SHEILA KULA brings experience, commitment and personal service to every transaction..She does not wear a lot of jewelry, but every business day - as she's done for 34 years - she loops a gold medallion and chain around her neck to remind her of her roots in the real estate business...which was given to her by Willoughy Real Estae...and she was named sales woman of the year in 1980- a year in which she earned the then lofty sum of $25,000 in commissions..
Willoughby during the period of years as they went by merged in with a firm called Lebovic (Preferred Realty ) Group which is where she remained for over 28 years until the demise of the owner when she than came to reside with Century 21 McMullen Realty ..
Having started her career specializing in investment properties and now works in all areas of the industry servicing foreclosures and residential in the Chicago land and Suburban Communities.
The expertise and 125 percent commitment to each file pervades into her daily work day beliefs....The key to her success is her "bulldog approach"..and belief in perseverance in getting the job done and in providing personal attention and one-on-one service.
Servicing the estate and trust department of a well known bank for over 12 years and many attorneys as well as private clientele has allowed her to maintain a top sales record ..Placing a great value on experience teaches you how to deal with people and to structure transactions and to get the job done.?
Currently working for Banks & Asset Management Companies for over 4 years. Recent certifications obtained at the Dallas FIVE STAR meeting are as follows: REO & BPO Certifications as well as AMP Resnet Certified and Equator Platinum Certified.?
Real estate is a marriage for a short while and a friendship for a long while..."Experience the Difference.
Industry Recognitions: 2013 Master Diamond Award - Century 21 - Top 50 Agents State of Illinois 2013 Chicago Association of Realtors - Top Producer Award (repeat recognition) REO Redbook FORCE Member - Nationwide organization of experienced and "vetted" REO Brokers REO Certified, FiveStar Institute Short Sale Certified, Five Star Institute CDPE-Certified Distressed Property Expert
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®;
Illinois Association of REALTORS®;
Chicago Association of REALTORS®;
North Shore-Barrington Board of REALTORS®;
Northern Illinois Commercial Association of REALTORS® (NICAR);
Midwest Real Estate Data LLC;
Morton Grove Chamber of Commerce;
Skokie Chamber of Commerce.
EXPERIENCE AND ACHIEVEMENTS:1967 - Present Independent Real Estate Professional;2000 - Awarded Certified Residential Specialist - earned by less than 5% of REALTORS®;2002 - Century 21® Master Award;Multi-Million Dollar Producer.
EDUCATION:Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago IL;Oceanside Junior College, Oceanside CA;Manley High School, Chicago IL.
MISSION STATEMENT - EXCEEDS YOUR EXPECTATIONS:Improve the quality of life for my clients and family with integrity to create financial security in a professional manner, while leading a balanced life and still giving back to the community.
AREAS SERVICED:Des Plaines,Glenview,Golf,Lincolnwood,Morton Grove,
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®;
Illinois Association of REALTORS®;Certified Residential Council;Midwest Real Estate Data LLC;CENTURY 21 Masters Club.
PERSONAL INFORMATION:Resident of Skokie and Morton Grove for over 40 Years;Enjoys Golf and Politics;Has Seven Children.