Fluent in Spanish, Diego Andrade specializes in Single Family Houses, Multi-Family Buildings, Condominiums and working with First-Time Buyers.
Graduating from North Park University with a Bachelors in Business and Economics, Diego is also a licensed Insurance Producer for property and casualty in the State of Illinois. His work experience also includes auto insurance underwriting, customer service and sales.
Buying and selling real estate requires knowledge, experience and commitment to the process, which is why Diego serves his clients with the utmost care and dedication. Diego is a solid, experienced agent who knows how to communicate with everyone, keep your best interests at hand, and ultimately, do what it takes to ensure you can close in a timely manner!
Highly tech-savy, Diego likes to listen and be able to meet expectations and needs by helping his clients make the best decisions for their particular situation and convenience.
Living in Chicago for over ten years and being able to speak Spanish has helped Diego connect with the vast diversity of cultures found in the Chicagoland area. Being a member of the No. 1 Century 21 office in Illinois, and a Grand Centurion Award Office since 1983, has given Diego an upper hand in the industry. With his great company behind him, he provides the best service and resources available in the real estate market.
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 "
Chicago is a city that has seen tremendous growth over the years. It is now known as one of the most beautiful cities in the U.S. Being a native Chicagoan I have seen the changes that the city has experienced. The expansions and development of the South Loop, Tri-Taylor Area, Humboldt, Wicker, and Lincoln Park have out surpassed anything we would have imagined twenty years. My knowledge of the city goes well beyond the buying and selling aspect of real estate. Having attended local area schools throughout my entire life allows me to provide my clients with the tools necessary to make appropriate decisions when buying a home with a growing family. And with family all across the Chicagoland area there are not many areas that I am not familiar with, and am always willing on learning and researching new areas to meet the needs of my clients. In my 12+ years of experience I've been blessed with meeting so many wonderful people that many have become close friends. I'm always honored when my clients become friends as it is another testament that I've served their needs very well and have definitely earned their trust.