David Ablin

LICENSE: 475.147063

(847) 208-4500
(847) 495-5000 (Office)


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  • Broker/Co-Principal with HomeSmart Connect Brokerage
  • Traditional commercial and residential buyers and sellers
  • International buyers and investors
  • Luxury/golf course/lakeside/historic home buyers and sellers
  • Foreclosures or distressed home buyers and sellers
  • Owner of several businesses to bring a strategic approach to the realestate world
  • Certified Negotiation Expert   *****

With 25 years of experience and over 230 million in sales, my clients always come first. By continually improving my skills, ways of doing business, and keeping up with the latest technologies, I stay efficient and continually extend the range of services I provide to buyers and sellers.  

Real estate has been in my blood for a long time. At eighteen I started buying properties on my own. At 21 i started working with buyers and sellers, and within years I personally owned and managed over 30 rental homes, conducted several investment rehab projects, built several million dollar new construction homes and owned a commercial medical building. I am grateful for being in the Top 1% of REALTORS® for 12 years throughout my career.

Holding the following certifications: Residential Specialist, Certified Negotiation Expert, Accredited Home Stager; I also dedicate time to coaching new real estate agents.

Proudly serving buyers and sellers throughout all of Chicagoland, including Cook, DuPage, McHenry and Lake counties, my experience and ‘out-of-the-box’ approach to real estate allows me to provide valuable advice to my clients.

Changing the way real estate is done:

As founder of the unique and innovative approach to serving buyers and sellers, Trusted2ndAgent.com, I build on the philosophy of providing paramount buying and selling experiences for clients.

I believe in working with integrity, maintaining in-depth knowledge of the community, and employing strong negotiation skills. I also have homebuilding experience, and pass on valuable advice to those seeking to renovate or build.

It’s important to be a great listener and communicator! By putting my client’s needs above all else, I respond quickly to their needs and make myself readily accessible for questions or problem-solving.

Personally, I have two great kids and support the Make a Wish foundation. I care about community issues, especially those involving children and animals.

It would be a pleasure to have a phone call, or meet in person, to discuss your real estate needs. Reach out anytime you have a question, I am always excited to talk real estate.


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None. We connected, but it did not work out.

I have been talking with him on the phone for over a month. He sounded knowledgable on the phone, however he was never able to take me to look at places! I was very disappointed to find out that a place I absolutely loved was sold, because he was not available to take me to see it quick enough even though I called him the day it came on the market. As well, it seemed as though he did not want to take me to see all the places I was interested in. Overall I was very disappointed and would never recommend him.

Helped me buy home

Dave is extremely knowledgeable and helpful. He is always available to answer questions and worked around my schedule. Dave has a lot of experience with renovations as well, so he helped me to find a place that met all my needs that I could customize and at a great price. His knowledge and expertise made my first home buying experience easy. I would recommend him to everyone!

Listed and sold a home

When it came to putting our house on the market, Dave was the first and only person I called. I knew he would "tell it like it is." The house was priced correctly, and we sold after one showing. We needed to sell the house because of a job relocation, and I knew that I could trust Dave with all the details of red tape with the relocation company. Kelvin and I would like to thank Dave for all the extra effort and time he put into following up and going to bat for us with the relo company. Thanks again, Dave!!Kelvin and Polly Schill

Listed and sold a home

Dave has sold me 4 properties, and has sold 2 properties for me over the last 10 years. He is a true professional and I would highly recommend him to anybody looking to buy or sell a house.

Helped me buy home

Dave definitely knows his stuff. He is very honest, hard working and will go above and beyond for his clients. Dave will work late into the night and on weekends if needed to get the job done. He's the best!