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
Feb 16, 2018

Arlyn Tratt

Real Estate Professional NextHome Elite
5250 Old Orchard Road, Suite 300
Skokie, IL 60077
IL License #471.011556
Pinned Recommendation
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.
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!
Oct 22, 2020
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!
Sep 15, 2020
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.
Jul 27, 2020
President
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.
Jun 3, 2020
Insurance Agent
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!!
May 15, 2020
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!
Mar 23, 2020
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.
Mar 18, 2020
Attorney
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.
Nov 29, 2019
Home buyer
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.

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