Overall 5 star rating out of 21 reviews
"We were one step removed from many of the details of our co-purchase of the condo as a home for one of our children (we live out of state) - that is why I did not rate negotiation skills, since I did not really see that aspect. From our end, Mary-Ella went out of her way to make sure we were updated and informed at each step of the process. We could not have asked for a better agent to shepherd a first time buyer with remote co-purchasers through the purchase of a condo in Chicago.- Danny H., Lakeview"
"I have worked with Mary-Ella in securing two of my apartments in the city. After discussing my needs and wants, Mary-Ella nailed it. She streamlined the whole process and helped me find my dream apartments without all the hassle. I strongly recommend Mary-Ella as a highly personable, qualified and dedicated realtor. Save yourself time and find a fabulous place by contacting Mary-Ella today!- Megan H., Gold Coast"
"I have asked Mary Ella for help finding apartments multiple times and referred her to friends over and over. She is an absolute asset in the process of finding places within budget and location. Even after the move she was checking in to make sure we were taken care of.- Ashley B.
Thanks, Mary Ella! Always appreciate your thoroughness and attention to detail!"
"Mary-Ella was invaluable as our daughter was buying a condo in Chicago while we were living in Detroit! She connected with us right away so we’d have a chance to meet virtually, and she recommended excellent home choices that met our daughter’s needs as well as a great real estate attorney. She made buying a home remotely very easy and stress-free! Our daughter loves her new home!- Susan H., Lakeview"
"Mary-Ella provided her knowledge and expertise to me in 2018 during the start of my home search. She is extremely attentive, thoughtful, courteous, and made me feel completely comfortable about the home-buying journey. I would recommend her to anyone who wants to buy, sell or lease real estate in the Chicagoland area. She's the best!- Ross"
"My friend and I both loved working with Mary-Ella. She was easy to get ahold of, she was very knowledgeable about the areas and streets when we were viewing apartments, and she was just fun and a great person to be around. I would highly recommend her to any person or people looking for an apartment/condo. Andrew S., Lincoln Park"
"Mary-Ella was great to work with. I was searching for an apartment when someone I knew recommended me to her. After we spoke on the phone, she sent me a few places that I might be interested in the next morning. We scheduled showings to see within the next week. Mary-Ella helped me through the whole process after I found a place that I loved. She made finding an apartment a much less stressful process. She was always very friendly and quick to respond.- Jasmine M., Pilsen"
"I met Mary-Ella at an open house when I was first starting to consider buying a condo. She's been along for every step of the way since. I was a first time home buyer on the North Side of Chicago. She was so great to work with. I've asked her so many out of the box questions and she never hesitated to go above and beyond. She made me not only comfortable about my decision - but excited. After we looked at a ton of properties in my new area, she showed me everything that was close by to get me acclimated. She truly made the process more fun! She's a total sweetheart but gets the job done. I fully recommend Mary-Ella as a knowledgeable real estate broker plus she was just an absolute pleasure to work with!- Kristina S., Ravenswood"
"Mary-Ella was incredibly responsive and attentive to our questions and requests, and was very prompt and accommodating when scheduling unit tours and making payment arrangements. She was almost instantly available by text, phone or email at all times, and was always cheerful and friendly! As first-time renters in Chicago, she was especially informative and helpful, making sure we were getting a good deal for a wonderful unit.- Angela G., Streeterville"
"I cannot imagine a more responsive or knowledgeable realtor anywhere. As out-of-towners purchasing a second home, it was vital to have a realtor who knew the lay of the land in not only Chicago but also Illinois real estate. Mary-Ella brought her A game to every conversation, set up inspections, found our attorney for us, (even offered to sit our dogs in her own home), and continued to follow up. She is a gem, and if you are looking to buy or sell, choose her. You will not be disappointed!- Erin L., South Loop"
"Mary-Ella helped me find a one bedroom apartment in Lakeview. From the beginning, she made it a very easy process. I provided an approximate budget, location, and housing preferences, and by the end of the day, I was browsing through potential options she sent. At the showings, Mary Ella asked all the relevant questions of the leasing agent, including several I had not thought of previously. That was very helpful in deciding the best possible apartment.
After the apartment decision was made, Mary Ella coordinated all the paperwork with the management company and made sure everything was complete. Would definitely recommend if you are looking for a hassle free apartment search.- Thomas D., Park West"
"I had a great experience using Mary-Ella. I was relocating from Atlanta to Chicago and she did a great job getting areas and places for me to view in my budget. We viewed some places together and she has did some video walk through while I was out of town.- Howie A., Logan Square"
"Mary-Ella goes above and beyond for her clients. She blocked off days for us and when we were navigating a short timeline, and out-of-state move. She helped us to explore every option, gave us vast amounts of information throughout the process, and held our hand every step of the way. She was always available via email, text, phone and was always proactively contacting us - helping to remind us about deadlines, outstanding documents etc. Once the process was over she was there to answer any other lingering questions we might have. I highly recommend using her for any real estate transaction.- Monique D., East Ravenswood"
"On July 1 2019, I found out I was being relocated to Chicago for work on August 1 from the East Coast. A coworker recommended Mary-Ella to me as she had helped him purchase a home in Lincoln Park. Two weeks later I flew to Chicago for the day and Mary-Ella graciously showed me a half dozen options that were exactly what I was looking for. I signed a lease that weekend.
Mary-Ella’s attention to detail, service and exceptional knowledge of the market was refreshing and immediately lifted the burden and stress of the unknown off of my shoulders. Six months later, I couldn’t be happier with the decision that Mary-Ella helped me make. When it comes time to purchase a home in Chicago, I will certainly be utilizing Mary-Ella’s services again. Thank you for everything!- Bryan M., River North"
"I could not have had a better experience working with Mary-Ella!! She was extremely knowledgeable and asked questions we didn't even know we had. Most importantly, she was available at the drop of a dime for us, whenever and wherever! Highly recommended.- Margaret M., River West"
"Mary-Ella is one of the most pleasant people I have had the pleasure of doing business with. Extremely professional and knowledgeable, Available day or night to answer any questions we had and assist us in any way she could. Mary-Ella worked tirelessly to help us find a place to purchase for my daughter who was moving to Chicago for school. Unfortunately, due to our circumstances changing, we were unable to move forward but I would highly recommend her as an agent to anyone.- Maryam S., Evanston"
"Mary-Ella was wonderful throughout my process of buying my condo.
She always responded to my calls/texts within minutes no matter when, and she is extremely professional. She contacted sellers whenever I had questions about the property, and I got answers within a day.- Chinami I., Lakeview
Quick and easy process for closing because of her expertise.
I will definitely recommend Mary-Ella, and I will definitely contact her again if I ever sell my condo."
"Mary-Ella helped me find a studio apartment to rent in August 2018. She was recommended to me by a mutual friend. I thought she was very nice and helpful, pleasant to work with, and I would absolutely seek her help again. Thanks, Mary-Ella!- Dan M., Streeterville"
"Mary-Ella was such a pleasure to work with. She gave us a ton of insight and when we had questions, she had the answers. I would use Mary-Ella again in a heartbeat and would refer her to anyone.- Tim N., East Norwood Park"
"Mary-Ella is great! My roommate and I were searching for a new place with about a month to move out. She worked very patiently and diligently to send and show us possible listings until we were able to find the right fit. Mary-Ella is extremely kind and easy to work with. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for a place to call home (and I already have).- Nephtalie, West Town"
"It was a pleasure to work with Mary-Ella. She was extraordinarily helpful, precise, supportive, punctual, and on-top of things. Working with Mary-Ella made finding a place so much easier and much more pleasant.- Erik P., Pilsen"