Prior to joining Teles Properties as a founding partner, Melissa has been honored for outstanding production since 1998 as a member of Coldwell Banker's Top 100 agents in Southern California. With over 20 years of experience, she has sold hundreds of homes from the beaches of Santa Monica to the Hollywood Hills, successfully representing buyers and sellers. Her extensive knowledge of Westside neighborhoods and market trends provides her clients with a comprehensive analysis of their housing options, whether they are moving across country or across town, ensuring they make the right decision.
Melissa's approach to real estate can be summed up in three words: commitment, professionalism and service. She has assembled a team of professionals who are ready to answer questions ranging from mortgage loans to roof repair, making the home buying and selling process as effortless as possible. This network provides unparalleled access to immediate information - an important ingredient in a fast-paced marketplace.
Prior to entering real estate Melissa had a variety of professions ranging from teaching English in Guatemala to owning an import company and a restaurant. These wide-ranging business interests and diversity of careers provided her with a deep understanding of the importance of service, as well as honing her skills as a negotiator and communicator, two essential elements of a successful real estate career.
Melissa loves the creative process. Giving sellers thoughts on how to improve their home prior to selling to achieve the highest price or visualizing how a "fixer" can become a client's dream home are two examples of the creativity she brings to real estate. Committed to helping others realize the life-long dream of home ownership, Melissa contributes a portion of every sale to Habitat for Humanity.