The Tarara Group

Your Wicker Park, East Village, Lincoln Park, & Old Irving Listing Specialists


If you want to know anything about the condo, single family or multi-unit residential property market anywhere from The Loop to Lincoln Square and the lake to Logan Square, Sam is the one to ask. A member of the Wicker Park/Bucktown Chamber of Commerce as well as the Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce and the Old Town Merchants and Residents Association, Sam has his finger on the pulse of real estate activity and a large network of contacts maintained through his various business and civic involvements.

Sam has managed a shopping center, developed several residential buildings and currently advises investors/owners in condominium conversions and other large residential investments. In other words, he knows whereof he speaks.

Sam is known as an honest, loyal and straightforward advisor committed to his clients throughout the real estate transaction. He is easily accessible and good company, maintaining a balance between offering information and guidance, and giving people the "space" they need to make their decisions. A seasoned professional, Sam has sold over $200 million in Chicago and sits on the board of several organizations in the city.  Consistently ranked in the top 1 percent of Illinois REALTORS®, Sam has the experience and expertise to advise almost anyone.

The Tarara Group was formed in 2004 to further expand Sam’s service by bringing together agents with specific expertise in the areas of development, REO, corporate relocation and residential listings.  Together, the team’s resources have combined to produce one of KoenigRubloff’s most respected and successful groups.

A graduate of DePaul University with a BS in Real Estate Finance, Sam’s interests include charity and fundraising work associated with various civic and political organizations.  As chairman of the golf committee for Secretary of State Jesse Whites’ Tumbling Team – Sam looKRGto give back as much as possible.

Heather Lange

Heather's construction experience gained by working directly with developers has proven invaluable to her clients interested in buying or selling properties. Utilizing a degree in Design and Marketing Communications empowers her vast creative style, providing her clients with great insight. She believes that, "how we live and the functionality of our space is so important in our lives today. I love the challenge in finding the home that is just right for my clients." Understanding what's "behind the paint" helps her to provide her clients with a feeling of confidence in their real estate decisions. 

When buying or selling a home with me EXPECT…
  •         Unmatched Service
  •         Skilled Negotiator
  •         Design & Space Consulting
  •         Aggressive Internet Communications
  •         Neighborhood Expertise
  •         Superb Results!

With over 10 years experience I credit my success and accomplishments to my entrepreneurial spirit my commitment to my clients and my continuing education.

Michael Kearney

Michael Kearney brings over twelve years of sales success and knowledge to The Tarara Group of Koenig and Strey Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. Michael joined the Tarara group in May 2008 after relocating from Belfast, Ireland, to live in Chicago with his wife Christine, a Minnesota native.

During his tenure with O2, a subsidiary of Telefonica and a major telecommunications company based in Ireland, U.K. and Europe, Michael honed his corporate sales, managment and training skills while routinely performing above and beyond company targets. 

Before entering sales and management, Michael studied Interior Architecture at Napier University in Edinburgh, Scotland. Michael relies on the skills he gained from his studies to guide him architecturally through Chicago's unique and varied properties. 

Joining such a successful real estate team as The Tarara Group is an honor for Michael. He is keen on selling and applying his vast corporate sales experience to propel forward in the Chicago real estate market with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff Realty Group.