About Melissa

Purchasing a home is often the biggest decision you’ll make in your lifetime. As a longtime Santa Barbara resident, Melissa has intimate knowledge of the area, which makes her well-suited to accommodate clients' desires to be in neighborhoods specific to their lifestyles.

Melissa’s clients all share an authentic relationship with her both personally and professionally. In the end, keeping a reputation of integrity and honesty has kept her successful for 17 years through past client referrals, many of whom she calls friends. Melissa continues to understand the importance of the local connections, latest real estate technology and market trends.

Melissa enthusiastically utilizes all of the latest marketing innovations, and takes personal interest and attention into every detail from photo shoots to complex negotiations and inspections, and even down to the custom doormats provided at her closings.

Currently working at Compass in the prestigious Montecito, California office. She now boasts over 200 closings throughout her career. Melissa brings her impeccable professionalism to transactions to all of her clients, whether ranging from modest condominiums to multimillion dollar estates.

Underscoring Melissa's contagious enthusiasm and undeniable appeal as a realtor is her love and appreciation for Santa Barbara. Melissa's clients often speak of her strong sense of community, whether she is supporting one of her kids’ schools, or enjoying the local scene with her husband. It's not unusual for her to be in contact with clients long after escrow closes, whether for assistance with additional property or, with choosing the best restaurant for a special occasion.

Client Testimonials

"Melissa was professional and fun to work with. She knew and understood what we wanted and needed in a very complex real estate market. Her guidance was invaluable. As a lifelong Santa Barbara resident, she understands this market and its intricacies. We are indebted to her. Our new home is a dream!"
-M. Russell


2965 Calle Noguera

Ideally located five bedroom/ three bath San Roque home, situated on .16 acres of professionally landscaped; drought tolerant grounds. First floor offers Master Suite with two additional bedrooms and guest bathroom. Top floor provides two additional guest bedrooms and full bath. Attached single car garage, with additional off street parking. Living area allows for entertaining with formal dining room, updated kitchen with stainless top-of-the-line appliances and comfortable living room. Located in the coveted Peabody Charter School District within walking distance to local restaurants, parks and hiking trails. A great property in an a highly sought after locale.

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