Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $225K in Mount Prospect, IL.
Alan made our home buying experience not only stress free but fun! He is very knowledgeable on all aspects of the home and he often would point out things to us that we didn't even notice or would just share information about the quality or use of different appliances or accessories. He looks out for the best interest of his clients and points out both pros and cons. He was very attentive to what we were looking for and extremely patient. Alan also is incredibly easy to get a hold of. If we saw a property we wanted to see that morning, he would do his best to show it to us that day. We couldn't have been happier with the service and friendliness of Alan.
Helped me rent a Condo home in Rogers Park, Chicago, IL.
What a terrific realtor. He was able to find me the place of my dreams in a matter of days, and worked around the clock to ensure all of my needs were met. You honestly cannot be in better hands, great sense of humor, and wonderful to be around; Alan makes you feel right at home, as he finds you a great home, whether it is a rental or buying a place.
Searching for a house is stressful enough, so you can imagine the stress of finding a home while heavily pregnant with the hope of finding a place before the baby arrives. But we managed to get through the process with the help of Alan May. Alan is a terrific realtor. He was knowledgeable and pointed out things we didn’t even know to look for. He had a list of several professionals (loan officers, RE attorneys, home inspectors) he referred us to, which took away the burden of searching for professionals on our own. With the list he provided, all we had to do was call and decide who to use from the options provided. He was also the voice of reason when the desperation set in and we wanted to lower the original search standards just so we could find a place (i.e. settle for a not so great school district) as well as in final negotiations on the price of the home we bought. Alan is a great guy, very funny, which made for pleasant home visits. On a side note, he was wonderful with our kids. Overall, if or when we are looking to move again, we would definitely use Alan again.
Response from Alan May on 09/12/2012
It helps that you guys were fabulous to work with, as well. Thanks for the wonderful review, and I hope you have many wonderful years in your new home.
Sold a Single Family home in 2007 in Glen Carbon, IL.
This recommendation can't be based on actual first hand experience with Alan as I've never had him for representation. However in following his posts on several real estate internet sites, he has illustrated time and again to be extremely knowledgeable, and certainly knows the process. His posts reflect that he is one of high ethical standards, and has a true concern his clients. There isn't any doubt in my mind that if I were in his area and needed a Realtor, he would be my choice.
In the four years that I've been reading his posts, I couldn't help but notice the respect and admiration he enjoys from his fellow colleagues.
Since we lived out of his service area and we didn't have the pleasure of having him to personally represent us, to be honest in this review I did not rate him on responsiveness or negotiation skills.
Disclaimer: Alan didn't help us buy a house, but his honest and generous advice on Zillow was instrumental in helping us sell our house. As retirees after selling we downsized to an apartment, and currently are renting in Texas.
Response from Alan May on 04/01/2011
Rockinblu - I am blown away by your overwhelming recommendation. I'm humbled, honoured and grateful. Thank you, it's much appreciated, particularly from you.