Allan Friestad

    Allan Friestad

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    Allan Friestad – Your Real Estate Connection on the North Shore


    Allan Friestad, a Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate Broker, developed passion for Real Estate after being a Real Estate Investor for over 30 years. Allan then decided to affiliate with the biggest International Real Estate Brokerage there is – Coldwell Banker, sharing his Real Estate passion with Real Estate Buyers and Real Estate Sellers for over 14 years, in addition to helping Real Estate Investors get the best Return on Investment possible. His background in Telecommunication Industry allows Allan to communicate clearly with his clients, setting right expectations right from the start. Allan's experience, dedication and strong communication will help ensure the successful and profitable sale of your home. Allan specializes in the North Shore and surrounding communities, including Northbrook, Glenview, Skokie, Morton Grove, Wilmette and Winnetka.


    Helping Real Estate Sellers


    Allan Friestad uses the latest technology and tools to support the sale or purchase of your home from start to closing. He will create a market analysis of homes recently bought and sold in your neighborhood and recommend a listing price if you are the seller.
    Allan will create a listing sheet including the recommended market price you have agreed upon. The placement/listing of your home on the right search engines is essential. Allan will place your home on the Coldwell Banker Websites (Local & Global), Zillow, Trulia and the Realtors' Multiple Listing Service (MLS) Database to maximize the exposure of the listings. With Allan, you will get 360 Degree marketing approach, including print and digital initiatives.


    Helping Buyers


    Analyzing Housing Data for Market and Neighborhood trends are crucial to Buyers. As an Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR), Allan Friestad has the credentials to assist you through the various steps of the Home Buying Process. Together you will discuss what type of home you are looking to buy, your price range, and what features are important to you.
    With Allan's extensive experience, he can refer you to reliable Loan Officers to obtain a pre-approval to determine your budget, a qualified Home Inspector, and a Real Estate Attorney to address the legal issues of the Real Estate Transaction.
    Personal Touch
    Allan will be there with you every step of the way! Allan’s constant attention to detail and willingness to go the extra mile helps relieve the worries of this life decision. Allan loves working with people and helping them realize their dream of owning a home!! While Allan enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf, grilling in the backyard, and watching the Chicago Cubs, his #1 priority is you!


    Credentials and Memberships:

    • Member of the National Association of Realtors (NAR)
    • SFR (Short Sales & Foreclosure Resource)
    • ABR® (Accredited Buyer's Representative)
    • e-PRO Internet Professional
    • GREEN Certification
    • Illinois Real Estate License
    • North Shore- Barrington Association of Realtors (NSBAR)
    • Illinois Association of Realtors
    • National Association of Realtors
    • Mundelein University - B.A. Telecommunications

    My Client Reviews

    (37 reviews)
    Overall star rating: 4.9
    Past 3 months: N/A

    Ratings Breakdown

    Star Rating Percentage of reviews with this rating Number of reviews with this rating
    5 stars
    95% of Allan’s ratings: 5 stars
    (35)
    4 stars
    5% of Allan’s ratings: 4 stars
    (2)
    3 stars
    0% of Allan’s ratings: 3 stars
    (0)
    2 stars
    0% of Allan’s ratings: 2 stars
    (0)
    1 stars
    0% of Allan’s ratings: 1 star
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    2021
    08/23/21
    Luke gave Allan 5 stars out of 5
    We found Allan to be a very competent and caring realtor.r. He communicated well, and worked to find us the right house. He was very thorough in his follow through. We would HIGHLY recommend Allan as your future realtor. Luke and Judi Glowiak
    2020
    12/23/20
    Rebecca gave Allan 5 stars out of 5
    This is my second time working with Allan; buying my condo and selling my condo. On both occasions, he was extremely responsive and knowledgeable. In selling my condo, he brought in a great photographer and helped me decide the best selling price. My condo sold so fast and he was great about helping me accept the best offer. He kept me informed of changes and updates.
    Response from Allan
    12/24/20
    Thank You Rebecca. It was a pleasure to work for you again Merry Christmas
    09/30/13
    Rebecca gave Allan 5 stars out of 5
    I would recommend Allan to anyone without hesitation. As a first time home buyer, he answered ALL of my questions. My search for the perfect condo was extremely long, but Allan was patient and quickly responded to my requests to see condos in all different towns. He helped me with every single step of the home buying process and even answered a question I had after my closing. I am extremely grateful for his patience, extensive knowledge, and positive demeanor. Thank you so much Allan!
    08/14/20
    Shamie gave Allan 5 stars out of 5
    My husband and I just bought our first condo and let me say we couldn't have done this without Allan. He is so knowledgeable about everything in real estate. He is trustworthy, honest, and reliable. He went the extra mile for us. I am so glad Allan was with us through this amazing journey. He made the process so easy and smooth thank you Allan !!!!
    Prospective seller
    03/31/20
    Elvis gave Allan 5 stars out of 5
    Allan as always ,is great .honest and fair.
    09/06/11
    Elvis gave Allan 5 stars out of 5
    ALLAN WAS GREAT.HE WAS PATIENT AND HELPED ALL THE WAY.GREAT SERVICE
    02/18/20
    Constantine gave Allan 5 stars out of 5
    Really pleased with Allan. Very easy to work with him. Sold our condo in days not weeks.
    Prospective seller
    01/24/20
    Amanda gave Allan 5 stars out of 5
    Did a fantastic job sale our home....
    01/01/16
    Amanda gave Allan 5 stars out of 5
    He was very attentive.... Great with showing the place... respectfully of everyone and everything on the property... was very good at explaining the process if there was something that we question..... Overall he did an amazing job...
    2019
    12/15/19
    Iuliana gave Allan 5 stars out of 5
    We choose Allan to sell our condo and buy a house. Well from the beginning he explained everything about this process, he comforted us every time we were worried about something, this is a very stressful process to do with 2 small kids but he made his best to make it easier. We got an offer on our condo after 8 days on the market and this made us happy but nervous in the same time because we hadn't a house to put an offer yet. We had 45 days until the closing on the condo to find one and close on the same day. He gave us his disponibility to go and see 8-9 houses per day. We saw 64 houses, well he NEVER pushed us towards one, he ALWAYS searched for 'defects' with us, we put 6 offers total but 5 of them didn't work well, he even told us'walk away from that house' and we didn't listen to him but 2 weeks later after the inspection we had to give up that house and we lost time, he is VERY ACKNOWLEDGED with everything, inspection, prices (on every house we put an offer I asked him first to see his opinion and every time he gave me the price that the house sold in the end). After seeing 63 houses we found ' the one' but the time was very stretched because we had to have the closing in the same day with the condo closing. He said he knew it that this is 'the one' after the look in my eyes and he made everything possible in just 2 weeks. On the Thanksgiving break he was at the house with us making the inspection ( I also recommend the inspector Allan suggested Eric). He recommended us an EXCELLENT attorney at the beginning who helped us with the selling/buying process so he has a crew of specialists, very convenient, very professional, people who really care about their clients. About Allan, what can I tell more, he became like part of our family. Our kids likes him a lot, he was always nice to them and includes them in our showings. We recommend Allan from the bottom of our heart and believe me the realtor is the main key in finding 'the house'. I was talking to my husband and we were saying that after 63 houses seen God sent us to this house and Allan made it ours. He was very quick, in just 2 weeks we had offer, signing, attorney review, inspection, answering to all my phone calls, ALWAYS calm, gentle, reassuring. Thank you Allan for making our dream come true! We cannot repay you enough for your kindness and for everything you made for us! You are an AMAZING realtor!
    12/13/16
    Iuliana gave Allan 5 stars out of 5
    Great person, he helped us a lot with advices and support when we needed.
    2018
    11/08/18
    Melissa H. gave Allan 5 stars out of 5
    Allan was EXCEPTIONAL to work with throughout the process of buying our very first home. Because this was our first time, there was a LOT we did not know about...well basically everything involved in buying a house, and Allan was patient and helpful every step of the way from showing us things to look for in a home when touring them to next steps whenever we showed interest. He was there present for every event: house tours, second look, inspection, re-inspection, final walk-through and closing. He was also very responsive when we contacted him about anything and never made us feel like we were bothering him with what we thought might be "silly" questions and SHOULD know but just didn't. This is probably one of the biggest (and super legal with lots of paperwork) decisions people make and I felt safe and confident working with Allan that we would always be steered in the right direction of what was best for us. We would highly recommend Allan to any of our friends and family in search of a home in a heartbeat! Thank you, Allan!
    10/29/18
    Kenneth gave Allan 5 stars out of 5
    I was a first time home buyer and Allan made the process extremely comfortable for me. He went above and beyond to make sure all of my questions were answered. He was patient and made sure I found the perfect house in a great neighborhood. I would highly reccomend Allan to my friends and family!
    Response from Allan
    10/30/18
    Ken, Thank you for the feedback on my Real Estate Services. It was a great pleasure working with you and Sabrina. Wishing you many years of happiness in your new home. Allan
    07/10/18
    Vilene gave Allan 4 stars out of 5
    Great guy!
    07/10/18
    Vilene gave Allan 5 stars out of 5
    Great guy!
    Prospective seller
    04/23/18
    Patrick gave Allan 5 stars out of 5
    Allan was great to work with, he made sure we understood the process and kept in communication. He always returned my calls and had great local knowledge of the area. Would be happy to work with Allan again.
    04/03/18
    Sarah gave Allan 5 stars out of 5
    Allan did a great job showing us properties in our budget. He helped us purchase our dream home to raise a family in! Highly recommended
    03/18/17
    Sarah gave Allan 5 stars out of 5
    Allan was very informative about the area while my husband and I were looking for an apartment. He helped us find exactly what we were looking for while staying under budget and in the general area we wanted to live. I would recommend him to my friends and family in a heartbeat.
    2017
    Home buyer in Evanston
    10/17/17
    Eva gave Allan 5 stars out of 5
    Very helpful and responsive.
    Home buyer in Wheeling
    09/25/17
    Emilia gave Allan 5 stars out of 5
    Allan is a wonderful agent. He helped us sell our condo and buy our new home. He is very professional, knowledgeable, and on top of everything. He was there with us every step of the way. You could always count on him to answer your call in a timely manner, and he would always help out in a pinch. Allan also has a great team of professionals that we used per his recommendations. We would definitely work with him again in the future. We will recommend him to anyone we know who might be looking to sell or buy a home. Thank you, Allan!
    05/18/17
    Emilia gave Allan 5 stars out of 5
    We enjoyed working with Allan while selling our condo. Allan is professional, easygoing, and reliable. He has been in the business and knows how things are supposed to work. He is flexible with his schedule, and will go above and beyond to make sure that all things are taken care of. Allan was present at each and every showing that we had. I have heard not all agents do this. He made sure to keep you in the loop with everything. We could not be more satisfied with his services. Allan comes highly recommended! You will not be disappointed!
    Condo buyer in Chicago
    05/25/17
    Rima gave Allan 5 stars out of 5
    I loved working with Allan because he is a very honest person. He doesn't push you to buy something that you are not sure about. If you ask him what he thinks, he will tell you to walk away if he doesn't think the place is worth what the asking price is. Will definitely use him again if I need to purchase another place or sell my current place. He also gets back to you very fast and is on top of everything.
    Condo seller in Chicago
    05/24/17
    Bogdan gave Allan 5 stars out of 5
    Very patient, not pushy, knowledgeable and saw us through two very successful transactions in downtown Chicago. Has a great attorney to help with the legalities as well. Whenever we called and requested a showing - he was there. At this point he's like family!
    Condo buyer in Chicago
    04/24/17
    Jennifer gave Allan 5 stars out of 5
    Allan was very helpful in scheduling showings around my complicated schedule and when the condo I wanted ended up being a several-months-long short sale, he always made sure to keep me updated on the status of the sale.
    Home buyer in Skokie
    03/20/17
    Ashinee gave Allan 5 stars out of 5
    Allan's assistance was incredible. He is very knowledgeable, and dedicated. He is also easily accessible and always responds promptly to any concerns. Thanks Allan..
    2016
    Condo buyer in Harwood Heights
    07/17/16
    StaceyC gave Allan 5 stars out of 5
    Allan was extremely helpful at every stage of the home buying purchase. He stayed involved well past the contract signing all the way til closing. Always available to help answer questions and a true professional. Thanks, Allan!
    2015
    Condo buyer in Chicago
    12/20/15
    Koriola gave Allan 5 stars out of 5
    Allan is the only agent I would buy a house from...awsome experience he is very knowledgeable and not pushhy...very patient, he is definitely not hungry for money like some other agents are. I highly recommend him
    Home buyer in CHICAGO
    11/02/15
    Anna gave Allan 5 stars out of 5
    Allan is a very knowledgeable Realtor and is familiar with the Chicagoland area. He's very helpful in providing recommendations about how to update a home and add additions. We really appreciated his helpfulness and advice in choosing our home, as well as his quick responsiveness to our questions and concerns. We highly recommend him!
    2014
    Home buyer in Chicago
    09/25/14
    Frank gave Allan 5 stars out of 5
    ABSOLUTELY THE BEST COULD NOT HAVE DONE ANYTHING BETTER
    Home buyer in Mount Prospect
    07/26/14
    melody gave Allan 5 stars out of 5
    Allan is very knowledgeable about the real estate industry. He brought items to my attention about homes that I would have not noticed. He was always available to see a house or answer my questions. I never once had to wait for him as he always arrived prior to our meet time. Allan went above and beyond to get a house closing for me when the situation was very challenging. A big thank you, Allan!
    Land buyer in Wonder Lake
    07/05/14
    MichaelD gave Allan 5 stars out of 5
    Al was very helpful and made this experience of buying a vacant lot next door to my present home location very easy for us actually since I have been trying to buy this piece of property for the 42 years we have lived here in Wonder Lake. The lawyer he suggested we use also made the process easy and worry free.
    07/05/14
    MichaelD gave Allan 5 stars out of 5
    Al was very helpful and made this experience of buying a vacant lot next door to my present home location very easy for us actually since I have been trying to buy this piece of property for the 42 years we have lived here in Wonder Lake. The lawyer he suggested we use also made the process easy and worry free.
    05/09/14
    samya gave Allan 5 stars out of 5
    We are still working with him to look at the property but he is realky helpfull and very fast to response i really recomend him
    Condo buyer in Chiacgo
    05/06/14
    Derek gave Allan 5 stars out of 5
    Allan was always available to answer my questions and always responded immediately. Allan is also very knowledgeable of the industry and any changes in the market. Allan made the whole process an easy one and always kept me up to date.
    2013
    Townhome buyer in Vernon Hills
    12/25/13
    Maheedhar gave Allan 5 stars out of 5
    It was a pleasure working Allan buying my first home. He took great interest and time to understand my needs and provided information that would help making my decisions easier. He worked with us very patiently and provided direction when in need. He will be the first person to call when I am ready for my next real-estate venture and recommend him for anyone planning to buy/sell a home. Thanks for all the help Allan!
    Prospective seller
    08/11/13
    Lana gave Allan 5 stars out of 5
    Thank you very much. I'm looking forward to see something we'd like. Lana.
    Townhome buyer in Gurnee
    04/14/13
    Garren gave Allan 4 stars out of 5
    Allan did an excellent job throughout the entire process. He was always timely in his response and did an excellent job accommodating my home views. Allan was prompt in his arrival times and was extremely professional during said home views. After finding a home I was interested in he completed the necessary steps to make an offer and "get the ball rolling.". Once the offer phase was complete he recommended excellent support staff to make the home purchase much easier. I would like to extend my utmost "thank you" to your company for providing an agent who facilitated a smooth purchase. I would also like to extend my "thank you" to Allan for providing quality service. All in all, a top-notch experience.
    Home seller in Morton Grove
    03/03/13
    Laura gave Allan 5 stars out of 5
    Allan did an excellent job for us. He did exactly what he said he was going to do which was sell our home quickly for a reasonable price. He was a pleasure to work with and was able to accomodate our busy scchedules.
    Home buyer in Palatine
    01/15/13
    dariusz gave Allan 5 stars out of 5
    Allan is simply the best! He was extremely patient and his dedication helped us land our house!
    2012
    Home seller in Morton Grove
    11/30/12
    Joanne gave Allan 5 stars out of 5
    Allan provides teriffic service. He goes above and beyond what is expected of an Agent. I recommend him highly and would use his services again.
    2011
    Condo buyer in Evanston
    12/26/11
    Kushan gave Allan 5 stars out of 5
    No review submitted
    Home seller in Chicago
    07/18/11
    Marie gave Allan 5 stars out of 5
    Allan is definitely an asset to ZipRealty. He kept us compeletely apprised in the process of selling my mother's home. He is very knowledgeable and personable. I highly recommend Allan as anyone's agent as they'll be in the greatest of hands.
    Townhome buyer in Chicago
    02/11/11
    Sheeraz gave Allan 5 stars out of 5
    Allan Friestad is a best agent we ever met!!!!
    Home buyer in Northbrook
    01/03/11
    Caroline gave Allan 5 stars out of 5
    I have worked with various realtors in the past and Allan Friestad has been the best realtor I have ever worked with. He is very knowledgeable about homes and this was very helpful in our search for our new home.
    2010
    Home buyer in Geneva
    11/08/10
    Philippe gave Allan 5 stars out of 5
    Allan is an outstanding Buyers Agent. We found his experience and expertise extremely valuable throughout our new home buying process. I would recommend Allan to friends and family without hesitation.

    My Experience

    • 30 years of experience buying real estate properties
    • Specializing in Condo's, Single Family, Investment Property & Townhouses
    • 14 years of Real Estate experience

    My Credentials and Memberships

    • SFR (Short Sales & Foreclosure Resource)
    • Accredited Buyer Representative
    • e-PRO Internet Professional
    • GREEN Certification
    • Illinois Real Estate License
    • NorthShore- Barrington Association of Realtors (NSBAR)
    • Illinois Association of Realtors
    • National Association of Realtors
    • Mundelein University - B.A. Telecommunications

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    • Director - Helping Our Heroes
    • Local resident for 15 years

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