Melissa Okabe

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

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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.


Press & Media Features

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Check out Melissa’s Press & Media Features, including One-on-One In Depth Interviews about her Entrepreneurial Experiences, Articles she’s contributed to as an Expert in Real Estate, and More!


Recent Transactions: Listings and Leases

Mt Shasta


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

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c0-selling AGENT (buyer’s agent)

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



3461 w. 171st Street, Torrance CA 90504

Sold Over-Asking with Multiple Offers after just one weekend of open houses!

LIST/ CLOSE: $559,000 / $565,000

Teramachi Unit 201

Listing Agent (Represented the Seller)

267 S. San Pedro St Unit #201, Los Angeles CA 90012. Sold a unique condo in Little Tokyo’s only Senior (55+) Luxury Complex in Downtown Los Angeles, the coveted Teramachi Homes. Sold for $605,000.

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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

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4022 W 175th St, Torrance 90504 (Represented the Owner). 

LIST/CLOSE:   $2,800/$2,800

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13237 Fiji Way #J, Marina Del Rey CA 90292 (Represented the Owner).

LIST/CLOSE: $4000/ $4000)

1439 e eckerman ave, west covina

Selling Agent (Represented the Buyers)

1430 E. Eckerman Ave, West Covina, CA 91791. Successfully negotiated the winning offer at $655,000 (multiple offer situation) for my first-time buyers to get them into their dream home!

1914 Marshallfield Lane, Redondo Beach CA


Successfully Sold this land development property for our clients Off-Market as Part 1 of their 1031 Tax Deferred Exchange Transaction.

SOLD to a local Developer for $1,135,000.00

Leasing agent

16728 Francis Ct, Torrance 90504 (Represented the Owner).  Found amazing tenants to lease this lovely updated Torrance SFR after just one weekend of Open Houses and 1 week on market.

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 

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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 over ask)

1406 brett place

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!)

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720 W. 4th St #313, Long Beach CA 90802. Successfully helped my first-time buyer close on her dream condo in Downtown Long Beach! Another multiple offer situation that was navigated to put my client on top!

LIST/ CLOSE: $280,000 / $275,000


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!

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