Meet the Team

Melissa Stevenson

Cell: (309) 256-0649

Melissa Stevenson is a lifelong resident of the Peoria area, currently living in Peoria with her husband, two boys and two dogs. Melissa has always been a very active person, participating in sports and music from a young age. She continues to exercise on a regular basis as physical fitness and overall health are important to her. Melissa is also very involved in the community, church and the real estate industry, volunteering her time to lead and help others in any way she can. She made a career change from healthcare to real estate in 2002. With the growth of the Melissa Stevenson Team, she now has the opportunity to not only help her clients, but help other agents develop their skills as well. Melissa is here to guide you in anything real estate, whether buying, selling, or investing. Melissa has a personal interest in historic properties and is an investor herself, owning multiple rental properties. She has proven results for over 20 years with the majority of her business coming from referrals and repeat clients. Melissa truly cares about her clients and works diligently to assure they have a 5 star experience. For personable, reliable and professional attention, call Melissa today and “Love Where You Live”!

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Jen Hunter

Cell: (309) 635-7929

Do you know Jen Hunter? Jen is a Realtor/Broker in the Central Illinois area. She is ready to assist you in a seamless real estate transaction from start to finish. Whether you are buying or selling, Jen knows the current market conditions, and will work to ensure that she advocates for her clients. Spending 20+ years in healthcare, Jen understands the value of working together as a team to achieve the best outcomes. She has been described as an honest, hard working individual who communicates effectively and prides herself on ensuring that her clients feel listened to and cared for all along the way.

If you are in the market for a Realtor, look no further than Jen. You’ll be glad you chose to work with her and will walk away from closing with a new friendship.

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Lizz Barnes

Cell: (309) 550-3518

Lizz Barnes grew up in the Peoria Area and attended Richwoods High School. She has an art degree with a concentration in art education from Illinois State University. After graduating, Lizz, her husband Tim, and their two children, Heather and Zach, lived in Algonquin, IL for nine years. While there, Lizz directed an inner city arts program and later taught art in a private school in Elgin, IL. It was also at that time that Lizz found her lifelong passion: making jewelry. After returning to the Peoria area in 2007, Lizz began a jewelry supply manufacturing business, Ear in the Envelope, Inc., based in the Warehouse District in Peoria. After thirteen years and many ups and downs with supply chain issues and a change in the market, Lizz decided it was time to move on to new and better things. Lizz currently oversees the Metals Department at the Peoria Art Guild as well as teaches a variety of jewelry classes. And now she is excited to move beyond her love of home renovation and scrolling Zillow to actually selling homes!

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Susan Osborn

Susan Osborn is our Administrative Assistant with 7 years of experience working alongside Melissa Stevenson. She loves everything about houses and enjoys being involved in the industry. While growing up in St. Louis County, her mother, with a fascination of architecture, took the family to countless open houses which inspired her to design, build and decorate a dollhouse with 6 rooms at the age of 12.

When Susan is not busy with her part-time job as a Recreation Therapist in Behavioral Health, or picking up substitute teaching jobs, she loves to travel, weave, cook, play Pickle ball and attend Bible study. She is inspired daily by her husband and daughter. They live in a (circa 1850) farmhouse which they have renovated over the past 20 years. She loves helping the Team with organization and marketing tasks so they can focus on you, the client, to provide excellent customer service.

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