Ask for Sam
2014 President of Women's Council of Realtors
Top Producer 2012 & 2013,
Awarded by the Chicago Association of Realtors
A real estate professional since 2002, Sam is passionate about making the industry better through educating consumers regardless if you work with her or not, peer to peer sharing no matter what company you work for, or through her volunteer work as the 2016 Women's council of REALTORS Illinois State President, 2014 Women's Council of REALTORS Chicago Chapter President, Game Day Operations Manager of the Chicago Force, a Women's Semi-Professional Tackle Football Team (2013 National Champions), as well as an active member of the Chicago Association of Realtors Professional Standards Committee. You can follow Sam on facebook.com/askforsam to see what she's up to at anytime.
A transplant to Chicago by way of Rochester, NY where she went to school at the Rochester Institute of Technology and Delaware where she grew up. Sam lives in the West Loop and simply LOVES it. City living offers tons and tons of options and opportunities to explore is both daunting and thrilling. She loves to check out Chicago sports from the big teams to the depth of women's offerings like the WNBA's Chicago Sky, Chicago Force semi-pro women's tackle football, Windy City Rollers roller derby and even Northwestern's phenomenal lacrosse team. As an east coaster her sports heart is in field hockey, another great reason to head to Northwestern. She's not all about sports, however. She's been spotted at Chicago museums, ushering at the Goodman Theatre, exploring Chicago architecture, chowing down at the Taste of Chicago, volunteering at the Warrior Dash, Shamrock Shuffle and Chicago Marathon as well as playing at the dog beach to name just a few of her favorite things.
Sam is thrilled to be working at Dream Town Realty, a company that both compliments her team's not so inner geek and also supports the growth of the geek for the benefit of the team, the company and the industry.
Sam is passionate about technology both personally and professionally, her family - Jen her partner/wife together since 1992 and their 2 doggies - chocolate lab, AFIS (named after the fingerprint database) and black lab CODIS (named after the DNA database). Her family has an addiction in volunteering and giving back. Commonly in real estate, clients leave items behind in their property so she actively works to put useful items in the hands of people who can use them, from furniture to guitars to blenders and clothes, together her and her partner fill a 24 foot truck of donations each year with their very successful building drive. She continues to try and HACK the live/work balance by being a TRULY MOBILE and PAPERLESS Agent.
We chose Sam because she was an lgbt agent. She seemed capable and we did end up selling our home. This being said, unfortunately Sam was not accessible by phone and when we were able to connect she would defer to the real estate lawyer. We were buying a home in Denver and the contrast between our agents was astounding. The Denver agent made us feel like he was earning his money. Sam made us feel like we were a bother. This may or may not be accepted as constructive criticism but I hope it is taken this way. Sam is smart and capable but needs to work on her customer service after signing with a client. I wish her all the luck and success with some tweaks. Thanks, brian and Kevin
My experience with Dream Town was fantastic. Sam was responsive to every question. She made a point of telling me part of her job was education and not to apologize for asking a lot of questions. If it had not been for Sam and her creative thinking, we would have lost the house that was perfect for us.
I had a wonderful experience with this sale. Sam helped guide me toward making all the right decisions to getting the highest sale price we could in a competitive market. I look forward to working with you again!
Working with Sam was awesome! From our first conversation through the entire process, Sam was always available. Wheher establishing a great web presence with fantastic pictures, holding open houses, always being willing to discuss options, offering sage advice, or maintaining a positive attitude and sense of humor, Sam is what you dream of in an agent. Weâ??ve bought and sold multiple homes and take it from us, Sam is the best!
Working with Sam to sell our Lincoln Square condo was a wonderful experience! She responded to all of our questions quickly (first time sellers!) and provided connections to contractors/specialists when needed. Most importantly, her real estate expertise yielded multiple competitive offers within a week(ish) -- incredible for a December listing! Sam is a real gem. If you want a realtor that treats you like a real person and has the guts to be honest, I give Sam my highest recommendation!
Sam provided a professional experience with personalized attention, making what can sometimes be a daunting venture, a most pleasant one! Certainly, if anyone can, Sam can!
Sam & Christina were an amazing team that helped us find and purchase our dream home! Christina is a skilled negotiator, exceptionally detail-oriented, very knowledgeable advisor. We were very lucky to have her lead us through the process.
Sam was great and I would use her again for any transaction
DUDE! thorough, communicated frequently, got us above asking price and sold in 48 hours! Will use them anytime we get a chance! Cannot say enough good things!
Very good experience having Sam sell our house; the staged photos and 3-D tour were a big plus. It is clear that Sam is an experienced agent, she knows the market well and she provided excellent advice during the sale process. She is also very accessible and responsive. We would recommend Sam to anyone interested in buying or selling a home in Chicago.
We had a nightmare of a rental property. Sam helped us rent it for several years until we were were in a position to sell. Then she made the sales process very easy for us. Thanks for 7 years of your dedicated help Sammy!
Sam Powell was my agent and go to problem solver for years. She acted as my rental agent for the property I held in the South Loop for several years. During those years she found me reliable, responsible tenants and helped me with every issue I had along the way. I live in Southern California so I wasnâ??t able to manage things easily on my own. Sam found me contractors and service professionals and made the experience of being a long distance landlord as easy and stress free as it possibly could have been. When I finally decided to sell, Sam made that experience semless and effortless as well. Sheâ??s honest, experienced, incredibly capable and patient. I would do business with her again a million times over. I truly canâ??t say enough about what a pleasure it was to be able to work with her over the years. If you are looking for someone to help you buy, rent or sell, you wonâ??t find anyone better than Sam!
Christina made the whole process easy to understand and stress-free. Not only did she share her expertise and concerns when visiting properties, but also partners with an experienced inspector and real estate attorney. 100% sure I will return when it's time to buy my next property!
I thought selling my loft was going to be a long complicated process. Sam and her crew made everything easy to understand and my loft sold way quicker than I originally anticipated it would. If I ever buy again in Chicago I am definitely going with Sam!
You did an excellent job as our realtor, keeping us posted throughout the listing/sales process with prompt follow through on all of our questions and concerns (including legal matters). Your experience and knowledge of the realty market in our neighborhood was invaluable and your consummate professionalism is sincerely appreciated!
We love Sam! This is the second time we've worked with her. During the entire process, she was incredibly communicative, reassuring and kept fighting to get us where we wanted to be. I would hesitate to do any real estate business in Chicago without calling her first! Her team was just as amazing and attentive as she was.
Fast and furious was the best way to explain our experience. Sam attracted qualified buyers ready to buy and positioned our condo and building to the buyer's team as the best home for them. Regardless of the 'rumors' of our buildings problems, Sam made this a non-issue, because she understood the qualities of the building and condo were greater in the long term investment for the buyer. Sam is a very busy person but she would respond via text quickly and efficiently. Sam also secured a top notch photographer that showcased our home beautifully, I was proud to have my home listed as the photographer created a glamorous (still shots & video) look, that represented our home exactly as it looked in person. The images were the best I have seen, I looked around at other sites and my home photos were high-end magazine quality! The sale of our home was painless, just a tad nerve racking on my part and as I said before so quick. I would recommend Sam to my friends in the same building or in other homes around Chicago. Sam always had our best interest at heart and soothed my nervous along the way. I have not bought and sold many homes so I would get nervous about what is normal to Sam, but let me tell you, I'd do it again if Sam was handling my listing. Sam surrounds herself with the best experts in their field, i.e. legal council, photographer, all purpose handyman, etc. and this made our overall experience not only seamless but pain free of headaches and heartaches. Sam has my vote for Agent of the Year! Best Regards, Belinda Barbosa
Absolute pleasure working with your team. Christina was so great at every turn in the process. We will recommend your agency to ANYONE moving to Chicago.
I have worked with Sam and her wonderful and amazing team for over 17 years. Buying, selling and renting properties out with her is the most easiest and painless real estate experience you can ever hope to have. She crosses the "i's", the "t's" and every other letter. From her lightening fast responses to ever little question you have (from wherever she is!) to her awesome techie experience (shout out to Dot Loop!) is top notch. I will continue to use Sam and her team for all of my real estate needs!!
5+ Knowledge, energy, support. I truly could not have acquired a "Home" more suitable to my personality and budget in record-breaking time. I would recommend her and her team in a heartbeat!!!!!
Sam is the best out there! She's an amazing person which certainly shines through her work. Will continue to recommend that everyone call when they have real estate needs.
Sam properly set the tone on what to expect for our listing. She offered realistic comps to help set the price. And she provided valuable input during offer negotiations. I would recommend Sam as a fantastic resource for anyone's real estate needs!
From start to finish always felt like I was the only client. So very thankful for everything and making me feel special.
Sam was great to work with and always available!
Thanks Sam for your expertise during the sales process of our condo! You were quick to respond to emails and very knowledgeable regarding all the ins and outs of the real estate questions we received! We will certainly recommend you to anyone looking for assistance to buy or sell! Thanks again!! Barbara
Honest, professional, wonderful personality, fair, objective, intelligent, and so much more . . . .
Sam Powell was very thorough and made shopping for a home a very pleasant experience. Sam was very knowledgeable and shared her expertise with us. We have dealt with realtors in the past and Sam went above and beyond what other realtors do. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Sam to anyone looking for a superb realtor!
It was very enjoyable working with Sam. She was very knowledgeable and accommodating with my work schedule.
Sam was amazing! She bent over backwards and busted her butt to help us find our dream place. Taking us out on Christmas Eve at our request, nights, days, anytime we waved she was there! I would absolutely recommend her to friends and family!
Sam was great. There were two other units for sale in my building; with her pricing strategy, I got an offer three days after listing. In addition to Sam's market expertise, she made everything easy: forms and disclosures all on line; running positive and diplomatic "interference" with the buyers and their various concerns. Finally, I love Sam's energy. She was on top and out front from beginning to end. A very satisfying experience.
Nobody better than Sam Powell. Highly professional with a true caring spirit. She put us at ease by watching out for best interest and made the whole buying process a pleasure.
There is no other agent in this city that can even hold a candle to Sam Powell! Service, intelligence, humor, trust, efficiency. These barely scrape the surface in describing the amazing traits Sam brings to the table.
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