Melissa is a professional Realtor in NY and has her GREEN and CIRE designation. She founded MelissaColabellaHomes to market, design and sell extraordinary properties. She joined Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty to align her local knowledge of Westchester Real Estate with a global reach. Melissa sold over 50 properties as a rookie in the business, making her a top producing agent in her office.
What sets Melissa apart:
Melissa is an experienced project manager. The best Realtors mitigate potential risks that may sour a deal. Melissa is an experienced researcher and completes her due diligence before you go into contract. She likes to work with other experienced professionals who you’ll need on your “closing team” who are also communicative and transparent so that she can orchestrate the most seamless transaction to best limit the stress of buying and selling. Organized Realtors make the best Realtors.
As a professional, FULL TIME Realtor, clients do not have to worry about Melissa taking care of the largest investment they may make in their lives when she finds the time after leaving her real job. This is what happens when you hire a part time Realtor. Melissa is in the market daily, selling dozens of homes per year. Need to schedule an inspection or appraisal immediately to win a house in this competitive market? Hire the professional who can get it done. Not someone who will get to it eventually.
Melissa knows houses! She has undergone several renovations and has a background in decorative arts and architectural history. She earned her GREEN designation to help clients find resources to retrofit homes with more efficient systems. Melissa credits her father for her passion who is an expert in construction. After working in the construction business for over 20 years, he patented an insurance product called SubShield to protect general contracts when hiring sub contractors.
Melissa loves people! She has often found good friends in former clients. Some of the most important qualities of a Realtor cannot be taught. Trust and integrity are important values.
Having grown up in Westchester, Melissa has an insider’s view on local Westchester Real Estate Markets. She earned her BA in Marketing in 2003 from Fordham University in the Bronx and studied for her Masters of Fine Arts in Interior Design at The New York School of Interior Design in the city. Her staging & marketing expertise, graphic design, photography and architectural education make her the best agent to market your home.
At the New York School of Interior Design (NYSID), she learned about textiles, historic and modern architecture, decorative arts, art history, sustainability, construction and building methods, space planning, residential and commercial design. Her internships included working on commercial and residential projects as well as educational institutions. She has also volunteered on projects at the Ronald McDonald House Designer’s Showhouse on Long Island.