What clients are saying...
Great work done by a great guy and team.
Essam and his team made the process easy and as painless as possible. I highly recommend him!
I am extremely pleased with the service I received from Jenny Jansen and the rest of the Elsafy team that resulted in the purchase of my home. The transaction was smooth throughout and I am most grateful for all the help I received during this competitive market.
We were looking for our first ever house and we were lucky to have Essam as a realtor! He was friendly, helpful and reassuring throughout the whole process. He made sure that our experience as first time home buyers was as easy as possible, guiding us and answering to all our questions. Always available to work with us whenever we needed him. He was truly understanding of our situation and made sure we found our perfect first home. I would recommend him to anyone looking to buy a home!
Essam was great to work with!
Essam was an absolute pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to sell a house. He was extremely knowledgeable and professional. He was very responsive to questions. Throughout the process, I felt confident we were in good hands and that Essam had our back. I have bought and sold many properties and working with Essam was far and away my best experience.
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Rating: 5 stars. We had a great experience with the sale of our home of 30 years. All the credit goes to our Shorewest broker Katie Gnau. Katie brought marketplace expertise, professionalism and a collaborative mindset to the entirety of the process. As there was much to be done to prepare for sale Katie's skills with project management helped tremendously. I believe we would not have realized as successful a conclusion to our sale without her. MPW
My experience with Essam Elsafy was phenomenal. My partner and I hired him to help us look for a new house. This was the first home that either of us were purchasing, at a time when market demands were high and bidding wars incredibly common. We were looking to go through this process at our own pace, without placing additional demands on ourselves to find a house that wasn't the right fit but was available to purchase. Essam not only listened to our concerns, he respected our pacing and got to know what we liked in a house to make a good recommendations for house viewings when appropriate. When we did finally find the right house, Essam gave incredible guidance on how to proceed in making a good offer, one that took into account both the house itself as well as the market. And once we got an accepted offer, he made sure that we received the credit we deserved to ensure that the sellers fixed the issues that needed to be fixed from the inspection report and provide guidance so that everything that needed to be done was done correctly. It was an amazing experience working with Essam, and I could not recommend him enough to anyone else looking for a realtor in the Milwaukee area.
Essam is a treasure. Choosing with whom to place your trust in something as big as buying and selling a home is a daunting task. We never questioned if we were making the right choice by working with Essam. Because of this so many other things fell into place and mitigated the inherent stress of buying/selling a home. What I appreciated and admired the most about Essam was his ability to be unfalteringly kind combined with his sharp unwavering negotiation skills. It was clear that he always had our best interests in mind. As our leader his guidance and opinion was indispensable to us. Professional, honest, intelligent. A few words to describe this excellent agent and wonderful person. Thank you, Makeal Colin Orlagh and Frank
Essam went above and beyond to answer all of my questions in a timely manner, was eager to help me along the mortgage process, putting me in touch with the right people, obtaining documents, and cutting through the jargon.. This exceeded my expectation of what a realtor is in just about every way, and i felt he truly had my best interests at heart. I'm happy to have had the pleasure of working with Essam. Highly recommend!
We had a great experience with Essam, especially selling during the season we chose. Essam and team know this market extremely well and gave great advice.
He did a great job!
Rebecca did an outstanding job in somewhat complicated circumstances. Her patient explanations and exemplary communication made this experience so very positive for us!
Our experience with Essam was fantastic. He took time to listen to us and understand our needs. He was always available to answer any questions we had. He provided information in a timely manner which allowed us to be prepared for next steps in both the buying and selling process. Essam is trustworthy and I have a lot of respect for him as a realtor. I would use him again for any future real estate needs and I would refer him to anyone looking for a realtor.
Staff was very efficient and pleasant to work with. I sold my home quickly and bought another one easily.
The staff and realtor were very helpful. I sold my home quickly and bought another one easily.
All of the staff were efficent, prompt and easy to work with.
It truly was pleasure working with Essam, he made the entire process stress free, even when there were unexpected developments that came up, he made the situation uneventful and worked with me through the situation. With today's real-estate market I did consider selling my property on my own, but I am so thrilled that I decided to go with Essam. Not only was everything taken care of for me, but I also got the largest sales price that my condo community has ever seen. I have been in the sales profession for more than 30 years, so I would like to think I have a good grasp on evaluating other sales professionals. Essam is a constant Professional who understands the depth of Real estate and his passion for his profession is undeniable. Essam expertise and professionalism is a great asset to himself his community and Shorewest.
It was a pleasure working with Essam. His calm, but determined personality, his follow up on topics and taking care of of many things that normally would have been in our court all together was just outstanding. From our view it was a perfect experience. As we live in Atlanta and this condo was not our primary home, we were remote during the whole process. Essam was giving us the all round take care package, including organizing construction of a closet and the move. Hope we were not to difficult as customers with all the stuff we relied on Essam. I would always recommend Essam when it comes to real estate in Milwaukee.
I am so grateful for the incredible support I received from Essam Elsafy during this process. He was professional and yet very individualized to me and my concerns. He offered insights and new ways of considering circumstances. His expert guidance made all the difference in this experience. Thank you!!
Essam made selling our home a smooth and low-stress process. He listened to our needs and desires, and quickly found a buyer that was a good match. Keeping us in the loop along the way, he guided us through working with everyone involved to eliminate surprises. Thank you Essam!
My Realtor, Katie Gnau, was great to work with; always within reach by phone or email, willing to accomodate my schedule to look at properties, suggesting sub contractor recommendations and additional phone numbers.
There is no agent better than Essam! 5 5tars!
Knowledgeable, skilled, diplomatic, polite.
My family and I were moving from out of state so were limited to internet research' as we planned our move. Meeting Essam was like connecting with a close, old friend. He took time to understand our priorities, get familiar with our family preferences. He was an exceptional host, spending breakfast and lunch with us. He consistently showed us properties in line with our hopes and expectations across a number of Milwaukee towns. He was honest, forthright, and respectful in his assessments of each property, the benefits and the flaws. Every real estate professional we met, as we visited properties, had great commentary regarding Essam. It's clear he is well respected by his peers. As we closed on our property, Essam was invaluable with his advice and direction on how we should manage a very competitive property closing. I couldn't imagine working with anyone else for a property transaction in the future.
Essam's experienced and steady hand guided us through the home buying process while we were stuck in Massachusetts during COVID-19. Despite the challenges of remotely touring, inspecting, and closing on the home, Essam gave us confidence every step of the way. Ultimately, we ended up with a great deal on our dream home in Whitefish Bay. Thank you Essam!
If not for Essam's expert guidance, we would not have been able to purchase our dream home. He was incredibly helpful during the negotiation process leading up to the accepted offer. And once we had a purchase agreement, Essam's referrals to various service providers were perfect.
Selling and buying a home is a stressful, emotionally charged time. Our Shorewest realtor Essam Elsafy did a fantastic job of keeping us calm and guiding us throughout the entire process. He went above and beyond our expectations, and we highly recommend him and Shorewest in general.
We cannot emphasize enough how much we appreciate Essam and his team. He knew he was taking over from another agent; he knew of our already high level of disappointment; he knew how much we had loved our home before we had to sell and relocate...even now I get teary-eyed just thinking about it...and yet he was so careful in how he acknowledged all of these feelings and still managed to put us at ease throughout the entire process. I know this all falls under what he's supposed to do, but Essam is different and is someone we would have to dinner every Sunday night...that's how special he made us feel. Thank you doesn't seem to be enough but it's all we can do...THANK YOU!
My family started working with Katie Gnau last spring when we began our search for a multi-generational duplex home in Shorewood. Katie truly listened to feedback from all three generations of us and found us the perfect place. Then, once we moved into the duplex, Katie and the Elsafy team started working on the sale of my first home in Glendale. They worked tirelessly to stage, list, market, and sell the house. Katie was great moral support every step along the way.
Another great experience with Team Essam! Thank you again Rebecca Zwiefelhofer for everything!!
Essam was great to work with. Never over-promised. Always delivered. And he is very calm.
As always, A great experience. Huge thanks to Rebecca Zwiefelhofer for letting me drag her through so many houses!!
This was our second purchase with Essam Elsafy, each of which included extensive search and consideration of multiple options. It's impossible to overstate Essam's professionalism as our trusted advisor for the process. He worked hard to understand the things that were most important to us, provide a large range of options and carefully work through each step of the offers to make sure that we stayed true to our goals rather than getting caught up in the heat of the moment. Essam clearly has earned the respect of all players in the local real estate market, as well as numerous other contacts that have been helpful to us. There would be no reason for us to even consider working with anyone other than Essam on our future transactions in this area
I was aiming to work with someone who had a reputation of being ethical, of being collaborative with realtors outside his or her company, of being well seasoned with real estate on the Northshore where I lived, of being well respected in the field. After poking around a bit and interviewing a different company, I was guided to Essam Elsafy and needed to look no farther. He met those criteria of mine and in addition was easy for me to work with. I appreciated his way of guiding me along by giving me the respect of listening to my ideas and concerns while providing data on which to land.
This was our first house purchase in the US and Essam was an excellent guide through the process. I have no doubt he had our best interest in mind the whole time. He offered advise and gave his input whenever we asked or if he saw us in doubt. If we ever buy (or sell) a house again, Essam will be our first choice.
We met Essam a couple of years ago at an open house that he was hosting. We came away impressed with how he represented his client and showcased the home. Later when it was time for us to sell, we had already moved out of the house and were living overseas. The prospect of selling our home from so far away was daunting. We knew Essam was right person who could guide us through the process. He was always willing to take our calls, even at odd hours because of the time difference. He focused on details, instead of glossing over them, and he provided excellent counsel and common sense solutions. He even managed the contractors that were needed to get our house in peak selling condition for us. We sold our house quickly, at full asking, and the whole process could not have been any easier. Essam and his team rocks!!!
Essam listened to my story of many previous unsuccessful attempts at selling my condo and then came up with a strategy to make prospective buyers fall in love with it. He executed his strategy flawlessly and just several weeks later we had an accepted offer. He was professional and efficient at all times and I would highly recommend him to anyone!
Essam did a great job. He is very professional - my wife and I had a high level of confidence in his ability. Would definitely recommend him should the opportunity present itself.
We had Katie Gnau....she is excellent. I would recommend her to everyone. She is a wealth of knowledge and works many nights and days ..... lots of hrs for her clients. She made our life easier and calmer. Selling our house was a challenge due to only one upstairs bathroom....she did not give up.
Essam is wise and kind. He is an incredible listener and a true professional.
Helped us with every aspect and every need that came up. Answered all of our questions and never tried to stray from our price range. He helped us find our perfect home and we don't regret a single moment of the whole experience. Thank you Essam!
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We wanted to both help our daughter get started on her own, and diversify our investments. This meant finding a property in an unknown market. Katie was a terrific guide, helping us navigate the area as well as the properties and process. We're very pleased with the condo, and the price we paid, confident that we had solid guidance and support.
I enjoyed working with Essam and Kari. They worked hard to find me the right condominium. Kari was always available, prompt in responding, and kept me well informed along the way. The support was excellent.
Rebecca was an absolute joy to work with in our very long process of finding the right house. She was so patient with us as first time homebuyers as we figured out what would fit us best. Rebecca was very responsive anytime we got in touch with her, and she gave us good advice along the way. I would recommend Rebecca Zweifelhoffer to any of my friends looking to buy!
Essam and team were terrific throughout the whole process. Essam listened and provided top notch advice and feedback. He helped find out perfect house and we couldn't be more excited.
Essam has been the best realtor I have work with. From the beginning he got to know us, our likes and dislikes and what was important to us. He is an excellent listener and also told us exactly what we needed to get done to be successful with the sell of our house. He is kind and polite, and what is most important he was an excellent negotiator in our behalf. It was a pleasure to work with Essam both finding a new house and selling our old house. We hope we can work again with him in the future.
Ginger is absolutely wonderful. She was with me every step of the way and made everything so simple during the process. She is knowledgeable and really helped look out for me. I have already recommended her to others. I wish I had her when I sold my home in Cleveland :)
Working with Rebecca was a real pleasure she kept us in the loop when things needed to be signed or anything else that was needed she is a true professional and you should be proud to have her on your team If any of my friends are looking for a house in the future I will highly recommend working with Rebecca keep up the great work Michael & Ruth Hernandez
Didn't work with him
Essam was very professional, kind and thoughtful and took the stress out of selling my home. He is an expert in the local market and recommended the right updates to stage and suggested a list price that was fair. (Received an offer within 2 days on the market). Essam and his team were always available to answer any questions in a timely manner. I highly recommend Essam and his team!
Five stars all the way! Katie was fantastic as our buyers agent! She came prepared w knowledge of the property, various transactions every time. The purchase went seamlessly- w/ work from her behind the scenes! And Katie is great w kids! Our 8 year old loved talking w her and looked forward to seeing her! It all made the experience great!! Thanks Katie!!!
Katie was our buyer's agent for the purchase of our new home and boy she came prepared w knowledge of the home and sale each time my husband and I met w her. The purchase of our home was seamless and quick. Mostly because she worked so hard on smoothing the details out behind the scenes, so to speak. The VA loan was quick too! More great work from Shorewest! One more thing: Katie is great w kids! My 8 year old son just loved talking w her , which was key in helping him feel excited about the move process! Famtastic work from Katie!
Essam was so very helpful and indeed a gentleman
Rebecca Z. helped us to find a new home (on a Monday), and to sell our existing home (Saturday of same week). She was thorough, kind, listened to & respected our wishes and needs in a new house (one story, small yard, laundry on main level, attached garage), explained steps in both the buying & selling processes, and calmly answered dozens of questions. She is an amazing professional.
Essam was amazing. His knowledge of the North Shore was invaluable. It was a pleasure to buy and sell with Essam and the Shorewest team!
I had the opportunity to work with Essam who helped one of my borrowers find their dream home. Essam has been working with them for over two years and always had their best interest at heart no matter how long it took them to find the right house. Essam and his team's attention to detail, professionalism and follow through was evident from day one. Essam is great at what he does and has surrounded himself around a group of people who have the same passion and commitment. The transaction went perfect and the borrowers couldn't be more grateful. You can tell he truly loves what he does... I highly recommend Essam & his team. Thanks again for all your hard work!
Essam was a wonderful realtor. He set our expectations correctly, listened to our needs & provided us with the consultation that we needed in order to sell our home quickly & for a fair price.
A Five Star Rating. Essam and his team were outstanding! They were very organized, staged furniture very well, made time for weekend open houses, communicated how our home was be viewed, and 'hits' thru their website. They also priced our home to sell within three weeks. Essam is very a very personable, intuitive, that takes a hands on approach to selling a home. He is available direct on his cell and follows up normally within the hour.
Essam was excellent and very helpful at all stages of the process. We highly recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell a house
Highly professional, curtuous, detailed, insightful, and a great partner!
Essam is likely the most polite person I know. He is gracious and unruffled under pressure. He handled the sale of our house professionally and efficiently. We can't say enough good things about working with Essam and we will recommend him to everyone we know.
Essam did a great job assisting me in purchasing a condo...I would recommend Essam without hesitation whether you are buying or selling!
He was wonderful to work with.
Dear Essam (and the entire team!): We cannot thank you enough for the extreme care you took in helping us find and buy the right home for us. Your generosity in sharing your expertise and your patience with my (many, many) questions made all the difference.
Essam Elsafy was the consummate professional in our search for a new home after relocating to the area several months ago. He worked hard to understand how we traded off attributes of different options, helped us think outside the box, worked hard and was always available. He made us feel like we were always his top priority, although I'm sure he has many other clients thinking exactly the same thing. We definitely feel that Essam was completely focused on us finding the right property, rather than just closing a transaction. He is extremely well rounded in knowledge of construction, design, landscape, etc. If I had the entire experience to do over again, I would change nothing!
Made it easy! Very supportive team.
I really enjoyed working with Rebecca. She made the entire process (both buying and selling) easy and manageable, and was always available for any questions or concerns I had. I couldn't have imagined a better experience! Thanks!
We loved working with Essam Elsafy to sell our home. He served as a patient guide and made us feel like partners in the process by asking for our input and taking our ideas seriously. Essam was personable, a good listener, straightforward and very professional. He made selling a home as enjoyable as such an event can be! I would not hesitate to highly recommend Essam to anyone wanting to sell a home. Many thanks to the Elsafy team, Larri Jacquart
5 start rating. We picked Essam based on a recommendation from our home buyer, Michael Holloway. Getting to know Essam was so much fun. We weren't expecting to buy a new place to live so quickly so selling our old home behind us was a real rush job. Essam did a great job working with us to get our home ready for sale. The contractors he recommended that we hired all came through and got the work done on time and within budget. His process of taking us through other homes that were on the market to decide on our asking price was very helpful. He also was good at getting us to understand how buyers' expectations have dramatically changed since we last sold a home 17 years ago. Essam's a great listener and an effective problem solver. Moving and selling a home is stressful. In my professional and personal lives, I've been a big believer in hiring the most talented people you can find and paying them what they're worth. There are lots of risks associated with selling a home. I'm glad that everything worked out so well. Thank you, Essam and the entire Shorewest Team!
Rachelle Davis is an outstanding realtor!! Every time we felt deflated she was there to pick us back up!! Always willing/eager to find us houses/come look at houses that were way out of her way and sometimes only one house at a time!! Can't imagine our journey with anyone else!! Thanks Shelley!!!
Essam and his team (Rachelle specifically) were an integral part of our moves. Their professionalism, negotiation skills, and genuine care were evident throughout the purchase and sale of our home. We could not have asked for a better experience. We are so grateful for their service.
Essam worked with/for us tirelessly over several years. We have nothing but the highest praise for his care and attention. We truly think of him as a friend after all this time and remain incredibly grateful for all his help at this time of change in our lives.
Essam is smart, calm, strategic, honest, confident and extremely knowledgeable about the real estate process. We had been in our home for 35 years so had no idea on how to approach this process. He guided us from the beginning until close. I would highly recommend Essam. His support staff is also very knowledgeable, and can provide wonderful guidance.
Essam is smart, calm, strategic, honest, confident and extremely knowledgeable about the real estate process. We had been in our home for 35 years so had no idea on how to approach this process. He guided us from the beginning until close. I would highly recommend Essam. His support staff is also very knowledgeable, and can provide wonderful guidance should Essam not be available.
Although we did not work directly with Essam (we were the buyer and he represented the seller) all of our interactions (through Katie Gnau) were timely and professional. Given our previous experience with other firms, we were delighted with the turnaround time on communications with the seller and documents going back and forth. Overall, Shorewest's embracing of modern technology allow the whole team to work together and communications and documents turned around surprisingly quickly. We'd certainly look to them in the future to buy or sell in this area!
Extremely easy to work with. Essam went above and beyond in every way possible. We have already recommended him to some of our friends in the area.
Our e xperience was fantastic. All the leg work was done for us. It couldn't have been any easier.
Essam and his wonderful team are a joy to work with. Thank you for finding us a home in 2006 and selling the home in 2017 in less than 24 hours!
I was very pleased with the service and the outcome on everything related to the sale of my home. You went way above what was expected of you. I was very happy with the results. You did an excellent job. Thank You, Lois Brown
This was our fifth successful transaction with Essam and we could not be more pleased. We have used Essam on both the buy and sell side and he has exceeded our expectations every time. He takes the time to get to know people which we believe is one of the key reasons he is so good at helping to match buyers with sellers. Essam is highly recommended!
It was wonderful to work with Essam Elsafy (and team). It was an easy process and Essam was very good about explaining things to me. He walked me through the offer and made sure I understood all of the particulars. He was patient, respectful, honest, caring and professional, but still took care of business. Essam made the experience awesome and I'd recommend him to anyone wanting to sell their home!
Essam made a long distance transaction as easy as possible. We greatly appreciated his guidance and advice.
Working with Essam is like having a Zen Master in your corner. It felt like a breath of calm fresh air to see him while navigating a very tight market. His patience and ability to see both partners needs made our search pleasant and honestly, our marriage stronger. I love his candid opinion and appreciate knowing such a gifted guy. Thanks to Essam we found the right home at a very fair price
Essam took the stress out of selling our home. His kind, thoughtful manner put everyone at ease. A true professional, Essam's knowledge of the area market gave us an edge when negotiating the purchase of our new home. Essam was always available to answer our questions in a timely manner, even after our house was sold. We enthusiastically recommend him and his team.
Our agent, Essam Elsafy was the best. WE appreciate all he did to make this work so well.
It couldn't have been better. He is the consummate professional. My wife and I refer to him as the Fred Astaire of Real Estate ... smooth, graceful, charming and a hell of a salesman. Great guy and even greater service.
My wife and I were directed to Essam by our son, who had a previous home buyingPatrick McCabe experience with him. We were not disappointed. Essam and his staff provided everything we expected. This was not our first home sale but it was our easiest. All our questions were answered and all our concerns addressed. I would not hesitate to refer Essam Elsafy and Shorewest Realty to anybody that asks about our experience.
Essam and his assistant Rebecca were insightful, courteous, professional and an absolute joy to work with.
Essam successfully sold our home! His explanation of what to expect and the process was very thorough to ensure there were no surprises for us regarding the costs & the process. We appreciated this very much as this was my first home sale. His approach was professional but very friendly. We enjoyed talking and meeting with him. He was always on time and kept us informed throughout the process. He called after showings to ensure we were happy and the house was left in a good condition. He used multiple methods of promoting the house to make sure we were getting the widest exposure. We appreciated the professional photos used for the online profile & video. He dealt with challenges honestly and fairly and was able to refer resources when we needed them. All in all it was an excellent experience and we highly recommend Essam.
Essam is excellent at having buyers in mind as he listed our home.
Essam has performed flawlessly for us. He did everything he promised and more. Wow....this guy is just fantastic!!! We could not be happier. Looking forward to working with him on our new home purchase. We will continue to recommend him to our friends as well. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! Scott Mullins Mequon
Essam is a great person and very professional realtor. I strongly support him.
Essam was phenomenal through every step of both the buying and selling process. He was professional, poised, thoughtful, honest, and meticulous in his work. Essam was a wonderful advocate for us and gave us as much attention as I'm sure he does each of his other clients. I would highly recommend Essam to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.
Essam is truly the best realtor I have ever worked with. Honest with complete integrity. He gave me great orientation and instructions while enlightening my knowledge about home prices. I wholeheartedly recommend Essam as a realtor for your next business in South Wisconsin area.
Essam is professional and thoughtful. He did a good job. We are pleased.
Essam is a class act. His easy going non-high pressure demeanor made the buying process for us to be enjoyable. He not only helped secure our new home with constant successful negotiations with the sellers but also provided thoughtful and practical feedback with selling our prior home that was listed with another agent. Chip & Karen Kuchevar - Hubertus, WI
Essam was an awesome realtor as well as a wonderful person to get to know. We were dealing with a very tight time constraint and we were able choose a house, make an offer, and have it accepted all within a weekend while we were traveling in from out of town. Essam was trustworthy, gave impeccable advice, and walked us through the process of buying our first house. I would recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell a house.
Essam did an excellent job and very professional. His original presentation was so far superior to the competition it's hard to compare. Essam followed through with my special requests and did a great job of representing my interests. I could not be more pleased with the outcome .
No words can describe how I value Essams expertise patience and brillance
After a tough start with another agent, Essam did a great job selling the house for a fair price and with great professionalism throughout the process. His calm attitude was greatly needed after our first impression of Shorewest.