CRE, CNE - 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 16+ years of real estate, Scott has been involved in over 500 transactions totaling over $200 Million dollars 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 over $30 Million in sales in 2017.
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:
"Scott helped my wife and I navigate a rather complicated transaction, he ensured we were comfortable throughout the whole process. You can tell he's been doing this for a long time, seen it all, and has a solution for everything. Definitely recommend him to first time home buyers like ourselves. He's got great lender and attorney connections as well. Whenever we sell we'll be asking him to handle it."
"Scott is great: smart, easygoing yet serious when necessary,, knowledgeable, super responsive, and ready with thoughtful, balanced advice without being pushy. Would recommend him to anyone."
"As usual, Scott provided excellent service and guidance through-out the process. I've used him multiple times before, which speaks for itself."
"Scott was fantastic throughout the process of buying my first home. He explained everything thoroughly, answered all my questions and made the entire process smooth. I appreciated that he took time to get to know me and my buying situation at the very start. I highly recommend Scott!"
"Excellent experience all around, Scott was truly committed and available at all times to answer our questions. He was both a broker and an advocate for us during the entire process."