As a lifelong resident of the Chicago area, Tom grew up in the western suburbs. After attending Loyola University the city became his campus. Tom has resided in many different city neighborhoods and currently lives in Lakeview with his wife, daughter and two dogs. Tom says, ""We love to show the city to unsuspecting first-time visitors. They are usually stunned at what Chicago has to offer. It's an incredible place to live."" Tom believes it is important to give back to the community. He remains active as a board member of the West Lakeview Neighbors, Chairperson of the Planning & Development Committee and sits on the board of the Lakeview Citizens Council. After spending almost twenty years in technology sales and travelling globally for work Tom decided being close to home and family were more important. Real Estate was the perfect fit. Being a part of the Real Estate industry allows Tom the joy and excitement of helping people take ownership of their dream property or watching as a seller moves onto the next home and new adventures. Tom says, ""It's amazing to work so closely with someone and be a part of helping them reach that place."" Tom is committed to provide his clients with exceptional service. His goal is to keep his clients informed of local trends by combining a history of the local community with the latest market data available. Tom uses neighborhood expertise plus his knowledge of the city to advise his clients. This information allows them to make intelligent buying or selling decisions on one of the most important financial transactions of a lifetime. ""It is extremely important to have confidence in your real estate sales professional."" Tom said. He believes experience is a great teacher. With that, Tom adds to his arsenal by taking advantage of the professional development opportunities offered by the various REALTOR? Associations. Tom earned designations in: Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR), Certified Negotiations Expert (CNE), and Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource Program (SFR). ""I just love what I do,"" says Tom.