Melodie Ostman

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Spotlight Real Estate

9601 W. State St.
Garden City, ID 83714

Office: 208-684-0000


Melodie possesses a keen sense for listening to clients' needs and utilizes the resources provided by a company whose reputation is synonymous with excellence, prestige, and customer satisfaction. She is proud to be a part of the dynamic team at Spotlight Real Estate, a specialized division within the esteemed RE/MAX Capital City. With her thorough knowledge of the Treasure Valley real estate market and her affiliation with these exceptional entities, Melodie brings a unique blend of expertise to the table.

Having been born, raised, and a lifelong resident of Idaho, Melodie's understanding of the local landscape runs deep. Her journey as a working mother and grandmother, coupled with her firsthand experience of witnessing Idaho's growth, equips her with invaluable insights into the needs of families and career professionals. She recognizes that Idaho's allure lies in its quality of life, which remains a common denominator among those who choose to relocate and stay.

When it comes to buying or selling, Melodie's passion for her home state aligns perfectly with the tailored services offered by Spotlight Real Estate. This specialized division, backed by the RE/MAX network, leverages a team of experts who excel not only in real estate but also in seamlessly managing the multifaceted process from contract to close. This means that with Melodie and Spotlight Real Estate by your side, you're not just receiving an agent's support – you're gaining access to an entire team of specialists who ensure every facet of your real estate journey is handled with precision.

Melodie's expertise encompasses a diverse range of specialties to cater to a variety of client needs:

  • Luxury Homes: With a keen eye for refined living, Melodie specializes in luxury properties. Her understanding of the unique demands of the luxury market ensures that clients seeking opulent living spaces receive exceptional service.

  • Building Your Dream Home: Melodie is well-versed in assisting clients who aspire to build their dream homes. From identifying the ideal location to guiding the construction process, she ensures that the journey to creating a custom home is seamless and gratifying.

  • Veterans: Serving those who have served our country is a privilege Melodie takes seriously. She is dedicated to helping veterans navigate the intricacies of buying or selling a home, ensuring they receive the respect and dedication they deserve.

  • First-Time Buyers: Guiding first-time buyers through the intricacies of purchasing their inaugural homes is a rewarding endeavor for Melodie. She provides comprehensive support, making the process accessible and empowering.

  • Relocation Services: With a deep understanding of relocating families and individuals, Melodie offers comprehensive relocation services to make transitions smooth and stress-free.

  • Downsizing and Upsizing: Whether you're looking to downsize or upsize, Melodie specializes in guiding clients through the unique challenges of transitioning to a new living space that meets changing needs.

  • Investment Properties: Melodie's expertise extends to assisting investors in identifying lucrative investment opportunities and navigating the complexities of investment transactions.

Melodie is a firm believer in the power of foresight and proactive problem-solving. With the guidance of Spotlight Real Estate and the support of the RE/MAX network, she has the tools to foresee challenges before they arise and navigate them to a successful resolution. Her dedication, skills, and unwavering commitment shine through in smoothing out any obstacles that might arise during the transaction, ensuring a seamless and gratifying experience for her clients.

However, Melodie's value isn't solely based on her professional expertise. Her warm and delightful personality fosters strong working relationships with clients. She understands that a harmonious collaboration between the client and agent is key to achieving outstanding results.

Beyond her professional pursuits, Melodie's love for the outdoors, from the mountains to the vibrant Boise City scene, reflects her zest for life. Her dynamic approach to every facet of her life positively influences her role as a real estate professional.

With Melodie and her association with Spotlight Real Estate and RE/MAX, you're not just gaining a real estate agent – you're securing a dedicated partner who is deeply committed to making your real estate endeavors an honor and a pleasure. Even if your specific needs aren't listed here, Melodie and her team stand ready to assist you with their wide-ranging expertise, innovative solutions, and personalized approach. Feel free to reach out and embark on a journey that promises expertise, innovation, and a personalized touch.

Designations & Awards

Accredited Buyer's Representative

Ask Melodie Ostman


I was recently faced with a rental situation that required me to relocate my residence here in the Treasure Valley. After a couple weeks of searching, I became a bit frustrated that I couldn’t find what I wanted for the price I was willing to pay …. enter Melodie Ostman! I was convinced that I wouldn’t qualify to purchase a home at the time due to my recovering financial predicament. Melodie urged me to meet with a specific lender that she works with often (Phil Bergeson of Fairway Mortgage) to see if he could make it work. It was a bit dicey, but Phil had a few tricks up his sleeve and said it was definitely possible.

Melodie went to work and found a home that wasn’t actually listed in the MLS just yet. She showed me the home (which had no offers on it yet) and I felt it would meet my needs …. I couldn’t believe it! We wrote up the offer and she presented it to the seller’s agent. After a reasonable amount of negotiation, the sellers accepted our offer and it was game on! That was back in May, now already six months later I’m still pinching myself.

I know that not just any agent could have made this happen. There were indeed some challenges along the way, but with Mel and Phil’s “can do” approach, knowledge and professionalism …. here I am, a very happy homeowner. I highly recommend Melodie Ostman will definitely work with her again when the time comes. She’s dedicated to her craft and I’m grateful that I found her.

- Gerrad Anthony

I work with many realtors in the Treasure Valley, and Melodie is one of the absolute best! She shares relevant information with her clients so they understand the market, then helps them prepare their home for sale and make the right decisions on price. She is extraordinarily hard working and has had great success as a realtor; this is not a hobby for her, it is a career. You can trust her to help you with this very important transaction!

- Mary Lou McDougal Abajian, Owner at Showhomes of Boise

Melodie Ostman is one of the most Honest Caring and professional Realtors I've ever dealt with. She was more concern about me finding the home I needed then her commission and those type of realtors are hard to find. A plus plus for this home owner ..!!

- Steven Colie

Melodie is an exceptionally hard working and knowledgeable realtor and is affiliated with one of the top agencies in the area. She knows how to present your home at its best!

- M.A.

Melodie was extremely helpful when we were relocating to Eagle. She went out of her way to help us during a stressful time. I recommend her highly

- Margarethe N

Melodie is one of the best in her field. Working with her is not only fun because of her outstanding personality but also inspiring~ watching her negotiate, putting her clients first and seeing firsthand Melodies dedication to being Ethical and transparent on every transaction. When I refer clients to her, I know they are getting the best care possible. I highly recommend her!

- Cheri U

Melodie Ostman of Spotlight Idaho / RE/MAX Capital City is a partner that you can count on. Whether you are making the difficult decision to uproot you and your family and move from out-of-state or are just looking to relocate within the great state of Idaho, Melodie has your back! Everyone from first-time homebuyers to folks looking for a vacation home or an investment property, Melodie will be with you every step of the way, making sure that the process goes as smoothly as possible. In real estate, just as in life, there can be bumps along the ride – but having a trusted real estate professional there to help guide you through it all is what makes all the difference in the world!

- Phil B

Property Specialties

55+ Communities, Equestrian, Fine Homes, Golf Communities, Historical Homes, Investment Properties, Multi-Family, New Construction, Relocation, Senior Housing, Waterfront Homes