This laid-back, top-rated (with Q&A!) is for anyone who has ever wondered about purchasing a home in Chicago.

Since 2015, Melanie Everett and Chris Kinsella have taught thousands of first-time homebuyers how to navigate the process.

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What to Expect

In this hour-long, engaging class, you’ll learn:

  • What Chicago’s current market looks like
  • How much you need for a down payment
  • When to begin your home search
  • How to navigate a multiple-offer situation
  • What happens at a home inspection

& much more!

Afterwards, Melanie & Chris will answer questions from the audience. This is your chance to ask anything you’ve been curious about!

After the class, you’ll receive an email each Friday covering a particular topic from the class.

Meet Your Hosts!

Melanie Everett

  • Founder & Managing Broker of Melanie Everett & Company, a boutique brokerage in Chicago
  • Top 1% & Top 50 of Chicago realtors
  • Raised in Hinsdale, IL & lives in Lincoln Park with her husband & daughters
  • Likes: Blogging & finding hidden gem restaurants in the city
  • Reach her at melanie@melanieeverettco.com

Chris Kinsella

  • Vice President @ Guaranteed Rate
  • Top 1% originator with $100M+ closed in 2021
  • Raised in Hinsdale & lives in Hinsdale with his wife & 3 kids
  • Likes: Hanging @ the park with his 3 kids, lime La Croix, #hashtags
  • Reach me at chris.kinsella@rate.com