Master Property Manager, President-CEO

Photo of Melissa PrandiMarin County native, entrepreneur, community leader, national speaker, best-selling author, and owner of PRANDI Property Management, Inc., CRMC Melissa proves her passion for excellence with over 27 years of success in real estate management. She is dedicated to service and numerous community associations. Melissa works tirelessly, devoting time to many professional organizations including the National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM) of which she was past National President.

Best-Selling Author The Unofficial Guide to Managing Rental Property

Compiled in her first book is her vast knowledge guiding property owners on how to manage their real estate investment while minimizing their expenses and maximizing their profits. As an immediate best-seller, the book is now considered an industry standard for first time landlords and experienced investors alike.

The Complete Idiot’s Guide To: Success as a Property Manager

Written with solid advice about her experiences in the field, Melissa co-authors this informative book discussing property management from A-Z. Helping professional property managers keep their priorities straight as they navigate the long road of managing homes, she overviews such topics as certifications, current laws and regulations.

Property Management Expert, Serving Marin County for 27 Years

Melissa started out as a receptionist almost three decades ago and went on to own the company, building it into one of the most successful firms of its kind. A sought-after motivational speaker Melissa travels across the nation to share her expertise at the invitation of Fortune-500 companies. Because PRANDI does not buy or sell real estate, Melissa and her team of dedicated employees are able to concentrate on the modern-day complexities of California real estate owners. Melissa and her qualified team at PRANDI Property Management service nearly 500 properties in Marin while emphasizing honesty, integrity, knowledge and enthusiasm as they work to achieve their client’s goals.

Local Leadership & Memberships Board of Directors

  • President | PRANDI Property Management, Inc., CRMC, 22 Years
  • Advisory Board | Bank of Marin
  • Past Director | Fair Housing of Marin
  • Past Board Member | Hospice by the Bay Foundation
  • Past Committee Member | Marin Sonoma Concours d’Elegance (benefiting Hospice by the Bay)
  • Past President | Corte Madera Chamber of Commerce, Active Member | Past Director & first female to serve as president (1992-1994)

Active Member

  • Member| Marin Association of REALTORS (MAR), since 1989 Chair Member, 1996 & 1997 Property Management Committee Member, 15 Years Community Service Committee
  • Member | Independent Brokers Network (IBN)
  • Member | Women’s Council of Realtors (WCR)
  • Volunteer | Project Amigo, since 2009

Recognitions and Awards

  • Fair Housing “Unsung Hero” Award, 2009
  • San Rafael Chamber of Commerce, Mary Lou Jacobsen Award, 2006
  • Marin Association of REALTORS (MAR) Affiliate of the Year, 2005
  • Fair Housing of Marin, Leadership Award, 2002
  • Corte Madera Business Citizen of the Year, 1992

National Leadership Board of Directors

  • Active Member | National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM), since 1991 Past National President (2000-2001) Chair, various national property management committees Earned elite MPM (Master Property Manager) designation Earned elite RMP (Residential Property Manager) designation Company earned the CRMC (Certified Residential Management Company) designation Elected to National Board of Directors, 1995 National President, 2000 & 2001

Active Member

  • Member | The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO)
  • Member | The National Speaker’s Association (NSA)

Recognitions and Awards

  • Author of The Unofficial Guide to Managing Rental Property (Wiley Publishing)
  • Co-Author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Success as a Property Manager (Penguin Group)
  • Presidential Dedicated Service Award, 2003
  • NARPM Certified Residential Management Company (CRMC)