“My buyers and sellers are more important to me than making the deal. I always have their best interests at heart” -Melissa Edidin
With 13 years experience and over $120 million in sales, I am recognized among Chicago’s top producers by the Chicago Association of Realtors.
I pride myself on being result driven, straight forward, and loyal. The real estate process is about YOU and I strive to meet your expectations throughout the transaction and beyond. Buyer or seller, you won’t be disappointed.
In my many years of experience I have obtained an in-depth understanding of the Chicago Real Estate market, its growth potential and the investment opportunities throughout. It is important to balance market perceptions, market analysis and personal opinions to bring parties together into a successful transaction. I achieve this through communication, organization and a strategic approach; resulting in a client base that allows me to work mainly by referral.
I was born and raised in Lincoln Park when Lincoln Park wasn’t “Lincoln Park” (aka the 70’s) and I am a current resident of East Village. Growing up in downtown Chicago has given me an insiders appreciation for this city, and I have enjoyed seeing its many neighborhoods change and evolve.
I love to travel. My favorite trips include: New Zealand, Peru (hiked to Machu Picchu), Japan, and Nicaragua. Before beginning my career in real estate, I worked in international trade and resided in Mexico City for 4 years. I speak Spanish.
Let’s have a conversation about your real estate needs.Regardless of your timing, give me a call.
Clients are saying:
"Melissa gave exactly what I needed as a remote seller of a 2BR 2BA luxury high rise but I would also recommend her if you are looking to buy or sell a single family home, town home, or other property in the city. She is impressive in her depth of knowledge about current comps and related "Chicago market" aesthetics, hot/cold attitudes and behaviors - and that is saying a lot as things move very fast from unfavorable, to favorable, to buyers market, to sellers, etc. Wildly smart, responsive, and straightforward person with superior industry contacts. I did not know her before needing to list, but she was referred by a friend and I'm grateful! Closing went super smoothly."
"We have used Melissa since our first condo purchase in 2003. She has helped us buy and sell several properties, homes as well as investment properties. She checks everything twice to ensure a smooth close, and she is willing to give the honest truth. She knows what she is talking about, and is willing to ask for more for her clients. She is an amazing advocate to have on your side. I can't recommend her highly enough."
"I highly recommend Melissa!
She was recommended to me and I am recommending her to you!
She provides expert knowledge with individualized attention!
I've worked with Melissa on two properties and she was always extremely helpful from search to signing!"
"It was a pleasure working with Melissa. It was clear that she always had my best interest in mind throughout the entire process. Melissa is an expert in the industry and did a wonderful job explaining each step to me which was very comforting. Melissa's knowledge and professionalism was always apparent and I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a home."
"Melissa was awesome! She was very knowledgeable about the market and helped to make sure we would not make a mistake in picking our home. She was very responsive to any questions or requests, even for first-time homeowners like ourselves. She also made it clear from the beginning that she would not push us to make a purchase just for her own benefit and followed through with that promise. I would strongly recommend Melissa as an agent for anyone going through the ownership process."