meet the team
Melissa understands the importance of each real estate transaction, representing buyers, sellers, and investors. She firmly believes that buyers should feel the exhilaration of choosing the perfect home, sellers should get the most from their largest investment, and investors should have a partner in executing their business plan.
She came to real estate from a nursing background, where advocating for client’s needs comes first and the ability to navigate challenging situations is necessary. Melissa has brought the same philosophy to her real estate career. She prides herself on being patient, analytical, trustworthy, and a strong educator.
Melissa hit the ground running in her real estate career working with Keller Williams Realty. She had sales over $11 Million in her first three years and was recognized as a top buyer’s agent. Serving the greater Charlotte and surrounding areas, she is familiar with today’s complicated real estate market. Clients need an agent with knowledge and experience in how to navigate confidently and adapt quickly. They need someone who studies the trends, exhaustively researches, and networks with colleagues.
Melissa is the mother of three kids and three dogs, and the spouse of an avid fisherman. The entire family enjoys spending time together, exploring the amazing state of North Carolina.
Nancy Stokes is the Owner and Broker-in-Charge of Riverstone At Home Realty, and brings over 22 years of experience to the firm.
Coming from a banking background, she transitioned to real estate as a licensed broker and office manager for a top producing agent in the Charlotte area. Taking the wealth of knowledge she gained over the years managing thousands of real estate sales, she went on to build a transaction management department for a large real estate team serving clients across the US.
A leader in providing top notch support to successful real estate brokers, she’s a stickler for the details and has a passion for improving on perfection. She manages the administrative details for the firm’s transactions so everything runs like clockwork and it’s a smooth and easy process for our clients.
Nancy resides in Huntersville, NC with her husband Stan. In her down time you’ll find them laughing with the kids and grandkids, enjoying sun and fun on Lake Norman, or hitting the road in their RV for their latest adventure.
REALTOR, Broker, CRS, GRI
Sarah Bugg has been in the real estate industry since 1983 when she began her career in her hometown of Asheville, N.C. After relocating to the Charlotte area in 1985, she found her business skyrocketing as the city grew into a major metropolitan area, and she grew into a top producer. Working for The Allen Tate Company, she earned numerous awards and achieved over $155 million in closed volume. Ranked in the top 5% of the company and the top 5% of Realtors nationwide, she was also a recipient of the coveted ‘Barbara Tate Legendary Service Award’, and a two time winner of the ‘H. Allen Tate Jr. Award’. Not only is Sarah a powerhouse when it comes to real estate, she is also a woman of integrity who is loved by her clients and respected by her peers.
While Sarah is mostly retired and primarily works referrals, she is a valuable member of the Riverstone team for her role as an advisor and coach.
When Sarah isn’t on one of her daily marathon walks (she’s known as the energizer bunny), she spends her time with her husband Joe and enjoys her seven grandkids and nine great-grandkids.