Welcome to Marlene's Real Estate Website!

Want to find useful information and resources to help you buy or sell a home more effectively in the Cary, Barrington, Fox River Grove, Algonquin, Crystal Lake, Lake in the Hills and surrounding areas. I can provide anything from local community info, to advice about finding a mortgage lender or preparing your home to sell, it's all available here on my web site.


One of the biggest decisions you will make is Buying or Selling a home. To ensure success, it is critical that you find the right combination of a professional Realtor® and an exceptional real estate company.  Marlene Castagna a full time licensed Realtor® ready to assist you with your next real estate transaction.  Whether you are buying, selling or both, you’ll find her ready to work for you to ensure that you find what you are looking for.  I am high energy, hard working and very aggressive in supporting client needs.




Keller Williams Success Realty  is a formidable real estate services company, ranking within the top franchises in the nation, fast becoming the top real esate company and has a solid history of successful home sales & closings.  We serve all of the Chicagoland area.  In addition to the traditional home sales services, we offer a great marketing plan to all our sellers and valuable home buying info to all of our buyers.  This ensures total satisfaction to all of our clients.


You can also search for your ideal home by viewing current listings with detailed descriptions and photos.  Or you can get help determining the value of your home by requesting a report that includes the prices of similar homes that recently sold or are currently for sale in Cary and all Chicagoland areas.


So whether you're buying or selling, feel free to contact me and I will be happy to help you with all your real estate needs.


Whether you're looking for your first home, your dream home or an investment property, I'm committed to providing you with the highest quality buyer service.


Marlene’s Buyers Strategy

 I will get to know you and your requirements.


I will find as many homes that meet your criteria as possible using the most current MLS information.


I will provide valuable information about the towns and neighborhoods of interest to you with the latest statistics available.


I can assist in obtaining financing through Wells Fargo, which guarantees same day mortgage decisions, if you choose.


I will be accessible to you!


I have the means, along with Keller Williams Success Realty, to provide the necessary Buyer Services to complete your home buying experience. These services include Home Warranty Programs, Contract Negotiation Guidance & Counseling, On-line Services & After the Sale Servicing.

When making the type of investment that buying a home requires, you deserve to have all the latest market information and the very best advice, both of which I can provide you with. Read more.


The decision to sell a home is often dependent on many factors. Whatever your reasons are for selling, my proven effective marketing strategies will ensure that you get the highest possible price for your home.


Marlene's Sellers Strategy


I will start with a Competitive Market Analysis of your property. This is a very critical process that assures that your home is priced “right” to maximize your return & minimize time on the market.


I will create an active Marketing Program for your home which includes Multiple Listing Services, Internet exposure, well prepared brochures and flyers, Realtor® Open Houses, other forms of advertising include Keller Williams Success Realty & Keller Williams Realty websites, Marlene’s website, along with numerous other sites.


I will actively follow-up all showings to gauge the reaction of potential buyers.


I will actively promote the sale of your home until it sells.


I will be accessible to you!


I will fully utilize all of the benefits of my association with Keller Williams Success Realty, such as Home Enhancement Recommendations, Home Warranty Programs and referrals to home services to increase marketability of your home.


I guarantee to provide you with professional, ethical and confidential service and keep you fully informed every step of the way. Read more.