Melanie believes that the Tampa Bay Area is the best place to live in Florida and she is excited to show you why!


As a full-time Realtor with Smith & Associates Real Estate and over 14 years of experience, Melanie has been privileged to help her valued clients find the perfect place to call home. Specializing in South Tampa, Downtown Tampa, Wesley Chapel, Odessa & the Westchase area, Melanie provides the guidance and information needed to make sure her buyers are going into the home-buying process with confidence.  No "hard sell" tactics here... Melanie wants all of her buyers to take the time they need to make the right decision for them.

When representing Sellers, Melanie always uses gentle, but honest, feedback to make sure a house is prepped to perfection before it hits the market. She professionally markets the house to reach as many potential buyers as possible and walks her clients through all of the steps in between contract and closing. 

Melanie has a Psychology degree from the University of Florida and a Master's Degree in Human Resources & Industrial Relations from the University of Illinois. She discovered early on in her professional career that her passion was in real estate.  Having grown up with parents that owned an appliance & air conditioning company in Ft. Myers, FL, Melanie was exposed early on to the inner workings of a house.  

Melanie has lived in the Tampa Bay area since 1999 and is an enthusiastic advocate for the area and all it has to offer.  She looks forward to sharing her Real Estate and Tampa Bay Area knowledge with you on her YouTube channel, MelanieLovesTampaBay.  If you are looking to buy or sell Tampa Bay Area real estate, please contact Melanie at matkinson@smithandassociates.com or 813-368-6084.