Michael and Lene Thomas
CRS, E-PRO, CRB - Broker
Meet The Thomas Team
The Thomas Team is one of the Chicago area’s most successful real estate brokerage partnerships. Co-founders Michael and Lene Thomas launched their business in 2001 with a vision to support their clientele with superior service. Today, the Thomas Team is among the top sellers of real estate on the North Shore, in the top 1% of all Chicago REALTORS and the # 1 brokerage team in Evanston from 2007-2016. The team’s business model is built on highly ethical practices, a strong infrastructure, advanced technology, superb marketing tools and a loyal network of clients and colleagues.
The Thomas Team’s main focus has always been to serve as knowledgeable and effective representatives for their clients. The Team has been fortunate enough to serve a wide variety of clients, from first time homebuyers to long time residents of the North Shore, as well as some of Evanston’s finest builders.
The Thomas Team has extensive experience within the condo, co-op, townhome, single family and new construction markets. Their reach stretches as far north as Highland Park, south throughout the city and as far west as Wheaton; however, they concentrate the bulk of their business in Evanston, Wilmette and the North Shore. Additionally, through their strong referral network, they are happy to help clients who are relocating out of the area by introducing them to top agents in other communities around the country.
We view our client relationships as a personal investment. Prior to introducing a home to the brokerage community, we work with a seller to optimize the presentation of their home, expertly assess the market value, identify the target market, and develop a strategic marketing plan.
Co-founder Lene Thomas personally supervises the preparation of all marketing materials with a senior graphic design staff. The extensive process includes brand positioning, development of collateral materials, copy-writing, floor plan preparation and professional virtual tour photography. With over 80% of homebuyers using the Web in their search, an enhanced online presence is essential. Our marketing plans feature targeted advertising, email campaigns, and Internet marketing that leverages company and team resources.
We also guarantee a comprehensive and regularly scheduled property report of listing activity. Our clients stay informed through feedback from prospective buyers after each and every showing.
With two dedicated partners, Michael and Lene Thomas, the Thomas Team continues to prove itself in a highly competitive marketplace. Michael and Lene’s charismatic personalities, market knowledge and trusted service–coupled with industry leading technology, first class administrative support and marketing programs that are second to none – has placed them at the top of their field. And we’ve grown! Michael and Lene Thomas is proud to have added 2 other team members Cliff Sears and Lauren Lockwood Consiglio -- both licensed agents who share the Thomas Team’s vision and bring their own areas of expertise.
Clients are saying:
"Michael and Lene provided excellent advice regarding pricing, staging, and marketing, all of which produced an offer above asking price in two days. They were especially attentive, which gave us great confidence since we were selling from Philadelphia and had to rely upon their close attention to detail."
"Professional as always. Lene's help with staging was invaluable (first, the gentle nudge that staging would help, then the design and actual staging work). Mike was great as we were managing multiple offers. Great job!"
"We've had a few moves over recent years and our experience with Mike was by far the best. His ability to truly understand what we were looking for helped us to find our lovely home and to close within our timeline. His response time was quick, so we always had the information we were looking for. He knows the neighborhoods, the market and had invaluable knowledge when it came to negotiating and the purchasing process. While we don’t plan on moving, if we did we would definitely ask Mike, Lene and the Thomas Team to represent us again."
"Mike helped us find the absolute best house on the market for our family. From the beginning he listened to what we wanted and what we could afford and worked within those guidelines. He gave us all of the information we needed in a timely basis so we could see homes as soon as they were on the market. His calm demeanor kept us calm during the bidding process. We are very happy with our experience and with our new home!"
"We worked with Mike Thomas and had an excellent experience. As an Evanston native, he is deeply knowledgeable about Evanston, its neighborhoods, and community events/services. He was highly responsive to requests for showings, our questions throughout the process, and providing us guidance. Thank you!"