Melissa is passionate about Baltimore and its real estate. Some of her earliest memories are sitting at Maryland construction sites after school, watching her grandfather, mother, and aunts build custom homes and listening to them talk about their real estate trials and triumphs. For over a decade, Melissa has worked to continue to build on the foundations her family gave her. She is a homeowner, landlord, investor, and realtor. When not talking to people about real estate, she is talking about her two fantastic boys, her beloved dog Fred and sometimes her lovely husband. Melissa understands that a property is much more than a pile of bricks on a foundation but is also an emotional and financial asset on which dreams are built. Whether you are upsizing, downsizing, relocating, or investing, she would love to help guide you through the rewarding process of purchasing real estate.

What My Clients Are Saying

“Our house had been languishing on the market for four months, and the process had been beset with unanticipated pitfalls. We sought a fresh start and a neighbor had recommended Melissa, telling us she was “tenacious.” So true, and we found many other positive applicable adjectives — friendly, assertive, resourceful, available, comfortable and fun. She supported us magnificently through the nail-biting moments of the home-selling process.”


“Working with Melissa was a dream. She is knowledgeable, responsive, market savvy, and incredibly thoughtful. She's fantastic at listening to you and understanding your needs. Every step of the process was fantastic. Every professional she put me in touch with was responsive and stellar at what they do. When I started this process, I thought I would have to make a lot of compromises in what I finally got. Instead, the place I ended up with is so far beyond what I had hoped: it's truly a forever home.”

alfredo guastella

“Melissa helped me get my townhouse rented while I moved away for work. She helped me through the process and was always available when I had questions. She truly wants the best for her clients and I would definitely recommend her!”


“There are not enough positive adjectives to describe how great our experience was with Melissa. We began as strangers and are now like family. She is professional, courteous, friendly and diligent. She was tenacious in ensuring our interests were met and considered. We sold our home and purchased a condominium, on the same day. She was our agent, confidant and advocate throughout the process. She also respected our decisions, listened to our concerns, nudged us when we needed it and got us off the ledge when necessary. We HIGHLY recommend her!”


“While Melissa wasn’t directly my realtor she was always more than happy to show me anything when ever we called her if my realtor was not available. Not only was she friendly, funny and made you feel comfortable the second you met her. I would totally recommend her!”


“Melissa has truly been an incredible landlord + friend during our time in Baltimore! She was always very responsive if we ever needed a repair and she was wonderful to rent from. Our family was so sad to leave Valley Park. We really loved her townhome. It became such an extended family + we can't wait to visit on our next trip home! Absolutely would recommend Melissa! 5 stars!!”

Arielle Zorger

“Melissa assisted us in quickly locating a rental home for transition needs when our house sold quickly. Her rental property was well maintained and perfect for rental purposes. Her responsiveness is unsurpassed and her communications are timely. If we were ever to consider relocating to the area again permanently, we would definitely look her up in terms of house sale availability.”


“Melissa was the best landlord My family has ever rented off of! Her place was clean, fresh, stylish, and fully functioning! She was polite and responded to my calls and texts quickly with any issues, which she resolved immediately. I would highly recommend Melissa and her properties to anyone!”


“I cannot say enough good things about Melissa Friendlch. She is friendly, knowledgeable, communicates well and is so helpful. She is aware of the many details and nuances of the area she serves and shares her knowledge eagerly. I am currently in the process of moving to the Roland Park area from out of state and she is going well above and beyond all expectations to work with me to find the perfect new home. I am happy to share my experience with her as a real estate professional. Thank you so much for all your time and energy, Melissa! Looking forward to our continued collaboration! Cindy”


“My husband and I are in the final stages of purchasing a home in Baltimore, and we can't recommend Melissa enough! We are in the process of relocating from out-of-state, and met Melissa by chance one afternoon popping into one of her public open houses within minutes of its scheduled end. She welcomed us to look around anyway and when we indicated that that we were completely clueless about this major endeavor, she offered to help us if we were in need of a realtor. We took her up on it and as they say, the rest is history. She immediately set us up in the MLS portal, through which we received a steady stream of potential homes to browse while we researched remotely. When we were ready to travel to Baltimore again and seriously do viewings with the hopes of making an offer, Melissa came up with a game plan for maximizing our time. We covered plenty of ground and successfully made an offer! From there, Melissa has been in constant communication with us, helping us understand every component of the process and connecting us with other ancillary professionals (mortgage brokers, inspectors, etc.) who have also been great and deserve their own reviews!It might sound cliche but we feel like we've known Melissa for way longer than a couple months. Melissa was born and raised in Baltimore, and is very knowledgable about various neighborhoods. As a realtor I feel like she fully understood our needs as clients and was helpful in providing information and tips that helped us prioritize. She has been super responsive and accommodating every step of the way. We also appreciated how she offered input about what was possible in each home, given that not every property will have every feature on a buyer's wish list on day 1. It felt like there was always a solution presented to incorporate new elements that would enhance the home according to our preferences, if we wanted to take it on one day. Altogether, it always felt like she had our best interests at heart. Melissa is smart, savvy, trustworthy and just a fun person to do business with.”

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