Buyers and Sellers Agent (13 years experience)

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

Team reviews

Sam was great- we originally found him online based on his good reviews, and wanted to work with him right away. He was very flexible with our schedules, and was able to show us multiple properties at a time, which was very convenient. He was always very responsive to calls and emails, and was very patient with us. Sam was great to work with, and we never felt pressured about anything. He also knew the area really well. We found a great condo, and I'd definitely recommend working with him!

  

08/18/2015 - meg lavelle
Bought a Other home in 2015 in Noble Square, Chicago, IL.

Sam was great- we originally found him online based on his good reviews, and wanted to work with him right away. He was very flexible with our schedules, and was able to show us multiple properties at a time, which was very convenient. He was always very responsive to calls and emails, and was very patient with us. Sam was great to work with, and we never felt pressured about anything. He also knew the area really well. We found a great condo, and I'd definitely recommend working with him!

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08/02/2015 - doltonweber
Bought a Condo home in 2015 in Bucktown, Chicago, IL.

After a negative experience with another realtor, a friend recommended Sam Shaffer to us. He was very knowledgeable about the areas we saw, and he was well-prepared to show us the properties we looked at. He also took the time to know us as individuals and to learn our likes and dislikes, which ultimately helped us to find a great property. We highly recommend him to anyone.

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07/18/2015 - JSJS RE Investment
Sold a home in 2015 in Englewood, Chicago, IL 60636.

Sam is an excellent realtor who is willing to go extra miles to help people. I have a house to sell not in his focus area. Even though he will not be my listing agent, he took the time to understand my needs. He did research to help me find another realtor who focus in the area of the house I want to sell. I would definitely recommend Sam to other people.

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07/17/2015 - zuser20140521185408664
Sold a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $1.075M in West De Paul, Chicago, IL.

Sam was absolutely amazing! He has been my real estate guru for quite some time, through many challenging situations and he has always achieved such remarkable outcomes! In addition to being intelligent and knowledgable, he is also a truly good person with a warm, wonderful attitude and unwavering integrity. He always puts the needs and interests of his clients first. I will happily recommend Sam with confidence to any family or friend in need of real estate services! He's nothing short of spectacular!!

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07/09/2015 - mpgold
Sold a Condo home in 2015 for approximately $450K in Logan Square, Chicago, IL.

Sam exceeded my expectations in every respect in regards to selling our home. His professionalism came across in every aspect of of our interaction- from the photos, to the marketing, to understanding my expectations for him and explaining his expectations for us. I very much appreciated his consultative approach, even if we didn't agree on something, he was willing to discuss, explain, and compromise. He is knowledgeable and confident without being arrogant. He was patient, answered all of our questions all the way through closing. I really can't imagine a better client experience. I have already recommended him to others and will certainly wok with him again in the future.

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Response from Sam on 07/18/2015

It was so great working with you and your lovely family on the sale of your home. I was thrilled that we were able to negotiate an offer the first week on the market and sell your home for 10K higher than the list price, pretty cool! Now the real fun begins on finding you a beautiful single family home to start the next chapter for you and your family!

 

  

06/30/2015 - DebiLasswell
Bought a Condo home in 2015 for approximately $450K in Bucktown, Chicago, IL.

I can't say enough about how helpful Sam (and his team) were during my first home buying experience. He was incredibly responsive, knowledgeable, and supportive - I really felt that he had my best interests at heart, and throughout the entire process he made sure I was well-informed and well-positioned to take my next steps. Sam is patient, informative, and generally an exceptional person to work with; I'm incredibly happy with my new home and Sam was a big part of that! Highly recommended.

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Response from Sam on 07/18/2015

What an amazing adventure Debi! Our persistence paid off big time. I'm so glad that we were able to win out against three other offers to land you your dream condo. It was a team effort all the way to the very end. I can't wait for the house warming party. Enjoy your amazing Bucktown Condo!

 

  

06/25/2015 - wlw9123
Bought a Condo home in 2015 for approximately $375K in Lake View, Chicago, IL.

Sam Shaffer is who you want in your corner when purchasing a home. Being a first time home buyer, I had limited knowledge of the process of searching and qualifying prospective homes. He was patient and thorough throughout the search, but assertive during the offer stage to help get the deal done. Sam took the lead at showings without over-asserting himself on the situation. He gave me the room I needed, but didn't hold back when he had concerns. At the end of the day, I felt that I made my own decisions, but with the reassurance that Sam would ultimately tell me if I was making a mistake.

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06/01/2015 - cheryl nalevka
Bought a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $1.025M in North Center, Chicago, IL.

Sam was the perfect realtor for my family. He was able to help us narrow our search to determine what our priorities were and was very quick to respond when we wanted to see a listing. When we found our dream home in a new construction, he helped negotiate an amazing price and even got some upgrades thrown in! When it came time to do the deal he was there every step of the way and provided great recommendations for mortgage brokers, lawyers etc. Even though the deal is done, we are still getting advice moving companies, handymen and designers. Thanks again Sam for all your work and friendly recommendations.

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05/30/2015 - user579849
Sold a Condo home in 2015 for approximately $825K in Wicker Park, Chicago, IL.

Sam is very likely the best in the business. We recently worked with him to sell our Bucktown home. We benefited tremendously from Sam's deep and seasoned expertise, knowledge of the market, communication and negotiation skills, and industry contacts. He is professional, smart, focused, available, responsive and simply outworks most people in any profession. He is also a friendly, fun and genuine guy with great character. Our situation became complicated (which had nothing to do with Sam) and we appreciated how fully committed he remained to the process and outcome. We'd recommend him to anyone and work with him again in a heartbeat.

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Response from Sam on 06/01/2015

Thank you so much for trusting me with the sale of your condo. I loved getting to know you and your family. I'm proud to say that we set a new record for price per sqft in Bucktown!!!

 

  

05/13/2015 - balkeytmsu
Sold a Condo home in 2015 for approximately $325K in Bucktown, Chicago, IL.

Sam is the best. I bought my place through him and just recently sold it through him. He got me full asking price and I couldn't be happier. Sam is a true professional and a pleasure to work with.

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Response from Sam on 06/01/2015

Thanks for the kind words. It's not to often that my clients buy a property and turn around and sell so quickly. Thanks goodness we negotiated such a great deal for you on your buy and I was able to see your condo for full price for 55K higher than your purchase price less than two years ago. Great team effort!