When clients ask Pauline Sharpe about the Oak Park area, she says she can’t imagine living anywhere else. With its history, diversity and close-knit community, Oak Park is the place Pauline calls home.
Pauline was born and raised in Oak Park, and she married a man whose family has lived here for almost 100 years. You could say her roots run deep! But it wasn’t until Pauline and her family spent a few years in California that she understood how special this community truly is. Despite perfect weather and beautiful scenery, California’s homes were generally much newer and lacking in character and diversity. The communities also seemed transient, with residents moving frequently for work or a change of scenery. Pauline realized what California lacked was exactly what the Oak Park area offers: a true sense of place and commitment to community.
Pauline was thrilled to move back to Oak Park, and since 1999 she has helped hundreds of clients find their own sense of place. She loves introducing newcomers to the area, not just to find a home, but also to discover a community where they can build lasting friendships and set deep roots of their own.
As an experienced REALTOR®, Pauline brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to buying and selling in Chicagoland’s western suburbs. She understands the advantages (and quirks) of our vintage properties, and she can help buyers find the style and layout that works for their families. She also provides effective staging recommendations and aggressive marketing to get sellers top dollar.
Combining excellent client service and outstanding performance has earned Pauline the KoenigRubloff Realty Group REALTORS® Presidential Award as well as Chicago Magazine’s 5 Star Agent designation for the past two years (and counting).
When she’s not working with clients, Pauline loves to cook vegetarian meals, read, travel, and practice karate (she’s a black belt). She and her husband have two adult children, but their nest isn’t empty, as they have opened their home to foreign exchange students.