Tony Piraino

Tony Piraino

  • 217-972-2867
  • 217-875-0555
  • 1610 East Pershing Road
    Decatur, IL 62526
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Whether you are selling your home, searching for your next home, or have any questions about the process – I look forward to helping you!

About Tony

My family moved to Decatur in 1987 and, outside of college, I have been a Decatur area resident ever since.  My fascination in residential properties started at a young age.  As a kid growing up in the Sunnyside Park area of Decatur I absolutely loved walking through the new homes that were popping up all over my neighborhood.  If you have a house in that area built between 1987 and 1997, chances are I walked through it while it was being built!  My interest in rehabilitation of old homes took off in 1997 when my family moved to an old Victorian style home in Cerro Gordo where we spent countless hours on various renovation projects.

After graduating from Cerro Gordo High School I attended Illinois State University and University of Illinois to earn Bachelor of Science Degrees in Physics and Mechanical Engineering.  During my Senior year of college I started reading real estate books that really piqued my interest in buying investment residential properties.  At that time I somehow talked a bank into giving a poor college kid a loan to buy my first investment property in Bement while still attending U of I.  After just over a year of heavy remodeling I was able to re-sell that home for a profit within a month of listing it!  I continued my education while working as an Engineer at Caterpillar in Decatur by earning an MBA at Millikin.  Along the way my wife and I have continued to build up our residential rental property business including properties in Mt. Zion, Decatur, Oreana, and Oakley. 

One of the real estate investment lessons I learned early on is the importance of building up a team of reliable people including an accountant, attorney, mortgage broker, and, most importantly, a real estate agent you can trust.  The people I have worked with along the way have been absolutely fantastic and great examples to learn from.  I am looking forward to being an important part of someone else’s team now and I really look forward to building some great relationships along the way. 

On a personal side, I have two great kids that are the center of my world.  I really look forward to involving them in the real estate business over the years.  I am an active member of the community – a limitless ambassador, 2nd term member of the Cerro Gordo Board of Education, and volunteer for various local non-profit organizations. 

I recently left a job at Caterpillar that I loved, but I got my real estate license because I know this is something I am passionate about doing.  I look forward to building some lasting relationships through this.  Feel free to call, text, email, tweet, or facebook message me.  I am very accessible!

My Listings

76 Phillips Dr, Decatur, IL 62521
Beds: 3 / Baths: 1
957 square feet
2656 Cr 400E, Lovington, IL 61937
Beds: 3 / Baths: 1
1,240 square feet
3975 E William St Rd, Decatur, IL 62521
Beds: 3 / Baths: 1
1,416 square feet
4222 E Marietta St, Decatur, IL 62526
Beds: 2 / Baths: 1
720 square feet
5658 E Reas Bridge Rd, Decatur, IL 62521
Beds: 4 / Baths: 3
3,485 square feet
4785 Tara Way, Mt. Zion, IL 62549
Beds: 5 / Baths: 4
3,602 square feet
310 Westside Dr, Cerro Gordo, IL 61818
Beds: 3 / Baths: 2
1,600 square feet
1520 W Sunset, Decatur, IL 62522
Beds: 3 / Baths: 2
1,378 square feet
311 E South Street, Cerro Gordo, IL 61818
Beds: 3 / Baths: 2
1,904 square feet
5401 Ryan Dr, Oreana, IL 62554
Beds: 5 / Baths: 3
3,765 square feet

Under Contract in Only 22 Days!


"He was an outstanding realtor. He listened and made sure we found what we were looking for! He also made time for us as we were in a hurry! After we found the home we wanted, he showed great negotiation skills. The tests went smoothly and before we knew it we were moving in!"

Rachel M


"Though I'm a Decatur area native, I now live on the west coast. Tony helped me buy my first investment property sight unseen - he acted as my eyes and ears. He did a great job and really went above and beyond. Tony consistently sent property options with high ROI potential, gave practical advice  and negotiated well. He coordinated inspections, lenders and management companies, etc. all while sending periodic updates. I'm excited to work with Tony again soon."

Casey H


"Tony is a not just a great person, but a great realtor. He looks out for his clients, and is always available when you need him. We listed our home through Tony, and we have no regrets whatsoever. Tony is an informative, respectful, and successful realtor. I would highly recommend Tony for anyone"

Nicole D


"We closed on a house today in Cerro Gordo and I could not have asked for a better realtor to deal with. We could tell from the very start that he was loyal and trustworthy and just a very genuine guy. He always went above and beyond and I never felt that he was to busy for us. I always knew if  we had a question, he would be there. I would always recommend Tony 100 times out of 100. You will never find a better realtor in the area"

Katy A


"Amazing realtor! Tony was motivated to get our house sold! He knows how to draw buyers into the property. We always felt that he had our best interests even in the role of a double agent. I highly recommend him to both sellers & buyers!"

Courtney K


"Tony was wonderful throughout our entire home buying experience! We could not have asked for a better realtor. He was very honest and genuine about looking out for our best interest. He was always there to explain things to us and answer questions, and he was patient with us while showing us  several houses. He is just a great all around guy. Thanks, Tony!"



"Had a agent before him that didn't care made me do the work. Tony went above and beyond what I would expect of an agent would highly recommend him! He is also very responsive when contacted and always trying too work towards your dream! Sure helped us get ours!Thanks Tony #1 agent in my book!"

Jessica S


"Tony was great to work with. From first contact to the closing, he was helpful, knowledgeable, and very responsive. He made buying our new property a breeze. Thanks, Tony!"

Wes W


"Our home was put on the market in the spring by another company and agent. We received no communication or offers even though that is the most popular time to sell. Tony took it over in the winter and sold it quickly, always updating us to every occurrence. You could contact him day or night, if you  want someone to sell your home, call Tony. He will find you a buyer , my only regret is not having him in the first place! I have recommended him to all my friends that are selling!"

Karen B


"Tony is great he has gone above and beyond!!! He has been willing to show us a ton of house and has been very patient with our indecisiveness! We are still looking for our dream home and Tony has been great to keep us posted on homes that come on the Market"

Leslie A


"Thank you, Tony! You made selling our house a great experience and was able to bring in some competitive offers to increase the purchase price of our home."

Erik J


"Tony Piraino did a wonderful job as our listing agent. He made suggestions on how to improve the house to make it more appealing. He was creative in his approach to showing and marketing this house. His use of social media to promote the listing was outstanding. Tony kept us informed on a  regular basis and provided good feedback on comments from prospective buyers. Without a doubt, he was instrumental in getting this house SOLD! I would highly recommend Tony to be your realtor."



"Tony helped me with both buying and selling of property. He was very pleasant and quick to respond to questions. My house sold within 14 hours on the market. He was patient with me as I searched for the perfect home for me. . He’s very knowleable and his heart is in his job."

Donita C


"We had worked with Tony previously when we sold our house in Cerro Gordo and had a fabulous experience. When our jobs brought us back to the area, we knew that Tony was the person that we wanted to help us find the perfect home. As always, he was professional, and we knew that he would take care  of us. We highly recommend Tony whether you are buying or selling!!"

Courtney K


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