My brother passed away, leaving me responsible for his condo in Evanston. The condo was in bad shape, and required major renovations. I live on the East Coast, so I could not be physically present to handle the details. Steven understood this when we first spoke about having him handle the sale, and he said he had experience in these situations and would take care of everything without requiring me to be there. He did! I did not need to travel to Evanston again after our first meeting, and the sale closed as expected.Steven made sure the repairs were done correctly, he chose new flooring, appliances and ensured they were installed properly. His recommended listing price was higher than what I thought it should be, but we went with his suggestion and had several offers at that price within 2 weeks of the listing. Most importantly, Steven helped to keep the communication lines open and clear between me, my attorney, the condo management, the buyer, the buyer's agent and the buyer's lender. This was not easy, but Steven pulled it off - he knows what he is doing! - Alan Clark

When I suddenly was named Executor for the estate of my best friend of over 50 years, I was faced with significant challenges. I live in Delaware and my friend lived in Skokie, Illinois. It was very fortunate that Steven Sims was recommended to me to help sell my friends' house. Steve not only was able to quickly find a cash buyer for my friends' house at market value but he helped me handle so many other aspects of an Executor's duties. He was able to refer me to an estate attorney, a real estate lawyer, a furniture broker to sell the contents of the house, a cleaning service to prepare the house prior to closing, etc. Steve also was of great help in transferring my friends twin sister's possessions to her in the nursing home where she is residing. Steve was also an excellent sounding board on so many of the myriad of issues that I confronted. - Linda Langseder

Steven was fantastic is selling our Mom's condo. We live out of town and needed someone dependable. He was recommended by a family friend with substantial real estate holdings. We listened to his recommendations for staging the apartment and setting an attractive selling price. We sold the property buyer at the very first showing. We had the property previously listed with another agent and it lingered for several weeks with no interest. Steven was great throughout the entire process and we highly recommend him to anyone who wants an agent who is professional and trustworthy.- Swami Mann

I have known Steven Sims since he was a junior in high school. He was a star in my high school English class: bright, articulate, witty, and hands down the most popular student in the class. These skills continue to this day. He has sold the house of one sister, helped another sister first rent a house and then buy a condo, helped my grown-up daughters look for their next homes. He is delightful to drive around with looking at possible real estate options. He is very honest and frank in his opinions and thus helps us notice everything that should be noticed about a house, both the positive as well as the negative details. He is a person of great integrity who completely knows the real estate business.I recommend Steven Sims highly and without reservation. (If I ever have to move again, he’s the one I’ll seek out for help in making the right move to the right place.) - Raissa Landor

Steven Sims is an extraordinary realtor and an even more extraordinary person. Steven sees possibilities and knows how to turn them into reality. It would be tough to find a more honest, sincere, knowledgeable and creative advocate, whether you are a buyer or seller! - Jo Anne De Vargas

Steve Sims was a delight to work with. His knowledge of homes and localities are excellent. I didn't know anything about buying a home, Steve helped me understand each step of the process. He sat with me and understood all the amenities I needed for my home and then helped me get the home I loved. I would highly recommend working with Steve for your real estate needs. - Mahesh Nair

Steven Sims is all about the details, you can trust that all the bases will be covered if you have him as your realtor. Steven’s knowledge of the housing markets and experience are top notch. As your realtor, Steven will stay on top of the buying or selling process with complete attention. I have used Steven numerous times in purchasing and selling properties and he always produces an excellent results. Steven will not disappoint anyone, he is very honest, and detail minded and always has his client’s best interest at heart.- Tony Brisco

There is nothing better then a call from Steven saying, "I have a full asking price offer for you"! Steve Simms is an amazing partner to list and sell your property in a highly challenging and tough real estate market. I was referred to Steven by another agent in a different market, who said, "there is no one else you want selling your property in Evanston, than Steven". They were so right!!! Steven has amazing understanding and insight of the buyer market that will help you strategically and realistically sell your property. Steven also has a very powerful marketing platform for market visibility as well as a great network of resources. - Aaron Horowitz

Steven Sims is a top class realtor and role model of what you want when you are selling or buying a home. Steven works so closely with all his clients and follows you through the whole process from start to finish. Whatever your situation be he makes sure the job gets done. He has always provided us with nothing but the best of knowledge, experience, and creative ideas with all of our moves. Everything always goes so smoothly even in crunch time and until our closings have been completed. Steven is someone who deeply cares about the client and will always go the extra mile for you. His reliability is impeccable, and he always has the best interest for his clients!! We are thrilled to have worked with Steven Sims over the years!! - Teri Zander

I have been fortunate to have many dealings with Steven over the years with buying, selling, and getting the right information. He has great knowledge of the industry and the market, and of the areas in which he deals. He is personable and caring, and has a way of making you feel like your needs are his number one concern. I would highly recommend Steven. He has never let me down! - Reva Goodman


Prior to my own entry into the real estate field, I worked with Steven Sims when looking for our new home. He worked diligently to show us properties which met our needs and he met our every expectation. Now, as a Managing Broker of a referral company, he is number one on my list when needing a North Shore or city agent. I know I can count on Steven to take excellent care of the clients I send his way. - Hedy Grunfeld Matuszak



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Marla & Harry, Glencoe, IL
"Marla & I got married and bought a new home together. We had to sell both our houses, as well, and just as we were preparing to do all this, the market crashed. We know that both sales and our new home purchase would never have happened if not for Steven Sims. His amazing energy and skills guided us through the process, and he made it all happen. We are everlastingly grateful to Steven for his help and can recommend him to others without reservations!!" 
Bob & Wendy, Highland Park, IL 
"We are so pleased that we chose Steven to represent us in the sale of our home and the purchase of our new home. He provided excellent suggestions for staging our home to sell and it sold in a few short weeks (in a tough market). He also guided us in the search for and purchase of our new home. Steven was both professional and a pleasure to work with. Thank you Steven!"
Sandy & Michael, Lincolnshire, IL
I have known Steven Sims on a professional level for 3 years. He helped sell my property during very tough times. He was most personable and thorough. His upbeat approach was tempered by realism of the economic times. I am and will continue to use his services knowing that he is always making the best effort in serving my real estate needs. On a personal level, I appreciate his friendship and warmth. 
Arthur, Evanston, IL
In a tough real estate market, Steven stands out above the rest. I used Steven during a recent relocation from the Evanston area. Steven managed to draw a tremendous amount of traffic to my home despite the current market. Steven also went the extra mile by making sure the house was always cared for as I moved out of town partially thru the selling process. When we got an offer Steven provided me with great advice that ensured I sold the house and got a fair price. I would highly recommend Steven to make sure that you have a successful selling experience. Steven also had the necessary connections to help me make some minor repairs to the house and move out some unwanted furniture. 
Steve & Peggy, Glenview, IL
Steven is an experienced, knowledgeable, and trustworthy broker. he went above and beyond to make sure we understood the process and was a very calming influence throughout the entire transaction. We would definitely refer him and in fact referred him to one of our neighbors shortly after we closed  on our house and they were very pleased as well.
Jo Anne, Evanston, IL
Steven Sims is an extraordinary realtor and an even more extraordinary person. Steven sees possibilities and knows how to turn them into reality. It would be tough to find a more honest, sincere, knowledgeable and creative advocate, whether you are a buyer or seller! 
Cathy & Scott, Chicago, IL
Steven is professional, thorough, sensitive to his clients' needs & an overall great person! His experience and knowledge of real estate gets the job done and your home sold! We had contracted with another real estate agent who was allegedly a top seller. She was unable to sell our home within her 90 day contract. I was hesitant to try another realtor whom I had no previous knowledge or experience with. Our decision to have Steven help to sell our house couldn't have been a better one! He was very honest and firm about what we needed to do to sell our home. We followed his instructions and guidance and he sold our home in one day! I cannot say enough positive things about Steven.