Meet Essam

Selecting the right Realtor is a big decision.  Like all healthy relationships the Client-Realtor bond must be grounded in important bedrock principles like trust, honesty, mutual respect, and the secure knowledge that my partner will look out for me.  I’ve been married for 26 years to an amazing person, and together we have three magical children that enrich our lives.  When you meet the right person it just feels right.  My hope is that when we work together, it will always feel right.

What you can expect when we work together:  

  • Less talking. More listening. 
  • Complete focus on your agenda and what’s best for you.
  • Clear and understandable explanations.
  • Regular communication at every step.
  • Great hand-holding skills.
  • To always keep my promises.

What about experience, knowledge, and accomplishments.  Sure.  I have those too.  But when you’re good, you don’t have to say it.  It should be self-evident.  Maybe that’s what makes me a little different.  Being “number one” isn’t what’s important.  Helping you make good decisions is what gets me excited.  

Just in case credentials are important, here are a few:

  • Number one real estate team at Shorewest Realtors (2021).
  • Top 10 real estate team in Milwaukee County (out of over 4,000 Realtors).
  • Top 2% of all Realtors nationwide.
  • Serving hundreds of clients throughout Milwaukee for over 25 years.

Get in touch and let’s make the start of a great new relationship.

What our clients say

Essam and his team were wonderful from the start of the process to the very end. For a newbie home buyer in this country, this was exactly what I needed. From the amazing staging and preparing my home to sell, to the end of the buying process the team were truly amazing. Essam and the team supported and advised me through the home buying process in a very difficult market. Essam has endless patience and is wonderful to work with. He has true insight and local knowledge and will not let you make a poor decision. I call it The Essam Magic ! I would always recommend Essam and his team.

Claire Mehringer  

Essam represented us with regard the sale of our house and purchase of another. As an attorney, I am experienced in residential real estate deals. I have had numerous transactional interactions with agents over the years. My wife and I were thoroughly impressed with Essam. He is knowledgeable, experienced, calm, perceptive and responsive. Our experience with him was as good as it could possibly be.

Mike B  

Essam is very kind, attentive to detail, available, mindful and knowledgeable of all aspects of real estate. I wouldn’t want to be without Essam if I am buying or selling my home.


Having Essam list my mother’s home was a wise move.  After interviewing several listing agents, I came away with the clear choice of Essam Elsafy and have been impressed with the entire process.  Essam initially put me at ease with a professional calmness through his detail-oriented itinerary of how a successful selling process would take place.  He gave me a tight timeline to prepare the house for showing and offered resources to assist in the process. In setting the listing price, Essam took me to an open house of a similar property, and we worked together to come to a price that would be competitive in a fast-changing market.  He was spot on in the expected number of showings that we had on the first weekend.

Essam eased my mind that we were still in a good strategic place even though we did not have an offer in-hand after the first weekend of showings.  He had connected with the agents that brought families through and received feedback that indicated that there was reasonable interest by a couple different prospects.  Once the first offer came in, Essam “worked the room” to get multiple offers and reduced contingencies that were in our best interest. I am sure that his communication style eased the minds of the buyer’s agent and the buyer.  Essam listens well and gains immediate trust through his warm low-key approach.  While I know that he had multiple listings simultaneously, I never felt like I was placed on the back burner and Essam was readily accessible throughout the process.

I would highly recommend Essam Elsafy to assist you in marketing your property.

Jim Froemming  

Of the many realtors that we have worked with over the years, we found Essam Elsafy to be the most professional, competent, helpful and reassuring. He listened and responded to our needs, kept us informed, offered advice and clearly explained his listing and pricing strategy to us. He helped us prepare our property for sale, and in certain instances, provided contractors to quickly make our home more appealing. He told us when things would be done and they were quickly taken care of, reducing effort and stress on our part. Essam was committed to ensuring our success. The process was smooth and thorough, resulting in the rapid sale of our home at a price we were extremely pleased with. Essam is a special realtor who goes above and beyond traditional services and we highly recommend him for your real estate needs.

Diane Zeni  
The Elsafy Team and Essam were wonderful to work with during what was a very smooth house selling process. There were excellent pointers for getting the house market ready. Steps, process and my responsibilities were clearly explained and he made sure nothing seemed overwhelming. Based on his market knowledge and referrals, he was able to immediately match a buyer to the house, streamlining the sale. I felt he was straightforward, honest, and very ethical. and he was top notch at communication as we moved through the sales steps. I was happy with the process, pleased with the price I received, and would absolutely recommend his team to friends. Thank you!
Deborah A. Strand  

Essam and Team went above and beyond throughout the entire home buying process! From sage advice on walkthroughs of houses to negotiating, Essam always had the right answer time and time again. As a first-time homebuyer, I could not be more appreciative of everything Essam and Team brought to the table. If you are looking to buy a home on the Northshore of Milwaukee give Essam a call, he will shatter all your expectations of a realtor. If I am ever in the market again we will be reaching out to him and his team!

Joseph Sweda