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At Compass, our mission is to help everyone find their place in the world. There will always be roadblocks on the way to that final destination. Maybe you don’t know where to start. How does the whole “lending” thing work? What are closing costs going to run? What if I need to sell my home first? Should I rent or buy? At Qamar Group, a division of Compass, we further make it our mission to provide clarity when it comes to helping you find your place in the world. Every broker is a certified negotiation expert, ensuring we never leave a dollar on the table when it comes to money matters. We can’t promise every transaction will be perfect, but we do guarantee that we’ll be there to absorb the shocks, handle difficult situations and earn your trust along the way!
Firmly holding a spot in the top 1% in the state of Illinois, the Qamar Group has made it their mission to serve clients around the clock. Our team’s top notch brokers are strategically placed throughout the Chicagoland area, so they can guarantee the same level of quality for their clients, no matter where life takes them. Our “eyes open to eyes shut” work ethic drives our success in the real estate industry. We work with all types of clients; from luxury buyers looking to purchase a $5 million-dollar lakefront estate to those seeking to sell a $30,000 parking space in the city. Our collective ability to speak 11 languages helps us connect with both local and international clients.
Every member of our team understands the importance of their work and the impact that it can have. Together, we aim to achieve excellence by unlocking opportunities and building lasting connections with every client. We look forward to helping you with all of your real estate needs!
Jana was the listing agent at a showing of a property that I found on-line. She agreed to sign-on and help me with my search. She researched and presented me with several viable option, and I was able to find a perfect property for my needs. Jana responded immediately to all communications, followed through with all promises, and was genuinely interested in addressing my needs. I would recommend her enthusiastically, with no reservations.— Kenneth P.
Ashley was an amazing realtor! She helped my boyfriend and I find the perfect condo in Streeterville. She is extremely kind, patient, respectful and helpful. She is super knowledgeable about neighborhoods and buildings in Chicago and always gave us great insight. She scheduled a handful of tours for us and was very communicative and accessible throughout the entire process, which made our experience easy and seamless. She even went above & beyond with giving me great advice on how to sublet my previous apartment, which was so appreciated! We couldn’t be happier in our new home. We highly recommend Ashley to help you find your dream home. Thanks agai...— Danielle R.
Great communicator, professional and always on time. Helped us purchase and sell our first property and now purchase our first home. Very knowledgeable in real estate and knows the market well.— Ildas D.
I was very nervous to move to a big city like Chicago, but Jay made the process smooth, easy, and surprisingly fun. His energy is so great and absolutely contagious - it's impossible to feel anxious in his presence. He gave us great options and even let us come to the office to take a deeper look. He dedicated hours to helping us and I'm so grateful. He is honest about his knowledge of neighborhoods, streets, and layouts, which made him reliable. I felt like I could ask him anything and get a detailed answer. I strongly recommend his services to anyone and will definitely be calling him the next time I need to move.— Anna D.
Rafay and his team are simply amazing. The entire process from beginning to end went as smooth as possible. Prior to agreeing to have Rafay list my house, he took the time to explain every detail and answer all my questions. Only when I was comfortable did we move forward. Rafay listed my house and within a few days we have multiple offers. Rafay and his team helped me navigate through the process and helped me pick the best deal for me and my family. Just because my house was under contract doesn’t mean Rafay went off into the sunset and I never heard from him again. Rafay kept following up with me every step of the way and ensured the inspection, ...— Aqib S.
I recently bought my first condo through Eric, and I didn't know much about real estate going into it. Eric was always available to explain things to me and offer me good advice along the way. Having him on my side made the whole process smooth and stress free because I knew he had my best interests in mind. He and his team are extremely knowledgeable, and were able to get me a great deal on my new place. Would definitely recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell property.— Dan V.
Jessica is AMAZING! She is very approachable, smart and attentive. She made my first time home buying experience unforgettable. She truly cares for her clients and will go above and beyond to ensure that her clients are happy with every decision they make. She is very genuine and generous with her time. I am thankful for the great support Jessica gave me throughout my home buying process. Thank you so much Jessica! Your team is very lucky to have you!— Joanna A.
Kay Yasin is the kind of realtor everybody wants: knowledgeable about the market, attentive to your specific needs, professional and a pleasure to know. She helped me find my dream home by doing the leg work for me so we didn’t waste any time. I’d definitely work with her again and have already recommended her to friends.— Dawn M.
We couldn’t have asked for more from Daniel in working with him throughout the home buying process. As first-time home buyers, he truly made us feel like his top priority - no matter the question or request we threw at him along the way. He’s a genuine soul who puts his clients and their needs first, big or small. Daniel cannot come more highly recommended. For such a huge and personal milestone, we are so happy Daniel was right there with us along the way. Thank you a million times for making the journey fun, DK!— Zoe L.
Jake is the BEST. I could not have asked for a better experience. Jake was so supportive throughout the entire process. He answered every question I had, offered incredible insight and made the experience sincerely SO enjoyable. Jake was professional yet personable and truly made a naturally stressful life event into an exciting and smooth transition. Anyone would be lucky to work with such a kind, knowledgeable and amazing person like Jake. I can only hope to work with him for every move I have in the future. I HIGHLY recommend Jake to anyone looking to find their next place to live.— Rachel S.
Steve Davis was a neighbor and friend before he became my agent on the purchase of a new home, and the sale of my previous one. In all capacities, Steve has been responsive, gregarious, and professional… and because he was also a neighbor, he knew the value of the community just as well as I did, which made the art and science of the financials easy. Not only did Steve expertly navigate through a complicated purchase transaction, he also sold my home in one week, at asking price—which was also the highest grossing sale in my community to-date. A key aspect of working with Steve is that he has an endless supply of vendor partners and contacts who ca...— Kari E.
Elizabeth "Sissy" Charles was a dream to work with. You will not be disappointed! This was our first time buying a home and we didn't know much about the process at all. We felt safe and secure knowing Sissy was with us every step of the way. She helped us find and negotiate a deal for our current home, despite having multiple buyers in competition for the home we wanted. Obviously, we understand, "you win some you lose some" when it comes to house shopping, but Sissy definitely put us into the best position for success and we walked away with a win. Thanks, Sissy!— Chad P.
I wouldn’t have been able to go through the overwhelming home search without our realtor Amber. She was always so kind, punctual, and informative throughout the process. She found our dream home within our budget that checked off all of our boxes. Couldn’t recommend using Amber at Qamar Group enough!— Angela M.
Moe was there for me anytime I needed her. Whether it was snowing in rush hour or sunny on a Saturday morning. She was there for us. We were looking for the perfect home to buy in the most difficult market. Between our searches and hers whenever we saw a home we liked, she got us in right away to view it. She stayed with me. We toured several homes and she was always upfront with me. She helped us get into a great home for a great price. I would highly recommend her to anyone that is looking for a new home. She is the only realtor I would ever use. Her expertise and willingness to help made a great relationship and I still continue to keep in contac...— Lynn M.
Rafay told me at the very beginning that he would earn a 5-Star rating and he did exactly that. This past March I began looking for a two unit property to purchase in preparation for my move to Chicago in July for my new job. I only had one Saturday in March available to fly out to Chicago and begin my search. Rafay was one of the few brokers to actually answer his phone and came out that very day to show my mom and I available properties. Rafay was there every step of the way and did the very best to make the home buying process seamless: from lining up lawyers, mortgage brokers, and insurance agents to answering my many questions, Rafay made the ...— Buyer
Rafay wasn't the first realtor my wife and I worked with while purchasing our house, but he was by far the best. He was so responsive and professional. He didn't try forcing us into anything, he was quick to point out flaws in a property or things that might become a problem in the future. He made it extremely clear that he was there for us, and would make suggestions we weren't even thinking about. It's like he was using his real estate knowledge to purchase a house for his family. My experience was exceptional. I already started referring him my friends and family who thinking a real estate purchase. Rafay stopped by our new house the day we move...— Rhoan
Steve was patient with us while our search took over a year due to low inventory, never pushing or rushing us. When we did find our home, he helped us move quickly to get under contract. Steve helped us close on our new place and sell our old place, all during the height of COVID-19 quarantine (March - June, 2020), expertly navigating what was a very stressful and unprecedented time for all. We were nervous about selling our old place, but Steve helped us get close to 20 showings in the first few days that ultimately led us to go under contract within the first week on the market. We were very satisfied working with Steve and would certainly recomm...— Ryan H.
Thoughtful, detailed, patient, knowledgeable, passionate are just a handful of words that describe Emma and her skills as an agent. We first approached Emma with interest in finding a new rental, but when we decided (on a bit of a whim) that we may be interested in buying, she quickly pivoted our search, took the time to walk us through the process in great detail, and answered all of our first time home buyer questions. We saw quite a lot of properties, because I am very particular, but Emma was gracious throughout the whole process. Every step of the home buying journey was clear and well explained, so we never felt confused or in the dark. When w...— Jared J.
Rafay is a true real-estate professional. Our buying experience was very smooth, with no pressure. Rafay was available round the clock to provide answers and guidance throughout the home buying process. For our home, Rafay arranged a last minute showing at 8pm, and when we decided that this was the home for us, we wanted to make an offer immediately. Rafay had an offer ready by 2 am, and it was submitted by 7am to the seller, and with Rafay's expert knowledge of local market pricing, the offer was accepted. I would recommend Rafay to my family and close friends without hesitation.— Buyer
I highly recommend Rafay Qamar and his team at the Qamar Group and Compass. Every step of the process of selling our home was handled masterfully and couldn't have gone any smoother. Rafay is incredibly professional, responsive and knowledgeable. My biggest piece of advice for anyone considering working with Rafay and his team: listen to them! By following his recommendations, we received 3 offers (2 well over asking price!) within the first 48 hours of our house getting listed. He seriously knows what he's doing.— Seller
We worked with Aleks Videnovic who was an absolute professional. He had a deep knowledge of the market and was quickly able to understand what we were looking for in a new house and neighborhood through his poignant questions and great listening skills. Aleks' ability to hone in on exactly what we were looking for that definitely reduced our overall search time and he helped us find exactly what we were looking to for. I can't say enough. Aleks was the perfect agent to help make our dreams come true.— Jason R.
Aleks was just the perfect agent in all aspect of the process of finding our dream home and we cannot say enough. Aleks was very knowledgeable, a true professional, an excellent negotiator, responsive and sincerely dedicated to our search and needs with great patience. Aleks treated us as friends and it was an absolute pleasure to work with him. We would recommend him to close friends and family without any hesitation.— Pooyan A.
Rafay is a very well-rounded realtor. He was always very professorial. He met up with both my mother and I in our search for our new home. He treated everyone with respect. We viewed multiple houses and finally decided on the one. Once we started with the offer he guided me through and offered his advice through out the whole process. He and his team always advocated for our best interest. Great Team!— Buyer
Overall great experience with Rafay from the beginning of our home search through closing. He provided great local knowledge and importantly, helped us though some of the tricky details and hangups that can slow down or delay the buying process. Rafay was always pleasant to speak with and was very responsive to any questions or concerns. I would absolutely recommend him.— Jason and Bessie
Rafay and his team were able to sell our house in the middle of winter in order for us to close another purchase which was key to our lifestyle plans. His presentation of the house was stellar and the negotiation well supported which put us in a strong financial position for both the sale and buy. I really recommend Rafay and his group.— Ken S.
Words cannot describe the great experience I had purchasing my new home using Rafay as my Real Estate Agent . He went above and beyond to make sure everything went smoothly. His great personality makes it easy to talk with him also asking him questions . I highly recommend Rafay for all your Real Estate needs you will not regret it.— Buyer
It was my first home purchase and Rafay helped me to save a pile of money. We went through a complicated process of changing 3 lenders. During this time Rafay was very knowledgeable about all process and because of his advises we saved lot of time and money. I will definitely recommend Rafay and his team to family and friends.— Pavlo M.
Ashley was fantastic with helping us find a perfect condo that met all our requests. She was extremely accommodating and proactive in negotiating terms with landlords prior to us even asking. We would not have been able to find the place we did without Ashley’s expertise. I highly recommend using Ashley to find your new home.— Christopher G.
Rafay was a pleasure to work with. He was very responsive and thorough in explaining the home buying process. His follow through was excellent and goes beyond expectations in every aspect. Rafay is good listener in trying to understand our needs in efforts to find the house that we were looking for.— Buyer
Emma helped me purchase my first home. Being a first time buyer I had a lot of questions and Emma was there day or night to answer anything I had to throw at her. She went above and beyond my expectations and I would highly recommend her and the Qamar group to anyone with real estate needs.— Nathan T.
I found Rafay and his team to be very professional throughout the entire process of selling my home. I had the property listed with two previous agents, though neither of the other realtors were able to get the ball over the finish line. I’d be happy to endorse Rafay and his team.— Thomas K.
It was a nice experience working with Rafay , he is very dedicated, passionate and hard working, he has good knowledge and have excellent skill in his expertise. Always flexible and understanding regarding the need and demands of client, I highly recommend him.— Buyer
Rafay is very knowledgeable in real estate. He was always there to answer my questions. Most of all he is very professional and friendly. I had a very good experience with him and will recommend him to anyone who is looking for a property.— Rosie
Very easy to work with. He was determined to make sure you got what you were looking for. Got the information you wanted quickly. Would especially recommend for first time buyers.— Joseph H.
We can guarantee the same level of quality for our clients, no matter where life takes them. We make it our mission to serve clients around the clock. Our “eyes open to eyes shut” work ethic drives the group’s success in the real estate industry.