Manda Mello

Sales Associate

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Manda Mello is just like your girl next door — but so much more. Born and raised in Santa Rosa, Manda Mello embraces the hard-working and approachable spirit Sonoma County is famous for. She was inspired to begin her career in real estate after her own home purchase. She realized, as a first time homebuyer, there was a need for real estate professionals who can walk first time homebuyers through the process with honesty and integrity.

She joined Terra Firma Global Partners’ Santa Rosa office in 2020, with over a decade of experience and production accolades. As a true local, she appreciated the fact that Terra Firma Global Partners is 100% locally owned and operated. She also has great respect for the company’s client-centric focus, resulting in the highest standard in business practices.

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With her sincere business philosophy and dedication to her craft, she was a natural fit for Terra Firma’s client-centered approach.

“My business philosophy is simple: Listen to your clients and work hard.”

Despite her extensive experience with both buyers and sellers alike, Manda is always trying to learn more about houses, property and the differentiated Sonoma County markets.  She has even been known to crawl underneath a house to gain a better understanding the property. As a result of this ethos, Manda has been a consistent full-time agent with repeat clients that trust her judgment and rely on her skill and ability to help them navigate ever changing real estate market.

Manda’s main focus will be residential and ranch/vineyard opportunities in Santa Rosa, Larkfield, Sebastopol/West County, and Redwood Valley areas. However, she does cover all of Sonoma County and parts of Mendocino as well.

Manda, a true animal lover, also mirrors Terra Firma’s commitment to the community and supports local organizations like, Muttville, Forgotten Felines, Mendocino animal shelter, Lost Hearts, Souls Horse Rescue and Redwood Gospel Mission. She also enjoys riding and caring for horses, fishing, travel, hiking, the ocean, and classic cars.

Terra Firma is...

local, fresh and futuristic

running away to...

Barbados or Destin, Florida (any place with warm water & soft white sand)

favorite eats...

Lococo's in Santa Rosa

frosty favorite

Rocky Road

critic's choice...

Footloose!

passionate about...

Life, helping others, being happy, horses, dogs, cows... most all critters!

Client Experience

From start to finish, Amanda made us feel supported and comfortable. She was available to answer our questions and concerns, morning and night. This was our first time selling a house so we didn't know what to expect. She talked us through the process and we had a clear picture of what to expect on the seller's side. We can't wait to work with her again! ~ M & R Sullivan
Manda has been our real estate agent, since we found her at an Open House in 2005. We can't say enough about her abilities. She is simply the best real estate agent we have ever had. The positive attributes that she exudes are: competence, experience, self-assuredness, ability to easily interact with people of all ages, she is funny and delightful. ~ K & D Cano
Manda combined professionalism with energy, enthusiasm, and a genuine concern that we were buying the right property at the price that was both fair and that we were comfortable with. She was exceptional in handling all the details of the transaction while, at the same time, remaining very much aware of the larger picture and always being sensitive to our concerns regarding this very significant transaction. She was a great advocate for us. I'm not sure we ever would have closed this deal without her efforts. I would give Manda the highest of recommendations to anyone seeking to buy property, and will continue to unconditionally recommend her to anyone. ~ T Temple
Manda was our agent when purchasing our new home and we could not have been happier with how everything was handled. She is always professional and responsive and consistently went out of her way to make things easier for us. She is thorough and gets things right the first time so there is not backtracking to correct mistakes, and she coordinated with all parties wonderfully. She's always upbeat and not pushy, and we enjoyed our time looking at houses with her. She went above and beyond our expectations and we would recommend her wholeheartedly! ~ Buyer
It was our usual Sunday to do list to attend Open Houses since losing our home in the Tubbs Fire. That day we walked into the home, my eyes lit up, I got chills, I knew it was the one. As we spoke to Manda, I realized not only did we find the home of our dreams, but we found the most amazing realtor that we could ask for. A couple of sentences is not enough to describe her abilities as a real estate agent. During this process we have met dozens of agents and she has by far exceeded our expectations. She answered every phone call, responded to every text or email immediately. Her organizational skills were a bonus. She is the agent that you hug. She is the agent that you brag about to all of your friend, I will always recommend her! ~ Buyer
We extend our heartfelt appreciation for the very professional, personal, and thorough abilities that Manda used in handling all matters related to the sale of our property. She made sure that all aspects were clear, understandable, and in our best interest. We had complete confidence in her representation of us from the beginning to the completion of the sale. ~ F & N Lorenzo
Manda Mello was by far the best realtor we have worked with - Manda assisted us researching and purchasing our second home in west Sonoma County and we cannot thank her enough. We truly appreciate her patience, attention to our needs, her follow through and overall commitment to our transaction. We never once felt like just another sale or just handed off to an assistant - she was always the point person from start to finish and that was huge in our eyes! We have and will continue to tell other about Manda Mello and her commitment to the client. ~ C Canelis
She was very professional, smart and quick. She would meet us late and early. She always made things happen. We always wondered how did we get in so fast to see a home in such short notice. She always showed up with a smile and well prepared. We loved how she made things so smooth and not stressful at all. O and that smile... She knows her stuff. Our experience with Manda was fantastic. ~ K Amante & A Lopez
Having bought and sold a few homes I have experienced both the good and bad effects of real estate transactions. Our most recent transaction was handled professionally from showing to closing by Manda Mello. Her knowledge and prompt service was apparent throughout. Manda's attention to detail was one I had not experienced before from an agent. ~ R Faeth
After many months of searching and feeling dissatisfied with several agent, we were referred to Manda Mello and from the minute we spoke, we knew we had finally found the right individual to assist and guide us through this process. Manda was very helpful from the beginning in assisting us with understanding comparable properties in the area and make clear valuable recommendations on how to come up with our initial offer price, negotiation strategy on counter offers, navigation of the disclosure sign off and insertion process. Manda always handled herself extremely professionally in what can be described as a very challenging experience dealing with a difficult listing agent. I would go further to say that I am not convinced we would have reached a successful result in this transaction had we not had Manda to calmly and patiently handle the communications between parties with a stern but centered and fair approach. We are thankful and of course would recommend Manda without hesitation to anyone looking for a real estate partner. ~ A Koenigsberg
Manda literally is what I would describe as the perfect real estate agent. She is kind, thoughtful, thorough, professional but when needed a stern and hard negotiator. I have been on both sides(Buyer and Seller) with Manda and she shines in both roles. She has an unique ability to take the difficult contracting and make it simple to understand without offending your intelligence. She is also very pro-active in her approach so I never felt anxious about any part of the transaction. She is amazingly creative at coming up with solutions that work. I will forever be her biggest advocate to friends and family because I know she will never disappoint. ~ S Young-Slater
With her extensive knowledge regarding local land, building and zoning issues, Manda helped us (city folks) navigate through our questions and concerns regarding water, well and septic issues - while always doing so with clarity, humor and professionalism. Her excellent communication skills and vast network of licensed contractors and vendors was vital in helping us get the inspections completed on time. She has connections, common sense, integrity, a vast knowledge of her field and true grit - all the qualities that we feel a great real estate agent should have! ~ G & M Greeley

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