Melissa DeSantis Real Estate Agent at eXp Realty

Melissa DeSantis

Real Estate Agent at
eXp Realty

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  • Relocations
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  • New Construction
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Agent Highlights

Melissa sells properties fast - selling more than 59% quicker than the average West Freehold agent.
Melissa gets the job done - completing more sales than the average West Freehold agent by 36%.
Melissa is a SFH expert - working with over 76% more single family homes than the average West Freehold agent.

Melissa's Transactions

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    Melissa outperformed the market - selling this property for 15% over asking price
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More about Melissa DeSantis

HI! I’M MELISSA Born and raised in Ogden,Utah, I knew I was destined to live & work in a big city. Upon graduating from college, that drive lead me to my first career in NYC where I worked for the National Football League. This position led me to my next venture. I was recruited by a Medical Sales Firm in the role of Sales Manager where I worked for many years. I met my husband Davin & we settled in Manalapan, NJ where we are raising our twins, Nicholas & Gabriella & share our home with our dog Sadie. In 2005, after having a less than stellar experience while selling and buying, I began to have great interest in the local real estate market & began to delve deeper & became a realtor. I have built my business over the past 15 years, helping families like my own achieve their financial & family goals. I take pride in my unique skill set & result-oriented approach. When you do what ...
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Rider University

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Remax Platinum Club, Remax 100% Club, Remax Million Dollar Club , Monmouth County Elite Top Agent, New Jersey Association of Realtors Circle of Excellence 2008-2021, eXp Icon Producer

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Melissa DeSantis's Reviews & Ratings

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Melissa DeSantis

    • Melissa DeSantis provided the guidance and expertise we needed to successfully sell our home of 24 years. Once we made the decision to put our home on the market Melissa took charge. Her marketing suggestions and professional contacts enabled us to showcase the unique nature of our home. Her guidance throughout the process was timely and thorough. The qualities we most appreciated about Melissa were her focus on listening to what was important to us and her clear direction on what we needed to do to achieve a mutually beneficial outcome with our buyers. We highly recommend Melissa and her team at Exp Realty.

      - Donna M
    • Melissa was extremely professional and amazing in our selling process. What could have been a very stressful time turned into an easy and smooth process thanks to her. She walked us through everything. I cant thank her enough.

      - Cheryl M
    • 4/1/21Sold a home in FreeholdMelissa sold our Freehold home. After interviewing several agents, we chose Melissa DeSantis because she was professional, knowledgeable and truly an expert in the Freehold area. Melissa and her stager, explained exactly what we needed to do to prepare our home to receive top dollar. We listened, did the work to prepare our home and we received multiple offers and sold our home above the listed price. I HIGHLY recommend Melissa if you are looking to sell your home. She will exceed your expectations and go above and beyond!

      - Jennifer P
    • Melissa is the best! She is experienced, confident, professional and understanding. Shes everything you need for an optimal real estate transaction. I definitely recommend her!

      - Carola F
    • Melissa DeSantis did an outstanding job for us when we were looking for a new home in Ocean Grove, New Jersey. She understood our needs and matched us up with the perfect home. Recognizing the market was tight, she expertly advised us on the best terms to put forth for a successful offer. Melissa truly cares about her clients and her work. She is detailed oriented and highly responsive, and she's also a wonderful person. Melissa made the process painless for us, and we are so happy to have found her!

      - Joseph E
    • We had a somewhat complicated sale/purchase process this past fall and Melissa was the one stable, clear-headed person that we could turn to throughout the entire process. She kept it all under control and answered every single text, phone call and email without hesitation. She is great at what she does because she cares so much. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Melissa!

      - Troy and Theresa D
    • Melissa is very knowledgeable of the market and attentive to every need I had. Made every aspect of my sale smooth and stress free. Couldnt be happier!

      - Philip C
    • Melissa was terrific. We sold our house very quickly and efficiently. She communicated wonderfully. She was on top of her game and really explained everything to expect. Her patience in helping us find our next home was exemplary. She showed patience and worked closely with us on finding our next home. I strongly recommend her and will be sure to call her first for all my real estate needs.

      - William & Lisa B
    • I met Melissa in June 2020 when I listed my home with another Broker. Melissa represented the buyers of my sale. During the course of 2 1/2 months of contract until late August closing, Melissa was constantly updating not only her clients, but updating and assisting my wife and I as to all required steps to get the process done quickly and correctly. Melissa really became my "Go to Broker/Agent" and we wound up relying on her guidance and focus much more than our own Broker. Like all transactions of this type, there were significant "bumps". Regardless of what the issues were, Melissa was able to mediate with her clients and us to resolve any issues that came up when my own Broker was not available and/or focused on my needs. Without any second thought, my wife and I would recommend Melissa on either both sides of a sale due to her professional and caring nature.

      - Robert and Sharon G
    • Melissa is my go-to agent in the Freehold area. I trust no one but her.

      - Jon M
    • Melissa goes above and beyond for her clients. She is professional and tenacious, keeping the real estate transaction moving forward to closure. We appreciated her honesty and great sense of humor as everyone knows its a stressful time for all involved.

      - Kevin & Kathy O
    • I have totally enjoyed working with Melissa on the sale of my Home. She Has been a very personable, professional from day one. She had worked very hard to get me the best price for my home, and I couldnt be more pleased. I would certainly recommend her to anyone who is interested in selling or buying their home.

      - Dorothy V
    • Melissa was amazing! From the start Melissa was upfront and honest about everything. I felt comfortable with her. After going on the mls, I had 4 showings scheduled right away. Melissa was right there to answer all my questions and would even just check in with me. I would highly recommend Melissa.

      - Laura V
    • My family and I have been clients of Melissa and Randy for over 2 years and have closed 3 transactions with them; 2 purchases and 1 sale. They have been nothing short of stellar. During the stressful home buying/selling process, their market knowledge, unbelievable availability, and down to earth personalities kept our confidence up and the deals progressing towards realistic goals. I would not hesitate to call them tomorrow if the need arose.

      - Jon & Sarah V
    • 5 realtors interviewed and Melissa was the best choice we could have made in this process. She had our home listed and into attorney review in days then sold in less than two months. You, Randy and Exp Realty made this opportunity for us effortless. You are an amazing person and skilled realtor and we are fortunate to have had you Work with us. Thank you!!

      - David P
    • We just recently sold our home and had 6 offers in 48 hours! Our realtor, Melissa DeSantis was stellar! Before we did anything she came over to sit with us and go over the whole process as it had been 10 years since we last moved. She answered all of our questions and guided us through the whole process; answering all of our calls and emails promptly and giving us thorough information on anything we asked. Melissa knows her stuff, she truly does. And her experience with the market in our area helped to steer us in the right direction. She's never pushy and will do what her client wants no matter what. She delivers the best service any agent can provide. I would not just recommend, but highly encourage Melissa as a realtor. She's one of the few giving realtors a "good" name.

      - Anthony & Loren T
    • I felt very lucky to work with Melissa as our home listing agent. Melissa and Randy were extremely helpful and always answered every question I had and never missed a beat. Melissa was very knowledgeable, responsive and proactive as my agent. She knew everything about the market, what to list the house at and sold it fast and at a great price! This was a stressful time for me and Melissa and Randy went above and beyond to help make this process as stress free as possible. Idefinitely recommend Melissa Desantis for all of your real estate needs. You wont be disappointed! You guys are the best and I cant thank you enough for all you have done for me.

      - Lisa M
    • 7/18/2019Sold a home in ManalapanMelissa did an amazing job selling our home - she was patient with us as we initially wanted to list in 2018 but decided to wait until 2019 - no pressure at all. Melissa made the process very simple from getting the house ready to list to the closing. All of my documents were filtered through Melissa - we just sent to her and she took care of the rest with the buyers side. She was honest about price expectations which helped during the offer process. We would use her again for a future purchase/sale.

      - Gregg & Andrea L
    • She listens to you and tries to accomodate you, but also brings you down to earth when you are unrealistic! She was very helpful with figuring out what price to sell the home, but never pushes you to list at a certain price - the decision is strictly up to you, but she will provide good feedback. Speaking of feedback, her staff makes sure they get it from every showing by persistently asking the other realtors who show the home for it!

      - John & Lynn M
    • We chose to hire Melissa for selling our home and buying a new one, because she was very professional and honest, and we felt she would go the extra mile. She was also knowledgeable about the neighborhood we were selling our house in. She was very thorough and this helped make the transition from moving and closing on both homes at the same time possible.

      - Paul & Ilene G
    • Melissa helped my family relocate from out of state to NJ. She got to know us on a personal and professional level. Knowing us, she used her expertise of the surrounding areas to guide us to a home that met our personality and specific search criteria she was willing to show us anything, but she found a home that met everything! We were so happy there!! Three years later she sold the home for us when we moved. She had it listed and sold immediately. Melissa is very professional, loyal and she will really go to bat for you. We also became friends. I would recommend Melissa hands down to anyone looking to buy or sell. Shes responsive, has an awesome network and no-nonsense. She knows the current market and she will tell you exactly what you need to do to sell the house. She has a great knowledge of the current market and prices.

      - Nicole Yunker
    • Me and my wife have attended one of many open houses, and there was a lot of offers to assist in finding our dream home. Out of many one really stood out, extremely professional, very knowledgeable, and simply put had an answer for pretty much everything. We as a family mutually agreed that Melissa was the agent that we needed finding our dream home. And we sure made the best choice, this would be our second owned property together, and we simply looked at everything with a microscope, i took us (some time), to find our dream home. And Melissa and her team showed a lot of patience and professionalism. We are very happy and thankful for having so much patience and provide us with the best service every time in our long journey . I will highly suggest to use the services of Melissa to all of my family and friends that are looking to buy or sell there property. And if we decide to purchase or sell in the future, we would only want and ask Melissa and her team to represent us

      - Alex C.
    • Melissa has walked us through not just one, but three sales/purchases! We keep coming back and will definitely use her again because she is honest, diligent, knowledgeable, responsive...and has never left us feeling alone in what can be a very stressful process. Highly recommend!

      - Cyndie M
    • Melissa helped us sell our home and is a consummate professional through and through. She goes above and beyond the call of duty. In a profession full of dishonest people her morals and business practices shine over and beyond the rest. I would recommend her time and time again for these reasons as well as her vast knowledge of Real Estate transactions and the NJ areas she serves. You wont be sorry you chose her.

      - Caryn R
    • Melissa DeSantis worked with us to sell our home. We were faced with some unexpected life events and were about to lose our home to the bank. 5 weeks prior to the sheriff sale on our home we found Melissa online and she assessed the situation. She was able to put us in touch with Real Estate Recovery Group who remarkably were able to provide us with another option. RRG, Melissa and attorney were able to negotiate a short sale on our home which prevented us from foreclosure as well as provide us with relocation assistance monies from the bank. Although it was a difficult process, Melissa guided us through the process and was not only knowledgeable but compassionate to the situation as well. I encourage anyone who finds themselves in a similar situation to reach out to Melissa. She was honest, forthright - a real professional. I would highly recommend working with Melissa and her team - they are excellent!

      - Larry S
    • Melissa DeSantis has the Magic Touch. Once I contacted Melissa to set up a listing appointment, she was very quick to respond. I found Melissa to be professional, extremely thorough and very charming. Before contacting Melissa, my home had been on the market with two other agents. In a matter of two days of listing with Melissa I had a couple of very strong offers and the sale went smoothly. Melissa guided me through the process and kept me feeling at ease the entire time. I felt extremely confident in her. She laid out her marketing strategy specific for my home. Her recommendations for services providers were excellent as well. She was extremely patient and always had time for not only me, but for my extended family as well. Everything was done at MY convenience. Not only did she sell my home, she helped find me a new one. She was always available for me and was extremely honest about the properties she showed me. She never tried to sell me on a house that was not a good fit. Through this process, I have come to consider Melissa part of my family. I would recommend Melissa to my family and closest friends."

      - Phyllis E
    • Working with Melissa was a absolute joy She was kind, caring and knowledgeable.She helped us in every aspect in getting our home sold quickly including having a professional photographer to take pictures to market our home! We would absolutely recommend Melissa to our family and friends!

      - Susan S
    • Working with Melissa to sell my home took much of the usual stress out of the process. Her knowledge of the market was key to pricing my home correctly for sale. She anticipated many of my concerns and kept the lines of communication open throughout the entire process. From first day on the market to day of close, Melissa and her team were there to assist. And because my home was correctly priced, I received three offers during the 12 days it was on the market. Does it get any better than that?

      - Lisa O
    • I like that Melissa was honest and really made us feel like she was working for us and not just looking to make us buy just anything. I mean the fact that she tried to calm us down and not overpay for the house and was willing to just walk away really made us feel comfortable. The process was somewhat frustrating but only because of the types of homes we were looking at compared to the house we just came out of. None of which had anything to do with Melissa, she showed us at least 50 homes. She was on our side and let us know that if we wanted to walk away because of negotiations that it was completely fine and that she was willing to start all over if need be. Knowing that your agent is on your side no matter what and its not just about the money is what it's all about. I have already recommend Melissa to my parents as well as my brother in law which will more than likely move down to the area within the next couple of years.

      - Danny N
    • Our experience with Melissa was a very good one during our time selling our home we not only grew to like her but built a very close relationship with her.Our sale was not like your every day sell probably because our home was not your cookie cutter type home combined with the crazy buyers out there today it took effort on both ends but melissa and us got it done.During our listing melissa showed effort,experience,and most of all concern for me and my family.We now enjoy our new chapter in our retired lives in our new home in north carolina and Melissa DeSantis was a part of that.

      - Joseph & Stephanie D
    • Melissa was great. She explained everything as we went along. She recommended a great attorney to help us with the sale. She helped us formulate an asking price to attract buyers in a sluggish market. We had an offer in 4 days. It was a short sale so it took the bank a while to agree, but in the end all worked out great.

      - Leslie C
    • Melissa DeSantis was entirely professional, communicated with us promptly and clearly, and sold our house quickly. She gave us great advice and we'd recommend her highly.

      - Donna S
    • She's very patient!!!!She know the market and she will understand your needs,very quickly respond to you,I highly recomend her as your realtor.Me and my husband are very picky because this is our third house but she is very good with us!!!!

      - Lisa L
    • We were very happy with our experience with Melissa. After less than 24 hours on the market, our home was sold. Melissa then helped us find our forever home. She was very patient with us, responsive when we had questions, and provided us with valuable feedback on homes we saw. She was very knowledgeable of the area and current market. We would highly recommend her to anyone.

      - Steve & Stephanie S
    • We listed our home for sale with Melissa. She was always honest and upfront and on top of things. Never pushy and always there when we needed her for questions or concerns. She advertised our home in all the top real estate medias , social media, E-Fliers, etc. I would recommend Melissa to any and all who are looking for a real estate agent who is easy to work with and aggressive in the marketing of their home. A true professional and joy to work with.

      - Roy D
    • Great realtor!! Melissa helped us find a home to buy. She was very knowledgeable and available to us when we wanted to go out and look. Great experience!

      - Samantha E
    • I cannot say enough positive things about working with Melissa. She was attentive to our search criteria and on target with the houses she showed us. She gave us honest and upfront opinions about the pros and cons of everything we looked at and her local market knowledge was irreplaceable when it can to making an offer on our house. She went ABOVE and BEYOND to keep our deal on track from accepted offer to closing, we would not have our dream home without all of her hard work!

      - Kim F
    • Melissa made the home buying process a pleasure! She worked with us for over a year in both the sale and purchase of a home. Once we were ready to list, our house had an accepted offer within days of hitting the market! Melissa worked very patiently with us to find our new home. Every step of the way, Melissa was patient, knowledgeable, and professional. She was always honest, upfront, and well informed. Her knowledge of the area is superb. We recommend her to all of our family and friends!

      - Nicole C
    • Melissa was extremely helpful in listing my tired house for short sale. She was genuine, professional and supportive throughout the process. She was able to explain everything to me and kept in touch by phone and email. I so appreciated her determination to sell the property and made an otherwise difficult situation as simple and pain-free as possible.

      - Sharon O
    • Melissa is a professional, honest, easy to work with and she gets results! It been a pleasure to work with her. I only had one issue when it came to emailing forms the size, clarity, and or format made it difficult to read. I ask her to resend it and no problem.

      - Louise J
    • Ms. DeSantis did an outstand job for us in the selling of our existing home and in the purchase of a short sales which was very challenging, she is extremely knowledgeable in the process. Ms. DeSantis was the most caring realtor we have ever working with, my wife and I highly recommend her.

      - Joseph L
    • Melissa is a rarity in the real estate arena-she's knowledgeable, very accommodating regarding appointments, quick to respond to questions or concerns, and will offer insight and advice without using the high-pressure tactics employed by so many others in real estate. She understands the needs of her client with the ultimate goal being their satisfaction. I would highly recommend Melissa to anyone seeking an agent who is both professional and caring.

      - Colleen P
    • We just moved to the Freehold/Howell area about 3 months ago. Melissa helped us to find our home and we couldnt have been any happier with our choice of agent. Melissa gave us great advice and was right there with us through all the ups and downs of the home buying process. It was truly a pleasure to work with someone who cared and understood exactly what we were looking for from day one.

      - Joseph S.
    • We can't say enough good things about Melissa. We moved to the area 4 years ago. At that time she helped us find a rental home. The following year we were ready to make a purchase. Melissa showed us many homes in the surrounding areas. She was patient and considerate of our needs. She worked out all the details and made things go smoothly. When we were being transferred out of state three years later, there wasn't a doubt in our minds who we'd be calling to sell our home! Melissa had a contract on our house by day two and once again made things run smoothly for us. Not only was Melissa wonderful, but all the people she recommended along the way were fantastic. It was a pleasure working with her and if the future brings us back that way, we'll be calling here again!

      - Scott & Sandy P
    • Melissa listed and sold my and my husband's house in Freehold a few months ago. She is very professional and was always easy to get in touch with via email or by phone and text message. I highly recommend Melissa and would definitely use her again when we're ready to purchase!

      - Thomas M
    • Melissa made the overwhelming task of being a first time homebuyer a truly great experience! She was always available to answer all of our questions (we had tons!) and concerns and showed us house after house until we found a home that was the perfect for for us. Her positive attitude and knowledge of the area (we were from out of state) kept us going throughout the process. Thanks again Melissa!

      - Michael N
    • My husband and I had the pleasure of working with Melissa in 2011 & 2012 when we listed and sold our home. In April 2012, we closed on our new house. In ALL aspects of working with Melissa, she was extremely knowledgeable and professional. It is obvious that she truly loves her profession, and will go above and beyond for her clients

      - Melissa A.
    • As first-home buyers, the minute my fiance and I spoke and met Melissa, we knew that she would find us our dream home, and she did! Melissa was extremely patient, as we drove her a bit crazy, but no matter what - she was accommodating, resourceful, honest, extremely knowledgeable, and available at anytime for the zillions of questions that we had. From start to finish, Melissa worked hard and trust me - we were not easy to work with! But she always was there with a positive attitude and a smile on her face! Melissa explained the entire home buying process, as it was new to us, and with her guidance - everything went smoothly. There is not an agent out there that can top her! Highly recommend Melissa! And Melissa - thank you, again!!

      - Doreen D
    • Melissa was a pleasure to work with, besides being very knowledgeable, she often went out of her way to help you out. I lived out of state before moving to NJ, Melissa was able to show us lots of homes in a short time frame... (Single Saturday she was able show us 11 homes) thank you. When I couldn't be present for the home inspection Melissa volunteered her time to do it for me. Overall she made the home buying experience less stressful.

      - Rafal P.
    • Melissa was gave me a110% of her time to help me sell my house in freehold, she help me thru the co inspection by meeting with the town people, as I could not be there when the came . I would highly recommend her as a agent to go to.

      - Larry V.