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.
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.
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.
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!
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!!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $225K in Antioch, IL.
After some tragic circumstances, my wife and I found ourselves in the position of needing to purchase a house through a Land Sale Contract.
We had tried several other agents who claimed to be familiar with the process but had 0 success with them.
Then we found Keith, who was honest when he explained, while Land Sale Contracts were more common several years ago, it had become more of a seller's market and they were harder to find now.
He also had admitted to having limited experience with the process but came up with a unique approach to find us potential homes.
Several weeks and a dozen homes later, we found OUR HOME!
Keith then guided us through the negotiation process and also helped us find an affordable home inspector.
We feel he was there for us at every step of the way looking out for our best interest.
My wife and I would highly recommend Keith to anyone in need of a realtor as he got us the results we needed where others couldn't.
Thanks again Keith for helping us find our new home.
Keith did a good job of showing us homes in the area and responding to homes we had interest in and wanted to see. When we found our rental, Keith worked quickly to show it to us and get us rented. We wanted a lower rent, but were unable to negotiate much beyond what the rental company was asking for.