Melissa Shames

Melissa Shames


Melissa, a long-time resident of the Ithaca area with over 20 years of working and supporting our local Community, believes in serving those who entrust her with the most significant investment of their lives and takes great pleasure in being part of their journey. Whether you are a first-time home buyer, or a seller leaving the area, transitioning, or anything in between. Melissa brings a background in marketing, a positive attitude, strong negotiation skills and excellent communication skills to help you on your journey.

As a local real estate owner and investor Melissa has over 10 years’ experience in managing and owning single and multi-unit properties. She has completed several renovations projects working alongside local contractors and brings expert knowledge to clients looking to buy or invest. With strong knowledge of city and town zoning, Melissa can guide you through the process every step of the way.

Melissa takes great pride in building our local community while guiding clients in a "no pressure” atmosphere. As a naturally competitive person Melissa’s drive and tenacity is unmatched, while holding strong core values of excellent service with integrity. When it comes time to buy or sell Melissa will help you strategize a plan for success in our competitive Ithaca market.

Melissa has had the pleasure of raising her two children in this amazing Ithaca community while enjoying all the outdoor activities like hiking Buttermilk & Taughannock to snowboarding, boating, golfing and taking in local plays at the State Theater, Hangar Theater and Kitchen Theater. 

Cell: (607) 227-5323
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