Melissa started her Real Estate career in 1997, after returning to Phoenix where she was born and raised. Melissa received a Bachelors degree is Theatre Design from Occidental College. After college, she worked for the City of LA as well as with public/private partnership, mixed-use development producing entertainment in downtown Los Angeles. In 2005, Melissa received her Arizona Real Estate Broker’s license and in 2007, she earned the e-PRO designation, the only licensed Internet Professional certification through the National Association of REALTORS. Excellent Service is my goal! With over twenty years in Arts Administration, Melissa focuses all of her logistical, visual, technical, and detail oriented skills fully on Real Estate. Having negotiated contracts w/large movie companies, artist’s agencies & handled numerous high profile entertainers both in AZ and CA, she is very comfortable negotiating with other Realtors, Banks and Buyers/Sellers on behalf of her clients. During the real estate roller coaster of the last few years, Melissa consistently guided her clients through buying and selling. No matter whether the market was up or down at the time, most of her clients were able to either buy or sell with relative ease! You can count on Melissa to give you the hard reality of what needs to be done and the help to move you forward. In 2015. she officially launched The Schwartz Team AZ, combining the talents of several Agents! Melissa strongly believes we must support the community around us She works with both of her daughter's Girl Scout Troops & their schools and has served for several years on the PVSchools United Parent Council in multiple roles working on Diversity, Special Education & Gifted Programs. In 2017, Melissa will be Pres. of UPC. Her family annually contributes to the Booker T Washington Child Dvlpmnt Cntr, the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Phoenix, the numerous school and PV School District fundraisers!
Hobbies: Basketball, Choir/Singing, Cooking, Golf, Hiking/Camping
Designations: Internet Professional, National Association of Realtors ShortSale Foreclosure Resource
Specialities: First Time Buyers, Relocation, Short Sales