My goal is to make sure that you have an unparalleled experience. Buying and selling a home is first and foremost about achieving your goals, and as your broker I want you to be happy and comfortable every step of the process. With a creative perspective and warm, patient demeanor, I will make that happen for you.
I am a creative who thinks outside the box, and I can steer a client's vision in buying and selling a home to superior results. I am a 13 year veteran of the art business where I managed one of the oldest and most renowned art galleries in Chicago. Whether it was helping patrons develop and expand existing collections or assisting novice collectors, I always listened to clients and worked hard to understand their needs and desires. As a gallery director I also pioneered large-scale marketing campaigns, created branding for renowned artists, and curated collections in fine homes throughout Chicago.
I grew up in the Chicagoland area and have lived in Chicago for 16 years. I am also a Mom who has personally chosen to raise my family in this culturally rich and exciting city. I have lived in the booming West Loop for 15 years where I reside with my husband Vlad and twin boys and maintain an active role as a community volunteer. My professional experience is further enhanced by my education. I earned a B.A. from UW-Madison and a M.A. in Arts Management from Columbia College.
I have had the great fortune to work with clients all over the Chicagoland area and welcome the opportunity to work with you on your buying, selling, or rental needs.
Clients are saying:
"Shayne was the most efficient and thorough realtor we have ever had the pleasure to work with. She found us the perfect house and gave sound advice when placing the offer. Shayne referred us to a dedicated team of professionals to secure a loan and look out for our best interests. I would highly recommend Shayne!"
"Shayne was everything that I could have asked for and more. She assisted me with the purchase of my first home, and I couldn't be more thankful for her. Shayne is as responsive as it gets and always has a helpful answer to even the simplest of questions. She provides guidance every step of the way. Shayne is very knowledgeable about the area and has many networks to give buyers access to homes that aren't even on the market. My experience with Shayne was great and I would recommend her to anyone!"
"Shayne is the absolute best! She helped us find our dream home within weeks! She is so personable and very easy to work with! She was always available to answer any questions and helped us every step of the way through the process. If you are looking for someone to go above and beyond for you, Shayne is the way to go! I would recommend her to everyone! She is fantastic!"
"We used Shayne for both the sale of our current home and purchase of our next home. She was great with both!
SALE – We got a ton of help with staging, and I’m confident that it made a huge difference for us. Of course, you always think that your home is spectacular, so it was helpful to get an experienced set of eyes to tell us how to make sure it looked as appealing to buyers. Shayne spent a lot of time looking at comps in our neighborhood to carefully price our home, and we sold for more than our goal. Shayne was also great at fielding feedback after showings so that we had an idea of how we were doing compared to similar apartments.
BUY – We were the WORST. Questions out the wazoo all the time, but Shayne was always super quick to answer them, as well as asking questions that we did not think to ask. The process went a lot smoother when she was able to help us realize that we were likely looking for a highrise unit in a lowrise building. Enough with these neighborhoody streets and the standard Chicago apt layout! Once we reshifted our focus, we found our apartment shortly thereafter. Non-standard layout, still lowrise building in amazing neighborhood AND within our price range."
"Just moved to Chicago after graduation and had no idea about housing. Shayne was nice, friendly and professional, which really helped us a lot. Although we could not make the final decision before checking about 40 or 50 listings, Shayne was always patient on arrangement and gave us advise condo by condo. She also found us inspector, loaner and attorney for a smoothly-done closing. Highly recommended services. Thank you."