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2390 Western Avenue
Guilderland NY, 12084

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I have been a full-time, licensed real estate agent with CM Fox Real Estate for eight years and enjoy the exchange of ideas, personal contact, and hard work necessary to meet the individual needs of my clients whether buying or selling property.  Regardless of whether you are a first-time home-buyer or someone who is contemplating any real-estate change in your life, I promise attentive service.  I will approach your situation with an honest concern for your well-being and success.  My goal is to be a good listener, to be responsive to your needs, and to be there for you every step of the way.

I have been a resident of this area throughout my life.  Prior to my interest and pursuit of real estate as a profession, I was an art teacher for many years with the Schalmont Central School System in Rotterdam, NY.   I retired from teaching in 2004. With an eye for design, color, and an appreciation for one’s individual sense of expression, I enjoy seeing how we create personal statements through the home environments we live in.

My husband and I live in Altamont.  Our son Jordan is currently a soldier in the United States Army.  I have been involved in community activities and fund-raising efforts throughout our time in the village.  I served on the Altamont Planning Board for seven years.  I am proud to be a resident of the Capital Region and have great interest in the history, beauty and culture this area offers its’ residents.

My hobbies include painting and drawing in a variety of media, gardening, decorating and renovation projects for our 140 year old home.

Professional Affiliations:

                   Greater Capital Association of Realtors                                                 Capital Region Multiple Listing Service

                     New York State Association of Realtors                                              Guilderland Chamber of Commerce

                     National Association of Realtors                                                         New York State Association of Teachers



We are so grateful that Melanie Jakway was the real estate agent for our recent house sale. She was with us every step of the way- providing solid information, excellent advice, and working proactively to make the process go as smoothly as possible.

Melanie listened and understood what was important to us. She always thought and took action on what was best for our personal situation. She has a wealth of experience and knowledge to draw from and the communication skills that allow her to share her perspective and ideas.

Melanie was reliable, organized and totally committed to selling our house. She paid attention to every detail and never, not even once, let something slip past her. When there was a potential problem, she brought in the right professional to help us fix it. She always explained all the options so we could make the best decision for our situation. We liked getting her advice and counted on her to provide the upsides and downside of something- even when we might not want to hear about them!

We will always be grateful to Melanie. She sold our house quickly, at a very good price, and kept us sane and balanced from beginning to end. Thank you Melanie!

Onnolee and Larry Smith

Melanie was very helpful and informative. She acted as a partner who wanted me to find a good home at a good price. She offered sound advice on the homes I considered and on the process of buying one. Throughout, I felt that she had my back and that was comforting." VV

"Melanie was great. She was informative and approachable, and went out of her way to make the process as easy and stress free as possible. The sellers told us that the nice note she left when we visited the house was a main reason they chose to sell to us instead of someone else!"  SW