Arlyn Tratt - Testimonials

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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.


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.


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.)

Arlyn is the best and most diligent and thorough agent you will find.

He gets the job done and takes care of everything from start to finish seamlessly. Awesome! I appreciate professionals like this and wouldn’t consider another agent.

Don Arendarczyk

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)

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 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))

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)

Where do I start to tell you about ARLYN.

I have known Arlyn for many years and can highly vouch for his attributes of being goal oriented, highest integrity and a great listener to exactly what you want in a home to purchase. I had only gone to two homes with him and I knew I did not have to go any further. Arlyn chose the right houses for me to look at. He was tenacious in working with the lister to get me a great deal. Arlyn turned his attention to help sell my present home. In a little over two weeks my home is in the process of closing. Need I say more ....

Jacqueline Carroll (A Home Buyer and Seller)

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 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.

Shahram Tousi (Owner)

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

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 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 was very knowledgeable about the area and process.

Very professional. Gave honest insight and was very quick on communicating. I would recommend him to anyone.

Angel Ferrer

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 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 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!

Amy Grace (Area Vice President Of Operations)

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 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)

Alryn is the most trustworthy real estate agent and truly helped me in not only selling my home but from the beginning in getting my home ready for the best offer I can get.

He always put me and my family's best interest first, and we could not have had such successful sale without him. He always listened to his client's needs and was very responsive to find answers and options no matter how complicated the issues. We felt he was part of our family as he provided us everything we needed to make an informed decision and was so patient and thorough in being considerate of all our needs. I would recommend him to anyone looking to sell or buy a home in the Chicagoland area who is looking to work with one of the most trustworthy professional real estate agent.


Due to unforeseen circumstances, I was forced to put my house on the market.

Arlyn was recommended as a great real estate broker and short sale expert. He listed our home on a short sale and we received 27 offers!! He was extremely compassionate to my situation and very professional. I highly recommend him for all your real estate transactions.

Connie Smith

Dear Arlyn I am sorry that we didn't get a chance to thank you sooner.

We have finally moved in and love our new place! Thank you so much for all of your help throughout this buying process.We can't thank you enough for your patience and professional guideince.We will make sure to tell all of our friends how amazing you were to work with! Sincerely, Fatima & Mirsad


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

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)

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)

Very communicative and easy to work with.

Rebecca Shabaz

When my mother died a couple years ago, we entrusted Arlyn Tratt with the task of selling her home.

Our initial goals were the same as anyone's; get the highest selling price and sell the home as fast as possible. Then we found out there's a lot more to it. This home was part of an association and we did not realize we had various responsibilities for before, during and after the sale. Arlyn was able to explain everything clearly and he saved us a ton of time, effort and money! To say that Arlyn went above and beyond is an understatement. While a lot of people may claim to go "above and beyond" Arlyn actually delivered! For example, prospective buyers raised issues about some problems they discovered with the windows in the unit. We were not happy about an unexpected expense to get the place ready to sell but we were prepared to pay for these necessary repairs. Arlyn did some research and tracked down the company that installed the windows. It turned out that the repairs were covered by an existing warranty and instead of us paying thousands of dollars in repairs, the window company repaired everything for free. Being trustworthy, conscientious and a timely communicator, Arlyn Tratt is a gem! I highly recommend his services to buy or sell your property.

Ben Fine

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 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 is always prepared and does his homework.

He knows the market and is upfront.

Diane Samson (PA-C)

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)

He was amazing with his communications about our property.

He is certainly a detail person and over sees ALL aspects of the sale of a house. Knows his real estate market and surrounding business areas. Arlyn was able to keep prospective buyers coming to view our house. 5 stars all the way!!!

William Frericks (Dentist )

when we were, out of circumstances beyond our control, forced to put our home of 25 years on the market, it was a tough situation for us.

Arlyn came highly recommended as a realtor and a short sale expert . We met and it was completely clear that he was the right person to help us. Arlyn's understanding of the market, his experience and expertise in our area, his thorough assessments of our property and of our options were beyond helpful. Along with his acumen of how to work with our old house, Arlyn's warm, patient, and respectful demeaner made the process for us personally much easier to negotiate than expected. He kept us up to date on the tasks, changes, and curve balls that came up in the protracted short sale process involved for us. He was always available for answering questions and had a creative approach to selling our property that was very successful. Honestly, I extend to sellers this advise: you would be lucky to work with Arlyn Tract if you have the opportunity---he's among the very best realtors out there and a fine compassionate wise fellow as well. I am so very grateful and happy to have had Arlyn on our team! Harriett Wittert

Harriett Wittert (Retired nurse)

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.

Matthew Glassmaker

Did a great job.

Took care of us from beginning till it was sold!

David Alexander

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

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

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

Today we sold our house and I wanted to thank Arlyn Tratt for his hard work.

I would highly recommend Arlyn as a realtor for many reasons. He was very attentive to our needs as the sellers. He always listened carefully and worked with us on every aspect of the selling process. He had a positive and genuinely friendly attitude throughout the process. He was very quick and responsive to every text, e-mail or a phone call from us. He personally showed up to every single showing. Arlyn had a certain charisma and a super nice personality with a great sense of humor that definitely helped selling our house. I feel grateful and happy that we chose Arlyn as our realtor. We sold our house successfully and we are super satisfied with the selling price. I highly recommend Arlyn as a realtor and I will definitely ask him to represent myself in the future if I buy or sell real estate.

Oksana Lexell

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)

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)

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

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 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 was always responsive.

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

John C (Great agent. )

This is the second time we have used Arlyn Tratt to find a home.

We closed on the home of our dreams two weeks ago. Arlyn’s commitment to us and his diligence in getting us the best deal is beyond description. He treated every step of the process as if he were buying the home for his own family. We could not have asked for a better partner to find and ‘seal the deal’ on our home. If you are in the real estate market, either buying or selling – Arlyn is not only your wisest choice, he is your best choice! ~Brian and Claire Smith, Schaumburg, IL

Brian and Claire Smith

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

Arlyn is knowledgeable, reliable and credible.

He sold our place in under a week and then stayed with us for months while we searched for the right home. At some times I think he knew what we liked before we did. He listens and learns what his clients want, is fun to ride around with (for hours) in the car and very focused on doing whatever is best and right for his clients. *HIGHLY RECOMMEND*

Michelle Marquardt (Head of Social Media for PwC Talent Exchange)

During the past two years, my family has worked with Arlyn on two separate occasions.

Both times, we have received excellent services from Arlyn. He is a great communicator, reliable, detail oriented, and extremely fast at getting back to you with an answer or solution. I recommend Arlyn to anyone out there who is looking to buy a home. We know how stressful that can be...and Arlyn is the perfect choice to help/advise you through the process.

Silvi Kastrati (International Coordinator)

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 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 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

We would like to highly recommend the services of Arlyn Tratt if you are searching for a new home.

We worked with him upon the recommendation of our daughter and were extremely pleased. He was willing to give us as much time as we wanted in our search for a home in an Active 55+ community. He showed us a number of houses established Active 55+ communities around Chicago and this was critical in helping us decide what area we wanted to live in. As we are moving from Michigan we did not know the suburbs of Chicago. The different areas he showed us were different enough to help us decide what we wanted. We ended up choosing to build in Naperville and he was with us all the way in that decision, helping us in our selections, walk thru, and closing. He is very personable, knowledgeable and so easy to work with. Our thanks to Arlyn for making a difficult decision much easier and for his support through the entire process!

Ann and Rob Naubert

Arlyn provided expert knowledge of purchasing a home, as an out of state buyer I appreciated his knowledge and advice.

He was very easy to work with provided a no pressure atmosphere in which to make decisions and choose the right home. Arlyn has a network of excellent real estate professionals which made the process very streamlined and easy.

Carey May

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 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)

I have worked with Arlyn on numerous transactions and felt comfortable referring him to my closest family.

Arlyn is patient, kind and goes above and beyond for his clients. I love working with him!

Senija Grebovic (Attorney )

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)

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

Marcos cCardona

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

Very responsive and easy to get ahold of.

Angela Foy

Arlyn is an AMAZING realtor.

He puts together sleek and effective marketing materials using professional photography and video equipment. He made our home look so fabulous! He provides white glove service to his clients - literally cleaning, shoveling or doing whatever needs to be done for a showing. Arlyn has sold two homes for us and is remarkably patient when helping us to buy as well. We cannot recommend him enough!!

Michelle Marquardt

Arlyn is wonderful.

His customer service is outstanding! He kept us updated almost daily and provided timely advice throughout our experience. We would highly recommend him to anyone who is looking to buy or sell a home or rent a condo.

Sarah and Rich Bartecki

Arlyn Tratt is very professional and excellent at what he does!

He is helpful to his customers and great to work with!

Jhoanna Lopez

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 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

Arlyn worked with my husband and I through a challenging process at a time where there was very low inventory.

With twins on the way we wanted to find a home that had everything we needed and that fit our budget. After a long and frustrating year we were able to close on our beautiful home on August 15, 2017. Arlyn was very patient throughout the entire process. He is very personable, responsive, easy to work with and very knowledgeable in the real estate industry and current market trends. We highly recommend using Arlyn as your real estate agent.

Linda B. Cannizzo (Business Consultant)

Arlyn was outstanding to work with throughout our purchase transaction.

He was always available and present through all stages of the process from the initial viewing of the home, to the inspection right through the closing and everything in between. He was very helpful in negotiating price and other issues, offering solid, practical advice. We highly recommend Arlyn as a professional, ethical, and easy to work with real estate broker.

Pam and Chuck Comer

Arlyn was a fantastic agent.

He was super responsive and attentive. He worked well with the sellers agent as well as attorneys. While looking at properties Arlyn gave suggestions for ways to update or improve the property. Arlyn also has great connections for everyone from inspectors to handymen! I highly recommend Arlyn!

Heather Tratt (Education director )

Arlyn was very friendly and professional as well as knowledgeable about the homes he showed me.

We viewed around ten homes. My opinion of them ranged most of the spectrum from bad to good and Arlyn was very honest with me about them. If a home didn't seem to suit me after we viewed it he did not try to sell me further on the home but let me know we should look elsewhere. Once I found my home he was very helpful with the buying process and got me what I feel to be a good deal. I would recommend him highly.

Keith S Strehler (Human Services Caseworker)

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)

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’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

I have known Arlyn for over 12 years, he has proven himself to be concise, honest and dedicated to his craft.

I would recommend Arlyn without reservation.

Irwin R Lampert

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 is the ultimate professional.

His attention to detail and his ability to anticipate our needs makes him stand out among all the other real estate professionals I have worked with.

Hovig Vartanian

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 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 is a wonderfully effective and friendly expert in helping people to search for new homes.

We were delighted to receive and enjoy Arlyn's service; he took us to an excellent selection of potential homes that met our special needs. It didn't matter what day or time we requested his help, Arlyn showed up and provided great information and suggestions. We were fortunate to receive his excellent help. .

Michael Wynne (Global President of International Management Consulting Associates - IMCA )

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

He helped us find the perfect rental in less than a week!

Was very accommodating and friendly. We'll definitely be using him again in a year when we buy a house.

Brittany Rebarchik

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 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 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

Arlyn was awesome.

Super helpful on all sides of the transaction. Really enjoyed working with him.


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

He was the best agent that I have never met before.

He is very knowledgeable, helpful, and never leave us uninformed. You won't regret.

Mike, Park (Seller)

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

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

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 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)

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


!! 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 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

Denise and Paul schrager

Arlyn gave very friendly service, listening to our needs and finding the right type of houses for us to look at.

He was very insightful and honest about each house, sharing his concerns and positives, to help us make a good decision. Thanks to his help we found a wonderful new home that is just right for us.

Janelle Brittain & Michael Wynne

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)

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