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Mary Carlin

Broker Associate

I am a native Oak Parker, and have been selling real estate since 2002. I am a very happy wife, and the mother of two beautiful girls, who attended public schools here in Oak Park, and have left our nest, and are living on the East Coast, pursuing their dreams. I am a full time realtor, specializing in Oak Park, River Forest, and the surrounding communities. In addition, I have served clients in various city neighborhoods, including West Loop, the Gold Coast, and Lincoln Park. I have a couple of addictions: HGTV, container gardening, and any travel that involves a beach, a book and some historical home tours! I have been selling real estate since 2002, and I have been very successful. Every year since 2011, I have been named a Five Star Agent, which I am especially proud of, because I was voted in by my clients. I spent almost twenty years in corporate America prior to my real estate career. My prior career involved a lot of negotiation, marketing and client management. I never think of what I do as work, it really is a labor of love for me. I enjoy sharing my hometown with people looking for a place to live and raise their families that is friendly and welcoming to all. I feel privileged to accompany my clients on their journey as they search for the perfect place to call home. People are often buying or selling a home because of a major life change, sometimes a positive one and sometimes a challenging one. I make an effort to get to know my clients, their likes and dislikes, and their motivations, so that I may best help them to achieve their real estate goals. Sometimes people are in a hurry, relocating from another city, trying to transplant their families as soon as possible. Other times, the search is a more relaxed one, one where the family will move only if the home of their dreams becomes available. Whatever the time frame, I treat each of my clients with the respect and consideration that they need, and provide them with the information that will help them to come to a decision. Whether you are moving in, moving up, or moving out, I would love to work with you! There are strategies to buying and selling successfully in any kind of market, with any budget. Feel free to get in touch! I promise to be by your side, and on your side, every step of the way.