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Carmen and Tony Real Estate Services

Carmen and Tony work one-on-one with you, supported by an outstanding team of qualified professionals, to help you find you the right home or sell the one you've got. Their team philosophy centers on being fair and honest, finding the solution that makes sense for you, taking however long it takes until you achieve your goals. Their expertise in all facets of the residential real estate market is unparalleled, their qualifications measured with years of experience, and their personal interest in making your dreams a reality set them apart from others. Visit for more and find out why Carmen and Tony are the preferred team for buyers and sellers in the Chicagoland area.

Areas of Expertise and Service

Carmen and Tony specialize in residential real estate sales and buyer representation for buyers and sellers of single-family homes, 2-4 unit buildings, condos, townhouses, and more. They have over fifteen years of combined experience in financial planning, traditional and distressed sales, product placement and marketing, client service and process improvement. Their client service includes a thorough review of your needs/wants list, a custom plan to suit your circumstances and timeline, consistent follow-up and follow-through, coordination with multiple service providers and deadline tracking to make sure your transaction is managed effectively from start to finish. They have also built an extensive referral network and can assist clients with finding the right resources for all aspects of a real estate transaction.

Carmen and Tony are residents of the Hollywood-North Park area and specialize there and these other terrific communities: Albany Park, Arcadia Terrace, Budlong Woods, Jefferson Park, Mayfair, Peterson Park, Peterson Woods, Rogers Park, and West Rogers Park, among others.

Awards And Designations


2012-Present Mentor, Distressed Sales Service, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Edgebrook Office; 2011 Neighborhood Volume Sales Award Winner, Hollywood/North Park Neighborhood, Chicago Association of Realtors; 2011 Top Residential Producer, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Edgebrook Branch; Spring, 2011 Featured Presenter – Hollywood North Park Community Association, State of Our Real Estate; Featured Instructor – “City Marketing” – Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Edgebrook Branch; Featured Instructor – “What Is a HAFA Short Sale?” – Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Edgebrook Branch.Carmen Rodriguez 773.457.2495


2013-Present Chair, Fair Housing Forum, Chicago Association of Realtors; 2012-Present Executive Board Member and Secretary, North River Commission; 2012-Present Member, Editorial Board, Catalyst Chicago; 2010-2011 Chair, Subcommittee on Cultural Diversity, Government Affairs Committee, Chicago Association of Realtors®; 2011 Government Affairs Committee Capitol Conference Member, Springfield, Illinois; Featured Contributor, Chicago Realtor Magazine, Summer 2011 Edition, “Tips for Success” by Meredith Morris, Senior Communications Specialist; Featured Blogger, Chicago Association of Realtors®,; 2011-2012 Member, Business Diversity Working Group, Illinois Association of Realtors®, Springfield, IL; 2011 Volume Sales Award for Team Sales, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Edgebrook Branch

Personal Background


Tony is a lifelong resident of Chicago's north side, growing up in Uptown and attending Northeastern Illinois University, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Arts awarded 1997. He is the child of Mexican immigrants to the U.S. and was the first in his family to complete college. He worked his way through school as a Sous Chef in some of Chicago's liveliest downtown restaurants and still enjoys cooking and making a mess in the kitchen. (A hazard of working with your wife and having her prepare your profile is that she gets to put in editorial comments--CR). He is an avid (if not always successful) fisherman and enjoys photography, traveling, boating and camping. Tony has recently taken up guitar, something his father, a professional musician, is very proud of. Tony is a terrific and involved dad, volunteering to coach the kids' soccer teams and helping to build props for school plays. Tony's philosophy on work mirrors his philosophy on life which is "Try everything at least once, never give up, work hard, and be fair."


Carmen, too, is a born-and-raised Chicagoan, the daughter of Cuban and Italian immigrants, and a die-hard Northsider. (Read that as 'born wearing Cubbie blue'). Carmen also worked in restaurants as a young woman, but earned most of her early work experience as a paralegal and client services manager with an immigration law firm. She also enjoys cooking but she keeps a tidy kitchen. (See reference above.) Carmen enjoys community volunteer work, writing, doing anything in the sun and is a voracious reader. Carmen's musical talents, sadly, are limited to enthusiastic listening and terrible humming. Her joy is her family and she's a hugger, be warned. Carmen's philosophy on life and work can be summed up in these few words: "Work hard and be nice to people."

Carmen and Tony proudly parent three beautiful children and live in Chicago's Hollywood/North Park community.

Community Involvement


Hollywood Park Advisory Council, Treasurer 2002-2007; Hollywood/North Park, Member in Good Standing Since 1998; AYSO, Volunteer Coach; Peterson Local School Council, Parent Member 2008-2012


Hollywood Park Advisory Council, President, 2002 to 2012, Hollywood/North Park Community Association, Member 1998 to Present, Cook County Board of Elections, Judge of Election 2002 to Present, Peterson School Parent Teacher Association, Board Member 2006 to Present, Peterson School Local School Council, Parent Member 2008 to Present , North River Commission, Board Member, 2010 to Present, Catalyst Chicago, Editorial Board Member, 2012-Present

Education and Training


Northeastern Illinois University, Bachelor of Arts, 1997; Broker's License, State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Lic. No. 471.007518 ; National Association of Realtors, Member in Good Standing; Illinois Association of Realtors, Member in Good Standing; Chicago Association of Realtors, Member in Good Standing


State of Illinois Licensed Real Estate Broker, Lic. No. 471.007575; National Association of Reatlors, Member in Good Standing;Illinois Association of Realtors, Member in Good Standing; Chicago Association of Realtors, Member in Good Standing

Communities We Serve

Carmen and Tony work extensively in these beautiful Chicago neighborhoods and their surrounding communities: Hollywood/North Park , Albany Park, Rogers Park, West Rogers Park, Budlong Woods, Peterson Woods, Arcadia Terrace, Forest Glen, Sauganash, Edgebrook, Jefferson Park, Mayfair, Portage Park, Irving Park, Ravenswood, Ravenswood Manor, Andersonville, Lincoln Square, Uptown, Edgewater, Norwood Park, Big Oaks, and more.

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