About The Gillette Team

I do not settle for less than the best for my clients. That is why I use the team approach in my business. It ensures that all my clients get the Uncommon Service and Outstanding Results that have become my trademark. With well over 1400 closed transactions, over 29 years of experience, and the support of my team, my clients experience a level of service they don’t find anywhere else.”

— Sheila Gillette

Sheila Gillette

Sheila Gillette, Real Estate Agent

  • 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)


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.

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.

Ally Gillette

Ally Gillette, Agent

Ally is Sheila’s daughter and consequently, real estate has always been a big part of her life. Licensed sinced 1998, Ally loves working with buyers and sellers of all levels. A Washington area native, she knows the ins and outs of many Washington area neighborhoods. With three school aged children in the Fairfax County school system, she is very knowledgeable of the inner workings of the school districts.

What clients are saying about Ally…

“I want to say thank you for helping me through this process of buying my first home.  Although this may have seemed like a smooth transaction for you, your assistance and guidance alleviated many of the uncertainties I had during the process.  Hopefully, I’ll be staying in this home for quite awhile.  When the time comes to sell, I look forward to working with you and your team again.” – T. Hodge  Springfield, VA

“Ally Gillette went above and beyond to make sure we were able to get into our new house.  My family has used The Gillette Team in the past and will continue to do so” – W. Corcoran  Gainesville, VA

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Melissa Lepore, Agent

Melissa is a native of Northern Virginia and has been in the sales/hospitality industry for 23 years. Melissa’s main focus has been customer service throughout her career.  She spent five years at The Watergate Hotel in Washington, DC as a Sales Manager handling VIP guests and has brought that “hospitality mentality” with her to the real estate industry.  She has been with The Gillette Team for eight years and can help you with all your home buying and selling needs.  Client satisfaction is her main goal!

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Sarah Scott, Agent, SRES, ASP

Sarah comes to real estate after 30 years as a nurse.  She has been in the Northern Virginia area four years and has gotten to know the area very well.  Being a Realtor has enabled her to still work with people showing property and hosting open houses.  If you are listing your property, she would be happy to help you stage your home as a Certified Staging Specialist.  From the first time home buyer to the senior that may be downsizing, Sarah enjoys helping people find just the right house.

What clients are saying about Sarah…

“Sarah provided excellent practical and aesthetic guidance to us when we updated and staged our old home before going on the market. When we decided to buy a new home that required a fair bit of work, we knew we wanted her assistance with renovating and decorating decisions for that home as well! We had our new kitchen gutted so there was lots of work to be done and many decisions to be made in a very short period of time. She helped us pick paint colors that were complementary and provided the look and feel of what we wanted. She gave me peace of mind (and in turn my husband) when I waivered on the color choice for our island countertops. She hunted down the right type and style of both recessed and pendant lights and told me exactly where to find them. She has an innate talent for interior design and we would have been lost without her!”
– Steve and Kim Albert   Alexandria

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Deven Lee, Marketing Coordinator/Agent

Deven is the newest member of our team! She is a South Carolina native and grew up in a real estate family, with both parents being Realtors. She has brought her knowledge and sweet, southern charm north to the DC area and to The Gillette Team. She originally moved to the area as a flight attendant for American Airlines, but decided her true passion was in the real estate industry. Deven’s main focus is on marketing our fabulous team and continues to work as an agent, as well.

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