Home buying made easy

The process of home buying is hard enough without the added concern of choosing the right realtor. At Fishman Group, we make it easy.

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Scott Fishman

FOUNDER - Realtor

As a life-long Chicagoan, I love to introduce new areas of the city and suburbs to my clients. I really enjoy taking my clients through the home buying experience and helping them understand the process. I try to remember all the things I wanted in a real estate agent when I bought my first place. Patience, understanding and an ability to see the big picture, all while showing me places that fit my wish list. 

When I am not helping my clients find their next home, I hang out with my family, coach baseball, volunteer as the president of the Nichols PTA and play music.


Jim Babin


Jim and his wife, Patty, also a Compass agent, have lived in the Chicago area for 25 years.   He has bought, sold and lived in single-family suburban homes and four story and high-rise condo buildings.  He has worked in Fortune 500, Silicon-Valley startup and small entrepreneurial companies.  His mission is to become your partner and advocate for the most complex and important transactions in life.   He carefully and relentlessly applies all of his life and professional experiences to find the right buyer for your current home and the perfect home for your current stage of life.

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Patty Babin


Patty has lived in the Chicago area for over 25 years with her husband Jim of 34 years (who is also a Compass agent) and their children. Patty was previously in the fitness industry and loved helping people achieve their health goals. She was also CFO of a youth hockey event company that she and Jim founded and ran for 20 years.

After years of going to Open Houses as a hobby and buying and selling eight properties of her own, Patty obtained her real estate license. She feels it is the perfect marriage between her love of people and love of real estate. Finding property and selling property is a creative journey in itself. It’s a chance to help others find a place where they can achieve the goals they have set for themselves.




Just north of the city

Head north of the Chicago border and you will find these neighboring suburbs. Great schools and park districts, public transportation, culture, activities, shopping and colleges.



Home to Northwestern University, Evanston has a variety of excellent higher educational opportunities, as well as a successful public school system.

Evanston is also home to the world headquarters of Rotary International. Rotary International is the world's first service club organization, with more than 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs worldwide.

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Money magazine named Skokie among the 80 fastest-growing suburbs in the entire nation. Chicago magazine continues to rank Skokie near the top in its suburban livability rating, praising the Village's schools, parks, municipal services and entertainment options.

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PArk Ridge

Unique shops, famous-name stores and popular restaurants fill the Uptown area, where award-winning new buildings in The Shops of Uptown blend serenely with historic ones. The Uptown Park Ridge skyline is graced with cupolas, church spires and the 100-foot tower of the Art Deco Pickwick Theatre, which is on the National Register of Historic Places.


Sold in 1 day

Scott was great to work with both on the sale of our condo and the purchase of our new home. We really appreciated how attentive and responsive he was throughout the process. He had excellent recommendations for the rest of our team and really put in a lot of effort to make sure things went as smoothly as possible, despite many hiccups on the seller side of our home purchase. We were able to sell our condo for $21k over list and we purchased our new home for $20k under list thanks to his advice and negotiating skills. Would definitely recommend him, and Compass, to anyone.
John & Shanna Condo sale Closed Apr '18
2730 N Sawyer Ave Unit #2s, Chicago, IL  $350K • 2 Bed, 2 Bath, 1100 Sq. Ft


House of their dreams

Scott was great. He's funny and charming and was very optimistic and imaginative throughout the process. He checked in with us even after all was said and done. We really weren't looking to buy a house, but since I deleted Tinder, I needed an app to look at and judge before bed; Compass was perfect. But, without meaning to at all, I stumbled upon the perfect house, and the next day Scott was there and I was there and my fiance was there and the three of us were collectively falling in love with this super-weird, wonderful, specifically haunted (but in a cool way) house. I blame Scott for making our dreams come true. Thanks, Scott!
Sophie & Luke Closed Feb '18
1828 W Chase Ave, Chicago, IL   $305K • 4 Bed, 2 Bath, 2252 Sq. Ft. • 1st Time Buyer • Multiple Offers

Relocation made easy

He was amazing and contributed to the ease of relocation from California. We will work with Scott in the future. He is personable, sincere, very knowledgeable about city neighborhoods and schools. He made buying a home easy. I felt like he really knew what we wanted. He also had great recommendations for other needs we inquired about related to the process and getting set up in Chicago. We look forward to staying connected to Scott.
Kevin & Christine Closed Jan '18
Chicago, IL . $1.66M • 6 Bed, 6 Bath, 4835 Sq. Ft.