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Melissa Nowell

   Realtor,Elite Agent Circle 
Islamorada Office
85990 Overseas Highway
Islamorada, FL 33036
(305) 664-4470
85990 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.
  • Elite Agent Circle with Coldwell Banker worldwide.
  • 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 (30)

My Service Ratings

04/21/2021 - Robert judson

This is the second property I have bought in recent years working with Melissa and both times her support, knowledge and responsiveness have been second to none!

Melissa prides herself on working with you to find the home that is just right for you and your families needs with no pressure but huge support whenever you need it.

Would highly recommend working with Melissa in your search for a piece of paradise in the Florida Keys!

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My Service Ratings

01/05/2021 - Lauren D.

“Melissa was completely professional and a pleasure to work with. She is a great asset to your firm. ”

My Service Ratings

08/05/2020 - alcourtney2

We appreciate Melissa's efforts to help us purchase our new home. She was in contact with us by phone within a half hour of us showing interest in one of her listings. She went out of her way to make sure we were able to see the home during the "madness". She made sure the home was ready for us to move in and worked with the title company to get the closing done while we were away. She was professional and kind during the whole process. We know now why she is one of the top producers in the Keys.

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Active Listings (3)

147 Azalea Street Property Photo 1
Beds: 3
Baths: 2 Total
SqFt: 1,760
218 Gulf Street Property Photo 1
Beds: 0
Baths: 1 Total
SqFt: 538
No Listing Photos
Beds: 0
Baths: 1 Total
SqFt: 538

Recent Listings Sold (7)

Property Address Details
117 Pearl Avenue
Plantation Key, FL 33070
Beds: 2
Baths: 2 Total
SqFt: 1,044
143 Columbus Drive
Lower Matecumbe, FL 33036
Beds: 3
Baths: 2 Total
SqFt: 1,260
87465 Overseas Highway #109
Plantation Key, FL 33070
Beds: 2
Baths: 2 Total
SqFt: 973
87465 Old Highway #108
Plantation Key, FL 33036
Beds: 2
Baths: 2 Total
SqFt: 982
814 Madrid Road
Key Largo, FL 33037
Beds: 5
Baths: 4 Total
SqFt: 2,542
172 Columbus Drive
Lower Matecumbe, FL 33036
Beds: 3
Baths: 3 Total
SqFt: 1,624
21027 4th Avenue
Cudjoe Key, FL 33042
Beds: 3
Baths: 2 Total
SqFt: 1,400

Recent Buyer Sales (4)

Property Address Details
92001 Overseas Highway
Key Largo, FL 33070
1,260 SqFt | 0 Office SqFt
122 Spoonbill Road
Plantation Key, FL 33070
Beds: 3
Baths: 2 Total
SqFt: 1,878
138 Azalea Street
Plantation Key, FL 33070
Beds: 3
Baths: 3 Total
SqFt: 2,139
88540 Overseas Highway #112 And Boat Slip 17
Plantation Key, FL 33070
Beds: 2
Baths: 3 Total
SqFt: 1,298

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