As a life-long resident of Chicago, Maria has a profound understanding of the city and its many neighborhoods. She couples this innate knowledge with her former experience as a corporate marketing manager to develop successful strategies in buying and selling residential real estate. A thorough grasp marketing tactics and a Rolodex of media contacts, backed byaggressive negotiation strategies make Maria a model REALTOR®.
Maria has a balanced practice, assisting both buyers and sellers. A multi-million dollar home in Lincoln Park or selling a condo in a River North boutique building – Maria has broad expertise. Her understanding of interior design is often seen as a value-add with clients. Maria shares creative ways to leverage the space and blend form and function with each client's personal style to make the perfect home. She uses this same passion in photographing and staging homes prior to listing for sale. She considers it a true honor to be a trusted advisor in assisting each client with the many decisions related to buying or selling a home. It is for that reason she remains primarily a "referral" and "return" client agent.
The foundation of Maria's practice is the luxury market and long-term buy sell client relationships. She also covers corporate relocations, first-time buyers and leasing. Maria is a multi-million dollar producer and has been recognized as a "Top Producer" by The Chicago Association of Realtors. Her career milestones have brought industry recognition; a featured cover story in Chicago Agent Magazine and she has been invited to speak to other agents on the tools and skills needed to be successful in the market place.
Maria obtained a BA degree in corporate communications from Dominican University in 2002. She lives with her husband and son in a historic landmark building in the Ukrainian Village neighborhood. Outside of real estate, Maria is always game to try a new Chicago restaurant, sneak in a yoga class or go for a run.
Maria was very professional and knowledgable, she really cares about the clients. Throughout the whole process we felt confident with Maria that she would to the best for us. She us a lot of new information about the real estate t.......she is very detail oriented and she will make sure that every single thing is in the right place. it was a pleasure working with her, and we are happy to recommend her as a great agent. We also are looking forward working with her in the future!
Maria was an exceptional realtor who provided wonderful guidance throughout what can be a stressful and emotional process. She was proactive in seeking out potential openings in buildings that I had expressed interest in, aggressive in getting me in early to see new listings, endlessly patient with my many, many questions, and a calming, friendly, and FUN person to work with in general. I'm happily settling in to my new home, and looking back am so grateful and lucky to have found her!! Thank you SO much!
My experience working with Maria at Dream Town was great and I was very happy having her help me find a new home. She had sold my parents' condo and came highly recommended by my mom. Not only does she have a lot of experience and know the areas I was looking in very well, I also felt she listened to what I was looking for in a home. She also encouraged me to keep an open mind when she sent me places, pointing out details she thought would fit my lifestyle. This was huge for me since I don't have a lot of experience buying (this was only my second time) and she was really able to show me things about some units that I would have normally not considered or passed up out of ignorance. Most importantly, I felt in negotiations that she always had my back and was in my corner. I never felt that she was rushing me to just buy to get a sale through, which is how I have felt with previous real estate agents. Also, working with her doesn't end at the contract. She continued to support me throughout the entire process from contract signature to the closing and even offered her help after I closed, if I needed someone to meet contractors etc. Overall, I would definitely recommend Maria to anyone looking to buy or sell. Very happy with my results.
I couldn't have been happier with Maria as my agent for both the sale and purchase of my new home. She made the whole process very easy for me. I felt comfortable asking questions and not only was Maria super responsive but would check in often. She goes above and beyond what I was used to an real estate agent providing. Will definitely be recommending Maria to any friends or family in the future.
Maria is an absolute doll and hands down the best broker we have ever worked with. Absolute dynamite. New York transplants....we were very nervous about moving to Chicago in fear that we wouldn't be able to find the perfect home. Maria was the 2nd broker we had worked with as the first one just wasn't doing it for us. She helped us dissect all of our wants and needs and only showed us places that fell into those. She has so much knowledge about Chicago and took us on the best driving tour to help break it down for us. I would highly recommend her to anyone. Not only does she help you find your home, she watches out for you to make sure it is the perfect decision for you and your family. Will definitely keep in touch with her and use her for any future home buying or selling :)
Maria is hands down the best realtor we have ever worked with! We were new to the Chicago area and Maria took additional time to give us tours of the different neighborhoods, which helped us immensely in selecting the right neighborhood for us. She was an excellent negotiator on our behalf and she always responded immediately to any communications. We would highly recommend Maria to anyone who needs a realtor in the Chicago area and we would never use anyone else in the future. We are looking forward to buying a home in the near future, primarily because we are excited to work with Maria again!
Maria is a pro. If you want to sell or buy a property in the Chicago area, she's the one to call. She sold my Chicago condo in a week. My daughter recommended Maria to me because she worked with her on buying and then selling her condo in the West Loop. I have recommended her many times with the same results for all. I only wish her territory was in the Northern Suburbs too!
We just had the quickest and easiest condo sale - Maria Casciaro exceeded ALL of our expectations (which were pretty high) and got us a better offer (actually, multiple offers) than we even thought possible. Such a PRO! Maria was proactive, knowledgeable and resourceful throughout the entire process.
I had the pleasure of working with Maria on my recent home purchase. She was able to find me a condo that met all of my requirements and was extremely responsive and knowledgeable throughout the entire process. She is also extremely pleasant to talk to and really looks out for her clients. I would highly recommend working with Maria!
Maria made buying my first condo a pleasurable and stress-free experience. She listened to what I wanted and only showed me listings that met my criteria. She always responded quickly to all communications, and scheduled showings (around my schedule) as soon as I expressed interest. I love my new home and cannot thank her enough for making the process fun and easy.
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