Thanks for visiting my website.  I hope you find it to be a useful tool whether you are using it to buy, sell, or utilize any of the other resources that I provide.

The most valuable tool that you could have when you are involved in a real estate transaction is a trusted realtor. As a real estate professional, I will successfully help you navigate through all of the intricacies, strategies, and processes that are not commonplace to normal life.  My goal is to provide you all of those services in a prompt, accurate, and trustworthy way.

Why Can You Rely on Me?

First of all, I know this area well.  I was in born in Rockford and have lived most of my life in Loves Park and Machesney Park.  I was raised in a family that valued the investment of real estate.  I graduated from Harlem High School in 1993.  I married a high school friend, Tracy Torres Shields, and currently reside in Machesney Park.  We went away for schooling, started careers outside of the area for short periods, and came back because this is our home.

Secondly, I am invested in this community.  My focus is not to be passive with how my community grows and wait to see what it becomes, but to be proactive in making a difference in my community.  I am an elected Trustee for the Village of Machesney Park. I am the Chairman of the Planning & Economic Development Committee and sit on the Public Improvement & Safety Committee. I am currently the President of Rock River Valley AMBUCS. I am active in Northeast Christian Church. I am an avid supporter of Harlem Schools. I am on the Board of Directors for the Rockford Area Realtors.  I have chosen to get involved to make my region the best place for my family, neighbors, and friends to live, work, and enjoy.

I've enjoyed my 7 years as a realtor helping my clients buy and sell homes.  In those 7 years, I've earned many honors for which I am proud of.

2003 - Bronze Award Winner

2004 - Platinum Award Winner

             Rookie of the Year Award

2005 - Gold Award Winner

2006 - Diamond Award Winner

2007 - Diamond Award Winner

2008 - Gold Award Winner

Put My Experience to Work For You Today.

Please feel free to contact me through my website or call me and I'd be more than happy to assist you with any questions that you might have.


Brad Shields

Realtor - Dickerson & Nieman Realtors

Phone:     (815)543-SOLD (7653)


Fax:          (815)637-7613