Chicago, IL, March 20, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Dream Town Realty, a Chicago company recognized for its innovative online real estate services, welcomed Richard Mell as a new member of the firm's residential team last month. Mr. Mell is one of four agents to join Dream Town in the month of February. He is a licensed Illinois real estate broker who specializes in condo, townhome and co-op sales.
With Dream Town, Mr. Mell will be a residential consultant and broker. His professional services include buyer representation for home purchasers and listing/marketing assistance for home sellers. Mr. Mell's area of expertise is Chicago's North Side housing market. He is especially knowledgeable and experienced in Lakeview, Lincoln Park and the Northwest neighborhoods of the city.
"I'm more than an established real estate broker who follows the local market, I'm a lifelong resident of Chicago," Mr. Mell said. "My clients like that they can ask me anything about the city, about the architecture, about long-term housing trends and they get a first-hand account, not something scrounged up that may not be reliable."
Before getting into real estate, Mr. Mell was in the aviation industry. He worked in management at O'Hare International Airport. "My job at Terminal 5 taught me a lot about listening to people's needs, negotiating terms and overcoming challenges to create win-win situations for all parties involved," said Mr. Mell. "All of those skills have been extremely handy in my real estate dealings and have helped me build up the successful business I have today."
Mr. Mell is one of four new agents to join Dream Town in the last month and one of nine new additions since the end of January. The brokerage has more than 130 full-time residential realtors, commercial sales specialists and REO experts, who help lenders move bank-owned properties off the books. To accommodate the growing number of unsold distressed properties, Dream Town developed a filter for its online search engine that locates all REOs, foreclosures, short sales and homes with motivated sellers in the Chicagoland area (www.dreamtown.com/foreclosure_search_page.do).
"The Bargain Property Search allows house hunters to pinpoint listings that are either short sales or in foreclosure, which often means discounted prices and motivated sellers," said Yuval Degani, president and cofounder of Dream Town Realty. "It's an extremely useful tool right now that saves time if you're interested in Chicago's supply of distressed properties."
The Dream Town search engine can also be used to search for listings by neighborhood, suburb, zip code, address, and interactive map. The user can narrow search results by property type, price range, and number of bedrooms and baths. Listings are pulled from the Multiple Listing Service of Northern Illinois and displayed with photos, virtual tours, property details and other pertinent information. Currently, there are over 150,000 property listings on Chicago's MLS. Conduct a Dream Town home search at www.dreamtown.com/neighborhood_search.do
"Dream Town has the most sophisticated Chicago home search application out there," Mr. Mell said. "I am delighted to offer such advanced, yet user-friendly technology to my clients."
Mr. Mell attended Southern Illinois University. View more information about Richard Mell at www.dreamtown.com/agents/richard-mell.html
About Dream Town Realty
Dream Town is largely recognized as the leader in online Chicago real estate. Its top-ranked website receives tens of thousands of unique visitors weekly. The company has developed proprietary technology and applications to improve online house hunting and offer the most advanced Internet home search available to Chicago buyers today. Dream Town Realty provides residential buyer and seller services, as well as commercial and international divisions and REO sales. The company also has a new home construction and renovation branch called Dream Town Builders and Remodeling.