Customer Testimonials

We had the pleasure of being referred to Melissa from another one of her many satisfied customers. My family needed a rental home in Palm City before we would be ready to buy. It's difficult trying to find a home when you live out of town, and most Realtors were not interested in helping us with a rental home. But Melissa went out of her way to listen to what was important to our family and helped us find the perfect home quickly. We were excited to move to Palm City! Melissa even helped us with any questions in regards to the area to help our transition go as smooth as possible. After 2 yrs of renting we decided to buy in Palm City. The market was extremely hot and trying to find the perfect home with such low inventory was frustrating. But Melissa was always looking at all the websites and keeping us posted on new opportunities. She would make appts immediately so we could be the first family to see new listings when they hit the market, giving us an advantage when making our offers. This tactic paid off and we loved working with her through negotiations as she always had our best interest at heart. She really cares about her clients and her serivce is impeccable. I would use Melissa again and refer her to anyone looking to buy a home. We love our new home and could not have done it without her!

The Hebert Family
Palm City, FL

Melissa, I wanted to take a moment after our closing to express my most sincere appreciation for your professionalism and tenacity. I know it was a smaller deal but you gave me great advice, were especially attuned to the current market conditions, communicated regularly, and worked very hard to make this sale. You are an asset to the Florida Real Estate market!

Rob Cauble                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Charleston, SC

We loved Melissa as our Realtor. She was very diligent and quick to find us our new home. We really appreciated the fact that she made a point to keep us informed and updated throughout the entire process. She was always readily available and knowledgeable to answer any and all of our questions. We will undoubtedly continue to use Melissa for any and all of our realty needs!
TJ Rautenbach and Callie Grissman
Stuart, FL

I found Melissa to be a highly competent, thoughtful and caring Realtor. Her knowledge of the local market, along with her wonderful client contact and diligence, were indispensable in the sale of our Florida home.
Michael D. Day, Esq.
The Day Law Firm, LLC
Farmington, CT

We saw a home on Zillow and emailed the listing agent. We were very lucky to be immediately contacted by Melissa, the most efficient, accessible, knowledgeable and friendliest person we have met in the entire experience of selling our home and finding a new home. She is so genuine and treats you like family. This total trust is very hard to find. She helped us understand everything and she has such an approachable nature.
Nick and Elizabeth Lecher
Port St Lucie, FL

Melissa was the best Realtor I have ever worked with in finding a home. She responded quickly to every request and found my fiance and I the home of our dreams! I would HIGHLY recommend her to everyone I know with no worries. She is simply the BEST!
Kelly Thorsby

Melissa, Thank you for being a great business woman, but most of all for being a supportive friend during the emotional sale of our home. We would highly recommend you to our closest friends.
Elizabeth & John Fitzpatick

I had a great experience with Melissa and the sale of my home. She is always available and puts the best efforts into showing her homes, from staging, negotiating and walking clients through the entire process. I look forward to working with her again on the purchase of my next home.
Kristen Fitzer

Melissa delivers WOW service. Moving from another country, I flew in, made an offer and flew out the next day. From there, Melissa handled EVERYTHING-negotiations, inspections, approvals and closing. Very thorough and very pleasant to deal with every step of the way. She treated the house as her own and made sure everything was in order. If you're meticulous, Melissa is your definite Go-To as she goes above and beyond. HIGHLY recommended. Thank you Melissa for doing such a great job, we love our home!

The Kazem Family
Palm City and Canada

Dear Melissa, Just a note to thank you both for the fine job you performed in the selling of our Tesoro Home. The quick turn-a-round from listing to sale was impressive. We also appreciated the follow up and attention to detail in closing the sale.
Bob & Carole Brelsford Tesoro

Melissa I want to thank you and Lonnie for your wonderful attitudes and positive outlook on the sale of my house in Tesoro. I appreciated your professionalism and that you kept me in the loop all times. Thanks to you guys we got it done. I would be happy to share my experience with Golf and Waterfront Communities with any prospective buyers or sellers that come your way. I respect both you and Lonnie and count you as my friends. Thank you again and God bless you.


John Lockhart, Palm Coast Florida

My husband and I would like to thank Melissa and Lonnie for making house hunting to closing on our house a pleasurable experience. Buying a house has a lot of variables that need to be met, and can be nerve wracking and tedious at times. This was not our experience, it was a pleasure!

Melissa and Lonnie know their business, were always prepared and had our best interest as their primary interest. They were involved in every aspect of the purchase, which was wonderful because we lived out of state in Kansas. They dealt with the lender, insurance companies, inspectors, and the title company. Both my husband and I could not ask for better service and will use their services again. We highly recommend Melissa Mister and her associates.

 Kathy G.  Jensen Beach, Florida

I have contracted with GOLF AND WATERFRONT COMMUNITIES on two occasions during the past year. First was to purchase a home that was going into foreclosure. With lots of effort the agents were persistent in following up with the banks involved and the original owner and were eventually able to complete a short sale contract. They were diligent in keeping me informed during the time it took to complete the purchase.

The second occasion was in selling my existing home at a reasonable price in a market competing with distressed properties. They did an excellent job in advertising my house to the market place and were always present during the showings as well as making sure the house was well presented and provided feedback on each showing. Once the sales contract was signed, they were diligent in keeping me informed throughout the inspection process which resulted in a smooth and successful closing.

Based on my two experiences cited above I strongly recommend using GOLF AND WATERFRONT COMMUNITIES to buy or sell a property.


Harold L. Fenner,   The Tesoro Club, Port St Lucie Florida    


Helping Families Purchase in Tesoro, Tesoro Preserve and Watersong Since 2001

Melissa, truly there is no words to describe our utmost appreciation that you have given us. You have been soooooo wonderful and a great pleasure to deal with. In all my years in business, seldom have I worked with someone as gracious, patient and honest as you. You have given us triple platinum service and that I'm very grateful for. You really did spoil us.... Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!! You are dear to us and we now consider you a true eternal friend of the family. You have made our experience from the moment we arrived very seamless and straight forward despite the difficult task we had placed upon you. There is no one in all of Canada or the USA for that matter that can match your record of service.
Sincerely, The Farah Family in Toronto, Canada and Stuart Florida

Melissa and Lonnie,
 Now that the smoke has cleared and Pat and I have had a chance to breath after all the craziness last week, I want to thank you for all your efforts on our behalf to get us our fabulous new house in Tesoro. We are very excited to be closed. Your Expertise, Experience and Guidance made all the difference in the transaction.We are also very appreciative for all the recommendations you gave for the various contractors. Everyone has been great to work with. I hope all is well in Florida. Thanks again.
 Sincerely,  Len and Patricia Berry,   Redding, CT

Thank you so much for helping us find the perfect Tesoro home.  I'm sure you had your doubts that over the last few years we were not serious....but thanks to your unfailing persistence we did find our place on the Treasure Coast.  Buying a bank foreclosure was a new experience for us and your expert advise helped us stay the course on a process that was more than tedious.  You were a great asset to us..
Steve & Pat McWethy,   The Tesoro Club Port St Lucie 

Golf and Waterfront Communities are very professional and right on top of things! An absolute pleasure to work with. They enabled us to find our dream, waterfront pool home on a Championship Golf course here on the Treasure Coast.... And at a price for considerably less than we were prepared to pay!
Highly Recommended
Eva and Matt,   Vancouver,  British Columbia  

We just wanted to tell all of you how much we appreciate your efforts to find the perfect home for us in Tesoro, as well as an ideal investment property. Other brokers, who had the same information about us, never showed us anything. Not only did you find the right house for us, but you were able to facilitate the sale of our house in Bella Strano, thereby tying everything together in a deal which was fair to both the Buyer & Seller.    
Keep in Touch,   
Ed & Jeanne Burke,   Tesoro, FL



I write in the hope that if at some point your firm, Golf and Waterfront Communities, has a prospective client who would like a word or two with a very happy, more than satisfied customer, he or she will call me. What someone will learn from me is that in the world of residential real estate, there are very few people who treat the business as a profession. You are among those few. Perhaps because I have owned a service business for over 30 years, I feel particularly sensitive to the importance of the skills you bring to your work. Your willingness to devote time and energy to make certain that the details are carefully attended to separates you from those who talk the talk but don’t walk the walk. That thoroughness is what makes the difference between a professional and someone who thinks the business means showing people houses. For someone not familiar with the Florida market, your knowledge and willingness to dig into the issues can mean the difference between a smooth process involving a series of logical steps, and an outright disaster. Our experience with the faulty power of attorney proved that. When a former courthouse paralegal who never met a detail she didn’t like, tells you that you are a thorough, outstanding broker, you have received a great accolade indeed. A prospective client will also hear from me that you do all these things while still maintaining a great sense of humor and with a warm genuine charm that makes the work of sorting through the problems and issues just a bit easier. So Melissa, please have those people call me or email and I will help them make a decision they will never regret. You are one in a gazillion and true force of nature.

Thank you again.

Kevin L. Kaeding

Kaeding, Ernst & Company

Marlborough, MA 01752

P: 508-460-0165



Dear Melissa, Lonnie and Bonner,

Dear Melissa and Lonnie, Bob & I would like to thank all of you for helping us find our Tesoro home.  Trying to buy a house from out of state can be difficult. The Golf and Waterfront Communities website proved invaluable. Your website made it possible to narrow down our selection. We noticed that the site is constantly  updated and extremely easy to use. Your team quickly understood what we were looking for and showed us only properties that met our criteria. You handled the closing process efficiently and professionally. Golf and Waterfront Communities made buying our house a true pleasure. We would highly recommend your team for any realty needs.

Liz and Bob Weiler,   Boston MA




Golf and Waterfront Communities was invaluable in assisting me in completing a short sale purchase of a home.  Whether you are looking for solely an investment opportunity or a second home, it is critical that your broker be able to identify a real short sale opportunity from the inexperienced or uniformed seller because, after all, time is money.   Golf and Waterfront Communities was able to quickly discern the high probability opportunities from the "time-sinks" saving me time, money and aggravation.

  David Patrick

Somers New York



 Subject: Classey Professionalism

Melissa and Lonnie,
I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank all three of you for all your help during our home search and purchase.  Your assistance and expertise where invaluable and your professionalism very appreciated.  Thank you for the lovely gifts.  I'm sure you already know you have excellent taste in wines and we will surely appreciate it along with the chocolates.
We feel very fortunate to have found you and to have benefited from all your help.  Thank you.  We look forward to seeing you on our next trip and hope you are very successful with your new company.
Charlie and Gayle  Nardiello
Fairfax, Va.





First off please excuse my delay in conveying my deep and warm appreciation to you, Lonnie and Bonner for your tenacity and  endless follow-through in finding the most comfortable and  appropriate home for me predicated on my needs and lifestyle.

 Without reservation I must say you and your group are the only realtors that showed the deep caring for the client (me) without any consideration other than what meets my specific needs.

 I must say it is unusual for me to convey my appreciation in  writing yet you can take this to the bank , you , Lonnie and Bonner are the only Realtors I will use and recommend.

I appreciate your efforts in making this purchase seamless, painless and a fun experience.


 Dudley E. Day

The Tesoro Club, Port St Lucie Florida



As a retired builder and developer for forty-five years I have never met three more capable and professional real estate brokers. "No" or "Can't" does not exist in their vocabulary. Carole and I cannot say enough good things about how they have made our experience in the purchase of our new home at The Tesoro Club. We are so looking forward to the many times we intend to spend in this unbelieveably beautiful community. We have and will continue to recommend Melissa and Lonnie to anyone with real estate needs.

Carole and Tony Stanley

Russell, Ohio



Nancy and I are absolutely thrilled with our winter home in Tesoro. We find ourselves smiling all the time as we drive into the community and enter our new residence. We were extremely fortunate to have met Melissa, Bonner, and Lonnie. They were instrumental in enabling us to purchase our dream home. They aided in every step of the process in a professional and friendly manner. We would recommend them highly with any real estate needs.

Jay and Nancy Mercer

Fall River, Ma.



Dear Bonner,

On behalf of my wife Amy and my family, we wish to thank you and Melissa for all you have done for us. We have been purchasing properties for 30 years and at this time, we have never in all of our encounters had the pleasure of working with two people as helpful, knowledgeable and professional to date. You have made a very difficult transition smooth and have truly made "magic" happen in an extraordinary difficult environment.

We are truly blessed to have been referred to you, and we will gladly refer you to anyone without any reservations. Our family thanks you and wishes you both all of the best and look forward to a lasting relationship

All Our Best,

 Dr. Gary, Amy, Brandon and Brooke Kabinoff

Tesoro, Florida




Lonnie and Melissa, What an awesome team!  The best realtors we have ever had and you were representing "the seller". You have all played an important role in us getting our home. You made it happen. Thank You! You even gave us a wonderful gift too! Love the central vacuum!

Again, thanks to all of you

Janice and Larry Sprinkle

Tesoro, Florida