Other Awards & Recognition:
National Association of Realtors
Illinois Association of Realtors
Chicago Association of Realtors
Active Full-time Realtor since 1993
Outstanding Sales Achievement Awards
Century 21 Excellent Service Awards
Century 21 Centurion Awards
Laurie is a seasoned real estate veteran and is one of the top producers in the country. She has earned the reverence of her clients through her reliability, honesty, integrity, expertise, proficiency, and professionalism. With over 12 years of experience as a Realtor, Laurie brings a high level of energy, personal attention, and customer service to the home buying and selling experience.
Laurie is an aficionado of the Mike Ferry School of Real Estate, North Americas leading Real Estate coaching and training organization. This coaching allows her to operate at a much higher level of intensity and at a much higher level of skill, which makes Laurie a more responsible agent that gets better results.
If youre looking for an effective, efficient, and productive agent, Laurie Jacobson is the Realtor for you.
Buyers and Sellers
First Time Home Buyers and Relocation
Serving all of the Chicagoland area
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 "
You may have seen me riding my bike through Lake County on my daily workout. As a resident of Lake County for over 30 years, I can say that I know the territory. I'm active in the community, coaching and volunteering, because I love living here and helping people.
The greatest asset I can offer you is to provide options. Whether you are buying or selling; moving from state to state or across town; you make decisions and I provide options. I listen to the challenges you face, and know what it takes to find and sell a good home.
When it's time to sell your home, I will use my proven marketing plan. I advertise all over the internet with the best pictures, the best visual tours, and the best presentation possible. We have the domestic and international marketing muscle of CENTURYY 21®.
Promotion, Price and Condition are the three most important things in real estate in the 21st century. We determine a market price that will get the most for your home. You will get staging advice and tips to get your home ready for showings.We have the best internet and other media resources to get your home sold for the best price in your time frame.
After I grew up in Lake Forest, I earned a Bachelor's degree in Marketing and an MBA specializing in Finance from the University of Kentucky in Lexington. Now, I live in Libertyville with my wife and two children. Sherry rides even more than I do! I am proud of the active outdoor lifestyle that my family enjoys here in Lake County.
Tell me your dreams, let's make it happen!
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®;
Illinois Association of REALTORS®;
Chicago Association of REALTORS®;
North Shore-Barrington Board of REALTORS®;
Northern Illinois Commercial Association of REALTORS® (NICAR);
Midwest Real Estate Data LLC;
Morton Grove Chamber of Commerce;
Skokie Chamber of Commerce.
A home buyer specialist with Century 21 McMullen Real Estate, Gerald G. Mar assists buyers in locating and securing the home of their dreams. As a selling specialist, Gerald is proactive in eliminating the complications that can occur in the home sale transaction process.
Gerald is dedicated to providing the highest level of customer service and support to his clients. Negotiating the best price and making sure buyers and sellers proceed to closing in a timely manner have made Gerald one of Chicago's most highly regarded home marketing specialist.
The first time that you meet Gerald, you will feel at ease with his professional and personable working style. He brings open minded ideas, motivation and cutting edge technology to the home buying and selling process.
With Gerald G. Mar, you will have quality customer support - Every Step of the Way!
Credentials: Holds a Salesperson and Brokers License
Education: BS in Mathematics Degree- DePaul University
Experience: 25 years
Languages: Italian - some Spanish
As a former High School math teacher, I know the importance of good communication skills. Listening to my client's needs and wants is crucial in finding the right home. These client referrals will vouch for my levels of commitment to good service??.
"This is the second time Marti has helped us buy and sell, and she made the whole experience as comfortable and as convenient for us as possible. Marti's professionalism and work ethic make her a true asset to your company and we will highly recommend her to anyone who is interested in buying or selling a home." (John and Elizabeth Yonan)
"My name is Lauren Trankina and I had the great opportunity to work with Marti Janus in 2012 for the purchase of our home in Glenview.
Marti went out of her way to help us and really took all of our cares and concerns into account. She was loving and patient with our 2 year old son and very flexible with my husband's difficult schedule. She was amazing about accommodating us. She drove from her office to our condo at Lakeshore and Addison when we wrote offers to make life easier.
Marti has excellent connections to a terrific mortgage broker and home inspector. The mortgage broker would write pre-approval letters on a dime for us at short notice and the home inspector found things that saved us a lot of money. Marti was very professional about what we could afford and our decisions.
In the end, we ended up with a house that was the best option in Glenview. We are most pleased after the long journey. Now that all said and done, Marti and our family still have a great personal relationship and I would refer anyone to her." (Lauren Trankina)