Temple Schultz brings her real estate clients a vast understanding of Chicago's different neighborhoods, developed through her education in urban planning and years of experience working within the city's schools and park district. Her career has taken her to every part of the city, and she's proud to have worked closely with communities throughout both the north and south sides of Chicago.
Prior to her real estate career, Temple worked as a teaching artist for Ravinia, developing arts curriculum for some of Chicago's most underserved schools. She taught music at the Old Town School of Folk Music for over 10 years. After getting her Masters in Urban planning, Temple managed the arts programming for the Chicago Park District's Cultural Centers. She also has a particular expertise in the city's rich cultural offerings, having worked on the City of Chicago 2012 Cultural Plan by devising maps of cultural entities for aldermen in all 50 Chicago wards. This community driven work has given Temple the ability to focus and recall the assets and challenges that characterize each unique neighborhood and a special insight and ability to match clients with not only the property they're looking for, but also the best community for their needs. "I like to open my clients' eyes to options they might not have considered," she says. "I don't just think about how a home looks today and how it stands as a structure - I think about the surrounding community's history and future."
In addition to real estate, Temple is a property manager. She owns two investment properties in addition to her home. She loves to work with clients that are purchasing or selling investment properties and has spent hours on Excel calculating the right formulas to make sure her clients receive a desirable return on their investment. She has a wealth of knowledge in rental property management and landlord responsibilities in the state of Illinois.
Temple lives with her family in a historic bungalow within the West Ridge area of Rogers Park, where she is fond of the ethnic diversity and various parks. She enjoys gardening, working out, volunteering at her children's school, and teaching private lessons in piano, voice and guitar from her home.