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Sharon and Marissa are the best! My husband and I worked with the Gillman Group for almost a year to find what will hopefully be our forever home and are very happy to have partnered with them for the journey. Three things stand out to us: geographic expertise, sound familiarity with all types homes (and their true costs), and strong negotiation skills. Sharon is an expert on the Lincoln Park area (and surrounding neighborhoods) which was very helpful as we were set on purchasing in a specific geographic area. What I particularly appreciated was that Sharon encouraged us to see tons of home and always made herself available when we were in town for a short visit (we moved from out of state). She helped us…
Sharon and Marissa are the best! My husband and I worked with the Gillman Group for almost a year to find what will hopefully be our forever home and are very happy to have partnered with them for the journey. Three things stand out to us: geographic expertise, sound familiarity with all types homes (and their true costs), and strong negotiation skills. Sharon is an expert on the Lincoln Park area (and surrounding neighborhoods) which was very helpful as we were set on purchasing in a specific geographic area. What I particularly appreciated was that Sharon encouraged us to see tons of home and always made herself available when we were in town for a short visit (we moved from out of state). She helped us assess and quantify which homes needed structural and aesthetic work to understand what kind of investment we were making, and what was truly worth it (or not) for our lifestyle and preferences. Finally, when we found our home, we were able to successfully negotiate to stay within our budget (and then some). I highly recommend the Gillman Group and look forward to staying in touch with Sharon and Marissa as they are both lovely individuals as well.
Rena H
This is a wonderful team to work with and are passionate about their business. They put their clients first, are very detail oriented, honest, reliable, fair, and go above and beyond for each listing.
Allison B.
Sharon and Marissa were efficient and always professional while selling an apartment that was an estate sale. They quickly found an appropriate buyer and the sale went very smoothly.
Arlene S.
Marissa and the Gillman Group were absolutely fantastic to work with and she helped us find not only our first home but our dream home. As we were first time home buyers, she walked us through the entire process and gave great advice and recommendations. I highly recommend using the Gillman Group for anyone looking for a home.
Dave C.
Amie was recommended to us when we were looking to buy our first home in Chicago and my husband and I are SO glad we worked with her. Right away, Amie jumped in and helped us find & lockdown our dream house. Being Canadian citizens, we had some extra hurdles and Amie was available 24/7, answering calls & texts, to help provide answers and help get things moving. Amie made a streesful process an easy one and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell their house in Chicago!
Anjula V.
Amie is a rockstar & seasoned professional. She not only asked all the right questions, she listened to my responses and quickly jumped into action to secure us an impossible to find short-term rental property when we were in a bind. Through Amie’s perseverance and deep contacts she found us a fabulous “unlisted” brand new space with amazing views and amenities. She turned an unexpected challenging situation into an amazing experience and fun summer. I recommend working with Amie for any of your real estate needs.
Debbie M.
We had the pleasure of working with the Gillman Group Chicago, specifically Amie Rule, on both buy and sell transactions in 2021. As buyers, we had our minds made up quickly, however Amie helped navigate the many nuances of buying new construction. She made sure to ask for all the correct upgrades and negotiate the items that we prioritized. On the sell side we could not have been more impressed. Amie navigated market challenges, constantly hustled to make sure our listing was relevant, and gave us direct feedback that was critical to making changes to get the best price for our condo. It was clear that the Gillman Group worked as a team which was refreshing to know we had more than one opinion/set of…
We had the pleasure of working with the Gillman Group Chicago, specifically Amie Rule, on both buy and sell transactions in 2021. As buyers, we had our minds made up quickly, however Amie helped navigate the many nuances of buying new construction. She made sure to ask for all the correct upgrades and negotiate the items that we prioritized. On the sell side we could not have been more impressed. Amie navigated market challenges, constantly hustled to make sure our listing was relevant, and gave us direct feedback that was critical to making changes to get the best price for our condo. It was clear that the Gillman Group worked as a team which was refreshing to know we had more than one opinion/set of eyes on our property. From offer to close on the buy side and from list to close on the sell side, we felt we had sound advice, an array of contacts provided to us (painters, lawyers, inspectors, etc.) and overall peace of mind the entire process by using the Gillman Group and Amie Rule. We loved working with Amie!
Alison D.
Sharon and Marissa were a truly phenomenal team in helping us find our dream home in lakeview. As first time home buyers and non-natives to Chicago, their expertise on the market and overall home buying process was invaluable in our search. We were living out of state during COVID and they completed numerous facetime / virtual tours for us, giving their honest assessments of each property we were evaluating. Once we found a spot we all were excited about, they helped us navigate a multiple offer process to land our dream condo! Many thanks to Sharon and Marissa for everything they did for us!
Brandon D.
I can’t say enough about how easy both Sharon & Marissa made it for us while selling our home. From the pin-point accurate pricing, to the amazing photography, to selling so quickly and bringing it all to a successful close! They had a wealth of knowledge, were always there for us, responding quickly to questions or concerns, offered great advice, and kept the process moving in a calm and steady manner. I will continue to refer the Sharon, Marissa and the entire Gillman Group to everyone I know, feeling confident they, too, will be impressed and well taken care of! Can't thank them enough!
Rita W.
We had a great experience with Sharon! She had a wealth of knowledge about buildings in the area we were looking. She advocated for us and guided us through the entire process from beginning to end. When there were bumps in the road, she was responsive and professional and got involved in solving the issue. I appreciated knowing I could depend on her. Sharon is a Realtor® I would use again and recommend to others.
Susan A.
Marissa and Sharon were absolutely wonderful in helping us buy our first home. We had a very short window to find a place and they were extremely responsive and helpful with securing our home. They gave great advice, asked all the questions that we would have never known to ask, and got us a great price on our home. I would highly recommend working with them!
Rachel S.
Sharon and her team were super responsive and quick to come out and view our unique home. She appreciated the work we recently did and captured beautiful photos that resulted in our home selling for full ask the first week we put it up. We had a very fast timeline given a move, and we could not have been happier. Highly recommend!
Matt F.
Peter and I want to thank you both for the excellent job you did helping us sell our condo. Your knowledge of and ability to help us navigate changing markets was invaluable. The marketing tools you employed enabled us to reach large numbers of highly qualified interested buyers. Years of experience in the high-end luxury market in our area were evident when we needed to make important decisions along the way. Most importantly, you listened to us. Every showing was conducted at our convenience with your help to make sure we were presenting at our best. The selling of one’s house is an emotional journey with important financial consequences. It is invaluable to have partners that can be trusted to give 100…
Peter and I want to thank you both for the excellent job you did helping us sell our condo. Your knowledge of and ability to help us navigate changing markets was invaluable. The marketing tools you employed enabled us to reach large numbers of highly qualified interested buyers. Years of experience in the high-end luxury market in our area were evident when we needed to make important decisions along the way. Most importantly, you listened to us. Every showing was conducted at our convenience with your help to make sure we were presenting at our best. The selling of one’s house is an emotional journey with important financial consequences. It is invaluable to have partners that can be trusted to give 100%. You have our sincerest thanks for a successful outcome and an almost stress-free Journey. We cannot thank you enough.
Linda & Peter K.
We have raved to everyone we know about what a great experience we had with Sharon Gillman selling our home. The 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. Sharon has a wealth of experience with 30 years in real estate, which is truly what you want from someone selling your home. What’s more, Sharon is simply one of the nicest people we have ever met. 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…
We have raved to everyone we know about what a great experience we had with Sharon Gillman selling our home. The 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. Sharon has a wealth of experience with 30 years in real estate, which is truly what you want from someone selling your home. What’s more, Sharon is simply one of the nicest people we have ever met. 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!
Sarah R.
We’ve been working with Amie for the better part of a decade at this point and consider her the best in the business. She helped us find our first apartment in Chicago, brokered the acquisition and subsequent sale of our first condo, placed us in our current apartment, and is currently helping us find our next home. Amie’s expertise in the Chicago real estate market, coupled with her amicable personality and commercial approach to getting deals done, makes her a must-have for your next move, whether it’s buying/selling a home or renting an apartment/condo in the city. I’ve recommended Amie to several friends and colleagues over the course of the past several years, and they’ve all agreed she’s outstanding!
We’ve been working with Amie for the better part of a decade at this point and consider her the best in the business. She helped us find our first apartment in Chicago, brokered the acquisition and subsequent sale of our first condo, placed us in our current apartment, and is currently helping us find our next home. Amie’s expertise in the Chicago real estate market, coupled with her amicable personality and commercial approach to getting deals done, makes her a must-have for your next move, whether it’s buying/selling a home or renting an apartment/condo in the city. I’ve recommended Amie to several friends and colleagues over the course of the past several years, and they’ve all agreed she’s outstanding!
Kyle
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.
I have worked with Sharon since 2003 - a total of 4 sales transactions and 5 purchases. She is the consummate professional in tailoring each search to my unique needs. Here's where Sharon really shines: getting a sale contract to the finish line of being a closed deal. It's always such an anxious time. I know I'm in very good hands with Sharon: she has great referrals for inspectors and attorneys, she addresses my buyer's questions, and she is laser-focused on managing all the small details that can derail a deal if not attended to properly. Sharon is market-savvy and smart.
John B.
Sharon Gillman knows Chicago real estate and she knows people. We were in the market for an additional unit in our existing building. She worked with the Realtor® on the sales side to make a deal that worked for both sides. It was a no-nonsense, quick negotiation that led to a short turn-around time. Sharon is a "full-service" Realtor®, helping us find a reasonably priced attorney, inspection person, and anything we needed. It was during COVID and we closed within days of acceptance.
Tom & Jennifer
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.
Irene S.
We were first-time homeowners moving from California during the pandemic. Amie jumped in right away and even found us a short-term rental while we took the time to search for our home. She truly listened to us on what we needed, answered our endless questions, and helped us find the perfect location for our two dogs. She’s highly knowledgeable about Chicago neighborhoods and a fantastic person to work with.
Emily & Andrew
Sharon and her team were terrific to work with. Always provided sound advice both with staging and pricing, but most importantly Sharon was patient and empathetic. We were selling through the Covid summer and fall of 2020 which created all kinds of challenges and setbacks. Sharon was a calming force in a very turbulent time. Thoughtful. Proactive. And got the job done.
Hugh A.
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.
Amie is a great Realtor® to work with. She makes looking at places very fun and is very detail-oriented at the same time. She listened to my wants and needs and helped me find the perfect home. I have already recommended her to several friends who have begun their search with her. I would use her as an agent a hundred times over.
Jamie
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.

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