Sold a Condo home in 2012 for approximately $275K in South Loop, Chicago, IL.
Completely agree with the previous review! WORST AGENT I'VE EVER SEEN. This guy disappeared a week before the closing without leaving any notice. The seller agent, mortgage broker, my attorney and myself tried every possible method to reach him, emails, phone calls, messages... NO REPLY! We contacted his company,but even his coworkers and manager didn't know where he was. Initially, we thought there might be an accident or emergency. However, at the night before the closing day, I got an email from him with just a simply message "Have limited service since I am out of town". This is probably the most ridiculous thing you can ever expect when buying a house. We finally had his manager sign the closing documents and closed the deal without him. In addition to that, he didn't even try to negotiate when we received a counter offer from the bank. The only thing he did was to push me to accept the counter offer and move on with the deal. Obviously, all he cares about is his commission. KEEP AWAY FROM THIS GUY AND DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME AND MONEY!
We approached Alan with the vague idea that we were considering to purchase a bigger home to take advantage of the low housing prices, but with no further defined budget or ideas of what we exactly want. Alan spent a lot of time vetting and showing us a variety of properties -- condos, townhouses, and even single families, at various price levels and locations, to help us gradually form opinions of what we really wanted. Not until the end of the househunting process, it was not clear even to ourselves if we would actually buy anything, but Alan patiently kept showing us places to help us understand what we really want.
Alan is extremely familiar with the properties in and near downtown Chicago. In each neighborhood, he can always tell us the great restraurants, shops, and landmark properties. I also find it impressive that he can often glance at a random house and estimate the value quite accurately.
Overall, Alan is a great realtor who has done an excellent job finding us the right house.
Alan is a terrific agent. Efficient and responsive, Alan took all our home buying criteria into account and was able to show us homes within our price range, in our outlined location, and featuring our desired amenities.
Having worked with several Chicago based realtors in the past, I would highly recommend Alan and will use his expertise again.
Alan, you have a gift for working with people, and you're one of the best and most astute listeners I have ever met. I came to you with a list of non-negotiable requirements and you showed me the most spectacular units. I will continue to recommend you to my friends and business contacts. Thank youfor helping me find a condo that I can afford and call home!
Alan, you are a rare breed. Not only did you take the time and trouble to show us around, you were patient enough to persist. The effort, energy and commitment that you provided went far beyond our expectations. We could never have believed that working with a real estate agent could be so wonderful. Not only did we find a great broker, but an ongoing friendship. We wish you continued success!”
Alan is extremely hardworking, dedicated agent who has a well articulated grasp on the market / neighborhoods and through research and robust experience is able to put together the best list of options for his clients, tailored specifically to their criteria. Finding a home is no easy task, and having the peace of mind that an agent has your best interests at heart, makes the process streamlined and comforting.
I would recommend Alan in any professional capacity and look forward to my next condo purchase!
This agent puts his client first!!! He is thorough, prompt, an excellent listener,and has a very pleasant demeanor. His patience and thoroughness are exemplary. We have seen numerous apartments with him,and although at times we have been very "nit picky" , he never loses his cool and always comforts us stating , "Don't worry. You'll find something ."
We recommend this agent. He will truly work for you!!!