JD - Broker
Over 725 Transactions and Over $320 Million in Sales
Steve Samuels has been involved in all aspects of the real estate industry for over 29 years. He began his career as a real estate attorney in the 1980's, and quickly realized that working with clients to buy and sell real estate was his true passion.
Though still a licensed attorney, Steve has been working as a broker for more than two decades. Utilizing his strong negotiating skills and market knowledge, he has worked in new construction, owned and managed buildings as an investor, and represented developers in large projects. He developed and built The Skybox on Waveland, a luxury rooftop building overlooking Wrigley Field, and has also collaborated with a prominent North Shore builder in the development, construction and marketing of luxury single-family homes in Wilmette.
Born and raised in Chicago, Steve graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law. Since then, he has lived in Chicago, Evanston and Wilmette. He currently resides in East Glenview with his wife and two children, who both attended New Trier High School.
Steve has helped clients purchase and sell properties from the South Loop to Highland Park and has a thorough knowledge of each city neighborhood, as well as the nuances of each community along the North Shore.
Prior to joining @properties, Steve owned and operated a small boutique real estate brokerage company in Chicago. As a broker/owner, Steve acquired expertise in all aspects of real estate sales and his clients consistently reported their highest degree of customer satisfaction. In 2013, Steve brought his expertise to @properties in order to focus all of his attention on servicing his clients while utilizing all of the resources available to him from the #1 brokerage firm in the city and the fastest growing brokerage firm on the North Shore.
Praise for Steve Samuels
Karin P.: Steve Samuels is the BEST REALTOR® in Illinois! He is extremely patient, thorough and really puts your best interests at heart.
Allison M., Evanston: Steve truly cared about achieving a positive outcome for us and ensured we found the right property and were happy with each step of the process. I cannot recommend Steve Samuels highly enough as I feel he is highly ethical, kind, and professional in every regard.
Stuart K., Chicago: Thank you for making the sale of our existing home and the purchase of our new home an absolute pleasure. Bridget and I appreciate the exemplary service that you provided. You made the entire process very simple and enjoyable for us. We look forward to recommending you to our family and friends.
Andrea S., Wilmette: Steve helped us close on our new home just last week and we couldn't be happier ” with the location, the house, the neighbors, the street. We highly recommend Steve to anyone looking for a home on the North Shore.
If Experience Matters to you, contact Steve Samuels!
Clients are saying:
"Steve was a fantastic agent. The process was smooth and simple. He kept me in the loop throughout the sales process, and provided helpful and honest advice. I would certainly recommend Steve to friends and family."
"Grateful for Steve and his knowledge of the Real Estate Market, and his great advice. I will work with him for all of my future Real Estate needs and highly recommend him to anyone looking guidance in the Real Estate market."
"Steve guided us in readying the house for sale. He told us what needed painting and what didn't need painting. He left all the decisions up to us but gently pushed us in the direction we needed. We were very fortunate to have a bidding war going on and actually received more for the house than the asking price. This was after 2 weeks on the market. He answered all our texts and calls (and there were plenty) usually within minutes. He seemed to be an expert on Wilmette, on the real estate market and what our niche should be. We highly recomment Steve Samuels."
"Experience does matter! This is my third transaction with Steve and I would recommend him to any of my friends. He is thoughtful, responsive, a great negotiator, strategic in his approach and an overall pleasure to work with."
"As a first time homebuyer, Steve was so helpful in helping me with the process. He was very patient, answered every question I had and helped coordinate everything I needed with my lender and attorney. Steve is the best and would recommend him to everyone I know."