For the past 20 years, Tom's professional career has consisted of a variety of careers directly related to housing in some fashion. He learned value assessment as a property claims adjuster for insurance companies, which has contributed to his experience when remodeling homes and understanding the value of improvements. Also, having worked as a firefighter on the Mundelein Fire Department, Tom learned the components of structural safety. This experience, combined with the personal aspects of real estate, getting to know his clients and their housing aspirations, assists Tom when advising clients with a home purchase. With Tom, the relationship does not end at closing. After every successful transaction, he remains a resource for both buyers and sellers.
Tom received his Bachelor’s degree from Northern Illinois University, where he majored in Sociology/Criminology. A veteran of the US Army, Tom was deployed to Germany in support of Operation Joint Guard. He is also a member of American Legion Post 329 in Libertyville and a Military Relocation Professional (MRP).
A lifelong resident of the North and Northwest suburbs, Tom has lived in Mundelein for the past 14 years with his wife Megan, a nurse at Advocate Condell Medical Center and he is very actively involved with his three children, from coaching sports to going on campouts.
2019 - Five Star Real Estate Agent - Chicago Magazine
Designations: Realtor, MRP (Military Relocation Professional)
We were relocating with work and needed a realtor that was very hands-on, gave good advice but also did a lot assistance with getting the home ready, etc since we were in the process of moving. He was extremely professional, gave great recommendations and helped get the house moved quickly. He was very realistic with us and gave us pointers along the process. I would highly recommend his services!
Vicki - Crystal Lake, IL
Tom was invaluable in finding and purchasing our new home. With perseverance and patience he showed us house after house that matched what we were looking for until we found just the right one. He worked around our busy schedules to ensure our opportunity to check out each potential house. Both negotiations and closing were smooth and easy processes because he prepared and informed us of what to expect. He is knowledgeable, professional, and friendly.
Rebecca - Mount Prospect, IL
Tom was great! He asked what we were looking for and found it after only viewing 4 houses! He was amazing! We purchased in the city of Chicago, he wasn't well versed in the housing market there but found out everything he needed to know.
Sherry - Jefferson Park neighborhood, Chicago, IL
"Working with Tom Udvance was a great experience! He was friendly and hardworking. He knew the area very well and communicated with us very efficiently."
Elissa - Mundelein, IL
"Tom was tremendously responsive to our needs in getting our house sold. We were in a serious time crunch and he helped us to get the house on the market quickly and closed at a great price. The entire transaction went smoothly, which made the whole thing nearly stress-free. I would wholeheartedly recommend him to others."
Jeremy - Mundelein, IL
"Tom was great at making sure that I knew who was coming and how many agents were showing the townhome I no longer lived in. Tom also made a trip to show the townhouse to an unrepresented buyer. The entire closing process went seamlessly."
Adam - North Aurora, IL
"Tom was very helpful on finding my condo in a very short time. Very punctual!! I would recommend Tom to anyone who wants to find something fast!! Very easy to work with!"
Jeff - Naperville, IL
"Tom has been the best realtor we have worked with so far and we have relocated 8 times. During my house-hunt, I had only a few days to search before I flew back to Arizona. Tom had booklets ready with all the home data, and was extremely knowledgeable about all the areas we wanted to search. Tom was also very patient when we look at 12+ homes each day and gave honest feedback when I had questions about neighborhoods/areas, etc.. We appreciated his candor and were able to find our dream home. I have no intention of moving again but if we do, Tom would be the realtor we call to sell our home."
Matt & Laurie - Gurnee, IL
"I cannot say or write enough about my experience with Tom. His genuine kindness really sets him apart from the pack. We hired Tom in early 2017 and learned very quickly that he was a guy who was ready to go above and beyond; he does deep research, always come prepared, is willing to answer 100 (and 1) questions and is honest, fair and responsive. Working with Tom was a game-changer for our family. When we listed our home with Conlon, Tom set the price at the perfect point, marketed to the best audience and held our hands through it all. We had our first offer within hours of listing and had a signed contract 2 days later! Tom met and surpassed every expectation we had for a realtor."
Janice & Dwayne - Round Lake Beach, IL
"Tom was able to accomplish in weeks what other real estate agents couldn't do in months. My family and I are extremely grateful for his dedication, communication, and candor. We got what we wanted, where wanted, and could not be happier. Thanks Tom!"
David & Brittany - Mundelein, IL
"When you ask an expert a question, do you ever feel like they are: (1) not really answering your question, (2) trying to impress you or talk over you with their answer, or (3) wasting your time with a long answer that includes irrelevant information? My husband and I felt this way with many realtors we met, until we met Tom Udvance. Tom is an incredibly down to earth, knowledgeable realtor who takes the time to understand and answer his clients' questions. If he doesn't know the answer, he will find out what it is and come back to you. Tom genuinely cares about matching his clients with a home that fits THEIR needs, not his preferences. My husband and I are both working professionals and first-time home buyers who moved here from out of state. We wanted a realtor who would teach us about the process and the chicago areas we were interested in. Tom gave us candid feedback on our selections but also let us lead the way with our priorities. He took our priorities into account when he searched 5 Chicago neighborhoods. He often found candidate homes that we could not find on our own using the internet. Since we bought our home in September, Tom has checked in with us several times and answered questions we had about the home. He certainly did not have to do this, as the sale was already completed! Overall, I could not recommend Tom more as a realtor. Through the home buying process, he has also become our friend."
Nadine - Arlington Heights, IL
"Tom was very communicative and readily available throughout the entire process. We appreciated his perspective as we were on a time crunch to sell our house. He helped us find our new home, as well, and we couldn’t be happier!"
Shannon - Vernon Hills, IL
"Tom has been a great help with many details regarding the preparation of the home for listing all the way through the closing. He knows what to do and what not to do in preparing the home for sale. His followup on every detail is exceptional. He was there for my wife and I at anytime for questions and communicated well the entire process. I can't think of one thing we would have done differently. He is very patient, respectful, kind and knowledgeable."
Neal and Debi - Northbrook, IL