Oak Park, River Forest, Forest Park
and all Chicago near West Suburbs
Gary Mancuso - GRI, ABR
Helping You Make The Right Decision!

 22 years of Oak Park area real estate 

experience...lifelong area resident....Do I know the

local market?....You bet I do!!...Can't get more local

than that!...So, give me a call!


Thank you so much for your visit! If you’re looking to sell or buy a home or condo, look no further than "Gary Mancuso Real Estate Home Services". Backed by Re/Max in the Village, I have helped hundreds of residents sell and buy houses and condos in Oak Park, Forest Park, River Forest and all surrounding areas in Illinois. As a passionate Realtor committed to the suburb communities of near west Chicago, I love aiding people in their search for the perfect home.

A licensed real estate agent since 1994, I know how to get strong results out of the housing market in all the Oak Park, Illinois suburbs. From Oak Park to River Forest, to Forest Park and beyond, I have the resources and connections to get you moving into the home/condo of your dreams.

I personally have sold more than 400 Oak Park area homes, and I can help you do the same with a great marketing plan for sellers  and for buyers, the knowledge about communities that comes from decades of experience in the market.


For more information about real estate sales in the Oak Park, Illinois, area, contact me today by phone or fill out my online contact form on this site. You can also find me on Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, Zillow, and Yelp!


Having Sold Hundreds Of Oak Park Area Homes, I Want To Do The Same For You! Contact Me Today!



                        Read what some happy clients say about Gary:


**** "We moved into Oak Park from far outside the state; we needed to move quickly, so we knew we needed someone with extensive knowledge of the local area and an expert ability to navigate the often-complex home-buying process. From the moment we found Gary's website we were impressed with his thorough knowledge of the local area; we were further-impressed once we made contact and started the process. On short notice, Gary lined-up several showings for a two-day window during-which we could be in the local area. His ability to match inventory to our particulars was incredible. He helped us find the perfect home within two days, and then immediately went to work negotiating our deal with the sellers. He went the extra mile to ensure the process went as smoothly and quickly as possible, and we were thrilled when we closed on our new Oak Park home within mere weeks of making our offer! We've been in our home for 8 months now, and we're thrilled with the home and the neighborhood. Gary's expertise and willingness to go the extra mile really made our transition painless; we highly recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell in this area!"  -Brandon Cain- As reviewed on Zillow.

**** Do you want to buy a home?  Sell a home?  Both?  Gary Mancuso is your guy.  He was so absolutely every-superlative-you-can-think-of to work with.  As first-time home-buyers, we were pretty high-maintenance because we didn't know the process or what we needed to look at.  Gary was patient and supportive and helped us find our amazing, incredible bungalow.

In addition to his fantastic support, Gary's professional knowledge and skills were outstanding.  He was attentive to our specifics, learned what we liked and didn't like faster than we could articulate it, worked within our price range, and helped us get through the process from beginning to end without a hitch.

We heard a lot of bad things about real estate agents before we bought our home, but I have to say: Gary disproved every one of them.He is fantastic and I can't gush about him enough!  - Jessica Humphrey - As reviewed on Yelp!

**** Gary has been working with my family for years to help us find the perfect home. He's extremely knowledgable of Oak Park/River Forest and the surrounding areas. Gary is always responsive, timely, and extremely communicative. Our situation could have driven a saint crazy but he was always patient and caring when dealing with our very unique situation. He is a well respected part of the real-estate community which is evident in how responsive selling agents were when dealing with Gary about our home purchase. Gary is top-notch and we'll always refer friends moving to him! Our home is perfect for us and I know that we'll grow old remembering how Gary helped us find it. Thank you Gary!  - Makesha Benson - As reviewed on Yelp!

****  Gary is the kind of real estate agent you want on your side. Period. He listens and is patient. Gary must have gone to 40 or more properties with us - he wasn't willing to give up, but he was never interested in working us over, just working hard for us. Over a long and difficult period, we came to know that we can trust Gary to be honest and consistent - can't recommend him highly enough.   - David Peterson - As reviewed on Zillow!

**** I would highly recommend Gary Mancuso to anyone who is buying or selling a home. My fiance and I were first-time home buyers in 2012 and Gary made us feel incredibly comfortable the whole way through. He answered all of our questions, and even anticipated questions that we didn't know to ask. He was very knowledgeable about all of the locations that we were interested in and made sure that all of the houses he recommended were exactly what we were looking for. Gary is very easy to talk to and is not pushy at all. When showing us homes, he knew right away when we walked in the front door if a place was for us. He wasn't going to sell us a place that wasn't the right fit.

He worked seamlessly with our mortgage lender and made our home-buying experience very pleasant and pain-free. We will definitely be using Gary Mancuso as a realtor in the future, and we recommend that you do the same. Thanks for everything Gary!  Kevin and Gina Colonna -  As reviewed on Zillow!


**** I have had the great pleasure of working with Gary a few times over the last 10 years.  Two house hunts he helped my wife and I look for homes (ultimately we did not buy due to our circumstances).  One time he listed our home (which sold for the price we wanted within 8 days of being listed!).

The whole time the attributes of Gary's work that impressed me the most were the sincerity and honesty.  He never had the overblown hype of some realtors, the sugary compliments and exaggerated hyperbole of overselling.  He is a direct and honest guy that carefully steered us toward the most appropriate properties to look at.  

On top of all that, he is technically well connected, aptly using web/smart phone technology to interact with this tech savvy client.

I have referred others to Gary and would do it again in a second.  Too bad that we are leaving the area to buy our next home in another state.  - Tim Plona - As reviewed on Yelp!

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Oak Park Property

On this website you will find information on Oak Park real estate and River Forest real estate, as well as homes and condos for sale in these areas, in addition to Forest Park, and surrounding areas such as Elmwood Park, West Chicago Suburbs, Berwyn, Riverside, Melrose Park, La Grange Park and neighboring Chicago suburb communities. You will find 1,000s of listings through the MLS connection, look up quality community information, or just ask me. Before you choose a Realtor to work with, click on About Gary Mancuso and learn about who I am and how I will work for you and my plan to help you with all of your real estate needs. Take advantage of my extensive experience and knowledge of the Oak Park and surrounding areas of West Chicago, as well as my resources with RE/MAX, you will be well represented in any transaction. I personally developed this website with you in mind. Whether this is the first time you are looking for homes or condos or you are a previous and experienced buyer or seller, this site is complete when considering relocation to Oak Park, IL, River Forest, Forest Park, or surrounding areas.

Oak Park Real Estate & Homes for Sale

Oak Park Illinois Real Estate

Oak Park, IL is about 15 minutes away from Chicago. It is the first suburb west of Chicago and attracts those that want to be close to the Windy City but need a more down home feel to where they live. Oak Park is often described as urban suburban. To learn more about Oak Park, please visit these sites: Visit Oak Park, Village of Oak Park, Oak Park Shopping and Information Directory, Downtown Oak Park.



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River Forest Real Estate & Homes for Sale

River Forest is just west of Oak Park and centrally located to both airports. Fine homes and historic architecture are part of the look of River Forest. It has plenty of natural forest preserves along the western border of the village.



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Forest Park Real Estate & Homes for Sale

Forest Park is a solid community very rich in history. Forest Park has recently been through major renovations to the downtown area that has spurred major economic development to the area.



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Elmwood Park Real Estate & Homes for Sale

Search thousands of Elmwood Park Homes for Sale listings in Illinois at Garyforhomes.com and instantly access the latest properties listed. Elmwood Park real estate options consist of primarily single-family residential homes and condos including multi-unit condominium buildings, along with some land, multi-family homes and business/commercial properties. Average listing prices for Elmwood park homes for sale are approximately $198,000 while average homes are sold in the $165,000 based on combined data for the period ending October 2010. Many affordable homes can be found below $75,000 to higher end luxury homes just over $600,000and with the city having full amenities, and being close to Chicago, residents living her can conveniently commute to work all over this metro area.

Elmwood Park has plenty of unique retail stores along the main street and all the equally unique architecture as Oak Park. Families and individuals alike call Elmwood Park home with its updated city facilities and dramatic forest preserves.



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Riverside Real Estate & Homes for Sale

Riverside Illinois Real Estate

The quiet, small town of Riverside has approximately two square miles of lovely tree-lined streets and quaint gas light street lanterns. Even though it is one of the smaller towns in the area, the Metra Commuter Trains make stops there daily and is only 30 minutes to O'Hare International Airport.



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Cook County Real Estate & Homes for Sale

Cook County has 33 miles of the beautiful lake Michigan coastline. It has all of the advantages of a huge metropolitan area and a wide variety of employment and fast paced living. Many historical sites are located in Cook County including the Art Institute of Chicago and the University of Chicago. What you may not know is it is also home to over 67,000 acres of natural forest preserves and 18 miles of sandy beaches. Cook County is home to many smaller villages like Franklin Park, a quaint, small town dedicated to family and plenty to keep the kids busy!

Exploring our site will give you the advantage of useful information about how to choose the "right" property, making an offer on your new home, negotiating, financing, mortgage rates, moving, choosing Realtors, and everything involved in making an informed real estate decision in today's real estate market.



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Please browse through this site to explore the Illinois real estate communities of Oak Park, IL, River Forest, Forest Park, Elmwood Park, Chicago Suburbs, Chicago, Berwyn, and Riverside. This comprehensive online tool offers direct access to the MLS for the latest listings of homes, condos, and other properties. Will give you the latest basic information in spread sheet form from the U.S. Census Bureau. Even if your are not familiar with the zip codes in the area you are interested in. Schools in the Oak Park Area community will take you to a list of school districts in the Cook County area. Once you are on that page, you will want to scroll down to Oak Park and Oak Park-River Forest SD, then compare the districts. I can also offer you free reports that will be emailed to you directly and immediately! These reports have invaluable information for today's market. This will be an excellent resource, especially for those of you using real estate as an investment tool. Buying & Selling Tips can help you prepare your Oak Park home for sale and let you know what to look for when buying a home in Oak Park, IL.

Contact me and together we will determine what is right for you and your family. You can also contact me for up to date relocation information and more. You'll find everything you need to know about Oak Park realty within this one complete source.

If you currently own a home, condo, or other property in any of the Cook County cities, and are thinking of placing it on the market, we are happy to supply you with the information you need to prepare your home for sale, selecting the right Illinois real estate agent, pricing your home appropriately, marketing it effectively, going through the home inspection processes, and receiving a timely market evaluation.

As a long time Oak Park, IL Realtor, I would like to personally thank you for visiting my online real estate resource. Please bookmark this site for future reference for all your Oak Park, Illinois area real estate needs. I recognize you have many Oak Park Realtors to choose from and I so appreciate you visiting my site. When you are ready to make a "move" I would be delighted to be interviewed by you for the job. I want to be your Realtor for life!


Phone  (708) 819-3005
189 S. Oak Park Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60302
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