Sam Shaffer

Managing Broker / Owner

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

My extensive experience and expertise in Chicago’s real estate market will benefit you whether you are looking to buy, sell or invest.

Buying a home? I will help you find the home of your dreams by taking the time to listen and understand your needs and desires. Once I know what you want, I will work tirelessly to find the right home for you.

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

I hope that you find my 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.

I am always available by phone or email…I pride myself on being responsive and accessible. I look forward to working with you.


(773) 297-9792



“Sam is fantastic – this was our third transaction with Sam (he help us buy our first house, sell it when we moved out of Chicago, then helped us buy again when we moved back) and as long as he’s still doing this, we will use him as our realtor. Always professional, has a great crew around him, highly communicative, and just a nice person. Has deep experience in the entire Chicago area and was really good about helping us think through our decision.”

– D. Capretto (Client)

Reviews From Our Incredible Clients

A small collection of recent testiomonials for clients provided by ZILLOW.



Posted on 2023-11-12

We were very pleased with the services provided by Chicago Properties LLC. They did an outstanding job selling our condominium in Lincoln Park. Sam Shaffer and his team (Justine Pasculado, Ann Brown, Arlette Quinones, Jessica Lee) did a great job in representing us in the sale process with strong negotiating skills. The group is experienced and professional, with knowledge of the Chicago real estate market. They were efficient and responsive to us during the transaction. We have completed several transactions with Chicago Properties over the last five years and have always been very satisfied. Highly recommendation!



Posted on 2023-12-05

Sam Shafer came highly recommended by my husband's friend. We are so glad we gave Sam a call. When we met with Sam, he clearly showed his professionalism and expertise in the field of selling real estate. He made us feel that we were in good hands in trusting him with the sale of our home. He said, "All you have to do is sit back and relax and we'll do the rest." And he was right. He and his team showed tremendous dedication in getting the job done of selling our home. Sam and his team were in constant communication with us so we were never in the dark during the entire process. We highly recommend Sam Shafer, owner of Chicago Properties Firm and his team to meet all of your real estate needs.



Posted on 2023-10-02

Sam was great to work with. He was very generous with his time in person and was responsive via phone or email 24/7. He made our home search very smooth and informative. We appreciate all that Sam did for us and we would highly recommend to anyone in search of a new home.


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Lathrop Homes,60614,Chicago,Cook County,Illinois

Posted on 2023-10-10

Sam and his team are the best. We bought our home in Chicago with Sam's help a few years ago. And we again asked Sam to sell our home when we left Chicago this year. Sam always listens and respects our needs. You can be hands-off with Sam's team on it. We did not even know the complex processes and the tough problems they dealt with. What we only knew was the deal was done quickly and smoothly. Sam knows the Chicago market well and knows how to collaborate with people. You should definitely ask him for help for real estate stuff.



Posted on 2023-08-16

Sam was our advocate. He was patient and thorough. He didn't let us settle-- he could tell one property that we were interested in wasn't "the one." He and his team were on the spot at every turn. He's the real deal and you'd be lucky to work with him!


bost lindsay

Irving Park,60618,Chicago,Cook County,Illinois

Posted on 2023-11-07

I can’t recommend Sam and his team highly enough. They helped me sell two condos at the same time, and made the process totally seamless for me even though I’m out of state. The communication was excellent from start to finish they were even able to save a sale through negotiation after it seemed like it was about to fall through. Even knowing how many listings they handle at once, they took the care to treat me like their only client at all times - I will absolutely work with them in the future if I’m in the market!



Posted on 2023-11-22

I give Sam and the entire Chicago Properties team my highest recommendation. Working with Sam to find our perfect house in Evanston from the city was seamless. From the start, he prioritized building trust through transparent communication - he was always easy to reach, incredibly responsive, ready to listen, and we felt like he was our #1 advocate throughout the entire process.Sam's open-mindedness and adaptability were evident as he listened to our evolving preferences, ensuring each property we visited (and there were many) aligned with our vision. His patience turned what could have been a stressful process into an enjoyable journey, guiding us with a calm demeanor and reassuring presence. When we found our home, Sam was top-tier in helping us craft a competitive offer. We took advantage of working with his preferred lender and legal team, who could not have been more professional, responsive, and personable to work with. We made the decision to sell our condo late into our home buying process. Without hesitation, Sam acted quickly to get our condo listed. From making the decision to sell to posting the live listing, Sam and his team made it come together in less than a week. Once again, we knew we made the right decision to work with Sam. Throughout our nine months working together, Sam's dedication to our satisfaction was apparent. If you're seeking a real estate professional who combines expertise with a personal touch, Sam and the Chicago Properties team is the dedicated advocate you need.



Lake View,60657,Chicago,Cook County,Illinois

Posted on 2023-11-22

I've had the pleasure of working with Sam on three transactions and can not speak highly enough about Sam, and the entire Chicago Properties team.Sam, along with his responsive and excellent team, including Ann, Arlette, Justine, and Jeanne, provide the white-glove touch needed to navigate the challenges of the real estate market with seamless precision. Most recently, my wife and I moved from East Lakeview to Evanston, and Sam's persistence, patience and can-do attitude ensured we found the perfect home, and the selling process was handled effortlessly. We decided late in the game to list our condo, but Sam and his team worked quickly to get our home prepped and listed in a week, then helped us navigate multiple offers just a day after going live. I highly recommend Sam and his exceptional team at Chicago Properties for a top-notch real estate experience.



Posted on 2023-11-12

Sam did outstanding jobs in selling my apartment from the very beginning. And he and his professional staffs handled every steps wonderfully, the open house, contract negotiations, inspection, the buyer's lender appraisal, the tenants' relationship, the final walk through and the closing. I will recommend him to my family members and close friends in the future.



Roscoe Village,60657,Chicago,Cook County,Illinois

Posted on 2023-10-21

Sam is an amazing Real Estate Professional and I highly recommend him. He and his team assisted us with finding and purchasing our home 8 years ago. He is extremely knowledgeable, professional and responsive...and equally as kind, patient and dedicated. We kept in touch over the years and even if we hadn't, I wouldn't chosen anyone else to assist us when the time came this year to sell and relocate to a different state - our experience left that much of an impression on us. We always feel like he has our best interest in mind, that we are a top priority, and he seems to just know when we may need a little encouragement. He and his team are wonderful to work with. He understands how important partnerships and relationships are to us and went as far as to find the perfect Realtor for us to work with in our new state. Thank you, Sam!

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