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Melissa Martinez Burton

Zillow Local Expert in:

  • Downtown
  • 33602
  • Tampa

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Agent

Realtor (12 years experience)

29 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Relocation,
Short-Sale

Ratings & Reviews

 

  
 

05/05/2014 - jairekr
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $775K in North Hyde Park, Tampa, FL.

Working with Melissa was an AMAZING experience! She was meticulous about every detail and helped us work through all of the paperwork and contracts. She was able to point out a few things that even the bank had missed in the documents that saved us a ton of $$. Along with her focus on detail she was able to make the entire process fun and enjoyable. Every step of the journey she guided us, answered any and all questions (we had a lot) and made sure we felt 100% supported. I highly recommend working with her!

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04/27/2014 - sn0wshrew
Bought a Condo home in 2014 for approximately $475K in Downtown, Tampa, FL.

My wife and I were first time home buyers and had a lot of trepidation and questions about the process. We were also searching for a home in Tampa from 3000 miles away, with few opportunities to be there in person. It could have been a recipe for disaster.

Instead, we found Melissa, who single handedly made the process easy and even fun for us. We interviewed her and another realtor, and Melissa blew us away with her local knowledge and her willingness to be extremely hands on and available. Especially if you're thinking about an urban option in downtown or SoHo, it's hard to imagine any way that you could improve upon Melissa's expertise.

Every opportunity that Melissa had to take tasks onto herself, and to handle things for us, she did (with our permission). She was very open to, and respectful of, our decision making process and we never felt rushed or bullied. At the same time, she was prompt, even aggressive when we needed her to be. She successfully negotiated a significantly lower price for us on an awesome home.

Finally, she gave priceless recommendations for local bank, title company, inspector, and insurance broker. So she helped us assemble a team of experts who were all great to work with.

We will definitely work with Melissa again when it's time to sell or buy a home in Tampa in the future!

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03/25/2014 - shikhas
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $775K in Harbour Island, Tampa, FL.

Melissa is accessible and very knowledgeable about the Tampa area. We have found her to be intuitive and one of the best realtors with whom we have ever worked! She is very responsive and was able to help us negotiate a wonderful purchase. Her referral network was superb and helped us to expedite our closing and also renovate our new purchase.

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03/13/2014 - LivinginTampa
Bought a home in 2011.

Working with Melissa was above and beyond the worst home buying experience we have had to date. Melissa came recommended by a friend and if it wasn't for that fact we would have terminated our relationship well before purchasing our home.

While working with Melissa and her business partner we felt that their only interest was their bottom line. We truly felt because she knew that the sale was guaranteed either way she checked out of the once we made an offer on a place we fell in love with. No negotiation, little responsiveness and over all lack of concern for us.

We have purchased three homes to-date and never had such a bad experience as we did with Melissa.

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Response from Melissa on 03/17/2014

This is a fake review and is apparent by the fact you refused to state your name or what place you purchased. If you had an issue then you should have come to me or my broker 3 years ago. I have only received rave reviews from my clients and I work hard to provide exceptional service to each and every client. If there is an issue then I urge you to contact me directly to see what can be done to resolve the problem rather than slandering me to the public.

 

  

12/04/2013 - mindybrock5
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $475K in Tampa, FL.

Very professional, knowledgable, and reliable. Excellent personal attention. Have recommended to many friends, with all friends receiving positive results. Best realtor in Tampa!

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11/27/2013 - kdbudrfly
Bought a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $400K in North East Park, Saint Petersburg, FL.

An absolutely phenomenal agent. Tenacious and experienced, Melissa works extremely hard for her clients and treats every buying or selling experience as if it's her own. She is responsive and detail oriented...the perfect agent to help her clients get exactly what they want!! Because of Melissa my husband and I found our dream home and had an unusually smooth buy/sell process. We feel so greatful to have found her!

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11/26/2013 - rtichenor
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $225K in Tampa, FL.

Melissa was awesome to work with! She is a true expert in the Tampa Bay Area Real Estate market and we couldn't be happier with our decision to use her as our Realtor. The day of our scheduled closing was in jeopardy of being pushed back at the last minute. We were literally sitting at the title company office with 3 cars packed in the parking lot ready to move in and Melissa came through and made sure we were able to close that day even if it meant that the title company had to stay open later. The pressure to close was intense as I was due to have a baby within days! Not only did we close and move in that night but Melissa was able to negotiate additional funding from the bank towards our closing costs for the inconvenience which meant we got money back!! Thanks so much Melissa!

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11/26/2013 - mfing527
Sold a Condo home in 2013 for approximately $250K in Downtown, Tampa, FL.

Melissa did a wonderful job as our real estate professional. Her recommendations, suggestions and precise knowledge helped us in purchasing a condo below our budget. When a sudden move to New York City happened for us, she handled every detail in regards to the selling of that same condo for a substantial profit. Should I ever make my way back to the Tampa Bay area, Melissa is the only real estate professional that I will consider using.

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11/26/2013 - btg 23
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $350K in Lutz, FL.

She is great at what she does!! This was my first time buying a home and I did not know much about the process going into it. She was extremely helpful and patient. Not pushy at all. I would definitely use her again and recommend Melissa to others!

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11/25/2013 - user18176810
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $600K in Palma Ceia, Tampa, FL.

Having worked with Melissa on two separate occasions, renting a condo and buying a home, we can say from experience that she is an amazing Realtor. She is prompt, courteous, reliable, professional and hard working. Melissa grew up locally and knows Tampa very well. She has tons of experience and therefore is full of great advice. She was able to find us a great house that fit all of our major criteria, which was no easy task since we are very picky and changed our minds many times about what we wanted. No matter how many properties (and there were a lot) we looked at she never once got frustrated with us. She would take notes during each house we viewed and kept refining her search. After finding us the perfect house Melissa became a master negotiator and successfully guided us through the process of purchasing the house of our dreams while saving us money at the same time. If it wasn't for Melissa we wouldn't be in this beautiful house today. We highly recommend Melissa!

Sincerely, Patrick and Abigail Dougherty

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