Melissa was very informative, helpful and friendly. She made my first home buying experience seem very easy. Very personable and professional.

— Jeremy Gardner

Melissa is so prompt and consistent! She always puts forth her best effort to get her clients not only what they need, but what makes them happy!! Doing business with Melissa is easy and fun because she cares so much about her clients!

— April’s Story, April Vasquez

Melissa was such a wonderful person to work with, she listened to what we wanted and found it. If we were to do it again it would only be with Melissa.

— Roger Taylor

Melissa was wonderful! She far exceeded my expectations. The assistance I received made the process go smoothly-even when I thought it was a mess-Melissa was there easing my pain!! She went over and above in getting the information needed to make the buyer of my house satisfied…all while looking out for my best interest. There was never a doubt that she would get my house sold!

— Jill Addy

Melissa was very informative, accommodating & easy to talk to.

— Nicole Hamilton, Home Seller

She did a good job accommodating our schedule and helping us with all the reminders, deadlines and paperwork.

— Molly Herman, Home Seller 3/3/13

Friendly. She has sold 3 houses for us since October. She kept us well informed and always answered our questions promptly.

— Michelle Young, Home Seller 4/3/13

“Awesome, went extra mile for me. Thank you!”

— Anonymous

“She was very pro-active. We are landlords and Melissa knew what area and price range we will purchase. When she came across this property she emailed us all the details, we made an offer while wintering in Florida. Melissa faxed all required documents and everything was ready for us to close when we got home.”

— Kathy Johnson, Buyer (Peoria) 6/4/13

“Nice to work with”

— Peter Lykkebak, Buyer (Morton) 7/11/13

“Melissa did a great job listing and advertising our house. We were able to attract many potential buyers and were happy with how quickly it sold.”

— Mike Reed, Seller (Morton) 7/18/13

“Melissa did a great job listening to our wants/needs and was constantly sending us potential homes to look at. She was always willing to show us properties we were interested in.”

— Mike Reed, Buyer (Morton) 7/18/13

“She was great, always available and very helpful”

— Stephanie Rewinkel, Buyer (Peoria) 7/31/13

“Melissa was very helpful in finding and purchasing our new home. We couldn’t be happier with anyone else.”

— Anonymous, Washington (Buyer) 7/30/13

“Always available, provided very good input, made us aware of new properties available, felt she was working to help us buy/sell, organized & always followed up on showings and appointments”.

— Anonymous, Metamora (Buyer and Seller)

“Melissa was great-super helpful. All went smoothly.”

— Anonymous, Peoria (Buyer)

“Melissa was phenomenal! We bumped into her unexpectedly and quickly decided we wanted to work with her. She was great in all areas! Very knowledgeable and was always easy to communicate with and get a hold of!”

— Anonymous, Peoria (Buyer) 5/26/13

“Very helpful!”

— Gerald Wickham, Peoria (Buyer) 10/18/13

“Professional, Personable, Patient, Excellent”!!!

— Anonymous, Metamora (Buyer) 11/25/13

“Worked hard for both buyer and seller in busy season-Christmas holiday.”

— Diana and Paul Wang, Peoria (Buyers) 1/8/14


— Angela Maughan, Peoria (Buyer) 1/2/14

“Fabulous. Diligent & Patient throughout a difficult process/situation. Community knowledge. Is the best available.”

— Stephen Kerr, Peoria (Seller) 4/7/14

“She was more than helpful on my first purchase! Awesome personality & great Realtor!”

— Anonymous, Peoria (Buyer) 4/7/14

“She was fantastic! I couldn’t have had a better agent to walk me through the process of buying my 1st home. I’ve referred her to friends already! She took all my nerves & fears away!”

— Rene’ Copple, Buyer (West Peoria) 6/1/14

“Melissa was always quick about responding to our questions. She was on top of the newest listings and was always willing and on time to show us any properties we wanted to see”.

— Robert Smith, Buyer (Peoria) 6/11/14

“Melissa was very helpful. She was very flexible with scheduling and patient with us being first-time homebuyers”!

— Anonymous, East Peoria (Buyers) 7/7/14

“Melissa was very helpful in the process of preparing my condo for sale, offering suggestions for marketability and helping me choose the appropriate listing price. However, the decisions about those matters were ultimately left to me, and I never felt pressured.”

— Jennifer Morris, Seller (Peoria) 7/16/14

“Melissa was so accommodating in helping us find our new home. We were under the gun (because she sold my condo so quickly!) and she even found time over a holiday weekend to help us look for houses. She offered competent and helpful advice as we weighed our options”.

— Jennifer Morris, Buyer (Dunlap) 7/16/14

“Extremely knowledgeable about The Uplands neighborhood, good contacts for hiring various work that may need done to older homes, a real pleasure to work with and we now consider her a friend”.

— Kirk Sheckler, Buyer (Peoria) 7/17/14

“Very courteous, accommodating, personable, and knowledgeable”.

— Angie White, Seller (Peoria) 7/18/14

“Knowledgeable, capable, caring, hardworking; went above and beyond to meet my needs”!

— Anonymous, East Peoria (Buyer) 7/12/14

“Melissa was extremely helpful as well as very patient. She made my home buying experience stress-free”!

— Martin Butler, Buyer (Peoria) 8/20/14

“Patient, thorough, and knowledgeable. Melissa does a good job at learning her client’s wants and likes”.

— Angie White, Buyer (Peoria) 8/25/14

“The right buyer came along at just the right time. Melissa was able to bring them through just as we were preparing to list and it sold”. “With having such a hard working agent everything went very smoothly”.

— Caroline Young, West Peoria (Seller) 9/20/14

“Melissa took us out multiple times to look at houses and when we found the one, she did all the work to get us into our new home quickly.”

— Caroline Young, Washington (Buyer) 9/20/14

“Excellent throughout the whole sales process”!

— Mark Whitlock, West Peoria (Seller) 10/8/14

“As the home wasn’t ready to sell when I contacted Melissa, she kept nudging me along and on schedule. She was a great help. What a pleasure to work with.” I have bought/sold six times and by far this was my best experience”.

— Michael Dalrymple, Peoria Heights (Seller) 10/10/14

“Melissa was very prompt, knowledgeable and professional both times we met. She is a credit to her company and the profession”.

— Anonymous, Peoria (Buyer) 11/6/14

“My husband and I were first time home buyers. We looked at house after house for over 9 months. Melissa was amazing. She offered tons of information about the neighborhoods we were viewing. She was easy to contact, always willing to show a house, and very helpful through the entire process”.

— Jennifer Jost, Buyer (Peoria) 10/2/14

“Melissa is great to work with. The sale went smoothly.”

— Anonymous, Peoria (Seller) 1/19/15

“Melissa was professional and efficient. She was prepared to answer our questions and if she didn’t know she got back with us promptly. She is friendly and was a joy to work with.”

— Anonymous, Metamora (Buyer) 6/15/15

“She is awesome. Called her out of the blue and she jumped right in. Always got right back to us. Went above and beyond. Will definitely recommend her to others”.

— Judy Evenhuis, Buyer (Peoria) 7/21/15

“Great agent! Prompt email responses, flexible-short notice availability for showings, prepared with info on properties. We would not hesitate to use her again”!

— Kim Peterson, Buyer (Peoria) 8/14/15

“This was a sale of my mother’s house which was our childhood home. Melissa was caring and so informative about selling a home and the market of our area. She was so patient with explaining things and made you feel you could truly trust her suggestions. Since she grew up in the neighborhood she marketed the school and neighborhood community. We had many good comments on the marketing of the home which brought many showings and inquires. I was referred to Melissa by a friend and would refer her to anyone. She goes beyond to keep you informed and is knowledgeable about home selling.”

— Debbie Shadid, Seller (East Peoria) 8/26/15

“Professional, accessible, pleasant, knowledgeable”.

— Dave and Carol Miller, Sellers (Peoria) 8/26/15

“Very helpful – always available – knowledgeable. I feel like I met a new friend – purchase was seamless with Melissa’s help”.

— April Pierce, Buyer (West Peoria) 9/9/15

“Melissa has been very pro-active in helping us find investment properties. Very professional and friendly. I would highly recommend her to others”.

— Kathy Johnson, Buyer (Peoria) 9/15/15

“Melissa was very helpful throughout the entire process of selling my house. She was consistently available and responsive. I’m very happy with all of the assistance she provided”.

— Anonymous, Peoria (Seller) 9/19/15

“Melissa is absolutely wonderful. She cares deeply about helping people find the right home and making us completely comfortable with our decision”.

— Angela Baldus, Buyer (Peoria) 9/22/15

“Excellent job-When house dropped into our price range she got us into see the house on the same day! She got our offer in quickly before others came”!

— Angela Maughan (Buyer, Peoria) 12/16/15

“Melissa is very professional but very friendly too. I enjoyed working with her. She always promptly returned my calls and always had the information I needed. I never felt like I was bothering her. Melissa, you are a jewel”!

— April Pierce, Seller (Peoria) 12/20/15

I want to say thank you so very much for helping make our dreams come true. I appreciate your patience and kindness through the whole process

— Karyn, Buyer (West Peoria)

“Professional, friendly, knowledgeable and a very nice person.”

— Steve Smith, Buyer (Creve Coeur)

“She did an excellent job, found this condo and helped to settle my fears and concerns – thank you.”

— Terry Cassidy, Buyer (Peoria)

“Living out of town, I was concerned about me being able to sell my house. Melissa solved all my doubts from day one. She went above and beyond what I thought an agent should do to make this sale work. I thank her for her hard work.”

— John Smith, Seller (Peoria)

As always, Melissa was very professional! Quick response time to questions and excellent suggestions to help us sell. She was our agent when we bought this house in 2010. I would highly recommend both Melissa and Newcastle Realty. A local agency with a depth of knowledge of the Peoria area that a national chain does not have.

Fantastic!! Melissa always found properties that were what I asked for and she helped me with home inspection guy

— Sandy K, Mapleton

Awesome – Melissa was always available for questions and kept us updated on progress all the time. She had good ideas and would definitely use her again

— Debbie H, East Peoria

“She was wonderful. Easy to contact and quick with a reply or to present concerns or comments. She quickly assessed what we were looking for and how to help us”.

— Kent Wagenschutz, Buyer (Peoria)

“Had a great experience. I was a first time home buyer, she was very helpful and informative”.

— Josh Russo, Buyer (Bartonville)

“Very professional, stuck with us considering how long it took to sell our house. I have already recommended Melissa and Newcastle Realty to someone”.

— Angela Berchtold, Seller (Wyoming)

“Melissa did a great job. There were three other properties for sale in this subdivision while this property was listed. Two remain unsold.”

— David Spiller, Peoria (Seller)

“Melissa went above and beyond to help with my issues of being remote. She helped monitor the property and let contractors in for maintenance when required. I needed that in an agent due to my remote residence”.

— Seller (Peoria)

“Amazing!! Could NOT have done anything any better”!

— Brenda David, Seller (Peoria)

“Melissa was a pleasure to work with. She was always prompt with communication and gave her honest opinion when asked. She made everything go very smoothly”!

— Jill Stickhost, Buyer (Princeville)

“Melissa is always calm, positive, and on her game. I wouldn’t think of using any other agent. We have bought and sold multiple properties and I trust her completely. She’s the best”.

— Michael Dalrymple, Buyer and Seller (Peoria)

“Polite, prompt, deep knowledge. She is the best”!

— Desiree Kane, Buyer (Peoria)

“Melissa did a great job of keeping me informed, felt she was great at her job”!

— (Buyer) East Peoria