I want to thank you for being absolutely terrific realtors.  We will definitely rave to anyone we know who is possibly looking for a real estate about your services and professionalism.  You terrific in the planning and staging of the house ( and saved us the expense of hiring a stage), you were helpful in the price setting and getting other realtors to weigh in on the appropriate pricing we should offer, and you were calm and sensible in our negotiations. I felt that we were always treated with the utmost courtesy and respect and that our home was in good hands.  And the fact that we sold in just one week at the price you predicted says it all!!!!!!  When we remember that another realtor suggested putting our house on the market for $250,000 less it's shocking, and goes to show your knowledge of the market and of the economy.  We couldn't have been more pleased with our experience with the Thomas Team!  Laura and Tom

Mike and Lene were a pleasure to work with. Lene staged our house in a professional and stylish manner that we would have never achieved on our own.  Thanks to her networking, our house sold very quickly. Lene and Mike were in constant communication with us on both the selling and buying of our homes, even helping to finalize a deal over the weekend when the attorneys weren't working.  I highly recommend them - we had an incredibly positive experience.  John and Aimee

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

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.  Alan

I have used the services of Mike Thomas and the Thomas Team twice within the past three years (with my primary residence and a rental property).  His knowledge of Evanston (I am an out-of-towner) and is expertise in the housing market have been invaluable.  I would not hesitate to recommend his professional service to my friends and family and I look forward to working with him again in the future.  Antoniette

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

Having never purchased a property in the United States the process was all very new to me.  I simply entered my detailes on 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 relocation to Chicago area from Australia but it was still very early days, this was February 2011. From the first response I received from Mike Thomas to the 22 months later that I closed on a property 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 sometimes half of those again the next day.  It goes without saying that from day one I was committed to buying from Mike.  Being Australia is 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 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 20,000 miles away in Australia and Mike's impeccable professionalism has continued on, arranging plumbers, inspections, trades people for quotes, etc.  Needless to say if I am selling in the future or ever looking for a property, Mikes the man and would unconditionally recommend him to an prospective buyer or seller.  Michael Capocchi

I can't imagine a better representative for me than The Thomas Team.  Mike & Lene are just awesome. Rachel & Jeremy

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!  Sirva Relocation Albers

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!
Karen and Jim

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. - Christine

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! - Andrew and Maryellen

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 tireless efforts to help us come back home.  - Jen and Chris

We 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, you’ve 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, we recommend the Thomas Team for any of your real estate needs.  - Dan and Susan

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

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 Lene 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 advise 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. 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. - Jason and Emily

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! - Sara

We were first time homebuyers and we appreciated Mike's willingness to explain the process and offer helpful advice along the way.  He was great to work with.  We would work with him again and will recommend him to our friends.  Daniel

Mike and Lene Thomas are very professional, knowledgeable and hard working.  We are very pleased with their performance and honesty.  We have already recommended them and will continue to do so.  When we need the services of an agent again, we will call them.  Andi and Frank



Contact Information

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The Thomas Team
1821 Benson Ave.
Evanston IL 60201
(847)322-6968 Michael
(847)322-8757 Lene Cell
Fax: (888)685-7293