• About

    "Find Yourself at Home with The Avenue"

    We are a boutique brokerage devoted to providing innovative, personalized real estate service.


    We believe in transparent communication and authentic relationships.


    We endeavor to increase your profits by pushing the boundaries of modern day marketing.


    We ❤️ California

    In 2016, The Avenue Home Collective became one of the first Corporate Sponsors of The Surfrider foundation. Through our meaningful partnership we support efforts that maintain clean beaches, clear waters and healthy coastlines. With our continued affiliation we aim to enhance the experience of Coastal living with regard to environmentalism for many years to come.

    Surfrider Foundation

    About Surfrider

    The Surfrider foundation is a grassroots non profit environmental organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the oceans, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network. Their campaigns and programs are developed to support our strategic goals and initiatives: Clean Water, Beach Access, Beach Preservation, and Protecting Special Places.

  • Giveaway

    We love you & clean oceans!

  • Our Broker

    Melissa Sofia

    Founder and Broker

    License No. 01332191

    "Be the change you wish to see in the world"

    With 15 years in the industry, Melissa combines the knowledge of a veteran agent with a fresh contemporary outlook on real estate. She has become a force in the San Diego market, recognized as one of the Top 5% of all Realtors in 2016. Her unique methods help our clients win time and again in this very competitive market whether on the selling or buying side.


  • The Collective

    The Avenue Home Collective hand selects agents and associates based on their integrity, charisma, dedication, and willingness to surpass expectations.

    Our team is required to commit time and personal resources to social responsibility and non profit initiatives that directly improve our California coastlines and communities.

    We proudly stand by the belief that representing The Avenue means providing exemplar service through improving local lifestyles as well as servicing the public through ethical and seamless real estate transactions.

    Ian Hoey

    Realtor-Serving Orange County

    Ian Hoey is known by his friends, family and peers as the quintessential connector; he can bridge any gap and bring it all together effortlessly. With prior professional experience as a designer, brand ambassador, and trend analyst in both the music and fashion apparel industries; he epitomizes creativity, positivity, trust, and hard work with each client and transaction. Known for his unyielding energy, real estate provides him the perfect outlet to provide clients with an overall positive and fun experience. When he’s not doing real estate, Ian enjoys playing with his two boys Marty and Emmett, working out, self-development books, sports and design. He works with buyers and sellers throughout Orange County and prides himself on superior customer service.


    Nicole Marrè

    Realtor-serving Los Angeles & San Diego

    Nicole Marrè is an enterprising professional who prides herself in providing a superior experience for those looking to get into the Real Estate market. With a previous career in PR for luxury goods, Nicole understands what it means to exceed expectations while acheiving outstanding results. Her past clients agree she is resourceful, genuine, reliable and has a tireless enthusiasm for life that brings an upbeat perspective to negotiations. With a lifetime enjoying the Southern California coastline, Nicole is sought after for her local knowledge and genuine passion for empowering others to reach their goals .


    Rita Kealey

    Realtor-serving Los Angeles

    Rita was born in Russia and moved to Los Angeles at the tender age of 1. Rita truly admires Los Angeles and has since become a passionate and devoted agent. With experience in planning large-scale events at high-end hotels and event venues, Rita has been able to smoothly transition from planning the most important day of her couple’s lives to helping them with the important decision of buying their dream home. Those who have worked with Rita call her personable and knowledgeable with the client’s best interests at heart. Rita is detail oriented and focused on achieving the best possible outcome for her clients.


    Stephanie Reed

    Realtor-Serving San Diego

    Stephanie Reed has called beautiful San Diego home for over 30 years. With her resourceful knowledge of all that San Diego has to offer, she finds great pleasure in placing individuals in an ideal home and neighborhood fitting for their lifestyle. With past experience in marketing and customer service through the life of being a flight attendant, she has learned to surpass expectations, build lasting relationships and assist her clients in achieving their goals. With her passion for creating strong, trustworthy bonds she is able to maintain seamless Real Estate processes, simplify systems and provide refreshing innovation to handling her clients' most important asset. 


    Holly Nguyen Sanders

    Realtor-Serving San Diego

    As a native San Diegan, Holly Sanders is an expert and source of knowledge for all areas of San Diego. Her ability to connect with others has proven successful in bringing peace of mind to any seller or buyer. Holly is devoted to her clients needs, goals and wants throughout every step of the process. Her commitment to the future of the Real Estate industry and the planet helps her pursue her lifelong goal of helping to make this earth a healthier home for all. As a NAR GREEN designee and a member of the Green REsource Council, Holly is a excellent source for new and existing sustainable homes in San Diego.


  • Perfect Oasis

    Exclusive Listing! This bright & beautiful home is perfectly situated within an ideal neighborhood of Oceanside. Vaulted ceilings and an open floor plan welcomes you. A stunning remodeled kitchen and serene and private backyard is perfect for entertaining. Upstairs find 3 comfortable bedrooms and remodeled bathrooms. Contact us for a private showings before this home hits the market!

    Inspired Townhome

    Exclusive Listing!! This townhouse boasts a stunningly remodeled kitchen, beautiful flooring, and brand new dual pane windows. Rare to find, enjoy a direct access garage plus private car port. Completely private backyard features newer deck and plenty of room to entertain. 2 bed/2 bath Mira Mesa.

    Paradise Found!

    Stunning canyon views await within this private & picturesque sanctuary. Nestled in highly desired Ridgeview neighborhood, this unique estate features endless upgrades.

    Coastal Vibes on Barbara

    Quintessential So Cal home in Solana Beach – just steps from the beach and Cedros Design District. Enjoy the ocean breeze through the french doors which open up to bright front porch. Savor ocean view sunsets from the master bedroom or the spacious wrap around balcony. This home has California written all over it!

    Resort Living

    Nestled high above North County in the 24/7 guard-gated family-friendly neighborhood of Emerald Heights.

    Panoramic Views

    This magnificent estate features wrap around sweeping vies of the San Pasqual valley and over $200k in upgrades. Designed for entertaining the landscape & pool lighting is magical as you enjoy the star filled night sky.

    Entertainers Dream

    This Fabulous single story home is an Entertainers Paradise offering an Open Floor plan with a Stunning Gourmet Kitchen that flows right into the Dinning and Family Room.

    Views for days

    As seen on Win This Listing, this Rancho Bernardo home offers sweeping San Diego views and a custom designed kitchen.

    California Living

    Fully remodeled home in the highly desirable neighborhood of UTC San Diego. 5 bedrooms, 3 bath with over 2,300 sq ft of living space, this home feels truly luxurious with a wide open floor plan and beautiful light filled rooms.

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    We place the MLS right in your hands and give you a more up to date searching source than Zillow, Redfin, and Trulia. This App is all about creating a customer centric Real Estate experience and championing innovation in home buying. You can also browse through our hand selected team, contact an agent, schedule showings and utilize our mortgage calculator.

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