Profile of Success


“Search no further if you’re looking for a savvy, smart, skillful, funny, aggressive, hard working incredible broker who will go above and beyond not only every day, but every hour, quite possibly every minute of every hour, to get the job done.  Ian is very simply the best at what he does.  He was highly recommended to me by my friend who heads up the Chicago and Suburban regions for Coldwell Banker, and true to his word, Ian did not disappoint.  Ian met with me, understood my (lengthy) criteria and priorities, immediately started sending listings and proactively customized hand picked options  that he thought would be of interest. We would tour properties whenever I wanted to head out and he was prepared, organized, and personally knew many of the listing agents from being a top producer for so many years.  We found the perfect place after a few months and then had the difficult task of getting it at the price I wanted.  This is where Ian really shines and his mental rigor as a former lawyer came into play.  He is a masterful and brilliant negotiator.  For this reason alone, it would be a mistake not to hire Ian if you are looking to purchase a new house.  Ian does not stop working for you until you have the deal closed, keys in hand and are fully happy.  I have the highest regard for his capability and would highly recommend him to family and friends.  Plus, he’s hilarious so I promise that you will have fun in the process.” (Via Yelp) ~Victoria K

“Ian Schwartz is truly amazing, both as an agent and as a person. We were fortunate enough to work with Ian in early 2013 when my wife and I bought our first home. We were new to Chicago and Ian patiently and expertly helped us find our dream home. Reflecting the genuinely decent person that he is, Ian continues to be in communication with us, long after the closing of our home. Ian is always eager to continue to ensure that we are well settled and love our home. We have been so impressed with Ian’s thoughtfulness. As an example, he came to our home with a bottle of wine to toast the six month anniversary of buying our home. Ian has provided us with countless resources and even all these months later is quick to respond to any question we may have, big or small. Anything from where to find a locksmith, electrician, plumber, or even a good brunch spot–Ian is always happy to share his immense knowledge of the Chicago area. We could not have asked for a more amazing real estate agent, Ian is truly the best.”

~J. Grinstein

“Ian Schwartz was a wonderful resource in our home selling and buying endeavor.  He listened to both of our wish lists, provided valuable insight into neighborhoods (even though we have lived in Chicago for 10 years he was still helpful) and showed us a vast array of properties until we ultimately found the one that was right for us.  Ian always provided an honest opinion on places and helped us see what the house was and what it could be.  Ian and his team were patient with us during our process, and never once did we feel pressured to put in an offer if we were not 100% comfortable.  Since our purchase, we have referred several of our friends and colleagues to Ian, and he has provided them with excellent service.  If you do decide to use Ian to buy or sell a home, we are confident that you are in good hands!”

~D. and P. Steadman”

“We feel very fortunate to have had the benefit of your guidance during our home-buying process, AND we had an absolute blast working with you.  You understood exactly what we were looking for in our next house, took all of the stress out of the process, and brought us the perfect opportunity before it became available to the market.  Less than one year later, our house has proven to be not only a great place to live but also a terrific investment.  We can’t wait to work with you on the next one!”

~Emma and Raja Gaddipati

“No one stands taller than Ian when it comes to integrity, dedication, commitment, passion,  fairness and tenacity. And…….he has a great sense of humor!  He is simply the best. R.D. Chicago.” ~Rosanne D. on Yelp

“My experience with Ian has been outstanding.  He helped me sell my home in Lincoln Park in July, 2008.  He positioned it correctly, showed it aggressively, and helped me get through a difficult buyer.  Two years later, he helped me sell a place that I had rented out for two years hoping for a recovery in the market.  In both cases, his advice was bang on, his team was very helpful, and both moved in under 8 weeks.  I would recommend Ian and his team to anyone selling a house in Chicago.” ~Jim M. on Yelp

“Few things in life are “real”, and I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been disappointed by previous real estate agents, contractors, landscapers, etc, etc. When you find good people you start to “collect them” like baseball cards.  You treasure them, and show them off, and you make sure to know where they are all the time.  Ian is that guy. I’m sure there will be hundreds of “5 star” reviews that will make Ian seem “too good to be true”…….but he IS the REAL DEAL.  Have had Ian help us with several houses in addition to the friends we’ve sent……..ALWAYS had an excellent experience. Ian cuts through the “bullshit” and helps you to focus on the important parts.  At the same time he makes it his business to KNOW YOU and make you happy. Ian is a “bulldog” and is definitely the guy you want in your corner…….you will NOT be disappointed.”  ~John F. on Yelp

“I have known Ian for more than 15 years and have referred him to many friends who have always been happy and used him again and again. He truly rocks!”   ~Skip S. on Yelp


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