Marina Carney

Marina Carney

Licensed Real Estate Broker

Specialties

Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent, Relocation

Education

University of Utah - BS, History

Richmond, The American International University in London, American History

Woodlands Academy     
Client Testimonials

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★★★★★
"I have worked with Andy and Marina for many years and have used them on both the sell and buy sides with three homes. They are consummate professionals and were always available to me to answer any questions I had. Most recently, they structured the sale of my last home so that there was a bidding war. I was under contract in 2 days, and the offer was over asking price. I am more than happy with both of them!" - Lisa Kluever

★★★★★
"Choosing Marina and Andy was the best decision around the selling of our house. Their advice and deep benchmarking analytics helped us to set the price on point, advice how to get the property in shape was spot on, their preparation of a group of interested buyers made us close on the property in record time. We are deeply impressed by their work and expertise. Thank you Marina and Andy!" - Nicole Selenco-Gebauer

★★★★★
"My experience in working with Marina and Andy was outstanding. From start to finish they were both professional, knowledgable and caring. Their advice given regarding the market was right on. They were available to answer my questions and guide me through all the steps necessary in closing the sale. I highly recommend this team. "

★★★★★
"Marina and Andy brought a wonderful level of expert knowledge and professionalism to my home search. They know this market extremely well and the listings available. They listened to my preferences and gleaned my needs for a new home. I put my complete faith in their expertise, and they overdelivered! They provided me with resources and recommendations for Mortgage Brokers and Moving Services that were greatly appreciated and utilized. These services made the purchasing and moving experience as stressless as possible. They contacted me on a regular basis during the buying process to answer any questions I may have had. I am grateful for their leadership and guidance through this journey of home selection and purchase. I will always recommend Marina and Andy Homes to any prospective home-buyer in the future. "

★★★★★
"They are terrific! They were available to help us 24/7 and answered our concerns quickly and completely. We can’t imagine anyone could have done a better job. We give them the highest grade possible. "

★★★★★
"My house was on and off the market for about 4years. Prior to hiring Marina I interviewed three other potential agents. Marina was a good match as she grew up in Lake Forest and was well connected with multiple generations who lived in Lake Forest and Chicago. She had also been in the business for many years prior. She also "got it". I wanted to sell my house, but she understood how difficult it was for me to get make that decision and she understood why. Marina quickly put together a very accurate and beautiful video and brochure of my house. She marketed the house well in many different publications and websites. She is well versed in meshing technology and the real estate worlds. I would say that she worked as hard as she could given the market. She was sensitive to my wishes of showing the house only to those who were qualified buyers. She arrived early for showings turning on lights and whatever to make the house look its best. She was always enthusiastic and willing to stay as long as the prospectives wanted. Marina knew all of the details of the house, the property and its history and was able to answer any question. I knew that when I left for a showing that I had the best possible shot at a potential sale. Showing a house is only part of the job. The most important is making the sale. When that time came, Marina was very professional. She knew when to make a comment and when not. She has a very good sense of strategy and knows how to read people. All of the negotiations and closing went smoothly. As said, she is connected very closely to Lake Forest so she knows who to recommend for a seller's lawyer and also knows many of the buyer's lawyers. When there was a question regarding a platt, utilities, easements etc she either knew the answer or knew where to get it and quickly. Bottom line, I would describe Marina as a very professional, astute, capable, sensitive, knowledgeable agent. I would not hesitate to hire her again. In addition, she was always available and quick to return emails or phone calls."

★★★★★
"Simply the best on the North Shore with market knowledge and better negotiation skills that makes the difference in either side of the transaction. Marina found a tenant for one home, found a new home for my growing family and then helped sell the original home a year later. She's efficient, smart and always working on your behalf."

★★★★★
"Marina did an outstanding job finding the perfect buyer for the house! In addition, she was able advise on appraisers, masons, cleaning services etc. In fact - there was nothing that Marina could not solve! Fantastic real estate experience from start to finish!" - Missy

★★★★★
"Marina clearly knows the market and had an intuitive grasp of what my husband and I were looking for, even though we had never met before. She put together a good list of properties for us to view and planned a very efficient tour in the one day we had with her. From the first day through contract negotiations and closing she has been extremely helpful, and even after closing she has had invaluable recommendations about serves and people in Lake Forest and the area." - Lisa

★★★★★
"Marina is a delight to work with- professional, confidential and attentive to every step of the process. Well connected and resourceful, she has a firm handle on the marketplace, excellent listener and executed on all the requests we made regarding selling our home. We are repeat clients for Marina and look forward to our next transaction with her." - Mary


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Charity

Elawa Farm Foundation - past president 
Lake Forest Garden Club- past president
Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital Women's Board - associate member
Junior Garden Club

About Marina

A news article about a New York State University
Marina Carney and Andy Mrowiec joined forces in 1999 to create one of the first and most dynamic residential sales partnerships on the North Shore of Chicago with over $900 million in career sales. Consistently ranked in the top 1% volume for the State of Illinois and in the top 2% nationally, in addition to being ranked in the top echelon of production for Lake Forest and Lake Bluff. 

We offer our clients the best and the most robust information/representation in the marketplace. By actively working with buyers and sellers in all price ranges we keep our fingers on the pulse of the market, knowledge is power and we pride ourselves on being in the know locally. Our goal is to make the process of buying and selling a home seamless and enjoyable...and we have the results to prove it. 

Marina is a lifelong resident of Lake Forest and Lake Bluff. She has raised 3 children in the Lake Forest Schools, after attending Lake Forest Country Day School and Woodlands Academy herself. She is an active volunteer having served on the Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital Women’s Board, The Allendale Shelter Club, and as a Trustee for the Village of Lake Bluff. She enjoys the West, having attended the University of Utah, and recently managed a 6,000-acre cattle ranch and agri-business in Wyoming, where she oversaw the wind-down and sale of the property that her family held for 50 years. She has enjoyed practicing real estate in Lake Forest since 1991.

Marina can be reached at 847-274-5566
Andy Mrowiec can be reached at 847-308-2589



Marina Carney’s Listings

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a living room with furniture a chandelier and a fireplace
a view of entryway with a front door
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a view of a dining room with furniture and chandelier
a large kitchen with stainless steel appliances kitchen island granite countertop a large counter top and stainless steel appliances
a view of a dining room with furniture window and wooden floor
a dining room with furniture a chandelier and wooden floor
a living room with furniture a fireplace and a chandelier
a bedroom with a bed a flat screen tv and a chandelier
a view of entryway with a floor to ceiling window and cabinet
a view of a hallway and dining room
a spacious bathroom with a double vanity sink and a mirror
a bed room with a bed and a window
a spacious bedroom with a bed and a chandelier
a living room with furniture and a fireplace
a utility room with sink dryer and washer
a bedroom with a bed and a fireplace
a bedroom with a bed a chandelier and a fireplace
a spacious bedroom with a bed a couch and potted plant
a living room with furniture and wooden floor
a white bath tub sitting in a bathroom next to a window
a bathroom with a double vanity sink mirror and shower
a living room with furniture
a room with lots of table and chairs
a view of balcony with wooden floor
a bathroom with a sink and a mirror
a view of a room with gym equipment
a living room with furniture a fireplace and a flat screen tv
a living room with furniture and a dining table with wooden floor
a living room with furniture
a bedroom with a large bed and a window
a view of a room with lots of space
a view of a tennis court
a view of a garden with houses
a view of a building with a yard
a view of a patio with table and chairs and potted plants
a view of a backyard with garden
a view of a swimming pool and patio in the backyard
a view of swimming pool with outdoor seating and plants
a view of a house with backyard
a view of a house with backyard garden and swimming pool
an aerial view of residential house with outdoor space and trees all around
an aerial view of a house with an outdoor space
an aerial view of a house with a yard
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Listed By Compass

$5,000,000

Bedrooms
6
Bathrooms
9.5
Square Feet
11,845
Acres
1.75
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a front view of a house with a yard
a front view of a house with a garden and trees
a living room with fireplace furniture and a large window
a living room with furniture and a large window
a living room with furniture a fireplace and a potted plant
a living room with furniture and a fireplace
a dining room with furniture a chandelier and wooden floor
a living room with furniture and wooden floor
a living room with fireplace furniture and a large window
a living room with a couch a bookshelf and a fireplace
a living room with furniture and a large window
a open kitchen with a lot of stuff on the wall and a refrigerator
a large living room with stainless steel appliances granite countertop a couch and a view of living room
a kitchen with sink stove and refrigerator
a kitchen with a sink stove and cabinets
a bathroom with a sink and a toilet
a large white kitchen with stainless steel appliances granite countertop a large counter top and a stove
a view of a kitchen with kitchen island granite countertop a table and chairs
a view of a dining room with furniture window and outside view
a room with lots of furniture and a chandelier
a living room with furniture large window and a fireplace
a living room with furniture and a fireplace
a living room with furniture and a large window
a living room with furniture and windows
a living room with furniture and a large window
a view of a dining room with furniture window and outside view
a view of a hallway with furniture and staircase
a bedroom with a large bed couch and windows
a spacious bedroom with a bed and a table in it
a view of a bedroom with a bed and toys
a living room with furniture and a large window
a bathroom with a toilet sink a mirror and a shower
a bedroom with bed and furniture
a large bedroom with a bed window and chair
a living room with furniture and a large window
a spacious bathroom with a granite countertop sink mirror and vanity
a bathroom with a double vanity sink mirror and shower
a spacious bathroom with a shower and a sink
a bathroom with a shower sink and mirror
a bedroom with a bed dresser and a large window
a spacious bedroom with a bed and a couch
a bathroom with a granite countertop sink a shower and a mirror
a living room with furniture and a wooden floor
a living room with furniture and wooden floor
a kitchen with stainless steel appliances granite countertop a sink stove and refrigerator
a living room with furniture and a fireplace
a view of a park with large trees
a backyard of a house with table and chairs plants and large trees
a view of a field with trees in the background
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Listed By CompassVirtual Tour

$4,375,000

Bedrooms
5
Bathrooms
6.5
Square Feet
7,256
Acres
1.31
a view of a house with a swimming pool
Listed By CompassContingent ( Private )

$2,995,000

Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
5.5
Square Feet
5,727
Acres
2.44
a front view of a house with a garden
Listed By CompassVirtual Tour

$2,895,000

Bedrooms
6
Bathrooms
5.5
Square Feet
4,850
Acres
2.58
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Listed By CompassContingent

$2,295,000

Bedrooms
5
Bathrooms
5.5
Square Feet
5,614
Acres
1.54
a front view of a house with a garden
a front view of a house with a yard
a room with furniture and a potted plant
a living room with furniture and floor to ceiling windows
a living room with fireplace furniture and a window
a living room with furniture and a fireplace
a view of a dining room with furniture window and wooden floor
a dining room with furniture window and wooden floor
a kitchen with stainless steel appliances granite countertop a stove top oven a sink dishwasher and cabinets with wooden floor
a kitchen with stainless steel appliances granite countertop sink microwave and wooden cabinets
a kitchen with stainless steel appliances granite countertop a sink a stove and a wooden cabinets
a view of a dining room with furniture water view and backyard of the house
a living room with furniture and a fireplace
a living room with furniture and a fireplace
a livingroom with workspace and a couch
a living room with furniture and a flat screen tv with a large window
a room with a bed and a dresser
a spacious bathroom with a double vanity sink a mirror a bathtub and next to a window
a spacious bedroom with a large bed and a large window
a bathroom with a sink and a mirror
a front view of a house with a yard
a view of a house with backyard and sitting area
a bedroom with a bed and a dresser
a living room with furniture and a window
a bathroom with a sink and a mirror
a view of a chairs and tables in patio
a front view of a house with garden
a front view of a house with a yard
a backyard of a building
a view of outdoor space
a backyard of a building with trees
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Listed By CompassContingent

$1,895,000

Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
4
Square Feet
4,382
Acres
1.5
front view of a house with a yard
a front view of a house with garden
a front view of a house with a garden
a view of house entrance
a living room with furniture and wooden floor
a view of a patio with a table and chairs and a fire pit
a view of a chairs and table in backyard
a view of a house with a yard and a tree
a kitchen with stainless steel appliances granite countertop a kitchen island a stove a sink a dining table and chairs
a kitchen with sink and large window
a view of a dining room with furniture window and wooden floor
a kitchen with granite countertop wooden cabinets a sink and a window
a kitchen with granite countertop a table and chairs
a view of a dining room with furniture
a view of entryway and hall with wooden floor
a view of a living room
a living room with furniture fireplace and a large window
a living room with furniture and a large window
a dining room with furniture a rug and a chandelier
a living room with furniture or fireplace and a flat screen tv
a living room with furniture a fireplace and a flat screen tv
a bed room with a bed and a dresser
a bedroom with a bed and a chair
a spacious bedroom with a bed and a couch
a white bath tub sitting next to a shower
a bathroom with a sink and a mirror
a living room with furniture and a flat screen tv
a bathroom with a sink and a mirror
a living room with furniture and a fireplace
a bed room with furniture and paintings
a bathroom with a sink toilet and shower
a view of outdoor space yard and patio
a view of a patio with couches table and chairs and potted plants
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Listed By CompassPending

$1,399,000

Bedrooms
5
Bathrooms
4.5
Square Feet
5,145
Acres
Unavailable
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Listed By Compass

$1,199,000

Bedrooms
Unavailable
Bathrooms
Unavailable
Square Feet
Unavailable
Acres
1.82
a front view of a house with a yard
a front view of a house with a garden and a tree
a view of a house with potted plants
a view of a room with window and wooden floor
a dining room with furniture window and wooden floor
a view of a kitchen with a sink and stove top oven
a living room with furniture kitchen view and a wooden floor
a kitchen with a table and chairs in it
a kitchen with stainless steel appliances kitchen island granite countertop a stove and a sink
a living room with furniture and a painting on the wall
a living room with furniture and white walls
a living room with furniture fireplace and a flat screen tv
a living room with furniture and a fireplace
a living room with furniture and large windows
a living room with furniture and a fireplace
a view of cupboard
a bedroom with a bed window and a flat screen tv
a bedroom with a bed and a potted plant on the dresser
a bedroom with a bed a large window with the outer view
a room with a dining table and chairs
a bathroom with a double vanity sink a mirror and a window
a workspace with furniture
a bedroom with a bed a dresser and a window
a living room with furniture and a large window
a bathroom with a tub sink and mirror
a dining room with furniture and a window
a work room with furniture a rug and a window
a view of a balcony with wooden floor
a balcony with wooden floor and fence
a front view of a house with a garden
a view of yard with green space
a view of a patio with couches chairs and a potted plant
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Listed By CompassContingent

$875,000

Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
2
Square Feet
2,325
Acres
0.10