Initially attracted to the real estate industry as an investor, Megan soon learned that the process of buying or selling a home could be a complicated and complex one. She became passionate about educating home buyers and sellers on every step of the real estate process, from finding a good mortgage product or setting a list price, to obtaining a thorough inspection and getting a responsive attorney.
Having earned an economics degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, she's committed to assisting men and women empower themselves through real estate. Specifically, she advocates achieving freedom, building equity, taking advantage of tax benefits, and investing through homeownership.
Megan, and her dedication to preparing for a financially secure future, has been featured in Black Enterprise Magazine, and other local publications.
Prior to joining Dream Town, Megan worked as a senior account executive for a top public relations firm in Chicago.
As a Chicago native, she's committed to giving back to the community. A portion of each commission she earns is donated to a not-for-profit organization.
Megan is an amazing realtor. She went above and beyond for us throughout the entire home-buying process. Our home search criteria were unique and our search took time but Megan was patient, responsive and attentive throughout and she found a house that was perfect for our family! She was always thorough, knowledgeable and completely professional. She truly sets a standard of excellence. We are so glad that we met Megan and we feel like we gained not only a great home buying experience but also a friendship. Thanks Megan!
We absolutely love Megan! She is our go-to real estate professional. We have purchased a number of condos in the Chicago area and sold our home, all with Megan by our side. Megan is a joy to work with. Very knowledgable, an excellent negotiator, outstanding listener and very professional. All that and a wonderful person, too. We are so fortunate to have found her! Linda, Gold Coast
Megan is professional, proactive, thorough and consultative - all that you'd want as you navigate through such a significant decision as purchasing or selling a home. In a word, exceptional!
Megan did a phenomenal job as my real estate agent and far exceeded any expectation. This is my first time buying a home, and I had LOTS of questions. She was informative, patient, understanding, proactive, and generally went over and beyond to help me find a home and secure it. She put on multiple hats, just to help me the best way she could. One example of going out her way include suggesting and completing a letter-writing campaign when she learned I wanted to live on a certain block. When I finally found my home (on another street), I was comfortable I (we) had exhausted every option on Oakenwald. Another example was her following up with various parties for me to do work my lender required. Megan provided me with contacts for various items - including a real estate attorney that caught a key error during closing. Very importantly, Megan exposed me to several lending options/programs and I was ultimately able to work with one of them and get a 1.94% loan rate with most closing costs paid (even though I do not qualify for most programs with income caps). She always maintained the utmost professionalism, and I know I am a demanding client. I recommend Megan to anyone looking for a home, and was very fortunate to have her on my team!
Megan was exceptional! We were first time home buyers with big dreams and a small budget. She was patient and accommodating as we asked millions of questions and looked at just as many homes. The closing process was a bit rocky due to outside factors, but Megan navigated us through it and was a staunch advocate for our best interests. We couldn't be happier with our new place. We loved working with Megan and have recommended her to all our friends. She is simply amazing!
From the very start, Megan has been professional, knowledgeable, and courteous. She walked me through every step, quickly communicated with me on every update, and stood up for my needs. She's been a joy to work with! I'm so very glad I went with her on getting my first condo and recommend her to anyone looking for a great agent.
I was a first-time home buyer and I began my search with Megan as a referral from a work colleague. From day one, Megan provided me with so much great knowledge; knowledge of home-buying, what to expect as our next steps, and the options I may want to consider. We searched many properties. Some were potential fits to my needs and some were clearly not. The thing I liked most about Megan was her honesty and her clear concern with finding MY PERFECT property, rather than simply making a sale. I will not hesitate to recommend Megan to my friends and family. Ryan, Andersonville
My husband and I were looking to sell our condo in order to shorten our respective commutes. After meeting with two other realtors one of which was a recommendation from a family member, I heard about the great work Megan is known for through a friend, we met with Megan, and what struck me was her honesty. Other realtors told us what we wanted to hear, but Megan broke down the comparable sales in our area and made sure we understood the entire process before we signed with her. Since we had only one comparable sale near our asking price, we made the process challenging for her from the outset. That said; Megan provided the knowledge, professionalism, support, and perseverance to usher us to closing faster than I would have thought possible. She understood our goals and, when obstacles complicated matters, she reminded us of the bigger picture that we had communicated to her in our first meeting. Her talent and sheer will to push us to the finish line empowered us to dig deeper to make the sale happen at a stressful time. Always two steps ahead, Megan provided advice and suggestions at the right time. Megan really went above and beyond our expectations. We are so appreciative of her efforts and are proud to call her a friend. Thank you, Megan for bringing us closer to achieving our dreams as a family. The Griffins, West Town
10 STARS! I am beyond pleased with the professionalism provided by Megan! She went above and beyond the call of duty. We had an unusually challenging set of circumstances to deal with in the purchase of my home; when others would have given up, she took the initiative and truly went the extra mile to make sure the deal closed. It was so reassuring to know that I had someone on my side who would fight for my dream as if it were her own. Megan is persistent, creative, patient, and extremely thorough. I am so grateful for Megan and wouldn't think of calling anybody else for my next home purchase! Thank you! Janeen, Hyde Park
Megan I really enjoyed working with you. It was truly a pleasure. Your hard work, dedication and just all around genuineness to helping my daughter and I find a great property to live in. As a first time home buyer I really appreaciated that. I look forward to doing more business with you. Shante Richardson, Pill Hill
In my search for a great agent, I found Megan and I haven't looked back since. She is the ultimate professional: knowledgeable, patient, dependable, and personable. Most importantly, she had my back. I couldn't have chosen a better person to work with during the purchase of my new home. Have fun, stay calm and get ready to find your dream home with Megan J. Stewart, I did! Allegra Martin, South Shore
We selected Megan from the Dream Town website. This was our first home purchase and Megan did an outstanding job of making us feel comfortable and educating us about the home buying process. She patiently explained each step, from reviewing locations, setting up home appointments to making an offer and completing the closing. Using a mix of online resources, email and phone she was flexible and available for our questions and concerns. We would definitely recommend Megan for your next home purchase. Adam and Charlene, Rogers Park
It was a pleasure having you as a real estate agent. You showed me condominiums which configured to my criteria. I appreciated your focus and how fast you were able to collect all the documentation needed to close. Thank for you help and support, making my dream become a reality. Harley Martin, Woodlawn
We could not have been more honored to have Megan as our realtor. Not only was she dedicated, she was there for our every question. As first time home owners, she took the time to explain every detail and had our best interest in mind. The best part about everything is that we closed 5 days before our 4th anniversary and that meant so much to us.
My family truly appreciates all the hard work and dedication you've given to us. As first time home buyers I was unaware of the ins and outs of owning but through your professionalism and unwavering patience you helped make this experience a wonderful one. Again thank you for everthing -- we will forever be grateful! Iysha Scott and family, Morgan Park
Our experience with Megan went beyond our expectations. Her knowledge, empathy, good humor, hard work, and dedication were remarkable and a rare find in today's world. We definitely recommend her. You won't be disappointed. Laura Durnell, Albany Park
As first time home buyers, Megan was everything we could have wanted in an agent: she was very knowledgeable and diligent (immediately responding to our calls and emails, working through nights and weekends on our behalf) but more importantly she was always patient and would tell us frankly whether she thought a property was a good deal. In the end she found exactly the home we had imagined, in the neighborhood we wanted, at the right price -- and we found a great friend. Nick and Simrit, Lakeview
I had wonderful experience with Megan as my realtor. She is very detailed and knowledgeable about the entire home buying process. I never felt pressured to buy and she was always available for any questions. I will definitely use Megan again!Angala Gaz, Hyde Park
Being a first time home buyer was a scary experience. Megan made my experience a joyous one!!! Not only did she walk me through the process, she was extremely knowledgeable in the areas I needed extra info in. She was in tune with my needs regarding cost and location. I am now in my "Dream House". Dream Town has one heck of a Staff Member on their "Dream Team". Thanks Megan!Angela King, Avalon Park
Our buying experience with Megan Stewart of Dream Town was outstanding, from start to finish. It started with the Dream Town website. The site was very easy to navigate around and contained great information. We spent lots of time reviewing properties on the site to help us narrow our selection. The website was where we connected up with Megan. We can't say enough about Megan. She was extremely knowledgeable, professional, helpful, honest and just fun to be with as we progressed through our purchase experience. We have bought many homes over the years, in different states, and I can honestly say Megan was the most thorough and responsive agent we have ever had. The condo-world was a new experience for us (with assessments, co-ops, parking purchases, etc. !). Through it, Megan was there to explain and ask all the right questions, both of us and the property owners and their agents. I would recommend Dream Town over and over again. Thank you, Megan!Linda and Dave, Gold Coast
We worked with Megan for several months in 2007 to purchase a home near Jason's new job in southern Chicago while we were living in Nashville, TN. Eventually, with Megan's help, we found exactly what we were looking for in Evergreen Park. In April, after talking to a few different agents, we were quickly convinced that we wanted to work with Megan. Even while we were still in Nashville and only able to look at houses online, Megan's obvious willingness to help was entirely evident to us; she was always very prompt and informative in her communication with us. When we traveled to Chicago for 10 days to find our home-to-be, Megan's input was invaluable. One of her greatest strengths is her ability to truly listen to her clients. As she became more familiar with our own tastes, preferences, and priorities, she tailored the list of homes we were to visit during our limited time, a process aided by her extensive knowledge of the market and neighborhoods. Megan was also attentive to issues we might not have realized without her guidance, such as neighboring properties or the amount of closet space in a home. After we found the house we wanted to purchase (she probably knew by our reactions to seeing the home that we wanted to buy even before we had settled on that decision!), Megan worked with us and the selling agent to negotiate and draw up an appropriate sales contract. This turned out to be more difficult that any of us had anticipated, in part because we had to be back in Nashville during part of the process. Although the selling agent often seemed discourteous and unwilling to negotiate reasonably, Megan's impeccable professionalism and exceptional courtesy shone through, and she helped us arrive at terms we found satisfactory. We thank Megan for all the help in getting to the point of first-time homeowners and recommend her wholeheartedly to anyone looking to purchase a home. Thanks again, Megan!!!Rachel and Jason, Evergreen Park
Megan was an ABSOLUTE JOY to work with! I could not have asked for a more pleasant and thorough buying experience. As a single, first-time buyer, I was a little intimidated by the process; but, Megan not only helped me, she ensured that I UNDERSTOOD every aspect of my buying process. She exceeded my expectations and I truly feel that she helped me make decisions that were in my best interest. Thanks so much, Megan!Danielle Davis, Hyde Park
I could not have asked for a better 1st time home-buying experience. Coming from out of town, I felt it would be difficult to get an idea of the market in such a short period of time. Megan took special care of me and made sure I felt completely comfortable from the moment I contacted her to final closing. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to purchase or rent in the Chicago area! Thanks Megan! Jay BhatlaEdgewater
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