Your Local Real Estate Expert Team For Life


Having lived and employed as a Senior Corporate Marketing Executive for a major local health care company, raising my family in the Northwest Suburbs has been a complete joy.  I understand passionately what makes our community and the people who call it home so special. From the summer festivals to the local restaurants, bookstores, coffee shops, places of worship, parks and sandy beaches.  It is a special place that I am proud to call home. 

That’s what it takes to truly be a local real estate expert for over 20 years . Not just expertise in negotiations, problem solving, technology and marketing, but a love and understanding of our community with a positive attitude and trust of the people who live here. I have made a positive difference in the home selling and buying process with sincere heart felt integrity. Clients without hesitation refer me with confidence offering raving reviews.  That’s just one of the many reasons to choose me and my team to stand by your side – and it’s the foundation of everything I do. 



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CRYSTAL LAKE, IL — Crystal Lake is among the best small cities in America, according to a recent study by WalletHub. The rankings came from 33 factors of "livability" from school quality to housing costs and restaurants.

The findings ranked 1,268 cities with populations between 25,000 and 100,000 based on affordability, economic health, education and health, quality of life and safety, with Crystal Lake ranking in the 91st percentile.

Crystal Lake ranked 84th in the country in affordability, 182nd in education and health and 166th in safety.



Highly likely to recommend

- user01204778
Bought a Condo home in 2018 in Gurnee, IL.
A little over a month since closing on our home we couldn't be happier that we are finally moved in! We met Cindy through a Military program and she was the perfect fit for us and did a fantastic job. Everything happened so fast for us we started our search in August and we were in a contract by Labor Day! With only 1 glitch along the way... Cindy found a solution to get us in the home we wanted!! And for that I Thank and would Recommend Cindy for anyone's Real Estate needs. As a matter of fact, in trying to furnish our home we referred Cindy to a couple of our salesmen. Pretty sure this is our forever home but if not Cindy is our first call for help finding a new home. Thank You Cindy

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- user9710854
Bought a Single Family home in 2018 in Libertyville, IL.
Working with Cindy was an absolute joy. She was tremendously knowledgeable, honest, and savvy-- and witty to boot-- especially to us, a pair of first-time homebuyers. She worked with us (very patiently, mind you) this spring to find our first home and it is truly perfect for us. We could not be more thrilled with our experience. Cindy was extremely professional, courteous, and responsive via text and e-mail, addressing all of our concerns about a property, often within a few minutes of sending. We loved working her so much and would highly recommend her to anyone searching for their first, or next, home!L

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- user2536671
Bought a Single Family home in 2018 in Woodstock, IL.
Cindy was recommended to me by a family member and I couldn't be more satisfied with the experience I had. I'd give her 10 Stars if I could & will certainly be using her in future transactions. As a first time home buyer I had lots of questions and Cindy's patience, expertise and market knowledge proved to be invaluable. After 13 months of searching and multiple deals falling though, I was able to purchase the perfect home for my daughter and I. Cindy is always working, day or night, she will get you the answers you need in a timely and professional manner. Cindy is a class act agent and even better person who will lead and guide you flawlessly though the entire process from start to finish! I would recommend Cindy in the highest regard to anyone looking at buying or selling a home.

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- user1301075
Sold a Single Family home in 2017 in Crystal Lake, IL.
Cindy went above and beyond to make the sale of our home go as smoothly as possible. Our home sold really fast so things moved along quickly. Cindy was there every step of the way to answer any questions we had and always responded promptly to our requests. Cindy's expertise and advise helped us to list our home competitively from the start which resulted in finding the right buyer at the right price. We would highly recommend using Cindy in the sale of your home.

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- user0330183904352
Bought and sold a Single Family home in 2018 in Woodstock, IL.
Back in the Fall I wrote a review about Cindy McDowell when she helped us find and buy our current home. I was so impressed with her dedication to finding the right home for my disabled wife and myself. Our needs were very specific and it took quite a while to find the perfect place. Cindy never gave up and went out on every house visit that I wanted to see, which I estimate was about 30 houses! She was always patient, encouraging, and tenacious in finding a house that was just right for us. Now months later, we were ready to sell our family home that had become impractical for my wife and my needs. Once again, Cindy was ready to assist us in getting our house on the market, pricing it right, staging and advertising it well. Our house went on the market on May 5th and we had an excellent offer in 4 days. We closed on the sale of our house on June 11th! My wife and I are so appreciative of all that Cindy has done in the buying of our present house and the selling of our family house. She is truly a "Gem" and an expert in her field. Any question I had was answered quickly and proficiently. Her years of experience and the fact that she has so many connections in the real estate business helped everything to run smoothly. Cindy is more than a realtor, more than a business woman; she has become our friend. Her compassion and empathy for my wife and her needs places her high above any realtor that we have ever known. We highly recommend her and we only have one regret....that we don't have another house to sell or buy at this time!

Cindy is simply THE BEST!



With the help of me and my team. This spectacular 4 bedroom 2 1/2 bath with full basement sold less than a week with multiple offers.

How you may be wondering? Its a process. It takes experience and working as a team to get the job done efficiently and expeditiously.

My vast network of vendors helps to accomplish tasks quickly.