Meet the Team

Javier Montemayor

Javier Montemayor

Javier has always loved the business of real estate. He has a 360-view of the industry, having been an independent investor, raising capital and financing projects for over 25 years. Javier is an ideal partner for clients who are interested in a combination of buying, selling, and investing and those who want to build their international portfolio. He works with sophisticated clients who understand the importance of looking at real estate as an investment and who want a critical eye and a candid view of residential opportunities informed by decades of expertise.

Born and raised in Monterrey, his ties to Texas and real estate go back generations. Mexico and Texas are integral to Javier’s identity. He grew up in and around real estate, and some of his first deals had him collaborating with friends and family in the industry. After getting his law degree, he practiced for a few years before getting his real estate license in 2001. He relocated his family to Austin in 2010, where he started in commercial real estate at Keller Williams. Since then, Javier has brokered commercial land deals, worked on projects involving mine rights in Mexico, and partnered with developers to bring their projects to life in both countries (from the financing to creating the story around the project).

Javier loves working with clients with vision who want to enlist a partner in creative problem solving to obtain the return on their investment. His extensive international network enables him to see the big picture in the market, and he has a knack for knowing where the opportunities lay on either side of the border. Javier sees himself as a business-real estate advisor, whether you are buying a second home, looking for commercial property, or are starting a new life and business. His broad experience as an investor in FinTech and EdTech, and in the real estate industry in both the commercial and residential markets make him an ideal one-stop advisor for clients and families seeking to structure and expand their real estate portfolios. Javier’s passion is helping people put their money to good use.

Javier lives in Westlake and works with clients across the city and surrounding areas, specializing in West Austin. Having spent his childhood in a city of more than 5 million people, Austin presented a compelling opportunity for his family of three young kids. Javier wanted them to grow up in a smaller, family-friendly town. He loves Austin for both its youthful, university town vibe and its dynamic tech-oriented growth. It’s the best of both worlds—lots of opportunities and more work-life balance.

 

Melissa Sellick

Adventurous Austin real estate expert Melissa Sellick guides each client to success with the expertise and energy of an intrepid explorer who’s traveled the world. She knows there’s nothing more important than a cherished home base, and as an Austin investor herself, she believes in approaching each property search or sale with a focus on ROI. Incredibly knowledgeable and trustworthy, Melissa is also deeply empathetic and kind. She listens carefully to her clients’ goals and delivers a smooth, successful experience catered to their exact needs. A member of The Alonso Group at Compass, Melissa is proud to help buyers and sellers exceed expectations, whether they’re seeking a first or second home, a rental property or investment.

Melissa is a former preschool teacher and international flight crew member with more than 20 years of exemplary customer service experience. With that exceptional background, it’s no surprise that she excels at educating clients on each step of the real estate process while always maintaining an unflappable grace under pressure. Her multiple professional designations nod to her total dedication to her craft and her desire to serve her clients’ needs skillfully. Melissa is a Real Estate Negotiation Expert (RENE) and Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS), and she is fluent in both English and Spanish.

Originally from Mexico City, Melissa has resided in the greater Austin area for more than a decade. Today, she, her husband and two children live in Spicewood in the heart of Texas Hill Country, where they love being surrounded by breathtaking outdoor space, including Lake Travis. Intellectually curious, Melissa loves to discover new interests and experience different cultures. It’s no surprise she’s lived in Australia, Mexico, and throughout the U.S. When she’s not serving her clients or traveling the world, Melissa enjoys reading, indulging in hobbies such as cooking and spending time with her family and pets.