Meet Melissa


Over the span of a 29-year career, Melissa has worked as a real estate agent, manager, regional manager and senior vice president of corporate services, which included operations, corporate relocation, Internet and home services divisions. Growing up in a real estate family, Melissa obtained her license and dove into real estate at age 21 after being immersed in the business at an early age. 

Melissa believes client service should be at the core of the real estate transaction, whether she is working with buyers or sellers. Her consultative approach, access to quality resources and understanding of technology is in step with what clients need to navigate the real estate process. 

Melissa’s commitment to excellence has earned her praise from top leaders in the real estate industry who have alternately described her as “a natural leader,” “proactive” and “an astute businesswoman”. She is best known for her endless energy, and creativity. 

Melissa’s dedication to lifelong learning is the backbone of her real estate career. She works with a business coach who helps her recognize and embrace new opportunities for learning and personal growth by applying a positive, proactive approach to both personal and professional goals. Melissa is an avid blogger and social media enthusiast. Her local, popular blog, FreshPickedRealEstate.com, serves as a resource for buyers, sellers, tenants and landlords in Fairfield County, Connecticut.

Melissa has assumed a leadership role in the industry at the local and state levels. She is an executive committee member of the Connecticut Association of Realtors (Vice President at Large for Large Firms) serving multiple years, a member of the Connecticut Association’s finance committee and the 2010-2011 President of the Greater Fairfield Board of Realtors.

She was named “Realtor of the Year” by the Greater Fairfield Board of Realtors in 2010; that same year, her office was named “Office of the Year” by Prudential Connecticut Realty out of a field of 50 sales offices throughout Connecticut and Rhode Island.

She was appointed to the Connecticut Association of Realtors’ Communication Committee as Vice Chairman (2007). She was also a member of the Connecticut Association’s Political Action Committee for Political Fundraising (2006-2007). She has held her real estate license since 1983.

Buying, Selling Or Renting In Fairfield County Connecticut? Contact Us At (203)253-9222

FreshPickedRealEstate.com is known as "Fairfield County CT's Favorite Real Estate Blog". We feature market statistics, community events and interesting happenings in and around lower Fairfield County Connecticut, including Westport, Weston, Wilton, Norwalk, Fairfield and Easton. Look for real estate tips with a focus on "green living" in the area.
Contact me at MelissaBrownRiley@gmail.com or at (203)253-9222 for info on all real estate services, including buying, selling or renting in Fairfield County, Connecticut or in any other county or state through our national network. We also specialize in buying or selling "short sales" and foreclosures.

Search Like An Agent For A Home Or Rental

Do you think online marketing makes a difference in exposing your home to the market?

According to the National Association of Realtors, 91% of all buyers begin their search on the internet. As a seller, having a definitive online strategy creates a differentiation to maximize your exposure to the right target market. I offer 31 years of real estate experience with a strong technology twist and focus on utilizing Google to attract attention to your listing. Find out how we can create an advantage for you.

Investors from New York Searching In Fairfield County

Are you an investor from New York looking for well-valued properties in Fairfield County? We will pair you with an experienced agent who can assist you in your search. Melissa Riley (203)253-9222. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices-New England Properties

Luxury Rental Listings Are Needed

Fairfield County, including the towns of Westport, Weston, Fairfield, Easton, Wilton and Norwalk are highly desirable towns for rentals.
We are experiencing a lack of quality luxury rental listings in lower Fairfield County. We have tenants looking for rental properties that fit their needs.
We will assist you with establishing the rental value on your home and helping you through rental process. Proper representation is the core of our business and I we zero in on your needs no matter if you are landlord or tenant.

Closing Cost Estimator

Loan Information
Loan Amount $
View/Edit Closing Cost Details