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Who I Am

I grew up in Utah, about 45 minutes outside of Salt Lake City.  In 1989, literally a day after I graduated high school, I moved to New York City.  At the age of 17 I was working full-time for MacAndrews & Forbes, – a holding company owned by Ronald Perleman & attending night classes at FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology).  Upon graduating with my Associates Degree, that led me to New Jersey & Rider University where I graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication.  I live in Manalapan, New Jersey with my husband Davin, my twins Nicholas and Gabriella and my dog Sadie

Prior to my Real Estate career, I worked at the NFL in NYC & then went into medical sales for many years. I delved into the Real Estate Market in 2005, helping my clients get the best deals possible and managing portfolios. My unique skill set and result-oriented approach has won me several awards, including the 2008-2021 NJAR Circle of Excellence, Distinguished Sales & Five Star Professional Awards Recipient, the Remax 100% Club, and the Hall of Fame & Executive Club Awards. I am the Recipient of the 2021 and 2022 Monmouth County Elite Top Agent Award by Monmouth Health and Life. I’ve been featured on the cover of Top Agent Magazine, within Industry Magazine & appeared on Inside Edition as a top real estate agent.

Some of my industry accolades include:

  • Broker Associate
  • CDPE (Certified Distressed Property Expert)
  • CNE (Certified Negotiation Expert)
  • NAEA (National Association of Expert Advisors)
  • CHSA (Certified Home Selling Agent)
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I am a full time Broker Associate with a team consisting of myself as the team leader, a buyers’ agent and an assistant. In October 2018, I joined eXp Realty – one of the fastest growing real estate brands in the industry. eXp Realty allows me to provide my clients with the best services, technology, marketing & exposure. In 2019, I opened eXp Realty Central Jersey, a branch office located in Freehold, NJ. It is truly a blessing to be able to pursue my passion while helping people actualize their dreams.

My success can be attributed not just to my passion for real estate, but also to my intuition regarding the psychology of buying and selling, which helps me to obtain the possible outcome for my clients. I recognize and value the trust placed in me by my clients and I strive to meet and exceed their expectations.

I would love the opportunity to earn your business. I am confident I will exceed your expectations. All of us have our own Physician, Dentist, Lawyers, Optometrist, and even our own Hair Stylist. But yet the majority of people do not have their very own Real Estate agent. I want to be your very own Real Estate Agent. I want to be someone that you can count on not just for today, not just for one sale or purchase. I want to be someone you can count on for a lifetime.

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Featured in the Media

Feature Story in Top Agent Magazine

Highly recommended realtor, Melissa DeSantis  discusses what it takes to be a successful realtor. She describes herself as a “more than full-time” real estate agent.

Home Listing Advice in Inside Edition

Manalapan Real Estate Agent gives insight on how to get an excellent deal on home buying in Manalapan New Jersey.

Guest on Property Players Podcast

Melissa DeSantis talks with Property Players Podcast about her experiences working as an agent, and also navigating family life with her career. She speaks on social media and how it has affected the real estate industry, among a few other topics.

Youtube How to pick a real estate agent in Freehold NJ? How to sell a home in Colts Neck NJ? If you have real estate questions, I have the answers. I cover TONS of topics that anyone looking to buy or sell a home in Monmouth County needs to know. Don’t worry- you don’t need any background knowledge to get started. It’s super casual and easy to follow so that anyone can start learning about Monmouth County real estate.

Facebook  This is a great place to keep up to date about all that’s going on with local real estate. I post about homes coming to the market, houses that are just listed, and -of course- sold homes! Will I be posting about your home being sold soon? Click here to schedule a call if you’re interested!

Instagram Manalapan Realtor AND Manalapan Mom! Follow my journey as a working mom in Monmouth County. I post tons of home keeping tips, (that are ACTUALLY realistic!) things to do in the local community and all about life in New Jersey!