These words describe what Scott Zelkin is all about and how he runs his business. Scott joined @properties in 2005 & has been a top producer in the Chicago area ever since. He ranks in the top 3% of all Realtors in the city and has continued to grow his business every year since.
The Wilmette native began selling real estate in 2003 at the conclusion of his 13 year career in professional hockey as a Referee for the National Hockey League (NHL). By becoming an expert in the local market he has built a thriving business while focusing on three fundamental principals:
1. Listen to the client.
2. Be available and responsive to their needs.
3. Maintain the highest level of integrity.
Scott has lived in a number of neighborhoods throughout the city and he knows how those neighborhoods have changed and developed. Scott understands the details involved in a real estate transaction and has the demeanor and ability to guide his clients through the entire transaction. He is able to listen to what his clients needs are and will help those clients to tailor a strategy that enables them to reach their ultimate goal: the purchase or sale of their home. With his own personal experience as a base, Scott also has the knowledge of how to use real estate as an investment.
A unique aspect of Scott's business is that he donates a portion of every commission he earns to a local non-profit charity. Scott graduated from the University of Denver in 1990 with a degree in finance. He resides in Old Irving Park with his wife and young sons. He enjoys competing in triathlons and is still active in amateur hockey by instructing high level officials throughout the US.
Scott is more than just someone who is going to show you properties. He is the full package. He helps you every step of the way. He is someone that is going to save you a lot of time, money, and frustration. I would recommend Scott to anyone.
As for my realtor...I had the absolute best. Scott Zelkin with @Properties took me through the process from day one, and was never too busy to talk me through the littlest thing.
Scott added value to our purchase without a doubt. He helped us find, negotiate and buy the investment property that we had been looking for. I have worked with lots of realtors in the past and Scott is the best, hands down.
Clients are saying:
"We were relocating from Boston, and Scott helped orient us to several communities in the Chicago area before we narrowed in on the right community for us. He helped us evaluate the local real estate market, weigh the merits of multiple properties, negotiate effectively with the seller and our lenders, and purchase a house we really love. He was our advocate and advisor throughout the process, always accessible, and trustworthy. We'd recommend him to friends and family, and would work with him again for a future purchase."
"Scott is extremely knowledgeable and responsive. I would recommend him to anyone."
"Scott Zelkin was extraordinary in representing us in the sale of our Condo. He was very sensitive to our specific needs and he acted efficiently, quickly and and smartly in handling the transaction. We had the unusual experience of actually selling the Condo 4 times with 3 of the sales failing. During the entire time Scott remained cool and made the right moves to give us confidence that he knew what he what he was doing and we would be successful.We've recommend Scott to our Son in the purchase of his home and we would give an unqualified endorsement to any potential buyer of seller.Richard and Sherry Frenzel"
"We had two agents that were by far the most informative and knowelagable people. They were both looking out for our interests. Therefore, making the sale of our home a comfortable situation. We are very grateful to A Properties and the expertise of our two favorite agents, Judith Demetriou and Scott Zelkin. Thank you for making our move to Colorado possible."
"We found our experience with Scott Zelkin to be extremely positive. Responsiveness, professionalism, attention to detail, and the willingness to communicate at all times of the day, and by various means---these were many of excellent qualities of Scott."