Welcome to Getting to Know You, a segment where our team members share a little bit about themselves through a series of rapid fire questions.

Realtor/Broker Melody McCain has lived in New Hanover County since the 1990s and currently enjoys residing in Wilmington’s historic district. After a 15-year career as a cardiovascular nurse, Melody followed her passion to a career in real estate in 2018. Her abilities to think quickly, manage stress in a fast-paced environment, listen carefully and understand client needs will continue to be vital assets in her profession. According to Melody, her main objectives while advising clients are to ensure that their new home fits their wants and needs; that their current home is prepared to showcase its best self; and that their transactions are negotiated and presented professionally from start to finish - all while keeping their financial goals first. 

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve received? To live each day like it’s your last

Name a book you read that positively shaped you. The Wish by Nicholas Sparks

If you could have any three people (dead or alive) over for dinner, who would they be? My son, dad and mom

If you had one superpower, what would it be? Why? Telepathy. To be able to encourage others to do the right things in life.

What is your favorite summer activity? Fishing

Do you have any hobbies? What are they? Fishing, reading, painting, puzzles, games

What are your best habits? Listening and loving others

What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned from a failure? To let it go and to learn from it

What is a talent that you have that would surprise people? Playing the piano

If you had a warning label, what would yours say? “Danger: Tends to be sensitive”

When are you most inspired? When listening to music and reading inspiring stories        

What is something you wish you could be good at? Playing the guitar and singing

What’s your guilty pleasure? Watching Bravo TV shows, over-indulging in candy

What do you do to relax? Spending time with my son, watching classic movies 

How do you manage stress? I remove things that are causing me stress, but when things are outside of my control, I pray to help bring peace.

Do you have any pets? Yes, a Siamese cat who thinks he is the king of the house. His name is Jack, AKA, Jackson, Booboo, Bubba, Stinker, Hey get off the counter!!! lol 

What song would you say best sums you up? Signed, Sealed, Delivered by Stevie Wonder.  

What makes you laugh the most? Funny videos

What’s your favorite movie ever? I can’t pick just one! My favorites include It’s a Wonderful Life; The Notebook; Pretty Woman, O Brother, Where Art Thou?; The Whole Nine Yards and The Blind Side

Who is your hero? Why? My son, Blake. He inspires me every day.

Texting or talking? Depends on the conversation. For small talk, texting. 

If you would like Melody’s expertise with buying or selling a home, please contact her at Melody@CoastalSelectProperties.com.