When we began working in real estate, our children were small, our dreams were big, and our client list was short. More than twenty years have since past. Our children have graduated, our house is quieter. The time has flown by. For all of these years, we have been lucky to have a beautiful place to call home. We have hosted birthdays and holidays, slept the afternoon away on the couch (one of us snores), and shared pizza in front of the TV. Our backyard has been a place to play, tend a garden, and gather with friends. We know how important real estate is as an asset, but we also know the true value of home. So when we work with our clients, our goal is to make sure their dreams become a reality, whether it’s moving up, moving out, or finding that first place to call home. We hope when you learn more about us, you’ll feel confident trusting us as your real estate partners.
Carmen & Tony
[A]mazing...from start to finish... I cannot recommend them highly enough.
Geoff, Executive Director
We wouldn't have our home if it weren't for Carmen and Tony. I trust them...
Dale, Clinical Professor
Carmen and Tony are true professionals who understand the current markets and trends of the real estate industry.
Julie, Executive Chef
I cannot say enough in praise of Carmen and Tony. [T]they were understanding, responsive and a joy to work with.
AWARD WINNING Service
CERTIFIED LUXURY HOME MARKETING SPECIALIST
Institute for Global Luxury Home Marketing 2023
INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT'S CIRCLE
Coldwell Banker Realty 2022
TOP PRODUCER TEAM
Chicago Association of Realtors 2022
TOP PRODUCER NEIGHBORHOOD SALES
Chicago Association of Realtors 2017-2022
INTERNATIONAL DIAMOND SOCIETY
Coldwell Banker Realty 2021
TOP PRODUCER RESIDENTIAL SALES
Chicago Association of Realtors 2001, 2003, 2004, 2008
GOLD/PLATINUM SALES AWARD, VOLUME SALES
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage 2012-2014
Carmen began her professional career as a legal document translator with a corporate immigration law firm in Chicago. She left the firm after twelve years, last serving as a Senior Paralegal and Process Improvement Coordinator in the Client Technology department. After receiving her real estate license in 2003 she first worked with her husband and partner, Tony, to build their own boutique residential real estate office, before joining Coldwell Banker together in 2007. She has been a frequent guest speaker and trainer within the Coldwell Banker organization, and has served as an internal consultant for management on office administration and business process improvement.
Her professional commitments have included membership in the National Association of Realtors, as well as serving as a member of the Government Relations Committee, and Chair of the Chicago Association of Realtors’ Fair Housing Forum. She has enjoyed serving as a State Legislative Committee Liaison since 2017 for the Illinois Association of Realtors.
Carmen is also a passionate civic leader and advocate, serving as a founding Member of the Chicago Civic Collaboratory, a joint effort by the Chicago Community Trust and Citizens University. She has served as a member of the 39th Ward Participatory Budget Committee, Chair of the Hollywood-North Park Community Association, Founding Sponsor of Chicago’s North Park Community Market, and is a Founder and Public Spokesperson for the Hate Has No Home Here organization. Because of her broad commitments to public education and civic leadership, she has also proudly served as Chair of the Editorial Advisory Board at Catalyst Chicago, a member of the Presidential Search Advisory Committee for the Board of Trustees at Northeastern Illinois University, and an elected Local School Council Member for both Mary Gage Peterson Elementary School and Von Steuben Metropolitan High School.
Carmen is the daughter of a Cuban refugee father and a 1st generation Sicilian mother, she is fluent in written and oral Spanish, and was raised in Chicago’s Edgewater neighborhood. She is one of six children, a proud product of both the public and private school systems in the city, and studied law and history at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb. She and Tony have three adult children, they live in the North Park neighborhood with their cat and several happy hens. In 2016 the Chicago Cubs became baseball’s World Champions, something that has no relevance to her professional profile, but it bears repeating as often as possible anyway.
Tony worked his way through college as production assistant with one of Chicago’s premier public relations firms. He began his professional career as an accountant with a corporate patents and trademarks law firm in Chicago. He left the firm after receiving his real estate license in 1997, and first worked with a family-owned brokerage before building his own boutique residential real estate office. He joined Coldwell Banker with his wife and partner, Carmen in 2007. He has been a residential real estate specialist, providing mentorship and consultation to junior brokers within the Coldwell Banker organization, and has provided training on transaction processing and management.
His professional commitments have included membership in the National Association of Realtors, the Illinois Association of Realtors and the local Chicago Association of Realtors.
Tony is an engaged member of his local community and has served since 2018 as the President of the Alumni Advisory Board for Northeastern Illinois University. He is a legacy member of the Hollywood-North Park Community Association, a former Board Member of the North River Commission, and a Corporate Sponsor of Chicago’s North Park Community Market. He also served as an elected representative of the Local School Council for Mary Gage Peterson Elementary School while his children were in attendance.
Tony is the first-born son of Mexican immigrant parents, he is fluent in written and oral Spanish, and was raised in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood. He is one of four children, a proud product of the public school system in the city,. He studied business marketing and finance at Northeastern Illinois University. He and Carmen have three adult children, they live in the North Park neighborhood with their cat and several happy hens. Tony is an occasional but enthusiastic Cuban cigar aficionado and enjoys travel, gardening, and DIY projects.
Carmen V. Rodriguez
The Carmen &. Tony Team
Coldwell Banker Realty
Chicago | Edgebrook
The Carmen &. Tony Team
Coldwell Banker Realty
Chicago | Edgebrook
COLDWELL BANKER REALTY
1910 N. Clybourn Ave. Chicago IL 60614