CRS - Certified Residential Specialist
CRS is the highest designation awarded to sales associates in the residential sales field. The CRS Designation recognizes professional accomplishments in both experience and education. Less than 4% of all realtors hold the CRS designation. Since 1977, the Council of Residential Specialists has offered in-depth training on negotiating and closing smoother transactions, working in the buyers' and sellers' best interest and building a referral business.
ABR - Accredited Buyer's Representative
The Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR®) designation is the benchmark of excellence in buyer representation. This coveted designation is awarded by the Real Estate Buyer's Agent Council (REBAC), an affiliate of the National Association of REALTORS®, to real estate practitioners who meet the specified educational and practical experience criteria.
Certified Relocation Specialist
Member National Association of Realtors; Member Illinois Association of Realtors; Member North Shore Board of Realtors; Member Council of Residential Specialists
2014--3rd Quarter, Top 1,000 Agents in NRT
2014--International Diamond Society
2013--International Diamond Society
2010--International Diamond Society
2006--International Diamond Society
2005--International Sterling Society
Top 2% of Agents Nationwide
Consummate Real Estate Professional
"Cheryl Waldstein has sold my last two homes over the last eleven years. She is the consummate real estate professional. Cheryl was accessible 24/7 with answers to any questions I had, both before we listed, during the showing process and after the sale. She accommodated my schedule with regard to house showings and respected my privacy. Cheryl is a marketing genius. She marketed my homes to potential buyers by placing beautiful ads in publications in the suburbs and in the city. Not a week went by that my house wasn't marketed someplace! Cheryl will not stop marketing and showing your home until it is sold. She's the best!"
--Robin Forbes Wilkie, Attorney at Law | Highland Park
Professionalism, Friendliness and Clear Understanding
"We were referred to Cheryl Waldstein last year when we sold our house and bought a condo. After living in our home for 43 years, we could no longer manage the stairs or do the maintenance that our house required. We immediately liked Cheryl's professionalism, friendliness and clear understanding of what we wanted. It was clear that she had the kind of experience in selling and buying homes that we wanted. Cheryl gave us excellent advice about how to show our house, set a price and start the process of selling. At the same time, she started showing us what was on the market for us to buy. I particularly appreciated that on a number of occasions she checked out condos for us, when it would have been difficult for us to get to them. She did all of the marketing and showing of our house and we sold at asking price in two weeks. Shortly after selling, we found the perfect condo, and again Cheryl's advice and hard work paid off. After all of this, I believe that I not only had a terrific realtor but also made a new friend whom I respect and like very much."
--Margaret A. Rosenfeld, Seller | Evanston
I give Cheryl an A+
"I worked with Cheryl on buying and selling a house. Prior to working with Cheryl, I worked with several other agents and wasn't happy with the service. Cheryl offers everything that you need from your real- estate agent, and more – Cheryl is extremely knowledgeable in her field, an extremely hard worker, pleasant to work with, and most importantly, honest.
On the buying side, she understood our buying criteria and presented only houses that met the criteria. She was also very instrumental in the evaluation of the houses and the negotiation process. Cheryl worked with us very patiently on and off for a few years while we were deciding whether we wanted to move and was always happy to work with us in a no-pressure and pleasant atmosphere. Cheryl did a lot of leg work on the houses before suggesting to us and saved us a lot of time in reviewing houses that did not match the criteria. She was also very accommodating in the time for previewing of the houses. We ended up finding a beautiful house at the ideal neighborhood and at a good price.
On the selling side, Cheryl was very instrumental in staging the house and preparations, down to the details of what items to repair and/or replace and what items not, and where to buy. She was also very active in marketing the house. As a result, in the midst of the worse housing market we got 2 offers within 2 weeks and sold the house at a good price, very close to the asking price. I give Cheryl an A+."
--Rafael Kramer Client, Buyer
Cheryl helped us find a wonderful new house
"When we decided to move from the city of Chicago to the North Shore Cheryl helped us find a wonderful new house in a great neighborhood. She was patient as we explored different suburbs, helped us focus down on Deerfield, and showed us a house that we initially were not going to look at - but we ended up loving and buying!"
--Laura Green Client, Buyer
Cheryl provided extraordinary service...
"This is not exaggeration. Cheryl Waldstein will spoil you for anyone you ever hire to do something for you. In taking charge of selling a home for me and my sister, she provided extraordinary service, far more than what you'd expect from even the best real estate agents. Of course she met with potential buyers and sold the house. That wasn't even the half of it. She handled every aspect of the sales process -- she arranged for handymen to make repairs, painters to freshen up the rooms, and landscapers to spruce up the yard. All this while I was a thousand miles away and unable to coordinate these tasks myself. I can't say enough good things about Cheryl. She'll keep you informed. She'll listen to what you want done. She'll hold your hand, if you need it. She'll give you straight answers. She's honest, persistent and cheerful. She's a real pro. If your house can be sold, she'll get it done."
--Jim Tolpin Client, Seller
Cheryl goes above and beyond...
"I highly recommend Cheryl. She is by far the best real estate agent we have ever encountered. She goes above and beyond with every interaction, researching any and all aspects of each house/transaction/sale. She has always made herself available for questions and advice even well past the closing. We will absolutely use her without question any time we need a real estate agent."
--Caryn Altman Client, Buyer
We will certainly retain Cheryl in the future
"Cheryl is very knowledgeable as regards properties on the North Shore. She is professional, easy and even fun to work with. She helped us find the perfect home suited to our family in a short amount of time. There never was any pressure. In addition, her contacts with a local architect enabled us to make a purchase decision based upon solid professional advice. It was an added plus that came with her expertise. We will certainly retain Cheryl in the future if we ever are in the market again."
--Winnetka - Buyer
Cheryl was very patient & supportive...
"My wife and I really enjoyed working with Cheryl as both our listing agent and our buyer's agent. Working with Cheryl, we successfully sold our condo in Evanston and moved in to a beautiful home in Highland Park.
When listing our place, she worked hard to keep potential buyers interested and informed. She also suggested a minor change the the layout of our kitchen that made a world of difference and really made our condo stand out. She was very patient and supportive as we searched for a home that fit our needs. Cheryl really knows the North Shore which was useful as we toured many different areas and neighborhoods. She was also very accommodating of our frequent requests to tour homes and bring in family members for 2nd opinions on many of them. If you're wanting to buy or sell, we think you would really enjoy working with Cheryl."
--Highland Park - Seller
Cheryl did a superb job...
"Cheryl did a superb job in selling my mother's home. She went above and beyond what I would expect an agent to do, including helping to arrange for moving and other services, and helping my mother navigate through the difficult experience of relocating after almost 50 years in her home. Cheryl even went out of her way to visit my mother in her new apartment to make sure she was doing well."
--Highland Park - Seller