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Meet the Team

Meet Cocoa Beach Best Realty, Space Coast Investment Property Experts

We specialize in Space Coast Real Estate. Whether you are looking to buy, sell or lease your home or someone else’s, we are here to help.

Cocoa Beach Best Realty is a locally owned business headquartered in Cocoa Beach, Florida. One of the area’s best brokers of real estate and residential properties, Cocoa Beach Best Realty is divided into three segments: sales, leasing and property management.


Melanie Rogers

Melanie Rogers

Melanie Rogers is the founder of Cocoa Beach Best Realty. Licensed as a Florida State Real Estate Broker, Melanie has more than a decade of extensive experience in locating great opportunities and understanding the market for both buyers and sellers. Melanie branched out from the Vacation Rental Marketplace with Cocoa Beach Best Vacation Rentals, which was founded in 2008, where she gained a clear perspective of the market that gives her an edge in the field and insight into possible pitfalls to avoid or the diamond in the rough.

Melanie personally prepares CBBR’s inventory for the market which contributes to her clients’ success. She is described as a “formidable combination of intellect and hustle” building her business one client at a time. Melanie’s unique background allows her to serve clients better than the competition, providing accurate pricing and superior showing strategies and making sure properties retain their value. She has a comprehensive strategy of staging and marketing that the competition just can’t touch. She knows buyers’ expectations — and create spaces to “wow” them, with unbelievable before-and-after shots!

Marla Vardaman

Marla Vardaman is our homegrown gal from Indiana. Marla is about as real as it gets. Now a real estate agent, Marla began her career in Vacation Rentals before deciding to enter the Coastal Real Estate market when she saw how much she could help clients with their rental investments by understanding the market and seasonality. Marla can help make relocating to the area a breeze!

Marla moved here in 2005 and landed in Merritt Island with her family. She has built up a portfolio of quality clients and properties and knows the ins and outs of relocation to the Atlantic Ocean and Banana River. The Space Coast is becoming ever more attractive to a diverse range of age and lifestyle choices with tax benefits and quality of the local schools. She has put executives and retirees on the path to relocating from the Northeast and Midwest, offering properties similar to what’s available to them in the cities where they currently reside at a fraction of the cost with Coastal access.

Romy Smith

Romy Smith is a high-energy, detail-oriented, full-time Administrative Assistant who provides superior coordination and administrative duties utilizing superior customer service, computer skills, and professionalism.

Darlene Taylor

Darlene Taylor

Are you ready for the beach life? I’m Darlene Taylor a local, Cocoa Beach, Real Estate Agent living the Florida Coastal Dream with my husband Glen. I would love to help you achieve your costal dream as well.

My passion for real estate started in the early 1990s in Ontario, Canada when I took my first real estate class. Although my love of real estate has always been there, my heart is drawn to the ocean and sunshine. I’ve been a Florida resident since 2007. Being a full-time beach resident and a Real Estate Agent, I’ve been able to meld my two passions.

Are you considering buying in Cocoa Beach or somewhere else in Brevard County? Welcome future neighbor! I would love the opportunity to help you find your, perfect, dream home or a profitable, rental property. If you’re looking for your permanent home or a winter getaway, let a local show you around! Because I live in the community, I can help you select the right home and right location based on what you expect to get out of your beach home. I have extensive knowledge of the condo buying process if the condo life is what you’re after. Many of my clients purchase “part-time” property that they rent out when they are away. Our office offers both short-, and long-term property management to take care of your all rental needs after purchasing. If you’re ready to buy at the beach, we can find the best property for your goals.

Are you ready to sell your Cocoa Beach property? Well, I’m sorry to lose a neighbor, but I will do everything I can to make the process as seamless as possible for you. I am a firm believer in online advertising. My Zillow platform expertise (I’m a registered Zillow agent) and additional social media experience mean I can give you the best possible marketing for your home. My determined dedication and client-focused communication style are how I achieve great sales results. When you choose to sell with me, I help guide you through the important process of staging your home and using professional photographers. If buyers are looking at your home online, or in person, your home will show its best.

My past clients are my best advocates. Here are a few of the great things my clients said about their real estate experience with me. If you like what you read, please contact me at 863 944-5444 or darbarwise(at)hotmail(dotted)com