Bachelor of Business Administration, Finance and Marketing Majors; Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN
Masters of Business Administration, Marketing Concentration, Loyola University, Chicago, IL
I speak Hungarian fluently and also speak German, and have a strong European work ethic.
I have completed extended real estate education as a Broker.
I am Relocation Certified to assist buyers, sellers and inventory property.
I have completed certification work in Fine Homes properties as a Fine Homes International agent.
I have earned the highly respected designation of GRI, Graduate of Realtor Institute, to offer the highest level of real estate expertise possible to my clients.
My professional affiliations include membership in:
National Association of Realtors
Illinois Association of Realtors
Lake County Association of Realtors
Metropolitan Who’s Who Real Estate Directory.
I am an ASP Realtor, an Accredited Staging Professional, providing staging expertise and services to my clients.
I am a Multi-Million Dollar Producer and a Sales and Listing Leader, representing both buyers and sellers successfully.
2003 Honor Roll
2004 President’s Circle
2005 President’s Circle - Top 8% of Pru Agents Nationwide
2006 President’s Circle - Top 5% of PruAgents Nationwide
2007 President’s Circle – Top 5% of PruAgents Nationwide
2008 Leading Edge Society – Top 6% of Pru Agents Nationwide
2009 Leading Edge Society – Top 6% of Pru Agents Nationwide
2010 Leading Edge Society – Top 6% of Pru Agents Nationwide
2010 Chicago Agent Magazine Top Producer
2011 Chicago Magazine 5 Star Service Award – 2% of Chicago Agents
2012 Chicago Magazine 5 Star Service Award – 1.5% of Chicago Agents
2012 Leading Edge Society – Top 6% of Pru Agents Nationwide
2013 Chicago Magazine 5 Star Service Award – 2% of Chicago Agents
2013 Prudential Chairman's Circle Gold—Top 2% of Pru Agents Nationwide
2014 BHHS Presidents Circle—Top 4% of BHHS Agents Nationwide
2014 Chicago Magazine 5 Star Service Award—2% of Chicago Agents
2015 BHHS Presidents Circle—Top 3% of BHHS Agents Nationwide
2015 Chicago Magazines 5 Star Service Award—1.5% of Chicago Agents
2016 BHHS Chairman's Circle Gold—Top 2% of BHHS Agents Nationwide
2016 Chicago Magazines 5 Star Service Award—1.5% of Chicago Agents
2017 BHHS President's Circle—Top 2% of BHHS Agents Nationwide
2017 Chicago Magazines 5 Star Service Award—1.5% of Chicago Agents
2018 BHHS President's Circle—Top 4% of BHHS Agents Nationwide
2018 Chicago Magazines 5 Star Service Award—Top Chicago Agents
2019 Chicago Magazines 5 Star Service Award—Top 1.5% of Chicago Agents
“This is the sixth time that I have relocated where it has involved a Real Estate Agent. I have to tell you that the service we received from Maria Etling was by far superior to anyone that we have ever previously had.”
“A most sincere thank you for all your hard and diligent work that went into selling our home. You are so great to work with and so patient….. You will have stellar recommendation from (us).”
“A huge thanks for the great job you did promoting and selling the house. This line of work is truly your calling. We appreciate your personal yet professionalism with every aspect of it all. You can count on us to spread your good name about town.”
“I certainly admire your drive, something a lot of Realtors these days don’t seem to have.”
“I want you to know how wonderful it was to work with you on (the sale of) the house and getting to know such a great person. You are awesome at your job and I feel blessed to have you!”
“I was impressed with your thorough follow-up. Not many realtors take the time to do that.”
“Integrity and great follow up are the words that come to mind when I look at your business card.”
“You do a super job – so organized and on the ball!”
“ You are one of a kind.”
“ Maria is very good at what she does and is to the point so you will like working with her as have I…..”
“Thank you for doing such a good job with everything. It has been a very positive experience working with you.”
“You have truly been a pleasure to work with. You are an excellent Realtor.”
“Thanks for all your work on the sale. The market is still in the doldrums but you were able to make it happen! Good job!”
“ You are, without a doubt, the best and hardest working realtor we have ever worked with in either of our collective lives!!”
" You are, without a doubt, the BEST, hardest working realtor we have ever worked with in either of our collective lives!!"
"We really appreciate all the extra help you provided while we weren't there. You worked very hard and we can't thank you enough!"
“Just wanted to thank you for assigning Maria Etling to work with us on purchasing a new home as we relocate to xxxxxxx in connection with a job with xxxxxxxx. She is tremendous. Both my wife and I agree that she is the best we have ever worked with. Thank you.”
“Maria was sensational – she was referred to us by a work colleague who worked with Maria last year. She lived up to all expectations and I would not hesitate to use her again in the future. She was extremely professional – was able to put herself in our shoes and empathize with our situation.”
“Maria was VERY professional, informative, always finding a potential solution and never pushy. She was an excellent liaison between lawyers, other agents, etc. and always had a referral resource handy. She goes above and beyond paying attention to every detail. She has become a respectful friend of my family, always trying to keep our best interests in mind as well as aggressively selling our home. She was responsive and available and an excellent resource when choosing a new home as well. I will be forever grateful for her support and guidance.”
“Thank you for all your hard work and your running around! We love our new home and we’re sure the little one on the way will too!”
“Maria was helpful, reliable, available, willing to help and above all, so kind! She clearly had our best interests in mind at all times. Thank you! You made our home search and buying a house a very pleasant experience!”