About Melissa

I am a third generation Florida native and Central Florida has been my home for over 40 years. I have experienced the Florida lifestyle living in cities such as Cocoa Beach, Orlando, Sanford, and Tampa. I am a proud graduate from the University of Central Florida (Go Knights!) and have a unique understanding of how Orlando has grown and developed into "The City Beautiful" that it is today. I am honored to have the opportunity to help my LGBTQI+ family and you all are my favorite clients!! Buying and selling your home is an intimate experience and I will be your personal superhero along the journey.

Central Florida is a diverse area with a real estate culture that includes mid century gems, historic bungalows, townhomes, and condos, new construction and retirement communities. You will want a Realtor by your side that understands what makes each one different and you will find that in me. I will be by your side every step of the way from negotiations, navigating inspections, recommending qualified vendors, unique problem solving and getting you to the closing table. I have a specified knowledge of 55+ communities as well as new construction. I will work diligently to find you the perfect home in an area that fits your personality, wants and needs.

It is my goal to make your real estate experience, whether buying or selling, stress free and enjoyable. With every real estate transaction, there are hurdles to overcome. This is why it is so important to have a REALTOR who is well versed and experienced to help you get to the closing table.

I look forward to helping you soon!

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Designations/Certifications:

REALTOR, SRES

Specialties:
  • New Construction
  • First Time Home Buyers
  • 55+ Active Adult
  • Relocation
  • Listings

BEST. REALTOR. EVER. As a first-time homebuyer I could not have asked for a better realtor to help get me into my new home. Melissa is very knowledgeable, and her communication throughout the whole process was outstanding. I was in the market during the brutal months when homes would go on pending within days, and Melissa was quick in booking showings so we could get in an offer before the home went on pending. She is also very assertive when needed, if you have her as a realtor, rest assured that she will have your back. We got into really tense situations during my home buying process and Melissa was not afraid to speak up (professionally) and advocate for my best interests. If I did not have her as my realtor, I probably would still be out there looking for a home. Melissa goes above and beyond for her clients, so if you’re still undecided on who to pick for a realtor, you can stop deciding now. You’ve just found one of the best ones.

- Kathleen Enriquez

Melissa was fantastic. We could not have asked for a better realtor. Her communication was excellent and she was professional. We are gay and trans and she didn't flinch when my husband mentioned he was trans and she treated us no differently afterward. That is the reason we sought out a realtor who was also LGBT and who was also inclusive to the T. She didn't make it awkward and we didn't have to explain anything. She is 100% professional. Also, she is friendly and really funny. That definitely reduced our stress during our housing adventure.

- Jacob S.

Wonderful to work with and very knowledgeable. Couldn't have asked for a better experience nor better person to guide us.

- B Workman

Melissa walked us through the selling process and was so helpful! Not only did she help sell our house but she also helped us find the perfect home to purchase. She was able to provide knowledgeable recommendations for everything we needed to make the home buying/selling process stress free! We used the title company, mortgage broker, inspector, contractor, and even electrician that she recommended and each one was stellar (just like Melissa!). The best part was my wife and I always felt safe and supported with any recommendation she sent our way!

- Maria Candelario

There are many steps when it comes to buying and house and I am so thankful Melissa was there to explain the process to us along with the way! She helped us find the perfect home in the area we wanted to live and then helped us with each step that was needed before closing. I loved that she never thought any question was silly and always had our best interests in mind. She was knowledgeable and willing to share that knowledge with us! I can't recommend her enough - whether you are buying a house for the first time or fifth time you are guaranteed to be in the best hands if Melissa is representing you!

- Aislinn Candelario

Melissa has been an amazing guide and advocate throughout this whole process. From walking us through the process to hiring a professional photographer to making sure we got the best offer possible. I cannot overstate how smooth the process was and how nice it is to have a realtor who you don't have to explain your life to. She's punctual, knowledgeable, and overall just a great person to have on your team. 100% would work with her again.

- Alexander S

Melissa is absolutely amazing! My husband and I are gay and trans so we intentionally looked for a realtor who was LGBT to help make the process less of a headache. Melissa exceeded our expectations. She was professional, funny, non-judgmental, and knowledgeable. She also had great connections to others we needed in the home-buying universe such as repairmen, mortgage and insurance brokers. We would work with her again in a heartbeat!

- Jacob S

Melissa has been fantastic during our process of relocating to the Orlando area. She has been patient while my partner and I sorted through our own differences to decide what we want. She helped us explore and weigh options. And, she provided us great advice and guidance as we narrowed down our options. She is highly knowledgeable and cuts right to the chase which is super important to me. She also has a great sense of humor which is needed during high stress times such as buying a house in this market!

- Lesley Frederick

Melissa is an amazing realtor. She is always very responsive and great at solving unique problems. She obviously knows the fast moving market. She is truly an expert in the real estate field.

- Emily B

First consultation today to talk about starting buying a home and I haven't felt so much at ease like I did today with Melissa. Usually they say these things should be done with a feeling of safety and that's exactly how I felt today with as we spoke about different options and the timeline of how things would be. Very sweet, but doesn't sugarcoat things, which is something that I very much appreciate and think we all need in times like these. Funny and super smart, and the questions that I had didn't feel like they were dumb to her, in fact she made me feel like I could ask anything and it was important. Definitely would recommend her to anyone I know because reaching out to her is the best choice I made. From the first conversation, to the first meeting today it was always very easy to reach out to her, and she always makes me feel like I never bother her with my questions. Thank you Melissa and we will be keeping in touch much more!! Would give more than 5 stars if I could!!

- Laurie Alicea

Decided to find a realtor on your site as my partner and I wanted to move to Florida. I saw Melissa and just reached out to her. I swear 5 minutes later she contacted me! We just connected from the get go, in no time she was showing us homes via her videos then in person when we visited FL. We knew with today's crazy market we would be spending over asking and prepared ourselves for this. Melissa was as good as gold! She showed us houses we asked to see and one day a house she felt was perfect for us. We fell in love with that house, later submitting an offer without over bidding and WITH an inspection. A day later we were in contract for our Florida dream home thanks to Melissa's expertise. The appraisal gave us 15K in equity right off the bat! Melissa was always just a phone call or text away or checking in with us. She is always ON, skilled, thoughtful, and certainly the best realtor in central Florida! Melissa is truly an authentic human and goes the distance for her clients!

- Meg Lyon

Melissa was knowledgeable, attentive and helped us navigate a very difficult market for buyers.

- Nora Z