Melissa Nowell - Coldwell Banker

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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 a licensed real estate agent in the state of Florida, I always bring tremendous passion, energy, integrity, and creativity to every real estate transaction.  Each client I serve is unique, with their own goals and requirements.  What I love most about being a real estate professional is that I 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 Melissa 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 (17)

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

01/22/2017 - KarenAmsden Walton

Melissa was extremely helpful helping us find the right place in the Florida keys. She was very knowledgable about the area, she has all the contacts you need to contact mortgage broker, insurance companies, cable, water, electric and so on. She was a pleasure to work with and made the whole process very simple for us.

01/15/2017 - markd1373

My wife and I looked in the Florida Keys for 3 years. We used Melissa the whole time. She is experienced and always got us answers we needed. We finally found our dream home and working with Melissa she helped us make it ours.

01/15/2017 - user4498292

Melissa was so very helpful and patient during our home search. We toured many homes over a short period and then went back again. She never made us feel like we were being difficult. Melissa was also helpful after the sale with names of companies for services we would need. Would definitely work with her again.

01/05/2017 - jjohnson381

Ms. Nowell is an absolute professional an one of the most knowledgeable Realtors in the Keys. We had an amazing experience.
She sold two condos for us and was our Realtor in our new home purchase.
We value her as a professional and hope to keep her in our life for our next adventure.
She is an amazing lady and Business Woman.

12/03/2016 - burt85

We were looking at properties with another agent who just didn't understand us or our needs. After meeting Melissa we immediately realized we had found the right agent. She patiently worked with us for over a year to find us our perfect Keys escape. The transaction could not have gone smoother. Hands down the best agent in the Keys!

08/18/2016 - user4469930

Having served as a condominium secretary, I have dealt with many agents over the course of the past two years. No one equals the professionalism and expertise of Melissa. When we decided buy a townhouse, we had to do so contingent upon the sale of our condominium. Melissa handled both transactions. This was truly the easiest real estate transaction we have experienced. I highly recommend Melissa if you are looking to buy or sell in the Florida Keys!

08/18/2016 - relyoglh

Melissa is a very professional and highly motivated realtor. She made the sale of our home effortless. I can't recommend her highly enough! She is one of our favorite people!

08/15/2016 - minemine2147

Melissa worked very hard to get our listing, she spent over a year personally keeping in touch with us. She did this in the nicest, unoffensive way until we
were really ready to sell our magnificent home. Over the course of the years
we were contacted by many other agents, none of which had the drive Melissa has and of course most lacked her winning personality!! Our decision turned out to be the right one, she sold our $3,595,000 home in just 10 days! She well deserved to be our listing agent and we were thrilled
that she was also the selling agent! She is the best!

08/10/2016 - agjorgenson

We loved having Melissa as our buyer's agent. She has a great rapport with other agents and was aggressive in representing our interests diplomatically. The appointments she set up all went smoothly and she was quick to pick up on things we liked, or didn't like. She was always available by phone and we could count on her to follow through. She handled difficult negotiations for the home we chose, taking a lot of pressure off of us. She was comfortable referring to another agent in her office when we wanted to see homes outside her specialty area. He was great too. Overall, excellent experience!

08/09/2016 - donahue ellen

Fabulous is an understatement! Look no further for another real estate agent in the keys... She has it all. Melissa was Incredibly Patient during my search for the perfect spot in the keys. She knows all areas of the keys well. Melissa made what can be a stressful process turn into something
smooth. Excellent communication and quick to respond and follow-up. She went far above what I expected and assisted me when I could not be there due to living out of state. After settlement she stayed in touch and introduced me to professionals for help with upgrades once I purchased the home. I am glad she is my agent and now my friend.

08/03/2016 - user43809825

Melissa was extremely professional and moved fast to meet our unique needs. Even after we moved into our dream home she continued to help us find and deal with local contractors. My wife and I just couldn't be any happier than we are.

06/23/2016 - rachaelgrimes20

Melissa found us a great property in Taverneir! She was helpful with every step along the way and a pleasure to work with. She spent countless hours finding a property that would be prefect for our needs.

06/23/2016 - DrJADunn

Melissa was recommended by USAA when my mother and I moved here from New Mexico. We didn't know anyone and didn't know the area well. Melissa took us under her wing and patiently showed us many houses, condos and apartments. . She went above and beyond with her knowledge of real estate, the area and the whole process. She really listened to our needs and found us the perfect home for my mother. She took care of all the little details that come with home buying and made it easy and uncomplicated to complete the deal. She was kind, patient and attentive as well as competent in all aspects of the reals estate buying and selling process. I would highly recommend her as an agent.

06/22/2016 - bobcat10

After releasing three different agencies, I hired Melissa based on her bubbly personality and Keys property knowledge. Within one week we had three showings and one bid proving that I hired the right agent. Melissa is extremely agressive in showing your house and is very personable in her dealings. She always went the extra mile in communicating with us and we wholeheartedly recommend her as your agent.

06/22/2016 - Barbara McKinnies

Melissa is the most professional, considerate, and caring real estate agent I have come across. She was on top of every detail, kept us well informed throughout our selling and buying experience, and really cared about the needs of my family. Without hesitation I would recommend her services and would gladly use her again with her in depth real estate expertise.

Active Listings (4)

Property Address Details Price
20 South Drive, Key Largo, FL 33037 - Key Largo, FL real estate listing
20 South Drive
Key Largo, FL 33037
4 Bed(s) | 4 Total Bath(s) | 3,221 SqFt$1,799,000
210 15Th Circle, Key Colony, FL 33051 - Key Colony, FL real estate listing
210 15th Circle
Key Colony, FL 33051
3 Bed(s) | 3 Total Bath(s) | 2,440 SqFt$990,000
680 12 Street, Key Colony, FL 33051 - Key Colony, FL real estate listing
680 12 Street
Key Colony, FL 33051
3 Bed(s) | 2 Total Bath(s) | 1,697 SqFt$825,000
111 Sands Lane, Long Key, FL 33001 - Long Key, FL real estate listing
111 Sands Lane
Long Key, FL 33001
OTH - Other Zoning Zoning | 0.19 Acre(s)$299,000

Recent Listings Sold (7)

Property Address Details
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
132 Riviera Drive
Plantation Key, FL 33070
R1 - Residential Single Family Zoning | 0.14 Acre(s)

Recent Buyer Sales (2)

Property Address Details
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

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