Mabél Guzmán, AHWD, a 15 year veteran was the 2010-11 President of the Chicago Association of REALTORS®, 2012 REALTOR of the Year for C.A.R. and the Recipeint of the 2012 Community Service Award by NAHREP (National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals) Chicago Chapter. She is respected for her professionalism, tell-it-like-it-is honesty and ability to build relationships.
Identified as the "Chicago Market Expert" has provided analysis about the Chicago Real Estate Market to the Chicago Tribune, Crain's, Wall Street Journal and as a former guest on “Real Estate On Radio,” WLS-AM 890, Mabél advocated for consumer use of REALTORS® and provided relevant real estate information to educate the public. She also, has been featured on, National Public Radio (NPR), WGN Morning News, CBS2 News, ABC7 News and the nationally syndicated First Business News.
A Top Producer from 2003-2009 she focused on new constructions sales and resales in the Chicagoland Market. Her business is referral based and founded on three things, Care, Knowledge and Trust. She scaled back her business from 2010-2012 to focus her efforts on representing the over 12,000 Chicago REALTORS® and Chicago property owners. Her commitment to the industry is unmatched as her commitment to her clients. Her analytical skills giver her an unfair advantage and a benefit that assists sellers to arrive at the compelling piece that gets them sold and buyers to get the best bang for their dollar.
A veteran REALTOR®, Mabél is recognized for her tireless work on local, state and national issues that impact REALTOR® members and the industry. Her efforts to advance the professionalism of the real estate industry include serving the Illinois Association of REALTORS® and the National Association of REALTORS®, on their Boards of Directors and as a member of various committees.
Passionate about the role of real estate in public policy, Mabél was one of the driving forces behind City of Chicago efforts to implement the federal Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP), by crafting the Request for Proposal (RFP) through which 40 REALTORS® were hired to acquire foreclosed properties in 25 targeted areas. She also assisted development of the second RFP that will potentially lead to 40 to 50 more REALTORS® being hired. Also an advocate of fair tax policies, Mabél worked with the City of Chicago to ensure that more than 30,000 city homeowners had the opportunity to file tax appeals. She also participated in Illinois Association of REALTORS® discussions at the national level about loan limits and housing policy.
Mabél is an active member of the Women’s Council of REALTORS® - Chicago Chapter, 2008-2011 Board of Directors of the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Practitioners (NAHREP) and 2009-2011 Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA), a Trustee of the First United Methodist Church at Chicago Temple, Aid Society, oldest church in the city founded in 1831 at Fort Dearborn. Additionally, on the Board of Directors and Treasurer for Edge Alliance is a non-profit organization which assists its members in developing and operating quality housing and providing life enriching services to vulnerable individuals and families, specifically those affected by HIV/ Aids and Homeless Veterans. She is considered to be ranking among industry leaders who will help shape a positive future for REALTORS®.
Mabél is also known for her charitable contributions, specifically Habitat for Humanity, with which she has traveled to the Gulf Coast on four separate occasions to assist rebuilding the gulf coast; and the First United Methodist Homeless Ministry which provides meals to more than 150 people weekly and Trustee to Chicago Temple's Aid Society.