In May of 2005 Tim began working at a small boutique firm in River North focusing on buyers. In September 2006 he moved to a larger company, Century 21 Sussex & Reilly, where he incorporated sellers, & renters into his client base & expanded his services to help clients buy, sell & rent, condos, single family homes, land, multi- buildings & eventually commercial property. He also had great success specializing in distressed properties such as short sales & foreclosures. Still thriving to work with the industries brightest & best & to get back to his boutique real estate roots he transferred over to CONLON/Christie's International Real Estate when it opened its doors in April 2009. CONLON has since linked forces with Real Estate. With their back to basics approach, commitment to excellence, & provision of exceptional service it was a perfect match to his style of business.
Having grown up in Dyersville, Iowa (the home of “Field of Dreams”), he learned that hard work & friendship go hand in hand which shows through his relationships with his clients. Tim graduated from The University of Iowa with a BBA in Finance & has lived in the city of Chicago for over 18 years. Prior to real estate he worked as a Web Designer & Trainer. Working with various individuals from those industries Tim learned that everyone has a unique approach when making decisions & has been able to take what he learned from those individuals & apply it to each client he works with today.
Tim realizes his clients trust him with one of their single largest transactions, a responsibility he takes very seriously. To be an effective agent Tim is committed to providing very detailed & informative service, as well as insight to the ever changing real estate market, with impeccable communication skills & a top notch marketing approach. His greatest professional achievements are having repeat & referral business from past clients, their families & friends. It is a true testimony of the service & skills he provides.
* Chicago Association of Realtors 2016, 2015, & 2013 Top Producer
* 2011 - 2016 Five Star Real Estate Agent — Chicago Magazine
* Designations: REALTOR®, e-Pro, CNE (Certified Negotiation Expert)
* 13+ Years of Real Estate Experience
I think you did your best with what you had to work with. You listened to our needs and responded to them. You went out of your way to do things like pick up keys, sweep the stairs (yes, we noticed) forward mail, etc... You showed the to everyone who expressed an interest. You did what I consider the ultimate act of someone interested in their client by referring us to outside help to make this transaction happen. Without your help we would have floundered. We are grateful for everything you did, for giving us hope and direction and especially for being a good friend.
Elaine - Bridgeport
Tim listened to every one of our needs when searching for our property, whether it was something minor he did his complete best. He was always on top of the properties that we wanted to see. Whether it was day, night or weekend he was available. We were able to get into contact with Tim at anytime of the day. He responded promptly and answered any questions that we had. I think that Tim went above and beyond showing the properties to us. There was no pressure and gave us his advice for us being first time home buyers. I believe Tim treated us like family or a close friend. We were completely informed from day one to the end when he came to the closing. That meant a lot to us!! I would totally refer Tim to a family member or friend. Tim knows his real estate whether it is the area or what to look for in a property. We were completely happy with Tim.
Jennifer & Angel - Logan Square
Tim was very flexible in working with my requirements. We looked at various neighborhoods from the south loop to the O’Hare area including condos, townhouses and single family homes. Tim was very knowledgeable in all aspects and was always willing to show me places I was interested in. He answered my calls and emails as soon as he could - generally the same day so I didn't miss out on potential opportunities. He provided excellent customer service. His willingness to show me real estate throughout Chicago any day of the week is a credit to his determination in providing his clients complete satisfaction. I felt informed throughout the entire process and he provided information on short sales, foreclosures and regular sales. From the initial search to signing the mortgage, Tim informed me the entire way! I would absolutely refer him to a friend or family member looking for a new home.
Brad - Bucktown
Tim Knipper is great! He was very knowledgeable and honest. I would definitely recommend him to friends and family. He provided great service, our phone calls and emails were responded to very promptly within the same day and I never felt lost in the whole process of buying a property. I couldn't be happier with our new house!
Sonny & Mary - Bridgeport
When Tim and I first met, he encouraged me to think about my "must-have's" in a condo. And then, he found a condo with all of them--and more. Tim knew exactly what I was looking for during my search. He only sent me listings that would fit my price range and location. And if we went to a place that was a little "off," we didn't stay there long. He never tried to talk me into anything or out of anything. I never felt any pressure to buy, but when he showed me the place I would eventually buy--he helped me buy it. He always returned all my phone calls promptly and took the time to explain things and answered all my questions thoroughly. As a first time buyer I didn’t know anything about the buyer process but Tim explained a lot to me about the process and how it worked. There is no way I could’ve done any of this on my own. Tim knew what he was doing and helped me get a condo that exceeded my expectations.
Jessica - Ukrainian Village