Elena Theodoros-Tamillo

Elena Theodoros-Tamillo

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Overall 5 star rating out of 47 reviews

"Elena did a fantastic job with the real estate process from start to finish. I was very satisfied on the transaction with both her and @Properties!"

"Elena was invaluable in the home-buying process. This was our first time and she made everything as easy as possible. She was open, honest and available. And, perhaps most importantly, she saved us thousands of dollars in a bidding war with techniques the opposing realtor was unaware of.

I will be recommending her to any and all homebuyers/sellers I come across in Chicago."

"Extremely happy with the whole process from start to finish!"

"Second time working with her and would continue to do so if possible but we moved out of state. Would highly recommend her to any of our friends/family in the Chicago area."

"The best thing about Elena is her heartfelt approach to finding a home. She is more than an agent, she is a friend...better yet, family! Elena has a talent for making what can be a stressful buying process calming and zen. Her experience and personality are first class. I promise you will enjoy working with Elena."

"Elena was amazing! As first time home buyers, her knowledge about the market, the city and the buying process was incredibly helpful. She was quick to respond to our many questions and easy to schedule showings with. She also saved us money when we got into a bidding war over our condo. I would recommend her to anyone!"

"This is our second time working with Elena and each time has been such a smooth process. She and her team are knowledgeable, professional and enthusiastic. I highly recommend working with her."

"Elena was wonderful to work with. She clearly knows the market well and had excellent advice on how to get our home ready to sell. She was very attentive and valued our input too. Overall, a great experience with a fantastic outcome. I highly recommend her!"

"Elena was great. She went with us to multiple open houses and spent a lot of time going through all of our questions with us. Buying a home for the first time was quite stressful, but she did a lot to decrease that stress. We also didn't have to worry about finding an inspector, attorney, or mortgage broker since she had great connections to all of these people too."

"Elena is a top-notch broker. She takes the time to ensure the buying and selling process runs smoothly. Elena is trustworthy and puts her clients' wants/needs above her own. I would recommend Elena time and again to anyone buying or selling a home."

"As first-time homebuyers, we didn't know what to expect, but Elena was tremendously helpful in walking us through the entire process and keeping us calm during our journey."

"We are so happy we found Elena to facilitate the sale of our condo! She is the real deal and helped us from start to finish. From the beginning, she was proactive in providing us with information about the market, our neighborhood, and recommendations of small changes to make to our unit that would help it show well. She even came to us on day 1 with info about a homeowner’s exemption which we were eligible for and didn’t even realize existed! The small changes Elena recommended really went a long way in how our unit would look when listed, and she was budget conscious along the way, acknowledging that we wouldn’t want to get the highest end finishes for a unit we were looking to sell.

When it came time to list the unit, Elena and her team helped stage (at no cost) so that the pictures looked great. Throughout the sale process, she and her team were also physically at each showing (which having gone through the home search process ourselves, we found is actually quite rare). She helped us navigate the proper listing price and when to drop to give us the best chance of staying competitive, which was hard after the spring rush ended and there was more inventory available. Once we found a buyer, she helped present us with options at each stage with what we could do and how to best negotiate to give us the biggest chance of coming out on top.

All in all, we couldn’t be happier that we found Elena and would recommend her to anyone looking to sell their home."

"Elena did a great job supporting us through the process. She was an agent, a project manager, an interior designer, and adviser. She did a great job communicating, was high energy, personable, direct, and brought great experience. We had moved from Chicago and Elena managed this process for us smoothly despite us being remote. Can't recommend her and her team enough."

"Elena and Bari were the absolute best! They kept us updated every step of the way and always made us feel I like their top priority. We had very high expectations and they exceeded them!"

"Elena was structure I needed to feel confident to list and sell my place. She secured a pre-list showing and an open house 3 days later. Within hours of the open house we had our offer! Most importantly, her work didn't stop there. She guided, advised and pushed hard when needed to ensure the close happened. Her experience and calm nature provided not only comfort, but results. I recommend her over and over again."

"Elena was great to work with throughout the process. She made herself available to fit my schedule as well as scheduling showings well in advance. Elena was always timely in her responses to any questions I had. I would recommend Elena to anyone that is looking for a broker."

"When I first started my home search, it was very overwhelming. Elena took the time to understand what I am looking for and sent me listings I would be interested in. She set up a bunch of showings and never pressured me into a decision I would regret. When I found the right place, she helped me with the process to get me the best price possible. I would definitely use her again and would recommend to any of my friends!"

"Elena has been incredibly helpful through the process of buying our first home. She showed us a great variety of styles and locations, which helped us narrow in on the condo we love. She was very informative about the city and took the time to get to know us. Through every step of the way, she was by our side. We look forward to continuing a great relationship with Elena."

"Elena was amazing as our agent! I would recommend her to anyone and have!"

"Over the past 35 years brokers represented my interests for residential and investment properties. Elena provided the highest level of service and professionalism. Her advice and guidance were spot-on. The brokers who specialize in 7-figure listings may sell properties quickly, because they don't maximize the revenue. Elena worked hard, sold my condo in less time, for a much higher price than I expected and assisted in every aspect of the process through closing."

"Elena was a great asset to have on our first home search. She knows the neighborhoods, the market pricing, things to look for in the construction, and all of the other players involved with real estate transactions in Chicagoland. She had a trusted referral for all of the outside business that had to be done (inspection, lender, lawyer, etc) and they were all up to the same high standard. My wife and I will refer her with high regard to all of our friends and family!"

"Elena was very knowledgeable about the market trends and put together a solid strategy to help us find our first home. She really listened to what we wanted and found us a home that matched everything we asked for in the area we wanted to be in. Elena also went above and beyond by meeting us after work and on weekends to show us listings we were interested in. She was always very available to us and answered all our questions and concerns that we had as first time home buyers."

"Elena was very knowledge about the market trends and put together a solid strategy to help us find our first home. She really listened to what we wanted and found us a home that matched everything we asked for in the area we wanted to be in. Elena also went above and beyond by meeting us after work and on weekends to show us listings we were interested in. She was always very available to us and answered all our questions and concerns that we had as first time home buyers."

"Great for both buying and selling."

"I loved Elena! She was wonderful. As a newbie, i really needed a lot of hand holding when it came to buying a place - and she set me straight when it came to what's re-sale worthy and what's not. Love her!"

"Elena was great in all aspects. Very informative and had all the answers!"

"Elena was instrumental with the successful sale of our home. With her careful guidance through every step of the home selling process she exceeded all of our expectations. Elenas professionalism and experience allowed us to make all the best decisions in order to maximize the value of our home in an expeditious manner. Elena stayed with us through each step of the process which resulted in a positive experience for both sides of the transaction. We strongly recommend Elena without any reservations and look forward to working with here again.JP & Maggie Beitler"

"Elena Theodoros (and Jake Steinle) were wonderful. When I initially reached out to Elena, she immediately made sure we had time to discuss our needs and went to work showing us potential new homes. She was very responsive, as was Jake, throughout the entire process and I really felt like I could ask them anything and they would be able to assist us, and they did. Needless to say, we found a condo and cannot wait to move into our new home!"

"Elena and Bari are AMAZING!! They set realistic goals and surpassed our expectations. I would highly recommended both to anyone looking to sell in the area. Truly two top professionals who make selling a property easy and enjoyable. Two things we were not expecting when listing our property. Than you Elena and Bari!"

"Elena was awesome and extremely easy to work with. She is very responsive and helpful!"

"Elena was great! I would highly recommend her to others. She did a great job getting the place ready for market and then she aggressively marketed it to potential buyers."

"Elena was a pleasure to work with throughout the entire process. She bent over backwards to accommodate my requests to look (and re-look) and different properties. I would most definitely use Elena again and would certainly recommend her to others!"

"Elena is kind, knowledgeable, and supportive. She was there to help at all times of day, and really made sure I found the home of my dreams. I know she went above and beyond for me, and I am so grateful. I have already recommended her to many potential buyers, and when I move she will be representing me again. She's the absolute best!"

"Elena is a great person to work with. The best part is that she figured out what we wanted and made sure we saw properties that were already vetted out by her."

"Elena was extremely helpful throughout our 6 month search to find the right house for our family. She took time to answer our questions and narrow our search appropriately. We would happily recommend he to our friends and family in Chicago"

"As a first time home buyer, it was great to have Elena in my corner. She was very knowledgeable about the process and took all of the uncertainty out of it. Additionally, she really understood what I was looking for and managed to find the property I ultimately purchased on an off-market listing. Thanks Elena for making the home buying process smooth and enjoyable!"

"Elena isn't just my agent. She's my friend. She did everything the right way. Made me feel comfortable at every step. Answered every question I asked. Everyone should buy a house with her. Everyone. Everywhere. Forever. She's the best. Seriously."

"Elena was great. She only showed me places she knew I would like!"

"Elena is truly an amazingly knowledgeable, friendly and diligent professional that I have thoroughly enjoyed working with in finding my home. She listened to me and really found what I was looking for, then did a fantastic job at negotiating and helping throughout the entire close process. She answered all of my many questions with a smile. I look forward to continuing to work with her to sell my previous condo. I will be recommending her to anyone in need of a real estate agent!"

"Elena was absolutely great, she made the apartment searching process SO much easier! We have already referred our friends to her and will continue to do so in the future."

"Elena was great! She was so friendly, she made it feel as though she was as invested as we were in the decision. She was even strong enough in her morals to push us away from a house we really liked, as she didn't feel comfortable with us paying the price tag for what it was worth.Highly recommend here and will be telling colleagues/friends about our experience."

"Elena made the home buying experience a very enjoyable one. Given the current circumstances and restrictions placed on real-estate brokers that is not an easy task now a days. Most importantly though, I trusted her judgement and her advice on specific topics and implementation. I consider her not only a great professional but a great person and a good new friend."

"Elena was the consummate professional. She was highly knowledgeable about the area I wanted to live in and she not only showed me apartments that coincided with my interests, but she also went out of her way to show me places that she thought would be a good fit. Overall, Elena was patient, respectful, and accommodating and is highly recommended!"

"Buying a house can be an exciting but stressful event. I'm very lucky to have had Elena Theodoros as my agent. She made the process much smoother with her knowledge, enthusiasm, and availability. I'm not sure that I would have closed on my new home without Elena. She comes with my highest recommendation."

"We were new to the area when we first met Elena Theodoros. She proved to be extremely knowledgable of the city and our specific needs.We have used many real estate brokers over the years and no one compares to Elena's knowledge, professionalism and customer service."

"Being a first time home buyer, the entire process was very daunting and stressful. However, Elena was there for us every step of the way and made the entire process pain free and easy. I can't imagine doing it all with anyone else!"

"Elena is a wonderful real estate agent and helped us find our first home. She provided us with great options, was always available and was punctual and tactful throughout the negotiation process. To top off a great purchase, Elena welcomed us to the neighborhood with a basket of local goodies. I will definitely recommend Elena to friends and family"

""Elena is wonderful at what she does. Not only is she one of the most outgoing and personable people I know, she really cares for her clients in helping them find a new home. She is very hands on and knowledgable about the business and it was a joy working with her." - Sarah T."

"I hired Elena to sell my condo in July of 2010. Id been on the market for a few months already with another agent and was having little to no action. Elena came in with a ton energy and excitement also ideas. She gathered what info she needed from me and got busy. I was already living somewhere else and wanted to be more hands off, so I gave her a key and she ran all the open houses, picture taking, brochure writing, etc In addition to that she bought a bunch of furniture, pictures and arranged props to make the place more inviting. I also had some friends living there for a few months that she had to deal with. She took it upon herself to call and clear them out before showings, since Id usually forget. Long story short, I was closing on the sale of my condo Oct 14th 2010, 3 months after I hired her. I will be using her for all future home buying/selling needs and recommending her to anyone that needs an agent. Shes got a great attitude and the drive every home buyer/seller needs."

"Elena was absolutley a joy to work with. When navigating through the purchase of a condo/house/apartment these days, it is instrumental to have a Real Estate Agent who is there for you through the whole process. Especially for 1st time buyers as I was. - Toby D."

""Elena showed us a few properties over the last few months. My wife, Kristen, and I put an offer on a townhome in Lakeview, but unfortunately lost. Elena wrote letters to the other 3 units to see if they would ever be interested in selling. We received one response and here we are. Yesterday we closed on our first home and could not be more excited! Thank you Elena!" - Kristen & Nick"

""Elena's professionalism and knowledge of the market is extremely impressive. The follow up and communication was often and accurate. I have reccomeded her many friends and family.""

""Elena was fantastic. She listed well, understood the market perfectly, and helped us get our condo rented in just a few days for more money than we were hoping to receive.""

""As we are an older couple, we normally would not have chosen a much younger agent, presuming they would not be very mature in how they could handle things. We were totally wrong, in the case of Elena! She was extremely attentive, and actually listened, and always found an answer. Never said it's too late at night, or it's a holiday, just did what had to be done. The best thing about it was she never complained. Just answered every text/email/call with a level of confidence and maturity! Nothing is perfect or goes without a hitch, but even in the eyes of adversity, Elena came through and made it all come together/work. She's great at multi-tasking!""

""I had the pleasure of working with Elena while searching for and purchasing my first home. Even though the market was very busy, Elena always made sure that she was available to answer my questions and address my concerns. Elena is intelligent, personable, and highly committed to quality service. I trust Elena completely and look forward to working with her again in the future.""

""Elena Theodoros consistently went above and beyond my expectations to ensure my family ended up in the right home. From the very first communication, she began to exceed my expectations, and it only got better. I was on a very strict schedule, and only had a short time in Chicago, and she was able to dedicate her time to show us every property we were interested in. After the first day, she knew us well enough to add properties to the 'viewing' list she knew we would like - and it turned out to be one of those properties that we ultimately signed on. Many thanks to Elena for her professionalism and knowledge, but also for being a friend, which, during a home search is really what you need.""

""Working with Elena was such a great experience. As a first time home buyer, she helped walk me through the process, gave great advice and was incredibly professional. I am so thankful to have had someone who was available 24/7 to help me with questions throughout the buying process and help me find a great home!""

""Elena was exceptional in leasing our home. She provided a thorough presentation of comps, and suggested we ask a higher price than we had thought. As it turned out, she was absolutely right. She is knowledgeable, professional and detail oriented. We appreciated her insight on the market and her creativity in marketing and problem solving. We would recommend her to anyone and feel so grateful for her help!""

""Elena is fantastic. This was our first property purchase and she was with us every step of the way. She has a great style and approach. My wife and I had a great experience and would definitely recommend her to others looking for property in the Chicago area.""

""Elena was knowledgeable, extremely responsive, and always working on our behalf. This was by far the best experience I've ever had working with a broker in Chicago. Elena was a breath of fresh air...no pressure, all professional.""

""Elena was amazing! Plain and simple, she went above and beyond.""

""Elena was professional and courteous. She listened to our preferences and only showed us properties that met our expectations. She was extremely organized and accommodating. We hope to use her again if we should need a broker in the future.""

"Being first time home buyers we couldn't have asked for a better agent to help us find our new home. Elena went above and beyond the duties of a realtor. We had several concerns/questions throughout the process that were probably outside her responsibilities, and she went out of her way to get us answers and make us feel comfortable. We found the perfect home and it is all because of Elena. Thanks!"

"Janelle and Elena were able to sell my condo in the worst sellers market, quite possibly, of all time. I have other friends that have their Lincoln Park condos on the market and cannot sell them. Some have been on the market for over a year. Janelle and Elena were able to sell mine in 4 months! Janelle and Elena were able to instruct me on the best way to present my place, provided outstanding marketing materials that attracted potential buyers and were able to target the right person as a buyer. They were always communicating with me and were great to work with. Always remaining positive. I would definitely recommend them to others and would not hesitate to use them again in the future."

""When I moved here from Florida, I was put in touch with Elena by a friend and I'm so happy that I was. Being relocated across the country was stressful but having to find an apartment across the country seemed impossible, especially because I am extremely picky. Thankfully, Elena was able to relieve all of those stresses! She was able to find me a great place that I love without me even having to see it! She was very patient and dedicated to me during my search and I look forward to working with her when I am ready to buy my first home!""

"Elena was wonderful throughout the entire process. Very knowledgeable and had made great referrals when others were needed to assist with the process (i.e., attorney, inspector)."