Overall 5 star rating out of 33 reviews
"My wife and I had been having an extremely difficult time finding a home over the past year. We were looking in one of the fastest growing neighborhoods in the city and trying to find that one "diamond in the rough" that would be both in our price range and ready to live in with two small kids. Based on the recommendations of several friends who had all purchased and sold homes with Vicki, we decided to meet with her. She was everything we were looking for in our real estate agent: confident, kind, and willing to indulge our somewhat unrealistic hopes of finding the perfect home in our favorite neighborhood. At our first meeting, she asked for some examples of homes that captured our interests. We had seen a home on Redfin that had absolutely caught our eye, but seemed too good to be true. It was one of those homes that screamed, "This will be gone before you even get to see it!"As defeated as we felt towards pursuing this home, Vicki pumped the brakes on our sourpuss attitudes and said she wanted to look into it for us. Later that evening, I received a text that she was able to get us a viewing the very next day. When we got to the house, my wife an I got even more upset; the house was beautiful and there would be no way we could get it. To make matters worse, there were several other couples waiting to get in to see the property. We performed our walkthrough almost haphazardly; we didn't spend much time looking at it just because we were confident it would lead to another disappointment. As we walked out, Vicki asked what we thought of the house. We told her we were in love with it and would really like to try making a run at it even though we likely wouldn't be able to compete with multiple strong offers. However, Vicki wouldn't hear it. She thought over our options for a few moments and like an absolute master strategist, came up with an extremely competitive offer without breaking our budget. What's more, she knew that timing would be crucial to getting the deal done. Luckily, she didn't waste a second, and by the time we returned home from the showing, Vicki was already hard at work preparing our offer. No less than three hours after viewing the home, we had submitted our offer. Three hours after that, our offer had been accepted. We now live in our dream home and have Vicki to thank for it. My wife and I are convinced that the only reason we were able to get this deal done was because we were fortunate enough to have Vicki in our corner. If you are looking for a positive experience with positive results, go with Vicki!"
"Very professional. Attentive service and on-point advice! Highly recommend!"
"Very professional. Attentive service and on-point advice! Highly recommend!"
"Vicki gave us such great guidance and advice on how to succeed in selling our house. We had multiple offers and excellent experience. It was our third time using Vicki as a realtor and first time as a seller. She"
"Vicki is an outstanding realtor to work with . She is consistently answering our questions and is always eager to help. My husband and I would recommend Vicki to anyone looking to buy or sell a house."
"Vicki did an excellent job helping us sell our house. We had multiple offers over ask and a seamless and wonderful experience. She is friendly, helpful and a joy to deal with!"
"Vicki came as a recommendation to us from one of my good friends. We bought our first condo with her in Winter 2016. She was incredibly responsive and, more importantly to us, honest throughout the process. She'd give us her unfiltered opinion of any property we'd walk through without trying to pressure us to make a commitment (it was roughly a 8-month long process with us). While we'd like to wish it weren't true, our stay in our new condo won't be permanent and we will absolutely reach out to Vicki for our next sale/purchase."
"Vicki helped my husband and I buy our house in Roscoe Village. We actually thought that we had found the house we were going to make an offer on, but Vicki had one last house that she wanted us to take a look at before we made our decision. We are so glad that she did because we fell in love with it. Vicki takes the time to listen to what is important to you in a home and searches for the perfect fit. Vicki has her clients best interest in mind throughout the entire home buying experience!"
"As first time home buyers, Vicki walked us through every step to a seamless, successful new home purchase in Roscoe Village. She negotiated all necessary concessions and a fair price whilst maintaining a calm, orderly and amicable process for buyer, seller and the multiple bit players involved. Called the shots and executed the plays, very happy."
"We felt very fortunate to work with Vicki on searching for and purchasing our first home. From the outset she provided helpful insight about the homes and the market of the neighborhoods we were interested in, i.e., Bucktown, Wicker Park, Logan Square and Ukrainian Village. We were able to see a wide range of homes in these areas that fit that qualities we were looking for, which helped us in finding the right home in the right location. Then during the negotiation and purchase process she was extremely helpful when navigating this process, especially providing a timeline and framework for what to do and expect at different stages. In addition, she went the extra mile in securing people to help with elements of the inspection and going to meet with them when were unable to be present because we were out of town. Along with being very knowledgeable about the process and market, she provides a calming presence throughout what can be a very stressful and hectic process. We would recommend working with Vicki for your home purchase or sale and, plan to work with her again if we have another home sale or purchase."
"Vicki is a great real estate agent. She is knowledgeable, patient and persistent. She is always available for advice and counsel. First helped me rent my condo and then helped sells it. Could never have sold my place without her. Highly recommended."
"Vicki is very professional and went above and beyond in every way. We experienced the unthinkable with a seller cancelling our firm contract for a better offer after we had spent a week (traveling to Chicago from North Carolina) identifying and negotiating the property. Vicki got us back on track, found a better property and has never stopped doing whatever is needed to help. She has truely been our personal agent and has actually become part of the family. If and when we do another transaction in Chicago, Vicki will represent us."
"Just before I closed the sale on my unit, the condo above me flooded, and in turn flooded my condo. It was awful, but Vicki went above and beyond to help coordinate with my insurance and contractors, to get my place on the road to recovery, and even kept the original buyers. I highly, highly recommend working with Vicki; I bought my condo through her in 2002, and sold it through her 13 years later!"
"Vicki has represented me for 10+ yrs on numerous transactions and I can't say enough good things about her. She's a constant professional in every manner in the real estate business. I would highly recommend her for any type of transaction."
"Vicki is a colleague & she's Calm Cool & Collected. She's the yin to my yang (or bang)! and we have had good partnerships working together. Looking forward to our upcoming projects!"
"Vicki has blown past every expectation that I have had as a first-time buyer. She has been accommodating in every way, patient as we looked for the best fit for me, and has stepped me through every part of the process. I cannot recommend her enough. She also has great taste in music."
"Vicki came as a recommendation to us from one of my good friends. She was incredibly responsive and, most importantly to us, honest throughout the process. She'd give us her unfiltered opinion of any property we'd walk through without trying to pressure us to make a commitment (it was roughly a 8-month long process with us). While we'd like to wish it weren't true, our stay in our new condo won't be permanent and we will absolutely reach out to Vicki for our next sale/purchase."
"This is the Second time with have worked with Vicki Vicki is great easy to work with and moves very fast with the needs of her clientsThanks Vicki for making the sell of our home easy the Hancocks"
"Because of a fire in the condo, this became a very unique transaction, but Vicki took control of the situation and maintained excellent communications with all parties.I recommend Vicki to anyone looking to Buy or Sell property in Chicago.Thanks!"
"The service Vicki provided was top quality through the whole home buying process. She was an active listener who understood our needs for what we were looking for in a home. Vicki was extremely professional and knowledgable during our whole process. We would highly recommend Vicki to others."
"Vicki is great and she made this experience very positive. She was really focused on helping me find a place that fit my needs and my lifestyle. When I'm ready to buy again, I'll definitely call Vicki!"
"our house hunt was complicated by a sudden move out of state and then a quick move back. vicki was patient throughout the process even when we did not know where we were going to live and what we wanted. when it came to negotiating the contract, she helped us get more than we thought we would (i.e. inspection concerns and closing credits). vicki met us at the property several times other than the actual showings and met with contractors without us. she went above and beyond. that is why we have worked with her on 3 sales and 3 purchases."
"This is the 3rd time I have worked with Vicki. She is always patient and listens well. She did a great job negotiating the sale and went above and beyond at the closing."
"Vicki was so great to work with and made finding a new home in Chicago easy. We found our home in the West Loop with her help and guidance around the city."
"We met with 3 different realtors prior to listing our house. We were very impressed with Vicki's market assessment in comparison to the others. She knew the neighborhood and recommended that we list significantly higher than the other realtors had proposed. We ended up with an offer the first weekend on the market! Vicki was spot on with the listing price and was very helpful with negotiations. She definitely worked to get us the most for our home. The entire process went smoothly and quickly and we are so happy with listed with Vicki!"
"My Husband and I were looking for a rental because we are relocating to the Midwest, after several days of looking at rentals we were at a restaurant and a waitress mentioned that she found her rental at @properties. We were close to their office in Bucktown and asked for someone to help us; we were not in the market to purchase a home but Vicki took our information(she was busy but took the time to chat with us) and that evening sent us a list of rental options as well as properties to purchase. We started to take a better look at our rental options and realized that purchasing a property was a better option. Vicki was very patient and worked with our hectic travel schedules and was able to find a property that ticked all the boxes, After several times going out to look at properties Vicki told us about a place that was not yet on the market and was able to get us in prior to anyone else. We put an offer in, Vicki negotiated it and it got accepted before any other offers could come in. We closed in less than 30days.She was a great help in helping us find a Mortgage person to work with, a painter and a hardwood floor refinisher .I would highly recommend her. Vicki thanks for all your help :)"
"Vicki is fantastic to work with. She is knowledgable, thoughtful and a pleasure to work with! I would highly recommend her to anyone!"
"Vicki's professionalism and knowledge of the market was evident the moment we engaged her as our broker. Selling our home was a difficult decision and Vicki respected our needs and offered valuable feedback on the pros and cons of selling. She was quick to respond to questions and shared information about what was happening in the market, specifically in our neighborhood. Vicki went above and beyond when it came to preparing the house for showings. She not only gave considerable thought to what would attract buyers, but literally put the house in order herself. The best advice Vicki gave was to sell early in the year. She set the right price and the house sold with multiple offers within days of hitting the MLS. Vicki provided non stop personalized service and we will be forever grateful for all that she did to help us achieve our goals!"
"Vicki - I just want to let you know that we were beyond impressed with your professionalism and follow up. We always knew where the process stood and knew that you were on top of it. Just as importantly, you were warm and understanding of our situation and concerns. Thank you so much for everything - we could not be happier with the results. Steve"
"Vicki Sheil is truly a one of a kind realtor. She is one of those special people who really cares about each of her clients. I have worked with Vicki for several years both personally and as a professional colleague. Vicki has been instrumental in assisting her clients understand the current market trends and recognize what is and is not possible, and then to help them achieve their goals. In such a time when we are bombarded by information through technology it is welcome relief to know that there is an agent out there who can provide timely information with a human touch. Through her experience Vicki offers her expertise and represents the best of what an agent should bring to the table in todays real estate market. I highly recommend her!"
"I was referred to Vicki by some friends who have known her for years, and had used her as an agent as well. In turn, I would now easily recommend her to anyone else as a referral. From the start she was extremely organized and thorough in her approach. She made certain our house would list in the way it would be most appealing to potential buyers. She was prompt and professional at all showings and open houses, and worked closely with me to accommodate the challenges of trying to show a house with a newborn at home. Most of all though, she was very realistic about the current market, even when I didn't want to be. It lead to a very quick and smooth closing date, the ultimate goal."
"Vicki was great, worked with us through a very long purchase process. Would definitely recommend her to friends and family in the Chicagoland area."
"Vicki was fantastic to work with on our relocation from Minnesota to Chicago. Not only was she knowledgeable on the neighborhoods and nuances of house hunting in Chicago, she also paid attention to our needs and desires and found us the perfect place in just one weekend! Plus she is so much fun to work with; she really took the stress out of our move...Thanks Vicki!"
"When I first met Vicki in 1997, she was the agent across the closing table from me on my condominium purchase. To this day I continue to refer business to Vicki, as I trust her expertise, honesty and integrity."
""Vicki is everything we could hope for in a real estate agent...and more. Vicki is professional, knowledgable and hard working. We felt confident, at all times, that she was representing us and our interests. She kept us informed and always made sure that our questions and concerns were promptly addressed. Vicki truly made the process easy for us.""
"We were tough clients. Wanted it all for a great price. Vicki was patient, helpful and found us exactly what we wanted. Couldn't be happier."
""I would recommend Vicki to anyone that needs a person that is really going to be there when you need them. she will do her best for her clients. Great job Vicki!""
"Vicki Sheil was instrumental in getting our Bucktown condo sold in only 6 weeks during a difficult real estate market. She was straightforward in her initial conversations with us concerning the market, our particular property, and how to best present our condo to achieve a sale. Her suggestions on updates to the property, pricing and potential buyers were helpful and accurate. Vicki's brochure and video presentations and her overall marketing plan were first rate. We were kept constantly in the loop with email updates following showings and if we needed help finding a tradesman, lawyer, etc. she was right there with the necessary information. Vicki helped us throughout each stage of the closing process--even personally getting papers from the condo association when we were on vacation. Vicki has our highest recommendation.We would use her again without question. Carol and Michael HenryOrland Park"
"Vicki did a great job helping us with our search for a condo in the city. She was very knowledgeable of the marketplace and helped us narrow our search quickly. We love our new condo and will definitely recommend her to anyone that is looking for property in the city!"
"Vicki marketed the propert extremely well and had a network large enough to find a buyer within days"
"Vicki did an excellent job, particularly for a drop-in client"