Melissa Menard brings an unusually powerful mix of experience and skill to her buyers, sellers and investors: she's not only a second generation Realtor with years of experience, but has a background as a luxury home builder as well. With over 25 years of experience as an , intimate familiarity with Westside LA, and firsthand knowledge of residential design and construction, Melissa is an invaluable source of sound advice for her clients. She also draws on an extensive list of contacts and resources to connect them with a network of other experienced professionals.
Melissa has in-depth experience in selling all types of properties in every price range, including multi-units and high-end luxury homes. Her 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 ability to act professionally, negotiate skillfully and help them understand every part of the process.
Melissa is an active member of the Beverly Hills Board of Realtors, the National Association of Realtors, and other local and national real estate organizations. When she's not working, she's a strong advocate for artists and the local culinary scene. She enjoys attending art openings, volunteering at the A+D museum and running 5K races to support local charities.
Michael joined Compass in late 2013 where he was a Manhattan real estate agent for over 10 years. He is happy to be in sunny California where he is taking his fast-paced NYC experience to the local CA market. Getting to know his customers’ specific personalities and preferences enables Michael to provide personally-tailored services and ensure that each customer’s experience is fulfilling. Michael prides himself on going above and beyond for his clients.
Before starting his career in real estate, Michael worked in theatre as a producer and actor. He also managed his family’s performing arts school, The King Centre for the Performing Arts, designing marketing plans for classes, plays, and concerts.
When not helping clients, Michael raises money for local and international charities in need through his production company. Michael also loves exploring the all that California has to offer with family and friends, plays a lot of basketball, practices yoga regularly, and loves to hear and tell a good story.
"Melissa Menard is truly the best. From the first day we met her, we knew our search for a real estate agent was over - her professionalism, responsiveness, patience with two home buying rookies and understanding of our needs was exactly what we needed and so appreciated. Her relationships that have been built on years and years of experience also helped our process go smoothly as we felt like we had the best of the best on our team through closing. Hopefully we won't be selling or buying anytime soon because we love our new home, but if we do, Melissa is definitely going to be our person."
"I've been in the hospitality business and guest services for over two decades. I take great pride in providing exceptional experiences. So it was both humbling and gratifying to be on the receiving end of the exceptional service I received from Melissa. She listened to my exact needs, she engaged and empowered me to make informed decisions and the results have been delightful. I'm exactly where I need to be thanks to Melissa's compassion, work ethic and follow through. Highly recommend."
"Melissa is without a doubt the most knowledgeable real estate professional I have ever worked with. She is also just a WONDERFUL human being. She is deeply knowledgeable about real estate finance and market technicals, which you don't often find. Her goal is to ensure her clients are truly happy vs. trying to sell them on something less than ideal. I will always recommend Melissa to friends/colleagues, and she will forever be my go-to for all things LA real estate."
"Selling my home was challenging for me. It was hard to let go of something I put a lot of myself into...what made that easier for me was Melissa taking the time to listen to the story of my home and then telling that story to all of the potential buyers. Her care for my home's story helped ensure we found the perfect buyers for the home. I wanted everyone that saw my home to have a personal tour instead of an open house - Melissa carefully guided every potential buyer throughout my home - meticulously pointing out all the features that made my home special."
"If there was a World Cup for real estate agents, Melissa Menard would win. She is professional, personable, communicative, honest, and responsive. She represented the sale of our 2 bedroom condo in Sherman Oaks. Melissa is armed with data and has her pulse on the market. Every week, she would send us an email with how many people have looked at it online, how many phone calls she got, who she showed it to, and what their feedback was. She made us feel involved and informed, and held our hands every step of the way. You won't find a kinder, more informed, more professional or more knowledgable agent. Melissa, thank you from the bottom of my heart!"
"Working with Melissa has been an absolute pleasure both times I have enlisted her help in finding a new apartment. From start to finish in both experiences she has exceeded expectations in terms of professionalism, knowledge of the market, response time and communications on our behalf to the respective landlords. She is extremely in tune with her clients needs and will not stop until those needs are met. I wholeheartedly recommend working with Melissa if the opportunity presents itself - you won't regret it and you will absolutely love your new home."
"Our experience buying our first home together was awesome! Melissa is an LA real estate fixture and her insider-knowledge of the city extends well beyond what area is “blowing up.” We found a home within our price range that met all of our needs within reason. She helped with navigating the HOA documents, home inspection, escrow and title...basically everything. We were worried about the asbestos popcorn insulation but she helped us negotiate things with the buyer. We’re really lucky to have found her when we needed the help."
"I do not know where to even begin to rave about Melissa Menard. My wife and I had no idea when going into buying our house and Melissa walked us through every step flawlessly and she did all the behind the scenes work and made the entire process seem easy and actually fun. The best compliment I can give is Melissa makes you feel like you are her only client while I'm sure she is trying to juggle several clients and deals all at once. Melissa will go above and beyond for you and she is a rare talent and just human being."