As a first generation Italian from the DePaul area in Chicago, Barry's strong work ethic began when he was very young. While growing up, his family constantly struggled to make ends meet. Therefore, he began working at the young age of 10. His first jobs consisted of delivering groceries and flowers- which got him through paying his own grammar and high school tuition payments. After high school, he was lucky enough to land a job at a local printing company. He remained a printer for 11 years- when one d
Not knowing where his future was headed, in 1972 he was offered a real estate sales position by an owner of Ben Friend Realty. With virtually no experience he became the #1 agent in Northwest Chicago in his second year on the job. During his third year in the industry, he met Robert J. McMullen, owner of McMullen Realtors [established in 1945.] Barry partnered with Robert and ran the small 3-agent office and grew it to 7 agents in a few short years- until Mr. McMullen retired in 1980- at which time Barry
And the rest is history. Over the course of 30 years, Barry built up CENTURY 21 McMullen Real Estate, Inc. to what it is today: the #1 Century 21® Office in the state of Illinois- and in the top 25 Century 21®Offices in the county- with billions of dollars in lifetime sales. Today the company has over 150 licensed agents, an experienced Management Team and a full-service support staff that is housed in a beautiful, state-of-the-art, 16,000sq.ft. building that Barry himself developed and rightfully named "
Mark Chruscinski, REALTOR®, CIPS, TRC Mark has been selling in Chicagoland area real estate since 1993. Mark has a background in commercial, leasing and multi-family real estate, incorporating 13 years of selling, consulting services, tenant represent ation, leasing, and partnership formation property management. Mark specializes in residential and commercial properties in Chicago's finest neighborhoods and has a strong focus on customer service. In 2005, Mark earned a CIPS degree from th
After spending a lifetime working for Corporate America, Lydia Gutierrez was ready for a change. Most of her career has been in the areas of Sales/Marketing, Communications and Public Relations. After 10 years of working for a real estate investment trust, she knew that she wanted to work directly with people from start to finish.?
Lydia decided that real estate offered a greater opportunity to serve as your personal guide and advocate to the city she has lived in and loved for so many years. Having grown up in Chicago, she understands the diversity and different lifestyles offered by each of the many neighborhoods.?
I grew up in Chicago, attending St. Patrick High School and Northeastern College.
I have 12 years of experience in real estate. I have negotiated the sale of property from Oswego to Gurnee and the Lakefront to Huntley.
I would welcome the opportunity to work for you and share the knowledge and experience of CENTURY 21 McMullen Real Estate, Inc., and myself.
I have recently received the prestigious CENTURY 21® Emerald Award in 2005 and also was named in the Chicago REALTOR® newspaper as a top producer.
Respect and honesty are two principles that I hold in highest regard. My clients can expect and rely on 100% commitment.