Melinda Lawrence understands buying or selling real estate is a major life decision. Whether you're buying your first home, investing in real estate, or considering a commercial property, you can trust me to work as your advocate throughout the buying and selling process, and to provide you with Premier Service®. That means serving on your behalf as not only your Realtor, but a Trusted Advisor, Skilled Negotiator, and Expert Facilitator. Melinda's recent move to @properties has provided her clients with a plethora of expanded resources for their search and for the marketing of their home or investment. Melinda serves all real estate needs in the city of Chicago and is intimately familiar with the neighborhoods of: Lincoln Park, Lakeview, Gold Coast, Streeterville, River North, The Loop, Bucktown, Wicker Park, Lincoln Square, Andersonville, Budlong Woods, and all the way up to the North Shore into Evanston, Wilmette and Winnetka.
Buyers Need a Neighborhood Expert
Melinda has lived and owned property throughout the city and can advise you on school boundaries, sites to visit to look at school performance, activities for your kids, and neighborhood amenities like restaurants, parks, museums, and more that you and your family can enjoy. Her children attended Francis Parker and she intimately understands the difficult decision of what neighborhood to choose to raise your family and what school is going to fit the needs of your kids best. She will be here to help you as a resource in any way that she can to be sure that you feel comfortable with your choice of community and feel at home on day one. She is equally adept at finding investment properties and helping out of town clients that may be looking to purchase property sight unseen. She will be your eyes and ears here in Chicago and advise you on the best available properties, always keeping in mind your interests and needs. She highly values integrity, honesty, investment protection, and always performs to the height of professionalism.
Melinda has an innate sense for negotiation. Her client's satisfaction with the end result is what can make or break her business. Having a business based largely on referrals she knows that satisfied clients means future business and success. Therefore your satisfaction is always more important than "the deal". The real estate process requires negotiation of complex issues, navigating difficult mortgage restrictions, creating the feeling of scarcity and urgency in an oversaturated market and Melinda strongly believes she excels at this process and drives you towards your end goal.
Facilitating the Successful Sale of Your Home
Melinda will work to ensure your sale stays on track and on time. You will receive outstanding customer service, professional expertise, and learn about other services that can enhance the value of your property in preparation for list. Melinda made her move to @properties in order to ensure that her listings would have the resources of an International brand at their disposal. She feels @properties is unmatched in their web presence and has done the research to show her clients that online views of the @properties site alone are over double any other competitive broker. In an age where your buyer is a click away, this is extraordinarily important in securing showings and increasing your home's own online presence. Melinda does not let a lock box show your home. She does her homework on your listing and your neighborhood and shows up for you, firmly believing that your home shows it's best with a knowledgeable real estate professional to highlight its attributes and answer potential buyer questions.
Clients are saying:
"It took a while for us to get started seeing properties, but once we did Melinda was good at showing us a mix of prooerties. Her market and pricing knowledge were really helpful when making our offer. Her field related contacts were beneficial when navigating the new tax assessments, inspection reports, and closing. We’d recommend Melinda to city buyers looking for neighborhood expertise."
"Melinda was absolutely amazing throughout this process. Patient, honest and tireless with both me and my husband - and we aren’t easy!! I can’t imagine working with anyone else (I don’t WANT to imagine it) and she is a huge part of why we are so happy in our new home. I would recommend her without hesitation."
"Informed, Intuitive, Smart & Savvy - Melinda Lawrence was my first choice when I had to sell my Lincoln Park home. I've known Melinda for years - she works hard, knows the market and has a vast, impressive network of social & business contacts within the Chicago Community. She was always available to help me prepare the house for showings - and greeted every potential buyer with a cheerful smile. Melinda is prompt, enthusiastic, personable & YES! - I highly recommend her."
"Melinda did an amazing job. From preparing the house for the initial listing, to assistance in finding my new apartment she was thorough and professional. She was extremely responsive and conveyed all information in a quick and comprehensive fashion. I highly recommend her !"
"I used Melinda to sell my house. Besides being wonderfully attentive & a pleasure to deal with, she was professional, thoughtful, knowledgeable about local trends and was a great advocate. I would not hesitate to use her as my realtor again."