What People Are Saying

Whether you are looking for an apartment, loft, condo, or house in the Windy City, we have the resources and client service experience to make this significant purchase both simple and satisfying—as our many contented clients will tell you!

Sam and her team were fantastic. Sam was responsive, her advice was always spot-on, she was efficient and professional, and she brought a great group of professionals into the mix. And they made our home look fantastic! I highly recommend them!
Barbara Netter
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Scott is a great agent! Always quick to respond, very helpful, and supportive though the process. He has a wealth of knowledge and a great communication style that made this much easier. There was no question he did not answer and was always willing to find a way to help my find my home. Even with all the chaos and concerns with Covid he made my search safe, fun and allowed me to find the house of my dreams within my price range. Thank you Scott!
Judith Ierulli
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Joe was amazing! Patient and extremely helpful with all of our needs. Moving from out of state is never an easy task and Joe was more than willing to go above and beyond to help us see as many homes as we could in one day and made the home buying process simple and easy.
Michelle Barbaglia
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Joe is a hard working professional! He was knowledgeable, very communicative and still fun to work with!
Nathan DeWitt
Joe was so great to work with! We were first time home buyers in the middle of a pandemic and he made the process fun and easy. Highly recommend!
Alison Jordan
Joe was the best! A pleasure to work with.
Brad Neville
Sam was a great communicator and helpful partner in the process. My critical feedback is to have Sam be more available for in-person showings and such. There were many visits where we would have preferred to have someone on our team in-person with the prospect buyer. Would recommend working with Sam to anyone and would consider working with Sam again should our real estate needs come up.
Yang Liu
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My house went on the market on a Friday and 22 showings and 6 offers later it sold in 5 days! Sam was attentive and professional and did everything she could so that my house went viral!. The virtual tours were excellent and my neighbors even said I should have asked for more, I did get an offer over ask! Thanks Sam for helping through this without going crazy!
Cathy VanHecke
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Sam and Joe were both awesome. Super responsive to any and all questions we asked, and also helped turn what can be a very stressful process into an enjoyable one.
Kristin Neville
Sam helped me find renters for my Chicago property for years while I was living in another state. When I decided to put my property on the market, she took care of every details and was transparent about every aspects from day one, including fees, timeline, repairs, market temperature, etc... She is a true real estate Guru and, honestly, one of the best real estate professionals I know.
Jerome Lacroix
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We chose Sam because she was an lgbt agent. She seemed capable and we did end up selling our home. This being said, unfortunately Sam was not accessible by phone and when we were able to connect she would defer to the real estate lawyer. We were buying a home in Denver and the contrast between our agents was astounding. The Denver agent made us feel like he was earning his money. Sam made us feel like we were a bother. This may or may not be accepted as constructive criticism but I hope it is taken this way. Sam is smart and capable but needs to work on her customer service after signing with a client. I wish her all the luck and success with some tweaks. Thanks, brian and Kevin
Kevin Chanashing
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My experience with Dream Town was fantastic. Sam was responsive to every question. She made a point of telling me part of her job was education and not to apologize for asking a lot of questions. If it had not been for Sam and her creative thinking, we would have lost the house that was perfect for us.
Kim Duffey
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Scott is a gifted "people person" who knew how to keep this client (me) moving forward while managing my home-buying anxiety with skill and compassion (I needed a lot of hand-holding). Anybody would be lucky to have him as a realtor.
Christopher LoDuca
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I had a wonderful experience with this sale. Sam helped guide me toward making all the right decisions to getting the highest sale price we could in a competitive market. I look forward to working with you again!
Justin Lowe
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Scott and I have known each other for many years and the trust in him helping me with this purchase was both professional and fun.
Nick Mozak
Scott, thanks again for moving my sale as quickly as possible. Sold in under a month. BAM! So nice to be able to move forward to the next awesome thing!
John Francisco
Working with Sam to sell our Lincoln Square condo was a wonderful experience! She responded to all of our questions quickly (first time sellers!) and provided connections to contractors/specialists when needed. Most importantly, her real estate expertise yielded multiple competitive offers within a week(ish) -- incredible for a December listing! Sam is a real gem. If you want a realtor that treats you like a real person and has the guts to be honest, I give Sam my highest recommendation!
Jourdan Huys
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Scott did a amazing job walking with us through our first home purchase. The BEST!
Karl Haukom Anderson
Sam provided a professional experience with personalized attention, making what can sometimes be a daunting venture, a most pleasant one! Certainly, if anyone can, Sam can!
Kathy Fitzgerald
Sam & Christina were an amazing team that helped us find and purchase our dream home! Christina is a skilled negotiator, exceptionally detail-oriented, very knowledgeable advisor. We were very lucky to have her lead us through the process.
Lisa Cole
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Sam was great and I would use her again for any transaction
Jeff Horvitz
DUDE! thorough, communicated frequently, got us above asking price and sold in 48 hours! Will use them anytime we get a chance! Cannot say enough good things!
Trish Palmer
Scott worked very hard to help me sell my condo. He quickly earned my trust and would share his honest opinion, even when it was news I did not want to hear. My lawyer was a disappointment on my sale, but Scott kept on her case to make sure my needs were met. If I ever need to buy or sell again, I will definitely be contacting him.
Eric Roggenbuck
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Scott provided truly extraordinary service, finding me the apartment of my dreams, watching over every step of the process, preparing me for each potential hurdle, and trouble shooting problems that arose as a result of missteps on the part of the co-op management group. I feel very fortunate to have worked with Scott.
Neil Gross
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Not only was Scott extremely friendly and patient with our myriad of questions, he also helped us every step of the way. He was thorough, organized, and went above and beyond our expectations making our first home buying experience painless and fun!
Jason Steele
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Scott was a DREAM to work with as we purchased our first home. From explaining how the entire process would go down step by step at our first meeting, to helping us refine our search, setting up showings, and walking us through the steps of making an offer, he was always there to answer questions and make sure we felt comfortable. We love our new home and are grateful to Scott for all he did to get us here!
Jess Hutchinson
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Very good experience having Sam sell our house; the staged photos and 3-D tour were a big plus. It is clear that Sam is an experienced agent, she knows the market well and she provided excellent advice during the sale process. She is also very accessible and responsive. We would recommend Sam to anyone interested in buying or selling a home in Chicago.
Janel Denny
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We had a nightmare of a rental property. Sam helped us rent it for several years until we were were in a position to sell. Then she made the sales process very easy for us. Thanks for 7 years of your dedicated help Sammy!
Marc Rhode
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Expert in his field; an excellent communicator; never pushy nor overbearing, supportive and helpful on every level. Sensitive and alert to the needs and anxieties of his client; always courteous, respectful, positive and clear. He is adaptable and flexible yet never loses sight of taproots and essentials. Scott Ferguson is a man of keen intelligence and absolute integrity. He created from a potentially disruptive and nerve-wracking challenge, a journey of support and sanity that I will always deeply appreciate. And he has a wonderful, most engaging sense of humor!
Ann Wakefield Pestureau
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We loved working with Scott. He was clear, honest, realistic and very patient with us house-buying-newbies throughout the process. Scott is such a sweet guy, and we felt at all times that he wanted the best for us. We would recommend him to any of our friends without hesitation.
Tim Munro
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I had a wonderful experience with Scott. I was in a time crunch and stressful situation to find a place and he always remained positive and helpful. If I ever had a question he could not answer, his response was not, 'I don't know', but 'let's see what we can find out'.
McKinley Carter
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I went into this process expecting all kinds of set backs and delays, but it went a heck of a lot quicker and easier than I ever thought it would, and most of that was down to Scott. He pushed me when I needed to be pushed, put in the extra time to get information for me, and really looked out for me every step of the way. I would use him again in a heart beat if he hadn't already found me the perfect home!
Jessica Berson
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Scott is the best real estate agent I've ever worked with. I was only in Chicago for three days, he let me view several homes each day. Then he was a tremendous help negotiating and facilitating a long distance house purchase. He was extremely helpful every step of the way. I love my new house! Thanks Scott!
Veerle Roelandts
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Christina made the whole process easy to understand and stress-free. Not only did she share her expertise and concerns when visiting properties, but also partners with an experienced inspector and real estate attorney. 100% sure I will return when it's time to buy my next property!
Michael Kelleher
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I thought selling my loft was going to be a long complicated process. Sam and her crew made everything easy to understand and my loft sold way quicker than I originally anticipated it would. If I ever buy again in Chicago I am definitely going with Sam!
Jordan Sigale
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You did an excellent job as our realtor, keeping us posted throughout the listing/sales process with prompt follow through on all of our questions and concerns (including legal matters). Your experience and knowledge of the realty market in our neighborhood was invaluable and your consummate professionalism is sincerely appreciated!
Michael Frias
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We love Sam! This is the second time we've worked with her. During the entire process, she was incredibly communicative, reassuring and kept fighting to get us where we wanted to be. I would hesitate to do any real estate business in Chicago without calling her first! Her team was just as amazing and attentive as she was.
Bryan Zera
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Very fast! So helpful! Thank you so much for your time and advice. We would hire you again for sure.
Kristen Himmerick
Fast and furious was the best way to explain our experience. Sam attracted qualified buyers ready to buy and positioned our condo and building to the buyer's team as the best home for them. Regardless of the 'rumors' of our buildings problems, Sam made this a non-issue, because she understood the qualities of the building and condo were greater in the long term investment for the buyer. Sam is a very busy person but she would respond via text quickly and efficiently. Sam also secured a top notch photographer that showcased our home beautifully, I was proud to have my home listed as the photographer created a glamorous (still shots & video) look, that represented our home exactly as it looked in person. The images were the best I have seen, I looked around at other sites and my home photos were high-end magazine quality! The sale of our home was painless, just a tad nerve racking on my part and as I said before so quick. I would recommend Sam to my friends in the same building or in other homes around Chicago. Sam always had our best interest at heart and soothed my nervous along the way. I have not bought and sold many homes so I would get nervous about what is normal to Sam, but let me tell you, I'd do it again if Sam was handling my listing. Sam surrounds herself with the best experts in their field, i.e. legal council, photographer, all purpose handyman, etc. and this made our overall experience not only seamless but pain free of headaches and heartaches. Sam has my vote for Agent of the Year! Best Regards, Belinda Barbosa
Belinda Barbosa
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Absolute pleasure working with your team. Christina was so great at every turn in the process. We will recommend your agency to ANYONE moving to Chicago.
Scott Trevino-Wilckens
Scott was awesome! From the initial searches until the final closing, he was helpful and supportive throughout the process. And most importantly, he made the process fun. I've known him for years in various capacities, and all his experiences (both within and outside of the real estate industry) has molded him into an amazing real estate agent. He's the only real estate agent I recommend to anyone!
RJ Inawat
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I have worked with Sam and her wonderful and amazing team for over 17 years. Buying, selling and renting properties out with her is the most easiest and painless real estate experience you can ever hope to have. She crosses the "i's", the "t's" and every other letter. From her lightening fast responses to ever little question you have (from wherever she is!) to her awesome techie experience (shout out to Dot Loop!) is top notch. I will continue to use Sam and her team for all of my real estate needs!!
John Dexter
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I would absolutely rate Scott a 5! He was amazing to work with and made the entire process a breeze. I'd recommend him to anyone and everyone looking to buy their first or next home!
Samantha Grazziano
I probably can't write anything that would do justice to how Scott helped us through a roller coaster of a buying experience. He patiently took us to a *lot* of properties, and when we finally found the right fit, he helped us - and was very hands-on - through a less than pleasant negotiating process. The whole time, he kept a sense of humor, pragmatism, and patience which made the experience so much better than it might have been. In the end, we got the place, we love it, we had a fantastic team helping, and our first home-buying experience was an adventure! Thank you, Scott!
Michelle D'anjou
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Scott was an amazing agent. He patiently lead us through the whole process of first-time home-buying, answering all of our questions and giving us clear and accurate expectations the whole way. He genuinely cared about us as clients and made us feel comfortable enough with him so that we could be honest about all of our needs and concerns. We would recommend him to anyone!
Andriana Pachella
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5+ Knowledge, energy, support. I truly could not have acquired a "Home" more suitable to my personality and budget in record-breaking time. I would recommend her and her team in a heartbeat!!!!!
Hollace Murphy
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Scott was great at accommodating our location requirements and home preferences. We were very appreciative for the flexibility in his schedule to work in showing us places on the weekend. He communicated thoroughly every step of the way and if we had questions he was timely and happy to help us. Could not have asked for a better or easier experience. Thank you, Scott!
Tracy Bagtas
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Sam is the best out there! She's an amazing person which certainly shines through her work. Will continue to recommend that everyone call when they have real estate needs.
Sean Barrins
We cannot adequately express our gratitude for all the care, thoughtfulness, and hand-holding during this whole process. Everyone always told me how challenging and emotional the process can be. You proved them all wrong. It was actually a joy having you on our side and advocating every step of the way. You are absolutely the best. We are two very happy fellows.
Jerre Dye
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Sam properly set the tone on what to expect for our listing. She offered realistic comps to help set the price. And she provided valuable input during offer negotiations. I would recommend Sam as a fantastic resource for anyone's real estate needs!
Brett Taylor
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From start to finish always felt like I was the only client. So very thankful for everything and making me feel special.
Pamela Cozzi
Sam was great to work with and always available!
Ann Moen
Thanks Sam for your expertise during the sales process of our condo! You were quick to respond to emails and very knowledgeable regarding all the ins and outs of the real estate questions we received! We will certainly recommend you to anyone looking for assistance to buy or sell! Thanks again!! Barbara
Barbara Martin
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Honest, professional, wonderful personality, fair, objective, intelligent, and so much more . . . .
Arthur & Milene Ambrozewski
Scott was amazing. Very Very patient and helpful and extremely willing to go the extra mile. I couldn't be happier!
AJ Wester
Sam Powell was very thorough and made shopping for a home a very pleasant experience. Sam was very knowledgeable and shared her expertise with us. We have dealt with realtors in the past and Sam went above and beyond what other realtors do. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Sam to anyone looking for a superb realtor!
Margaret Chavez
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It was very enjoyable working with Sam. She was very knowledgeable and accommodating with my work schedule.
Sheila Lind
Scott was so attentive and wonderful to deal with. I would/will recommend him again and again to my friends.
Dori Goldman
Sam was amazing! She bent over backwards and busted her butt to help us find our dream place. Taking us out on Christmas Eve at our request, nights, days, anytime we waved she was there! I would absolutely recommend her to friends and family!
Jeremy Harvey
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Sam was great. There were two other units for sale in my building; with her pricing strategy, I got an offer three days after listing. In addition to Sam's market expertise, she made everything easy: forms and disclosures all on line; running positive and diplomatic "interference" with the buyers and their various concerns. Finally, I love Sam's energy. She was on top and out front from beginning to end. A very satisfying experience.
Gary Krysler
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Nobody better than Sam Powell. Highly professional with a true caring spirit. She put us at ease by watching out for best interest and made the whole buying process a pleasure.
Dolores Jackson
There is no other agent in this city that can even hold a candle to Sam Powell! Service, intelligence, humor, trust, efficiency. These barely scrape the surface in describing the amazing traits Sam brings to the table.
Patrick Kennedy
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Scott did an amazing job representing us during the listing and sales process. He did great market research for us, made excellent resource recommendations, and went above & beyond to ensure the house was in the best possible shape for showings. We couldn't be more please we had him our court!!!
Kevin Mayes
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It was wonderful working with Scott. My goals were very straightforward and he was very clear on helping me find what I needed. He was blunt when necessary, and accommodating when I need some time and space to consider how to handle different issues. I take these surveys seriously, so the only reason it is 4 stars instead of 5 is that I always feel there is room to grow. Most of the communication gaps had to do with my hectic and unpredictable schedule, and I was lucky to have an agent like Scott who went with the flow very well.
Paul Oakley Stovall
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Scott was amazing from beginning to end. He responded extremely fast to my initial interest in a Condo. This was my first real estate purchase ever, but I can tell that Scott went above and beyond what is normally expected of a realtor.
Tom Vendafreddo
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I'd worked with Scott many years ago in a different field and knew that he would be a wonderful realtor. His attention to detail is impeccable, he is tireless in his efforts, and his attitude is always positive. We were relocating from another state and our home search took some time due to the distance. Scott was patient and helpful throughout our transition. He is genuine and hardworking. We highly recommend him.
Jennifer King Russell
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Scott is the best agent I could have ever hoped for! I am a first time home buyer, and I can be quite a difficult person (read: very picky and opinionated). Scott sat down with me and heard exactly what I was looking for, and he showed me many many amazing places. He helped me further narrow down what I was looking for, and was patient and not pushy at all when I liked many places but they weren't quite right. He never made me feel rushed to pick a place. He also took the time to really explain the process to me, and made sure I was comfortable with each step of the process. My closing ended up being super fast and rushed, and he helped me through each crazy step. Scott was, to say the least, amazing. I highly recommend him to anyone who wants to find their perfect home!
Catherine Wilson
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