Melissa Okabe

Real Estate Agent • DRE #02036508 • Los Angeles - South Bay

melissaokabere_property_image 1 copy.jpeg

About Melissa

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.


Recent Transactions: Listings and Leases


Co-listing agent

17017 Vermont Ave., Gardena, CA 90247. (Represented the Seller) Quadruplex Sold for $1,050,000

1845 gardena blvd.png

c0-selling AGENT

1845 Gardena Blvd (Represented the 1031 Exchange Buyers).  Negotiated a successful close of the Duplex at $895,000

2810 W 180TH ST.jpg


2810 W. 180th St. Torrance CA 90504 (Represented the Owner. LIST/CLOSE: $3200/$3200)

Co-Selling agent

[Private Address] Casimir Ave. Torrance, CA 90504 (Represented the Buyer). Negotiated the winning counter offer at $715,000

175TH St Torrance Lease.jpg


4022 W 175th St, Torrance 90504 (Represented the Owner).  LIST/CLOSE:   $2,800/$2,800

sold 149th st gardena.png


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)

Leasing agent

16728 Francis Ct, Torrance 90504 (Represented the Owner).  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 


Client Testimonials

"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


For Buyers

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.


For Sellers

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. 


Work with Us

Whether you're beginning your search for a new home, thinking about listing your property, or simply have a question, we would love to hear from you. Get in touch today!

luxury home south bay.png