Meet Melissa & Michael Elliott

A knack for marketing, a devotion to serving others, an outstanding work ethic and a longtime passion for education are the hallmarks of Krista Mashores’ real estate career. Krista has earned herself a spot among the top 1% of REALTORS® nationwide and continues to be in the top .01% in her County year after year. Krista sold 144 homes in 2016, a figure approximately 10 times that of the average California agent. “I want to continue to serve my clients and be the best I can be for them,” she says, surpassing her nearest competitor in East County by over 50% in Units.


As early as her first days in the business and now, Krista, a Listings Specialist, applies groundbreaking techniques to real estate marketing and business development. “I’ve always been an early adopter, I pour myself into my career and do as much education and research as I can in order to stand out,” says Krista, who at the time already held both a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree. “I’ve done things differently than other agents for a long time, marketing from the ground up and staying ahead of the curve.” As other agents grow frustrated with the surge of technology, I embrace it, educate myself regularly and implement what I learn. I thrive on giving my clients what, unfortunately, most fail to. I run my business like a business, not a part-time hobby.”


Her multiple designations and her consultative approach to client relations prove that, if there’s something to learn, Krista will embrace it. Fortunately, she doesn’t keep her education to herself; “I’m in the process of developing a training program for real estate agents around the country,” she says, explaining that in 2016 she conducted a webinar for 44,000 REALTORS® on the topic of online marketing. After all, she says it’s more important now than ever for buyers and sellers to hire experienced, trained agents. “The more every agent knows, the better off every client and agent will be,” she says. “And the better job each agent does with marketing and selling homes, the better we all do.”


Krista places such great importance on marketing that she has two full-time staff members dedicated to marketing, to include a digital marketer and a marketing specialist. She also hires specialists that help her optimize the various Social Media platforms to target market to the masses. “I market my homes as if every home is a million dollar listing or more,” says Krista, noting that every house gets the full package, whether priced at $500,000 or $1 million plus. Before a home is listed, Homes by Krista pays for basic staging and provides a digital marketing platform that continues to be refined. “Our digital marketing gets the maximum exposure with SEO techniques and enhanced online placements. We’re also doing target marketing and text-message marketing. We create Specific Landing Pages to attract buyers in a unique manner.” From professional photography, videography and drone photography; the team then produces property-specific websites and four-page color brochures.


All of this effort helps Krista achieve her primary goal – happy clients. “I love being able to educate clients and to help people,” she says. “It’s about the person, not the money. Around our office we say, ‘People before things,’ and we know that as long as we’re taking great care of people, the best will come.” Having sold more than 1,700 homes, Krista’s vast experience enables her to be proactive, not reactive, during each transaction. “I’ve been in this business more than 16 years and closed so many deals that I know what can go wrong!” Krista says with a self-deprecating laugh. She and her team create the best possible outcomes with the utmost professionalism. Clients notice, telling Krista that the experience of working with her is smoother and more enjoyable than they expected. As a result, clients spread the word about Homes by Krista as can be seen from the mass amount of reviews she has online.


And despite how busy she is as a top agent and mother of two teenagers, Krista still devotes energy to supporting the community. As a former teacher, children hold a special place in her heart; she contributes a good deal of time and treasure to the schools’ various programs and scholarship funds. Her new endeavor Teens Lifting Lives is especially rewarding for her. “I want to keep helping people however I can, but nothing is as dear to me as working with the teens in my motivational group. It reminds me of my previous teaching days and I get a kick out of it” she says, echoing a running theme behind her success.

Melissa and Michael Elliott are a Real Estate team in the Raleigh NC Triangle area. We are Strategic and Creative Marketing Specialists who sell homes faster and for more money so our clients can focus on what’s most important to them – their family and careers. This is about more than real estate. It is all about you, your life, your dreams, and your goals. We are your partner in real estate! Your best interest and our integrity will always be our top priority as we create lasting client relationships.


Our commitment to World Class Service begins with YOU! Our mission is to ensure a Smooth, Efficient, Exciting, and Positive experience before, during, and after the home buying and selling process. What this means to You is a level of service you cannot get elsewhere!


Our business has grown because of the trust our clients place in us as well as the phenomenal service we provide. Over 97% of our business is referrals from clients, friends, & colleagues. We have a history of success & honesty in real estate you can depend on. We are experienced negotiators with expert knowledge of the local market. We have lived in the Triangle area for over 25 years & know the area well & can assist you in selecting the best neighborhoods for your needs. We are full-time real estate professionals in the Raleigh NC greater triangle area. We will put our knowledge & experience to work for you.


A knack for marketing, a devotion to serving others, an outstanding work ethic and a longtime passion for education are the hallmarks of Krista Mashores’ real estate career. Krista has earned herself a spot among the top 1% of REALTORS® nationwide and continues to be in the top .01% in her County year after year. Krista sold 144 homes in 2016, a figure approximately 10 times that of the average California agent. “I want to continue to serve my clients and be the best I can be for them,” she says, surpassing her nearest competitor in East County by over 50% in Units.


As early as her first days in the business and now, Krista, a Listings Specialist, applies groundbreaking techniques to real estate marketing and business development. “I’ve always been an early adopter, I pour myself into my career and do as much education and research as I can in order to stand out,” says Krista, who at the time already held both a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree. “I’ve done things differently than other agents for a long time, marketing from the ground up and staying ahead of the curve.” As other agents grow frustrated with the surge of technology, I embrace it, educate myself regularly and implement what I learn. I thrive on giving my clients what, unfortunately, most fail to. I run my business like a business, not a part-time hobby.”


Her multiple designations and her consultative approach to client relations prove that, if there’s something to learn, Krista will embrace it. Fortunately, she doesn’t keep her education to herself; “I’m in the process of developing a training program for real estate agents around the country,” she says, explaining that in 2016 she conducted a webinar for 44,000 REALTORS® on the topic of online marketing. After all, she says it’s more important now than ever for buyers and sellers to hire experienced, trained agents. “The more every agent knows, the better off every client and agent will be,” she says. “And the better job each agent does with marketing and selling homes, the better we all do.”


Krista places such great importance on marketing that she has two full-time staff members dedicated to marketing, to include a digital marketer and a marketing specialist. She also hires specialists that help her optimize the various Social Media platforms to target market to the masses. “I market my homes as if every home is a million dollar listing or more,” says Krista, noting that every house gets the full package, whether priced at $500,000 or $1 million plus. Before a home is listed, Homes by Krista pays for basic staging and provides a digital marketing platform that continues to be refined. “Our digital marketing gets the maximum exposure with SEO techniques and enhanced online placements. We’re also doing target marketing and text-message marketing. We create Specific Landing Pages to attract buyers in a unique manner.” From professional photography, videography and drone photography; the team then produces property-specific websites and four-page color brochures.


All of this effort helps Krista achieve her primary goal – happy clients. “I love being able to educate clients and to help people,” she says. “It’s about the person, not the money. Around our office we say, ‘People before things,’ and we know that as long as we’re taking great care of people, the best will come.” Having sold more than 1,700 homes, Krista’s vast experience enables her to be proactive, not reactive, during each transaction. “I’ve been in this business more than 16 years and closed so many deals that I know what can go wrong!” Krista says with a self-deprecating laugh. She and her team create the best possible outcomes with the utmost professionalism. Clients notice, telling Krista that the experience of working with her is smoother and more enjoyable than they expected. As a result, clients spread the word about Homes by Krista as can be seen from the mass amount of reviews she has online.


And despite how busy she is as a top agent and mother of two teenagers, Krista still devotes energy to supporting the community. As a former teacher, children hold a special place in her heart; she contributes a good deal of time and treasure to the schools’ various programs and scholarship funds. Her new endeavor Teens Lifting Lives is especially rewarding for her. “I want to keep helping people however I can, but nothing is as dear to me as working with the teens in my motivational group. It reminds me of my previous teaching days and I get a kick out of it” she says, echoing a running theme behind her success.

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If you are looking for a real estate professional you can trust to act on your behalf, provide impeccable service, and who has personally negotiated and closed well over two hundred fifty transactions, then look no further. Please take the time to review Melissa's credentials as well as look at the testimonials from past clients and our peers. We sincerely look forward to working with you and counting on your referrals.

Certifications & Recognitions

Master of Education M.Ed.

Certificate of Advanced Graduate Degree

Bachelor of Arts B.A.


SPS (Strategic Pricing Specialist)

NHCB (New Home Co-Broker Certified)

SRES (Seniors Real Estate Specialist)



RRAR (Raleigh Regional Association of Realtors)

NAR (National Association of Realtors)

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