Orpha Ruth Realty
Orpha-Ruth Melecio, broker-owner of Orpha Ruth Realty, joined the industry nearly two decades ago, and from the start, she knew that real estate was her calling. “I wanted to start my own business, and this combined my two favorite things: people and houses,” she explains.
“I like meeting new people every day, and the feeling that you get when you help clients buy the property of their dreams is just amazing!” Specializing in the residential, industrial and commercial markets, Melecio works with clients ranging from first-time homebuyers to investors, providing the same degree of quality service regardless of budget.
She also assists banks with foreclosures and short sales. “I have the experience and the knowledge to master any type of transaction,” she says, adding that her clients appreciate her persistence and accessibility.
Thanks in part to her growing presence on social media, including YouTube and Facebook, Melecio sold over $12 million worth of residential real estate in Houston in 2018. She’s especially proud of the sale of a $2 million high-rise property in the Galleria area and a 10,000-square-foot mansion in Sugarland. For her achievements, the Houston Association of Realtors recently presented her with its top producer award.
Melecio is a Realtor member and counts the ABR and CNE designations as a part of her repertoire. She’s also a member of National Hispanic Professional Organization, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Women’s Council of Realtors.
She supports Houston Pets Alive and the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Outside work, she enjoys playing golf.