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Keith Allen

Premier Agent

6 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Real Estate Consultant

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Short-Sale

Ratings & Reviews

We are first time home buyers and especially in a new country were very nervous. However, When we met Keith there were a couple of things that stood out: - He was VERY CLEAR in his communication as to what will be required of us to move forward ( in terms of mortgage requirements, locations, monetary needs etc). He was kind enough to walk us through the entire process multiple times and was very patient while we learned it. - Keith made sure that we are ready while he scheduled a few showings to get our feet wet - in terms of what is available in the market, the conditions etc. - When we were ready, Keith showed us multiple houses, was actively participating in guiding us as to what parameters we should be looking at and all the while giving us the freedom to make a decision. - The closing was a cakewalk. The home is beautiful and Keith made it very easy to move into the new home. One instance of his dedication was when we decided to get the new place cleaned just before the move - Keith was with me the whole time (almost 8 hrs of that evening) while we coordinated things. I would recommend Keith to any new homebuyers that come our way. A very calm, collected figure - with excellent knowledge of the area and the industry. His guidance helped us immensely in making the right decision. The home has been wonderful. Thank you Keith.

  

08/10/2015 - vdahalkar
Bought a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $425K in Prairie View, IL.

We are first time home buyers and especially in a new country were very nervous. However, When we met Keith there were a couple of things that stood out: - He was VERY CLEAR in his communication as to what will be required of us to move forward ( in terms of mortgage requirements, locations, monetary needs etc). He was kind enough to walk us through the entire process multiple times and was very patient while we learned it. - Keith made sure that we are ready while he scheduled a few showings to get our feet wet - in terms of what is available in the market, the conditions etc. - When we were ready, Keith showed us multiple houses, was actively participating in guiding us as to what parameters we should be looking at and all the while giving us the freedom to make a decision. - The closing was a cakewalk. The home is beautiful and Keith made it very easy to move into the new home. One instance of his dedication was when we decided to get the new place cleaned just before the move - Keith was with me the whole time (almost 8 hrs of that evening) while we coordinated things. I would recommend Keith to any new homebuyers that come our way. A very calm, collected figure - with excellent knowledge of the area and the industry. His guidance helped us immensely in making the right decision. The home has been wonderful. Thank you Keith.

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07/07/2015 - sdahalkar
Bought a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $425K in Prairie View, IL.

Well, we just knew we wanted to buy a house in Buffalo Grove and stay in Stevenson district. So I started browsing Google for houses and came across Keith's website. I started following the website out of enthusiasm and curiosity, without any plan of action in mind. Every time I came across a house I liked, I would request Keith to take us to visit the property. Keith was always very patient with us even while he was fully aware that we were not ready to make a purchase anytime soon. And at the same time he kept encouraging us to save enough and be fully prepared before jumping in the game. He guided us back to reality, very nicely I must say, by asking questions like what exactly we were looking for in our own house, how much were we willing to put down or our comfort level for the FHA or traditional loan. He gave us his best advice depending on our financial situation at the time. He educated us about different expenses we will have to consider apart from the house price itself. Finally when we were ready and started our mission of house hunting, Keith was ready with his list of houses and details on each of them. He inspected each property carefully in order to educate us on the pros and cons of each one of those. He saved us from making hasty decisions at times and he was empathetic with us when we could not buy the best in the list due to bad school ratings. I think Keith started understanding our taste in the process. When me and my husband entered our new house for the first time, he knew we were in love with the property right away. He helped us to play it cool and to come back with a decent offer for the sellers. Once again he was patient with us and was encouraging us, until we closed the deal. It was amazing that we zeroed down on the house within 2 days after we stepped out for house hunting. Following his website and visiting open houses listed on Zillow in the past, gave us a fair idea about what we wanted. Now we are in our own house, happily settled and richer by addition of our new friend, Keith Allen! We wish him all the best in every step of his life. Final words from me: if you are planning to work with Keith, do not hesitate to ask any question that comes up in your mind. However stupid it might seem to your partner (or to you ;D), just put it out to him. And I am sure he will not disappoint you.

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01/05/2015 - user72915111
Bought a Condo home in 2014 for approximately $100K in Beach Park, IL.

I would absolutely recommend Keith to anyone looking for a real estate agent. I was a first time homebuyer and he made the entire process easy for me. He showed me numerous townhomes. When my first two offers did not work out, Keith said we would keep looking and he eventually found a perfect townhome for me. He answered all of my numerous questions quickly and professionally. Keith even took time on the day of closing to check the appliances, program my garage door opener and went into the crawlspace to turn the water back on. I appreciate everything Keith did during the process of buying my first home.

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Response from Keith on 03/02/2015

Thanks Cathy for the nice review! It was a pleasure to work with you and I know you'll love your new home! Stay in touch.

 

  

12/30/2014 - zuser20140403220713687
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $200K in Round Lake Beach, IL.

I highly recommend Keith Allen as a knowledgable and professional agent. He helped us to find our dream house and guided us through the buying process. He always responded to our calls in a timely manner, was very patient and thorough answering numerous questions we had. He helped us negotiate repairs needed for the house and was very persistent in following up with the listing agent and her "sloppy job". I highly recommend Keith to my friends.

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Response from Keith on 03/02/2015

Thanks Olena - this one took a little while due to the repairs needed but we stuck with it and made it happen! I hope you love your new home!

 

  

09/19/2014 - user19132878
Bought a home in 2014 in Hoffman Estates, IL 60169.

Being a First Time Home Buyer. I had ton of Questions about buying a Home. I was literally looking for a trustful guidance with experienced suggestions and finally stopped my agent search with Keith.

I was looking for am agent who can understand my taste of desired home. During my interaction with Keith, He quickly understood my requirements fitting my budget. He was very efficient in communication with buyer's agent to visit the houses which was very productive. Finally, when me & my wife settled with our choice of Home. That's where Keith took a phenomenal stand for me during negotiation with seller/agent. Now when closing process started, i had zillions of Questions about real estste world, for which I was looking for a thorough advise/suggestion with great level of patience to explain 360 degree detail; and definitely Keith was very thorough! He coordinated with all attorney/lender to set up closing date which can be ideal for all. During closing, attorney and Keith provided me a great level of imperative insight about every single closing steps. Kudos to Keith & Adam!!

I would definitlely recommend Keith to my friends and family without any doubt! Needless to say, what makes him a better choice of the agent is: professionalism, courtesy, patience, communication, coordination and Attitude!!

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Response from Keith on 09/23/2014

Thank you so much Manit for the great review!!! It was a pleasure working with you too and I know you'll enjoy your new home as you worked so hard to find just the right one to fit your needs. Congratulations!

 

  

09/15/2014 - rgw7
Showed home in 2014 in Arlington Heights, IL.

Keith handled our transaction with all parties (us (the buyers), the listing agent and attorneys with great patience and professionalism. He offered many good suggestions regarding process and negotiation strategies throughout the process. Compared to other realtors we've used in the past we felt completely secure with Keith. His knowledge and professionalism are good to have on your side. We highly recommend him.

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08/12/2014 - jeanne0040
Sold a Townhouse home in 2014 for approximately $275K in Deerfield, IL.

I was on a very tight timeframe to sell my townhome, having already entered into a contract to buy my new house 500 miles away. Keith gave me good advice regarding pre-listing repairs and staging - not only that, but the day before the photographer arrived, he actually came to my house and assisted with the final staging. We agreed on a listing price, and we had four offers in the first week. One was a cash offer which came in low but raised to list price, which I might have accepted, but Keith cautioned me against accepting without proof of funds. I'm glad he did, because I accepted an offer a few days later above list. Also, he negotiated a closing date which was 2 days before my purchase closing, only 5 weeks away. In all, my house was only on the market for a week. He was there for the final walkthrough, and kept in touch with me to let me know when the proceeds of the sale were wired. The only thing he didn't help me do was pack and move! I would wholeheartedly recommend Keith Allen to anyone preparing to buy or sell a house. He is experienced, knowledgable and loves what he does.

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06/30/2014 - kskulesza
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $150K in Mundelein, IL.

Handled with professionalism, attentiveness and kindness. As a first time home buyer I was unaware of what it took to buy a house. I am so thankful that Keith Allen guided me through the process. Prior to meeting we talked about what I wanted in a home and in a neighborhood. We also discussed my lifestyle in terms of how much effort I wanted to put into a home and gardens. The first showings were spot on to my specifications. Having made my decision, Mr. Allen drew up the paperwork,recomended a lawyer and provided a list of inspection services to me. Both the lawyer and inspection service I chose were some of the most thorough and professional people I have ever met. The negotiation of repairs, sales price, contract changes, to the final signing Keith Allen handled so smoothly that my involvement from that point on was stress free. I cannot thank him enough.

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06/29/2014 - janeen9098
Helped me rent a Single Family home in Gurnee, IL.

Keith was a very knowledgeable and genuine person. We were not from Chicago and he guided us through the whole decision making process on how to get a great rental within our budget. He is a hard worker. We are a military family, so we were not in the buying process, but if we were to retire in Chicago, we would definitely call Keith. I recommend Keith for all of your realtor needs.

Janeen and Isaiah Ray

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06/29/2014 - silviayr01
Showed home in 2013 in Prospect Heights, IL.

Keith is very helpful, proactive and knowledgeable. He gave us helpful advice and guidance to better understand the process of placing offers. He always answered our questions in a courteous and professional manner and we enjoyed working with him.

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