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 worked her tail off to make sure both parties were getting communicated to and keeping us informed on what the buyers were expecting and what we were doing to make sure everything was buttoned up. Melissa educated us and helped us find great people to see the house because it was an very unique home. One of very few homes in Oregon that was built over water. She had two great Open Houses and she and her team had their hands full with a lot of prospects. Selling a unique home has its challenges, but Melissa was energetic and she listened really well to what sold us on the house. It is a special place and she showed it like it was her home. We are so pleased that another family will get to call it home and make their mark on this gem, but the kuddos go to Melissa for her patience, perseverance and happy calls keeping the ball moving and making the whole process a real joy. We can’t recommend a better partner for you when it’s time to sell your home. Melissa takes it personally and it’s obvious she is doing what she was meant to do.
Melissa has amazing attention to detail and is extremely intuitive. The first place she took me to I made an offer on. She is proactive and does her homework. I will continue to rely on her for all my future real estate needs because she really cares about her clients and is a true professional. She never missed a beat even when faced with family emergencies. I am still astounded by her resilience!
Melissa comes highly recommended and qualified. She expertly navigated me in downsizing and putting me in a beautiful home that is perfect for my new lifestyle. Her negotiating skills are great, she researches all aspects of a purchase, and her understanding of the real estate market is phenomenal.