Melissa Edidin

Melissa Edidin

Broker                   

Testimonials

Overall 5 star rating out of 50 reviews



"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."



"Ms. Edidin was outstanding. Patient. Accessible. Responsive. Savvy and knowledgeable regarding the psychology and strategy of buying and selling real estate. Reassuring when we needed reassurance. Politely disagreeing when we needed re-direction. Hard-worker coming up with "comps." Always on time. Honest. Ethical. Professional. Our house sold in 36 hours. She also represented us in purchasing a new house. Same great service. We recommend Ms. Edidin strongly and without qualification."



"I worked with Melissa on the sale of my condo. She had considerable local knowledge about my building and neighborhood which helped to get the best selling price for me. Excellent communication throughout the entire process. I DEFINITELY would recommend her!"



""Working With Melissa was fabulous. She is extremely knowledgeable of the city, and was well advised for my area. She was our fourth or fifth realtor in three years, and she accomplished the goal - sold in the first week. She worked with me closely to get the unit ready. She had connections of items for updates as needed, all very professional. Melissa was extremely sharp at negotiations, a couple small things occurred, and she communicated to the buyers in a manner of calmness and ease to solve. If you have the chance, work with Melissa! You wont go wrong!""



"Melissa was an absolute dream to work with- she was responsive, proactive and honest. She worked extremely hard to get my property sold at the best price possible."



"I first worked with Melissa back in 2008 when I just had moved to Chicago from Europe and needed someone I could trust to help me through the process of becoming a first time homeowner in a different country!! Because my experience had been flawless with her in the past, I contacted her when my partner and I decided to start looking for a new home for the both of us. And once again, this time 7 years later, she didn't disappointed. Always on time, professional, on top of things, and the best part of all, there is a personal connection that has helped both time. If I were to go buy/sell again, she'd better be there because I will call her again! :)"



"Melissa worked hard to find us a property that had everything we were looking for - and eventually managed to do it, despite a long time searching and multiple mind-changes on our parts. We were happy that she never got frustrated with us and was always willing to add another search area or go out on another weekend to look at more properties. She successfully helped us negotiate a complicated developer contract and we are thrilled to finally be in our new home after a long road getting to it. We would absolutely recommend Melissa's services to others"



""Melissa was absolutely amazing and a true professional. We live in CT and she went above and beyond to handle the small and large details that we were unable to address being out of state. She took care to leave no stone unturned and made this process so much easier and fruitful than we expected. I would highly recommend Melissa in the future. ""



"Working with Melissa made a stressful experience much easier. She treated us like family, she was honest and straighforward, and she really knows what she is talking about. It only took her a couple of weeks to find us a buyer who wanted to close in 3 weeks and pay cash!I would never want to work with anyone else. Melissa is really the best."



"Once again Melissa came to the rescue. I called her and within one week she had my apartment leased. All I had to do was call. Can't tell you what a relief it is to have her as my agent. Thank you Melissa"



"Melissa is so easy to work with. She makes the process effortless. I trust her opinions and she always acts in the best interest if her clients. She really understands he market and I consider her a trusted advisor. She is great!"



"We enjoyed working with Melissa. She was patient and knowledgeable. A perfect real estate professional."



"I highly recommend Melissa, she went above and beyond to answer all my questions, view properties, and guide me through the purchase process!"



"I believe that Melissa did an excellent job in marketing my property. It was quite a challenge due to a number of issues of concern to prospective buyers. I will be using her again to market other condos that I have for sale, and would recommend her and @properties to friends."



"Melissa helped us sell our condo in River West this summer and was always proactive, responsive, and full of information to help ease our worries. The condo was empty when we started the process but we were not living in Chicago at the time; Melissa handled all the handymen, painters, and stagers without us having to travel into town. This took enormous pressure off us and I highly recommend her as she knows the Chicago market well and helped us make some great decisions in terms of the incentives to offer prospective buyers and in the final negotiation process. Would highly recommend that you use Melissa as a selling agent if you're selling a place in Chicago!"



"Melissa is always on top of everything. She offers great advice and I trust her completely. She always has her clients best interest at heart. I highly recommend her."



"OMG Melissa is terrific. It has been many decades since I have used an agent. She was so patient with me. A wonderful experience."



"Not only is Melissa professional but is accessible. Wonderful with people and has extraordinary patience. I would highly recommend her!!!! This is my second time using Melissa and she went beyond expectation. I had the unit on the market for less than 8 days."



"Melissa is the best!!!!"



"I have loved working with Melissa on buying my new home. She was easily accessible for showings, really timely with all communication, and challenged me (in the best way) during the buying process. I closed on my new home this past Tuesday. Many thanks to Melissa and her team for making this such a smooth process!"



"Melissa is awesome! She is versed in the real estate business and goes above an beyond for her clients!"



"We enjoyed working with Melissa, she became a 'trusted friend' not simply a 'real estate agent'. Her intimate knowledge of the Lincoln Park/Wicker Park/Bucktown residential real estate corridor was unsurpassed, helping us navigate the nuances of the market. More importantly, she really provided valuable assistance and support with all the tangential issues that most real estate leave to the buyer or seller. We highly recommend Melissa to anyone else interested in buying/selling in the neighborhood. She was recommended to us, we recommend her to you..."



"Melissa is a dedicated, patient, astute and responsive broker. I honestly could not think of a better demeanor, attitude or knowledge-base for this job. I felt that Melissa had our back the entire time. Our selling/buying process was NOT straightforward. We had a previous agent who couldn't get the job done after 6 months. Melissa came in with a fresh eye and guided us towards a kitchen remodel that really helped improve marketability of our condo. We got a lot of traffic based on this upgrade and had an offer quickly. Throughout the process, Melissa maintained a relaxed, supportive yet determined approach to selling our place. She was so good that we hired her for the purchase of our new home in the suburbs. All in all, an excellent experience and we will definitely use her services again!"



"Melissa was an absolute dream to work with - she was responsive, proactive and honest. She worked extremely hard to get my property sold at the best price possible."



"Melissa was fantastic! She moved quickly on our home, explained everything along the way and was always accessible to us which we really appreciated. I would, without reservation, recommend her as an agent to anyone."



"I was referred to Melissa by a friend, and I can't be more grateful for her help in getting us our first home purchase! She is amazing for first-time buyers, explaining what to expect every step of the way, and was endlessly patient throughout our 7-month process.Melissa helped us focus when we were indecisive about what we really wanted; was aggressive (but realistic with us) when we got out-bid (5 times!) in a hot market; sympathetic and guiding when one deal got killed after the sellers got cold feet; and was the finish-line coach when our final-deal closing got unexpectedly delayed a month by the seller.We really put her through the wringer!And in return she provided us a stellar team that was easy to work with, helping us land a great deal on a lovely home that we are really satisfied with.Hopefully we won't need your services again for many years! Ha! ;)"



"Melissa is such a wonderful agent! I'm so glad we worked with her, both buying and selling. She makes the process seamless, keeps you informed, and is always protecting your best interests. I'm her biggest fan!"



"Melissa was very professional and did a very good job of communicating throughout the entire process."



"Melissa has been a great resource to us throughout the buying and selling process. She gives great advice with sound pricing research behind it, but also knows when to let her clients make their own decisions. Thanks to Melissa, we sold our condo above asking price in one weekend!"



"Melissa has been great so far. Very quick to respond to any questions and got things done fast. We look forward to working with her."



"Melissa was amazing. This was my first time purchasing a home, and her responsiveness, attention to detail, and candor made the experience a pleasure. She is a great broker and friend!"



"Melissa was terrific!! Very helpful,informative and easy to work with. My particular case was complicated with many things to over come. Along with being a first time buyer. Melissa explained everything step by step. Was always available for any question or concerns. Melissa also had a great team too. (Lawyer, Inspector, cleaning crew....) She was always looking out for my best interest. Thank you Melissa and @ properties"


"Melissa Edidin's knowledge and service was outstanding -- highly professional. She provided accurate comps so we could accurately price our home, and when we purchased, she provided comps to educate us as to an appropriate offer followed by negotiation. Excellent understanding regarding the psychology of buying and selling real estate."


"Melissa Edidin is a very professional, knowledgable broker who is always a pleasure to work and deal with. She always provides very informative information on stats and comps around an interested area, and gives you a good range of inventory to view when looking for a houseWe used Melissa through a recommendation when purchasing our house when we moved to Chicago. She has so much knowledge of the Chicago area and all the surrounding neighborhoods and schools etc, we wouldn't have considered using anyone else when it came time to selling our house.We have recommended Melissa to other people relocating to Chicago, and will always continue to do so.We would highly recommend Melissa to anyone looking at buying or selling a house, she makes the process enjoyable, and in my opinion, less stressful.It was a pleasure!"


"Our broker, Melissa Edidin, was very professional throughout the process of our sale. She was knowledgable, honest and proactive throughout our engagement. She was on top of the entire process and paid attention to the important details during the negotiation and closing process. Most brokers do not make this extra effort, and issues may arise that lead to deals getting delayed or terminated. Melissa excels in this aspect."


"Melissa is extremely knowledgeable about the Chicago market and understood exactly what I was looking for. She was flexible and accommodating when my needs changed and patiently worked with me. I have recommended her to a number of friends and will continue to do so."


"Melissa worked hard to find us a property that had everything we were looking for - and eventually managed to do it, despite a long time searching and multiple mind-changes on our parts. We were happy that she never got frustrated with us and always was willing to add another search area or go out on another weekend to look at more properties. She sucessfully helped us negotiate a complicated developer contract and we are thrilled to finally be in our new home after a long road getting to it. We would absolutely recommend Melissa's services to others."


"Melissa acted like a member of our family, and really cared about our happiness and satisfaction in the house we selected. She was willing to arrange visits multiple times, and asked us good questions to help us narrow down our search. During the negotiation process she went even lower than we thought would be possible, and with her comps made a strong argument for the price being lowered, and it worked. After our closing, she even called to follow up on how we were doing. We were very pleased with Melissa, and recommend her highly to our friends. We'll be using her for our next sale, but given that we're happy in our new place, that won't be for a while!"


"Melissa was great! She was available whenever I had questions and always made sure I understood the entire process. She knew what I was looking for and I felt comfortable asking her any questions."


"Melissa is the only broker we will use as long as she will still have us. The seller and his lawyer were incredibly unpleasant, and made the whole deal difficult. Melissa found us a great lawyer, and the two of them made this experience less painful. She negotiated a fantastic deal for us, and we trust her judgement. I recommend her to everyone I know."


"When my wife and I were beginning to look for our first home, we did not know where to go or where to begin our hunt. We walked into @properties in order to get a good handle on what it takes to purchase a home and where to begin. We sat down with Melissa Edidin and she walked us through everything. She took us out that weekend and showed us a lot of homes that had the rooms and facilities that we were looking for in our price range. She showed us everything we asked without any pressure or pushiness. When we had questions, she was able to answer them as quick as possible (within a day). Once we found our home, she helped us develop a price and how to proceed with the property. She had everything we needed and knew everyone that we would need. I would highly recommend Melissa to everyone that is looking for their first home. She knows her business and she is very very good at it! Thanks Melissa!"


"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."


"As first-time home buyers, Melissa was incredibly helpful in guiding us through the process. From helping us identify our priorities in a home to going to bat for us through negotiations, it was clear to us that our best interest was Melissa's motivation. She was helpful and friendly, and I'd definitely recommend her to other buyers."


"I was a first time buyer and Melissa was fantastic at walking me through the process and making sure that I felt comfortable every step of the way. She went above and beyond what I would have expected from an agent! I've already suggested her to other friends looking to buy!"


"Melissa did a great job and worked with us through a pretty lengthy process. She did a great job of informing us as to what to expect and explained each step thoroughly."


"Our experience with Melissa was fantastic. She was very patient and flexible throughout the entire process and had a lot of valuable insight to share. She also made the closing process easy and handled many of those details. I would recommend her to anyone, especially first time home buyers."


"Melissa was very professional, responsive and diligent and has great knowledge into the market which I found insightful."


"I had a great experience working with Melissa. She is very knowledgeable about the Chicago real estate market and she helped walk me through the process of buying my first home."


"Melissa handled our short sale brilliantly. She explained the process thoroughly and provided great service."


"I had a wonderful time working with Melissa. She was knowledgeable and able to guide me seamlessly through my first home-buying process."