Andy brings over 23 years of real estate expertise to Coldwell Banker’s Gold Coast office. His comprehensive background in the industry includes 20 successful years of selling real estate and being recognized annually as a top producer at his company and association. He served as Executive Vice President of Residential Sales at Sudler and served as President of the Chicago RELO Metro Group. Combining his experience with his passion, creativity and straightforward nature allows him to serve and lead his sales associates and staff. He is committed and invested in both their professional and personal growth. Andy is an avid athlete and philanthropist and supports many causes and charities, notably, the Junior Diabetes Research Foundation. He currently lives in Roscoe Village with his wife and daughter.
As managing broker of the Gold Coast office, Andy provides a supportive, creative, educational, and productive atmosphere to his agents. He has an ‘open door’ approach and is willing to help every agent achieve their business and personal life goals. His astute understanding of the marketplace and creative thinking help empower his sales associates to successfully complete transactions and enable them to have confidence, conviction and peace of mind. Sales meetings and weekly training sessions add value to his sales associates and keeps them at the forefront of the market. Andy is a firm believer in being a non-competing manager and focuses his time and energies on assisting his agents.
One of his core beliefs is creating an experience that cannot be found elsewhere. He understands real estate is a relationship and service based business. He strives to garner the respect of his peers while providing a culture and atmosphere based on respect and team work. He believes in accountability and assisting others to reach higher levels.
Andy’s proficiency in marketing and technological efforts span every medium allowing him to assist the sales associates to constantly improve and keep them updated with the ever changing market and technology. As an additional value to the agents, Andy attends training seminars and meets with vendors and educators to implement training programs to help enhance agents in their day-to-day business.
Agents join Coldwell Bankers’ Gold Coast office for several reasons; in large, the leadership skills Andy possesses, his knowledge of top trends, statistics, social and print media. Andy is also an expert in the Multiple Listing Service, digital photography, and various other real estate related outlets. So, if you are an agent looking for a change, or someone thinking of starting a career in real estate call or email Andy to set up a confidential meeting and let him show you how successful you may become!
Awards And Designations
Position: Managing Broker
Working In Real Estate Since: 1988
Certifications: CRS, RCC
Affiliation: Chicago Association of Realtors, Illinois Association of Realtors, National Association of Realtors, Old Town Merchants, West Central Association, Near South Loop Organization & West Loop Gate Organization
"With an open door policy, Andy M. Shiparski is always flexible with his time and willing to accommodate any questions. He is dedicated to finding the best solutions to the toughest problems. I never doubt that he has my best interest in mind. He is the first person in the office and the last one to leave. He is tireless in his approach and is committed to creating the best possible work environment. Not only is Andy a great educator, he is a true leader as well. It is a real pleasure working with him." Hunter Andre
Andy M. Shiparski is a manager extraordinaire. Yes, he is a great manager, but so much more. Andy cares for his agents with passion. He wants us to be very successful at our business, but it has to be intertwined with success in all parts of our lives. Working with Andy allows us a balance in a way that works for each of us. I respect and admire him more than any other manager I have met...and I have been around for a long time! I consider myself blessed to be part of his family." Pam Sullivan
"Andy is always there for me!" This extraordinary characteristic is so important in management. In these challenging times the agents need to know that they have the full support of their manager along with his sage advice when the deals get complicated. The fact that Andy will actually meet a stressed out client when there are issues is remarkable. I have experienced this first hand since joining Coldwell Banker Gold Coast last January and have tripled my earnings since 2010." Meladee Hughes