Melissa Colabella

Melissa Colabella

Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

Melissa Colabella
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Irvington
46 Main Street
Irvington, NY 10533
Stamford
3 Roxbury Road
Stamford, CT 06902

Years in Business

Properties Sold

Overall Sales Volume

About Me About Me

Melissa has sold over $100M in homes covering various markets in Westchester County.  She has been a top producer within her company since 2017, representing the top 100 agents within Julia B Fee Sotheby's International Realty. Melissa has been featured in Westchester Magazine, 914 Inc., Westchester Home, Realtor.com, Apartment Therapy, Serendipity Magazine and more. In 2019, Melissa won the Five Star Professional Rising Star Award, awarded to less than 1% of agents county wide.

Melissa studied for her MA in Fine Arts at the The New York School of Interior Design where she learned about Interior Design, Decorative Arts and Architecture. She received her undergraduate degree at Fordham University's Gabelli School of Business with a major in Marketing. While a trained Marketer and Interior Designer, she credits negotiating as her best skill. Melissa obtained her GREEN designation to help clients retrofit their homes with more sustainable features. Her knowledge of Westchester is vast as proven by her significant sales experience all over the county.

Her Instagram profile and You-Tube Channel, @DestinationWestchester has amassed thousands of followers looking to learn more about the Westchester County lifestyle.  Born and raised in historically rich Westchester, Melissa returned here after residing in various cities because no other suburb compares. Melissa has an extensive project management and marketing background, an education and fond appreciation for architecture, local knowledge and a global reach. Melissa is raising her family in Pleasantville and is a member of the Pleasantville Chamber of Commerce. 

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  • Born In N/A
  • Lives In Pleasantville, NY
  • Passion Sustainability
  • Interests Architecture, Art, Interior Design, Decorative Arts, Music, Yoga, Hiking, Cooking, & Writing
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Agent Designations

  • Green

My Awards

  • 5 Star Professional Rising Star Award, 2019
  • Julia B Fee Sotheby's International Realty Top Producer Award, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
  • Julia B Fee Sotheby's International Realty Top 100, 2021
  • Westchester Magazine Best Realtors, 2023
  • Westchester Magazine Best Realtors 2024

My Listings and Sales

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Testimonials (41)

Melissa was excellent. I highly recommend her. Jordan Vita
Melissa Colabella handled all of our rental transaction issues very deftly. She marketed our home beautifully, priced it using market data and facilitated showings despite some obstacles. She then assisted with negotiations from the potential renters to make the transaction close. Kirstin Cole
My RE agent Melissa was extremely knowledgeable, thorough and patient throughout my entire home buying process! I am extremely satisfied with her and Sotheby’s and I cannot wait to get settled into my new home! Melissa Eboli
Melissa should be declared a national treasure.! She is the ultimate professional;organized and responsive and she understands the intricacies of the market, Ilene Smith Ilene Smith
Melissa is the BEST! I absolutely cannot give her enough stars on this review. My husband and I are first time homebuyers and although the process was very daunting, Melissa clearly explained each step and helped find the perfect home for us. Melissa is exptremely knowledgeable and was able answer any questions we had about the buying process, the areas where we were looking, future construction ideas and possibilities, energy, taxes, schools, architecture, making offers, and so much more. Melissa is super organized, very hard working and extremely quick to send thoughtful responses to texts, calls and emails. She went above and beyond in the months we worked together and was even able to pick us up from the train from Manhattan, take us to viewing appointments (for which she always set up a great itinerary) and drop us off at the train afterward. She also took the time to send us informative emails about solar power, and press about the areas where we were looking. When it came time to choose an inspector, lawyer, and lender, Melissa had lots of great recommendations making the choosing process much easier. One of the things we loved most about working with Melissa is that she is very kind and not in any way pushy. She made a conscious effort to find what was best for us, and was a tough negotiator when it came to getting an accepted offer on our favorite home - we feel lucky that we had her on our side. Melissa is a true pro who loves what she does and is incredible to work with. Make the decision to work with Melissa and know that you are making the right choice. zuser20180317163320105
Overall a great experience. Melissa is knowledgeable about areas around Westchester and about the local markets. She is very flexible and had no problem meeting with us last minute, or showing us the same home over and over to make sure we were sure about our decisions. The only issue that we had was with the mortgage broker that we chose that was on the list of people she has worked with. It's not her fault that we had a bad experience, but I will advise, especially for first time buyers like us, to shop around A LOT when deciding on who you want to work with for your mortgage. Other than this issue, the negotiation and purchase went smoothly. zmanbstyle
Melissa sold a co-op for us in Bronxville. We had previously listed it with other realtors and had no success. Her knowledge of the market, attitude, and follow through are all essential qualities that she possesses! She's a pleasure to work with! We highly recommend her! lorre78
We decided to renew our lease in the city due to low inventory but wanted to write this review to thank Melissa for her time showing us around Westchester. She knew a lot about a variety of neighborhoods to help us weigh our options. She was very dedicated, patient, and knowledgeable. I will call her to represent me in the future. agamerob
We silently 'fired' our first agent for giving us wishy-washy answers on important decision making issues like schools saying that she couldn't answer due to fair housing laws. When we met Melissa we let her know that schools were an important factor in our decision. She responded with statistics that she memorized and backed up with data that she provided us in a folder which was really helpful! Fair Housing laws apparently don't prohibit Realtors from doing research. Not only did she help us narrow our search to a school district, she helped us narrow our search down to a specific neighborhood. The only thing that could have been better was if Westchester offered cheaper housing! :) zuser20150929210531690
As first time buyers, we could not have asked for a better agent than Melissa. Her knowledge of the area, combined with her ability to understand what we were looking for in a home, was invaluable . She is thorough, responsive, and extremely helpful. We are very happy with our new home and we highly recommend Melissa. fvgenovesi
Melissa helped me to sell one property and purchase another. Both transactions went very smoothly. She's friendly, knowledgeable, responsive, and worked hard to find properties that fit my criteria. Melissa was a pleasure to work with, and I couldn't recommend her more highly. user43813398
Melissa helped my boyfriend and I buy our first home. We couldn't have done it without her! She is professional, knowledgeable, timely, and honest. I could not have asked for a better realtor! ShawnFitzgerald2
I can't say enough positive things about working with Melissa. This was my first home purchase. Her vast knowledge of the entire process was invaluable, as I had no prior experience or knowledge. Her local knowledge of White Plains was helpful in finding my first home and her personal experience with co-ops in particular prepped me for what to expect and how to handle different scenarios. She worked closely with the selling agent to negotiate a great deal that I was very comfortable with. I asked many questions, being new to the process. She answered all of them honestly and professionally which gave me a solid understanding when making key decisions. I hope to work with Melissa again in the future, and would definitely recommend her to anyone with real estate needs. AraWhiting
The best aspect Melissa brings to every listing is herself--honest- cheerful, industry savvy, and spiritually creative. Isn't this what we all look for when making life changing decisions? Melissa is five stars. A true professional. user4460726
Melissa was very professional and well-informed. Her expert opinion was important to our successful sale. Carol Vincent
Melissa came highly recommended and was a wonderful parter for us while selling our New York home. After listening carefully to the unique guidance from Relocation services, she customized a listing plan best suited for our situation rather than the standard Westchester Realestate playbook. Her guidance was consistently spot on and we moved quickly through photos, listing, and navigating offers. She was a fierce and effective advocate throughout the selling process and we were thrilled to refer her to another friend, who was equally impressed as we were. Regardless of your situation, Melissa will customize a plan to fit the market and your unique needs. Do trust her judgement- we did and are very pleased with the outcome! Valerie
Melissa made our first time home-buying process a breeze! Having rented apartments in Manhattan for the past 10 years, I was very unclear of the home-buying process but Melissa guided us step by step. She worked flawlessly with a difficult seller’s realtor and recommended a wonderful home inspector and lawyer. I would highly recommend her to anyone interested in purchasing a home. I continue to keep in touch for her recommendations on restaurants and home improvement companies! Suzanne
Melissa was very helpful to us as first time buyers. She easily understood what we were looking for and helped us learn what questions to ask. She got to know our family and made the process as straightforward and enjoyable as it could be, all while advocating for us. kbb1119
Melissa is in the process of designing the kitchen in my Greenwich waterfront home. She has been more than a pleasure to work with. She is very professional, knowledgeable and extremely talented. She's making this process seem so easy and I'm sure that designing something of this caliber is not. She's been on top of things since the very beginning from dealing with my builder and architect along with the vendors. She has a great design sense and knows what needs to be done to make this kitchen spectacular by keeping it on trend but not making it 'trendy'. My husband and I cannot wait until it's finished! Melissa is a true rock star! Thank you so much Melissa! suzieshs53
The best aspect Melissa brings to every listing is herself--honest- cheerful, industry savvy, and spiritually creative. Isn't this what we all look for when making life changing decisions? Melissa is five stars. A true professional. Brad Oliphant
We decided to renew our lease in the city due to low inventory but wanted to write this review to thank Melissa for her time showing us around Westchester. She knew a lot about a variety of neighborhoods to help us weigh our options. She was very dedicated, patient, and knowledgeable. I will call her to represent me in the future. Dan.amin
Consummate professional! Melissa worked with my husband and I on a major project and she was delightful every step of the way. We really appreciated her advice and thoughtfulness. katgd
Melissa was such a pleasure to work with. From the moment we met her, we knew we had met our match. From the prospecting process, all the way through the closing, Melissa had our absolute interests in mind. She showed us exactly what we were looking for, gave us design suggestion when we were searching for possibilities and really coached us through the entire process. We had a challenging seller and seller's agent, and not for a second did we feel a moment of stress, as we were in the right hands. We will absolutely recommend Melissa! Joseph & Sveta Doucet
Melissa is the BEST! I absolutely cannot give her enough stars on this review. My husband and I are first time home buyers and although the process was very daunting, Melissa clearly explained each step and helped find the perfect home for us. Melissa is extremely knowledgeable and was able answer any questions we had about the buying process, the areas where we were looking, future construction ideas and possibilities, energy, taxes, schools, architecture, making offers, and so much more. Melissa is super organized, very hard working and extremely quick to send thoughtful responses to texts, calls and emails. She went above and beyond in the months we worked together and was even able to pick us up from the train from Manhattan, take us to viewing appointments (for which she always set up a great itinerary) and drop us off at the train afterward. She also took the time to send us informative emails about solar power, and press about the areas where we were looking. When it came time to choose an inspector, lawyer, and lender, Melissa had lots of great recommendations making the choosing process much easier. One of the things we loved most about working with Melissa is that she is very kind and not in any way pushy. She made a conscious effort to find what was best for us, and was a tough negotiator when it came to getting an accepted offer on our favorite home - we feel lucky that we had her on our side. Melissa is a true pro who loves what she does and is incredible to work with. Make the decision to work with Melissa and know that you are making the right choice. Anonymous, Peekskill
I can't say enough positive things about working with Melissa. This was my first home purchase. Her vast knowledge of the entire process was invaluable, as I had no prior experience or knowledge. Her local knowledge of White Plains was helpful in finding my first home and her personal experience with co-ops in particular prepped me for what to expect and how to handle different scenarios. She worked closely with the selling agent to negotiate a great deal that I was very comfortable with. I asked many questions, being new to the process. She answered all of them honestly and professionally which gave me a solid understanding when making key decisions. I hope to work with Melissa again in the future, and would definitely recommend her to anyone with real estate needs. Steve S., White Plains
We highly recommend Melissa Colabella at Sotheby’s 914 438 0139. She’s exceptionally professional, personable, very knowledgeable & tenacious. She did the job that others weren’t able to. Mira Renchner
Melissa helped my boyfriend and I buy our first home. We couldn't have done it without her! She is professional, knowledgeable, timely, and honest. I could not have asked for a better realtor! Michele Henn, Yonkers
We've worked with and had experiences with a decent number of realtors over the years - and Melissa is, by far one of the best we've ever had the pleasure of working with. Her knowledge of the Westchester market, towns, schools, transportation - combined with her honesty and warm/easy going personality was not only comforting, but exactly what we needed in order to get even the least bit comfortable with an area that was completely foreign to us. Michael P.
Melissa is has a great eye for design and structure. She's very professional and responsive. She always returned my calls or emails promptly. Highly recommended! Kathryn M.
Melissa has been a tremendous help with my home sale far beyond providing simply a listing service or sales network. Her interior design background made all the difference in making my home saleable. She was the point person in recoloring rooms, staging, and making my house feel like a home to potential purchasers. Highly recommended A+. G. Teretti
Melissa helped me to sell one property and purchase another. Both transactions went very smoothly. She's friendly, knowledgeable, responsive, and worked hard to find properties that fit my criteria. Melissa was a pleasure to work with, and I couldn't recommend her more highly. Anonymous
Melissa was great to work with. She was highly knowledgeable with the area we were looking to buy in as well as always accessible. She took into account our wish list and found just what we wanted. I highly recommend Melissa to anyone looking to purchase in Westchester or the surrounding area! Anonymous
Melissa was a pleasure to work with. She was quite professional in all aspects of buying our home. She knew a lot about all the local neighborhoods and their pros and cons and was always willing to be upfront with us regarding the area as we were coming from Brooklyn and weren't as familiar with all the neighborhoods Westchester has to offer. She helped us through our process of buying our home from searching every weekend for months to negotiating on our perfect home. Melissa was always responsive via email and text and always willing to give us honest information. Melissa was also willing to pick up the phone and conference call with us at any time. I always felt like she had our best interest in mind and would recommend her to anyone looking for an agent that is knowledgeable, professional and really cares about her buyers' needs. Colleen S.
Words cannot describe how appreciative we are to Melissa. As first time home buyers with no previous knowledge of the home buying process/experience my husband & I were overwhelmed by this prospect. However Melissa helped put us at ease working with us to find a property in our budget & in an area we love. This was not a quick process sifting through multiple properties, but Melissa never gave up even when it seemed like our perfect home was out of reach. Melissa was patient, attentive, knowledgeable, supportive & overall helpful. We could not be more pleased to have had Melissa’s help & expertise, my husband & I highly recommend Melissa. If anyone is in the market please seek out Melissa’s expertise we promise you will not be disappointed Kimberly, White Plains
We were referred to Melissa and she did not disappoint! My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our experience with her from the beginning, she took her time and was ALWAYS super responsive. What I like most about Melissa is if she didn't have the answer within a short amount of time she would call me back with the info. needed. Melissa was also good in helping to push our process along. Great agent to have in your corner. Anonymous, Port Chester NY
Melissa sold a co-op for us in Bronxville. We had previously listed it with other realtors and had no success. Her knowledge of the market, attitude, and follow through are all essential qualities that she possesses! She's a pleasure to work with! We highly recommend her! Anonymous, Bronxville NY
Melissa has outstanding skills that make her customers want to continue to work with her. She listens intentently and tailors the job specifically to the clients needs and desires while giving insight and her special touch. She has a unique ability to bring out a clients taste and express their individual savoir-faire. She is a detailed individual who is hard working and will get the job done. N. Servello, White Plains NY
Melissa did a great job in helping me locate a White Plains coop/home that I liked, and dealing with an extended closing timeline. She was very responsive and always got back to me quickly. Would highly recommend Melissa if you are looking for a Westchester NY home. Anonymous, White Plains NY
Everything Melissa touches becomes gold. She is talented, thorough, determined, and amazing to work with. Especially in this business, trust is important. She is one of the most trustworthy people I've ever worked with. Enjoy the experience. Michelle E.
As first time buyers, we could not have asked for a better agent than Melissa. Her knowledge of the area, combined with her ability to understand what we were looking for in a home, was invaluable . She is thorough, responsive, and extremely helpful. We are very happy with our new home and we highly recommend Melissa. F. Genovesi, Port Chester NY
We silently "fired" our first agent for giving us wishy-washy answers on important decision making issues like schools saying that she couldn't answer due to fair housing laws. When we met Melissa we let her know that schools were an important factor in our decision. She responded with statistics that she memorized and backed up with data that she provided us in a folder which was really helpful! Fair Housing laws apparently don't prohibit Realtors from doing research. Not only did she help us narrow our search to a school district, she helped us narrow our search down to a specific neighborhood. The only thing that could have been better was if Westchester offered cheaper housing! :) zuser20150929210531690

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