Melissa is a 2nd Generation Real Estate Agent, specializing in Residential Real Estate in the Los Angeles area. Educated at The University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), The American University of Paris (AUP) and La Sorbonne, her background in Marketing and unique Expat experience in Paris, France, brings a fresh international perspective to the exciting LA Real Estate market.
Melissa is a proud member of the Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA) giving her wide national and international access to listings for her sellers within this tight-knit network.
Additionally, Melissa received her First Time Home Buyer Specialist Designation from the California Association of Realtors in 2017 - making her the Go-To Agent for first time home buyers!
About Alta Properties
Alta Properties is a Real Estate & Property Management located in the South Bay. Over the past 30 years, Alta Properties has represented sellers and buyers in numerous Residential and Commercial Real Estate transactions throughout the Los Angeles and Orange County areas.
Our property management division facilitates the needs of landlords and tenants- including handling rental applications, tenant screening, marketing and leasing, eviction management, rent collections and income and expense reports, property inspections, vendor management and more.
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3461 W. 171st St, Torrance CA 90504
Torrance Townhouse, Priced to Sell!
Listed at: $559,000
Welcome Home! This North Torrance townhouse awaits YOU, it's next owner to put your personal cosmetic touches to make it your very own! With 1546 sf of living space, this townhouse boasts 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, updated kitchen, huge bonus room, and 2 car garage.
Stroll up the sunlit steps to your front door, enter into the spacious living room: To your left, open the sliding door to your private main level patio where you can BBQ, grow plants, or just soak in some sun. Continuing past the living room, imagine having a meal in your informal dining area and cooking your favorite dish in your updated kitchen with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, tile floors. Saunter back through the living room to find the conveniently located, main level (updated) half bathroom.
Upstairs, discover the two sunny, junior bedrooms, full bathroom with updated tile floors and shower, and finally the large master retreat with full bath, spacious private upstairs balcony, and two grand sized closets.
Park your cars in this unit's large 2 car garage, with washer/ dryer hookup, and bonus room that could be used for an at-home gym, artist's studio, man cave, or extra storage space!
Enjoy the amenities including pool, jacuzzi, and club-house available to all residents.
Located in award-winning Torrance school district, easy access to freeways, shopping, schools, and parks.
267 S. San Pedro St. Unit #201, Los Angeles CA 90012
Rare Teramachi luxury senior (55 years+) condo unit for sale in the heart of DTLA's historic Little Tokyo:
Listed at $625,000
Amazing Value for a Bright, Spacious, End Unit Condo- 1470 SF of Luxury Living
End unit condo with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, open living room, 2 balconies, dining area, contemporary kitchen with granite counter tops, breakfast bar & stainless steel appliances. Master bedroom includes walk-in closet, en-suite bathroom, and private balcony. Floor to ceiling dual pane glass windows and sliding glass doors in the living room, master suite, and second bedroom provide plenty of natural light, while keeping any exterior noise out. Central AC & heat, in-unit laundry room with washer & dryer and 2 assigned tandem parking spaces are also yours with this unit.
Teramachi amenities include 24 hour security, fitness center, sauna, 2-story community recreation room with full kitchen facilities, indoor-outdoor pool and spa, central courtyard featuring gardens, koi pond, fountains & waterfalls, community barbecues, guest parking. Located close to Little Tokyo shops & restaurants, the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center, Japanese Village Plaza Mall, Union Station, LA Live, Staples Center, Nokia Theatre, Disney Hall. Easy access to 110, 10 and 101 freeways.
Contact Melissa today to schedule a showing appointment: (310-245-2564)
Recent Transactions: Listings and Leases
SELLING AGENT (BUYER’S AGENT)
28641 Mt. Shasta Dr, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275. (Represented the Buyer). Negotiated the price down to $879,000 on this lovely home that appraised nearly $35K over the purchase price, allowing my clients to start their homeownership journey with built-in equity.
Co-listing agent (seller’s agent)
17017 Vermont Ave., Gardena, CA 90247. (Represented the Seller) Quadruplex Sold for $1,050,000
c0-selling AGENT (buyer’s agent)
1845 Gardena Blvd (Represented the 1031 Exchange Buyers). Negotiated a successful close of the Duplex at $895,000
3461 w. 171st Street, Torrance CA 90504
LIST/ CLOSE: $559,000 / $565,000
2810 W. 180th St. Torrance CA 90504 (Represented the Owner. LIST/CLOSE: $3200/$3200)
cO-Selling Agent (Buyer’s agent)
3538 Torrance Blvd #100, Torrance, CA 90503 (Represented the Buyer). Negotiated a quick all-cash close on this beautifully updated Torrance Townhome at the coveted Bungalow Townhome complex.
Co-Selling agent (buyer’s afent)
[Private Address] Casimir Ave. Torrance, CA 90504 (Represented the Buyer). Negotiated the winning counter offer at $715,000
4022 W 175th St, Torrance 90504 (Represented the Owner). LIST/CLOSE: $2,800/$2,800
13237 Fiji Way #J, Marina Del Rey CA 90292
(Represented the Owner. LIST/CLOSE: $4000/ $4000)
16728 Francis Ct, Torrance 90504 (Represented the Owner). Found amazing tenants to lease this lovely updated Torrance SFR. LIST/CLOSE: $3,150/$3,150 monthly rent.
718 Sartori Av, Torrance 90501 (Represented the Owner of this charming Spanish Style Home). LIST/CLOSE: $2,500/$2,500
LISTING AGENT (seller’s agent)
712 W. 149th St. Gardena CA 90247
(Represented the Seller. LIST/CLOSE: $425,000/ $450,000 - Happy to have gotten our seller $25K more over ask)
Selling Agent (buyer’s agent)
1406 Brett Place #218, San Pedro CA 90732 (Represented the Buyers)
LIST/ CLOSE: $484,900 / $474,500 ( happy to have gotten my buyers a great deal at $10,000 under ask!)
"As a First Time Home Buyer, there were a lot of questions my wife and I had about the home buying process. Melissa and Tom of Alta Properties did an outstanding job of really taking the time to explain all of the details, to go over step-by-step the papers we were signing, and made the process of home buying as easy and stress free as possible. I would text our agents (Melissa and Tom) at all hours about things I didn't understand and they would get back ASAP. This real estate company has the experience, contractor and repair connections, and top notch customer service.
We needed to get an inspection for our home owners' insurance asap, and my wife and I were at work, but our Alta Properties Agents met the adjuster at our home and took care of the inspection for us. These extra details make this real estate company very special." - Jarrett & Lauren Tanaka
Buying a home is one of the biggest purchases most of us will make in a lifetime. So it's understandable that the process may feel overwhelming. I'd love to help! Read on for some Tips to get started with your Home Buying Search. Or for a more detailed overview of the entire Home Buying Process, check out the First Time Buyer Section, including getting into touch to schedule and attend an upcoming Buyer Workshop.
Thinking About Selling Your Property? Here are a few preliminary tips to prepare your property to be listed.
Ready to Move onto your next venture? Let us handle the sell of your property so you can focus your energy on the future.
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