About Us

Joy Albano


45 years experience in the local real estate industry, with extensive background in mortgages, appraisals, closings, and underwriting. Trains brokers and mentors agents.

Melissa Albano


10+ years experience in investment, rehab and real estate. Awarded top negotiator 2018 from homelight.com. Buyer specialist. Seller’s specialist. Expert negotiation skills. Expert seller’s representative.

Our Story

We love the Tampa Bay Area! My husband, John and I are both true Floridian by birth. My husband’s grandparents immigrated from Italy and were one of the first settlers in the Ybor City (Tampa) area.

Both of my parents were Realtors and my father was a contractor. I guess you could say Real Estate and the Tampa Bay area is my blood. At 18, I began my own career in Real Estate, and never looked back!

Every team member at Albano Realty has a unique quality they bring to the table. We have all worked in just about every aspect of the Real Estate industry, from Sales, Lending, Appraising, Building and Re-habs. You can say our family has three generations of expertise in all stages of the real estate process!

With a genuine passion for the real estate business, I’m now proud to partner with my daughter-in-law, Melissa. She draws on her years of experience and genuine passion for the business with her extensive industry knowledge ranging from residential sales, luxury and architecturally significant properties, and new developments.

Our familial bond extends to our clients. We don’t overwhelm folks with jargon and rush to close at the first opportunity. We serve real people and real families to get real results. We start from the very beginning in order to help our clients decide what’s in their best interest.

Sometimes home ownership isn’t the answer. Buyers may discover their needs are best met in other ways, which is one reason we welcome working with those who are unfortunately vulnerable to high-pressure sales techniques, such as new homebuyers, the elderly and veterans.

-Joy Albano, Broker/Owner

“At Albano Realty, we measure success by knowing we’ve done what’s right. When you come to us to meet your real estate needs, you’re getting the personal attention and confidence only achievable through decades of dedication to business and family.”