CNE, CRE - Broker
Born on Chicago's north side and raised in Evanston, Scott has spent nearly his entire life in the Chicago area. He has a great understanding of the uniqueness that Chicago's neighborhoods and its suburbs have to offer. With a background in management and an accounting degree, Scott puts to use all of his skills in finding and negotiating the best deal for his buyers and sellers.
In 17+ years of real estate, Scott has been involved in over 600 transactions totaling over $200 Million in sales. Scott began his real estate career in 2001 working with a top producer on the North Shore before becoming a top producer on his own upon moving to a Chicago firm in 2004. Scott moved to @properties in March of 2008 to take advantage of the unparalleled marketing systems and dynamic energy that the company has to offer. In his first full year at @properties, along with once again being a Chicago Association of Realtors Top Producer, Scott was honored by @properties with an Outstanding Achievement Award for an Experienced New Comer.
He has earned many sales awards and distinctions since, including, most recently, leading the Scott Stavish Group to $25 Million in sales in 2018. Scott is consistently recognized as a Chicago Magazine Five Star Realtor and a Chicago Association of Realtors Top Producer. In 2019, Scott was honored as a Crain's Notable Residential Real Estate Broker.
Scott takes great pride in focusing on each client's individual needs and goals. Scott will take his time to explain the process to both buyers and sellers. He explains the benefits and risks of every decision made throughout; offering his knowledge, expertise and guidance without pushing any of his own biases.
"For most people, real estate is the most valuable asset that a person will own in his or her lifetime. It's important to have someone to advise you through the buying and/or selling process that you can both trust and has the experience to educate you every step of the way. To me, that's what real estate is about. Never push a property onto a buyer. I try to teach my clients as much as possible about real estate to allow each individual to come to the best decision for him or herself."
Previous to working in real estate, Scott was the Vice-President of Development for a local restaurant group. Being responsible for the hiring and training of all managers as well as the opening of new restaurants allowed Scott to craft and hone some valuable business tools. Negotiation, management, communication and training/education are all skills that have carried over well to the real estate industry in making Scott a successful agent.
Scott loves what he does because it allows him to combine all of his best business skills while forging personal relationships in working closely with people day in and day out. In his free time, Scott stays active playing soccer, basketball and even kickball. Scott gives back to the community, giving to dozens of charities, while consistently being a Top 200 MS Fundraiser year after year. Scott is passionate about his Illini, Blackhawks, Bulls, Bears and White Sox. He enjoys all that Chicago has to offer--especially its music, restaurants, parks and biking the Lakefront whenever our Chicago weather allows.
Clients are saying:
"My wife and I have had less than great experiences with realtors in the past. From start to finish, Scott Stavish was diligent, responsive, and full of cogent information on the Wilmette market. He regularly made time to talk with us after hours and readily provided us with the additional information we felt we needed to make what was, for us, the biggest financial decision of our lives. We highly and unambiguously recommend Scott Stavish for anyone looking to buy or sell in the area."
"This is my fourth home purchase and Scott was by far the best agent I've ever worked with. He was extremely patient as we found something that was 'just right' for our family and incredibly responsive throughout the process. He is also very knowledgeable about the Chicago area market and was spot on when helping us think through our offer for the home we eventually did purchase. Could not recommend Scott more highly."
"Scott is the consummate professional that tirelessly meets, and exceeds the needs of his clients. His dedication, expertise, and knowledge sets Scott apart from other brokers. I feel very fortunate to have my real estate interest managed by Scott."
"As a first time homebuyer I needed an agent who I trusted to talk me through this process, start to finish. Scott met with me to first discuss what I was looking for in a home, neighborhood, budget, etc. When we first saw the condo that would become my future home the purchasing process was not the smoothest, due to unforeseen complications. Scott navigated each issue with ease explaining it to me along the way. In the end I got my dream condo and am happily moved in and settled. I will use Scott if/when I decide to sell and buy again."
"Scott is a real ally for your process. He listens to your needs and requirements, and recommends properties that suit you. We had a very long process to find our perfect home and Scott had all the perseverance and negotiation skill needed to get us to goal."