WHEATON, IL--(Marketwired - Jun 15, 2015) - Tami Bonnell, CEO of EXIT Realty Corp. International, announces that the subfranchisor rights for the State of Illinois have been awarded to real estate veteran Clint Mellen.

Licensed for more than three decades, Mellen has been a multi-office broker owner for the last quarter century. As the Franchisee of EXIT Realty Redefined with two locations in the greater Chicago area, he grew his operation to a local power house by focusing on education, not only for the agents in his company but for the public at large, teaching them about the benefits of home ownership. "The best way to improve the real estate industry is through a better educated public," he said.

As the owner of EXIT Realty Illinois, Mellen has aggressive plans for the growth of the brand throughout the State including immediate expansion into strategic markets. "At EXIT Realty, we believe that real estate agents should own their future. The company's unique business model and compensation package, combined with technology and training offers the best opportunity for both agents and broker/owners to work synergistically," he said. "I'm looking forward to providing that opportunity to real estate entrepreneurs throughout Illinois."

"Clint is a consummate professional with expertise in building top quality brokerages," said Bonnell. "We are thrilled that he chose to lead with us."

About EXIT Realty: Founded in Canada in 1996 with offices across the continent, EXIT is a proven real estate business model that has to-date, paid out more than a quarter billion dollars in single-level residual income; for agents, this means security, stability and direction; for agents' families, security in the form of beneficiary and retirement residuals. EXIT's MIND-SET Training Systems offer the industry's best hands-on, interactive sales training. State-of-the-art technology, including the Digital Marketing Strategy, gives home sellers the edge in a competitive marketplace. A portion of every transaction fee collected by EXIT International is applied to its charitable fund. To-date, $2 Million has been pledged to Habitat for Humanity. For more information, please visit www.exitrealty.com.

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Clint Mellen, Regional Owner, EXIT Realty Illinois

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Contact Information:

Susan Harrison
Senior VP Corporate Communications
EXIT Realty Corp. International
Phone: 888-668-3948
E-Mail: sharrison@exitrealty.com