I help home buyers in Barrington find the country or luxury home that matches their lifestyle requirements.
Get to know Corinne Guest, Managing Broker
Welcome to My Barrington IL Real Estate Blog
For over 10 years now Corinne has been helping buyers and sellers in the Barrington Illinois area. Corinne is joint owner with Jonathan her husband, of Barrington Realty Company, and the Managing Broker. Corinne specializes in selling Luxury Homes, Homes with Acreage and Lifestyle Living especially focus on country suburban.
Corinne keeps up to date with what's going on in the real estate market in Barrington Illinois, writes market reports and has tips for buyers and sellers. Whether you are a repeat client or relocating into the Barrington area, you'll find a comprehensive catalogue of information at Real Estate in Barrington
Helping Local Real Estate Clients
Most buyers prefer to work with a local Realtor in Barrington, someone who knows the Barrington IL real estate market well and also the community. In addition to selling homes for 10 years as a Managing Broker, I have also lived in the Barrington area for 20 years since relocating here from England in 1996. Barrington's motto is A Great Place to Live, Work and Play. I agree! Our goal is to have the most comprehensive source of information for the Barrington IL real estate market to help you, our clients, make informed decisions about buying and selling in Barrington.
The Barrington area includes the villages of Barrington, Barrington Hills, Lake Barrington, North Barrington, South Barrington, Deer Park, Inverness and Tower Lakes. We have community information for each small village as each has a different character and offers different types of real estate. Close by there are similar country suburban villages at Hawthorn Woods, Kildeer and Long Grove and we are happy to serve you in those areas too.
Barrington IL: Country Suburban With Historic Village
Do you ever wonder if the place you end up living was meant to be. Somehow Barrington is so similar to the English countryside where I grew up it's like a mirror, just bigger. I was raised in a small country village in Hampshire England, where I was married in the church with a steeple, had children in a nearby town hospital and worked in a larger city not too far away. Barrington is larger but oh so similar. Our homes in Barrington are larger and the lot sizes too but the essence of the quiet country is here.
My husband also worked in a company in that same city and they gave us the opportunity to live and work in Illinois for two years. They are known as Motorola and he worked there for some 23 years before being laid off during one of Motorola's infamous cut backs. He now works at Zebra Technologies who in 2014 bought much of what was left of Motorola, how's that for a uncanny twist.
All in all how we got here was the journey but the story is really why we stay here in Barrington IL. With the Historic Victorian village at the center and the surrounding country villages of Barrington it suits my taste perfectly. I get to shop locally and retreat just a few miles to my piece of country in Savannah Lake Barrington where we have 2+ acres. I love the fact that we have the four seasons of weather, and the winter is my favorite season of the year. If you need real estate help in winter, you'll never hear a complaint from me.
Barrington Village has just passed it's 150th birthday of incorporation although it's roots go way back to the Native American Prairie Potawatomi or Mascoutin tribes. It's now a small village with about 11,000 residents living in Barrington proper. The population of all the Barrington's which share the zip code of 60010 is about 44,000. The country suburban villages are mostly just real estate. Barrington village offers shopping at the center of it all. We have all kinds of stores, boutique shops, antiques, small businesses as well as a large library, Metra Train to Chicago, an extensive park district with aqua center, restaurants from fast to fancy food. For big box stores residents hop over to Palatine, Lake Zurich and other nearby areas. We have a trauma level hospital, the school district is sought after and reports very good grades every year. School report cards rarely go below a 9 or 10, most report 10's every year. ACT levels are high too, usually above 24.
If you are interested in buying any of the Barrington IL Homes for Sale, please contact Corinne Guest at 847-363-3686 or visit her website Real Estate in Barrington
Barrington IL Homes for Sale Zip Code 60010
Each area of our zip code 60010 offers distinct differences in the real estate choices. Barrington village has homes on smaller lots, close to the village center, within walking distance of shops and even schools. Barrington Hills is home to the larger acreage, the average is 5 but up to 100 is included. It's also our horse property area. Barrington Hills, South Barrington and Inverness are home to the more luxury end of the homes market. North Barrington has 2 golf communities, Biltmore and Wynstone which is also a gated community. In general there are about 500 homes for sale in 60010 and the majority are single family. Prices range from $100,000 to $20 Million, the choice is diverse in style, age and lot size.
Barrington Illinois is almost fully built out. There are small areas that are home to new construction or you can buy your own lot and build a dream home. Luxury homes are available and some of those are new too.
Contact Corinne Guest at 847-363-3686 or visit her website Real Estate in Barrington for all homes in Barrington.
Corinne Guest, Managing Broker's Blog Posts
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- Graduate Realtor Institute
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- Certified Relocation Agent
- Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource Certification
Testimonials for Corinne Guest, Managing Broker
Corinne was nothing but the BEST realtor for buying our first home. We had a short time frame to get the ball rolling since our wedding was 2 weeks away from the time we found our dream home... In 5 days mind you. Corinne was so fast to respond to ANY questions we had as well as quick to get ahold of our mortgage guy and the sellers realtor. She made our home buying experience a memorable one. Couldn't have asked for a better realtor . Would refer her to all my friends, family and clients!
Meghan Ave, Algonquin
I met Corinne in 2011 when I was looking for a house in the Lake Barrington Shores development. She was wonderful. She quickly figured out my needs and understood I did not have much time and helped me find just the right townhouse and then negotiated an excellent price.
I immediately moved abroad and she became my rental agent. Unfortunately, I ended up with four different renters in three years and several brought their own sets of issues, but Corinne handled it all professionally and quickly.
It is hard to put a price on that kind of peace of mind when you are thousands of miles away. Finally, as I prepared to return to Illinois she helped out in large and small ways as I tried to manage a renovation of my property from long-distance. Inevitably, things went wrong but Corinne was there to keep me informed and to do what she could to put things back on track.
I am so incredibly grateful because it is difficult to find someone who will give you excellent advice and service and is so dedicated to her clients. When I can finally sit in my renovated townhouse and enjoy my home in LBS, I will have Corinne to thank.
Oak Hill Rd, Lake Barrington
Corinne did a wonderful job guiding us through our home buying experience in Barrington. She took the time to understand the needs of my family and went to work. Corinne is an extremely knowledgeable individual on the surrounding area and has a no nonsense sales approach. She never tried to sell us on one property or another. She guided without strong opinion, and that is hard to find this day and age. Thank you for everything Corinne, you are more than our Realtor, we consider you a friend.
Bow Lane, Barrington Hills
Albert Baum JR.02/28/2015
Would definitely recommend Corinne for any real estate transaction. We ran into many road blocks with our transaction and Corinne got us through without a problem. She has a very good group of people she deals with and can find an answer to about anything I know. We had plenty of issues. Corinne went above and beyond in every aspect of the transaction. She is very friendly and knowledgeable.
Crestview Drive, Fairhaven, Barrington
Corinne was professional and trustworthy. We followed her suggestions and strategies and they all worked.She has all the contemporary skills on the computer etc. to make things work. I definitely would recommend her to anybody.
Pine Crest Circle, Lake Barrington Shores.
If you're in the market for a Realtor in the Barrington area, look no further.
We were looking for a house in Barrington with very specific criteria and it took us over 4 years to find the perfect place, thanks to all the help from Corinne. She was patient, honest and an absolute pleasure to work with. On a scale of 1-10, she is 10+.
Both my wife and I could not think of anything that Corinne could do to improve. Her professionalism and ethics are what other Realtors should be measured against. Thank you Corinne and we wish you all the best.
Wagon Ct, Deer Park.
Wow Corinne, You have been amazing. Corinne has been with us throughout our 1.5 year (what we thought was going to be never-ending) house search. Before we could even recognize the type of house we needed, she was on top of the game. In fact she advised us to wait and not just purchase for the sake of purchasing. In my mind I was thinking, "What kind of Realtor does not want to earn money on the sale?" But later I realized that she wanted what was best for us.
After looking at many houses, finally there was one house that really caught our eye. Right away she recognized this and began to work on acquiring this house for us. She was perseverant but never pushy. Besides all of this she is a very down to earth and realistic person. She wanted us to be comfortable with our purchase from a financial standpoint as well. Given the recent troubles with the real estate market, this was very important to us.
Corinne, Veerpal and I are grateful for the advice you gave to us. Every day we are enjoying our new home and we know that this was possible because of your hard work. You were very patient with us, and I thank you for that.
Beacon Drive, South Barrington.