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 not be more happy with Compass/Tammy VanKrevelen support for me and my family during my relocation process, my home search was a dream with her support from the very begining to the end, the professionalism, the wonderful understanding for the area, the proactivity, the honest feedback and the real intention and continued effort to help us to find us the perfect place with the mix of all our requirements was invaluable for us. Highly recommended." - milenabernalr24

★★★★★ "Working with Tammy was 100% the best choice we could have made in searching for a home. She made the process manageable, much less confusing, and FUN. We never for a second doubted that she genuinely cares about her clients. She will always go the extra mile to make sure you find the right home for your family, and her vast knowledge of real estate and her connections to just about everyone will help you to have a leg up against other buyers. We LOVED working with Tammy and will recommend her to everyone we know going forward." - Sam Miretzky

★★★★★ "Tammy went above and beyond throughout the entire process. She's the "bulldog" that goes to battle for you at any hour of the day. She was super responsive and incredibly helpful throughout. Her insight and negotiation skills and her Chicago network far exceeded our expectations. We wouldn't have gotten the home we did without her. I couldn't recommend her enough!" - Jayson von Osinski

★★★★★ "Tammy is the ultimate professional who was with us every step of the way in buying our dream home! She will fight for you whether you are buying or selling. Trust me in this complicated home market you are going to want the person who has the most knowledge and the best team" - Laura Beck

★★★★★ "Tammy was so GREAT to work with! Can't say enough about how knowledgeable she is and she never let an obstacle get in the way of our sale. Her advice was invaluable and we wouldn't use anyone else again for buying or selling!" 
- Alexandra Kaplin

★★★★★  "My husband and I were first-time home-buyers when we met Tammy at an open house and we could immediately tell that she was experienced and trustworthy! We had met many agents in our search but we knew she would be the best one to work with. Throughout the process she was patient with us as we asked many questions and changed our minds about what we were looking for in a home. She is well connected in the area and we felt that we could lean on her for any advice. She always made time for us when any issues or questions came up, we never felt like a low priority. She is passionate about working with first-time home buyers and made sure we understood every step of the complicated process. She was an excellent negotiator and got us a great price on our condo. We found the perfect home and we are lucky to meet her! There is no other person we would recommend to help with any real estate endeavor." 
- Amita Raj

★★★★★ "Tammy VanKrevelen is the type of realtor that makes you immediately feel comfortable and instantly becomes your champion and advocate throughout the entire home purchase or sale process. She ends up not being your real estate agent, but rather a trusted advisor and friend. Unlike many other real estate agents, Tammy stays personally involved in all aspects of your transaction, from working with lenders, attorneys, and even talking with inspectors to ensure nothing is missed or lost in translation. New home owners walk away with a thorough understanding of their real estate transaction. Seasoned home owners are guided to their best new home or when selling, leverage her design savviness to attract numerous interested buyers. I have never before seen someone whose grace and professional passion goes above and beyond, and I am, to this day, grateful for her guidance. Things couldn’t have worked out better for me. Thank you so much Tammy and Team!" 

★★★★★  I have had an excellent and professional experience with Tammy and her transaction coordinator, Emma! The process was very smooth from the start, from going through open houses all the way through closing, which I credit to the fantastic communication throughout the process. Emma kept me informed with current and next steps at each stage in the process, and Tammy is absolutely stellar in communicating between both sides of the transaction. She was also very knowledgeable about the market landscape and helped me negotiate during a multiple bid offer. Would recommend and work with them again!" Gabriella Crowe

★★★★★ "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

★★★★★ "A
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. 

★★★★★ "I absolutely LOVED working with Tammy and would highly recommend her to anyone looking to navigate the real estate market. Tammy reached out to me in response to my NextDoor post, which really impressed me that she would go the extra mile for a complete stranger at the time. Before I knew it, I not only needed her help and expertise in the rental market (after living in Chicago for nearly 10 years already), but relied on it. Tammy has great local market knowledge, was incredibly responsive at all hours of the day, was dedicated to finding the right fit for me despite the ups and downs of the process, and knew a great deal of people in the city to help negotiate through tough decisions. In addition, I feel as though a made a friend through the process... I am so thankful as I know that I would not be in such a beautiful rental if it weren't for Tammy!" - GC

"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 not just your average agent—she is a true connoisseur of personal connections. With a deep commitment to her clients, Tammy goes above and beyond to foster collaborative relationships built on trust, understanding, and open communication.

Tammy's dedication to her clients is unmatched. She takes the time to understand their unique needs and desires, ensuring that every home search or sale is a personalized experience. Her attention to detail is impeccable, leaving no stone unturned as she navigates the complex real estate process with her clients by her side. Tammy's clients consistently praise her for her responsiveness, clear communication, and unwavering commitment to their success.

Before joining Compass, Tammy honed her skills in the financial services industry, working closely with real estate investors and lenders. This experience allowed her to cultivate an extensive network of contacts in both real estate and finance, providing her with a comprehensive understanding of how to maximize value for her clients. With the support of Compass, Tammy brings a well-rounded approach and a deep knowledge of how to navigate the needs of both buyers and sellers.

Tammy's love for Chicago shines through in her work. She is captivated by the city's remarkable architecture, vibrant energy, and easy accessibility. When she's not hard at work with her clients, Tammy can be found immersing herself in all aspects of the city, spending quality time with her children, and exploring new destinations through travel.

For a real estate experience that is personal, collaborative, and deeply fulfilling, reach out to Tammy today. Whether you're buying, selling, or renting, she will be your indispensable partner every step of the way, ensuring your real estate goals are not just met, but exceeded.