Melissa Oates

Melissa Oates

REALTOR® with the La Crosse Expert Advisor Team
Certified Pricing Strategy Advisor (CPSA)
Licensed in: WI (608) 498-0382

About Melissa

Melissa Oates is a full-time REALTOR® with the Expert Advisor Team at Castle Realty, LLC.   In each real estate transaction, she creates a professional and personable experience, representing the client’s best interests. Melissa has worked in Sales, Customer Service, and in the Human Resources field in manufacturing, wholesale, and retail industries.  She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Originally from Albert Lea, Minnesota, Melissa has lived in La Crosse since 2012 with her husband, Chris.  Throughout the years she has enjoyed exploring the Coulee Region while raising her two children, Kaitlyn and Lucas.  She is also a member of  Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority and has had the privilege to give back as the alumnae advisor for the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse’s Theta Kappa chapter. She enjoys being able to mentor young women looking to develop meaningful connections and strengthen their professional portfolio. These attributes can also directly translate to her clients as she is always looking to develop meaningful professional relationships within her career! 

Give Melissa a call today if you are looking for a professional and meaningful relationship with a Realtor® that will always put YOUR best interests first!


Melissa is a member of the:

National Association of Realtors®, Wisconsin Realtors® Association, La Crosse Area Realtors® Association, and the Castle Realty Expert Advisor Team where we are using a proven strategy to net our clients more money and make the transaction more efficient.  

Community Give Back:

Melissa's favorite community give back is Castle's Adopt-A-Family during Christmas. With the community's help, Castle can provide gifts and essentials to families that need them the most.


Melissa is married to her husband, and they have two children.  They enjoy traveling to the parents/grandparents' home and camping during the summer!

Bucket List:

Melissa believes that having a bucket list is a great way to enjoy life or meet specific goals.  Melissa finds that having a bucket list can keep a certain level of motivation to keep working towards a goal.  To keep each part of her life in perspective, Melissa likes to split her bucket list into areas that include personal, family, and career!

My Community Commitment

March of Dimes

Since joining Sigma Sigma Sigma in 2003, their philanthropy has surrounded the idea of healthy babies and healthy children.  Over the years, the sorority has been committed to donating to play therapy rooms around the United States.  As an alumnae I have continued…

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Melissa went above and beyond for me during this home buying process. The entire process was extremely stressful trying to balance a home sale, a home purchase, a new job, and a cross-country move all at once. Melissa was positive, helpful, knowledgeable, and optimistic when I was at my lowest during this process. She went far beyond to help me get into my home and answered my calls and texts at all hours of the day. Had it not been for her I wouldn't be sitting on my sofa in my new living room in my new home right now! This is the best home I've ever owned. In addition, during this process, my brother died unexpectedly. Melissa sent me a sympathy card to my home in Florida. My own employer (for 5 years) didn't even acknowledge his death while Melissa, who I met just 10 days earlier, showed kindness and compassion I so desperately needed. Thank you, Melissa, for everything.

– Maggie C., Holmen, Wisconsin

The Expert Advisor Team Includes:

  • Listing Agents
  • Buyers Agents
  • Showing Agents
  • Marketing Director
  • Transaction Coordinator
  • Director of First Impressions
  • Moving Trucks/Trailers for Client Use

All working together to take your transaction from the beginning to close with individual expertise and a common goal.

In 2020 the La Crosse Castle Realty Expert Advisor Team:

Moved into our beautiful, state of the art, client-centric Castle Headquarters location at 2218 State Road 16 in La Crosse, Wisconsin!!

Closed 328 transactions with an average sales price of $223,980, which is a 13% increase from 2019. In fact, thus far in 2021, Castle Realty has seen a continued increase in our average sales price, as well as incredible interest rates – making 2021 the year to sell AND buy your home and we are not even through the year! 

Virtually attended the Hatch Coaching Summit in Fargo, North Dakota to continue the growth of our agents, employees, and the community! We also focused on internal team growth and how to support one another, our clients, and our community through the pandemic. 

Participated in numerous community activities including a Virtual Steppin’ Out In Pink, Adopting a Family for the Holidays, May Day Giving, Organizing a Back to School Drive for Local Children, heading up the first-ever Joy of Sharing Event with WKBT and Festival Foods which helped collect over 1,325 toys, over 4,500 pounds of food and over $23,957 in monetary donations to be distributed back to the Coulee Region! We also volunteered for the Color for Kindness: Suicide Prevent and Awareness Color Run, Organized a Donation Drive for a Local Animal Shelter and many more Random Acts of Kindness Pay It Forward events!