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Nellie has been a dedicated real estate professional for over 21 years. Known for her intelligence and thoroughness, Nellie has successfully assisted her many clients in realizing their real estate goals.  During her career, Nellie's sales volume has grown to over $340 million, which included 400 individual transactions, resulting in numerous industry awards, including President’s Circle, Chairman’s Circle, and Office Sales Leader.  Most of Nellie's business has been from personal referrals and repeat clients, which clearly speak to her business acumen and level of professionalism.  Nellie is a licensed Broker and has earned the designations of the GRI (Graduate Realtor Institute) and ABR (Accredited Buyer Representative), Relocation Certified, Short Sale Certified, Certified Negotiator, ePro, Certified Staging Expert and others, providing her with top expertise in the field. 

Prior to her career in real estate, Nellie was an Officer at The Northern Trust, specializing in commercial and residential lending, allowing Nellie to facilitate successful closings.  Nellie graduated from Boston College with a degree in Economics and attended DePaul University for her M.B.A. Born and raised in Hinsdale, Nellie currently lives in Hinsdale with her husband and three girls Francie, Belle and Colleen. Nellie attended Oak School, Hinsdale Middle and Hinsdale Central High School.  Nellie grew up in the real estate family environment, as her father, Cash MacDiarmid was a builder, while her mother and sisters are all in real estate, too.

Nellie is committed to excellence in meeting her clients’ needs as a trusted real estate advisor.  As a professional, Nellie embraces commitment, responsiveness and hard work.  Focusing on the western suburban real estate market, Nellie is looking forward to continuing to provide exceptional client service.  A proven track record of success makes Nellie McCarthy the residential broker of choice.  Nellie is involved with the Hinsdale Community Service (Past President of the Auxiliary), The Hinsdale Junior Women's Club, PTOs, Misericordia Women’s League, Hinsdale Hospital, The Garden Club of Hinsdale, Council of Catholic Women, PADS, as well as other smaller neighborhood organizations. 

In 2013, Ed and Nellie decided to form The McCarthy Group and have combined their careers to create a unique business; offering their clients a level of professionalism not available from any of their industry peers. In that short time their group has closed over $150,000,000 in total sales.    As a life-long Chicagoan, Edward McCarthy attended Quigley South, a Seminary Prep High School and then earning an undergraduate degree from Loyola University in the city.  After years in trading and fixed income finance positions, Ed attended DePaul University earning an MBA. Ed’s graduate degree is an MBA with a concentration in real estate finance. Working with NAI Hiffman as a broker and Jones Lang LaSalle as a consultant collectively for 11 years, Ed continues to rely heavily on his real estate finance graduate education.  Making the transition to  residential real estate in 2013, Ed brought his knowledge of business and vast commercial real estate experience to bear to for his clients.  Ed is on the Hinsdale Hospital Foundation, Robert Crown Board, has served on the Parks and Recs committee, enjoys coaching lacrosse both at the Hinsdale High School as well as at the Middle School level, playing paddle tennis, and spending time with his family.

“[In a home] You’re making an investment in what could be the most important asset you’ll ever have. The right moment is when you know where you’re going to live for a while, when you find the home that fits your family, and when it’s at level that fits in with your income and ability to make a down payment and then I would get a very long mortgage… 30-year mortgage and the rate will be fabulous, and there is no sense waiting if those conditions exist."

- Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO, Berkshire Hathaway Inc.