Mike & Debbie M.

Moving is stressful as we all know. Choosing a realtor that is genuinely concerned about our well being versus just earning a commission is always a difficult decision.

We have moved three times in the last three years. We have chosen to work with Frank and Trish Capitanini as our realtors each of those three times, and the experience has been unbelievably fantastic every time. Their professionalism, reliability, honesty, open communication, follow up, attention to detail and genuine concern for the well being of our family is unequivocally the best in the business.

In an age where customer service has become a lost art, it is refreshing and extremely rare to witness how Trish and Frank and their veteran team work tirelessly to maintain the "Disney Model" of continuously exceeding the customer’s expectations.

Whether buying, selling or renting, we can recommend in only the highest regard Frank and Trish Capitanini in representing you for all of your real estate needs.

Ms. Winnetka

Here I set this morning on my deck having a cup of coffee and being ever so grateful to all of you for making  my dream come true.  I had the most fantastic night's sleep in months and haven't stopped smiling from the minute I stepped through the door at 711.  I always knew this was meant to be my new home and boy did I ever pray hard for this one.

Throughout the entire process I felt like I had two angels walking me through the hardest part of  my left, next to Jim's passing, and that was both of you.  The house held so many memories and was always so full of love.  But I have to tell you I haven't thought about the house once since the day I closed the door the final time.

I know you treat all your clients the same, but I always felt I was a friend/client.  I hope we stay in touch and you can walk down for coffee on the deck anytime you want (or something stronger).

I have something for you that I will put by your back door.  My thanks to everyone in the office who worked so hard behind the scenes - the unsung heroes!

Alison & Steve S.

SFC team was our best experience ever in 9 transactions over the past thirty years. . . .  They were unbelievably supportive and helpful and wise in the ways of successfully marketing . . . and then actually closing the deal with a pleasant, positive and professional tone . . . This team has raised the level of service so high above other real estate agents that they are truly unmatched.

Jeffrey W.


When I think about our whole experience buying a new house, from the first call we made to moving in yesterday, you  simply blew away every hope and expectation that I could have had . . . What can I say to people who are beyond generous with their time and still give and give and give . . . From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for everything.

Jane & Jay S.

We had the pleasure of working with the SFC team . . . The team was organized, flexible, and committed to making sure we found a home that we loved . . .  We could not have moved in as quickly - and as effortlessly - without their support.  We would highly recommend the SFC team to anyone looking to purchase a home in the Winnetka area.

Renee and John L.

The Sharon Friedman/Capitanini (SFC) team is knowledgeable, energetic, professional, responsive, and highly effective . . . This team helped us find a house that we love in less than a month! The team is personable and pleasant, and I enjoyed going and looking at homes with them. I felt that Trish genuinely wanted to make sure we found a home we were happy in . . .The SFC team has been terrific! I don't know what I would have done without their help.

David F.

The Sharon Friedman/Capitanini Team was/is fantastic. From the time we met to discuss the idea of listing & moving through prep, solid recommendations, pricing and sale, we went under contract in 8 days! And then they found us a new place to really call home. Along the way, it was a journey that I had such great faith and confidence in the out comes because of THE TEAM! Professional isn't enough to say ~ they truly are beyond measure. Happy checks to write for their surrounding us with help, smarts and hugs!

Colleen & Tom N.

I would highly recommend the Friedman/Capitanini Team to anyone considering selling and/or buying a house! First of all, they know EVERYONE...and their names are synonymous with getting the job done, come hell or high water, from beginning to end. All of the team members are the best in the business, and honest as the day is long. Do yourself a favor and give them a chance to sell your house or help you buy one.

Mira & Steve S.

After trying to sell our house for several years, we took the recommendation of numerous friends to try the SFC Team.  In a matter of weeks our house was staged, expertly marketed and sold(!) to qualified buyers.  The closing process was seamless, and we couldn't be more pleased.  The SFC Team embodies professionalism, responsiveness and expertise . . . . They truly set the bar for professionalism and integrity . . . .   I wholeheartedly recommend them and now see why all of our friends who have worked with them only have the highest of praise for the SFC Team.  In this market, it is imperative to work with the best and not to waste precious market time on less qualified agents.  We have now settled into our dream home and could not be happier.  They truly worked hard to find us the perfect fit at a terrific price.  Thank you!

Rachel & Daniel

Dear Sharon, Daniel & I feel so lucky to have reconnected with you through the process of buying our first home. You went above & beyond any expectation we had & you took such good care of us. Thank you for all of the time & energy you put into helping us find our perfect first home.  

Paul & Sarah T.

Thanks again for all of your help in our house-hunting efforts. You guys were patient & helpful & really went the extra mile for us. We are especially grateful for Nancy's help in finding painters, floor refinishers & other contractors for our remodeling effort-without that help, our move-in would have been much more challenging. We will certainly look to the two of you if we move again.

Adelaid & Bill G.

Sharon exhibited exceptional knowledge & experience in every step of this complex process. This inspired maximum confidence & security on our part...She anticipated our needs & our concerns & guided us tactfully & patiently. We therefore felt well taken care of from beginning to end.   

Richard & Kristine G.

Your imagination, tact, good humor, & just plain tenacity were marvelous. We especially appreciated the way you kept us constantly informed. These two professors give you an A . 

Stephen K.

I wanted to take this opportunity to commend Sharon Friedman for her outstanding assistance in the sale of our residence...I am a real estate attorney, licensed Real Estate Broker...during that time I have encountered many real estate salespeople, but none as thorough, competent, patient or as professional as Sharon Friedman. I commend your organization for its selection of such quality salespeople as Ms. Friedman.

Julie Z.

Well Frank and Trish, a day doesn't go by when Joe & I say to each other, thank God (and the Capitaninis) that our house sold.  It has been a horrible market, but you helped us fulfill our dreams of moving into my parent's home.  I hope all is well with you and your family.  And thanks again, a million times over, for all of your help in selling our home.  I really don't think anyone could even come close to the job that you did.

Richard & Kristine G.


Your imagination, tact, good humor, & just plain tenacity were marvelous. We especially appreciated the way you kept us constantly informed. These two professors give you an A.

Jack & Nora C.

Sharon is "outstanding" & we have sold & purchased many homes with her. She is the best! The only suggestion I have is for Sharon to be the role model for all agents. She always looks perfect, advertises very creatively & sells homes very quickly. She really cares about her clients & is truly dedicated.

Tom & Mary S.

Sharon is the best! She works very hard for her customers & always follows through on details.

Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence F.

She is a tireless worker & gave us the best possible service & then some.

Kathy & Ted S.


She was truly dedicated & worked many long hours to find us just the right house. Her strong knowledge of the real estate business & her energetic personality are a combination that's hard to surpass. It was truly refreshing to meet such a professional & have the pleasure of working with Sharon.

Becky & John S.

We just wanted to thank you for your wonderful services during our recent move. You both were there every step of the way, lending your support, expertise, and advice. Trish , our gratitude to you and all your crew for everything you did on moving day cannot be expressed!!  You both took a very stressful time and helped us through it.  We are thrilled with our new home and hope you'll stop by soon.   

Angela V.

Kudos to the Capitaninis for a job well done.  I am sure that many more North Shore customers will also "experience the difference" of the Capitanini Team.

Cindy K.

The Capitanini Team is the only way to go if selling or buying a home.  They treat you and your property as you would expect to be treated by family or friend.  Got a problem . . . they will always help you solve.  Professional . . . to the max!  They are there from day one and never stop.  They help through the entire process and always keep you informed.  They offer a wealth of knowledge about real estate that other realtors just seem to "expect" you to know.  Buying or selling they are the BEST!

David K.

Your understanding of the market, and help to get the house ready was above and beyond the call of duty.  Having people available to help with various duties was also very helpful.  What I liked best was the courteous and friendly service which was truly genuine.  It was as if we were friends all our lives. 

Andrea & Dave P.

Trish and Frank make an outstanding team - personable, knowledgeable, responsive, and dedicated to high quality service.  We were referred to them after a bit of frustration with our home search on the north shore, in addition we had the timing pressure of our relocation back to the Chicago area. We were impressed after our first meeting and felt reassured our move would work out. Our experience exceeded our expectations (and notably exceeded any of our previous experiences) as Trish and Frank went above and beyond to help us find, close, move and transition into the perfect home for our family. We can confidently say we would not be in this perfect home, with its perfect location, without Trish and Frank - and they made the process smooth and exciting.  We can't say enough, but are truly grateful to have 'found' them when we did.  The Capitaninis have our trust, friendship and a lifetime of referrals! 

Becky & John S.

We just wanted to thank you for your wonderful services during our recent move. You both were there every step of the way, lending your support, expertise, and advice. Trish , our gratitude to you and all your crew for everything you did on moving day cannot be expressed!!  You both took a very stressful time and helped us through it.  We are thrilled with our new home and hope you'll stop by soon.   

Claudia M.

The reason I chose the Capitanini Team and will refer others to them is because they delivered more than they originally committed.  they assisted in preparing the home for sale.  They respected the request of being present for each showing.  They were efficient on the open house day.  They were available to make the home in showing condition whenever an impromptu showing arose.  They are true professionals -- discrete and hard working.  They know how to price a home to sell.  I feel they are very tuned into the market.  I will continue to refer them to others, knowing of their commitment to their industry.  Plus they are fun to work with!!!

Nan S.

Moving is never easy.  And in a troubling economy, kids and pets and potentially this adds up to a very difficult time in life.  My move from my home of many years was just that . . . one of t he most difficult moments in my life.  I didn't just have help with the sale of my house, I had help turning a stressful time into a hopeful one.  Frank and Trish Capitanini were with me every step of the way.  From the moment the "For Sale" sign went up in my front yard to meeting the movers at my new home.  They took care of every need I had and addressed every detail.  They did this with sensitivity and great attention.  They took a stressful and emotional time and turned it into a new beginning.  Never for a moment did I doubt that they really cared about me, my girls and even my 2 dogs.  I wasn't just "a sale".  I think in these difficult moments, it's important to know you can depend on someone.  I think it's a rarity.  I think it doesn't get better than the Capitaninis.

Marcia C.

Working with Frank and Trish Capitanini was an all around pleasant experience.  Their professionalism was second to none.  Frank is absolutely amazing in his negotiating skills and is always on top of every issue during the real estate transactions.  To give you an idea what my experience was with them,  I called Trish about a property in the morning she showed it to me that very day, we placed a bid on it, Frank professionally worked through that same evening to get the price I was looking for and the contract was accepted that same day.  Trish and Frank are very thorough and in constant contact.  Their personal touches, like  coming to your house to sign contracts makes it convenient for their clients.  I highly recommend them and will only use them in future real estate transactions.

Harry P.

We could not have been happier with the results from the sale of our Wilmette home through Frank and Trish Capitanini.  they are a great team and delivered what was promised -- no surprises and achieved a sales price in excess of 99% of our asking price.  Working with my wife and me, they presented other similar homes in our area that had sold or were currently listed, and walked us through a comparative analysis in determining the asking price for our home.  we had an offer on our home within a week and finalized the contract in less than two weeks from the first day listed.  Once under contract,they held our hands through to closing and were there when the movers came to pack up the house.  Fran, Trish and their team exceeded our expectations and were a pleasure to work wtih all the way to closing.

Christopher W.

Frank and Trish, we can't thank you enough for making our home sale process as warm and friendly and professional as possible.  You two really are the total package.  and to say you go the extra mile would be a massive understatement.  You truly understand what a family goes through in showing their house, you were with us and lending all the way.  Our home never looked better than when you were presenting it.  We've even incorporated some of your skills into our new home.  We would recommend you with our highest endorsement to anyone looking for outstanding service, professionalism and guidance.