"We couldn’t have asked for a better experience in buying our new home. Sharon is extremely knowledgeable about real estate itself, as well as the many different neighborhoods in the North Shore.
Her knowledge, advice and patience in helping us find the perfect new home were invaluable and we would not hesitate to work with her again and recommend her to others searching for new homes.
Once again, thank you for everything."
Jason, Gina and Benjamin (the cute one in the box)
“From preparing our home for its first day on the market to wrapping up the closing details with the buyer, Sharon made sure that every step of the selling process was taken care of. She did such a great job of selling our home, our decision to use her to buy a new home was certainly an easy one. We are pretty demanding people ( at least my wife is ), and Sharon went well above the call of duty to make sure our needs were always met.”
Mike and Julie
"Sharon Kessel is……..talented, dedicated, energetic and will do whatever it takes to find the perfect house for you as well as the best price for the seller…..extremely knowledgeable and experienced, put your buying and selling needs into her hands and you can be assured that all the details will be taken care of…..always a smile on her face and a funny story to tell!!!"
"We were so impressed w/Sharon in 1990 that we hired her again in 1997 to begin yet another search for yet another house. We are very picky people and Sharon had the patience of a saint with us. She never got irritated or frustrated, just plugged along and passed on information whenever she found it, and may I add that the information was always immediate. She was always willing and able to show us a house any any given moment. At last, we found the house of our dreams FINALLY in 2001. My kids love her and so do we. This is the best real estate agent around, bar none!!! We found her through word of mouth with high recommendations from a friend, and boy was she ever right!
Thanks for everything, Sharon."
Laura and Todd
"We loved working with Sharon. She wasn’t only our realtor, but our friend. She spent the time to understand our tastes and tirelessly showed us houses that were relevant and in our budgets. If we ever buy another house, we can’t imagine using anyone else."
Allan, Lauren and family
"Thank you for helping us find our dream home – twice! You dealt with all the issues in a very professional manner. You’re the best without a doubt. We appreciate everything you did for us, your constant follow up on all aspects of the sale and purchases.
You really made our “home shopping” experience stress-free and enjoyable."
Eugene and Flora
"Moving from Philadelphia to Chicago and not knowing anyone or anything about the lay of the land is incredibly intimidating, but one person in particular made the transition easier, pleasant and exciting. We were fortunate enough to have Sharon Kessel recommended to us as a realtor. Not only did she find us the perfect home, but she made sure we knew everything we needed to know from the various community services to where to food shop. She was an integral part of us making and feeling comfortable with Illinois being our home.
Since our first home in Illinois, and with our expanding family, Sharon has been instrumental in making the process of selling and buying our homes profitable and less stressful. She is nothing short of fabulous and we couldn’t be happier that she is a part of our lives. There is no doubt that when it comes to buying and selling a home, Sharon Kessel should be at the top of everyone’s list!"
Thanks Sharon … for all you do — Mark and Caren
"Sharon is a person that one look at is enough to know that she is special and trustworthy. She is extremely professional and knowledgeable, always with a smile on her face and good word to say. She is a real estate agent and real friend. While working with her I had a feeling that I knew her for a hundred years…I am grateful that we had an opportunity to cooperate with Sharon. It was our first experience in the real estate market. Three years before we came to the U.S. from Poland and we had a little understanding of local rules and regulations. Sharon provided all necessary information; she was so patient explaining each step in this process; she was just herself. Now we are living in a beautiful house that I believe was made especially for us. Sharon will always be a part of the spirit of that house. Thank you."
Katherine and Zack
"Sharon is the Greatest Realtor! She helped ready my house for showing. She personally uncluttered it(and my house needed it!) herself.
She sold my house at a great price (very close to “asking”) to the first person who walked in the door! I LOVE Sharon Kessel!"
Gloria – Happy client!
"We have enjoyed a 17 year relationship with Sharon Kessel. She has been our adviser and agent on two home purchases and one home sale in Lincolnshire, IL. We consider her a friend and a real estate expert who is eminently experienced, a knowledgeable negotiator, appropriately aggressive and, in general, a warm person with whom it is a delight to work."
Rich & Jean
"Sharon sold our house in 'the worst market ever' in 6 weeks. She is hardworking, creative, energetic, driven, and has what it takes to sell. Sharon was always available, eager to listen and did what she needed to do in terms of advertising and communication in order to sell our house. I would highly recommend Sharon Kessel to anyone who wanted to buy or sell a home. You will fall in love with Sharon. She is a lot of fun!"
Lee and Jeff
"After well over an unsuccessful year of having listed my home with another broker, I contracted for the sale of my property with Sharon Kessel. She immediately and skillfully staged the house, generously advertised it, scheduled innumerable open house dates, and in a short period of time attracted a serious buyer. Sharon smoothed the way for an effortless closing, as well as my subsequent purchase of another residence. Without hesitation, I would highly recommend Sharon Kessel, a responsible, ethical person, and an experienced real estate broker who knows how to achieve results."
"Sharon Kessel is one in a million. She was able to see my home through my eyes and very gently, with the greatest professionalism create a vision of the home for the next buyers. She invests herself fully in the seller/realtor relationship and calls in resources to assist in readying the home for market. In my experience, I trusted her to do her homework and come up with a selling price that was based on real numbers, leaving room for the possibility that we might get an offer that would surprise us. In a down market, I received several offers, all above our asking price and even had a back-up offer in case the buyer’s financing fell through. She is the consummate professional and I would recommend her with no reservations."
"Sharon pulled off a miracle for us! She sold our house in Highland Park and was very supportive all of the way. Sharon staged our home to its best advantage. The photos she had professionally done showed our home beautifully. These photos were sent through her vast referral Network, via postcards, pamphlets and brochures. She continuously updated us with information regarding housing markets in our area. Her intelligence and insight in this rough housing market had us correctly pricing our home. She is a proven leader in Real Estate Sales. Sharon is completely dedicated to her listings and gives each of her listings her sales savvy and dedication."
Melinda and Jack
"Sharon Kessel is on of the hardest working realtors one could ever hope to find. She is always pleasant and willingly undertakes whatever work is required to accomplish her client’s goals. She’s a trooper and a real find—the first correct choice in a series of decisions that will face each buyer or seller."
"We’ve been working with Sharon over many years. She sold us our first home and is now there guiding us through the journey into the next.
Sharon takes the “stress” out of home selling and makes the process a truly enjoyable experience.
What sets Sharon apart from the rest is her high level of professionalism to her client. She listens and makes her client’s needs a priority, is very attentive and always looks out for her client’s best interests. She truly is the client’s friend.
Sharon is always on top of the real estate market trends and is a great advocate.
Thank you Sharon for your continuous guidance and for always staying connected. We will gladly partner with you in the future."
Marina and Brian
"We enjoyed working with Sharon when selling our home. She was professional, friendly and always available. We feel she represented our interest well."
Larry & Sandra
"We have been friends and neighbors for a good many years and so I have had many opportunities to observe you in action and realize why you are a top notch real estate agent. You work for your clients and you care for them as real people who need quality representation.
Our personal experience includes the sale of my King’s Cove home which you handled completely while I was in Florida. You had a sale in hand by the time our sales agreement was signed and all the negotiations were handled by telephone or fax.
When I returned to Deerfield you knew I needed a place to live and you already identified the potential alternatives. We spent two days reviewing the prospects, found a property I liked and worked until late evening to finalize an offer. You helped me buy the property at a favorable price and on our terms.
Two years later I relocated to Florida and you prepared a marketing proposal for my condo with an asking price t the very top range that any condo in the community had been offered. Again, I was in Florida, while you picked up and polished up my condo for sale. All of the discussions and negotiations were by telephone or fax. Within 30 days you completed a very satisfactory sale at our asking price.
My experience tells me you are highly qualified, very able and committed to representing your clients effectively. Fay joins me in extending our very best wishes."
Stuart & Fay
"Sharon Kessel is dedicated to providing her clients with the highest level of service and attention. Her commitment is second to none !!!"
Bill and Lori
"Working with Sharon is great because she is a truly nice, caring person and is a great realtor! Sharon directed all her energy into making sure I found what made me happy and comfortable. Sharon never pressured me to make a decision until I felt it was right. Sharon even looked at rental properties for me when I wasn’t sure I was ready to buy. Sharon was quite flexible and even showed me properties in the evening after work. I ultimately did buy a home and Sharon was very knowledgeable and helpful about all the steps involved in the process. I always felt Sharon had my best interests at heart. I would recommend Sharon to others."
From a happy client — Beth
"In a very challenging market, we decided to move from the Northwest side of Chicago to Buffalo Grove and contacted Sharon Kessel via referral for our search. Sharon was outstanding: She met with us on time and showed us homes within our price range and style. Sharon also took time to help us stage and sell our home in Chicago. She was there every step of the way, from taking pictures for the internet with her own professional photographer, open houses and building inspection. Sharon made us both feel we were her number one clients while with us and I highly recommend her services next time you sell your home. By the way; with Sharon’s guidance, we sold our home without a price reduction within 3 weeks."
Thank you so very much,
Bob and Aimee
"Thanks so much for your extraordinary assistance in selling our house this year (2007). Your staging and persistence in following up on all indications of interest made a huge difference. Our family very much appreciates the fact that you got us out from under our “two-house” stress and let us move forward. When the builder is done in a few weeks, I will give you a call to show you the results.
Thanks again, and we appreciate all you and Herb did for us."
Laura and Ken
“This is the worst of times, This is the best of times. Although being one of the worst real estate markets in recent memory, we utilized the services of one of the best realtors, Sharon Kessel.
We listed our home with Sharon in April, 2007. She developed a plan to market the property. We listened and followed her suggestions.
The house was placed on the market May 1, and we had an offer within 30 days. From preparing the house, showing the house and managing the negotiations, Sharon was knowledgeable, thorough and professional.
The results are her best testimonial. A prompt sale at a fair price."
Susan and Chuck
"Sharon Kessel is one of the hardest working real estate professionals in the business today. Even in a difficult market like we now have, I do not ever hesitate to recommend her to family and friends because I know she will always provide excellent service.
She has the expertise to price a property correctly, stage a home to improve its appearance for a quicker sale and the knowledge to help sellers obtain a satisfactory price for their home. When it comes to helping buyers find a property, she also has the knowledge, experience and patience to guide them effectively in choosing a perfect home!"