The Oceanside Life is comprised of Melissa Tracey and Miranda Scott, two real estate professionals that are passionate about the Oceanside area. Their goal is to assist you with all of your real estate needs and make the process of buying or selling as easy and enjoyable as possible. Whether your life is retired and relaxed, or bustling with family activity, Miranda and Melissa are confident that they can find you a home that suits your needs.
Melissa’s experience in client relations, marketing, and as a home builder gives her an informed and a well-rounded perspective that her clients find invaluable. Her marketing background allows for an effective selling strategy, utilizing social media, MLS, websites, staging, print and video media, and an extensive network of buyers and agents. She offers her clients knowledgeable, thorough, assertive, light hearted guidance throughout the process of buying and selling. Above all, Melissa’s ability to always have her client’s best interest top of mind has earned her many referrals from past clients. In 2016, she was recognized with a Sutton Director’s Award as a national top performer.
Melissa’s earliest memories are of going on Sunday morning drives in Vancouver with her family, looking at houses and properties. This early exposure to the industry and the daily interactions with so many industry-savvy mentors sparked a sincere interest in, and cultivated a natural aptitude toward, all aspects of real estate. Melissa graduated from BCIT School of Business with a marketing diploma. After traveling Europe and Australia she started her career in client and account management in the high tech sector in Vancouver.
Growing up, Melissa’s family owned a small, waterfront home in Qualicum Beach that she loved to visit. She made wonderful, lifelong friends there and in 2004, Melissa decided to make the move to Vancouver Island. She quickly found employment in account management and worked for large corporations such as Nestle, Coca-Cola Canada, and British Columbia Lottery Corporation.
After the birth of her daughter, needing more flexibility with her schedule and realizing that she could no longer deny her real estate heritage or her entrepreneurial spirit, she made another big move and decided to go into business for herself. She became a licensed REALTOR in 2014, and started Trio Projects Inc., a building development company that was recognized with the Single Family Builder Award at the FortisBC Efficiency in Action awards in 2017.
Passionate about giving back to the community that she and her family call home, she has served on the board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Vancouver Island, and in 2016 Melissa helped to spearhead 100 women who care.
An accomplished entrepreneur in the health and beauty industry for over two decades, Miranda engages her clients in a creative and collaborative way. She asks thoughtful questions to uncover the wants and needs of her clients and is attentive to their concerns, helping them reach their own unique goals.
After much prompting from her friend Melissa Tracey, Miranda decided to redirect her focus and launch herself into real estate, finding it a perfect fit for her client-oriented skills. She is pleased to continue to provide the same level of service, support, diligence, and attention to detail, creating a positive experience for both sides of any property transaction. Miranda’s clients value her honest and direct attitude and feel confident that she is always working in their best interest.
Miranda was born and raised in the Oceanside area. As a young adult, she has lived in and explored several other regions of Canada, but always knew that the outstanding beauty of the west coast, and the warm sense of community offered by the Oceanside area, in particular, would eventually call her back home. She believes that this community is truly special and takes great pleasure in showing clients just how much it has to offer. Whether you’re a professional or a retiree, if you’ve chosen the Oceanside area to raise your family, or if you’ve made the spectacular beaches, mountains and forests your vacation locale of choice, Miranda is excited to help you live The Oceanside Life.