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Melissa Brown Real Estate Agent

Melissa Brown

  • Direct 704. 654. 9700
  • Office 704. 341. 0279

15235-J John J. Delaney Dr.
Charlotte, NC 28277

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About Melissa

I am a full-time Realtor and it is my goal to become your trusted real estate advisor for life, guiding you through the process of buying or selling your home in South Charlotte, or other areas in the Queen City. From first-time home buyers to retirees looking to down-size, I provide unparalleled customer service and attention, and work as your partner, no matter where you are on your real estate journey. My business motto is the Golden Rule, pure and simple! You will find that I don’t stop working until you are completely satisfied, and this means listening to your needs and wants, providing thorough market research and data to guide your purchase or sales decisions, negotiating firmly but respectfully on your behalf, and taking care of all those stressful details that are often found in a real estate transaction. I embrace new technology, and utilize the power of the Internet to enhance my marketing program for my clients.


Education, Family and Interests

I am a native North Carolinian, and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Go Tar Heels!), and obtained a Masters degree from the George Washington University in Washington DC. After a 20-year stint in our Nationʼs capital working in Government Relations for medical education, I convinced my husband Pat, to move back to my home state in 1998. Weʼve called Charlotte our home ever since, and I canʼt think of anywhere else Iʼd rather live! Charlotteʼs got something for everyone – a temperate climate, a growing economy, two professional sports teams (Go Panthers!), a thriving arts and entertainment culture, and close proximity to the beautiful NC mountains and beaches.


My three children have kept me young! My daughter, Casey is a graduate of UNC Chapel Hill (Go Tar Heels!).  After jobs with Mashable.com and Facebook, she founded her own company, UppercaseBrands.com, a Facebook advertising and branding agency in New York City.  My son, Ben, also graduated from UNC, and is “living the dream” as the Coordinator of Social Media Sponsorships at Major League Baseball in New York City.  Rounding out our three, Patrick studied at UNC Charlotte and is working at Breckenridge Ski Resort in Colorado.   


I am an avid sports fan, and can hold my own in discussions on football (particularly Panther football!), baseball, basketball, golf and tennis! In my spare time, I enjoy blogging, reading, photography, and playing tennis in the Queen City Tennis League.


Please call me to discuss your real estate needs. I will listen to your dreams and desires, whether buying or selling, and together, we will make them a reality!


Areas of Expertise

Successful Listing Agent with extensive 21-Point Marketing Plan

Luxury Homes

Estate Homes

First-time Home buyers

Relocation to and from Charlotte, NC

New Construction

Investment Properties

Retirement and downsizing

Extensive Charlotte Public School Knowledge


Listing Agent:

When you list your South Charlotte home for sale, you want the confidence of working with a full-service, full-time REALTOR®.  I provide unparalleled service to all of my seller clients, including:

  • Preparing a detailed comparative market analysis (CMA) and absorption rate analysis to help you understand the current real estate market in your neighborhood.
  • Offering staging ideas to help your listing stand out among the competition.
  • Using high-quality photographs and virtual tours that showcase your home and neighborhood attributes.
  • Incorporating extensive Internet marketing to ensure that your home is SEEN by today’s buyers.
  • Providing timely follow-up with buyers and their agents viewing your home.
  • Managing your sale/purchase from contract to closing.


Selling a home in today’s challenging market is part art, part science.   My goal is to help my sellers sell their home at the highest price the market will bear in the shortest amount of time, so they can move on with their lives!  I look forward to partnering with you to help you achieve YOUR real estate goals!


Buyer Agent:

As your South Charlotte Buyer Agent, I recognize that buying a home is a serious financial investment and major lifestyle choice for you and your family. It will be my pleasure to:

  • Introduce you to South Charlotte and its wonderful neighborhoods.
  • Put you in touch with some of Charlotte’s top mortgage lenders to get you pre-approved, so you will know your purchasing power.
  • Preview and show homes that meet your needs.
  • Present and negotiate your offer to purchase, making sure that the price and terms are favorable to you.
  • Coordinate all inspections on your behalf  (home, termite, survey, radon, HVAC, roof, structural, etc.)
  • Manage all details from contract to closing, including working with your mortgage lender, real estate attorney, contractors, etc. to ensure that your interests are protected and that the deal is closed!


I will take care of all the details so that your transaction is as smooth and stress-free as possible. My goal is to become your trusted Real Estate Advisor for life!


Accreditations, Memberships and Awards:

Helen Adams Realty Ballantyne Office Sales Leader, 2012, 2013

Multi-Million Dollar Sales Producer, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

Member, Charlotte Regional Realtors Association

Member, NC Association of Realtors

Member, Carolina Multiple Listing Service

Member, Piedmont Multiple Listing Service

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Licensed In

  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina


  • Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR)
  • Accredited Staging Professional (ASP®)
  • Broker
  • Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS)
  • Masters Degree
  • Member, Charlotte Multiple Listing Service (CMLS)
  • Member, Charlotte Regional Realtor Association (CRRA)
  • Member, National Association of REALTORS® (NAR)
  • Member, North Carolina Association of REALTORS® (NCAR)
  • Professionally Trained in NINJA Selling
  • RealSatisfied Member
  • Relocation Specialist
  • Residential Construction Certified (RCC)
  • Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource Certified (SFR)
  • Strategic Pricing Specialist, (SPS®)
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Satisfaction: 99%

Recommendation: 99%

Performance: 100%

Melissa Brown has been rated by 71 customers.
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Melissa did a great job under difficult circumstances. Because of COVID 19 we were unable to travel to Charlotte from Massachusetts to look in person. She guided our online exploration and then toured the finalists with our adult children, who live in Charlotte.

‐ Nick Nichols, Charlotte

We recently bought a new house and sold our previous one through Melissa. She is outstanding and wonderful! We had great experience with her. Both buying and selling went very well. Melissa is very knowledgeable, experienced, confident, honest, and patient. She understood what we needed and took her time and found the best fit house for us. We are very happy with our new... Read More

‐ Ru

Melissa was a joy to work with. She was professional, knowledgeable and listened to exactly what we were looking for. She knows the area well and helped us find a home that had all the attributes we were looking for. I will absolutely use her again!

‐ Becky, Charlotte

When buying or selling a home in the Charlotte area, consider experience and knowledge...consider passion and dedication....if you do, you will work with Melissa Brown of Helen Adams Realty. From start to finish, she is there for you...Don't make the mistake of working with anyone else!

‐ Chris Allison, Waxhaw

Melissa is very knowledgeable of the area and our property. She worked very hard with getting the correct price and marketing of the home. Highly recommend Melissa for any real estate transactions!! Melissa was very involved with our sale and assisted us while we were away from the home. Much appreciated!

‐ Sandy

We loved working with Melissa Brown! She quickly made us feel like we were in good hands, and she understood our needs as first-time homebuyers. Homebuying is stressful, but we didn’t need to worry about items like contracts or communication, because we could trust Melissa to be on top of everything and honest with us. She asked lots of questions of the inspector and... Read More

‐ Renu and Christian, Charlotte

I selected Melissa on line and hoped she would be a good partner in our buying decision. She definitely met my expectations and worked on our behalf in several challenging situations. I would highly recommend her to others.

‐ Tricia Buritica, Matthews/Weddington

My husband and I are so thankful for Melissa Brown. I am someone that likes to have control over a situation and know everything that is going on, but was also a first time home buyer who was nervous about the process and had no clue what I was doing, so I was looking for a realtor who was understanding, patient, experienced and could answer my questions as they came up.... Read More

‐ Carina Kral, Charlotte

Melissa's genuine, authentic, and transparent way of dealing with us only enhanced her professionalism and thorough knowledge of the area. It was a true joy to spend time with her! It was above and beyond what we expected . Melissa never dropped anything and kept is aware of important issues.

‐ Susana Cleveland, Hoover, Al/ Waxhaw/NC0

Melissa is awesome and very knowledgeable about the local market. She helped us navigate some difficult contracts and steered us away from houses that weren’t a good fit for us. I would highly recommend her. She has years of experience and lived in the area, and has kids so experience with kids and schools.

‐ Eric and Lisa O’Bryan

Melissa went above and beyond all our needs in selecting and purchasing our new home. She was available when we had questions and was able to answer them or get the info quickly. She served as a great negotiator and representative in purchasing our new home from a builder and got us a great deal! We would highly recommend Melissa to anyone who is looking for a realtor who... Read More

‐ Heather - Fort Mill, SC

Melissa has been a delight to work with! Our home sold in three days, and negotiations were handled in superb fashion by her. Generally a smooth transaction, we could not be happier with this experience. We struck a home run when we found this lady!

‐ Don Joyce, Charlotte

Melissa went above and beyond taking care of our needs. Since we were relocating to NC from CA we relied heavily upon her expertise. She was very detailed and did lots of research during our house hunting. Her guidance during our home purchase exceeded our expectations. Any questions or concerns we had during the purchasing process were addressed immediately by Melissa.... Read More

‐ Tony &Jamie Hobson, Waxhaw

I moved for work from Atlanta to Charlotte. Melissa was referred to me by a co-worker who just moved to a similar area from out of state. I was referred several different individuals, but Melissa responded very quickly and immediately "got" our situation with three small kids, tight move schedule, etc. I wish there was a higher rating than excellent because she is the... Read More

‐ Jason and Alyssa Cross, Fort Mill SC

Melissa was the selling agent when we purchased the home we just sold. We could tell by that experience she was someone who could get the job done. We found ourselves embroiled with a most unprofessional buyers agent. Melissa was diplomatic and proactive, even while under personal attack. She remained professional in a most hostile climate that we have ever experienced in a... Read More

‐ Pam and Jay Belk

Melissa supported our informal research into the market for several years preceding our decision to purchase, which helped us formulate a very tight set of criteria and financial goals prior to making the decision to purchase a new house. Her assistance prior to any “official” house search made her the obvious choice for an agent when we became ready to purchase a new... Read More

‐ Elizabeth R., Charlotte, NC

Melissa Brown was intimately familiar with the area. She knew the individual neighborhoods including the good and bad of each. She also took the time to compile and provide detailed information on local schools that was very helpful. She offered valuable insight that allowed us to make the best informed decision. Additionally, Melissa was a great source of recommended local... Read More

‐ Brian Clarke, Charlotte, NC

Melissa Brown is one of the best professionals I’ve ever worked with, period. She truly cares about her clients and doing good work, she was always available for questions, last minute showings and meetings, and prepared me for everything, so nothing was unexpected. I will recommend her to everyone I know moving to Charlotte, whether they are looking for a home or not. If... Read More

‐ Mike Moody Charlotte, NC

We had the pleasure of working with Melissa on both the purchase and sale of our house in Matthews and were immensely pleased on both ends. Melissa is incredibly knowledgeable on the area, listened to all of our wants and goals and guided us every step of the way. Melissa always had a plan, her execution was great and her recommendations were spot on. She provided us... Read More

‐ Jaclyn Delany, previously Matthews

Brett and I would like to send our most heartfelt thank you for everything Melissa has done with the purchase of our home. We are extremely satisfied with her representation as our Realtor and would highly recommend her to anyone looking to purchase or sell! She was always willing to answer our questions and explain what to expect at each point of the process. She was... Read More

‐ Michele Covert -Weddington

We were more than pleased with how Melissa handled the sell of our home. She gave us quick responses to all our questions and provided us with detailed reasons why to help us make the bests decisions possible. We will always return to her for any other real estate needs in the future!

‐ Anissa Charlotte

Melissa Brown was incredibly helpful in our move to the Charlotte area from out of state. Not only was she very knowledgeable about the different residential areas, but she also provided great information on schools and social activities. She helped us in our home purchasing decision and was a delight to work with throughout the home purchasing process, helping ensure that... Read More

‐ Kelly, Charlotte

I was looking for a realtor who understands my needs and help me get to the finish line. Melissa had a great reputation when I searched her up in the internet, and I had real confidence she was the one when I met her & spoke in person. One of the concern that I had before meeting Melissa was whether she will be readily available when I need her, for I was under the... Read More

‐ Michael Min, Charlotte NC

Melissa Brown is my go-to person when it comes to buying or selling real estate in the Charlotte area. I appreciate her dedication and honesty. By following her marketing plan I always get top dollar for my properties - and she makes following her plan so easy!! When I have a question and on the rare occasion when she doesn't know the answer immediately, she will tell me... Read More

‐ Martha Ridings, Charlotte

Melissa Brown was wonderful throughout the process. She was patient, professional, knowledgeable, and very interested in what our personal needs and priorities were. She asked us many questions to determine what factors were most important to us and why. We felt that she was sincerely interested in finding the right house for us and was extremely helpful in making... Read More

‐ John Gaioni, Charlotte, NC

We had worked with Melissa before and were impressed by her real estate knowledge. She is very easy to work with and truly cares about her clients. She works tirelessly to get the job done.

‐ M.E., Charlotte

My wife and I were overwhelmingly pleased with our experience with working with Melissa. As first time home buyers, we really appreciated the time Melissa took with us to explain each component of the home buying process.

‐ Andrew Ward; Charlotte, NC

My experience with Melissa Brown could not have been better! She was so understanding with my unique situation and her guidance made this process much less stressful than it could have been! She has marvelous people skills, and she made me feel comfortable right away. I love that she is not at all pushy, what a relief! And she listens! I would recommend Melissa Brown to... Read More

‐ Anja Morahan, Centennial, CO

I selected Melissa because my daughter was also using Melissa as her realtor for the purchase of her home in Charlotte and was extremely satisfied. In fact without Melissa's quick professional response to my da ughter,she felt she would have lost the home. Our situation was different. We were relocating also to the Charlotte area and needed a Realtor who would help us... Read More

‐ Linda Glassman Lancaster SC

Melissa was great for a first-time home buyer. We would definitely recommend her to anyone, and use her again in the future!

‐ Whitney Arnall, Huntersville

Melissa Brown was EXCELLENT in EVERY possible way: VERY Knowledgeable, professional, personable, informed, helpful, available, etc. She personally invested time, energy & talent, to make sure everything was handled in the BEST possible way! She was extremely patient in explaining different "possible" scenarios at various stages of the house sale: evaluation of property,... Read More

‐ Mary Smith, Maryland

Melissa pay attention to detail. She is not pushy at all. She is also a good negotiator and saved us over $7,000 on the price of the home we purchased. Thank you very much.

‐ B. Ego, Charlotte, NC

Melissa is a terrific realtor. She handled all of our issues with care, knowledge and efficiency. We give her our highest personal and professional regards.

‐ Frank Letherby, Charlotte NC

Melissa is a top notch agent with the highest level of professionalism, dedication and enthusiasm to get the job done. She was my listing agent in a $1million+ transaction which involved numerous layers of complexity such as removing old utility easements, overseeing warranty repairs, dealing with foreign owner FIRPTA tax issues and managing the staging and marketing... Read More

‐ P. Barman, Charlotte NC 28211

Melissa Brown has been our real estate agent for over 10 years. We trust her and would not use anyone else.

‐ Jean Lepore, Charotte, NC

In our case we were doing the purchase remotely from New Jersey so it was most important to engage with someone who was knowledgeable about the area, patient enough to work remotely and trustworthy as we were dealing with a particular situation that created a challenge in terms of communication. Melissa excelled in all of these areas Prior to this purchase Melissa was... Read More

‐ Barb & Dave Schriftgiesser ; Califon, New Jersey

Melissa was right there with us, supporting us throughout every stage of the sales process. She provided great advice and expertise and was very responsive and patient throughout the entire process. My property had renters in it with pets while the house was on the Melissa She navigated all that with ease! She was amazing! Melissa is "our agent" if ever we're buying or... Read More

‐ Heather, Seattle

We were looking to buy our first home in Charlotte and Melissa came highly recommended by a co-worker. From the beginning, she was extremely helpful and thorough with what to expect throughout the buying process. She gave great recommendations on location based on what we told her we were looking for. She worked very hard for us, around the clock. She made our first home... Read More

‐ Julia and Scott Brown, Charlotte, NC

Melissa has been an amazing realtor and is there for us in a moments notice when we have any questions or concerns regarding the purchase of our new house and the sale of our current house. She has been extremely professional, organized and has given us great advice. We were impressed by the fact that she even came to our home inspection! She has gone above and beyond for... Read More

‐ Katie Harlow, Charlotte NC

Incredible job by Melissa!! Stayed on top of every detail beginning to end. Very aggressive in helping us the through the process of buying a new home. I couldn't ask for more!!!

‐ Chris Allison, Waxhaw

Melissa Brown was truly the best. She felt us feel comfortable with our purchase and the processes even from states away. She was available when we needed her to be and was extremely helpful. We will be using her services in the future and will be referring her also.

‐ Kate S. Waxhaw, NC

For a first time homebuyer, my wife and I were scared out of our mind that we would encounter major issues throughout our home buying process. Through much prayer, we found Melissa Brown and never looked back! Every single aspect of our home buying experience was flawless on her end, and we truly feel like we've gained a great friend for life! When the time comes to upgrade... Read More

‐ Dalton & Kelsea Moore, Charlotte

Melissa helped us buy the house we were selling a few years before. Would not have considered anyone else. She has stellar before, we were confident she would be stellar again....and she was!

‐ Alan, Charlotte

Having this special Lady as your guide during your Home Buying Or Home Selling process, will be IMPRESSIVE each step of the way. Enjoy what she has to bring!

‐ Kim Venable

Melissa has assisted us with several home sales and is the only agent we would ever use. Excellent real estate agent.

Melissa went above and beyond as my agent. I was selling my mother's home after she unexpectedly lost a battle with breast cancer last fall. I didn't live in town and I had never bought or sold property before. Melissa sacrificed her time and sanity to lead me through this process. From meeting repair men at my home on weekends to shopping for countertops, I could not have... Read More

Melissa is a true realtor from beginning to end and inside out. She knows the market. You will not be disappointed if you listen and trust her. I would recommend her to anyone that wants and is ready to sale their house fast. She is the BEST out there. Thanks Melissa for everything.

Melissa is a FABULOUS Realtor! She stayed with us through our search for a VERY specific type of home in one particular neighborhood and did an outstanding job in meeting all of our needs. She spent a considerable amount of time and effort to get us the perfect home. Our search lasted over 9 months, and Melissa was always there to answer any question, anytime. Now she is... Read More

‐ Sheree and Joe, Home Buyers and Seller

Melissa did great job – always did her best to make the best out of any situation or circumstance.

‐ Kevin, Home Buyer

Melissa Brown is the epitome of what a quality, personal, professional realtor should be. By the end of the process, Melissa was more than a “realtor” to us–she was/is a friend. She helped us find exactly what we were looking for, was patient with us, was excited when we were excited and disappointed when we were disappointed. In the end, she helped us find a better... Read More

‐ Alan and Megan, First-time Home Buyers

Melissa Brown went above and beyond. She is extraordinary! We met her when we bought our first house, and the experience was so awesome we hired her when a new job forced us to have to sell our home. Her attention to detail in getting our house ready to go on the market truly made the difference, as our house sold for almost full price in 5 days! I trust Melissa... Read More

‐ Callie and Jeff, Home Sellers and Home Buyers

Melissa was WONDERFUL! She really knows the South Charlotte area, and we felt that she was the most knowledgeable agent we spoke with. She responded to every question or issue quickly, and we were confident in her abilities throughout every step of the purchase process.

‐ Amanda and Whitlow, Home Buyers

We are so happy we chose Melissa Brown as our listing agent when we sold our home. She confidently suggested staging ideas and patiently explained the real estate market in our neighborhood so that we fully understood the realities of the market. Her marketing material (brochures, flyers, blog posts) are stunning and we’re sure that her incredible marketing efforts put... Read More

‐ Ann and Frank, Home Sellers

My wife and I relocated to Charlotte from California, and we were extremely satisfied with the overall service of Melissa! I would not hesitate to user her again and will definitely recommend her to anyone looking for an agent in the area.

‐ Ryan and Yvonne, Home Buyers

Melissa was a fantastic Realtor to work with! Despite our lengthy and difficult purchase of a short sale, Melissa stayed on top of everything and constantly offered us advice and suggestions. We thoroughly enjoyed working with her and HIGHLY recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell.

‐ Kristine and Ron, Home Buyers

Melissa did an amazing job of guiding us through the process of selling our home. She offered practical, results-oriented advice and we did everything she suggested. The result was that our home was under contract for full price in less than a month! We were very pleased with Melissa’s services and personal touch

‐ Elizabeth and Tom, Home Sellers

Melissa was fantastic. I am very hard to please and very detail-oriented, and Melissa exceeded my expectations on every level. I did a lot of research prior to contacting Melissa, and the service she offered far exceeded that of many agents. I was very happy with the various tools she used for marketing, especially where I was able to view daily and/or weekly results of web... Read More

‐ Charlotte and Bennie, Home Sellers

No question that we will use Melissa Brown for our next home sale or purchase. I have her contact info stored permanently if anyone I know is looking for a home. This girl is AWESOME!!!

‐ Ben and Merrie, Home Buyers

We have bought and sold a ton of real estate, and we can honestly say that Melissa Brown is the best real estate agent we have ever used. She exceeded every expectation we had, both when we were buying our Charlotte home and when we sold it two years later. She is incredibly knowledgeable about the market and has exceptional customer service. Melissa is a true partner!

‐ Jeff and Joe, Home Sellers and Buyers

Melissa helped me sell my house during a time when many other houses are sitting on the market for extended periods. Considering that I was able to sell my house within 3 months of putting it on the market, during the slow part of the year (closed in December), while experiencing a weak economy, for a price that was slightly higher than the 2005 purchase price (during the... Read More

‐ Michael, Home Seller

Melissa is extraordinary! She helped me sell my house during this difficult market AND find a new house! The amount of time Melissa spent helping me was invaluable; she helped me understand that in order to be successful in selling my home, it needed to be marketed like a product. She was able to show me how to look at my house through a prospective buyer’s eyes, and... Read More

‐ Martha, Home Buyer and Seller

Melissa is a very, very good real estate agent! She really knows the market in the South Charlotte area. She is very detail oriented and was always on top of the process the whole way through. She found us a house that wasn’t even on the market yet. We would absolutely recommend her to anyone looking for a knowledgeable, personable agent.

‐ Tracey and Rick, Home Buyers

Melissa was an absolute pleasure to work with! She is extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of the real estate market, from staging a house to comparable pricing in the neighbourhood. She is very professional and especially articulate in dealing with the often inexperienced and uninformed sellers (myself included!), whom I’m sure make her job more difficult than... Read More

‐ Caroline and Dan, Home Sellers