Thomas Downing

Thomas Downing

CNE, CRS, GRI, E-PRO - Broker

1517 Waukegan Rd.
Glenview, IL 60025

"A Better Way Home"

Find a Better Way Home.


I support my clients in buying and selling fine homes on Chicago’s North Shore.

Exceptional Client Experiences best define my business.  My clients deserve the highest levels of service and I am honored to have received 100% client satisfaction ratings and rank among the top in sales ("List Price to Sales Price") and overall sales on the North Shore.  I am also proud to have won a 2016 Agent Choice Award from Chicago Magazine.

As a native of Chicago’s North Shore, I offer an in-depth market knowledge and insider’s perspective on the nuances of successfully buying and selling homes within each community.  As a former advertising executive and business management consultant, I provide proven strategic and marketing expertise.  With over 30 years of succesful negotiation experience, I deliver more value to my clients, surpassing the industry standards with higher returns on my clients' investments.

Personally, I can often be found in one of Chicagoland's many great restaurants (ask me about my current favorites!)  I have a passion for travel and am grateful to have visited many locations throughout the U.S. and internationally.  Due to all the eating and travel, I am also dedicated to fitness and am happy to have completed my first Ironman Triathlon.

If you have any questions with regards to your real estate needs, it is my pleasure to help!

Clients are saying:

"I am new to Chicago and Tom was referred to me by a friend. He is extremely knowledgeable about the current market, various neighborhoods and the ins and outs of the entire process. Not only was my experience a huge success, it was a lot of fun working with Tom. I couldn't be happier with my experience and will definitely recommend Tom to anyone in need!"

"Though Tom was the listing agent for the seller (making us aware of his responsibilities), he fought for us to be the buyers of his clients property listing. He understood that his seller, and especially with a bidding war, was deeply interested in their property going to someone who would respect the property as they did. His work on listing, showing, but above all understanding and respect for his sale was quite impressive."

"Thomas was an excellent Realtor to work with. He provided great insight into the local market and worked hard to market our property which enabled us to secure a buyer with 2 weeks. No hesitation in recommending Thomas as your realtor."

"Excellent Friendly Realtor. I was a first time homebuyer with a lot of questions. Tom had all the answers and more. Very nice guy, whom provided lots of patience and adjusted to our needs when finding the right house.
Very knowledgable with all things including, price, market, neighborhoods, improvements, timing, buyers and sellers, purchasing strategy and everything to be aware of and avoid. Tom to incredible amount of time with my wife and I to make sure we were well equipped to make the right decision for us and our goals. We gained an excellent new life long Minneapolis Realtor partner friend."

"I was a first time home buyer, and Tom was extremely helpful and informative on how the home buying process was supposed to go. He was professional, yet fun to work with. He knew exactly what we were looking for and found us a house in only 3 weeks in the SUPER tough market of Minneapolis!

I recommend him to all of my friends/family, and will definitely be using him again in the future!"

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