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Chicago Realtor - Lauren Shimmon

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Lauren Shimmon

  • Office: 773.326.6532
  • Cell: 312.860.2346
  • Fax: 773.326.6533

Lauren Shimmon comes to Dream Town with over 5 years of experience in real estate. Having grown up in the western suburbs, and now residing in River North, Lauren has extensive knowledge of Chicago and all of its unique and diverse neighborhoods.

Previously focusing on new construction and investment real estate, the change in the market has recently shifted her focus. Lauren is one of the few short sale Certified Realtors in the city with a vast amount of knowledge in this growing sector of the market. She has helped numerous distressed homeowners get out from underneath their properties, as well as negotiated many short sales and foreclosures for her buyers. A contributing factor to her success with short sales and foreclosures is a result of her partnership with one of Chicago's leading foreclosure law firms.

More than ever before, knowledge is the key to providing exceptional service to your clients in this fast-changing and sometimes challenging real estate market. With Lauren's extensive background in investment real estate and now short sales and foreclosures, she can provide her buyers with the best chance to find the best deals. After all, buying a new home is a huge event in her client's life.

Lauren attended the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and was a member of the Women's Track & Field Team. She received numerous awards during her tenure at U of I and graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Sports Marketing. She prides herself on her work ethic and her passion for helping individuals achieve their ultimate goal, whether buying or selling in today's tumultuous market.

What My Clients Have To Say


  • If your are looking for a real estate agent Lauren Shimmon is the best professional in the industry. She will advice you very well in regards to the market value of the property and the profile of the potential buyers. In addition she carefully study the property and develop a strong marketing strategy in order to get the best results. Therefore she not only got me the full price I ask for, but also she sold my unit in a record time of 4 days!


  • Lauren did a terrific job helping us find our Gold Coast condo. She was patient with us as we learned the area, was proactive in keeping new listings in front of us, and ultimately found us just the right place. Thanks Lauren!


  • This was our second time working with Lauren and again we were very pleased with her services. She is very knowledgeable and gave us good advice along the way. Also, Lauren was always very fast in responding to all my emails and texts throughout the process. I would highly recommend her to anyone in the market to buy or sell their place.


  • I worked with Lauren to buy my new condo and to also sell my existing condo........all during Thanksgiving and Christmas. One would think this is a very stressful time, but Lauren's expertise and advice went beyond my expectations. First of all, finding my new home was a dream. I had no plans to make an offer during our first trip. Lauren knew exactly what I liked. This was supposed to be an exploration trip only. She saved the best showing for last! Lauren already had me pre-approved and I knew what I could afford. Consequently, I was able to quickly make a decision and made an offer. I didn't want to lose this phenomenal condo. Interest rates were great, location was fantastic, and the condo was breath taking and unique. Then Lauren helped me prepare for selling my existing condo. She has an unbelievable network: the legal team, the lender, the handyman, painter, and mover. Thanks to her contacts I was able to get my house ready to list in 1 short week between Christmas and New Years. Her advice on how and when to list was stellar. Who would think Jan. 3rd during a deep freeze is a good time to list? Not me.......but she sold my condo in 3 short days. Lauren had a professional photographer take my pictures. I'm convinced that is why there were well over 200 views on MLS the 2nd day it was listed. We had our first offer on day 2, yet there were several viewings scheduled the next day. This lead to 4 more offers. On day 3 we accepted an offer. I never expected to get a contract this fast. What a relief. From there, everything went like clock work. Whenever part of the process stalled, I never knew it. Lauren jumped in and moved things along. She went beyond the call of duty. My message to anyone looking for an agent, stop looking and call Lauren. You are in great hands.


  • Knowing Lauren personally, it was great to know that I would be looked after out of the gate! Having said that, Lauren was professional throughout and her knowledge of the area and business in general was abundantly evident - all of my (many) questions were answered comprehensively and with confidence (which can only be provided with a certain level of experience!). The only thing I found a challenge was understanding some of the hidden costs - this is much to do with my inexperience as a Brit and the nature of some of the unknowns (such as taxation) - a cost and potential hidden cost cheat sheet kind of thing might have helped with this in hindsight. I would definitely recommend Lauren and have already started recommending her to friends - it was a pleasure doing business with her!


  • We've been working with Lauren for a few years now and were finally able to find a place in Chicago as a 2nd home. If it weren't for her and her relationships with lenders and other realtors in the city, this deal would have fallen apart many times over. She put a lot of work to make sure we got to the closing table and we couldn't be happier! We highly recommend Lauren for anyone that's looking for someone to go the extra mile!


  • Lauren was very profesional, punctual and resourceful in responding to all my queries.


  • What a superb asset Lauren is to the Dreamtown team ! Accommodating, knowledgeable, and the ultimate professional - I can only offer the highest of praises to Lauren for making my transition from Sydney to Chicago as seamless as possible.


  • West Loop

    Lauren was very knowledgeable and responsive. Great experience!


  • Lauren was extremely helpful in the process of finding a property for us. During the period prior to closing, she assisted us in navigating thru the process of purchasing our condo. She provided us with support and her knowledge, which made the entire experience much easier. I would highly recommend her.


  • River North

    Lauren was incredibly helpful with the sale of my condo. A quick sale was important to me and she had a comprehensive plan from day one. Her extensive knowledge of the condo building, neighborhood, and market proved to be a valuable asset as well. Overall, I had a great experience with Lauren and would recommend her to anyone looking to sell in Chicago.


  • Lauren is the best realtor I have worked with, speaking as a lawyer, former real estate broker and buyer. She was incredibly patient with me, hardworking and very responsive. I have purchased my last two properties through Lauren and will continue to use her for all my real estate needs.


  • Lincoln Park

    Lauren was a pleasure to work with! She was extremely helpful with everything from pricing my condo, to coordinating the photos, as well as with all of the showings!! I had an offer within one week of listing! Lauren took care of everything, and definitely went the extra mile!


  • River North

    Lauren was very professional. She always made me feel as if I were her one and only client. Very high score for Lauren. She SELLS Real Estate!!!!


  • River North

    I recently completed a condo transaction with Dream Town and wanted to write you regarding the agent I was working with, Lauren Shimmon. As I am sure you are aware, she is a great agent. Specifically, in my transaction she really is the reason that the sale got back on track and she ensured the deal got done. We were dealing with an extremely difficult seller and Lauren stay focused through the whole transaction wearing many hats. She even educated the sellers realtor on how a real estate transaction should flow as he was less experienced. I can't thank her enough for going above and beyond in this transaction. She was constantly available to reassure me that she would get this done and she did. Also, the seller is a non real estate lawyer and tried to represent herself in the transaction which added another layer of complexity.

     I now have a great place to live and none of this would have happened unless Lauren was my agent. I'm not sure if there are any special write ups or awards that Lauren would be eligible for but this was an extremely difficult transaction on multiple levels, and I would like to nominate Lauren for this. Being a manager myself I know it's extremely difficult to find people that will work this hard for your organization and go above and beyond like Lauren did. I can't thank Lauren enough for all her help.


  • Lauren and Dreamtown Realty where amazing. Lauren was on top of every detail and always there to answer any and all questions and concerns that my wife and I may have had. What I thought would be a very difficult experience could not have turned out with a better result. I would strongly encourage anyone who is looking at a short sale proceedings to contact Lauren and let a true professional handle this challenging experience with for you.


  • Lauren was very thorough and timely with her help on my project. She took the lead and made sure I was kept informed.


  • Lauren was great! We took a long time to find our place and she was very patient with us and supportive. She helped us find a great place for a really good price. I felt confident having Lauren negotiate on our behalf because she is knowledgeable and experienced. She was also very helpful in providing referrals for the inspectors and attorney review.


  • Lauren: I believe your strength is a keen knowledge of the market from neighborhood to neighborhood, and of the buying process from soup to nuts. Working with you is like having a great tour guide in a foreign country. I look forward to working with you again.

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