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Certified Negotiating Specialist (CNS), Luxury Property Specialist (Luxury Specialist), Short Sale and Foreclosure (SFR), Smart Home Certified

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Business Philosophy

Real Estate agent Thomas Perrella prides himself on the ability to educate his clients throughout the entire process of buying and selling a home. For over 17 years Thomas has obtained an extensive technical background in the IT industry. The last 12 years he was a Network Engineer with fortune 100 consulting company Ernest and Young then Capgemini. Thomas leverages that knowledge using the most current technologies to effectively and efficiently market homes and to communicate with buyers and sellers for more pleasurable experience. Working with a wide range of vendors gave him the ability to work with anyone to “Get the job done”. Thomas bases his business and life on the principles of integrity, high standards, and perseverance combined with a straightforward approach.

Education and Training


• BA Liberal Arts, Columbia College Chicago
• CCNA Cisco Certified Network Administrator
• North Shore Real Estate Associate
• SFR – Short Sale Foreclosure Resource
• CNS – Certified Negotiation Specialist
• Member of the North Shore and National Associations of REALTORS®

Awards And Designations

• SFR – Short Sale Foreclosure Resource

• CNS – Certified Negotiation Specialist

Areas of Expertise

• Technology: leading edge for maximum exposure

• Marketing: traditional and out of the box thinking

• Networking: personal contacts and multi-office

Community Involvement

• Highland Park CERT (Community Emergency Response Team)

• Highland Park Park District volunteer for the Re-introduction of native trout to the Ravines

Personal Background

Thomas was born in Glenview, IL and moved to Winnetka in 1969, where he resided for 20 years. Thomas attended Crow Island, Skokie School, Washburne Jr. High, and New Trier High School. He was very active in sports and still finds enjoyment in golfing, biking, fishing, and swimming. Thomas is a member of the Highland Park CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) assisting the police department with special events, including The Taste of Highland Park and art fairs, along with traffic control for Ravinia Festival. Thomas and his two children live in Highland Park. They enjoy taking advantage of all the amenities and cultural events that the North Shore has to offer.

Communities I Serve

Although Thomas Perrella works throughout the North and Northwest Chicago region, his specific areas of expertise include, Deerfield, Evanston, Glenview, Glencoe, Highland Park, Kenilworth, Lake Forest, Northbrook, Northfield, Winnetka, and Wilmette.

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