Melissa Christie de Koning is not like other real estate brokers. Perhaps that’s because she’s not quite a real estate broker - at least not in the traditional sense. As a real estate pro who is a seasoned interior designer, Melissa (known as Missy to most) looks at homes from an entirely different viewpoint. It’s this unique perspective and her partnership with LIV Sotheby’s International Realty that gives her client’s a distinct advantage in Denver’s highly competitive housing market. As a broker with a design background (and visa versa) working with Missy means that the entire process - from listing, to staging, buying and ultimately creating your new space - is seamless. This deep knowledge of not only real estate but also architecture and design allows Missy to help her clients make smart, sound decisions. Hiring a designer can help you avoid costly mishaps, but hiring a broker who is also a designer can help you avoid monumental mistakes. Conversely, her design background also comes into play for Missy’s sellers who benefit from her staging services and experience. In fact, she personally stages every home she lists. When a home hits the market, it should be edited in a way that buyers can see themselves living in it. Yet it also needs to have character. Missy’s goal is to create rooms that buyers want to linger in. The emotional reaction that staging can evoke always helps to sell a home for maximum value. The veteran broker and mother of three prides herself on the notion that finding and/or designing a home for a client is a sincere privilege. Missy understands that spaces are deeply personal, it’s where you live, you raise your family and create memories. Indeed it is this level of commitment and personal attention that has turned the majority of Missy’s clients into lifelong friends. Missy is a certified Global Luxury Specialist and actively sells homes in the Denver Metro area including Cherry Hills Village and Greenwood Village.