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 "
My goal as a REALTOR® has always been to treat others as I would want to be treated. I believe that this is achieved by giving my clients the best possible personal service. I go out of my way to try and accompany ALL showings on my listings. I attend home inspections and home closings. I want to do the work instead of the client doing so.
These work ethics have helped me to rank in the top 100 CENTURY 21® Agents in the entire nation (2006.) I have received the CENTURY 21® CENTURION® Award for many years, as well as the CENTURY 21® Double CENTURION® Award (2004, 2005, 2006). In addition, I have received the top selling agent and top listing agent award in the Portage Park area. Many of clients have been referred to me by past clients. This is the best compliment that I can receive. After 31 years in the business, I still enjoy finding the perfect home for my buyers and getting the best offer for my sellers.
If you are looking for an agent to sell your home, or if you are looking to buy a home, please feel free to call me for an interview at (773) 251-7433. I welcome meeting new people and will gladly provide a list of past client referrals.
When Leslie obtained her real estate license, her goal was to have a long-standing relationship with her clients and to find a home that works best for them. Early on, she noticed that listening to her clients' needs was one of the most important factors in creating a great home buying experience. Now, her focus is on world class customer service.
Past clients describe Leslie as being informative, reliable and trustworthy. Regardless if she is providing service to a seasoned investor or first-time home buyer, she remains attentive to their individual goals and makes sure that they understand their purchase is her highest priority.
Leslie's familiarity with the Chicago area and suburbs may result in helping you find treasures otherwise missed in the search process.