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Locally Owned.

Family Operated.


We're Local.

We're Global.

McColly Real Estate, the largest independent residential real estate company in Northwest Indiana, Central Illinois, and the Chicago Southland, is part of McColly Companies, which includes Community Title, McColly Bennett Commercial Advantage, McColly Insurance, and the McColly School of Real Estate. It is the exclusive member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, a prestigious global network that includes Luxury Portfolio International®

Locally Owned

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, to the shores of Lake Street Beach in Chicago, we will find your place to call home. From purchase to financing, to insurance and relocation, we provide full service with you in mind throughout our local communities. As a proud member of Leading RE, McColly Real Estate can also find your home nationally and internationally.

Est. 1974

Our History


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


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


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)

McColly Mortgage office opens, (1988)

First Developers of Indiana is established

McColly School of Real Estate opens

1990's 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.


Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate Service becomes part of the GMAC family of home services, (2000)

The Performance Plus Deferred Compensation Plan is created, (2002)

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 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 Mortgage goes into a joint venture with Wells Fargo (2008)

McColly earns the Website Quality Certification (WQC), for companies that have demonstrated excellence in website design, functionality and execution. (2009)

2010's & 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 Auctions is formed, partnering with Kraft Auctions (2011)

McColly Charities is officially formed to give back to the local communities we serve through various collection drives.

McColly earns the Website Quality Certification (WQC), for companies that have demonstrated excellence in website design, functionality and execution. (2010-2017)

Grand Opening of Ogden Dunes, IN office at 5873 Dunes Hwy., Ste A (2013)

Grand Opening of Cedar Lake, IN office at 13211 Wicker Ave. (2015)

Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting of McColly Insurance Agency at 850 Deer Creek Drive, 2nd Floor, Schererville, IN. (2016)

Grand Opening of LaPorte, IN office at 400 Perry Street (2016)

McColly merges with Rosenboom Realty to form McColly Rosenboom Real Estate in Kankakee and Iroquois Counties. (August 2017)

McColly Bennett Commercial merges with Commercial Advantage to form McColly Bennett Commercial Advantage in Indiana and Illinois (August 2018)

McColly Real Estate celebrates 45 years as a local business (March 2019)

Grand Opening of the New Lenox, IL office at 2081 Calistoga Suite 1 South (April 2019)

McColly Real Estate is voted NWI Times Reader’s Choice for the Best Real Estate Company for the 5th year in a row (April 2019)

Ron McColly is selected as the 2019 Northwest Indiana Business Hall of Fame Person of the Year (May 2019)

McColly has grown to nearly 500 sales associates, with 23 offices in 2 states. (2019)