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About Us

Jerry Melvin, Columbus Realtor posing for a picture
Jerry Melvin, Columbus Realtor with wife, Debbie Melvin

About Us

Because the Real Estate market is ever changing, you need a Realtor who brings energy, commitment, and determination to your transaction. I work hard to market your home in creative ways to reach maximum potential buyers. I specialize in Relocation, New Builds, and Investments. My team brings to the table many designation including CRS, SFR, e-certified, g-certified, New Build Specialist, Marketing Specialist and Destination Specialist. My team has also received many awards including Chairman's Circle Gold, The Leading Edge Society, OAR Presidents Sales Club Award of Achievement and Award of Distinction, and several multi-million dollar awards.


Roberta Melvin started her real estate career in 1979 as a means to fulfill her life’s purpose of helping others. In 1994, her son Jerry earned his real estate license and in 1996, along with his wife Debbie,  joined forces with Roberta to start an independent real estate company, The Real Estate People.


In 2004, The Real Estate People became a franchise of Prudential Real Estate. When Warren Buffet purchased Prudential in 2014, the brokerage was part of a select group of firms to be vetted, interviewed, and selected by special invitation to join Buffet’s HomeServices division of Berkshire Hathaway and adopted the Platinum Realty Group brand name. Since then, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Platinum Realty Group has grown dramatically. Its team of agents is expanding rapidly as a result of its respectful, people-first culture, backed by the resources and sustainability afforded by being part of one of the most respected brands in the world.

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