My wife and I had been committed city people until the birth of our daughter and very apprehensive about moving the “the burbs”. Having sold our townhouse in 3 days and having no ties to any suburb in particular, and no home to move to, we randomly started our suburb search in Lake Forest, as we needed to move…immediately. Moments after sitting down for lunch at the beginning of our fact-finding mission we simply, and quite honestly had just a feeling that Lake Forest was where we wanted to move. We required an expert agent immediately.
We were referred to Sharon by a close family friend and as promised she was an absolute professional. Not only does Sharon reside in Lake Forest, which gave her and us an extra edge on where to look and where to be situated based on our lifestyle and need to get into the city, but also a clear vision on pros/cons on one location vs. another, schools, restaurants, everything! Also, having an intimate knowledge of all the listings through her extensive experience and having seen many of them before allowed us to identify value and wade through overpriced homes with less upside while avoiding homes that Sharon was able to identify as being problematic and potential massive financial undertakings in order to get them back in good condition. Sharon’s deep understanding of the market let us feel confident in moving on from listings and zeroing in on the correct one. Not to mention this was all done with the added complexity of Chicago’s initial COVID shutdown happening the day we closed on our home, and we weren’t even sure we could get movers! We are so happy to have had Sharon on our team to shoot us straight, provide informed feedback, make pointed recommendations, and guide us home. Thank you Sharon!