Broker Associate

Photo of Steve Scheuring
  • Office 708.697.5900
  • Direct 708.697.5946
  • Cell 708.369.8043
  • Fax 323.431.2210
Oak Park/River Forest Office
1037 Chicago Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60302

I AM: A Full-Time… Trusted Adviser-A Skilled Negotiator-An Oak Park & River Forest Expert

Steve was Oak Park & River Forest's #1 Agent for all of 2016!!!  

People choose me because I am committed to serving their needs. My clients continually refer me to their family and friends because I brought them success in the first place!  My actions are timely. My advice is objective. My assistance is un-intimidating. My service is complete. My drive is to do nothing but help you!  

Are you looking to purchase in the Oak Park/River Forest area?  I am a 4th generation Oak Park/River Forester.  My wife, Julie, and I raise our own family here.  If you are relocating to this area I get it!!... There is more to your relocation than just finding a place to live.  Let me help you get your entire life started in OPRF. 

I take pride in being on top of this real estate market every day of the week. This is why buyers choose me. You don't need to worry about missing that perfect home because your agent was not familiar with local opportunities. And never be scared of contracts, negotiating, inspections, and critical transaction milestones with me at your side through every step. I have also successfully restored three vintage homes. When it comes to construction, I have lived through it all. Let my vast knowledge of local resources be your central connection for years to come.

Are you selling your Oak Park/River Forest area home?  It is a well-known fact that I utilize more technology-based marketing tools than any other area agent or firm! Professional digital photography, website advertising, paid-for optimal listing placement, search engine optimization, local and national print advertising, in-home marketing, area “new listing” mail announcements, personal & professional networking and 24-hour availability are key elements to getting a home sold in today’s market.  It is so important that your home is fully ready to be showcased the minute it goes live on the market.  Create the frenzy… the hype… the excitement!!... and the buyer will come.

Taking care of my customers’ needs is job #1 and leads to long work weeks. This is all I do, every day, seven days a week. Let me help you learn what to do and what NOT to do in order to get your home sold. If you are buying a home, your job is just as rigorous. I can help you with everything from home inspectors to mortgage brokers. Selling or buying? It is always about the details.  Let me, a local expert, help you get to that successful closing date. 

Designations
  • Founder's Club
  • MBA

Reviews On Zillow

Average Rating

5.0/5.0
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"To say Steve is the perfect real estate agent sounds trite, but the accolade is warranted. We've now used him twice and give him perfect marks. He is extremely knowledgeable about Oak Park, having lived here his whole life and been its top agent for years. He is a very good communicator - he reads your full emails (imagine that), responds very promptly (rare), and explains everything as slowly as needed. Finally, Steve gets things done and never settles when other agents, lenders, photographers, or lawyers drop the ball. For example, our stagers had to cancel the day before the install because the designer had a family emergency. Oh well, tough luck, right? Not with Steve! He got them to provide a back-up the next day. Then, because the photographer couldn't do the next day, Steve took phenomenal listing photos and got them processed himself. Instead of a 1-2 week delay, our property was listed the very first weekend and he got an open house done on that Sunday, during some of the first warm weather or the season. We got info about showings via a great app in real time and he provided feedback from buyers' agents all the time so we felt in the loop about how it showed. After some comments about paint spots by agents, Steve paid for and set up some touch up. He even handled the lawn care after we moved out and no longer had a mower in the garage. As we got offers, Steve was very helpful about the negotiation process without being leading and allowing us to make good I decisions ourselves. Neither my wife nor I can really think of a single way Steve could be a better agent, and we consider ourselves somewhat picky about amazing service. You basically never encounter it."

5.0/5.0

by ReidMcCollum

"Steve was very detailed in explaining the steps of the selling process. He set my expectations and informed me how to proceed in each step of the way. He did great investigative work when we tried to establish the fair asking price for my home. He also was a great guide when were at the negotiating phase of the process. I would highly recommend his work."

5.0/5.0

by wfogerty5

"Steve is one of if not the best Realtor I have ever worked with. He is extremely professional and makes the whole process very easy. He is thorough in his explanations. He has tremendous knowledge of the Oak Park market. I have worked with Steve several times over the years.

Brandon Schulman"

5.0/5.0

by b schulman

"Steve did a phenomenal job of helping us purchase our new home in Oak Park. Steve was very accommodating during the process and helped us view quite a few different properties before we made our decision. Steve was extremely knowledgeable not only about the different properties but also about the community. Even after the sale was made, Steve has always been available to answer questions and troubleshoot any issues. I would highly recommend Steve and we hope to use him in the future as well."

5.0/5.0

by djanis1

"Steve walked me through the entire house buying process - explaining all of the details, allowing me to ask many questions along the way. It was tremendous to have his knowledge of houses and the neighborhoods as we walked through each one. Since I was selling a house in a different suburb, he spent a day meeting with us and showing us houses so I could get a sense of what I was 'moving in to'.

As soon as I had a solid offer on my old house, I gave Steve the green light to look and he accommodated us around my time, knowing that my time was sensitive due to work and travelling. I narrowed down the search to 2 houses, put in an offer on 1 house and left for a 2 week trip overseas. Steve kept us up to date on the negotiations throughout our travels and we ultimately came to an agreement on the first house. He continued to stay on top of the transaction throughout our trip by helping with the inspection, working with the realtor that was selling my old house, the attorney and also staying in touch with my lender, etc. Ultimately, my sale and purchase happened the same day and I give Steve the credit for making it all happen - as stress free and smooth as it possibly could have been. I appreciated having Steve available through each step and would highly recommend him."

5.0/5.0

by knil