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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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My wife and I had been putting off house shopping for what felt like too long. We wanted someone that understood what it meant to be a same-sex couple looking to settle down. We found Melissa and it just clicked! From testing backyard swings, to climbing into the darkest of attics, Melissa did it all. She pointed out things we didn’t know to look for, taught us about native plants, and helped us feel confident in making this life decision. When we found “the one” there was another offer that we couldn’t beat. Melissa knew how sad we were, after watching us talk about rooms that would one day be a nursery and a backyard that would be filled with family and friends for years to come. Little did we know that behind the scenes she was going to bat for us. A few days later, we got the call from Melissa. She wrote up a proposal and sent it in within minutes. My wife and I are currently in our new home, and we know that it is thanks to Melissa and her hard work that we are here! Thank you GayRealEstate.com for connecting us!- Jennifer C
Melissa was my 2nd realtor in the Orlando area. My first realtor was not listening to what my family wanted so we found Melissa at this site. As first time home buyers we had several questions that Melissa promptly answered to. We trusted her with the process all the way from NY. When she showed us our Dream home Melissa jumped right into action and walked us through the entire process with ease. My wife and two children could not have asked for a better realtor. I would recommend her to anyone gay or straight because she is knowledgable of many areas and knows how to speak on behalf of her clients. I was satisfied from start to finish!!! Thank You Melissa for this experience we will never forget!!!!!!- Tanya O
Melissa was great from the “Get Go”; we immediately hit it off. She displayed real interest in representing me throughout our journey, while exuberating courtesy and professionalism every step of the way. Melissa was a top notch agent to work with on both a business and personal level. She was the linchpin in this venture and instinctively knew what to do in order to get the job done. Melissa worked tirelessly and prioritized efforts in order to make this sale happen. Kudos to Melissa; she is the best! Thank you GayRealEstate.com for connecting us, we will refer you to friends and family when moving!- E Smith
My spouse and I are currently living in PA and were looking for a house to move to the Orlando area. We didn’t know the area well and had no friends and family in the area. Luckily, we crossed paths with Melissa, a very kind and knowledgeable native Floridian. Melissa was able to guide us through this daunting process. She is very detail oriented and made sure the process ran smoothly and efficiently from start to finish. She always listened to our wishes and showed us houses that suited our needs. She also made herself available and was very responsive if we ever had a question or concern. We got the house of our dreams and won over fifteen other offers due to her excellent negotiating skills. In her own words, “realtor does not come with a specific job description”. I can assure you that she went above and beyond whichever description you choose. Thank you Melissa! I hope all Floridians are just like you!
AMAZING Lady!!! Helped us find the perfect home that checked all of our boxes! She was also able to answer a lot of questions about the LGBTQ community in the area and very knowledgeable. Upbeat, patient, confident and knows her business!!! Would use her again and so happy we went with her to find our perfect home for my partner and I.- Lisa Konitzer
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