Melanie Gamble is an author, speaker, real estate expert and entrepreneur. As the owner of two RE/MAX franchises and 212 Degrees Realty, LLC, Melanie delights in being surrounded by a team of highly trained and committed Realtors® who serve the Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia markets.
Helping people to own and keep their homes is not only a business endeavor but a personal passion and a spiritual mission for her. As a cancer survivor, Melanie is acutely aware of how precious life and time are for all of us; she seeks to help others realize their dreams and make the most of what they are given.
A two-time graduate of Florida A&M University, Melanie holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and Master’s Degree in Public Administration. While in graduate school, Melanie became the first woman and youngest Executive Director of the Florida Conference of Black State Legislators. Her proudest moment came during the 1994 legislative session when she had the opportunity to work with the descendants of Rosewood. She lobbied exceptionally hard for the introduction and passage of the Rosewood bill, which awarded the descendants of Rosewood, FL over 3 million dollars in reparations.
Melanie is a John C. Maxwell Certified Coach, Teacher, and Speaker who is committed to helping all women regardless of their age, race or socioeconomic status. In addition to her busy work life, she regularly volunteers at organizations dedicated to children, women and health, including Doctor’s Community Hospital, Children’s Miracle Network and her own non-profit, Esther’s Closet, which donates new and gently used prom gowns and accessories to young women.
Melanie is author of the book, “Unintended Consequences – The Great Recession’s Impact on Communities of Color” and she is co-author with renowned author and coach Jack Canfield in the book “The Big Secret.”
When Melanie gets those rare, precious moments of “me time”, she enjoys cozying up to a good book, shopping, and giving herself a little spa rejuvenation. She’s eternally grateful to her husband Jay, who has always had the strength to allow her to shine and flourish, being a true partner and friend along the way. Melanie and Jay enjoy life with their three sons in Maryland.