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 "
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.
Over the past nine years, Jay has grown to become one of the most highly respected Real Estate Brokers in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago. Jay brings over 25 years of professional experience where she received numerous accolades for excellence in sales and marketing. Jay continuously demonstrates great skill in negotiating on behalf of her clients and prides herself on her attention to detail and follow-through. In her first year selling real estate, Jay was awarded Rookie of the Year and has been a top producer every year since. Her sales total in excess of $30,000,000 representing both buyers and sellers.
Holding the coveted SRES (Senior Real Estate Specialist) designation has given Jay the opportunity to work with clients 50+ with their specialized real estate needs. She gives seminars at retirement communities and local libraries sharing her expertise on market trends and offering insight on how to prepare to purchase or sell a home.
Professionally, Jay is active in the Park Ridge Chamber of Commerce and served as Chair of the Women in Business group for several years. She is a member of Womens Council of Realtors, Northwest- and held the position of President in 2009. Jay also served as Director at the Realtor Association of Northwest Chicagoland in 2010.
Giving back to the community Jay has lived in for over 30 years, she is the current Chair of the Park Ridge Farmers Market. She and her husband raised their two children and remain active in the Park Ridge Community Church.
Jay works full time helping both buyers and sellers navigate the often difficult world of real estate. Clients can always reach her easily and can count on a quick, helpful response. People trust me with their single largest asset. Its a responsibility I take very seriously. I give 110% because I know that their success is ultimately my success. My goal is to have clients that are so pleased with our business relationship, that they will refer me to their friends and family."