About Melissa

Melissa Gissinger

Melissa Gissinger

Realtor®, ABR, SFR, C2EX, GRI

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Relationships matter, as does experience. An experienced entrepreneur, with a diverse background in interior design coupled with 25 years as a real estate investor, including project development and management, Melissa brings a unique perspective to buyers and sellers. Raised in the South, Melissa graduated with a BFA from the University of Georgia. Shortly after, she moved to San Diego where she excelled in designing and rehabilitating investment properties.
Melissa moved to LA, California, living in Hidden Hills & Calabasas. There her 3 youngest boys finished high school. While in LA, Melissa’s design business evolved into a fabric collection and a showroom in West Hollywood. She worked with textile companies in Italy, Switzerland, and England, with her fabrics and rugs carried from Los Angeles to New York as well as London and featured in magazines like Architectural Digest, Luxe, & Elle Decor. Melissa’s work earned her an "outstanding alumni" award from UGA. She maintains her ties to the preservation of historical homes and art, and currently serves on the National Council for the White House Historical Association.
Settling in Sarasota, Melissa fell in love with the city by the bay, and the active lifestyle it provided. She has developed deep ties in the community and has devoted much time to giving back. She is most proud of her work with Circle Foundation, educating young adults about wellness and a healthy lifestyle, where she established partnerships with Sarasota Memorial Hospital, SMHF, and Ringling College of Art & Design on wellness educational programs. Mom to five boys, with her wire-haired dachshund Augie by her side, Melissa loves water sports, walking the beach, reading, and traveling.

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Get assistance in determining the current property value, crafting a competitive offer, writing and negotiating a contract, and much more. Contact Melissa today.

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