Carey is originally from Chicago's North Shore and has resided in various neighborhoods throughout the City of Chicago for the past 18+ years. Once graduating from Syracuse University, she spent 13 years as an elementary and special education teacher. Her experience as an educator highlights her compassion for others, and the personalized commitment she takes with navigating clients through the process of buying, selling or leasing a home. Carey developed her passion for real estate while buying and renovating her home in Lincoln Park, and joined @properties to lend her experience and desire to assist others searching for a home. Her experience makes her an excellent source for tradesmen referrals of all sorts.
Carey is on a top producing team including highly professional staff available full time to assist to ensure a seamless experience throughout the journey. Specializing in the city of Chicago, and various suburbs of Chicago, Carey will help you accomplish all of your real estate needs.
Outside of serving clients, Carey is a passionate foodie who enjoys, yoga, running and spending time with her friends and family, including her English bulldog, Joey. Contact Carey for success in real estate.
Clients are saying:
"Carey Walling helped me find my current rental and was amazing throughout the entire process. She made herself available on numerous occasions and communicated with me whenever I had questions. I had the most smooth transition moving into my new home. I highly recommend her to anyone who is seeking help. She is strongly committed to her work and ensures that all needs are met from start to finish. I will not hesitate to work with her again in the future."
"Carey Walling was our broker for the rental and subsequent sale of our studio apartment in Streeterville. From the first time we met Carey, up to and after the closing, she has made herself available to us. Not only is she responsive to all of our questions, concerns, and naïveté about the process of selling property; she also came up with creative, novel ideas and solutions that we ourselves would never have thought of. She keeps the process moving along. She is a consummate professional in the way she relates. She is respectful; she listens well, and asks for clarification if she does not understand your point. She is an excellent and clear communicator, whether by phone, email, or text. She reliably contacted us with updates every single week that our property was on the market. And she followed up these conversations with formal reports and statistics. Where appropriate, she suggested modifications to a target audience, our sale price, and our dilemma of if or when to rent out the unit as opposed to selling it. She went above and beyond our expectations, e.g. by developing a bulletin-board flyer and securing permission to post it in our building's laundry room. When we need expert referrals -- attorney, electrician, etc. -- she was our reliable source. We unequivocally award Carey more than 5 stars."
"Carey did an outstanding job as my real estate agent! She was very supportive and responsive from the beginning of the process and even after closing. This was demonstrated when she followed up with me on an inquiry while on vacation! I can appreciate her due diligence and thoroughness. I will continue to refer her to my friends and colleagues. Thanks again Carey!"
"Carey was truly amazing. There are many good realtors around Chicago, but there are NOT many that truly listen and get to know you to fully understand your needs. She not only nailed it with all she was suggesting along the way, but she helped us face hard decisions that put us on track to decide what we were willing to compromise. She knew how important this decision was for our family, and understood the intricacies of the neighborhood we were working in. It wasn't an easy task, but every time she didn't know things immediately, she did through research, evaluated options, talked to a number of experts, and helped us get solutions and ideas that were fulfilling our needs and that showed she sees beyond and can definitely think of side the box. She knows a lot about areas, use of space, renovation and rehabs. If you are a first time home buyer that needs lots of explanation and someone to ask and see things before you even think of them, Carey is your person. If you are buying your 20th home, and you are picky and particular, she is your person too. She will deliver and not only that, you will LOVE working with her during the process. She is warm and inviting, but do not be fooled, she is an excellent negotiator. With Stephanie Lavelle, they are a dream team to work with. So when in doubt, read reviews.. and I hope this one pointed you in the right direction. My family is super thankful."
"Carey was so helpful throughout my apartment search. Not only did she provide numerous options but she was also very knowledgeable of the nuances at each apartment as well as very accommodating to my schedule and getting viewings set up in a timely manner. She made the process very easy and would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a new home"