Broker Associate

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  • Cell 312.282.6422
  • Fax 773.442.0440
Lincoln Park Office
2762 N. Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614



Molly Marino is a unique realtor.  She breaks the stereotype of a conventional agent.  Bringing 15 years of executive experience in strategic marketing and business development, Ms. Marino takes an aggressive approach to buying and selling.  She draws on her corporate background and is called “smart, strategic, detailed, results-oriented and powerful.”

She is an advocate for her clients unlike any other.


Ms. Marino holds her Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Chicago, one of the country’s most elite schools.  She holds two undergraduate degrees from Miami University, Oxford, and above all, has real life know-how and personal skills that make her an unmatched service professional.


Having led major marketing and sales initiatives for large corporations, Ms. Marino applies these same marketing and sales principles in listing Chicago properties.  She goes beyond the run-of-the-mill real estate marketing to apply specialized strategies that provide the ultimate exposure to her client’s properties.


Buyers will find her upbeat personality, attention to detail, and “always on” approach refreshing.  She advocates on a client’s behalf and leaves no stone unturned as she works to find the best fit property.


Ms. Marino works with both sellers and buyers and specializes in the downtown Chicago market from the South Loop to Rogers Park, from Logan Square to the Gold Coast to surrounding suburbs and neighborhoods.  She has extensive knowledge of rehabbing and building single family homes and has a personal interest and skill set for interior design, particularly modern, clean-lined space. She works with architects, general contractors and clients to help build the perfect spaces.


In her free time Ms. Marino is the Executive Director and Founder of a growing Chicago-based dog rescue having placed over 700 rescued dogs in homes over the past several years.  She is active in the animal-care community and a proponent for neglected and abused animals.  She has appeared in print and television media as an expert in this area. 


If you are seeking a robust partner that will provide you with energy, enthusiasm and the highest level of professionalism and skills when it comes to listing your property, or buying a new home, consider the unique nature of what Ms. Marino brings to the market.

Call 312-282-6422 or email her at

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"After moving to another city, we found it difficult to sell our empty condo and received no offers. We knew we needed to change realtors and to stage the space. Our new realtor recommended Molly to do the staging. I appreciated the portfolio details and pictures she sent of her other staging projects, especially since we were only able to communicate over email being so far away. Molly worked quickly and communicated frequently about the progress, which was incredibly important after having trying to sell for so long. The first day that our condo showed we received 3 offers. The next day we received 3 new offers. Each of the offers were at or above asking price. I believe that Molly's choice of furniture and decorative pieces enabled potential buyers to see what a lovely space we were trying to sell. She did an amazing job and we would highly recommend her."


by Hkmeggen

"I worked with Molly to sell our family home that we lived in for 18+ years. Molly was wonderful throughout the process, demonstrating support for us in this time of a big transition. She did an amazing job staging the house and playing up the historical charm yet adding little touches to appeal to all decorating tastes. She is very knowledgeable about the neighborhood and the market in the area. She took great care to be present for every showing so she could provide all the details each client needed. "


by Akwink36

"I couldn't say more good things about Molly! I've worked with her three times (selling two properties, and purchasing a new home). She's SMART, professional, and politely tenacious - three qualities that make her a very effective and successful realtor.

With our last property sale, we moved out of state and were forced to deal with an average realtor in our new city. Molly received many emails and text during that transaction indicating how much we missed her!

Go with Molly."


by Twallenhorst

"Molly got the property listed very quickly. The photos she used for the listing showed the condo very favorably and generated interest quickly. The first buyer hit some snags and the deal fell through, but Molly continued to work hard to find a new buyer. In the end, we sold for a price above that offered by the first one. I have since recommended Molly to several friends."


by Bill Shermach

"After knowing Molly for several years through mutual involvement with canine rescue, my husband and I turned to her for real estate services when it came time for us to sell our home, due to my husband's job being relocated out of state. During the course of our selling process, Molly was the best 'cheerleader' we could have ever asked for. Selling real estate can be a bit stressful in my humble opinion, and my husband and I were admittedly a bit anxious throughout the process. Molly never batted an eyelash, and constantly gave us the reassurance, advice, and support that we needed to come out of the other side with our sanity still intact. She was always responsive to our questions and concerns, and no question of ours was a stupid question in her eyes. Additionally, right in the middle of our sale/moving process, one of our dogs required major spinal surgery [insert giant sigh/eyeroll here, as if we were not stressed enough already], and was on a strict limited activity regimen for a number of weeks afterward. Molly was an absolute saint at working any showings around our dog having to be in the house since we couldn't take him out with us, and would text us updates so we knew that he was calm and ok with the foot traffic coming through our home. I truly believe that other agents would not have been as accommodating in that situation, and that factor alone was a huge benefit to us by having Molly as our agent. Just as importantly, she is fully hands on, and works her tush off on behalf of and in the best interest of her clients. Molly personally escorted buyers through our unit & building, often multiple times a week, always giving us enough notice to work around our schedules. As a one woman show, I don't know how she keeps the energy up, but she does her job with gusto, makes it happen for her clients. If you are looking for an agent that truly cares about her client(s), and will go above and beyond to serve your needs, you need not look any further than Molly Marino. "


by Emily.terzis