Sheila Flanagan Gentile
Coldwell Banker Realty
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  • It's not often that I go out of my way to write a Yelp review, let alone a positive review, but I have to say that Sheila Gentile was an awesome realtor.  Granted, it was our first time buying a property, so we can't really compare beyond horror stories from our friends/families.  We could tell that she just really knows what she is doing, and that she is very well connected with families and other businesses in the communities she serves. Sheila went above and beyond to guide us through the process, was very patient with EVERY single question we had (and we had a lot), and just a pleasure to work with.  She understood what we wanted, and never showed us anything that was out of our price range or just a style of home we knew we weren't interested in checking out.  Sheila really was awesome to work with.  Her positive, upbeat attitude and easy accessibility were another bonus.  If you are looking for a realtor, we would highly recommend her.
  • We found Sheila on Yelp to sell our town home in IL. Sheila quickly helped identify problem areas in the house. Yes she is very particular, and exactly what's needed in this market. Once the property was in pristine condition; the key to selling it was her detailed market analysis hence recommendation for appropriate pricing and aggressive marketing. She is thorough in her work, her communication (including email, phone, texting etc.) and management of the entire process. We received an offer within 7 days and closed recently. By the way, we have never met Sheila in person and reside on the other side of the country! Highly recommended...
  • Sheila is amazing!  We were first-time home buyers and had no idea what we were doing.  She walked us through the entire process and with her help we found a home--not just a house.  Sheila is a top-notch negotiator and we got way more out of our deal than I ever expected.  She has a wonderful way of being a tough negotiator and so friendly and sweet at the same time.  I guarantee you will not be sorry if you go with Sheila for buying or selling.
  • In this challenging time of selling homes, Sheila is a stand-out star. Her focused, practical marketing provided excellent results. From excellent counsel on current market dynamics to listing our Riverside home to guiding us through the offer(s) - 5 weeks, and then a timely close. This was the 5th home we have sold over our lives and Sheila is as good as they come in this field. Highly, highly recommend Sheila.
  • I was relocated to the Chicago area for work and Sheila was a great help, not just in finding a house but in pointing out restaurants and services to try. She even recommended landscapers, handymen and more.  She knows the neighborhood like the back of her hand and targets right to the kind of house you want after asking just a few questions. Very pleased!
  • Sheila has been a neighbor and friend for years. She is hard working, honest and works with the highest degree of integrity!
  • We were first time home buyers and worked with Sheila to find a home in La Grange --she was fantastic! We didn't know her prior to working with her, but we were very pleased with her dedication towards helping us find our first home. She never made us feel pressured to make a hasty decision, and she was very flexible with her time throughout the entire process and was avaible for numerous showings, our home inspection, final walk through, the closing, etc. Even after the closing she has helped us with some items that came up! We really enjoyed working with Sheila and would highly recommend her to other friends and family searching for a home in her market.
  • Sheila helped me sell my home in Riverside and buy a condo in Oak Park in less than 7 weeks. She is an expert in what she does. Excellent communication skills and a warm personality helped me navigate in the process of negotiations offering sound advice and perspective. Her local knowledge is excellent. Always a phone or text away. She's fast in what she needs to get done and handles everything with a positive attitude and a smile. I recommend Sheila to anyone who wants to get things done fast and professional.
  • Sheila was wonderful to work with. Knows the housing market, very attentive, knowledgable in negotiating all aspects of our new home purchase. Smooth transaction from start to finish!
  • Have a house you can't sell? Looking to buy the home of your dreams? Don't waste another second and call Sheila Gentile immediately!!! I have engaged Sheila to help me both purchase and sell properties in recent years and she has never disappointed. Sheila has succeeded where other realtors have failed miserably. Recently, Sheila helped me to sell a home that I was having difficulty selling over a long period. Sheila was able to quickly list it, actively market it and sell it in a matter of months. Sheila is extremely professional and understands the meaning of customer service. She is a great communicator and always keeps you well informed on all activity concerning your property. She has a great system for evaluating and marketing homes at the appropriate price. She also thinks outside the box and actively markets through non-conventional means (e.g. Social Media, etc.). This is probably why Sheila consistently ranks at the top among her peers. Sheila is our real estate agent for life!!!
  • I highly recomment Sheila for your residential purchase or sale. Her level of communication and knowledge of the market are priceless in this environment. It would be a mistake not to go with her and Coldwell Banker!
  • Sheila has provided a great deal of knowledge and support to us while we have been trying to sell our home. She's very patient and answers all of our questions about the process.
  • I sought out Sheila based on an impressive recommendation. I was told that Sheila is knowledgeable, experienced, persistent with great follow-through, and professional. I have found Sheila to be all that and more. Having relocated from the New England, I needed advice on whether to rent or buy and where to look. Sheila skillfully guided me in both these areas after getting to know more about me. She is more than customer oriented - she genuinely cares about her clients. I know she is thinking about me and my situation even when I'm not contacting her. She's more than responsive - she's proactive. When I found the property I wanted to make my home, Sheila's contacts and reputation helped my offer to be the one that was selected among several. It was a short sale so it was a long, protracted situation with hills and valleys throughout. Ultimately, it fell apart but Sheila would not take no for an answer and because of her persistence and follow-through, I am now purchasing the same property under better conditions than I had agreed to previously. Sheila has diligently kept me on-track allowing this to all work out to my benefit. Knowing so many people has also made Sheila a marvelous resource for contractors to make this house my home while protecting me from those that might not have my best interests at heart. I know that Sheila will not make very much of a commission from this sale but I am confident she treats me exactly the same as a client that is purchasing a home for half a million. That's how Sheila makes me feel. And I think of her as a friend. I recommend her to others and will use Sheila when the time comes for me to sell.
  • I have known Sheila for many years and recently need help in finding a place to live due to Divorce. Not knowing anyone in my circle in Will county, I contacted Sheila for names and advice on what to do. Sheila immediately responded with contact names and phone numbers in my area. I was very pleased, even though she was not going to be my rep in the transaction, Sheila did not hesitate to assist in getting the resources that I needed and informed me on all aspects of what to ask for and what to expect during the process. Sheila also offered her services in answering questions should the need arise. Sheila is very well-informed and my go to person for any real estate questions that I have big or small and Sheila is very receptive in my inquiries. A true testament to her passion in her job.
  • After being less than impressed with other realtors, we contacted Sheila to help us find single family homes for both my son and my daughter. Sheila always returned phone calls and emails promptly. Her research on homes meeting our criteria was thorough and she respected our criteria. She was very creative in trying to find just the right home. Our son and daughter both decided to delay buying homes for just awhile. When they decide to move forward the first phone call placed will be to Sheila. She's terrific!
  • Sheila stuck with me through all my mind changing events.... Two years ago I contacted Sheila seeking a House. Sheila formed a profile for me of my wishes and wants. The search began... we looked at many houses and proposals were made, but nothing fell through for me. Sheila didn't give up, and in fact, she was even more positive spirited to get back out there and look for the "perfect house" for me. After a financial burden, I was no longer able to afford a house. Sheila didn't panic as much as I did, she quickly reformed my preferences, and I was now in search for a condo. This seemed to be a better idea, and I never considered it until Sheila suggested the idea. She took the time and showed me the pro's and con's and left my ideas open for different types of properties... we looked into Townhomes, condos, and small houses. Sheila reformed my profile, and within ONE day I had all new selections of property listings sent to me from her. We started our new search, had a few laughs at some of the run-down properties we visited, and quickly left others. Sheila not only showed me properties, but gave me knowledge of what I should look for to match my original wishes. After two years of guiding me through the purchasing property process, Sheila closed on a condo for me. She stayed by my side every step of the way, up until she handed me the keys and I signed the final paperwork. Being this is my very first ownership of property, I am pleased to have had such a great experienced person helping me through this process, like Sheila. Thank you Sheila, I will keep your number close for when it's time for me to move on to a HOUSE!
  • After refusing to have an open house for many months, Sheila finally convinced me that it was time. At the open house a couple came back and asked to rent the house with the option to purchase. It has really helped us get back on track and not have that constant worry about an empty home.
  • Although we haven't yet bought or sold a house through Sheila, our experience so far has been all we could ask for. Sheila has a wealth of local knowledge and is one of the leaders in our area for properties sold. She knows what she's doing! She's fantastic at making suggestions for how best to show your home. She's also great at using her network to get you the information you want. A true professional!
  • Sheila was a pleasure to work with. She is an expert in her field and helped the Village sell a property that had been vacant for many years. I would definitely use her in the future. (via LinkedIn)
  • Sheila and I we recently involved on a real estate transaction together, and i can't say enough about how much she helped the process. What a great realtor! (via LinkedIn)
  • Sheila proved to be over the top dedicated throughout the time that we worked with Sheila in the process of trying to obtain a short-sale home. She was extremely knowledgeable in this area and, throughout the entire process, explained everything to us (as first time buyers) in a way that we could fully understand and feel comfortable with. We would definitely work with Sheila again. (via LinkedIn)
  • Sheila was the seller's agent for the home we purchased, which happened to be on the same block as her own home. She was very personable and accommodating for us to walk through several times. We felt that she was honest and professional. She certainly welcomed us to the community; we'll probably never move, but if we did, we would be happy to have her as our agent. (via LinkedIn)
  • Sheila Gentile is a fantastic relator.  I was a first time home home buyer and she walked me through the whole entire process.  Sheila also answered all of my questions (sometimes multiple times) and was very patient. She made herself available whenever I needed her and she accommodated my very hectic work schedule.  She is incredibly dedicated to her clients almost making you seem if you are her only one!  We were even putting a bid on one home the night of a severe storm which had the power out in much of the area and we still met at the office and filled out a contract by hand and Sheila hand delivered it to the seller's relator!  I would highly recommend Sheila for your home buying and selling needs!  She's as good as they get!
  • Sheila Gentile was the best realtor we have ever had!  This was our third home purchase and by far, the best experience we have ever had from start to finish! Sheila represented us as our broker for the sale and as the broker for our purchase and never did we feel any pressure to do anything "quickly" or "hastily" - everything we did was with careful consideration and thought and Sheila was there every step of the way!  Sheila's dedication to her clients is unwavering and she is someone you can highly trust and know that she is always working for you. She is an excellent negotiator, marketer and is extremely dependable and flexible!  This is one of the most important decisions you will ever make and choosing the best realtor is just as important! If you are looking for the best, then you need to call Sheila Gentile!
  • Sheila is really an amazing woman. I met with her two weeks back. She is very professional and genuinely cares about her clients, as well as all people who come across her path. She is extremely qualified in real estate and I believe she enjoys creating peace of mind for buyers, those listing their home, and everyone in between. Regardless of the economy or one's situation she goes above and beyond to ensure your needs are satisfied. I would recommend her to all.
  • Highly recommend Sheila if you need a real estate broker.  She is a very friendly, personable, and capable realtor who was a big help in finding a buyer for our property in this down economy.
  • Sheila is a one-in-a-million realtor. She regularly goes above and beyond the call of duty, and always maintains a cheerful attitude. She is genuinely helpful and caring. I recommend her for everyone!
  • Sheila Gentile has the expertise that begins with her knowledge of the market, expert pricing, enthusiastic marketing techniques, creative staging, personable approach, accessibility, & superb negotiating skills that result in what every seller desires....the best price possible with the least amount of issues. As an out of town owner, sheila was most professional & had the integrity that warranted trust.
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