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.
Peter has been in the real estate industry since 2004. He is a top producer who works with both buyers and sellers, and specializes in new construction as well as resales of condominiums, townhomes, and single family homes in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. He also works closely with investors and rehabbers to make sure they get the best possible returns on their investments.
Peter has earned the confidence of his customers through his thorough market knowledge, strong negotiation skills and by delivering personalized service. His experience and "client-first" approach allows his customers to buy and sell properties with confidence. Customer satisfaction is at the core of everything that he does each and every day.
Peter is committed to service with an emphasis on accountability, reliability, timeliness and dedication. It is a commitment he delivers on every transaction he makes.
Achievements and Awards Chicago Association of Realtors® 2013 Top Residential Producer, based on Sales Volume and Closed Transaction Sides. This is the sixth time that Peter has earned the annual award that recognizes his outstanding sales production. · CENTURY 21® SYSTEM CENTURION Producer 2013 · CENTURY 21® Chicagoland and NW Indiana TOP 100 AGENT AWARD 2013 · CENTURY 21® SYSTEM Masters Emerald Producer 2012 · CENTURY 21® SYSTEM Masters Ruby Producer 2010
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.
· Bilingual-Fluent in English and Polish
· Member of National Association of Realtors
· Member of Illinois Association of Realtors
· Member of Chicago Association of Realtors
· Proud Member of Century 21 Grande Team
I am a long time resident of Chicago's Northwest Side. I specialize in this area and neighboring suburbs. I can help sellers fulfill their dreams of selling their property and help buyers to find a house that will become their "HOME".
I am an experienced Realtor, Real Estate is my full time career and I can give full time service to my clients. I listen to my clients and I value their opinions. I provide my clients with knowledge and timely response. Spring promotions-receive $$$$$ at the closing-discount on commission.
Please, call me today with all your Real Estate needs.
Barbara Guratowski 708-785-7897
"Rookie of the Year 2006!" ??"Let me help you realize your dreams and attain your goals." ??As a member of the CENTURY 21 McMullen Real Estate, Inc. winning team, I promise you my undivided attention for your real estate needs. I am committed to givin g you quality service. I look forward to meeting and working with you. ?? I am a Chicago native and long time Oriole Park resident. I am married to a retired Chicago Police Sergeant and am a proud mother of 3 sons. They are students at Western Ill
Anna Tabeau is a highly-regarded, award winning real estate expert in Chicago and the suburbs fast paced real estate market.
She started her real estate career in 1987 and has been recognized as one of the industry's top producing agents ever since.By combining her extensive real estate expertise with the latest advances in today's industry, Anna delivers nothing short of exceptional service to each and every client.
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