Melanie Smith & Dieter Hartmann
M: 650.464.0805 mobile
O: 650.596.5400 office

Melanie Smith & Dieter Hartmann

License #:
DRE # 00980844, 00980843
Main banner

Melanie and Dieter have been selling residential Real Estate on the San Francisco Mid - Peninsula since 1988. Working in partnership when representing buyers and sellers, Melanie and Dieter throughout their careers have been consistently recognized as outstanding Realtors earning them a number of prestigious industry awards and designations.

Smart Decisions

DieterWhen navigating the complexities and challenges of today's Real Estate environment with their clients, Melanie and Dieter make it their mission to anticipate potential issues, carefully weigh the options then find and implement a winning solution. It allows their clients to make smart decisions during a transaction - a distinct advantage according to many client testimonials.

Our Specialty

Melanie and Dieter specialize in sales and purchases of single family residences, condominiums, townhouses and new construction as well as investment properties. They are well versed assisting first time home buyers and relocation clients. Long time residents of San Carlos, the areas they serve include the communities of Belmont, Burlingame, Foster City, Hillsborough, Menlo Park, Redwood City, Redwood Shores, San Carlos and San Mateo.


Why us

A market that is as high stakes as ours, the agent who represents you will have a definitive impact on how well you ultimately do, or don’t do, in our market. Melanie and Dieter bring to the table a skill set and expertise acquired during many successful closings in their 25+ years as seasoned Realtors. Click here to see their impressive production record of homes sold on the Peninsula.

What sets us apart

Working in partnership, careful guidance to smart decisions, innovative use of technology and over 25 years of experience is what distinguishes Melanie & Dieter from all the rest.



2020 International President's Elite, top 1% Coldwell Banker Internationally

2019 International President's Elite, top 1% Coldwell Banker Internationally

2017 International President's Circle, top 6% of all associates internationally qualified (86000 associates)

2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, International President's Circle

2008, 2009 International President's Elite, top 1% Coldwell Banker Internationally

2005, 2006, 2007 International President's Circle

2002, 2003, 2004 International President's Premier, top 1% Coldwell Banker Internationally

2000, 2001 International President's Elite, top 1% Coldwell Banker Internationally

9 home banner

"Dieter and Melanie Hartmann are truly the best real estate team you can possibly work with on the sale of your home, or the purchase of your new home. They provided excellent advice, counsel, marketing, and service in the sale of my condo. Their service included bringing in an expert to stage my home, top notch marketing tools (Dieter takes amazing photo's showing your home at its absolute best) including pricing the home to optimize the market and then selling the home and working with you throughout the closing process. Their knowledge of the market place and how best to sale your home is unrivaled, as evidenced by the fact that my condo was on the market for just one week, garnered seven offers with the actual sale price being 23% over the asking price. The sale was completed within one month of listing the condo with virtually no issues or problems. As mentioned earlier they are the best realtors in the Bay Area and I highly recommend them to anyone who is looking for a true "

  -Cherie Belvel, Client

"We have worked with Dieter and Melanie on three transactions over the last 20 years. Each time we have been impressed with everything about the process. We have recommended them to friends and they have had similar experiences. They do a great job of saying what they are going to do, and doing what they say. It is honestly refreshing to see the attention to detail and good communication. As a team they provide a great balance, bringing good judgement about people and the local real estate markets to bear on the situation."

  -Garrett & Michelle, Client

"We are forever thankful to have crossed paths with Dieter and Melanie. As cheesy as it sounds, in our minds, when we think of the word, "Realtor," we use them as our benchmark. They are professional, detail oriented, sharp and to the point. If you're anticipating dipping any toes or fingers into Peninsula Real Estate, save yourself some time and don't hesitate to check them out. Not all Realtors are the same. "

  -Victor & Pauline, Client

"Melanie and Dieter have really been the best people we could have gotten help from when buying our first home. They're patient, they're willing to explain the fundamentals and challenges of purchasing a home in the peninsula, and they're extremely responsive. We really were unprepared to face how competitive the market is and what our expectations should be, but they waited for us and advised us without ever being pushy. Really, they're just good people. We're now a few months moved into our first home in a great location. If you're looking to buy a home in the peninsula, definitely check whether you're looking the areas where you can work with these two and leverage their expertise."

  -Huy & Wnnie, Client

Coldwell Banker Realty
580 El Camino Real
San Carlos, CA