Lauren Shimmon comes to Dream Town with over 5 years of experience in real estate. Having grown up in the western suburbs, and now residing in River North, Lauren has extensive knowledge of Chicago and all of its unique and diverse neighborhoods. Previously focusing on new construction and investment real estate, the change in the market has recently shifted her focus. Lauren is one of the few short sale Certified Realtors in the city with a vast amount of knowledge in this growing sector of the market. She has helped numerous distressed homeowners get out from underneath their properties, as well as negotiated many short sales and foreclosures for her buyers. A contributing factor to her success with short sales and foreclosures is a result of her partnership with one of Chicago's leading foreclosure law firms. More than ever before, knowledge is the key to providing exceptional service to your clients in this fast-changing and sometimes challenging real estate market. With Lauren's extensive background in investment real estate and now short sales and foreclosures, she can provide her buyers with the best chance to find the best deals. After all, buying a new home is a huge event in her client's life. Lauren attended the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and was a member of the Women's Track & Field Team. She received numerous awards during her tenure at U of I and graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Sports Marketing. She prides herself on her work ethic and her passion for helping individuals achieve their ultimate goal, whether buying or selling in today's tumultuous market.