When you meet Melissa Johnson, you clearly see her passion, focus and strong work ethic. As a full-time agent and mom of four boys, she successfully balances both worlds with an endless amount of energy and determination.
Growing up, Melissa was greatly influenced by her mom, a State Farm insurance agent who ran a successful business, setting an example of hard work and diligence. Melissa always hoped to follow in her mom’s footsteps, having a career where the harder you work, the greater the reward.
Melissa grew up in downstate Morton, IL and attended Morton High School. She went on to graduate from Illinois State University with a bachelor’s degree in finance where she was also a member of the National Honor Society and Gamma Phi Beta sorority. During her senior year, Melissa developed an interest in Real Estate and took licensing classes from the business school at ISU. She knew, at that point, she wanted to be a realtor as soon as she graduated. Through a college friend, Melissa met fellow RE/MAX agent Donna Sweda who introduced her to Wayne and Teresa Reuter. A week after graduation, Melissa got her real estate license and began working with the Reuter Team.
For the past 17 years, Melissa has worked with The Reuter Team and lived in the Tri-Cities. She and her husband Kraig currently live in Blackberry Creek in Elburn with their four boys and their black pug, Cabo. As a family, they love the Cubs, movies, family game nights, biking, playing baseball and visiting relatives both near and far. Melissa and Kraig both come from large families so family gatherings, especially with their 17 nieces and nephews, are never dull.
Working out and staying active helps Melissa maintain her energy level and sanity – she also teaches a HIIT class each week at FUSE in Elburn. She enjoys volunteering at school events and in the classroom.
Melissa works with both buyers and sellers in the Fox Valley. She has been named a Chicago Five Star Agent for the past eight years, an award which is based on customer service and overall client satisfaction. Melissa is a member of the RE/MAX hall of fame and RE/MAX 100% Club. Her clients love her relatable, honest approach to doing business and feel they can really connect with her.
Melissa can be reached at 630-513-3184 or by visiting her website at http://www.melissajrealtor.com
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