Matching people with properties is just one of Melissa’s greatest strengths as a licensed real estate agent serving the Portland Metro area. Her nurturing spirit and love for all that the Oregon lifestyle offers continues to benefit buyers and sellers hoping to turn real estate dreams into reality. She makes it a point to build relationships with her clients— taking the time to listen, support and truly understand their needs. She credits her background as a librarian for the research and customer service skills she regularly calls upon to identify properties, source homes and connect with qualified buyers, and to advocate and negotiate for her sellers.
Prior to earning her real estate license, Melissa served as an award-winning children’s librarian for 14 years. Since moving to Lake Oswego, she immersed herself in the community and fell in love with Oregon. She serves as a board member of the Arts Council of Lake Oswego and the Oregon Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. She loves being involved in the community and volunteering.
When she’s not working, she enjoys reading, walking, gardening and spending time with her husband of over 30 years and her two children. They love walking, boat rides and entertaining in their backyard.
Melissa helped us from out of state to buy our new home. She went through the home and personally videotaped each room, nook and cranny until I could fly there and see it in person. She was so sweet and patient, not to mention that she joyfully took part in my “sparkly heart” rating system when showing us different homes. She really listened to what we wanted and also helped us line up services like carpet cleaners so that our move in day was seamless. She also got us a lovely, personalized congratulatory gift. The best experience! I would recommend her to anyone.
— i am Peggoose
When I think of buying a home, it’s all about finding something that my family and I can live in forever! Melissa cares about what we want, no matter what the cost is or how many homes she shows us. She doesn’t try and push us into a house we can’t afford, or are just “fine” with.
Melissa cares about one thing, our happiness. We are so blessed to have found her and recommend her to everyone we know! Thanks for being YOU!
— Amanda Alston
Melissa was an absolute blast to work with!! She listened to any and all of our concerns, explained everything thoroughly and answered every question we had throughout the process. We felt very protected with her and felt as though she really dug deep to get any extra info we wanted on properties. She is highly intelligent and just so much fun!! We really enjoyed our viewings with her, we loved Sammie as our loan gal as well!! The whole team created an amazing experience. Home buying can be overwhelming, but we felt protected and carried throughout the whole process, and ended up in a dream home! Thank you so much Melissa and Sammie for helping us find and secure our new life! We are forever grateful!
I recommend Melissa to all my friends. She is responsive, intuitive, and does her homework. I’ve completed 3 successful transactions with her and I’m sure there will be more. She truly cares about what you want and she’ll make it happen! No one knows the Portland metro market like her.