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Melissa began her career in Real Estate over 12 years ago, when she and her husband Athith, a skilled carpenter and designer started buying, restoring and selling homes at a profit in the Northwest Suburbs. During this time, Melissa has learned hands on how to run a successful business. She became knowledgeable about the art of making a house a home thus improving its salability. Melissa Khamkhounnavong has been an entrepreneur since Middle School. Her first experience in sales was selling children’s clothing to many of her babysitting clients. She quickly became a top producer within the company. Later, after graduating from High School, Melissa further distinguished herself by becoming a top performer in wireless sales and eventually moving into IT sales for a Fortune 500 company at the ripe old age of 20. After 7 years of continued success in IT sales, Melissa then decided she needed a change which led her to becoming a Realtor. Today she is a dedicated, confident and creative Realtor, willing to do whatever it takes to help you buy or sell your home. She draws upon lessons learned in her background to better guide her clients to achieve their Real Estate goals.
In her free time, Melissa can be found acting. She has worked in commercials and on the hit NBC show Chicago Fire. She is also passionate about fostering dogs and helping local homeless people in the Northwest Suburbs and Chicago. Melissa treats everyone in her life as if they were family which is a trait that leads her to better understand and serve the needs of others.
Melissa has partnered with The Luby Group/@properties a family team of real estate professionals that begins each client relationship with a simple commitment to superior service. With more than thirty years of experience in Chicago and its North and Northwest Suburbs, The Luby Group offers buyers and sellers expert real estate guidance based on the highest professional and ethical standards. With over 800 transactions closed worth over $325MM in value, their team approach has consistently ranked them among the top real estate brokers nationally. When you are ready to move, give Melissa a call. She is ready and eager to guide you through your next home purchase or sale.
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Suzanne Luby has been selling real estate in the Barrington Area and Chicago's Northwest Suburbs for nearly 25 years. From first time home buyers to the most skilled real estate investors, Suzanne works with all types of clients and has remained a top producing agent through the real estate market's many changes. Suzanne's knowledge, negotiating skills and sales record have earned her consistent corporate recognition, numerous awards and a reputation as one of the most seasoned Real Estate professionals in the Chicago Northwest Suburbs.
In addition to consulting both home buyers and sellers, Suzanne is often called upon to share her knowledge with other area REALTORS. Every year, she invests a significant amount of time and money to stay up to date with the latest trends in real estate. She has such advanced professional designations as GRI (Gradute REALTOR Institute), CRS (Council of Residential Specialists), ABR (Accredited Buyer Representative) and SRES (Seniors Real EState Specialists). She is also part of an idea sharing network of top selling REALTORS from across the country.
Prior to becoming a licensed Real Estate professional, Suzanne and her husband Tom raised four children. Eight years ago she recruited her oldest daughter, Liz Luby, to join her real estate team. Most recently, her son Jim became a member of The Luby Group after 12 successful years in the city of Chicago market. Suzanne's daughter, Erin Luby, is a high school administrator and track & cross country coach at St. Ignatius College Prep High School in Chicago, and her youngest daughter, Christine Luby, recently launched an online perfume boutique called Pinrose.
Suzanne also has a degree in education and spent years teaching High School Literature, Drama, Public Speaking classes before the arrival of her first child, Liz Luby. Her background as an educator prepared her well for the real estate industry. There is no one more skilled at advising clients and teaching her team about the real estate business. From interpreting national trends locally to guiding clients through daily transactions, Suzanne is a reliable and expert real estate consultant who holds herself and her team to the highest professional and ethical standards.
When Suzanne is not selling real estate, she loves to travel and she is a voracious reader. She especially enjoys reading books about the real estate industry, spending time with her family and taking care of her eight grandchildren!
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After spending nearly a decade working as a Broadcast Journalist in the TV News business, Liz Luby earned her real estate license in 2007 and joined forces with Suzanne Luby and The Luby Group. Since they formed their partnership, Liz has led the effort to establish and grow The Luby Group's online presence through the team website and 365barrington.com. Liz has been a tremendous asset to The
Luby Group because of her communications background.
As a former news Anchor and Reporter for KFXB-TV in Dubuque, IA and WHBF-TV in The Quad Cities, IL, Liz mastered the art of news writing and story-telling. She now uses those skills to promote The Luby Group's brand and effectively market its listings both in print and online. During countless interviews with various news sources, Liz learned to get to the root of an issue by asking relevant questions and being a good listener. Today, these skills help her better assess the needs and goals of her real estate clients.
As a former morning news producer and writer for Fox News Chicago, Liz developed her skills as a team leader. Under intense deadline pressure, she consistently produced and earned recognition for high quality newscasts. Today, she applies these skills in the real estate realm by guiding seller and buyer clients through transactions with a knack for problem solving and expert attention to detail. Like Suzanne, Liz makes continued learning a high priority. She is one class away from earning her CRS (Council of Residential Specialists) professional designation and is part of a network of top selling REALTORS from across the country.
When Liz is not selling real estate, she loves spending time with her family and playing guitar with her husband, Bill. She enjoys reading, running and photography. Liz also runs her own website, 365Barrington.com, which feature all things in and around Barrington. This website has provided an additional outlet to give The Luby Group's clients increased online exposure and better access to information about local real estate.