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Certified Negotiating Specialist (CNS), e-PRO, Senior Real Estate Specialist® (SRES)

More about Melanie Thillens

Areas of Expertise

  • Buyers
  • Sellers
  • Relocation
  • Luxury
  • New Construction

Education and Designations

  • BA - Loyola University of Chicago
  • MSC - Northwestern University
  • Add'l professional & managerial courses
  • Senior Real Estate Specialist Designation
  • Certified Negotiation Specialist (CNS)
  • E-Pro Certified Internet Expert
  • GRI-1
  • Broker's License
  • Substitute teacher requiring background check
  • Completed coursework for Wisconsin licensing
  • Member of Illinois Association of Realtros
  • Member of National Association of Realtors
  • Member of Multiple Listing Service of Northern Illinois


  • Million Dollar Sales Club

Serving All Of Your Real Estate Needs
A lifetime resident of Northern Illinois, the last 24 in Buffalo Grove, Melanie knows the area and knows how to deal with people. Her diverse background includes 34 years in a corporate environment working with all types of people with a focus on customer satisfaction. She is also an Adjunct Professor at the College of DuPage, College of Lake County, McHenry County College, and Benedictine University. Trust, integrity, care, diligence and tenacity sum up the way Melanie faces life and she looks forward to putting her talents to work for you.

Personal Background
Her interests and hobbies include reading, teaching, traveling, photography, all-things-computers, Clay Aiken, the Chicago Bulls, volunteering, philosophy and solving mysteries.