Keith Schumann

Keith Schumann

CNE, CDPE - Broker
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Testimonials

Overall 5 star rating out of 68 reviews


"I hired Keith from one of his sales flyers that I got in the mail. I have several friends who sell real estate, but I wanted someone local. I made a good decision! Keith is very knowledgeable about condos on Sheridan Rd. and Edgewater and I'm happy to say, Keith sold my condo. He is very hard working, professional and he gets the job done. He made the whole closing process painless and even gave me a very generous gift at closing. He's a great guy and a great agent. HIRE HIM!"


"Recently, I found out that my apartment was being sold and I wanted to see if I could purchase it. As a complete novice to buying a home, I reached out to Keith when he had an open house in the building. Despite the fact that I was there mostly to compare that unit to mine and to seek advice, Keith was amazing. he didn’t just brush me off and say what he needed to in order to get me out of his hair. I look young and I get a lot of people who dismiss me or are condescending to me. I didn’t feel that way with Keith. He immediately got me in touch with a great lender with no guarantee that this would enrich himself in any way. We looked into buying the unit we were renting and then he found an even better property and although it was priced higher than we thought we could afford, we viewed the place at 6pm and by 9pm we had an agreement with the owner!

He held my hand throughout the entire buying and closing process, was there at the closing despite this apparently being unusual for realtors to do. Keith really cares about his clients not getting taken advantage of. He cares that he connects the right place to the right client in whatever way is affordable to them. He was patient with two of us not knowing anything about mortgages and property law. He made sure he kept me informed and connected all the way through. He worked fast and efficiently. He made sure I didn’t end up in a bad property that would have been worse for us. In other words, he got us out of a rut. We loved our old place, but it was definitely time to move on and the change was profound. Everyone who has visited this new place say things like it has good energy and is a better fit for our needs. Furthermore, I know I can contact Keith at any time for advice or a good chat. He’s quite personable without being disingenuous.

We had so many specific needs and Keith handled them all masterfully. Keith is FANTASTIC!"


"We engaged Keith after he successfully sold a unit in our building that belonged to a friend of ours. To start, he had an extremely professional brochure made, with beautiful pictures of our unit. Then, the showings started happening, and he also had an open house which was very well attended. Even though the overall real estate market for condos in Evanston was a bit soft, we received an offer of 98% of our asking price after about five weeks. We are very pleased with Keith and would strongly recommend him to anybody looking to sell their property."


""The best Realtor that I've ever dealt with! After buying and selling over 20 properties in my lifetime, I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell a property. He listed the property and the communication on all aspects was great. He was able to get the property listed and sold quickly and was able to sell if for a great amount as well. He did such a great job for me, I am getting ready to list another property with him shortly.""


"Keith is a super nice and professional broker! He is attentive to the unique needs of his clients, very organized and communicate well. He knows how to properly showcase a house to make it more marketable and develop creative MLS listings to attract the right buyers, and successfully identifying and developing a focus or niche in the local real estate market that allows you to distinguish yourself from the competition. I will definitely use him again for my next purchase!"


"Keith Schumann conducted the above referenced real estate transaction, including listing, showing, staging and photographs, discussion of offers and sale closing in a highly professional manner. Keith was readily available to address questions and/or concerns throughout the entire process."


"Keith Schumann was an excellent realtor for us from start to finish! He has a great personality, is easy to talk to & is extremely knowledgeable of all real estate aspects. He sold our property very quickly & gave excellent advice. We were extremely happy with Keith & the outcome. I would highly recommend Keith Schumann!"


"For prospective home sellers: Keith was our agent who sold my mother’s condo in downtown Chicago. As my mother is an elderly woman and needed much assistance, Keith was always there to help guide us in the selling process and was there for every single need. In my own experience, Keith went above and beyond the call of duty. When we had questions, Keith had the answers. When we needed some help or assistance in the sale, Keith was always there to take care of things. I recommend Keith wholeheartedly. Keith deeply cares about his clients, their happiness and satisfaction. He is constantly working not only to sell the property, but to make sure that any needs his clients are met. I will, without a doubt, use Keith again when we sell another property."


"We were lucky to come into contact with Keith through an open house we attended. His knowledge and follow up were great even though we were months from being ready to make a move. When we were ready he was responsive, attentive and listened to what we were seeking. Always available to us and really helped move through our process smoothly."


"I met Keith when I was on the verge of giving up on my house search. Needless to say his work ethic completely changed my mind and gave me a renewed enthusiasm to find what I was looking for. His knowledge in the industry and continued support made me comfortable in the process knowing that Keith had my best interests at heart. He is very genuine and honest in all aspects of the process.
I can’t say this enough, Thank you Keith!!!!"


"This is the second time I've worked with Keith for an acquisition and each time it was a smooth transition. Keith is so easygoing and always willing to help answer any questions. Highly recommend to anyone!"


"Working with Keith was an absolute pleasure! I have worked with other realtors before and can easily say that Keith's level of service, knowledge of the market and ability to manage all facets of my purchase was way above and beyond. I felt like having Keith in my corner allowed me to concentrate on my business while being comfortable knowing he was completely on top of what was happening in my deal and keeping me informed throughout the process. Keith made something I was nervous about doing into a great experience. I can't recommend working with him strongly enough!"


"Keith was truly helpful in helping me find a new home. He promptly and thoroughly responded to my questions. Keith went out of his way on more than one occasion to assist me. I highly recommend working with Keith."


"If I could give Keith 10 STARS I would! Our transaction went off without a hitch thanks in great part to Keith keeping everyone on point and following thru on all that was required. Our deal was a commercial deal and he handled all the tough problems that can came up with this type of real estate transaction. I will recommend Keith and @ Realty to all my friends and associates. Thanks. Ric Capparelli"


"I have known Keith for 5 years now and he is the best! As an active real estate investor, I have counted on Keith for multiple acquisitions, sales and rentals of properties over the last 5 years.
Because I am not in Chicago where the majority of my portfolio is, Keith has been my "eyes and ears” in the local market and his advise and execution have been flawless.
He is completely honest, trustworthy and dependable and I know that whatever Keith is handling for me, it will be accomplished quickly and properly. I cannot recommend him strongly enough as a guy who I can trust to get any problems handled and to always get the job done right. Every time.
Keith is an invaluable part of my team and I look forward to many more rewarding and profitable years with him as my "Chicago connection!""


"Keith was there to guide me in my search for a condo unit.
He was helpful and knowledgeable with all the rules and regulations
that every building have.
Thanks Keith"


"This was a very challenging deal given that we had few violations in the 2 flat building and renting situation was not ideal. Building also has a non legal garden unit like many old homes in Chicago has it. Keith was very helpful and worked very had to pull this deal to the closing table, without him it would not have been possible. First buyer backed out in the middle of the deal, Keith was very diligent about finding another one who closed in a short time. Overall we are very happy with selling price and service he provided."


"Keith provided the best service possible. He always kept me informed as to what was needed on my part, and always personally expedited necessary paperwork so that my closing would go as smoothly as possible. Most importantly Keith had a photographer take great pictures of my condo and the supporting beautiful views of the lake from my condo unit. Also I want to mention how important Keith's services were during the many showings of my condo. There were many competing units for sale in my condo hi-rise building, but Keith was able to find the right buyer with my unit being on the market for only a month, and closing being 3 weeks later. Folks that's what a "real" professional real estate broker accomplishes for his client. Thanks again Keith for making a difficult sales journey "smooth as silk ". M.S."


"Keith was recommended by someone in the building and I was very pleased with his expertise in providing superior service for the sale of my condo. Keith was diligent, straight forward and very professional in all aspects of the transaction. I would highly recommend Keith to anyone seeking service in the real estate market!"


"My experience with Keith was a very good one! Keith was always available to follow up on anything I asked him to. He was not pushy like some people are. He explained everything to me in a way that was clear and allowed me to understand the process. He also gives you a good opinion about the properties prices and locations. Keith was extremely helpful and made the process very easy for me."


"Keith was wonderful to work with. He helped me buy the right home for the right price. He had the answers to all my questions, always responded to my inquiries and kept me up to date with everything. He was very patient with me. I would highly recommend Keith to anyone!"


"Keith is a true pleasure to do business with. He is professional, knowledgable and willing to go the extra mile for his clients. He is easy to deal with, diligent in following up and provides peace of mind that the job will not only get done, but done correctly! I will continue to refer Keith as he outperforms others in customer service and customer care. Thank you Keith, for another job well done!"


"With Keith, we felt like we won the lottery. Which is basically what happened- few years ago we were looking for a condo rental on the @ Properties page, and he replied with the property info, asking if we needed a realtor as well. Why not, we thought? Had no idea we scored big at that time. Out of the sea of Realtors in Chicago, without any research, we got the best one. And I dont say that lightly. At this day and age, with everything connected, it is amazing how many people are hard to get a response from. Not Keith. Prompt with replies to questions, informative, facts only- no beating around the bush and being pushed into something you dont want just for a quick buck. An intelligent, well-spoken professional, who gives you all the info, is there for you to decide, but the decision is all yours. And thats what I love about him. He is there to help, always looks out for your interests, and enables you to make the most informed decision. So, when the friend was looking for a rental, we suggested they work with Keith. They loved him as well, and were full of praise at his professionalism and having their best interest in mind. Fast forward to 2017, we were debating about buying a house. Keith was the first person we contacted, and he worked with us, even when we were on the fence about buying. He is professional and experienced enough to know which areas we needed some hand holding, and when to let us do our own research. Even through negotiations, we relied on him to make sure we dont end up with the short end of the stick. Instead, we ended up with a wonderful home, a huge yard for the dogs, and our first experience as a city folk, navigating their first-time homeownership in the burbs. (That last part is actually scarier then anything we have been through so far, lol). After we are ready to move on to another experience, hopefully Keith will be happy enough to list our home, because I cannot think of any other Realtor I would trust as much."


"Keith Schumann is a pleasure to work with! Keith is great at communicating, listening, and following through. Moreover, he is right on top of things, whether alerting us to new properties on the market that we may be interested in, or reminding us of compliance dates on a deal going forward. He is patient and not pushy, but gets the deal done. Keith isn't afraid to look at a property and to be honest about the pros and cons, which is what we really appreciate about him. We have worked with Keith to purchase properties and referred him to friends, all of whom have been thrilled with his work. That’s a nice reflection on us."


"Keith was great to work with. He was very knowledgeable of the area and made the process smooth. Even with some of the hurdles that came along Keith explained them well and was a great guide through them. I would highly recommend him to others."


"Keith is an absolute pleasure to work with. He has helped me first rent and then later sell my property, with impeccable speed and service both times. I live abroad and it is often difficult to keep a close eye on a property when you live far way, Keith made the whole process so easy and convenient. I have had distasteful experiences with tenants and real estate agents before, wish I had known Keith then. Highly recommend him !!"


"KEITH IS THE BEST! He sold my condo in six days and got me my price. He was always in contact and kept me informed on everything. He gave me advice on how to make my home look the best before we put it up for sale. On top of everything, he never pressured me and I knew he always had my best interest."


"I really enjoyed working with Keith! He is very knowledgeable about the real estate market in Chicago and here in Edgewater and helped me find a great property. I am excited to make it a special place to live. He really simplified the process and kept things on track until the papers were signed and the deal was closed."


"Keith's experience and professionalism made selling my condo quickly possible. He also got me a great price! When our first offer fell through, Keith had another one in just a couple of days. Truly awesome!"


"It was a pleasure to work with Keith!
We were looking for a specific condo in Edgewater and Keith found an ideal one just for us. He was very helpful and guided us throughout the entire buying process. He was always prepared to answer all of our questions. I would highly recommend Keith as an agent!"


"Keith was exceptionally professional and fast. He was able to find a perfect place for us in the city and ALSO found a tenant for our suburban home in less than a week! He is amazing!"


"We were looking for a house in the Andersonville/Edgewater area and Keith was a great agent that knew the neighborhood well. He was very helpful throughout the entire process from negotiating with the seller to closing on the house. With every step of the process, Keith was able to answer all of our questions and provide guidance on topics that we didn't have as much knowledge on. There's a difference between having an agent that answers your questions and an agent that knows all the questions that you should be asking and answers them for you. Keith definitely falls to the latter and we great appreciate all of his help with the process. We would highly recommend Keith to anyone buying a house."


"Keith was great to work with - pragmatic and available when unexpected issues came up. I would recommend Keith to anyone buying or selling; he does a great job and knows the real estate market very well."


"Wonderful Agent! He does work hard and pay personal attention. I am a long time real estate investor and I find him a pro agent when it comes to difficult transactions. He also has good connections and helped me with the improvement of the property before sale. I am thankful to him for his support on last two properties and plan to use his service for the next one."


"Keith was actually the seller's realtor, but since I didn't have a realtor, he played both roles. He was terrific. He kept me well informed throughout the process and made everything very easy and stress-free. I would highly recommend him to buyers and sellers."


"Keith is a top notch professional. I have worked in all facets of real estate for over 30 years and it was a pleasure working with him. He sold my property quickly and at the right price. I look forward to doing business with Keith in the future."


"Keith is a friendly, responsive, and overall awesome realtor! I used him for a property in Chicago, and while my time was limited for showings, he was able to accommodate my needs and answer all my questions. I currently live out of state and having someone you trust lead you through the transaction remotely is invaluable. Highly recommend!"


"Can't say enough great things about Keith's professionalism, competency, "getting the job done right", and especially, exceeding my expectations. I have dealt with four agents in past sales and experienced various issues, even being yelled at by one because my attorney faxed some papers to her home office in the evening, waking her up. Because of these bad experiences, and the uncertainty of the market at the time, I was most anxious about putting my condo on the market.Keith picked up the charge and brought in several qualified buyers right off, including one who made the offer I accepted within 22 days! I often saw him running around the condo building with balloons in one hand and flower arrangements in the other, on his way to yet another open house, but he was always there to answer all of my questions and take care of my business too. (By the way, those open houses are great for bringing in interested buyers, something my prior agents did not bother to do!) He knows how to find out what a buyer is looking for and match the property to it. He is a genuinely nice guy to deal with. Only wish I could bring him with me to my new location to find my new home!"


"As an experienced real estate investor and a home owner, I can confidently say that Keith Schumann is one of the best real estate agents in the market. We have recently closed one of the most complex deals I've ever had and I believe that a huge part of the success of this deal goes to Keith, as he has gone above and beyond to make it happen. He is very friendly, easy to communicate with and a down to earth person. He is also very knowledgeable and knows a lot of people, which helps sometimes to keep a difficult deal moving forward. We had all kinds of issues that came up starting from negotiation of price, repairs in the buildings, city violations, and a last minute discovery of a major electrical issue during the final inspection. It makes a huge difference to have a positive, patient, confident, smart, knowledgeable, experienced and motivated agent like Keith Schumann on your side. I highly recommend him. Thank you Keith for everything!"


"Keith is professional and gets the job done headache free! He sold my condo in 4 days for $5000 over my price and handled everything for me. What a pleasure to work with!"


"Keith is very professional...very personable...very passionate about his job...he took on the responsibility of selling this property with aplomb...we ran into a lot of hiccups with the buyer and he handled them very professionally and kept me informed all the way to the end...I would definitely use and recommend Keith for any future property sales."


"Keith came highly recommended to me by a trusted friend who told me that if anyone could tackle selling my house, it was Keith. The sale of my home came with many twists, turns and issues, all while I was experiencing significant health issues myself . Keith grabbed the bull by the horns and his can-do attitude and no-nonsense approach overcame everything that we encountered on the way to getting my house sold and closed. He handled everything to do with the house and left me to worry only about recovering from my health issue. What a relief ! He then found me an absolutely wonderful condo in the city that I couldn't be happier with, which also was actually a delightful process. So, as I sit here enjoying my new condo and my new life in the city, I can honestly say that Keith is the finest Realtor that I have ever worked with and I sincerely appreciate his hard work, tenacity and professionalism."


"Thank you for all of your professional assistance. You made the experience easy by educating me, keeping me updated and being available throughout the entire home buying process. Your positive attitude and reassuring demeanor made this entire process super easy. My dream home is now a reality. Thank you for your service!"


"Keith was engaged and focused on every aspect of the selling of my home. His professionalismm and attention to detail made a HUGE difference. THANKS KEITH!"


"Keith was honest, energetic, committed to my sale, and very easy to communicate with. Sold my condo in 1 day for over 97% of my asking price! He found me a beautiful home in a beautiful suburb in less than a week. Will absolutely call on him again for any real estate transactions. Excellent all around. Thanks, Keith!"


"Great experience working with Keith for selling and buying. He is very knowledgeable of the quickly changing real estate market and sold my place in less than a week for $30,000 more than any other sale in the building! I give him credit for streamlining the entire process and making both of my closings smooth and efficient. Looking forward to working with him again!"


"We worked with Keith for more than a year until we found the "perfect" place. He proved to be knowledgeable, in tune with our needs and always looking out for our best interests. He also had sold our condo quickly and painlessly for more than any other condo sold for our building. We highly recommend him!"


"Keith was always there for us. We actually did not plan on buying any property, but we just wanted to "look." He was well informed about the condo we purchased and easily answered our questions. After one look at one property, we had made a match! We made an offer within 15 minutes after walking out the door, and had the deal wrapped up 45 minutes later.It was a great experience and now we look forward to enjoying our purchase.Sallie and Ralph Smith"


"Keith Schumann was on top of everything at all times. He sold my condo in less than 30 days at 96% of the asking price: A miracle worker! I honestly could not be more pleased with his level of service; he got back to me immediately if I emailed or left a voice mail, answering all my questions whether important or trivial thereby negating all seller anxiety. He went above and beyond my expectations, gave excellent referrals for anything that needed to be done, was consistently professional and patient and friendly. I will recommend him to anyone and everyone!"


"Keith was a pleasure to work with. We were coming from out of town and had a large area we were considering. He was available whenever we called and really accommodated any need we had. Very happy with the whole process. Keith was very knowledgeable about the Chicago market, and helped us every step of the way during the home buying process. He is definitely in your corner and we would highly recommend him! Sincerely, Brian & Suzanne Felter"


"Keith was very helpful in every aspect of the transaction. We had a very fast closing and Keith knew of all of the logistics that would be involved regarding the condo association, legal matters and various other areas. He was very respectful and knew when to assist and, just as importantly, when not to. Just an overall good guy. Thanks Keith!"


"Keith was absolutely amazing to work with during my condo search! He was always on top of everything and promptly responded to all of my questions and requests. I highly recommend Keith and @properties!"


"Keith is professional, knowledgeable and was diligent in getting the best results for us in the sale of our condo. I would highly recommend him."


"Keith was great! He was very knowledgable about each area we were looking in which was super helpful being that we're relocating from out of state. He was an integral part of getting us a great price on our new home and we're so grateful for that! Keith Schumann is a Great Realtor!"


"My Broker was exceptional. He took the time to keep me informed, made recommendations and marketed the sale of my home with a level of professionalism that garnered results! I could not be happier... Keith is polite and knows the meaning of customer service. In a time where technology tends to take the lead, his personal touch made all the difference! Thank you, Keith and @ Properties!"


"Since this was our first purchase, Keith was very helpful to work with and in explaining the process to me, knowledgeable and professional and was also always up to chase things down in case anything was getting delayed. I am very happy with his work and have recommended him to other people!"


"Friendly, courteous, knowledgable and reliable. Dependable, patient, honest and ethical. Those are a few words to describe the most professional broker I have ever worked with. He found me a great home, was always available to answer the simplest of questions and was very easy to trust and depend on. Thanks Keith and @ Properties!"


"The thing we really appreciate of Keith Schuman was his patience. Also, his honesty and I didn't feel at all in any way that he was trying to screw us over. He couldn't have been any more helpful and guided us through our first home purchase. He was great!"



"I had a great experience with Keith. He is very knowledgeable about the leasing process and he was able to find a good tenant for us so quick."



"Our broker, Keith, was great. He was very patient and reassuring as this was our first home buying experience. He showed us several homes for our large family. Once we made a decision on our first home, Keith stood by our side throughout the whole process from beginning to end. He was in constant contact with us, answering our many questions. I commend his diligence and hard work. We are now completely moved in and absolutely love our new house. Thank you so much, Keith"



"Keith was awesome!! He's down to earth and very friendly. He made us feel like long time friends. We are/were first time home buyers and the process was challenging and frustrating, but Keith was always reassuring!! Even though he took the brunt of some of our frustrations!! Very professional. Nobody should be hesitant to use Keith or give him a call. It would be good idea to if you don't want to be lied to and have someone beating around the bush!! We love our new house and the deal we got! I will refer everybody I know!! Thanks Keith!!"



"Mr Keith Schumann was very helpful and made the process go very smooth, which made our job easier than we expected. Thanks, Ali and Sahar."



"Keith Schumann provided outstanding service throughout the whole process. His knowledge and experience are unsurpassed. We would highly recommend Keith to anyone looking to buy or sell property."



"Keith Schumann delivered on every level. Property sold in no time right at asking price. You can't go wrong with him. Great agent and a great guy."



"Keith was an incredibly valuable asset in my search for lodgings! He helped find me several excellent options, despite several challenges I faced. Once I had zeroed in on the space that best suited me, Keith was on top of every detail and got me a better deal than I thought was possible. After a lackluster experience with another broker, Keith's knowledge, drive and skills as a negotiator really saved the day! I will be recommending him to everyone I know! Keith is extremely professional. He puts the interests of his clients before his own, and truly seems to operate from a place of integrity. I am certain that the folks of @properties already know how driven, detail-oriented and competent Keith is. I'm happy to restate that here."



"I spent weeks discussing properties with Keith over the phone and via email before I arrived in Chicago and he was very responsive and kind. I had no idea what to expect from an "agent" as I've never worked with one before. Upon my arrival to Chicago he was in constant contact to get us on our apartment search, which was my top priority. I ended up having one of the most entertaining days, along with my friend who came to help. Keith took us on a great road trip of Chicago neighborhoods and landmarks, which really helped me gain a grasp on the city I now can proudly call home. We found the apartment that would be great for my husband and I the first day and Keith helped me get through what can be a confusing process to sign the lease. And his upbeat personality and hospitality made me feel at ease. If I settle here and am ready to buy, I will definitely call Keith!"



"Keith did a fantastic job leasing my rental apartment. The rental market in Chicago is hugely competitive, but Keith found me not one, but two qualified tenants in two days! Both tenants wanted the apartment and I wound up with a higher monthly rental agreement than I had originally anticipated! Great work, Keith, thank you!"



"Keith was very helpful in finding our apartment. I have always done apartment hunting by myself and never have gone through a broker. Usually, it is a stressful, time consuming experience and I end up settling for the first place that is "ok" and not really what I want. But with Keith, on almost a daily basis, he would send us properties to look at and look into and was very diligent on setting up viewings for us, making it simple and stress free. Thanks again!"



"Just wanted to say how much we really appreciated all Keith's help in the past few weeks in our hunt for an apartment. I had no idea how much the apartment market had changed, and had no idea it would be so difficult to get simple answers from some Realtors. Keith and @ Properties were so helpful and it was so appreciated by us. We will happily recommend Keith to all our friends and family, and will hunt him down when we decide to buy something ourselves. Thanks, Keith!"



"Keith was great! Very knowledgeable about the locations where we were looking and the specific properties. He was very friendly, professional and organized. The thing I liked the best is that Keith asked us what we where looking for and kept that in mind through the entire process. We got exactly what we wanted and we are very happy! Thanks Keith!"



"Keith was great! He was very knowledgable about each area we were looking in which was super helpful being that we're relocating from out of state. He was an integral part of getting us a great price on our new home and we're so grateful for that!"



"I highly recommend him, and he his diligent, punctual, knows and and practices his job at the highest level. He is a genius!"



"He worked on every step to find a great place, not only the place itself but neighborhood in terms of a convenient place to live. Good follow up. Very happy with Keith Schumann!"



"Keith was very helpful and accommodating. He truly listened to what we wanted and showed us great properties. We will recommend him to all of our friends and family!!"



"Keith was very kind and helpful during the apartment search process. His times were also flexible for showings which helped in finding an apartment pretty fast."



"I had a very good experience and would not hesitate to use Keith and @properties again!"