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Elaine H Melby of CENTURY 21 House of Realty, Inc.

CENTURY 21 House of Realty, Inc.
Elaine H Melby of CENTURY 21 House of Realty, Inc.
Languages: English

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After dedicating 30 years of my life as a real estate salesperson, manager, trainer and Broker/Owner of 5 Century 21 offices in Southern Illinois, I now serve as a general manager of 3 offices and trainer of new sales associates for the company I sold in2006. A former teacher, I enjoy assisting agents & clients in successfully working through the complexities of a real estate transaction with as little stress to buyers & sellers as possible.

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108 West Plaza
PO Box 114
Carterville, IL 62918
Phone: 618.985.3717
Mobile: 618.525.3060

Overall Rating: 5.0
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Overall Rating: 79 Ratings
Elaine H Melby | Seller Rating
April 2019
Elaine's follow through and marketing of the property was excellent. She held several open houses, prepared brochures and more.

there was a major hic-up with the buyers in the final hours and if not for Elaine I do not think it would have closed. One word for Elaine and that is perseverance.
Elaine H Melby | Seller Rating
September 2017
Excellent! Couldn't be more pleased. Would recommend her to everyone looking for a highly professional, trustworthy Realtor who gets the job done! Kudos to you and your team. You are truly the best in the business. It is rare to find someone so dedicated! Thank you.
Elaine H Melby | Seller Rating
July 2017
Elaine was what every seller hopes for in a realtor--her professional presence, her compassion, her energy, her honesty, her work ethics, her knowledge of the process of selling and so many other great qualities are all rolled into one amazing woman. We could not be more grateful than we are for having Elaine as our realtor and we would refer her gladly to other sellers.

As I previously stated, we could not have been any more pleased wth Elaine than we were. She blessed us with her presence in our lives.

The characteristics above all marked as excellent sum up Elaine.
Elaine H Melby | Seller Rating
February 2017
Knowledgeable and experience sale person
Elaine H Melby | Seller Rating
September 2016
We would choose Elaine Melby to be our realtor all over again. Though the circumstances were challenging and the market difficult, Elaine found a way to get our house SOLD. Since we were living 600 miles away at the time of the sale, getting things done at our property was difficult if not impossible. Elaine stepped in to take care of problems and used her ingenuity to tackle issues with our house. She truly went the extra mile, and for that, we are grateful. She was always kind and communicated clearly concerning the house, pricing, the current market, pricing changes and contract negotiations. I ALWAYS received a prompt return call from Elaine when I left a voicemail. She is a shining star, and her partner Fortune Brayfield played a tremendous part in the effort of well. Together, these two ladies are an incredible team. We are extremely grateful for their extraordinary effort and would highly recommend them to anyone in the Southern Illinois area.
Elaine H Melby | Buyer Rating
January 2016
My wife and I have been involved in the purchasing and selling of 11 homes and three pieces of property in our life-time and never in all those years have we met and dealt with such a caring, intelligent, professional and warm person in our dealings as Elaine Melby who we now consider a trusted friend. We would with no hesitation recommend her to other buyers and sellers as someone who would represent their interests like no other person that we have been in contact with. We would also like to commend Jeanie

Blue who took over for Elaine at the end and did not skip a beat. She too was there for us right to the end and what a finish it was with no help from the mortgage company and without our two top professional agents handling this we never would have closed on time. How fortunate for Century 21 to have these two extraordinary agents affiliated with them.
Elaine H Melby | Seller Rating
December 2015
I would refer any of my family or friends to Elaine Melby
Elaine H Melby | Buyer Rating
October 2015
No I don't have a writers block but I think I have made it quite plain how we feel about Elaine & her high standard as a real estate agent.
Elaine H Melby | Seller Rating
October 2015
We worked with Elaine Melby on both the purchase and the sale of our home in Carterville. In both cases she educated us, kept us informed and advocated for us to a degree that I've never seen before or imagined. She used her knowledge of the home sales industry to alert us to things we never could have known on our own and helped to make sure that things were done correctly and to our advantage, even when it meant more work and hassle for her.

She was tenacious about spotting and staying on top of potential issues/snags at all stages of the sale and making sure that they were addressed and resolved. She is passionate about protecting her clients, and is able to do that effectively with complete professionalism, honesty, and respect for all parties involved.

She has a superb understanding of the market and the savvy to know how to price, market, stage and show a house for quick sale, and on the other side, to negotiate as a buyer. I am convinced that her expertise and hard work got us a speed of sale and a price we never could have foreseen, and she was able to make it fun in the process. The value is incredible; she just knows and loves the business and has the people skills and the communication skills to get results. Even more importantly, she does this all with a pleasant and fun attitude. She is a joy to work with.

Elaine is a true gem, we respect her more than words can say. We have grown to love her and consider her a friend. I wish we could take her with us to help with our next home purchase.
Elaine H Melby | Seller Rating
September 2015
Elaine clearly understood my home sale needs. She not only met those needs but exceeded them. I was unable to deal with the pressures of selling my home of 30 years and she took that pressure off of me by handling all the necessary matters at hand. I have personally/professionally known Elaine Melby for many years. Elaine holds a proffessional sales reputation in the community that exceeds all others. That's why I selected her for the sale of my home.
Elaine H Melby | Buyer Rating
August 2015
Elaine Melby goes out of her way to help with anything you need. She spends all the time you need, and willingly, to get you to where you need to be. She is a one woman support system. I would recommend her to anyone who is looking for help with buying or selling a home. She has a wide network of folks who think highly of her and are there to help when you need them. I wouldn't use anyone else.
Elaine H Melby | Seller Rating
August 2015
When we bought a house through Elsine, she really represented us. After the home inspection. Elaine carefully wrote what needed to be done before we would be interested in continuing with the purchase. She was tough in a very professional way.
Elaine H Melby | Buyer Rating
May 2015
My husband and I met Elaine Melby for the first time at an open house in our area. We were immediately impressed with her knowledge and insight into renovating properties. She has an amazing disposition and is so kind and sincere, we knew she was the one to help us find our new home! Elaine was always readily available to show us properties in our area. We looked at multiple homes in varying price ranges, trying to decide if we wanted to do a fixer upper or buy one that was move in ready. Elaine was always very informative about all of the properties that we saw, and often offered us helpful insights into renovations possibilities.

Again--an amazing woman! She is able to juggle a lot of glass balls at one time and never drops one! Elaine Melby is a true motivated multi tasker, always being kind and patient and never making you feel as if you are bothering her. She functions in a fast paced career setting but never did we feel hurried or rushed.

The purchase of our home went quickly and efficiently all thanks to Elaine's constant care to detail. My OCD nature absolutely loved that :) I would highly recommend Elaine to friends and family for any of their real estate needs. We are so pleased that we had the privilege of working with Elaine. Just a wonderful experience from start to finish. I love meeting new people, but especially when I am a better person for meeting them! Many many thanks to Elaine for everything!
Elaine H Melby | Seller Rating
May 2015
I would always choose E.Melby to assist me .I feel she hase become a good friend as well as the only person who tried to sale our home.We will miss the call and advice she gave so often.
Elaine H Melby | Buyer Rating
November 2014
Knowledge and professionalism shown from the first phone call through the closing of our home. Very helpful and made every aspect of purchasing as enjoyable as possible. 5.0
Elaine H Melby | Seller Rating
September 2014
Elaine was absolutely terrific. 5.0
Elaine H Melby | Buyer Rating
September 2013
We had a difficult property purchase due to the type of loan and the type of home we were purchasing. Elaine made sure all the proper documentation was turned in for the type of loan we acquired. Elaine; also was pro active in preventing any problems that could occur. The bank was telling us we were fine and could close on time but, Elaine said we need an extension in place, so we did and she was right, we closed late. Elaine is very professional,knowledgeable, a problem solver and did an excellent job for us. 5.0
* Some customers who provided a testimonial may have received a Starbucks gift card from their CENTURY 21 Sales Professional as a thank you for completing the customer satisfaction survey.
Elaine H Melby's Listings See All of Elaine H Melby's Listings


Listed By CENTURY 21 House of Realty, Inc.
4 bedrooms
2 full baths
1 half bath
3,668 SQ FT
MLS# EB435534
Unhide Property: 521 S Park Ave, Herrin, IL 62948 | $365,000


Listed By CENTURY 21 House of Realty, Inc.
1,984 SQ FT
MLS# EB435830
Unhide Property: 638 Lake Harbor Dr, Marion, IL 62959 | $179,500


Listed By CENTURY 21 House of Realty, Inc.
4 bedrooms
2 full baths
1 half bath
1,646 SQ FT
MLS# EB435084
Unhide Property: 1302 Susan Ln, Carterville, IL 62918 | $119,500


Listed By CENTURY 21 House of Realty, Inc.
3 bedrooms
2 full baths
1,008 SQ FT
MLS# EB436268
Unhide Property: 820 S 9th St, Herrin, IL 62948 | $79,900
CENTURY 21 real estate agent Elaine H Melby currently has 4 listings. Elaine H Melby speaks English. Elaine H Melby works at the CENTURY 21 real estate office House of Realty, Inc. located in 108 West Plaza, Carterville, Illinois. Contact Elaine H Melby by phone by calling 618.985.3717.