Sharon Rizzo is the BEST Real Estate Broker I have ever worked with ! I have used many brokers in my past but none like Sharon Rizzo. She has earned her title for "Top Selling Real Estate Broker in Chicago." She works around the clock, even on the Christmas Holidays ! She responds to Texts, Calls, Emails within minutes offering a quick turnaround, she is highly responsive. She knows the market inside out and she is the best negotiator with creative strategies which is the most critical part of a purchase ! If there were any issues in the purchase process, she was right there to fix any issues, which has left me stress free. The Rizzo Group offers a wealth of knowledge leading me through the entire purchasing process keeping me updated at all times and guiding me through each step. Sharon Rizzo and her team are outstanding, extremely organized, knowledgeable, efficient and a pleasure to work with. The Rizzo Group is a Rockstar Team, Highly sought after in Chicago who have earned all of their reviews and exposures in magazines in Chicago and I would highly recommend them.

Happy Client

Mike helped us purchase our first home on the north side of Chicago. As an architect and musician couple, we had very defined needs and desires in a condo. Mike set up a full afternoon of condo searching for us including renting a limo to drive us to six different locations spread throughout the  city. In the end, we had a very tough negotiation process and almost lost the unit a couple times. We did, however, close about two and a half months later and are incredibly happy with our find.

Stacy M. (Buyer)

Mike Kravitz and his team provided truly exemplary service, from start to finish. Their assessment of our property's value was spot on. Our mother's condominium was listed and shown expeditiously once we were ready to sell it, and it sold as quickly as he told us to expect that it would, which was  a matter of a few days. We got the price very close to what he told us to expect, and Mike and his team drove the transaction to close in record time...just a matter of a very few weeks from start to finish. Mike Kravitz, assisted by Florence De Pasquinelli, did an outstanding job. We recommend them highly, and would use them again in an instant!

Joel R. (Seller)

Great experience with Mike, as he was our agent for selling our property, as well as the purchase of our new one. He remained calm and extremely knowledgeable about each process and it's negotiations. His team worked cohesively to make everything go well!

Zillow User (Seller)

To whom it may concern,

This letter is to recommend Mike Kravitz for his real estate services. Mike was, throughout the entire sale process of our unit at 21 East Chestnut, a consummate professional. Since he actually lives in the building and owns several units there, his knowledge of the place is a great asset to owners. His communication with us as his sellers was constant and he made solid suggestions for us to achieve top dollar. As a result, our condo sale was for our list price in the worst real estate market in more than 20 years and was the highest sale for a one bedroom in the history of the building. We wholeheartedly recommend Mike Kravitz for his services.

Kind regards,

Joseph and Elke P.

Joe & Elke P. (Sellers)

Signing an exclusive listings agreement with Mike Kravitz led to a quick sale of my Chicago condominium.

Only one week after signing an Exclusive Listing Agreement with Mike Kravitz of Gold Coast Realty, I accepted an offer to purchase my condominium. I couldn't believe it! Mike was aggressive in arranging showings, was willing to accommodate me in any way he could, kept me informed of important developments, and always got back to me promptly. In short, Mike sold my condo in a flash -- and that's the way property should be sold!

Steve, former owner 21 E. Chestnut Street, Chicago Real Estate Specialist

Steve (Seller)

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!

The Liddys

Mike did a great job with my condo. He was able to sell it in under a week. He also managed all the details making the whole transaction really easy on me. I even asked Mike to manage my property going forward. Mike has my highest recommendation for all interested in real estate.

Nicholas (Seller)

Michael did an outstanding job helping me buying two investment properties. He is very professional, responsive, knowledgeable, yet flexible. He quickly grasped what I was looking for and sends me highly relevant listings daily. His experience as a property manager and Board member of a number of condos affords him unique insight in real estate investment. Michael is an expert in handling distressed properties, whether it is foreclosure, short sale, or regular sale. He has a great sense of value and timing. In one instance, he got me in as the first viewer and we were able to take the property off the market in less than 48 hours. His effort did not stop there. He attended to every detail along the closing process and always had my best interest in mind. You know you are in good hands when your realtor cares more about you getting the best deal rather than a quick closing. I have lots of confidence in Mike. His dedication and thoughtful perspective were invaluable to the success of my transactions. I have recommended Michael to several of my friends. I would recommend Michael to anyone who are looking for a superb realtor. I can't say enough good things about Michael.

Julia Chen

Julia Chen (Buyer)

Mike exceeded our expectations in every way with our Gold Coast condo purchase. He found us a better condo than we were looking for at a better price than we were expecting. 100% The best!

Brian Lapelusa (Buyer)

They are the only realtor we would ever use. We have worked with her as our realtor on both the selling side and the buying side. Most recently she helped us buy our new home. They are outstanding. They are great listeners, carefully helping you prioritize what is important to you when purchasing your next home. She is a patient partner who thoroughly investigates options with you, never tiring and never pushing to get a deal done just for the sake of it; rather always keeping your interests front and center. She is persistent and never gives up no matter what she encounters with the other party in the transaction. They are so courteous that she also sustains excellent relationships with all parties involved, which ultimately leads to better outcomes for everyone. We highly recommend Sharon be your realtor.

– Daniella Levitt and Steve Gladdin 

Daniella Levitt and Steve Gladdin (Buyers)

Mike was patient and highly flexible as he guided us through a maze of houses and condos We had a very difficult sellers agent who was incredibly painful, but he managed her with aplomb and panache. Highly Recommended.

Ron Nelken (Buyer)

This is the third time we've worked with Beth and the first rental property. She made things so easy for us, and found us a great renter on the first day of the listing. So glad we used her and definitely recommend her!

Susie & Jeff R. (Buyer)

Mike handles real estate like a BOSS! He took care of my very intricate business deal, took me through it step by step, and was totally professional. He ALWAYS had my best interest in mind!

Rebecca (Seller)

Mike is persistent and dedicated to meeting our needs during the sale of our condo. He knows the market and networks effectively with his colleagues. In addition, the real estate lawyer he recommended was outstanding. Andrew made negotiations and the abundant paperwork a breeze. Closing was  organized, efficient and very quick.

Alena I. (Seller)

Mike and I go way back, we've been doing business for years. He never disappoints, and always gets the job done. mike manages my apartment and has always maintained a steady stream of renters, back-to-back, so I've never lost a month of rent. I highly recommend Mike to anyone. He is a personal, professional real estate agent!

Theresa (Buyer)

Mike Kravitz is a great guy. He has been renting my condos out for many years. I highly recommend him. He's been getting me promising tenants year after year that I never have problems with.

Randy C. (Landlord)

During the pandemic when living in D.C., Beth was my feet on the ground in Chicago to find the condo of my dreams. What made her GREAT was that a) she completely 'got' what I wanted and was looking for, b) knew which buildings were worthwhile and which were not, c) would not let me settle for something that would have worked just pretty well, and d) was stellar in negotiation. I could not recommend an agent more highly. She is passionate (!) about what she does, is by your side in every step, and has decades of experience and savvy. She's honest and insightful, and happy to stay the course until you find what you really want. An ideal mix of attributes for an ideal agent.

Joan S. (Buyer)


Dear Client,

This is a letter of recommendation of service to 747 N. Wabash Apartment Investor s LLC.  This recommendation to Reside 360 is from referral and closing of client ratio. We are pleased to have them represent our asset at an exclusive level, and continuously bring us more client base to residency at the Bernardin. reside360 generated 8 rentals over the past 45 days, as an example of the professionalism and work performance.  Please do not hesitate to call or email with any questions or concerns in regards to any of the any referral not noted. I believe customer satisfaction and service is the focal point of any lease up, and I feel confident they would do any exceptional job. Thank you so much for your time.

Please reach out directly to me with any other questions at 773-441-3349 or rlatham@villagegreen.com

Rebecca Latham (Project Manager, The Bernadin)