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Park Ridge, IL
— RE/MAX Properties Northwest
RE/MAX International Inc.
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Allyson has been serving the residents of Chicago's North Shore, North and Northwest suburbs since 1983. As a consistent top-producing professional, her mission includes a sincere client commitment to providing quality service, results and total satisfaction.
Allyson works closely with a team of top-notch professionals that include:
Technical Specialist/Business Consultant
Professional Real Estate Virtual Assistant - Kim Hughes & Company
Professional Web Designer - BauerINC Network
Project based part-time staff
Highly dependable affiliates including attorneys lenders and home inspectors
These professionals are designed to uphold Allyson's firm commitment to providing top quality results-oriented services as their most critical ojective.
RE/MAX Properties Northwest
37 S. Prospect Avenue
Park Ridge, IL 60068
B.A. 1972. State University of NY at Albany
M.A. 1974. University of Illinois Champaign
1974-1983. Teacher of Language Arts
1981-1982. General Partner, D & A Enterprises, public relations consultants
1985-2010. RE/MAX North, Broker Associate.
2010-2019. RE/MAX Villager, Broker Associate.
National Association of Realtors
Illinois Association of Realtors
North Shore-Barrington Association of Realtors
Midwest Real Estate Data LLC (MLS)
Residential Sales Council
Women’s Council of Realtors
HONORS & AWARDS
1987 Speaker. Top Ten Relocation Brainstorm
1988 Speaker. RE/MAX Midwest Convention
1990 Speaker. Top Ten Relocation Brainstorm
1991 Certified Relocation Professional
1992 RE/MAX Hall of Fame
1993 Graduate of the Realtors Institute
1994 Speaker. North Shore Board Membership
1994 Speaker. RE/MAX of Northern Illinois
1994 Certified Residential Specialist
1999-2000/2001-2002 Director. North Shore-Barrington Assn of Realtors
2000 Speaker. Illinois Assn of Realtors Convention
2000 e-PRO Certified Internet Professional
2001 RE/MAX Internat’l Lifetime Achievement Award
2003 Associate of the Year for North Shore-Barrington Assn . of Realtors
2004-2005 Illinois Assn of Realtors. Board of Directors
2004 Accredited Buyer’s Representative
2005 Vice Chairman - Technology Committee, IAR
2006 Chairman - Technology Committee, IAR
2007 Seniors Real Estate Specialist
2007 Accredited Consultant in Real Estate
2008 Speaker RE/MAX International Convention Las Vegas, NV
2009 SFR – Short Sale Foreclosure Resource
2012 CDPE – Certified Distressed Property Expert
2015 Realtor of the Year for North Shore-Barrington Assn. of Realtors
REFERENCES References available upon request.
Buying a Home Requires Many Difficult Decisions. Make Sure Your Realtor is a Top Local Expert. Your home is probably the biggest purchase your family will ever make, and it involves many decisions that go beyond simply choosing one you like.
As a top Chicago North Shore, North, Northwest Suburbs and Northern Illinois area Realtor, here is how I will guide you through the entire process, from viewing homes and financing, to making sure the final contract is in your best interest.
Search the entire Northern Illinois Midwest Real Estate MLS. Learn about the home buying and selling process, recent home sales,area statistics, school scores, Northern Illinois neighborhood information, community profiles.
North Shore and North suburban communities include: Deerfield, Evanston, Glencoe, Glenview, Highland Park, Highwood, Kenilworth, Lake Bluff, Lake Forest, Lincolnwood, Mettawa, Morton Grove, Northbrook, Riverwoods, Skokie, Wilmette and Winnetka. Northwest suburban areas include: Arlington Heights, Barrington, Barrington Hills, Buffalo Grove, Deer Park, Grayslake, Gurnee, Hawthorn Woods, Kildeer, Lake Barrington, Lake Zurich, Libertyville, Long Grove, Mount Prospect, Mundelein, Niles, North Barrington, Palatine, Rolling Meadows, South Barrington, Vernon Hills and Wheeling.
You will have full access to ALL homes available in the Chicago North Shore, North, Northwest Suburbs and Northern Illinois market, even listings not yet on the MLS, through my professional Illinois real estate affiliations.
My expert local knowledge of the Chicago's North Shore, North, Northwest Suburbs and Northern Illinois area should be invaluable to you, not just in terms of real estate, but also schools, neighborhoods, the local economy, and more. Every local real estate market absolutely has its own trends and opportunities. This can vary greatly, even one neighborhood to the next. Chicago's North Shore, North, Northwest Suburbs and Northern Illinois is no different! I will steer to opportunities and away from potential pitfalls.
What is the true market value of the home you are interested in? Is it priced too high? Is it a bargain that you should jump on? I help home buyers make decisions like this every day, and I'll make sure that YOU get the best value for your money. Negotiating with sellers can be stressful. I will help you negotiate, so that the final contract includes your best possible terms and conditions. You should know absolutely everything about the property you are buying! You and I will view every home that you are interested in, together. Prior to closing I will make you fully aware of any and all inspections available to you. Have confidence when signing documents. Contracts are full of complicated terms and clauses that can greatly affect your future life in your new home. I will give you the full benefit of my real estate knowledge and experience.
Get the Straight Facts About What Can Make or Break the Sale of Your Home. Choose a Top Realtor. My marketing philosophy is simple: Get the highest price in the least time with minimal inconvenience to my seller clients. If you measure my performance versus the market, the results are irrefutable. The core strategy in consistently outperforming the market is based on a belief of developing an individual custom marketing program for client and each property. I call it my Unique Selling Proposition. If you would like to know more, please contact me at Allyson@Allyson.com to discuss a custom marketing program for you and your home! Selling your home is one of the most important decisions you will make in your life. How much is it REALLY worth? How long will it take to sell? How do you handle buyers making undesirable offers?
As a top Chicago North Shore, North, Northwest Suburbs and Northern Illinois area Realtor with over 31 years of experience and a proven track record, it is my job to guide you through this complicated process, from beginning to end with the goal of obtaining the maximum value for your home, within YOUR time frame.
Here are just some of the things that I will do to market and sell your home:
1 - Buyers want to buy your home for as little as possible! Through detailed comparisons between your home and recently sold homes, and other properties currently on the market in Chicago's North Shore, North, Northwest Suburbs in Northern Illinois, together we can determine what your home is really worth in today's market. In the industry this is called a Comparative Market Analysis or CMA. I will do this for you, for free.
2 - Buyers have their own timelines, which might not be yours! I make sure they don't waste your time by qualifying them as to their real ability to afford your home.
3 - More buyers interested in your Chicago North Shore, North, Northwest Suburbs and Northern Illinois home means more money in your pocket when it is sold. My extensive marketing of your home assures you of maximum value. Maxmimum exposure across my personal websites, major real estate portals, a property specific website and more assures the promotion needed to obtain these results.
When we begin marketing your home, I will also immediately notify all the buyers that I am helping find their ideal home and share your information with all the Realtors in this area and their homebuyers as well. This is a powerful way to jump start the sale of your home!
To prepare you and your home for a great first impressions, I will walk through your home together with you and advise you how to present your property to maximize its selling price. Some improvements are worth it, and some are not!
You'll want to be careful since real estate contracts can be complicated and sometimes, intimidating. Don't go to your closing with doubts.
If you select me to assist you in this process, you will have the full benefit of my Chicago North Shore, North, Northwest Suburbs and Northern Illinois real estate experience and knowledge available to assure a smooth and successful closing.
|Steve and Marsha Lidskin
|Allyson -- We just wanted to again thank you for the wonderful job you did for us selling our condo in Northbrook. You made the entire process manageable in every way. We are so happy that we chose you as our realtor. We wish you lots of good luck for you, your career, your family and DOG.... We will most definitely sing your praises and try to send more business your way. Hope to talk to you sometime in the future.
|Selami and Aysegul
|Thanks for your great help to sell our house in Libertyville. It was a great pleasure knowing you and working with you. It was your marketing and excellent professional skills that helped us to sell our house in a slow selling subdivision.
|"Allyson handled every aspect of our purchase with patience and expertise. She did a great job helping us and I would strongly recommend her to everyone I know."
|"Could not recommend Ms. Hoffman enough! Felt very secure in all her advice and experience in selling our home. Felt confident no one could have done the job better!"
|Allyson was very thorough and detailed in everything, from staging the home to look its best all the way up to the closing. She was very responsive to all communications regarding the transaction. We had an offer in the first 2 days of being on the market! Definitely recommend.
|"The experience I had using Allyson as a realtor to sell my condominium was exceptional from beginning to end. She is extremely professional and thoroughly knowledgeable about all areas of her profession. She went above and beyond to help me sell my condo in a timely fashion and for the asking price. In fact, the condo sold the first day it went on the market. Allyson makes you feel like you're her only client, which is definitely not the case. She was easy to get ahold of and quickly responded to any questions or requests. I was anxious about selling my condo and she was able to put me at ease throughout the entire process. I would highly recommend her without reservation. She's AMAZING!"
|Bob (Highland Park, Illinois)
|"Allyson is an incredible professional! Very knowledgeable, responsive, courteous,smart, informed, well connected, and an excellent negotiator. Have worked with her for over 20 years, and has done a fabulous job selling our homes. The best of the best!!!!"
|Ivy and John
|"Allyson, I feel that words are inadequate to express how grateful we are to have you on our side. We could not have done this with out you! Thank you for your patience with all our questions. Thank you for making this process run smoothly and as stress-free as possible. Thank You for Wayne Fritz as well! "
|“You will always remain the quintessential real estate professional in my mind, and I will continue to recommend you to my friends and former neighbors in the Northbrook area. Thanks again for all your work and patience. It's been a long road, and you certainly did earn your commission! Thank for your quick work that had my home under contract in under a month!”
|"Allyson Hoffman is one of the most professional, knowledgeable, honest and diligent agents I have known. Whether you are selling or buying, from beginning to end, Allyson is with you every step of the way. Her scope and experience for over 30 years in Chicago's North Shore area allows you to feel confident that you are getting a true picture of the neighborhoods, and all they have to offer. If you are looking to win in the Real Estate marketplace, you will certainly want to have Allyson Hoffman as part of your team."
|Min Park & Yoon Kim
|"Allyson was great to work with. Great results. I would work with her again."
|"Naturally, we thought of Allyson to sell our home since she did a tremendous job for us on a previous home. Allyson's marketing tools were outstanding as was her customer service, sense of urgency, and attention to detail. She kept us informed every step of the way and managed a lot of the details of our negotiations while we were 5,000 miles away in the back country of Alaska. In short, she did a great job for us."
|"I am a sales manager, so I have high expectations when someone is selling something for me as important as real estate. We hired Allyson 4 times in a 2 year period. To find our dream home in Glenview, sell our primary residence, sell a speculative investment and sell vacant land. Her efforts were spectacular, especially in what was a down market. I don't think anybody could have done a better job of marketing our properties, THE most important thing in selling. My wife and I trusted her, liked her, would certainly use her again and recommend her highly without reservation."
|"Our sincerest gratitude for all of your help, support & at one point, your shoulder to cry on. Buying our first house is situation unlike anything we've ever experienced ... a guide like yourself helped us to be more realistic & level-headed. We appreciated the fact that you were very "no-nonsense" & told us what we needed to hear, versus what we might have wanted to hear. Your experience & advice made a huge difference! You'll be the person we think of for our friends & relatives!"
|Allyson is an extremely hard-working, detail-oriented real estate agent. Not only did she do an excellent job on the sales side, but she was also excellent in helping me to find a new home. Her knowledge of the local markets, and her determination are both qualities that make her an indispensible talent. Beyond that, she is an extremely friendly and caring person."
|"We are just so happy we sold the house and we are very thankful that we picked you as our agent. We will give you name to anybody who is looking for an agent. You are very professional, very knowledgeable and most importantly, you get the job done!"
|"Thank you for making the selling of my townhouse an easy and profitable one. I've just completed the move to my apartment...the last box has been emptied and the last repairs made! I sit here in awe as I look at this place wondering how the selling of my townhouse and the financial arrangements were all done in incredible short time. I owe this all to you, Allyson! You quickly observed my frustration and confusion and erased my fears by taking over the insurmountable tasks. You were just what I needed! I had absolutely no knowledge of what to do to get the house ready for selling. You gave me valuable lists of "to-dos" and I followed them religiously! Thanks for taking the time to explain all the financial and legal expectations of the transaction. I do appreciate your competent and professional service. Thanks also for taking the anxiety out of the closing by making it short and informal and giving me a chance to see your "capable assistant". The whole procedure was a class act. Thanks for the lovely gift. I really needed new address lables and I enjoyed the goodies. Now I want to thank you more than words can say for sending me the papers for the IRS! You are incredible!"
|John and Victoria Sershon
|Thank you and all of the people on your staff for the great effort you have put forth to complete the sale of our home. The professionalism exhibited by you and all of your staff was exceptional. The attention to details and the many helpful recommendations made by you were key in getting the sale price to the right level. It was a pleasure to work with all of you. We really appreciate that they were always timely and courteous when advising us of showings. Particularly with the many phone calls and weekly updates that kept us advised of the current status. Your thorough knowledge of the market coupled with the sage advice in responding to various offers, negotiating the transaction, and concluding the sale were of the highest level. I believe the sales brochure was a key element in making the sale so successful. The photographs and the layout, which were personally taken by you, were better than most professional magazine feature articles. It also showed as well on the website as it did in print In regard to all the documents necessary for a transaction such as this to take place, I want you to know that both my lawyer and I saw that they were accurate and professional. It was a pleasure to work with you. Again, both Vickie and I thank you for all of the hard work and exceptional level of professionalism demonstrated during the entire process. If you are ever in this area, we would be pleased to have you stop by. A summer evening cruise on the lake with wine and cheese is a delight."
|"I would like to say what a wonderful experience I had selling my home, thanks to Allyson Hoffman at RE/MAX North in Northbrook, Illinois. Even though my home is small, Allyson gave me the kind of first-rate service and attention that one would expect from a multi-million dollar sale. Her professionalism, courtesy, and expertise were unmatched. We needed to sell our home quickly because of an out-of-state move. Allyson gave us explicit directions on what we needed to do to prepare the house for showing as well as advice on an appropriate asking price. She then put our home on multiple real estate listings, created a website for us, posted a beautiful sign complete with take-away promotional literature, set up a broker’s open house, and advertised in local papers. From the day the house went on the market, we had a constant stream of showings. Not only were we pleased with the asking price, but we also received numerous compliments from the buyer’s brokers on how well our home was priced. This is thanks to the extensive research that Allyson and her office performed, even before our first face-to-face meeting, on area prices and market values. Her office also did a marvelous job of providing feedback to us by contacting potential buyers, after they’d seen the house, to ask for their comments. Despite all the people who said we’d never sell quickly because of the time of year (approaching Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays), the economy, etc., we sold our house within TWO weeks! After that, Allyson and members of her office personally walked me through the sale contract clauses, kept me updated with phone calls and copies of all correspondence from the buyers, and facilitated what was probably one of the smoothest – and fastest – closings on record! Even better, when we are someday ready to buy another in our new state, her office will still be able to help us! I am so pleased with Allyson Hoffman and the wonderful people at RE/MAX North. I could not recommend an agent and an agency any higher."
|"As a professional executive search consultant in the healthcare arena, I'm paid to find exceptional talent for my clients. That said, I want you to know how much I appreciated your extraordinary level of service under conditions that can only be described as less than desirable. Under the best case scenario, whenever adult siblings have to sell the family home of their deceased parent, the process is like trying to walk through an emotional minefield ? blindfolded. You were called in to extract two siblings from that minefield, at night, without knowing what additional obstacles would show up. Not only did you rise to the occasion to assess the volatility of the situation and map out a strategy to deal with the personalities involved, but you also presented the required options in a manner that conveyed an appropriate sense of urgency and secured cooperative commitment to complete the multiple tasks without creating additional drama and/or lost opportunities or time. The outcome produced a sale within six weeks of putting the property on the market; and that included two weeks of accommodating an asking price point set higher than you initially recommended. The amount of traffic generated by your marketing efforts can only be described as phenomenal, especially considering the quality of the houses serving as our competition in the immediate neighborhood market. Throughout the multiple negotiations with prospective buyers', you not only kept us informed ? but you were absolutely straight with us regarding our expectations. I'm sure I caused an Excedrin headache or two along the way when I chose to walk away only to come back with a counter-offer after everyone else thought the deal was dead. What you helped us accomplish was a truly fair deal. The buyer paid more than they wanted and we received less than we wanted. However, at the end of the day, we all knew we each got the best deal for our individual circumstances. Henry Kissinger couldn't have maneuvered a better outcome under similar conditions. After all, you not only had two adult siblings who weren't speaking to each other but lived under the same roof being sold; and two attorneys (one for each sibling) and an excessively-friendly, yellow Labrador who wanted to love every prospective buyer who walked through the home. In spite of all the red flags this situation presented, you took control and got the deal done ? in less than sixty days! That's why I say Thank you for all the hard work and professionalism you demonstrated from the first time we met, to the final crossed "T" and dotted "I" on the closing documents. You are truly a PRO and earned World Class HERO in my book!"
|"This letter is to certify that you will be one of the five panelists selected to speak at this year's Chicagoland Kickoff Seminar to be held on November 16, 1999 at the Inland Meeting Center. Out of the possible hundreds of agents to be panelists, you have been selected based on your skill and ability to service your clients with the utmost integrity and professionalism found in the real estate industry. It is always great to see a Power Agent exemplify the ideals and the concepts of the Power Program. It is a privilege to work with you!"
|Leslie and Scott Kolber
|"Allyson was prompt, realistic and responded to every need immediately. She kept us informed and we trusted her judgement wholeheartedly. She put the wheels in motion ... didn't wait for something to happen. We will sing her praises to anyone who will listen. She made the entire experience of selling a home a very pleasant one. We really enjoyed working with her and her staff!"
|"Having listed my home at what I considered the worst time of year, just before the fall/winter holidays, I was astounded at the activity you generated! I was very pleased with the sale price, and credit you with a very accurate market analysis to keep me realistic. Having listed my home at what I considered the worst time of year, just before the fall/winter holidays, I was astounded at the activity you generated. I was very pleased with the sale price, and credit you with a very accurate market analysis to keep me realistic. I have never experienced anyone who has done a more professional job at the same time showing the care and personal concern at a most stressful time. at a most stressful time."
Allyson "Excellence in Action" Hoffman is a consistent TOP PRODUCER committed to constant improvement, serving clients with integrity and making a difference in the Real Estate Industry.