With over 14 years experience in the real estate industry, Barbara Shields is a trusted name in the North Shore of Chicago where she was born, raised and educated. Barbara is a top-producing agent, dedicated to providing her clients with service on their terms, no exceptions. Barbara knows no two clients are alike. She approaches the client-broker relationship as a partnership where the client’s needs are paramount at all times: building relationships based on communication, trust and honesty every step of the way.
Barbara received her undergraduate and graduate degrees in business from DePaul University. For over 10 years she worked in the corporate world, learning and honing the deft marketing and client service skills that she applies to her job today. A graduate of the Harrington Institute of Design, Barbara is able to pair business acumen with an aesthetic and functional eye to help clients stage and position their homes for sale to command top dollar. Buyers benefit from her ability to “vision” how their new home can dovetail with their desired lifestyle and family needs. These skills, and a relentless pursuit of delighting clients, have made Barbara a top agent and leading producer unlike any other.
To date, Barbara has over $300 million in sales on the North Shore. She attributes this success to her intimate “insider’s” knowledge of the marketplace, including the diverse towns, villages and schools that make up the area. Her fine-tuned negotiation skills—coupled with @Properties’ state-of-art marketing program—result in unprecedented and unsurpassed service.
Barbara prides herself on being an active member of her church and school communities and donates a portion of her earnings to JDRF which is an organization dedicated to finding a cure for Type 1 diabetes.
Barbara lives in Wilmette with her husband and four children.
Clients are saying:
"Barbara is a delightful savvy broker who listened to our needs, knows the market place and, in turn, advised us regarding improvements needed and the right price points to help us sell our home. She worked diligently from day one and was instrumental assisting our transaction close when issues arose from the buyers end. She was always available and responsive to our calls. It made the process easy and successful. Can't recommend her enough"
"Barbara was focused, efficient and effective as our broker. She listened to us. She was creative in her use of her contacts and got bidders for us before our house was on MLS. We are very happy with the results of Barbara's efforts and would certainly hire her again."
"I feel that Barbara Shields is a superior realtor in every sense of the word. From the beginning she was thorough and conscientious in not only helping me determine the best offer for my home but was extremely resourceful and diligent in helping me to find my current home. She is very personable and you truly feel that she has your best interests at heart. It was also good to know that her responses to questions or concerns were met within a minimum amount of time so communicating with her was quick and professional. I would give Barbara Shields the highest recommendation!"
"Barbara handled the listing and sale of my Glenview home. She was truly excellent. Her knowledge was very strong of both the neighborhood and of how to best stage our house and ready it for sale in a tough market. She was very responsive and available whenever we had questions or wanted to know her opinion of things. She was honest with us right from the beginning when our view of the market value of our house was unrealistic. This honesty ended up saving us a lot of time and money because we didn't sit for months with an unrealistically priced home."
"Barbara is the consummate professional. She is extremely knowledgeable, tenacious, honest, motivated, kind, and funny. She is a complete pleasure to work with. Barbara is invested in her clients and truly cares about them. I thoroughly enjoyed working with her. She sold our home quickly and helped me find the perfect home for me and my family!"