Steven Sims
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Steven Sims

Real Estate Broker

Steven Sims began his real estate career with Coldwell Banker in 1997. In the first 12 months Steven became the "Rookie of the Year" and the following year earned recognition as #1 in his office along with being in the top 2% of realtors in sales nationwide. Over the years Steven has continued a high level of production receiving numerous awards and recognition from Coldwell Banker and his clients including the prestigious Presidents Club Award being in the top 100 (out of 4700) agents in his company.

Steven has worked extensively with corporate relocation clients helping them to settle happily in the Chicago-land area. They tend to experience two of the top five stresses in life being moving (sometimes from another country) and job relocation or a new job. These clients have special needs which Steven knows exactly how to address. 

He also gets great pleasure in educating clients to understand market conditions. His background contributes greatly to his ability to be an effective negotiator in addition to being able to work closely with his clients in exploring all the options available to satisfy their wants and needs. Steven has a support team of lenders, attorneys & inspectors that make sure transactions go smoothly.

As a market leader with the leading real estate company in the nation Steven's experience, knowledge and communication skills have earned him a reputation as a top agent who consistently demonstrates to his clients top notch service and them knowing that they made the right choice.

He is the father of two sons who he has raised on North Shore of Chicago and lived his entire life.

Steven is a top Broker in Cook and Lake Counties in Illinois. Although he works throughout the North Shore Chicago Region, his specific areas of expertise include Northbrook, Evanston, Skokie, Wilmette, Glenview, Winnetka, Glencoe, Deerfield, Highland Park, Buffalo Grove, Wheeling, Arlington Heights and the North side of Chicago. Steven is an expert in the local real estate market and can assist you in buying or selling your next home. Please contact Steven at 847-567-9000.


Areas Of Expertise:

  • Serving Chicago-land & North Shore Communities
  • Expert Negotiation Skills
  • Great Service, Communication & Results
  • Exclusive Buyer & Seller's Agent
  • Unique & Exclusive Marketing Plan
  • Honest, Persistent, Thorough, Prompt
  • Great Listening skills
  • Passionate about Real Estate
  • First Time Buyers
  • Support through the closing and beyond

Awards and Certifications:

  • International President's Circle
  • Salesperson of the year
  • Top in Closed Volume, Listings & Units
  • Presidents Club Award (Top 100 Agents out of 3700)
  • Coldwell Banker International President's Elite
  • Burnet Title's Award for Remarkable Service
  • Chicago Magazine'sTop Real Estate Agent- Highest in Customer Service and Overall Satisfaction 




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                           You'll Be...Sold On Sims!

"Steven is as good as it gets. At one time I had my real estate license and so I was familiar with the agents in the North Shore. When it came time for me to purchase a condo I knew immediately that Steven would be my choice. What I didn't realize was that my transaction would be as challenging as it was! I was able to get a contract on a highly sought after unit in the exact building I wanted, but because of some unforeseen problems I wasn't able to close by the deadline. There was a cash buyer who had waived all contingencies and was offering greater than the original list price waiting for that opportunity! The only reason the deal closed and I got the unit was because of Steven and the team he helped me to put together. His reputation in the neighborhood carried the weight necessary to reassure the seller and my family got the home we hoping for. Thank you Steven!"

  -Bill McMichael, Client

"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 who was "outside of the neighborhood" and of 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 our home to get it in its best selling condition. We followed his instructions and guidance to a T and he sold our home in one day! We had already moved out of state when he sold it. Although we were away, his communication was very clear while preparing the home for sale, during the inspection and while negotiating the contract. I cannot say enough positive things about Steven. "

  -Scott & Cathy Swarm, Client

"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! -R. Kopka"

  -Robert & Wendy Kopka, Client

"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!! - Marla & Harry"

  -Marla & Harry Jaffe, Client

Coldwell Banker Realty
1925 Cherry Lane
Northbrook, IL