Are you looking to sell your home?

Chris Garvey and his full-service team will SAFELY provide you with everything you need, including things like…

  • Casual in-home conversations and consultation that includes advice on the best pricing and listing strategy for your unique OPRF home.
  • A marketing plan that increases viewership – Amazing photography, beautiful brochures and a social media presence that makes your home stand out.*
  • Concierge service for property repairs, cleaning and staging your home, relief from the “to do” list.
  • Free Home Warranty that starts the day you sign the listing agreement and extends for two years beyond the sale of your home.*
  • Chris Garvey and the GRT Satisfaction Guaruntee: Cancel at Anytime if you are not satisfied with our services without any cost or penalty – 200+ OPRF transactions and Nobody Ever Has!

Chris Garvey manages the EXP Realty location at 1010 Lake St. in Oak Park, IL. Chris and the Garvey Residential Team (GRT) are brokered by EXP Realty, the worlds fastest growing real estate company. The Garvey Residential Team is a full-service and highly experienced group of Hyper-Local OPRF real estate agents living in, raising our children in, and growing the community in Oak Park and River Forest.

Make your home selling transition as smooth, positive, and rewarding as possible.

Chris Garvey and the Garvey Residential Team (GRT) Difference

We work as a team with our clients. We consider ourselves to be real estate consultants, rather than real estate salespeople. We give honest and truthful advice and never “buy a listing” by quoting an unrealistic sales price. Our commitment to honesty means that we will be 100% transparent with clients at all times, even if it means there is less than pleasant news or information that we have to share.

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The GRT Guarantee

Not only are we great at what we do, we do it with the guarantee that if you are not happy with us, you can cancel. We strive to work with people who want to work with us and that means there has to be trust. Many real estate agents will keep their clients in their contracts regardless of the outcome (ask them) and continue to ask for price reductions. We don’t do that, but we do follow a mutually agreed-upon pricing strategy. A pricing strategy that is agreed upon beforehand results in outcomes that are consistently beneficial to the client’s timeframe and price objective. To date, no client has ever canceled. 100% satisfaction!

Local Real Estate Experience Counts!

 Local experience counts.  Chris Garvey and all of the GRT team members have grown up in and/or raised their children here in this amazing OPRF community and we have hyper-local expertise in real estate, award-winning excellence in client service, and heartfelt devotion to your success and the success of the individuals and families that you are passing your home and legacy too.

We help you get the “To-Do” list done!

GRT Concierge services. Each of our clients is given the resources of our Client Concierge to solve the “to-do list”. The GRT experience is all about giving you relief from the stresses of everything that goes into selling the home you have lived in and loved for so long. Let us work out the details. Cleaning, staging, inspections, and general relief of the stress of moving is the GRT advantage of our Client Concierge. Let us provide everything you need for a seamless and smooth transition.

Excellence in Client Service Award 2019, 2020, 2021

With 200+ local sales transactions, we know how to sell your Oak Park or River Forest home. We understand what Oak Park and River Forest buyers and sellers are looking for and we work to make sure they are satisfied. We are in the top 2% of real estate agents in the Chicagoland area in sales volume. Chris Garvey and the Garvey Residential Team have consistently been awarded the Excellence in Client Service Award by Google and Homesnap since 2019 in Oak Park and River Forest.

When clients work with Chris Garvey and the GRT Homes Team, we only want their success. We put our clients above our commissions. We work hard to be better every day, for both ourselves and our clients.

Honesty, integrity, and doing what is right are what guide us to lead our clients through the next transition in their lives. We look forward to crossing paths!

Why List With Us?

Having the right pricing strategy matters! It is a sellers’ market and if you offer your home at too low a price, you may be leaving tens of thousands of dollars on the table.

Many agents do not understand the intricacies of Oak Park’s and River Forest’s unique home characteristics, styles, architecture, and walkability are all leveraged to help you get the most money for your home. The OPRF villages are unique and your home is unique in more ways than you may know.

Schedule a phone call to find out what your home is worth. Chris Garvey has a lifelong experience with the incredible variety of Oak Park and River Forest homes, the nuances of these neighborhoods, walkability, and amenities that provide value to your home and can make a difference in getting you the highest price and a smooth transaction.


We operate in a supportive, professional, positive environment that helps each member of our team provide the highest level of service in the industry. This high-performance atmosphere allows our team to act on the passion and drive it takes to surpass the expectations of every client

Proven Results

Anybody can promise you anything. The true test is in the results. As you can see on these pages, we follow through with our promises and we have thousands of happy clients to prove it. You could be next!


We have built a business on helping sellers just like you. We have closed over 250 sales in the past six years. On average, we sell about one home every ten days. You are in good, experienced hands with our team. Our entire team is focused on creating a Ritz-Carlton experience.

We Stand Behind Our Promises

While most real estate agents don’t have a proven process that they follow, our proven repeatable process gives you the assurance that we are on top of every detail of the sales process.

Aggressive Marketing

We employ a great mix of old-fashioned hard work using the latest marketing tools: robust website, social media, brochures, and web marketing. When you meet with our team, we will review all of the marketing activities that we provide to our clients

Easy-Exit Listing Agreement

You are either delighted with the way things are going, or you simply pick up the phone and cancel the listing – no questions asked.

From now until April 30, 2022 we are offering a free home warranty from Americas Best Home Warranty that covers your home from the day you sign the listing agreement and extends to the buyer for one full year. The warranty also covers you, the seller, against any issues that arrise after the sale for one full year.




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Meet The GRT Homes Team

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Chris Garvey

Team Lead at GRT Homes

Caroline Rauch

Agent at GRT Homes

Jamie Richter

Agent at GRT Homes

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Jennifer Thomas

Agent at GRT Homes

Chris Garvey and the Garvey Residential Team are more than just realtors, GRT team members are Oak Park & River Forest natives that are richly bound to the community through what we do, the people we meet, the children we have raised. We have helped more than 250 happy families make the transition into or out of Oak Park, River Forest, and the nearby areas.

Chris Garvey and the Garvey Residential Team (GRT) are some of the top-rated real estate agents/teams in Oak Park and River Forest. The Garvey Residential Team has been awarded Best of Zillow 2020 & 2021 and the Homesnap & Google 2019, 2020, 2021 Excellence in Client Service award.  Chris manages EXP Realty at 1010 Lake St., in Oak Park, and has helped over 200 + happy families buy or sell a home in the Oak Park, River Forest area.  

  • Exp Realty, LLC is an international cloud-based “Virtual Brokerage” with over 75,000 agents nationwide and 650 in Illinois and is the fastest-growing real estate brokerage in the U.S. EXP Realty provides safe and secure paperless transaction management and is a leading innovator in today’s virtual and social marketing platforms.
  • The Garvey Residential Team offers an amazing personal take on getting the best price with professional photography and, if you want, a virtual 360° walk-through created using rigorous safety protocols to help prevent the spread of Covid-19. We employ numerous safety protocols to keep you and your family safe throughout the selling experience.
  • Ask us about the placement of your home as “COMING SOON” and “PRIVATE LISTING NETWORK” for homes that are not quite ready to list or request exclusivity due to Covid-19 safety reasons or other personal choices.

See a List of Homes Sold by Chris Garvey

228 Franklin Ave River Forest $875,000
42 Gale River Forest $849,900
528 River Oaks Dr. River Forest $750,000
522 S Swain Elmhurst $949,900
1181 S Oak Park Ave Oak Park $669,900
947 Marion Oak Park $625,000
939 N Oak Park Ave OAK PARK $760,000
1526 Clinton Pl RIVER FOREST $743,000
2435 W Huron St CHICAGO $675,000
1411 Park Ave RIVER FOREST $1,075,000
846 Linden Ave OAK PARK $565,000
925 Columbian OAK PARK $546,000
1023 Chicago Ave OAK PARK $549,000
1523 Keystone Ave RIVER FOREST $750,000
610 Davis St DOWNERS GROVE $610,000
1251 Ashland Ave RIVER FOREST $480,000
1200 Belleforte Ave OAK PARK $636,000
1412 W George St CHICAGO $856,704
328 Pennsylvania Way OAK PARK $564,900
1130 Park Ave RIVER FOREST $842,500
10 Park Ave RIVER FOREST $490,000
629 N Ridgeland Ave OAK PARK $475,000
1023 Chicago Ave OAK PARK $549,000
1179 Home Ave OAK PARK $475,000
1526 Bonnie Brae Pl RIVER FOREST $470,000
1146 Home Ave OAK PARK $345,000
411 E Park Ave ELMHURST $460,000
605 S Elmwood Ave OAK PARK $425,000
7770 Washington RIVER FOREST $603,000
1145 S Scoville Ave OAK PARK $459,000
1126 Woodbine OAK PARK $585,000
814 Gunderson Ave OAK PARK $470,000
850 Linden Ave OAK PARK $452,000
936 Mapleton OAK PARK $564,000
2120 Cleveland St CHICAGO $412,500
1222 Edmer Ave OAK PARK $451,000
1434 W Winona St CHICAGO $700,000
926 N Kenilworth Ave OAK PARK $450,000
634 Lyman Ave OAK PARK $433,000
731 S Humphrey Ave OAK PARK $475,000
605 S Elmwood Ave OAK PARK $375,000
1313 Ritchie Ct 2404 CHICAGO $511,000
609 N Taylor Ave Oak Park $414,500
28 Iowa St OAK PARK $389,500
1045 N Lombard Ave OAK PARK $383,000
838 N Harlem Ave RIVER FOREST $373,000
134 Franklin Ave RIVER FOREST $381,000
255 South Blvd 21 OAK PARK $368,500
7n161 Briargate Ter MEDINAH $426,000
1826 N 74th Ct ELMWOOD PARK $361,000
611 N Ellsworth St NAPERVILLE $360,500
1126 Beloit Ave FOREST PARK $357,000

See a List of Condos Sold by Chris Garvey

233 Park Ave RIVER FOREST $353,000
255 South Blvd 21 Oak Park $344,000
425 S Oak Park Ave A OAK PARK $348,500
625 N Cuyler Ave OAK PARK $348,000
330 N Taylor Ave OAK PARK $345,000
2046 N 75th Ave ELMWOOD PARK $340,000
5067 N Lincoln Ave 203 CHICAGO $340,000
2827 Wenonah Ave BERWYN $332,000
518 S Oak Park Ave 2S OAK PARK $225,000
2930 S Harlem Ave 2C ELMWOOD PARK $141,000
3128 Wisconsin Ave BERWYN $325,000
1749 N Newland Ave Galewood $330,000
8106 N Oconto Ave NILES $320,000
101 Le Moyne Pkwy OAK PARK $318,500
1952 N Oak Park Ave CHICAGO $315,000
7310 Circle Ave 7310 FOREST PARK $310,000
3021 W Sunnyside Ave 1 CHICAGO $307,000
1124 Lake St 502 OAK PARK $290,000
390 Plainview Dr BOLINGBROOK $290,000
401 S Grove Ave 1AA OAK PARK $290,000
331 S Ridgeland Ave A OAK PARK $280,000
3502 N Natoma Ave CHICAGO $280,000
513 Gunderson Ave OAK PARK $275,000
1026 S Taylor Ave OAK PARK $274,000
1019 Washington Blvd 301 OAK PARK $205,000
1020 N Harlem Ave 3D RIVER FOREST $285,000
254 Chicago Ave B OAK PARK $270,000
1135 Schneider Ave 4C Oak Park $272,000
1853 N Rutherford Ave CHICAGO $265,000
435 William St 409 RIVER FOREST $265,000
424 Park Ave 604 River Forest $265,000
841 Addison LOMBARD $194,000
926 Thomas Ave FOREST PARK $262,000
1723 N 72nd Ct ELMWOOD PARK $259,900
1805 Arbor Gate Dr PLAINFIELD $254,900
130 Wood St PALATINE $267,000
5444 N Campbell Ave 3 CHICAGO $259,000
339 Home Ave 2D Oak Park $227,500
636 Harrison Ave OAK PARK $250,000
2304 N Rutherford Ave CHICAGO $249,900
424 Park Ave 206 River Forest $235,000
6104 Leonard Ave DOWNERS GROVE $248,450
7969 Lake St 3 RIVER FOREST $245,000
1135 Schneider Ave 3C OAK PARK $240,000
2436 Erie St RIVER GROVE $235,000
3324 Madison Ave BROOKFIELD $229,000
1008 S Highland Ave OAK PARK $226,000
314 Harvey Ave DES PLAINES $270,000
1821 Warwick Ln SCHAUMBURG $225,000
1834 N 77TH Ct ELMWOOD PARK $295,000
2115 N 77TH Ave ELMWOOD PARK $225,000
1417 Bonnie Brae Pl 3C RIVER FOREST $220,000
926 N Humphrey Ave OAK PARK $203,000
1019 Washington Blvd 301 Oak PARK $205,000
1019 Washington Blvd 201 OAK PARK $199,500
7243 Madison St 422 FOREST PARK $196,000
2827 Wenonah Ave Berwyn $192,000
3001 N 78th Ave ELMWOOD PARK $190,000
739 Van Buren St 2E OAK PARK $185,600
950 Washington Blvd 201 OAK PARK $185,000
2837 N Harlem Ave 2S CHICAGO $177,500
403 N Marion St 1B OAK PARK $163,770
1040 Ontario St 3H OAK PARK $150,000
427 S Elmwood Ave 4 OAK PARK $150,000
2845 Louis St FRANKLIN PARK $138,000
1531 Monroe Ave 3 RIVER FOREST $125,000
126 N Taylor Ave 2N OAK PARK $123,000
1541 Monroe Ave 1W RIVER FOREST $118,500
338 N Austin Blvd 1 OAK PARK $117,000
8359 Addison St 204 CHICAGO $149,000
300 Circle Ave 4A FOREST PARK $110,000
7234 W North Ave 1202 ELMWOOD PARK $105,000
1538 Park Ave 1B RIVER FOREST $85,000
32 Elgin Ave C1 FOREST PARK $102,000
950 Washington Blvd 202 OAK PARK $99,000
531 S Cuyler Ave 2 OAK PARK $225,000
433 N Lombard Ave 1 OAK PARK $96,500
833 N Harlem Ave 2C OAK PARK $95,500
7234 W North Ave 1709 ELMWOOD PARK $89,900
1935 N 76th Ave ELMWOOD PARK $200,000
221 N Marion St 2A OAK PARK $85,500
500 Washington Blvd 404 OAK PARK $144,000
410 Ashland Ave 4C RIVER FOREST $245,000
401 S Grove 1AA Oak Park $325,000

Client Testimonials

Dan Roger
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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 to anyone.
Kelly Koch
Kelly Koch Read More
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 together anymore, but very happy to have our new home. Thank you so very much for your kindness and patience and generosity. We were so very lucky to have you.
Kirk Jonathan
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We really enjoyed working with Chris. Chris grew up in the area and has an amazing knowledge of the buildings and history. He was super responsive, day or night, to any and all of our questions. Chris was always willing to give us suggestions, but when we made a decision he was 100% supportive even if it wasn’t his suggestion, and bent over backwards to make it work. He really made sure the whole process went smoothly, from our first searches to closing day. My wife and I would highly recommend Chris!
Lauren P
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As a first time homebuyer, I really needed someone to patiently walk me through the process. Chris is so knowledgeable, was always available, and explained things to me in a way that made me feel capable and respected. From beginning to end, he was great at showing me options I liked, negotiating a contract, and answering any questions that came up. I am so grateful for all of his help and advice while purchasing my first home! I highly recommend his services.
Mary Kay Gilbert
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Chris did a terrific job helping us buy a foreclosed house needing a lot of work a year ago. He was very persistent on getting the contract finalized. He also was a wealth of information on the process and provided excellent professional resources along the way ( inspector , mortgage broker , lawyer ). I would HIGHLY recommend Chris for your real estate agent.
Mattie H.
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bought our first condo with chris and he helped us so much through the process, never rushed us, gave great tips and was very knowledgable about the neighborhoods. He did a great job negotiating as well and we were very happy to work with him.
Purav Bhatt
Purav Bhatt Read More
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 enjoyed viewing and educating his clients on the homes. He provided useful advice based on his experience of showing homes and living in Oak Park. He is also honest and upfront about valuations, neighborhoods and other considerations when viewing and considering a home purchase. Again a great resource to have when making one of the largest purchases in one’s life. Thanks for all of your help.