Tammy VanKrevelen

Tammy VanKrevelen

Luxury Real Estate Broker

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Member - National Association of REALTORS®
•Member - Chicago Association of REALTORS®
•Broker - Compass
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★★★★★ "I can't write enough words to describe Tammy's support and guidance through not only an emotional process but all the expertise needed to guide a real estate transaction to close. Tammy gets 10 stars plus in all areas (5 isn't enough!). She guided us through each and every step and understood the emotions one goes through when selling a home that you have raised your children in. Her expertise in all areas to guide us is worth its weight in gold. She was always available for questions, called back quickly, and was a pure joy to work with. Her can-do attitude, smile, and willingness to help figure ANYTHING out is why I give her more than 10 stars!! Please feel free to call me with any questions. I am happy to provide any additional information!" -Wendy R.

 "There are Realtors, and then there is Tammy. Tammy went above and beyond to help us sell our Logan Square condo. From the moment Tammy takes on selling your home, she pulls comps to give you an accurate price point and gives suggestions for quick fixes to ensure your home sells quickly. Throughout the process, Tammy is transparent, regularly communicating with her sellers and providing feedback on showings. Additionally, she schedules open houses and showings for times she can be there, to help answer any questions the buyer has and to really "sell" your home. Selling your home from a faraway distance is never an easy feat. However, Tammy makes the process swift and as painless as possible. We would highly recommend Tammy to anyone looking to sell their home or to buy their new home." -Christina M.

"Tammy is the absolute best. I would recommend Tammy and her team to anyone selling their home in Chicago. After Tammy helped sell our neighbor's condo quickly after it sat on the market with the previous agent, we decided to ask Tammy for her help in selling our place. She sold our place in one weekend, above asking, and for a closing date that worked for us. If you want someone who is going to make selling a home a great experience, work with Tammy!" -Shira O.

★★★★★ "Tammy has sold and bought for us. Her service is top-notch! She gives solid advice, level-sets (when needed), and stays in communication. We sensed she is "on it" 24/7, which was a huge comfort. We were truly in good hands with Tammy and highly recommend this dynamo!" -Lori K.

★★★★★ " We first met Tammy at one of her open houses. She seemed professional and enthusiastic about wanting to help us start our journey. As first-time home buyers, we didn’t know what we didn’t know. Tammy and her team walked us through every step of the way. She put us in touch with all the right people, from our mortgage lender to our lawyer, to help make this process smooth and enjoyable. Tammy was always available to us and answered every single question we had. We are so thankful we met her and value all of her work. Thank you again, Tammy!-Cristian Ortiz

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s a first-time home buyer, Tammy has been a wealth of knowledge and such a great person to work with during the entire process. From understanding what we want to the negotiations, we could not ask for a better realtor to work with. Tammy has guided us through each of the steps in the process of buying a home and provided advice on what to look out for when buying a home. She is on top of everything as well in terms of helping you with your search and providing updates asap. We are so grateful for her and would recommend her to anyone who is a first-time home buyer or buyer in general!" -Stephanie L.

"Would give 15/5 stars if I could! Tammy was incredible and I can’t imagine working with anyone else. She was extremely thorough, thoughtful, and helpful throughout the entire process. As a first-time homebuyer, I didn’t know a lot about anything, and she really was a guide to me throughout, explained everything from start to finish, and helped me assemble a rockstar team to really get the deal done (and done right). Her intuition is second to none, which when combined with her wealth of experience on all sides of the business was key to finding the right home for me and navigating negotiations. On top of that, she was very kind, patient and a blast to work with! I love my new home, but when the time comes to move on, I absolutely plan to work with her again.” -Laura S.

"Tammy was an invaluable resource and quarterback for my first-time condo purchase. Her diligence, attention to detail, work ethic, and commitment to me were evident every step of the way. To say that Tammy goes the extra mile for her clients is an understatement. She went above and beyond what I would’ve expected from a buying agent; from offering advice/reassurances, dealing with unforeseen issues, and working to address any hiccups that came up, Tammy handled each step of the process with honesty and care. She made herself available to me at all hours and took extra time to teach me about the process. I felt extremely lucky that I had her as my agent, and can’t say enough good things about her work.” -David M.

★★★★★ "
Tammy was by far the best realtor we’ve ever worked with! She is extremely reliable, committed, and hardworking. She listens well and always relays the most important details throughout our whole selling and buying process. She took careful note of every person that came through our open house and followed up with them personally afterward to build rapport with their realtors. It’s because of Tammy we were able to sell our condo in 2 weeks, and when the house we had our eye on got another offer, that seller’s realtor remembered Tammy (probably because she followed up with him constantly!) and gave her a call ASAP so we could also put our offer in, and we ended up getting the house. She is very sweet and just enjoyable to be around... she always has a great attitude, which is so important during the stressful times of buying and selling and moving. I would highly recommend working with Tammy. No one will work harder for you." -Claire K. 

★★★★★ "Tammy was incredible. She was everything that we could have hoped for in a realtor and more -- responsive, caring, and a proactive problem solver. To say we'd strongly recommend her would be an understatement." 
-Carr Lanphier

★★★★★ "
I can’t thank Tammy enough, or give her a more glowing recommendation. She reached out to me on LinkedIn when I posted a message on my page regarding a move date of April 1. From there, she asked me the right questions (location, must-haves, deal breakers, etc.) and stuck to them even when I strayed! To say she knows me as well as I know myself would be an understatement. I truly feel she lives and breathes for this. I’m not sure if she ever sleeps, because even when I apologetically texted at all hours, she was replying almost immediately. Her communication with me from start to finish was exemplary, and we had so much fun along the way. She really got to know me and I had so much fun getting to know her, as well. I will be staying in my apartment for years to come, but I almost wish I was moving at the end of my contract just so I can work with her again! In the meantime, I’ll just have to refer her to my friends." -Lauren K.

★★★★★ "
My boyfriend and I worked with Tammy to find our first home. Tammy was very helpful & thorough throughout the whole process, ensuring we found the perfect place and had ALL of our questions answered. She works with a great team, which we utilized and turned the home buying process from scary and stressful to easy without issues. Tammy was on top of everything and prevented any issues from happening before they could arise. I definitely would recommend working with Tammy to buy a home!" -Megan C.

★★★★★ "
Tammy couldn’t have worked any harder to get me the best price as a seller and help me find the perfect new home! 100% recommended! 5 Stars!" -Mara G.

★★★★★ "
Working with Tammy to buy my first condo has been a dream! As a first-time homebuyer, I truly appreciated Tammy’s ability to walk me through the process. She took the time to explain the logic behind certain steps in the process. The extra context really helped calm my anxiety. She also took the time to walk through documents with me and answer any questions. As a single woman purchasing her first property, I had heard horror stories of sellers and contractors taking advantage of buyers. This was my biggest fear going into the process. However, Tammy did a wonderful job of advocating on my behalf and helping me find a place that met my current and future needs. From lenders and lawyers, to home inspectors and electricians - Tammy has a plethora of experienced connections that help keep costs manageable without cutting corners. I was welcome to use my own vendors, but I found that hers were among the most affordable and highly rated on independent sites. While I had a more limited budget, Tammy went above and beyond to make me feel just as important as those with larger budgets. She truly went above and beyond expectations. She also did not push me to look at places that were out of my budget (even if I would qualify for the mortgage). I would highly recommend Tammy for those looking at their first – or fifth – home." -TC Gunderman

★★★★★ "
Tammy did an A-1 job helping us land a condo that we love! She was with us every step of the way, offering an insider's perspective and coaching as we went through the process as first-time homebuyers. We went from offer to closing in just over 2 months -- and Tammy really went that extra mile to make sure everything came together." -Dustin H.

★★★★★ "Working with Tammy VanKrevelen was absolutely incredible from start to finish! Tammy is prompt, reliable, upbeat, and truly cared about helping us find our perfect home. Tammy respected our budget and I felt like she valued us as people. Tammy taught us everything we needed to know as first-time home buyers so that we felt empowered throughout the entire process. Tammy is a great communicator and actively listened to our wants and needs. Tammy was able to get us in to see countless homes and was able to quickly pick up on the type of home that we were looking for. Ultimately, Tammy went to see a home for us while we were at work and she knew it was the perfect home for us! After viewing the condo ourselves, we were able to put in an offer and have it accepted before the home was officially listed. As we closed on our condo today and reflected on our journey with Tammy, I feel incredibly grateful. Not only is Tammy amazing, but she knows a bunch of amazing people. Tammy was able to connect us with a great lender, attorney, and contractor. I 1000% recommend Tammy!"
-Sara Solger

★★★★★ "Tammy was incredible. She was everything that we could have hoped for in a realtor and more -- responsive, caring, and a proactive problem solver. To say we'd strongly recommend her would be an understatement." -Carr Lanphier

★★★★ "
She knows every part of the transaction, inside and out. Tammy is a great resource for any buyer or seller!" -Rich H.
About Tammy
Chicago real estate broker Tamara "Tammy" VanKrevelen is an indispensable partner for every home search or sale.  Tammy plays an integral role to provide exceptional service and expertise to buyers, sellers and renters. Tammy thrives working one-on-one with her clients and they repeatedly commend her attention to detail, clear communication, and responsiveness. She has a passion for coaching and collaborating, which makes her a confident, trusted partner through each step of the complex real estate process.

Prior to joining Compass, Tammy worked extensively with real estate investors and lenders in the financial services industry. In that role, she built an extensive network of contacts in real estate and finance and developed a thorough grasp of how to maximize value. Pairing her background and the support she receives from Compass, Tammy brings a well-rounded approach and an in-depth understanding of how to navigate buyers and sellers alike.

Tammy loves Chicago's fantastic architecture, energy, and accessibility. When not hard at work with clients, she can be found enjoying all aspects of the city, spending time with her children, and traveling. Reach out to Tammy today for any of your real estate needs!