After graduating from Western Illinois University with a degree in Finance I began my career in the insurance industry. When I returned to the work force in 1998 after taking time for my young family, I became a REALTOR, specializing in residential sales in Chicago's North and Northwest Side neighborhoods and the surrounding suburbs. I joined Century 21 McMullen in 2000 and became an award winning, multi-million dollar producer, having been awarded the prestigious Centurion award and Number 1 Quality Service award numerous times. When that agency was purchased by Coldwell Banker Residential Services in 2017, it ensured that the McMullen legacy of exceptional service will carry on for many years to come. Read more
Choosing the Right Home
Mary Beth Balcarcel was awesome to work with. She picked up the phone and responded to texts quickly and was always available to us. She kept us informed every step of the way, and made sure that no one entered our home without her being present. She was a creative problem solver. She also owned a bungalow similar to ours, lived in the area, and was very familiar with the …
-Dawn Briskey, formerly of Chicago, Client
"She was just so amazing talking to and understanding our needs. From the second we met her she made us feel like she was going to be able to find us what we were looking for."
"We couldn't be happier with Mary Beth. Alway available, understanding and patient."
-Matthew & Lisa Daquiante, Client
Working with Mary Balcarcel was the best experience I have ever had with a realtor. She frankly did everything right and worked really hard. We are very pleased. I would strong recommend her to any prospective buyers and sellers.
-Dick Barton, Park Ridge, Il, Client
"Mary Beth Balcarcel has my highest recommendation to anyone looking for a real estate agent in the Chicagoland area. She put up with my multiple month long search for a condo in 2014; I ultimately got cold feet and didn't buy anything. In the years since, any time I wanted to see a potential home, Mary Beth would always take the time to show it, even if she knew my …
-Ken Hoffmann, Client