinda knows her stuff!

In January 2015, when my dear friends from eastern Canada decided to finally move back to California to be close to friends and family, they asked if I knew a good real estate agent. I immediately thought of Melinda. She doggedly pursued a wonderful home for my neighbors' daughter (and her cousin) that fit her needs and budget. I knew she could do the same for my friends.

Melinda immediately went to work, and we went out seeking a house/home that would meet my friends' needs. Their son would be the owner, and the three of us set our priorities. Together, we looked at many houses in an exploding market. Melinda connected the son with a great financial consultant right away, and they worked many hours putting together a loan package. That was a major key to success. Melinda was with us every step of the way, and she picked up on many nuances that we projected as we drove around and then walked through various places. We had important specifics in mind such as one-story houses, hardwood floors, no more than one step-down room, easy to step into bathrooms, and a good amount of kitchen cupboard space. Good rain gutters, excellent sloping in the side and back yards were also prime. Melinda also understood that house hunting in the rain is an excellent tactic. She takes careful looks at the surrounding neighborhood, and is great at sniffing out peculiar odors in houses.

Then one Saturday in late February, she and I visited three houses that seemed to satisfy the requirements. One of the houses was a first choice. However, there were so many "lookers" that we didn't think there was a chance that a bid would be accepted. Nonetheless, and sight unseen based on Melinda's and my reports, my friends' son put bids in on each of them. Melinda doggedly pursued that first choice, and the bid was accepted.

Our friends have finally seen the house, and we all had tears in our eyes. It is a wonderful place, and I know that it will serve that family well. I'd recommend Melinda to anyone. She cares about the people she serves. She looks deeply at their goals and searches for a home that will meet their needs including cleanliness, easy care, easy to move about in, good floor plan, solid bathrooms and kitchens, etc. She knows her stuff.

Sharon Sweeney

I highly recommend Melinda to anyone looking for a new home in Santa Clara valley.

Melinda was fantastic to work with. We were moving from across the country and she made every effort to ensure we had enough houses/properties to see. She took us around to see various houses and quickly adapted to our tastes. It took us a while to find just the right place, but she ultimately found something just perfect in an area that suits our style. We could not be happier with the service Melinda provided. I highly recommend Melinda to anyone looking for a new home in Santa Clara valley.

Eric Clements

In the San Jose area real estate business, I trust implicitly Melinda.

Dear Seller or Buyer,
If you’re thinking about listing your home and you’re not sure which agent to list with, may I suggest that you list with Melinda Doutt? While it might not seem that the listing agent matters, let me tell you – it does.
Not all situations are alike. You may need to sell quickly, you may want to get the highest price even if it takes a bit longer, you might want to do improvements to reduce sales time but aren’t sure what will matter. Trust Melinda.
Melinda was patient with me. We worked the game plan together, and she gave wise counsel along the way. We did some judicious repairs, disclosed many issues to the buyer and tweaked the plan as we went along and we hit all my goals. Most importantly, the house sold within days, it was priced right and a bonus, we sold my home for more than asking price.
In the San Jose area real estate business, I trust implicitly Melinda. If you want a listing in the MLS and a sign in the yard, you can get that anywhere. If you want a trusted partner, you want Melinda.

Michael Hawkins

Melinda exceeded all of our expectations & made the whole process go very smoothly.

Anyone looking for a realtor should give Melinda Doutt a call. We were very pleased with her services from the initial meeting to the close of our home. She is very detailed oriented & kept us informed every step of the way. She exceeded all of our expectations & made the whole process go very smoothly. We would recommend her highly.

Bill & Vivienne Bell

Melinda is a consummate professional and the most ethical agent you will ever find.

We have worked with Melinda Doutt to sell two properties. Melinda is a consummate professional and the most ethical agent you will ever find. Her help and guidance preparing our homes for sale, guiding us through home inspections to protect us, and preparing stunning marketing materials were invaluable. Her attention to detail and communications each step along the way were most helpful and reassuring. Without reservation, we HIGHLY recommend Melinda should need real estate services in Silicon Valley!

David Pierce

We couldn't be happier that we chose Melinda Doutt as our realtor.

We couldn't be happier that we chose Melinda Doutt as our realtor. She was professional, knowledgeable, sincere, organized and had a firm grasp on all the details throughout the transaction. We were delighted with the final outcome.

Wayne & Anne Brooks