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.
Professional: Assisting buyers & sellers in Lake and Cook Counties and along the North Shore, Executive Moves, Fine Homes & Estates,Relocation and First Time Buyers.
Personal: Traveling, Going to the Theatre, Wine Tasting, Sailing
· Full Time Licensed Real Estate Salesperson since 1993
· Attended Southern Illinois University
· USAA Agent Accredited
· Cartus Certified Agent
· Sirva Certified Agent
Comments: I've been helping people buy and sell homes in Lake County & along the North Shore for over 20 years. I take pride in exceeding clients' expectations by providing first-class service to every client.
Sellers - I have extensive experience marketing homes, including Fine Homes & Estates,and will develop a comprehensive marketing plan including the internet that will address the special difficulties of today's markets. My goal is to get you top dollar for your home.
"Judy in our minds went out of her way to make a very smooth process for us during a very difficult real estate market." Ballard
"She provided great pricing advice, as well as the virtual tour & brochure." Ryan
Buyers - I will provide outstanding service to buyers as an Accredited Buyer Representative. I access each of my clients on an individual basis. After understanding your needs, I will leverage my knowledge of properties & neighborhoods that meet the needs of your family & will provide a Comparative Market Analysis to negotiate the best deal for your new home.
"[Judy] showed us the types of homes we wanted to see to learn area price structure & then to shop from. Called an inspector to address structural concerns at a home. Judy is a blessing." Johan
"She helped with local area knowledge by recommending doctors, gave contacts for home improvements, local authority contacts, etc." Steve
Whether you are a first-time homebuyer or a top executive searching for the home of your dreams, I look forward to helping you!
In her 22 years of Real Estate experience Susan has accumulated the knowledge, certifications and awards to ensure her cliets a successful, stress-free real estate experience. Susan also belongs to several professional and industry organizations and participates in the Park Ridge 20th Century Club. She specializes in single, multi-famliy, new construction real estate, as well as condominiums and town homes. Susan serves the Chicagoland area and many surrounding suburbs including Dupage and Lake counties.
SHEILA KULA brings experience, commitment and personal service to every transaction..She does not wear a lot of jewelry, but every business day - as she's done for 34 years - she loops a gold medallion and chain around her neck to remind her of her roots in the real estate business...which was given to her by Willoughy Real Estae...and she was named sales woman of the year in 1980- a year in which she earned the then lofty sum of $25,000 in commissions..
Willoughby during the period of years as they went by merged in with a firm called Lebovic (Preferred Realty ) Group which is where she remained for over 28 years until the demise of the owner when she than came to reside with Century 21 McMullen Realty ..
Having started her career specializing in investment properties and now works in all areas of the industry servicing foreclosures and residential in the Chicago land and Suburban Communities.
The expertise and 125 percent commitment to each file pervades into her daily work day beliefs....The key to her success is her "bulldog approach"..and belief in perseverance in getting the job done and in providing personal attention and one-on-one service.
Servicing the estate and trust department of a well known bank for over 12 years and many attorneys as well as private clientele has allowed her to maintain a top sales record ..Placing a great value on experience teaches you how to deal with people and to structure transactions and to get the job done.?
Currently working for Banks & Asset Management Companies for over 4 years. Recent certifications obtained at the Dallas FIVE STAR meeting are as follows: REO & BPO Certifications as well as AMP Resnet Certified and Equator Platinum Certified.?
Real estate is a marriage for a short while and a friendship for a long while..."Experience the Difference.
Industry Recognitions: 2013 Master Diamond Award - Century 21 - Top 50 Agents State of Illinois 2013 Chicago Association of Realtors - Top Producer Award (repeat recognition) REO Redbook FORCE Member - Nationwide organization of experienced and "vetted" REO Brokers REO Certified, FiveStar Institute Short Sale Certified, Five Star Institute CDPE-Certified Distressed Property Expert SFR -Short Sal e and Foreclosure Resource Expert
Licensed as a Real Estate Broker in 1971, John is one of the few professionals who has continued since then as a full-time REALTOR® throughout the up and down markets of the industry. He has been with CENTURY 21 McMullen Real Estate, Inc. since 1977, and has seen the company grow from 8 to 95 agents. In his role as General Manager, John has helped the firm become one of the most productive in the CENTURY 21® System. CENTURY 21 McMullen Real Estate, Inc. has been amongst the top producing offices in Il
As a member of the CENTURY 21 team, I am here to help you with all of your Real Estate needs. Let me put my experience, resources and knowledge to work for you.
I serve the Northwest suburban area as well as the greater Chicagoland area. I can help you buy or sell a home anywhere within the state of Illinois.
I strive to make the sale or purchase of your home and all of the associated activities free of stress, easy to understand, and at times, even fun! My goal is to exceed your expectations and provide you with exceptional service throughout our relationship. I believe in an open dialogue with my clients and recognize the importance of taking the time to make sure I understand their goals and adopt them as my own. My pledge is to provide the highest standard of professional real estate service.
Languages spoken: English, Polish