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Commitment to Service & Excellence

Melissa loves all aspects of being a real estate agent! Whether it’s taking a personal interest in clients to understand their exact needs, creating marketing strategies for their properties, or negotiating and writing contracts, she  is committed to consistently providing excellent service. Melissa genuinely cares about her clients and finds great satisfaction in guiding them in a meaningful way as they maneuver important transitions in their lives. 

Commitment to Education & Professional Development

Originally from California and raised in Natchez, Mississippi, Melissa attended LSU where she subsequently earned dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Business Administration in Marketing and Management Information Systems. Her ongoing commitment to education and professional development enables Melissa to provide exceptional service to her clients. Not only is Melissa a licensed real estate agent, she has taken her education a step further and earned the specialized real estate designations of ‘Sellers Representative Specialist’, ‘Accredited Buyers Specialist’, 'Senior Real Estate Specialist', as well as certification as an ‘e-PRO’ specialist.

Melissa’s professional qualifications are not limited to real estate. She has enjoyed several successful careers over the years, including owning a web design and marketing firm. She has also worked extensively with attorneys and other professionals in settings requiring the precise management of extremely complex information.

Sailing Adventure

Many people are surprised to learn that Melissa is a licensed USCG Captain, ocean mariner, and offshore adventurer. In 2004, she and her husband Buddy sold their businesses, home and cars and set sail on an ocean-rated catamaran. They lived aboard their sailboat for six years, covering over 19,000 nautical miles while exploring the Bahamas, Eastern and Western Caribbean, and the northern coast of South America, including Venezuela and Colombia. You can read about their adventure aboard their sailboat “Indigo Moon” at their website  

When Melissa and Buddy’s sailing adventure was completed in 2010, they sold their sailboat and moved back to their home state of Louisiana where they lived in Mandeville for 10 years. For six years prior to moving to Nashville, Melissa enjoyed a successful real estate career in the New Orleans area. 

Loving Life in Nashville

Now happily residing in Nashville, Melissa brought her passion for real estate with her. She looks forward to continuing to assist her clients in making their dreams come true. You’ll find she’s especially passionate about her favorite pastimes, all of which involve the outdoors – gardening, bicycling, water sports, or simply enjoying a beautiful hike in the many parks and greenways in Nashville!

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Client Testimonials

“Working with Melissa was great. We were quick to realize exactly what she promised to provide us as we put complete trust and confidence in her professionalism and ability as a real estate agent. And she delivered. We felt that our satisfaction with her service was her priority, she communicated extremely well, she was honest and equally important she listened. Melissa knows her business, made the selling process as smooth as possible and was willing to go out of her way to make things happen. She's everything you would want in an agent.”

- Carol & Dan C., Buyers & Sellers

“It was a pleasure working with Melissa on the purchase of our new home. She handled every area of the process in a very professional way. We were kept informed of all issues that arose and she kept us on task of all that was required of us along the way. We had many questions and Melissa was able to answer all of them in a timely manner. She was very helpful to us during the negotiation stage. Even after the sale, she was helpful by giving us advice on some other realty questions that we had. We would highly recommend Melissa to anyone looking for a competent and professional agent.”

- Joanne & Ronnie N., Buyers

"Melissa was very professional, thorough, and easy to work with. She made the whole process of selling our property easy and painless. I would highly recommend her to anyone needing to sell or buy."

- John & Gail H., Sellers

"As a Louisiana native, attorney and real estate investor I highly recommend Melissa Stockwell as an efficient, knowledgeable real estate agent. I have known Melissa for over 10 years as a computer programmer and real estate professional. Melissa has assisted us at Terra Bella, a traditional neighborhood development, and she has always provided superior professional sales service for myself and her other clients."

- Wayne & Millie B., Sellers

"Melissa worked for me for a year trying to find the perfect house! We looked at many houses in the Mandeville/Covington area and Melissa was always friendly and very helpful during the process. Melissa's patience and diligence was such a blessing and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell property."

- Susan Fink, Buyer

"Melissa worked with us to purchase a property in Covington. Our requests were rather specific, and she worked patiently with us to make sure that every property that we visited met all our criterion. We were committed to not wasting any of our time on properties that she knew we wouldn't interest us. She also diligently researched all available properties to make sure that we were aware of everything on the market. One of the best things about working with Melissa is that she is able to anticipate deadlines and potential issues so that there are no adrenaline moments during the process. She made the property-purchasing process predictable and actually enjoyable! We recommend Melissa Stockwell to anyone buying or selling property. She is a true professional."

- Chris & Trula R., Buyers

"Melissa is very familiar with the area. She listened to what we wanted as far as the type of house, community and closeness to work. She respected our budget and did not try to upsell us. She had our best interests at heart when negotiating a contract. Melissa is professional and responds quickly when contacted. I recommend Melissa and will use only her for all of our real estate needs!"

- Karen & Mike B., Buyers

"Melissa was very professional and worked hard at selling our property. I would recommend Melissa to sell another home for me. She was helpful in preparing us to show our home. Melissa is excellent at what she does and is their when you need her."

- Barbara & Tim M., Sellers

"Melissa pays particular attention to her clients' needs. She follows up on everything to ensure client satisfaction. She is truly one of the finest realtors I've ever dealt with, and I've dealt with many."

- Andre T., Seller

"I have worked with Melissa several times in the last ten years. She is a true professional, very knowledgeable about the local and regional market. She has assisted me with rentals, purchases and sales. She is prompt in responding to calls, emails or questions."

- Skip W., Seller

"Melissa Stockwell, from the time we met her when looking at houses and property, took the lead with our wants in mind and was on point in every question or task that we gave to her. I would recommend Melissa Stockwell to everyone as she has been invaluable to our search process. She has continued to give us after the sale service and is assisting us in our building process too. She is simply the best!"

- Chad & Misty D., Buyers

"We were referred to Melissa by another real-estate agent who was unable to accept us as clients. Referral by one of her peers was clearly a good sign of things to come. Melissa was extremely helpful and patient with us as we narrowed our ideas and decided what was in our overall best interest. She was extremely knowledgeable about the local real-estate market and provided valuable input into our discussions as we were making our decision. I would highly recommend Melissa to anyone looking for a patient, thoughtful and highly knowledgeable agent on the North Shore. She will be the first agent I call if looking for another home."

- Avery B., Buyer

“Our home sold to the first couple who toured it. Her advice on preparing the home for sale was very good and done in a positive fashion. Her marketing was amazing. The interior photos were very professional and she added aerial drone photos of the site. Once we looked at the online listing it looked so beautiful and welcoming that we had second thought about selling. That is good marketing. She also did a very nice job of working with us thorough the selling process and handling any negotiation that arose. She will have your back.”

- Norman & Leslie L., Sellers

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