Lauren and Samantha went above and beyond in facilitating the recent sale of our old home and purchase of a new home. On the sale side they provided outstanding resources for staging and photographing the home. Even more importantly they demonstrated legitimate understanding of the current market and provided spot on guidance for the listing price and approach to marketing the property. On the purchase they were instrumental in helping us to evaluate the opportunity and negotiate the appropriate terms. I highly recommend using Lauren and Sam for any high end real estate transaction in the Chicago area.

—Lauren and Jamie Rauch

I had the pleasure of working with Samantha on both the purchase of my new place and the sale of my former condo. On the purchase side, Samantha showed an extreme amount of patience as we spent a long time looking at places before I bought my new home. In both cases, Samantha also exhibited great knowledge and business savvy along with the ability to balance my desires with the reality of the depressed market. I would not hesitate to recommend Samantha to my friends and family should they be looking for real estate assistance in the city.

This is the second time we’ve used Samantha in the purchase of a property and she’s been fantastic all the way through. She certainly knows her stuff and is very flexible with schedules. Thanks so much!


Lauren was terrific in marketing our rental property in Evanston. Her market analysis was right-on – better than we were expecting and her advise on preparing the property for showing was realistic and effective. A renter was promptly found and she handled negotiating the agreement, qualifying the renter and following through with the lease agreement. I have no hesitation in strongly recommending Lauren in marketing a property for sale or lease.

—Stuart Shayman

Shayman Architects

I have worked with Lauren Goldberg Real Estate @Properties and have recommended them to my friends and family. While looking for an apartment, I told Lauren what amenities I required, my budget, and constraints and she found me a place that exceeded my expectations. I never want to move! Lauren Goldberg Real Estate continued to find my sister a home where she will raise her family and my best friend an apartment right near his office. Lauren Goldberg Real Estate has consistently been patient, assertive, and beyond accommodating. I will continue to recommend them to anyone who is looking for a place to call their home.

—Alex Mirsky

Chicago, IL

Engaging Lauren Goldberg as my agent was a great experience. Goldberg is both efficient and effective when it comes to getting the job done. Unlike other agents who only put in the minimum amount of effort needed to find or sell you a property, Goldberg truly seems to enjoy her line of work, which puts her above and beyond her competition. If you are looking to buy or sell a property with the help of an agent who is a no excuses go-getter, I highly recommend Lauren Goldberg.

—Mike Cheng


Samantha was the perfect guide in our house hunting. She had an outstanding sense of the market (build and buy), helped us develop a sense of value for the homes we were interested in as well as the variations in location and potential for improvement. She was accessible and made the process fun. We appreciate her wise counsel and would highly recommend her without hesitation.


Samantha is the best! Super friendly, professional and very easy to work with. She is very knowledgeable and made the whole selling and buying process pleasant.


Lauren is a hard working dedicated and consummate professional. She goes the extra mile for her clients by pre-screening prospective houses in order to maximize her clients time. She also follows through on the clients behalf during financing and the inspection areas of the sale. With the help of Lauren, we bought and closed on my new place in 3 weeks!
—Scott R Samlan

ER Physician

Our condo purchase was made so easy for us and we appreciated Samantha’s knowledge, patience and time in our search. We would definitely work with her again in the future!


Lauren Goldberg represented us in the purchase of our home last September. I would strongly recommend Lauren to any potential home buyer or seller that is exploring the market. Lauren was extremely knowledgeable when it came to the Chicago market. She was always well informed and prepared to answer all the questions that came up during our buying process. Our situation was more complicated than the typical purchase as it was a short sale that involved 3 mortgages. Lauren managed the process like a true veteran. She is persistent, responsive, and a pleasure to deal with. It was clear that Lauren always had our best interests in mind. We truly loved working with Lauren and would recommend her to anyone that is looking for a competent and experienced agent.
—Jeff and Erin Robbins Berkadia

Samantha is the best, a great experience from beginning to end. I look forward to working with her again in the future.


Simple. It just gets no better than Samantha Porter! 100% satisfied customer.


We are a residential developer building new-construction condominiums and SFHs on Chicago’s North Side. Samantha and Lauren have always worked with us beyond a brokers standard mandate to help differentiate our homes from building conception-to-completion including, but not limited to, advising on the design of building facades, floor plans, kitchens and baths, and the selection of finish materials. Samantha and Lauren also protect our pricing expectations with conviction. We always have confidence that our best interests are being represented in their negotiations. In times we needed to price more aggressively, or be more realistic, they would present a broad-based competitive analysis with a corresponding strategy based on current market conditions, while maintaining her objectivity. Samantha and Lauren’s ability to draw on their years of experience, understand location dynamics and consumer demands, while representing our company with professionalism and integrity has made them an invaluable part of our development team. It is with pride and gratitude that we write this acknowledgment for PorterGoldberg Real Estate as our real estate broker.

—Chris DeLeeuw

Partner/CEO of Halcyon Development, halcyon-development.com

Samantha went above and beyond all of our expectations with her expertise, professionalism and prompt responsiveness to any and all of our needs along the way. We never doubted for one second she had our best interests in mind with everything that came up. Samantha was so efficient we didn’t even need to list our condo and was able to get it under contract with one private showing which made our lives so much easier to not have to deal with showings, open houses, etc. I cannot thank her enough for such a great first time selling experience and would absolutely recommend her services to anyone that ever needs a broker.


In the midst of a volatile real estate environment I could not have asked for a more top-notch agent than Lauren. She was tremendously experienced and knowledgeable about every aspect of both the sale of my home and the pursuit of another property. Her rigorous professionalism helped alleviate my anxiety up until and even past the close of escrow. She was always available to answer any question no matter how small, and her input was ingenious. Her savvy goes beyond words and her work ethic is tireless. Beyond the real estate transaction, I always felt that Lauren cared about me on a human level, and still does. She understands that finding the right home is a life decision, not only a financial one. I can honestly say that I consider myself blessed and that it was a genuine pleasure to work with Lauren. I fully endorse her practice.

—Tim Padar

CEO of LP Internet Solutions

Working with Lauren made my first home buying experience fantastic. After just a short conversation about what I was looking for she was able to find the perfect home and the very first place she showed me wound up being my future home. She continued to work hard and show me additional properties until I was confident my initial assessment was correct. During the purchase process she was extremely attentive and went above and beyond to ensure the process was completed as smoothly as possible. I will definitely be using her services again for any property needs I have in the future.

—Joshua Fisher

New York, NY

Multi-unit building. We are hoping for continued success.


Lauren sold my condo on Wabansia Ave in Bucktown. From start to finish this process was as easy and smooth as could be! I was so impressed by her knowledge, professionalism and dedication. I felt as though I was her #1 priority at all times and that this was as important to her as it was to me. She was on top of everything, every step of the way, and I felt so confident leaving it in her hands. She kept me informed and the lines of communication were always open. She sold my condo quickly and for the price we were hoping for! I will certainly be using her for all of my future real estate needs, and will confidently be referring her to friends and family!
—Jennifer Wolf

Chicago, IL

Samantha made the search for my first home exciting and stress-free. She is patient, knowledgeable, a great negotiator and she went above and beyond by helping me find a mortgage broker and inspector. She gave me great advice and was always straightforward. Samantha was recommended to me and I would definitely recommend her to others- she did an amazing job!


We recently purchased our home in Chicago with Samantha Porter. Our experience has been entirely positive. Samantha was consistently professional while also concerned with the personal aspirations we had for our home. Her advice and guidance have been invaluable to us. Samantha always responded timely and sought out properties within our budget and property parameters. We are very happy in our new home.


Samantha is a true professional who is very much a pleasure to work with and demonstrated her in depth knowledge of the Chicago real estate market and her extensive network as we worked through each stage of the process. Her commitment to our project was exemplary and she demonstrated very strong negotiation skills managing our engagement with outside parties always from a position of strength. In addition to real time responsiveness, Samantha ongoingly kept us informed of critical activity metrics and analytics. As extremely satisfied clients, we look forward to continuing to work with Samantha and @Properties.


We really appreciated working with Raelie and Lauren. Day or night–one of them was always available. It was clear that they were in constant communication with each other and “on the same page” at all times. They were wonderful to work with in every way and represented us in the sale of our “old” house and purchase of our “new” house. We highly recommend them both and would ask them to represent us again in a sale or purchase (but we are so happy in our “new” home that we are never going to move!). Raelie and Lauren will find the perfect place for you, too!

—Julie and Amos Coffman

Samantha was extremely helpful from the first day I talked to her all the way through the signing of the lease and beyond. Her communication was effective, efficient and very useful. Not only did we complete the procedure from half way across the country but the other party was out of state as well and she made it seamless and simple for both of us and made sure all bases were covered.


We cannot say enough great things about Samantha. The home-buying process was new and overwhelming for us, and she made it as painless as possible. She is extremely knowledgeable about the market, aspects of individual properties, and even some of the additional work we wanted to complete after moving in (floors, plumbing, contract work, etc). She helped connect us with inspectors and legal services as well. She truly went above and beyond for us. Although signing the papers and taking ownership of our first property was exciting, we will miss our daily emails and phone calls with Samantha! We highly, highly recommend her- we could not be happier in our new home.


Lauren was fantastic. She’s the consummate professional – she knew my building, my neighborhood and my unit better than i did. She always gave a realistic opinion and set expectations fairly. My apartment sold very quickly for close to asking and she did a great job negotiating with the other side. I would definitely recommend her to friends and family.

—JC Uva

New York, NY, Media Link

Our experience with Samantha Porter was outstanding! We worked with Samantha both on the sale of our condo and the purchase of our new home. Samantha was extremely professional and knowledgeable on both sides of the real estate process. Specifically, Samantha went above and beyond what we have witnessed with other agents to get our place sold. She acted as our adviser on all fronts of the sale, and did a wonderful job managing our expectations (which we appreciated) as sellers in the worst real estate market in history. In addition, Samantha was very generous with her time, her knowledge and herself as we worked toward the purchase of our new house. She was immensely patient, truly willing and wanting to help us find our “forever” home, while working to achieve for us the best deal possible. Finally, we were very grateful to Samantha for consistently keeping in contact with us either by phone or by e-mail with updates, suggestions or just word of encouragement. Samantha always had our best interests at heart throughout the entire process. Having Samantha represent us was enormously helpful during a very stressful time. We would highly recommend her to others in the Chicago area, as I imagine all clients who work with her do.

—Mike and Becky J

Lauren made my first home purchase fast and painless. In just a matter of days she had a full day of showings that was well fitted to my budget, the amenities I desired, and in ideal locations. When I found the property I liked, she took care of finalizing everything effortlessly, ensuring I received everything I wanted in the end. After the initial deal, she has remained readily available to me for advice, home improvement referrals, and any additional needs. I’ll definitely be looking to Lauren when it comes time to move!

—Dan Murphy

Chicago, IL

Samantha was incredibly easy to work with, listened to our needs, thoroughly prepared, and a tremendous resource. She made the home-buying process (our first), incredibly seamless and easy, and we are extremely happy with the home that she found for us. A true professional, friendly, and very sharp, Samantha was the key-man on our home purchase team. You would be well served to engage Samantha for your home purchase.


I met Lauren a couple years ago when a friend of mine was apartment hunting for herself, and I was tagging along. I was very impressed with her professionalism and attitude, and enlisted her help for the past two years to find rental properties, to purchase a condo, and to sell my house. Not only does she have great taste in real estate, she works around the clock to go above and beyond her clients’ needs, to get them what they deserve, whether it involves price negotiation, pushing through deals in a timely fashion, or hunting down hidden real estate gems. She is aggressive when necessary — yet super friendly and easy to get along with — which is a valuable trait in a real estate agent that is becoming rare to come by. She made the process of selling my house, which should’ve been frustrating and difficult in this economy, almost effortless and pain-free. I would recommend Lauren in a heartbeat; she’ll get the job done and put a smile on your face while she’s doing it.

—Jennifer Ma

Lauren has the ability to visualize and point out minor changes or bigger ones that would drastically improve the appearance. She listens to your essential lists of desires in a home and customizes your search. Finally, she was fabulous in the negotiation process and when we found issues during the inspection and during the final walk through. She was a pleasure to work with and stayed on top if all the necessary pieces to obtain the quickest close.

—Sheila Rintels

Parker High School

I was referred to Samantha by a mutual friend. I had been searching for a condo in the Chicago area for nearly 6 months and had two contracts fall apart prior to the time I started working with Samantha. Once I started working with Samantha, things finally started to fall in place. Samantha listened to what I was looking for and provided great recommendations and advice. She was always polite, professional and courteous and in my mind always took the extra step to find out as much information as possible. I really enjoyed working with her and am very pleased with the home I finally was able to close on. She is extremely knowledgeable about the market as well as Chicago’s neighborhoods, builders and available units. I would recommend Samantha to anyone that was looking for a new home in Chicago.


Samantha is very knowledgeable about how to move to a close, dealing with tough issues, and always keeping communication going. She pushes when she needs to but never makes it too much pressure. Everyone I refer to her loves her!


Samantha was amazing through the entire process from beginning to end and the close of the sale. I simply could not have asked for a better partner in the process.


I’ve worked with quite a few realtors in my day, and Lauren really is quite amazing. We met several years ago when I viewed one of the properties she was listing, and I was so impressed by her that I reached out to her shortly thereafter to ask for her help. I have never looked back – she’s listed every one of my properties for the past 5 years. Stated simply, NOBODY lists a property like Lauren Goldberg – her eye for detail, work ethic, encyclopedic knowledge of local market dynamics, and vast array of local contacts deliver margins that consistently outperform her competitors. I really can’t recommend her highly enough.

—Gabriel Levin

Chicago, IL

Lauren was great to work with. We had a rough experience with our first broker (NOT from @ properties), so we were thrilled when Lauren listened and was very responsive from the get-go. We appreciated her opinion and expertise as we were fairly new to the area and needed more information on neighborhoods, etc.

—Sarah Bratholt Marketing

Leo Burnett

Samantha is very attentive and supportive and I valued her counsel at every turn. She knows my neighborhood and understood my needs so we were always in sync as to next steps and decisions to be made. She’s very hands-on and helpful when I found myself at an impasse and I would recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell. I first met Samantha over ten years ago when I purchased my first condo and have stayed in touch through this latest purchase. She’s a valuable partner.


Lauren Goldberg has been a terrific asset to all of our investment rental properties—lease ups have been within 24-48 hours, cant beat that record!

—Elan Peltz

Blackwatch 68 Properties