Chris Garvey - Broker

Chris Garvey 471.019834

eXp Realty in Illinois


About Chris

Chris Garvey
Mobile: 312-434-3187

Born and raised in Oak Park and River Forest.
Awarded the "2017 Top Rated Real Estate Award Winner
Zillow Five Star Premier Agent
Trulia Five Star Premier Agent
HomeLight Top Buyer's Agent Award 2018 and 2019 For Oak Park
HomeLight Top Buyer's Agent Award 2018 and 2019 For River Forest
HomeLight Top Buyer's Agent Award 2018 and 2019 For Elmwood Park
Homesnap & Google 2019 Excellence in Client Service Award
2020 eXp Realty Icon Award

Like my father, I believe raising a family here in Oak Park and River Forest has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my (and my children's) life.

I love showing people houses and sharing my experiences growing up and raising my family in Oak Park and River Forest. The village has always been changing and it is more exciting now than ever!

Oak Park/River Forest is all about the schools, parks, great nightlife, weekend activities, and its famously short commute time to downtown Chicago.

My children are the fourth generation in my family to come from Oak Park/River Forest. I have lived in eight different homes in Oak Park and my wife and I have rehabbed five homes in Oak Park and one in River Forest. This experience not only gives me some great insight about the area, it also enhances the experiences of my clients that are buying a home. When I take a client to see a home, it is a little like an episode of “The Property Brothers” or “Flip This House”, where my clients enjoy talking about how they would remake baths, kitchens and whatever else they can dream of.

My approach to home buyers is one of friendly conversation about the area and its homes with a long-term perspective towards finding them the right investment in their future. Take your time getting to know the neighborhoods, home styles, and what makes Oak Park, River Forest, Elmwood Park and other areas a great place to live.


Whittier grade school, Oak Park, IL
Oak Park and River Forest High School, Oak Park, IL

Marquette University, business administration/marketing, Milwaukee, WI
Concordia University, secondary education, River Forest IL
Earth science teacher, Morton West High School, Berwyn IL
Concordia University, master degree in teaching, River Forest, IL
Chemistry/Earth science teacher, Elmwood Park High School, Elmwood Park IL

I’ve shown thousands of homes in Oak Park and River Forest and have consistently been one of the top selling realtors in the area. I believe that there is a lot more to buying or selling your home and my approach is one of not just showing homes, but rather teaching you about the different amenities of the area, the architectures, and the things that make the home great.

I am available 7 days a week and short notice is okay. Remember, you do not have to be "buying now" to go see a home. Touring homes is a great way to get to know the neighborhoods, the home styles, or even to get ideas about remodeling kitchens, baths, and additions.

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