Nearly 200 five-star reviews for industry veteran Sam Shaffer include language like “phenomenal” and “stellar” to describe the high standard of service he is known for. Ranked among the Chicago Association of Realtors’ top 1 percent of producers, Shaffer’s total sales exceed $300 million, the result of dedication and a strong work ethic. “Real estate affords me the freedom to create anything and everything I want, so I take my career seriously, because it means as much to me as it does to the people it allows me to serve,” he explains. “My career keeps me so busy that I can’t remember the last time I turned on my television!”
Shaffer worked in the technology and nonprofit sectors before turning to real estate. “Real estate enabled me to run my own business while giving
it my all because I want to do the best job I can for my clients,” he explains. He goes on to say that both of those earlier career experiences provided invaluable training that he continues to draw on as an agent, like how to deliver winning results and design creative marketing strategies regardless of budget.
His clients include buyers, sellers, and investors. “I treat people with the utmost respect and appreciation because they’ve selected me to help them navigate this incredibly complex market,” he says. “I offer white-glove service and roll out the red carpet!” His clients appreciate that he is honest and direct instead of simply telling them what they want to hear. “I often get asked how much property will appreciate and I tell them that real estate has historically been a fantastic investment that offers a great return. I’m confident the same is true for every property I help a client purchase. Even though I can’t predict the future, I can guarantee that I’ll help them make the best decisions.”
Shaffer knows what investors value as he looks for opportunities in up-and-coming neighborhoods. He had the foresight to invest in Ukrainian Village 10 years ago and helps his clients find similar opportunities. When he isn’t investing in real estate, Shaffer is a Crossfit enthusiast, father, and avid supporter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. “I take the same kind of time, attention and care in every transaction I execute for my clients, so they can rest easy knowing I’ll always go the extra mile to help them start their next exciting chapter in life.”
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