"Real Estate Broker and Advocate"
Her analytical skills giver her an unfair advantage and a benefit that assists sellers to arrive at the compelling price that gets them sold and assist buyers to get the best bang for their dollar.
Mabel Guzman, AHWD, a 19 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 was recently awarded a President's Medallion for Outstanding Service from the 2014 President of the Illinois Association of REALTORS. 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, Mabel 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.
Her business is 95% referral based and founded on three things, Care, Knowledge and Trust. She considers herself an Advocate and her commitment to her clients and the industry are unmacthed. Every market has its challenges and she focuses on solutions that achieve the best and realistic outcomes for the clients she advocates for. By educating clients to current market trends by the use of data, she can help them can assess what is right for them; these analytical skills giver her an unfair advantage and a benefit that assists sellers to arrive at the compelling price that gets them sold and assist buyers to get the best bang for their dollar.
A veteran REALTOR®, Mabel 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, Mabel represented the over 1 million REALTORS when she testified before the Senate sub-committee on the "Housing Market Inequality and Opportunity." She 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, Mabel 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, property taxes, housing policy, reform of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. She was selected to lead a work group at the national level to study the impact of Student Loan Debt on housing.
Trustee of the First United Methodist Church at Chicago Temple, Aid Society, oldest church in the city founded in 1831 at Fort Dearborn. Mabel has offered her expertise in realigning and creating a new management structure to Edge Alliance 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®. Mabel served on the Chicago Ambassador for One Hope United, who's mission is to nurture, protect and advocate for children, through their early learning childhood centers, assisting young mothers and giving them support as well as removing children from abuse.
Mabel 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 in 2014 worked with Illinois REALTORS to build Habitat Homes for three families in Murphysboro, Springfield and Aurora. She is also a volunteer cook for the First United Methodist Homeless Ministry which provides meals to more than 150 people weekly.
Clients are saying:
"Mabél's unparalleled insights on the Chicago real estate market and overall knowledge of the real estate industry made my purchase a breeze. Everyone she recommended (property inspector, lawyer, etc.) delivered exceptional service, and she really helped take away the nervousness and anxiety of making such a big purchase. I definitely recommend her to anyone looking for an experienced, intelligent, friendly, and candid real estate broker. Thank you Mabél!"
"She was wonderful. Simply amazing."
"Mabel is amazing! I was lucky to have her and her team in my corner, and they walked me thru everything every step of the way."
"Mabel was great! She understood what we were looking for, and the amount of time we were willing to commit, and got us a quick sale, and a fair price."
"I highly recommend Mabel. She took charge of our situation and got us the best possible outcome in very little time. Throughout the entire process, she was incredibly responsive, insightful and even-keeled, which gave us major peace of mind during what should have been a stressful time. We were represented by an absolute pro who knew what she was doing every step of the way and gave us a leg up in negotiating. I would recommend her to absolutely anybody looking to buy or sell and wants the best by their side. You'll be able to navigate a major life moment with confidence!"