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Jennifer Thomas

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Title: Agent of Garvey Residential Team Homes

Jennifer Thomas is an agent that brings the necessary linchpin, the human side, the side that works to understand clients’ goals, to communicate with transparency, and to work towards achieving and exceeding client goals every day.

A Message From Jennifer Thomas

The real estate world is full of agents, that’s for sure.  So, how does the consumer (you!), decide who to choose to provide the professional and trustworthy guidance necessary for managing your moves?

What I realized shortly upon entering the world of real estate is that there is a world of difference (perhaps an era!) among us agents.  Real estate has changed dramatically in the last 20 years, even in the last year, and it will continue to change, this is a given.  Nowadays, 97% of real estate transactions begin with online searches; technologies have changed the business all the way from an initial home search to home close, all the way from contemplating selling to a successful close on a home.  Importantly, as the technological tools become ever sharper, we agents must as well!

I am an agent who embraces these centerpiece technologies, but I also bring the necessary linchpin, the human side, the side that works to understand clients’ goals, to communicate with transparency, and to work towards achieving and exceeding client goals every day.

Prior to entering real estate, I worked as a successful professional in sales management and business development for over 20 years.  I am adept at analyzing a marketplace and understanding consumer action.  I have also spent several years as a tennis coach.  I currently coach at Oak Park River Forest High School. As someone who once participated competitively and someone who coaches others in a sport, I realize that the skills I have learned from sports and coaching translates well to working with my clients in real estate—strategic pursuit combined with hard work helps to achieve dreams and goals.

As a longtime resident of Oak Park and River Forest, I believe my familiarity and love for these communities energizes my work within and around them.  Despite our “imperfect “weather, I love living here and I love sharing my passion for Oak Park, River Forest with clients. These are unique communities that abound with natural beauty, architectural beauty, notable diversity, and an incredible, smart, compassionate, friendly vibe.  Having raised my 3, now grown, children in River Forest and now residing in Oak Park, I am familiar with the schools, parks, programs, culture, community activities and traditions, service providers,  the list goes on and on.

Whatever area you may be interested in and whatever the price point, I will bring my lifelong skills of doing the work, careful listening, dedication to excellence, and relentless enthusiasm to work for you. Whether you are buying your first home, downsizing from your last one, investing, renting or anything in between, I would love to be your trusted agent.  Let’s get together; I would love to learn about you and how I may help you achieve your real estate goals!

My Reviews

Chris has been a great resource during our search for a home in Oak Park. We spent well over a year looking for a home. Chris was patient and available for showings whenever we requested and sincerely ...
3 months ago

Zillow Reviewer who bought ahome in 2019 singleFamily in Oak Park, IL 60304.

Chris was great for my husband and I as we bought our first house from afar. We needed to move to Oak Park from another state (during the Covid pandemic) and he helped us by giving recommendations, doing ...
4 months ago

Zillow Reviewer who bought a for approximately $625Khome in 2020 singleFamily in Samuel A Rothermel Houses, Oak Park, IL 60302.

Chris found us our dream home. Through his network he was able to help us with our loan, insurance and contractor for renovations. He is an expert in the River Forest, Oak Park, and Elmwood Park areas. ...
4 months ago

Zillow Reviewer who bought a for approximately $525Khome in 2020 singleFamily in River Forest, IL 60305.

Chris Garvey was prompt, clear, and respectful from beginning to end. I couldn't recommend him higher. For the sale of our condo, our communication was fluid, he was consistently available for calls, ...
9 months ago

Zillow Reviewer who sold ahome in 2020 condo in Samuel A Rothermel Houses, Oak Park, IL 60302.

Chris, where do I start.. You ARE the best realtor in Oak Park by far. We're so grateful to have your help and knowledge in buying our first home. I'm even a little sad that we won't get to look at houses ...
10 months ago

Zillow Reviewer who bought and sold a for approximately $400Khome in 2019 singleFamily in Samuel A Rothermel Houses, Oak Park, IL 60302.

Chris has made the selling and buying process so easy! He has a ton of knowledge and lots of resources to take care of everything needed during the buying and selling processes. I would recommend him ...
11 months ago

Zillow Reviewer who sold a for approximately $325Khome in 2019 singleFamily in Forest Park, IL 60130.

Chris Garvey

5.0/5 47 Reviews
30 sales in the last 12 months

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Jennifer is amazing! For the better part of 2 months we saw dozens of properties and she was there for me every step of the way through closing. She has great knowledge and provides excellent insight throughout the home buying process. Jennifer is not a pushy salesperson or agent and only wants to help you find something that works for you rather than nudging you in the direction of a quick sale. You will not be disappointed with Jennifer as your agent!
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Very helpful, knowledgeable, and quick to respond. Really advocated for me effectively with the sellers agent. And connected me with an excellent mortgage provider and attorney.
Fred
Fred
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Great knowledge of the area and community. Always punctual and professional. Pleasant to work with.
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Garvey Residential Team Homes
1010 LAKE STREET, SUITE 200
Oak Park, IL 60301
312-434-3187

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