Rafay Qamar Real Estate Agent at Compass

Rafay Qamar

Real Estate Agent at
Compass

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Certifications

  • First Time Home Buyer Specialist
  • First Time Home Buyers
  • Foreclosures
  • Investment Properties
  • Waterfront Specialist
  • New Construction
  • Luxury Specialist
  • Vacation Home
  • Relocations
  • Retirement Specialist

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Agent Highlights

Rafay gets the job done - completing more sales than the average Chicago agent by 15%.
Rafay is a SFH expert - working with over 78% more single family homes than the average Chicago agent.
Rafay has great Condo experience - having sold 285 more condos than the average agent.

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More about Rafay Qamar

Rafay Qamar is an experienced multi-million dollar Realtor, founder of the Qamar Group at Compass and top 1% real estate broker in the state of IL. Rafay comes to Chicagoland from a family of international real estate practitioners, providing him with a dedicated understanding of the effect the global and domestic economy has on the Chicagoland market. Rafay graduated from DePaul University in Chicago with degrees in Business Administration and Finance, and holds a 'black belt' six sigma certification. Rafay easily translated his personal commitment to excellence into the real estate industry after 7 years of finance and banking background making him the 'go to' professional. "Nothing is more exciting to me than the gratifying feeling I get from helping people meet their real estate needs. You can count on me to always negotiate the best deal for you and do what's in your best ...
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Achievements

Top Negotiator 2021

Top Producer 2021

Sells Homes Fast 2021

Education

DePaul University

Other Certifications

Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR®), e-PRO®, Real Estate Negotiation Expert (RENE), Short Sales & Foreclosure Resource (SFR), Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Certified Real Estate Team Specialist (C-RETS), NAR's Green Designation (GREEN), Seller Representative Specialist (SRS)

Awards

Remax Platinum Club 2016, Remax Platinum Club 2017, President's Circle, 2015, Feature Top Agent Magazine, 2016, Chicago Agent Magazine Who's Who 2017, 2018, International Sterling Society, 2014, Rookie Of The Year - Volume & Transactions, 2014

Other Languages

Urdu, Assyrian, Arabic, English-language, French, Punjabi, Spanish Italian English, Hindi

License Number

475.158420 (IL)

Rafay Qamar's Reviews & Ratings

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  • Rafay listed and sold my home

      Rafay is a very knowledgeable, reliable and pro active professional. We were moving out from Chicago and had to sell our house. Rafay's exceptional knowledge of the market helped us sell our house at the price we were looking for. He was very attentive to our needs and was fully  engaged about our requirements from the beginning. He provided excellent guidance on the selling price of my property and after making several negotiations with the buyer, he was finally able to help us sell it at the highest possible price. In short he was at all times professional, responsive and did whatever it took to provide us with the best service. We trust him implicitly and would unreservedly recommend him.

    • Rafay helped me buy a home

        He is very enthusiastic and eager to work, he has full command on the field and has a lot of knowledge and very powerful negotiating skill ,very flexible and always respond make him most reliable in the industry and for all these qualities I would highly recommend him.

      • Rafay listed and sold my home

          Rafay was a pleasure to work with on the sale of our home. His initial presentation was very professional and clearly demonstrated his expertise on the selling process. He had obviously prepared very well and his well thought out strategy worked as described. Selecting Rafay and company was an easy choice and -not surprisingly- his team exceeded expectations! We really appreciated being kept in the communications loop-Rafay was readily available to talk at all hours and his advice was spot on. Your search for a real estate professional stops right here!

        • Rafay helped me buy a home

            Very polite, professional, was available round the clock. Answered all the questions.

          • Rafay listed and sold my home

              Very informative, very helpful, available round the clock, seven days a week,he’s very patients and good Listener

            • Rafay is a great person with an awesome attitude, was very professional in his approach on finding me a condo. Coming from a pet owner, we saw many condos and did just find the perfect one. He was very helpful in the process of my first condo purchase, upon speaking to him you know he is very knowledgeable about the real estate field. I will definitely have my family and friends reach out to Rafay with their home purchase. Thank you Rafay

              - Teresa Hernandez
            • Out of all the agents I came in contact with, Rafay was the only one who was most responsive and made sure I was the first one to see any listing I liked. I highly recommend using his services

              - tarunsharma1025
            • Rafay was extremely helpful and knowledgeable in helping me find the right rental property in Rogers Park. I would definitely recommend him to anyone. Thanks again, Rafay!

              - scottmclaughlin9913
            • Rafay was very professional to work with. He provided great insight on the local market and realistic advice to help determine a fair price. The property sold within the first week of the listing. He was very knowledgeable of the market. He did everything he promised. We were very satisfied with the his performance. Rafay was a pleasure to deal with and was very attentive.

              - Johanna897
            • Rafay has done fantastic job to help my family to get our dream house. Very Pleased with his performance, he has great knowledge and always made time for us. And does his best to accommodate even during his busy schedule. We strongly recommend him to freinds and family.

              - garykeel62
            • In my opinion, Rafay is the best in the business, he has the expertise, has the skills, knows how to deal with people, is a great communicator. He was so professional and nice with us through the entire process. Got us the best deal and got us the house we wanted and were looking for. I would recommend him to every one that i know. Thanks Rafay for getting us the best deal we have ever had.

              - Johnmills32
            • Great person, Rafay Qamar found me a perfect place for the budget I had in mind highly recommend doing business with this guy, he has also helped my friends and family look for places too !

              - chris cios
            • Rafay, helped me sold my property at 4857 N Pulaski Rd and I am glad I went with him as my real estate agent. He gave me a great presentation when I signed up with him on why he is the right choice and how he will ensure that my property has the most exposure and how he will get me the right deal. I am very happy to say that he owned up to him promise, he conducted weekly open houses and kept open and frequent communication with me until the property was sold. It sold for exactly what i was looking for and I cant wait to do another deal with Rafay as my agent. He comes highly recommended in my book.

              - FaisalSaqlain
            • Rafay was extremely helpful in helping me find a rental in Chicago. He made the process easy! I highly reccomend him! He was also really funny and lighthearted, he made my day.

              - mp987
            • My family and I used Rafay's services to find our first home. Buying your first home can be a very daunting process. However, Rafay proved to be very useful during this time, helping to guide us patiently though each and every part of the process. He is a very good negotiator and knows his business well. I highly recommend him to any one considering to buy a new home.

              - lala mukhtar
            • Rafay Qamar was a fantastic realtor. My house was on the market for more than a year with another realtor and was not sold. Once Rafay took over the account my house was sold with in weeks. He was very nice to work with and made me feel comfortable during the whole process. Myself and my family feel lucky to have found Rafay to sell our home so efficiently.

              - justintucker93
            • We had been using another realtor to try and buy a home for over 7 months- obviously unsuccessfully. Frustrated, we started researching our options and found Rafay Qamar on Zillow. After meeting him, we transitioned over to his care. Within 2 weeks, we had purchased our home! For LESS than asking, which, in Skokie, is quite the feat. Rafay was the epitome of professional, knowledgeable, and responsive. I am forever grateful we found him and will definitely use him again in the future!

              - bharatshah23
            • I bought a foreclosed condo in Skokie Mr Rafay did all the negotiation with bank give multiple offers and counter offers ,finally bank accepted our offer and we did close the deal in two weeks,Mr Rafay showed me the property several times never rushed us for higher offer,he truly looked our interest in this purchase ,I highly recommend him for any realestate transaction as I will always use his services for my future realestate needs if any.

              - Syed A Qasmi
            • I bought my first home through Rafay Qamar. Rafay was on top of getting offers in quickly in order to secure a home since the ones I wanted were selling within a couple days of being listed. Overall good experience and I love my house! Thanks Rafay!!!!

              - tariqali6
            • Rafay Qamar was such a great help to me after a bad experience with another agent, I sing his praises to anyone who will listen. I would recommend Rafay to anyone who wants to sell their home quickly.

              - Cindyvaldez
            • I cant thank Rafay Qamar enough for helping me sell my old property. From my past experiences with consulting other realtors I was apprehensive of even making a call to yet another company. The property I owned was only about 50% rehabbed and I was discourage by others for trying to selling it at all. I finally decided to call and get someone to come out and give me an honest assessment and get this property on the market and finally sold, with all the building supplies to finish it included for a person who wanted a "fixer-upper". I was immediately impressed with Mr. Rafay Qamar from the moment I first met him. He worked tirelessly to accomplish a "done deal" situation for me and my family. I can not thank this young man enough! The house was sold within days and with many offers above my asking price too!!! Rafay helped my family to finally begin to move forward again by helping us remove an additional responsibility that we just didn't have time to deal with anymore. I can now seriously consider a new job too because of your efforts.. Bless you all for your help!!! I have already given out Rafay's business card to several people that I know and I have verbally recommended Rafay Qamar to a few folks I was speaking with at my local grocery store too! Thank you SO very much!!! :)

              - Caroylnpfeiffer
            • Rafay Qamar was a great help for my wife and I on finding our dream home!! Thanks for your help Rafay! I recommend Rafay Qamar's services to anyone who's looking for great response and immediate results!

              - KarleneSerrato544
            • Rafay Qamar was amazing to work with. He sent me updated listings, responded to texts/calls/emails right away, and really gave me the feeling that he dropped everything to find exactly what I was looking for. Not only is he highly an experienced professional, he is an amazing person. Rafay Qamar is definitely who you would want helping you purchase a home.

              - JurgisDauid
            • We recently closed on a condo and we were fortunate enough to have Rafay as our real estate agent. Actually, I wouldn't call him a "real estate agent" because he is more like a "dream agent." He made everything happen that we wanted. He treated our purchase as if he was buying the unit for himself. That is how dedicated and passionate he is. Your relationship with him won't end at the closing table because he is an excellent resource and a great lifelong contact to have.

              - nhinaro
            • Rafay sold our house in a few days! The house went on the market late friday, had two offers by Monday morning. Had a great experience overall, buying and selling.

              - AmandaEdwards81
            • Rafay is a true professional that works for the benefit of the client. Positively the best at getting the best price and handling all the details. He sold our home in one day. Told us how to prepare for the showing of our home and how to handle the walk through and the inspectors.

              - johnpohlmanbh
            • A very talented, resourceful, and helpful guy, Rafay knows what he's doing. He's always on top of things and goes above and beyond to make sure the buyer is getting the best deal. Rafay helped me purchase my dream home, which was also the first house I ever bought. I would definitely recommend this guy to anyone buying property, especially for the first time!

              - ather yezdani
            • Our experience working with our agent Rafay was positive and professional. Rafay demonstrated extensive knowledge of our area pertaining to real estate, he communicated every step of the way, and worked hard to get us offers. We believe he had our best interest at heart during the negotiations. He was a pleasure to work with and we look forward to recommending him to friends and family.

              - Lizette 8029
            • Rafay helped me purchase my first home and delivered a great customer service experience. We are very satisfied with his professionalism and negotiations skills. Will definitely recommend him to everyone!

              - nasreenullah5
            • I couldn't be happier with Rafay's services. I reached out to him through Zillow and he replied immediately, eager to help my boyfriend and me find a home in Skokie. Rafay has been extremely accommodating, arranging house visits around my work schedule and answering my phone calls at odd hours. His extensive knowledge of the area is impressive and he always offers his honest opinion, rather than a sugar-coated version of it. While I found searching for my last house tedious and overwhelming, Rafay has made this experience feel manageable and even fun. I would highly recommend Rafay Qamar to anyone looking to find a new home

              - Carolyn miller
            • Rafay was an excellent real estate agent! He always returned our phone calls whenever we had any questions. He went above and beyond what was required. He was straightforward and honest. We told him what we wanted from the beginning, and he showed us exactly what we were looking for. He gave us great recommendations and also told us what to go for and what to stay away from. Rafay kept negotiations open with the seller, until we were satisfied with the outcome. He is extremely knowledgeable about the housing market. We would definitely recommend Rafay to anyone who is looking to buy a new house.

              - Henrymarit11
            • Rafay was great throughout the process and we would definitely recommend him to others. We were first time home buyers so the way everything worked was pretty much new to us and he was always available to answer any questions we had and helped us through the whole process. We will definitely be going to him for all further real estate transactions.

              - Addison1452
            • I was extremely happy with the effort Rafay put into helping me find a home I would be happy with. He made himself available any time I needed him, whether it was through phone call or meeting me at a property. I was very pleased with the extensive knowledge and professionalism Rafay brought to the table day in and day out. I would not hesitate in the least to recommend him to family or friends, as a matter of fact I already have been recommending him!

              - Ainsleyluke33
            • Matt was the 4rd realtor I used in trying to sell my condo. Everyone else was a complete disappointment. Where others said they would update me they never did, however Rafay was always sending me updates on showings, responses, suggestions and options on selling. He was always professional and gave me 100% of his time. Any seller will be lucky to have him representing them and on their side. You are doing a great job Rafay!!!

              - justinmarky44
            • I have worked with several realtors in the 8 years I have lived in Chicago and Rafay is simply the best! I can not say enough great things about him (and would give him 6 stars if I could)! He is honest, efficient, and knowledgable. He truly has his client's best interest in mind at all times. Look no further and call Rafay Qamar right now! you will not be disappointed

              - fashiondesigner14
            • Not only was Rafay Qamar extremely professional, but he is also extremely knowledgeable. Rafay Qamar made our experience of purchasing a home run extremely smoothly. I would recommend Rafay to anyone looking to purchase or sell a home in the Chicagoland area. He is literally knowledge about every area. I have been extremely impressed by his skills

              - anselyjesie44
            • It's remarkable how many times I called an agent and left messages to not hear from them. Rafay was extremely prompt and always professional! I took us a long time to finalize what we were looking for because of the long list of our requirements, but Rafay was able to get the list down and show us exactly what we were looking for. I was extremely happy with his skills, NEGOTIATIONS and professionalism. Getting your dream home at the best price possible was exactly what we needed for our starter home.

              - shahrukhsohaib
            • Rafay Qamar was great to work with and I would highly recommend him. He was always available to help me with any question I had, he was very knowledgeable about the sales process and was always willing to help in any way that he could. I will definitely use Rafay again the next time I'm looking to purchase a home and I actively refer him to my friends. I highly recommend Rafay and his team!

              - williamfred
            • Rafay puts a lot effort and dedication in his work and tries his best to satisfy the customer. He showed us a number of properties, all of which were according to our preferences. I was very pleased with his extensive knowledge of the rea and the readiness to answer our questions and concerns. I would recommend Rafay to all property buyers specially to people afraid of the process

              - johngrig
            • I am a single mother of three who needed a cheap yet respectable house to live in. I hired Rafay to help me out with this decision, since I had no prior experience of buying a house or any idea about how property is bought. I put my trust in Rafay and I was not disappointed. He helped me find a safe and cozy house that I moved into last week, and I'm grateful to Rafay for all he did

              - muhammadawais
            • I had the opportunity to meet Rafay when I was looking for my very first home. I had been working with a less than stellar agent who couldn't seem to get commission out of her head. She would have sold me anything! I saw this home listed and I immediately called Rafay. He called me back within minutes and I was able to go the home that very day! The home had been completely renovated by a local contractor. Rafay was completely helpful through the entire process. He patiently answered all my questions and always took my phone calls! Trust me there were a lot of them! Rafay understood exactly why I wanted this house and he did everything he could to make sure I would have it! Rafay knew a lot about Skokie and he was as excited as I was when the deal closed! Rafay is a professional. You will not get better service anywhere. Call Rafay immediately if not sooner! Especially now that spring is here he warned me the houses go quick!

              - zuser
            • Rafay is a great real estate agent. I hired him last week to help me out with buying a house for my family in Chicago, and I was very pleased with his efforts and work. He made a list of all my requirements and found houses that matched the list, and even helped me negotiate the price with the sellers. I'm glad I took his help, and I would recommend other people out there looking for an agent to hire him too

              - jaroonhamid
            • Buying and selling property isn't an easy business to do. I've been buying property for quite a while and I always avoid hiring agents since they mostly just try to rip owners off. But my experience with Rafay was a completely different one. His priority was helping me find a house that I needed, and he helped me with no personal interest in mind. I'll definitely hire him again if I ever need to.

              - pearljohn11
            • The last time I hired a real estate agent, I was dismayed at how he was just concerned with his own profits and not my requirements when selecting a house. But things were different with Rafay. He actually made a list of my requirements and checked them off while selecting a house. With his help, I finalized a new house on a reasonable price and we're moving in next month!

              - lennegel
            • Rafay is also honest as the sun. While helping me finding a suitable house, he stated pros and cons of every place we visited and helped me make the right decision. Apart from that, Rafay is also a great negotiator and made a deal on my behalf on a price much less than that was initially demanded. I would recommend Rafay to any other friend or family who's looking for a new house, since this person will never disappoint!

              - hamzaraheem
            • I buy and sell houses often for investment purposes, and Rafay is always my go-to agent. He always understands my demands and makes negotiations with buyers and sellers amazingly. I can trust Rafay with my life and I'm never picking up any agent except him. I have witnessed his honesty and commitment a number of times, and I would defiantly recommend everyone out there searching for an agent to avail his service!

              - ahsnsadil
            • Thank you very much Rafay Qamar for acting for us to buy our Wilmette home and for your team mate Darryl bringing them to satisfactory completion. I have always found yourself and Darryl very efficient, professional and courteous in dealing with us. I would also like to mention that Sarah did a splendid job in keeping us up to date with the progress on sales and chasing all parties. It was a pleasure working with your firm and we hope to do more transactions in future. Thank you - Wes, Holy, Wes Jr, Max and Julio

              - wmaksym
            • Rafay is a top broker with excellent, experienced practices. He helped me buy my first home, and due to his extensive expertise & added enthusiasm, he made me feel extremely comfortable while walking me through the process. I've referred all my colleagues & friends to him and have gotten nothing but rave reviews. Dedicated, knowledgeable, reliable, and highly recommended!

              - ajaff1739
            • Rafay was our agent to buy a new home in the NW suburbs and sell our home in Skokie, we are very happy with the outcomes of both. Rafay made sure we had a positive experience with the process. He is very knowledgeable about the real estate business. If you tell Rafay you like a home, you can be assured that he is going to go all out to get it for you. He is a winner in every aspect of the business and you will benefit so much in having him as your agent. We really appreciated his good work ethic and his availability at late hours. He has a very nice personality, our Kids love him.

              - melaku m
            • My condo was on the market in Skokie, IL for two years with no offers and very little interest. Fortunately, I wasn't in a hurry to sell, but then my situation changed. I decided it was time to find a new agent. I literally googled "who is the top selling real estate agent in Skokie, IL?" - Rafay's profile came up. I made an enquiry about Rafay through Zillow. I had a call within four minutes! Then Rafay called me and set up an appointment to discuss my property THAT EVENING. After talking with Rafay, I realized I had to have an agent that thoroughly knew the market for condos in my area. Rafay lives in my area. He brought invaluable knowledge about how to market my property and explained that REMAX advertised all over the world. Previously I had been using a Chicago-based firm. Rafay was kind, supportive and genuine. He said "I'm sorry you've been frustrated with your experience, that changes now". Rafay and a photographer came and took new images of my condo within a few days - he brought his educated eye to the photography process. The images were superior to those taken through the other agency. After the images were processed and selected, I was online again with a new and improved property profile. Long story a (little) short, I got an offer and accepted it in six weeks. He kept in touch with me during the entire process - either through email, phone or texts. Rafay attended my closing. I have high regard for Rafay, as a professional and as person. Give him a call now!

              - scooper6
            • I was referred to Rafay Qamar by several people in the Evanston area from coworkers to my dentist and finally gave him a call after a bad deal with another broker. He was quick to respond to my appointment request and get me on his calendar. Very flexible and accommodating with scheduling, which was a pleasant difference from my previous experiences. Working with Rafay was an absolute pleasure. He is incredibly honest and reliable but also highly knowledgable and definitely makes you feel like you're his only client. My husband and I were extremely pleased with his service and have been so happy in the perfect home that Rafay found for us. Highly recommended!!

              - naseemaisha
            • We hired Rafay Qamar to help us with buying a house. He was of great help, being a dedicated and committed person. He helped us find the house of our requirements and also helped us with the negotiations and contract making. It wouldn't have been this easy without his help and we are thankful to him for his services.

              - zoaindus
            • I had an excellent experience buying my first house with Rafay. At first we were nervous, but Rafay was more than helpful. He was able to show us several houses in our price range and was very knowledgable about the area and the housing market in general. Thanks again Rafay!!

              - saramiller41983
            • At first, I tried to sell my property myself. I did not get enough activity. Several agents called me asking to list my house. I did my research and decided that Rafay Qamar was the best choice in Chicago. Rafay and his team took over and sold my house fast. He is truly the best agent in the Chicagoland area. Thank you and your team for making it easy to sell my property

              - annie love8333
            • Had the opportunity to work with Rafay. Excellent negotiator, helped got the best deal. Assisted with a smooth transaction. Would definately recommend to all buyers.

              - umercogito