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 "
"Rookie of the Year 2006!" ??"Let me help you realize your dreams and attain your goals." ??As a member of the CENTURY 21 McMullen Real Estate, Inc. winning team, I promise you my undivided attention for your real estate needs. I am committed to givin g you quality service. I look forward to meeting and working with you. ?? I am a Chicago native and long time Oriole Park resident. I am married to a retired Chicago Police Sergeant and am a proud mother of 3 sons. They are students at Western Ill
· Bilingual-Fluent in English and Polish
· Member of National Association of Realtors
· Member of Illinois Association of Realtors
· Member of Chicago Association of Realtors
· Proud Member of Century 21 Grande Team
I am a long time resident of Chicago's Northwest Side. I specialize in this area and neighboring suburbs. I can help sellers fulfill their dreams of selling their property and help buyers to find a house that will become their "HOME".
I am an experienced Realtor, Real Estate is my full time career and I can give full time service to my clients. I listen to my clients and I value their opinions. I provide my clients with knowledge and timely response. Spring promotions-receive $$$$$ at the closing-discount on commission.
Please, call me today with all your Real Estate needs.
Barbara Guratowski 708-785-7897
Meet DIANE BORNELL
A Graduate of Illinois State University (ISU), Diane began her working career in sales and customer service. She is a seasoned professional with 20 years in sales and sales management. After completing additional educational courses, Diane graduated with honors from Loyola University's Paralegal Program.
As a Manager with the McDonalds Corporation, Diane developed and applied strong retail management skills for recruiting, interviewing, hiring and training all sales personnel within the company. In this capacity, she developed an elite, goal-oriented and cooperative sales force.
Now as a licensed Real Estate Salesperson, Diane is successfully working with home buyers and sellers to profitably list and sell homes while ensuring positive experiences for everyone involved. She has established a positive flow of communication with buyers and sellers, mortgage officers, title personnel and attorneys involved in the home buying and selling process.
To enhance her real estate skills, Diane has fulfilled the educational course requirements necessary to be a Foreclosure-Short Sale Specialist.
Diane is married to Rob Bornell, a Chicago Firefighter/Paramedic, who is also a licensed Real Estate Salesperson with Century 21 McMullen Real Estate.