Melissa Urena was born and raised in Compton, CA. She graduated from UCSB with a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature and traveled to over 15 countries during her undergraduate years.
In 2013, Melissa joined JohnHart Real Estate. She was able to apply sales and marketing tactics she acquired from her previous career in advertisement sales to become one of the company’s top producers. She has received the Platinum Agent Award every year since joining the firm and now runs her own team of dedicated Realtors.
A resident of Long Beach, CA she enjoys all activities that come with sun and surf: running, biking, swimming. When she is not negotiating for her clients, she enjoys a glass of Pinot Noir and a good book with her husband and business partner Juan Castro. They have a furry baby named Cookie.
An old soul at heart, Melissa attributes her success to the time-tested trifecta of integrity, drive, and hard work.