Sharon Lear

Sharon Lear

Team Member

   Residential Real Estate with the PK Johnson Group at Compass combines my favorite work values – entrepreneurship, human connection, teamwork, individual success, challenges, creativity, financial reward, and the opportunity to help others dream. Architecture, art, beauty, and home design are passions of mine – and now they are part of my work!

   From my childhood in Moorestown, New Jersey, to growing my career in big cities along the East Coast, to my current life in Chicago and Naples, I’ve enjoyed the rich elements of living in different environments. Whether among grassy hills, tree-lined boulevards, urban skylines, or sunny beaches with warm sand, I marvel at finding that feeling of home. These days, home for me includes the Gold Coast, time with my husband in our happy place in Naples, Florida, and the joy of visits with our blended family of two grown daughters and a son.

   For those looking for a place to call home in Chicago, I’m here for you as an expert of the market. Having lived on the Gold Coast for 30 years, I combine my living knowledge of the area with the latest real estate data from Compass. I’m also licensed to practice in Florida, where I’ve owned a second home for the past 8 years. I work from Naples several months out of the year and am intimately familiar with the market.

   As a professional realtor, I thrive in helping people visualize their lives in their new home, city, or region. I cherish helping clients see possibilities in change. Buying or selling a home is more than a transaction; it's an opportunity to begin again, to say goodbye to the old, and to embrace the new. I welcome the privilege of partnering with our clients and walking them through the entire selling, renting or purchasing process.

   Before real estate, my Chicago career has included volunteerism, philanthropy, and comprehensive capital campaign management at Northwestern Medicine and the Lycée Français in Chicago as well as board leadership for Thodos Dance Chicago, a modern dance company. It was exciting to help clients, donors and our institutions realize extraordinary achievements through non-profit investment and legacy giving. For those individuals and for me, the satisfaction came from building something from nothing and furthering the mission of our institutions for society's benefit.

   Earlier in my career, after graduating with a BA in English from the University of Rochester, I started out in magazine publishing and advertising sales in my native Philadelphia and then was transferred to Atlanta, New York City, and Chicago, which taught me sales and relationship building, as well as the resilience to succeed wherever I am in the world.


It was a true treasure to have worked with Sharon Lear while I was interning at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Sharon successfully manages the team with a highly pr...
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