As Vice President of Mortgage Lending at Guaranteed Rate, Melissa brings almost thirty years of priceless experience and contacts to her position. Whereas many mortgage bankers come from associated fields, Melissa is a rare commodity having worked her way up through all aspects of the industry; from processor to underwriter to loan originator. Having been a real estate agent, she possesses a holistic perspective of real estate from each side of the table. This unique viewpoint allows Melissa to understand the nuances and peculiarities of every facet of a transaction. Because of this, Melissa’s knowledge is incomparable and as such, her reputation has earned her a steady stream of clients who typically become repeat clientele. Her reputation for accomplishing what other originators cannot is well-deserved. Raised in Bel-Air, Melissa is not only a true Angeleno, but exceptionally well connected because of it. Indeed, many of her friends from John Thomas Dye School, The Buckley School and UCLA remain close colleagues and referral sources. Although she continues to have her fair share of celebrity clients, foreign buyers and corporate clientele, Melissa maintains her passion to help everyone realize home ownership. Always taking an interest in her community, Melissa has been an active member of the Encino Chamber of Commerce, Co-Chair of the Disaster Preparedness Committee for Encino, and President of the Encino Chamber of Commerce where she served as an esteemed Board Member for ten years. In 2014, Melissa was recognized for her community service and was presented with one of the highest honors in the San Fernando Valley, the Tami Ginsburg Celebration of Service Award. She lives in Woodland Hills with her husband, daughter and rescue dog, Jack (aka Mr. Butterbutts).
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