You can say it's in her blood. Having been born and raised in Erie, Pennsylvania Melissa was able to spend countless hours at her grandfather's real estate office as a child. Those cherished memories led to her love and dedication for the industry. She started her career as a realtor in the late 90's in the same city her grandfather had his brokerage. After marrying her husband in 1999 she joined him in the Philadelphia area and continued her career there. Three states and three children later it was 2012, the baby of the family is off to kindergarten and time for mom to return real estate.
In addition to living in Erie she also lived in Boston, Chicago, and Atlanta. When the opportunity to move the family to the Sarasota area arose, she was thrilled. Sarasota was no stranger to Melissa, she had the privilege of vacationing here as a young girl with family. She enjoys exploring all the treasured areas in and around the Sarasota and Manatee county area. There is no place that she will not explore when it comes to real estate. Looking for your piece of paradise, whatever it might be, she will know where to find it.
Her friends refer to her as the "Mayor", they say she knows everyone and all the local gems. The best of the best from where to go paddle boarding to who has the best Cuban sandwich in town (the answer will surprise you!). And of course, a network of the best people and resources around to support your real estate transaction.
When she is not busy listing and selling properties or working on improving her knowledge and skills she loves to be involved in the community and real estate organizations. She is a member of the Woman's Council of Realtors and is co -chair for the 2017 annual Fashion Shown. Her real passion is for tomorrow's leaders, the children and those who teach them on a daily basis. She has spent countless hours volunteering at local schools and the YMCA. She was nominated for Manatee County volunteer of the year and was the recipient of the Manatee County YMCA aquatics volunteer of the year.