Shirley Olin


Shirley Olin

Shirley Olin

Phone: M: 8478190150 8478190150 mobile
Phone: O: 847.835.6000 847.835.6000 office
Office: Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
640 Vernon Ave
Glencoe, IL 600221697


Shirley Olin Coldwell Banker Broker

For more than thirty years Shirley Olin has played an integral role in the North Shore real estate business, most notably as Managing Broker Coldwell Banker - Glencoe, which during her time running the office grew to seventy five sales associates. She has received the company's highest awards both in Sales & Management (top 1% of mgrs in US) and lead the Glencoe office to the prestigious #1 position on the North Shore. Shirley is deeply rooted in the North Shore. She was a long-time resident of Glencoe, Highland Park and currently resides in Winnetka. She can be a valued community resource to any potential buyer. As a Realtor with vast experience in helping buyers and sellers, she has persevered through even the toughest markets and knows what it takes to sell your home and expertly negotiate either side of the deal. Shirley currently serves Glencoe, Winnetka, Kenilworth, Wilmette (New Trier District), Glenview, Highland Park, as far North as Lake Forest, as far South as Evanston and the greater North Shore of Chicago communities.

Listing with Experience

As an award winning sales agent, Shirley approaches each individual sale with energy and enthusiasm. With her bevy of experience there is nothing she has not seen. Her value proposition to you is simple: Relying on her experience, market knowledge, neogitating skill, and extreme professionalism she will get your home sold. Shirley's background includes luxury listings and she understands the additional marketing, precision, and discretion needed for upper bracket home listings. She treats every client with luxury level service making each seller feel they are her top priority...because you are! In addition, her affiliation with Coldwell Banker, a national award winning brand, allows her to provide her clients with the highest level of online and in print marketing. Your home will be featured on every major home search site including, but not limited to, Zillow, Trulia,, Redfin, and both Coldwell Banker National site where many relocation buyers search, and Coldwell Banker Online where local regional buyers search. In addition, you will receive unique url's for Youtube and Premier Listing Service allowing your home to be "googleable", a must in today's market.

Buying with a True Community Resource

Shirley's value proposition to buyers lies in her own personal experience in the North Shore communities. Having raised her family and owned property in serveral of the North Shore neighborhoods she intimately understands the needs that you have in purchasing property and choosing a community that will fit the needs of your family. She loves to help relocation buyers and provide concierge level service. She will aquaint you with the neighborhoods, the differences between them and the amenities for each, direct you to where you can learn about the schools, parks, events, and become acclamated to your new home on the North Shore. Her own saturation in the market allows her to show you the most relevant homes to your individual needs and once you find that special property she will expertly negotiate on your behalf ensuring that you have a seamless transaction and receive the best possible results. Shirley also serves on the board for the Glencoe Chamber of Commerce and therefore she offers to Glencoe buyers a unique perspective and inside skinny on potential projects and community development which can greatly impact the value of your future home.

Family Life on the North Shore

Shirley raised her 3 beautiful sons here on the North Shore. They all attended Glencoe schools and graduated from New Trier High School. On top of being a successful sales agent and managing broker for Coldwell Banker being a mother has been her greatest joy. Shirley loves the arts and is a subscriber to the Lyric Opera of Chicago. In addition she enjoys watching sports and adamantly cheering for her Chicago sports teams and confesses an addiction to old movies and the TCM channel. Shirley has also been a world traveler over the years and visited close to 30 different countries.

Education and Designations

  • CRB - Certified Residential Broker
  • CRS - Certified Residential Specialist
  • GRI - Graduate of Realtor Institute
  • Graduate of the University of California Berkeley
  • Executive Board Memeber of Glencoe Chamber of Commerce
  • Certified Negotiation Specialist



  • Lifetime Member of the Million Dollar Club
  • President's Council Manager for 9 Successive Years
  • Silver Chalice Award for Outstanding Sales Excellence