Mellisa Bucklen


Buckner Homes Realty Inc

27001 SE Maricamp RD #103, Ocala, Fl 34471

  Mellisa Bucklen

Ocala, Fl. Lover of the arts, animal lover, Horse show mom, Quilter, beach lover. Furniture shopper!! (just ask my husband!)


I grew up in the Midwest in a small town in Michigan right on the border of South Bend Indiana. That’s right, Notre Dame was in my backyard and I fell in love with all things Notre Dame! I also grew up in between 2 pig farms. It was where my love and passion for farming came from. As a young girl I begged my Grandpa to let me get horses and put him on his property. Of course my grandpa said no, but if he could see me today and that I live in the Horse Capital of the world, I am sure he would chuckle and Say “You're living your dream, girl!!”

In high school my job was on a dairy farm. I loved it. I then moved on to get my Cosmetology license and very quickly moved up to manage salons within Marshall Fields. Building relations with my own clientele while helping the other stylist build their own clientele.

Meeting the love of my life we had 3 beautiful children who then took all my time as we moved to Pennsylvania. I became very involved in the school as a volunteer who helped children read and work on counting money. I had an old bank teller trick that helped kids to catch on fast on how to count that change!!)

As my children grew, I went back to school and became a certified Interior Designer. As soon as I graduated, I loaded up our motorhome and moved to Ocala, where I bought a repossessed house and gutted it. I later sold it for a nice profit and realized I really liked doing that so I went back to school and got my REAL ESTATE LICENSE.

Not all agents can walk into a home and see potential. I walk in, listen to what my customers are saying and can give suggestions of how they can achieve their goal. I also love to organize and create a space for all things and give homes that fresh look they need before going on the market. Many of my customers become lifelong friends and turn to me after the sale to style their home and to stay organized.

Outside of doing my passion, I love living on a farm and taking care of any animal who may need a home.I love playing with my yorkies and taking them out to do new things.  I love spending time with my children and getting to know them as adults and teens. When we have time, we love hanging out by the water, whether it be the coast or the pool.