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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"