Melissa Zavala

Broker, CA DRE# 01324959

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Through Broadpoint Properties, Transaction 911, and Short Sale Expeditor™, Melissa Zavala works with real estate agents throughout the nation by providing coaching, mentoring, training, and administrative services. Her clients range from individual agents to large brokerage houses.

No matter the client’s personal and professional goals, all are looking for a way to increase their business and their market share, and Melissa helps them to do just that.

Prior to founding Broadpoint Properties with her husband, Melissa was a broker associate for a national franchise and demonstrated excellence by working outside of the box: closing hundreds of short sale transactions and developing what is now known as the Short Sale Expeditor® program.

Melissa did not begin her career in real estate. In fact, she began as a high school teacher, and then a college professor.

Later, she transitioned into the field of educational publishing. Most recently, she has been able to use her teaching and organizational skills in order to fill in the gaps and help real estate agents to do what they do best–list and sell property.

Melissa is the author of The Essential Daily Planner for Real Estate: Success in 10 Minutes a Day, Been There, Done That: 10 Agent Success Principles from a Short Sale Insider and The Pipeline Planner. She is also a columnist for Agent Genius, The Real Daily, and Trulia.

She lives in Carlsbad with her husband, Javier. In Melissa’s spare time, she loves to practice yoga, take exotic vacations, visit with her two grown sons, and take long walks with her dog.

Hear what our clients are saying.

“Melissa is the top short sale broker in California! She really knows the industry inside & out, she keeps a deep rolodex of bank contacts, and she has a track record of 99% successful short sale acceptance. Melissa teaches real estate agents how to process short sales. I highly recommend that all Realtors® attend her course, either in person or via webinar.”

- Regina Pierce Brown, MBA

“I have worked with Melissa on several difficult transactions and I am always glad she was involved. Melissa is always professional and keeps in communication during the entire transaction. Melissa has also worked with many of the Realtors I work with (I have also referred Realtors to her) when they are challenged by their transactions. If you use Melissa, you will not be disappointed. I would highly recommend Melissa and her Team!!”

- Carl Kelley, Area Manager at Finance of America

“Melissa is the best! We moved from another state and she found us our first home in California and continues to take care of us as we are looking for a new place. The company is always so professional and ensures you are always kept up to date.”

- Nicole Rajek

“Absolutely amazing team and most importantly Melissa has been terrific. I have multiple properties each managed by a different property management company in SD. From my years of experience this one is the best. They are responsive and do what needs to be done. Clear up front fees and no hidden charges afterwards. Very happy to be working with this team.”

- Mahmoud El Nayal

“I have had the opportunity of working with Javier, Melissa and the rest of the Broadpoint team for 5 or 6 years now. They are always very professional and friendly. I would endorse them for buying, selling or property management.”

- Randy Lipsey, Jr., WFG Title

“Melissa is a ball of energy and knows how to get things done. She is who you call when you want the best, most up to date real estate related information. She will be more than happy to counsel you so you make the right decision for you and your family.”

- Stephanie Ballheim, Foundation Escrow

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