by Deborah Randolph

Melissa Heinz joins her family, and ENC Pirate Realty, Inc. ,with a unique perspective on the sale and purchase of homes.  She has over nine years of experience as a senior living advisor, both in the on-site community relations position and as a nationwide corporate trainer responsible for the education of associates and executive directors.  Melissa knows the questions to ask when considering a move to a senior living community, having been the person counselling family members during that process and also as a granddaughter vetting a senior home for her aging grandmother.  When considering a move for a family member she suggests you think of the care and wellness needs and lifestyle of that person and proceed to find a community which can meet those expectations through personalized programming and quality care. If you do not know a local advisor, she recommends you research home care and senior living options  and contact free resources such as A Place For Mom.  Not only will they answer questions and provide advice, they can refer you to a senior living community near you which can meet the needs to your loved ones.  

Melissa grew up in Clayton, NC and moved to Greenville over 13 years ago to attend East Carolina University and graduated  with a degree in communications. As an ECU alumni she stays true to the Pirates and eastern North Carolina. She is passionate about supporting local community groups and shopping local.  Melissa has watched with pleasure as Greenville and ECU have both grown.  She is involved with the Junior League of Greenville, the Pitt Aging Coalition,  Business Networking East, and has been a past team leader in raising funds for research of Alzheimer’s disease.  In May of 2017 she married Dan Heinz, a USMC veteran and Realtor who works with his family and their real estate and construction businesses.  After four years of traveling with  her job as corporate trainer for Brookdale and then Senior Lifestyle, Melissa welcomed the opportunity to stay home and join the family business.  She brings with her a wealth of experience in helping people make good life decisions and coordinating available resources to provide solutions to those changes.  These skills translate well to the real estate industry, which requires a knowledge of finance, law, inventory, home evaluations as well  as the ability to listen and identify the needs of her buyers and sellers, helping them find and purchase their next home.  In a market with limited inventory Melissa is diligent about knowing which homes are for sale, what may be coming available in the near future and communicating that information to her clients.  Now, instead of navigating airports and airline schedules, she works daily to educate her clients, keep pertinent information in front of them and make the home buying and selling process as seamless and stress-free as possible.  

To say that Melissa knows Greenville and Pitt County may be an understatement.  She is aware of the intangible benefits of living in a close knit, thriving community where people enjoy life.  She realizes that before people choose their home there must be an emotional connection to their surroundings.  Melissa is excellent at showcasing Greenville and its long history of music, sports, theatre, education and medical care, reminding people that we are a big little city and have much to offer.  She has a  skill for matching people with the right community and turning clients into lifelong friends.  Melissa lives in Davencroft Village with Daniel and their two pugs, Bonnie and Little Lola, where they enjoy cooking for their friends and binge-watching Netflix.  In addition to their work they both look forward to vacations at the beach, attending Pirate football games and checking out new restaurants.  If you would like to join them give Melissa a call.

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