As a lifelong Chicagoan and a social media manager for the top-producing Lisa Sanders Group, Crystal has long held an interest in the city's bustling real estate industry. After realizing that her passion for the industry ran deep, she decided to become a licensed real estate broker in 2019. With a background in sales and marketing, as well as experience as a home buyer and seller herself, Crystal's experience and understanding of the nuances of buying and selling a home allow her to guide her clients through the process with ease.
Crystal has a keen eye for design and staging, as well as an expert knowledge of the city's northwest side. As a proud mother of twins—one of which has special needs—Crystal understands the demands of finding a home within a specific school district. Crystal loves to be a part of such an important chapter in her client's lives, and works diligently as an advocate for their needs.
In her free time, Crystal enjoys exploring new restaurants with her family—they love Mexican food! She can often be found spending a relaxing evening at home with her husband and their twin girls, or strolling the neighborhood with their goldendoodle, Clarabelle. Like most Chicago natives, Crystal is a huge sports fan, and loves to cheer on her favorite hometown team (the Cubs, of course). Each year, Crystal volunteers and raises money for the Autism Speaks Northshore walk, which holds a special place in her heart as a parent of a daughter with autism.
Clients are saying:
"Crystal was exceptional to work with and I highly recommend her to friends and family. Very professional and great knowledge of the area and market. Crystal’s negotiation skills proved very useful during our selling process. She was incredibly responsive and had valuable input for every decision that needed to be made along the way. Truly a great experience."
"We were very fortunate to have Crystal McCarthy as our realtor. Crystal was very knowledgeable and helped guide us towards purchasing our first home. I would highly recommend Crystal to family and friends."
"After searching online for hours looking for a potential rental home, it became extremely discouraging that my husband and I were not going to find a place that felt like “home.” We reached out to Crystal and by the end of the day we had Several houses we were ecstatic to see. By the end of the week we found a house to rent and Crystal handled the entire process quickly and professionally relieving us from all the stressors. She was easy to contact and stayed on top of everything. Thank you Crystal for helping us find a place that feels like home!"
"Crystal helped us find our forever home. She was extremely helpful and hardworking. Her sincerity and passion for real estate was evident. She assured us and delivered from the beginning through closing. Above all, we are grateful to have her as our agent and even more as a friend."
"Crystal you were completely professional at all times and we were thrilled having you be there for us this year! You were great at keeping us up to date with all new information. Thanks again it was fun having you be a part of our move!"