Erik Schwinger Real Estate Team
Erik Schwinger - Baird & Warner Real Estate Agent

Erik Schwinger

Assistant Manager

My philosophy is that real estate is a business built on relationships, trust and referrals.  I have built my business around always putting my clients first.  By providing the highest level of service, my clients experience the highest levels of satisfaction and goal attainment.

No two home buyers or sellers are alike, so I take the time to understand every person’s individual needs and goals.  I approach every transaction not as a salesperson but as an educator, strategic consultant and project manager. 

With experience buying and selling condominiums, single-family homes and multi-unit buildings throughout the city, I have a thorough understanding of broad housing market dynamics as well as in-depth knowledge of each neighborhood’s unique local market. 

As a Board Member of the Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce and member of the Sheffield Neighborhood Association, I take an interest in promoting community and local business events whenever possible.   I have a Bachelor’s Degree from Northeastern University in Boston, and a Master’s Degree from the University of Nevada.  I currently live in Lincoln Park with my wife and daughter. 

Please feel free to contact me at any time to discuss your real estate goals.  

 

Designations

  • Associate Broker
  • B&W Chairman's Club
  • LeadingRE Relocation Specialist
  • MA
  • eTeam Agent - Lincoln Park

Reviews on Zillow

Average Rating

(5.0/5.0)
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"Erik was great from start to finish! Erik helped me buy my first condo and was very patient with all of my questions and explained the process in detail. When it was time to make an offer he completed the paperwork the same night that we viewed the home; quick, accurate and efficient. Erik referred me to several services (real estate attorney, inspector, etc.) when I didn't have theses services arranged and was able to work with my preferred services as well. Erik kept in constant communication with me throughout the whole process. I would certainly recommend Erik for all of your home buying needs and will use him again in the future."

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by carriecarpentermsw

"We cannot say enough how much we enjoyed working with Erik. First and foremost, we always trusted Erik, and knew that he had our best interest in my mind. Additionally, we were always confident that he would be a good representation of us. We always trusted him to handle himself with the utmost professionalism, as well as genuine kindness and fairness. This held true with listing agents throughout our search, and eventually during the negotiation process.

Erik was reliable, responsive, engaged, and honest. We could always rely on him to give us his honest opinion and act as a true guide throughout the process of buying our first home. We delighted in the fact that we consistently commented we were “on the same page”. In the event of any hiccups during the process, Erik displayed his commitment to us by acting very quickly, calmly and successfully. We always felt like his priorities – during these times when “action mode” was necessary, as well as slower times when we would regularly hear from him to check in or follow up.

Erik’s deep knowledge of the Chicago residential real estate market is very apparent, and his demeanor elevates him to be a true expert in our minds. We would recommend him to anyone looking to buy a home in Chicago!"

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by hayleymonahan

"I'm so glad to have worked with Erik! First time home buyers, we were led step-by-step through the process and--success!--with Erik's help we now own an amazing home. Erik always gave us his complete time, attention and ongoing patience. He was extremely easy to communicate with by email and phone, with a quick response time. He immediately put us at ease, knew what to look out for when walking through prospect homes, and answered all our questions with care. While I don't expect we will be looking to buy a new home anytime soon, I would happily work with Erik again."

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by user2636881

"Erik helped us search for and purchase our first house. We didn't know a lot about buying a new house or condo and Erik ushered us through the entire process. He shared tips on things to look for, gave us good background on the places that we were looking at, and got to know what we were looking for so he could make recommendations when a new place came onto the market. His knowledge is extensive and I would recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell their house or condo!"

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by kimberlydevans

"Erik is amazing at what he does—there’s really no other way to put it. While some agents are in real estate for the commission, Erik simply isn’t cut from that cloth. Erik truly loves what he does, and the proof is in the energy he puts into his work and the incredible relationships he builds with his clients.

My husband and I met him almost two years ago, at which point we were very casually talking about moving with no immediate plans. I was worried that he might not take us seriously, but it was the opposite: he completely understood and empathized with our situation, and expressed that he’d be there to help us take the next step whenever we were ready—whether that be in two weeks or five years.

When we were finally ready to pull the trigger, Erik jumped right in to walk us through the steps that were required to get our place staged, photographed, priced, listed, and sold. He knew the market well, ran the numbers like a boss, and put an incredible amount of research into the sale. With two little kids underfoot it could have been a very daunting process, but I can honestly say that it was smooth and stress-free with Erik running the show. Ultimately, he sold our place in 10 days for a great price. If that’s not a real estate dream, I don’t know what is.
Not only is Erik supremely professional, but he’s also one of the kindest and most personable people we have ever met. He made us feel completely at ease from day one, and we quickly became good friends. He made sure our questions were answered (even the ones we didn’t know to ask!), our expectations were managed, and our needs as a family were met. We purchased our next home by owner for reasons that were outside of our control, and despite the fact that Erik didn’t have any skin in the game, he guided us through the process and became an incredible source of support for which we are truly grateful.

Bottom line: If you are looking for an agent who will put your needs above all else and work tirelessly to ensure your satisfaction as you move into the next phase of your life, Erik is your man."

5.0/5.0

by caralsullivan