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.



Lincoln Park,60614,Chicago,Cook County,Illinois

Posted on 2024-04-06

Sam and his team did an outstanding job assisting us with the purchase of our house. It's been a while since we got in touch with Sam and he has been helping us with his expertise over this time in finding the right place for us. His negotiation skills and responsiveness were instrumental in all aspects of the closing. Always friendly and always gave great advices. Arlette was the other person of the team who helped quite a lot in the process and was super friendly and responsive as well!


renee piascik

Wrightwood Neighbors,60614,Chicago,Cook County,Illinois

Posted on 2024-05-22

We worked with Sam and his team to buy our condo in 2021 and sell in 2024. They exceeded our expectations on both sides of the process. We sold our condo after one weekends worth of open houses with multiple above ask offers. Sam also understood our situation and was able to negotiate with buyers a quick close and lease back option which we weren’t expecting. Overall, would highly recommend Sam and his team!!



Bucktown,60622,Chicago,Cook County,Illinois

Posted on 2024-05-22

Sam and his team are top notch! I’ve worked with Sam on multiple transactions (buy and sell) over the last 10 years and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him. He knows the Chicago market so well and has a great pulse on dynamics in each neighborhood. He has excellent communication skills (call, e-mail, text), is very timely with updates and manages next steps/expectations throughout the process. He is able to close deals in an efficient and fair manner. 10/10!


brandon robert miller

Posted on 2024-06-04

Sam was fantastic to work with and did a great job getting our condo sold under unusual circumstances. We had moved out of state and he was able to coordinate listing, delisting, rental, and then ultimately selling in a pocket listing situation. Sam and his team were able to assist on repairs, staging, etc all while we were out of town. Ended up getting a better price than we initial wanted and minimized the carrying cost by having few gaps between rental and pocket listing. Always very responsive and open during the whole process. Would definitely use again!


morgan funke

Posted on 2024-06-10

Sam is a master at getting what his clients want. I contacted him unexpectedly on a Sunday after visiting an open house. Despite the short notice and my unplanned intent to buy, he quickly assessed our competition, and within 24 hours, we had a signed contract.Sam's effectiveness didn't stop there. We listed my house soon after, and within 24 hours, we had multiple offers over asking price, leading to a sale. His team is also A+—accessible, respectful, smart, and enjoyable to work with.This is my second time working with Sam, and I wouldn't trust anyone else to help me buy and sell a home.



Posted on 2024-03-23

Sam and his team are very professional and have presented the property for sale with state of the art marketing.Excellent manor of negotiations to bring the best offers to me.



Irving Park,60618,Chicago,Cook County,Illinois

Posted on 2024-04-22

Sam did an absolutely fantastic job helping my wife and me purchase our first home in Chicago. He was genuinely friendly, extremely knowledgeable, so helpful in the negotiation and closing processes, and really just a pleasure to work with. A true professional and expert all around. Sam went above and beyond to make sure we received everything due to us and was there to help every step of the way. I can't recommend Sam highly enough if you're looking to buy or sell!


jason kettner

Buena Park,60613,Chicago,Cook County,Illinois

Posted on 2024-04-12

Chicago Properties’ Sam Shaffer and Jeanne Stampf made the stressful adventure of buying ourfirst home enjoyable. They expertly navigated us through a competitive market making us feelconfident and supported throughout the entire experience.We began searching for a condo within the Lake View, Uptown, and Buena Park areas in theSpring of 2024. At the time, low housing stock meant that homes in our price range sold withindays for thousands of dollars over asking. Working quickly became paramount and theydefinitely delivered.Jeanne scheduled viewings as soon as we expressed interest in a listing. During one eventfulweekend, within an hour of noticing a promising unit online, we were touring the place. In lessthan 24 hours, we’d put in a bid.Chicago Properties stellar reputation combined with Jeanne Stampf’s personable yetprofessional manner meant that we were instantly taken seriously at busy open houses. Jeanneknew what questions to ask the seller’s agent, pointed out potential issues, and showed us howto readjust to different situations. Her adaptability and quick wit kept us competitive in anovercrowded market.As for the bidding process, we honestly could not have done it without Sam Schaffer. Heexpertly created compelling bids in an insane market where nearly every place we viewed soldfor more than listed price. His industry knowledge and strategic thinking were invaluable.Overall, I highly recommend Chicago Properties anyone looking to make their first homepurchase.


benton merkel

Lake View,60614,Chicago,Cook County,Illinois

Posted on 2024-05-21

Sam and his team far exceeded expectations. His team made the process of selling our condo effortless while keeping us informed along the way. We went from privately listed to sold in less than 30 days!! Highly recommend for buying and selling in Chicago!



Posted on 2024-04-20

Our experience with Sam and his entire team was fantastic from start to finish. They are experienced, professional, and responsive. Sam is incredibly knowledgeable about the Chicago real estate market. The whole team was flexible to accommodate our busy schedules and most importantly, they were ready to hit the ground running! They totally matched our pace and never once made us feel pressured or rushed. The experience never felt transactional. Sam was genuinely motivated to help us find the perfect home for our needs. He provided expert advice and helped us navigate aspects of the home buying process that were more intimidating for a young couple buying their first home. We are so grateful we worked with Sam and his team!

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