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February 27, 2024

I had a great estate selling my house, thanks to Melissa Stevenson. Her guidance and expertise helped me navigate every step of the process with ease. Her excellent communication skills kept me informed and reassured throughout the entire journey, making me feel confident in every decision we made together. I highly recommend Melissa to anyone looking for a dedicated and skilled real estate professional. Thank you for your outstanding service!

December 24, 2023

Melissa did a great job explaining the home buying process for a first time home buyer. Also she helped us significantly with the price negotiation process. I highly recommend Melissa to anyone in the market buying/selling a house.

December 21, 2023

We are very pleased with Melissa and her up to date approach to buying and selling real estate. She is very savvy and takes much care to see that her clients interests are protected.

October 25, 2023

Melissa did a wonderful job selling our house. She was quick to respond to our issues and kept us informed all along the way. We had lived in the same house for almost 52 years, so it was tough leaving, but we felt comfortable with Melissa handling our move. We would recommend her to people seeking a change.

October 16, 2023

Melissa was extremely helpful in assisting us with both selling and buying. She is extremely knowledgeable and beyond helpful for first-time buyers!

Bartonville, IL
August 9, 2023

It was great working with Melissa and her team through out the process of selling my house in Bartonville, IL. From listing to closing it was a very smooth process. Highly recommend if you are thinking of buying or selling your home in the Peoria area.

Peoria, IL
August 5, 2023

Melissa Stevenson is the best realtor to work with. She is prompt, responsive and knowledgeable. Our family has used here for 6 years for buying and selling. There simply is no one better!

Peoria, IL
July 8, 2023

Melissa Stevenson went the extra mile to get our house sold in four days! She is knowledgeable about area and was helpful during the whole home sale process.

I highly recommend Melissa to anyone selling their home!

Los Angeles, CA
April 25, 2023

Melissa is truly fantastic at her job. She was so supportive and kind through the process and there is not another agent I’d ever want to work with. We feel so grateful to have had her support as we transitioned from living in Peoria to living in Los Angeles. Thanks, Melissa! You’re the best!

Peoria, IL
January 13, 2023

I didn’t know anything at all about the home buying process and really wanted to find a realtor that I could trust to guide me through the process and look out for my best interests. I definitely found that in Melissa!

Melissa took the time to understand my needs and was a strong advocate for me from finding homes to tour to negotiating contract details. She was on top of every single step of this process, very responsive, and always ready to explain things to me. I could really tell that she knew exactly what she was doing and that made me feel so much more comfortable.

Melissa sets a high bar, I will definitely be turning to her for any of my future real estate needs. I couldn’t have asked for a better partner or experience.

Peoria, IL
January 6, 2023

Melissa was very patient with me on my first home purchase so I wanted to continue to use her real estate services whenever I sold and purchased again. She’s very knowledgeable & understands the unique needs of older houses and provides awareness of pros & cons to buyer and seller very clearly.

West Peoria, IL
December 29, 2022

I recently bought my first house and there was a lot of factors when looking for a perfect home. I was able to tour my home with Melissa and she was quick to respond with any questions I had, she had great knowledge of the area and gave helpful advice. When I said I wanted to make an offer, she was ready to get that process started right away and talked me through everything to make sure I understood. She kept in contact and was always available to answer any questions during the entire buying process all the way up to closing. I would 100% go to her again in the future and will recommend her to any friends or family looking for their future homes.

October 15, 2022

Went much faster than we expected.

Couldn’t expect anything more from her.

Thank you Melissa.

Peoria, IL
October 15, 2022

Melissa was the best realtor we could’ve asked for! She was so patient with us in our journey and we would recommend her to anyone we know who is looking to buy/sale a house!

October 1, 2022

This was the sale of my late parents’ house and was pretty emotional for my sister and me. Melissa was very patient and didn’t rush us into making a decision about when to list or how much to list for. She waited patiently while we considered our options and was very quick to respond anytime we had a questions. We received multiple offers on the property, indicating she had priced it correctly. She helped us go over the offers and make informed choices. Overall, we had a great experience and would strongly recommend Melissa to others.

Peoria, IL
October 1, 2022

Melissa was a great agent. She helped me narrow down my list of “must haves” to focus on getting the house I needed at a price I could afford. Her knowledge of the surrounding neighborhoods helped me to avoid areas that were not in alignment with my lifestyle and guided me to a safe neighborhoods that were at my desired price point.

It was a long voyage, but we got there in the end. I will be recommending Melissa to my friends. She is aces!

August 8, 2022

This was my first time selling a house, Melissa answered all my questions promptly, very knowledgeable. Highly recommend.

August 5, 2022

Melissa Stevenson made selling my parent’s home effortless. She is very understanding and knowledgeable. Melissa took the time to explain the process and helped me navigate through the financial process.

Peoria, IL
July 2, 2022

My house sold in 22 hours with one showing. Melissa told me it would go fast! The photography and presentation of the property was outstanding. I would definitely work with Melissa again.

Peoria, IL
June 23, 2022

My wife and I were first time home buyers and were nervous about finding a home in our price range without making compromises. Melissa made the process very easy for us and explained each step along the way. She was available for our questions and addressed our concerns at all hours of the day. We were both very satisfied with the service we received from Melissa.

Peoria, IL
May 14, 2022

Thanks Melissa we love our new home and plan on staying for years to come!!

April 3, 2022

Melissa not old knew the market in our neighborhood but was able to help is negotiate. She represented the seller that we bought from and when it came time to move we knew she was the right person for the house. She was direct, organized and sensitive to everything we needed. On top of that she was accessible and quick when we needed to communicate with her. So grateful for her!!!

Pekin, IL
March 22, 2022

I worked with Melissa during the purchase of my first home. It was an easy choice to make after hearing first hand how happy her other clients were with her performance. Melissa exceeded my expectations in every aspect. Quick to respond, understood my needs, met with me every time I requested her to. The whole experience with her was as wonderful as I hoped it would be. I can’t say enough good things about her!

Peoria, IL
March 12, 2022

Melissa has helps me with other house sales and has always done a great job for me.

February 17, 2022

Someone who previously used Melissa referred me. She was great! She responded immediately to my phone call and set up a time to view the house. I had pretty much made up my mind, so I made an offer right away, and I got the home! Melissa scheduled all the inspections for me and kept me up to date. I would recommend Melissa to anyone.

Peoria, IL
December 31, 2021

Melissa Stevenson has been a friend of our family for 20 years and has always been wonderfully kind and helpful. Melissa is very knowledgeable about the Peoria area. Melissa has helped with the sale and purchase of a few homes and will continue to use her services in the future. Thank you Melissa!

Sylvania, Ohio
December 30, 2021

Very fabulous to work with!

East Peoria, IL
December 27, 2021

Melissa made the experience of selling my first home extremely easy. I was in a hurry to sell, and Melissa worked with me to meet my timeline and answer all of my questions.

Traverse City, MI
December 18, 2021

Melissa Stevenson is hard working and knowledgeable. She out did our expectations for competence and professionalism. We feel lucky to have chosen her as our agent.

Central Illinois
October 24, 2021

Melissa’s professionalism and personal interactions are exactly the right combination to make this sales experience easy and successful for me.

Bloomington, IL
October 13, 2021

Melissa Stevenson has helped me sell and buy properties since 2009. She always brings the highest level of knowledge with her and makes me feel very confident about all the decisions we make in the process. I have always found success in all my real estate needs with Melissa and will continue to use her in the future.

She has also always been willing to help with all my real estate questions whenever they come up. Definitely an asset to my team.

Brooklyn, NY
October 6, 2021

Melissa Stevenson is the most professional and down to earth agent that I’ve ever worked with. She was with me every step of the way and helped me throughout the process. I recommend Melissa 100 percent!

Peoria, IL
September 16, 2021

Wonderful to work with.

Very knowledgeable.

Always accessible.

Lovely person.

Peoria, IL
July 17, 2021

I couldn’t have asked for a more patient, understanding, and caring person to handle the selling of my parents house after they passed away. Melissa held my hand throughout the entire process and helped to make what was a very difficult and emotional journey for me as easy as she could. Because of her expertise, openness, honesty, and professionalism I knew that everything would be taken care of and I did not have to worry about a thing. Because of everything that Melissa suggested and did, my parent’s house sold in record time and for more than asking price. I am so grateful for all of her help and for making things go so smoothly and stress free!

Peoria, IL
June 3, 2021

As a first time homebuyer, i had a knowledge deficit coming into the buying process that was a little scary. Melissa totally took that fear away with her constant education and support about every step of the process. She answered every little question I had – and helped me come up with and answer questions I didn’t even know to ask. I was referred to Melissa by a family member, and I would refer her again to any of my family or friends in the area. I can’t give enough praise or say too many thank yous to Melissa!

Peoria, IL
June 3, 2021

Melissa was absolutely wonderful. She answered all of our questions in detail and timely. She provides professional advice that was helpful. We always felt comfortable to ask any question we had. I would recommend Melissa to all my friends and family.

Morton, IL
December 14, 2020

Melissa Stevenson was wonderful for us to work with throughout the home hunting/buying process. Her knowledge of the market and expertise during the contract negotiations were amazing. We are so grateful her patience, guidance, and professionalism that allowed us to purchase our dream home. Thank you Melissa!

Peoria, IL
November 26, 2020

I would highly recommend Melissa Stevenson for both sides of any real estate transaction. She treated us like we owned a mansion on Grandview, even though our listing was a condo. She gave her honest opinion as well as options, and allowed us room to learn and try new things, like creating a virtual tour. Melissa is a practical and hard-working professional with a great sense of humor, who knows her market and the people of Peoria.

Peoria, IL
November 20, 2020

Melissa is so patient, professional and great to work with. Her knowledge of the community and people to assist with the home buying process is top notch. We can say with 100% certainty that we will never use another local Realtor to buy or sell our home.

Peoria, IL
November 11, 2020

Melissa is the best. She handled all aspects of my sale like a pro. The marketing of the property drove lots of traffic to the house and ultimately to an offer. She is an expert negotiator and helped facilitate a quick and equitable agreement. The final steps were a breeze thanks to her planning and organization. I would highly recommend her to anyone who wants to sell their house. Thanks Melissa.

Peoria, IL
September 23, 2020

Melissa Stevenson was great to work with again.

As always, she is very knowledgeable and in-tune with the local and broader real estate market.

She communicates frequently and provides excellent guidance.

I highly recommend, particularly if buying or selling in the Peoria area.

Peoria, IL
September 3, 2020

Melissa does an excellent job of marketing property and getting it sold very soon after listing it. I was very pleased with how quickly my house sold!

Canton, IL
August 27, 2020

I was extremely pleased how smooth everything went throughout the entire process. I strongly recommend Melissa to any and everyone. The level of professionalism and dedication, I felt, was second to none.

Peoria, IL
August 27, 2020

Mellissa Stevenson goes above and beyond when purchasing a house. She is very personable and knowledgeable with many aspects while looking for a house. She always responded back quickly and would find the time to show me the multiple houses I requested to see within a day or two. I would recommend mellissa Stevenson to anyone looking to purchase a house!!!

Peoria, IL
August 12, 2020

Melissa did a great job with the sale of one property and purchase of another. She made it as smooth and as stress free as possible. She handled all the difficult & overwhelming details with patience and professionalism. We are an older couple who don’t want to stress about such things anymore. Melissa understood our limitations and helped us understand everything clearly. Would highly recommend to others. Everything went as near perfect as possible.

August 1, 2020

She didn’t leave one stone unturned and made me feel like I was her only client even though I know she was busy with other clients… I appreciated her honesty and loved working with her!!

Peoria, IL
July 25, 2020

I had heard that Melissa resided in my neighborhood, but went with another recommended realtor… Wish I had not done that.. When I connected with Melissa about taking over the sale if my house, I was nothing but totally satisfied. She really seemed to appreciate my 125 yr old home and immediately used all the tools of social media, etc., to give my home the exposure it needed and deserved!! Melissa help to make the whole process of selling and buying as stress free as possible!! She NEVER made me feel like I was inconveniencing her or annoyed with my phone calls.

Peoria, IL
April 22, 2020

Melissa is a full time, hard working, friendly and very knowledgeable Realtor.

She is great at walking through all the details with you. Readily available too. She is well connected in the community and works well with others. Great at focusing on facts and taking out the feelings that can get in the way of a business transaction.

April 11, 2020

I was new to buying a home and couldn’t have asked for a better relator. She listened to what I wanted, she was patient with me, she helped point out issues with houses that I wasn’t aware of, and she helped us negotiate a price and repair amendments. Really glad she was with us through this experience. She’s the best.

Peoria, IL
March 31, 2020

Melissa was extremely knowledgeable and kept us informed about all things as we moved through the process. She made herself available to us and worked with our schedules whenever we were interested in seeing a home or needed guidance throughout the process. We really appreciated her honesty and tokens of knowledge when we walked through the homes. It gave us great insight for the little quirks about each home and important things to know. She made us feel comfortable and was so excited right along with us as we made our decision to purchase.

Peoria, IL
January 28, 2020

Melissa Stevenson exceeded all my expectations. I would recommend her to everyone! I had very specific needs for a new home and Melissa was up for the challenge!!! She was very open minded and helped the process go very smoothly. She handled everything and I couldn’t feel more lucky to have worked with her!!!

Peoria, IL
January 28, 2020

Melissa really helped me with all my VA requirements and finding bank that would work for me. She knew the area and had great suggestions for many house related questions I had. With this being my first home buying experience she made it simple and easy.

Peoria, IL
January 28, 2020

Melissa listen to every wants that we want it into buying a home she was very attentive to what our needs were with our teenager and the school district and the distance that we want to be to get to our jobs my husband and I and just some of our things that we always desire to have a garage a full complete basement Melissa delivered it all and some.

January 28, 2020

If you wish to have a caring, professional person handling your home , Melissa is the lady you will want one your side .

January 28, 2020

Melissa was fantastic!! She was always willing to help us when we had questions. I love that she explained everything so we understood what was going. I was so thankful that my friends recommended her to us. Don’t hesitate to call on her. Hopefully in the future when I need to get a bigger house for a bigger family she will be available to help us again. Thank you Melissa for everything from the bottom of our hearts.

Peoria, IL
January 28, 2020

As I mentioned above, Melissa Stevenson is an excellent broker and a very enthusiastic person. She was committed to selling my house, which she did very successfully in the slow season. I was comfortable with her, and could count on the fact that she would return any calls, emails, or texts immediately and answer all my questions. She made selling my house a very positive experience. I would definitely recommend her to my friends.

Bartonville, IL
January 28, 2020

Melissa was fabulous. She listened to what I wanted and delivered just that! Above all this was my first time purchasing a home and I virtually knew nothing. Melissa was so knowledgeable about the entire process. I learned so much working with her and it was a pleasure to get to know her.

Dunlap, IL
January 28, 2020

I have known Melissa for roughly 15 years and have seen how focused on serving her customers she has been. I consider her a friend and someone that I can trust with one of the most important business dealings in my lifetime.

Peoria, IL
January 28, 2020

We were so impressed with Melissa when she helped us find our new home. We knew that she would be the best choice for selling our home as well.  Melissa provided outstanding service during our sale. Melissa is an absolute true professional!

East Peoria, IL
January 28, 2020

I had previously had Melissa Stevenson help me sell a home and buy a home. She is very qualified, professional, friendly, knowledgeable, and easy to work with. I did not even consider using someone else when I was ready to sell my home. Melissa made the process so much easier than I thought it would be. She was a big help to me in all areas of the sale and in purchasing my new home. My home sold within days of being put on the market. Melissa did an excellent job of writing up the description, setting the price, and in all aspects of promoting my home to sell so quickly. She is an excellent realtor. I would definitely recommend her as an agent to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.

Peoria, IL
January 28, 2020

Melissa captured the essence of the home we had lived in for 13 years. She clearly presented that feeling in the written description of our property and the online Facebook teaser. Also adding the additional sign with the for sale sign to the front of our home was clever and drew added attention. She also did her required comparison to price the home fairly. We’d use her again in a heartbeat.

Peoria, IL
January 28, 2020

We found Melissa by chance when we were looking at houses on Zillow, she showed us our first house. From that day, more than a year and a half before finding the one, she was amazing. My husband and I phoned/texted her numerous times for showings, and she was always so accommodating. She was patient and helpful, and really listened to our wants/needs. I will always recommend her HIGHLY to anyone who I hear is looking to buy or sell. Melissa is a true professional. I cannot give enough positive feedback about the way she handled every part of our buy/sell process. Melissa is so down to earth, and made us feel very comfortable during all communications.

Peoria, IL
January 28, 2020

Melissa has a friendly and knowledgeable approach to her clients that lets them feel comfortable and secure with her as their choice of a realtor. I am very impressed with the wisdom and skill used to market my home. Melissa’s frequent updates throughout the sale process made me feel secure, that I had made the right decision to use her as my Realtor. Melissa is very patient and friendly. She was timely and and professional when we communicated during the speed bumps that all real estate transactions encounter. I really like the hometown feel of working with the staff at Newcastle Realty. You can really tell they care about you and your home. Highly recommend. I will use Melissa and Newcastle Realty again.

East Peoria, IL
January 28, 2020

Melissa Stevenson sold our house. In 4 hours! She is awesome. She patiently walked us through the selling process and gave us excellent recommendations on economic improvements we could make to increase our chances of selling quickly and maximizing our sale price. She knows our market and target demographic well, and we ended up raising the list price just before hitting the market based on how well our improvements turned out. We then had an offer for only hundreds less than the listing before the end of the first day on the market. She was very responsive and attentive to our concerns. I can’t recommend her highly enough. Thanks Melissa!

Peoria, IL
January 28, 2020

True professional. Has a wealth of knowledge, and we couldn’t have been happier. Thank you Melissa!

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Melissa has a friendly and knowledgeable approach to her clients that lets them feel comfortable and secure with her as their choice of a realtor. I am very impressed with the wisdom and skill used to market my home. Melissa’s frequent updates throughout the sale process made me feel secure, that I had made the right decision to use her as my Realtor. Melissa is very patient and friendly. She was timely and and professional when we communicated during the speed bumps that all real estate transactions encounter. I really like the hometown feel of working with the staff at Newcastle Realty. You can really tell they care about you and your home. Highly recommend. I will use Melissa and Newcastle Realty again.

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