Looking back on my 7 years in Real Estate, I never imagined I would have success. I decided to get my real estate license during a very rocky period in my life just to make extra money as a Single mom to 2 daughters. What I found is that God has a way of guiding you into your purpose!
I wasn’t looking to become a top producer or co-owner of @nolahomerealtygroup. But I’m finding that success is NOT just for me. It is to show other people what is possible. For my daughter @alanialexisss and niece @kiarajmd_ who became Realtors after watching me. And my daughter, @leahnic0le who is working on getting her real estate license.
It is for other People in Real Estate. It is to show other Single moms that you can be an awesome Mom and a Badass Businesswoman. It is to Empower other women. For those who have made some mistakes and still trying to figure out their way.
I was all those things and still became a successful Businesswoman! Circumstances do not define you. Keep Pushing & Defeat the Odds.
Melissa is a Realtor, Associate Broker, and Co-Owner of NOLA Home Realty Group. She has sold over $37 million since breaking into the real estate industry 6 years ago. She has been named by City Business as a 2020 Woman of the Year as well as Honored for Excellence in Real Estate. She was featured in City Business Book of Lists as a Top Producer and Real Producer Magazine as a Rising Star. She is a 2020/2021 Louisiana State President-Elect and 2019 local President of Women’s Council of Realtors. Melissa was awarded NOMAR’s “Rising Star’ and Outstanding Millennial winner in Real Estate. She was recognized as the #1 Agent on Social Media in New Orleans in 2019, named Architect of Real Estate by Next Up NOLA, and named as “One to Watch” in real estate for 2017 City Business magazine.
Melissa volunteers in several capacities in the community including Board Member for French Market Corporation, NAMI New Orleans and Provisional Member of Junior League of New Orleans. She oversaw fundraising for Women’s Council of Realtors in 2018 which benefited NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) New Orleans. In 2018 and 2019, she also participated in Habitat for Humanity’s Women’s Build to build new homes for women in the community. Melissa is a National Black MBA Association, Inc. Member and Urban League of New Orleans Education Cohort Alum. She has spoken before many students in the City about the challenges they face.