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Residential Real Estate specializing in Evanston, the entire north shore, and northern areas of Chicago.
Condominiums, & Single-Family homes
Realtor® - Evanston, IL - Alan May
CRS - Certified Residential Specialist
CNS - Certified Negotiation Specialist
ABR - Accredited Buyer's Representative
USAA Preferred Agent for listing or buyer relocation with the MoversAdvantage program.
Cartus Certified as a listing or buyer relocation expert
President's Circle National Award Winner.
I am a residential real estate agent practicing on the north shore of Chicago. I specialize in Evanston properties, but also work in all the north shore suburbs (Wilmette, Winnetka, Kenilworth, Skokie, Glenview, Glencoe) as well as into the city (Rogers Park, Andersonville, Edgewater, Lakeview).
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My Evanston Real Estate Services
I am a Realtor®, and help buyers and sellers in Evanston, Illinois, concentrating on the North Shore of Chicago. That includes, Evanston, Skokie, Wilmette, Winnetka, Glenview, Northbrook, Northfield, Kenilworth, Highland Park and more. I also show and sell property in Chicago, in the Lakeview, Edgewater, Andersonville, and Rogers Park areas.
I am not a strong believer in Open Houses. They are a wonderful tool that allows me to connect with new potential clients, but they're not a very good method of finding a buyer for your property. I'm also not a huge fan of print media. Sellers like to see Open Houses and Newspaper ads, because they're really the only tool that sellers are familiar with.
I stress a strong internet presence, broker's tours, professional photographs and virtual tours, color brochures, direct mail flyers and I like to make sure that I get a copy of your listing, directly into the hands of the top 100 agents in the area, who sell properties matching your description.
Evanston Home Buyers Testimonials
I used Alan to help sell my parent's home in Skokie. Alan was just great. Helpful, professional, and easy to work with. He went way out of his way to help me in so many ways. His easy manner and fast responses made the process a pleasure. It was like working with a new friend. I can recommend him without any reservations. Barry B. 11/2011
Alan helped us buy our condo two years ago. As first-time buyers, we were nervous, but he put us completely at ease. Alan was extremely professional, personable, helpful and a true expert. He was patient with our many questions and was a joy to work with. He was also a master negotiator-- he managed to help us get the place of our dreams for an amazing price. I will definitely work with Alan again in the future and would recommend him to anyone Sarah & Chris V. 10/2011
Alan worked with us for over a year as we searched for our first house. Throughout this time Alan was helpful, experienced and patient. When we found the right house, he guided us through the sale process and put us in touch with other top-notch professionals to see us through. I would definitely recommend him. Jeff & Marybeth H. 09/2011
"I just wanted to thank you again for all of the work you did to close our transaction last week. We really can't thank you enough for all of your help through the whole process. It was an overwhelming under-taking for us to be searching for our first house, and it gave us great piece of mind to be working with such an experienced agent. We appreciate all of the time you took from your schedule to help us; from negotiating the sales contract, to letting in contractors at the last minute. You really exceeded our expectations and we will be recommending you to any person we know looking for a home in Evanston." Laura & Scott November 2010
“Alan did an amazing job in helping us find our house in Chicago. He displayed professionalism, patience, and knowledge in showing us between 30 and 50 properties, while knowing we still had a house to sell in Seattle in the worst market in years. We could only look at houses during short trips to Chicago and Alan coordinated showings down to the minute and provided expert knowledge of neighborhoods we were looking in. Alan was referred to us by USAA and has since become a friend. While we hope not to have to sell//buy again soon, we know we will be including Alan in our next search.” G. & L. September 23, 2009
“Alan was the real estate agent for the sale of our home in Evanston, as well as for the purchase of our condo in Chicago. We were worried about being able to sell our house in today's market. However, as a result of Alan's extensive knowledge of the market and his demonstrated salesmanship skills, our house sold quickly and at a great price! I would recommend Alan without hestitation.” P.B.Friday, Jan, 22, 2009
from a fellow Realtor: It was a pleasure working with you on the sale of (Address). Your professionalism and attention to detail made for a seamless transaction. Many thanks." J.M.Friday, Oct. 31, 2008
"I have bought and sold five properties with Alan. Alan is professional and knowledgeable and has become much more than merely a Realtor. He has become a confidant, counselor and a friend. I have used Alan in the past, and will use and recommend him in the future." P.T.Tue Oct 3, 2006
"We interviewed three agents, and chose Alan May of Coldwell Banker. He suggested we price our home higher than the other two agents did. At first, we thought he was just telling us what we wanted to hear, but he convinced us that our home was worth more than the other two agents thought. We didn't list at the highest price of the range that he suggested, but we went under contract, with multiple offers, selling within $5,000 of Alan's suggested listing price! Alan was right, and if we'd listened to either of those other agents, we would have left a lot of money behind." C. & J.Tue Jan 15
"Alan was the second agent I chose. I wish I had chosen him first. He was helpful and hands-on. I never had to wonder what was going on, he gave me ongoing feedback, and ultimately sold my unit for more than we both expected... well at least more than I expected." StevenSat Feb 18, 2006
"We have so much to thank you for, but did want you to know how we so appreciated all your efforts on our behalf" S. & J.Tue Aug 30, 2005
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