Melissa Klassen is a dream fulfiller who informs and guides her clients to find their ideal property. Sharing her own experiences and exploring all possibilities is her skill. Melissa’s personable nature and enthusiasm brings the best out of people, and make the journey to find a home an exciting and enjoyable experience.
Melissa’s experience comes from 30 years of sales working in various industries including hospitality and 10 years as a territory manager of a prominent dental company in Canada training and coaching and assisting sales representatives on high end dental systems and leading-edge products and technologies.
Leaving the busy corporate world, Melissa and her husband knew that Costa Rica was calling them to begin a new chapter in their late thirties. Here they built a successful property management and vacation home rental company.
In 2017, deciding to go into real estate full time, Melissa joined Blue Zone Realty International and believes that her natural talents, skills and experience, allow her the opportunity to bring confidence to the intricate process of building a lifestyle in Costa Rica and for buyers the peace of knowing their property is getting the best representation.
Melissa has been living in Costa Rica with her husband since 2006, where they are working toward sustainable living on their mountain homestead with goats, chickens and 3 dogs and an abundance of fruit trees.
“I know the decision of who to choose when buying or selling is extremely important. I consider this beyond my profession, it is a calling. We have been blessed by our decision to move to Costa Rica and I would be honored to partner with you to help you achieve your vision here, either as an investment or complete relocation, step by step. “
Thank you for all of your help and assistance in the recent real estate transactions. The level of concern and assistance you provided far exceeded the requirement to “sell”. We are very appreciative that you took the time and effort to get to k now us and what our needs/wants were.
The level of service provided to make us feel welcome, informed and accepted in Costa Rica, far exceeded our expectations, and made us very comfortable the kinds of purchase we did in a country we did not know.
Craig and Coty”
"Buying a house overseas can be an exciting adventure, but also a stressful life event. More so during a pandemic. Whether in person or virtually, Melissa was prompt, extremely knowledgeable, and a true pleasure to deal with.
Melissa took the time to meet with us and genuinely assess our needs and dreams. She helped us understand the ins and outs of buying a home in a new country. Always with a friendly smile and a wise word of advice. Melissa made the purchase process smooth and our transition into our new home seamless.
We were happy to have Melissa as our agent. We are now even happier to call her our neighbor.
Daniel, Ilene, Ivy & Alex"
'Melissa is an extremely competent, honest and effective sales agent. She listed and sold our 412 acre farm near Quepos. She is extremely responsive and thorough, and made the entire international process easy and seamless.
She went the extra mile giving buyers personal tours of our farm, hiking up and down mountains and through pastures. I highly recommend Melissa, she truly is a top notch professional that gets the job done!
Caroline & Buck
Melissa will make it her mission to find you what you want a price you can afford. She is a knowledgeable professional whose personal hallmarks are honesty and integrity. She knows the Pacific Coastal region well and can provide insight and sound guidance, especially for Expats looking to make a purchase in Costa Rica. By way of her extensive network, she can also recommend a variety of competent professionals including lawyers, property managers and builders.
As a buyer, I have benefited having Melissa as my agent. She worked with me by email, by phone, though virtual meetings and in person, to get me the property I am now enjoying. Beyond even that, Melissa made the process manageable and agreeable; always with her positive, upbeat comportment.
In Melissa you will find an agent who listens and who is patiently committed to finding the right match for you.
I am a real estate broker from TEXAS and have been licensed for more than thirty years. I have worked with hundreds of agents and I highly recommend Melissa Klassen. She is easily one of the best agents I have ever dealt with. She helped me sell my second property in Costa Rica and her knowledge of the delicate intricacies needed to navigate the sale process there made for a smooth transaction. She is very knowledgeable of the area, has great contacts for every part of the process, and knows everyone in town which really helped her keep the process going. She foresees problems so that you are well prepared for whatever comes your way. In addition to being an extremely good and effective agent, Melissa is one of the kindest, most caring persons that I have ever met. She works hard for you and your dream as if you were her family. Thank you, Melissa, for your exceptional customer service, and thank you for your genuine care for me and my family.
Broker, CRP, GRI