Buyers and Sellers Agent (13 years experience)

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

Team reviews

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.

  

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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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!

 

  

05/13/2015 - elisa n schwab
Bought a Condo home in 2015 for approximately $575K in Goose Island, Chicago, IL.

Sam was great throughout the entire home buying process. He was extremely knowledgeable and easy to work with. I would recommend Sam to anyone looking for a realtor. He's the best!

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05/03/2015 - patrick burgessjr
Bought a Condo home in 2015 for approximately $500K in Lake View, Chicago, IL.

My wife and I originally discovered Sam through reviews on zillow and yelp, we found out very quickly that all of the great reviews were 100% accurate. Sam is very experienced and extremely responsive. Within an hour of our original call to him, we already had our first meeting with him scheduled that day. Throughout the process, Sam was very honest and transparent regarding his thoughts on the properties we looked at. He lined up several showings (some on very short notice) and also handled our negotiation and closing process very well. We've already recommended Sam to several of our friends! We highly recommend choosing him as your agent.

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04/29/2015 - michaelconrardy
Bought a Condo home in 2015 for approximately $450K in Lake View, Chicago, IL.

Sam was great to work with. He was always very responsive and knew Chicago really well. He also knows how to negotiate (or how to avoid it altogether) - we got the first property we wanted, on our first offer, in a competitive location for well below the appraised price. We highly recommend working with him!

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04/29/2015 - what up stoop
Sold a home in 2015 in Humboldt Park, Chicago, IL 60622.

I interviewed multiple agents and liked Sam's overall personality and approach. I have sold and bought property as by own and with other agents before and was skeptical on the value an agent would bring to this deal. Sam proved to me that good knowledge of the market and neighborhood, access to professional stagers and contractors, and connections through the industry and process make for a very seamless, painless, quick, and profitable transaction! Note: I also got a higher actual sale price than the other 3 agents even suggested for the listing price.

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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

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