- ABR®, RENE, PSA Certification
As a broker who's an expert in the Chicago area, I bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise about buying and selling real estate here. It's not the same everywhere, so you need someone you can trust for up-to-date information. I am eager to serve you. Here are some of the things I can do for you:
Find Your Next Home - Top Tips for Buying a Condo
You need someone who knows Chicago inside and out! I can work with you to find the right home at the right price for you, including all the neighborhood amenities that matter - not to mention the essential criteria you have for your ideal home.
Sell a Home
When it's time to move, you need someone who will market and advertise your home, show to prospective buyers, negotiate the purchase contract, arrange financing, oversee the inspections, handle all necessary paperwork and supervise the closing. I can take care of everything you need, from start to close.
Consult on Home Selling Tactics
Oftentimes buyers don't visualize living in your home the way you do. I can make your home attractive to its ideal audience - which can help you get top dollar. Things like staging the home, making repairs or minor improvements, or even simply painting the walls can be the difference between a home resting on the market and one that's sold fast.
Global Referral Partners Network
Whether you are changing jobs, home size, neighborhood, city, county, state, country or continent, I welcome the opportunity to pair you with an awesome real estate partner. A recent 2018 study found that Americans move an average of 11.7 times in their lifetime. Allow me to join you in each chapter.
More about Melinda, MJtheCloser!
The Right, Resourceful Realtor
As an active real estate investor for over a decade, I intimately understand the market and real estate process. It was my personal experience that drove me to become a full-time real estate professional. I enjoy assisting others in accomplishing their home ownership goals, real estate investment and realizing their dreams.
I strive to provide personal attention to each client, supporting them in every step of the real estate process. I maximize the resources and leading-edge technology offered by Coldwell Banker to provide the best service possible.
An Experienced Marketer
After receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and an Master of Business Administration in Marketing, I began my career in brand marketing and business management. With 20 years of experience working with Fortune 500 companies and top brands like Coca-Cola, Michelin Tires and Energizer, I decided to leverage my expertise as a Real Estate Broker. By combining my passion for helping others, love of real estate and marketing/business management background, I am able to service my clients with extensive knowledge.
Committed to Knowing the Market
In addition to ensuring I represent my clients well, I believe that a great broker is equally committed to their on-going professional development, industry trend awareness, and local market insight. It is essential to stay engaged and hungry for knowledge that will serve my clients. Over and above the numerous continuing education courses, I am an active member of the National Association of REALTORS® and Chicago Association of REALTORS®. I hold an active Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR®) Designation, Real Estate Negotiation Expert (RENE) Certification, Pricing Strategy Advisor (PSA) Certification and 203K Specialist Certification.