Client Testimonials

Marti Corcoran did a good job marketing the property! Marti is very professional and I would recommend her to anyone looking for an agent.

Henry and Anita Koch

Waldemar "Val" Smolinski always goes above and beyond to make sure that we get contracts, and then ensures the closing process goes smoothly. He pays attention to detail, and his follow up is outstanding.

Phyllis went beyond the call of duty. She found our dream home. Countless stressful hours she was subjected to. Words can not express the gratitude! We love you Phyllis!!

Cedric and Lisa Thomas

Linda went out of her way to assure me of the many transactions that were taking place. She kept me informed even when a few deals fell through. If I would need your service I would certainly call Century 21 McMullen in the future.

Frances M.

Waldemar "Val" Smolinski took care of everything!!

Michael Bruno


Waldemar "Val" Smolinski is very patient and tolerant!

K. Spaulding

Renata Jez-Wawrzyczek was referred to me by a previous real estate agent who has since left the real estate community. Everything that was told to me about Renata was accurate and more! Renata is extremely professional, honest and willing to go out of her way to accessible for her client. Renata comes with many years of experience and has a great comprehension of the real estate marketplace and a humble wisdom of self-confidence in her gift to sell a property even in this awful point in time of the housing market.

After my initial meeting with Renata, I knew that she was going to sell my property. She provided me with many reasonably priced bright new ideas on how to better market my property for sale. Her vision and thoughts were the right mixture of selling my property that has already been listed on the market for over a year with two other agents.

Renata Jez-Wawrzyczek is an ideal real estate agent. She possesses all the traits a client would want in an agent. My experience with Renata was magnificent. In my short experience and dealing with Renata, I now know why she was referred to me by another real esate agent. It was my honor to work with her and I know its CENTURY 21 McMullen Real Estate, Inc.'s advantage to employ her and maintain her as an agent with your company.

Joel Holler

Waldemar "Val" Smolinski,

Please accept my gratitude for your excellent work. Another agent had this property for 10 months with 3 showings. It only took you only 10 days and 4 showings to get it sold. Being 70 miles away you gave it your immediate attention.

Joseph Locascio

Waldemar "Val" Smolinski,

Thank you for agressively marketing our property and for sweeping it out after we left and mailing us items that the movers missed. Good job in a very tough market. Thank you!

Joseph Zintel

Ms. Marcelo (Beth),

Thank you so very much for all of your support and hard work. After so many hours of searching I now own a fabulous condo - all thanks to you. You are so wonderful at what you do and I am so fortunate to have met you!  When I actually buy furniture I'd love to have you over for dinner! Take care and keep in touch.

Sincerely, Junirose

Dear Mr. Paoli,

This letter is to recognize the wonderful service that Kathy McNaughton-Byrne has given us while listing and selling homes for us.

Her professionalism is to say the least  exceptional. She has the qualifications to assist buyers and sellers in a way where we trust her completely to represent us. Her knowledge of real estate should be used to train and mentor beginning REALTOR®  to make sure they model her practices.

We can testify that Kathy McNaughton-Byrne is the BEST REALTOR® we have ever used in the 35 years of marriage buying and selling a total of 9 properties in 2 states and in 3 different cities.

We would recommend Kathy McNaughton-Byrne to anyone wishing to sell or buy a property.


Glen and Mary Ann Gilbreth


Dear Mr. Paoli,

Jan took on a lot of responsibility that we do not think any other real estate agent would have even considered and for that we are extremely grateful. We know we can always count on her experience and expertise and we trust her completely. We will always recommend her services to others and hope that you feel that she is as valuable an asset to your office as we feel she is to us and to the community.

Arnold Diaz, Ting Huie-Diaz

Cathy (Sienkiewicz) provided excellent, prompt service; always immediately available. Cathy was very thorough with her research and she always maintained a professional, helpful attitude.

Melissa Ramierez-Cooper

Dear Anna (Tabeau),

I can't begin  to tell  you how much we miss you!  It's weird when you think about it! Not many people miss their agent!  It is like you are part of our family.

Bob, Tim, Zack and Josh Kowalczuk

Nancy Basso is extremely knowledgable , outgoing, etc. I was looking for 3 years and Nancy was "right on" with selling our house and finding our new home!

Robert and Nancy Christie


Cathy (Sienkiewicz)...words could never express how thankful we are for all of your help in getting us the house we wanted. I know you probably have heard this many times before, but here it is again, you are a GREAT real estate agent. It really shows how much you like what you do. You're always one step ahead of everyone covering all areas and leaving us little to worry about. We'll be so happy to refer you to all of our friends and family. Thanks again Cathy for everything.

Steve and Teresa Walsh

Dear Nancy (Basso) and Margaret (Flanagan),

Just a short note to say Thanks So Much for all your help with the sale of our home. We were so fortunate to have you both as our agents and to be able to sell our home to such a nice family. They are really super and we hope they will be as happy as we have been in this home. Take care and come to visit when you get to Tucson!

Tom and Sandy H.

Dear Marti (Corcoran),

It is about 3 months since we moved into our new house and a little less than that since we closed on our Chicago home. Looking back on our experience from the time we 1st listed our Chicago home with you, we can assuredly say that you and your expertise as a Real Estate broker made all the difference in the world. We thank you very deeply. You were with us every step of the way in  your prompt, dependable, higly efficient and knowledgeable style. You toiled hard from the open houses to the showings, from the guidance in pricing to the referrals of competent handyman, electrician and plumber. Your presence in our lives significantly reduced the stress level we could have experienced in selling our home and buying our new one. Over the years, I have referred clients, friends and family to you telling them that they will not be disappointed if they work with you. Now our referrals will carry the truth and power of our firsthand experience. Your caring expertise and commitment to your clients brings to mind what Johann Wolfgang von Goethe said "Behavior is the mirror in which everyone shows their image." Your behavior created a very appealing image!

Peter, Susan Wells

Karen (Tanaka) has always been friendly and has always been helpful. She has been so kind and considerate to us that we consider Karen a friend and a great future neighbor. She helped us find a great home for our new family and we will always be grateful to Karen for that. We will keep in touch with Karen and will refer to her any potential buyers or sellers looking for a nice, honest person to deal with.

Heiko and Camille Steiner

Dear Betsy (Palumbo),

Thank you for your undivided attention to all matters in the sale and backing us 110% in all facets, too numerous to list!

David, Barbara Kirstem

Angela Hotca was very helpful and nice!

Radu and Mihaiela Man

Jan (Robertson) drove me to the bank, closing, home and when my husband landed in the hospital (with our car parked there) she drove me to the hospital all the way to Skokie. Unheard of kindness!

Voula Swenson


Nancy Basso took time to go over figures with me so I would know almost exactly what my bottom line would be. She was great! She is an asset to your company. I would highly recommend her to anyone in need of a REALTOR®.

Linda A.


Angela (Hotca) explained to us with patience and she saved us a lot of time.

Carmen and Vasile Pteanc

Nancy (Basso),

Thanks so much for your role in our recent house purchase. We just love it and appreciate all you did to make it happen! We will look forward to working with you again.

Shannon O'Connor and Joe Ortiz

Marti Corcoran gave great advice, was always available for us - she was a true professional. Marti was not only our agent but also counselor, psychologist and cheerleader. She sold my mother's house and Barry Paoli was the agent for our 1st house purchase 32 years ago and he did a fantastic  job also. Thank you.

Ron and Karen Gottschalk

Angela Hotca is a very special person!

Gheorghe and Lidia Chis

Betsy (Palumbo) was very helpful and knowledgeable and got our house sold within 3 days! We'll be contacting Betsy in about 3 years to purchase another property.

Orlando and Margie Gonzalez

Cathy (Sienkiewicz) constantly looked our for my best interest, always maintained contact, was knowledgeable, well-informed. Cathy went out of her way to be helpful - very, very, very satisfied.

Frank Skorek

Karen's (Tanaka) assistance, general real estate knowledge and personality led us to select her and CENTURY 21 McMullen Real Estate, Inc. as our REALTORS®. So great is our confidence and respect for her work that we would without hesitation utilize her services again for future real estate transactions.

Michael and Suzette Jarema

Marti (Corcoran) is the only REALTOR®we would even consider dealing with!

Catherine and James Sandow

Our experience with Debbie Czerwionka was nothing but positive. She was always helpful, persistent and available. Debbie is familiar with city neighborhoods from the northeast side side southwest.

Andrew Kemps

Betsy Palumbo is a wonderful REALTOR® and she has a lot of compassion for her clients. We really appreciated her business ethics, integrity, professionalism and most of all her warm friendship and laughter. She has a die hard spunk that will continue to make her successful. We would definitely do business with Betsy again and highly recommend CENTURY 21 McMullen Real Estate, Inc,'s services to others as well. Thanks again for all your support. We wish Betsy Palumbo much happiness and success in the future...

Paul and Danyel Bruno

Marti Corcoran went above and beyond expectations to get a closing date. Really worked hard. We had a long drawn out closing that we thought would never happen and Marti stayed on top of things and in contact with us. We never had to wonder what was going on. She was great!

Julie C.

Angela Hotca was great! We loved her! She gave us many referrals to talk to loan officers, inspectors, etc.

Michael Edens

Cathy Sienkiewicz made herself available to assist us in anyway! She truly bent over backwards. We would certainly recommend Cathy's services to any of our fiends/family who need the services of a REALTOR®. She did a great job!

Michael and Patricia Ward

Dear Debbie (Czerwionka)-

I just wanted to drop a note about how wonderful our experience was with you.  We did not know/have a REALTOR® prior to meeting you, and you were a blessing.  You were so helpful in our transaction!  Your advice and expertise were invaluable.  We walked away from our house hunting with a great REALTOR® and an even better friend!

Thank you-  Becky Annunzio

I am very thankful for all of the help Phyllis Collinet and Katy Collinet-Overby gave me. They earned more than their commission on this one. I won't hesitate to recommend them to anyone I know who is looking to buy or sell. They were the one contact (in a very messy closing) that was reliable and easy to reach. Many thanks!

Jacqueline Firkins

We had the pleasure of working with Debbie Czerwionka selling 2 properties during the past year. Debbie worked really hard to get the best offer for us, actively marketed our property and was tenacious about following up with prospective buyers. She remained upbeat even when we got discouraged with one property because it took a little longer to sell. Debbie was also helpful in directing us to new properties although we ultimately decided not to buy anything locally. Thanks to Debbie's efforts we feel we did well in this not so great market.

Marie Vesely and Mike Hoover

Angela Hotca did more than she was supposed to do and I really appreciate a person like her. She's a very hard working lady, she does anything to help her clients, I am very satisfied with what she's done for me. If I have a chance to buy or sell again I will call her again for sure.

Angela Hotca did more than she was supposed to do and I really appreciate a person like her. She's a very hard working lady, she does anything to help her clients, I am very satisfied with what she's done for me. If I have a chance to buy or sell again I will call her again for sure.

Gustavo Rangel


I was trustee of my mother's estate and needed to sell her home. As there are many children in her family, they wanted to choose the realty that gave us the highest estimate. After 4 months the house was shown about 5 times with one forced open house.  I have known Janine Klich-Jensen for many years and have done business with her in another capacity. She was one of the people who gave us an estimate and it was probably the most realistic.  I then took action without the families input and contacted Janine to take over the sale. Within 3 weeks we had numerous showings, people interested in the building, one open house and it was sold. All this was accomplished because this time I chose a professional person who knew her business.

Phyllis A. Pfeiffer

Because of Caryn Corcoran-Fintak...

As first time buyers, we were so fortunate to work with such a knowledgeable, insightful and genuine REALTOR® who carefully guided us through the process of searching for and purchasing a house. Caryn was excellent at listening to our preferences and showing us ones that were comparable to our requests. For about seven months, she worked tirelessly to keep us up to date on new listings, price changes and market shifts. She was also very flexible with appointments and worked around our busy schedules to meet with us and show us homes. When showing us homes, Caryn was responsive to our questions and concerns. We always knew we could trust her judgement when it came to answering our questions about particular aspects of each home. If she was unsure of any answers, she quickly researched the topic and promptly responded via phone calls and e-mail. We also appreciated her patience with us and how she encouraged us to take our time throughout the entire decision making process instead of pushing us into buying. Most importantly, Caryn was genuinely kind and personable which made a typically overwhelming process enjoyable.

We are thrilled that we found such a wonderful house just in time for our new baby, and we're grateful for the vital role that Caryn played in getting use here. We have alrealdy recommended our friends to Caryn in their future home buying, and we would gladly welcome the opportunity to work with her again.


Jason and Erin Oleniczak

Dear Mr. Paoli:

As a co-owner of the above-referenced property and as an attorney with more than thirty years' experience in handling real estate transactions, I am writing to commend Deanna Broderick for her superb efforts.

The above-referenced property was listed for sale on June 11, 2009, and the closing of the sale occurred on July 16, 2009. Deanna was exceptionally skillful in helping prepare the property for sale, and she was particularly astute in managing the many details that emerged from the time of listing through and including the closing. She knew how to work with me, as both the seller and an attorney, to bring this matter to an entirely satisfactory conclusion in a highly challenging market.

I would not hesitate to recommend Deanna Broderick to others.

Very truly yours,
Lee R. Bookman

“Marti Corcoran is the consummate professional, she listens carefully, makes thoughtful, specific suggestions and is personally involved in all phases of the process”….

“Marti is a gift to her clients’, she is trustworthy, professional and goes to the wall for her client! She is fair and available, we appreciate her so much”…

“She sold it in ONE day!! Marti is just a pleasure to work with and on top of everything A ”…

“Went over and beyond in customer service to help get my dad’s house on the market, I live in Florida and Marti was so, so helpful to me. I couldn’t have sold his house without her”…

“Marti is the only realtor we would even consider dealing with!”…

“We cannot say enough positive things about Marti! Marti possesses not only a high level of expertise in her field, but also a warmth and courteousness not often found in the business world! Marti Corcoran is definitely top notch!”…

“Treated the sale as if it was her own house”…

“We would not hesitate to recommend Marti Corcoran”…

“Marti rocks and without her this sale may have never have occurred given the tough market conditions”…


Many thing special, He amazed us with his adaptability in a very tough market we never "once" thought we made the wrong decision hiring him.

Gerald know how to help people, envision, a beautiful environment for them self, Always accented the positive aspects of our home and show us great respect, most positive, we will miss him after we move, he was the most positive, talented and qualified agent we could have ever, found and we met many..   Ruthie C.

Robert and Jennifer Mahon recently bought their first home with agent Marti Janus.

Our real estate agent Marti Janus, helped us find our new home. She purchased a Home Warranty for us which she presented to us at our closing. She explained that it was an added insurance in case anything needed repair that we did not anticipate. The home was in very good condition and we had a home inspection too.

As it tuned out, our washer stopped working after a couple of months. Thanks to the home warranty, we were able to get a new washer since the old one could not be repaired.

We are so grateful to our agent, Marti Janus, for giving us that extra protection. It saved us money and we feel secure in our first year of owning a home. 

Robert and Jennifer Mahon

My name is Lauren Trankina and I had the great opportunity to work with Marti Janus in 2012 for the purchase of our home in Glenview.

Marti went out of her way to help us and really took all of our cares and concerns into account. She was loving and patient with our 2 year old son and very flexible with my husband’s difficult schedule. She was amazing about accommodating us. She drove from her office to our condo at Lakeshore and Addison when we wrote offers to make life easier.

Marti has excellent connections to a terrific mortgage broker and home inspector. The mortgage broker would write pre-approval letters on a dime for us at short notice and the home inspector found things that saved us a lot of money. Marti was very professional about what we could afford and our decisions.

In the end, we ended up with a house that was the best option in Glenview. We are most pleased after the long journey. Now that all said and done, Marti and our family still have a great personal relationship and I would refer anyone to her.

Best regards,

Lauren Trankina