Melanie Hawkins Broker Realtor Gig Harbor WA  98335


Personal | Design | Investment

We all have different needs. Working with someone that personalizes the experience and connects you in a lasting and trusting relationship makes you feel at ease. When we walk the land or home we all have a sense of design that we bring to the table. You can see the potential the home or piece of land has and that’s what I love. You are investing in your future whether it’s short term, long term or your first time! Every step of the way I’m going to be there because we’re in this together! I’ll be the one that personalizes the home buying experience, helps you with design ideas and will take the time to help you invest in your future.

What brought me to real estate?

Going back to the good'ol days, my first job was working with a successful Realtor and working at the front desk of the real estate office. I loved it, moved away and took my real estate exam in 2007 when the market tanked. It wasn't meant to be so I went to work for a Providence hospital in Administration. Fast forward almost 10 years, I flipped a couple homes and then had the calling to come back to my real passion- Real Estate! I'm driven, passionate and professional. It brings me joy to be able to help people.

How I enjoy spending my time

· Anything outdoors, hiking, skiing, biking, beach walks…

· Crossing off bucket list items & exploring new places

· Outdoor photography

· Making new connections that become lasting friendships

· Expanding my creative envelope

Little-known fact...

When I was vacationing in Hawaii, we went deep sea fishing and I hooked a 275lbs Marlin. It was one of the greatest, most exhilarating experiences of my life, and it didn’t stop there because the rest of the day we were pulling in Oahu and Ahi! This wasn’t my first fishing adventure…I started off with a soaked diaper whipping my father’s fishing pole against the rocks trying to mimic his casting. Ever since then, it’s been one of those hobbies I get to enjoy from time to time.

Are we a good fit?

National Association of REALTORS | Gig Harbor Young Professionals|

Communications | Relay For Life Gig Harbor | Customer Service |

Marketing | Volunteer | Tech Savvy

I’m here to guide you to your next home...Let’s do this!


Walk downtown and come see if I'm in the office! I maintain an open-door policy and return phone calls and emails promptly to ensure responsive, transparent, and personable service.


  • Provide excellent communication
  • Be up front & honest
  • Put your interests first
  • Provide current market conditions
  • Make the process as seamless as possible
  • Amplify marketing through direct mail, online advertisements, social media and e-mail campaigns
  • Hold open houses for brokers and the public
  • Collaborate with other real estate professionals
  • Give you tips to increase your return on investment
  • Professional negotiations
  • Professional photography, videography & drone
  • Home staging consultation & referrals
  • Relocation & Referrals

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As a premiere Real Estate Brokerage Firm, Hawkins-Poe, Inc. Real Estate Services is a solid regional leader in the industry and continues to attract and retain the most successful Broker Members. Formed in the post-war era in the tiny City of Fircrest, founder Jack Hawkins insisted upon integrity and lived by a simple rule: “folks will make good decisions if I give them good information.” Certainly, he remains profusely proud knowing his simple motto has not only survived through three generations, but it is the driving focus to the company’s success today.

Frank and Teresa Hawkins, current owners of Hawkins-Poe, purchased the business and its landholdings from R. Burns Poe, in March of 1984. Mr. Poe, an influential innovator in the Real Estate Industry, owned and operated the business very successfully for 25 years. He acquired the business from Olivia (Hawkins) Heany in 1959. The business was sold shortly after the untimely death of Jack Hawkins, the founding Owner and Principle Broker of Jack Hawkins and Associates, from its inception in 1946. From 1993, Hawkins-Poe Inc. did business as a Franchisee with Coldwell Banker Real Estate Services. The relationship was hugely successful for both companies. Coldwell Banker and its affiliated franchises became the largest real estate franchise with offices in every continent. Hawkins-Poe Inc. grew to become the 19th largest volume franchisee in the worldwide network of Coldwell Banker Offices.

With keen foresight, Frank and Teresa Hawkins recognized that the Real Estate Industry and the World Economy were headed for a major financial correction. In 2005, they opted to sell the residential real estate business, which by then had grown to more than 285 agents and 7 branch offices. They retained the trade name of Hawkins-Poe Inc., which they continued to operate in a scaled down version, until a non-competition clause expired in 2010. Avoiding the Real Estate Bubble Explosion of 2007 through 2011, Frank and Teresa were allowed the freedom to explore what a Real Estate Business would look like when the industry recovered. That four year period of time was spent visualizing and building a new business model, a model we believe will be the future of the Real Estate Industry.

Capitalizing on the experience and professionalism of 43 years of innovative leadership and embracing the freedom to create from a clean palate; Hawkins-Poe Inc. emerged anew in 2010.

While the balance of the Real Estate Industry is shrinking under the weight of enormous bureaucracy and increasing overhead, Hawkins-Poe Inc. is expanding. Inspired cutting-edge technology, marketing systems, and information tools are all designed to provide success to our customers and clients.

The quality information provided will allow you to make quality decisions.

We are successful only when you are.



8815 N Harborview Drive, Gig Harbor, WA 98332, United States

Office Phone: 253.274.8981


By Appointment


3560 Bridgeport Way West, University Place, Washington 98466, United States

Suite 2D Office Phone: 253.274.8981


By Appointment


1215 Regents Boulevard, Fircrest, Washington 98466, United States

Suite 1A Office Phone: 253.274.8981


Open today

09:00 am – 05:00 pm

After hours by appointment