Abigail and Joe

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!

July 7, 2023


Augie and Amanda

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.

July 26, 2022


Christine and Tony

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!

July 8, 2022


Rosie and Brandon

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.

June 24, 2022



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.

May 6, 2022



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.

May 5, 2022


Melissa F.

Fantastic experience with Deland Real Estate. She took the time to really understand my selling and buying needs. I won’t use anyone else.

October 18, 2021


Jen and Amy Shopkorn

Melissa is an incredible broker. She took time to really understand what we wanted and was extremely patient as we shifted our idea of where we wanted to be several times. We were out of town when we found a house we loved so she offered to drive to the Cape on Friday of July 4th weekend to view it for us - that is truly above and beyond! We made an offer and it was accepted thanks to Melissa's strategic thinking and the time she took to form a good working relationship with the seller's broker. Melissa made the entire process easy and was a delight to work with.

September 2, 2021



As a first time homebuyer, Melissa’s assistance was invaluable. She walked me through everything I needed to know about the process, put me in touch with great resources, and answered all of my questions along the way. Her unfailing support and enthusiasm helped me find the home that was meant for me.

June 25, 2021



When faced with the task of emptying and selling a family home, I was overwhelmed. I didn't think I could talk to a real estate agent until the clean out was done. I was wrong. Not only did Melissa know exactly whom to call for junk removal and the best moving company, but she helped come up with a schedule and was there every step of the way to keep everything on track. She gets things done, and, even better, she demystifies the process. Additionally, her kindness, reassurance, and patience during the monumental task of selling a family home was invaluable. She really went above and beyond, and was a fantastic partner throughout. I can't recommend her highly enough.

June 4, 2021

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