About Melissa

Meet Melissa Macfadyen

Selling Los Angeles Real Estate for Over 32 Years!

Licensed for over 32 years, a Broker Associate and a consistent top sales agent, specializing in new construction, Melissa Macfadyen has a real estate career as long as the coastline. “I have seen prices rise and fall more than once,” she says. “Many neighborhoods have gentrifed during my career, from downtown LA to the beaches. I have watched communities like Venice beach and now West Adams be completely transformed. The economy is always changing, neighborhoods are renewed; my passion for this business lies in my love of an ever changing environment.”

A native Californian and fourth generation Angelino, Melissa was born in Santa Monica, raised in Malibu and currently resides in Venice. Long time Malibu residents may remember her grandfather, Jack (WJ) Macfadyen, whose firm, The Macfadyen Company, specialized in real estate and insurance sales. “I’ve been around real estate my entire life,” she says. “As a child, my dad was always driving us around to look at property. Whether it was an investment he was considering or a house he had insured, it was a family past time to look at real estate. You might say I was destined to have a career in this field.”

Melissa attended college on a full athletic scholarship, playing volleyball for universities in Nevada and Colorado and earning a BA in journalism from Cal State Northridge. She also obtained a certificate of paralegal studies from UCLA.

“My philosophy is straightforward, the customer always comes first,” Melissa says. “This is not just a concept, it’s the way I work, it’s the way I was raised. To give back to the community, to put others first.” It is an approach that has earned Melissa wide respect among her clients and peers. Among her many other achievements, she launched and managed a Santa Monica real estate office and was the broker of record for a real estate office of over 100 agents.

During her free time, she is involved with local organizations and charities like the Santa Monica History Museum, Santa Monica High School and Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce. She enjoys walking her dogs and anything canine related and also competes in tango dance competitions as a tango dancer. She is proud to be associated with Compass.

Melissa's Expertise and years of knowledge and experience came in handy as I was a first time seller and many things had changed in real estate since I bought a house.
Melissa was extremely helpful during the whole process of listing our run down house. She is knowledgeable, responsive, and very helpful. We highly recommend her!
I highly recommend Melissa, she is very knowledgeable highly professional and on top of it a kind hearted person. She gave me great advice and helped me with legal ...
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My philosophy is straightforward, the customer always comes first,” Melissa says. “This is not just a concept, it’s the way I work, it’s the way I was raised, to help others."
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