Melanie Feddersen's Profile
980 N Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
Melanie Feddersen has sold some of the most high profile luxury condominium buildings in Chicago.
In her long career Melanie managed/sold at 15 major new home developments, including: The Fordham, Pinnacle, 65 E. Goethe, Ambassador West, River Bend, The Sexton Lofts and most recently, Lincoln Park 2520.
With over $300,000,000 in personal sales, she is considered an expert in luxury buildings, most specifically the intricate details of the lovely projects listed above. In addition to selling the unique features of each home, she also sells the experience of living in the building and the neighborhood.
Melanie’s experiences have taught her that customer service begins by carefully listening to her clients, setting realistic goals, and developing an action plan. Follow-through and communication are the other key elements to customer service excellence.
As you can see, Melanie offers her clients a high level of customer service and superlative attention to detail. She also understands the needs of affluent buyers and sellers and that the key to success in luxury real estate is personalized service.
Melanie studied Business and Marketing at the University of Iowa, moving first to Southern California, where she earned her California Real Estate License and sold new construction homes. She returned to Chicago in 1991 when she earned her real estate license and began her successful career.
Melanie and her young daughter, Sydney, live in the River North neighborhood. Having gone through the “school” selection process for kindergarten this last year, she can help you navigate through the Chicago Public, Private, Magnet and Gifted School programs.
“Melanie is fantastic! We worked on a very complex deal together and all along she was calm, tenacious, and exceedingly professional with several difficult clients. I love working with Melanie; she creates a positive environment for her internal and external clients to insure smooth and mutually beneficial transactions in all her business endeavors.”
Deena Schencker, Broker Associate, Prudential Rubloff
Worked directly with Melanie at Prudential Rubloff
“I have worked with Melanie on multiple transactions. She has an excellent command of the industry and is efficient in every sense of the word. It's a pleasure to work with a true real estate professional.”
Peter B., Realtor, Chicago Home Estates
Was with another company when working with Melanie at Rubloff Residential Properties
“I've been around Real Estate Brokers and Real Estate Sales Professionals for more than 28 years and Melanie is, by far, the hardest working and caring Real Estate Professional I've ever seen.. Her positive attitude combined with her dedication to the customer is what obviously makes her the success she is in her profession.”
Lewis M., Pharmacy Manager, Walgreens Pharmacy
Was a consultant or contractor to Melanie at Prudential Rubloff
“Melanie is a delightful professional to deal with. She helped me pick out a fabulous property at pre-construction prices. As a novice I really appreciated Melanie's focus on my needs, exploring all of the myriad of options and being patient and professional in helping us to make a final decision that we are very happy with! She followed up thoroughly and promptly on every last question and detail. I highly recomend Melanie!”
Alexandra Z., Managing Director at Marengo Hampshire Partners
Hired Melanie as a Real Estate Agent in 2007
“Melanie Feddersen is an unparalleled real estate agent. Melanie goes out of her way to be a very accommodating and efficient agent; this is hard to find in a real estate agent, and yet this extremely-high-quality level is what Melanie considers normal and expected in her business. I always hear how stressful it is to sell your home; especially in this market. As a result of Melanie’s work ethic I now have a very lofty expectation of what a real estate agent should be because Melanie sets the bar very high.
Melanie understands selling property is a big decision. She was able to "read between the lines”. Melanie has a deep-running passion for real estate and for every one of her clients, as is evidenced in her personable demeanor, the relationships she builds, and the work she does to sell her client’s home. Melanie has the business side of real estate down to a formulated art, while making you feel special, well-attended to and relaxed. I know Melanie is incredibly busy, and yet, she devotes tons of time and attention to her clients. Melanie knows and understands the Chicago market. Melanie is truly a gem of an agent; I plan to use her in all my future Chicago real estate business and most certainly recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell in the Chicago area.”
Dan K., Content Director at Crispin Porter + Bogusky
Hired Melanie as a Real Estate Agent in 2010
“Melanie is a true professional and an expert in real estate sales. She is extremely impressive in how she communicates with clients, handles issues within her team and the company as a whole. Her work ethic, enthusiasm and knowledge of the real estate industry are unmatched. Melanie is a pleasure to work with and would be an asset to any company.”
Sarah G., Manager of Design Coordination, The Fordham Company
Worked indirectly for Melanie at The Fordham Company
“Melanie is a the genuine article, a top notch real estate sales professional. Melanie was a pleasure to work with, her pleasant demeanor and work ethic served to create a cohesive work environment as well as engage and sell to sophisticated clientele. Melanie constantly added value to sales and marketing meetings, demonstrating her deep understanding of our product and the market she was selling to.”
Brian C., Vice President, The Fordham Company
Managed Melanie indirectly at The Fordham Company
“I met Melanie as a purchaser of a unit from the Fordham Company in 2004. She was representing the developer listed above at the time. Melanie was very professional, easy to work with, had a high degree of knowledge of the building, it's offering and other details needed to finalize negotiations on the sale. She was deiligent and punctual during our interactions. Bottom line is that she represented Fordham in a very positive manner.”
Pete L., President at HGMI Gaming
Hired Melanie as a Real Estate Agent in 2004
“I worked with Melanie at the Fordham Company. I was the Vice President of Planning, Marketing & Sales for the company and Melanie was a sales agent.
Melanie was, is, and always will be the best of the best.
She shines at everything she does.
We out sold every other project on the market and a great deal of the success came directly from Melanie's talent.
She went on to become the Director of Sales at another project and continued her outstanding track record at both selling and managing the project."
Lynne Sott Jackson, Vice President/Planning, Marketing & Sales, The Fordham Company
Managed Melanie at The Fordham Company
“Melanie is not only a colleague of mine, but is also my neighbor. Having been in the luxury residential real estate market for almost 20 years, Melanie is the consummate professional. Her knowledge of Chicago properties, honesty about market conditions and her "no-pressure" sales approach makes her one of Chicago's top real estate professionals. For this reason, I will use her services to sell my current home AND to purchase my next one!”
Nancy M., Assistant Portfolio Controller, Shorenstein Realty Services
Worked with Melanie at Garrison Partners RiverBend/Ambassador West
“Melanie is an extremely professional and articulate woman. She is very easy to work with: organized, an excellent team-player, hard-working and a take the initiative kind of person - a breath of fresh air. It was a pleasure and joy to work with Melanie. I would highly welcome the opportunity at any future venture!”
Jennifer W., Sales Manager, Garrison Partners
Worked directly with Melanie at Garrison Partners RiverBend/Ambassador West
“As a peer of Melanie's, she was always a team player and geniunely concerned for the customer's service and quality. An extremely professional demeanor with a keen eye for details. She has a rare empathy and ability to relate to her homeowners. An excellent Manager to oversee an office and staff. A true quality employee and person.”
Stacey S., Sales Manager, Garrison Parnters
Worked with Melanie at Garrison Partners RiverBend/Ambassador West
“Melanie certainly knows the high end residential real estate market in downtown Chicago. Her expertise in new construction sales, her ability to relate the client's needs and her understanding of the development process all make her an extremely valuable asset on the sales floor and in the executive office.”
Susan T., Managing Partner at STAR Resources
Hired Melanie as a Real Estate Agent in 1993
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