Melissa Dunn


melissa-dunn-realtorHello, hello! Welcome to our family here at Avenue Realty. My name is Melissa Dunn. I am excited to go through your next milestone together. Real Estate warms my heart. When I was a child, my dad would take me along on his house hunting journey to many open houses allowing me to admire the cool details and uniqueness in homes. He must have instilled a little Real Estate fire in my heart then because ever since, I have loved the search.

Trust that I WILL do my part…I frequently have friends ask if I can recommend things such as a good doctor, hair stylist, or plumber because they trust my honest judgment. I am a thorough researcher and become obsessed with finding the best or perfect answer whether it is a good doctor recommendation or finding/selling a home for you.

I am confident I can empower you with more knowledge then I felt my Real Estate Agent gave our family as 1st time home buyers. I am willing to LISTEN, LEARN, and constantly IMPROVE myself to stay ahead of the curve to be the best REALTOR you deserve.

Having worked in Marketing and for an Appraiser in the past gives me an extra edge as your Real Estate Agent because when it comes down to buying or selling your home, a keen eye for design or innovative thinking/marketing coupled with the ability to pull the right comparable properties or “comps” is key.

I look forward to listening to your desires and giving you unparalleled service, guidance, and research through this journey as you become part of our family here at Avenue Realty.

A Few of My Favorite Things

  • My Favorite Movie
    Pitch Perfect…What else could you want? Laughter? Amazing music? Romance with a happy ending?
  • A Perfect Saturday
    Temps would be between 60-80 degrees, spending time with my family doing something active outside ending with a barbeque at sunset.
  • My Favorite Hobby
    Running & Hiking…a few years ago I went on a 50-mile hike with my mom & siblings in California near Yosemite…Great for the soul and picturesque views all around!
  • My Favorite Place to Travel
    A tie between Germany, specifically the Neuschwanstein Castle (the one that looks like Cinderella’s Castle at Disney) or China Cove in Monterey California, it is a secluded little beach not many people know about where the water crashes against the rocks…love!

Current Listings

  1. 4 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,851 sq ft
    Lot size: 2.13 ac
  2. 5 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 2,640 sq ft
    Lot size: 3.33 ac
  3. 2 beds, 2.5 baths
    Home size: 2,450 sq ft
    Lot size: 435 sqft
  4. 5 beds, 4.5 baths
    Home size: 3,898 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,018 sqft
  5. 3 beds, 2.5 baths
    Home size: 1,474 sq ft
  6. 3 beds, 2.5 baths
    Home size: 2,462 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,890 sqft

See all Real estate matching your search.
(all data current as of 4/26/2018)

Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.

Recently Sold


Price $359,000
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3 full
Approx. Sq. Ft. 2,181 finished / 958 unfinished



Price $259,900
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2 full, 1 half
Approx. Sq. Ft. 2,068



Price $349,999
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3 full
Approx. Sq. Ft. 3,500



Price $459,975
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2 full, 1 half
Approx. Sq. Ft. 3,000



Price $359,849
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 3 full, 1 half
Approx. Sq. Ft. 3,026



Price $404,975
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms  2.5
Approx. Finished Sq. Ft.  2,290



Price $132,499
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1 full, 1 half
Approx. Sq. Ft. 1,800



Price $629,999
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 4 full, 1 half
Approx. Sq. Ft. 5,488


Recent Posts

Groundhog Day - Punxsutawney Phil the groundhog emerged from his hole is morning around 7:25am. Although the sky was cloudy it is reported he did see his shadow which means we have six more weeks of winter. With the temperatures being so cold this month most were hoping for an early spring. Before you get too discouraged,
Avenue Gives Back - We are often asked about all the ways we give back to this community we love. Since giving back to our community is so important to us, we decide to make a video highlighting how we donate to the Charlottesville community. Enjoy.
Restaurant Week - Restaurant week will run from January 19-28th. This is a great time to try new restaurants or visit some of your favorites. More importantly, for every Restaurant Week meal that is purchased, $1 will be donated to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. For a list of restaurant participants, click here.
Spreading Holiday Cheer - Avenue Realty partnered with Meals on Wheels to help with holiday gift giving to Meals on Wheels clients. When we learned that that Meals on Wheels does more than deliver food (which is so important) we couldn’t wait to help. Due to the generosity of our community and volunteer drivers Meals on Wheels also provides  ...Continue Reading
Fundraising Home Run! - Avenue Realty is a proud sponsor and supporter of Northside baseball. Some of our contributions include active member of the Board, four years of coaching and the 2017 8U Tournament Team Coach, field preparation and burger flipping in the concession stand. In fact, if you are looking for something to do Friday night, join us  ...Continue Reading


  • “Simply put, Melissa is a godsend! We currently live out-of-state, but we still owned our home in Charlottesville. We were concerned how we were going to manage the details, as we also needed to have repair work done. Our concerns were immediately ameliorated once we hired Melissa! She took care of EVERYTHING! Furthermore, whenever I sent her an email or text, I don’t believe it EVER took more than a couple of hours for her to respond and often it was within minutes! The icing on the cake is that she is one of the nicest human beings you will ever meet! Her compassion, attention to detail, and knowledge of the market make her a rare find! Melissa will not disappoint!” -Anthony C.
  • “Melissa is an outstanding real estate agent and a joy to work with. She took the time to understand our needs in a new home, worked tirelessly running down leads, and has stayed upbeat and positive during a difficult search. We not only consider her as our real estate agent, but a friend. Our experience has been so positive that we absolutely plan on working with Melissa in the future” –Phil D.
  • “We had the pleasure of working with Melissa as first time homebuyers and are so grateful to have had all her wonderful help and guidance! She not only made our experience fun and exciting, but was able to offer so much wonderful advice using her expertise. As a newer and younger family to the Charlottesville area, she made us feel right at home, assisting and providing us with tips concerning absolutely any request we required. Even with two younger children, the process was smooth, as she exuded an extreme amount of patience, confidence, and understanding. She always had a smile on her face and was ready to tackle our large list of demands, in addition to any other task at hand! She was able to reach the needs of our entire family. We can certainly recommend Melissa Dunn to any individual interested in Real Estate information concerning the Charlottesville area and surrounding cities.” – Christie & Alfonso T.
  • “Melissa has done an outstanding job for us. Over the course of many, many months she has accommodated our schedule to view multiple homes. She is dedicated to helping us find the right home for our family and has always been a joy to work with. She is proactive in hunting down new listings and getting us in to see them immediately. She is warm, friendly and knowledgeable and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her.” –Krista D.
  • “Avenue Reality and Melissa Dunn have been a true blessing for our family! Unlike other realtors in the area, Melissa Dunn did not try to rush into just ‘any house’ to make a quick sale. Melissa spent countless hours ensuring that our family was put into the right place. My wife and I have never met a realtor as compassionate and professional as Ms. Dunn, and it became quite clear that she was more interested in the needs of our family over sales commission. Communication with Avenue Realty was excellent. Melissa was very approachable and down to Earth. She was very knowledgeable and thorough, evaluating our family’s needs from a holistic perspective. I would not recommend any other realtor in the Central/Northern Virginia area!” -Josh S.
  • “I highly recommend Melissa to anyone who is looking to buy or sell a house in the Charlottesville/Albemarle county area. Even though I was rather unsure of what my housing needs and desires were, Melissa demonstrated an affability and patience that can be rare among professional realtors and got me exactly what I needed. Glad to have gotten to know her, Melissa is the type of realtor that makes you enjoy the home buying process. She is 5 out of 5 stars!!” –Vincent T. S.

Stasia was very professional and friendly during our home buying experience. She helped us find houses to look at that met our requirements and was able to fill us in on information that we were not familiar with as first time home buyers.

Aaron Hale

Darian was there every step of the way to help us along! Even after we found the right home, Darian helped us through the actual purchase, mortgage application, home inspection, and closing. He always had extremely useful advice, encouragement, and endless knowledge about buying and owning a home.

Lauren & Matt George

Melissa is an outstanding real estate agent and a joy to work with. She took the time to understand our needs in a new home, worked tirelessly running down leads, and has stayed upbeat and positive during a difficult search. We not only consider her as our real estate agent, but a friend. Our experience has been so positive that we absolutely plan on working with Melissa in the future.

Phil D.

It was truly a pleasure to work with Amy. Not only is she knowledgeable and responsive, but she is patient and takes the time to explain the process of selling a home and makes you feel comfortable with what can be a very complicated process. Amy truly made the process easy for us and sold our property in a week.

David P.