Your Local Real Estate Experts ~ The Names You Know and Trust!

Susie Raffel and Israel Friedman have worked together as a husband and wife team for almost 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 sellers and buyers achieve their real estate goals and dreams ~ whether that means purchasing your first home or building your ultimate dream home, selling your property, relocating, retiring or investing in real estate.

"It was a real pleasure doing business with this team."
Thanks to Susie and Israel, our home showed well and with their advice was priced at a fair market value. Their marketing activities were highly effective as they generated ongoing daily showings. -- Ed & Rita K, Deerfield

Our client-first philosophy is the foundation of our business. In our experience as Real Estate professionals, we have also found that providing the very best service is essentially about putting our clients first. This means keeping ourselves accessible, being good listeners as well as good communicators, and responding quickly to your needs. This "client first" philosophy has always been our approach and it requires us to continually improve our skills and ways of doing business.

"They know how to close a sale!"
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.

Browse our online property brochures.

Sellers...strategically marketing and showcasing your home is a critical part of the sales process. Every home, condo, townhome or rental we list deserves its own online marketing center. Buyers...if you would like more information about any properties currently on the market, please feel free to contact us by phone or e-mail. We're here to help!

Call Susie & Israel at 847.921.1209



When it's time to move, you need someone who will advertise your home, show to prospective buyers, negotiate the purchase contract, arrange financing, oversee the inspections, handle all necessary paperwork and supervise the closing.


We take care of all your home buying needs. From researching communities to showing you available properties to negotiation on your behalf, we will be with you every step of the way. You receive the ultimate result - a successful real estate experience.

If you have any real estate questions, or need the services of experienced professional Realtors who will take the time to listen and put your needs first, please feel free to contact us. You will soon discover why home sellers and buyers who work with Susie and Israel call us their "Favorite Realtors!"