Mary arrives at Dream Town with a wealth of successful experience finding Chicagoans their perfect home. She received her real estate license in 1988, working on a part time bases before becoming a full-time realtor in 2002. From first time buyers to seniors and all points in between, Mary possesses the knowledge and essential people skills that keep referrals coming her way. Mary loves working with people and finds the most joy in finding clients their next home.
A lifelong Chicagoan, Mary received her BA in Education from the University of Illinois in 1984 before becoming an elementary school teacher. Despite her love for teaching children, Mary decided that she needed a change and moved on to become an office manager at a CPA firm, where she worked until 2002. However, she always knew that there was something else that would satisfy her love of helping people and in 2002 she decided to pursue a full-time career as a realtor. Mary became a realtor on the Northwest side of Chicago.
The results of her career change have been nothing short of amazing. Mary has received recognition for exceptional service, including awards for exceptionally high client satisfaction and excellent sales performance. For the past two years, Mary has been named as one of Chicago's Top Realtors by Chicago Magazine. In addition, she has her SRES (Senior Real Estate) designation in order to familiarize herself with the unique needs of seniors navigating the Chicagoland real estate landscape.
Mary resides in Norwood Park where she loves taking walks throughout the neighborhood on warm evenings admiring the many Victorian style homes on large lots that are a beloved characteristic of the neighborhood. She enjoys taking in the culinary delights that Norwood Park and its next door neighbor, Edison Park, have to offer.
Mary is thrilled to be a part of Dream Town. She loves the philosophy here and looks forward to working with clients to take care of all their real estate needs whether they are in the market to buy or sell.
When we decided we wanted to buy a house, our good friend referred us to Mary. We are so glad she did! Mary listened to what we wanted and understood our situation. We really wanted to find a waterfront home in Lake County, IL and when we found our dream home she made it happen. She was attentive and always available when we had questions or concerns. After our offer was accepted we had an issue with the first appraisal. She kept us calm, and we trusted her throughout the process. We also really liked the real estate attorney, Bonnie Keating, and inspector, Jack Schubert from Inspection Concepts, that she recommended. In the end, we closed on our dream home, and we are thrilled! We highly recommend Mary!
Mary helped me buy my first house and it was a wonderful experience. Throughout the whole process Mary was both my adviser and advocate. She saved me time, headaches and found the perfect home for me. Perhaps the best example of her role as an advisor and advocate was how she found my home. I found a property in my ideal neighborhood but it was under contract with another buyer shortly after its arrival on the market. Mary was quick to find a similar property that was even better! She searched properties like it that were previously on the market but current not active. She contacted the agent and was able to get me an appointment. Had she not been pro-active and just waited until it came back on I might have gotten into a bidding war and/or lost out on the property. Mary was noted the addition on the back of the house as a major perk. I didn't think much about it because I was more concerned about my commute time. But now that I live in the house I can't imagine purchasing a similar property without the additional space. After Mary found the property, she was great to work with throughout the "under contract" period. She was quick to respond and patient- even when she had to explain the difference between a home inspection and a home appraisal five different times. Mary is committed to helping her clients understand new terminology. Most importantly Mary is honest about the upsides and downsides of each property. I went into home ownership with the knowledge of the costs and benefits of my home. Over all Mary was fantastic to work with and I will continue to strongly recommend her to my friends and family. Rachel B.
Mary was an absolute pleasure to work with! Her advice at every stage was fantastic. She nailed our negotiation, hitting our target purchase price perfectly. Her recommendations for attorney, inspector, and broker were all great and had us closed on time, and with none of the stress we anticipated. For first-time buyers, we couldn't have asked for a smoother transition to home ownership! Thank you! Peter and Victoria
Mary Beirne was extremely helpful in our two real estate transactions - the purchasing of a condo and the sale of our house. She was very professional, accommodating, and provided excellent guidance throughout the way. We highly recommend her to anyone who is looking to purchase or sell real estate, as she is a top notch realtor! Bill and Karen
We feel so fortunate to have met you during our home search. You are truly the best! We greatly appreciate all the efforts and patience during .our search for our dream home. You had greatly exceeded our expectations of an agent, we always felt so comfortable and always put as a first priority. You listened to all of our wants and needs in a home and made sure we were well informed all along the way. Thank you for making our dream family home come true! With sincere thanks, The Whitters Family
Mary really knows the market and takes the time to walk through and explain every step of the selling process. I felt comfortable asking any question. She is honest, realistic, professional and works as a true partner - always calm and focused. You can trust her insights and experience. Tom W.
My wife, Joann Bennett and I had the extreme pleasure of working with Mary when we moved to Illinois from South Dakota two years ago. The first thing you notice is Mary's smile and genuine friendliness. The second thing you find is that Mary is a professional who has done her research concerning your needs, and while she is with you, you have her undivided attention. She is tireless and knowledgeable and she won't quit until you have found the home that is right for you. Moving is stressful. It is even more so when you come from out of town or out of state, and are trying to balance family, a new job and finding a home. Mary instantly puts you at ease from the moment she picks you up, until the last drop off when you have completed your search. A native of Chicago who's years of realty experience make her familiar with almost every neighborhood in the Chicagoland area, Mary listens to what you want, and applies her depth of knowledge that will help select the area that fits you. Having been an officer in the United States Air Force, I have moved quite a bit. I have never had a realtor who has been as friendly, professional or as helpful as Mary Beirne. I wholeheartedly and without hesitation recommend Mary. She is truly "Top Notch". Robert W. Groman
Mary was great to work with. We found our place in a timely manner and she flawlessly guided us through the process. I will not hesitate to use her again for my next search.
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