Sonia Munwes Cohen
Coldwell Banker Realty

5 Star Ratings                     *****

Sonia was so great when helping us find and buy our house. She was so fast with responses, so thorough with the search, so kind and friendly and generous and accommodating. Most importantly, she really listened to us, understood what we wanted, and found us what we asked for. That may sound obvious, but when we started looking we initially used a different agent who responded slowly and regularly sent us houses that were exactly what we had asked to avoid (out of our price range, wrong location, wrong architecture, etc). She was tenacious in getting us the price we wanted. She and her lovely dog/assistant Lola were with us every step of the way. Even now, a few months after moving in, she is still cheerfully helping us get to know the area, offering guidance and recommendations. Robert- home buyer Highland Park

*****

Sonia worked with me and my husband for over the year to find the perfect house and then was able to sell our house very quickly during a slow time of year, which was absolutely amazing. Sonia knows the market, is incredibly knowledgeable about homes, is direct in her feedback and advice, and goes  out of her way for her clients. Going through the buying and selling process, Sonia felt more like our family than our realtor. I would highly recommend Sonia to anyone looking to buy or sell a house. Megan- home buyer Highland Park

*****

What is great about working with Sonia is that she helped us purchase our dream home. She represented us, the Buyers and also represented the Sellers. She was the epitome of professionalism. We have really enjoyed working with her and highly recommend her to both those who desire to get the most  out of their home and for those who wish to negotiate the best price for their next home. Ilya-home buyer Deerfield

*****

We interviewed 4 realtors and hired Sonia because she was the most knowledgeable about our neighborhood, and seemed to be the most "serious." It seems like being a realtor is a part-time job for many, and for Sonia it was more than a full time job. Although she liked our house from Minute One,  she was very clear on what changes we needed to make "that bed-spread in the Master is tired," in order to create the right "experience." Against her recommendation, we priced the house to sell at a higher price, and eventually sold it close to the price she originally recommended. She's been the consummate professional throughout the negotiating process/closing and has been available as needed even after normal hours. She's proven to be reliable and trustworthy, and I felt that she's had my back throughout the process.Mark-home seller Highland Park

*****

 Sonia has been our broker for over 15 years. She has helped us sell two houses and buy two houses. We wouldn't work with anybody else. She brings intelligence and a passion to help her clients that's makes it a pleasure to work with her. She knows our market, takes the time to understand our needs  and shows us only the properties that work for us. She knows the process of buying and selling a house so nothing comes as a surprise. From negotiations through closing, everything always goes smoothly. If an issue arises, Sonia goes out of her way to make sure it gets resolved quickly. Home buyer and seller-Highland Park

*****

Sonia was the best agent I have ever worked with. I was purchasing a property from out of town. Sonia represented and advised me long distance and I felt as though she was with me the whole time. She negotiated the sale and saved me a lot of money. I could not have asked for anyone with more  knowledge and expertise who was the best advocate a person could hope to have. Cece- condo buyer Chicago

*****

Sonia is absolutely wonderful to work with and knows what she is doing. She clearly just loves real estate. She doesn't seem hungry like every other realtor I've come in contact with. I've always felt very pushed by realtors and it was just not the case with Sonia. She was patient, honest and I  truly believe she cares about her clients.Home buyer and sellers- Highland Park and Deerfield

*****

Sonia Cohen is the best! She sold our home in 1 day in the middle of a blizzard. Need decorating advice? Sonia has the contacts that you need to get this done quickly and professionally. Need furniture sold? Sonia went on Craigslist to help us sell an item and within an hour she had it sold  for us. Need professional real estate experience and support? Sonia is the one.  Highland Park-Seller- aka The Dog Whisperer 

*****

Sonia sold my parents' house in Glencoe, the house I grew up in. She is the most hard-working and helpful real estate agent imaginable. I knew nothing about her, but a friend recommended I call her on behalf of my parents, and I soon learned calling her was a wise decision. Home Seller-Glencoe

*****

 We were so happy to work with Sonia, who helped us sell our home of 28 years and purchase our new home. She listened to us carefully when we described the type of home we were looking for, location, price point, etc, and helped us find a home that was just perfect for us. Sonia skillfully moved us  through the process of setting the right asking price for our home, offering advice on ways to make our home look as attractive as possible to potential buyers, setting up open houses, and negotiating the contract. Indeed, Sonia is an expert and goes above and beyond to get a positive result Dee- Home seller Highland Park and home buyer Glenview.

*****

 The condo was listed and sold in a week,received over asking price!! Ms.Cohen is very experienced and knowledgable,will use her again. You will not be disappointed in her! Ann- Condo seller Chicago

*****

 Sonia is a great professional: she is knowledgeable, experienced, dependable, supportive, and she cares about her clients. I typed this and I see that this not nearly enough to describe how great she is. My husband and I were shopping for a home for a very long time. We met many real estate agents  who were good professionals. But Sonia is not just good, she is exceptionally good, she is unique. She can understand her clients and lead very gently to the right choice. We were first time buyers – very nervous and indecisive, we were a nightmare type of clients. Buying a home was so overwhelming and looked like something we can never do. Yet Sonia managed to make the process easier and even enjoyable. With her we felt like with a good friend who is helping out to find a new wonderful place for home… “Nothing waits till tomorrow” – that would be her approach about her parts. But when it was coming to our side we never felt any pressure, she always gave us enough room and time for all our small and big decisions- Home buyer Winnekta

*****

 Sonia's been the trusted realtor of my parents for years (decades even), so I knew exactly how lucky I was to already have found her when I needed a realtor myself. Sonia is an expert and well respected on the north shore which is invaluable, since she can gain access to all the insider knowledge  by networking that can make or break a good deal. She is trustworthy, friendly and fun but a savvy realtor willing to go at bat for you and negotiate a great deal on your behalf, using her expert skills of negotiating and years of experience in the local market. Highly recommended. Paulina- home buyer Winnetka

*****

 This review is in two parts: I wrote the first paragraph four years ago when she found renters for my home, and the second paragraph in 2017, when she sold my home. It's too bad your rating scale only goes up to five stars -- I'd say Sonia Cohen is at least a seven out of five! She has been  endlessly helpful to me in finding renters, and really goes the extra mile to do the job right. She recommends tradespeople to work on my house, sometimes even meets them at the door, is always available when I need her, and gives sage advice. I will happily send her way any friend or family member who needs a realtor, and you should too! Update: Now that Sonia has sold this house, I can speak even more highly of her work -- at least eight stars out of five at this point! Putting my childhood home on the market was difficult for me, and she was there every step of the way. Not only was she extraordinarily competent, trustworthy, honest and professional, working for my benefit to get an excellent price, and as smoothly as possible, but she understood the human aspects of the transaction as well. It feels now like she and I have been through a major transition in my life together that I don't think I could have weathered with anyone else (nor could anyone else have arrived at such a positive result). I know that she and I will stay in touch, and that I'll be sending all my friends and family to her, and will say again, only more emphatically: You should too!- Nancy- home seller Highland Park

*****

 I initially met Sonia when I was looking for a rental home in late 2008. She went above and beyond the call of duty in helping me find a rental home after my divorce and at a very difficult time in my life.

I went right back to her in early 2012 when I decided to look for a home to buy.
  She spent several weekends showing me many homes in Highland Park, and I quickly found a short sale that was the perfect home for me. It took me over 6 months to close on the home due to the short sale process, and during the whole endeavor Sonia offered advice and encouragement to me.

She knows the real estate market and process very well, and more importantly understands the true value of a home with respect to her client's needs.

I would recommend her highly to any of my friends or business acquaintances. Michael-home buyer Highland P