Mary Cavanagh

Mary Cavanagh



Overall 5 star rating out of 18 reviews

"Mary was the perfect person to help us find our first home! We were extremely impressed with how she handled everything related to the search process as well as the closing. She was always considerate of our busy schedules, and managed to make appointments when it was most convenient for us.

Mary listened to our feedback and assured us that we would find a place that checked off all of the boxes on our list. When we did find the perfect place, she made sure that we were successful in purchasing our home through her diligent work with a very tight timeline.

She gave us advice and reassurance, which we felt went above and beyond our expectations of her. We are extremely appreciative of Mary's hard work and we definitely recommend her to anyone in search of a home."

"Mary did a wonderful job in helping us sell our home. She was there every step of the way from initial pricing through closing and follow-up. We benefitted greatly from her experience and knowledge both in real estate sales generally and specifically our Arlington Heights/Scarsdale area. We received offers immediately upon listing and ended up settling on a price we were very happy with. One of the best things about working with Mary is her high degree of integrity. She puts her clients' needs first and always. We highly recommend Mary to those buying or selling a home in the Chicagoland area."

"I have been in real estates for 45 years. I own a number of properties and have worked with a number of realtors. I have never worked with a realtor that is as responsive as Mary. She is decidedly the most competent realtor I have hired. Besides being exceptionally knowledgeable, she is one of the most pleasant agents that I have worked with."

"We cannot recommend Mary enough. As first time home buyers, we were extremely green in the process. She helped us through the few neighborhoods we had narrowed down and showed us the properties we had found online, as well as a few others that were in the same general area and price range. She also knew to rule out a couple that she knew we would not like the location too. She showed us various options, but we were lucky enough to find what we wanted pretty quickly. Where her expertise really came into play was through the purchasing process. We had no idea what we were getting into. She walked us through the negotiation, offering advice when necessary but also making sure to follow our wishes. There were several instances where we had questions on what was going on that she masterfully talked us through and put our worries at ease. This whole process was even more complicated due to the fact we were purchasing from a relocation company. Even still, she couldn't have been any better. We could not recommend her enough!"

"Mary helped us to buy our first home during the middle of a pandemic. She listened to all our wishes and concerns and smoothly helped us through a process that was unfamiliar to us. Mary was always willing to take a call, and quickly responded to all our questions, giving us updates and reminders along the way. We highly recommend her!"

"Our real estate agent, Mary Cavanagh was incredible!! We sold 2 of our condominiums in 5 days thanks to Ms. Cavanagh!! She is smart, personable and in your corner every step of the process. Thank you Mary Cavanagh!!"

"Professional and friendly in one. She was always very quick to respond. I was looking for a quick close and she was very helpful in keeping all parties focused and on time. Good knowledge of Arlington Heights."

"Mary was such a pleasure to work with. She was incredibly patient with my husband and I while we purchased our new home and a joy to work with. We were seeing so much of her while house hunting I think she has unofficially become a member of our family! Her knowledge of the area, willingness to work with our schedule and her awesome personality made our home buying process less stressful. For anyone looking to buy a house we highly recommend working with Mary!"

"Mary worked tirelessly to find us two dream homes. The first one we absolutely loved but we decided to walk away from and had to start the search process from scratch. The second home is where we live today and we can’t be happier. It’s the perfect home, location, and fit for us.

We are not first time home buyers, but Mary walked us through the process, kept in touch at all hours of the day during critical points in the purchase process and kept on top of everything, during every step of the way. She knew the area and market and how to approach it.

She’s kind, understanding, and she just had a good “feel” for what we would want from a home. She is a great realtor to choose for a home purchase!"

"Mary Cavanagh is a top notch agent. Mary worked tirelessly searching for the right home for me when I was downsizing from my family home in Arlington Heights. Mary has strong communication skills and worked hard to make sure she understood my specific needs in a new home. She listened attentively to feedback I gave her after seeing properties and this helped her find the perfect home within weeks of selling mine. When it came time to negotiate my offer, Mary first made sure that I had all the information I needed with regards to comps so I could make a strong offer. The process of purchasing a home with Mary was far easier than any of the other purchases I was involved in over the years. She was knowledgable, available, and helpful every step of the way. I would not hesitate to recommend Mary Cavanagh to anyone seeking a real estate professional."

"Mary is AWESOME! She was always available to answer our questions and address our concerns. We couldn’t be happier with how the sale of our house went and then finding our next place. Truly a full service agent!"

"Mary was so patient with my husband and I. I was discouraged that we would never find the right townhome, but Mary would not give up hope for us. Not only is she a true professional, bur she is also a delight to be around!"

"Mary was fantastic through the entire process from showing me homes all the way through the closing process. Mary made the entire buying process go smoothly and guided me the entire way. I appreciate everything she did for me! Thank you Mary!"

"Mary was great for helping me find a home and showed me a variety of homes in the area I was looking and very quickly was able to show houses I was interested in. Each home we looked at helped me narrow down to what I was looking for. She is very responsive and made the process very easy."

"We first met Mary requesting a short notice showing of a property we drove by on a weekend. She was the listing agent on the home-for-sale sign. We called her and she met us the same day. We liked how she explained the features of the home and through our conversation she learned our needs and wants. We felt comfortable about her presence and she helped us feel at ease.

After choosing her as our buying agent, Mary set up a tool that allowed us to view properties via internet. We would receive updates of properties daily on the homes in our price range with the features she heard from our ramblings.

We looked at approximately 8 properties on-site, with Mary, as our buying agent. She met us on time and again helped us understand the property.

After deciding on the home we eventually purchased, Mary helped us understand the buying process; including pre-approval, home inspection/testing, loan process, closing, and of course she helped us with bidding/offering negotiations.

Mary was extremely extremely valuable in the bidding/offering negotiations. We were very excited and emotional about this home and she calmed us down. She listened again to our ramblings. She gathered knowledge about other properties in the area. She explained why we should make the bid we made. She negotiated with the seller agent on a fair price for the property.

At closing she was there with us. She followed up with us and at Thanksgiving she sent us a card wishing us a Happy Thanksgiving in our new home.

Then to top it off, at Christmas time, we received a special package from her. Inside the package was a Christmas Ornament to hang on our tree. The ornament was hand painted, by a local artist, of our new home.

Mary still keeps in touch with us and cares about how we are doing in our new home. We give her great thanks in helping us find our home."

"Being a widow and selling my home of 37 years seemed an impossible task! I was so fortunate to have Mary Cavanagh working so hard for me and making this experience a "piece of cake"! She assured me that my home would sell. Her suggestions to spend a little time painting and to tweak things around the house to freshen it up worked! Mary staged it, I went to FL to de-stress and Mary worked with my son to do a few more things! She was right on everything! My home sold in less than 2 months! I had a wonderful experience! Thank you Mary Cavanagh!


"My wife and I contacted Mary for an apartment we found online. We discussed with her our needs and later she suggested few more properties. We had to leave town for period of time and she continue to work with our son. At the end we rented apartment she showed him. Mary helped us with contacting property manager and the rest of the process.
Thank you Mary!"

"Mary Cavanagh of C Starr Properties was instrumental in finding my place downtown Chicago. Her attentiveness, flexibility, and thoroughness made finding my new home simple. We were able to see many different properties in neighborhoods we were interested in, all at times that were convenient to us. We could not be happier with our new place. I highly recommend Mary and the C Starr Properties team. Thanks, Mary and C Starr!"

"Mary was always helpful, she knew the location and the price points. She was always always always friendly and made time for us. She brought in an amazing renter to my property. When we were meeting the tenant, she helped facilitate the meeting and made sure we covered all points. She is very knowledgeable about Arlington Heights and the surrounding area. You NEED Mary!"