Allyson Hoffman, Making Today's Dreams Tomorrow's Reality! (RE/MAX of Barrington)

1245 Waukegan Road

Glenview , IL 60025

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.

Get to know Allyson Hoffman

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.


    Broker Associate
    RE/MAX of Barrington
    306 W. Northwest Highway
    Barrington, IL 60010


    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


      Relocation Specialist
      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.

Allyson Hoffman's Blog Posts


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 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.

Testimonials for Allyson Hoffman

  • 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.

  • Robert Meltzer

    "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."

  • Curtis Watson

    "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!"

  • Steve Barnhart

    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.

  • Kathy Mazur

    "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


    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! "

  • Kathleen O’Connor

    “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!”

  • Tami Friedman

    "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."

    Service Areas (7)
    • Barrington, IL
    • Deerfield, IL
    • Glenview, IL
    • Highland Park, IL
    • Glencoe, IL
    • Lincolnshire, IL
    • Riverwoods, IL
    • Wilmette, IL
    Specialties (11)
    • Buyers
    • Condos/Townhomes
    • Investment Properties
    • Land
    • Luxury Homes
    • New Construction
    • Relocation
    • Residential
    • Sellers
    • Seniors
    • Staging
    Languages (1)
    • English