Real Estate Appraisal and Valuation

Raymond Allan Real Estate (R.A.R.E.) provides detailed valuation estimates for numerous different property types and uses.  We ALWAYS comply with Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).  If you are a lender or are looking for a financially-regulated valuation, we also comply with the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act of 1989 (FIRREA) as well as Uniform Appraisal Dataset (UAD).  We also provide appraisals for non-lending scenarios such as acquisition/disposition decisions, life estates, divorce, portfolio management, and many more!

In addition, our appraisers have the competency to go beyond the basic knowledge of residential, apartment, commercial, industrial, mixed-use, office, and retail properties.  Our specialties/interests include:

Vacant Land
Animal-Related Buildings
Large Acreage
Subdivisions and/or Remaining Inventory       
Mini/Self-Storage Facilities
Development or Pre-Development Sites
Mobile Home Parks / Campgrounds           
Nursery/Hobby Farms
Restaurants/Pizza Parlors
Agricultural Farms
Retail-Strip Centers
Scouting Camps / Retreats
Recreational Land
Misc. Non-Conforming Properties

We offer very competitive rates and turn-times.  We also offer our services in other states via temporary-practice permits. 

Raymond Allan Real Estate (R.A.R.E.) is a full-service real estate firm focused on brokerage, appraisal (valuation), and consulting.  Our expertise extends throughout most submarkets in Northern Illinois and the Chicago MSA and we will be happy to help you with your individual needs.

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Raymond Allan Real Estate (R.A.R.E.) consults on a variety of situations including: acquisition/disposition decisions, building and development, establishment of rental rates, real estate tax appeal, and more.


A real estate transaction is a multi-faceted process with many moving parts. That's why we offer a wide array of services to help you through the process.

Buying? Selling? Building? Regardless of your motivations, we can help with your upcoming transaction.  We specialize in representing buyers and sellers; as well as owners, investors, and people who wish to get their hands dirty with a little construction.  We have experience with many types of real estate; from residential homes and condominiums, to commercial-retail buildings.  We also deal with industrial facilities, land, and a variety of different real estate types.

Do NOT trust those mass listing websites.  Raymond Allan Real Estate has up-to-date access to every listing on the MLS.

We pride ourselves on being a small-scale firm that can direct more attention to you and your individual needs.  You shouldn't have to deal with the hassle of those "big brokerage houses" that only care about their bottom line.  We also offer very competitive commission rates!