Lauren is a Chicagoland native and has experience in the Chicago real estate market since 2005. She has lived in several of Chicago’s diverse neighborhoods over the years and currently calls River North home. Lauren’s top priority is to provide her clients with superior market knowledge, care and attention throughout the home buying and selling process.
Unlike most Brokers, Lauren hopped into real estate right after college obtaining her real estate broker’s license while still earning her Bachelors Degree at the University of Illinois. There, she was a member of the Women’s Track & Field Team and found the fast paced world of real estate was a perfect fit for hardworking and competitive nature. And she wasn’t wrong – her hard work and passion for real estate was a perfect match and she has since earned numerous Top Producer awards over the years.
As a seasoned agent, she has a keen understanding of pricing her client’s property to sell averaging a sales price of 99.56% of asking price. Conversely, she has learned to really listen to her clients needs when purchasing which helps to achieve the ultimate goal of finding a perfect property and negotiate the best possible deal. Lauren is excited to combine her knowledge, passion and earnestness with Dream Town's exceptional and innovative marketing and customer care to continue providing the best experience for her clients – both buyers and sellers. She loves to meet new people and believes that it is important for everyone to have fun while engaging with clients to realize their real estate goals.
We highly recommend Lauren and definitely plan to call her next time we're in the market. She found us our dream home and helped us win the bid in a multi-offer situation. Then she guided us through the sale of our condo, patiently answering our many questions while getting us top dollar value.
A delight to work with!Now see if you can find me a 2 bedroom place in the same neighborhood with grass nearby for my hound
I contacted Lauren recently regarding selling my 30 E. Huron condo. She had been persistent in letting me know units for sale in my building and regular updates of the local real estate market. She did an outstanding job of marketing (5 days to sell) the unit and made the entire process easy by knowing the right people either for Attorney work, handy man work and many small details. She is very professional and I would give her a 5 star rating for a job well done. If I chose to buy another condo/home I would not hesitate to call her for her services. Rick Sofka
Lauren was awesome to work with! She was so helpful and really helped me find my new dream home!
Great marketing and market insights, rapid follow-ups, great negotiation.
Lauren was attentive, professional, reliable and went above and beyond to keep appraised of progress and activity on my unit, as well as relevant activity throughout the building. I was very impressed.
I had a fantastic experience with Lauren and her team. They were very professional and experienced and understood the market well and were able to get my unit under contract in the first week of listing. They had prepared the unit well and marketed it very efficiently resulting in quick sale. I was out of state for the sale however she went out of her way with all the logistics which was a Godsend for me. I would recommend her to my family and friends.
Lauren is phenomenal. Communication and understanding of our needs is second to none. I highly recommend working with her.
We've worked with Lauren twice now due to the fact that Lauren seems to care about the wants & needs of her clients no matter how difficult or time consuming they may be. Lauren knows the right questions to ask, what Red Flags need to be corrected, and when to walk away. My cousin recommended Lauren to us and I'll be sure to recommend Lauren to others looking to buy/sell in the Chicago market. Thanks for everything!
Lauren made the selling process incredibly easy; I would recommend her to anyone. My condo took months to sell, and despite that she stayed patient and pushed on. I am grateful for Lauren's help and only wish she could have received a larger chunk of commission from my property.
Lauren was knowledgeable and extremely helpful throughout the home buying process, and helped us get our dream home!
Excellent. Thoroughly professional. Prompt responses to all forms of communication.Gave sound advice and followed through closely and carefully from the beginning to the end of the transaction.
Two thumbs up, I will definitely recommend you to any friends looking to buy or sell.
I was truly amazed at how easy it was to sell our condo. I attribute this mainly to Lauren's experience and keen insight on the right amount of staging, painting, handling the Buyer's inspection findings, recommending contractors for painting and inspection remedies, and negotiating reasonable "buy outs" for unresolvable problems. I rate Lauren "top notch."
Lauren is the best. We've bought and sold many properties over the years and this was one of the best experiences we've had. She is knowledgeable, professional and best of all no surprises. She sold us a condo that wasn't on the market yet and we had an offer on our existing unit within 5 days of listing. She made the whole process easy. Highly recommended!
As a repeat customer it was great working with Lauren again. She gave honest and valuable advice and never rushed us. I would not only recommend her to everyone I wouldn't hesitate to work with her again. Truly an amazing and satisfying experience.
Lauren is knowledgeable, proactive, and a leader through the process, I would recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell in Chicago.
Lauren blew my expectations out of the water. The home she found for me was a home I never thought was possible. She really is great at what she does and makes it a life changing experience.
Very quick sale, very professional and pleasant. Responded very quickly to questions and made the overall experience very smooth.
5; She was extremely proactive as to all aspects of the transaction, especially making recommendations on best way to present the property, then finding quick and practical solutions to handling all details and making it as easy as possible to complete the transaction.
Lauren helped us with the purchase of our condo so it only made sense for Lauren to help with the sale when a job relocation back to NYC required us to sell. Lauren understood the timelines we were looking for and gave us valuable advice on getting the condo ready pre-listing and honestly all through out the sale of our home. We felt at ease that Lauren was the one showing our home and having strangers come in to look around while we were not there. Lauren also gave us piece of mind during the closing procedures since we were already back in NYC. Lauren's knowledge of the industry, market, region, demographics, all is definitely apparent and made the sale a very smooth experience for me and Ron.
Lauren made the sale of our condo so painless and easy. The unit was sold in just a couple of weeks. Since we live in the suburbs, she was always around for showings and if any issue came up, she dealt with it. Lauren was easy to communicate with and was very responsive to my texts and emails. She couldn't have done a better job.
Lauren made our sale so easy...she took care of everything!
Working with Lauren was a pleasure. Everything was a smooth process. She also made all parts of the process easy. All my questions were answered and all my worries were put at ease.
Lauren made our experience seamless and was an expert advisor throughout the process.
She was very helpful, professional, and knowledgeable.
Overall it was a great experience. Lauren kept following up to make sure I stayed on track.
Lauren was truly wonderful! She helped me along every step of the way. This was my first place and Lauren did an exceptional job helping me through the process and finding my dream condo. She provided personal recommendations for services and every single one of them were amazing! Lauren has proven that's she's incredibly hard working and dedicated to her clients. She genuinely cares and works hard to get you what you want. I am so grateful I've had the opportunity to work with her. I will continue to use Lauren for any real estate transactions in the future. I would recommend her to anyone! She really is the best!!!
I would recommend Lauren to anyone! She's 100% Real Estate Professional. She knows her marketplace, is resourceful and was completely honest in her suggestions for what needed to be done to my condo to appeal to the buyer! Her knowledge, reputation and client base, generated a quick sale at a competitive and fair price. Don't go anywhere else!
It was a pleasure to work with Lauren. She is a good mix of fun and professional. It made the experience enjoyable but also gave me confidence that I was going to get the best deal. More than anything though, I felt as though she really cared about my happiness with the purchase. It wasn't just a transaction and she didn't take any short cuts.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!!!!
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: 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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