As always, you are inspiring us. You are inspiring your community, your friends and family! You are doing so many good things, random acts of kindness, working harder than ever, and pushing through something none of us ever planned. We want to applaud you and share your story with others.
The good thing about inspiration?
It’s contagious. It spreads. Hopefully you catch it. Hopefully you spread it.
Inspiring Awards Winner : Melissa Siegal
Why was Melissa nominated for the “Inspiring Others Award”?
“Melissa is one of my oldest (actually she’s younger than me by 3 months 🤣) and dearest friends. We met when we were infants, living on the same block, and the rest is fabulous history. She is the best mom to a precious little boy (and one on the way), a sensational business woman, running her own team within @Properties, and the type of best friend that knows everything about you, the good and bad, and is there for every wonderful moment and the moments that aren’t so wonderful. Melissa is fiercely loyal and stands by her family and friends through it all. She has faced many challenges and always seems to prevail. She is superwoman, but totally relatable and makes time for those she loves and cherishes. She has inspired me to be confident in my status as a working mom of two littles and encourages me to always take care of myself and be my best “me.””
Melissa is an Inspiring Woman in Business and we are so excited to share her story!
In the top 1% of realtors based on sales volume, Melissa Siegal is a name that has become synonymous with results. Founder of the Melissa Siegal Group, Melissa has been described as a patient, results-oriented professional. Melissa’s extensive knowledge of the luxury market (average sales price: $510,000) and other markets in the city of Chicago, offers her clients a range of expertise “coupled with a certification in negotiating (CNE) “that is imperative when protecting her clients™ best interest throughout the home buying or selling process.
Melissa has been a Top Producer with the Chicago Association of Realtors (CAR) for the past six years in a row; a testament to her work ethic of over $250 million closed and over 600 real estate transactions. As both an agent and owner of a real estate business, Melissa seamlessly oversees the Melissa Siegal Group, which leverages a unique marketing platform that includes both online and offline elements to achieve ideal property exposure. For sellers, this culminates in homes being on the market for an average of 38 days, with an increase of 102 percent from the original asking price to the final sales price.
Whether you are a seller, first-time or repeat buyer, a renter or an investor, Melissa will guarantee that your needs are listened to and met. As a hands-on broker, Melissa’s clients know that she will be there to assist them every step of the way.
Melissa is a Chicago native, for the last thirteen years residing in the River North area and previously in the northern suburbs. She graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree specializing in finance. Melissa resides in Chicago’s Silver Tower, where she has sold over 65 condominiums in the luxury high-rise alone.
In her free time, Melissa enjoys traveling the world, practicing yoga, spending time with her husband, Rotem, her son, Shai, family, friends and exploring all Chicago has to offer. Contact Melissa today to start your real estate journey.
We sat down for an interview with Melissa. Here’s her inspiring story for YOU!!
How have you grown, and what challenges have you overcome to get where you are now?
I started my real estate career by joining a team and learned from my team leader and then ultimately formed my own team. Starting a real estate business at 22 years old was extremely tough because my network was not buying and selling at the time. I worked around the clock on rentals and one by one those rental clients turned into buyers and sellers.
What are you most proud of in your journey?
Building a successful business from the ground up.
What worries or struggles do you face today?
Balancing work and family life has been harder than I thought it would be especially in a business like mine that is 24/7.
What is some advice you’d like to give your younger self, or other people along their journey?
Never ever give up. Success does not come overnight. The work you put in now will be the outcome of your future.
Thank you Melissa!!!
To learn more about her, or continue following her story, follow her at @melissasiegalgroup