Buyers and Sellers Agent (13 years experience)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Relocation,
Foreclosure

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We know that buying or selling a home is one of the most important things you will ever do, and we want to help make that experience as smooth and successful as possible.

Our extensive experience and expertise in the Chicago and real estate market will benefit you whether you are looking to buy or sell a home in the area.

Buying a home? We will help you find the home of your dreams by taking the time to listen and understand your needs and desires. Once we know what you want, we will work tirelessly to find the right home for you, because no one should have to compromise when it comes to such a huge purchase.

Selling your home? Our expertise in the Chicago, , , , and real estate market will help ensure that you get the best price for your property. Our finely-tuned marketing program will make sure the right people see your home.

We hope that you find our website to be a great source of information and visit often. Whether you are looking for Homes for Sale, Moving Resources, or even Mortgage Information everything you need is right here.

We will always be available for personal service by phone or email, so feel free to contact us with questions any time!

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Chicago Properties
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About Sam Shaffer: We know that buying or selling a home is one of the most important things you will ever do, and we want to help make that experience as smooth and successful as possible.<br/><br/>Our extensive experience and expertise in the Chicago and real estate market will benefit you whether you are looking to buy or sell a home in the area. <br/><br/>Buying a home? We will help you find the home of your dreams by taking the time to listen and understand your needs and desires. Once we know what you want, we will work tirelessly to find the right home for you, because no one should have to compromise when it comes to such a huge purchase.<br/><br/>Selling your home? Our expertise in the Chicago, , , , and real estate market will help ensure that you get the best price for your property. Our finely-tuned marketing program will make sure the right people see your home.<br/><br/>We hope that you find our website to be a great source of information and visit often. Whether you are looking for Homes for Sale, Moving Resources, or even Mortgage Information everything you need is right here.<br/><br/>We will always be available for personal service by phone or email, so feel free to contact us with questions any time!<br/><br/>Sincerely,<br/>Chicago Properties

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Listings & Sales  

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Active Listings  

(11)

Past Sales  

(326 all-time)
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Buyer
04/17/2015
$499,000

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04/17/2015 - Buyer - $499,000

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04/17/2015
$515,000

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04/17/2015 - Both - $515,000

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Buyer
04/17/2015
$281,000

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04/17/2015 - Buyer - $281,000

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Buyer
04/10/2015
$250,000

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04/10/2015 - Buyer - $250,000

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Buyer
04/06/2015
$497,000

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04/06/2015 - Buyer - $497,000

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We feel blessed to have met Sam Shaffer as I can't imagine the home buying experience getting any better than the experience we had. We met in the Fall of 2014 and let Sam know what we were interested in and when we were looking to buy. I knew that I would not be ready to buy until 2015 and Sam kept in touch letting us know what was coming on the market and what was happening in our desired neighborhood. Basically, he kept us in tune with the real estate market. When 2015 hit and we were ready to really start looking, Sam kicked into gear and sent us a list of properties that met the specific characteristics we were looking for. It did not take Sam long to present some amazing properties and with each showing he got more of a defined understanding of all the specifics we wanted in our home. He was driven to find us the perfect home! In early March Sam directed us to a house that we knew was OUR DREAM HOUSE from the moment we walked in the door. He spoke honestly about the house, the specifics, the sellers requirement to close by a certain date and walked us thru the duplex from top to bottom and never rushed us. Later in the day, We were ready to make an offer and with Sam we felt really comfortable that we were getting the best deal. He worked late on a Sunday evening to secure us the deal! When we moved on to financing he had great recommendations but never pushed us in one way or another. He let us do our thing but was always there for help or to answer questions no matter what time of day. When the building inspector came for several house, Sam was there, when repairs were made that we requested, Sam was there to confirm they were completed in a workmanlike manner. From initial viewing to final closing, SAM WAS THERE! And when we excitedly walked into our new home after closing on the property, there was an amazing (and EXPENSIVE French bubbly!) bottle of Champagne on the counter with a beautiful letter welcoming us to our new home. When I go to find my next home or my next investment property, We are going to work with Sam Shaffer because he is THE BEST!!!! We have worked with others before but nobody is 1/2 the pro that Sam Shaffer is . He is THE REAL DEAL!!! Marty

  

04/20/2015 - martycasey1
Sold a Condo home in 2015 in West Town, Chicago, IL.

We feel blessed to have met Sam Shaffer as I can't imagine the home buying experience getting any better than the experience we had. We met in the Fall of 2014 and let Sam know what we were interested in and when we were looking to buy. I knew that I would not be ready to buy until 2015 and Sam kept in touch letting us know what was coming on the market and what was happening in our desired neighborhood. Basically, he kept us in tune with the real estate market. When 2015 hit and we were ready to really start looking, Sam kicked into gear and sent us a list of properties that met the specific characteristics we were looking for. It did not take Sam long to present some amazing properties and with each showing he got more of a defined understanding of all the specifics we wanted in our home. He was driven to find us the perfect home! In early March Sam directed us to a house that we knew was OUR DREAM HOUSE from the moment we walked in the door. He spoke honestly about the house, the specifics, the sellers requirement to close by a certain date and walked us thru the duplex from top to bottom and never rushed us. Later in the day, We were ready to make an offer and with Sam we felt really comfortable that we were getting the best deal. He worked late on a Sunday evening to secure us the deal! When we moved on to financing he had great recommendations but never pushed us in one way or another. He let us do our thing but was always there for help or to answer questions no matter what time of day. When the building inspector came for several house, Sam was there, when repairs were made that we requested, Sam was there to confirm they were completed in a workmanlike manner. From initial viewing to final closing, SAM WAS THERE! And when we excitedly walked into our new home after closing on the property, there was an amazing (and EXPENSIVE French bubbly!) bottle of Champagne on the counter with a beautiful letter welcoming us to our new home. When I go to find my next home or my next investment property, We are going to work with Sam Shaffer because he is THE BEST!!!! We have worked with others before but nobody is 1/2 the pro that Sam Shaffer is . He is THE REAL DEAL!!! Marty  More Less 

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04/05/2015 - MikeP278
Sold a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $750K in Bucktown, Chicago, IL.

We used Sam as our agent for the recent sale of our Bucktown home. We interviewed a number of agents before deciding to go with Sam. Sam blew us away with his professional manner, his responsiveness and flexibility, and his deep knowledge of the real estate market. When we had our initial meeting with him, he showed an immediate understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of our home in terms of marketability. When we discussed our initial market price with him, he gave us his realistic assessment of where we should start out but without being aggressive or pushy about keeping the price low. He was willing to go into the market at the higher price that we wanted to. He also gave us great ideas for what updates we should make before marketing the house and what things we should leave as is. Sam was in constant contact with us throughout the sale process. He would answer all texts, calls and emails promptly. We had to sell at a time when the market is typically less active (winter time) due to our relocation from Chicago for a new job. We were apprehensive about this, but Sam made the entire process so much less stressful. His marketing of the house was excellent and he generated a great deal of buzz for the house before we put it on the market, ensuring that we had tons of showings very quickly. He always provided us with prompt feedback on each potential buyer who came through - what they thought of the place, what their situation was, how interested they were, etc. He even went the extra mile on multiple occasions. For example, we had an old elliptical that we were unable to move to our alley before our first showing. We warned Sam about it and he somehow picked it up and moved it there himself! After we relocated, Chicago was hit by a huge snowstorm. We asked Sam if he knew anyone that we could hire to shovel our front walk and the stairs to our front door. He cheerfully went over and did it himself that same day. In the end, our house went contingent after only 3 and a half weeks on the market and at a price we were very happy with. Sam was an excellent negotiator and advisor at this stage of the process as well, and the lead-up to closing could not have gone smoother. If you want a real estate agent that is super responsive, extremely knowledgeable and a canny negotiator, with excellent connections for service people, attorneys, etc., Sam is your guy. I cannot recommend him highly enough. He was fantastic.  More Less 

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Response from Sam on 04/08/2015

Hi Mike and Sarah- I know you both had a lot on your plate and it was my absolute pleasure to make sure that you didn't have to worry about getting your house sold. Thanks for taking my advice on the staging and allowing me to run consistent open houses until we found the perfect buyer. All the best to you and your beautiful family. Best, Sam

 

  

03/23/2015 - lisaonlake
Bought a Condo home in 2015 in Palmer Square, Chicago, IL.

Sam was a real partner in our search and purchase process. He clearly understands the character and amenities of Chicago's neighborhoods. We found his style a great match for us, as he seems to know the right balance between listening and advising. Sam is well networked, and ultimately a great guy to work with.  More Less 

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