Melissa Donnahoe, broker / owner

754-300-1333

Testimonials

Based on 42 reviews.
Nereese Watson
Nereese Watson
July 13, 2022.
I was at a loss navigating the real estate market and Royal Empire was a God-send. Their effective communication and extensive knowledge of the industry made a potentially harrowing process a breeze!
Emerson Lovell
Emerson Lovell
July 12, 2022.
Quality service with kind people. All my needs were met and answers questioned in a timely manner.
natalie wiliams
natalie wiliams
July 12, 2022.
Great Team, very professional and awesome customer service. I would 100% recommend Royal Empire Realty. A great addition to the team @ Sandra Garrick... thank you
Brianna N. Cummings
Brianna N. Cummings
July 10, 2022.
The Royal Team is very knowledgeable and has amazing customer service. You really feel like a priority here!
Alexi Thomas
Alexi Thomas
July 10, 2022.
A major help in my decision making process around a recent move. The team is thorough, detail-oriented, knowledgeable, client-focused and a group of consummate professionals. Head and shoulders above other real estate firms!
Norian Watson
Norian Watson
July 10, 2022.
Excellent customer service, and I really appreciate their attention to detail!
Sandra Watson
Sandra Watson
July 1, 2022.
The Royal Team clearly do their homework when offering their clients real estate solutions! They are very knowledgable, solutions oriented and offer excellent customer service. You are given the 'Royal' treatment!
Kassie Hanrahan
Kassie Hanrahan
June 15, 2022.
The team at Royal Empire Realty, especially Genevieve, helped me with my beginning journey in real estate. She took the time to get to know me and really answered all of my questions thoroughly. If you need any help looking for a property Royal Empire Realty is it!
barbara siegel
barbara siegel
June 11, 2022.
Melissa sold our investment property in no time flat. She is an expert who is very easy to work with. She knows property and law like the back-of-her-hand. She markets flawlessly which also helps! Our transaction went flawlessly. I highly recommend Melissa!
Zack Tyman
Zack Tyman
June 10, 2022.
Melissa has helped us numerous times. She is dedicated to providing the best service and made sure we got we needed!!!
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“I have had the good fortune of knowing Melissa professionally for many years. Most recently, she helped to negotiate a lease for us and also helped us come to the decision that it was the right time to purchase a new office space for our growing CPA firm.

Melissa’s in-depth knowledge of the Coral Springs Professional Office Market helped us to make an otherwise complex process seamless, as we transitioned into a new market. Her expertise in negotiations helped us to overcome multiple challenges in the recent purchase of our new office space. She was a tremendous resource to us in all aspects of the process and was able to recommend the services of many of the other vendors that we needed to work with in order to be successful with our purchase. 

She truly went well above and beyond the level of service we could have expected. She worked beside us, guiding us through each step of the process. I would highly recommend Melissa’s services to anyone needing help with commercial real estate.”

Steven J. Tyman

Tyman & Hirsch, CPAs

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I am currently the sole owner/operator of an apartment complex and small mobile home park.  Prior to acquiring these assets, I had never previously owned multifamily properties and, admittedly, I was not managing them in a proper fashion.  My vacancy rate and expenses were out of control.  I was on the verge of dumping the projects and losing money just to get rid of the stress of dealing with them on my own.  

I asked for Melissa’s professional commercial real estate expertise to help me with these properties a few years ago. This was the single best business decision I could have ever made for my company.  She helped us to implement professional accountability systems with our onsite property manager, improve communications with our tenants, make key property improvements and implement new technologies that I didn’t even know existed.  As a result, our vacancy rate has diminished to single digits, our net operating income has increased, and our cash on cash return has dramatically improved.  

A property I was going to dump for bottom dollar has now turned into a successfully performing asset, nearly doubling in value from what I was going to sell it for.  Now, when I am ready to sell, instead of losing money, I stand to make a healthy profit.  

Thank you Melissa, you are the best, and I would strongly recommend your services in the commercial real estate arena.

Wealth Builders Foundation, LLC

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Melissa was referred to me for tenant representation after attempting to negotiate a lease on my own. Her skill set brought a new dimension to the table. The end result was a better lease rate and contract than I could have imagined. She was able to find the perfect spot under the pressure of a tight deadline. I would definitely recommend her and have her help me in the future.

A. Loaiza 

Women’s Center of Fort Lauderdale

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I am a minority shareholder in a real estate investing company. When it was time to sell a commercial office space that our company owned that had previously been operated as a medical office, I turned to Melissa for help. She brought her expertise to the table to help negotiate the sale of the property at a fair price that both the buyer as well as myself were quite happy with.

When faced with the possibility of having to realize a six-figure profit from the sale for income tax purposes, Melissa instead counseled a 1031 exchange. This allowed the gain from the sale to be deferred to avoid paying taxes on the sale. Instead, the profits from the sale were rolled into another property class that was more suitable for the direction I wanted our company to head in.

Melissa helped to realize more money on the sale than I thought we would realize while at the same time helping to save tens of thousands in real estate taxes that year. She also helped locate, negotiate, finance and close on a replacement property that was a perfect fit. This was an all around win-win for our company.

If you are looking for a Realtor that will use her knowledge and experience to help you make more and save more, well then, Melissa is the obvious choice for you.”

Bloomco Investors Group, LLC

“Melissa was an outstanding representative for our property. Her knowledge of our property and the market in our neighborhood seemed to be the key to selling our house. Her direction and guidance throughout the whole process made the daunting task quite easy. I have and will continue to recommend  Melissa to my family and friends for their real estate needs.”

Rreeves Dejavu

“Melissa Donnahoe was my real estate agent for the sale of my condo. I could not have asked for a better professional.  She went above and beyond for me. She also did most of the work for the buyer, as his agent had no idea what she was doing. She let me know every step of the way what was going on and what to expect. She stayed on top of everything to ensure the closing went as expected. Job well done!”

Rhonda Lalia

“Melissa was very patient with us and found us the home we wanted. I would recommend her to anyone who’s looking for a home. She was detail-orientated and stayed on task to assure us good value. It was a win-win for us.”

Donald Tripoli

What Other Agents Say ...

“Melissa is both a friend and colleague in the real estate world. Melissa is very smart, astute, and a go-getter. She is super reliable and dependable. Her super talent lies in research and analysis. She is able to research and find out things related to real estate to help her clients make the best-informed decisions they can base on their needs and facts. As a colleague in the industry, I hold high value to Melissa’s perspective when it comes to real estate.”

Katie Lemieux, LMFT

“I am working with Melissa on a listing. She is a pleasure to work with. I would definitely recommend her. She was very easy to work with and is very knowledgeable.”

Angel Cutshall, Realtor

“For years I have personally worked with and witnessed many residential and commercial real estate investments/transactions that were brought to the finish line as a win-win for everyone due to Melissa’s expertise and decision making. I highly recommend Melissa in anything you may need in regards to real estate purchases or sales.”

Danny Gilmore

“Melissa Donnahoe (was) a tremendous asset to the La Rosa Realty Greater Fort Lauderdale Brokerage and our surrounding South Florida Franchises. Melissa’s extensive education and background in business and commercial real estate compliment her extraordinary leadership skills and defined her role as our South Florida Commercial Director. Melissa’s powerhouse work ethic, skillset and extreme attention to detail make her the number one choice for representation in any commercial transaction.”

Carrie Pietrowski