Hello, we are Melissa Marchese and Leo Tarantino, a husband and wife team. Over the past 18+ years, we have developed a love and passion for buying and rehabilitating our own uninspired, outdated and barely standing homes. Our experiences have taught us how to navigate through some of the worst possible situations.
In 2017, we decided to take all we have learned to help others realize their homes potential and ease the stress a Renovation can cause.
We have also been fortunate enough to have Collaborated with other Investors on Rehab Homes for Resale or to add to their Income Property Portfolio.
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We look forward to connecting soon,
Melissa & Leo
Melissa has a distinct ability to design homes that are welcoming and polished. She takes on the multi-role of businesswomen, wife, and mother which offers her an understanding of the fast-paced family life. Her family has lived through many home renovations over the years, that has given Melissa firsthand experience of the disruption a home renovation can pose. Wether a small bathroom renovation or a brand new build, as a Project Manager, Melissa will supervise vendors and trades from her list of handpicked professionals. Melissa coordinates all orders, deliveries, and vendor or supplier billing. Melissa’s priority is to your family, she will represent your interests in every way, ensuring that your project is completed in a smooth and timely manner.
Leo’s vast work and education experience has given him a unique perspective in the Real estate Industry. In 1999 Leo Graduated the Graphic Design & Advertising program at George Brown College. Soon after, he was offered a job as a sales representative with Hostess Frito Lay. Leo was always intrigued by the construction industry, so in 2001, he strapped on a tool belt and began framing homes. This led Leo to become an expert Heavy Equipment Operator proficient on Excavators, bulldozers and everything in between. Leo was also the owner of a Payday Loan business for 7 years.
Although these experiences were exciting and challenging, nothing could compare to the creative and financial rewards Real estate has provided. Whether Rehabilitating his own home or in a joint venture with investors, this is where Leo excels.
As a Realtor®, Leo provides Strategic Marketing and Transaction Management services. If you’re looking to renovate before listing, purchasing a Fixer-upper, or finding the perfect lot for building a brand new home. You can rest assured Leo can knowledgeably guide you every step along the way.
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“Homeowners don’t realize how complicated renovations can be with literally hundreds of decisions that need to be made. A renovation project can certainly benefit from an adviser,” said Theo Adamstein, sales associate at TTR Sothebys International Realty and founder of Adamstein Consultants.
- The Washington Post