Top Agent Sharon Rizzo began her illustrious real estate career more than 30 years ago. Previously, she worked as a spokesmodel and as an audiologist at the University of Chicago. Her husband, who had the opportunity to work with a large developer (American Invsco Corp), specialized in turning rental apartments into condos. It was at that moment that Sharon thought it a good time to transition out of her previous careers and into something new. She later became the sales manager for the condo conversions and was responsible for 6 major residential buildings. After years of working with many of the city’s leading condominium developers, Sharon now leads a team of 15 experienced professionals at compass who believe providing sophisticated technology and knowledge-based strategies is the best approach in today’s market. Sharon and her team have consistently been in the top 1% of Chicago realtors for the past 20 years.

Sharon specializes in investment real estate and condo development. However she does a lot of residential volume as well which makes for a nice mix. From an investment point of view, we sell what real estate can do for you – vacation home, independent retirement, sending your kids to college, etc. Repeat and referral business for Sharon has always been very high. She counts herself lucky to have made so many close contacts in the industry; from local and national developers to luxury sales and even major auto manufacturers. Individually, she has done very little prospecting for clients and has always had referrals which turned into repeat business.

A lifetime of experience in Chicago real estate investments is what keeps Sharon’s clients coming back. She has always approached real estate, even if it’s a primary residence, as an investment. She asks pragmatic questions like “Is this a good investment for you as well as a great fit for your personal residence?” Her clients have appreciated that as a dimension that she brings to the table. Communication is a big focus for The Rizzo Group as Sharon believes communication is generally lacking in the industry.

With all that she tackles in her business; Sharon still makes time for community involvement. Sharon is passionate about animal rights and other related issues. She is excited to announce that her daughter, Kristin, a writer and director, has just completed post production on a feature documentary starring Clint Eastwood titled “Why On Earth” that addresses animal rights and abuse issues.

In the future Sharon wants to bring back the investment workshops as the pandemic eases. As the former manager of a large office and now managing a large team, The Rizzo Group’s current mission is to provide social and financial returns on each and every purchase for every client to find their place in the world with us. Sharon feels the workshops would be great additional education for our buyers and sellers

To learn more about Sharon Rizzo email or call (312) 953-4086.


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