Melissa Goldstein Tucci

17 years of work experience
Century 21 All Service
1820 Monroe Avenue
San Diego, CA, 92116
(619) 272-6926

Ratings & reviews (144)

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Highly likely to recommend
07/11/2014
4zfab5
Helped me buy home
I have worked with many real estate professionals in the past and was skeptical about working with an agent I didn't know in a new area. Fortunately, we found Melissa Goldstein Tucci who is by far the most professional, helpful, prompt, and knowledgable agent in the business. Melissa represented us as buyers purchasing a home in San Diego which recently closed escrow. She was always respectful, straight forward, quick to follow through on things and above all, a trustworthy expert in the real estate field. This was the smoothest real estate transaction we have ever had thanks to Melissa. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
07/10/2014
user5395390
None. We connected, but it did not work out.
We were moving from WA to San Diego, and started the process of buying a home from WA. We chose Melissa because she had the best reviews - we completely understand why! Even though we were still in a different state and had no contracts with Melissa, she was super responsive to absolutely all our questions and over a very long period of time. In the end we ended up moving to the Bay Area, and still, after all the work and time she had spent on us, she remained classy. She may well be the most professional person I have ever come across, and I wholeheartedly give her my highest recommendations. I wish her all the best always and if we ever move further south, she is definitely our realtor - I cannot praise her enough! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/21/2014
dschooler
Listed and sold a home
Melissa is an excellent agent and it was a pleasure to work with her. She gave me some recommendations on a few things to take care of prior to listing the house and also referred me to people that were able to take care of it quickly and cost effectively. Her pictures, and flyers and website for the house were first rate, everything was very polished and professional. Melissa did a great job with keeping me up to date during the entire process, providing updates on showings and open houses. She also was a great help in negotiating the offers and counter offers. Even after we had accepted an offer she continued working and lined up another offer as a backup. That turned out to be a great thing as the original buyer had funding issues. The backup offer was actually for a higher amount than the original and they were able to close quickly too. Melissa did a fantastic job and I would recommend her in a heartbeat. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/09/2014
zuser20140528112620356
Helped me buy home
Melissa Goldstein Tucci is the best realtor we've ever dealt with. She is very friendly, smart, and hardworking. She went above and beyond to make sure we were happy with our purchase and helped us set up our move cross-country. We would recommend her to anyone we know and to future people we meet. She is the official realtor of the San Diego Padres team and that says a lot! We will definitely work with her again when we purchase more San Diego investment properties.
Highly likely to recommend
06/09/2014
zuser20140609111920968
Listed and sold a home
Melissa is a very personable and knowledgeable agent. We coud not have had better representation during the sale of our father's home. It was a potentially difficult sale, as it involved 5 sisters, four of whom live at least 100 miles away. She was very kind and thoughtful to all of us due to the recent loss of our father. Melissa did a fabulous job of keeping us informed, responding to all our concerns or questions inmediately. Prior to putting the house on the market, we knew there were a few things that needed repairing; knowing we were so far away, Melissa offered to take care of the handyman, painter, etc. Melissa did a great job marketing and presenring the home, as well as negotiating the sale. The house sold in three days! Once the house was in escrow, Melissa took care of any and all details; making sure we had nothing to worry about. This is the second time that our family uses Melissa for a real estate transaction and we are still very impressed! In this transaction as in the last one, she handle all the details with finesse and expertise. We would recommend Melissa without reservation to anyone in the San Diego real estate market!! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/12/2014
ddecot
Helped me buy home
We were referred to Melissa by our realtor who was listing our home in Arizona. Melissa's knowledge and expertise was very much needed as were unfamiliar with the San Diego real estate market. Melissa was very knowledgeable in our initial search and with our criteria helped us to narrow our ideal area down for us. Melissa was very responsive to all of our concerns/questions. While the purchasing of the home had a few unforeseen issues that could have prevented the closing to occur on time, Melissa helped to reassure us that we would be fine. Her calm and professional demeanor put us at ease even during stressful negotiations. Melissa coordinated efforts between the selling agent, title company, and loan company to ensure everyone knew their responsibilities and what the end result should be. She went above and beyond often and truly set herself apart as a top tier realtor. In the end we closed on our home and did not have any delays with the closing date. I know we could not have done so without the expertise and endless work from Melissa. We thank Melissa for all of her efforts and we are now proud to call San Diego home. We feel lucky that we were referred to not only one of the best realtors in all of San Diego County, but one of the best in all of America! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/06/2014
2019ht
Listed and sold a home
Melissa did a outstanding job finding a buyer for my unusual home,! she had a great marketing plan, she was always running ads and having open houses...she also had the house staged and detailed so it showed so much better...she kept in great contact with me, giving me updates of showings and new marketing angles she was using....she never let a email go unanswered for more than a hour or two...she even cut the standard commission rate , and cut it even further to close the deal when a buyer appeared. she had great contacts for all real estate matters from termite to escrow..she was always aggressive on all details in escrow to close ahead of schedule!! She also was happy to help me deal with a fema flood plain issue at my other house. She is absolutely the best agent i have had in my 65 + years of buying and selling! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/04/2014
limeybernardo
Listed and sold a home
Melissa is, in our opinion, the most incredible realtor that we have ever worked with. When we were looking to downsize she tirelessly showed us properties then listened intently to our comments in order to zero in on our likes and dislikes. Then we listed a home that was atypical, overbuilt for the area and therefore hard to price and sell. On top of that, there was a sensitive tenant issue that could have blown up the sale at any moment. She worked sensitively and quietly as if there was not a problem, smiling every step of the way. It did not surprise us when she found the buyer herself and then massaged the deal every step all the way to completion. Melissa is top of her field, and we expected that she would show up to take the listing then hand us over to one of her assistants, which is very common with the top selling Realtor/Brokers. I don't know how on earth she does it, but she handled EVERY interaction with us herself. Her attention to detail and her memory is astounding, nothing seems to throw her off her game. We have sung her praises to our friends and family and will refer her at every opportunity. In the future if we have another real estate transaction, Melissa will be our first choice. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/25/2014
GabrielaHG
Helped me buy home
Melissa went above and beyond our expectations, a true Real Estate Professional. Timing was everything, her negotiations skills made the difference. Choosing her for the purchase was the best decision we made. Thank you Melissa!
Highly likely to recommend
04/25/2014
alymarjon
Helped me buy home
Look no further, Melissa is the person to have on your side. If you want an HONEST, professional real estate agent, contact Melissa. We recently moved from Seattle to San Diego, and thanks to great reviews, we found Melissa. We hope this review will help you as well. Melissa responded promptly to our initial inquiry. After the first phone interview, she intuitively knew what we were looking for in a house, neighborhood, schools, etc. Every phone call, text, and e-mail was answered immediately. Meeting her in person was like connecting with a (well-liked) relative. Thanks to Melissa, the very emotional transition was seamless. Much to my objection, she even paid for a light fixture that did not, in that murky real estate talk, "convey". Way to go Melissa Goldstein Tucci!!!!! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/16/2014
serrato edith
Helped me buy home
Melissa is an incredibly professional and knowledgeable realtor, but her work ethic and integrity goes beyond that. I had a particularly tedious and challenging transaction and this is where Melissa really stepped it up and proved to me that I made the right choice. Melissa made me feel like my individual transaction meant just as much to her as it did to me. The ability to treat each individual client singularly is impressive. Obviously she has many other clients, but I never felt like a number, it was very personal. My lender, which shall remain nameless for legal reasons, was ?difficult?. Melissa stepped in and provided guidance and support in place of my lender and even went so far as to complete tasks that fell under my lenders responsibilities. She was always available - and to be honest I don?t know how she does it. I honestly believe she works 24/7. As a working professional, I believe follow-up is one of the most important skills to master and one of the most difficult. Melissa was on it with every aspect of the transaction from end to end. She was able to coordinate with the seller?s realtor, my lender, escrow and other third parties and she made it seamless to me as her client. She kept me informed and gave me updates even if it was just to tell me that she hadn?t heard back from someone, but was following up. I think Melissa could write a book on communication. She is an incredibly intelligent and savvy business woman; she carries herself very well and makes her clients feel comfortable. My transaction has been complete for two weeks now and I received an email and just received a follow up text message to ensure I have everything I need. I will be her client for life. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/07/2014
PaulDoherty3
Listed and sold a home
I contacted Melissa Gldstein Tucci from reading her Reviews in Zillow.com. Had a condo in San Digeo I was going to sell. Called Melissa and asked her to arrange an appointment with my Tenant to inspect the condo and dertermine what she felt I needed to do to prepare it for selling. She did this and reported back to me immediately after inspecting. Had her meet me at the condo a couple of weeks later when my Tenant vacated the condo. I live in Las Vegas. Melissa kept me informed throught out the whole sale, guided me when necessary, and completed the sale in one month. Melissa is everthing that her Reviews says she is and in my experience more. She is a true professional, an expert in San Diego Real Estate, extremely great in servicing her client and replying to their telephone calls as well as any text messages. Most importantly, she is a very nice person. Paul E Doherty, Las Vegas, NV Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/07/2014
user0465823
Helped me buy and sell homes
Melissa has helped us to sell a house and buy one now and we couldn't be more pleased! From the very first she walked us through everything we needed to know. The most amazing thing about Melissa Tucci is that she is available by text anytime. I. Have been surprised when I have sent a text asking a question la the at night not expecting an answer till morning and got an answer in less than two minutes. If you are buying or selling, do yourself a big favor and call Melissa Tucci. She made us feel literally like we were her only client! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/28/2014
ThomasGuth
Helped me buy home
As a first time home buyer I had absolutely no clue what to do etc. I found Melissa online and contacted her. Within a few hours she wrote me back and by the next day had a personal website set up for me with all the homes for sale in my price range and what I was looking for. She was hands down the best realtor I could have picked. From day 1 she was there for us and answered any questions we had ( and we had a lot). We fell in love with one of the homes we were shown and eventually our offer was accepted with some negotiation. Melissa made it the easiest process possible and we are forever grateful for it. The amount of stress was very minimal throughout the whole process. Between her and the finance company, it was probably easier then buying a car. I highly recommend her to anyone seeking an honest, no smoke and mirrors, will work for you and get you the home you want realtor. She was awesome and amazing throughout the whole process!! We cant thank her enough and I know anyone who chooses her will feel the same! Thank you again Melissa!!! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/19/2014
gogetterkids
Listed and sold a home
In many ways, Melissa is an example of what a person should strive to be like in life: Reliable, trustworthy, always responsive, patient, understanding, and positive minded. It was a pleasure to have had Melissa as our realtor in the sale of our rental property. Her professionalism exceeded expectations in the following ways: * Responded right away to phone calls and e-mails *Thoroughly answered all our questions *On time *Experienced and Knowledgeable *Used her own professional photographer to take photos of the property *Excellent follow through My husband and I both highly recommend Melissa to those in need of a good, competent realtor who always has her client in mind, does what she says, and gets the job done. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/18/2014
brendak6658
Helped me buy home
My husband and I were given Melissa's name by friends of ours in August of 2013 and we reached out to her, but were not quite ready to buy. Melissa kept in perfect contact (not too close, but not too far away either) with us until we were ready in January of 2014 to jump into the home buying process. Melissa was amazing! Always available and prompt, I felt like we were her only client at the time. I have told many people that I would live to buy a house again just to work with Melissa. We have heard so many bad stories, but our home purchase was seamless thanks to her hard work. Melissa will be the first person we call in the future if we ever need a realtor, and I have gladly passed her name along to anyone in the market. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/10/2014
mrscalloway90
Listed and sold a home
My husband was retiring from the Navy and we needed to sell our home quickly in order to be able to relocate to Texas. Not only did Melissa sell our home in 30 days but we sold are home for much more than expected. Melissa is a great real estate agent! She is very knowledgeable, kind, professional, and responds quickly for any questions you may have. She makes herself available to you no matter the time of day. We are so thankful to have found Melissa on zillow. She was truly a blessing!
Highly likely to recommend
01/27/2014
helicaltwist
Helped me buy home
Melissa is always on top of details and is very consistent day in and day out. She was always available to answer a question, and never made me feel like my needs weren't important. She works hard to show you what you want to see, and also has a lot of important contacts related to this process- good people to help in other ways (appraisers, etc.) I appreciate her hard work, and would also like to thank her team members as well. Great job I would definitely recommend her to anyone with the needs of a realtor. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/19/2014
spinnettdesigns
Listed and sold a home
If she could handle the volume, Melissa could be the only real estate agent on earth. Words fail me to describe her excellent professionalism, being thorough, promptly following through, motivated and all with a lovely caring manner. She helped me with other things pertaining to information about gas and electric etc. and handling other matters of concern to me but not relating to the sale of the place...my goodness, what more do you want?! She is the best.It was my sincere privilege to meet her and have her sell my place, I'm so grateful to her. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/13/2014
ela30216
Helped me buy home
Its our first time buying a home and my husband found Melissa through Zillow. Just awesome! Enthusiastic, friendly, expert, responsive, passionate, and a clear vision ? the first few words that come to my mind as I?m writing my review for Melissa. For a first time home buyer and someone that worries about things even when there is nothing to worry about, my mind was always at ease working with Melissa. Any questions we had were answered in a matter of minutes. Honestly, in working with Melissa, we never waited any longer than 5 minutes for a response to an email or a phone call, it?s bizarre really! She handled everything smoothly from dealing with the seller and the owner of the house. She's an expert on her job. Very knowledgeable. No where do you find that level of customer service these days. You literally feel like you are the only person she is working with to help find a home, when clearly, that is not the case. If you use Melissa you will not be disappointed, actually, you will likely feel more at ease knowing that she is working for you. She has a level of professionalism that is unparalleled. Thank you, thank you, thank you! And even gave us a congratulatory gifts when we closed the house. We highly recommend her to everyone here in San Diego. You will not disappointed. If you ever looking for a real estate agent, pick Melissa Goldstein Tucci!!! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/08/2014
digim4run
Helped me buy and sell homes
Melissa not only sold our old home but helped us get into a new one. Even though the house we sold would not be considered a "featured listing" she treated it as such and treated us and the property as a top-tier home and we sold our house quickly and at a great value. Both buying and selling different homes can be daunting at times but Melissa was quick with solutions and answers. Great Experience!.
Highly likely to recommend
01/08/2014
SMinton76
Helped me buy home
Melissa was my realtor when I purchased my home almost five years ago, and I didn't consider calling anyone else to help sell that home last month and purchase a new one with my husband. She is highly knowledgeable and professional at all times. There were numerous hurdles that popped up during the dual process of selling and buying but Melissa handled all of these complications impeccably. I believe a part of keeping on top of everything as well as she did was attributed to the great working relationship she has with my loan officer, who also assisted me 5 years ago. They are in constant contact about all aspects of each transaction. Any issues or questions I or my husband had would receive a reply via phone, text, or email right away. Melissa's responsiveness is immediate. I'm sure she is busy and has many clients but the level of attention she gives is like she's completely focused on just us. And after all was said and done, she came by our new house with a wonderful congratulatory gift. I really couldn't ask for anything more in a relationship with my realtor. We intend for this home to be our forever home, but if for some reason this changes, we know who we're calling again. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/06/2014
daniella 9999
Listed and sold a home
This was my eighth sale of a home. Being retired Navy we have had our share of realtors. Melissa was the best realtor out of the 14 or so that I have worked with. One of the "local" realtors for the area priced our home at 30k less than recommended by Melissa. Once we had an offer I was ready to split the difference in asking and offered, but on Melissa's guidance, we got FULL price of the house. On one occasion the buyers wanted a less than normal request and Melissa took care of it without bothering us. If we could take her with us to S.C. we would to help us find a new home. She went above and beyond by interviewing local realtors for us once we arrived at our new place of abode. If you are looking for someone who takes care of business, and will take care of you, I would look no further. A consummate professional with compassion for her clients. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/23/2013
Jantownsend
Listed and sold a home
Melissa was a great asset in getting my condo sold. She knew the area and guided me through the thought process and what would work price wise and kept me informed. She found a buyer and got the process completed in less than 30 days. I would use her again in a heart beat!. I have also referred her to several locals that might need her in the future.
Highly likely to recommend
12/18/2013
d wing
Helped me buy home
Extremely helpful and professional. Helped to guide us to a lender (we used her recommendation), movers (didn't use but helped us to get an idea of the market), home inspectors (used), and handymen (didn't need as we have our own, but I'm sure her suggestions are great.) She ALWAYS returned phone calls and emails quickly and had all of the information that had been asked for either immediately on hand, or within the hour. She was extremely pleasant to work with and really seems to enjoy her business. I will, without any reservation, recommend her to any one I know that is even thinking about purchasing a home!!! Super Realtor!!! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/04/2013
alphawolff101
Helped me buy home
Melissa is an exceptional real estate agent. We had been looking for a home in San Diego unsuccessfully for several months before we met Melissa. Right from the get go, Melissa listened to our preferences and began sending us listings which actually matched our search criteria. You would think this is commonplace but our experience working with other agents proved different. Melissa's knowledge of local neighborhoods in and around San Diego is superb. When it came to viewing homes, Melissa was constantly in touch and responded to every single text/email/and or phone call promptly. Our first offer was accepted with Melissa guiding us every single step of the way. She worked diligently to ensure deadlines were met and was extremely patient throughout the entire process taking time to answer our many questions. I highly recommend her if you are searching for a home, or if you plan to sell your home, as her negotiating skills are razor sharp. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
11/29/2013
anapolskya
Listed and sold a home
Melissa is a top-notch realtor and I am very pleased she represented me in the sale of my condo (in the Banker's Hill neighborhood). The condo that Melissa sold was subject to a divorce and Melissa did an amazing job making sure we were able to get an excellent price while dealing with a very challenging situation. She was very diplomatic toward me and acted in a professional and knowledgeable manner. She responded almost immediately to my text, email and voice messages, and was honest, forthright and creative. She sold the property in a short amount of time. I would recommend Melissa to my friends and family who reside in the San Diego area. You will be in good hands with Melissa. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
11/11/2013
s a johnson
Helped me buy home
My husband and I have had the pleasure of working with Melissa Goldstein Tucci on several occasions over the past few years. She has assisted us and our son with the purchase of three homes, and the sale of one residence. We plan to use her services again when we put our current home on the market next month. You could not ask for a more professional, knowledgeable, and personable agent. Melissa not only assists you with finding a new home at the right price, she also helps with referring painters, contractors, carpet cleaners, and cleaning professionals if you need them. We recommend Melissa with confidence and appreciate all she has done for us. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/18/2013
alan ray
Helped me buy and sell homes
We were referred to Melissa by one of our friends who had an excellent experience with her.....and we did as well. She is an excellent Real Estate Professional who always puts the needs of her clients first. Melissa is extremely responsive, available at all hours of the day/days of the week, and has a thorough knowledge of the market. She also has a deep understanding of the processes we needed to go through during both our home buying and selling experiences. I would highly recommend Melissa to represent anyone interested in selling their current home or looking to buy a new one. She is outstanding and puts the needs of her clients first. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/17/2013
user28274346
Listed and sold a home
Five stars all around for Melissa Goldstein Tucci! Her professionalism, marketing skills, and knowledge are outstanding. She ALWAYS replied promptly to emails, phone calls, and texts. My condo was a difficult unit to sell - old building, dark, facing the parking lot. In addition, the HOA was very uncooperative with an open house, and even tried to stop the sale days before closing due to the buyer's dog! Throughout the whole process Melissa handled all of these issues (and others) calmly and efficiently and was able to get the selling price I wanted. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/14/2013
mcghia
Listed and sold a home
I would highly recommend Melissa as my realtor. She does the little things that separate her from the average agent. All with a great attitude. I found Melissa because of her great reviews, and was pleasantly surprised that she lived up to her reputation.
Highly likely to recommend
10/04/2013
user1699530
Helped me buy home
What a wonderful realtor! From the options presented to me to her ability to show several properties in a day, I was very impressed. It was my first time buying and she definitely helped me through it and get the right place very quickly. Very professional, knowledgeable, and quick to respond to questions and make appointments for meetings.
Highly likely to recommend
09/03/2013
user9946448
Listed and sold a home
Melissa provided expert marketing of our unique property and was able to get us legitimate offers within weeks of being on the market. Even though a few offers did not work out it did not deter her from continuing to market the property and bringing in qualified buyers. I will use Melissa again in my next real estate transaction.
Highly likely to recommend
08/31/2013
user4035999
Listed and sold a home
We needed to sell our house and were looking for a realtor. I had a lot of unpleasant experiences with realtors in the past and was dreading it. I decided to google "The Best Realtors of San Diego Area" and came across Melissa's profile. Raving reviews do not do her justice. I wrote her a note that we are looking for a realtor to sell our house and within a couple of hours got a call back. From that moment on Melissa was in our corner every step of the way. She answered every little and not so little question. If there was a need she was on the phone with me in the early mornings or late nights. Melissa sold our house in a week for the price that we were hoping to get. Comparing to the previous selling transaction, this one was a breeze. And when we had a snag Melissa was there to rectify the situation. She literary took care of everything. It was a pleasure working with her. And like I said to her "I was looking for a Realtor, and instead I found a Friend". If I ever in the future decide to buy or sell again, I will never use any one else, but MELISSA. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/22/2013
user1952125
Helped me buy home
Our experience working with Melissa Tucci was by far amazing! Melissa started working with our family before we even moved to California, and even though we were one of many, she always made us feel like her only customer. Being completely unfamiliar to the California area, Melissa helped us find a great, family-oriented apartment complex to rent for a short period of time until we felt comfortable enough to look for a home. Once we were ready to start looking, we were thrilled to work with her once again, feeling confident that Melissa would help us find our "dream" home, while keeping all of our preferences (and most importantly, our budget) in mind. Sure enough, we just closed on our home a few weeks ago, and my family couldn't be happier :) Melissa is a wonderful realtor to work with, overly accommodating (day and night), and a true real estate professional. We would highly recommend her for anyone! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/19/2013
user96730647
Listed and sold a home
Melissa demonstrated excellent local knowledge of the current real estate environment. She was also extremely responsive and professional which made selling my home a very pleasant experience. Melissa was also able to obtain my targeted selling price for my property. Overall, I was very pleased with the experience.
Highly likely to recommend
08/14/2013
curt1brown
Listed and sold a home
Melissa made sure my house was show ready. She was patient with our ideas on when to list it and how much. Her advice was honest and spot on. We had great early exposure and as traffic slowed she had great ideas on how to bring traffic back over time. She knew exactly what to do to ensure no road blocks got in the way when offers came in and her experience was critical in making sure our counter offers were correct and accepted. Melissa was on top of our sell at every step. I never felt we were lost or left behind as we waited for the right buyer. She encouraged us along the way and made sure we felt our sell was important. I would gladly use Melissa again and would recommend her to friends and family. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/11/2013
user0977582
Helped me buy home
Melissa Tucci was our real estate agent in the purchase of our home in San Diego. From the first communication to the last Melissa was professional, knowledgeable, prompt, personable and kind. In this crazy market with multiple offers on every home, having an agent like Melissa will make the difference whether or not your offer is selected. She kept in close contact with the sellers agent to do whatever possible to get our offer accepted. There was never a doubt that she was representing us. At one point during the escrow process we contacted her with a request and her response was she had already made the request to the seller. She worked so closely with us and knew what we were thinking. At that moment we knew without a doubt that she has a gift. We would recommend her to anyone needing real estate services knowing they will be well taken care of. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/02/2013
user3804467
Helped me buy home
Melissa helped our daughter get into her first home with all her knowledge of the realty market in San Diego. She continually would let us know when other homes were available. She would respond quickly with any questions that we had. She gave us referrals for the whole process right down to someone that could paint the house. I have never dealt with anyone so knowledgeable and helpful. By the time we finished with everything we felt like we had made a great friend. I will recommend her to anyone that is interested to purchasing a home in San Diego area in a hearbeat. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
07/30/2013
user4049174
Helped me buy and sell homes
Melissa was the Buyer's Agent in the For Sale By Owner Sale of my home.....but I honestly thought of her as my agent due to all the hard work she did on my behalf. I'm a rookie Seller, who was trying to save money by selling my place without a Seller's Agent. Melissa could have easily taken advantage of me and tried to stick me with unnecessary costs and/or contract clauses. However, as I learned throughout the closing period, Melissa is a true professional who was honest and caring throughout. Working with her was a breath of fresh air. She walked me through every step of the way, never getting frustrated by my lack of understanding about the closing process. I highly recommend her as your Agent. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
07/30/2013
user86363317
Helped me buy home
Melissa is amazing! Very knowledgeable and timely in responses. Her help and efficiency has made this stressful process of buying a home truly special and exciting. She has wonderful connections and is the reason why this opportunity has happened for me. I would recommend her to anyone and everyone! Thanks so much :)
Highly likely to recommend
07/26/2013
user4653278
Helped me buy home
So organized, so professional, so personable. I ALWAYS knew what was going on. Melissa kept us informed every step of the way, returns phone calls or emails immediately and made every obstacle seem easy to overcome. If you want to purchase or sell a house and do it seamlessly, she is your agent. Five Stars in my opinion.
Highly likely to recommend
07/26/2013
MarianaHD
Helped me buy home
Melissa is just wonderful and I would HIGHLY recommend her services to anybody that needs real state agent services. She is VERY responsive, she would respond to my txt messages, emails or phone calls at anytime, and that is alone a great thing, besides that she is very knowledgeable and professional. It was a pleasure to have Melissa helping us to purchase our first home, she has a lot of patience and I did learn a lot about real estate in the process, thanks to her patience and knowledge! Will certainly use her services in our future real estate needs and will for sure recommend her to all my friends! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
07/26/2013
user5246476
Listed and sold a home
Melissa Tucci truly is the #1 agent in the west. We actually were working with a local realty to sell our house since we figured they knew North Park the best. After four months and four failed escrows, we contacted Melissa. Needless to say, we were under contract with a well vetted buyer within 10 days and closed 29 days later. Melissa was incredibley responsive, on email early and late, and always called back quickly. She handled some objections my previous realtor could not...........thank you Melissa! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
07/23/2013
user90053410
Listed and sold a home
Melissa is an amazing person! She has been there through all the ups and downs of selling our house and made the process very smooth. Her negotiations with the banks resulted in getting the deal done I cannot express enough how helpful Melissa is and she will go out of her way for her clients! She has tremendous patience and perseverance and is always in constant communication.
Highly likely to recommend
07/10/2013
user6956428
Helped me buy home
It was an absolute joy to deal with Melissa! I found her by searching for best realtor in San Diego and her name popped up all over the search results. After reading some of the reviews and just seeing the sheer volume of great reviews I knew she would be the one. I sent her an email and received a response within the hour, and not an automated response! This was my first purchase and I knew very little about the process, she took the time to explain what was happening every step of the way and replied back to my emails, calls, and texts very quickly. I found the home I wanted within a couple days and soon found out it already had multiple offers in just the first few days. Melissa helped me put together a strong offer based on what she thought it would take to get the home and a week later she called me with the good news that it was accepted. Being new to the process I looked to her for recommendations for inspections and other services and everyone she recommended was also at the top of their game. She even helped out when I ran in to delays from the lender in the last week of escrow. I highly recommend if you are searching for a realtor - do not hesitate! Call her! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
07/09/2013
user0057490
Helped me buy home
Melissa is incredibly responsive, knowledgeable and professional. She's genuine and truly invested in helping you find your "perfect" home. We never felt rushed into making a decision, yet she was very candid about what the market landscape looks like right now. We appreciated her extensive knowledge of the San Diego real estate market and the various neighborhood options. Additionally, she really went to bat for us during the negotiation stage and always kept us in the loop on any updates (no matter how late they came in). We have nothing but great things to say and we will absolutely be referring her to friends in the future. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
07/08/2013
user2991366
Helped me buy and sell homes
Melissa helped us sell a rental, buy a new rental prop, and process smoothly through a 1031 exchange, all within a six week period. Amazing! Her responsiveness and communication is a model for any person/business to follow. She has a wealth of trusted resources at hand if need be: 1031 accommodator, carpet cleaner, appliance repair, AC repair, etc... No wishy-washy answers when asking her for advice or opinion. She tells you the way it is with confidence, facts, and personal experiences. And she's a really nice person. :) Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/25/2013
user8988653
Listed and sold a home
I interviewed three realtors before deciding to hire Melissa to list my mothers home. I knew within 20 minutes of meeting her that she would be my choice. Melissa came dressed professionally, she listened carefully and answered all of our questions and concerns. Within 24 hours of hiring her the process was started. She works with an amazing photographer that made the house look amazing. We had an offer within 72 hours of hiring her. We ended up getting an offer $16,000 over the list price. Melissa answered text, emails and phone calls not within a day but within minutes and escrow closed on time without a hitch. I highly recommend Melissa to anyone who is selling or buying. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/20/2013
user23085470
Listed and sold a home
Best realtor, EVER!! Communication is timely, valuable and informative. Advise is impeccable.. Sharing ideas for action, i.e. marketing and positioning of a property, response to offers, strategy, counter offers:--- exceptional. Guidance through escrow, inspections with property inspectors/engineers, working with tenant and other vital entities and in keeping the deal together---the best: MASTERFUL. Her attitude, her incredibly positive, upbeat attitude, all the while combined perfectly with her intelligence, her vast knowledge of the market and how to get things done in the right way, allows for her to make desired results happen right on time for the closing. Off the charts good! In fulfillment and as a multiple property owner and former residential and commercial real estate professional, Melissa Goldstein Tucci clearly makes the real estate world a much better place to be. Patrick A. McLaughlin Santa Ynez, Calif. in reflection for properties owned in San Diego, Calif and the closing on the sale of one of them on 6/13/2013. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/14/2013
user86318740
Helped me buy home
Melissa Goldstein Tucci is an absolutely wonderful real estate agent!! She was determined to find us the home we wanted and she made it happen. Her willingness, determination, and knowledge about her work was exactly what we needed to find our home and by our deadline of June 1!!! Melissa went out of her way to help us and put in the time needed - thank you Melissa! I will recommend you to anyone who is looking for an agent.
Highly likely to recommend
06/08/2013
nerdyrocker
Listed and sold a home
A neighbor recommended Melissa to me and my wife. She was so much more than I ever expected. Her knowledge of the area is unmatched, she walked us through the process step-by-step, she answered our questions almost immediately, and helped us sell our house for far more than we even thought was possible. Thank you for your expertise and professionalism, Melissa!
Highly likely to recommend
06/05/2013
user0333729
Helped me buy home
very knowledgeable about short sales and what goes on with first and second loans. always let you know what was going on even if nothing new was happening at the time. Answered all questions immediately when asked. Extremely helpful with all aspects of real estate. And best of all very friendly
Highly likely to recommend
06/05/2013
user3604030
Listed and sold a home
Melissa was extremely competent and had great follow up. She made this transaction quickly and efficiently. Melissa made me feel at ease as she kept me posted at every transaction. What could have been very stressful for me was handled so fast that I had little time to feel stressed. I would recommend her without hesitation. Thank you Melissa.
Highly likely to recommend
05/26/2013
user5240450
Listed and sold a home
Mellisa, was really an amazing person to work with. From the 1st time we met, I could tell that she was passionate about her work and took things very seriously. She helped us get into a house in record time, get all the details from inspections to closing down with no pain to us. Even after closing she helped to take care of items that we needed help with. I would recommend her to anyone looking at any real estate work in the San Diego Area
Highly likely to recommend
05/26/2013
user6991128
Helped me buy home
Before working with Melissa we already had a good idea of what we wanted for our first home in San Diego county. With that criteria Melissa would send me everything on MLS each day that she felt we liked. Since I work from home my schedule is very flexible so I had lots of free time to go look at homes. We must have looked at about 10 homes a week for a couple months before finding our dream home in Poway. Since we were up against 6+ other bids for the house, Melissa suggested the best way to make our offer be the most competitive and exactly what the seller wanted to see. She was right and our bid was quickly accepted and we are now in our new wonderful home. Melissa is always quick to respond via email or text message if you have a question. Her attention to details both during the initial house search and the home inspection process made our experience one we'd hope every home buyer would get from their agent. Highly recommend! :) Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/23/2013
user0383089
Helped me buy home
In our lives we come in contact with a handful of people that are life-changers?Melissa Tucci is one of those people! I am happy to share my experience with Melissa and unequivocally recommend her to anyone that has a need to buy or sell real estate. Melissa is thorough, knowledgeable, respectful, helpful and a genuine pleasure to work with. I found her quite by accident after working with my mortgage broker to get my loan arranged. My broker referred me to another agent who neglected to call me back in a timely manner. I found Melissa though an internet search and called her at 11am on a Sunday morning. I had a house in mind that was on the market. Not only did she answer her phone, my family and I were touring the house an hour and a half later?pretty incredible! We competed for that house but were outbid. The next few weeks included several other properties and 3 more offers. Each time, Melissa was so on top of the communication and the negotiation providing guidance and insight to the process every step of the way. Finally, in a competitive market, we signed a contract on the perfect house. From inspections to addendums to any questions or concerns that I might have had, she was there to give me guidance and truthfulness in a timely manner. She could not have worked any harder and more efficiently! When something came up, there was an e-document in my inbox as soon as we got off of the phone. She is well connected for inspections, insurance, mortgages and any other service that you might need and smiles through the entire process. Based on the challenges of my real estate transaction, I can honestly say that I would not be in my new home now with any other agent. Melissa is the reason that I was able to get this transaction closed! We spoke, texted or emailed every day for the last 2 months, and I can honestly say that I will miss the daily interaction. Melissa exceeded my highest expectations because she cares about her customers. After interacting with her throughout this transaction, she is not our agent, she is our family friend! She is truly gifted at her craft! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/11/2013
user4776560
Listed and sold a home
I was connected to Melissa via a search website (can't remember the name). She did a wonderful job of helping me sell my San Diego (Mission Valley) condo. She responded quickly, was reassuring and just seemed to make things happen! She was always available, regardless of the time of day or night!
Highly likely to recommend
04/11/2013
user5951898
Helped me buy home
It was a truly great experience working with Melissa to find our first home! She was extremely responsive and accommodated our busy work schedules?which in San Diego's current housing market, is exactly what you need. She was very timely and always professional. She is also extremely knowledgeable and responded to our every question promptly and thoroughly. I will highly recommend Melissa and her team to everybody and anybody that is looking for a home or looking to sell one!
Highly likely to recommend
04/11/2013
user3790300
Listed and sold a home
Melissa was just amazing I am so happy, and so impressed with her! I will recommend her to all of my friends needing her assistance. She was so quick with everything before I had a chance to ask a question. Melissa had already completed the next step that was needed. The photographer she used was amazing. Everything she did from the moment my husband and I signed with her to the last form when we were closing. She made everything so easy and such a great experience. I am so great full, and thankful to have had her as our agent! She is not only so sweet, but very professional! You can always get a hold of her if you need her. . Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/10/2013
user0615578
Listed and sold a home
excellent service the unit Melissa sold had a potential buyer in two days and the buyer that purchased within a week I was amazed I also received the price I wanted great service and dedication I highly recommend to anyone
Highly likely to recommend
04/02/2013
trucker767
Helped me buy home
Melissa ROCKS! A truly exceptional person. Hard to add much to the 80+ outstanding reviews that Melissa has. She is extremely responsive, sharp and has a great read on people. Easy and delightful to work with. The key to a most successful home search for us with Melissa was her knowledge, integrity and most importantly, her ability to accurately assess and close a deal. Melissa always provided us timely and accurate information which we could trust and needed so that we could make intelligent decisions. However, the true value was her ability to secure the deal. We found our dream home several days after it was listed and the property had offers and counter offers. In short, Melissa went into high gear and made sure we had a signed P&S less than four hours after we saw the home. Just amazing to watch her sizing up the situation and providing us the guidance needed so she could execute. We can never thank her enough. A definite superstar who is equally enjoyable to work with. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/02/2013
user2337893
Helped me buy home
I couldn't have asked for a better realtor in finding a house in the San Diego area. Melissa has an extensive knowledge of the area and constantly made herself available to view houses on the market. She always gave me constant updates on the buying process and anytime I had a question on the process or progress of the closing, she always had an answer for me. I plan on being in my new house for awhile, but when I decide to sell or buy in the future, I definitely will be contacting Melissa to be my realtor. Thanks so much, Melissa! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/12/2013
user2921407
Listed and sold a home
Generally, I do not submit reviews and would never give 5/5 stars to anything/anybody overall! In this case, however, I must! We engaged Melissa Tucci as our broker in the fall of 2012. From the beginning, Melissa was professional, polite and responsive to all of our calls and inquiries. She was a significant help in the staging of our house and her counsel as to what needed to be done was invaluable. Melissa followed up on all sides of this transaction, making sure that the sellers (we), the buyers and their agent, and the escrow and title company personnel all met their deadlines ? never expressing frustration or judgment about having to follow up on others? responsibilities. In a field in which competence is not guaranteed by the mere possession of a license, Melissa?s integrity and work ethic set her apart from most. We thank her and recommend her unequivocally. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/12/2013
user5253399
Helped me buy home
Buying a home during a recession is not an easy task, at least it wasn't for me. I first contacted Melissa through a family friend back in 2008, right as the job and housing markets experienced an unprecedented period of volatility. Melissa first began to send me listings and for the next few years, I would sporadically find something I liked and engage in her services. Unfortunately for me, my employer experienced numerous layoffs and financial hardships causing me to become increasingly nervous about buying a home and saving my down payment. Melissa demonstrated amazing patience and persistence during those years, until, finally this year the stars all aligned and I found the perfect home. To say that the process afterwards was effortless would be an understatement. She kept track of where we were, sending me documents online which was way easier for my frantic schedule, and walked me through the entire process. I cannot stress how invaluable her professionalism and patience has been, and I know I will be using her again and again and recommending her to my friends (she's already become an agent of my parents). She is a shining star in my opinion. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/07/2013
user6145469
Listed and sold a home
After going through a realtor search agency, we were recommended to Melissa. She far exceeded our greatest expectations, by a long shot. From the minute we met Melissa, she made us feel like we were her top priority, even with having all of her other clients. She answered our tons of questions via email/text/call in what seemed like record timing, every time. She is so personable and easy to talk to. She knows San Diego realty VERY well and has many connections with other agents. There was never a question in our mind that our condo would be sold with Melissa, and it ended up only taking 36 hours from the time we placed it on the market. She used her professional photographer and marketing strategies, and our condo had 9 offers instantly. We were literally blown away. Not only did our condo sold, but we found a new home to fall in love with and were able to begin escrow quickly as well. We owe 100% thanks to Melissa for making everything happen so quickly and smoothly. We HIGHYL recommend her to ANYONE looking for a realtor. Wonderful!! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/01/2013
user6317345
Listed and sold a home
There are plenty of great things I can say about Melissa but I will just let everyone know my experience with the job she did for me selling my house. When I began my search for an agent u stumble across her on the Internet. I meet a few agents and none of them spoke with the knowledge or confidence in selling my home than Melissa. When she had her photographer come to take pictures to post I never would have thought that the next morning my house was listed already. It was listed early morning and by noon someone was already there to view the home. That person also made a good and just like that the house went into escrow after 3 days. I think that is all I need to say about Melissa. Thanks Melissa, I hope that anytime I sell my home I have the service you gave me. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/24/2013
user5000977
Helped me buy and sell homes
Melissa was amazing. My fiancee and I had been trying (unsuccessfully) to find a home in San Diego for quite some time with another agent before meeting Melissa. She was extremely responsive, giving us email and text updates on a daily basis and was extremely flexible. This was important since both my fiancee and I work crazy (and odd) hours. She was also persistent with our bank, who was not always prompt in getting back to with regard to loan approval, etc. I would definitely recommend Melissa to anyone looking to buy a home in San Diego Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/21/2013
greylara
Helped me buy and sell homes
Melissa is very professional. She knows all the answers to your questions or she will get them as soon as possible. Very responsible and reliable. Outstanding service, went beyond the call of duty helping us buy remotely, assisted in every detail down to the handyman doing repairs. Very fast in executing multiple tasks. Highly recommend her.
Highly likely to recommend
02/20/2013
dario_monroy
Helped me buy home
Melissa is a wonderful and trustworthy person and realtor. We are so grateful for all her work, her patience and her dedication. We weren't too sure of what we were looking for and changed our minds several times during the process but she always remained positive, patient and helpful. She went above and beyond our expectations, she made it all possible until we were absolutely happy with our choice!! I am very happy that we picked Melissa to help us with the search of our home. In the future we will certainly come back to her for our real estate needs, after dealing with her we cannot imagine going to anybody else. She is amazing and will really look out for your interest, we can fully recommend her to anyone!! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/16/2013
MonicaSmith6
Helped me buy home
Melissa was a true professional and is very knowledgable, especially with short sales. We bought a short sale home and she was very patient with as through the long process. We weren't always the easiest to work with since this was our first home purchase. We were able to get the home for an amazing price because of her negotiation and networking. She was always very prompt with her emails and phone calls. My husband and I always joked that she never slept because she would respond to emails at all hours within a few minutes. Once we got to the closing process, everything went as smooth as possible. She was able to send electronic files as we were always very busy with work. Her reference for a loan officer was great! I would definitely recommend Melissa as I really think she's the hardest working woman in the industry! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/16/2013
user1136385
Helped me buy home
Melissa was very knowledgeable with the San Diego market and with foreclosures. She was very patient with us and explained everything in simple terms. She was always available anytime day or night and responded quickly. We lived In Washington and had a very specific timeframe for moving. She helped us time our purchase perfectly with our move. I highly recommend Melissa.
Highly likely to recommend
02/09/2013
MikeTeall
Helped me buy home
I don't know quite where to start. I was a very inexperienced buyer, and I am incredibly disorganized when it comes to my paperwork. I had a problem getting my loan to go through because I didn't file my taxes for the previous year until we had actually already signed an offer. Melissa was able to buy me 6 extra weeks, my house was supposed to close Jan 1st, and she was able to push it back to Feb 15th working with the seller. We ended up closing a week prior to the 15th, but she was able to keep the sellers on board that entire time. She is very easy to work with, especially since pretty much all paper work done with her can be done electronically. She is very quick and responsive, the best communication channel is definitely email. She even gave us a nice house warming gift once we finally got our house keys. I highly recommend Melissa. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/08/2013
user435001
Helped me buy home
She is wonderful! We were first time buyers and didn't really know what we were doing. She helped us every step of the way. She helped up get the most out of our purchase. We would highly recommend her to anyone.
Highly likely to recommend
01/14/2013
user232357
Helped me buy home
Melissa helped us buy our house and we were extremely pleased with the results. This was our fist purchase so we went in pretty unsure but she made the whole process easy to navigate and at the end we felt like we understood it a lot better. I recommend Melissa strongly as a buyer's agent for these reasons: she did not rush us into buying, she was very responsive to our communications (never responded in more than a couple hours), she has strong knowledge and a solid network, and she was an effective negotiator when it came to price. In the end, she got us what I feel was a very very good price on a house we love! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/06/2013
user818517
Helped me buy and sell homes
Melissa was amazing to work with. Helped us sell our house for the price we wanted where others told us no. Before we worked with Melissa we were ready to give up. Instead, we worked together she helped us get the price wanted, almost 30k more than others thought we would get. Next she helped us get in the home we wanted. Melissa is a rock star and recommend her to anyone. Thank you for everything Melissa, Steve and Debbie.
Highly likely to recommend
12/18/2012
user3927781
Helped me buy home
Melissa is an amazing realtor! We were recommended by a friend who had an amazing experience with her. Her professionalism made our buying experience less traumatizing since we had less than ideal buying conditions. Melissa was went above and beyond at every stage of the buying process and answered all of our questions/ concerns. We now have a beautiful home to live in. We have recommended her to multiple friends and all have had the same professionalism and devotion that we have experienced from her. Melissa is bar none the realtor that any homebuyer should wish to have. My husband and I will continue to recommend her services in the future and someday will use her again for future home buying. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/05/2012
user4447993
Helped me buy home
I hit the jackpot when I found Melissa. As my real estate partner I couldn't have been more pleased. I had another agent that was doing nothing for me and unavailable. We did allot of looking at allot of properties. I was being very particular and she advised me and was patient with me and finally the perfect place came up and I got it!!!! I would only use her for my real estate needs and I recommend her highly... A knowledgable & a class act professional.
Highly likely to recommend
12/01/2012
user3725296
Helped me buy home
Bottom line up front: Melissa is an amazing agent! If you are looking for one, stop. This one has our strongest recommendation. From first contact she has been extremely professional, knowledgeable and responsive to our particular needs. We dropped our previous agent because of a lack of such consideration, but we lacked confidence that we would find anyone significantly better. We found Melissa by performing an internet search for best real estate agent in North County San Diego. We were skeptical because such superlatives are so overused and overblown these days, but in this case they are earned and well deserved. Melissa and her staff showed a fine sensitivity to our needs. She determined viable options for us and patiently walked us through the processes associated with a series of four distinct offers. We experienced unforseen difficulties and delays - none of which were due to Melissa and her staff - but never did we feel as if she was becoming impatient with us. She is the full package: affable, knowledgeable, prudent, responsive and assiduous. She gave us sage advice when we asked, and always made thoughtful and prudent decisions. We recently closed on our new home and we are very pleased. The seller made that process incredibly difficult but Melissa doggedly pursued our interests and we were overjoyed with the deal we ultimately struck. She truly went above and beyond. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
11/21/2012
user6216737
Helped me buy home
Buying a home is always a scary process. Buying your first home is terrifying! My husband and I were clueless about the buying process and even about what we wanted in our first home. We contacted Melissa based on her reviews and we are so glad we did. From the first phone call, Melissa was professional, polite, and informative. She know we wanted to get started right away and made herself accessible. She was very knowledgeable about the areas we were interested in and educated us on the process in general. For us, finding the house was the easy part. It was the rest of the process that was a little stressful. We ran into some issues and Melissa fought for us every step of the way. Even though I probably called her more times than necessary, she ALWAYS answered the phone and/or got back to me within the hour. She answered every little question we had and genuinely seemed like she wanted to help us. Sitting in our new home writing this review, I can absolutely say we are so happy we chose to work with Melissa and would recommend her to anyone looking for a new home. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
11/19/2012
user1536595
Listed and sold a home
Melissa endured a great deal working with us going thru a divorce, her patients was outstanding (award worthy). She remained positive and always very responsive for nearly a two year on/off the market until it sold endurance. She has the go getter spirit you need in a top notch real-estate agent.
Highly likely to recommend
11/13/2012
user2465337
Helped me buy home
Wow, where do we begin?! I am not even sure Melissa realizes the positive impact she had on us just to go for it and purchase our first home. With that said, she spent many weekends showing us property after property. I never knew I was kind of a real estate snob, LOL! She was professional, patient, always available, morning, noon and middle of the night! She finally suggested we look at new subdivision. We were reluctant as we thought we could not afford. Low and behold, we totally could, bought brand new and just closed Escrow on our first house! Yeah! Melissa is the very best, we absolutely love her ! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
11/07/2012
user716085
Helped me buy home
Melissa is great at her job. I returned home from an overseas deployment on Sept 11th. Literally 2 days later I was viewing homes. She new my price range and found beautiful homes in that range. I was nervous about buying a home, but Melissa held my hand through the whole process. She is totally there for you. With her help I found and closed on a home in a month and half. I am moving in now and she still checks on me to make sure everything is good.THANKS to Melissa, I am a 30 year old single parent home owner!!! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/31/2012
user016462
Helped me buy and sell homes
My husband and I were first time homebuyers and knew very little about the process prior to beginning. I read Melissa's reviews online and decided to give her a call, I researched questions to ask her but she answered all of them before I even needed to refer to my list. Based on the reviews and speaking on the phone I decided to go ahead and work with Melissa. This was the best decision we made. Melissa answered all of our questions with great knowledge and impressively quick response time. Even when our lender was not able to explain things to us Melissa was able to. Actually we ended up switching to a lender Melissa recommended after we had an awful experience with the one we chose. And her recommendation was worlds better than ours! We thought this process would take 6-9 months based on our friends first time home buying experiences but we just closed yesterday 2 1/2 months after we started looking. Also we thought we could only afford a condo or a townhome but we found our dream starter home! I know for a fact we wouldn't have this home if we weren't working with Melissa, she works so hard to get things done and makes it a less stressful process by talking you through each step. I highly recommend working with Melissa, in such a stressful/emotional process of homebuying she makes it worth it! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/24/2012
user8781112
Helped me buy home
My husband and I recently purchased our first home and Melissa helped us tremendously throughout the process! As first time home buyers we were nervous of all the things that could go wrong during the process, finding the right home, and had a lot of questions. Melissa guided us through this next chapter in our lives of finding and purchasing our home and answered all of our questions immediately and explained everything we had confusion about until we understood. She went above and beyond what I would have ever imagined to get us the house we wanted. Our home buying experience was very smooth and I would definitely recommend Melissa to anyone in search for a home! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/14/2012
user3156381
Listed and sold a home
I absolutely recommend her! She was perfect--and I mean that. She sold my parents house in less than a month for the asking price. (We followed her advice on the housing price, which seemed very reasonable.) We wanted her to take care of everything, since our Dad had just died and we had to move my mother to a retirement community in San Jose; I was from Illinois. She did just that, and more. We had to give away a lot of furniture and cars and had stuff moved to San Jose and Illinois, all of which she handled absolutely gratis!! She was one of the few bright spots in an otherwise unpleasant situation. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/06/2012
user6672153
Listed and sold a home
After interviewing six real estate agents to sell my grandmother's house in San Diego, I selected Melissa. Living on the East Coast, she handled everything from staging the house to taking care of the garden. The entire sales process was extremely smooth and we did everything over phone, e-mail and fax. The entire process from listing to closing took less than three months. Received a great price and am very happy to recommend her!
Highly likely to recommend
09/29/2012
user0073451
Helped me buy home
Melissa was outstanding. She helped us purchase a single family home in East Lake. The property was a foreclosure owned by a bank in Florida. Numerous complications, from liens against the previous owners, to VA inspections, to an unresponsive seller were involved and Melissa handled them all in stride. We've bought and sold several houses and worked with many realtors - Melissa is by far the best we've ever dealt with.
Highly likely to recommend
09/28/2012
user718994
Helped me buy home
We had an excellent experienced dealing with Melissa when we were buying our house . She was not even our agent , she was the seller's agent ( we certainly wished that she was) but she ultimately step up to the plate took care of our concerns and all of our questions and made us feel comfortable and be positive with our whole ordeal buying a home . We are really impressed with her because anytime we call her or email her she would respond right away. Our realtor failed to attend to our needs and questions ...we almost not buy the house , but because of Melissa's help we did not give up and until up to now we still email her with more questions and she still willing to help us . She is truly the "BEST" and we will highly recommend her to friends and family . If we have to buy a house all over again or sell our house in the future we will make sure that we will choose her as our agent . " We really want to thank you Melissa for all the help and support you have provide us , from the bottom our our hearts ! " You are truly a professional you really deserve 5-stars . Again thank you very much ! Vern & Zenny Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
09/25/2012
user961671
Helped me buy home
Coming from the East Coast, CA was initially overwhelming as far as house hunting in that it has so many options of places to live. Melissa is amazing. We picked her based on the reviews we read right here on Zillow and were impressed. All the reviews are true and correct. We searched for a good 4 months and finally found the home for us. She was very good about asking questions when we initially started, in order to get an accurate feel and understanding of what we wanted. We had looked at many homes in Chula Vista, Point Loma, Carmel Valley, Del Mar, Encinitas, Carlsbad and others till we finally found a home that fit us in La Jolla. Through out the entire process she was very patient, available to contact, quickly responsive, reliable and extremely knowledgable in all aspects of the process. It was great how she always had input to any questions we asked. I never felt worried anything would fall through the cracks. She's great at following up as well and not leaving any loose ends or unfinished tasks. It's nice to not only know she gets the job done, but that she does it right and you know you're in good hands. Thanks Melissa! Less ... More