Testimonials

There are many things I can say about the high quality of service I provide to my buyer and seller clients, but probably none would be as credible as testimonials from some of my recent clients themselves.

So please take a moment to read the following testimonials. I hope they indicate my experience and integrity, as well as make it clear how much I enjoy helping people with their real estate needs.

I would be happy to email you additional testimonials if you are interested. 

Buyer Testimonials: 

I would (and I already have) recommended Melissa Osika to anyone thinking of buying or selling a house. I trust her completely. She did an execellent job for us recently. She gives excellent advice. She keeps you well informed about what is going on. She promptly returns phone calls, texts and emails. She knows her job very well and has excellent instincts and negotiation skills. I was extraordinarily pleased with how she handled the whole process for us. She made it a very pleasant experience. It's a no brainer, I wouldn't think of having anyone else sell a house for me.  Vicki L.

I just want to thank you for all of the time, effort and patience you have put in to help me find the right house. It means a lot to me.
Melanie H.
 We're in now and moving along. Thanks for your help. We appreciate the job you did for us.
Bob G.
 I am writing to commend Melissa Osika for her outstanding service as my realtor this fall. I relocated from the Chicago area and am a first-time homeowner. Even though I attended VU many years ago, I was quite unfamiliar with the town and basically new absolutely nothing about buying a single family home. I had a few "specifications" that were important to me but I had no idea what type of house would appeal to me. I also was commuting from my home to my new job here in Valpo so my schedule was sporadic and I was often tired and more than a little bit distracted. Oh, and my resources are rather limited. None of this phased Melissa at all. She very patiently taught me how to evaluate a house for obvious problems, she showed me a wide variety of styles and helped me figure out my personal tastes, she explained the vagaries of the housing market, she explained contracts, inspections, mortgages, tax exemptions, furnaces, termites, and more. She drove me all over town, describing the different neighborhoods and helping me learn my way around. When I forgot or misunderstood something that she had previously explained, she very patiently repeated herself and did not in any way make me feel stupid for not understanding. I closed on October 24 but even today, I felt comfortable calling her to double check that I have taken care of all the "official" tasks relating to moving to Indiana. In short, I could not imagine having a better real estate agent. I personally am very big on customer service and quality assurance is part of my job. I value good service highly and have little patience for poor service. Melissa serves as a role model for how a good realtor should serve a client. I only wish I were more affluent so she could have earned a larger commission reflective of her hard work! Dorothy W.

Lender Testimonials:

I have worked with many real estate agents, but few of which have shown the dedication to customers than Melissa has.  Each and every buyer referred to me by Melissa has spoken very highly of her. I can tell that she shows personal attention and care to each of her customers. It is evident that she goes above and beyond the call of being a real estate agent.  I would highly recommend using Melissa Osika to anyone, including family, friends and customers. Jennifer G.

Seller Testimonials:


My husband and I interviewed several Realtors to sell our home as we were moving out of state. Right off the bat, Melissa Osika impressed us with her preparedness and first-hand knowledge. We wanted a Realtor who we connected with and would work for us and not just her paycheck. Melissa was the first of many that we interviewed. We went through a few more Realtors and after interviewing each Realtor my husband and I would look at each other and say "I still like Melisa better", so we chose Melissa Osika a month later.  Considering that my husband and I are both analytical from the standpoint of selling our home, we had many questions and Melissa would always have the answers as she too is very analytical to the point of being very thorough! Considering that we were moving out of state, we wanted someone that we could trust and I believe that we chose wisely.  Our home was on the market just a little under a month when we received an offer. I don't believe that we would have gotten either the exposure nor the 27+ showings on our house without Melissa. If I was in the market to sell or buy a home again, I would defeintely use Melissa Osika and I would absolutely recommend her to my friends and neighbors, that's how good she is! You can't go wrong with Melissa. Bill & Debbie P.

Thank you so much for your phenomenal help with listing and selling my mom’s home. She is almost 86 and can be a real handful! You explained things so well to her and helped her understand every step that was going to happen. She understood everything that was happening and therefore did not get “panic-y” and fearful one time! We loved all the marketing that was done for her property: the pictures on Realtor.com showed so well! The special sign in the front of the home enabled people to access information about the property! There were a lot of showings in a short amount of time and the home was sold in a very timely manner. Your enthusiasm and upbeat attitude really made the whole process so easy. I believe this is because you are so confident in your business and so knowledgeable of your industry, it is a joy to work with you. Thank you for all that you did for my mom and me! Martha S. 

My husband and I sold our home with Melissa Osika. In my opinion, she is the most professional and knowledgeable Realtor in the business. We had our home listed by owner and with another Realtor, but as soon as we listed with Melissa, our home sold in weeks. She has so many avenues to market her listings and treated us as more than just a potential commission opportunity. I would refer any of my friends and family to Melissa because I know they are in good hands. Erin K. 

I have known and worked with Melissa for over 15 years and trusted her completely with the listing of our home. I know a lot of Realtors and not once considered any others in the sale of our home. Melissa works diligently for her clients and treats them all with the utmost respect. She goes above and beyond the normal lines of real estate transactions. Melissa and her husband Joe work together 24/7 to meet every need of their clients. I would recommend her to anyone interested in buying and/or selling their home anywhere within Northwest Indiana. She is dependable, honest and loyal. Terri C.

Seller/Buyer Testimonials:

Why we love Melissa: 1. At every step of the process what she says she will do, she does earlier than expected; 2. She never pressures. She offers educated options and let you decide; 3. She is FILLED with knowledge and knows lots of great people who can easily fill the small gaps in her wealth of experience and knowledge; 4. She’s so fun to be around; 5. You always know you are her priority but we also respected how well she handled making everyone feel that way; 6. My husband and I are completely different and she handled each of us so perfectly which tells me she can handle any type of client; 7. She was recommended to us and now we recommend her. Have never heard anything but the highest praise for how she handles her job. We love her like family! Erin & Ben L.

As you know, my standards for excellence are higher than most people’s. I believe that comes from working in a very service orientated profession. With that being said, you exceeded my expectations every time we met. Although we have been friends for several years, you managed to separate that from business and conducted yourself in a very professional manner each and every time we met. You always knew the proper way to handle me with all of my emotions, which helped to ease the entire process. What I liked most was the fact that you allowed me to be me, while never losing patience with me. Selling and purchasing a home is so emotional. You were there to make the process so much easier and I appreciate that. Cindy C.