My RealTeam is a set of individual that work for Mel Foster Co. Shellye J. Meyer specializes in Buying and Relocation and Keith Allen Allborty specializes in Selling and Relocation.
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My RealTeam consist of Shellye J. Meyer and Keith Allen Allborty.
We consistently strive to exceed our clients expectations, through proactive marketing, strategic planning, attention to details, and our unparalled teamwork. We believe that all we do shows that our care for our community and can only be matched by our care for our clients.
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Mel Foster Co. was founded in 1921 when at the age of 21, Mel Foster Sr. opened a one-man one-room real estate operation. The company built its first house on Telegraph Road in 1927, the beginning of thousands to be built in the area. By 1936, there were offices in Moline, Rock Island and Davenport, plus a full service insurance division.
Mel Foster, Sr. believed that it was important to provide affordable housing and he believed that industry would locate where housing was readily available. To that end the company successfully negotiated major industrial site purchases in the Quad Cities, including International Harvester, Caterpillar, 3-M, Cordova Nuclear Power Plant and ALCOA. At the same time, the company developed subdivisions, built houses and advocated for annexation, becoming a key contributor to the physical and economic development of the Quad Cities and surrounding areas.
Under the direction of Mel Foster, Jr., the company continued its tradition of leadership, including negotiations for major industrial sites such as John Deere Davenport Works, the development of prime office space, as well as major downtown and suburban developments.
A pioneer in regional residential developments, the company has continued innovations with numerous large scale subdivisions. Mel Foster Co. is committed to quality in construction and development.
Mel Foster Co. has grown to more than 350 Sales Associates and 90 employees in 12 offices.
Mel Foster annually helps over 6,000 home buyers and sellers in Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois. The Company has residential sales office in Davenport, Bettendorf, Eldridge and Clinton Iowa and in Rock Island, Moline, Geneseo, Viola, Kewanee, Galesburg and Sterling/Rock Falls, Illinois. In addition to residential sales, the company offers services in Relocation, New Homes, Land Development, Farm sales, Senior Services, Auction, Title Services and Home Warranties.
The professionals at Mel Foster are committed to making the home buying and home selling experience easy, fun and hassle free. Mel Foster agents are well trained through the company's real estate school and are knowledgeable advocates, guiding their clients through the home sale and home purchase process. Mel Foster agents believe in doing business with the utmost honesty and integrity providing valued service exceeding expectations every day.
Mel Foster has been and continues to be, first in technologies to make the home buying experience easier for its clients. Our website includes all the homes listed in the Quad City area to make viewing more convenient for our clients. With a click of the mouse one can set an appointment to view any of the listings.