Melina Tomson,  Principal Broker and Owner

I am the owner of the Tomson Burnham firm and am licensed to practice real estate in the State of Oregon. I have been an agent since 2004 and owned my own brokerage since 2007.

I am a mom, a lover of books, a casual hiker, and a nature photography hobbyist. I’m also a foodie and like trying out all of the new restaurants in the Salem area. From coffee to wine to lemon tiramisu, I’ve got you covered with recommendations.  I’m also a data geek.  If there is a number to crunch and analyze I’m all over it. I am the author of our blog and talk about market statistics and have been blogging since 2007.

I sell all sorts of homes and investment properties. If someone lives in it, I sell it.  I sell multi-family housing to acreage to old vintage homes.  Older homes/units are my specialty though.  If it has asbestos, lead paint, galvanized plumbing, knob and tube, ungrounded outlets, etc you are in my territory, from bungalows to Victorians to MCM’s.  I restore homes for investment as well as sell real estate.  My office is the Burgraff-Burt-Webster house and I’ve been slowly restoring it since 2014 when I purchased it.  It is on the National Register of Historic Places.  I also restore old homes and then rent them so I’m actively involved in the Salem rental market if you are an investor.

If you are buying or selling a For Sale By Owner and want some transaction, help I do offer hourly rates for clients needing help to make your transaction smooth.