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Sophia made the process so great for a first time buyer like myself.

She’s quick to respond to emails and inquiries, and was very detailed and thorough. So happy to have a home!!

Jill Bajorek (Psychotherapist)

Not enough can be said about Arlyn!

My wife and I were being moved to the Chicago area from Las Vegas. Aryln was recommended to us by our previous Realtor and our experience speaks volumes to the greater network of Realtors he associates with. My family needed to find the right home that fit our needs, and fast. Arlyn met that timeline while ensuring we were being taken care of. He made us feel welcome in an area where we knew no one. At every point during the buying process he displayed professionalism and made sure he knew our priorities. In the end, we found the right home and we have Arlyn to thank. Even well over a year after purchasing our home we still communicate. I cannot recommend Arlyn enough, he is simply the best at what he does!

Kenneth Streu (Air Force Recruiter)

I recently short saled my condo and Arlyn was in constant communication with me by phone, text or email.

He is very personable and wants to do the best job he can for you. I would highly recommend Arlyn for any and all realtor needs.

Sue Vetter

If anyone is thinking about buying or selling a home, I highly recommend Arlyn Tratt for your Broker!

Arlyn sold my home in record time and I received top dollar for my house. Arlyn also help me find and purchase my new home and was able to negotiate the best price! Arlyn is a great listener and takes you to look at the kind of homes that stated you wanted. I give Arlyn 5 stars out of 5.

Jacqueline Carroll

Alyn was fantastic to work with.

He is very knowledgeable about what to do to get our house ready for showings. He was patient and flexible and always available for questions. He worked with our schedules for showings, was always prompt, and gave us the best service. I would highly recommend Arlyn!!

Cyndy Novak

Arlyn is a one of a kind individual.

He is easy to work with, adaptable, willing to take a risk on looking at properties and is always there to lend an honest opinion. He is great at supporting you while looking for homes, discussing the positive aspects of each property but also pointing out possible down sides that we starry eyed home shoppers sometimes overlook! Great professional to work with and went above and beyond with all aspects of the home shopping and then buying process! Thank you Arlyn!! Martin & Elisa Boughner

Martin R. Boughner (Engineering and Sales)

Arlyn was incredibly helpful from start to finish.

He answered any question I had, brought new information to my attention as soon as possible, and helped make me feel like I had all of the information at my disposal to make a decision without ever feeling pressured one way or another. I'd highly recommend working with Arlyn for anyone looking for a new home!

Joe Heessburg

Arlyn made a difficult task much easier when it came to selling my mother’s house.

His knowledge of the latest localized buying trends helped set the right price for the house. He was very proactive in getting the property out there and feeling out interest, and as a result, it sold before even hitting the market officially. He was supportive and helpful with all kinds of resources for help getting everything cleared out, making minor repairs, and securing snow shoveling when I was going to be on the other side of the country. Arlyn was very easy to work with and made a difficult situation (clearing out and selling a loved one’s home) much more bearable and feel like a success. I would work with Arlyn again in a heartbeat.

Yvonne Pitrof

Arlyn is top notch real estate professional!

He helped sell our home in Morton Grove quickly and for more than we were expecting. He was incredibly patient, knowledgeable, and super responsive through the entire process. I'm definitely going to recommend him to my friends and family and look forward to working with him again. Thanks for everything Arlyn!

Andrew Cho

Arlyn was fantastic to work with in selling our home.

He was exceptional with explaining things to us and we appreciated his calm demeanor during all the ups and downs of the home selling process. I highly recommend Arlyn.

Mark Postilion (Database Engineer)

Arlyn helped my fiance and I ourchpur our first town home this year.

He was always on time and gave helpful hints of what to qatwa out for. He waa also flexible with us taking time off to begin wedding planning. We would recommend Arlyn for any first time home buyers!

Thomas Chrudciel (First time home buyer)

Arlyn is a knowledgeable agent who understands market trends and how to best help his clients.

He helped make the process very smooth from the search, through the transaction, and all the way to the closing. He provided excellent recommendations for service providers. Would definitely use Arlyn again!

Ari Goldstein (Business Owner)

We were very fortunate to retain the services of Arlyn Tratt to sell not one but two condos in record time, one in Evanston and one in Albany Park, as well as facilitating and negotiating the purchase of our new condo.

He is a very thoughtful and knowledgeable realtor who truly cares about his clients and also understands Chicagoland realty. He conducted a thorough market assessment to help us best price our properties and that with a combination of staging, photography, timing and Arlyn's approachable, professional and authentic personality, the perfect buyers came along and the properties were sold in two days! He also was extremely helpful with a host of referrals related to our move such as inspection, handyman, organizer and legal team. With Arlyn, you don't just get a great realtor and genuine person, you get a team of wonderful people and support. A normally stressful process, Arlyn made the experience of purchasing, selling and moving into a much more pleasant and less stressful time. Thank you Arlyn!

Eugenia E.

Arlyn was honest and looked out for our best interest throughout the entire home selling process.

From the photos, virtual tour, open houses and showings, he was hands-on through the whole process. He is trustworthy and extremely knowledgeable. We are currently working with him on the purchase of our new property and highly recommend him to anyone looking for a realtor to get the job done!

Chirin Piszczuk

Arlyn is a wonderful agent, he had an eye for the amount of time, energy and money we had spent on our home.

He was precisely able to help us, guide us and set listing price for our home. He definitely knows how to put the best foot forward and take nice pictures and highlight the strengths of the property. During the low market(December/January), when we thought to pull off the property from market he advised us to stay put, guess what the property was sold in January!. We really appreciate his help, and would love to do business with him again, and recommend to our friends.

Gulshan Wadhwani (Homeowner(1151 Meadow Rd Northbrook))

Arlyn successfully sold our family home of 40 years amidst a sump ump flooding issue.

He is calm and very dedicated. He gets the job done calmly and professionally. I highly recommend him to you all if needed n

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!! He was patient, flexible, willing and ready to show me any place that I was interested in seeing. At each location, he was insightful about every inch on the home. It was almost like Arlyn was buying the place for himself. Based on the interior and exterior, he let me know reasons to buy or not to buy each home. Home shopping with Arlyn, was like taking your good friend who was well knowledgeable when it comes to real estate. He also gave great recommendations when it came to finding an attorney & home inspector. I strongly recommend working with Arlyn!!!

Cornell Freeney (First time home buyer )

Arlyn Tratt is an OUTSTANDING realtor and I would highly recommend him.

My fiance and I very much appreciate his professionalism, knowledge, and sound advice while shopping for our first home. He was extremely helpful throughout the entire process, and it was very obvious that he had our best interest at heart. Thank you Arlyn!

Shayna Acance

Knowledgeable and helpful

Emmanuel Adekeye (Tax Auditor )

The third time I work with Arlyn, always very professional and patient, she helped me throughout the buying process as always

Marcos cCardona

Arlyn is amazing in every way!

From start to finish, the listing and selling of our house was far easier than I ever thought it would be- and that’s all because of Arlyn. In terms of Real Estate, he knows it all! List Price, Photos, Open Houses, Inspections- he knew exactly what to do and never let us feel alone. We sold quickly and for a great price! My favorite part about working with Arlyn though- is his calm demeanor. Life changes like selling a house can be stressful and I know I was a bit of a worry wart, but every time I spoke to him- I felt relaxed and ready for the next step. I recommend him to everyone!

Layne Postilion (Interior Designer)

Arlyn Tratt was not just our Real Estate agent but turned into a good friend.

Some agents can be pushy, or just want a quick sale and often never listen to you. The more we talked the more he listened and helped us to maximize our potential in both selling and buying. The best part is he cares and always is easy to work with,and now we have a new friend! Thanks Arlen for helping us to achieve our dreams!

Scott (Davis )

Arlyn was the ultimate professional during our process of selling our condo.

Our situation was very unique and he made sure to help us throughout. He was responsive to our questions not to mention he checked in frequently. He made you feel like you were his only client which was appreciated as you never felt like you were another number. I would definitely recommend him again and again.

Carrie W

I have been through a number of other agents with a previous house sale ranging from mediocre to barely tolerable to inexcusable.

Arlyn is so far above any I have encountered. I would use him again without a second thought. He went so far above and beyond what we expected. Assisting with any pre-sale arrangements. Getting the house ready, connecting us with resources, and considering all possibilities. He was always easy to work with and responsive to any questions. Even calling back when out of town. Wish all business people were as professional. I give him my highest recommendation without reservation. Thanks again Arlyn!

Phil G (Grateful customer.)

Our experience with Arlyn was—by far—the best experience we have ever had with a realtor.

More than that, it was one of the best service experiences we have had in any capacity. Arlyn helped us sell our house for a great price while we were out of the country and 100% absent. It would simply not have been possible to do this transaction with someone less involved than him. He drove the process every step of the way. We are exceedingly grateful to him and give him our highest possible recommendation.

Sebastian Villarreal

Arlyn is exceptional, professional, and dependable.

He was there from the beginning to the closing of the sale of our family's home and guided us with each step of the way. Can't say enough about how much he has done to help us with the house. His attention to details, his positive personality, patience, determination and resilience, along with his network of professionals that he connects with made the entire process smooth and seamless instead of stressful. AMAZING real estate agent! Would highly recommend him for selling or buying. Thank you Arlyn!

Jenny Chun

Arlyn got us a nice property that we were looking for!

Thank you Arlyn! Every Sunday, we were out visiting the open houses. We met Arlyn Tratt at an open house. After a nice and professional conversation, I was very impressed with his real estate experience, honesty, and guidance. Right at that time, I decided to have his services as my realtor to look for the property for us. My instinct forced me to work with him. Arlyn kept us updated on daily basis emailing us the listings, and we were also emailing him and texting him about properties that we used to see online. Whenever we wanted to see a property, I would text Arly to see the property. Arlyn response was always quick to set up time to visit the property. We saw several properties and Arlyn was very helpful and supportive. He had always expressed his professional advise about the properties' conditions and fair value. Our relationship with Arlyn became very personal and family related. With his endeavors and help, we were, at last, able to purchase a property. From the time of initial offering to closing the property, Arlyn was available guiding us every step. I felt he was breeze for us until the closing. In addition to the professional relationship, we have developed personal relationship with him. For buyers and sellers, I strongly recommend to have Arlyn's services. Aslam Finall

Muhammad Aslam (EDucator)

It was a pleasure to use Arlyn for the sale of my mother's house.

It was an emotional experience for my sisters and myself, but Arlyn's calm and supportive nature was very helpful. He was by our side every step of the way and his knowledge of the marketplace was stellar. My family would highly recommend Arlyn!

Caryn Meyer

Working with Arlyn Tratt as our realtor has been a wonderful experience.

A few years ago when my mother passed, Arlyn helped us sell her townhome. By going above and beyond, he found out some repairs we had to do to our windows were actually covered by the manufacturer. The townhouse association WAS NOT AWARE OF THIS and Arlyn saved us thousands of dollars. So when it was time to sell our condo in Lincoln Park, we knew who to call. Once again Arlyn was on top of his game! We almost ran into some problems with the buyer. Arlyn remembered a special need they mentioned when they saw the property and PROACTIVELY took care of it. So when the buyer's attorney reached out at the last minute to raise a concern about where the new owners would store their bicycles, Arlyn said, "We knew it was going to be a potential issue so we already worked it out with the building...they have a special storage closet for you that's perfect for your needs." And they loved it! So instead of a problem, Arlyn turned it into an opportunity to impress the buyer. We completely recommend Arlyn and NextHome Elite without reservation. Can't wait to work with Arlyn again in the future!!

Ben Fine

Arlyn was recommended to us by someone we trusted.

He was friendly and professional and we decided to work with him upon our first meeting. Through out our entire experience he went out of his way to make things go smoothly. He also connected us with other vendors to help in various areas from legal to clean out. All of whom were also great to work with. From start to finish it has been a pleasure working with him. I highly recommend him!

Glenn Gross (Home Owner)

Arlyn has helped my with my own real estate transactions as well as helping several clients I have referred to him.

In every case he really takes over performs above and beyond. He doesn't just show houses. He will obtain needed information from the condo board, meet contractors at the property, etc. I trust him with the details and with the big issues such as how to handle the negotiations. I have referred several clients to him and he always makes me look good.

Gregory Turza (President)

Besides being a great realtor, Arlyn is just a really nice guy and a true pleasure to work with.

He is very knowledgeable, very good at guiding you through the home buying process and helped us stay calm through a stressful process. We are thrilled with our new home! We have used Arlyn multiple times now and he will always be our go to guy for real estate. Thanks again Arlyn!

Lisa Monti


Ashley was amazing and very understanding and patient with my ever changing ideas of a home! She knew what our wants were and found them in every home we looked at! Even after closing we still had questions and she was quick to respond!


Arlyn is an excellent Real Estate Broker.

He is friendly, polite, easy going and generous. But none of that matters, because as my real estate broker - he is sharp, intelligent, understands the market, has my best interest over the facts and the property. He has all the characteristics that will help you get the right property and will be able to guide you through the entire process with important cues that help you make the best decisions throughout. The market moves, and there is an ebb and flow, with demand, prices, etc - something he is on top off, and can lead you to spend only the right amount of money for the right kind of property in the right location. I would recommend Arlyn to anyone.

Jorn Lim (Operations Manager)

Arlyn was always responsive.

Walked me through each step the millions of times I asked. Very personable and with great recommendations.

John C (Great agent. )

Very personable and knowledgeable of the real estate market.

Excellent communication skills with over the top efficiency in his work. He’s exactly what a real estate agent should be!!!

Dr. Michal Piszczuk (Physician)

Working with Arlyn was the best decision we made for selling our Lincoln Park condo.

From the beginning to the closing he was always available and gave us detailed explanations each step of the way. I would definitely recommend his services.

Bonnie Sporn

Arlyn really knows the ins and outs of the business and the area.

Very responsive and easy to get ahold of.

Angela Foy

Arlynn is very knowledgeable with the home buying process.

His available any time when we needed him. He keeps us Informed with any changes. He has good communication skills and treated us like his own family. I highly recommended Arlynn.

Ana Ambubuyog (Home buyer)

Arlyn is one of the best realtors I have ever worked with.

He really cares about his clients and goes way beyond the extra mile! He is involved and does whatever he can to help in the transaction. He is very nice to work with and always accesssible. I highly recommend Arlyn!


Arlyn went above and beyond in helping our family sell our home.

He was always available and happy to be onsite to assist with any unforeseen issues. His network and knowledge in the real estate market in the Chicago area is unmatched. Arlyn is also current with the latest technologies and social networks. I would highly recommend Arlyn to any potential buyer and seller. He is the consummate professional. The entire experience from listing the property to closing was excellent. Thank you Arlyn!

Michael Cha

My wife and I just closed on our first home (during COVID19!

!!) and we couldn't have done it without Arlyn. His expertise in real estate was really what we needed since we had no idea where to even begin. Throughout the whole buying experience he was always available to answer questions and advocate for us to make sure we were getting the best value out of our purchase. I highly recommend working with Arlyn and NextHome Elite!!

Jeff Templer (Insurance Agent)

Arlyn Tratt did a great job of getting my condo sold.

I had a couple of special circumstances regarding titling, and he had the references to help get it done.


Arlyn is a joy to work with for any listing.

He made the process painless and was there to support us along the way. We have used him successfully to list rentals and to sell a condo.

S. and R. Bartecki

Arlyn's knowledge and ethic are proof that using a broker brings better value to a homeowner than selling "FSBO" (for sale by owner).

He knows how to best present a property, when is the best time to sell, how to negotiate the best deal.

Erica Minchella (Attorney)

I would recommend Arlyn to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in the Chicago area.

He goes above and beyond to be available and communicate well throughout the entire process. Very personable and wonderful to work with!

Megan Calderon

Arlyn was extremely helpful, knowledgeable and responsive as our listing agent.

From the minute we met him, my husband and I were comfortable with how he approached things. He didn't push us into any decisions, yet gave us strong recommendations when appropriate. I needed to talk things through thoroughly, asked a lot of questions, and was overwhelmed and stressed about the process when it began. Arlyn was patient and calm, which made the process much better than I imagined. His professionalism, expertise and excellent interpersonal skills all contribute to make him a wonderful representative for anyone attempting to purchase or sell a home.

Mary Davis

Arlynn is dedicated to his clients.

We are very lucky to have met Arlynn. His very honest and knowledgeable Of the purchasing process. He has good communication skills and treated us like his own family. I highly recommend Arlynn.

Ana Ambubuyog

Arlyn was everything we could’ve asked for.

He was an attentive, friendly, and willing. He provided us outstanding service, made sure that we understood everything, and answered all of the questions we asked. Every single time I called, he’d always pick up and he never hesitated in giving us the help we needed. I really recommend his service!

Mary Judy Gesulgon

Arlyn helped my fiancé and I find a new condo to lease.

He was with us through every step of the process and took complete care of us from the beginning to end. This is the second time I’ve used Arlyn and it won’t be the last. He is the total package in real estate.

Brad Monti (Union Electrical Worker)

Arlyn was great.

Always accessible and knowledgeable about every step of the home selling process. More importantly if he did not know the answer, he found it quickly and got back to me in s timely manner. Quite frankly Arlyn is a extreme professional at what he does. He truly puts his heart into the relationship he creates with you and is very comfortable to work with.

Robert Mikolainis (Senior Electronics Installation Tech)

Arlyn was great to work with, he is very knowledgeable about the home buying process.

As first time buyers me and my Significant other had plenty of questions and Arlyn was able to answer them quickly which made us far more comfortable.

Arman Tousi (Software Engineer)

Arlyn was extremely helpful, reliable, and responsive throughout my townhome-purchasing process.

From answering all of my questions in a timely fashion to finding me a fireplace inspector *after* my closing, I truly appreciated his professionalism and expertise!

Lorrie Hansen

Arlyn has helped us buy and sell multiple homes.

This last time we were both buying and selling. There are several reasons I would highly recommend Arlyn to either a buyer or seller: 1. He is incredibly responsive and organized. 2. His calm demeanor and solution orientation is invaluable during the inevitable times when something does not go quite right. 3. He reads people very well - which is key in negotiating. Arlyn give us very valuable advice as both sellers and buyers on offers and negotiation. He listened to us as well but we have learned to listen to him - he has saved us tens of thousands of dollars. 4. He is a genuinely nice person. I know that Arlyn sincerely wants the best for us and is not out for a quick win. 5. He gets results. We sold our home in 6 days for more than our bottom line price and he helped us quickly find a new place for a great deal. If I ever buy or sell in Chicago or the suburbs, Arlyn is who I will go with.

Kelly Tousi (Principal)

We worked with Arlyn on three transactions, selling our rental property, selling our primary residence and purchasing our new home.

With Arlyn’s help we accomplished all three in 8 months. He was amazing to work with for so many reasons, but the top three being his knowledge, his responsiveness, and his patience. Arlyn’s knowledge of the housing industry and all the related topics (mortgages, taxes, construction, etc.) was so helpful when dealing with some of the questions and challenges that came up. I had so many questions and concerns throughout, plus I was overwhelmed and stressed with the decisions and changes that our family was experiencing. Arlyn’s calm and patient demeanor helped me tremendously. He checked in regularly and was so responsive by phone, text, and email. I often joked that I believed we were his only client! That’s how it felt working with Arlyn, that he was completely focused on our family at all times. I would highly recommend Arlyn to any of my closest friends and family!

Mary Davis (Director of Knowledge Management)

I have had multiple real estate transactions and Arlyn is the best real estate agent I have ever come across.

He is so well networked in the Chicago North suburbs and able to meet his clients needs no matter how unique or challenging and does not give up in trying to find a solution. He is also the most caring, understanding and non-judgmental professional who will go out of his way to take care of his client's needs. On top of that he finds the easiest most efficient way to handle the real estate planning, showing and closing where everything with regarding to home sale went as smoothly as could be. His excellent proactive planning and communication really made us feel that we were partnering closely with him on all decisions we made. I would use his services for all my real estate transactions and highly recommend him to anyone.


I’ve done several real state transactions with Arlyn, sold two houses in the past and bought another one recently, August 2019.

Arlyn is very knowledgeable and patient, He continues to provide and excellent service, the process is smooth and he makes sure you understand every step explaining and answering all of your questions. I would recommend Arlyn to my family and friends. Thank you Arlyn!! 😊

Katie Alfonso

Arlyn is a true professional.

He is responsive and understands the market. He also has an unlimited number of contacts to help with a variety of questions and other service needs. He has a no pressure approach and worked with our goals.

Andrew Z

Arlyn represented us when we sold our house and we recommend him 100%.

He says what he will do, and then he does it, which is all too rare and valuable. He understands the market extremely well, and gave us very accurate advice about how to price our house and how to get it ready for sale. His photography for Zillow and virtual staging are exceptional -- we believe that helped us get about 15 showings and multiple offers in the first week of the listing. Last but not least, Arlyn gave us options and worked with us in carrying out our goal of wanting to sell the house quickly. He did a lot of legwork and gave us a lot of detailed attention. Arlyn is a true professional and a very nice guy. We cannot recommend him highly enough.

Stuart Kramer

Arlyn is great!

He leverages modern technology to help buy and sell, but he maintains the "old school" communication...he picks up the phone and calls you! We've used Arlyn to successfully buy and sell 4 properties in the last few years. We keep coming back!! With all of the sales, I never felt alone. I always knew Arlyn was ready to listen. I highly recommend Arlyn Tratt for any home buying/selling needs, whether it's the first time or the 10th time.

Ben Fine

Arlyn Tratt is an exceptionally gifted Real Estate Agent.

Here is how he contributed to the recent successful sale of my condo. 1. He knows how to create high impact, on-line listings using all the latest technology. 2. With his years of experience, he has excellent judgment on establishing the best starting price for each neighborhood. 3. Arlyn had useful suggestions regarding cost effective repairs and improvement to the property that would enhance its sale value. 4. He has a very efficient system for quickly scheduling showings without delay. 5. He knew how to really listen and understand my concerns as a seller and the concerns of a prospective buyer. 6. Arlyn has excellent negotiating skills and a willingness to go the extra mile. As a result he took a deal that was at risk of falling apart and brought it to a successful conclusion. With hindsight, when I review the experience I had in selling my condo, the most important and best decision I made was to select Arlyn Tratt to be my agent.

Joseph Loundy

Arlyn is definitely our guy!

He has sold two properties and bought one for us in one month! It’s the best experience I’ve had with the realtor. He really has a talent for this!

Steve Grant

Helped with me with the sale of my house.

Fast and smooth sale. Am now in the process of buying a new place and using Arlyn again.

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