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 "
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!
Designations - ABR
Real Estate Area of Expertise - Residential, Commercial
Market Specialization - Chicago, Surrounding Suburbs
Education - Associate Degree in Marketing and Accounting, Acredited Buyer Representative courses, and Certified Residential Specialist courses
Luminita - Portrait of a real estate Professional
Luminita Ispas is one of the most dedicated and committed real estate agents in the Chicagoland area. Century 21 SGR has been doing business in Chicago and Suburbs since 1989 and has grown to one of the most successful real estate companies. Luminita Ispas is a important component of our team.
Luminita earned an Associate Degree in Accounting and Marketing. In addition to English, Luminita is fluent in Romanian. She not only handles all the technical aspects of your real estate purchase or sale but also looks after your personal concerns. Luminita is an excellent listener and is fully committed to providing exemplary service to every customer and client.
Luminitas training includes special real estate courses in Real Estate Investments, Financing, Property Management, Economics, Marketing, Legal Aspects, Exchanges, Real Estate Practice, and Creative Financing.
We are fortunate and proud to have Luminita Ispas associated with our sales staff. Luminitas customers and clients continually comment on her warm personality and personal commitment in making their real estate transactions a seamless experience.
If you are looking for Professionalism, Integrity, Experience, Knowledge, Sincerity and Personal Service in a real estate agent, Luminita Ispas has them all.
If your future requires counseling in the purchase or sale of real estate, we highly recommend you contact Luminita at our office or call her at 773-392-2906.
Born in Belize, Nigel, along with his family, emigrated to the U.S. at the age of 5. Growing up just a stones throw from Wrigley Field, Nigel quickly adapted to city life and considers Chicago his home.Beginning his career in retail bookstore management , Nigel was able to blend his passion for reading along with his natural affinity for people, sales, and business. Capitalizing on his interest in the history of Chicago and talent for research, Nigel became a licensed Realtor in late 2006. Since becoming
a Realtor, Nigel has worked with many 1st time homebuyers as well as both residential and commercial clients.Specializing in Lakeview, Lincoln Park, Avondale, Lincoln Square, Edgewater, Tri-Taylor and Oak Park, Nigel is undaunted by the challenges of t he dynamic Chicago Real estate market.
As a Real Estate Broker, my mission as a REALTOR® is to provide the best possible service to my clients. I am eager to help my clients meet their goals, whether it is looking for the perfect home, a bargain or income-producing property.
I am a Chicago native and have always had a passion for real estate in this city. I have been a landlord for ten years and have experience with all things that come along with managing small rental properties.
I understand the importance of matching clients with the property that makes sense for their personal and financial goals.
My background is in healthcare, where patience, compassion and willingness to work with others is critical. I utilize these skills as a Real Estate Broker when representing my clients. I am accustomed to dealing with difficult situations, and I love to solve problems. I want to be that friendly, helpful agent that you tell your friends and family!