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:
"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."
"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."
"We first worked with Shayne in 2014 when we needed to move to a larger space as our family expanded, but weren't ready to let go of the one-bed condo we owned. She helped us find the perfect renter (very quickly) which is what we needed since we were due to have our first child in a few short months. We had such a great experience that we used her services again when we were ready to sell that condo. Shayne is always professional, never late, and was a fantastic negotiator and go-between for us and our potential buyers. She is also a great salesperson as she sold our condo in about one (or maybe it was two?) days. She is someone whose opinion we very much so trusted and valued when it came to making big decisions about buying and selling. She is also just a great person to work with - very friendly and also accommodating to our very busy schedules. We will be recommending her to all of our friends in Chicago!"
"We recently moved to Chicago due to a job change. Our realtor in Michigan referred us to @properties. In the beginning of our search, we were working with another realtor that gave us no guidance. We asked our realtor in Michigan to help find someone else. After researching other realtors he found Shayne Wulbert. From the first time that we met Shayne, we could tell this time we had found the right realtor. Shayne was friendly and personable. She took the time to personally drive us around Chicago, which was a huge help as we do not know this major metropolitan area. Shayne took the time to do different exercises with us, first by helping use determine the neighborhood areas, and then by showing us different types of homes. After about one week we found the place we wanted to purchase. The whole transaction went smoothly, and it was a huge help that Shayne explained to us the buying process which is very different than Michigan. She had contacts that we used in order to get our home purchased and closed. We have officially moved in and could not be happier with our purchase. Shayne is a great resource and great realtor to help you with your purchase. If we ever choose to look again she will be our first contact, and also whom we refer to our friends. She is not only our realtor, but also our friend."
"Shayne is awesome! We came to Chicago without having been to the city before. She is very professional, she knows the city very well and once she showed us around different neighborhoods and properties, she was able to identify what was the best match for our budget and lifestyle. She was always very patient and she has an incredible network of people who helped us go through the process very smoothly. She made our landing to Chicago very pleasant. When she showed us around different properties, it felt as if an old friend was showing us around! She is a great person, we highly recommend her to help anybody find his or her dream home!"