Testimonials

Kevin Tatum's the standard against which I would measure a very, very good real estate broker: knowledgeable of the market, sales/buying practices, networked into contractors/trades, patient, prompt, & upbeat. All his advice to us was based on solid evidence. When, out of ignorance, we questioned his strategy, he explained why he proposed as he did but also provided us w/ one or two options if we truly were reluctant to go his route. I recommend him w/o qualification or reservation. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. I. C.
This is the third time that I have worked with Kevin Tatum on the purchase or sale of a property. Why do I recommend Kevin? He is smart, responsive, and client-oriented. He understands the market, and from start to finish, he gets the job done. Even my attorney has commented that Kevin makes the negotiation and closing process run more smoothly.I have recommended Kevin to my friends and I will use him again for future real estate transactions. J. E.
Kevin sold our unit quickly for a price that we were happy with. I trusted his recommendations throughout the process. He gave us regular updates and his response time was very quick whenever we had questions. I would definitely recommend and use him again. S. F.
Mr. Tatum is a true professional and it's refreshing to work with an agent that delivers everything he promised. The experience was positive from start to closing. His experience and advice proved to be valuable in the entire process. His sales approach and marketing delivered the desired result and his communication kept us informed thought out the transaction.I would highly recommend his services for anyone looking for a professional sales broker . D. Y.
I had owned the property since the early 80's. I have lived in Los Angeles for the last 30 years. I am a lawyer and own multiple properties. Kevin had encyclopedic knowledge of the local market specifically and the Lake Shore Drive/Near West Side markets generally. He represented the property for me as a rental many years ago and did a great job screening the tenants. He was intimately familiar with the building and the HOA as well as my sales goals. He kept me apprised at every juncture of every development of what became a longer listing of a high assessment property. His information was 100% reliable and his advice as to how to deal with a difficult buyer was dead on. He maintained a close personable working relationship with the building personnel and very much made the sale happen. I can't say enough good things about him and the job he did. Personable, informed, smart and reliable. J. T.
Kevin was great from first day to closing. He stayed on top of everything in a very timely manner and kept us informed every step of the way. He coordinated wonderful photographs and put together an informative listing, made appointments for showings and gave us feedback. He knew the right things to say to the potential buyers. He helped us price it right and negotiated well on our behalf. He followed up with the contract and closing details diligently. Thank you so much, Kevin, for all of you hard work with a smile. N. L.
We had worked with Kevin to rent a place in Chicago and to rent our place out that we owned and then finally sell our condo. In each transaction Kevin was very professional, educated and educating, thorough, communicative, and very helpful. He sets the standard for being a great realtor. E. P.
Kevin was the selling agent when we purchased our home. We were so impressed by him & his by demonstrated experience & pride in his work that when we found out we were relocating & bred to sell our home, he's the first person who came to mind. Less than a year after purchasing our condo ourselves is when we received the opportunity to relocate. Kevin sold our home just 2 days after listing. Despite the short time we had lived in the condo, with the help of the growing trendy neighborhood, Kevin's work ethic is insane, not to mention his excellent negotiation skills. We walked away not only unscathed but also with a little spending money! Thanks to Kevin we can start a new chapter in Tulsa with confidence & peace of mind. We'll be referring all our Chicago friends to Kevin, & if we ever move back, we'll certainly call on his services again. C. S.
Kevin is the ideal agent. He knows his stuff and takes care to guide his clients every step of the way. Kevin is direct, honest and always willing to share his point of view and give you the advantage of his vast experience. He's available & responsive. He even took the time to help us pick paint colors to improve the appeal of the property...10 days later we had a contract! C. G.
Kevin was exceptionally professional and very helpful. This was not a straight forward situation due to an encumbered deed but Kevin stayed the course and everything was resolved. We closed the contract and very excited and happy to call Kevin our agent as we would not have been able to secure our new home without his expertise. He is highly knowledgeable and stayed focused on important details during the entire escrow period. We would not hestitate to refer him or to use him again! S. B.
Kevin Tatum was a very professional Realtor who was always in communication with me and took the time to explain the nuances of the transaction that I found perplexing. He came highly recommended and I in turn highly recommend Kevin for anything Real Estate related.. D. A.
I'm so happy we chose Kevin to help us sell our condo in Lakeview! He's a true professional and very knowledgeable about the area. Kevin was always very responsive and helpful with all of our questions throughout the entire process from listing with him to our closing. I would definitely recommend Kevin to anyone looking for a broker. It was such a pleasure to work with him. L. B.
I would highly recommend Kevin to others selling their property. He knows his market and had personal familiarity with the building my condo was in. I live in California and his regular updates on market trends and personal feedback on showings was very useful. Z. Z.
Kevin was great to work with. He listened to my needs and was there with me every step of the way. He had a great sense of humor and has amazing contacts to get good quality work done both in the units I was selling and buying. L. H.
Working with Kevin was absolutely the most fabulous experience. Kevin is knowledgeable, thorough, and beyond organized. Kevin has a way of anticipating everything so much so that my husband and I don't recall asking more than one or two questions and quite frankly those were pretty inconsequential. I was really dreading the selling process but Kevin just made everything so easy that there was absolutely no disruption to our lives. Neither my husband nor I would every consider recommending anyone other than Kevin Tatum. My only regret is that his services did not include packing up all the "stuff" we accumulated over the years. D. B.
An outstanding broker: well organized, very knowledgeable, quick to respond. He knows how to make properties move. A. S.
I'm a licensed managing broker myself, but I needed to sell three condo units in a short time to make a long distance move, and I knew Kevin would get it done, so I listed the condos with him.Three sales in three weeks - not bad! T. T.
Kevin knows the market and how to best position his clients and their properties to take advantage of current conditions. He delivers results at every step in the sales process. G. M.
Kevin Tatum worked very quickly and efficiently to sell our condo. It is obvious that he knows the local market very well. He responded to our questions quickly and with clear answers. Best of all, he found the buyer in 2 days. We recommend him highly. S. M.
Kevin was very professional, helpful, knowledgeable, accessible and communicative throughout the entire sales process. I would highly recommend him to anyone selling their property. T. K.
Kevin is smart, tireless and experienced. I would highly recommend him. J. G.
Not only is Kevin extraordinarily dedicated, hardworking and knowledgeable, he's a great person to know. He makes you feel confident because he's on your side. He doesn't soft-peddle it when you don't want him to, and he tells you what needs to get done when it's the right time. I have not once been dissatisfied with any aspect of the seller's or buyer's side representation that Kevin has provided to us. By moving, we not only lose the best agent we've ever had, but we're also getting farther from a good friend. 05/2014 S. H.
Kevin is an honest, hard-working and dedicated real estate agent who has his clients' best interest at heart. I worked with Kevin several years ago as a buyer and more recently as a seller and could not have been happier with the outcome of either transaction. Kevin is extremely knowledgeable on the Chicago real estate market, is level-headed and has a great sense of humor, all of which together help make the buying and selling experience with him very smooth and low stress. I have recommended Kevin to a number of friends already and will continue to route business his way in the future. 05/2014 J. T.
I've now had Kevin Tatum handle one purchase and one sale for me personally. I've also recommended and had Kevin handle the purchase of two properties and the sale of one for my partner. I've also recommended Kevin and he has handled the purchase and sale of properties for multiple friends of mine. If any friends / associates are looking for an agent, I will recommend Kevin again. If / when I purchase / sell further Chicago properties - I will contact Kevin. I think that says it all. 04/2014 K. B.
Kevin is truly professional and very knowledgable, it was a pleasure to work with him. He not only sold our place within a week but also helped us to close on our new property, furthermore he always provided assistance in all other matters that made the whole process as smooth as possible. 04/2014 P. C.
Kevin Tatum was just the best. I was an out of town seller in for just a few days and was lucky enough to have found Kevin's name and saw he had some listings and prior sales in the building. Kevin made time to meet with me in my small timeframe in Chicago, but even better than that, he had a buyer, an offer and best of all, a signed contract before I left town. Jackpot! He was great! 04/2014 C. Y.
Kevin Tatum sold my multiple unit building , in the midst of a brutal winter, working with my personality and the personalities of 6 diverse tenants. He sold the unit for the asking price, on the day it hit the market. You can't do better than Kevin. 04/2014 P. H.
Kevin was very knowledgeable about the market and totally accommodated our demanding timeline. I now understand first hand why he came so highly recommended. R. C.
Kevin Tatum sold my multiple unit building , in the midst of a brutal winter, working with my personality and the personalities of 6 diverse tenants. He sold the unit for the asking price, on the day it hit the market. You can't do better than Kevin. P. H.
Simply put, Kevin is a super star! We count on his honest and direct responses and feedback throughout the process. He represents us well. He knows us and what we stand for - and he gets the job done professionally and with precision. Kevin is the reason we come back again and again! He's an ace! Thanks Kevin! Cary and Scott
It was a pleasure to work with Kevin. I had a very set area and price point and Kevin delivered. He wouldn't let me settle for less. He is knowledgeable of the market and area conditions. In addition, Kevin was always prompt for appointments and never minded showing me places or answering questions. He worked hard to help me find the right place by telling me to be patient. There was never a dull moment when we were scouting properties. When I settled on a property Kevin worked to get a fair price. He didn't stop working after the contract was signed either. He was there for all my questions about Chicago real estate and he always touched base to let me know what the next steps were in the process. I would highly recommend Kevin to anyone looking to purchase or sell property. Thank you Kevin G. M.
Kevin is the best realtor we could have possibly hoped for. He has his finger on the pulse of the real estate market in Lakeview and was a valuable source of information throughout the process. He gave us honest and well reasoned feedback when we visited homes, was always available for showings or a phone call, and helped us get through any challenge that came our way. We cannot imagine what buying our first home would have been like without him and would recommend him to our friends without any hesitation. B. S. & D. L.
Kevin was very professional, savvy, and appropriately aggressive. He has an unequaled work ethic, and provided me with ongoing communication regarding the marketing and sale of my home. In addition to being a pleasure to work with, the result of his hard work speaks for itself; I had a contract on my home within three months of signing with him at 94% of my asking price. I would highly recommend his services to a friend, neighbor or relative. K. C.
Kevin assisted us in the sale of our condo in Lakeview and the purchase of a two-flat in Andersonville. With the condo, he was upfront and honest with us regarding pricing, which allowed for a quick sale at a fair price in a terrible market. With the two-flat, Kevin sincerely wanted us to find the right property. From start to finish, Kevin kept us informed of all developments on a timely basis and expertly guided us through the process. I will recommend Kevin to my friends and acquaintances. J. E.
I would have no problem recommending Kevin to anyone who wants a knowledgeable, direct without being over bearing and professional realtor. I cannot imagine anyone being more on top of the details involved in the transaction than Kevin. He kept us fully informed of events and the progress during the sale/purchase process. Undoubtedly the best realtor I've ever used! R. & K. S.
Kevin provided me with several on-line property selections based on my initial requirements and price range. He coordinated visits to my top selections as well as provided very good commentary about each property, its construction as well as possible positive and negative aspects to each. After signing the contract, Kevin drove all parties towards timely delivery of all required paperwork and documentation. It was a real benefit to have an agent with such attention to detail. Without such attributes, I doubt I would have had such a quick end-to-end closing - 44 total days. C. H.
Kevin Tatum is a "get it done" Realtor! His commitment, professionalism, attention to detail and standard of excellence are unsurpassed. I can't say enough about the outstanding job he performed in selling my townhouse. G. M.
I wanna say "thank you" for helping me begin a new chapter in my life. Your tenacity during the search was admirable. With all that I had going on, you made the process seem so easy. After all, there's no place like home! G. E.
Kevin, a "huge" thank you for making the process of purchasing my first home as pain-free as possible. I doubt that buying a home could have gone any easier or have been more enjoyable. Done!! K. B.
Thank you for all your effort and hard work in selling my condo. Things moved so quickly after the contract was accepted so having your experience was really appreciated in getting me through that stressful period. You do your job well and I wanted to let you know how much I appreciated working with you. S. D.
We love Kevin Tatum. He is very knowledgable, professional and we trust him to handle our transactions. We have recommended him to our friends and use his services to rent out our condos. W. P.
I have already referred Kevin Tatum to prospective buyers and sellers. I will continue to highly recommend him due his his knowledge and experience but especially his professional handling of all aspects of our dealings R. S.
Kevin was top-notch. I felt he kept me informed and aware of everything that went on during the sale process and got me the best possible sale price. I'll wholeheartedly refer him to any friends, neighbors, or relatives that are looking for a broker to buy or sell a property. R. C.
We have been working with Kevin for over 3 years in our search for the "right" home in Chicago. He was very helpful with market pricing for our search as well as assisted us in pricing our home for a quick sale once our future home was identified. He worked extremely well on the negotiations with the seller and provided assistance in getting all the endless paperwork for both the realtor, association, and lenders. I will continue to reccommend Kevin to my friends and professional associates when looking to sell or purchase in Chicago. J. W.
It was a pleasure to work with Kevin. I had a very set area and price point and Kevin delivered. He wouldn"t let me settle for less. He is knowledgeable of the market and area conditions. In addition Kevin was always prompt for appointments and never minded showing me places or answering questions. He worked hard to help me find the right place by telling me to be patient. There was never a dull moment when we were scouting properties. When I settled on a property Kevin worked to get a fair price. He didn't stop working after the contact was signed either. He was there for all my questions about Chicago real estate and he always touched base to let me know what the next steps were in the process. I would highly recommend Kevin to anyone looking to purchase or sell property. Thank you Kevin G. M.
Kevin Tatum rocks! My place rented in 10 days for an amount I'd never expected. He knows his stuff! L. F.
Kevin is great to work with - knowledgeable, responsive, and always on top of the situation. We had a rather lengthy and unique buying situation with the purchase of two adjoining condo units and two renovation loans, and Kevin was with us every step of the way. I look forward to having Kevin handle my next real estate transaction. B. B.
Kevin's knowledge of the market and his realistic approach at pricing helped have a contract in less then 7 days. U. M.
Our broker, Kevin Tatum who represented us on the sale of our condo is very professional and very knowledgeable. Communication was constant, and no question was left unanswered. The pictures for the pamphlet/brochure were professional. It was a pleasure working with him. I would definitely recommend him to friends and neighbors. We definitely would not have gotten the same results if we had gone with someone else. M. R.
Kevin Tatum was wonderful. He was available ASAP when I first wanted to meet, came prepared with comps and a suggested price, provided marketing material, and had a buyer in immediately. From meeting him to having a signed contract was less than a week! Fabulous. J. G.
Kevin is the best realtor we could have possibly hoped for. He has his finger on the pulse of the real estate market in Lakeview and was a valuable source of information throughout the process. He gave us honest and well reasoned feedback when we visited homes, was always available for showings or a phone call, and helped us get through any challenge that came our way. We can't imagine what buying our first home would have been like without him and would recommend him to our friends without a moment's hesitation. B. S.
Kevin was very professional, savvy, and appropriately aggressive. He has an unequaled work ethic, and provided me with ongoing communication regarding the marketing and sale of my home. In addition to being a pleasure to work with, the result of his hard work speaks for itself; I had a contract on my home within three months of signing with him at 94% of my asking price. I would highly recommend his services to a friend, neighbor or relativ K. C.
Kevin is the consumate professional. He is intuitive, honest, and a strategic thinker who knows how to get the job done. On top of all that, Kevin is genuinely a nice guy. D. W.
The market knowledge and level of professional service Mr. Tatum offered was far beyond expectitation. I was so impressed, I used his services purchasing a new home. M. Y. & J. Y.
I can't imagine Kevin could have done more. He listened, asked questions and presented alternatives. He knew the areas and buildings very well and provided appropriate information professionally. I believe he truly had my best interests in mind when negotiating. Kevin followed up,returned calls and messages quickly,was on time and did all the things you expect from a professional plus a few more. I can't imagine ever using anyone else for real estate in Chicago! T.N.
Kevin was professional , put me at ease as I had lived there for 20 yrs. His pricing and his respect for me and my home was outstanding . He was just Fabulous and sold my home in 2 days , in this economy that shows what kind of saleman he is !!! I have recommended him to all in my building and others . Hats off to Kevin Tatum !!! Michael Powers

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