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Melissa Nowell

 Elite Agent Circle, Previews 
85996 Overseas Highway
Islamorada, FL 33036
(305) 664-4470
(305) 394-3210
(305) 664-4111
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85996 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, FL 33036


As licensed real estate agents in the state of Florida, we always bring tremendous passion, energy, integrity, and creativity to every real estate transaction.  Each client we serve is unique, with their own goals and requirements.  What we love most about being a real estate professional is that we get to help you accomplish those goals.   



Melissa first visited the Keys in 1998.  From the moment she arrived she fell in love with the beauty and tranquility of this special place.  She lived here part-time since 2002 and in 2011 Melissa and her husband bought their first home in Keys and moved here permanently from their home town of Wilmington, Delaware.  Her husband Brian owns Nowell Woodworks, Inc. and has a successful carpentry business serving the Upper Keys.  When Melissa is not selling the Florida Keys lifestyle she enjoys living it with her husband and two dogs.  Heading out on the boat to enjoy all the natural beauty the Keys has to offer such as fishing, snorkeling or just have a fun day at the local sandbar with great friends is what brings her tremendous joy.

Becoming a new resident of the Florida Keys and local real estate agent, Melissa had to start her business from the ground up.  The Keys being a small and condensed area and having many real estate professionals, it took determination and perseverance for Melissa to accomplish becoming a top producing real estate expert in a very short period of time.  Melissa joined Coldwell Banker Schmitt (the #1 company Keys wide) in December of 2013.  In just a short period time with Coldwell Banker Schmitt she has closed almost $40,000,000 in dollar volume with a focus on the Luxury Homes market.  She also specializes in homes that did not previously sell by bringing creativity and positivity to each transaction. 

Melissa brings this same level of determination and perseverance into servicing her clients real estate requirements.  Whether it's helping a buyer find the perfect property that meets their specific needs or helping a property owner sell their property for the highest price in the shortest time frame.  You can count on Melissa always operating with the highest integrity and remembering her clients interest comes first...every time!  Melissa's clients also know that her excellent level of service doesn't end at the closing table.  She finds great joy in continuing the relationships and being of service long after the "deal" is done.  Building long lasting relationships with her clients is one of the greatest rewards.  


  • AREAS SERVED: Islamorada, Lower Matecuembe Key, Upper Matecumbe Key, Plantation Key Windley Key, Tavernier, Key Largo, Long Key, Duck Key, Grassy Key, Coco Plum, Key Colony Beach, Marathon, Lower Keys and Key West.
  • Residential and Luxury Properties in the Florida Keys, Homes that did not previously sell. 
  • Staging and Listing Preparation.

Specialty Markets

  • Luxury Properties
  • Water Front Properties
  • New Homes
  • Vacation/Second
  • Relocation
  • Retirement
  • Seller Representative
  • Buyer Representative
  • First Time Buyers
  • Short-sale Properties


  • Licensed with the Florida Realtors since 2007
  • Member of the Florida Keys Board of Realtors since 2011
  • 2014 President, Women's Council of Realtors - Florida Keys Chapter
  • Certified Seller Representative Specialist (SRS) through National Association of Realtors
  • Certified Luxury Homes Marketing Specialist
  • Member of the Coldwell Banker Worldwide Elite Circle


  • Award winning, top producer with Coldwell Banker Schmitt.
  • Melissa has in-depth knowledge of the market and details of purchasing and selling property in the Florida Keys.
  • Familiar with all areas of the Florida Keys, municipalities and what each area of the Keys has to offer.
  • Excellent negotiating skills.


  • 2017/2016/2015 Member of Coldwell Banker Schmitt's Elite Agent Circle (Elite Agent Circle members rank among the Top 100 of the more than 1,200 real estate agents Keys wide)
  • 2017/2016 Member of the Coldwell Banker International President's Circle (Putting us within the top 2% of all Coldwell Banker agents Worldwide).
  • 2017/2016/2015/2014 Top Producer in Sales (working both with Buyers and Sellers)
  • 2017/2016 Coldwell Banker Schmitt's Commitment Award - (awarded for Melissa's dedication to her business, the industry and her customers).

What my clients are saying (18)

11/12/2018 - Robert judson

Melissa was an absolute pleasure to deal with on our search for a little piece of paradise in the keys and I can't recommend her highly enough.

Nothing was ever too much trouble, we were kept informed and felt at ease throughout the whole process. I work in a Customer Service industry and I know what world class service looks like and that's exactly what Melissa provides.

If you work with Melissa you have someone who prides herself on finding you the perfect home for you and your family. Melissa has great knowledge of the area, of the different communities and a great appreciation of how to support you in finding the right place, right the way through to getting the keys in your hand.

Good luck with your house hunting - see you at the Sandbar...Read Full Review

07/13/2018 - moradatt

Melissa went above and beyond in the process of us selling our Condo in Islamorada. She is very knowledgeable, prompt in responding, and has the client’s best interest in the forefront.
I highly recommend her for your REal Estate needs.

06/29/2017 - lmtitus

If you're looking for a responsive and accommodating agent with vast Keys knowledge then look no further than Melissa Nowell. Melissa educated us and guided us throughput the process of finding our piece of paradise. She kept us abreast of new listings she felt would be of interest and never lost patience during our 7 month search. She encouraged us not to settle but to keep looking until we found our perfect vacation home. Professional, knowledgeable, experienced, engaging, encouraging, supportive and a pleasure to work with. Awesome experience all the way around. We highly recommend Melissa Nowell

Active Listings (3)

20 South Drive, Key Largo, FL 33037 - Key Largo, FL real estate listing
4 Bed(s) | 4 Total Bath(s) | 3,221 SqFt
210 15Th Circle, Key Colony, FL 33051 - Key Colony, FL real estate listing
3 Bed(s) | 3 Total Bath(s) | 2,440 SqFt
111 Sands Lane, Long Key, FL 33001 - Long Key, FL real estate listing
R1 - Layton Residential/Single Zoning | 0.00 Acre(s)

Recent Listings Sold (7)

Property Address Details
680 12 Street
Key Colony, FL 33051
3 Bed(s) | 2 Total Bath(s) | 1,697 SqFt
109 Primrose Lane
Long Key, FL 33001
3 Bed(s) | 2 Total Bath(s) | 1,183 SqFt
119 Cortez Drive #1f
Lower Matecumbe, FL 33036
1 Bed(s) | 1 Total Bath(s) | 518 SqFt
119 Cortez Drive #8g
Lower Matecumbe, FL 33036
1 Bed(s) | 1 Total Bath(s) | 518 SqFt
119 Cortez Drive #g6
Lower Matecumbe, FL 33036
1 Bed(s) | 1 Total Bath(s) | 518 SqFt
430 Palm Drive
Lower Matecumbe, FL 33036
5 Bed(s) | 7 Total Bath(s) | 4,802 SqFt
128 Riviera Drive
Plantation Key, FL 33070
5 Bed(s) | 3 Total Bath(s) | 2,880 SqFt

Recent Buyer Sales (3)

Property Address Details
117 Pearl Avenue
Plantation Key, FL 33070
2 Bed(s) | 2 Total Bath(s) | 1,044 SqFt
88540 Overseas Highway #702 And Boat Slip 4
Plantation Key, FL 33070
2 Bed(s) | 3 Total Bath(s) | 1,298 SqFt
280 5th Street
Key Colony, FL 33051
2 Bed(s) | 2 Total Bath(s) | 1,344 SqFt

Team Members

Christina Gargan
(305) 393-3012
Office: (305) 664-4470
(305) 517-9151

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