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Melissa thought she wanted to be a Retail Buyer until she walked onto a construction site in 2001, and her career goals were permanently derailed. Fascinated by all things related to houses and real estate, she completed her MBA while working for a land developer in Maryland. Once she learned how a piece of raw land was entitled, developed, and became the site of someone’s home, she knew no career other than real estate would make her happy to go to work every day. She went on to work for two national builders before ultimately obtaining her real estate license.

Melissa loves all things real estate. But she hates that agents got such a bad name by making promises to clients that would never come to fruition, causing the entire industry to buckle. She is not the agent who will tell you things just to “get the deal done.” Melissa is honest and works hard for her clients. If she didn’t work with the utmost integrity, she wouldn’t be able to sleep at night. And if you asked any family member who has lived with her, she can sleep through anything.

Melissa grew up just outside New York City in Connecticut, and enjoys the energy and pace of Washington, DC as it reminds her of home. She lived in Dupont Circle for 10 years, but recently moved to Glover Park with her husband, kids and dog.

Also, because the Real Estate Market in DC is anything but predictable, Melissa writes about the current state of affairs and trends she notices for the Huffington Post About DC Real Estate Section.

When I'm not selling real estate

When she’s not with her family she can be found on one of America’s highways, driving somewhere random to rescue a corgi.

My blog My HuffPost Articles


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Real Living | At Home is a locally owned real estate brokerage serving the entire DC area. We have four real estate offices, located in Dupont Circle & H Street in Washington DC, Chevy Chase, MD, and Arlington, VA. We specialize in buyers and sellers interested in single family homes, row houses, townhouses, condos, co-ops, lofts, and any other kind of residential real estate in Washington DC, Maryland, or Virginia. Real Living | At Home is a locally owned and operated franchise. Real Living real estate is a network brand of HSF Affiliates LLC, which is majority owned by Home Services of America, inc. A Berkshire Hathaway Affiliate.