Buying or selling your home is a process that deserves to be handled with care. This is such an important stage in your life, and as your realtor, I’ll help make the experience smooth, full of clarity, and without stress.

I’m Sam Shaffer, Founder and Managing Broker at Chicago Properties. As your trusted partner in real estate, I consistently rank in the top 1% of Chicago brokers and have over $800 million in career sales. Thousands of clients have worked with the Chicago Properties team to sell or find a home. And with extensive experience in the Chicago market, I’m beyond ready to help you make your next move.

Sam Shaffer, Managing Broker


The Chicago Properties real estate team has garnered more than 600 5-star reviews from clients on Zillow and is top-rated on Yelp. It’s because of our agents’ talent, dedication, and compassion that makes this possible. Our real estate experts are ready to help you move through every phase, whether you’re buying or listing a home, and provide exceptional customer service. 

From Wrigleyville to Winnetka, Edgewater to Evanston, and Lakeview to Lake Forest, we know Chicago and its suburbs. And our market expertise allows us to take the stress off your plate and smoothly handle the entire process.

David DuFault

Real Estate Broker

Sandra Wright

Real Estate Broker

Ann Brown

Transaction Coordinator / Real Estate Broker

Noach Jubelirer

Real Estate Broker

Arlette Quinones

Real Estate Broker

Justine Pasculado

Real Estate Broker

Jeanne Stampf

Real Estate Broker

“Sam is the most knowledgeable agent in the Chicago marketplace and the most genuine and honest human in the industry.”

Danny Seller


Sam Shaffer brings more than 20 years of real estate experience to his role at Chicago Properties. As one of Chicago’s top brokers, his expertise is unparalleled as he uses a warm, pragmatic approach to help his clients find their dream home or sell their existing one. 

Sam leads a team of real estate agents at Chicago Properties, who know Chicago, its neighborhoods, and the surrounding suburbs in and out. He continues to be recognized as a leader in the industry—and his expertise in the local market and dedication to providing his clients with stellar customer service makes Sam a sought-after real estate partner.

Sam epitomizes work hard, play hard. In his free time, he does CrossFit, plays Pickle-ball®, pick-up basketball, and volleyball, and spends time with his family and two dogs, Hannah and Lando, a rescue dog. When it comes down to it, he loves nurturing and building relationships in every area of his life, and that’s part of what makes Sam thrive in his work at Chicago Properties.


For more than 20 years, Chicago Properties has helped thousands of clients find their dream home or sell their current one. Our Founder and Managing Broker, Sam Shaffer, has a matchless expertise in the real estate industry. And our real estate team of six brings a customer-centric approach to every interaction. You can find us at our office in West Town, which we’ve called home since 1999.

We also understand everything that goes into owning and maintaining a property in Chicago. Sam’s business partner, Dan Kravitz, is a licensed contractor who specializes in renovation, construction, and real estate development . Dan works closely with Sam to collaborate on some of Chicago’s most coveted real estate listings through Chicago Properties.


 It’s important for us at Chicago Properties to try and give back.  That’s why we’ve partnered with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and have raised thousands of dollars to help with the fight against Type 1 Diabetes.