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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.
Dawn R. - Riverside IL (on Yelp)
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.
Steve W. - Bentonville, AR (on Yelp)
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!!!
Frank - Riverside, IL (on Zillow)
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!
Kelly E. , Lockport IL (on Yelp)
Sheila did an amazing job of giving us advice on staging our home, marketing the house for sale, and answering any questions we had along the way. The best part is that our house went from list to closing sale in under six weeks!
adelmatt (via Trulia)
Sheila is Great! Sheila knows the market. She is an expert at guiding you in getting your house ready to sell. She knows how to effectively use all the tools in her box (technological and traditional). She is efficient and educational while walking her clients through the process. But best of all she is an awesome person and fun to work with! Thanks Sheila
Lisa Freel source: Homes.com
I met Sheila 14 years ago. Sheila is a professional realtor that puts her clients at the top of the list. She works hard to help a seller stage their home and gives valuable tips so that you can get the highest dollar for your property. She knows the area very well since she grew up here. She has many connections and I consider her to be a people connector. Connecting sellers and buyers. She has drive and passion. She also gives back to the community in many different ways. She has been a leader for Riverside Junior Women's organization. Her involvement with raising funds and organizing events for the community for various charities shows she always looks out for other people. She is someone to trust and a true professional. I highly recommend Sheila as an experienced and professional realtor to anyone looking to either buy or sell property in this area.
Jodi McDonough (via LinkedIn)
Shelia is amazing. She is the consummate professional. Her knowledge, integrity, professional code of conduct and customer service skills are second to none. I would not hesitate to recommend or use her services again should the need arise. Thank you Shelia - Great Job!
Sheila helped us every step of the way in selling our home and purchasing a new one. She worked very hard and was available whenever we had questions or needed guidance. I highly recommend Sheila.
matthewjnutting via Zillow
Sheila was great!! We couldn't have asked for a more patient and understanding realtor. We appreciate everything she did to help us find our perfect home!
vargas1005 via Zillow
Sheila is an incredible professional with know-how and experience to get the job done. I was able to successfully sell my town-home with multiple offers on the table thanks to her professional expertise at negotiating home sales. I highly recommend her to anyone selling a home!
elisa sabrina via Zillow
I tapped Sheila to help me rent out my condo in Oak Park for the second time since i purchased it 8 years ago. Sheila used her experience to provide recommendations for how to improve the marketability of my home and was honest with me regarding what needed to be done. This was imperative since I had a an aggressive goal to list, move out, and have a tenant in my place in only 2 weeks. After following Sheila's recommendations coupled with her knowledge, responsiveness, availability, and dedication, it resulted in getting the right tenant in and meeting my goal! I highly recommend Sheila if you want the absolute best resource right by your side. Her biggest strength is her client service... always being there a phone call, email, or text away. She is truly dedicated to her craft and you won't be disappointed.
Matthew Holly via Zillow
Sheila did a wonderful job working with us to sell our home! She used her skills as a staging consultant to help us decide how to make a few decorating changes to broaden the appeal of our house to potential buyers. She was always upbeat and responded promptly to all of my questions and concerns as we went through the selling process. I believe the fact that Sheila is the top producer in the Riverside market is a reflection of her ability to build trusting relationships with both neighbors within the community in addition to those she has worked with as clients in both the buying and selling process. Her love of Riverside and knowledge of the community make her an asset to each client! I highly recommend using Sheila as your Riverside real estate agent!
Ljdv via Zillow
Sheila was helpful and patient in the sale of my mother's home. She kept my mother and myself up to date at all times. This took extra effort since I live a long distance away. Sheila used her expertise to negotiate with potential buyers and advise us on proceedings. Sheila was very professional and thorough. I highly recommend her.
marcia hiehle via Zillow
My experience with Shelia was always pleasant. She was very helpful and took a personal interest in me and the property. She was very knowledgeable about the process and explained things very well.
anndrada via Zillow
Sheila is a GEM, who really knows her stuff! Her communication throughout the sale of our property was exceptional! Sheila's real estate knowledge, expertise and responsiveness is bar none. Whether buying or selling-Sheila will get the job done!
lizobrien6149 via Zillow
It was awesome working with Sheila. From day one until our house sold and closed, Sheila took charge of the entire process - which was great because we had already relocated to another state!! Most people over promise and under-deliver...not Sheila, she came through on everything we spoke about. We would highly recommend her services!
zuser20151217090457714 via Zillow
I have had the pleasure of working with Sheila as both a buyer and a seller (for the same home). After my experience as a buyer, I insisted my relo company use Sheila to list and sell my home. She is knowledgeable, trustworthy and overwhelmingly customer focused. Plus she has an extensive background in working with relo companies. If I ever find myself moving back to the near west suburbs she would be my first call.
tpstrannix via Zillow
Had to sell the family house and contacted Sheila because of her sales knowledge in the area and her awesome revues as a realtor. She came by the house, gave me an honest assessment of the house and the market and her approach to selling the house. Sheila's outgoing personality, knowledge of the business, positive attitude and personable touch made my decision very easy to hire her to sell the house. I trusted her judgement and expertise and followed the recommendations she made in preparing the house for sale. She explained the sales process thoroughly in an assuring way which helped to ease my anxieties of selling a house. When the time came and offers were made for the house; Sheila was providing expert advice to assist me with my decision. My experience with Sheila was outstanding. She is a very pleasant person to work with and works very hard with your best interest in mind. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Sheila as your Realtor. Thank you very much for your Hard Work and making this process a Wonderful Experience.
vmf122 via Zillow
Sheila is an outstanding realtor to work with. She is on top of everything, every step of the way. Since I was selling my house which was over 30 miles away, I had called Sheila to ask her advice on a realtor in that area, thinking that was out of her normal area, and ended up hiring her. She had no problem traveling the distance, finding out the local town rules and ordinances, and handling things out there without me being there. She is extremely knowledgeable, a beyond hard worker, and one of the easiest people to deal with. She is always working, so I felt like I could contact her with any question, big or small, at anytime. This is huge. She kept me in the loop, every step of the way, keeping me informed on calls, showings, questions, etc. Sheila went above and beyond to make things easier for me, including meeting me in a Jewel parking lot to sign a paper so as not to interrupt my Saturday plans with my son. And Sheila did a wonderful job helping me deal with the usual little glitches that pop up along the way, which, again, is huge. She is your partner in selling or buying a house, and she is there to help you through everything!! She is a wonderful person, and an exceptional realtor.
goonsmama via Zillow
We needed to sell a home because of job re-location. We contacted multiple realtors. We did not like any of the market prices. (We were looking at a big loss.) But a great realtor works for you and gives you fast facts and honest answers. We ended up renting, with Sheila as our agent. Had a tenant with in a month. Realtors get less commission on rentals verses sales but you could not tell that with Sheila. We had all the time and attention from her that we needed. She is an expert in Riverside.
deland2k via Zillow
Sheila knows the area and her stuff. We bid on two homes and won them both. Unfortunately, the sellers of the first home decided to opt out of the contract at the last minute. We then got to work and found a gem within a couple of weeks after first disappointment. Her team recommendations - lawyer, inspectors, etc. were all great professionals. We could not have asked for better
zuser20140521093320193 via Zillow
Can't say enough what an outstanding agent Sheila has been for us! She has helped us find a house to rent, and later helped us sell our house in North Riverside. The processes were much faster and easier than we could have imagined, in large part because of Sheila. Our house was under contract at asking price within 48 hours! It's rare to find somebody who does business face-to-face (the old fashioned way), and yet uses technology so effectively. She doesn't just do things by email, but happily stops by your home to talk through things face to face. And she is clearly effective in her use of online networking and reaching potential buyers. She is professional, knows the market, is well-connected, trustworthy, and goes the extra mile for her clients. We're thankful for Sheila!
chrisflinn316 - via Zillow
Our experience with Sheila began 3 years ago when we needed to find a home to rent. She treated us with respect and provided the same level of professional help as if we were buying. This March we were able to sign a contract to sell our town home and closed within 30 days because of her knowledge and expertise and incredible responsiveness. Her help and quality of help was invaluable.
megganflinn via Zillow
Sheila was great to work with. She has lived in the area a long time so she gave us a lot of great recommendations for shops, restaurants and more. She was also very quick to respond with any questions we had throughout the buying process. We travel for work and Sheila was very flexible in working with our limited schedule.
rlbortoli via Zillow
We met Sheila looking through the Brookfield/Riverside neighborhood open homes. Sheila seemed very knowledgeable and giving practical advise on the neighborhood and hence we decided to work with her. Rest assured we were not disappointed. Sheila was very responsive and helped us navigate through the whole home buying process without much stress. We would definitely recommend Sheila and love to work with her again if we decide to move in future
prab cheema - via Zillow
Knowing that I lived an hour away from the property, Sheila had at her fingertips, professional people, that I could hire to haul away and clean my Mom's house so it would be suitable for viewing. She is very organized and moves like the speed of light to get things done. She returns phone calls and E-mails in a timely fashion, which is important when you're a novice at selling a parents' home like I was. My whole experience with Sheila in selling my Mom's house was totally stress-free. She a true professional.
bos440 - via Zillow
I think Sheila is a rock star Realtor myself, but for more objective opinions, you can find even more reviews on her website: www.SheilaGentile.com
Dave Gentile (Sheila's husband)
Sheila Gentile is a high-energy, high integrity neighborhood expert
A life-long resident of Riverside, Sheila Gentile of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in LaGrange is an expert in the Near West Suburbs of Chicago, specifically Riverside, Berwyn, North Riverside, Brookfield, LaGrange, LaGrange Park and Westchester, as well as the surrounding communities - with many successful transactions in each area.
Sheila's core business is in Riverside where she is Coldwell Banker's #1 broker/agent, and where she consistently ranks among the town's very top agents. In 2013,2014 and 2015, for example, Sheila was #1 in closed properties in Riverside out of all agents from any brokerage. Her extensive knowledge of the local market, backed by the nationwide marketing power of Coldwell Banker, America's oldest and most established residential real estate franchise system, have proved to be a winning combination!
Sheila earned her B.S. in Fashion Merchandising from Illinois State University, and, as a Certified Staging Consultant, she can help you get your home in perfect condition for a top-dollar sale. Sheila has also delighted customers across all the towns that she services and has been the recipient of multiple Coldwell Banker Customer Service Awards.
If you are looking for a high-energy, high integrity neighborhood expert that is customer service oriented, compassionate, and a proven success, contact Sheila today! Or check out her great positive reviews on Yelp, Trulia, Zillow, and Realtor.com