Melissa Vance's Bio
Prior to becoming a Realtor, Melissa Vance managed a variety of businesses; ranging from computer training to construction, and ultimately a real estate agency. Although she always had an eye for investment properties, it was only after managing a real estate agency for several years that she discovered her true passion — helping other people successfully meets their real estate objectives. As Melissa became more involved in the real estate business, she realized she wanted to focus full-time on the “people” part of the business.
Melissa Vance has the background, knowledge and experience to serve all Orlando buyers, sellers, and investors. Whether you are a first time home buyer or an experienced investor, you can be confident that she will handle your transaction with care, expertise, and professionalism. She prides herself in her commitment to listen to and understand her clients while keeping them informed throughout the entire process. Her goal is to educate and make all of her clients feel comfortable during their transaction. Melissa’s number one priority is making each transaction a success for her clients, and she is proud of her reputation for working hard to exceed her clients’ expectations.
Melissa Vance is a member of the National Association of Realtors and Orlando Regional Realtor Association. You will find her working on most weekends, but when she finds time off she enjoys the beautiful Florida sunshine. Originally from Maryland, she never takes sunny Florida for granted!
For more information or to contact Melissa Vance directly, e-mail MelissaV@MyMetroCity.com or call 407-489-5166.
Customer Review From Ann Sorsdahl -- Sep 2020
Melissa Vance was a pleasure to work with and provided wonderful guidance in our new home search! A true professional and always on top of everything that needed to be done and she kept us on track! Would highly recommend her!
Customer Review From Zachary Gleason -- Jun 2020
Melissa was great! We got top dollar for my home and she handled every issue that popped up along the way!
Customer Review from Melinda Milford -- May 2020
Our Realtor, Melissa, pulled comps, evaluated the market in the area we were selling and within two days she had a virtual tour of the home online, a for sale sign on front yard and as soon as the multi listing went live we had a viewing. The first people who toured the home made an offer. I was very impressed with Melissa’s negotiating skills. The entire transaction from listing to closing was three weeks. I’ve bought and sold five houses throughout the past 25 years and this transaction was, by far, the best. Melissa knows the Central Florida market. I have already referred her to several investors and a residential seller.
Customer Review from Michael Baillargeon -- May 2020
Melissa is AMAZING!!
Customer Review from Ben Clements -- Feb 2020
I would highly recommend Melissa as a realtor. She really knows her stuff in the Florida market and offers great advise to Canadian clients!
Customer Review from Jason White -- Nov 2019
Thank you for everything. Melissa is great! We had our house rented with Metro city Realty for many years and they dealt with everything professionally and quickly. When it came time, they handled the sale of our house well. Could not be happier!
Customer Review From Katy Widrick -- Jun 2019
Melissa was our property manager first, and when we were ready to sell our house, she led us through every step and made it incredibly easy (and fun!). She had great judgement about the market and was especially helpful in coordinating with us, even though we lived two hours away from the property.
Customer Review from Michele Barnes -- May 2019
My home buying experience was fantastic! Melissa is so professional and talented! She knows the business and market inside out, and to top that all off, she truly cares about her clients and their families needs. She goes above and beyond with her responsiveness and attention to detail, and advocates for her clients. I couldn’t be happier with my home buying experience thanks to Melissa!
Customer Review from Leanne Gambino -- Oct 2018
Melissa Vance is the whole package as a Realtor. Buying, selling, she makes both transitions seamless. She is an extremely skilled Realtor who truly cares about her clients needs.
Customer Review from Michael Presley -- Sep 2017
“Melissa was very helpful and responded to queries immediately… Happy to do business with them again if needed.”
Sold downtown condo in about 30 days from listing to closing. Melissa (our agent) was very helpful and responded to queries immediately. Everything went very smooth. Happy to do business with them again if needed.
Customer Review from Jaynitsa Paul -- Aug 2017
“It has been an absolute pleasure working with you over the past years… To have our home listed for just one week and have a buyer is amazing and now we can move on to the next chapter in our lives.”
Thank you so much Melissa. It has been an absolute pleasure working with you over the past years. You helped us locate our perfect first home and made the buying process so easy and seamless. Now you have helped us sell that home, with even greater ease than the buying process, which I didn’t think was possible. To have our home listed for just one week and have a buyer is amazing and now we can move on to the next chapter in our lives. I will definitely be adding this as a review of your exceptional work, due diligence, and continued support even after the purchase of our home. You helped us with tenancy agreement as landlords and how to successful market our home for sale. If I had to purchase another home in Central Florida, I wouldn’t go to anyone else.
Customer Review from Donna & Timothy Utecht -- Mar 2017
“I would give MORE than five stars to Melissa…Her knowledge of pricing in the market prevented me from under-listing the house so YAY money in my pocket!”
First, let me say I would give MORE than five stars to Melissa. She worked with us to sell an older home in downtown Orlando. Not only did she work exceptionally well with us – long distance – – she made the entire process easy and stress free. Her knowledge of pricing in the market prevented me from under-listing the house so YAY money in my pocket!
Customer Review from Linda S. -- Feb 2017
“Jon and Melissa are amazing Realtors… After following their advice, we are living in our dream neighborhood and city!”
Jon and Melissa are amazing Realtors! They helped us purchase our home while we were living out of state. After following their advice, we are living in our dream neighborhood and city! I’m so glad we trusted them and they led us in the right direction. It’s been over a year and we love our home and community. They are both easy going and fun to work with! I wish I was house shopping again so I could run around them 🙂
Customer Review from Natalie Clark -- Dec 2016
“I had such a positive experience working with Melissa Vance and Metro City Realty for my recent home purchase.”
I had such a positive experience working with Melissa Vance and Metro City Realty for my recent home purchase. Melissa is extremely professional and worked hard to make the process as smooth as possible for me. I appreciate the time she took to negotiate with the seller to get me pretty much everything I could ask for and now I am loving my dream home! Melissa was always accessible, extremely flexible with meeting times, etc and I would definitely recommend her to anyone who is looking for a great realtor!
Review From Customer Craig Harper -- Sep 2016
“We had an excellent experience with Jon, Melissa, and the whole Metro City Realty team. They not only helped us sell our house within a week of listing, they also got us well over our asking price.”
We had an excellent experience with Jon, Melissa, and the whole Metro City Realty team. They not only helped us sell our house within a week of listing, they also got us well over our asking price. We were so ecstatic! They also helped us find our new home. We had all the normal anxieties in buying a new home but we felt so supported by them in all of our decisions. We never felt like we were in this alone which is so nice when making such a large purchase. Even though the purchase of the new house was complicated due to a lien, they kept us posted on updates. What could have been an extremely stressful time in our lives is remembered as a very positive experience and we thank them for that!
From Customer Andrew Bailey -- Aug 2016
“Melissa was friendly and she did everything she could to ensure that I got an excellent price. “
I was worried about selling my home in Orlando which is why I went to see a couple of agents. My first interaction with Melissa Vance from Metro City Realty & Condos and I knew this was the right agency. Melissa was friendly and she did everything she could to ensure that I got an excellent price. She got in only dedicated clients and was always approachable. Thank you Metro City Realty for the excellent service.
From Customer Bob Coleman -- Aug 2016
“I got a perfect house for my family because of Melissa from Metro City Realty.”
I got a perfect house for my family because of Melissa from Metro City Realty Inc. Melissa was very friendly and professional. She understood our needs, especially that our budget was not very high. The property she showed to us in Hawksnest Blvd was just what we wanted. Thanks to Melissa for getting us a beautiful house to live in.
From Customer Sarah Hill -- Jul 2016
“Melissa at Metro City Realty is one of the best, if not THE best realtor in Orlando. I have not met anyone as knowledgeable about the industry or the Orlando housing market in general.”
Melissa at Metro City Realty is one of the best, if not THE best realtor in Orlando. I have not met anyone as knowledgeable about the industry or the Orlando housing market in general. She is very patient, efficient, and acts fast which is crucial in today’s market whether you are buying, selling, or renting.
From Customer Todd Bennett -- Jul 2016
“We are now on our third transaction with Metro City. The realtors are top notch, especially Melissa Vance…we hope to use Metro City and Melissa Vance forever!”
We are now on our third transaction with Metro City. The realtors are top notch, especially Melissa Vance. Everyone we have met including John, Patrick, Bobby and Beatrice have been so genuine, helpful and nice! We hope to use Metro City and Melissa Vance forever!
From Customer Justin Marshall -- Jun 2016
“You’ve stood out from all the rest with your professionalism, communication, trustworthiness, and overall willingness to work with some challenges…we’ll be sure to let anyone and everyone know how great our experience was.”
On behalf of myself, Brooke, and John, we want to give a heartfelt and very well deserved THANK YOU to you. I’ve unfortunately dealt with a number of properties, agents, closing companies, buyers, etc. over the years, both home and away, and you’ve stood out from all the rest with your professionalism, communication, trustworthiness, and overall willingness to work with some challenges (tenants, me being out of town, etc etc). You’ve been the driving force of the entire thing and please don’t think it went unnoticed – very much the opposite and we’ll be sure to let anyone and everyone know how great our experience was. Thanks again.
From Customer Dan Tressler -- Jul 2015
Melissa met and exceeded all of my wife’s and my expectations. 2 buyer contracts in < 48 hours, acceptance in 72 hours and closed faster than could have ever been expected. Thanks Metro City and, especially, Melissa!
From Customer Catherine Taylor -- Jul 2014
Melissa was our buyers agent on a short sale property. Our transaction was difficult, with many surprises including a last minute lien and unexpected issues with the home’s condition. Melissa kept our sanity throughout. She advised us at each step of the way and we always knew she was looking out for us. I would highly recommend Melissa – if she can handle that transaction to closing, she can do anything!
From Customer Preston Landefeld -- Jul 2014
My husband and I were buying our first home and had gone through 2 Realtors prior to Melissa and were not having any luck. Once we found Melissa, she was such a great help. She was very patient with us knowing we were not professionals. She did a great job, and finally, after looking at probably the most listings she’s ever had in her career, we found the perfect home, and none of that would have been possible without her! She was fantastic and I would DEFINITELY refer her!
From Customer Greg Caskey -- Jul 2014
Melissa was truly a joy to work with. We found her while we were under contract in a difficult short sale(she was not our realtor at the time), once we were out of that contract we had decided we would call on her for are next transaction. She was very truthful, full of knowledge, on time for appointments, understanding and a real pleasure to work with. We followed all her advice and closed on our home with in 30 days of contract. Everyone she has recommended to me has been great and very professional. It was truly a no hassle purchase. Once we were closed on the new house I asked here about putting my old house on the market, I followed her recommendations and when it was time to list we had an acceptable offer in 24 hours, a real shock in this market. I would highly recommend Melissa to anyone knowing the true professional she is. Melissa is a real joy to work with and you don’t find that often in the real estate market.
From Customer Campbell -- Jul 2014
It was a pleasure working with Melissa through the first home buying process. She is very approachable and personable. She is also very knowledgeable and was able to guide us every step of the way. She displayed her concern in the customer’s best interest by reassuring us that there is a home out there most suitable for us. Her feedback was helpful in our decision making process. I highly recommend her, especially to first home buyers.
From Customer Oliver -- Jul 2014
Melissa was exceptional in helping me find my first home! Being new to the whole process, she was extremely helpful in guiding me through the whole experience, answering all of my questions and concerns. She is extremely knowledgeable of the home buying process and of the area. She was very patient in understanding all of my needs and helping me to find a home that best suit them. She was always readily available to schedule viewings and was always positive and encouraging when things would get frustrating. She offered great advice with each question I threw at her. You will not go wrong in choosing Melissa as your Realtor!
From Customer Brian Carwile -- Jul 2014
Melissa Vance helped make the buying experience easy. She very professional, reliable, and knowledge about the property. I would highly recommend her to my friends and family for their next home purchase.
From Customers Jane and Dane Paul -- Jul 2014
My sister and I were looking to purchase our first home together and found Metro City Realty through a Google search. We lucked out with getting Melissa as our agent. From our first meeting, she was very inviting, professional, organized, and knowledgeable about the areas we were interested in, to say the least. She provided us with various buying options, as we were first time home buyers on a budget. It was very easy to get in touch with Melissa, via email and phone. She was available for us, and it seemed as if we were her only clients at the time, which I know we were not. Also the internal MLS site that Metro City Realty uses, was a god-send, as we were able to save homes that we wanted to visit and Melissa would set everything up for us. In addition to her finding and sending us homes that matched our must-have list. After viewing just a small handful of homes, we found the “one”, we worked with Melissa and a broker that she referred us to in order to put in an offer. Unfortunately, this home was a short sale and after the months of waiting, the bank did not approve the seller’s asking price; therefore, our offer was off the table. At this point, we were in a time crunch, as we had just one month before our apartment lease was up. Melissa went out with us what seemed to be daily in order for us to find the right home. She was patient and understanding of our timeline as well as our must-haves. We were able to find the perfect townhouse within our budget and within our timeline. She really made the first time home buying process easy. It was such a pleasure working with Melissa, and I would recommend her anyone who is looking to buy a home in the Orlando area.
From Customer David Yee -- Jul 2014
I often think of how fortunate it was that I was able to settle into this wonderful home. It was all you Melissa, helping me find this home. I will never forget you, nor thank you enough.
From Customer Hanns Porr -- Apr 2014
I would like to recommend Jon Shehan as both a property manager and a Realtor. After we moved, Jon managed our home as a rental property, and then eventually sold it for us. As a property manager, he placed good tenants in the house and then kept the property in good repair, including setting up a fantastic yard service ( Tim Paul, thank you! ) and initiating repairs whenever needed. We could download monthly status reports and see what exactly was done and how the costs were distributed. As a property manager, he was always extremely professional, responded to inquiries quickly, and most of all I felt the property was well looked after. When it came time to sell, it was clear that Jon and his Team (Melissa Vance) were to be our Realtor. He gave us some great advise as to how to renovate the house, and it soon paid off with the house selling. Jon calls his company a “boutique realty,” but to us the smaller size meant more personal attention. I feel Jon was the best I could have hired. I recommend him to anybody, and would definitely use Jon again myself. Melissa Vance from the Metro City team was the Realtor who successfully sold our home. I found Melissa to be very professional, and she always responded to all of our questions quickly. When it was time to negotiate, she gave good advice pointing out options, and we were able to secure a good deal close to the asking price. I definitely recommend Melissa as well.
From Customer Jeremy C. -- Apr 2014
Melissa Vance of Metro City Realty was exceptional in helping me find my first home! Being new to the whole process, she was extremely helpful in guiding me through the whole experience, answering all of my questions and concerns. She is extremely knowledgable of the home buying process and of the area. She was very patient in understanding all of my needs and helping me to find a home that best suit them. Melissa was always readily available to schedule viewings and was always positive and encouraging when things would get frustrating. She offered great advice with each question I threw at her. You will not go wrong in choosing Melissa as your Realtor!