After having an unfortunate occurrence in her own home buying experience, Melissa decided to become an advocate for buyers and sellers to help them navigate through the real estate pathways. She's been licensed since 1995 and is a multiple award-winning agent with Keller Williams. She is also a certified Military Residential and Relocation Specialist in San Diego and Riverside Counties.
Melissa's passion is helping people overcome adversity and challenges – letting people know that despite darkness there will always be light. Her heart for serving others comes from facing her own adversities and she always finds herself in the role of trying to help others be better.
Melissa enjoys participating in the leadership committee for Keller Williams. Being on the committee gives her an opportunity to give back to the community by donating a portion of all commission to charity.
One of the biggest projects Melissa enjoys is Red Day. This is a worldwide project through Keller Williams where one day in May all agents pull together and give back to their communities by helping the elderly, raising funds for a specific project, or something similar.
Melissa's father and grandfather were very giving men; they always helped people in need. As such, her own motto in life is do unto to others what you want for you. As she saw her father and grandfather do, she encourages others to go out into the world and be happy - serve others.
Melissa's message to other women entrepreneurs is to not let somebody else dim your light. Shine your light bright and be you. If being you bothers someone, give them some shades.
Melissa feels her greatest accomplishment in life is producing wonderful kids. She's proud her kids are successful adults making their own contributions to society.
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