Broker | CNE | PSA
A native of the Chicago North Shore, Melissa Dondalski has lived in the Buena Park, West Loop, Lincoln Park, Lakeview, and Wicker Park neighborhoods after attending the University of Notre Dame. She graduated with degrees in Marketing and Spanish from Mendoza College of Business, the #1 ranked undergraduate business school by Bloomberg Businessweek. Before joining @properties, Melissa held marketing and sales positions at General Mills, OfficeMax, General Motors, and Paycom. She brings this experience, her drive for results, and a client-centric focus to every residential real estate transaction.
As a top real estate broker, Melissa strives to make her clients feel they are heard, understood, and take comfort, knowing that they have a true partner in the process. It is this philosophy, and her deep knowledge of the city and suburbs of Chicago, that makes Melissa a trusted advisor to an array of clientele, representing sellers, buyers, investors, and renters.
Her strengths in market analysis, technological applications, and her negotiating prowess has allowed sellers to sell their homes in 28 days on average, as well as achieve 99% of their home sale price-to-list price ratio. Her buyer clients save an average of 3% off the list price of their home purchase. Melissa Dondalski Real Estate Partners' clientele is 90% referral and repeat clients due to this ideology and client experience.
While working with clients is Melissa's passion, she is actively involved with Notre Dame and is Executive Co-Chair of Notre Dame's Real Estate Forum of Chicago. When she's not cheering on the Fighting Irish, Melissa attends many of Chicago's charitable and cultural events that make this city so vibrant. Also, as a self-proclaimed foodie, you'll be sure to catch her at the newest restaurant or hidden hotspot in many of Chicago's neighborhoods. Noble Square is the neighborhood she calls home and hopes to help you find yours.
Market Overdrive: radio talk show featuring real estate expert advice
Guaranteed Rate Educational Videos: selected broker to educate the public on the real estate market, purchase/sell strategies, and investment strategies
@properties Top Producer
Chicago Association of Realtors Top Producer
Certified Real Estate Negotiation Expert
Pricing Strategy Advisor
Zillow 5 Star Agent
Clients are saying:
"Melissa was great to work with. She and her team worked really hard to help me sell my property. Selling a home is never an easy task, especially when living halfway across the country, but Melissa made the process easier. She's also very friendly and enthusiastic. She gave good advice on how to prepare the property before listing it, how to price the unit, and how to negotiate with offers. In a job where the agent only gets paid when the home sells, she never rushed me to sell by pushing me to lower the price faster or taking a low offer. She held multiple open houses and reached out to different people to stir up interest. She also kept me on track with all the paperwork, especially since it was a condo and we had an HOA to deal with. Her assistant Tova helped me sell my furniture since I am not living in Chicago and couldn't do it myself. I highly recommend Melissa as an agent when it comes time to selling your property."
"Melissa was amazing. Extremely knowledgeable, thorough and professional. Knew exactly what I wanted/needed without me having to say a word! Would recommend her to everyone."
"I worked with Melissa recently and I have to say that she is the most professional person I have ever worked with. I don't know how she does it but she always (ALWAYS) stay at top of things. She is organized, professional, driven and extremely pleasant to work with. I highly recommend Melissa. She responds immediately. She cares about the client and that is a rare quality nowadays."
"I had an excellent experience with Melissa as my selling and buying agent. Even in a building with multiple comparables, she was able to sell my property quickly at a great price. On the buying side, Melissa was great as well. She found the perfect condo for me and was a great negotiator throughout the process. I truly could not be happier with my decision to work with Melissa.
She also has a great team around her making the buying/selling process seamless, I would recommend using Melissa any day!"
"Melissa helped us find the perfect condo in Chicago. We were out of state, so she took videos of all the properties we were interested and sent them to us. We would highly recommend her services. Thank you, Melissa!"