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Melissa Urena & Associates

We help buyers and sellers negotiate the parts of a real estate transaction that cannot be tackled through a website or a phone app. As part of the JohnHart Real Estate brokerage, we count on an army of support staff from marketing specialists to in-house legal counsel to ensure your home sells for the most amount of money with the least amount of stress. 

We have 36 years of combined experience in negotiating the best deal for your next home or investment.

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This isn’t just a job for me, it’s my life. What drives me is helping you realize your goals and I'm always eager to address and prioritize the things you are looking to achieve. Bottom line, I'm here to help guide you to the best opportunities, and not just what’s most convenient.

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"Michele and Melissa are great! Kind personalities with a knack for selling homes. They have a good team around them, and everybody is extremely organized and on top of things. We have sold quite a few houses in the past, but doing this first one with Michele and Melissa was by far one of the smoothest transactions ever, if not the #1 smoothest. Highly recommend."
"I have enjoyed a 15+ year relationship with Michele. Over the years Michele has located and negotiated the successful purchases of over 200 individual properties for my company Wise Investments. Her precision to detail getting our deals approved and accepted receives a standing ovation by me and competitors alike. Her instincts and unbelievable work ethic have made for my company receiving the highest return on investment year over year. Brett W
"I know Juan Castro personally, and when I needed a realtor for two family transactions, I contacted him and Melissa Urena for help. Both homes needed a lot of work, and even though we had offers requiring financing, they found me cash buyers at the same price point. They were able to close each transaction within two weeks. They are great communicators, and they made the whole process very easy and stress free. I would highly recommend them t
"Juan and Melissa helped me with both the sale of my home, and replacement purchase. On the sale side, they did a great job at marketing my home in Culver City. I had multiple offers to pick from, and I went with an all cash buyer that made the transaction very quick and smooth. On the purchase side, Juan and Melissa helped me buy a home in a great neighborhood in Downey. The home had multiple offers, but they used my cash buyer status to get
"We knew from the very beginning that Juan and Melissa were not just working with us to make a sell. They truly wanted to help us find a home we would love. Thanks to their commitment, dedication, and communication, this long and stressful process went very smoothly. We always knew we were in the right hands. Juan and Melissa are one of the best duos since Shaq and Kobe!!!"

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jcastro920 well, you do have to be honest with them when they have champagne taste on a beer budget.
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melissaurenalbc @joepomparelli you'd be surprised how many people don't want to hear it. I suppose that's more the case on the seller side. Tell them to de-clutter and they tune out! πŸ˜…πŸ˜‚
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melissaurenalbc Are homes in your budget too small, too old, too ugly? Here are a few tips to help you through! πŸ‘‡πŸ» First, now that everyone goes through this at every budget. If your budget is 500k, you want the homes at 800k. If your budget is 800k, you want the homes at 1 million, and so on and so forth. It’s natural. Try not to get frustrated. Then, try the following: 1) Consider condos instead of single family residence 2) Be open to locations that are further out 3) Increase your purchasing power by bringing in more downpayment. Short on funds? Do you have a business minded family member that would be willing to invest in the home and help you with higher downpayment in exchange for a portion of the proceeds when you sell? Want more tips? Let us know in the comments πŸ₯° Be sure to like, save, and share this post for others! #pov #pumpup #hype #lbcrealtor #realestatelongbeach
stephenhusted πŸ’―Great advice😍.It's common for homebuyers to desire properties that may be slightly out of their budget.Your tips of considering condos, exploring locations further out, and increasing downpayment options are practical and helpful. Thanks for sharing these tipsπŸ™Œ!
melissaurenalbc Although I'm not at my final destination, I'm in a home that is perfect for the next 5-7 years. I started with a major fixer in a rough neighborhood, moved to a cosmetic fixer in an ok neighborhood, and am currently in a remodeled home in an almost-there neighborhood. Started in my 20s, I'm now in my 40s. I'm giving myself grace and enjoying the journey. Where was YOUR first home? #realestate101 #realestatetips #realestateterms #lessons #lifelessons #key #buying #foreverhome #buyertips #longbeach #LBC #LAX #LosAngeles
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