Lauren Shell

Lauren Shell

ABR, RENE - Broker

548 W. Webster Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614

With more than twenty years of business experience, Lauren Shell is a real estate professional specializing in the sale, purchase and rental of residential realty.

To better serve her clients, Lauren has attained two real estate designations: Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR) and Real Estate Negotiation Expert (RENE). Lauren also further leverages relationships to make connections between clients, properties and other service professionals required for a smooth and successful real estate transaction.

Before becoming a broker, Lauren was the Vice President of Operations for Consejo, Inc., a Chicago based consulting firm that built technology solutions for Fortune 1000 companies. In her role, she was responsible for negotiating contracts, managing company finances and all human resource functions.

Prior to Consejo, Inc., Lauren was a Project Manager at the University of Chicago Hospitals. She managed process development during the construction of Comer Children’s Hospital. Lauren joined the team at the University of Chicago Hospitals through a year of service with Public Allies, an Americorps sponsored program. At the start of her career, Lauren spent five years working in the domestic and international communities for Telcordia Technologies (formally Bellcore) as a telecommunications regulatory and business process consultant.

In addition to her professional experiences, Lauren serves as the Vice President of Communications and Volunteer Outreach for the PTA, along with sitting on the Executive Board for Friends of Lincoln, both non-profits affiliated with Lincoln Elementary, their local public school. In her respective community roles, Lauren has helped raise more than $350,000.00 over the past three years for the school.

Lauren holds a Bachelor of Arts from Rutgers University and a Master of Science degree from Stevens Institute of Technology.

Raised in Miami, Lauren calls Chicago her home.

Clients are saying:

"Lauren is one of the best communicators I have met as a Realtor. Being in sales myself, she knew the market, made recommendations on what to do and was a true partner. If anyone wants to sell a property, please look at Lauren. You will be as happy as I was. I also had an opportunity out of state and she handled everything for me while I had already moved."

"Lauren has been very helpful to me. Lauren is extremely professional, knowledgeable, and is a great communicator. She went beyond the call of duty often times. I will employ her again."

"My spouse and I have purchased and sold many homes in several states over the last 22 years. We've worked with a number of realtors. Lauren is head and shoulders above all we've hired. Her local expertise, cheerful attentiveness, and thoughtful guidance made our most recent purchase both enjoyable and painless. We hope this is our last move. If not, Lauren will be the first person we call."

"Lauren Shell was always one step ahead. Her realistic prediction about our selling price was dead on, unfortunately, but benefited us in the long run. Her ideas for painting and updating our place helped sell it. She knows Chicago inside and out, and I say that as someone who has written two books on city history. I would hire her again in a heartbeat."

"We absolutely loved working with Lauren! She is incredibly knowledgeable and patient, which was so important for us as first time home-buyers. We found her to also be an impressive advocate for our needs/wants in a home. We felt like she really listened to what we wanted in a home, instead of pushing us towards something that wasn't a perfect fit. We were nervous wrecks throughout this process, being newbies, and she was always reassuring, confident that we'd find our perfect home, and so responsive that we always felt supported and like we had a true advocate in this process."

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