Real Estate Broker
- Luxury Property Spec.,ePRO,CSC
OAK BROOK, IL 605233207
Philosophy – Present the Facts, Follow the Passion
As the # 1 ranked top real estate professional in Oak Brook, Lina Shah believes that it is most important to always identify and look out for the needs of her clients when they are buying or selling their home. “If I present the facts, I don’t have to ‘sell’. I just assist and help my clients come to their decision” says Lina.
The focus for Lina is, and always will be, on service. Her passion about real estate and making sure her clients are satisfied is what drives Lina to work with dedication, diligence, honesty and enthusiasm. Lina will be assisting and guiding you each and every step of the way through the home buying or selling process before, during and after the sale. Lina keeps open channels of communication and is always available any time of day to answer questions and provide information to her clients.
A full service real estate broker, with years of management, legal and sales experience, Lina Shah’s insight on sales, negotiating, and closing strategies combine with her empathic and understanding nature to connect with home buyers and sellers. Whatever your real estate need, it is Lina’s common sense approach to business and real estate that gives her clients the comfort and confidence they need when making their informed real estate decision.
“I don’t ‘sell’ my clients. I present the facts, and assist my clients with making the right decision for their specific needs” says Lina.
“Local Knowledge…Global Connections”
Personal background and experiences have shaped how Lina Shah sees the world and its entire people living in it. As a truly global citizen, Lina grew up in London, England and is of Indian origin. Having lived overseas, with family in England, New Zealand and Australia, as well as having traveled to Italy, Germany, Austria and France, this diverse cultural gives Lina a great advantage in communicating with and better understanding people from all different backgrounds. In a world that is continuously shrinking through technology and with more overseas investment and relocation coming into the Chicagoland area, especially Oak Brook and the Western Suburbs, it is important to work with a real estate professional with both local knowledge and global connections.
Lina’s exposure and connections to expatriates continues locally, with her network covering many of the cultures working and living throughout Chicagoland. Lina had lived in the northern suburbs of Chicago for many years before moving to Oak Brook. Local and referral networks allows Lina to make sure your real estate needs can be serviced anywhere in Chicagoland and across the globe, but her intense and impassioned community involvement locally is what makes Lina Shah a top agent in the Oak Brook and Western Chicagoland Suburbs.
Recently featured in the Post Tribune, The Doings Oak Brook newspaper and Hinsdale Living magazine
Community Involvement and Development
Lina Shah lives in Oak Brook and is involved in many local organizations and committees, which provides her with a strong local recognizance and respect in the Oak Brook community, both personally and professionally. You can often find Lina working with the following organizations and causes:
- President of Oak Brook Women's Club 2012-13, Vice President of Activities Oak Brook Women's Club 2011-12
- Residential Enhancement and Revitalization of Oak Brook Committee Village of Oak Brook
- Active member of the Oak Brook Chamber of Commerce
- Member of Jain Society of Metropolitan Chicago
- Former Active member of the Hinsdale Central High School PTO serving on committees such as Families helping Families and Ambassadors, and as a class representative
- Former active member of the Butler School District 53 PTO serving Brook Forest Elementary and Butler Junior High Schools in Oak Brook
Real Estate Designations, Awards and Affiliations
- Previews Property Specialist (Trained Expertise in Luxury Home Buying and Selling)
- Ranked in Top 1 % agents in NRT nationally
- Ranked in Top 1 % agents in NRT internationally International President's Elite 2013-2016
- Ranked in Top 1% agents in Western Region Dupage County
- Number one ranked agent in Oak Brook area
- Certified Negotiation Specialist (CNS, trained and educated in the art of negotiation to best represent your needs)
- Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource (SFR, trained and educated in the delicate process of working with distressed properties)
- E-marketing Specialist (able to integrate and adapt to the constantly changing technologies and systems available to today’s home buyers and sellers in the real estate industry)
- Top Producing Agent in Oak Brook (2011-2016)
- Member of Coldwell Banker President’s Club (Top 1% of Coldwell Banker agents in Chicagoland)
- Coldwell Banker International Diamond Society
- Member of national and local trade organizations and associations, including: National Association of Realtors, Illinois Association of Realtors, Multiple Listing Service of Illinois (MRED)
Education and Training
Lina Shah studied law in London as undergraduate at University and the Institute of Legal Executives, specializing in Land Law, Conveyancing, Title and Real Estate. While in England, Lina worked as a legal professional for the local government in the land law real estate department.
After moving to the United States, Lina became certified as a gemologist (GIA Graduate) to help manage and develop a successful and thriving family business. This is where Lina first became involved with the marketing and promotion necessary to run a business, and they are lessons that she still uses to this day. Real Estate is a great passion and she has an understanding of the real estate process and an understanding and knowledge of the community of the area she serves .
Areas of Real Estate Expertise
- Relocation Specialist
- Luxury Home Marketing and Sales
- Existing Residential Homes
- New Construction
- Strong and responsible negotiator
- Innovative marketing techniques
- Effective and open communication skills
- Local community expertise
- National and global networks
Communities Lina Shah Serves
Lina Shah is an Oak Brook real estate Broker licensed in Illinois with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. Lina specializes in the Greater Western Suburbs of Illinois in cities such as Oak Brook, Hinsdale, Burr Ridge, Downers Grove, Lombard, Westmont, Naperville and Lisle, but also is very familiar with downtown Chicago.
Lina's knowledge of these local areas makes her a true expert in the real estate market who can assist you with any of your real estate investments, and her network allows her to place you with her qualified real estate peers anywhere else in Chicagoland or the world.
"The service and personal attention we received from you was exceptional! You are truly the best realtor we ever had! Your knowledge of the local market and your key contacts in the community helped us sell our home in three days. After several negotiations between two interested parties, you made sure we got the best offer... which was the listing price! We HIGHLY recommend you to anyone looking for the "BEST in the BUSINESS" to sell their home! Lina, you most definately have the customer's best interest at heart! Thank you again for everything". - Ron S and Lisa N
English, French, Gujarati, Hindi
International President's Elite Top 1 % in company worldwide 2013,2014,2015,2016
Ranked in Top 1 % Agents IN NRT Nationally 2011,2012,2013,2014,2015,2016
Ranked in Top 1 % Agents in Dupage County
Named Top Selling Agent in Oak Brook 2010,2011,2012,2013,2014,2015,2016
Luxury Homes Specialist
Certified Staging Resource
EPro E Marketing Specialist
International Diamond Society, Previews Property Specialist. International Sterling Society