Shawn McGuinness Gavin - Testimonials

Tell Us Your Story

Shawn is an exceptional realtor.

What impresses me the most is she puts the client’s interest first. She is very knowledgeable and knows the Northshore area very well. Highly recommend her to anyone.

Damrong Nattawuttisit

You are outstanding, Shawn, at what you do.

 Thank you! - Chicago

Shawn is absolutely the most amazing realtor we have ever used, and having moved more than 13 times over 30 years, we are experts!

She took the time to deeply understand the details of our home, was great at creatively marketing it (how can you beat #WOW as a headline) and gave great counsel and advice as we worked our way through multiple offers. She was there every step of the way and seemed even prouder of our beautiful home than we were. If you are looking for a true partner then you should definitely hire Shawn.

Chuck and Lorraine

You have gone 'above and beyond' in an unusual situation.

- North Shore

Thank you, Shawn, for selling our house!

We are so appreciative of all your hard work and the vision you formed when you first walked into our living room. You held my hand every step of the way, making such a monumental move at this time in our lives manageable. Without your vision, expertise, and emotional support I would have been lost. You always knew just who to call if something needed to be done in a timely (and cost effective) way. And the response of service providers reflected their confidence in your expertise. Thanks again! Peg Beeman

Margaret (Peggy) Beeman

If there was a 10-star rating we would gladly give it to Shawn McGuinness Gavin!

Formerly, we must say that we felt realtors weren't of tremendous value in selling a home-- it just seemed to us they get a nice commission for very little effort. Shawn TOTALLY changed our minds about that! We literally could not have sold this home without her. We had already moved from the area, and so couldn't be around for a myriad of details regarding staging as well as upkeep and maintenance through a long, cold Chicago winter-- Shawn took care of everything for us in addition to brilliantly marketing the home and shepherding us through the twists and turns of offers and negotiations. She delivered so much value with her experience and expertise, as well as her totally pleasant-yet-professional attitude and tireless work on our behalf. We could not be more pleased with her involvement and will be forever grateful for her assistance.

Carol Fry

Thank you for your commitment and patience -  Kenilworth

Impressed by her ethical and professional standards as well as her willingness to help - Wilmette

Shawn went above and beyond to help me find the perfect new home!

! She is amazingly patient and totally committed to doing whatever it takes to match up her client with the exact right place for them to live. Thank you, Shawn! I am so grateful!


Shawn helped my dad (92) and myself find a place to live as we were downsizing from a four bedroom, two story house with basement to a two bedroom, two bathroom, one floor condo.

She was there every step of the way, finding everything that met our needs. Shawn was always available with our timeframes, always returned phone calls immediately, always answered all of our questions and was a great pleasure to work with. She went above and beyond the call-of-duty when it came to timely offers, no matter what the time of day was or the day of the week. Then, Shawn also helped us sell the house we moved out of. She had several open houses that produced immediate interests and offers right away. We sold quickly as we were anxious to get moved into our condo. We were extremely happy, satisfied and grateful for everything Shawn did for us. We absolutely recommend that Shawn is a super agent to work with.

John and Barbara LaShorne


Agent. Ever. - Northfield

Shawn made both the buying and selling process of our houses as smooth as possible.

Within a week of being on the market, both houses went under contract. This required excellent communication and great attention to details in order to facilitate both transactions quickly. On the sale side, Shawn gave us thoughtful advice to prepare our home for staging and gave us good recommendations for necessary repairs. She was able to expedite a tremendous amount of work (photographing our home, drawing the layout with room dimensions, and creating all marketing materials) in a very short amount of time so that we could place our home on the market during the buying season with our first open house before Memorial Day weekend. During both transactions, Shawn made herself available when we needed to meet in person (nearly every day on the buy side during the inspection week). She helped us stay organized and well informed throughout both processes. I would highly recommend Shawn to anyone who is buying or selling a house on the North Shore of Chicago.

Emily C.

Shawn is simply THE BEST!

!! My husband and I along with our three year old daughter (and 2 dogs) relocated from NYC to the North Shore area. We knew very little about the North Shore area, and felt completely lost when we began our house hunt. Shawn patiently took the time to educate us on the North Shore suburbs. She made sure that we did not settle for a house that did not fit our needs and she worked tirelessly to find the right house for us. After we found “the house” she was persistent and persuasive with her fantastic negotiating skills to help us land the home of our dreams for a price that fit our budget. We closed on our home 5 months ago, and we couldn’t be happier. Shawn has been a dream to work with. She is kind, smart, driven and most importantly she truly understands her clients needs and cares about their happiness. Thank you Shawn!

Ed Parks & Julie Zimmer
Reviews on Zillow
Average Rating
"If you are looking for a realtor do yourself a favor and work with Shawn. My husband and I along with our three year old daughter (and 2 dogs) relocated from NYC to the North Shore area. We knew very ... more "
by Julie Zimmer
"Shawn became my realtor during the sale of my house. It was a very difficult situation as it involved a contentious divorce. She was always very professional and maintained a calm, collected temperament ... more "
by user0292683

Property Search