Sheila Power
Sheila Power
Sheila Power
Sheila Power
Mobile: (608) 469-5800
Direct: (608) 395-3121
Restaino & Associates
26 Schroeder Court, Ste 200
Madison, WI 53711


Sheila and her team at Restaino were so pleasant to work with. From the minute she walked into our home to assess our needs (in selling), we knew we could trust her. Unlike others we had interviewed, she took a deep look at the condition of our home and the improvements we made to it. She took highly detailed notes and suggested we really think outside of the box. One of the best selling features to us was the view of the horizon off our deck. She made sure to highlight the lifestyle aspect of the house, not just the brick and mortar. Because of her attention to detail, she was able to come up with a very reasonable listing price. We doubted we would get that much, but after being on the market for a week and receiving multiple offers, we did! Sheila found that "sweet spot" in terms of pricing. Prior to listing the house, she referred us to a professional stager, who really helped us get our house in selling condition. Sheila not only understands the real estate market, but also has great communication skills. She was available for questions and kept us updated on changes. I highly recommend Sheila Power to anyone who needs a passionate Realtor to sell their house for the highest possible price in the shortest amount of time.
April 2014
 I have sold several houses in the past and was not looking forward to the potential troubles of selling my mothers house from a distance when she passed since we do not live in Madison. A neighbor recommended Sheila Powers as a good, honest and very hard working agent that I could trust and who would get the house sold for us in a reasonable amount of time. 
   Wow, I can only say that she was all those things and more for us. We were still grieving my moms passing and trying hard to handle all the things that must be done to get the house ready to sell. It was over whelming until Sheila stepped into our lives. She not only handled  all the things that had to be down on the house by finding good contractors and making certain the work was done right, but she always gave good advise and provided a calming voice when things seemed difficult to make the deadlines we had set. 
   Bottom line, she got our house successfully sold in record time (1 day) and helped us to the closing. I was and still am amazed at how hard she worked for us and at what a wonderful person we had a chance to get to know through the process. I can't recommend her enough to anyone looking for a great agent to get them through the process to a successful closing and who knows the demands of the Madison market so well. You couldn't do better! 
Mary Fitzwater, April 2014

Sheila Power is a fantastic real estate agent.  She took care of preparing our house for sale and staging it.  She brought in numerous workers to fix things that needed fixing. She scheduled all the work on our behalf and oversaw the workers.  We were out of state during the whole process, so we relied completely on Sheila. Because of her work and guidance, our house in Madison sold for an amount well above our highest asking price.

 Our faith in her support, hand-holding, and service was rewarded even beyond our expectations.  She was not only our agent, but became our friend. 
We were sorry that after the closing we would have less contact with Sheila.  But she is a dedicated athlete, so it is our hope that she will visit and stay with us during the Tour de Tucson in November 2013.
I cannot say enough positive on behalf of Sheila Power.  To put it as simply as possible, she is competent, smart, hard working, communicative, pleasant, and delightful.  In short, she is amazing.
Jeff Dean
Tucson, AZ
"I am writing this testimonial as I want others to have the positive homebuying experience that I have just had with Sheila power. I met Sheila by chance and have come to know her to be a capable, involved and hard-working professional. most important, she listens! She took the time to understand my wants, needs, concerns and parameters. She actively walked with me during this journey and didn't leave me to fend for myself. She was a great sounding board and put forth the extra effort to help me to understand the marketplace as well as to guide me through the process. Words cannot fully capture her consistent performance and tireless work-She accommodated my demanding work schedule and short timeframe. I am lucky to have had this chance meeting and oh, she doesn't disappear after closing.   You will not go wrong with Sheila."

Owner, 1902 Hawks Ridge Dr, Verona

"Sheila came to us through family recommendations; she helped relatives buy or sell three other homes. She's becoming our family realtor, for all the good reasons that build loyalty among clients. In our search for a house, we appreciated her perspective on the market in general, and on the individual properties we looked at. She has the ability to see value where it lies hidden, while at the same time seeing through mere window dressing. That takes both imagination and experience, which Sheila has in good supply. Beyond that, a realtor's value lies in attention to details of the deal. In all these matters, Sheila is responsive, supportive, organized, thorough, and fun to work with. Top marks from us!"
Jeremy and Wendy Schmidt/Baylor, Feb 2012

 "After having a great experience purchasing our home with Sheila, we turned to her to help us sell our home as we were relocating to another state. Sheila made selling our home from two states away very convenient. In a buyer’s market, Sheila did a great job of helping us make the right decisions to make our house appealing for buyers. She was always on top of all our questions and requests. She kept us in the loop on any developments in the marketing and sale process. Not only did she find us potential buyers, but she also did a terrific job of screening the interested parties to make sure that we would only accept an offer from a responsible, reliable party. We are so grateful for the hard work and help that Sheila put into selling our home. We would recommend her to anyone who is looking to sell or purchase a home in Madison."
Ann and Thomas


I am writing to commend Shelia Power for her excellent work in selling our home in Madison, Wisconsin. Before the house was on the market, Sheila provided my wife and I with professional assistance in preparing our home for sale, including staging consultations. The photographer she hired was superb. Once the house entered the market, we had showings almost daily, culminating in the house selling in just 35 days. After the first solid offer was made on the home, Sheila immediately checked with everyone who had previously expressed interest, resulting in an additional three offers being made almost simultaneously,giving my wife and I significant leverage in the negotiations. Throughout the process, Sheila was attentive, responsive, and trustworthy, especially in advising us on less attractive offers. The closing process was streamlined and easy. I'd recommend Sheila Power to anyone wishing to sell or purchase real estate in the Madison area.
Robert Fruehwirth


Finding a good real estate agent is never easy in any market, finding a great real estate agent in this market is even harder.   Sheila was one of the few agents that helped us investigate properties that weren’t even on the market.  Sheila works very hard to match her client’s “needs” to the right property.  She is a good negotiator and made sure that everything addressed in the inspection report was repaired by the sellers.  Sheila has a cheerful personality and is a pleasure to deal with.  I highly recommend Sheila to anyone looking for a top notch realtor.

Irv Williamson



I would like to express my heartfelt appreciation for your great work in representing me as a realtor. You were simply awesome. I felt I was in good hands all along. You handled every aspect of the deal in a most professional manner.

Some people think a realtor only shows homes, which admittedly is the sweet and easy part of the job. That is not the case, however. The thorny issues are negotiation and dealing with the repairs, and you handled both admirably well. 

Even showing homes is not such a simple matter as it may seem. In the past, I had realtors distract me with banal items or missing the point altogether. That was not the case with you. I felt you had good intuition in that regard as well.

I would recommend you enthusiastically and would gladly use your services again in the future.
Ariel Fernandez



I highly recommend Sheila Power as a real estate agent. I know Sheila from the triathlon community. I needed to move my family to Florida for work and we had to leave our home behind. Sheila became our home ambassador: our home liaison. 

What I found out is that in a tough real estate market it is especially important to have an experienced, knowledgeable, hard working agent like Sheila. She helped deal with tenant issues, she did errands for me, she checked on our home, and she even went to my storage locker in the rain to find the combination to the safe which I had misplaced. She had the empathy to deal with me and the toughness to deal with the buyers. 
Most importantly she SOLD our home. Ours was one of only two homes sold in Hawks Landing in the past four months. Sheila did a great job for us.
Gary Olson 


Recently we bought a home in the Hawk's Landing area. We were very lucky to meet Sheila, who represented the sellers. She helped us in the transaction as well. She was very courteous, knowledgeable and professional throughout the whole process. Without her persistence and integrity into this transaction, it would have not been possible for us to own this beautiful home. We also want to emphasize that the services she provided was beyond anything we were expecting. She was extremely prompt and detailed oriented to every single issue we faced. She has an amazing liaison of inspectors, handyman, roofers, painters, plumbers, lawyer; (you name it!) to make your home buying experience less stressful and more pleasurable. Her friendly approach made us feel comfortable. We are extremely satisfied to work with her. Three Cheers for Sheila. 

Anupama, Saswati & Abhik


"Sheila is energetic and professional. She listened carefully to what our property interests were and she was willing to do what was needed to get the job done in a timely manner. Her extensive human network helped the buying process go smoothly without being stressful. I will definitely call her and use her services again when we sell this house. Sheila , thanks much for your patience and tireless efforts! "
Chihwa Song


“We would definitely recommend Sheila Power to anyone looking for a real estate agent.  She was a pleasure to work with, did a great job finding us the right place for the right price, and it is obvious that she deeply cares about her clients as people.  We will be keeping in touch with Sheila and using her services for future home sales and purchases.”


We have finally sold our home in Madison, WI and my wife is ready to join me in Bellevue, Washington where my new job is located.  Considering the miserable housing market conditions, we expected a tough time to sell the house anytime soon when we listed it for sale late summer this year.  We almost gave up and decided to delist it by the time when the housing market got worse and the winter season started.  However, Sheila’s hard work and perseverance have changed something almost impossible to reality.  She spent tremendous amount of time and made ceaseless effort to remove the stumbling blocks until we go through the deal.  Without her sacrifice and many experiences in real estate deals, we could have never sold the house upon the only opportunity to sell the house in time.  We regard her highly for her professionalism as a realtor and appreciate the great help she provided throughout the process.  We wish the best luck and prosperity for Sheila and her business! 

Chun & Kim Chang


I worked with Sheila Power for a little over 4 months, first selling my previous house (she found my buyer after 2 months) and then buying the house I finally wanted. I learned a new respect for realtors and how hard they work to earn their commission. I was so grateful to have someone else to take care of the myriad of details, especially surrounding the closing times. I sold our house and had to be in another one in a little less than 4 weeks and I felt that Sheila probably worked full time on me alone during that time! Even though I think at times I was a source of frustration to her (things had to be done my way) she was always professional, very friendly, and eager to move on to the next step. I feel I have found a friend in Sheila and would recommend her highly to anyone.

Katie Yde


As a first-time homebuyer, I had an excellent experience in working with Sheila Power through Restaino & Associates Realtors.  Sheila listened to what my property interests were, coordinated property showings without delay, provided answers to all of my questions, and guided me through the home buying process.  I felt valued and comfortable as a customer.  Needless to say, I am very happy with my new home and will not hesitate to work with Sheila again in the future.  Thank You!

Rebecca Trolinger


Sheila was very knowledgeable and supportive during the entire process of assessing my home value and the showings that followed. She was familiar with market values and provided me with suggestions as to how to best show my home. I believe this is what made the difference in selling my home. The best part of my interactions with Sheila was that she changed my opinion of realtors in a very positive way. She was considerate of me and of the buyers interested in my home. The process fair and done in a very honest way. It was quite extraordinary to sell my condo so quickly.

Carol, Madison


Sheila was  an immense help in selling my home.  Her experience and knowledge went a long way in dealing with what has become a very complicated housing market!  She was ready, and willing to do what was necessary to get the job done; all the while maintaining a positive, yet realistic outlook.



As first-time home buyers, we were very anxious about the process of selecting and purchasing a home. Sheila listened very carefully to our needs and wants, and made sure we saw every house that we were interested in seeing. She never pressured us to make a decision, nor told us "what we wanted to hear" just to appease us. During the process, she was involved in every step, never afraid to pick up the phone to make things happen. She was in constant contact with our lender, the builder, the listing agent... and us! If we needed to get in touch, she was available and always got us the answers we needed. Even after the deal was closed and we had moved in, she helped us contact the electrician who worked on our home when we had issues with the electricity in our kitchen. Sheila is a committed and caring realtor, and we are lucky to have found her. 

Holly and Jared - 5653 Old Oak Dr


Sheila was exceptionally energetic, timely and professional as our Realtor. We are grateful for all of her patience and dedication as we were not the easiest clients. For many months, Sheila coordinated showings around our hectic work schedules and always willing to meet with us 7 days a week any time of the day. She quickly learned of the style of home we were looking for and would notify us of homes before they were listed on the internet. We were impressed with her attention to detail and keeping us informed as much as she did. If it wasn't for all of her hard work, we wouldn't be in our dream home today. We wholeheartedly recommend Sheila to anyone who needs a Realtor in the Madison area. 

Your clients and friends, Jaime and Ericka Davis


Dear Sheila, 

It is my pleasure to recommend your services as an outstanding Realtor in the Dane County market area.
I have had the opportunity to work with you, both on a professional basis as an attorney and on an individual basis.

It was your ability, attitude and endurance that provided for the sale of the home at 1025 Seminole Highway, Nakoma.

The estate in probate , involved this home, where it was necessary to liquidate the assets as soon as possible. The sale, for a substantial cash price, was accomplished within the listing period. You went beyond the call of duty to make certain the furnace and appurtenances were in working condition at all times. You took a personal interest in the fixing up of the home to show its unique and outstanding features.

Your personal contact with prospective buyers resulted in the timely sale of the property ,irrespective of the negative market conditions, on March 5, 2008.
In addition to the foregoing, our family had the personal privilege of purchasing a condo through you. It was your research and knowledge of the market  that found the property. Your prompt action in showing us the condo provided for an early closing for us, as happy buyers. Our prior real estate experience with you gave us the necessary condidence that you could get the job done on a timely basis.

You have been professional in all respects and your integrity and attitiude are exceptional. I would be pleased to answer any inquiries relating to your outstanding ability as a dedicated and enthusiastic Realtor. If the need for a Realtor should again arise, you will be our first call.
With kindest regards and best wishes for a prosperous year in sales,
I remain ,
Elizabeth T. Rodenkirch


"Sheila did a great job for us.  She was a very hard worker and was willing to meet with us or talk to us about anything at anytime despite our very hectic schedule.  It made it very convenient to go around looking for houses.  When it came time to actually put in the offer, and the negotiations between her and the seller's, she also came up great.  We feel she helped us get a great deal on the house.  All of the references she has provided for various house services related to buying and owning a home have been excellent as well.  Thanks Sheila!"

Aaron and Lauren

Being a first time home buyer can be a intimidating experience, but Sheila made me feel comfortable from day one. She took all my needs into consideration and even sent me notifications regarding new properties with exactly what I was looking (location, size, price range) directing to my email! Sheila even recommended financing for myself, which I was leery of, but once I actually met him for the first time we clicked immediately. He ended up writing a great loan for myself.
Sheila went, what I felt was, above and beyond what she really had to do and I really apperciate everything she has done. She has my made first time home buying experience an extremely pleasurable one with little to no stress invovled. I would recommend her services to anyone. When it comes time to sell and buy again her number will be the first one I call. 
Thanks for everything!  


Thank you for helping us find our new home! Your patience and understanding was very much appreciated by both of us. We are thankful that you took the time to show us the many houses that we selected as "hopefuls." We also appreciated how you stayed in the background and were unobtrusive when we were looking at the houses. You answered questions we had and if you didn't have the answer, you told us that you would get the information to us, which you did. Since we hadn't bought or sold a house in almost 30 years, it was a huge step for us to take. You were there every step of the way, providing suggestions and open houses for the quick sale of our old house (only 3 1/2 weeks on the market!) and helping us find this new, wonderful house that we are in now. We want to commend Restaino's Concierge Service. When we had to make a few repairs to our old house, the craftspeople that were recommended were highly skilled and reasonably priced. The movers that were recommended handled our household goods with care and the move itself went without a hitch. We also appreciate your after-sale help in finding companies to handle our new house projects.

Rose & Paul

Sheila was a joy to work with. She is warm-hearted, energetic, knowledgeable and bright. Even though she always has many irons in the fire, she works hard to give individual attention, and to keep in contact with her clients. She discerned what I was looking for in a home and showed me many until I found the one that "spoke to me" the instant I walked in. And she worked tirelessly to see that I got a handsome price for the house I was selling. At both closings, I felt that she valued not only my business, but my friendship. Sheila walks with you the whole way. I would not hesitate to recommend Sheila to any family members or friends who need the service of a qualified realtor. And I would certainly use her services again in the future, should the occasion arise.

Thank you for all of your hard work over the last several months. Amy and I were more than pleased with the outcome of our first house buying experience. In what can be such a stressful moment, your help allowed us to enjoy the experience of purchasing a home. It is your commitment which allowed us to find a place to call home!
Thank you again, Andy and Amy

I met Sheila Power at an open house. I felt she was warm, open and honest with me. These qualities led me to acquire Sheila's services in my search for a condominium on Madison's west side. Sheila assessed my needs and matched me with a seller that had already purchased a new home. Circumstances of timing and unique financing challenged the success of this sale. Sheila worked with the seller, several mortgage companies and myself and found a way to complete the sale. I recommend Sheila to anyone looking to solve their real estate needs. She will creatively work hard for you to make your dream a reality too.
Lester Pedersen

During our recent house purchase, Sheila Power functioned as our buyer's agent and did a terrific job. Everything went incredibly fast and smoothly, from apointments with seller and home inpectors, to fast, efficient, and reliable acting on our behalf in the days of negotiating back and forth with seller's agent. Sheila provided us with excellent service, her hands on experience shined through and got us the dream house we wanted in our price range. Based on our experience, We can only give our highest possible recommendations of Sheila Power.
Kind regards, Jeremy and Michael Thomas Poulsen

Sheila Power is someone you can trust! My home buying experience was one I would do all over again with Shelia the next time I'm in the market to buy or sell. Sheila understood my needs and she did an excellent job of finding me the right house at the right price. She diligently provided me listing after listing and took me on showing after showing. I knew Sheila was representing my best interests. She negotiated every aspect of my purchase and did so with friendliness and professionalism. Sheila is definitely a real estate agent you know is there for you!
Wendy Vysoky

"Sheila met our needs as a realtor exceptionally well. With one of us living out of state, it was important that Sheila could show us homes on our schedule and when it was convenient for us. She was available on weekends to take us around to numerous homes. We had a good idea about which area we wanted to live and what type of house we were looking for, and Sheila did a fantastic job of narrowing down the houses we visited to ones that fit our needs. Once we had found the right home, Sheila moved quickly to seal the deal. We felt that buying our first home would be stressful, but Sheila insured that everything went very smoothly for us. From quickly returning our calls and emails, to retrieving information we were asking for, and putting us in touch with a great mortgage banker and a reliable home inspection agency, Sheila did it all for us! The entire process, from start to finish, was simplified thanks to the efforts of Sheila. If we ever need to find another home or sell our current home, we will surely rely on Sheila’s talents to guide us through the process!"
Ann and Thomas