Melissa’s unique experience makes her an invaluable resource for clients. Prior to obtaining her real estate license in 2002, Melissa was already “in the business”, renovating homes in the Heights, Oak Forest and Montrose and investing with local builders. From the ground up, she learned how to evaluate a house from all aspects – its construction, its potential for short & long term equity, and how to realize that equity through renovation/updating, and probably most importantly, when to say no. Melissa loves helping happy and excited buyers find their dream home, but she also views home buying as a business deal. She approaches a purchase with a “what if” in mind – what if the client is relocated next year? What would resale look like?
People in the Heights know Melissa Kubala. She has become a well-known and respected as a specialist in the area, both as a local-market agent with strong connections in the Heights and as an expert in new construction and renovation.
Melissa finished her degree in Psychology at the University of Houston & went on to obtain a Master’s degree in Sociology. Prior to real estate, Melissa spent several years cooking in some of Houston’s finest restaurants, such as Brennan’s and The Four Seasons, and taught school for many years at a public Heights elementary school.
When Melissa is not working, she enjoys spending time with her partner, Courtney, owner of The Modern Bungalow Co., and their two children, Cameron & Georgia.
Melissa has remained focused in her real estate career on being a local specialist and not spreading herself too thin. This has paid off, as she has become the trusted agent of choice for some of the Heights top builders. Working with builders has broadened the level of knowledge and service that she can bring to any real estate transaction multitudinously – from the experience of writing complex contracts that must be painstakingly specific for the purchase of an unbuilt house to the in-depth knowledge of building conventions to the professional trades at her disposal to assist clients, working with builders has given Melissa a definite professional edge.
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