Melissa J. Townsend, Realtor
Originally from Davie, FL, my family moved to Ocala when I was 12 years old and I consider Ocala my hometown. My family's love of horses and the construction boom brought us here in the late 80's, and both industries continue to influence me today.
As a young adult I left home and experienced the thrills of New York City and the Tri-State Area; mid-west values and winter sports in Wisconsin; and the beauty and heritage of the low-country in South Carolina. In 2009 I returned to Ocala inspired by the many great things I had experienced.
In 2010 I joined the City of Ocala team and spearheaded the development of the City's Cultural Arts Division, leveraging the arts as an economic driver for our community. Simultaneously I began acquiring residential real estate property investments for my personal portfolio. In 2016 I decided to pursue real estate as a full time career. In May 2021 I obtained my Broker License and proudly work as a Broker Associate with It's All About You..Real Estate, LLC.
My comfort level in working with tools, machinery, artisans, and tradesmen stem from my childhood years. My father was a general contractor who probably should have had two sons, instead of two daughters. As the eldest daughter, I spent many weekends, school holidays, and summer months on job sites helping with everything from surveying a future home's elevations to hanging kitchen cabinets. I always admired my father's attention to detail and eye for good design. As an adult I have done my best to emulate this, particularly while tackling four historic home renovations of my own.
The purchase or sale of a home is an important milestone that can change life's course. You deserve a dedicated, professional real estate agent who is knowledgeable about the community. As a member of It's All About You...Real Estate, LLC I will work relentlessly on your behalf to achieve your Ocala real estate goals. Whether you are interested in selling your home; inquiring about an It's All About You...Real Estate property listing; needing assistance in your relocation to Ocala /Marion County; or would like assistance exploring community listings and securing the best property for the best price - I am happy and ready to help. - Melissa