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About Sheila

  • Over 30 years experience in Real Estate (Licensed in 1979)
  • Full time Associate Broker (Broker's License 1983)
  • Top 1% of Realtors® in the United States
  • Member NVAR 20 Million Dollar Club
  • Life Member, NVAR Million Dollar Club
  • Life Member, NVAR Top Producers
  • Winner, National Sales Award, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
  • ABR (Accredited Buyer Representative)
  • CRS (Certified Residential Specialist)
  • GRI (Graduate of the Realtor's Institute)
Sheila Gillette

Respected businesswoman.  Avid snow skier.  Opera lover.  World traveler.  Enthusiastic family woman.

Get to know Sheila Gillette and you'll discover these are a few of the elements that comprise her life.  What you might be surprised to learn is that she spent almost 15 years of her life as a research scientist in the intense field of immunology.  Working at hospitals and universities in England, New York and Washington, D.C., she devoted herself to helping discover how the immune system works.

Fulfilling her childhood interest in math, biology and physics, her experience in the demanding environment of scientific research has formed the basis for Sheila's successful approach to life.

"As a scientific researcher, I had to be able to focus," Sheila explains.  "I had to be willing to do things over and over again until they were right."  With her attention to detail, perfectionism and patience, Sheila had all the right elements for making her career a success.

While her experience with scientific research proved rewarding and gave her the opportunity to live and work in a variety of places throughout England and the U.S., the isolated laboratory environment made her long for interaction with people, where she could see the results of the impact she had.  That's why, for more than two decades, real estate has provided the perfect chemistry for Sheila.  The same attention to detail and passion for her career that brought about successful results in her research have made her the professional that people turn to when it comes time to move in Northern Virginia.

Having lived in many places before settling here in 1971, there's nowhere Sheila would rather live or work.  She enjoys watching the scenic beauty of the changing seasons and experiencing the rich culture of the cities.  Her favorite pastimes include attending the Washington Opera with her husband, Bill, hosting her children and grandchildren when they're able to visit, and making occasional trips to the slopes of Colorado for the refreshing challenge of snow skiing.

The environment of Northern Virginia rejuvenates Sheila's spirit, helping her to focus complete attention on bringing success to her clients.  Sheila's careful planning and patient persistence culminate in successful home purchases and sales for the families who turn to her for assistance.  With more than two decades of experience, this accomplished problem-solver guides clients smoothly through contract negotiations.  And, since she has moved often over the years, Sheila understands the vast emotions and details involved in this important decision.  No matter what your real estate needs may be, turn to Sheila Gillette for The Perfect Chemistry for Your Success.