Testimonials

What My Clients Have To Say

This page will be dedicated to what my clients have to say about their experience in working with me as their Real Estate Consultant. Over the years, I have had the great pleasure to meet and work with many good people. It has been my complete honor to have served them and fulfill all their real estate needs.

Below are a few testimonials of what my past clients have had to say about my services to them. I appreciate their kind words and recognition. Without them, I could never be who I am today.


“Referrals aren’t given easily. If you don’t take the time to establish credibility, you’re not going to get the referral. People have to get to know you. They have to feel comfortable with who you are and what you do.”
Ivan Misner

"My name is Alex Vasquez,  I am a real estate investor. I had five properties and I lost all of them with this last housing bust that just passed. I decided to let them go because I was upside down on all of them so I decided to start from scratch. I contacted a Realtor regarding a property in Santa Cruz and she referred me to Tony Melo. Tony is a top notch, educated, dedicated and hard working Realtor. Tony understood my needs and was helpful in searching a property which met all my criteria. We started the search in Santa Cruz, which turned out being out of my price range. We ended up searching for a property in my hometown, San Jose. Tony was very flexible, he would send me the listings and if I wasn't able to look at the properties he didn't mind taking my mother, whom adores him, to see them. With the market being competitive as it is, we placed several offers and got accepted on a few. I ended up waiting on a short sale property which we waited for 8 months and never came through. In the meanwhile Tony was still searching and found me a property, which was a great deal and met all my criteria. I ended up closing within a few weeks. He really helped in making the transaction smooth. The thing I like best about Tony is that he would always go out of his way to take care of anything that needed to be done. I'm happy to have met Tony because not only did I end up with a great Realtor, but a good friend. I will definitely have Tony help me in all my future real estate transactions. I have referred Tony and will continue to refer him to all my family and friends."
- Alex Vasquez

When my wife Tasha and I began looking for a house, we had no idea how difficult it would be to find a decent place that wasn’t already sold or in the middle of a bidding war. The online REALTORS® we were put in touch with were all doing absolutely zero work to help us, either. It got to the point that we were about to come to the decision we weren’t going to be able to buy a house after all, and just continue renting. I knew there had to be something better than the treatment we were getting; someone had to know about the houses that just went on the market, and be willing to bring them to their clients. There had to be someone who was willing to some actual work to help us find and buy a house.
Luckily, the real estate agency that I contacted in Hollister introduced us to Tony Melo. Tony was exactly the kind of real estate agent that I knew must be out there. One who considers it his job to get his clients in a nice house that they can afford, and will work to achieve that.
Tony took us to see several houses and never once pushed anything on us. He never seemed put out by our indecision, and was willing to meet us at times that were convenient to us, so that we wouldn’t have to miss work or other important things. He also worked with the sellers agent to help meet the strict terms of our VA loan.
In the end, Tony got us the best possible house in the nicest neighborhood of all the ones that we had looked at. Tony worked well with the seller’s agent to get us the most desirable terms as well. Tony even went out of his way so that we could move into our new house a week earlier than circumstances were dictating, and we really appreciated it. My wife and I are so glad that Tony Melo was our real estate agent, and we would definitely recommend him to anyone.
- Tasha and George Bales

“My husband and I met Tony Melo through a reliable reference and were very fortunate to have had such a professional and hard working REALTOR®. As first time homebuyers he was very patient with us showing us many different homes at our convenience and varying schedules. He was thorough in explaining the entire home buying process and made himself available at any time. Tony was very efficient and knowledgeable about not only the process but the homes that we were looking into. The dedication he had negotiating for us the best possible terms was very impressive. He made the entire process fun and quick, having only been less than 40 days from offering to closing. We had such a wonderful experience working with Tony that we would definitely recommend him and not hesitate to use him again. I really could not have asked for a better real estate agent who was friendly, funny, and courteous. Thank you Tony!”
- Amanda M. Cherny

"Tony is an excellent Realtor!  He is very reliable, patient, honest, and very efficient in his job.  You can tell Tony has great passion for what he does by the amount of dedication he puts towards helping his clients from the beginning until the end. Clients are definitely his top priority as he puts all his time and efforts in listening to his client’s wants and needs to help them find the right home and for a good price.  He did a great job finding us a great home and was able to negotiate for us an amazing deal!  We are very happy to have met Tony and will always continue to use him and recommend him to others in years to come."
- David & Eva E.

“The short sale Tony helped me with was a good experience. He helped me and my wife sell the house in a matter of months, due to all the paper work involved. Tony helped answer many questions that my wife and I did not understand. He helped us fill out paperwork that was complicated, something our previous realtor did not do. We are very thankful that Tony was recommended to us. Thanks a lot Tony!”
- Jose and Olga V.

“Tony did a great job representing us on our first purchase. We were very nervous about the whole buying of a home because of the responsibility and all the paperwork. We never thought it was as easy as Tony made it for us. He was very efficient and accurate. He followed up well and was always there to answer any questions we had from day one. The best thing about Tony is he still phones my wife and I to see if there are any questions he may answer for us and always welcomes us to call him at anytime. Thank you Tony for everything! We are truly blessed to have met you.”
- Pedro and Marisol A.

“We are very fortunate to have met Tony through his mom. At first, a friend of ours referred us to his mom, but she was very busy with things at the time and said that her son Tony would help my wife and I find a home. We must say, she did a very good job training him. Within a few weeks of touring different properties, Tony had found us the perfect home in Salinas and got us into contract. He was at every appointment including with our mortgage broker to assure we had all our answers answered and that we felt comfortable with everything. We are very pleased to have met him. Tony did a GREAT JOB! Thank you Tony.”
- Ray and Hilda S.

“It’s actually funny how I met Tony. My wife and I were looking for a new place to rent and found this duplex that was available for rent that Tony was in charge of renting. About a year later, the owner informed Tony to sell the property and Tony approached me to purchase it. I thought he was crazy, but he ran the numbers for me and advised me it would be wise for me to purchase the property because of all the benefits. I must say, Tony took me as a tenant from paying $900 a month towards rent to only paying $100 a month towards my MORTGAGE. I am now the proud owner and when I decide to move out, I will be able to rent both units and have a positive cash flow – something I never understood until I met Tony. He is truly a wise person and knows what he’s talking about when it comes to Real Estate. I am very happy he gave me this opportunity all from a simple phone call to rent the place. Thank you Tony! You’re awesome!”
- Albert and Amy F.

“I bought an investment property that backfired on me and had no idea what to do. When I met Tony and he informed me he practiced Real Estate, I had mentioned to him my situation and said I was just going to let the property go to foreclosure. Tony explained to me the negative in doing so and advised me to short sale the property. At the time, I didn’t know what a short sale was. He explained it to me thoroughly and within months, he was able to short sale my property and save a foreclosure from appearing on my credit. The process was very easy and Tony was very informative throughout the process. I highly recommend working with Tony. He is always on top of everything and always gets back to you in a timely manner. Thanks Tony!”
- Marco M.

“Tony was referred to us by his mom who he worked closely with. He was very polite and always courteous. We were very nervous about the whole house buying thing and felt we truly didn’t deserve to buy a home. Tony inserted confidence in us and continued to be there for us the whole way through. There was never a point where we felt lost or uninformed throughout the process. Now, we have a beautiful two story home and are very happy. We are so happy to invite friends and family over to share with them a piece of our happiness. Muchas gracias Tony!”
- Fidel and Beatriz C.

“Tony is an amazing individual with much patience and true honesty. We have met a few realtors in the past, but didn’t feel the connection. Being new first time buyers, we weren’t sure what we wanted and wanted to make sure that we were buying something we were truly happy with. Tony showed us everything and was always willing to go at our convenience to show us property. We were able to finally complete a sale and now live very happy with our family there. If you’re looking for a great agent that is fun, funny, and easy to get along with, we definitely recommend him! Gracias Tony!”
- Jaime and Balvina M.

“Tony did a great job short selling our home in Watsonville. We could not believe how easy the process was and how fast he was able to complete it in. He is very good with the computer and very fast with processing paperwork. Whenever he phoned to collect things from us, he was there to pick up right away to get the documents into the bank. He was able to avoid a foreclosure on our credit and complete the transaction very quickly. We are very happy with his service and will continue to use him in all our Real Estate transactions. We have referred him to many of our friends and family. Thank you Tony!”
- Jose and Beatriz H.

“My experience with Tony from Royalty Real Estate was superb! Tony is very professional, knowledeable and helpful, and having him represent me was a pleasant undertaking during a stressful time. I would highly recommend him to others in the Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties, CA areas. He most assuredly deserves the title of “Mr. Integrity” when it comes to Real Estate. Thank you Tony.”
- Tomas O. Cisco Systems, Inc.

“In July of 2011 my fiancé and I became First Time home buyers thanks to Tony. I’ve never met anyone who would get back to me within minutes of an e-mail or call. He is always professional and helpful. I would highly recommend him to anyone because he didn’t only help me purchase a home, but he also helped me solve some credit issues. We feel so grateful to have met and worked with Tony.”
- Lupe P.

“My family and I met Tony about 2 years ago while looking for a home. We had gone through several real estate agents at the time, but we were looking for someone that we could trust and that was going to be there for us. We knew instantly after talking with Tony that he was going to be that person. Tony has great attention to detail and really cares about his clients. Tony was always available when we needed him even if it was just to answer simple questions that I had. My family felt like Tony was not only out to make a sale, but to make sure we were getting exactly what we wanted. I would highly recommend Tony to all my friends and family without any question. My kids miss him dearly because not only was he helping us out on finding a home, but he included my kids every step of the way to make sure they were going to be happy too. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you Tony for making our dreams come true.”
- With much love and gratitude, The Garcia Family

“Tony was able to sell my home in less than 3 weeks. I was very impressed with his service and his professionalism. The whole transaction was very smooth and Tony followed up with me with any concerns in a timely manner. He negotiated closing cost that was reasonable for us and made the deal work. Due to this sale, I was able to avoid a short sale and foreclosure. He was very understanding of my financial situation and was very honest since the beginning; overall he is a wonderful person. I am very grateful for his outstanding service and I will recommend him to my family and friends. Thank you so much for all your help Tony.”
- Nancy D.