Broker Associate

Photo of Marlene Castagna
  • Office 847.381.1855
  • Cell 847.651.2591
  • Fax 678.712.2937
Barrington Office
754 West Northwest Highway
Barrington, IL 60010

About Marlene Castagna -

The reason for my success is simple. With over 18 years of serving the Far Northwest Suburbs of Chicago, I excel in aiding you to make the best possible move. Consistently selling in Cary, Fox River Grove, Algonquin, Crystal Lake, Lake in the Hills, and the surrounding area, I keep current on both property values and negotiation tactics, while gaining a wealth of information on each individual community. My goal is for my clients to make solid investments and benefit on the appreciation of their homes over time. 

Sellers will receive current information on their areas and superior internet marketing results. Buyers will find the perfect house with all the right amenities for your family. Buying and selling a home is not only a financial, but an emotional decision, and I facilitate on both fronts. I meet my client's requirements, accommodating prime locations, pleasant commutes, top selection of schools, and close proximity to conveniences. Over the years, I’ve relocated many families from diverse backgrounds, both locally and from across the U.S., and every year my business continues to grow. 

Saving time and money in the complex, multifaceted process of purchasing a home generates the customers that are the foundation of my business. Whether you are relocating, selling, or buying, put my experience and expertise to work and make your best move yet! 

Call Marlene for a "MOVING" Experience!!

 

REAL ESTATE

1998 Illinois Real Estate License

1999 Affiliated with Coldwell Banker Primus Real Estate

1999 Graduated Fast Start Program

2000 - Achieved Top 25 April, May, June, September, October, November  & December

2000 - President's Club Award

2001 - Achieved Top 25 January, February, 2001

2001 - ABR Designation - February, 2001 (Accredited Buyer Representative)

2001 - Certified Listing Specialist

2001 - Certified Buyer Specialist

2001 -  President's Club Award - Coldwell Banker Primus

2002 - Flying with the Eagle's Award

2003 - Sterling Society Award - Coldwell Banker Primus

2003 - Top Production Award - Most Loans Closed

2003 -  Top 25% of Coldwell Banker Agents

2004 - Diamond Society Award - Coldwell Banker Primus

2004 - Sterling Society Award - Coldwell Banker National

2004 - Top 25% of Coldwell Banker Agents

2005 - e-Pro Designation

2005 - Best of the Best

2205 - Sterling Society Award - Coldwell Banker Primus Realty

2005 - Sterling Society Award - Coldwell Banker National

2006 - Top 6% Coldwell Banker Agents

2006 - Bronze Society Award - Coldwell Banker Primus

2007 - Top 7% Coldwell Banker Primus Agents

2008 - Top 15% of Coldwell Banker Primus Agents

2009-  Top 15% of Coldwell Banker Primus Agents

2010 - Top 10% of McHenry County Agent - 1st Quarter 2010

2010 - Top 1% of Coldwell Banker Primus Agents - 1st Quarter 2010

2010 - Earned Short Sale Foreclosure Resource Certification

2010 - June - Awarded "Online Marketing Excellence 2010" by Realtor.com--The #1 Real Estate Website

2010 - October - Joined Keller Williams Success Realty

2010 - Top 20% of Keller Williams Success Realty

2010 - BNI (Business Networking International) - Vice President Referrals Rock Chapter

2011 - President-Elect of Women's Council of Realtors - Elgin/McHenry County Chapter

2011 - MCHCAR - Contracts & Forms Committee

2011 - Appointed to the Agent Leadership Council of Keller Williams Success Realty - Denoted by Top 20%                 Production/Sales

2011 - BNI (Business Networking International) - Vice-President Referrals Rock Chapter

2012 - President of Women's Council of Realtor - Elgin/McHenry County Chapter

2012 - Appointed to the Agent Leadership Council of Keller Williams Success Realty - Denoted by Top 20%               Production/Sales

2012 - Luxury Institute Designation

2012 - Board of Directors – Heartland Realtor Organization

2013 - Received Silver Keller Williams Award for Sales Achievement – Top 10% in Sales

2013 - WCR – (Women’s Council of Realtors) Immediate Past President

2013 - Board of Directors – Heartland Realtor Organization

2014 - Received Silver Keller Williams Award for Sales Achievement – Top 10% in Sales

2014 - Board of Directors – Heartland Realtor Organization

2015 - Received Silver Keller Williams Award for Sales Achievement – Top 10% in Sales

2015 – Top 20% in Sales – MRED Stats

2016 – Joined Baird & Warner – Barrington Office

2016 - Achieved LRS Designation (Leading Real Estate Relocation Specialist)

2017 - Awarded Baird & Warner Vice-Presidents Award for Sales

2017 - Military On Move Certified

Designations
  • Broker
  • CRS - Certified Residential Specialist
  • LeadingRE Relocation Specialist
  • SFR - Short Sale & Foreclosure Resource
  • e-Pro

Reviews On Zillow

Average Rating

4.9/5.0
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"Marlene is very thorough and an excellent agent. She knows the whole process forward and back. Her experience shows. She knows the market and how to get things done."

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by ksbirong

"I give Marlene a A+ rating. She responded very quickly and was always there to answer any questions I had. This was my first purchase of a home and it was a pleasure to work with her. If anyone is looking for a home I would highly recommend her. Buying a home is a big Investment so you need the right real estate agent and Marlene was a God send."

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by vinceogawa vo

"Marlene has been a great agent to work with! I have used her to sell 2 homes and buy 2 homes over a period of 10+ years. I would/have recommended her to anyone I know that is in the market to buy, sell or rent. I feel she is always eger to help when ever called upon!"

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by user2139246

"Marlene was wonderful from the beginning, when we had our first meeting, all the way through the sale and closing of our home. She is extremely professional and knowledgeable and was always helpful with any question that came up. I would recommend her to anyone I know of who is thinking of selling their home."

5.0/5.0

by rachelle1101

"Marlene traveled a lot but was able to maintain fulfilling all of her professional responsibilities except for showing property. This seemed to be proof that she was able to aptly handle any situations well that could arise."

4.0/5.0

by terrytoons20