Dream Town Realty's Chicago Real Estate Agent

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

  • Christian Marinas

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


  • Jennifer Polaschek

    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.


  • Kellen Monti
    West Loop

    Lauren was very knowledgeable and responsive. Great experience!


  • Carol N/a

    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.


  • Joe Capadona
    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.


  • Howard Levine

    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.


  • Lauren McGinty
    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!!!!


  • Lisa Vicicondi
    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.


  • Nick Kelly

    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.


  • Mac Shimmon

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


  • Elisa Hamilton

    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.


  • Robert Arroyo

    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.