Melanie took the real estate industry by storm when she joined in a down market in 2007. She was named Rookie of the Year in 2008, her first full year in real estate, and received the Coaches Award in 2009 in recognition of her continued increase in sales. In 2010, she was selected to be a part of the Agent Leadership Council of the DFW Market Center, and served again in 2012.  In 2013 she added Mike Newton to the team as both husband and Farm and Ranch Specialist.  Together, she and Mike have grown The VIP Group and The VIP Group Farm and Ranch Division to a thriving team of agents that can meet the diverse and individual needs of all Buyers, Sellers, Investors and Leasing Clients.

As a multi-million dollar producer, she is a Certified Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource, a member of the Northeast Tarrant County Board of Realtors, and the Texas and National Association of Realtors.

Melanie is a native Texan, born and raised in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.  Having lived here all of her life gives her insight to the vastly different offerings of the many different communities within the Metroplex area.  After nearly 20 years in the field of Dentistry as a Registered Dental Hygienist, Melanie transitioned into the exciting field of Real Estate to meet clients' needs in a very different way.  She is passionate about educating and coaching her clients in the ever changing real estate market, and is unsurpassed in her level of personal attention given to each and every client.  Melanie’s meticulous attention to detail insures that each transaction proceeds smoothly to help you achieve your real estate goals.  

James “Mike” Newton brings rich tradition of farming and ranching knowledge to The VIP Group, and leads The VIP Group Farm and Ranch Division. His Texas Roots fall back into the 1800’s.  While growing up in Irving, Mike spent many times on the family farm in South Irving and North Grand Prairie (yes, it was an agrarian community), as well as the farm and ranches in east Texas. Mike’s knowledge of farming, ranching, cattle, and horses is extensive and compounded by his love of the land in Texas.  With this passion Mike took a unique journey to finally arrive at The VIP Group.

After high school, Mike decided to opt of college his freshman year, and followed his entrepreneurial spirit.  He worked in all aspects of the service industry for 15 years, owned and operated landscaping, construction, trucking, excavation and demolition businesses in Texas and Arizona with ultimate success, finally divesting of all businesses in 2004. Mike then moved to Virginia with his family, and went to work for Mercedes-Benz becoming one of the top producers in sales from 2005 until 2012 with awards and recognition throughout the United States. Change came in 2011 when Mike made the move back to his home state to join the Park Place dealerships, one of the finest automotive dealerships in the US, as Sales Consultant. In late February of 2013, Mike left Park Place Fort Worth to join his lovely wife, Melanie, and her team, The VIP Group.

Since joining The VIP Group, Mike has increased production three fold, and has assisted the team with expansion into the farming and ranching, senior, luxury and soon to be the Hispanic and Urban markets. Mike’s negotiating skills are second to none, and his expertise helps match buyers to the property you need to sell and hone in on the right property for you.

Recently, Mike was named Keller Williams Farm and Ranch Rookie of The Year for 2015. 

Mike is a member of the Texas and Southwest Cattle Raisers Association, American Quarter Horse Association, American Paint Horse Association, American Angus Association and various other organizations.

Mike and Melanie attend Gateway Church in Southlake.

While Mike and Melanie have six children, they are empty nesters.  They maintain a residence in Grapevine and spend as much time in East and West Texas as time permits. They are newly proud grandparents, as of September, 2013, with baby Leila joining their large Texas family.