Athena Melnicki is a native of Missouri where she began her love affair with real estate by purchasing and renovating several homes in the Joplin and Kansas City areas. With both a Bachelor of Arts degree from Salem State University and a Masters of Science degree from Walden University, it’s hard to imagine how Athena was able to fully and meticulously renovate four houses in Missouri, including a 1920 Four Square. Naturally, living and working in both Boston and Kansas City, Athena’s appreciation of older, Craftsman style homes quickly presented itself as a passion. Her comfort and familiarity of the processes that accompany purchasing, selling and renovating homes, will be well utilized in her career as a Real Estate Sales Agent with Metropolis Real Estate Solutions, LLC.
After spending many years vacationing in Florida, to escape the colder climate, Athena became motivated to make her favorite vacation spot, the permanent home for her and her family. Since 2013 Athena has been enjoying the unique architecture of classic Florida homes in and around the Orlando area and is almost finished with the complete updating of her 1970’s, Florida-block home, located in Belle Isle.
Athena comes from a career in education; teaching for 19 consecutive years. Her patience and persistence from decades in the classroom make her an asset as an agent. Athena is skilled at working with first time buyers, educators, single parents and busy professionals who might need flexibility to see homes outside of traditional nine to five business hours and who may need to source creative financing programs. Her attention to detail and experience with renovations makes her a benefit to anyone looking to buy or sell an Orlando home.
Athena has two children, Riley and Leo, and one wiggily mutt, Lily. In the tiny slivers of her “down time”, you can often find Athena kayaking the Conway Chain of Lakes with friends or lounging by the pool or beach with a good book. Athena’s passion for service, attention to detail and analytical nature make her a perfect fit for Metropolis.