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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.
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Derek is a dedicated, successful real estate agent serving Evanston, the North Shore, and Chicago. His commitment to personal service allows buyers and sellers to experience positive results and they benefit from his thorough, professional approach. With expertise gained through in-depth training and continuing education, and utilizing his background in advertising and sales, Derek assists with his clients' real estate needs during every step of the buying and selling process.
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Lauren Lockwood Consiglio was born and raised in Evanston. To say she knows the North Shore well is an understatement. It’s this in-depth knowledge coupled with her single-minded determination to find people “homes they truly, truly love” that makes Lauren an incredible advocate on behalf of her clients. Her love for the region runs deep – from growing up learning to sail on Lake Michigan to being an active volunteer in her children’s local schools. Outgoing and very detail-minded, Lauren spent 10 years in special event planning and marketing as the Alumnae/i Relations Director for Chicago-Kent College of Law and as Director of Membership for the Illinois Restaurant Association. The daughter of a teacher, Lauren then went on to earn her special education teaching certificate in 2003 from San Diego State University and taught children with special needs for three years before returning home to Chicago. Back “home” for good now, Lauren resides in Northwest Evanston with her husband and three kids. The Ohio Wesleyan University graduate enjoys cooking, dining out, golfing and time with her family and friends. Lauren was thrilled to join fellow Evanston Township High School grad, Michael Thomas and Lene Thomas, on the Thomas Team in 2015. One of Chicagolands most successful real estate brokerage partnerships, The Thomas Team’s unmatched client service and commitment level is a perfect match.
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Chaz Richart grew up in Indiana and has lived in the Evanston area since his enrollment at Northwestern University during the fall of 2004. There, he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and earned a scholarship as a walk-on defensive back for the NU Wildcats' football program. He currently resides in Chicago's North Side. Upon graduating, Chaz worked in Chicagoland in the hospitality and financial services industries. With his passion for people, his client facing skill, and a strong work ethic, Chaz provides exceptional service and builds lasting relationships. Aside from his career, he shares an interest in an array of activities including golf, biking, and world travel.
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Clifford Sears - Buyers and Sellers Consultant
Clifford Sears was born and raised on the north side of Chicago. He is currently a long time resident of Evanston. After graduation from architectural school at the University of Arizona, Cliff worked in the Peace Corps for the Ministry of Public Works in Swaziland, Africa designing and building low cost housing, farmer training centers, hospitals, and various other government buildings.
After working for various architectural firms in Arizona and Wisconsin, Clifford eventually evolved from designing residential projects into marketing and selling homes. He has been a Realtor in Evanston for the last seventeen years selling in the city and suburbs resulting in sales of over 300 homes - many of them while representing major local developers. Clifford joined The Thomas Team in February of 2010, he assists with their listings and buyers as well as servicing his own clients.
To find out more about how The Thomas Team can help you in the purchase or sale of your home, please vist www.TheThomasTeamOnline.com.