Overall 5 star rating out of 15 reviews
"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."
"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 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 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."
"My husband and I moved from a rural town in New Hampshire to Chicago. We both thought we wanted something different, he vintage, and I, a high rise complex. Lauren was excellent at listening and helped us find a condominium that we both love. She understood that we like to be active outdoors and found us a place near the lake. That made the transition from NH a little easier as we were used to just walking out our front door to run and bike in the woods. She was not at all "pushy" which worked well for us. When she did not know the answer to a question, she researched it quickly and got right back to us. We both enjoyed working with Lauren."
"Lauren was incredibly respectful in dealing with my property and her attention to details and responsiveness helped to close the deal quickly while accommodating all parties involved. It was a pleasure to work with her and I highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for a professional who makes your needs her priority."
"My husband and I relocated to the Chicago area from southern Missouri in late Summer 2016. We were both new to the area and first time home buyers, so we needed a realtor we could trust and who was patient to walk us through all the steps. Lauren Shell helped us navigate a stressful buying process and she was by far the least stressful and most helpful part of the experience. Lauren went above and beyond by attending our inspection in our place, and advocating on our behalf wherever necessary with our lender, lawyer, and other parties. She was extremely responsive and supportive throughout the entire process by answering my texts, emails, and phone calls at virtually all hours and days of the week. I also really appreciated Lauren's knowledge and recommendations about local restaurants. Every place we have tried on her recommendation has been stellar!"
"Lauren was a joy to work with searching for and finally landing our first home purchase. She was very respectful of our time and took time to show us a variety of properties. She really helped us feel comfortable looking for a place to live, but didn't sugar coat it when it came to the realities that came to our budget. Overall she was very genuine, and that's what I appreciated most about our experience with Lauren. I would highly suggest her to anyone looking in the Chicago area!"
"We couldn't be any happier to have Lauren as our broker. Lauren is superb! She has gone above and beyond helping us in every steps throughout the entire process of home purchase. Lauren is extremely thoughtful, organized and efficient, and she has excellent communication skills which makes this such a great experience for first time home buyer like us. She listened to her clients' needs and she delivered them. Lauren is a professional, and she sincerely cares and wants the best for her clients. All in all, Lauren is just a wonderful person with a beautiful soul. We're very grateful for everything she has done for us!"
"Lauren is incredibly nice and helpful. She presented us with a lot of options when it came time to rent an apartment, and helped find us the perfect one. Highly recommend her!"
"We had the good fortune of meeting Lauren at the start of our apartment search. We were relocating from out of state and pretty clueless about the Chicago real estate market. Lauren is an excellent communicator and was a pleasure to work with. She went out of her way to make us feel comfortable throughout the entire process. I highly recommend Lauren to anyone searching for a home in the Chicago area."
"Lauren is a rockstar, the absolute gold standard. From our first contact to move-in, she went above and beyond to take care of our needs - she just gets things done. We needed to find a place at short notice and she jumped through hoops to make it happen, moving other things around and juggling a million details with aplomb - without letting anything fall through the cracks. We found her to be highly skilled / experienced, detail-oriented, diligent, and conscientious to a fault. She is absolutely spectacular at what she does, but beyond that, genuinely cares about what best serves her client's needs (even unstated ones). She over-delivered on our expectations, even executing activities that the other party's broker was supposed to do - all to help ensure a quick, smooth transaction. She dealt with delays, last-minute changes and flared tempers with grace and thorough professionalism. She's a broker extraordinaire, but perhaps more important, is a really nice human being who thinks of you as a person first and a client second. She exudes a rare poise that inspires confidence and equanimity. Having her on our side made a stressful time much smoother. Hard to believe she's this good, but give her a call - she exists!"