Carolyn Barnes

Real Estate Broker

Real People Realty

Real People Realty

About Carolyn Barnes

After over 20 years of working to get first-time home buyers approved for the mortgage they deserve, Carolyn Barnes used her unique background to quickly become one of the most trusted real estate brokers for Chicago's South Side. Born, raised and still living in the area, Carolyn is a certified expert in the Hyde Park, Kenwood, Bronzeville, Loop, South Loop, Chatham, South Shore, Beverly and south suburban neighborhoods of Chicago. "I chose to become an agent because I like helping people make the dream of home ownership a reality. I like real estate because it makes people happy when a buyer is able to purchase the property that they want or a seller closes on a sale. I like the flexibility of real estate and working with people as a whole." Carolyn prides herself on giving her clients first-rate customer service as she tirelessly works to go above and beyond to guide them through every step of the real estate process. Buyers and sellers can count on Carolyn to be open and honest and offer her unsurpassed expertise to get them the best price possible. In her spare time, Carolyn enjoys reading and spending time with family and friends. She is very passionate about Chicago High School Basketball as she can regularly be seen in the stands cheering on her son. Carolyn received her BS/BA in Business Administration from Roosevelt University before dedicating her career to the real estate and mortgage service industry. Her past experience includes owning and operating her own brokerage firm and property preservation companies, as well as being an independent real estate investor for over 20 years. Whether you are a buyer or seller, let Carolyn put her years of knowledge and dedication to work and you will be amazed with what you can accomplish together. You'll be glad that you "Closed with Carolyn"!

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