A fourth generation Bostonian, Melissa first made her home as an adult in Beacon Hill from 2003-2014. Committed to sharing her passion for the rich heritage and vibrant communities that Boston has to offer, she became a realtor in 2009 at Foundation Realty Group. While at FRG, Melissa built a reputation for being hard-working, reliable, trustworthy, and resourceful.
Three children later and a move to West Roxbury, Melissa realized another dream – becoming a broker and starting her own real estate company. Her priorities remain the same: working tirelessly to find the right home, at the right price, in the right community for each of her clients. For those clients selling their home, Melissa is determined to get them top dollar, while also acknowledging and sensitively managing the emotions surrounding the sales process. Melissa treats her clients as if they are her only one.
Passionate, knowledgeable, and patient, Melissa delivers personalized service and works tirelessly to ensure total client satisfaction.
My recent move from a large, national real estate firm to Deland Real Estate will provide me with more time for personal service and a customized approach with each of my clients to build and execute an effective strategy to meet and exceed their goals in the buying or selling process. With over 35+ years of experience and over $300 million in sales, I am dedicated to helping all of my clients have a positive real estate experience.
I have seen both up and down markets and many changes in the real estate industry! Many years ago, I began my career in a small office that had strong community commitment and a very personal approach. I was hooked for life and went on to complete my MBA at Boston College. Upon graduation, I accepted a position in leasing and property management with a large commercial development company specializing in new office building, retail, and warehouse construction. After several years, I found that I missed working in the residential sector and returned to residential sales with Coldwell Banker. The building boom of the early 2000’s was just starting and I was excited to have the opportunity to work on several residential development projects as an on-site sales agent in Boston and Brookline. Once the projects were completed, I returned to residential sales winning many top sales awards and helping investors, relocation clients, first-time homebuyers, upsizers, and downsizers buy, rent or sell in the Boston area. Each transaction and every client has been its own unique journey and I have enjoyed helping and meeting so many wonderful people!
We could not have asked for a better experience. As a first time home seller, we benefited from Melissa's decades of experience. Within minutes of reviewing our property, Melissa helped us focus our attention on the items that would ultimately be important in selling our home and she was able to provide multiple recommendations of qualified people to help. Melissa's data driven strategy for pricing, listing, and negotiations helped dramatically reduce our stress, contributing to a pleasant overall experience. We are grateful to have worked with Melissa and highly recommend her.
We interviewed three real estate agents to assist us with the sale of our Brookline condo and Melissa easily stood out from the other two “big name company” agents. Melissa made us feel very comfortable with her straightforward manner and professionalism. Throughout the process, Melissa was responsive to any questions we had and paid attention to the bureaucratic detail of a real estate transaction. She also provided an excellent photographer who nicely showed off our condo. Melissa was able to bring a qualified buyer to the deal as it was a concern of ours that only individuals with proper financial backing could make the purchase due to high investor ownership in our building. All went very smoothly - we sold our condo to the first buyer who looked at it for a price we were very happy with in about 48 hours!
As first time homebuyers in a seller's market, we were intimidated to say the least. From the very first meeting, Melissa made us feel excited and at ease. She was responsive and proactive through the entire process - from the initial search until the day we closed. She was incredible to work with and helped us stay positive and grounded through the ups and inevitable downs of the home-buying journey. We found the perfect home and we could not be happier! Choosing Melissa as our broker was the best decision we made, and we cannot recommend her enough.
Melissa came to us by recommendation and we couldn’t have asked for a better working partner. From first phone call to final “congrats,” she was professional, kind, super-responsive, and, best of all, an expert in the business. If you think you’re going to be buying or selling a home soon, she’s the one you want to be working with.
When we abruptly found a home we loved, I needed to sell my condo FAST. Melissa’s trademark phrase is “I love a challenge,” and I can see why – she absolutely crushes it under pressure. It was my first time selling a piece of property, and Melissa made it a seamless process. She understands and balances the financial and emotional aspects of selling a home, and made me feel informed and empowered throughout the process. Melissa is a rock star.
We can't properly say how fantastic Melissa is in a short blurb, but we will certainly try! Before we connected with Melissa, we found the Boston/Cambridge real estate market impersonal, transactional, and discouraging. Luckily, we found Melissa through a friend, which changed everything for us! Not only was she kind, warm, and thoughtful from the get-go (and throughout the entire process), she actively engaged with us to help us figure out what we wanted and needed. As first-time homebuyers, this was invaluable. Melissa was enthusiastic and tenacious, determined to find us a home that fit us well, not just something "good enough." Melissa actually found us a place we would've missed had we been searching on our own; she worked with us hand-in-hand through the whole process from start to finish, patiently answering our many questions and advising us on different courses of action. When we finally moved, Melissa was there to welcome us and help us settle in. When we encountered a few unexpected issues, Melissa was there to help us troubleshoot and ensure we had a good path forward. If you want someone who actually cares about you and your goals in the home-buying process, choose Melissa!