Get to Know Melinda


Melinda Martin Bailey, Associate Broker with Seabolt Real Estate, was born in the Hostess City to a family whose Southern roots trace back generations. She graduated with a degree in psychology from the University of Georgia and studied language at the University of Dijon in France. Melinda obtained her real estate license in 1987 and found her place in her father’s company, working in all areas of buying, renovating, leasing and managing downtown properties.

Melinda’s father carved out a place in local history as one of the pioneers of property renovation in Savannah’s historic district. While keeping a watchful eye on her father’s innovative practices, Melinda gained valuable knowledge that would play an instrumental role in her transition to full time real estate sales in 1997.

A love of distinguished design and luxurious home decorating, and a firm understanding of what buyers are looking for gives Melinda an edge in preparing her clients’ homes for sale.

Melinda recognizes the purchase or sale of a home is a significant financial decision and a deeply personal experience. She takes pride in assisting her clients in making sound decisions while respecting the emotional aspects. Whether buying or selling a home she understands that each client, like each home, is unique and requires an individual approach. Melinda is consistently among her firm’s top producers and a member of the local Board of Realtors Distinguished Sales Society.

Client Experiences

  • Testimonials are given by friends, clients, business associates and family to someone who at one time or another has gone above and beyond for them.  Melinda has certainly deserved each and every accolade bestowed upon her.  Her sphere of influence remains dedicated and loyal. For me, it is very simple.  If I were going to choose an agent to represent me in a real estate transaction, Melinda would be that agent.  As a broker, I know what it takes to get the transaction done and done flawlessly.  It takes pure unadulterated talent and relentless commitment.  I have experienced 18 years of such talent and commitment from Melinda.
    It is my privilege to know and work with “Simply the Best”!

    Elaine Seabolt
    Seabolt Real Estate
  • My wife and I are fortunate to have had Melinda as our realtor for multiple projects since 2006. Her knowledge, work ethic, and overall approach to finding the right fit for us has been above and beyond and always has our best interest in mind.

    Dr. Jennifer Yannucci and Mike Cournoyer
  • As a Licensed Realtor in the State of Georgia, when I wanted to sell MY home, I chose Melinda to represent me. She was completely professional in all aspects of the process from listing to selling. Melinda has an eye for advising a seller in staging the property and bringing it to the closing table.

    Emily Saussy
  • Melinda Martin Bailey has been our realtor for over 20 years. She is without a doubt, the most professional, detail-oriented realtor in town. Her sound advice has guided us through four real estate transactions with ease. Whether listing a property or buying one, Melinda is a joy to be with throughout the process.

    Dr. John & Sherri Spellman
  • I have had multiple real estate transactions with Melinda, since 2003, and her exceptional knowledge and attention to detail have made for many smooth transactions and closings. I have grown to trust and respect her not only as a professional but as a friend and highly recommend her to friends and business colleagues.

    Joellen Cooper-Pyles
  • Very professional agent in the Savannah area with superb local knowledge. I have worked with Melinda several times to buy and sell property and have always been impressed by her commitment to do the extra work necessary to create a stress-free closing.

    Gary Thompson
  • I have had the pleasure of working with Melinda on several real estate transactions over the past years. She is the consummate professional and continually went above and beyond my expectations. Whether selling a lower price-point rental property or buying a higher dollar home, Melinda’s commitment and attention to detail were unparalleled. She has spent countless hours helping me stage properties, answering my MANY questions, and doing whatever was required to ensure a smooth closing.

    I am proud to call Melinda my realtor and my friend!

    Mary Haley
  • Melinda was not only knowledgeable and professional but she was very organized.  She helped us through the purchase process and helped to keep everyone on task.

    Drs. David and Peggy Byck
  • “I am currently on my third real estate transaction since 2015 with Melinda. She is the most knowledgeable and well connected agent I know. She is a consummate professional and has a can do, get the job done attitude. I strongly recommend using her without any reservation whatsoever.”

    John and Terry Walsh
  • Melinda is so knowledgeable about the local market. She has good ideas for marketing properties and her attention to all the details of contracting is excellent.

    Dorothy Currington
  • We have been involved in numerous real estate deals and Melinda, by far, was the most professional and helpful. Her suggestions were right on. Previously listed home with another agency for 8 months and no offers. Listed with Melinda and had a contract within a week. It goes without saying, we highly recommend Melinda to all. 

    John and Marilee Polmonari