Tara Riley is an experienced realtor in the Chicago Northwest suburban real estate market, representing her clients with the highest level of customer service. With Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Fine Arts as well as an extensive background in renovating and flipping investment properties, Tara utilizes her unique design background to help both buyers and sellers. Sellers benefit from her skillfully targeted marketing strategies, such as staging and interior design, to increase your home’s value to get top dollar. Her buyers benefit from her ability to see value and potential in a property, where others may overlook it.
Tara specializes in working with distinctive luxury and investment properties, though she has a proven record of success marketing properties in all price ranges. Tara has an in depth understanding of the needs of senior citizens with regard to their changing life events that may lead them to downsize to a different home. Tara is a certified Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES), in addition to recently receiving her Military on the Move certification.
Tara is highly skilled at negotiating the critical, contractual elements of each transaction and she consistently delivers unparalleled results.
Tara is fluent in Italian and specializes in assisting anyone wanting to purchase a home in Tuscany, and can otherwise provide international referrals to assist in connecting you with an excellent foreign real estate agent.
To contact Tara to assist you with your real estate interests, call (847)431-8639, email Tara.Riley@BairdWarner
My wife and I were in the just looking stage of buying our first home. I contacted Tara and right from the beginning she was very reliable and very personable. We told here right off the bat we were just starting to look at options in our price range. She was more then okay with this, there was absolutely no pressure and she even helped point out a few flaws on some of the houses. It was more like going to look at houses with a friend then a realtor. After we finally found a house we liked Tara was on top of everything, she was also really quick to take care of business and respond to anything we needed. I would recommend Tara to anyone looking for a home. If we ever buy again I will call Tara first.
~ Brandt, Buyer
As an amateur athlete Tara has done fund raising for Swim Across America and American Lung Association.
Tara Riley recently volunteered for March of Dimes by helping children with special needs complete a painting project for the annual Fashion show fund raiser.
Providing the utmost in customer service is Tara’s mission she provides resources that clients need to make their move seamless. A practical no nonsense Realtor Tara has been on both the by and sell side of the transaction herself, she treats clients the way she would like to be treated, with honesty, respect. She prides herself on providing current market statistics to her clients and understands the importance of market timing for both buyers and sellers. Her success in flipping homes, kitchen and bath reconstruction sets her apart as does her Master’s degree in Education, she understands how schools impact value. Tara is committed to making the home buying and selling experience as stress free as possible.
Communities I Serve
Arlington Heights, Palatine, Mount Prospect, Buffalo Grove, Rolling Meadows, Schaumburg,Park Ridge, Long Grove, Inverness, Algonquin, Lake Zurich, Lake County Illinois, Cook County Illinois
Areas of Expertise
Tara Riley is a top Baird and Warner Realtor® in Cook and Lake County Illinois area. Although she works throughout the Northwest Chicago region, her specific areas of expertise include Arlington Heights, Palatine, Buffalo Grove, Mount Prospect and Rolling Meadows. Tara knows the local markets well and can assist you in finding or selling your next home. If you want to buy a home in Fremd School district or have a Scarsdale home to sell Tara is the local expert to call. Please contact Tara Riley for all of your real estate needs in both Cook and Lake counties.
Education and Training
- Bachelor of Fine Arts, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
- Master of Arts in Education, North Park University, Chicago Illinois
- Licensed Broker, Your House Academy of Real Estate, Bloomingdale Illinois
- Accredited Distressed Property Representative (ADPR)
- Certified Negotiations Expert (CNE)