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 helped my husband and I buy our first home. She could not have been more wonderful. Coincidentally, we met at an open house at which she was representing the seller. We immediately recognized that the home wasn’t what we were looking for, but she was. She guided us through every part of the process with ease, professionalism, and kindness. She’s a top notch realtor, but even more importantly, she’s a wonderful person and now, friend. We recommend Lauren with great enthusiasm and without reserve. Thank you, Lauren!"

"Lauren worked hard to manage the application and approval process for potential renters of my condo in Old Town. She was sensitive to my needs as well as to those of the applicants. I am satisfied with the results and would highly recommend Lauren for work with friends and family!"

"Lauren went above and beyond to help us sell our 3-bed condo this year. A pleasure to work with and highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell property in the Chicago area."

"We had a wonderful experience purchasing our first home with Lauren. She was attentive, responsive, and helpful throughout the process. We wholeheartedly recommend Lauren to any Buyer or Seller."

"I wanted to choose and buy a home, and i had no knowleage/experience in the field. Lauren Shell helped me all the way, including letting inspectors/AC guys/carpenters/and so on in and being there for me while i was busy at work. Even after the purchase was completed, she kept helping me with all the following repairs needed, including researching the prices and scheduling all that.

She didn't let me buy the place when it was originally listed - she said "it's overpriced". And she was right. A couple of months later we bought it for 30k less.

She was available all the time whenever i needed her, and she was flexible adjusting to my crazy personal/working schedue, including the last minute changes of my plans. And she always was very patient answering all my questions, including really stupid ones."

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