Melissa Itsell

Melissa Itsell

Associate Broker

Languages Spoken:

  • English
  • 517-706-2452
  • 517-881-6277
  • 517-492-3452
  • 517-349-4406
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Home is where we live, laugh, learn, love and find sanctuary from the arrows of life.   Your home is a reflection of your life.  

My passion is helping people find and create living spaces that reflect their best life; surrounding themselves only with those things that are beautiful and useful in a home that fits their individual needs. 

My clients trust me to  use my creative design skills, legal experience and life insights gained from raising a family, to lead them through the emotional and financial aspects of buying or selling a home.  

Professional Background

  • More than 10 years experience in home merchandising, staging and redesigning
  • Owner of Redefine By Design, a design company that specializes in helping people deal with "all their stuff" especially during major life transitions such as growing families, empty nesting, divorce, retirement and widowhood.
  • Well-honed analytical and problem-solving skills from being an actively practicing attorney for nearly 30 years.




  • Juris Docorate of Law 1985
  • BS- Humanities

Personal Background

  • Deeply rooted in the Greater Lansing area for more than 35 years

Community Involvement

  • St Vincent DePaul Food Cupboard Volunteer
  • Past treasurer of Okemos Art Patrons
  • Boy Scouts of America- Troop 109 - Parent Council Past Co-Chair
  • Destination Imagination Team- Parent Leader


Client Kudos

"Trust, compassion and integrity were essential in selecting a realtor for the sale of our home as we prepared " To Simplify" our lives... Melissa Itsell was exceptional - She UNDERSTOOD the process and advised us based on our circumstances and our desired outcome. She worked with us for a year getting our home ready to appeal to perspective buyers - Home stager, organizer, counselor, friend. I can't imagine that we would have been able to do any of this without her creative and emotional support."     

Tammie Gingas , Lansing


"Melissa Evans Itsell was very professional in her presentation, knowledgeable of current market environment, understood our gaols & was very informative.  We would certainly recommend Melissa to our firends and neighbors."  

Marty & Judy Valentine,  Howell


"Melissa was a successful choice!  Overall service was great and above expectations.  She was very helpful in very step of the buying process.  I would recommend Melissa Evans Itsell."                  

Aziz Alfarhan,  East Lansing


Excellent communication, knowledge and expertise and willingness to listen to our needs.  


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