Hello, I am Melissa DeSantis.

It is truly a blessing to be able to pursue my passion while helping people actualize their dreams.

Born and raised in Ogden, Utah, I knew I was destined to live and work in a big city. At the age of 17, upon graduating high school, I left Utah. I relocated to New York City, where I worked for a few years while attending F.I.T (Fashion Institute of Technology) in the evenings and obtaining my Associate’s Degree. I continued my education, at Rider University, in Lawrenceville, NJ, and graduated with my Bachelor’s Degree in Communications. Upon graduating college, I worked for the National Football League in NYC.  A few years later, I was recruited by a Medical Sales Firm in the role of Sales Manager, where I worked for many years. Shortly after, I met my husband Davin, and we settled in Manalapan, NJ, where we are raising our twins, Nicholas & Gabriella.

In 2005, I had a less than stellar experience while selling my home and buying a new home. I knew that I could provide much better service and results.  I began to delve deeper into the real estate industry and decided to obtain my real estate license.  I have built my business throughout the years by helping families like my own achieve their financial & family goals. I take pride in my unique skill set & result-oriented approach. When you do what you love…success follows!

About me

I am a full-time Broker Associate with a team consisting of myself as the team leader, two buyers’ agents, and an assistant. In November 2022, I joined REAL Broker – one of the industry’s fastest growing real estate brands. REAL Broker allows me to provide my clients with the best services, technology & exposure. It is truly a blessing to be able to pursue my passion while helping people actualize their dreams. I recognize and value the trust my clients place in me, and I strive to meet and exceed their expectations. I would love the opportunity to earn your business. I am confident I will also exceed your expectations!

Some of my industry awards and accolades include:

  • Monmouth County Elite Top Agent 2021 & 2022
  • Top 1% Monmouth County Realtors
  • Five Star Professional Awards Recipient
  • Featured on Inside Edition TV Show as a Top Agent
  • eXp Icon Award Recipient
  • New Jersey Circle of Excellence Recipient 2008-2021
  • Broker Associate & Managing Broker
  • New Jersey Association of Realtors Distinguished Sales Recipient
  • Featured on the Cover of Top Agent Magazine
  • CDPE (Certified Distressed Property Expert)
  • CNE (Certified Negotiation Expert)
  • NAEA (National Association of Expert Advisors)
  • CHSA (Certified Home Selling Agent)