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 day he decided to make a serious change in his career path.
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 remained the sole owner of the company. At this time, Barry along with General Manager John Guest, grew the company into 15 agents and moved to larger quarters. It was in 1983 when Barry bought a CENTURY 21® franchise.
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 "Tuscany Terrace"- to honor where his parents were from in Italy. The company prides itself on its customer-centric business model- where superior customer service lies at the root of its business. And, with the help of Barry's youngest daughter Angela, the company continues to make advances in marketing and technology- keeping it not only a prime choice for agents to establish a career at- but a fierce competitor in today's market.
Vicky has been one of Chicagoans premier agents for a decade. Her production consistently places her in the very top echelon of all worldwide Century21 agents. Her success has been based in whole upon extreme client service and skills that extend over every facet of real estate. Many of her clients have proclaimed her a sibyl- due to her prophetic like abilities to place them in neighborhoods whose values subsequently explode after purchase.
Vicky has been a manager, instructor, mentor, partner, and investor in brokerage and investment partnerships alike. She has mentored many of the citys top agents instilling in them with her categorical imperative about client service.
With over 10 years of experience as Real Estate Broker, Vicky brings a high level professionalism, personal attention, and customer service to the home buying and selling experience. Its no wonder that the majority of her business comes from referrals. Call Vicky if youre considering Selling or Buying for a no-obligation, free consultation and market analysis of your home at 773-848-1201
Specializing in: Residential, First Time Home Buyers, Commercial & Investment Properties, Apartment & Storefronts, Acquisition & Rehab Projects.
Top Producer Awards: Chicago Association of Realtors,Outstanding Sales Achievement Award 1997-2005,Century 21 Centurion Awards: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005,Century 21 Honor Society Member.
Education: A.B. Economics Graduate, University of Philippines.
Designation:ABR (Accredited Buyers Representative)
Candidate for:CIPS (Certificatified International Property Specialist),CRS (Certified Residential Specialist).
A lifelong Chicagoan, Armando received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Real Estate has been one of his passions for the last 8 years. Prior to joining Century 21 S.G.R., Armando was the director of finance at Jones Lang LaSalle, an international commercial real estate firm.
He managed a 70 property, 3,500,000 square feet real estate portfolio for ComEd in addition to providing due diligence, process improvement, and benchmarking analysis for McDonalds, Harris Bank, Citibank, Hewitt Associates, and others. Looking for a morepersonal connection to real estate, he joined Century 21 S.G.R. in 2004 to pursue residential sales which he thought would allow him to make more of a difference in peoples lives.
Armando brings his complex business background, analytical skills, passion, and positive energy to his clients. His love for the city and urban living is evident in his knowledge of emerging neighborhoods and their attributes. As he has said "I love thistown and truly appreciate the character of each neighborhood.
He sees obstacles as an opportunity to demonstrate his value and always has his clients best interests come first. His problem solving and analytical skills gained in his career are evident during each phase of buying and selling a home, including marketing the property effectively, matching the right property with the right buyer, negotiating the contract, and ensuring an efficient, hassle-free close.
He attributes his success to high ethical principles, having a plan and willingness to constantly make adjustments along the way. Armando is also a commercial and residential property manager as well as controller of Operation Homelink, a non-for-profit organization devoted to providing free computers to the families of our soldiers serving around the world.
Armandos other passions are his family, baseball, jazz/blues, traveling, and beach volleyball. When not working, youll catch him around town at restaurants and North Avenue Beach.
If youre looking for a full service, highly skilled, and results driven Realtor with a positive attitude, look no further and give Armando a call!
Investment· 20 years old when first purchased condo· Understood the importance of investing at an early age
Construction· Wood work· Brick layer· Drywall· Going from construction side of real estate to sales side
Military· Joined Sept. 2002· Deployed to Afghanistan · Combat engineer· Leadership courses· Field-grade promotion to sergeant · Received combat action badge
Large family· One of nine children, 3 of which reside in the West Loop· Born and raised in small town 60 miles outside of Chicago
Born and raised in a small town sixty miles outside of downtown Chicago, Steven Powers has thoroughly enjoyed making the transition from rural to urban living in the West Loop after having gained significant experience in finish carpentry and residential construction as well as having served in the Illinois Army National Guard for 8 years. Since purchasing his first home at the age of 20, Steven realized the importance of investing in real estate and decided to pursue his passion for sales after returnin
g from an active duty deployment to Afghanistan in 2009.
Stevens extensive experience in building custom homes helps him to identify and target properties that make sound investments. His talent to visualize cosmetic changes, room rearrangements, and design upgrades allows him to help his clients see what their home can become.
Having joined the Army in September of 2002, Steven dedicated himself to his fellow comrades and his country. Stevens leadership and discipline were recognized while serving in Afghanistan where he received a field-grade promotion to sergeant. His commitment to the military has carried over to his clients needs. He encourages an open line of communication so that the clients experience is rewarding, informative, and pleasant.
One of nine children, Steven fully understands the importance of family. A family gathers, celebrates, and makes memories in a home. By choosing a knowledgeable realtor like Steven, you can ensure that you will find the perfect fit.
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.
Dympna Fay-Hart has been with CENTURY 21 McMullen Real Estate, Inc., since 1993.
Recognized as one of the industry's Top Producing Agents, she delivers the highest quality of service to her clients.
Dympna specializes in Chicago's fast paced real estate market, as well as nearby suburbs. Her impressive record of achievements will assure you she can help you accomplish your Real Estate goals.