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A Profile of Success
For more than 15 years, Ian Schwartz has enjoyed representing both buyers and sellers as a Licensed Broker Associate in Coldwell Banker’s Lincoln Park Plaza office, one of the top-five-producing Coldwell Banker offices in the United States. Ian has sold over 500 million dollars of real estate, including sales in excess of 55 million dollars in 2015 and sales in excess of 50 million dollars in 2014. He is consistently in the top 1% of agents in the Chicago Association of Realtors and in the top 1% of Coldwell Banker agents nationally.
Ian serves the following communities: Lincoln Park, Gold Coast, Old Town, Lakeview, River North, Roscoe Village, Bucktown, Wicker Park, Logan Square, Ukrainian Village, East Village, West Town, Lincoln Square, Ravenswood, North Center, Andersonville, River East, River West, Streeterville, West Loop, South Loop, Loop, Lakewood Balmoral, Edgewater, Old Irving Park, Uptown, West Ridge, Rogers Park and Evanston.
The Ian Schwartz Group
With the Ian Schwartz Group you will have all your bases covered. Ian and his team members Victor Elting, Jenna Plakas and Michael Shin combine forces to ensure that your overall real estate experience is outstanding. If you are a buyer, no stone will be left unturned to find you the perfect home. If you are a seller, Ian and his team will pour their hearts and souls into effectively marketing your home online and in print to have it seen by the largest audience possible. They will take all necessary steps to bring qualified buyers in the door and close the sale.
Ian grew up in Evanston and currently resides in Lincoln Park with his wife Susan and their fifteen-year-old son Justin. Their seventeen-year-old daughter Sydney is a freshman at the University of Southern California. Their twenty-year-old daughter Emily is a junior at the University of Pennsylvania.
After graduating from Evanston Township High School, Ian attended Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio, where he was a timpanist and percussionist with the Oberlin Symphonic Band and a member of the varsity tennis team. He then attended Northwestern University and graduated with Distinction and Honors in Psychology. After graduation, he was employed as a Senior Analyst at ZS Associates, a marketing consulting firm in Evanston. He then attended the Northwestern University School of Law, where he was active in the legal clinic and was a Note and Comment Editor of the Northwestern Journal of International Law & Business.
After graduating from law school, Ian clerked for a Federal District Court judge in Denver, Colorado, and then practiced law in Chicago for over five years, first at Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal and later at Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney, Ltd.
Ian's legal, marketing and consulting background, combined with his outgoing personality, his good sense of humor and his integrity, professionalism and dedication, has led to his success as a Licensed Broker Associate. He prides himself in his ability to listen to and analyze the needs of both buyers and sellers, and enjoys giving them conscientious service and winning their trust, loyalty and friendship.
"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." - Yelp Review by Victoria K.