Foreclosure/Short Sale

Ed grew up with a diverse background coming from a family-owned greenhouse business. He learned from a young age about construction by helping build the newest sections to his families’ greenhouse business in 1972, doing everything from laying cement, installing work benches, building storage buildings, operating tractors, and building a private road. While working as Programmer Analyst for Blue Cross Blue Shield Insurance Company, Ed’s professional Investment/Real Estate career began in 1989 as a foreclosure investor. After attending foreclosure auctions daily, he decided to pursue real estate full time.

Ed began his real estate sales career Century 21 S.G.R., Inc. He ranked in the top 1% of all agents within the Century 21 System.

Throughout his career, Ed has trained numerous agents on how to invest in real estate as well as buy/rent/resell multiple properties. Ed has represented a multitude of developers, private investors, and groups of investors in the purchase of real estate. He has been involved in development projects in the Bucktown and West Loop communities, which were some of the first townhome developments in each of those neighborhoods. Ed has purchased and sold properties all over the City of Chicago.

• Started in Foreclosures in 1990
• Received Real Estate Salesperson license in 1991
• Received Real Estate Appraiser Certification in 1992
• Licensed from 1992-2000 at Century 21 S.G.R., Inc.
• Licensed Real Estate Broker Since 1997
• Relocation Specialist Century 21 S.G.R. 1996-1998
• Certified New Construction Specialist 1998
• Top Agent at Century 21 S.G.R Inc. 1996-1999
• Centurion agent since 1997 – Century 21 Top 1% of all agents
• Current Rehab Specialist for individual and investment groups
• Real Estate Developer/Investor

Specializing in West Lakeview, Lakeview, St. Ben’s, Lincoln Park, Ravenswood, North Center, West Loop, Bucktown, Wicker Park, East Village, Ukrainian Village, Gold Coast, River West, River East, Roscoe Village, Logan Square, Pilsen


1823 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60616

Phone: 773.908.7666
Fax: 312.326.7911

Lifetime sales: $82 Million
Last updated 01/01/2019


13 Reviews

  • "Ed Schwind and Jim Coy were an amazing team and delivered! In the land of real estate agents, these guys are kings!" - Dalton Akkerman, Raleigh, NC (seller)
  • "Ed is very professional and will work definitely with him in the future, plus recommend him to friends and family." - Sue Scott, Chicago, IL (buyer)
  • "The photographs Ed got were very good. The pictures were great. The staging Ed did was very good. The flyer was very professional. Ed kept me up on everything that was going on. He was very professional." - Barbara Schwind, Fox Lake, IL (seller)
  • "Ed's service in selling my home was tremendous. His knowledge was excellent and response time was superb. I would not hesitate to recommend him as an agent to family and friends." - Jim Coy, Chicago, IL (seller)
  • "Great job on making it happen!"- JA (buyer)
  • "Ed found us our dream home, negotiated the seller to $10,000 below asking price, got us great mortgage broker, and his lawyer was excellent as well. The whole experience was great, especially considering we were first time home buyers! Thanks Ed!" - Adam, Ingleside, IL (buyer)
  • "Ed Schwind was fantastic to work with. I was in a extreme rush to find a perfect home. Ed made sure we didn't settle. He found the one I bought and it was half the cost of others and twice as nice. Helped negotiate some issues and dealt with difficult sellers. Most of all I am a difficult buyer but he never flinched! You will Never go wrong hiring Ed for any of your real estate needs. Although I am not looking forward to moving again but I am looking forward to working with Ed again. Won't be long before my kids are buying and Ed will be our GUY!" - Roger Tragasz, Antioch, IL (buyer)