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"My wife and I were very blessed to have 'the Melanie' of Melanie Everett & Co. represent us in the sale of our condo. It was my first time selling and I couldn’t have asked for a better, positive, kinder and more professional realtor. From our first email to her to our final close date, Melanie Everett made us feel like we were her only clients. She listened to our goals and hopes and helped us come up with the perfect pricing strategy. She earns your trust. And by trusting her it led to 12 showings and 4 offers on the first day. My wife summed it up best, 'It’s hard to imagine that someone this unassuming & nice can be this good.' That’s Melanie." — Matt & Sharon S.

"As a first-time home buyer, I feel so lucky that I got to work with Beatriz. Beatriz was extremely kind, patient, attentive and responsive throughout my entire search. I never had a doubt that Beatriz had my back and truly wanted what was best for me. She answered all of my questions and validated my concerns and feelings. She always met me where I was in my process - the highs and the lows. Her mindset, empathy and kindness made this process so enjoyable and easy. But what really sealed the deal for me, was Beatriz's honesty. She never shied away from harsh truths and told me on more than one occasion that some buildings/properties I loved were not a good buy. After those conversations I knew Beatriz was the perfect agent for me. I think every first-time homebuyer should have someone as smart, reliable, patient and kind as Beatriz on their team. While I just closed on my home, I cannot wait to work with Beatriz again in the future!" — Diane H.

"We worked with Melanie and Candace to sell our condo in Lakeview. Being first time sellers, we did not know what to expect. Melanie was so patient in walking us through the pricing, contributors, process, etc. Candace had a great eye and made sure our home presented and photographed perfectly. In addition, she was a scheduling extraordinaire and managed 22 showings in the first weekend which led to 12 offers! The process was so smooth and we knew we were in good hands with Melanie and Candace. Thank you!" — Corey & Shannon B.

"My husband Frank and I were very delighted to work with Courtney Funkhouser and Melanie Everett! We purchased our first property together in Noble Square and could not be happier with our choice to work with Melanie and her team. Courtney was very educated on buying new construction and guided us through some unforeseen obstacles with the property developer. Her communication was stellar throughout our journey and she was always available to take our call (even late Sunday night)! Throughout our home buying process, we were fortunate enough to build a great relationship with Courtney and Melanie. We still keep in touch with each other’s life updates and I am so happy to call them both a friend after working with them. You won’t be disappointed working with Melanie Everett & Company!" — Frank & Alex D.

"From beginning to end, our experience working with Candace at Melanie Everett & Co. was outstanding. Candace was knowledgeable, reassuring, and willing to do whatever it took to find our dream home. And boy did she! Additionally, the resources you get from the Buyer’s Guide when you first start with Melanie Everett & Co. are invaluable! The firm really has done a spectacular job helping first time home buyers. If there was ever a question we had, it was answered in the Buyer’s Guide, or Candace was super quick to respond. Being from out of state, we ended up using all of their recommended vendors and we loved them all! We recommend Candace 1,000% to any new or experienced home buyer. She really is the best!" — Paul & CeCe H.

"Mel, Beatriz, and the team did a great job for us. They leaned into a number of tough circumstances we were facing and helped us get our place sold anyway. First, we were trying to sell quickly to get out of our 1-bed condo before having a kid so we were on a tight timeline. Second, our building was badly managed and had very high HOA fees that were not comparable to the market we were in, Gold Coast, so marketing our place well required some finesse. Despite various headwinds, we were able to get our place under contract and sold in a timely fashion. The job that Mel and team did for us speaks just as much to their grit and tenacity, as it does to how kind and professional they are. Everyone wishes they are going to have a dream home sales process, but if you are not expecting that, you need someone who will jump in the foxhole with you and help you get out. 10/10 recommend Mel + team in this capacity. Thx for the great job guys." — Pete & Julia S.

"We are beyond grateful for Melanie connecting us with Courtney - Courtney is amazing! She was incredibly helpful throughout the entire buying process. As first-time buyers, we were a little overwhelmed over the whole process, and Courtney was so helpful through each stage. She was very experienced and knowledgeable about the various neighborhoods in Chicago and was an excellent resource as my fiancé and I navigated being first time homebuyers. She started by getting to know us and what we were looking for, as well as helping us to understand the (very crazy) real estate market this Spring 2021. Then, as we navigated the offer, inspection, and loan process, she was always available to answer all our questions (and believe me, we had A LOT of questions!). We felt so comfortable and supportive through the whole process. We would highly recommend Courtney as any buyer's broker going forward, and we will 100% come back to her when we’re buying and selling next time!" — Justin & Lauren M.

"I can't speak highly enough of Melanie and her team. Melanie helped me sell my condo in Lakeview, and the process was seamless from start to finish. This all culminated in multiple offers in the first weekend the condo was listed. Melanie was professional, proactive, and responsive which made the process very smooth. Would recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell." — Ryan K.

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