Serving the Naperville area from our main office
Serving the Berwyn and Evergreen Park areas from our satellite offices
DuPage, Will, Cook, Kendall, Kane Counties our specialty

Steven Vanderbaan

Max was a pleasure to work with. He did an amazing job finding us are dream home! I highly recommend working with the shallow team!

Andrea Pesola

David and Max helped us buy our first home and we could not have asked for a better realty team. From our first meeting to closing, The Shallow Team went above and beyond to answer our (many) questions and provide guidance as we navigated a highly competitive market as first time home buyers. We are so in love with our new home and we have David and Max to thank for it!! Without question we will be working with them when it comes time to buy/sell.

Jessica Wrobel

Support from start to finish: The idea of selling and buying a house in today's market felt scary but working with The Shallow Team removed any uncertainty I felt throughout the process. When placing a bid on our new home, their guidance on what was comparable in the market gave me added confidence in our decision. And when setting our own home at a competitive price, we were able to sell it at full price in a single weekend because of the the team's thorough research and experience. I highly recommend working with the Shallow Team for anyone buying and/or selling their next home.

Sam Wrobel

I found David and Max through a mutual connection, on total blind faith. It proved to be a terrific decision, because despite searching for a home during a tumultuous time, they made it quick and painless. They were always shooting straight, very responsive and genuinely cared about our needs. I cannot recommend The Shallow Team enough. Thanks so much!

Jenna Mathews

Buying a home for the first time is not easy. We were lucky to have David and Max help us through the tedious process. Max negotiated an almost unheard of deal in this market and we could not be happier. If you have to buy a house - I’d STRONGLY recommend choosing the Shallow Team.

Brittney Wyatt

As first time homebuyers, we knew we needed to work with a Realtor we trust and that would know how to navigate this challenging market. We are so glad we decided to work with Max to find our new home. Max is an excellent communicator who walked us through the process seamlessly and made sure we understood everything every step of the way. Since we were two hours away from where we wanted to purchase, Max was able to do showings via FaceTime which were extremely helpful. We can’t express enough how happy we are with our purchase, and that we selected the best of the best to help us find our new home. Thank you, Max and the Shallow Team!

Anthony Morelli

David and his team strike again! This is my second time buying a home with the Shallow team and they never disappoint! They make the home buying process easy and stress free. Throughout every step we were striving for positivity and everyone worked way too hard for us! We absolutely love our new home. Thanks team!

Jessica Morelli

I've now had the pleasure to work with David and his team again to sell our first home AND buy our forever home. In a crazy. unpredictable market, our first offer was ACCEPTED and David went above and beyond to make everything fall into place. He was there for every question, every phone call, and even when the other party was unresponsive he made it happen. He treated my family with the utmost respect and hes literally the most caring man I've ever met. I couldn't be happier in my new home, and am blessed to have a forever home & forever friend.

Nicholas Kettman

David and Max were a huge help to us as first timers. They always took the time to explain the next steps of the process and offer ways that they could help. They were always available and responded quickly, even when we were emailing late at night after work. We would recommend they to anybody.

Ian Coburn

Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

We worked with David and his team back in 2015. Exceptional. There's a lot that could be said, so I'll stick to 2 key aspects: He's a one stop shop. What I mean by that, is when you're working with him, you have all elements of what you need to buy a house locked in. There are many elements (had never bought a house) and you need to bring in a bunch of professions to navigate them. What's more, you need to make sure they are top shelf. David already has that set up, if you need it, via the various connections he's made over the years, relationships he's fostered and nurtured, and vetting he's done as part of all that. Attorney? Check. Broker? Check. Inspector? Check. Repair person? Check. Anything else, such as Radon specialist? Check. Check. Check!

Also, he makes the process quite fun and is extremely knowledgeable. Knows the neighborhoods, the housing structures, what the value is and should be for each, etc, etc. Chances are, which is very helpful, he has a good, strong relationship with any other agent, or other profession involved, regarding the property you are considering. This comes in tremendously helpful when negotiating, trying to get consideration, etc.

Can't say enough good things about this team!

Leigh Hulcher

When you have wonderful clients who are moving out of state - it's just "born in the bone" of good Realtors to be sure your folks are in good hands. From Va. to Chicago is a leap, but I knew David would take care of them - and he did! They even bonded over the pupdogs!

John Stauffer

Positive: Professionalism, Responsiveness

I’m not always one to take the time to write a testimonial, but in this case, I’ll make an exception. I’ve known Dave Shallow for roughly a dozen years. My wife Noreen and Dave were classmates in elementary school, and reconnected through Facebook. When it came time to sell our house in Aurora and move to Naperville, Noreen suggested that we list with The Shallow Team. I’ve only worked with a Realtor once before, when selling my townhouse in Naperville. As I was thoroughly underwhelmed with my Realtor, I had no objections. There were other Realtors who were more active in our neighborhood, but it often seemed like their signs stuck in the ground for a prolonged period of time gathering moss. Dave’s enthusiasm and confidence that he could market our house appropriately and effectively encouraged both of us, even though his suggested listing price was at or near the top end in our development. We listed on a Thursday and sold that Sunday. No moss had a chance to grow on his ReMax sign. Dave gave us great referrals for a lawyer, lender, and inspector/handyman. He also showed us a multitude of homes meeting our parameters for what we believe will be our “forever house” although I’m sure he’d be happy to help us sell and buy again if our needs and wants should change. We’ve also used The Shallow Team to find homes for both daughters, both in Aurora and River North. Dave’s son Max was especially helpful in this regard. Dave and Max are tireless promoters, and will go to the ends of the earth for their clients. If you want want the best combination of service and integrity, look no further. If you don’t, I could give you the name of another Realtor.

- John and Noreen Stauffer, Naperville

Kathy Gingrich

I am highly impressed with the skills, expertise, service and wisdom of the Shallow Team. Having lived in our home for over 32 years, buying and selling a home was a huge endeavor. The Shallow Team helped us find a home in our desired community and sell our home with relative ease. David, and his team of professionals, listened well, and responded promptly with empathy and compassion to all my questions, texts, phone calls and emails. David and the Shallow Team highly exceeded my expectations. I've already recommended David Shallow and his team to a friend who is exploring her options for moving to a new community. Much gratitude to David for guiding me through the process of buying and selling a home. It was seamless! I am highly satisfied with David as a professional realtor, skilled businessman and my new friend.

Sonia Bakke

Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value
We’ve been lucky enough to work with David and Max twice now and both times were fantastic. They helped us navigate our first home purchase, and again, earlier this year when the market was very volatile and competitive. With their endless patience and determination, we found a great home for our family.

There was even a time when we were contemplating a move out of state, and David put us in touch with a great Realtor through his expansive network across the country. While that move didn’t work out, we were very grateful for his guidance during that time.

We can’t thank The Shallow Team enough, and highly recommend them to anyone looking to buy or sell a home!

Christoph Bakke

What can I say about David and Max Shallow that hasn’t already been said? Everything you’ve heard about them is true. They are the real deal and they will treat you LIKE FAMILY. David and Max helped us navigate a first (and second) home purchase, and the experience and level of service was unparalleled. They are so positive and knowledgeable about Chicagoland real estate. You cannot go wrong! Our most recent home purchase is proof of this. We got a great deal in a highly desirable neighborhood during the height of the 2021 market. The only way we can say thank you is by recommending your services to everyone we know!

Derek Schultz

Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

Yes! I would recommend! Living out of state to move to Chicago I wouldn’t recommend anyone else! Took the time to meet me close to my home in Wisconsin! Met me every weekend in Chicago to look for a condo and never asked any questions! Went above and beyond every step of the way! Simply the best you could ask for!

Kathryn Dolezal

Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

Their unrivaled knowledge; the way they take extra time to explain home-buying process; how seamless, simple, and smooth they made each step of the process; how well they take care of you… there is no better team around. Not to mention how kind, generous, fun, and welcoming they are. The Shallow Team is more than a team of professionals; they will likely become friends that continue to bring joy and knowledge to your life for years to come.

Carolyn Nicely

Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

Experienced team dedicated to helping people buy or sell homes. The Shallow Team is knowledgeably on the current market trends.

MK Sch

Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

This team is awesome! They made my selling process very smooth. Extremely knowledgeable about housing market and price points. I trust them selling my home and with buying another. Highly recommend!

Anthony Tiritilli

Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

Ever since we were introduced to the Shallow team I have never missed an opportunity to recommend them to anyone looking to buy or sell their home. Without a doubt they made the process of buying a home a lot easier!


Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

Max Shallow was our Realtor, twice finding us a home. He's exceptional, constantly trying, relentlessly finding and extremely knowledgeable. Max taught us everything we needed to know and more to find our home. I really enjoyed our time and whenever I'm in the market to buy a house I'll be contacting Max Shallow.

Abbie Keating

Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

I can not rave enough about Max Shallow! This man went above and beyond x10. We had so many issues selling our condo. Not to mention looking at like 100+ homes over a 9 month period. We put in 11 bids and lost 9!! He would text me first thing in the morning and be talking with us til 9pm. We felt like we were his only clients! Not to mention Max is SO knowledgable on inspection issues and repair costs. There were plenty of homes we liked but Max found major issues so we wouldn't waste ours or his time. He's incredibly trustworthy. And he's such a nice/good dude. He always texts us on birthdays or major events. He has brought us gifts. We were kind of dragged through the mud during the buying and selling process and Max was there the whole time, every step of the way. It was a huge help and such a relief to have such an amazing Realtor to guide us and be a shoulder to lean on. Whether its first time buying or 100th time- Max is an incredible asset to find your dream home. Kind, supportive, down to earth, knowledgable, tenacious and always has our best interests in mind. He fought for us! I can't recommend Max Shallow more! He's amazing and so was everyone else behind the scenes at the Shallow Team. I'm so grateful for Max and couldn't be happier in our dream home

Tom Doyle

We used The Shallow Team for selling our house in suburban Cook County and then for buying a house in the South Loop in the City of Chicago. David & Max are knowledgeable, thorough and resourceful. They are also good listeners, tuning in to what we were thinking. And Anne from their team helped keep everything moving along without a hitch. We recommend them highly -- they made the process so much better for us.

Cindy W

David and team were outstanding! Quickly responsive to phone calls, texts and emails. Answered all of my questions right away. Would highly recommend David and the Shallow Team.

Jen F

Our home buying experience with The Shallow Team was phenomenal! From the showings to the closing and everything in between our real estate team guided us the whole way. David and Max answered our questions promptly, they were readily available to schedule showings and truly invested their hearts into the process. We are so grateful for a team of professionals like them!

Michael F

Working with The Shallow team was nothing short from amazing! Max was very patient with us throughout the whole process and allowed us to process stuff on our own instead of being overbearing and forcing a home on us. We have finally settled into a new house and couldn't be happier with The Shallow team. Anyone looking for a realtor stop looking but this company is the real deal!

The Shallow Team

2272 95th St, Ste 200 Naperville, IL 60564