"Melissa is the total package. A second generation realtor, Melissa brings not only her own brand of brilliance and kindness to the table, but she's backed by a team who have been in the business for three decades. We love our house and we're only in it because of Melissa who made one of the most stressful experiences one can go through go smooth, professionally, and even had some good laughs along the way. It is not possible for me to recommend her higher." - Samantha C-M, Home Buyer in Valley Village, 2016.
A lifelong Westside resident with countless personal and local business connections, Melissa Ellis uses her exceptional knowledge of the lifestyles in the communities she represents to best serve her clients. Communication, quality service, and genuine enthusiasm for helping people are the foundation of her character as an agent. Melissa takes to heart her clients' goals and the importance of their investments. Melissa combines hands-on transactional expertise with cutting edge marketing technologies to deliver results on the marketing and sale of real property. Pricing, presentation and exposure to the market are key!
With dedication and an eye for detail, Melissa has also successfully represented many first-time home buyers, often in competition with multiple offers. Her market knowledge, talent for reading value, and professionalism in structuring the strongest offer possible consistently benefits her buyers.
"Melissa Ellis exceeded every expectation we had as first time home buyers. She is remarkably driven, resolution-focused, and meets every challenge with confidence, which is invaluable in today´s competitive market and vulnerable economy. We were especially impressed by Melissa´s poise and endurance; she was patient from the outset of our professional relationship with our initial indecisiveness and then effectively assisted us in narrowly tailoring our search based not only on purchase price but also personal preferences. She helps you find a home, not just a house." - Roxana M, Home Buyer in Beverlywood, 2012.
Growing up in Pacific Palisades, Melissa attended Carl Thorpe and Marlborough Schools as well as Phillips Academy in Andover, Mass. She received her B. S. in Critical Studies in Film and Rhetoric from the University of California, Berkeley and went on to receive her M.F.A. in Cinema from the University of Southern California.
A resident of Santa Monica, Melissa not only supports, but actively participates in many charitable efforts. She is also an active board member of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties Charitable Foundation which services a large variety of local charities.