About Us – Overview

COMPASS REO INC. is a minority, woman-owned business dedicated to the listing and sale of traditional real estate and the management and sale of REO properties. Owned and operated by Marisa Barragan, the company has close to 20 years of experience handling any and all facets of the REO industry and 30+ years of general residential real estate experience.

Compass REO Inc. has become known for providing dedicated assistance to both advantaged and troubled homeowners looking for expert advice on their real estate needs. We proudly support and donate to The Make-a-Wish Foundation, St. Therese Catholic Church, and various local school and organizations.

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 Our Location

311 N Locust St
Suite Number 2
Aurora, IL 60506

Located Close to Downtown Aurora Near Galena Blvd and Lake St

Our office is located on the second floor of 311 N Locust Street. The door on the left side of the building closest to the rear will give you access. This is also where our mailbox and dropbox are located if you are looking to drop off earnest money checks. There is usually plenty of free street parking on Locust Street and West Park Avenue.

Service Area

Primary Counties: Kane, DuPage, Cook, Kendall, Will, DeKalb, Will, La Salle
Extended Service Counties: Ogle, Lee, Winnebago, Boone, McHenry, Lake, Kankakee  
This is a map of Compass REO's primary and extended service regions.

We service clients throughout the Chicagoland area including the Western and Southwestern suburbs.

About – REO

Among our REO priorities, keeping all of our assigned properties safe, secure, and clean, are at the top of our list. Through our repeated experience with the foreclosure process we have established a firm understanding of all of its aspects including completion of exterior and interior BPOs, property condition reports, and property data collections in addition to negotiations with occupants and the enforcement of evictions when necessary. We carefully oversee every step of the process from preliminary assignment to funding and closing. Along with a personal evaluation of every property, we provide direct communication with designated banks and handle all negotiations. You can count on Marisa Barragan’s team to pick up the phone and promptly respond to electronic communications.

Given the complex nature of the REO business, we have made it a priority to continually adapt our procedures and best practices to ensure our success as an REO brokerage. As supervising broker, Marisa Barragan oversees all departments and makes it a point to personally carry out initial inspections of all properties under our management.

Weekly inspections are performed on a rotating basis with the assistance of sales agents on staff from that point onward. It is vital for each member of the Compass REO team to have an in-depth knowledge of each of our listings so that we can collaborate to design the best marketing plan for every home.

Over the years we have developed strong working relationships with a variety of local vendors and independent contractors that are kept on call at all times to handle all REO needs from winterization and snow removal to property preservation and full landscape maintenance. We recognize how crucial their expertise is for the sale of these types of homes and because the properties we sell are expected to be maintained, it is the firm belief of COMPASS REO that passersby and neighbors should never be able to discern an REO property by its appearance.



What does REO mean/stand for?

“REO” stands for Real Estate Owned. When a property has been reclaimed by the bank or government agency which financed their mortgage after failing to sell at a real estate auction it becomes an REO. Other terms that are commonly used for these types of properties include: foreclosure, bank owned, and lender owned.

Is COMPASS REO a typical Real Estate agency?

Yes! Our company is a Residential Real Estate brokerage but with the added benefit of a specialization in listing and selling REO properties for various banks and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). We work with ALL types of residential real estate buyers and sellers and we also have a strong pool of cash buyer investors/investment companies that we work with regularly.