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About Melissa Rwambuya

Luxury Properties Specialist - New Canaan Office
Four Elm Street, New Canaan, CT 06840
Cell: 917.670.5053

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#1 TOP PRODUCER OF THE YEAR 2018 and 2019


Melissa came onto the real estate scene after a high powered career on Wall Street. For more than 15 years Melissa worked in Corporate Finance and Institutional Sales where she excelled in her field. She covered a range of clients from large financial institutions, to teacher pension funds, to some of the toughest hedge fund managers, covering both the US and Latin America.

When Melissa moved to New Canaan and decided to retire from her career in finance and immediately immersed herself in the community working with the Newcomers Club and The Young Women's League successfully orchestrating the Holiday House Tour and the annual gala raising an unprecedented amount for local charities.

Melissa is consistently recognized as a top producer since the very beginning of her career. She offers extensive experience is all facets of the real estate business. Her unique background lends itself to unparalleled success in negotiating the best deal for her clients. No matter what the complexities are of a transaction, Melissa has the business experience to get it done. Once the deal is complete, Melissa stays in touch with her clients and prides herself on forming long-lasting relationships. Her passion for real estate goes beyond the sale, she truly cares about the people she works with and considers it a privilege and honor to get to know them and their families.


More than 10 years helping my customers get top dollar for their real estate investment and find the home they love!

Consistently recognized as a Top Agent in Fairfield County.

Institutional Fixed Income Sales
Investment Banker covering Latin America



Top Producer 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

Excellence in Referral Support 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

Service Excellence Award 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

President's Club 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Luxury Properties Top Producer Award 2015

Promoted to Senior Sales Associate 2011

Promoted to Sales Vice President 2016

Professional Specialty

Top Producer in Finance Sales and Trading for major Wall Street firms for more than fifteen years prior to joining the real estate arena. Extensive business and negotiating experience.

Community Involvement

ABC Host Family

Founder - Ugandan Girls Organization

East School PTC, Saxe Middle School PTC, New Canaan High School PTC

Past President Newcomers Club

Hoyt Farm Homeowners Association

SPED* New Canaan

Americares - Spouse of Board Member - Fundraising

Filling in the Blanks - Committee Member

New Canaan CARES

Young Women's League

Areas Covered

All of Lower Fairfield County including New Canaan, Darien, Greenwich, Wilton, Weston, Westport, New York City and Westchester.


Professional Association

New Canaan Board of Realtors - Treasurer 2015-2017

New Canaan Multiple Listing Service

National Association of Realtors

Connecticut Association of Realtors

Consolidated Multiple Listing Service


Boston College

Columbia Business School, MBA Finance


Married for 21 years

Three Children

New Canaan Resident for 14 Years

Previously lived in New York City for 15 Years

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  • "When we decided to sell our house we interviewed many agents. Melissa's real estate knowledge coupled with her business background made her our clear choice. Her professionalism, attention to detail and excellent communication skills made all the difference in successfully selling our home quickl...

  • "Melissa was exactly the type of real estate agent that we wanted in our corner when we were looking to buy our first home - she understood exactly what we needed (even when we were not entirely sure) and had an extensive knowledge of the real estate market. We love the house we purchased and are g... Jane and Ross Weiner (New Canaan)

  • "I have dealt with hundreds of brokers over the years, and Melissa is the only one I've ever recommended. She can be counted on to deliver superior results. She always is one step ahead." Richard Lewis, Attorney (New Canaan)

  • Melissa's sharp instincts, proactive approach and expert ability to assess each buyer's and seller's needs have earned her considerable success, as well as many loyal clients. Further fueling her effectiveness as a top producer is her professionalism and business acumen honed over many years as a Wa... Bill Raveis

  • Melissa seemed to instinctively understand what we were going through selling the home we loved. She anticipated our concerns and anxieties and effectively helped us work through them, all the while we were amazed at the depth of her knowledge and commitment to us. She worked harder than any Realto... Faber

  • Melissa is a true advocate for her clients in all aspects of a real estate deal, from the emotional undertones to the major financial investment involved. Always putting her clients' best interests first, she provides the full support, strategic thinking and expertise that helps sellers and buyers a... Mylod

  • Melissa is the sort of agent you will work with once then unashamedly recommend to everyone you know because she is totally awesome. Throughout the complicated process of buying our home via a short sale Melissa was always on hand to guide us through the legal process, negotiate hard on our behalf, ... Ruth Goulden (New Canaan)

  • Melissa is really solid; reliable and effective. She get's it done without the nonsense that is so common in the business of real estate. She's smart and discreet, focusing on her client's interests. She's honest, straightforward and respectful of your time. She's a pleasure to work with. Abbie Rawlings Green and Jonny Lach

  • When we looked to move to the area, we found the ideal real estate broker in Melissa. Her knowledge of the neighborhoods, schools, commutes, etc. added tremendous value in our search. Melissa listened and absorbed our comments and views, and turned that input into a targeted list for viewing homes ... Susan and Steve Brown

  • New to the area, Melissa's knowledge and regional real estate market expertise was very helpful in making a final decision. From the start of our search, to negotiating a unique deal with the seller, she was there every step of the way and made us feel comfortable with our decisions. Melissa is extr... Alexis Tsoutsoplides (New Canaan)

  • Melissa was superb as our buying agent in our new town after relocating for a new job. She went above and beyond to show us the town, get us a rental home and ultimately help us buy the dream home we wanted at the right price. She is smart, knowledgeable, easy to work with, and she'll work hard for ... Nadine Finnerty (New Canaan)

  • I've worked with Melissa a lot over the years, and as always, she can be counted on to deliver superior results. She always is one step ahead and does a fantastic job making sure her clients get the best possible outcome. Mr. Richard Lewis (Norwalk, CT)

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