License #: 01992358 Representing clients from Sherman Oaks to Calabasas and beyond, Melissa Strauss has earned a reputation as a patient and diligent real estate professional with a commitment to exceeding even the highest of expectations. A longtime Encino resident, she brings her expert negotiating skills and strong command of the Valley market to The Agency.
Originally from Boston, Massachusetts, Melissa received her Bachelor's degree in Communications from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Prior to her career in real estate, Melissa spent more than two decades working in the highest echelons of the entertainment industry for such outlets as NBC News, NBC Entertainment, and Warner Bros Studios, where she worked production on some of the country’s most beloved television shows. Now, she is proud to count many of her former colleagues in the industry amongst her loyal clientele.
Melissa’s many years in the entertainment industry have translated seamlessly to her career in real estate. A natural communicator with a strong command of the Los Angeles marketplace, she prides herself on serving as a trusted guide throughout every step of a transaction. From first-time homebuyers to high-net-worth individuals, she is dedicated to serving her clients with honesty and discretion.
Passionate about real estate and helping clients find the perfect place to call home, Melissa is an avid home design enthusiast. She and her husband’s backyard redesign was featured on an episode of HGTV’s show, “Don’t Sweat It.” When she’s not working on behalf of her clients, she enjoys performing musical theater and works closely with Calabasas High School to raise funds for its theater department. She also volunteers with New Musicals Inc. (NMI), a North Hollywood organization where musical writers can create and workshop new projects. Further, Melissa is on the Board of Directors for Panic! Productions, a theater company based in Thousand Oaks. She lives in Encino with her husband, daughter, and their dog, a Yorkie named Caramel.