Elizabeth Sheeran’s extensive knowledge of the city and its neighborhoods is matched only by her keen understanding of the Chicagoland real estate market. With nearly two decades’ experience helping buyers and sellers attain their property goals, her reputation as an expert negotiator precedes her. While trends may change over time, one constant remains: Sheeran never fails to exceed clients’ expectations due to her unwavering commitment to their happiness.
Her enthusiasm for the industry remains as fervent as when she first entered it. A south side native, Sheeran earned a business marketing degree at Eastern Illinois University before beginning her career under the mentorship of a seasoned broker. Her exposure to all aspects of real estate transactions ignited her passion for the profession, which prompted her to earn her Realtor license after six months. She then played a significant role in developing and selling more than 100 new construction units, closely collaborating with architects, reviewing contractor bids, and assisting buyers in selecting the perfect finishes for their new home.
Sheeran is licensed in Illinois and Indiana. She specializes in downtown Chicago and the south and western suburbs of Illinois. In Indiana, she specializes in Northwest Indiana and all of the quaint beach communities along Lake Michigan.
Many of Sheeran’s clients are referrals. This is because they appreciate her in-depth understanding of property construction that enables her to see homes not simply as they are, but as they could be. Furthermore, her love of fixer uppers means she is highly skilled in cost assessing renovation projects and estimating the time necessary to complete them. In fact, she is married to a civil engineer who also happens to be a custom home builder. They previously flipped properties, but Sheeran now helps clients design the one-of-a-kind properties her husband develops.
Much of what continues to inspire her about real estate are the investigative aspects of it that require asking the right questions, collecting and analyzing the necessary data, and guiding those who depend on her to make an informed decision. In addition, Sheeran takes great pleasure in knowing that no two days will ever be the same, which means she is never bored and, that said, excited about what the future will bring. Her commitment to the industry and the people she serves are why she stayed the course when the real estate market plummeted during the 2008 recession, even when many of her colleagues opted to choose a different profession.
A member of both the National and Chicago Association of Realtors as well as the mother of three, Sheeran believes that real estate is – and should be – fun. She learned this lesson early in life thanks to her father, who also rehabbed houses and taught her how to make household repairs. This kind of close-knit bond that she now enjoys with her own family is what she envisions for those she helps find a place to call home, and for her, this means making a difference in others’ lives.
Liz made the experience of buying our first home (a condo in the city of Chicago) very enjoyable. She was amazingly responsive, quick to understand what we were looking for, very supportive of our long search through many properties before finding the right one, good at explaining the processes and realities of the real estate market, and not unimportant: fun to have around and an excellent city driver!
Laura - Chicago, IL
Elizabeth Sheeran negotiated the purchase and sale of my homes. She was always very professional and reliable. My calls were always returned very promptly. Elizabeth always kept me informed about showings and what the feedback was. She is a real pleasure to work with and I recommend her highly to others.
Charlotte - Blue Island, IL