PO Box 462
Orland Park, IL 60462
Born and raised in the south side of Chicago, in the Roseland and West Pullman areas. Then, moved to Orland Park, IL
Marist High School, Bradley University, Appraisal Institute, ICAP (Illinois Coalition of Appraisal Professionals, NAIF an ASA (National Association of Appraisal Professionals) and Mainstreet Organization of Realtors (MORE).
Background is: Illinois Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser , Illinois Real Estate Broker, Home Building Construction Technology and Business Administration.
Enjoys Public Speaking and Inspiring others in positive ways towards a healthier, happy lives!
First hire out of college was for Draper & Kramer, as a Loan Officer, then transitioned to a Real Estate Appraiser and Realtor. 34 years now, a Residential Real Estate Appraiser and Real
Estate Broker, self-employed. The web site for my Real Estate Appraisal business is www.RandyBarcella.com
“Vendor of The Year” nomination from the IL Association of Mortgage Bankers in IL for many years of excellent and professional Real Estate Appraisal service.
Radio Show Talk Host for 13 years on the Top Rated and Longest running Real Estate Radio show: “Real Estate Revealed” Radio Show enjoyed every Sunday morning, 8:00 am to 9:00 am on AM 560 “The Answer”. The web site is www.RealEstateRevealed.com
I came from humble beginnings and started with nothing. With persistence, perseverance and never giving up, I made it!
I lead a Healthy, Positive and active lifestyle. I enjoy working out four to five days a week: running, hiking, cycling, lifting weights, golf, tennis, swimming and more. I enjoy traveling,
dining, dancing, boating and fun times with positive people that have great morals, values and integrity.
I enjoy helping others, I’m always generous and giving and I enjoy volunteering to good causes that make a positive difference in the lives of others.
I enjoy inspiring others towards having a happier, healthier life, both on stage public speaking, in person and on my Radio Show. We make a living by what we get, but we making a life by what
Favorite Inspirational Quotes:
“The Happiest People don’t have the best of everything, they Make the Best of Everything”
“You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help other people get what they want”.
“Remember that everyone you meet is afraid od something, loves something and has lost something” (never judge anyone)
“Too often we under estimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life
Testimonials about Randy
“Randy came to our Century 21 office meeting, as a guest speaker. We had 28 agents in attendance. Randy was very knowledgeable, professional and very well dressed. What great revealing information that he shared with us! He opened our eyes as to what an Appraiser really does and how we, as Realtors, can better work with Appraisers. He debunked the FHA myths that we held on to for many years! Many of us avoided selling a house FHA, since we thought that FHA has an inspector that comes out and calls for repairs. “FHA does Not call for repairs”. Thanks to Randy, we will sell more homes going forward. Since approximately 43% of all homes are sold FHA, why would we turn away that huge segment of buyers. We thought that the homes have to be FHA approved. More myths that was handed down to us over the years. Thank You Randy for educating us, Debunking Myths vs Reality and allowing us to sell more homes moving forward.” Joanna – Century 21
“Randy successfully helped us lower our taxes on appeal. We purchased our home for $350,000. It’s now worth, $250,000. However we were still being taxed at a value of $375,000. What a relief to have our property taxes lowered! We called Randy on many referrals, that he is the expert in residential home values. Randy was on time, very knowledgeable, courteous, detailed and accurate. We received our appraisals within three days. With his appraisal, we were able to get our taxes lowered to the appropriate and current amount. We would definitely refer Randy! Tom and Carol – Frankfort.
Randy helped me through my divorce. Me and my husband had to get appraisals done on our house. The judge leaned towards Randy’s appraisal , as the most accurate and most credible. Divorce is stressful, but not with the appraisal process with Randy. Randy is very knowledgeable, polite, courteous, unbiased, objective and timely. Thank you Randy! I now have peace of mind, staying in my home with my children, from getting a fair price for my home.” Tammy – Glenview.
“Our parents passed and we had no idea what their home was worth. Me and my siblings had no idea who to call or what to do. Our attorney asked us to get an appraisal done, as a part of the estate sale. We called Randy, from a referral. Wow! We had no idea their home was worth so much. We heard “word of mouth” from neighbors and a couple Realtors, as to what they “guessed” it was worth. Thanks to Randy, we have peace of mind, getting every penny of what our parents home and land was really worth, after their 55 years of hard work and living there. We would easily recommend Randy. He is very knowledgeable, courteous and timely. He is such a pleasant gentleman to work with. Our parents passing was very stressful and depressing, but, not working with Randy!” Ted and Lisa – Naperville
“Randy works weekends and gives “next day service”! I had a mortgage file come in to me on a Friday, since their previous mortgage company could not close the loan. I asked Randy if I can get a “Rush” order appraisal? Since the loan interest lock expires on Tuesday, I had to close this loan by Tuesday, so the family can move into their home purchase. Randy did the appraisal on Sunday, got it back to me on Monday. It cleared underwriting and we closed on Tuesday. Wow, thanks Randy from all! Their were two other sales pending this closing. Randy gave us “outstanding service” and saved the day for all three families involved. The appraisal was so good and accurate, it flew through underwriting without any conditions. I am happy that he is on our approved appraiser list. Not all appraisers are the same. What an asset he is.” Matt- Loan Officer, Chicago