Agent Spotlight: Scott Curcio

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Scott Curcio wasn’t in the real estate business when he bought his first property, but that purchase sparked an ongoing interest and put him in the “real estate mindset,” as he tells it. In fact, prior to embarking on his career at Baird & Warner Lincoln Park, Scott was an events and marketing professional, skills that have undoubtedly contributed to his rise to the pinnacle of his profession, as one of the top 1% of Realtors in all of Chicago. Scott’s hardworking, meticulous approach sets him apart from the crowd and has allowed him to create a successful, results-oriented practice for each and every client he serves.

An expert in power pricing, staging & strategic marketing, Scott has experience across a wide range of property types. He’s sold homes in Chicago’s most popular neighborhoods, from the Gold Coast, Lincoln Park & Lakeview, to the West Loop, Edgewater & Lincoln Square. He’s also the #1 Agent in Chicago’s Avondale neighborhood, having sold more homes since 2007 than any other broker. Annually, 40-50% of his homes sell with multiple offers and more than 60% sell in under 3 weeks.

Scott started his real estate business as a secondary career as he pursued his successful marketing career, making the jump to full-time work as a broker later, when his business was more established. He acknowledges that path is tougher today, as “everything moves so fast and there is so much more to know,” but believes the real estate path can be the right one for anyone who has “a high level of independence and is a true self-starter.” Scott recommends that young professionals starting out “join[ing] a team that will help jumpstart [their] career” like his team at Baird & Warner Lincoln Park.

Asked what sets Baird & Warner’s Lincoln Park office apart, Scott focuses on the personal touch and the support offered to both new and experienced brokers in the office: 

“David Bailey, our manager who is always supportive and smart and energetic to work with. He really cares about his agents and always makes time for us. Our office is just a good vibe, there’s a real sense of community and comfort that is not something you find in a lot of other offices.”

Renowned for his diligence, integrity, and dedication to achieving the best result in every transaction, it’s easy to understand why clients are drawn to his straightforward, practical approach. After 17 years in the industry, Scott has figured out what works.

Scott’s keys to success as an agent are simple: “integrity, attention to detail, thick skin, and tenacity.” Scott prizes honesty above all else, advising new agents that they should always be up front with clients, who won’t always love hearing bad news, but will appreciate an agent who they can trust and who never hides the ball. He elaborates, “if I ask myself, should I tell the client this, the answer is pick up the phone right away.” Scott advises newer brokers to work smarter, not harder. “I see a lot of newer brokers that waste a lot of time not having the right conversations up front with their clients to assess what their needs are and are they someone I can help and serve.” 

When he is not hard at work, Scott is an avid traveler, whose goal is to see 50% of the world by the time he reaches age 50. Scott also enjoys checking out new restaurants a little closer to home. His neighborhood faves include Mas Alla Del Sol and Blowfish Sushi. A former rower, Scott was a board member and founder of Chicago Rowing Union (a non-profit rowing organization) and has participated in fundraising endurance events for the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation and the American Liver Foundation. On his off time, he can be found spending time with his husband, at Hollywood Beach in the summer, taking a trip to southwest Michigan or Venice,CA, or simply checking out new neighborhood restaurant fare.

You can connect with Scott by following him on Instagram (@scottcurcio), checking out his advice and listing videos on his YouTube page, or by visiting his site, Curious about how the training, support, and services at Baird & Warner – Lincoln Park can help take your business to the next level? Reach out to us today to get the conversation started.

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