“Evan was fantastic. He knows the North Shore well … He uses calculations and science to help determine pricing, which worked for us, as we entered into a “bidding war” and won. He is terrific, friendly, honest, and a great person to work with. I look forward to working with him again, at some point in the future and sending many friends his way when they are looking to buy. (Also, Evan has a “guy” for everything. Anything I’ve needed since moving into the house, Evan has provided great contacts for me!)”
— JILL RHODES, LAKE FOREST
“My family and I were relocating to the Chicago area from the East Coast and we needed a real estate agent who could work with us long distance to find a home for us. During our search, we called Evan as we found his listing on Zillow. He returned our call quickly the same day and offered to work with us! From the very beginning, Evan was very responsive to our calls and emails. He immediately started sending us MLS listings matching our requirements. As new ones came in, our list updated automatically. My wife and I were able to put together a list of homes we liked and made arrangements to fly to Chicago to spend time looking at the homes we picked out. Evan set aside several days with us driving us all over the North Shore house hunting, even with our three kids in tow. He was very patient through it all and made us feel welcome. Once we found the home we liked, Evan negotiated a fantastic price. He then helped with the inspection process and closing after our offer was accepted. Evan was there through the entire process and always made time to help us and answer questions. This was especially helpful as were 1000 miles away on the East Coast.”
— ROBERT BROWN, GURNESS
“Evan is great. He is extremely knowledgeable about his field. He is a good negotiator. He works hard to ensure that his clients are very satisfied. The complimentary floor plan of our home was a great benefit. Most importantly, Evan makes the process fun. It was a pleasure working with him, and I would highly recommend him to others.”
— BRIDGETTE & NATHAN FERRARO, GURNEE
“Evan helped me purchase my first home. He and I looked at quite a lot of properties. Evan was patient and knowledgeable. I never felt pressure to make a decision before I was ready. His schedule was flexible enough that we could always find a good time to meet. He helped negotiate a great price on my new home and I would recommend him to anyone.”
— BRIAN CHAMPION, BUFFALO GROVE
“Evan was always patient and available when we needed to talk to him or see a property. He was always flexible and understanding to our needs. With his good sense of humor and utmost professionalism, we always looked forward to running around looking at homes with him. Evan not only found us our dream home but made the process easy and fun. We wouldn’t think twice about who to use in the future when buying another property and highly recommend him to anyone in need of a realtor.”
— ISRAEL & SHELLEY GROSS, CHICAGO
“My husband and I recently worked with Evan Kane to purchase our first home. The experience was wonderful. We started our search two years ago, but decided to take a break in order to save more. When we picked back up this year, it was like getting reconnected with an old friend. Evan is incredibly knowledgeable in many ways. Looking at houses was a lot of fun, but he also points out a lot of things that we would have never known about. Ultimately we found our “forever home” and we all knew it right away. Evan’s expertise with the negotiating process was fantastic. We are so glad that we used Evan and would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a realtor!”
— JENNIFER & CURT PAGE, SKOKIE
“As expected, Evan Kane again provided services of tremendous value, and we were able to find and (very) successfully negotiate for the purchase of a wonderful home. Evan knows his industry, his market, and how to meet and exceed the needs of his clients. We will definitely be recommending Evan Kane to our family and friends.”
— ARI FOOTLIK, CHICAGO, NORTHBROOK
“Evan was wonderful to work with. He was super generous with his time and expertise. Perhaps, most importantly, he was patient with us as we bought our first house. He never rushed our decision making process and continually connected us with the additional resources.”
— TRACY FULCE, EVANSTON
“I believe that Evan is a great guy and very able agent- his thorough understanding of the business, great research and negotiating skills brought us excellent results in our house hunt. Also personally he was a pleasure to work with and he exhibited highest standards and ethics, and was a true advocate for us. I can without reservation recommend Evan Kane in any capacity, business or personal.”
— JIM FEDER, HIGHLAND PARK
“Evan Kane is a wonderful realtor who helped us tremendously in the process of searching and purchasing our first home. The process took approximately 6 months and it was frustrating for us at times, but Evan never got annoyed, he was very positive the entire time. He has been very communicative and answered all of our questions and concerns very promptly. The folks he works with/recommends for the closing are also all very great!”
— JESS MAISH, EVANSTON
“As first time home buyers, it was truly a pleasure to work with Evan on the purchase of our new home.
“From the very beginning, Evan demonstrated a vast knowledge of the local market and a superb ability to identify listings that will be of interest to us. He quickly recognized the main features we were looking for in a new house (and a new town!). Furthermore, he was able to quickly modify the search criteria every time we changed our mind about something. That combination of knowledge and adaptability made the property search process easy and enjoyable for the family.
“We truly enjoyed the time spent with Evan visiting listings of interest. Evan always took time to explain both desirable features and points of concern in each of the properties we visited. We truly appreciate the open discussions of pros and cons. In fact, we learned a lot during this process. Importantly, Evan was always able to narrow new searches based on our feedback and come up with new listings that will fit better to our (sometimes changing) requirements.
“Evan’s expertise and negotiation skills were also instrumental during the bargaining process. Communication and timing play a big role at this stage, and Evan’s response was always timely and reliable. His approach to negotiation is extremely effective and we are pretty sure he save us a few headaches. Furthermore, communication was always straightforward, with clear goals and limits. Overall, we are very happy with the outcome.
“After we reached an agreement with the sellers, Evan was also very helpful during the rest of the process, from the property inspection to the closing appointment. He also provided a great deal of advice on how to prepare for each step. Being first time home buyers, this information was very helpful.”
— JOSE & YELVIS NAPOLITANO, LIBERTYVILLE
“Evan was a pleasure to work with. This was our first house, and Evan helped us through every step. He was extremely flexible with meeting and was able to help us view several houses throughout a few weekends. He also has a lot of knowledge with properties, specifically damage/odd spots in the house. He was with us for every step of the way, and I cannot thank him enough for helping us with our first home purchase.”
— JON WONG, PROSPECT HEIGHTS
“Evan provided great service to us in our home search, giving us the benefit of his thoughtful analyses of the market and our candidate properties clearly and in the right level of detail, helping us through the emotional ups and downs of the process, and handling the necessaries flawlessly and in our best interest.”
— KEN NOVAK, EVANSTON
“Evan was excellent at replying to my emails or calls in a very short amount of time and was available at any time of the day. Scheduling viewings was a breeze and Evan always made sure that the properties were accessible at times when I needed. Evan was a professional at all times and yet made it seem that I was working with a friend. I have recommended Evan to my peers and will continue to do so.”
— MEGAN TWIBELL, CHICAGO
“Evan was a pleasure to work with from the start. He took time to understand what type of home we were looking for and did not hesitate to advise if we selected homes that were missing any of our ‘musts’ which we really appreciated! He has a wealth of knowledge about homes, locations, home values, various home repairs and many other things ‘home’… which he shared with us without hesitation and with honesty.”
— SUSAN NYANZI, ROSELLE, CICERO
“I would highly recommend Evan Kane for all real estate needs. Evan is very knowledgeable in the real estate industry, informative, great negotiator, and has the experience level to help buy/sell homes in a timely manner. Evan Kane has always been our point of contact for all real estate needs, and I will continue to recommend his services to others.”
— TYLER WILLIAMS, GURNEE, LIBERTYVILLE
“This is the second opportunity I have had to work with Evan. This was an easy process to find the perfect condo in the city for me. Evan quickly realized what I was looking for and we found the perfect place. He is so experienced it becomes a stress free experience.
“Evan doesn’t stop at helping you find the perfect property. He is there for you throughout the process of figuring out what you want through supporting you through closing. When financing became challenging, it was Evan who matched me with the bank. It is amazing how many quality resources he has and shares. From search to closing and everything in-between, Evan is there to help.
“Not having sold or purchased that many homes, the process leading to approval and closing clearly demonstrated all that I didn’t know. Evan never made me feel like I was asking too many questions, should have known the answer or just needed support on my decisions.
“Evan also referred me to a great real estate attorney. I have used her with both of my experiences. I had heard horror stories about closings. Not for me. I had my trusted advisors on either side of me and in just over an hour I had my keys, handshakes and hugs all around and a special gift!
“I am also selling a property with Evan as my third experience. It is just as smooth as the prior. I know that I will sell for the right price with Evan leading the process with research, solid metrics and attention as if I am his only client!”
—BEVERLY CHANA, CHICAGO
“I’ve purchased 3 homes and this was by far the best experience. We must have looked at over 40 properties and the whole time Evan was gracious, available and supportive. He made the experience fun and exciting even as our timeline tightened and we HAD to find a property. We ended up finding a place at the last minute that was even better than we had hoped! Thank you for making this an easy and fun experience!!”
— JORDAN LEASURE, CHICAGO
“Evan is a great guy, who always finds exactly what you are looking for in a house. He is very welcoming, and helps you understand the entire process. Evan is willing to work with you throughout the entire process, and do whatever it takes. He is always going to “battle” the problems that arise, rather than having you deal with them alone. I loved the fact that he was always available to me, no matter how many times I called him.”
“Smart, persistent, motivated, and knowledgeable. … We were in a serious bind, he was able to sell our house quickly, even though it was off season. He was very professional, and beyond helpful. The man knows how to get it done. We highly recommend him.”
— PAM COFRE, SKOKIE
“We came to Evan after being frustrated by an agent who managed our listing for six months. Evan helped us understand why the other listing failed to attract potential buyers by doing his homework, providing us an amazing analysis of the current market conditions, and helping us create an out of the box solution to market the house and get results. He gracefully helped us manage our expectations in a slippery real estate market, while leaving all decisions in our court. It’s a pleasure to work with someone who is passionate about his work. I unhesitatingly recommend Evan Kane.”
— SHARI HELMER, HIGHLAND PARK
“Evan was amazing in all aspects of my very long, enduring sale process with unforeseen challenges along the way with uncertain buyers. Namely, his approach with regard to market analytics and his ability to communicate financial expectations at closing was tremendously helpful – and something I did not receive with past realtors. In my case, with a financial loss, this was crucial information for me.
Another quality of Evan I truly appreciated was the candor in which he discussed each step of the listing – from price point to representing the property to negotiating an offer. Not many realtors are willing to tell you the ‘truth’ for fear of losing your business. That’s unfortunate and I’m grateful that is not Evan’s approach. His approach is to get you the best possible deal no matter what side of the coin you’re on – buying or selling. I truly appreciate that approach.
I would absolutely recommend Evan as someone who ‘knows his stuff!’ He is very responsive and takes care of the details you’re thinking about/wondering if you should do – he’s already done it for you. He’s patient when anxiety of a sensitive deal causes stress and has a keen ability to bring things back to the facts and ease worry.
“After an arduous process with would-be buyers, Evan was instrumental in getting me a great offer in the end with no hassle.”
— CANDY SPARKS, CHICAGO
“Evan Kane helped me market and sell a property before a bad market got worse. He also educated me on what it really means to “sell a property” – dare I say it here? It’s marketing. And Evan knows marketing. If you need to move a property and you’re trapped in the box of traditional marketing, have a conversation with Evan about his creative life outside of the box. Not only will he inspire you to think creatively and try new things with measurable results, he’ll surely help you learn in the process. I definitely consider Evan an expert in his field and highly recommend him to anybody looking for a reliable, trustworthy and pleasant Residential Real Estate Broker/Agent.”
— BRIAN C. JANES, WESTCHESTER
“Evan was great, he spent more time evaluating my house than any other agent and put the most effort into coming up with the right price. He took beautiful pictures and with his help we received two offers after the first weekend of showings. I couldn’t recommend him more.”
— DOMINIC ROTI, CHICAGO
“After nearly two years of working with an agent who clearly did NOT know how to sell in a buyer’s market, my husband and I hired Evan based upon some of the marketing techniques I’d seen him using (YouTube, Twitter, & other social media). At our initial meeting, he showed us examples of how he would improve the listing (wording, photos), and how he used statistical analysis to determine when we were getting near the right pricing sweet spot. We were simply amazed. A man with a plan! After we signed on with Evan, he kept us very informed on the various marketing methods he was using, and was very adept at letting us work through the emotional side of accepting what was a “good” sale price in a slow market. I cannot say enough how glad I am that we worked with Evan, and would highly recommend him as someone who is at the forefront of evolving the real estate business, despite the market ups & downs.”
— HEATHER RICHTFORT, MUNDELEIN
“We first worked with Evan several years ago when he recommended specific renovations to our house and discussed how they might affect a future sale. Although we were not planning on selling at that time and not looking for an agent, he was extremely generous with his time. When it finally came time to sell our house he was a great help in all areas of the process, from spending an entire afternoon taking professional quality photographs and video to assisting us with counteroffers when we were negotiating with potential buyers. Evan was instrumental in getting our house sold despite the slow market and I would recommend him to anyone.”
— PAUL CALLAWAY, CHICAGO
“Evan represented us in the sale of our condo in Chicago and in the purchase of a foreclosed property in Highland Park. On the selling side, he showed great talent and ability in presenting our condo and creatively dealing with its disadvantages (small). He drove a lot of traffic to our place and had it sold in under two months – during a very tough market. We were pleased with the money we made. He then represented us as we purchased a foreclosed property. The process of this was extremely difficult for many reasons. Evan provided excellent guidance. He knew when to be patient, when to get aggressive and was an excellent negotiator. If/when we need to sell our place or buy another home, Evan will be representing us.”
— BRAD DUNN, CHICAGO, HIGHLAND PARK
“Evan was always available to answer questions. He was very helpful though the entire process and he got our home sold quickly!!!!!!!!!! He uses internet services to make the process quick and easy. I would definitely recommend him!! Thanks Evan for everything.”
— DORIS RHINE, CHICAGO
“Evan was referred to me as one with superior experience & expertise with short sales. He accomplished this for me in a mere 5 mos, a very short period of time for this type of sale. He’s very knowledgeable and happily explains the process and is always available for status updates. Evan shines with compassion and understanding and worked diligently with my legal counsel…which is so important to achieve the seller’s goal. Not only did Evan sell my house but he also found me a very desirable home to rent. I am extremely thankful for his guidance and I gained a great new friend in the process!”
“Evan’s unique analysis of the real estate market has allowed me to increase sales and decrease market time on every single listing I have had with him. His approach has actually played a major role in the growth of my business in these tough economic times. I would recommend Evan to anyone without hesitation.”
— RYAN WEITZMAN, HIGHLAND PARK, DEERFIELD, BUFFALO GROVE
“I have bought five houses in my lifetime, two with Evan. There is no comparison between Evan and any other agent I have ever known. He is entirely focused on helping you achieve your goals — buying or selling — and makes his job entirely about watching out for your money. He smartly leverages regression analysis to ensure the price is right. If you are a buyer, he provides good comments when needed. And he has a good sense of humor. I recommend Evan without hesitation.”
— BRIAN HUGHES, WILMETTE, GLENVIEW
He proudly employs evidence-based thinking, and he’ll gladly provide explanations to whatever level of detail you need.
— NICK & NIKKI LO BUE, HIGHLAND PARK
“It was a real pleasure to work with Evan. Our budget was low, but we never felt that we were less important than any other Client. Evan was understanding, patient, and relentless, but never pushed us to make decisions or offers. When we did, he performed excellent market research and provided us with starting offers and predictions of how the negotiations might advance. During the purchase and financing phases of our property, he was perfectly involved and followed up with each of the steps and made sure we didn’t let anything slip. We received excellent support and expertise from Evan, both tangible and intangible. We highly recommend Evan for anyone looking for a personable and knowledgeable real estate professional, and will certainly use him again for any future needs.”
— BOB & MEI MCLUCKIE, EVANSTON
“He has an excellent understanding of how to get the most for your money and provides statistical information to support his suggestions. During these difficult and uncertain times there is no one I would rather rely on then Evan!”
— ERIC HELFAND, CHICAGO
“After nearly two years working with another agent we had only made an offer on one house and had nothing to show for it. Evan Kane spent time with us talking about the type of property that we wanted, had options for us in our online account that night and scheduled viewings the same weekend. We found a property that we thought was not possible from our previous agent. We closed on Monday and could not be happier! If you are serious about buying or selling, Evan Kane uses SCIENCE to match a property with your wants and needs. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have questions but, please understand that Evan will be the last agent you contact to buy or sell a house!”
— THOMAS DECKER, HIGHLAND PARK
“Evan was very useful and backed his suggestions with hard data and analysis. This goes beyond just finding comparables. That I find extremely useful in making hard decisions.”
“I’d ask him to be my agent again in a heartbeat.”
— KEN NOVAK, EVANSTON
“Working with Evan was fantastic, and he is our go-to person if we seek to buy or sell in the future. We strongly recommend working with him!”
— JOSE & YELVIS NAPOLITANO, LIBERTYVILLE
“Evan Kane is hands-down the best real estate agent I have ever met.”
— TODD SERMERSHEIM, CHICAGO
“Evan is a fantastic Real Estate Agent. We absolutely loved working with him… We were lucky to have found him!”
— ANNIE SISSON REZAC, CARY
“Evan Kane is a complete real estate professional! His negotiating skills are incomparable. Very pleased and will continue to use him in the future.”
— JIN KIM, SKOKIE
“He is knowledgeable, flexible, and highly trustworthy. He has my highest recommendation.”
— JENIPHER DALTON, HIGHLAND PARK
“Best realtor I’ve ever dealt with. Knows his stuff. Very reliable. Always responsive. Always came prepared. A pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend Evan for anyone looking for a good realtor.”
— MICHAEL RUBIN, MUNDELEIN
“After two years of looking for a home with 2 other realtors we finally found Evan. Words cannot describe how lucky we were to have Evan as our realtor.“
— ISRAEL & SHELLEY GROSS, CHICAGO
“I will work with no one else.”
— BEVERLY CHANA, CHICAGO
“We have both bought and sold a place with Evan in a 6-month period during the difficult real estate period. We can only attest to his efficiency and intelligence when it comes down to real estate understanding and negotiating. On top of that, you can add an incredible availability and willingness to spend time with his client, which all result in the most outstanding real estate experience we’ve ever had.”