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Arlyn was the consummate professional when it came to listing, and successfully selling our home in Chicago.

From day one through the entire selling process, he was attentive and full of helpful ideas. His comprehensive plan included perfect pricing, a flattering virtual reality tour, and a professionalism that was top notch. Because of Arlyn, our house literally sold in a weekend for full asking price.

What truly set him apart was that the relationship didn't stop with an executed contract. He followed up with the buyers agent so that they could be as successful as possible. Every portion of the transaction was expertly handled and we could not be more thankful.

I recommend him so highly to anyone who needs a realtor! Brokers are not all created equal and Arlyn is of the highest competence and his complete understanding of the process from start to finish made him invaluable.

Susan Raholin

May 18, 2017

Arlyn Tratt

Real Estate Professional NextHome Elite
5250 Old Orchard Road, Suite 300
Skokie, IL 60077
IL License #471.011556
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Apr 14, 2021
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.
Dec 3, 2022
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!
Nov 21, 2022
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
Nov 15, 2022
Engineering and Sales
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
Nov 2, 2022
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.
Aug 1, 2022
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!!
Jun 4, 2022
Software Engineer
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.
Mar 17, 2022
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.
Jan 19, 2022
Owner
Arlyn has been my partner in buying and selling over 5 properties in Chicago area. He is an honest and straight shooter broker always keeping your interest in mind. Additionally, he is a great negotiator that really helps in closing the deal. I highly recommend Arlyn with the next Real Estate transaction.
Oct 15, 2021
Arlyn really knows the ins and outs of the business and the area. Very responsive and easy to get ahold of.
Oct 6, 2021
Area Vice President Of Operations
Arlyn helped me find my dream house and supported me through the process with kid gloves! He was extremely professional throughout the process, answering questions even before I could think of them. He was always available, no matter when I reached out, he answered me quickly and ensured that all of my questions were answered. His knowledge of the market and everything that goes into buying a house is stellar. He also has an extensive network of additional resources that help cover everything I needed to make my move as seamless as possible. I highly recommend Arlyn Tratt!
Oct 4, 2021
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.
Sep 29, 2021
Director of Knowledge Management
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!
Sep 22, 2021
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.
Aug 27, 2021
Davis
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!
Aug 3, 2021
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!
Jun 21, 2021
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.
Apr 14, 2021
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.
Mar 16, 2021
Great agent.
Arlyn was always responsive. Walked me through each step the millions of times I asked. Very personable and with great recommendations.
Mar 9, 2021
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.
Mar 3, 2021
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!
Feb 15, 2021
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!
Feb 9, 2021
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!!
Feb 9, 2021
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.
Dec 27, 2020
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!

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