I’m Tony Mattar. I am the founder of the Crib team at Compass and have been a Realtor for more than nine years. I grew up as the oldest of four children in the metro Detroit area and moved to Chicagoland in 2009 to attend Northwestern University (Go ‘Cats!) where I majored in economics and competed as a part of the Men’s Varsity Swimming and Diving team. While most of my classmates in my major went on to careers in finance for large firms, I always knew I wanted to follow in the footsteps of my dad and grandpa by owning my own business. My entrepreneurial spirit had already taken root way back when I started my own lawn mowing company at the age of 13.
My favorite part about real estate is empowering my clients through education. Whether it’s a first-time buyer who is coming in with no knowledge about the process of purchasing a home, or a seller who has been through the process many times before, my goal is always to bring as much information as possible to my clients in order to help them achieve their desired outcome. Chicago is such a dynamic city and my clients (and the homes I get to see) completely run the gamut. The fact that I get to see different types of people and properties day in and day out energizes me and gets me out of bed in the morning.
When I’m not working with buyers and sellers or mentoring our growing team, I’m probably working out. I may never (see: definitely won’t) qualify for Olympic Trials again as I did in 2012, but I’m still passionate about staying fit through high-intensity interval training and strength/Olympic lifting workouts with my trainers. Do you have a workout you love?
Invite me to tag along next time! My interest in fitness has also lent itself to a passion project – the charity I created in 2018 called Men of Chicago Real Estate. This industry-wide project sells cute and kitschy swimsuit calendars to raise money for LGBTQ initiatives right here in Chicago.
I look forward to getting to know you as we work together!