With over 15 years of experience Shaun continues to pride himself on providing his clients with the absolute best customer experience possible. With over $300,000,000 in closed sales volume and representing over 600 transactions Shaun continues to be within the top 2% of all realtors, in all companies within the Chicagoland area since starting his career in 2004. Shaun comes from a family of builders with his grandfather building homes since the 1940's, his father building homes since the 1960's, and Shaun himself working in the trades throughout High School and College. Even Shaun's brother is a well-established home inspector. It's in the Raugstad blood!
Shaun graduated from Northern Illinois University with a degree in Special Education, and despite his love of working with the students, he never lost the appetite for working around houses. Deciding to become a realtor was a natural choice for Shaun. It allows him to combine his formal special education training of creating individualized plans for each situation with his wealth of construction knowledge giving those that work with him the best real estate experience possible. Shaun's core belief for any sales professional is that they should know their product inside and out and you can be rest assured he knows all the ins and outs of everything real estate related. He will be a valued resource for years to come, well beyond the buying and selling process.
Shaun remains motivated and enthusiastic and you'll find yourself at ease with his no pressure yet informative personality. Shaun's ability to think outside the box is where his experience really shines. His high percentage of winning multiple offers for buyers and keeping contracts together for sellers through tough situations is incredible. A quick look at Shaun's reviews and you will hear all of this and more directly from his past clients. Feel free to call, text, or email Shaun to chat. He would love to help you with your next move.
Clients are saying:
"If I’m being honest, this is a challenging review to write. It’s difficult to wholly articulate Shaun’s superior service and how his diverse skill sets have benefited our family’s home purchases for the last 15 years without turning this into a seven-page summation.
Apart from his reputation as one of the top real estate professionals in the region, Shaun brings a broad knowledge of first-class home building/remodeling and inspection support that he draws from his family’s businesses. Like most, when my husband and I walked into a home and fleetingly observed the aesthetics of the space, Shaun directed his attention to the more critical components of home – the foundation, possible sinkage in the backyard, electrical, an evaluation of the sump pump, the true condition and lifespan of the appliances, etc. Let me tell you, what a buzz kill to fall in love with a home only to have Shaun grab us by the shoulders and tell us to run for the hills because it showed early signs of a crippling foundation that would become an eventual money pit. Only now am I grateful for Shaun’s insistence that we refocus our attention to other houses on the market, because it led us to our forever home.
The process of home buying can oftentimes be a whirlwind of exhaustion, disappointment and also the inevitable: forced patience (a trait in which I am severely deficient). Had it not been for Shaun’s calm and collected determination that we continue to search for the best home, even when we thought we had located it, we wouldn’t be where we are today in a space we will surely remain for many decades.
As we entered conversations with the seller’s agent, Shaun was a consummate cheerleader and counselor to ensure we put our best foot forward in the negotiations, and did so with grace and integrity. I’d liken him to a protective big brother but also the knowledgeable dad who will only settle for what’s best for his “kids.”
Shaun, please trust how much we will forever appreciate your guidance, time (so much time!) and willingness to knowledge-share, which brought us to this place we can only call home because of you. We are more grateful than you’ll ever know.
"Shaun is hard-working and knowledgeable, not just about the real estate market but also about home construction and maintenance, which is incredibly valuable when you're looking to buy a home. As a first-time home buyer Shaun was an invaluable resource before and after the purchase of our home. He is highly recommended."
"Shaun is amazing. His knowledge of North Shore real estate, lots and contractors is beyond unbelievable. He is extremely attentive and makes you feel like you are his only client. He really knows his stuff and will help you make practical but educated decisions. In my opinion he is the best."
"We were fortunate to meet Shaun at an open house in the NW suburbs last summer. He set us up with daily house listing emails in the price range and neighborhoods we wanted, and our unofficial house search began. Shaun provided us with helpful feedback each time we sent him a listing we were interested in (even if it wasn’t what we wanted to hear) and was able to set up showings right away. We looked at about 20 houses together before we ended up purchasing almost a year later, and he was extremely patient and personable every step of the way.
Being a first-time home buyer is intimidating to say the least, but Shaun expertly guided us through the entire process and kept in touch after the closing. He is thorough and committed to making the most strategic decisions for his clients. There was so much he did behind the scenes to make it a seamless experience - we learned so much from him!
Simply put: Shaun is a true professional that goes the extra mile. His vast knowledge of the housing market, construction background, and his natural ability to simplify every concept is unmatched. It’s like working with someone you’ve known for years. Highly recommend."
"I would give Shaun the highest possible recommendation. He was professional, attentive, and went above and beyond what a realtor is required to do. He responded to our texts and calls within minutes, and did his best to make scheduling showings convenient for our schedule. His knowledge of the Glenview market is impeccable, and he does his best to make sure his information is accurate and fair. Above all, he was a calm voice of reason, and he made what could have been a very stressful experience a pleasant one!"