Melissa Young entered the field of real estate brokerage after a career that has included 5 years as the head coach of New Trier High School's speech team and 12 years as an account manager at Heartland Advertising. She is also an acclaimed singer and comedienne, performing regularly on cabaret stages throughout Chicago and the United States, including a recent smash run of her Fleetwood Mac tribute show Say You Love Me. Her combined experiences in sales, customer service, and engaging with audiences have given her a unique skill set when it comes to the business of helping her clients find either the right buyer or the right home.
As a broker, Melissa prides herself on her patience and exceptional ability to listen, skills that she's honed while working with high school students and clients alike. She understands the frustration of consumers who feel unheard by their broker, and she works hard to give them her full attention and respond to the needs they express. Melissa has always had a passion for helping others initiate and accomplish major life goals, and she is dedicated to providing her clients with not only the expertise, communication, and drive they expect, but also a relaxed—even enjoyable—experience throughout the process.
Melissa grew up in Philadelphia and went to school in Pittsburgh, but she has been a Chicago resident for the past 20 years. Since 2000, she has been a devoted resident of Lincoln Square, where she relishes its many opportunities to get out of the house and meet her neighbors. "From entertainment to restaurants...from Apple Fest to German Fest to the live music at the fountain in the heart of the Square, there is always something to do," she says.
Being a broker with Dream Town is especially rewarding for Melissa. "Dream Town is such a supportive environment where everyone is so willing to assist everyone else," she says. "With so many people with expertise in such a variety of areas and decades of experience being so willing to offer assistance, the benefits for my clients are outstanding. It's rewarding to know that with the tools Dream Town offers, my clients will have the best Chicagoland has to offer."
Besides her work as a realtor, Melissa remains active with her creative endeavors, producing a yearly holiday special (available for viewing at YoungSmith Spectacular on YouTube) as well as her comedy and singing engagements. She also works as a spokesperson for Corestand, a website devoted to assisting teachers with educational tools.
Melissa Young was amazing to work with during my 1st time home buying process. She was very knowledgeable and always available when I needed her
It was wonderful to work with Melissa. She provided expertise to give us confidence we were making the right moves and helped us sell as quick as possible.
Buying a home with realtor Melissa Young was a pleasure every step of the way. I felt completely taken care of. She walked me through all my jitters and explained every part of the process perfectly (and with humor!). She was patient and knowledgeable. I had complete confidence in her: before, during and after the purchase.
Melissa did a great job finding us listings that fit all our needs. She was very helpful and always available for questions. Melissa was with us every step of the way, and always giving us great information and ideas. She made the process very easy.
Melissa is the 3rd real estate agent that I have had in my lifetime and she's by far the best. We enlisted her services to buy and sell a home. She takes her craft seriously and it shows in her knowledge, her preparedness, and her constant focus on getting things done. She found us OUR home and it was perfect. She was calming when we needed it and fired up when we were emotionally and mentally exhausted. We can't say enough great things about her but we will definitely send all of our friends her way for future real estate transactions. By the way with her great assistance in pricing and push to get our home (that we were selling) staged, we sold it in 4 days!!!
Melissa was wonderful to work with. I never felt any pressure from her and was willing to answer my questions big or small. I have already suggested her to one of my friends!
Melissa is, first and foremost, lovely to be around. She is positive and smart. She was a vocal advocate for us throughout this process. We would highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy a home!
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