Marcia joined Dream Town as a Residential Specialist. As a lifetime Chicago resident and over 16 years of experience in real estate she has an in depth knowledge of the diverse Chicago neighborhoods and surrounding suburbs.
Marcia's commitment is to fully comprehend a client's particular need and educate them on the current marketplace to make the process easier. As a long time owner of both residential and investment properties, she understands firsthand the complexity and financial importance of buying and selling. Whether you are an individual looking for your first condo, an investor looking for multiple or multi-unit buildings, or a homeowner looking to put your home on the market, Marcia\'s expertise, honesty and attention to detail make her a true joy to work with.
Marcia's goal is to build a long term partnership with her clients by offering outstanding client service. She enjoys working with buyers and sellers in every price range.
Her experience in real estate and background in Corporate Marketing has given her the opportunity to build a successful and rewarding career. When not working, she enjoys running, cooking, trying out new restaurants, movies, the theatre, concerts, gardening, passionate about traveling and spending time with friends and family.
I have worked with Marcia for over a decade and she is amazing. Just recently, she helped us sell our house and she put together a FANTASTIC strategy. There was a house in our neighborhood that had been sold far below it's market value and it was creating an issue in getting our house sold at the price we felt our house was worth. Marcia tracked down the agent who sold the other house and obtained a letter from the agent identifying the extenuating circumstances as to why it had been sold for so much lower than its market value. She was relentless in her efforts to get our house sold in terms of showings, open houses, and follow-ups. And sheâ??s extremely agile â?? accommodating client needs while knowing when to advocate strongly where she feels it will result in the best outcome for her client. Exactly the kind of partner you want when youâ??re buying or selling major assets.
My husband and I loved working with Marcia! She was kind and patient throughout the home buying process. We started working with her in November of 2019. What set her apart from other realtors we worked with was that she wasn't pushy. Some realtors like every house they show potential clients. However, Marcia was honest and forthcoming about the properties and we really valued her opinion as she has been in this business for over 30+ years. When our offer was accepted, she was very helpful in scheduling with the other realtor for the inspection and final walk through as well as any other questions we had regarding the property. We also liked how she coordinated with our lawyer as it indicated that she was thoroughly invested in helping us achieve our goal of owning a home. We could not have purchased our home without Marcia's help and truly consider her one of the best real estate agents Chicago has to offer.
We love working with Marcia! We have worked with her three times now since 2012 and most recently earlier this summer. She is our go-to real estate agent and through the years, we trust her to have our best interest in mind throughout the process of buying and selling our condos. From our referrals, our family and friends have also worked with Marcia and are very happy with her service and professionalism. She is very organized, streamlined in her process, honest and straightforward, and fun to work with. We feel lucky that it has worked out so well with the first real estate agent we reached out to here in Chicago. For anything real estate related, we will continue to reach out to Marcia. Many thanks to both Marcia and Dreamtown! Sincerely, Janel and Paul Ott
We couldnâ??t have chosen a better realtor than Marcia when we were looking to see our condo! Her professionalism, plus personal interest in working with us made the entire experience go quickly and smoothly. Marcia took care of everything, meeting with us wherever and whenever it was convenient for for us. Much to our delight, we had a showing the very NEXT DAY after the listing was posted, followed by an offer THAT VERY DAY! We HIGHLY recommend Marcia to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.
I canâ??t say enough about our experience with Marcia. She guided us through our condo sale like a total pro. We rarely had questions for her as she was always updating us on the process and where we were in it. Iâ??ve never felt so confident working with an agent before. Not only did she direct us on everything we needed to do but she got multiple offers in 2 days of listing!!! And she got us a full price offer!! No hiccups or issues a completely smooth closing! Iâ??ll recommend her to all of my friends! Thank you so much Marcia!!
As a first-time home buyer, there were many situations my fiancÃ© and I encountered that we were new to, but Marcia made this process as seamless as possible. She was attentive to our needs, our likes and dislikes, and also inquired with us about important variables we never thought to include in our search. She was extremely responsive whenever we needed to contact her and proved an active, dedicated, and trustworthy member of our team. Marcia held our best interest the entire journey, and for that reason, she exceeded our expectations of a realtorâ??s role in our home buying mission. If you are looking for a realtor to help find your first home or forever home, Marcia is the one! Thank you, Marcia!
We couldnâ??t ask for a better agent. She helped us from the beginning to the end, answering questions 24/7. She made us feel ready, confident and the most important she made us feel secure of the delaciÃ³n of buying a house. We recommend Marcia 100%, she found our dream home and Iâ??m sure she will do the same for you !
Marcia has been our real estate agent for two times now. The first time she helped us with the purchase or our first condo in Rogers Park. The second time, just this past May 2018, she helped us with selling and buying our new condo in Ravenswood. From the moment we told her we were serious about moving, she put everything in gear to make it happen within our time frame. Amazingly, we put an offer on our current condo and received an offer on our previous condo one day after the other. Understanding that being able to close on both properties on the same day would save us a lot of money and headache, Marcia and the attorney she referred to us were very thorough and persistent with all parties involved to make the closings happen on the same day. Marcia was always patient, understanding, and very organized as our agent. She made our home buying experiences not only very streamlined, but also enjoyable. I appreciate her professionalism, candor, and calm but fun personality. I look forward to the next time we buy and have the opportunity to work with Marcia again - maybe a vacation home someday! Thanks again so much, for everything.
I recently retained Marcia when I began my search for a house. She was very accommodating and knowledgeable during the entire process. She worked hard to help find the place that was right for me. I am thankful for her perseverance. My family has used Marcia's services several times in the past because of her experience and expertise. We will continue to rely on her for all of our real estate needs. I would highly recommend her if you are buying or selling!
My wife and I were first time condo buyers, and Marcia took the time to run us through the process and make sure that we understood everything. We were on an extremely tight time schedule, as our landlords were forcing us out right in the middle of our search. Marcia worked tirelessly to find us potential condos, and even helped find temporary apartments just in case we didn't close before we got booted out. When the time came to view some places, she was honest with us about her impressions while still being professional. When we found the place we wanted, the initial negotiation was tough for us. We were extremely nervous about whether or not we should meet the owner in the middle between what we each offered, but Marcia insisted that we shouldn't budge. She thought that the owner was asking for far too much. A total badass. And it worked! They agreed to our price, and we ended up getting the place. The closing process dragged on, but she was there for us with whatever we needed. Marcia fought for us, and frankly, we asked a lot from her. But she was a total pro all the way through. We can't recommend her enough.
Choosing Marcia as my Real Estate Agent was one of the best decisions I've ever made! Knowing that I was a first-time home buyer, she took all the necessary time (and a lot of patience) to clearly explain the entire home purchasing process from start to finish as well as understand my specific needs and limitations (budget and a specific timing for closing). She went above and beyond to constantly make sure my expectations were met in every aspect (condo specifics, location, budget, timing for closing, etc). Marcia is a wealth of knowledge in the real estate industry, she's very professional, assertive, punctual, responsive and always has her Clients' best interest in mind! I would highly recommend Marcia to any person who wants a professional, worry-free home hunting/purchasing process. Hands-down, Marcia is one of the best realtors in Chicago!
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Marcia was patient with us in a very challenging market. She was flexible with our needs when we asked to see houses within a small window of opportunity. When we finally found a house she was efficient in writing up our offers. With Marcia's patience, we now have a house we feel we will live in for a long time.
Marcia was a pleasure to work with. I was a first time home buyer and really knew nothing about the process. Marcia was great at explaining each part of the process and being patient with all my questions. I never felt any pressure to buy and Marcia never complained when taking me to a million different properties. :) I would work with Marcia again in a heartbeat.
Marcia was wonderful to work with, and we really appreciated her advice and all her hard work. She was so patient with us as we agonized through the process in a difficult housing market. Marcia was recommended to me by a friend. And I will have no reservations in recommending Marcia to my friends and colleagues in the future.
Most real estate agents I have come across in my life have always followed the same pattern; they are your best friend when you are looking or selling. After you sign the contract they find little time for you. At the closing they are no where to be found and don't return phone calls. Marcia is an EXCEPTION to this pattern!! She was honest, knowledgeable and friendly throughout the entire process. I probably phoned her 30 times over the month and a half ordeal of buying a new condo. It's that kind of personal "touch" that is so important to a home buyer, especially during these difficult economic times.
We had been dreading the process of looking for a new home in a new town but Marcia made the process as smooth as it can be. She quickly learned about our preferences and wish list as she took the time to get to know what we want in a home. She was always calm and objective and helped us look beyond the obvious during our search. She is very experienced about the Chicago real estate market and we often found her input very thoughtful and insightful. Our search was long and on intermittent periods but we found that Marcia was always available and accommodating. Most importantly, she is a wonderful human being who is very easy going and relaxed. We would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone looking for a home in Chicago and would not look elsewhere for real estate agent if we need such services again.
If you plan to buy a home in the Chicago area you would be crazy not to choose Marcia Badillo as your agent! She was absolutely fantastic throughout the entire process. Marcia is very knowledgeable, communicates extremely well, and was always available to answer all of the many questions we had as first time home buyers. We had some issues with the sellers' agent taking forever to get back to us with information. Marcia handled the situation very professionally and worked continuously to keep the processing moving forward. By the time of our closing we definitely considered Marcia more of a friend than just an agent. She has even checked in with us since the closing to make sure we are happy with our new place. We would (and have) recommend her to any and all of our friends and family.
"With Marcia's help I was able to complete a property transaction that was statistically improbable. Many people today talk about purchasing distressed properties but these "great deals" are typically a mirage. However, Marcia's expert knowledge enabled me to obtain a distressed property at a great value without getting my hopes up during the slow process. Without Marcia's finesse, her rapid responsiveness to the tight deadlines instated by the seller's lien holders, and her cooperative contacts, my transaction would not have been possible. Additionally, Marcia is a real estate investor herself and is honest about the risks and rewards of real estate transactions, especially in the enigmatic market that was created by the bursting of the real estate bubble. Although my real estate purchase was much more difficult than most, I could see Marcia's genuine excitement for me when the transaction was complete. It is her aforementioned skill set as well as her excitement for me when I found a home that gives me the confidence to recommend Marcia to anyone in need! Thank you, Marcia!"
Being first-time homebuyers, Claire and I weren't always sure if we were asking the right questions or looking for the right answers. Marcia was very helpful in guiding through the home buying process and was there with us every step of the way. She made herself available whenever we had questions or wanted to look at something different. She understood that, as first-time homebuyers, we were going to figure out what was most important to us as we went along. When we finally found the right home, Marcia was there helping us to the finish line. We appreciate her knowledge, experience, and professionalism. Thanks for everything, Marcia!
Since buying my condo in 2007, Marcia has taken excellent care of me. She answered my property tax questions, sent me a form for a homeowner's refund that I qualified for, and gave me comps information when I was applying for a Home Equity Loan. Now that's good customer service - long after the papers have been signed and commissions paid!Catherine - Rogers Park
Raymond and I wanted to say THANK YOU!! This entire home buying process was much easier than we both imagined! Marcia, you were a joy to work with. We felt like you understood what we were looking for, and guided us in the best direction. You were very friendly yet professional, flexible, responsive and understanding. These comments hold true for all of the individuals (attorney, lender & inspector) you referred to us. Raymond and Crystal, Lakeview
As a recently divorced Dad, I had specific needs for a single-family home - close to my son's school, a back yard to play ball in, and a real sense of a "home. " - a place my son could feel like home vs. just "Dad's house", and to build memories in. And at the time I was looking, there were a lot of other things on my mind - and some uncertainty as to financials. Marcia really understood where I was coming from during this challenging time. She was compassionate yet energetic, and really made the process fun! I couldn't be more thrilled with the result - a beautiful home I can afford; five minutes from my son's mom's home. I didn't think it was possible to have it all, but do, thanks to Marcia!Mike M. , Lincoln Square
As first-time home buyers, we really weren't sure what we were looking for or what to expect! Marcia did a great job of showing us a variety of places to keep our options open and was extremely patient! We must have gone to the same place at least 3 times! We are very pleased with our new place and looking forward to sharing with our friends and family. Thanks Marcia for all your help!Cate and Chris, West Loop
We were new to Chicago and really got lucky to meet Marcia. We knew she had other clients but she made us feel like we were her only ones. She is a tireless worker and really educated us on the Chicago neighborhoods and surrounding suburbs. What started as a search for condos in Lincoln Park/Roscoe Village/Lakeview areas moved to a single family home search in Oak Park. The story ends with us in Park Ridge and loving the perfect house for us. She gave us all the information we needed to make our decision. I think we would have "settled" for something less if we had a different broker working with us. We read her website testimonials while we were
Thanks again for all of your help in finding my HOME. Your patience & expertise was exceptional. I went into this venture with very little knowledge of real estate and with your guidance I felt comfortable with the buying process of my condo. You really went above and beyond the call of duty in helping me to deal with a difficult seller. Your composure, professionalism and humor made the situation bearable. I am very happy with the outcome of my new home & know that I got a great deal! Denise SiegalUptown
Marcia has been my realtor for 3 different home transactions (2 as a buyer, 1 as a seller) and each time I have relied more and more on her judgment and professionalism, and trust her implicitly at every step of the process. I was a novice in the world of buying and selling a home; she was my go-to person throughout the whole process from the housing search to the financing, from the negotiating to the actual move in, and sometimes even beyond for refinancing and tax questions. Her experience and knowledge has been invaluable, and she has taken the time to explain the process to me in a way I can understand. If I have a question she can't answer, she has always been able to find me someone who can speak to it. She has always been on time for our appointments and makes herself available at all hours, which I can't say enough about after dealing with other agents in the home buying process. More important to me than the business aspect, Marcia understands that buying and selling a home is an emotional experience. No matter how much we look at the numbers, neighborhoods, room sizes, and upgrades, these are not the reasons we may fall in love with a place, and she has the patience and the insight to help me find what I am looking for in the perfect home, even if I don't know how to communicate it clearly! Sonya P. South Loop
My buying and selling experiences with Marcia Badillo have been both enjoyable and productive. I've never worked with another Realtor who was more willing to put in the time and effort to find the right property or the right buyer, and I've been continually impressed and sometimes amazed at how hard she works to make sure everything comes together. In addition to her business acumen and dedication to her clients, she has always acted professionally and maintains her composure and positive attitude in every situation. Any time I hear someone's looking to buy or sell a property in Chicago, I refer them to Marcia with complete confidence. Nick L. Logan Square
My wife and I had a pleasant experience working with Marcia. She's a very knowledgeable, friendly, and patient individual with a drive to find exactly what we were looking for. We found the perfect home for us and we thank Marcia for making it happen. We've already recommended Marcia to all our friends and Marcia will definitely be the first person we call for our next real estate investment. Thanks Marcia. Jaime and Clara GSouth Loop
I really enjoyed having Marcia as my realtor. She was very patient with me and continuously adjusted to my schedule. She's not pushy about making a sale, which helped make my purchase decision easier. Her knowledge of the market is excellent and her assessments of the various properties were always on the mark. Furthermore, she made me feel comfortable in my choice. I will use her services again on my next real estate venture. Jim HooverNear West Side
Marcia Badillo puts the Real in Realtor! I was looking at buying my first place and Marcia took the time to explain how important it was to consider the location, and then what was in my financial means. To do so, Marcia met me at my local Starbucks on a Saturday and explained the entire buying process. She provided me not only a cup of coffee, but a very detailed timeline which included referrals of attorneys as well as property inspectors. It was so helpful to have that information through out my entire house hunting experience. I felt very informed and aware of each step in the process. She would send me MLS updates daily and always schedule appointments to look at condos when it was convenient for me. Marcia always had my needs in mind. She is also a very patient agent. She and I must have looked at 10 or places before I finally found my place! My experience working with Marcia was positive, professional and educational. I have since referred her to my friends. When I am ready to buy my next place, Marcia Badillo will be my Realtor! -Catherine H Portage Park
Marcia is great! As someone who was selling their existing place and buying a new one Marcia was able to give me insights on both sides of the table. Throughout the process she really made me feel as if I was her only client! I don't know how she does it, but, she was able to quickly understand what I was looking for, identify the implications of various options, and simplify the process over all. I was able to focus on moving and what I wanted because I knew Marcia had all the details covered for me! I will not hesitate to recommend her to anybody who asks for an excellent agent. Mark Skroch, Lakeview
We would like to say Marcia is a true real estate professional. We had only one day to look at properties and she was so well organized that we saw every property we wanted and few extra. She went the extra mile to make sure we had a good feel for what was in the market. We are from out of town so communication was critical, and Marcia was fantastic. We have bought several homes in the past and by far Marcia was the best agent we have worked with. John & Sharon N. , Streeterville
I was very satisfied with your knowledge of the different areas and the real estate market, and your desire to actually understand my needs. . . not only were you great in helping me understand the home buying process, you provided an objective set of eyes for me, which was invaluable. . . you were very upfront on all issues, and followed through on every commitment you made. Which, in this day and age, is very refreshing. Thank you Marcia! Danielle M. , Portage Park
Thank you Marcia for your honest opinion, advice, direction, and a listening ear for us being first-time homebuyers in a new city that we truly love. You bring charm, humor, expertise, and confidence to the real estate profession. We were quite impressed with the large array of professional referrals you recommended to us such as home inspectors, handyman, and lawyers. We look forward to a continued relationship with you. You are a person with whom it is a pleasure to work with and to whom we would unconditionally recommend to our friends that live in here or are new to Chicago. Marcia Badillo our Dream Home Realtor, thank you for our Dream Home! We love it !! P. S Dream Town is very User Friendly web site. Xunrong Luo John Travers Jr Lakeview
We stumbled across Marcia one Sunday afternoon at an open house. We had just started looking for our first Condo. From the minute we left the open house talking with Marcia, we decided how comfortable and how easy Marcia explained things. As a Real estate agent, she really listened to what we wanted and did not push anything on us that we could not afford. I remember we had a list of thing we wanted and did not want in a place and Marcia was patient enough to work with us till we found the right place. Marcia was always able to set up appointments to see the properties we were interested in. We would definitely recommend Marcia to anyone who is looking for an excellent agent. Brian & Ann Marie Shaw, Logan Square
We had the privilege of being Marcia's first clients. This purchase was an investment property for one of us and a lease-to-own for the other. We had a vague idea of what we wanted and the price range, but left the details to Marcia. Within two weeks, Marcia had shown us the property that we liked and we moved forward with the purchase. Marcia's professionalism, her knowledge of the market, her insights into her client's needs, spoken and unspoken, and her ability to negotiate on your behalf all make her an exceptional realtor. We would definitely recommend Marcia to many of the prospective buyers out there. Thanks Marcia, you made the whole process so fun and easy. Reena and Wendy, Loop
I moved to Chicago from Washington, DC in August of 2007. My search for a home began on the internet, where I found Dream Town's user-friendly website, and my agent, Marcia Badillo. I e-mailed Marcia and warned her that my price range was under $250K -- I'm a teacher -- and that I didn't want even to look at anything I couldn't afford. My timeframe was also very tight -- I could only come to Chicago for one day to look for a new place to live. None of this seems to bother Marcia or deter her from giving me outstanding service. She treated me as if I were a million-dollar client, not someone who could barely afford to buy in this market. I arrived early in the morning on a Monday in May, she showed me the 14 properties we had singled out on the web in advance, and by 11:45am we were in a coffee shop in Rogers Park making an offer and writing a check for earnest money. She was patient, supportive, and worked within my parameters and brought all her skills and knowledge to the table. She referred me to an exceptional attorney who handled all my affairs, even from long distance. When my condo in DC didn't close on time due to a deed-filing error (not under my control), she stuck by me and communicated with the attorney and the seller's agent on a daily basis until we finally closed a month later. I couldn't imagine a more positive experience than working with Marcia.
I really didn't like to work with real estate agents (I had many bad experiences) until I met Marcia Badillo. She is just the best and changed my mind about their job. I remember when I met her she did not sound desperate like many others real estate agents who I've met before. She just asked me for details and my permission to send me some properties that I might be interested in. I spent some time looking at properties with her and saw how professional she was at her job. It did not take me long to realize that if I really wanted to sell my place, Marcia would be the best choice. I had my condo for "sale by owner" and I needed to purchase a single family home. The best part is that my condo was sold in one week. Marcia also helped me with many others aspects of the process. My attorney was not the best and missed important details that Marcia pointed out before the closing date. Communication with the buyer was very difficult, and the developer of the new home that I was buying as well. I think without her experience it wouldn't have been that easy or it may not have happened. Today I have a new construction single family home and I am very happy!Marcia Badillo is just the best!Dr. Vila, Fuller Park
Marcia was always available to me as I had questions on my transaction. Her advice and counsel was invaluable to me. She was honest and thoughtful in her advice. She went out of her way to help me as issues came up relative to inspections and repairs that became necessary.
Marcia is one of the four Real Estate agents my wife and I had a chance to meet. Even though we're first time buyers, my wife and I felt that she is the best among the four. She is very professional, patient and down to earth type of person. She doesn't rush you to make a decision. She recommends people that can be trusted and does a great job like the building inspector that inspected the home we finally purchased. She is so nice and caring that my 3 year old son who comes with us house hunting is always asking if we are going to see Marcia. If you need a Real Estate Agent, get in touch with her and see for yourself how good she is. She is a Real Estate Expert. Fred, Milet and 7 lovely kids, Romeoville
Marcia is a great real estate agent! She was very helpful and patient with us. My husband and I enjoyed working with her and appreciate all her hard work. She did a great job finding houses she thought were worth looking at. Thanks Marcia for all your help. We had a great experience choosing you and Dream Town. Maria B. & Fernando S. , Garfield Ridge
Marcia was a great help and resource through our property buying process, sticking with us through almost purchasing a two-flat and then through buying our first house (yay!). Marcia always has a lot of information, whether it's about neighborhoods, contractors, or schools. Early on, we sat down with Marcia and had a long talk about what we were looking for, so she knew what we would or would not be interested in - because of this, it didn't take long for her to find us what we were looking for (unlike the last agent we worked with, who seemed to want to show us EVERYTHING - Marcia helped us clarify our search). Marcia was always helpful, flexible and easy to get along with, and (this one is important) we never got the feeling that she was pushing us to buy something, even though it took a while for us to find what we wanted. I would recommend Marcia to anyone (and have!) who's looking for an agent that they can trust!Steven & Chris Long, Brookfield, IL
Marcia did an amazing job assisting my husband and I with both selling and buying a home. With state of the real estate market during our process, there were unforeseen complications but having an advocate like Marcia on our side enabled us to navigate through what would otherwise have been a daunting experience. We purchased a new construction home so there were a lot of extra steps that Marcia helped us with including multiple inspections, contract negotiations, new construction delays, etc. She was a strong and knowledgeable advocate for us throughout the construction process. Marcia clearly explained the real estate processes to us and helped to ease our minds during what could've been a much more stressful process. She even provided a step by step timeline to guide us in our preparation for closing. Marcia provided wonderful references (real estate attorney, inspector etc) which helped our closing process go smoothly. Overall we felt that Marcia did an excellent job. She is dedicated, hard working, knowledgeable, professional, and great to work with. We have already recommended her to our friends and will continue to do so. Thank you Marcia for helping us get the house of our dreams!Phil & Joline N. , Humboldt Park
It was a great pleasure having Marcia as our agent. Marcia was very efficient and this was evident from the very beginning when we discussed with her the specs and all the additional details we were looking for in a condo, and during the search process. We appreciated the fact that Marcia acknowledged our opinion/doubts and readily gave her professional opinion/advice whenever we were discussing the options, and at the same time we felt that she was personally involved in the process of buying the condo. She was very helpful during negotiations (offers) and we were grateful that she was with us every step of the way. Her warmth, patience, responsiveness, and expertise are greatly appreciated. We will not hesitate to recommend her to anybody who asks for an excellent agent. Nada & Hassib Jaber, Lakeview
Marcia is a great real estate agent! She's extremely efficient and an expert in her business. My husband and I enjoyed working with her and appreciated her professionalism. We are enjoying our house immensely. Thanks to you Marcia!Anabel & Moses Gomez, Garfield Ridge
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