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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 (CNE)
Pricing Strategy Advisor (PSA)
Zillow 5 Star Agent
Clients are saying:
"Melissa was by far the best broker I've ever worked with. She was knowledgeable, responsive, and helpful in more ways than I can count. Throughout every speed bump that comes with these types of transactions, Melissa was the calming influence that helped ensure I maintained my sanity. I can't recommend her enough!"