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Sam Tarara

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  • 60521
  • Hinsdale

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30 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

President - Tarara-Tortorello Group (19 years experience)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Relocation,
Consulting

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If you want to know anything about the condo, single family or multi-unit residential property market anywhere from The Loop to Lincoln Square and the lake to Logan Square, Sam is the one to ask.  Sam has his finger on the pulse of real estate activity and a large network of contacts maintained through his various business and civic involvements.

Sam has managed a shopping center, developed several residential buildings and currently advises investors/owners in condominium conversions and other large residential investments. In other words, he knows whereof he speaks. 

Known for his honest, loyal and straightforward advice, Sam is truly committed to his clients throughout the real estate transaction. He is easily accessible and good company, maintaining a balance between offering information and guidance, and giving people the "space" they need to make their decisions.

A seasoned professional, Sam and his team have sold over $500 Million in residential sales throughout Chicago and consistently rank in the top 1 percent of Illinois realtors since 2004.  Organized as a true ‘full service' real estate team, they handle everything from small improvements and fixes prior to sale, to decorator and stager advice. 

Sam's group also offers exclusive access to top local mortgage processors, as well as inspection companies and a full service management company if needed.  "Our customers can go online and search for houses easily and at their own pace, today's brokers need to understand that, and instead create an experience that manages and oversees all the other aspects about the real estate transaction, before, during and after the purchase or sale – we've done that better than anybody else!"

A graduate of DePaul University with a BS in Real Estate Finance, Sam's interests include charity and fundraising work associated with various civic and political organizations.  What Sam is most proud of is his two sons, Joseph (8) and Jake (7), his wife, Holly, and they're newest addition, Brooke (15 months). Next to working with his clients and giving his time, "coming home and being a dad/husband is really what counts."

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About Sam Tarara: <p class="MsoNormal">If you want to know anything about the condo, single family or multi-unit residential property market anywhere from The Loop to Lincoln Square and the lake to Logan Square, Sam is the one to ask. &nbsp;Sam has his finger on the pulse of real estate activity and a large network of contacts maintained through his various business and civic involvements.<br/><br/>Sam has managed a shopping center, developed several residential buildings and currently advises investors/owners in condominium conversions and other large residential investments. In other words, he knows whereof he speaks.&nbsp;<br/><br/> Known for his honest, loyal and straightforward advice, Sam is truly committed to his clients throughout the real estate transaction. He is easily accessible and good company, maintaining a balance between offering information and guidance, and giving people the "space" they need to make their decisions.</p><p class="MsoNormal">A seasoned professional, Sam and his team have sold over $500 Million in residential sales throughout Chicago and consistently rank in the top 1 percent of Illinois realtors since 2004. &nbsp;Organized as a true &lsquo;full service' real estate team, they handle everything from small improvements and fixes prior to sale, to decorator and stager advice.&nbsp;</p><p class="MsoNormal">Sam's group also offers exclusive access to top local mortgage processors, as well as inspection companies and a full service management company if needed.&nbsp; "Our customers can go online and search for houses easily and at their own pace, today's brokers need to understand that, and instead create an experience that manages and oversees all the other aspects about the real estate transaction, before, during and after the purchase or sale &ndash; we've done that better than anybody else!"<br/><br/>A graduate of DePaul University with a BS in Real Estate Finance, Sam's interests include charity and fundraising work associated with various civic and political organizations.&nbsp; What Sam is most proud of is his two sons, Joseph (8) and Jake (7), his wife, Holly, and they're newest addition, Brooke (15 months). Next to working with his clients and giving his time, "coming home and being a dad/husband is really what counts."</p>

Listings & Sales  

  • For Sale
  • For Rent
  • Sold

Active Listings  

(39)

Past Sales  

(127 all-time)
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Sold Date
Price
Seller
04/02/2015
$345,000

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04/02/2015 - Seller - $345,000

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Seller
12/19/2014
$420,000

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12/19/2014 - Seller - $420,000

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Seller
10/29/2014
$631,000

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10/29/2014 - Seller - $631,000

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Seller
10/29/2014
$631,000

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10/29/2014 - Seller - $631,000

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Seller
09/12/2014
$1,090,000

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09/12/2014 - Seller - $1,090,000

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Sam helped my husband and me find a new home in the suburbs after living in the city for several years. Sam and Michael were very responsive in setting up showings and made the whole process seamless when we were under contract on a home. Sam did a nice job of pointing out the good and bad qualities of the houses we looked at and helped us find a home that fits us perfectly!!

  

07/16/2014 - hlswmr
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $400K in Wheaton, IL.

Sam helped my husband and me find a new home in the suburbs after living in the city for several years. Sam and Michael were very responsive in setting up showings and made the whole process seamless when we were under contract on a home. Sam did a nice job of pointing out the good and bad qualities of the houses we looked at and helped us find a home that fits us perfectly!!  More Less 

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06/28/2014 - anthonyrubens
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $450K in Wildwood, Chicago, IL.

ONE OF THE BEST IN THE INDUSTRY. NOT MANY PEOPLE OUT THERE THAT UNDERSTAND THE CHICAGO LAND MARKET MORE THAN SAM. AN EXPERT IN ALL PARTS OF THE BUYING AND SELLING PROCESS.

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06/12/2014 - krtumina
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $450K in Wildwood, Chicago, IL.

Sammy and his team are the best! He has been my realtor and friend for ten years and u recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. Sam sold our last house in 6 days when I was very pregnant and very impatient. His knowledge goes beyond market value and comps- he will also tell you where a couch should go or if you should throw it out!  More Less 

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