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McColly Real Estate, the largest independent residential real estate company in Northwest Indiana and the Chicago Southland, is part of McColly Companies, which includes Community Title, McColly Bennett Commercial, McColly Insurance, McColly Auctions 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®

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.

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McColly Charities

Thank you for considering the McColly Charities to support your non-profit organization.

We receive many requests for donations and sponsorships, and we make a concerted effort to accommodate as many requests as possible. Requests must be made online via the application form found here.

To make the greatest possible impact with our available resources, we currently are focusing our giving in the following areas:

  • Food banks and other hunger relief organizations
  • Health and well-being causes and organizations

Eligibility An organization applying for sponsorship must meet the following eligibility requirements before their application will be considered:

  • The organization must be able to provide documentation of their tax-exempt status, or be sponsored by a fiscal agent who has tax-exempt status.
  • The event must take place within the Foundation’s service area and benefit the people of Northwest Indiana and the Chicago Southland (Will, Kankakee and Cook Counties).

We are not able to provide the following types of assistance:

  • We do not provide discounts, monetary donations or product donations at the local office level.
  • We do not allow any organizations to fundraise, sell items of any kind or otherwise solicit customer support at our office locations.
  • We do not participate in program ads or public service announcements.

Please allow at least 3-4 weeks for the McColly Charities to review and respond to your request. The McColly Charities will not consider requests that do not allow adequate time for review by the Corporate Giving Review Committee.

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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



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.



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 & 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 has grown to over 500 sales associates, with 24 offices in 2 states. (2017)

McColly is ranked 137 of the Top 500 Brokers in the U.S. (RIS Media 2017 Power Broker Report)