Glen James Tomlinson earned his real estate license in 1980, and proceeded to manage a successful career as a broker while becoming involved in local politics in the village of Lyons. In 1987 he was elected to the Village Board, and rose to the office of Village President in 1993. After 10 years of service, Glen moved to Chicago to manage a small real estate office in Lincoln Square, and has since held a number of different positions in the industry. Highlights include working as a Managing Broker, General Manager, or Franchise Sales Director for several respected brokerage firms throughout the past 20-plus years.
This myriad of experiences in many aspects of real estate has given Glen the ability to relate and have empathy for any and all consumer and broker personalities. He specializes in residential sales, rentals, property management, relocation buyers, vacation homes, land acquisition, income properties, and 1031 Exchanges. His extensive experience, flexible personality, and dedication to his clients drive him to do everything he can to solve their concerns. Glen makes himself available at all hours of the day and knows how to find answers that he doesn't already know—anything to get the job done!
Glen was born in Oak Park, Illinois, but grew up in Willow Springs and Lyons. He is a graduate of Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois, and studied Engineering at Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. Currently, Glen lives in the great neighborhood of Lincoln Square. He holds certifications from GRI (Graduate Realtors Institute), CIPS (Certified International Property Specialist), SRES (Seniors Real Estate Specialist), MRP (Military Relocation Professional), and as a Cartus Trained Relocation Specialist.
Outside of real estate, Glen has also had the experience of being the founder and owner of a large brewpub and classic rock music venue. His interests include playing baseball; following the White Sox; American and Chicago history; the art of Van Gogh, Dali, and Escher; and the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright—although he admits that his greatest joy are his three sons, three daughters-in-law, and his young granddaughter Ella. After over 30 years in the business, Glen still loves real estate: "I never want to stop working," he says.