Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent, Consulting, Staging
Penn State University
Bachelors Degree, English
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"We have bought and sold 4 properties with Melissa. She has been wonderful to work with - extremely professional and knowledgeable. Our house that we listed with Melissa sold in 3 days. We received three offers and she helped us to choose the best one. I can’t say enough about Melissa - I would highly recommend her!" - Jill & Sean M.
"Melissa Shelby recently helped me purchase my first home. She is extremely knowledgeable and understands the Northern Virginia Real Estate Market. She was extremely patient and helped answer all of my questions and guide me through this process with such professionalism. She also has strong negotiation skills which helped me purchase my first home with significant cost savings to me. I would highly recommend Melissa's services to any of my family members, friends, and anyone else." - Christopher M.
"Melissa Shelby recently helped me purchase a home in Alexandria. She was professional and knowledgeable throughout the entire process. Proactive at all the right times, Melissa presented me with options at several different points during the search so that I could evaluate and make the best choice my needs. When we'd narrowed down to a couple of homes, Melissa prepared a very insightful pros/cons list that was a big help in my decision. Melissa was both objective and thoughtful during the purchase negotiation. We were able to reach an agreement with the seller and had a smooth closing. Thanks, Melissa a great buying experience!" - Taylor H.
"We are so happy with our new which Melissa Shelby helped us look at and buy. It was a find, and Melissa's offer strategy made it happen! We had already lost out on 2 other properties we liked because we didn't have the best approach. We didn't move quickly enough & we didn't bid effectively. Because of the way Melissa suggested we structure our offer, we were able to buy our new and move in so quickly. Before we found our dream she made herself available pretty much at the drop of a hat when we wanted to go out looking to learn the market. You will be in good hands with Melissa. And she's very nice and engaging to spend time with!" - Peggy B.
"Melissa is a terrific partner who spent quality time to understand our priorities and mediate differences where necessary. Her diplomacy and navigation through the whole process were terrific. After growing up in a real estate family, I can't imagine a more positive experience. I have been recommending her since the day we closed." - Patrick W.
"Melissa was very helpful from start to finish during our successful search a . She adjusted as our budget and preferred location changed multiple times. She gave great advice concerning when and how to counter and took care of all the hard work as we put multiple offers down through the course of our time working together. I would recommend Melissa sure." - Jason G.
"Melissa is a total professional. Her honesty and realistic approach about a fair offer, based on data and not emotion, was so helpful. It was also effective. She not only helped us land our dream home by being responsive at all times of the day and week, but sold our condo in record time. Highly recommend her." -Katie Friedson.
"I can’t thank Melissa enough for all she did for me while searching for my new home! Not only was she able to find my perfect home but she also went above and beyond her duties as a realtor. She listened intently to all my wants, she was super responsive and provided me guidance when I needed it. She was NEVER pushy like other realtors I’ve dealt with in the past. She really cares about her clients and she is very honest. She is absolutely amazing! I really loved working with her. I whole-heartedly recommend her!" -Carolina Catalan.
The appeal of Northern Virginia speaks itself. One of Melissa’s favorite missions is to help her clients find their unique piece of it to call their own. In the more than twenty-five years since she moved to Northern Virginia, her career, her family and her networks have grown and evolved. Her affinity for this area has also respectively flourished. She considers it a special place to raise her three sons and she takes pride in representing it well.
Melissa first served on Capitol Hill as a U.S. Senate staffer, then in Marketing a large telecommunications company. Before becoming a Realtor®, she spent several years creating and maintaining a home for her three fantastic sons. During that time, she has developed expertise in strategic marketing, remodeling and equity-building design, negotiation, real estate investing, client relations and expectations management.
Melissa has established the trust of her clients through her unwavering devotion to their best interests. Her commitment to providing the highest level of customer care--the kind she would want for herself--is what separates her from the rest of the pack. She personally manages every aspect of every transaction and works tirelessly, so that her clients’ expectations are exceeded and their experience unsurpassed. Melissa is most gratified by the fact that throughout her career in real estate, many of her close friends have become her clients, and many of her clients have become close friends.