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Sheldon Salnick

Chicago Real Estate Expert

Mobile - 312.498.5080

About Sheldon




Sheldon arrives at Dream Town with more than 25 successful years in Chicago real estate. With a focus on luxury properties, Sheldon has sold condominiums, lofts and single family homes ranging from $1 to $5 million, many built by Chicago’s most prestigious developers and architects. He is particularly well-versed in (and fond of) the city’s Mies van der Rohe buildings, as he subscribes to the architect’s notion that it’s all in the details.

Sheldon’s expertise has earned him coverage in the Chicago Sun Times, offering advice to buyers on purchasing new construction. Sheldon has also lent his knowledge to many of the area’s popular real estate blogs and websites, while continuing to share news, tips and the “inside story” of Chicago real estate on his own blog, mrchicagoluxuryrealestate.com.

Before his real estate career, Sheldon worked as an advertising and marketing executive for Fortune 1000 companies, and that experience has served him well with creative marketing skills and client-focused attention that helps determine, meet and exceed expectations.


A Client-Focused Approach with Buyers and Sellers

When working with buyers, Sheldon completes a personalized needs analysis to determine what each client wants in his or her Chicago real estate purchase, from broad information like the type of building desired, down to specific amenities and hard-to-find features. His clients have ranged widely from those looking to purchase a second home in the city, to those ready to build a new construction home from the ground up.

In selling Chicago homes, Sheldon uses his creativity and expansive familiarity with the luxury market to develop successful marketing strategies that achieve timely results. He keeps his clients informed on market conditions, provides follow-ups after showings and works to build a widespread exposure of a property, with a strong focus online where home-buyers begin their search.


Proven History in Chicago Home Sales

With a reputation for smart real estate negotiation, exceptional client rapport and eagle-eye attention to detail, Sheldon has a number of proven results that set him apart from other Chicago brokers. His sales history includes luxury properties in some of Chicago’s most sought-after neighborhoods like Lincoln Park, the Gold Coast and Lakeview, including:

2550 Lakeview (Lincoln Park 2550) Condo $2.75 million
1845 Orchard Single-Family Home $5 million
1755 N Mohawk Single-Family Home $3 million
401 N Wabash (Trump Tower) Condo $2.7 million
401 N Wabash (Trump Tower) Condo $1.3 million
2636 N Greenview Single-Family Home $1.625 million
1530 N Wolfram Single-Family Home $1.48 million
65 East Monroe Condo $1.277 million
240 Illinois Penthouse Condo $1 million


The Art of Negotiation

Negotiating a real estate deal is where a broker’s experience is crucial. Sheldon knows that the smallest detail can make a difference in the price of a home and closing a good deal. But equally important is keeping the client informed, which is why Sheldon believes in constant communication, especially during the negotiation period. He will never speak for a client and will always consult with him or her before communicating with others involved.

If you’re looking for the knowledge and attentiveness to make the most out of your next Chicago real estate transaction, contact Sheldon Salnick at (312) 498-5080, by email at ssalnick@dreamtown.com, or at his website, chicagosluxuryrealestate.com.

What Sheldon's Clients Say

Professional, knowledgable, committed

Thanks for excellent work in selling my condo! You were always there to answer any questions and provide good direction.

We greatly appreciated his honest and straight forward feedback on the homes we were interested in. This was especially important as we shopped for our home from NY and Sheldon viewed many homes for us, saving us numerous trips. Ultimately, with this guidance we were able to land the perfect home.

After contacting Shelly through his website, we quickly realized how fortunate we were to have found a first-rate realtor over the Internet. In helping us purchase our first condo in the city, Shelly looked out for our best interests and was always completely honest - a quality we value above all others. We have recommended Shelly to our friends and family, many of whom now have their own success stories thanks to Shelly! Jason & Laura Elster

As out of town clients, we were in need of a knowledgeable realtor who knew the Chicago market. We were fortunate enough to find Sheldon Salnick via the internet! Our expectation were to not waste the time we had while in Chicago. We gave Sheldon the criteria that we were looking for in a condominium. During our first visit he showed us a variety of options and he zeroed in in our specific needs. We were able to quickly narrow down our options and found the perfect fit in a limited amount of time. Closing went smoothly and like clockwork! Sheldon was always professional, friendly, and we highly recommend him as your Chicago realtor. Bob & Ellie Hudson

We write this note, though far too late, to tell you of the excellent service we received from agent Sheldon Salnick. This time last year, we were preparing for a complicated, somewhat unwanted move from Connecticut to Chicago. After being connected with Sheldon, relaying our needs and time frame, he went right to work. Within days he emailed, faxed, phoned available listings, answered questions promptly and did a lot of "hand- holding" in general. Before we knew it we were ready to start looking. Sheldon lined up 25-30 (maybe more) properties for us to consider in a two day time frame last May. I write this note from our selected property. Sheldon's professionalism, knowledge and patience smoothed our transition before, during and after our move. We have purchased several homes over the past 27 years and never have been taken care of so well in the process by an agent. When the opportunity arises, we always recommend Sheldon and Rubloff and will in the future. Just thought you should know, though we suspect you already do! Chuck Stewart & David Wentroble

As first time home buyers we met with many of the stresses and concerns that I imagine are common for a couple in this situation. In many ways, our decision to pick and stay with Sheldon made the process the best that it could have been for the two of us. Sheldon patiently walked us through properties, listened to our needs, gave us honest feedback, showed us direction when we needed it and made every effort to be there for us and reassure us throughout the entire process of buying a home. He asked questions that we had no idea needed to be asked, referred us to very high quality sources for both a mortgage broker and inspection agents, looked out for us and always did his best to make sure that we would walk away from our purchase happy. Sheldon is an excellent businessman, he understands that the key to building a long and successful practice is a genuine desire to do a good job for his clients and we plan on working with Sheldon for all of our sales and purchases until he chooses to retire from the field. Adam Breashears & Allison Smith

Shelly is a miracle worker! We recently put him in a challenging situation: find a condo that would meet our needs for investment potential, while pleasing our first tenants - our son and his fiancee who both just graduated from law school. We all absolutely love our new place in Uptown, where we're happy with the price and possibilities, the kids are happy with the space and location, and Shelly's excellent service (and patience with the kids who were first-time property hunters) made it our smoothest home-purchase experience ever. Brent and Dr. Barbara Brotine

Sheldon is professional, knowledgeable, available, helpful, prompt, and most of all, he is a good friend who listened to our every word. The Hopps

Sheldon was the most professional, personable and honest person to deal with. He kept us well informed and made finding and buying a new home a true pleasure. The Kennedys

If you are buying a home I highly recommend Sheldon Salnick. Sheldon is a straight shooter with great Chicago real estate knowledge and an excellent eye for value. He is prompt, thorough and honest and he makes the extra effort to find the best home within your price range. As first-time buyers we had little idea of what to buy, what to spend or where to look. Sheldon worked with us to understand our budget and needs and took the time to educate us every step of the process. He showed us over 50 homes in five weeks in four different neighborhoods. We could not be happier with the home we purchased or with our experience working with Sheldon. We would have never found our home without him. Andrew Jessen

Shelly did a tremendous job with our recent sale of our condominium. His attention to detail is second to none and he is an excellent communicator. He also excelled at resolving any issue which arose. My wife and I engaged Shelly in 2002 to find our condo originally. He did such a great job we asked him to sell our condominium. He is a man of great integrity who easily earned our respect. Michael Ralph Jr.

Throughout the entire transaction, Sheldon was extremely professional and remained in constant contact, keeping me up to date on all the details surrounding the sale of my home. Bill Domoras

I am always impressed when working with Sheldon. His professionalism comes through with his attention to the details. What stands out for me is his ability to understand his clients and be absolutely honest in helping them make a decision. We purchased our first condo with his guidance and recently he assisted me in leasing the unit. Sheldon's attributes include integrity in all he does, with a focus on how he can help, and his willingness and attentiveness is boundless. As a New York resident, Sheldon was there offering his time and his viewpoints from my first call to him. He never hesitated to provide advice to help me understand my options. He knew I was busy with another move from the west coast, so he kept me informed with emails – so much so – that I almost thought I was in Chicago. I personally would not go to anyone else, his years of experience come through and his responsiveness, care, and concern are second to none. Dr. Debra Jackson

As a first time home buyer, I was grateful to have Sheldon guide me through the process. It did not take long for him to get a thorough understanding of the type of condo I was looking for, and he spent a significant amount of time researching properties which fit my criteria. He was willing to schedule showings at any time that was convenient for me, and was always available to answer any questions. I relied on Sheldon to notice the small details that a first time buyer might overlook, and he always made sure I considered everything with regard to a particular condo. He was always educating me on features that buyers often look for, and helped me understand factors which would effect re-sale value. We were on the same page as to the places that would pique my interest, and his hunches about what I would like were almost always right. Sheldon is a tireless worker, and viewed well over 50 different units with me until I finally found the home I was looking for. I was able to make a choice I was comfortable with because of all that I had learned about the market during my search with him. If you want to find a home in Chicago you will be happy with, you will find it with Sheldon. Ryan Witte

Shelly is very nice, thoughtful and ready to help for the whole searching and buying process. For new homeowners, he's a good resource to learn. Only recommendation is that maybe working with experienced financial broker would eliminate surprises. I would highly recommend him to others. Thanks for all the help.

Thanks for all the help. Your knowledge of the Chicago market is unsurpassed..

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Professional, knowledgable, committed

Thanks for excellent work in selling my condo! You were always there to answer any questions and provide good direction.

We greatly appreciated his honest and straight forward feedback on the homes we were interested in. This was especially important as we shopped for our home from NY and Sheldon viewed many homes for us, saving us numerous trips. Ultimately, with this guidance we were able to land the perfect home.

After contacting Shelly through his website, we quickly realized how fortunate we were to have found a first-rate realtor over the Internet. In helping us purchase our first condo in the city, Shelly looked out for our best interests and was always completely honest - a quality we value above all others. We have recommended Shelly to our friends and family, many of whom now have their own success stories thanks to Shelly! Jason & Laura Elster

As out of town clients, we were in need of a knowledgeable realtor who knew the Chicago market. We were fortunate enough to find Sheldon Salnick via the internet! Our expectation were to not waste the time we had while in Chicago. We gave Sheldon the criteria that we were looking for in a condominium. During our first visit he showed us a variety of options and he zeroed in in our specific needs. We were able to quickly narrow down our options and found the perfect fit in a limited amount of time. Closing went smoothly and like clockwork! Sheldon was always professional, friendly, and we highly recommend him as your Chicago realtor. Bob & Ellie Hudson

We write this note, though far too late, to tell you of the excellent service we received from agent Sheldon Salnick. This time last year, we were preparing for a complicated, somewhat unwanted move from Connecticut to Chicago. After being connected with Sheldon, relaying our needs and time frame, he went right to work. Within days he emailed, faxed, phoned available listings, answered questions promptly and did a lot of "hand- holding" in general. Before we knew it we were ready to start looking. Sheldon lined up 25-30 (maybe more) properties for us to consider in a two day time frame last May. I write this note from our selected property. Sheldon's professionalism, knowledge and patience smoothed our transition before, during and after our move. We have purchased several homes over the past 27 years and never have been taken care of so well in the process by an agent. When the opportunity arises, we always recommend Sheldon and Rubloff and will in the future. Just thought you should know, though we suspect you already do! Chuck Stewart & David Wentroble

As first time home buyers we met with many of the stresses and concerns that I imagine are common for a couple in this situation. In many ways, our decision to pick and stay with Sheldon made the process the best that it could have been for the two of us. Sheldon patiently walked us through properties, listened to our needs, gave us honest feedback, showed us direction when we needed it and made every effort to be there for us and reassure us throughout the entire process of buying a home. He asked questions that we had no idea needed to be asked, referred us to very high quality sources for both a mortgage broker and inspection agents, looked out for us and always did his best to make sure that we would walk away from our purchase happy. Sheldon is an excellent businessman, he understands that the key to building a long and successful practice is a genuine desire to do a good job for his clients and we plan on working with Sheldon for all of our sales and purchases until he chooses to retire from the field. Adam Breashears & Allison Smith

Shelly is a miracle worker! We recently put him in a challenging situation: find a condo that would meet our needs for investment potential, while pleasing our first tenants - our son and his fiancee who both just graduated from law school. We all absolutely love our new place in Uptown, where we're happy with the price and possibilities, the kids are happy with the space and location, and Shelly's excellent service (and patience with the kids who were first-time property hunters) made it our smoothest home-purchase experience ever. Brent and Dr. Barbara Brotine

Sheldon is professional, knowledgeable, available, helpful, prompt, and most of all, he is a good friend who listened to our every word. The Hopps

Sheldon was the most professional, personable and honest person to deal with. He kept us well informed and made finding and buying a new home a true pleasure. The Kennedys

If you are buying a home I highly recommend Sheldon Salnick. Sheldon is a straight shooter with great Chicago real estate knowledge and an excellent eye for value. He is prompt, thorough and honest and he makes the extra effort to find the best home within your price range. As first-time buyers we had little idea of what to buy, what to spend or where to look. Sheldon worked with us to understand our budget and needs and took the time to educate us every step of the process. He showed us over 50 homes in five weeks in four different neighborhoods. We could not be happier with the home we purchased or with our experience working with Sheldon. We would have never found our home without him. Andrew Jessen

Shelly did a tremendous job with our recent sale of our condominium. His attention to detail is second to none and he is an excellent communicator. He also excelled at resolving any issue which arose. My wife and I engaged Shelly in 2002 to find our condo originally. He did such a great job we asked him to sell our condominium. He is a man of great integrity who easily earned our respect. Michael Ralph Jr.

Throughout the entire transaction, Sheldon was extremely professional and remained in constant contact, keeping me up to date on all the details surrounding the sale of my home. Bill Domoras

I am always impressed when working with Sheldon. His professionalism comes through with his attention to the details. What stands out for me is his ability to understand his clients and be absolutely honest in helping them make a decision. We purchased our first condo with his guidance and recently he assisted me in leasing the unit. Sheldon's attributes include integrity in all he does, with a focus on how he can help, and his willingness and attentiveness is boundless. As a New York resident, Sheldon was there offering his time and his viewpoints from my first call to him. He never hesitated to provide advice to help me understand my options. He knew I was busy with another move from the west coast, so he kept me informed with emails – so much so – that I almost thought I was in Chicago. I personally would not go to anyone else, his years of experience come through and his responsiveness, care, and concern are second to none. Dr. Debra Jackson

As a first time home buyer, I was grateful to have Sheldon guide me through the process. It did not take long for him to get a thorough understanding of the type of condo I was looking for, and he spent a significant amount of time researching properties which fit my criteria. He was willing to schedule showings at any time that was convenient for me, and was always available to answer any questions. I relied on Sheldon to notice the small details that a first time buyer might overlook, and he always made sure I considered everything with regard to a particular condo. He was always educating me on features that buyers often look for, and helped me understand factors which would effect re-sale value. We were on the same page as to the places that would pique my interest, and his hunches about what I would like were almost always right. Sheldon is a tireless worker, and viewed well over 50 different units with me until I finally found the home I was looking for. I was able to make a choice I was comfortable with because of all that I had learned about the market during my search with him. If you want to find a home in Chicago you will be happy with, you will find it with Sheldon. Ryan Witte

Shelly is very nice, thoughtful and ready to help for the whole searching and buying process. For new homeowners, he's a good resource to learn. Only recommendation is that maybe working with experienced financial broker would eliminate surprises. I would highly recommend him to others. Thanks for all the help.

Thanks for all the help. Your knowledge of the Chicago market is unsurpassed..

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Mobile - 312.498.5080

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