For the last 2 decades Melissa (Missy) Barnes has built a successful real estate practice working side by side with the areas’ top grossing sales teams and brokerages. As a long-time resident of Newport Beach, Missy has become a fixture of the community and its networks, whether through her participation in local, foundations, PTA’s, or her support of her sons’ athletic programs. It is through her deep sense of community combined with her years of cultivating first-hand, insightful market knowledge that she sets herself apart.
Missy’s personable nature is one of her defining features that is a core piece of her professional process--gaining a deep understanding of her clients in order surpass their needs and expectations. She has a natural knack for being able to connect people and homes, understanding how to put together all the moving pieces to find the perfect fit. Missy operates client first—taking deep care and concern to exceed client expectations, while not missing an opportunity to bring one of a kind deals to the table. Simply put, Missy will out-work, out-think, and out-care the competition.
Missy’s dynamic approach gives her the unique ability to visualize the potential in properties whether it is an initial purchase, renovation or ground up development. Her years of cultivating relationships with developers and agents, coupled with her refined eye for opportunity, give her the fast track to on or off market deals that have delivered countless above market returns for clients. As her long-time clients can attest, Missy not only leverages her expertise to create a supportive and seamless process but also to build meaningful relationships long after the close of escrow.
Some recent examples of Missy’s work:
A View of the Future
Missy’s clients, a young professional couple just starting to dream of the move-up house where they’d like to raise a family, didn’t think they would be able to afford what they wanted in Newport Heights. Missy - always up for a challenge - worked her expansive network of contacts to identify and secure a beautiful, large family home and aggressively negotiated the deal to be within the newlyweds’ price range. Located on a prime street in the Heights within walking distance to the park, the home features harbor and ocean views, to boot.
The Nuances of Newport
When empty nesters visiting from Northern California, Bay Area fell in love with Newport Beach while visiting for a month-long vacation, they called Missy. They now wanted to buy a house where they could host their children and grandchildren, and were referred to her by friends who said, “Missy knows every detail and every house in every neighborhood in Newport Beach — she’ll find you the perfect place.” As always, Missy took the time and care to really get to know the couple and to share their vision for a multi-generational family home. She delivered the perfect place — a turnkey new custom home in Newport Heights that will welcome the extended family in time for the holidays.