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.
Experience, professionalism, and commitment to service are the keys to my success in real estate. Helping people find the right property is one of my strongest values.
Read what some of my clients say about their experience working with me.
"Lynn always made herself available when needed" ..... C. Simpson
"Lynn knows her "stuff". She is very professional and an exceptional agent. She helped me approach all aspects of a complicated transaction in a very calm and well informed manner. Lynn made a sad situation feel better - I will be happy to refer her to anyone I know looking for a realtor - Thanks Lynn".....Barbara C.
"I have dealt with several Realtors in different states, but Lynn was, by far, the best. Very knowledgeable and professional." . . . Dan T.
"Lynn went above and beyond and made the entire buying experience enjoyable. We would recommend her to anyone!" . . . Rich & Jamie G.
I have extensive knowledge of the real estate industry and our local marketplace. I take pride in my attention to detail and put all my efforts into understanding your needs. I constantly educate myself on the latest trends in the marketplace as it is my goal to be able to provide you with top notch service, all the time.
Buying or selling your home should be a memorable and pleasant experience. Real estate is one of the most exciting investments one can make, and I would love to help you find the communities and properties which suit you best. Should you also need help valuing and selling your home, I would be delighted to help.
Here you will be able to find everything you need to buy or sell a home, as well as learn about the market value of homes in the area. Please contact me today so that together we can begin this exciting journey. I look forward to servicing all of your real estate needs.
It's no surprise that after 28 years in the industry, Doris E. Rivera has distinguished herself as one of the top producers in the Chicagoland real estate market. As the daughter of a Central American mother and father, Doris has spent considerable time in both the United States and El Salvador. She is not only fluent in Spanish but is also bicultural and moves effortlessly between the Latino and American communities. As a broker, Doris is an expert in the Chicagoland area as well as in the Northwest suburbs. Her former clients will attest to the fact that she is detail-oriented and can be relied upon to make transactions as seamless as possible. Doris has been described as an "advocate for her clients" for good reason: she brings a sincere, honest desire to serve the needs of her clients to each and every interaction.
When Doris is not working with clients, she spends her time visiting the elderly that may not have any family or friends to visit with them. She truly cares for them and spends quality time with them by reading to and having extensive conversations with them. Doris also hosts many FREE seminars not only to gain new clients but to educate the Latino community on how to keep their homes, make modifications, etc. Her decision to take this journey and begin a career in real estate has been a blessing. It is truly rewarding helping those in need of finding their perfect home, and helping current/future business owners accomplish their dreams of having the perfect location for success!
"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