Mario R Barrios Broker - Real Estate Advisor SRS, CNE, SFR
I’m a full-time Realtor you can entrust with one of the biggest decisions of your life and someone you can feel confident in referring to your family and friends. I pride myself on being honest, hardworking and dedicated to the needs and goals of my clients to ensure they make an informed decision. I constantly educate myself and specialize in using the latest technology and tools to maximize the results I deliver to my home sellers and buyers.
Having worked in Chicago real estate for nearly a decade, I have gotten to know the city inside out, and I know it from many different perspectives – as a student of business administration, a landlord in Humboldt Park, and as a working professional. I put my experience, diligence and creativity to use in every sale and purchase. I am always working and thinking ahead, and my priority is listening to my client and meeting his or her needs.
I am bilingual, fluent in Spanish and English and I am constantly available via phone, e-mail, text, and chat – Contact me, and let’s get started!
My guarantee to sellers:
I dedicate myself to making the process of selling your home as easy and as successful as possible, I provide unsurpassed service in order to sell your home for the best price in the shortest time with the least amount of inconvenience. I’ll provide you with a detailed Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) so you can make an informed decision, make recommendations to enhance the marketability of your property, develop a marketing plan for your home, order professional photography, coordinate showings, keep you informed throughout the process, skillfully negotiate on your behalf and follow up with buyers, agents, lenders, appraisers, attorneys, and all parties involved until every detail is straight and you can go to the closing table with confidence.
My guarantee to buyers:
My goal is to simplify your search for your dream home or investment. I make every step of the process easy, manageable, and understandable. I will help you choose a lender that suits your needs, take you to viewings as soon as houses go on the market, skillfully negotiate on your behalf and follow up with, sellers, agents, lenders, inspectors, attorneys, and all parties until every detail is straight and you own your new house.
SFR – Sellers Representative Specialist
CNE – Certified Negotiation Expert
SFR® – Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource Certification
Member National, Illinois & Chicago Association of REALTORS®
Member of The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals – NAHREP
Member of The National Association of Gay & Lesbian Real Estate Professionals – NAGLREP
Mario R. Barrios
Andre Rodriguez Rossi
Just awesome! Enthusiastic, friendly, expert, go-getter, responsive, passionate, and a clear vision – the first few words that come to my mind as I’m writing my review for Mario. For a first time home buyer and someone that worries about things even when there is nothing to worry about, my mind was always at ease working with Mario. Any questions I had were answered in a matter of minutes. Honestly, in the two years working with Mario to find the perfect place for me I never waited any longer than 5 minutes for a response to an email or a phone call, it’s bizarre really! No where do you find that level of customer service these days. You literally feel like you are the only person he is working with to help find a home, when clearly, that is not the case. If you use Mario and his team you will not be disappointed, actually, you will likely feel more at ease knowing that he is working for you. The whole team has a level of professionalism that is unparalleled. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
I would highly recommend Mario as a realtor when buying a home. He was always on top of everything to make sure that you are comfortable with the process and always listened to me as the buyer and what I am looking for. I have heard horror stories from friends where their realtor was pushy or unresponsive but not him. We looked through at least 20 homes with him, but he always wanted our feedback so that as we kept looking at different homes, he would make sure that things that annoyed us were not in future homes we looked at! The best part is that for us, having to work during the day, it was great that he tried to arrange the showings during the time we were available, which was either during evenings or weekends.
Mario was wonderful! I can't say enough good things about him. He was very patience with us through out the whole process. We looked at about maybe 20 houses over a 7-8 months period. He definitely went above and beyond what a traditional real estate agent would. If we ever decide to buy and sell another house, we will hire him again as our agent no doubt.
Mario was a great realtor to work with. We purchased a property needing full renovation, and his attention to service went above and beyond my expectations. He took the time to understand what I was looking for, and then targeted the exact areas and properties I wanted to see. He responded very quickly to questions and concerns and stayed engaged in the process throughout. I found his knowledge of the industry impressive, and he had very good inspection and lending contacts that helped make our purchase process very smooth. I will use him in any future and recommend him highly!! Thanks Mario!!
Mario is prompt and always responds to your calls. He does take his time and with me being a first time buyer I was looking at a lot of homes. He never made me feel I was wasting his time. He is very diligent and looks over a property very carefully almost as if he is the buyer.
It it the absolute pleasure of mine and my husband's to recommend Mario Barrios as real estate agent to anybody who looks for place to rent. Mario helped us out through a process of finding and getting our dream higher-end rental. With his help and expertise we succesfully ended up being super happy tenants. Also, we are on right track to get ready for purchase in nearest future and we would love to keep cooperating with Mario to achieve this. To anybody whom that may concern: please be advised that Mario is very knowleageable and what is his most amazing feature is his availability for his clients; he literally is responsive and available for you non-stop! Thank you again Mario, and best of luck for you. Aleksandra & Lukas M.
I should start by saying that I am a mortgage lender, and have worked with many, many different realtors. I have had the pleasure of working with Mario for the past year, and the feedback from my clients has been terrific. I take my business very seriously, and would not refer my hard earned clients to a realtor that was not up to my critical standards. Mario's market knowledge, work ethic, sense of urgency and demeanor are nothing short of excellent. The things he does for his clients are OVER AND ABOVE what a typical realtor would do. If you are on the market to purchase or have a home you would like to sell, you would be doing yourself a DIS-service by not calling Mario today. A++
Very nice guy. Knowledgeable about buying process Quick to respond to email and very flexible to show properties. He goes beyond his responsibilities.
The first time I contacted Mario Barrios to request his services, he was very friendly and very professional, he asked me several questions of what we were looking for in terms of location, price, type of housing, etc. Right after the phone conversation, I started receiving information of properties in the areas that we had discussed. We visited the properties we were interested in during the weekends and sometimes during the week after work. Mario was very accommodating with his time, we even visited a few properties twice and he was fine with doing that. Very responsive and professional, we looked for a long time until we found what we wanted. He always had a positive attitude and was very enthusiastic even when we were getting tired of looking, especially in the winter time. I highly recommend Mario Barrios as your agent of choice.
I have worked or dealt with many agents, and the only one I would return to is Mario. He is extremely responsive to your questions, gets you to showings very quickly, has every useful contact you could want, and knows the process of executing and closing a contract inside and out. There aren't enough good things to say about Mario!
J. R. Toledo
If we could give more stars we would! Mario assisted us in purchasing a foreclosed home. Not only did he help us negotiate the price even lower but the appraisal came in $70,000 more than what we paid for the home! Mario put as at ease as this was the first home we have purchased that was a foreclosure. His attention to detail is impeccable and he always made himself available by phone or email. Mario has excellent communication skills and you really feel like he is the only one working for you. Not only did Mario help us with the purchase but he has become a great friend after everything was set and done. Definitely do your research when you pick a realtor…..Mario should be your top choice!
Starting the house hunting experience can be overwhelming, but Mario exudes a sense of calm and ease that helps a new buyer acclimate quickly. Mario is also probably the most responsive real estate agent in the city of Chicago. He responds to messages in minutes - not hours. When I expressed my appreciation for his attentiveness to set up our first showing, he responded by saying: "That's how things get done" - and I knew I had found a guy who was committed to putting me in a house and knew how to do it.
Less than two months after meeting Mario, I am in my new home! I knew nothing about home-buying but Mario made me feel safe and comfortable throughout the process. He answered all my questions thoroughly and provided me with information I wouldn't have known otherwise. He was aggressive in making appointments to view houses and kept me up to date on everything. Additionally, he is charismatic and funny, and I enjoyed working with him very much. I don't hesitate to recommend him highly.
Mario is very professional. He responds to you promptly and sets appointments from one day to the next. His friendly personality makes you feel very comfortable throughout the sometimes difficult and uncertain process of buying a property. He goes above and beyond helping you with anything you may need even after the closing. My husband and I had a great experience with him and we will definitely use his services again if we embark in another real estate investment.
Mario is great! He helped us buy our first home and for that we are thankful. He was very flexible with our crazy availability. Made the whole process easy and understandable for us, first home buyers. Mario is very skilled, answered all of our questions and knows what he is doing. We highly recommend Mario to anyone. In a way he is now part of our family. Thank You so much Mario. Mario es genial! Él nos ayudó a comprar nuestra primera casa, y por eso estamos muy agradecidos. Él fue muy flexible con nuestra disponibilidad. Hizo todo el proceso fácil y comprensible para nosotros, los primeros compradores. Mario es muy hábil, respondió todas nuestras preguntas y sabe lo que está haciendo. Recomendamos altamente a Mario a cualquiera. De un modo que ahora es parte de nuestra familia. Muchas gracias Mario.
My husband and I bought our first home and we're so luck we found Mario to guide the adventure! He is knowledgeable, warm, hardworking, organized and incredibly responsive. We never doubted his ability or willingness to come through and kept every appointment we made with him. We'll be recommending him to friends or anyone who wants to buy or sell a home. Thanks, Mario!
Where do I begin? Mario was everything a client could ever ask for! No kidding! I had worked with several other real estate agents in the past and ALL fell short of my expectations. When I found Mario I found GOLD! He was awesome from start to finish. I am so grateful to have found him. He made a normally very stressful process go smoothly. I asked him about a 1000 questions and he answered EVERY one in a timely manner. He was knowledgeable, professional, trustworthy, punctual, had great communication, and help to connect me with the right people especially a great lender! Mario helped me to get a home in the right area for a great price...which was very difficult due to the neighborhood I wanted..but Mario helped make the impossible happen. I would recommend Mario to EVERYONE! This is the way a real estate agent should treat and communicate with his clients. I do not know how he does it. He is great at what he does. He may be a busy agent, but you would never know because he responds to your emails, phone calls, or text within 5 -15 minutes. It seems as though you are his only client! The personal attention is great when you have a million questions like I did. If I were to buy another house, condo, or what ever, I would want Mario by my side again. If you want a great home buying experience...if you want a professional agent that is knowledgable and can connect you with the right people, if you want an agent who really cares...choose Mario! You will be very happy with your choice! I know I am!
Mario is very dedicated worker, at least he was during my new home search. Always available to answer questions and for showings. Helped throughout the process for me as first time home buyer. Helped with the loan, inspection, attorney and everything else that was needed during this long process.
Professional helper save your time and money. 1. Respond very quickly, understanding and matching what was you want quite well. 2. Exelent profession skill was huge help for the first buyer. 3. Good relationship with mortgage company.
Alma G. Garcia
Working with Mario Barrios was a terrific experience! My mom had a very short time period to find a new home and with Mario's tenacity, it was accomplished. Mario is extremely patient, knowledgeable and a superb negotiator. And did I mention, he is bilingual!!! It was wonderful to find someone so dedicated and professional for this process. Mario is definitely on top of his game!!!
Mario was very responsible and organized with every step of the process. I liked the fact that he made us feel that our priority (of finding the right home) was also his. He is a very trustworthy and transparent agent with all of the information related to our deal. Mario sent us the most recent listings so that we could choose from and was very patient by allowing us to go to see many different homes until we found our dream house. From the first moment that we connected with him, there wasn't any time in which he delayed on providing us with information that we had requested or sending us documentation needed. He did an amazing job at keeping us informed by adding us to EVERY email that he sent to third party individuals involved in the home purchase process. That made us feel at peace because we knew for sure that he was been honest with us and treating it with the same sense of urgency that we were. I can say so many great things about Mario and his excellent service, but the most important of all is that he is a very knowledgeable agent. I'm glad we found him!
Mario was amazing from first encounter to closing day! Very knowledgeable and pleasant to work with...got back to me quickly with all the answers to my endless questions... Knows his field and does his job well...
From day 1, Mario was GREAT to work with. I did not know Mario prior to meeting him - I found him randomly through Trulia for the condo I was interested in seeing. I read the reviews and all the positive remarks about him - they were all 100% correct. I am more of the anxious/particular type and Mario made me feel at ease throughout the entire process. He was available for any questions I had, he kept up on all of the things I wouldn't know needed to be done as a first time home buyer. What I appreciated most is that he took the time to explain everything to me since I had no idea what all went into home buying. He kept everything organized and on-time for me which is something I really appreciated. He kept everyone in the loop from start to finish (lawyer, lender, myself) with all communications. If there was a way to give more than 5 stars in each category, I would - I cannot say enough great things. I will be passing his name along to all of my family and friends.
As first time home buyers, we don't have another experience to compare with. But, we couldn't possibly imagine another agents services comparing to those of Mario. It was impeccable. He worked tirelessly with us, showing us house after house, for over a year until we found the perfect fit. Not once did he make us feel like a difficult customer, even though we carted all four of our kids to most of the showings. Mario is very knowledgeable in every step of the process in buying a home. He is well connected to a variety of lenders, home inspectors and attorneys, which covered a lot of the leg work for us, making the whole process that much easier on us. At closing, he even presented us with a bottle of wine to enjoy in our new home. I'll say one more thing: I have a tendency to naturally distrust people. Mario earned that trust very quickly by the way he respectfully treated my wife and my kids on those showings. It's more than business for Mario. This is a man who not only excels with his work, he delights in it, too.
Against all odds, Mario took us in and got my family of six the perfect house for our income. Mario was very patient with us through the many houses we looked at. His research is very up-to-date, he utilizes modern technology well, and he is very knowledgeable regarding many of the features of the properties we looked at. He was also very accommodating with his scheduling of our showings. There were many occasions where I needed to adjust our appointments at the last minute, and I knew he tried his hardest to satisfy my request. I would strongly recommend Mario Barrios to anyone I know that is looking to buy a home or property. We are very grateful!