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About Susie Raffel & Israel Friedman - The Names You Know and Trust

We have worked together as a husband and wife team for over thirty years and have been recognized continuously for being among Coldwell Banker's top real estate agents in the Chicagoland area and throughout the United States. We are dedicated to helping our Buyers and Sellers achieve their Real Estate goals and dreams - whether that means purchasing their first home or building their dream home, selling their property, relocating, retiring or investing in Real Estate.

“They know how to close a sale! There were several times during the process where the deal could have fallen apart. Israel & Susie held the sale together – This is where their experience really comes through.”

There are many qualities and skills that go into being top tier real estate professionals ~ integrity, in-depth market knowledge, marketing savvy, effective negotiation skills and a high-quality professional network, all of which are indicative of how we work. We have found that providing the very best service is essentially about putting our clients’ needs first. This means keeping ourselves accessible, being good listeners as well as good communicators, and responding quickly to your needs. This "client first" philosophy requires us to continually improve our skills and way of doing business. In addition, we've found that the latest technologies are enabling us to do everything we've always done, only much more quickly and efficiently, and helped us to extend the range of services we provide.

List / purchase price never determines our commitment to our clients. We handle everything from million-dollar plus estates to single family homes, condos & townhomes, rentals and vacant land.

Areas of Expertise

· Susie & Israel hold Illinois Broker’s Licenses

· Marketing Specialists

· Certified Relocation Specialists

· Certified Senior Marketing Specialists

· Certified Global Luxury Property Specialists

· Serving Buyers and Sellers

We continuously attend classes and seminars to maintain up-to-date standards and practices to best serve our clients’ needs.

Communities We Serve

Deerfield, Highland Park, Bannockburn, Riverwoods, Lincolnshire, Northbrook, Glenview, Glencoe, Northfield, Wilmette, Winnetka, Evanston, Lake Forest, Lake Bluff, Buffalo Grove, Vernon Hills, Libertyville

And – We can help you find an experienced Real Estate agent anywhere in the United States when you have a Real Estate need!

“It was a real pleasure doing business with this team. We followed their advice and were under contract with two offers in just three weeks!”

Accomplishments and Awards

· International Diamond Society 2007-2017

· International President’s Elite Team 2005-2006

· International President’s Circle Team 1995-2004

· Among Coldwell Banker’s Top Teams – North Shore Region

· Top 4% of Coldwell Banker agents nationwide

· Over $150,000,000 and counting in Real Estate sales

· We are your 24/7 Realtors!

If you have any Real Estate questions or decide you are ready to buy or sell a home and need the services of experienced professional Realtors who will take the time to listen and put your needs first, please call or text us at 847.921.1209 or e-mail us at

We always appreciate your referrals & consider them the highest compliment we receive!

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