A longtime Santa Barbara resident, Melissa has in-depth knowledge of the area, marketing savvy, dedication to her clients' discriminating needs and tastes, contagious enthusiasm and a professional support team, giving her a distinct edge. Every year since 2000, she has earned the titles Top 10 Agent and Top Producer of her Sotheby's International Realty office in prestigious Montecito.

Earning her Master's Degree in Education from Pepperdine University, Melissa returned to Santa Barbara and spent three years as a teacher, inspired by her former elementary school instructor as well as her strong sense of family. Through teaching, she developed a deep commitment to community involvement as well as the versatile communication skills she brings to her successful real estate career.

Sensitive to the needs of families and individuals alike, Melissa believes homes are a foundation for the people who create and sustain the community. As a wife and mother, she is well-suited to accommodate clients' desires to be in neighborhoods specific to their lifestyles. With that understanding, she brings her impeccable professionalism to transactions ranging from modest condominiums to multimillion dollar estates, and to her portfolio of both local and international clientele.

Melissa's clients often speak of her strong sense of community and how she eased their move to Santa Barbara or a new neighborhood. 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 a special restaurant.

Underlying Melissa's contagious enthusiasm and undeniable appeal as a realtor is her love and appreciation for Santa Barbara.