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Mario Bongiorno

Licensed Real Estate Broker | The Hajdu Group

Mobile - 773.520.3035

About Mario

As a lifelong Chicagoan and the son of a real estate appraiser, Mario brings a legacy of direct experience to the Chicago real estate market. Today, he continues to forge his own path in the industry, combining his personal connection to Chicago communities with years of his own real estate expertise to helps buyers, sellers, and investors achieve their goals.

Mario started his real estate career as a property manager before diving into real estate sales, helping him become well-versed in all areas of the industry quickly. His attention to detail, patience, and dedication to advocating for his clients have been key to establishing himself as a broker and building his loyal client base. Mario understands the gravity of a home purchase or sale, and strives to offer an honest and level-headed perspective to help his clients make good decisions at every stage of the process. Above all aspects of his role as a real estate professional, building relationships and helping his clients are most important to him.

In his spare time, Mario enjoys visiting Chicago’s world-class museums and learning about the city’s rich history and architecture. He also enjoys cheering on his neighborhood baseball team, the Chicago Cubs, and most recently started practicing yoga.

What Mario's Clients Say

My wife and I used Mario to help us find our first home and could not have been more thankful for his professional approach and friendly service. He was able to effectively negotiate the purchase price and get us under contract. He was helpful throughout the entire purchasing process.

Park Ridge

From the moment we met with Mario to discuss the process of selling our first home, he set the bar high. His process was thorough. He was fair, honest, and realistic. He helped guide us in making decisions that would benefit us, and gave us 110% of his time. He was available to discuss questions or concerns that we had, and that was very important to us. His attitude was positive always. He worked so well with other agents that toured our home, and we were blown away with how incredibly beautiful he marketed our property. From start to finish Mario was a class act, and truly delivered what he said he would for us. We were happy to sell over what we had anticipated! If you are looking for a realtor that will put your interests before their own, listen to your needs, and guide you throughout the process then Mario Bongiorno is your guy. We couldn't be happier with how the sale of our first home went! Thank you so much for taking us through the process Mario, and we look forward to working with you on our next big purchase!

1. Why did you decide to make a move? In this insane market, it was super helpful to have a trusted realtor with the background Mario had to not only make the buying process easy - but also to navigate a lot of things about home ownership/home buying we hadn't considered before. We wanted something that would be big enough for our growing family, but not too overwhelming (and within our price range). Mario not only helped us find the home of our dreams - he sent us a nice pizza pie after it closed! 2. What were you looking for in your Realtor. I'm married, but him being great looking doesn't hurt. Also, he is incredibly patient - takes time to walk through every aspect of the home buying/selling process - and LISTENS! 3. Why did you choose us? I love the Mario Bongiorno team because how accessible he was, how incredible our photos turned out, how much we got for our home (above asking!) and for how smoothe it all was. 4. What did you value most about our service? Mario is great - but the legal team he used, the photographer, even the cleaning service he recommended were also top notch. 5. What advice would you give to a potential buyer or seller? We initially reached out to Mario 8 months before we even made a move to get feelers out there. From that first call he had an idea of what we were looking for and the timeline we were working on, and never pressured us to move any faster! Once we found our dream home, he was on that like a LION IN HEAT! SO fast and efficient, we were able to move in in under 20 days!

La Grange Park

Mario, I want to express my appreciation for the way you took the time to understand exactly what I was looking for in a new home. It made all the difference to know that you were mindful of the details. My trust in your ability grew quickly, and i was over the moon when you found this home. It is right for me in every aspect. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, I am forever grateful.

What can I say, Mario was hands down the best choice I could make in finding a realtor! I decided to put my condo on the market since this is a sellers market and from Day One Mario was all over it! From setting up an initial walk thru to going over and deciding the right asking price to setting up professional pictures to the very end, helping me with the final walk thru. Mario is Magic! As a first time seller I had tons of questions and he answered them with ease. In the end, my condo sold within 3 days of being on the MLS with competing offers! He is not only a genuine realtor but a friend who will always have my best interests in mind. Thank You Thank You Thank You again Mario! Truly the best of the best!

My wife and I just had a baby and we were outgrowing our condo so we started looking for Houses. We wanted a realtor that wasn't pushy and over opinionated but someone who listed to what our wants and must haves were and understood the route we wanted to take. A few friends of mine recommended Mario so I gave him a shot, and let me tell you it was the best decision we could have made. He listened more then he talked and the FIRST house we went to see with him was our perfect house. We got into a bidding war with someone else who wanted the house but With Mario's knowledge and thinking outside the box ideas, we won the bidding war and closed on our forever home!! Easiest house hunting experience ever! I can't recommend Mario and Dreamtown enough. It was a great experience working with them.

My girlfiend and I were in search of a new home after we had sold our town house this summer. I knew that with how competitive the market was I was going to need help buying a new home. I came across Mario Bongiorno's name from DreamTown Realty and I could not have been happier with his service! Mario was very active and responsive in trying to find us our forever home. He made sure that every time we were interested in a property we were able to get in and see it in no time. This was a great help in the competitive market. Mario has great contacts that we came to notice through the home buying process. Whether it was his contacts from DreamTown Realty who helped us or the great inspectors he referred to us it really made a difference in the home buying process. Mario was such a great help and I thank him and DreamTown Realty for their service! I highly recommend!

Working with Mario was a dream! He was incredibly supportive and hardworking throughout the sale of my home. He was confident and explained everything so that I (as a first time home seller) could understand the entire process from start to finish. He is prompt in his communication and is very hands on throughout the process. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to sell their home!

Mario is a very professional, ethical, smart, hardworking, creative real estate agent who leaves no stones unturned. We used him to sell a Chicago condo that we've had rented out for many years and since we now live in the burbs it wants easy for us to coordinate some fix ups and cleaning that was needed before listing the property. Mario took all of that on for us. He hired contractors, cleaning people and staging company and while we paid the bills Mario coordinated with each one of them so we didn't have to drive into the city. We are very pleased and impressed and the condo had multiple offers within 2 days of listing. Thanks again Mario!

Mario was a phenomenal Real Estate Professional to work with! I highly recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in the Chicago area. We closed in May and he continues to go above and beyond for us and ensuring our new home dreams came true. At each showing, he is incredibly thorough-looking in closets, under cabinets and checking for any flood damage or any red flags. His vast knowledge of homes was incredibly helpful in making an informed decision. We are first time home buyers/owners, and Mario made us feel confident about the entire process from showings to negotiations, inspections and more.

We recently purchased a home with Mario as our realtor, and would strongly recommend him, especially to first-time home buyers. We were shopping on a budget during the pandemic market boom, and have frankly lost count of the number of homes we saw. Fortunately, not only is Mario incredibly professional, but he is also very knowledgeable about real estate, easy-going and patient. He has a keen eye for detail, and would point out any issues he noticed when we toured different properties. When we had questions or concerns, he would address them immediately. He was very accommodating to our work schedules, helping us schedule appointments much earlier or much later in the day when needed. It was challenging, but he ultimately helped us find the perfect home that met all our criteria. When we were ready to make an offer, he worked late to draft it, so that it could be submitted as soon as possible. Mario very clearly prioritizes his clients' interests, and will advocate on their behalf should the occasion arise. We had a very positive experience working with him, and remain grateful for the help that he provided throughout the home-buying process.

Why did you decide to make a move? In this insane market, it was super helpful to have a trusted realtor with the background Mario had to not only make the buying process easy - but also to navigate a lot of things about home ownership/home buying we hadn't considered before. We wanted something that would be big enough for our growing family, but not too overwhelming (and within our price range). Mario not only helped us find the home of our dreams - he sent us a nice pizza pie after it closed! What were you looking for in your Realtor. I'm married, but him being great looking doesn't hurt. Also, he is incredibly patient - takes time to walk through every aspect of the home buying/selling process - and LISTENS! Why did you choose us? I love the Mario Bongiorno team because how accessible he was, how incredible our photos turned out, how much we got for our home (above asking!) and for how smooth it all was. What did you value most about our service? Mario is great - but the legal team he used, the photographer, even the cleaning service he recommended were also top notch. What advice would you give to a potential buyer or seller? We initially reached out to Mario 8 months before we even made a move to get feelers out there. From that first call he had an idea of what we were looking for and the timeline we were working on, and never pressured us to move any faster! Once we found our dream home, he was on that like a LION IN HEAT! SO fast and efficient, we were able to move in in under 20 days!

Working with Mario was a dream! He was incredibly supportive and hardworking throughout the sale of my home. He was confident and explained everything so that I (as a first time home seller) could understand the entire process from start to finish. He is prompt in his communication and is very hands on throughout the process. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to sell their home!

Mario is a very professional, ethical, smart, hardworking, creative real estate agent who leaves no stones unturned. We used him to sell a Chicago condo that we've had rented out for many years and since we now live in the burbs it wants easy for us to coordinate some fix ups and cleaning that was needed before listing the property. Mario took all of that on for us. He hired contractors, cleaning people and staging company and while we paid the bills Mario coordinated with each one of them so we didn't have to drive into the city. We are very pleased and impressed and the condo had multiple offers within 2 days of listing. Thanks again Mario!

Mario was a phenomenal Real Estate Professional to work with! I highly recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in the Chicago area. We closed in May and he continues to go above and beyond for us and ensuring our new home dreams came true. At each showing, he is incredibly thorough-looking in closets, under cabinets and checking for any flood damage or any red flags. His vast knowledge of homes was incredibly helpful in making an informed decision. We are first time home buyers/owners, and Mario made us feel confident about the entire process from showings to negotiations, inspections and more.

My wife and I just had a baby and we were outgrowing our condo so we started looking for Houses. We wanted a realtor that wasn't pushy and over opinionated but someone who listed to what our wants and must haves were and understood the route we wanted to take. A few friends of mine recommended Mario so I gave him a shot, and let me tell you it was the best decision we could have made. He listened more then he talked and the FIRST house we went to see with him was our perfect house. We got into a bidding war with someone else who wanted the house but With Mario's knowledge and thinking outside the box ideas, we won the bidding war and closed on our forever home!! Easiest house hunting experience ever! I can't recommend Mario and Dreamtown enough. It was a great experience working with them.

What can I say, Mario was hands down the best choice I could make in finding a realtor! I decided to put my condo on the market since this is a sellers market and from Day One Mario was all over it! From setting up an initial walk thru to going over and deciding the right asking price to setting up professional pictures to the very end, helping me with the final walk thru. Mario is Magic! As a first time seller I had tons of questions and he answered them with ease. In the end, my condo sold within 3 days of being on the MLS with competing offers! He is not only a genuine realtor but a friend who will always have my best interests in mind. Thank You Thank You Thank You again Mario! Truly the best of the best!

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My wife and I used Mario to help us find our first home and could not have been more thankful for his professional approach and friendly service. He was able to effectively negotiate the purchase price and get us under contract. He was helpful throughout the entire purchasing process.

Joe K.
Park Ridge

From the moment we met with Mario to discuss the process of selling our first home, he set the bar high. His process was thorough. He was fair, honest, and realistic. He helped guide us in making decisions that would benefit us, and gave us 110% of his time. He was available to discuss questions or concerns that we had, and that was very important to us. His attitude was positive always. He worked so well with other agents that toured our home, and we were blown away with how incredibly beautiful he marketed our property. From start to finish Mario was a class act, and truly delivered what he said he would for us. We were happy to sell over what we had anticipated! If you are looking for a realtor that will put your interests before their own, listen to your needs, and guide you throughout the process then Mario Bongiorno is your guy. We couldn't be happier with how the sale of our first home went! Thank you so much for taking us through the process Mario, and we look forward to working with you on our next big purchase!

Meg M.

1. Why did you decide to make a move? In this insane market, it was super helpful to have a trusted realtor with the background Mario had to not only make the buying process easy - but also to navigate a lot of things about home ownership/home buying we hadn't considered before. We wanted something that would be big enough for our growing family, but not too overwhelming (and within our price range). Mario not only helped us find the home of our dreams - he sent us a nice pizza pie after it closed! 2. What were you looking for in your Realtor. I'm married, but him being great looking doesn't hurt. Also, he is incredibly patient - takes time to walk through every aspect of the home buying/selling process - and LISTENS! 3. Why did you choose us? I love the Mario Bongiorno team because how accessible he was, how incredible our photos turned out, how much we got for our home (above asking!) and for how smoothe it all was. 4. What did you value most about our service? Mario is great - but the legal team he used, the photographer, even the cleaning service he recommended were also top notch. 5. What advice would you give to a potential buyer or seller? We initially reached out to Mario 8 months before we even made a move to get feelers out there. From that first call he had an idea of what we were looking for and the timeline we were working on, and never pressured us to move any faster! Once we found our dream home, he was on that like a LION IN HEAT! SO fast and efficient, we were able to move in in under 20 days!

Kelsie S.
La Grange Park

Mario, I want to express my appreciation for the way you took the time to understand exactly what I was looking for in a new home. It made all the difference to know that you were mindful of the details. My trust in your ability grew quickly, and i was over the moon when you found this home. It is right for me in every aspect. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, I am forever grateful.

Natalie M.

What can I say, Mario was hands down the best choice I could make in finding a realtor! I decided to put my condo on the market since this is a sellers market and from Day One Mario was all over it! From setting up an initial walk thru to going over and deciding the right asking price to setting up professional pictures to the very end, helping me with the final walk thru. Mario is Magic! As a first time seller I had tons of questions and he answered them with ease. In the end, my condo sold within 3 days of being on the MLS with competing offers! He is not only a genuine realtor but a friend who will always have my best interests in mind. Thank You Thank You Thank You again Mario! Truly the best of the best!

Nicole H.

My wife and I just had a baby and we were outgrowing our condo so we started looking for Houses. We wanted a realtor that wasn't pushy and over opinionated but someone who listed to what our wants and must haves were and understood the route we wanted to take. A few friends of mine recommended Mario so I gave him a shot, and let me tell you it was the best decision we could have made. He listened more then he talked and the FIRST house we went to see with him was our perfect house. We got into a bidding war with someone else who wanted the house but With Mario's knowledge and thinking outside the box ideas, we won the bidding war and closed on our forever home!! Easiest house hunting experience ever! I can't recommend Mario and Dreamtown enough. It was a great experience working with them.

CFD 1.

My girlfiend and I were in search of a new home after we had sold our town house this summer. I knew that with how competitive the market was I was going to need help buying a new home. I came across Mario Bongiorno's name from DreamTown Realty and I could not have been happier with his service! Mario was very active and responsive in trying to find us our forever home. He made sure that every time we were interested in a property we were able to get in and see it in no time. This was a great help in the competitive market. Mario has great contacts that we came to notice through the home buying process. Whether it was his contacts from DreamTown Realty who helped us or the great inspectors he referred to us it really made a difference in the home buying process. Mario was such a great help and I thank him and DreamTown Realty for their service! I highly recommend!

Dominick M.

Working with Mario was a dream! He was incredibly supportive and hardworking throughout the sale of my home. He was confident and explained everything so that I (as a first time home seller) could understand the entire process from start to finish. He is prompt in his communication and is very hands on throughout the process. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to sell their home!

Aimee K.

Mario is a very professional, ethical, smart, hardworking, creative real estate agent who leaves no stones unturned. We used him to sell a Chicago condo that we've had rented out for many years and since we now live in the burbs it wants easy for us to coordinate some fix ups and cleaning that was needed before listing the property. Mario took all of that on for us. He hired contractors, cleaning people and staging company and while we paid the bills Mario coordinated with each one of them so we didn't have to drive into the city. We are very pleased and impressed and the condo had multiple offers within 2 days of listing. Thanks again Mario!

Andrew H.

Mario was a phenomenal Real Estate Professional to work with! I highly recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in the Chicago area. We closed in May and he continues to go above and beyond for us and ensuring our new home dreams came true. At each showing, he is incredibly thorough-looking in closets, under cabinets and checking for any flood damage or any red flags. His vast knowledge of homes was incredibly helpful in making an informed decision. We are first time home buyers/owners, and Mario made us feel confident about the entire process from showings to negotiations, inspections and more.

Danielle C.

We recently purchased a home with Mario as our realtor, and would strongly recommend him, especially to first-time home buyers. We were shopping on a budget during the pandemic market boom, and have frankly lost count of the number of homes we saw. Fortunately, not only is Mario incredibly professional, but he is also very knowledgeable about real estate, easy-going and patient. He has a keen eye for detail, and would point out any issues he noticed when we toured different properties. When we had questions or concerns, he would address them immediately. He was very accommodating to our work schedules, helping us schedule appointments much earlier or much later in the day when needed. It was challenging, but he ultimately helped us find the perfect home that met all our criteria. When we were ready to make an offer, he worked late to draft it, so that it could be submitted as soon as possible. Mario very clearly prioritizes his clients' interests, and will advocate on their behalf should the occasion arise. We had a very positive experience working with him, and remain grateful for the help that he provided throughout the home-buying process.

Loretta A.

Why did you decide to make a move? In this insane market, it was super helpful to have a trusted realtor with the background Mario had to not only make the buying process easy - but also to navigate a lot of things about home ownership/home buying we hadn't considered before. We wanted something that would be big enough for our growing family, but not too overwhelming (and within our price range). Mario not only helped us find the home of our dreams - he sent us a nice pizza pie after it closed! What were you looking for in your Realtor. I'm married, but him being great looking doesn't hurt. Also, he is incredibly patient - takes time to walk through every aspect of the home buying/selling process - and LISTENS! Why did you choose us? I love the Mario Bongiorno team because how accessible he was, how incredible our photos turned out, how much we got for our home (above asking!) and for how smooth it all was. What did you value most about our service? Mario is great - but the legal team he used, the photographer, even the cleaning service he recommended were also top notch. What advice would you give to a potential buyer or seller? We initially reached out to Mario 8 months before we even made a move to get feelers out there. From that first call he had an idea of what we were looking for and the timeline we were working on, and never pressured us to move any faster! Once we found our dream home, he was on that like a LION IN HEAT! SO fast and efficient, we were able to move in in under 20 days!

Kelsie S.

Working with Mario was a dream! He was incredibly supportive and hardworking throughout the sale of my home. He was confident and explained everything so that I (as a first time home seller) could understand the entire process from start to finish. He is prompt in his communication and is very hands on throughout the process. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to sell their home!

Aimee A.

Mario is a very professional, ethical, smart, hardworking, creative real estate agent who leaves no stones unturned. We used him to sell a Chicago condo that we've had rented out for many years and since we now live in the burbs it wants easy for us to coordinate some fix ups and cleaning that was needed before listing the property. Mario took all of that on for us. He hired contractors, cleaning people and staging company and while we paid the bills Mario coordinated with each one of them so we didn't have to drive into the city. We are very pleased and impressed and the condo had multiple offers within 2 days of listing. Thanks again Mario!

Andrew A.

Mario was a phenomenal Real Estate Professional to work with! I highly recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in the Chicago area. We closed in May and he continues to go above and beyond for us and ensuring our new home dreams came true. At each showing, he is incredibly thorough-looking in closets, under cabinets and checking for any flood damage or any red flags. His vast knowledge of homes was incredibly helpful in making an informed decision. We are first time home buyers/owners, and Mario made us feel confident about the entire process from showings to negotiations, inspections and more.

Danielle D.

My wife and I just had a baby and we were outgrowing our condo so we started looking for Houses. We wanted a realtor that wasn't pushy and over opinionated but someone who listed to what our wants and must haves were and understood the route we wanted to take. A few friends of mine recommended Mario so I gave him a shot, and let me tell you it was the best decision we could have made. He listened more then he talked and the FIRST house we went to see with him was our perfect house. We got into a bidding war with someone else who wanted the house but With Mario's knowledge and thinking outside the box ideas, we won the bidding war and closed on our forever home!! Easiest house hunting experience ever! I can't recommend Mario and Dreamtown enough. It was a great experience working with them.

A.

What can I say, Mario was hands down the best choice I could make in finding a realtor! I decided to put my condo on the market since this is a sellers market and from Day One Mario was all over it! From setting up an initial walk thru to going over and deciding the right asking price to setting up professional pictures to the very end, helping me with the final walk thru. Mario is Magic! As a first time seller I had tons of questions and he answered them with ease. In the end, my condo sold within 3 days of being on the MLS with competing offers! He is not only a genuine realtor but a friend who will always have my best interests in mind. Thank You Thank You Thank You again Mario! Truly the best of the best!

Nicole H.

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