The Thomas Team

The Thomas Team

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Testimonials

Overall 5 star rating out of 102 reviews



"From start to finish the Thomas team provided outstanding guidance in the sale of my parents house of 58 years. They provided multiple helpful options for companies that help with disposition of unneeded household items, cleaning and lawn care during the time that we were preparing the house for sale and while it was on the market. They were able to show the house on line and in person to a large number of interested buyers and kept me updated on progress. Thanks for your wonderful help."



"My wife and I highly recommend the Thomas Team and would be more than happy to speak to any potential client. Mike and Lene listened to our needs, understood the neighborhood that we wanted and made the impossible happen for us! I cannot imagine this positive outcome from another broker. Hats off to The Thomas Team!"



"After five moves dealing with numerous realtors, we can say they stand above the crowd. Conscientious and competent, they don't stop working until you are happy."



"The Thomas Team is incredibly knowledgeable about Evanston (neighborhoods, schools, resources, etc.) and the home-buying process. We had a great experience working with them."



"I don't think we could have found better agents anywhere. Mike and Lene did an excellent job of planning the whole process of selling our home and then helping us execute it. Their ideas and help staging our home made it look great. They were always immediately available whenever we had questions. They are the best.

Jim and Sally"



"They were very successful in bringing qualified buyers in to view our property. We had an offer in just over a month!"



"Derek was a complete pleasure to work with through my recent home buying experience. He was extremely patient, understood my needs, and always made himself available for a last minute showing when necessary. He guided me through the process from start to finish, and took the time to meet a couple of contractors to obtain quotes when I was not available. Overall it was a really great experience to work with Derek and I would highly recommend his services."



"Best real estate agent ever! Super helpful!"



"Lauren was absolutely fabulous to work with and I wouldn't have wanted to go through our challenging transaction with anyone else! Very professional and knowledgeable."



"My wife and I worked with Cliff during the final stages of the home purchase process. Cliff is hard-working, trustworthy, and kind. He was nearly always available via phone, text, or email. He has a vast knowledge of the North Shore real estate market and is a consummate professional. It was a pleasure to work with Cliff and we are thrilled with our new home!"



"Mike, Lene, and Cliff stuck with us through thick and thin for more than a year until we moved into a great home!"



"Derek did a great job managing the sale of the house from start to close. All the up-front planning made sense, initial paperwork was easy. Then, as the house got prepped, there was good back and forth on house preparation, pricing strategy and market campaigns. Derek did all the showings, kept up communication on prospective buyers, contributed and listened and reasoned when price changes and house prep tweaks were discussed, managed all negotiations, etc. When two bids came in at the same time, Derek managed final negotiations and struck a good, fair deal for all. Derek continued to manage the final leg of activities to day of closing. Great Job! Thanks!"



"Cliff Sears is the most decent, ethical, helpful, thoughtful and very conscientious person and hard working beyond measure!!! I am so grateful for his active support in my recent transaction with renting and movers in my condo! I am very grateful and respectful of his work, his character and his support.!!"



"We worked this time entirely with Cliff Sears who is a member of the Thomas Team. Cliff was wonderful in every aspect of the service he provided us and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to anyone."



"Mike and Lene were wonderful in seeing us through the process of selling and purchasing a new home. In addition to their knowledge of the field, their support and guidance through the process gave us confidence and helped us navigate several potential hurdles. We trusted them and felt as if they were our advocates. With their help we ended up in a home we love."



"Cliff Sears is the most decent, ethical, helpful, thoughtful and very conscientious person and hard working beyond measure!!! I am so grateful for his active support in my recent transaction with renting and movers in my condo! I am very grateful and respectful of his work, his character and his support.!!"



"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!"



"Mike and Lena provided pragmatic advice and helped me sell and buy quickly and with great results in a tight market."



"Michael and Lene were fantastic to work with. They are knowledgeable, professional, responsive, and very easy to work with. I would recommend them to anyone."



"Working with Mike and Lene was a truly wonderful experience. They were super thoughtful in guiding us through the process of selling and buying a home. Outstanding!"



"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!"



"I've worked with Lene and Mike for several years on multiple projects. They have been extremely professional and have always given great advice which has resulted in quick sales. I would recommend them to anyone."



"Michael and Lene were just absolutely great to work with."



"Outstanding agent. Calm in difficult negotiations. Level-headed, pragmatic advice. Impressive knowledge of the Evanston area. Lauren made the purchasing process smooth and easy."



"Mike and Lene were great brokers to work with on the selling and purchasing of our home(s). Lene had good ideas for staging, and Mike was effective in negotiating our price points. We would highly recommend The Thomas Team, because they are easy to communicate with, they make a great team, and are all-around good people!"



"Michael and Lene did a great job helping me find a home, I would use them again!"



"Lene and Mike are a courteous, professional and knowledgeable brokerage team who quickly sold our home above asking price."



"The Thomas Team did an excellent job of marketing our condo in Evanston. They were responsive every step of the way and made the process easy and seamless."



"Lauren was the perfect broker to work with. She arranged for numerous showings and always remained professional, never pressuring us or trying to sway us, which we appreciated. When we decided on a property and the closing process became long and arduous, we still felt that she was on top of every issue and that she was available at any time throughout the unanticipated delays. We would gladly work with Lauren in the future. She earned our trust."



"My wife and I worked with Cliff during the final stages of the home purchase process. Cliff is hard-working, trustworthy, and kind. He was nearly always available via phone, text, or email. He has a vast knowledge of the North Shore real estate market and is a consummate professional. It was a pleasure to work with Cliff and we are thrilled with our new home!"



"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."



"Lauren was invaluable in offering concrete, positive suggestions during the sale of my condo. She was always professional and available with timely responses when I had a question. As the closing drew closer, she was the calming influence I needed at the time and everything proceeded as smoothly as I could have imagined. I would recommend her highly."



"Lene and Michael were very responsive and professional during our quick purchase of a smaller home. We are using them again to list our current home!"



"Loved working with Michael and Lene!"



"This team was so helpful in not only helping us to rent out our old condo but to help us in purchasing our new home! can't thank them enough:)"



"Mike and Lene are a pleasure to work with! They make something that is so much work feel easy and as stress free as possible. I highly recommend them!"



"Michael, Lene and their team are a perfect blend of caring, honesty, listening, professionalism, and have an outstanding knowledge and insight of the real estate market and the business of purchasing/selling a home. They are available, attentive to detail, and guided me throughout the entire process of selling and buying without a glitch. It is seldom, in my experience, if at all, that I have worked with people of this level of integrity."



"The Thomas Team did an excellent job of marketing our condo in Evanston. They were responsive every step of the way and made the process easy and seamless."



"We sold our lake front property in a very short time with Mike and Lene. Absolutelly wonderful couple to work with. We felt very confident and well guided in the process. We will always recommend them."



"Great JOB!!! Thanks for always coming through so quickly."



"Lauren is a tremendous broker. Purchasing our fist home remotely while pregnant should have been a challenge. We expected an incredibly stressful, time consuming, and painful endeavor. We were very wrong and it was all because of Lauren.From the very beginning Lauren was responsive. She sent out clear, detailed, and timely emails so that my husband and I had confidence in her being on top of the market. She asked questions before giving advice. On our first meeting, she had trouble understanding exactly what we were envisioning for our home, recognized that fact, and listened to our feedback. By the second scheduled viewing she had 8 excellent choices for us, all within our budget. We found our dream home with very little effort and zero stress. We cannot recommend her highly enough and will be spreading the word. Do yourself a favor and call Lauren."



"We were referred to Mike and were immediately embraced by him and his team. They were always available, provided solid insight into the neigborhoods, property values, strengths and weaknesses of different areas. The great service continues after moving in with quick and insightful responses to questions about services in the area, local trades recommendations, etc. Thank you!"



"I received excellent professional and personal service throughout the process of selling my house and would recommend Mike and Lene Thomas and their team very highly. I never felt any pressure and always thought they were a support. They even extended their efforts to successfully find an apartment for me. Thanks, Mike, Lene, and the whole team."



"Mike and Lene truly provide a turnkey service. We were delighted to have an offer at list price after only 2 days on the market."



"Mike and Lena provided pragmatic advice and helped me sell and buy quickly and with great results in a tight market."



"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."



"We feel very lucky to worked with Mike and Lene. The Thomas Team helped us both sell our condo in Chicago and buy our home in Evanston. For the sell, they helped us stage the home and sell it, only sitting on the market for slightly over a month. For the buy, Mike and Lene showed us places for roughly one year with patience then found a home and neighborhood that was exactly what we wanted. We would recommend them to our close friends!"



"Mike was patient (we're picky!), quick to respond to questions, flexible with viewings, helpful guiding us through the home purchase process for the first time, and very familiar with the Evanston area. We'd highly recommend working with him!"



"Mike couldn't have been more helpful throughout the entire process of searching for a home, making an offer, negotiating, and closing. We would highly recommend working with the Thomas team if you have the opportunity."



"Loved working with Lauren. A real professional who is hard working and flexible. A joy to work with and a great addition to the Thomas Team."



"It was an absolute pleasure working with Mike & Lene on the search and purchase of our recent home.

Mike was referred to me by a work colleague and it was easy to see why. He was patient, personable, informative, listened attentively when our preferences changed and never once did I feel like we were being coerced into a decision we were not comfortable with.

They make a great partnership, they were available when we needed guidance (no matter what the time), and are very well connected in their local region.

I would most definitely refer or recommend friends and others in my network to Mike & Lene. If I am on the market looking for another home in the future, they will be my first and only call."



"Great to work with. Mike and Lena are truly experienced."



"I feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with Mike and Lene Thomas on the sale of my home. Throughout the process they were supportive, professional and wonderful communicators. They understood my specific needs and took account of my particular circumstances. Their suggestions and perspectives were extremely valuable. I always knew I could count on them for a prompt, thoughtful and relevant response. I enthusiastically recommend them to anyone undertaking a real estate transaction!"



"Lene and Mike are a courteous, professional and knowledgeable brokerage team who quickly sold our home above asking price."



"Michael and Lene did a great job helping me find a home, I would use them again!"



"Awesome. Having Lauren as our Agent was an excellent experience and great decision! Lauren was incredibly helpful and resourceful throughout our first home buying experience. From our initial sit down, through various showings and evening chats, all the way to our closing, she made sure we were on the right track to find the place we wanted. Great person to have in your corner! She always had our best interests in mind, helped understand many situations, and went above & beyond to help us. I would definitely recommend her to my friends and family."



"Mike and Lene are professional, supportive and knowledgeable about market conditions.Superb follow up, timely and communicate well with all parties in the deal."



"Mike and Lene are the best. Friendly, thorough, knowledgeable, professional, effective and friendly. (Yes, I know I said "friendly" twice...it's not an accident :-)They are head and shoulders above any other Realtor we've ever worked with (and there have been many). We worked with them to sell a previous home, and they worked miracles with the staging and marketing...it sold in a bidding war on the day it was listed. Now (a few years later) we were in the market to buy another home. I thought " how much difference can a buyer's agent really make?" I figured I can see everything on Zillow anyway...why do I need an agent? But I was so happy with their performance on the sale of our prior home, I decided to use them as our buying agent this time around, figuring it was an easy way to get them a little more business. Well, I was truly surprised at the difference they made in our search and eventual purchase! Yes, they put us on the usual automated list of listings that met our specifications, but it was their true understanding of our needs and desires that led to their recommendation of the home we eventually purchased. It was a home that I wouldn't have considered on paper, but both Mike and Lene provided a wealth of context about the home and the neighborhood that showed us how it would really fit into our lives. We couldn't be more happy about our choice of homes, or Realtors!"



"Mike was an exceptional help in processing this long-distance real estate transaction. We med with him initially and he presented us with a very detailed comparison of properties. The condo unit we were selling had not been updated in years and Mike gave us some very valuable information as to what work should be done to expedite the sale. Although we never met Lene, she was instrumental in picking the colors for the wood floors and the paint. Plus, Mike's recommendation for the contractor was excellent. His price was very fair and the work done was fabulous. The condo sold in approximately one month for very close to asking. A job well done. Thanks, Mike and Lene"



"Mike and Lene were great brokers to work with on the selling and purchasing of our home(s). Lene had good ideas for staging, and Mike was effective in negotiating our price points. We would highly recommend The Thomas Team, because they are easy to communicate with, they make a great team, and are all-around good people!"



"Both Michael and Lene are wonderful. We would have said this even if they had not sold our house BEFORE IT WAS EVEN LISTED ON THE MLS AND FOR FULL ASKING PRICE!We got a very good feeling about them when we first met. They are gentle and professional and, above all, straight shooters.We have already recommended The Thomas Team to a friend and will continue to do so."



"From start to finish the Thomas team provided outstanding guidance in the sale of my parents house of 58 years. They provided multiple helpful options for companies that help with disposition of unneeded household items, cleaning and lawn care during the time that we were preparing the house for sale and while it was on the market. They were able to show the house on line and in person to a large number of interested buyers and kept me updated on progress. Thanks for your wonderful help."



"Thank you Michael and Lene for your selling our home in an efficient, timely and professional manner. You are a winning couple and I would recommend you to everybody!"



"Michael and Lene were just absolutely great to work with."



"I've worked with Lene and Mike for several years on multiple projects. They have been extremely professional and have always given great advice which has resulted in quick sales. I would recommend them to anyone."



"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!"



"I don't think we could have found better agents anywhere. Mike and Lene did an excellent job of planning the whole process of selling our home and then helping us execute it. Their ideas and help staging our home made it look great. They were always immediately available whenever we had questions. They are the best.Jim and Sally"



"Mike and Lene were wonderful in seeing us through the process of selling and purchasing a new home. In addition to their knowledge of the field, their support and guidance through the process gave us confidence and helped us navigate several potential hurdles. We trusted them and felt as if they were our advocates. With their help we ended up in a home we love."



"Working with Mike and Lene was a truly wonderful experience. They were super thoughtful in guiding us through the process of selling and buying a home. Outstanding!"



"I could not have been happier with The Thomas Team. Every step of the way, they were attentive, professional, and a pleasure to work with."



"Extremely knowledgeable about Evanston real estate. Mike is the point man and Lene handles the back end research and data and can also help with staging. They will be busy -many listings, offers, open houses, showings going at the same time especially during Spring season [you won't be their only client]. They work extremely hard and their follow through is good."



"Michael and Lene were fantastic to work with. They are knowledgeable, professional, responsive, and very easy to work with. I would recommend them to anyone."



"Mike and Lene did an amazing job every step of the way. Selling is always stressful, but the team got us through!"



"Mike and Lene were recommended to me by a couple of long-time Evanston residents. After I met with them, I knew they were the perfect team for me. They are easy to work with and extremely professional. There is nothing about their work that isn't top-notch."



"Mike and Lene were recommended to me by a couple of long-time Evanston residents. After I met with them I knew they were the perfect team for me. They are so easy to work with and so professional, there was no aspect of their work that wasn't top-notch."



"Mike and Lene were recommended to me by a couple of long-time Evanston residents. After I met with them I knew they were the perfect team for me. They are so easy to work with and so professional, there was no aspect of their work that wasn't top-notch."



"Mike and Lene were fabulous agents. Professional, reliable, very knowledgable, and attentive to detail. I couldn't have asked for a better team. Thank you!Tim"


""We feel very fortunate to have Michael and Lene Thomas as our realtors. They have helped us with both the purchase and sale of our homes. They are professional, friendly, available and above all conduct themselves with the highest level of integrity. We haven't hesitated in recommending them to all our friends, clients and business contacts." - Bryan and Sara"



"My wife and I worked with Mike over a four month period as we searched for our first home. An Evanston native, Mike's greatest asset is his seemingly limitless knowledge of Chicago's North Shore real estate scene. Mike is a patient listener and worked hard to understand what we wanted in our home. Honest, kind and hard-working, he is nearly always available via phone, text, or email. We truly enjoyed looking at homes with Mike and appreciated his eye for detail (i.e., pointing out various features of homes, based on period or architectural style). He helped us understand the current market and the several stages of the home-buying process. He was a tremendous asset and we would recommend him to anyone who is searching for a home in the area. We are thrilled with the home we purchased in Evanston and hope to live in it for years to come! Thanks Mike!"



"Mike and Lene have been great throughout the process, from discussing prices to preparing the property to the last/final steps in closing."



"Michael and Lene are a very professional and successful real estate team. From the first day we met with them we knew we were in good hands. Their knowledge of the market and experience enabled us to find our buyer within days of being on the market. We couldn't have been happier. They made the sale of our home a very positive experience. We are very grateful for the smooth transition."



"There is no reason to look any further than The Thomas Team."



"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!"



"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!"



"My wife and I highly recommend the Thomas Team and would be more than happy to speak to any potential client. Mike and Lene listened to our needs, understood the neighborhood that we wanted and made the impossible happen for us! I cannot imagine this positive outcome from another broker. Hats off to The Thomas Team!"


"Having bought and sold 6 properties in Park Ridge and Evanston over 40 years, we believe Michael and Lene Thomas are absolutely the best!! Most professional, knowledgeable, resourceful and attentive realtors!"


"Michael and Lene are friendly, knowledgeable and responsible. They have exceptional talent in satisfying the clients' needs, and providing extra help "every step of the way", quite literally. We highly recommend Michael and Lene to whoever is interested in purchasing or selling a home in the Evanston/North Shore area. It's been a pleasure working with such a remarkable team and we look forward to working with them again in the future!"


"As the sale of our home has come to close, Maryellen and I wanted to drop you a quick line to thank you for all of your dedication, professionalism, and most of all, help as our Realtors. While the market proved to much more difficult than what we had originally expected, your work in marketing and showing our property, and your commitment to being our partner throughout the entire process made all the difference to us. We really appreciated your constant willingness to help us, and we both believe we couldn't have found better realtors to work with. Rest assured that we will be recommending anyone and everyone in the area to reach to both of you!"


"Mike and Lene, Just a quick note of thanks for your role in our relocation to Chicago. We are thrilled to be back "home" especially in the home and neighborhood that you helped us find. This is our fifth home in 12 years of marriage, and it was by far the most intense and important one we've ever experienced. Thanks to you, it will also be our happiest. Your professionalism, guidance, patience, concern, follow-up, and kindness are so apparent and appreciated. You gave us great advice throughout the process without any pressure or ambivalence. We feel so fortunate to have worked with you. Thank you for your efforts to help us come back home. - Jen and Chris"


"I've purchased and sold properties before, but have never experienced the service, integrity and care I found in working with The Thomas Team. Mike Thomas listened to what we wanted and delivered on that in a timely, pleasant and professional manner. He knew when to push and when to hold back and provided an expert level of support through our entire purchasing process. Even better was that he found us an incredible bargain we could have never found on our own! Being an out-of-state buyer added a level of anxiety that made working with a trusted professional such as Mike all the more critical. I would HIGHLY recommend The Thomas Team for new and experienced buyers and sellers and look forward for our next opportunity to work with them!" --Dr. Bob Nelson San Diego, California"


"I worked with the Thomas Team on the sale of one property and purchase of another. If you are looking for an easy transaction from start to finish, youve found the right people. Mike and Lene have a tremendous understanding of the market and have tapped into the most current resources of the day to bring buyers with the most potential to your property or you to theirs in the shortest time. For their patience, knowledge and advice you can trust, I recommend the Thomas Team for any of your real estate needs. - Dan"


"We used Mike and Lene when we sold my step-father's home in Wilmette. The timing was not great for the market but we needed to sell when we did. Lene staged the house beautifully - it hadn't been updated for quite a few years - and Mike worked with us to price it just right. We priced it to sell but for an amount we (and my step-father) would be happy with. Ultimately it sold in about a week for above the asking price because there were three families interested in the home. I have no doubt that had we worked with another realtor we would not have sold it for any more money though the house might have been on the market for months. - David and Lori"


""After five moves dealing with numerous realtors, we can say Mike and Lena stand above the crowd. Conscientious and competent, they don't stop working until you are happy." - Paul and Suzanne"


"We worked with Michael throughout the entire process of buying our first condo in Evanston and could not be happier with our choice.Michael was great to work with, full of good resources, knew the neighborhood very well (he lives and grew up there) and was very patient. We loved working with him because there was no pressure and he was not pushy as other realtors we had met before. He was very direct and to the point and did not up sell the properties we were visiting. He listened carefully to what we wanted and we are very happy to have found the perfect place! 6 months after buying we still hear from him from time to time and it is good to know that we can count on him when we need advice with our mortgage or anything else relating to real estate. Would greatly recommend him.- Marion and Sam"



"Michael and his wife Lene are a fantastic team. We hired them to sell our Evanston house in October of 2007 (right when real estate was crashing). Throughout the process of staging, listing, and showing, Michael was a calm and informed presence. He had in-depth, up-to-date data about listings in Evanston, Wilmette, and north Chicago (he grew up in Evanston). . We sold our house in six weeks and were thrilled with their support and availability."


"Mike and Lene helped me find my home. I am a single mom with two small children, and I was so worried about trying to buy a condo and making all of the arrangements. Mike and Lene took care of everything. They helped me find the absolute perfect condo, held my hand (sometimes literally) while I looked at ones that were not so perfect, and navigated all the negotiations for and with me. They were such good friends: reliable, responsible, open, and kind. I have recommended them to many of my friends. I don't think I'll need to move again (the place is really that perfect), but if I did, I would never use anyone but the Thomas Team!"



"Mike and Lene are an exceptional team, making every effort to ensure their clients are wholly satisfied from beginning to end. They assisted us not only in the purchase of our home initially, but eased our transition into our new neighborhood and most recently, helped us find tenants for the rental of our home. We are entirely satisfied with their services and highly recommend them to anyone in the area."



"Michael and Lene Thomas did a wonderful job helping us with the sale of our property in Evanston. They are terrific to work with!"



"Mike Thomas was a great agent. He knew the market very well, worked hard to understand our needs and desires, and never put pressure on us. He's definitely the best broker we have ever worked with."



"Lene and Mike Thomas are extremely professional, accessible, and imaginative. They wanted to help me sell my condominium and we did--within 24 hours of it going on the market and very near to the asking price. I highly recommend them."



"Mike Thomas did a great job for us. He was very knowledgeable of the area and its upsides, downsides and trends. He proved himself very helpful during our negotiations when the seller seemed reluctant to commit. Thanks in great part to Mike's help, it was all a rather painless and efficient process. And we love our new house!"



"Mike is incredibly knowledgeable about Evanston (neighborhoods, schools, resources, etc.) and the home-buying process. We had a great experience working with him."



"Mike is the best. Nice, calm,knowledgeable and will work for you. Couldn't have gone any better. A real gem."



"Michael is a professional in every aspect of the home sale process. I would definitely recommend him as the person that would get the job done."



"Mike and Lene were helpful and supportive during our entire home buying process. We were able to move quickly and make smart offers and found our dream home."



"@ Properties was very successful in bringing qualified buyers in to view our property. We had an offer in just over a month!"



"Mike and his team were great throughout the whole process. From initial market comps to help with staging our unit for photos and sale they were responsive and on top of the market. I would highly recommend working with this team!"



"Mike is the best. He was patient, friendly, had grace under pressure, and helped us in every way to sell our old home and find the new home of our dreams."



"Both Lena and Mike are fantastic and made the process great. Glad it's over."



"Mike and Lene were wonderful to work with. I've been a Realtor for 10 years and due to the circumstances of our move we chose to hire another Realtor. Knowing the business I was very particular with the people we chose to represent our sale. We were quite pleased with everything. It was a pleasure working with them!"



"It was difficult to be leaving a house I had lived in for 45 years. I felt Michael Thomas was there throughout the decision making process. His excellent communication skills with all parties involved, lawyers, mortgage brokers, other real estate brokers, and various other persons made for a smooth process. I am most appreciative for his good work. Also he was always on time, readily available by phone . I just felt someone had my back."



"The Thomas Team handled a short-term rental property for us while they were assisting us in selling a condo and purchasing a single family home. We found Mike and Lene Thomas to be highly professional, very knowledgeable and very efficient to work with! In addition, they were very responsive to our needs and always followed up in a very timely manner. We also found their advice, negotiating skills and inside perspective to be extremely helpful. Also, we worked with Cliff Sears in the rental transaction, another agent on the team and he was a pleasure to deal with as well. We can see why they are the no. 1 team in Evanston, we highly recommend them!Kathy and Bob Egnor"



"The Thomas Team took great care of us. Mike Thomas was very proactive in helping us find our home. This made a big difference."



"Having never purchased a property in the United States the process was all very new to me. I simply entered my details onto a website all the way from Australia enquiring about a property in Evanston. I put in the note in the internet that I was looking to relocate to Chicago area from Australia but it was still very early days, this was in about February 2011.From the first response I received from Mike Thomas to the 22 months later that I closed on a propert in Winnetka his commitment, understanding, support and incredible patience and tenacity have impressed me. Nothing at all was ever too much trouble, showing me what would have been up to 20 homes in one day and sometime half of those again the next day. It goes without saying that from day one I committed to buying from Mike. Being Australia sometimes plus 17 hours from chicago there were many late night calls and emails for mike to keep up with my requests, never once did he complain or wonder how serious I was about buying solace as this had been stretching on for a long time now.To his credit his tenacity in every detail paid off and we closed on the property this week, even following closing I'm still 20000 miles away in Australia and mike impeccable professionalism has continued on, arranging plumbers , inspections, trades people for quotes eyc etc.Needless to say if I am selling in the future or ever looking for a new property Mikes the man and would unconditionally recommend him to any prospective buyer or sellerThank you MikeRegardsMichael Capocchi"



"Mike, Lene, and Cliff stuck with us through thick and thin for more than a year until we moved into a great home!"



"Michael Thomas was knowledgeable, available and reasonable.I fully trusted his opinions and believed that he was totally looking out for my best interest. I would use him in the future without hesitation."



"Mike & Lene Thomas approached the sale of our home with a warm yet very professional, serious attitude. From the very beginning, I felt comfortable working with them and I knew that we would be successful, even in a challenging market. Because of their diligence, we had an offer within a few months of listing the property. When it came time to buy a new home, there was no doubt in mind who I would work with; Mike & Lene are the best. I would recommend them highly to anyone selling or buying property on the North Shore."



"Mike and Lene are world-class real estate agents. We worked with them to buy our home, and then eventually sell it (at a nice profit) and buy a condo. All three of our experiences with them were exceptional. They patiently answer every question, never pressured us in even the smallest way and each time, we have gotten exactly what we wanted. Buying and selling a home is always stressful. So it's essential to have good people on your side with deep expertise. And as a bonus they are a gateway to other excellent resources - we got our mortgage broker, attorney, electrician, locksmith and more from them. All have done outstanding jobs. My wife and I recommend the Thomas Team with serious enthusiasm."