Never underestimate the value of waiting. Melissa Winter, born and raised in Canada, was waiting for her green card to come through when a broker suggested she pass the time by getting her real estate license. She wound up finding the career of her dreams, a lifelong job that allows her to exercise her love of working with people, solving problems, and waking up to new challenges every day. A graduate of The University of Western Ontario, she worked as a sales agent at Urban Durham Realty in Durham, North Carolina, for four years before relocating to the Boston area, moving to Cambridge where her husband, a cancer biologist, secured a position at MIT. Her focus is Boston and her home city, Cambridge.