Steven Sims

18 years of work experience
Coldwell Banker Res Brokerage
1925 Cherry Lane
Northbrook, IL, 60062
(847) 567-9000

Ratings & reviews (16)

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Highly likely to recommend
03/17/2015
frichtlm
Listed and sold a home
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! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/18/2014
dmhardbarger
Listed and sold a home
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. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
10/17/2014
serviice78
Helped me buy home
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.
Highly likely to recommend
07/22/2013
PhyllisENalick Ziccardy I
Listed and sold a home
I am an out of town seller that was unable to oversee the clean out, repair, and sale of my deceased mother's property. I put my trust in Steve Simms by simply giving him the cash to work with, and he took it from there, personally overseeing repairs of the property at no charge, handling all mishaps and allowing me a hands free sale of the property. Fully worthy of the trust that I placed in him, he is the most over the top, awesome, go beyond the call of duty agent ever.
Highly likely to recommend
08/31/2012
user3231330
Listed and sold a home
Steven Sims is a class act and the consummate professional, from our first introduction I was confident in his abilities to get my house sold. He was patient with me as I prepared the house for sale and offered an incredible amount of help, without which it would have taken much longer to complete. All my questions and concerns we're resolved in a very timely manner and Steven always made himself available to speak when needed. I met with several other agents before I chose Steven and he really stood out as the strongest of the group. I would absolutely recommend him to family and friends, and I intend on dealing with him again in the near future for my next house purchase. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/15/2012
user3501592
Helped me buy home
Steven was great to work with. He listened to us and found exactly what we were looking for. He was patient, flexible and very knowledgeable. I definitely plan on working with him in the future if/when we move.
Highly likely to recommend
06/21/2012
user1644356
Helped me buy home
Steven Sims listened to our needs and found our dream home in a short period of time. We are still satisfied with our property and our Realtor, and still live (happily) in the same property twelve years later.
Highly likely to recommend
06/18/2012
user881813
Listed and sold a home
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. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/18/2012
user4174702
Helped me find a home to rent
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.) Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/17/2012
user9328923
Helped me buy home
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. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/16/2012
user068665
Listed and sold a home
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?a huge value add for painting, repairs, estate sales, etc Thank you, so much, Steven!!! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/16/2012
user9543235
Helped me buy and sell homes
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!! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/15/2012
user192037
Helped me buy and sell homes
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
Highly likely to recommend
06/15/2012
user170046
Helped me buy and sell homes
A realtor who is: Enthusiastic, smart, experienced, connected and sensitive to your needs. NEARLY PERFECT!!! And I really mean it, I've bought and sold a couple of dozen places in my life, and he's the best overall.
Highly likely to recommend
06/15/2012
user02373910
Helped me buy and sell homes
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!
Highly likely to recommend
06/15/2012
user900485
Listed and sold a home
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. Thanks for all the hard work Steven!! Less ... More