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McColly History

40 years of service experience and results-driven systems

Since 1974, McCOLLY Real Estate has provided superior service by understanding your personal needs whether first time home buyer, resale, commercial, land, new construction or luxury home buyer. From the shores of Lake Michigan in Northwest Indiana and Southwest Michigan, to the shores of Lake Street Beach in Chicago, we will find your place to call home. From purchase to financing, to rentals and relocating, we provide full service with you in mind throughout our local communities. As a proud member of the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World network, McColly Real Estate can also find your home nationally and internationally.

1974

  • Ronald F. McColly founded McCOLLY Realtors, Inc. with 4 agents in Merrillville, IN

1970's

  • McCOLLY joins the Century 21 franchise with nearly 70 sales associates in 3 sales offices in Highland, Merrillville and Valparaiso, IN.
  • McCOLLY introduces yard arm signs
  • Relocation Department is launched

1980's

  • McCOLLY joins the Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate Service
  • Corporate office moves to Route 30 in Schererville, IN to accommodate agent expansion
  • Grand Opening of Crown Point, IN office at 1964 N. Main St.
  • Community Title office opens, (1988)
  • First Developers of Indiana is established
  • McColly School of Real Estate opens

1990's

  • mccolly.com is born, (1998)
  • New Homes Division is established, (1999)
  • Grand Opening of Winfield, IN office at 10709 Randolph St.
  • Grand Opening of Lowell, IN office at 161 W. Commercial Ave.
  • Grand Opening of Tinley Park, IL office at 16037 S. Harlem Ave.

2000's

  • Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate Service becomes part of the GMAC family of home services, (2000)
  • McCOLLY becomes an independent firm and an affiliate of the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World™ network, (2003)
  • McCOLLY launches its Property Source E-Marketing program
  • Schererville, IN office moves to 850 Deer Creek Dr.
  • Grand Opening of Beecher, IL office at 1140 Dixie Highway
  • Grand Opening of Portage, IN office at 5773 US Hwy 6
  • Grand Opening of Shorewood, IL office at 119 Capista Dr.
  • Grand Opening of Crete, IL office at 1060 E. Exchange St.
  • Grand Opening of DeMotte, IN office in its new location at 817 N. Halleck St.
  • Grand Opening of Administration office at 800 Deer Creek Drive in Schererville, IN
  • McCOLLY launches its Luxury Home Portfolio exclusive marketing program
  • McCOLLY is ranked in the Top 100 Brokers in the U.S. for 2007 & 2008, (RealTrends 500 Report)
  • McCOLLY introduces McCOLLY University, where McCOLLY agents can access pre-recorded training videos online 24 hours a day / 7 days a week on various real estate, marketing and technology subjects
  • McCOLLY earns the Website Quality Certification (WQC), for companies that have demonstrated excellence in website design, functionality and execution. (2009)

2010 & Beyond

  • Grand Opening of Portage, IN office at 3235 Willowcreek Road. (2011)
  • McCOLLY merges with Bennett Homes and Bennett Commercial to form McCOLLY BENNETT Real Estate and McColly BENNETT Commercial in Kankakee County, Illinois. (2011)
  • McCOLLY earns Best LeadingRE branding for their Marketing. (2012)
  • McCOLLY earns the Website Quality Certification (WQC), for companies that have demonstrated excellence in website design, functionality and execution. (2013)
  • McCOLLY expands its market into Southwest Michigan. (2014)
  • McCOLLY has grown to nearly 550 sales associates, with 18 offices in 3 states. (2014)