Melanie is a distinguished real estate professional, having received awards for her performance as a top 8 percent and top 10 percent sales producer. She began her career as a sales associate with a leading homebuilder, later transitioning to become a sales associate at a full-service brokerage in the coastal area. Her extensive sales and marketing background, combined with her wealth of local knowledge as a long-time resident of Orange County, offers clients an opportunity to work with a truly enthusiastic and dedicated real estate professional. 

Before launching her career in sales, Melanie attended Pepperdine University and graduated with a degree in Public Relations. Her communications and public relations studies have granted a solid foundation for her interpersonal skills and knowledge in advertising and marketing. Her early corporate sales career provided the ideal environment to build and acquire skills and techniques in presenting, negotiating, and ultimately closing sales. 

Melanie most enjoys working with families to help them find their dream homes in the perfect community. As a mother of two children, she understands the importance of placing families in the right home to fit their unique family dynamic. Whether a client is buying a starter condo or selling a large multi-million dollar estate, Melanie’s objective is to provide exceptional service in a personal and professional manner. With an understanding that buying and selling a home is a landmark event, her ultimate goal is to make your real estate experience enjoyable and problem-free. 

Melanie teams with her father, Richard Carano, as a father/daughter team with Villa Real Estate. Their combined approach gives you a higher level of service and provides broader coverage in every transaction, whether buying or selling.