Testimonials

I have worked with Sharon for over 30 years. She sold us our first house in Lincoln Park and was fabulous! She helped us negotiate the price, aided at the closing and was a great resource for contractors and tradesmen to do the work once we closed. Through the 25 years we lived there, she sent monthly newsletters to keep in touch. And then when it was time to sell that house and find a condo we contacted her again. She listed the house, did constant marketing and open houses, helped us stage the house and sold it in a few months. Meanwhile she found us the most fabulous condo in Streeterville and we closed and moved in 30 days. She is the BEST and NICEST agent, ANYWHERE!!    – Randi W.

Sharon was fabulous. We have used her multiple times and with great success. During the sales process she was very proactive about getting visibility in the market and is always prompt and organized. We will be in need of realtor services again in the next few years and look forward to having Sharon handle our needs. -Steven E.

I’ve worked with Sharon for 13 years; she helped me buy a home in 2003. We have done 3 home purchases together. Each time Sharon was thoughtful in selecting properties for me to see; she really keyed into what I wanted. She was equally impressive in getting the price negotiations completed and in making sure that deals don’t unravel! I’ve always felt that I was in very good hands working with Sharon. -John B.

Marissa is truly outstanding! She is responsive, attentive and provides outstanding advice to her clients. I have had the pleasure of working with Marissa for a number of years and can only say that I would highly recommend her. – Alexis S

We have raved to everyone we know about what a great experience we had with Sharon Gillman selling our home. Bottom line, she got us a price we were pleased with. Sharon was a pro in every way, highly motivated, and assiduous in her research. No one shows a house like Sharon. She is so gracious and inviting to potential buyers and is meticulous about following up with them and providing any additional information they might need. Sharon has a wealth of experience with 20 years in real estate, which is truly what you want from someone selling your home. She knows it all and has seen it all, anticipating potential issues and heading them off before they have a chance to arise. At the same time, she is also thoroughly hip to the way today’s buyer house hunts. Sharon is very tech-savvy and really works all the electronic and internet resources out there to your best advantage. She is well connected socially and works every avenue possible on your behalf so that word gets out in the right circles about your property, its availability, and its value. What’s more, Sharon is simply one of the nicest people we have ever met. Throughout our selling process, she was warm and friendly and always very client-responsive. She will look around your home with an experienced eye and give you some (much-needed) tough love about what needs to go and what needs to be presented differently in order to attract buyers, but she does so with your own best interests at heart. We learned very quickly that the faster you listen to Sharon and do what she wisely advises, the faster you will successfully sell your home! A friend in our neighborhood highly recommended Sharon to us, and now we are highly recommending her to others. – Sarah R.

I am pleased to warmly recommend Sharon D. Gillman as a real estate agent. Our family worked with Sharon in 2011 to sell our lakefront Chicago 3 bedroom coop apartment in the Belmont Harbor area. The market conditions at that time were very challenging. The real estate market in general was deeply depressed, coops in Chicago were particularly struggling, and our building was beset with a number of foreclosures that had sold at rock-bottom prices, creating a pricing nightmare for our family, who needed to sell due to a move overseas. Sharon stepped into this difficult situation and gracefully made the best of it. She gave us excellent advice on how to stage our home to its best advantage and and photographed it exquisitely. We followed her advice to the letter and were glad we did. She knew how to highlight the difference between our apartment and those that had sold for less. Perhaps more importantly, Sharon understands the peculiarities of coop properties very well and knows how to explain them to potential buyers who are often confused by them. She got us the best deal possible in that market, and we are grateful. – Kathryn G.

My insight into Marissa’s character happened upon one of our first meetings. We were together at lunch, and she walked across the restaurant to pick up someone’s jacket that had fallen on the floor. It’s a small gesture that said so much about her character. As evidenced by this kind act, Marissa is thoughtful, goes above and beyond what is necessary, is willing to do what others shy away from, and is humble and kind. The difference between those that are good and those that are great, is that greatness comes from doing a little bit more all of the time. Marissa does a little bit more, even when she doesn’t have to, and to me, that was priceless. – Helen Y.

We appreciated your professionalism and earnest efforts on our behalf. The experience was made all the more pleasant for me because you have handled us so well. If I have to be involved in real estate transactions, I want you on our team. – Harry S.

I have known Marissa for many years both personally and professionally and I can honestly say, that she is a class act. Marissa is smart, hard working and extremely thoughtful. She exudes a certain kind of warmth, grace and fair mindedness that is rare. I plan on recommending Marissa to friends and business associates, and will certainly work with her again in the future. She was an integral part in our making the sale of our home stress free. – Ilene S.

What a pleasure it is to work with Marissa!! She has an impressive ability to gauge client needs and a wonderful sense of quality and style. Her insight of market conditions and advice in negotiating are invaluable. Marissa Schaefer is a real find in the real estate arena. – Sandy R.

I want to express my pleasure with Sharon Gillman, who has done yeoman work representing me in a real estate purchase transaction. Our tours were well organized and a first-rate use of my time; Sharon clearly honed in on my priorities for a new home. – John B.

Upon finding the desired location, Sharon did an excellent job researching comparable properties and she actively represented me in the pricing discussion.

Sharon has shown keen attention to detail and wonderful patience in working with me as an out of town buyer including helpful legal and inspection referrals. I enthusiastically recommend Sharon Gillman.

Sharon is the best! You folks really earned your commission on this one. – Lynn G.

Sharon was fantastic! Always available when I needed her, a hard worker, and pleasure to work with. – Joel S.

It was great working with you. You are a consummate professional and a very nice lady! – Hope B.

The professionalism, patience and overall service of Sharon Gillman was truly appreciated. She made our moving from San Diego a pleasure and a happy experience. – Ron G.

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