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Melissa Ellis
Pacific Palisades Office


“Melissa is the total package. A second generation realtor, Melissa brings not only her own brand of brilliance and kindness to the table, but she's backed by a team who have been in the business for three decades. We love our house and we're only in it because of Melissa who made one of the most str ... read more »

“Melissa is the total package. A second generation realtor, Melissa brings not only her own brand of brilliance and kindness to the table, but she's backed by a team who have been in the business for three decades. We love our house and we're only in it because of Melissa who made one of the most stressful experiences one can go through go smooth, professionally, and even had some good laughs along the way. It is not possible for me to recommend her higher.” – Samantha C-M, Home Buyer in Valley Village, 2016.

 A lifelong Westside resident with countless personal and local business connections, Melissa Ellis uses her exceptional knowledge of the lifestyles in the communities she represents to best serve her clients.  Communication, quality service, and genuine enthusiasm for helping people are the foundation of her character as an agent. Melissa takes to heart her clients’ goals and the importance of their investments. As a part of top producing Pekar/Ellis Real Estate Group, Melissa combines hands-on transactional expertise with cutting edge marketing technologies to deliver results on the marketing and sale of real property. Pricing, presentation and exposure to the market are key!

With dedication and an eye for detail, Melissa has also successfully represented many first-time home buyers, often in competition with multiple offers.  Her market knowledge, talent for reading value, and professionalism in structuring the strongest offer possible consistently benefits her buyers.

“Melissa Ellis exceeded every expectation we had as first time home buyers. She is remarkably driven, resolution-focused, and meets every challenge with confidence, which is invaluable in today´s competitive market and vulnerable economy. We were especially impressed by Melissa´s poise and endurance; she was patient from the outset of our professional relationship with our initial indecisiveness and then effectively assisted us in narrowly tailoring our search based not only on purchase price but also personal preferences. She helps you find a home, not just a house.”  - Roxana M, Home Buyer in Beverlywood, 2012.

Growing up in Pacific Palisades, Melissa attended Carl Thorpe and Marlborough Schools as well as Phillips Academy in Andover, Mass.  She received her B. S. in Critical Studies in Film and Rhetoric from the University of California, Berkeley and went on to receive her M.F.A. in Cinema from the University of Southern California.

A resident of Santa Monica, Melissa not only supports, but actively participates in many charitable efforts. She is also an active board member of the Gibson Charitable Foundation which services a large variety of local charities. read less «

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2243 22nd St | Santa Monica
Last listed at $1,995,000 (Represented Buyer)
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1826 Laurel Canyon | Los Angeles
Last listed at $1,995,000
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306 S Bundy Dr | Los Angeles
Last listed at $1,895,000
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906 N Doheny Dr #304 | West Hollywood
Last listed at $618,000 (Represented Buyer)


I would give Melissa a 10 out of 5. She is truly amazing. She is very knowledgable about the neighborhoods in LA and she has a good grasp on what areas are a good financial investment. She always had my best interest in mind. For example, I looked at some condos that had absolutely amazing views and I would have bought one in a heartbeat. However, she advised against it because of settling issues with the floors because she was concerned about my safety and the future worth of my home. She was very honest and wouldn't let me make any bad decisions. When I decided which condo complex I wanted to target, she went out of her way and stuffed flyers into people's mailboxes to let them know I was interested in buying. When my dream home was posted on the MLS, she immediately contacted me even before it was officially placed on the market. She not only visited this condo multiple times before I checked it out, she met the listing agent and built a rapport with her by sending her thank you letters. This is most hardest working woman I've ever met, and without her I definitely wouldn't have been chosen to be a buyer for the home that I now own. I highly recommend her!
- Buyer, Mt Washington
I was reluctant to use a broker to lease my house out, thinking I could do as well on my own using Westside Rentals and Craigslist. I was so wrong. Melissa predicted that I could get far more rent than I thought possible, and was immediately proven correct. She was not only right about the market but also right about which persons she could show the house to before it was "presentable" who would be able to see past the cosmetics. She shared my enthusiasm about the house, negotiated through trouble spots, documented the lease perfectly, and is a lovely, lively person as well. I strongly recommend her.
- Property Owner, Los Angeles, Ca
Melissa helped me and my husband find our first home, at a time when the market was extremely competitive and seemingly consumed by all-cash buyers. She navigates and negotiates with unrelenting prowess, invaluable skills for any agent to have, especially for first time home buyers. Melissa has an instinct that cannot be learned; she knows how to read the weather, gauge the wind, turn the ship or or surge full throttle ahead. Most important, she really cares about getting to know her clients and matching the heart of a family with a home.
- Home Buyer: , Los Angeles, CA
Melissa Ellis was an exceptional agent who patiently took the time to help me find the perfect place. She pays attention to detail, and listened intently to what I was looking for, utilizing time most efficiently. I would have never found my dream home if it wasn't for Melissa. She is honest, dedicated, and genuine. If you have an opportunity to work with anyone, it should be this woman.
- Home Buyer: , Santa Monica, CA
Melissa was the key to finding and closing on a great place in Venice. I'd searched for many months on my own without success, then once I started working with Melissa she made things happen. I'd recommend any of my friends to work with Melissa in the future.
- -Mat Rumple, Home Buyer in Venice, Zillow.com