Melissa Menard Homes promises to make real estate better, by providing a people-centric, genuine, and transparent experience with every transaction, every client, every day. Every transaction and every client is different and deserves an individualized experience.
Proudly affiliated with John Aaroe Group – named one of the Top 10 real estate firms in Los Angeles by The L.A. Business Journal – the team at Melissa Menard Homes brings an unusually powerful mix of experience and skill to their buyers, sellers and investors: Melissa herself is not only a second generation Realtor, but has a background as a luxury homebuilder as well. With over 21 years of experience as an agent, intimate familiarity with the Westside (Brentwood, Pacific Palisades, Santa Monica, Venice and Marina del Rey), the South Bay (Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach), and the Mulholland Corridor (Bel Air, Beverly Hills, Sherman Oaks, Encino, Studio City), and firsthand knowledge of residential design and construction, Melissa and her team are an invaluable source of sound advice for their clients.
“My team is built on decades of experience and a professional diversity, with a true “client first” philosophy. Listening to our clients’ wants, needs and goals allows my team to be responsive and effective, aligning our expertise with their expectations for a stellar experience.”
Melissa and her team have in-depth experience in selling all types of properties in every price range, including multi-units, high-end luxury homes, and commercial properties. Years of satisfied clients and frequent repeat business are a reflection of her quality of service and attention to detail. Buying or selling a home is a challenging venture, and Melissa’s clients are fully confident in her team’s ability to act professionally, negotiate skillfully and help them understand every part of the process.
Melissa Menard brings an unusually powerful mix of experience and skills to coach and guide her team and clients for optimal results. It is these same traits that help her thrive when working with buyers, sellers and investors. She is a second generation Realtor and has an extensive background in luxury home building. With over 23 years of experience as a real estate professional, intimate familiarity with the Westside and the Valley, plus firsthand knowledge of residential design and construction, Melissa is an invaluable source of sound advice for her clients and her team.
As a team player and problem solver, Kelly assists in the administrative operations for Melissa Menard Homes. She brings a background in business management, operations, and logistics to the team as well as experience in customer service. Her goal is to create a streamlined and enjoyable experience for MMH clients and the team alike. Born and raised in Los Angeles, real estate and LA culture are a few of her passions.
Vanessa offers global depth and experience to her clients. Her creativity, attention to detail, reassuring calmness and intense focus on the goals of her buyers and sellers make her a superb ally in even the most complex transactions. Combining her skills with the resources of John Aaroe Group, she represents the best interests of each client to attain rewarding results.
“It takes 20 years to build a reputation, and 5 minutes to destroy it” – Warren Buffet
“My wife and I worked with Melissa when we originally acquired our condo in Studio City and were extremely happy with the process. We had attempted to work with a couple agents before we found her, but they just didn’t seem to be a good fit. Both the purchase and sale of our home had some unique challenges. The original purchase was a short sale which required competent and experienced navigation of the intricacies of dealing with the bank/seller. With her help, we eventually locked it up and even after we closed, Melissa was there for us to ensure everything was smooth sailing. When it came to selling our home more recently, there was no question that we’d request the help of Melissa. Our home had an unusual circumstance where we needed to have our condo comply with new LA County regulations for a seismic retrofit but hadn’t broken ground on the project or even nailed down a complete estimate of costs. We wanted to move quickly, but were concerned with how to properly communicate this to interested buyers and if this might really hurt the chances of a smooth sale. She came up with a plan, clearly laid out the steps and everything came together exactly as we had hoped. From the first open house to escrow in one week! Her marketing was top notch, generating far more interest than the competition, resulting in a sale price exceeding our expectations with many other solid offers supporting that price. Excellent communication, reliable, attentive, detail oriented and makes you feel like the most important client in the world. Melissa is a rare find and I’m so grateful to have such an experienced professional willing to help my family out.”
Melissa was very helpful from beginning to end in answering all questions and one of the nicest agents I have ever worked with. Would highly recommend her and her team.
-Chris Chew, Buyer, 2017
Melissa made the process of selling my home a stress-free and enjoyable process. She priced it right and it sold in 5 days! She was always available to answer questions, offer advice and remained calm throughout the entire process. After each open house she kept me informed of all the activity, even sending me a video message and never left me wanting for more information. She produced outstanding marketing materials and her team was professional and fun. Melissa is smart, attentive, protective, aggressive when needed and spices things up with her terrific sense of humor. I highly recommend her to anyone selling or buying a home. Ferrell Marshall, Seller 2016
I have worked with Melissa as both a buyer and a seller, and I’m a big fan. She is meticulous in her planning, and doesn’t miss a detail, even in the middle of complex negotiations. But the best part of working with Melissa is that she has a great personality – and when you choose an agent, it’s not only important to choose someone smart, experienced and knowledgeable, but you also need to find someone you like spending time with. Melissa is all of that. Thank you Melissa!
-Heidi Hockenberry, Buyer 2014 & Seller 2016
We sought Melissa to assist us with the purchase of a condo in LA because our daughter had been her client in a previous transaction. We were not disappointed. Because we are from another state and were buying in absentia, Melissa had a lot of challenges in working through the purchase. She gave us spot on advice on market conditions. She knows the territory of West Los Angeles and more specifically the neighborhood of Westwood Village in and around UCLA. She was able to handle all aspects of the purchase for us, and kept us well advised at every step of the way. She is very skilled at removing roadblocks and was superbly cautious to protect our interests at every step of the way. We would not hesitate to engage her again either for a sale or purchase.
-Lyndia Glasgow, Buyer 2016
Melissa was a great agent. She made the process of selling our home about as easy and trouble free as an agent could. We would highly recommend her to anyone who is considering buying or selling a home.
-Karl Kliewer, Seller 2016
Look no further in searching for the best real estate professional- Melissa Menard is it! No strangers to relocation, our family was looking at our seventh move in under ten years and we were referred to Melissa through a family friend. Moving from Chicago to Southern California logistically limited our ability to house hunt, but Melissa streamlined everything for us and thoughtfully listened to our needs and desires in a home. Not only was she able to help us find the perfect house in Los Angeles, her professionalism and breath of knowledge of the market and area, gave us the confidence to lease a property without ever being able to see it in person. Walking into our new home on the first day, it was all we could do to thank her a million times over. We highly recommend her for any real estate needs and wish we could work with her for all our relocations. She is truly a category of one.
– Elena Groh, Luxury Lease Client, 2016
Melissa is incredible. She assisted me in a quick relocation from the east coast, found me the perfect apartment in under two days, and handled all of the paperwork so that I could move in with ease. She was always available for questions, and even smoothed over a few issues with the landlord. I was impressed by her knowledge of the area, including restaurants, gyms, and services. I highly recommend her for any real estate needs
-Jen LaGrange, Luxury Lease 2016
My fiancé and I had a wonderful experience dealing with Melissa and her team. From the initial property search right down to the closing day Melissa was a pleasure to work with. She was always reachable and even when there were small hiccups along the way, she went above and beyond to smooth everything over and find a solution for us. We’re looking forward to working together again in the future!
–Adrian Boeckeler, Buyer 2016
“We live in Illinois and bought a condo in Sherman Oaks, CA. We were so grateful to have Aimee & Melissa as our realtors. They made the long-distance process painless and successful. Their negotiation expertise is amazing. They were helpful and were pleasant to work with … always positive. We plan to use them again when we decide to sell.”
– Marcy & Steve S., Buyers
“This is a team that will work their hardest for you from start to finish. They make you feel like you’re their only client every step of the way. We can’t say enough for Aimee and Melissa’s personal approach and attention to detail. They aren’t just out for the commission; they truly want you feeling comfortable every step of the way. In our own case, the down to the wire escrow would have been a mess if not for the fact that our realtors stepped in and pushed everything through for us. We would work with this team anywhere, anytime and can’t recommend them highly enough.”
– Robbie & Jeff W., Sellers
“Aimee and Melissa were an excellent team; their individual strengths combine into a powerful duo. They made the experience of buying my first home easy and enjoyable. They found the perfect place for me, helped me negotiate the purchase, supported me through the close of escrow and helped me get settled into my new home. I could not have asked for better!”
– Ali S., Buyer
“Aimee and Melissa make a great team and I give them my top recommendation. They helped us as buyers on a tight schedule and I felt that their experience and competence gave us an advantage. I especially appreciated their knowledge of the LA west side market and their familiarity with the issues encountered on transactions like ours. I would not hesitate to use them again.”
– Mark & Judy C., Buyers 2013
“Fantastic service and approach, terrific teamwork! Highly recommended.”
– Duke H., Seller 2012