Our Team

Meet The Scott Group

The Scott Group is a dynamic, top-producing real estate team that has built exceptional success on elite client experience. Our team listens carefully to clients’ needs, pays close attention to every detail and delivers above-and-beyond service every day of the week. Both friendly and professional, The Scott Group’s number one goal is to make the real estate process easy and exciting while helping clients find their place in the world. 

Founded by husband and wife Darrell and Jill Scott, The Scott Group also includes talented brokers Matt Murphy, Travis Smith and Vanessa Kanavos. Together, the team offers more than twenty-five years of combined real estate experience in the Chicago market. Every member has lived in the city for ten plus years in a variety of downtown neighborhoods. They provide an unparalleled understanding of Chicago's many neighborhoods and the unique lifestyles each area has to offer. Additionally, Darrell's master's degree in Architecture adds notable design and building expertise to the team's impressive portfolio.

The Scott Group has served over 1000 clients since 2010 working with everyone from high-end renters, buyers, and sellers to savvy investors and multifamily developers. Year after year, the group has been named a top producer by the Chicago Association of Realtors. Multiple team members have also been recognized as top individual performers, and in the last 12 months alone, The Scott Group has sold over 40 properties averaging one sale every nine days.

Darrell Scott

Darrell Scott, president of The Scott Group with his wife, Jill Scott, is a top-producing broker specializing in Chicago luxury condos and single family homes. He consistently delivers value for his clients by paying detailed attention through every step of the buying and selling process, delivering unparalleled service seven days a week.

A true luxury home specialist who combines a Master's degree in Architecture and design [M.Arch] with consistent 5-star service. Darrell Scott ranks among the top 1% of residential real estate brokers in Chicago with over 300 glowing [5-star] reviews on Zillow.

  • Over 250 sales in Chicago; averaging 1 sale every 3 days
  • Over 150 million in total sales volume and over 1 million in rental GCI
  • Top Producer from the Chicago Association of REALTORS® from 2015 - 2020
  • Recently featured in Real Producers Magazine, Top Agent Magazine, Chicago Agent Magazine, Chicago Tribune, and Curbed
  • CNE [Certified Negotiation Expert] member of TAN [Top Agent Network]
  • Visit https://www.thescottgrp.com/ to learn about the team

"Darrell is one of the best! He is highly client- focused, smart, responsive, and knowledgeable about the market. He works with you and for you! He targets what you are looking for in a way that feels he's your advocate." Tom K., Lincoln Park buyer

To find homes for sale in Lincoln Park, Old Town, and throughout Chicago, contact Darrell Scott. His #1 goal is to make the process easy, exciting, and successful!

Jill Scott

Jill is co-founder of The Scott Group alongside her husband, Darrell.  With Jill's extensive knowledge of both the rental and sales market, she is ready to assist her clients with all possible real estate needs. She has been helping clients rent, buy, and sell properties since she first got her start in real estate in 2014. Jill uses her unbridled enthusiasm and knowledge of Chicago, and its diverse neighborhoods and submarkets, to deliver exceptional customer service. Gaining trust and confidence from her clients, Jill has been able to take clients, as first- and second-year renters, through the purchase process and onto the sale of their first home, while delivering the highest level of customer care. Jill’s entire focus is providing a superior experience for all of her clients.

Jill understands it is a great achievement to own a home in Chicago. Jill's goal is to make your home buying or selling process rewarding and exciting rather than stressful. With patience and understanding, Jill radiates positive energy and professionalism through each step of the process. Whether you're a first-time homebuyer or a seasoned investor, Jill is readily available 7 days a week.

Jill looks forward to getting to know you, working together, and exceeding your expectations.

Matt Murphy

Matt is a Broker Associate who has spent the past 6 years leasing apartments throughout Chicago. He has worked on another top 1% producing team early in his career and is an integral part of The Scott Group at Compass.

Born and raised on the north side of Chicago, Matt attended Walter Payton College Prep and later graduated from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University with a major in Entrepreneurship & Corporate Innovation. His time at both of these institutions has helped him develop a set of interpersonal skills which allows him to service his clients at the highest level. With over 20 years of living in Chicago, Matt knows how to find the perfect home for each individual.

In Matt’s free time his passions include the Chicago White Sox, coaching baseball, watching movies, and cooking. Matt plays baseball and 16″ softball while coaching at his high school alma mater.

Travis Smith

Travis Smith is a Senior Broker Associate of The Scott Group at Compass and has been a CAR Top Producer every year since 2015. Travis is an Austin, Texas native and graduate of the University of Michigan, where he received a BA in Political Science and Sociology.

With 500+ career transactions, Travis exemplifies his passion and heartfelt drive to best serve his clients' interests. He is dedicated, knowledgeable, and committed to finding the perfect fit for his clientele, whether an apartment or home. His devotion and unparalleled customer service have resulted in a continuously expanding network of loyal clients and referrals. Committed to his craft, he continuously seeks to stay ahead of the game when it comes to real estate market education and technology trends.

You can find Travis rooting on the Cubs at Wrigley Field or playing in local intramural sports leagues, in his free time, you can also count on Travis watching or talking sports. An avid explorer of the city, he loves to try new restaurants, check out local music, and attend neighborhood festivals.

Vanessa Kanavos

Vanessa graduated from DePaul University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. An Illinois native, she has proudly called Chicago home for over 10 years and loves exploring all of the unique neighborhoods this city has to offer.

Vanessa helps her clients find the perfect home by listening to what matters most and creating a highly personalized experience. With a background in hospitality, she provides exceptional customer service and strives to make choosing a home as fun and stress-free as possible.

In her free time, Vanessa enjoys hanging out with family and friends, going to concerts, trying new restaurants, traveling, and binge-watching shows on Netflix.

Xander Priskos

Originally from Salt Lake City, Utah, Xander developed an interest in Real Estate at a young age from his Father, Vasilios, who started a well-admired Commercial Real Estate business. After moving to Chicago, Xander immediately developed a passion for city living. Xander recently graduated from DePaul University with a bachelor’s degree in Real Estate and a minor in Management. He initially started leasing luxury properties while simultaneously obtaining his real estate broker license. Xander brings a young and tenacious approach to any situation put in front of him. Xander’s clients benefit from his tireless work ethic and timely responses as well as his knowledge of the real estate market. In his free time, Xander’s passions include closely following the NBA and rooting for his favorite team, the Utah Jazz. He continues his love for basketball by coaching local AAU teams as well as proudly coaching the Freshmen team at DePaul Prep.

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The Scott Group is a dynamic, top-producing real estate team that has built exceptional success on elite client experience. Team members listen carefully to client needs, pay close attention to every detail and deliver above-and-beyond service every day of the week.
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