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Zimmerman Property Group


Chicagoland Residential Real Estate


Joe Zimmerman’s vision throughout his career is to change the landscape of the Chicago real estate market by doing #somethinggreater. As the Captain/Owner of the Zimmerman Property Group, started in 2018, he has brought this vision to life. Joe Zimmerman believes in building a team that takes real estate beyond the transaction. Zimmerman Property Group donates a portion of each commission to Children’s Home + Aid.

His business has always been based on providing each client with their perfect real estate transaction. Recognizing that each client is different is the foundation of his business. With more than 18 years experience in the real estate industry, Joe has the tools and resources to provide each client and each agent on his team with their perfect real estate experience. Whether it is through the course of a real estate transaction or throughout the course of an agents real estate career. Joe brings his excellent client service and extensive industry knowledge to each individual relationship.

Joe Zimmerman is a family man. Putting family first is his priority. Seeking to encourage his family & colleagues to continue to work towards achieving personal & professional goals to achieve their ultimate success is his second priority. With that, comes Joe’s natural ability to be a leader in the industry and a person for others. He strives to be the best for his family, friends, clients and colleagues.

Joe’s Accomplishments

He has continuously been recognized as a top producer in Chicago. Joe built a team that sells more than 200+ homes per year. Zimmerman Property Group continues to rank within the Top 1% of the Chicago Association of Realtors. Joe was personally recognized by the national Association of realtors “top 30 under 30“ and Chicago association of realtors “top 40 under 40“ lists for his achievement in sales. 

“I feel extremely fortunate to be able to help my clients with one of the biggest purchases of their lives in what I believe to be the greatest city in the world,” Joe says. “And now through the ZPG team, I feel that I can provide even better counsel and superior industry knowledge to my clients more effectively.”


58 Reviews

  1. Claire Biebel

    I highly recommend Joe Zimmerman from the Zimmerman Property Group. He is honest and brings a wealth of knowledge to his clients. His integrity is the best in the industry!

  2. Shannon Curran

    Not only is Joe Zimmerman and the team from the Zimmerman Property Group professional, reliable and honest…they also bring the highest level of integrity to every transaction they’re involved in. Truly a refreshing experience all around!

  3. Brad Prischman

    You will not find a more honest agent or agency than Joe Z and the Zimmerman Property Group. Whether buying or selling, Joe will guide you through the process with confidence and integrity.

  4. Mike Biebel

    I have had the pleasure of working with Joe on multiple transactions. He and his team bring a level of professionalism that is unmatched in the industry. What can you expect in working with Joe? An experienced and knowledgable point of view, honest and upfront answers to all of your questions, and an unparalleled level of integrity that is difficult to find in this business.

  5. Kevin Desmond

    Joe Zimmerman has been my realtor on multiple deals from buying & selling a condo in the city to purchasing a house in the western suburbs. Working with Joe each time was great. Joe’s experience, knowledge and integrity brings a level of comfort to his clients in what can be a stressful time. No matter the time or day, Joe was always available to assist in our needs and provide honest feedback. I would highly recommend using Joe Zimmerman for your real estate needs.

  6. Timothy Leyden

    I have had the pleasure of working with Joe Zimmerman and his Zimmerman Property group for years. His honesty, integrity and professionalism goes beyond expectations. You will win with Joe and his team.

  7. Paul Jaimes

    Joe and I met over 15 years ago when I was an up-and-coming mortgage lender, and he was an up-and-coming real estate agent. Over the years, we have collaborated to help numerous clients purchase homes.

    It is always a pleasure working with Joe. His professionalism, energy and enthusiasm have always been undeniable. Joe has a vast knowledge of the Chicagoland real estate market, and his years of experience have perfected his negotiating skills.

    If you are buying or selling, you want Joe Zimmerman as your agent.

  8. Katie Nowinski

    5 Stars to Joe Zimmerman and his team at Zimmerman Property group. Joe is great to work with, he listens to your needs and wants. Joe you found us a wonderful home. I would highly recommend Joe and his team to anyone that wants the best!

  9. Joell Bisceglia

    Joe Z is the man for the job! Buying & selling a home can be a very stressful process. Joe Z & his team make the process as smooth as possible for their clients. They go above & beyond to ensure that their clients are not just satisfied, but happy. I have worked with Joe’s team numerous times and have referred them to many others- and I have never been disappointed!

    There are a LOT of agents out there. I have known of situations where an agent will say just about anything to close a deal. This is not Joe. Joe is honest. He is a straight shooter. He will tell you the truth, even when it doesn’t benefit him. Joe takes pride in his work, and he will not stop working hard, because he truly wants to make his clients happy. I am proud and grateful to be one of those clients. Thank you Joe Z! Keep up the excellent work.

  10. Elaine Young

    The Zimmerman Group is the Chicago real estate dream team. My partner and I moved to Chicago a few years ago. Joe Zimmerman was one of the first people to reach out to us. Though I could go on and on about why The ZPG is my #1 choice, I will focus on three areas of excellence; integrity, communication, and attention to detail.

    Joe Zimmerman and his team optimize integrity. He is honest and completely transparent. This level of transparency extends to the Zimmerman team as well. However, integrity falls short where communication isn’t present but for the Zimmerman Property Group this isn’t a problem. Their level of communication is top notch to include necessary late night phone calls and emails to ensure everyone is in the loop. Lastly, their attention to detail is impeccable. They put the right people in the right place at the right time, from stagers, plumbers, handymen, to all of those loose ends that would drive someone like me mad.

    I highly recommend The ZPG. If you are looking to buy or sell a home in the greater Chicago area, there is no competition.

  11. Greg Shubat

    I have done multiple deals with the Zimmerman Property Group! Both on the buy side and sell side. Joe Zimmerman is a real estate Rockstar. The Zimmerman Property Group is extremely knowledgeable, and attentive. They know the market and can sell or find you your forever home. His team is awesome and can guide you through the process with ease. Honest, Integrity, Hardworking are just a few adjectives that can be used when referencing the Zimmerman Property Group

  12. Courtney Zavorski

    I cannot sing enough praises for Joe Zimmerman and the ZPG group. They are professional, personable, and extremely knowledgeable in the real estate market. They have not only met my needs and expectations, but they have gone above and beyond. Joe Zimmerman has my respect and any business of mine in the future.

  13. Julie Tamlyn

    We have known Joe Zimmerman for many years. His experience , knowledge and experience when it comes to buying and selling properties is the best in the business! He and his team at Zimmerman Property Group are extremely professional, easy to work with and are very detail oriented. We had an amazing experience selling our properties and would highly recommend Joe and Zimmerman Property Group to all our friends and family. Thank you for all your hard work and making the process an outstanding experience!

  14. Alyson Cerami

    Joe Zimmerman has been our go-to on all of our real estate deals. He is professional, down-to-earth, and takes the time to listen to our wants and needs. Several of our extended family members have worked with him as well as other members of his team. Thank you, Joe! We look forward to working with you again soon.

  15. Bill Zimmerman

    My brother knows Chicagoland and he pays attention to details. My wife and I gave him a list of the most important things we were looking in our new home and he delivered. We bought the 3rd house he showed us. Efficient, knowledgeable and a true advocate for his clients. Go with Joe!

  16. Kevin Gilchriest

    Earlier this year I had the opportunity to work a deal with Joe and the transaction couldn’t have gone smoother. It was my first buyer transaction and even while we were on opposite sides negotiating for our clients, Joe was extremely helpful in walking me through the process. Since then, he has been a tremendous mentor and doesn’t ask for anything other than effort. Joe Zimmerman is the best.

  17. Maureen Bisceglia

    I worked with Joe on the purchase and sale of my homes and he and the Zimmerman Property Group were great to work with. The experience was very easy and positive which is not always the case. Joe was helpful and always available to answer and help with any questions I had on the hard decisions I was making. Both transactions went smoothly without any problems. I would highly recommend Joe Zimmerman to anyone who needs a realtor, he and his team are the best I have experienced and this was my fourth purchase of a house.

  18. Jennifer Bosse

    Five well deserved stars for Joe Zimmerman and his team of professional real estate agents! Joe and the entire ZPG Group are extremely knowledgable, flexible, and responsive. From beginning to end, we enjoyed a seamless transaction on both the purchase and sale of our real estate transactions. We wouldn’t have anyone other than the Zimmerman Property Group represent us for such an important event.

  19. brian head

    I have been working with Joe and his team for over a decade and have purchased and sold multiple properties with him. His knowledge and service are second to none and he makes everything EXTREMELY easy. The team takes you through the process step by step and really listen to what you ask and request. I wouldn’t work with anyone else for real estate needs, Joe is the best. Thanks Joe!

  20. Kelly Boenzi

    Joe Z is an amazing leader! His focus has ALWAYS been about supporting the people he is in business with – whether that be a client or one of his peers within the industry . Joe asks questions, listens and takes action to provide each individual in reaching their goals. Joe is a trusted resource for so many brokers within the RE industry, including those from brokerages other than his own. He believes in setting people up for success. It has been such an honor to be able to work on his Team & learn from the best, since I began my career in Real Estate, seven years ago! I’m a huge fan! Nobody can do it better than Joe.

  21. James DeNapoli

    Honesty, Integrity and Professinalism are basic requirements for anyone I work with. This group has all of the basics and more.

    In residential real estate, there is a lot of skepticism. Everyone thinks they can do it better, faster, cheaper and easier. In a digital age, where the majority of the buying process is online, customer experience is very important. The buying and selling process with Joe Zimmerman is efficient, and the value was proved in my profits. Joe leads with insight and not with inventory and jargon. Find out for yourself.

  22. ron ritzler

    Great team, great results- I trust them to help. Joe’s been a great resource to my circle of friends; helpful, friendly and guided by a desire to make his level of customer service the standard to which all others are measured. He’s guided several of my co-workers thru the sales and purchasing process skillfully. Buying or selling a home is a stressful time- Joe makes it easy

  23. Jennifer Zielinski

    We had tried selling my parents home a couple of different times, to no avail, but Joe came in and got it done! It 1 day in fact!!!! My moms future is bright! And what a relief! Thank you thank you thank you!!!

  24. Jody Ames

    Joe Zimmerman and The Zimmerman Property Group went above and beyond to make a very stressful time easier. I was a single 9- month pregnant woman trying to move out of the city and had limited time. They listed and sold my place quickly at a price that I was thrilled with. The follow up, costumer service, and kindness they gave me is superior to any other agency I have dealt with. They are the best in biz! I will always recommend ZPG

  25. Pete Horvath

    I’ve worked with Joe for over 10 years and he gets my TOP recommendation when it comes to any real estate transaction. Joe and the ZPG team are highly attentive, knowledgeable and honest–not to mention, Joe wrote the book on customer care. Look no further for your real estate needs!

  26. Ryan Maita

    Joe is is truly one the best in the business. His knowledge of the market and customer service is second to none! Joe and his impressive team have assisted us in selling and buying 4 properties in Naperville. Joe is highly successful in the business but he always make you feel as though you are his number one client. He listens to your needs and wants and works hard to find you what you are looking for. I appreciate all he has done for me and my family and have recommended Joe to many others without hesitation!

  27. Nikki Schwartz

    If you are looking for a knowledgeable team that makes any real estate transactions an easy enjoyable process, look no further! Joe and the entire ZPG team are the best! From buying our first condo in Chicago, to our first home in the western suburbs, the ZPG team was amazing through it all. They were organized and on top of every detail. The best part of our experiences was how the entire team always made us feel like we were their top priority. We can’t recommend them enough!

  28. Ed Curry

    It was a gut feeling that led us to list our property with Joe Zimmerman. He appreciated and respected all the things we loved about our home and was extremely confident he could sell it at our comparatively high asking price.

    His confidence was not misguided and the house sold immediately at full asking price.

    Once under contract Joe’s closing team took over and were fantastic – guiding us through all the hoops and answering questions and concerns day and night (responding to my texts and emails at 6am or 11pm). The closing process can be stressful but the team did a great job to make it fun and worry-free.

    At the end of the day, the proof is in the pudding – our house sold quickly, at full asking price and there were no hiccups all the way to closing.

    Listing with Joe and his team was a great choice for such a significant life event – extremely glad we went with our gut.

  29. bill kanatas


    Thanks for listing and selling my property. From the moment we met at the house until the sale, you and your team were exceptionally professional every aspect of the transaction. There were never any surprises and always pleasant to work with one of your team members. I would highly recommend you and your team to anyone that wants to have a pleasant experience in this sometimes world wind of a real estate.

  30. Brent Fogt

    Joe and his team are outstanding in every way. They use their unparalleled knowledge of the Chicagoland real estate market to match the right buyer with the right seller and vice versa. They sweat the details and provide exceptional customer service. I would recommend Joe to anyone looking to buy or sell real estate!

  31. . .

    Joe knows the Chicagoland market like no other. Very easy to work with from searching with a list of needs to getting to the closing table. Joe makes an otherwise complex task simple and efficient. The customer service he and his team provide is best around no doubt. They listen and deliver. Selling, buying, condos , houses, city neighborhoods, suburbs , lots of lead time, or less etc…Joe is the “go to” and he gets after it. Joe Z won’t disappoint..go find out for yourself!

  32. Chris Akers

    I highly recommend Joe Z and his team. He helped us both buy and sell a home. The whole process could not have gone better and took all of the pressure off. Anytime we needed something or questions answered, we always received a prompt response. Even 6 months after the sale and we moved away, I had some real estate questions and he was more than happy to help. Nobody knows the Chicago area real estate better than Joe Z!

  33. John Schumacher

    Joe Zimmerman is one of the most amazing people I’ve encountered in my 40 year career – heck, my entire life! If you have a chance to have him in your life personally or professionally – GRAB IT.

  34. Brian Collins

    Joe Zimmerman is an unmatched professional when it comes to residential real estate. I have known Joe for over 20 years and he is the only one in the City of Chicago I would use or would recommend helping buy or sell residential real estate. His approach, level of detail and knowledge of the greater Chicago land market will allow you to secure the best possible deal, whether it is buying or selling. In addition to Joe, the entire ZPG that he has surrounded himself with is exceptional. The ZPG team treats each of its clients like family. They are dedicated to achieving the best possible result for each client, regardless of the client or the size of the transaction. There is no doubt that picking Joe and the ZPG team is the right call! Cheers!

  35. Ally Gregory

    Joe Zimmerman is a true leader who has taken care to surround himself with the highest caliber of people. He does this to ensure that his clients are taken care of through the entirety of the transaction. His desire to enhance the real estate experience and to be a trusted resource for those in his community is inspiring. Above all that he is a man of great integrity with a whimsical sparkle in his eyes.

  36. Robin Pickett

    Joe Zimmerman sold our luxury home years ago when the real estate climate was not so good. He was the third agent to try, and he got it done because he truly understood the market, worked hard to get the word out, and communicated with my husband and I in a way that enabled us to see our mistakes, price it right and make an informed decision when the right offer came. I have recommended Joe highly to friends looking for a smart, honest, hard working Realtor®. He’s a great guy and will always go the extra mile for his clients.

  37. Nick Wilkins

    I have had the opportunity to work with Joe on the sale and purchase of my home. He is extremely knowledgeable, professional, and understands the real estate market. I would strongly recommend Joe and his team.

  38. Kevin Collins

    Joe and The Zimmerman Group are the best real estate team in the city. I’ve had the opportunity to work with Joe Z for multiple transactions in both the city and western suburbs. HIs knowledge and service are unmatched – made a stressful process so seamless and easy. He and his team went above and beyond in each transaction and we couldn’t have been happier with the results. I highly recommend Joe and The Zimmerman Group – they won’t disappoint.

  39. Nick DePalma

    Joe Zimmerman and his team have assisted me with multiple real estate transactions over the years. He and his team always bring a superior level of enthusiasm and professionalism. His analysis has been spot-on and we always feel he has our best interest at heart. He provides honest and easy to understand answers. His team works seamlessly with other professions to get the transaction finished with minimal effort. I can recommend Joe Zimmerman without qualification.

  40. Jennifer Stavrianos

    Joe and his team have helped me numerous times with all my real estate matters. Everything from leasing to buying/selling his team has the right experts to make sure that the deal is done right the first time from start to finish. What I like most is that they keep you informed throughout so you can make educated decisions and be part of the process. I would highly recommend The Zimmerman Group for anything real estate related.

  41. Jason S

    I simply cannot recommend Joe highly enough. After an extremely frustrating experience attempting to sell our house in Logan Square, we turned to Joe based on recommendations and an agent interview process. Joe stood out from the rest. His pricing strategy combined with the Zimmerman Group’s networking strategy generated more genuine interest in our property in four days than we’d had in the prior two months – in winter, in a declining market. Then, once potential buyers were engaged, Joe got us to the finish line confidently and efficiently. He developed a plan, clearly communicated how the plan was going to work, and then executed the plan to perfection. Four days after listing, we had multiple offers and went under contract significantly above asking, exactly as Joe had predicted. Through the entire process, Joe and his team have been extraordinarily communicative, helpful, and professional. Our only regret is that we didn’t turn to Joe sooner. We’ll be forever grateful for his guidance and expertise.

  42. Joe DiBlase

    Joe and his team are true experts in the real estate world. They are knowledgeable professional and have helped me find the best home. I am appreciative that I made the connection and a long term friend.

  43. Peter Becker

    Joe is the best in the business. He helped me buy my first home, and years later, he helped me sell it. Fast.

    Joe is a smart, driven, hard-working, and enjoyable guy. Months after I settled into my home, he came buy to check on me and see how I was doing. He also continues to check in on me and see how I’m doing with a call every once in a while. It is obvious how much he values his clients and his continued relationship building.

    If you are a first time homebuyer, talk to Joe before you talk to anyone. He will listen to your needs and wants, he’ll walk you through the buying process, and he will always let you know what’s happening at each step of the transaction. He makes it easy to understand how these transactions go down; take the fear out of life’s biggest purchase.

    Even if you’re not a first-timer, still start with Joe. He knows the landscape inside and out, and will do whatever it takes to get you into the right home.

  44. Richard Citro

    When selling our home we contacted real estate agencies and we were most impressed by Joe ZImmerman and had him represent us. Joe made this a pleasant experience and got us exactly what we were asking for for our home. We are now thinking about moving out of state and we would certainly use Joe again. We have also recommended him to several of our friends.

  45. Rob Wicklander

    I’ve worked with Joe numerous times and have referred my closest friends, family members and clients with absolute confidence. His knowledge and understanding of the market is unparalleled. He and his group truly care, you’ll feel it. I’ve worked with countless realtors over the years and I have not come across anyone with the knowledge, character and ability to get the job done as I have with Joe and his team. Besides his honesty and integrity, his communication throughout the process lets you know you’re a priority, he’s always working for you, you’re not just a transaction for the month like so many other realtors these days.
    First time homebuyers, you’ll never know how good you have it and seasoned homeowners will wonder why you hadn’t found him earlier.

  46. Rob Egeland

    I would like to thank Joe and his team for making what is normally a stressful process of selling our home, easy. They really simplified the process and keep us informed as we went through the process. Having a great understanding of the market really does matter. I would totally recommend them to anyone in Chicagoland.

  47. Dan Larsen

    I’ve worked with Joe in many capacities over the course of our 10+ year business relationship. If there’s anybody who can help you drill through the homes available on the market and select the best one for you and your family – Joe is the guy. He is patient, knowledgeable, thorough, and above all – honest. I have not hesitated to recommend him to numerous people over the course of time, and he has never failed to disappoint. A true champion in the Chicago real estate market!

  48. Scott McKay

    Joe and Joe’s team have been super helpful finding our new house. They are very well-versed in the Chicago housing market as well as real estate. Can’t begin to tell you how great it was to work with them. I recommend him to all my friends

  49. Mark McMillan

    When I moved to Chicago 10 years ago I didn’t know the city or where to look for a home. Joe and Megan bent over backwards to make me feel comfortable and make sure we found the right home in the right neighborhood. I absolutely recommend them to anyone looking for the perfect home. You will not be disappointed.

  50. Kevin Fox

    I met Joe 10 years ago when he helped me buy and sell my first place. Joe was excellent – great listener, professional, knowledgeable and patient. I have since moved from Chicago, but continue to refer all of my friends to Joe. If you’re looking for a quality realtor in the Chicago area, go with Joe and his group. He will help you find a great place and make the process painless.

  51. Brooks Dozier

    I have the pleasure of working with Joe and his amazing team in a partnership capacity. I can tell you that the passion Joe and his team show for real estate and the communities in which they operate is unparalleled. If you are looking for a team that is knowledgeable, passionate, and professional you cannot go wrong with The Zimmerman Property Group.

  52. Addie Palin

    When I first sat down with Joe Zimmerman he asked me, “What does your perfect sale look like?” It took me a second to answer; no other realtor had asked us that. And ours was a bit more challenging than the average home sale. Joe listened to our wishes and concerns, and from the start he and his team geared the experience to proactively address and mitigate potential pain points. His extensive knowledge of the market gave us confidence in his pricing strategy (and on the final sale price he overdelivered), his marketing and outreach plan was robust (and brought almost 20 buying parties to our open house during a downpour), and his sensitivity toward our timeline was palpable in his hustle (we received competing offers less than a week after we listed). And once the offer was finalized, Ally and the rest of the team helped us coast to the finish line with all of the details in order. It was, in fact, a perfect sale experience–and I would enthusiastically recommend Joe Zimmerman/ZPG to anyone looking to sell a house in Chicagoland.

  53. Jerome Pender

    I had my home listed for 6 months with another agent – had only 5 showings. Interviewed Joe who recommend a different strategy. I relisted with him and one week after listing I was under contract with a three week closing.

    When problems occured on the day of closing, Joe and his team scrambled to resolve them and close on time.

    I would highly recommend Joe and his team.

  54. Kari Bittner

    I have worked with Joe on a couple of real estate transactions and I can’t say enough about him. After working with him and his team, I can’t imagine working with any other agent in the city. He is wonderful at what he does and puts the time/effort into every transaction. His team is wonderful and made the selling process smooth. We highly recommend Joe and always love sending referrals his way…he never disappoints. Thanks again to JZ and his team!! You guys rock!!!

  55. Bruno Tassone

    The Joseph Zimmerman Realty group sold our townhome listed in the East North Water Community within a very short period of time from the date it was listed. This allowed us to purchase our new home simultaneously with the sale of our East North Water townhouse. The contractors that the Zimmerman Realty group recommended were professional, reasonable and efficient in putting our townhouse in five star salable condition. An outstanding group of professionals.

  56. Kay Kemp

    We strongly recommend Joe for all of your real estate needs. He has a wealth of expertise and experience, and you can trust him completely. As we are embarking on our next move, we have again enlisted Joe’s help. He is simply the best – we wouldn’t consider hiring anyone else and you shouldn’t either!

  57. Eric Lazar

    The Zimmerman Property Group is fantastic! We spent years on and off the FSBO market, worked with other realtors and did all we could to find a renter of buyer, all without success until Joe and his team took the helm. Our situation presented a few challenges, all of which they understood and counseled us with candor and clarity in order to get the results we sought. Professional, communicative and very nice folks, response time was quick and actions taken when and as promised. You can have great confidence in Joe and his team– they are delightful people who will yield results.

  58. Michelle Labriola

    Joe and his team are top notch! They sold my house in under 30 days when two others failed. He came highly recommended and I’m so glad I went with him. His team was in constant communication with me and always made me feel like a top priority. They whole process was so streamlined and simple. Thanks again Joe and Team!

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