Daniel Drake Real Estate Agent at Keller Williams Success Realty

Daniel Drake

Real Estate Agent at
Keller Williams Success Realty

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  • First Time Home Buyers
  • Foreclosures
  • Investment Properties
  • Relocations
  • Waterfront Specialist
  • New Construction
  • Luxury Specialist

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Agent Highlights

Daniel sells properties fast - selling more than 36% quicker than the average Palatine agent.
Daniel also has Townhome expertise - working with over 42 more townhomes than the average agent.
Daniel is a SFH expert - working with over 78% more single family homes than the average Palatine agent.

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More about Daniel Drake

Drake Property Team is known for their innovative use of modern technology and cutting edge marketing tactics. As a professional Realtor with Keller Williams Success Realty, Drake Property Team’s proven track record and guaranteed customer experience promise has allowed them to become one of the top selling agents within the marketplace. Originally from Las Vegas, Nevada, Dan Drake graduated from University of Nevada, Reno in 2003. He then started working with the National Home Builder Pulte Homes as a Head Accountant analyzing the profit and loss statements and land valuations for the Southern Nevada Region. This career allowed Dan to become the number oriented professional that still benefits his clients today! His next foray into Real Estate was in 2007 when he Joined Cushman and Wakefield as a Commercial Real Estate agent for Retail centers throughout Las Vegas. Working with ...
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University of Nevada, Reno


Top 1% in the Chicagoland area

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Daniel Drake's Reviews & Ratings

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    • A pleasure to do business with. Upbeat and very energetic. He was VERY responsive and treated us like we were his #1 clients. We started FSBO and were about to give up. After listing with Dan we got multiple offers right at our ask price. We would use Dan again, and recommend without hesitation.

      - John, Palatine
    • A pleasure to do business with. Upbeat and very energetic. He was VERY responsive and treated us like we were his #1 clients. We started FSBO and were about to give up. After listing with Dan we got multiple offers right at our ask price. We would use Dan again, and recommend without hesitation.

      - John, Palatine
    • A pleasure to do business with. Upbeat and very energetic. He was VERY responsive and treated us like we were his #1 clients. We started FSBO and were about to give up. After listing with Dan we got multiple offers right at our ask price. We would use Dan again, and recommend without hesitation.

      - John, Palatine
    • Throughout the entire process of selling our home, Dan was very professional and customer focused. He had great communication skills along with we never doubted his integrity. Dan reviewed all scenarios to get our home sold and went above & beyond to achieve his/our goal. Our only regret is that we should have listed with Dan in the first place. I would highly recommend Dan to both experienced and inexperienced home sellers/buyers.

      - Ruth Ann, Palatine
    • We were a client of Dan's in 2014. Dan did a very good job in listing and selling my Parents house in Itasca. He was very helpful in helping us with all of the details that need to be looked after in the selling of a house. Dan also helped in finding my parents a house right after the sale. Our family was going through a tough time in that shortly after this process started, my mother turned ill and that made things very difficult for everyone. Dan was very helpful and empathetic in understanding my families situation while being professional and continuing to help in the buying and selling process. Dan is always available and offers personal service which differentiates him from many other realtors. I would recommend Dan for those reasons.

      - Pete, Itasca
    • Dan Drake is very professional and did an outstanding job selling our home. He made the process easy and took a great deal of time with us. We highly recommend him for any of your real estate needs.

      - Gayle, Hoffman Estates
    • Dan has a high degree of knowledge in the real estate market. His financial background allows him to evaluate and present all options when looking to buy and also sell a house. He holds stern negotiations to benefit his client and comes out seeking a win win for both parties. His skill in this field is like nothing I've seen before. I've recommended him to my entire network of family and friends, and he's been able to get the job done for them as well. He is highly responsive, and can be reached at all times of the day even though at times I know he was will his family.

      - leah, Barrington
    • Dan was a pleasure to work with from start to finish he was always there to answer any questions I had. I had my house on the market before with someone else for 9 months and nothing. Dan had it for a month and we had a offer. I would and have recommended him.

      - Lynn, Barrington
    • Dan came out to see my home and was honest about upgrades that would not cost an arm and a leg. We signed a contract and he sold my house within 3 days with 7 offers. He was kind informative and I have asked him to check my dads house and he gave me his honest opinion again and as soon as we are ready I will contact him again to sell it. A yr later Dan helped me again to buy a townhouse. The same positive results,patient,caring and very informative. No doubt in my mind he is the best I have contact with.

      - Marion, Bensenville
    • Dan took the time to show us many homes within our price range. He spent a few Saturday/Sundays meeting us Chicagoland homes and going over the positives and negatives with us in conjunction to what we were looking for. Overall, we felt Dan was honest and looked out for our best interest. We were very pleased with his services.

      - Jeff, Niles
    • My wife and I were extremely fortunate to have Dan as our realtor. He is knowledgeable, responsive and honest. He also respects and values your input and wishes. For example, my wife and I had a goal in mind when selling our home and we all knew that it could prove very difficult to reach this year. Regardless of that, we listed and stuck to the goal despite receiving several offers. Other realtors may have pressed and pushed us to accept an offer we did not like for our house, but Dan did not. In short, he understood and respected our situation and worked to make our goal a reality during a very stressful, confusing time--as selling and moving always is. He provided comfort along the way as well. We highly recommend Dan

      - Jason, Chicago
    • Dan Drake is by far the best Real Estate Agent I have ever worked with. Very knowledgeable concerning, HUD, contracts, Real Estate Laws - local and statewide. There are always a list of question when selling or buying a piece of property. Dan was very quick to response to all my emails and text messages, that type of accurate communication is very important to me

      - Michael, Elk Grove
    • Fell upon Dan by coincidence through the Redfin App and was pleasantly surprised at how easy he made my first house buying experience! He was so knowledgeable and understanding with all of my first time jitters. Great experience and would highly recommend Dan!

      - Caroline, Arlington Heights
    • I really don't know where to start with Dan. I have dealt with a lot of realtors over the years and he is by far the best. Hands down, no question. If there is anything I can advise you on, when you go to buy a home, call Dan. We can honestly say that without Dan we would not have purchased the home we are in now. I realize this is saying a lot about a realtor considering we were the ones purchasing with the money, but he rescued us so many times. We ended up having a very complicated and uncommon purchasing situation which made for many headaches for my wife and I, so I can only imagine what it did to Dan. But he always seemed more like a friend willing to do whatever needed to be done to get us in our dream home than a realtor. He conducted himself in a profoundly professional manner. When he needed to be at the top of his game he was. When we walked through a home, he would talk to us like a friend looking for the same positives and negatives each home had to offer. He never pushed us to make an offer, but was able to provide reasonable prices for us to start a negotiation. Not only did Dan help us find what we are calling our forever home, in which we couldn't be happier, but when our idiot banker fell through, he was able to provide us with a couple alternative options, one of which worked perfectly for our unique circumstances. He is very professional, and in a polite manner reminds you if anything needs to be done by a certain deadline. He was able to do so in any form such as phone, email, or text. He always had an open "door" and was very easy to reach. It goes without saying that Dan is very well connected throughout the entire real estate business from financing to closing on the home. Although we may never plan to move now that we're here...if our situation ever changes, he will be the first person we call.

      - Tara, West Dundee
    • Dan Sold our home in Palatine. We were extremely impressed with him. He was right on top of everything. We made the right choice with him! He has a positive attitude and is very responsive to the client.

      - Lisa, Palatine
    • Dan was extremely responsive in understanding my previous experience in working with realtors and selling multiple homes. He demonstrated a much different interest level, responsiveness and was committed to helping me sell in a challenging marketplace.

      - Sharri, Barrington
    • Dan was an amazing realtor! He helped us through every step of the process and was very easy to get ahold of. He would respond right away with any questions that we had and was very knowledgeable of the entire process. His recommendations for a lawyer and home inspector were great as well. I would definitely recommend using Dan as your realtor.

      - Abbey, Hoffman Estates
    • Dan is a true go getter. He has the knowledge and the negotiation skills to get deals done. We hired him to sell and buy a house, and he was fantastic on both ends. He was available to us 7 days a week and guided us through the entire process of selling and buying.

      - Brier, Palatine
    • Dan was professional at all time. Very patient and knowledgeable. Dan was easy to communicate with, as some of the process was done with us out of town. Dan was able to sell our home in a timely fashion and believed in our home to sell. He was also also able to get us the house we wanted and most interested in. It was a house that had been taken off the market. We had our eye on the house for awhile. With Dans help we were able to sell and buy in the same. He has the resources around him to make selling and buying happen. We are very pleased with how everything worked out and Love our new home

      - Graham, Palatine
    • Dan is young, intelligent and professional...listed our house and had a buyer lined up within 60 days and followed up thru the closing....excellent job!

      - Dan, Schaumburg
    • Dan was on top of everything as we through a long closing due to a septic system replacement. He was in contact with the county, inspectors, septic designer and septic installer to insure they were progressing with the work to be done.

      - Charlie, Barrington
    • I couldn't be happier in the help I received from Dan Drake. Dan is awesome! I f we had a question by phone, email, text, we would get a response within minutes. This was our first home to sell and Dan guided us through the process and helped find our closing lawyer as well. If you are looking for a realtor who can give you honest and informed advice, look no further!!

      - Sandy, Bartlett
    • Dan was very good to work with. He suggested the highest listing price for our home of several agents we interviewed, and he was very close to the final sales price, which was higher then the other agents suggested listing at. Also, after listing our house the previous 2 years with another agent, Dan was able to within 60 days of listing. He also helped us in finding and negotiate a very good price, and was able to handle several issue that came up during the period between getting the offer and closing on the properties. He was also available to answer questions throughout the process. I would highly recommend Dan.

      - Terry, Rolling Meadows
    • My wife and I thoroughly appreciated the professionalism and experience that he demonstrated from our first interview with him until the sale closed. The listing of our home had great pictures and features-benefits in the listing which made it easier for potential buyers looking at it on the internet to see and understand what the house and property were. He always followed up with the agents that had shown the house to potential buyers to get their feedback and then he told us what those potential buyers thought. He always promptly responded back to us on any and all phone and/or E-mail questions directed to him. Buying and selling a home can be a very stressful experience but Dan was a calming influence throughout the whole process. Thanks for what you did for us! Keith and Sue Malek

      - Keith, Wauconda
    • Dan is an amazing person. He is on top of everything with the closing of the home. If you need questions answered his is quick at getting to you Via text or email. I would use Dan again for future home purchase or my family will.

      - Daniella, Bartlett
    • Working with Dan Drake during the house buying process was great. He was patient, knowledgable, fun, and he made everything painless. I would hire him again in a second.

      - Eva, Round Lake
    • Working with Dan as our agent was great. He was very informative about the property we were interested in. Also on top of every phase of the buying process. Thanks Dan

      - Chuck, Barrington
    • we put the house on the internet on a Fri. got a lot of traffic,thru the house. pictures were great of all the rooms. got a full price offer on Monday. that we accepted, and closed about 6 weeks later. Dan was there anytime I needed anything,and kept us up to date on everything.

      - Greg, Chicago
    • Dan provided exceptional service, he always answered me promptly. I really felt like he had my best interest in getting my house sold at the right price. He will do everything he can to get your home sold. I would highly recommend Dan you will be happy with him.

      - Laurie, Algonquin
    • Dan was friendly, professional and always on time during the period of two months of our house hunting. Not a single time during those countless showings that we felt he was rushing or talking us into buying something that we didn't really like. On the contrary, there were houses that we liked but he immediately pointed out issues that we initially did not realize. One of them would have given him a much higher commission. At the end of the process, not only that we are now living in a nice house on a hill with breathtaking view of a forest preserve in the backyard, we are also grateful to know a wonderful and honest guy like Dan.

      - Chairat, West Dundee
    • Dan is the best. He was so sweet to my elderly mother who was upset about moving. Dan is smart, compassionate, knowledgeable. I can't say enough good things.

      - Sue, Palatine
    • My experience with Dan Drake was exceptional. He made selling our house a very effortless and convenient process. Dan was recommended by a family friend who also had a great experience with him. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is trying to sell their house. Thanks for selling my Dads house.

      - Ray, Chicago
    • Dan has been a pleasure to work with. Very professional, down to earth, honest and ready to help! He was well organized and kept in constant contact with us. He seems to enjoy what he does and does it extremely well. He has gone above and beyond our expectation in such a short amount of time! We are happy and relieved first-time home owners!

      - Eleni, Chicago
    • Dan is an exceptional Real Estate Professional. We have been in the RE industry for 5 years, and have used multiple realtors along the way, but none have come close to the level of professionalism and dedication that Dan exhibits. We just wished we would have found Dan sooner before our move to CA. Dan is not only responsive to our calls, texts, and emails, he also goes above and beyond to meet us at the properties at our limited hours, which are sometimes outside of his work hours. I know based on our experience that Dan has what it takes to represent you in selling or buying your home

      - Mei, Arlington Heights
    • Very professional, always there for us. Very knowledgeable with extraordinary personality. Highly recommended. Dan was always ready to answer our questions and concerns. We will hire Dan again when ready to buy a new home.

      - Vildana, Wheaton
    • My wife and I purchased our first home because of Dan's expertise, help and guidance. He made the process very easy and stress free. He made sure, we completely understood every step of the entire process. I am glad we have put our trust to Dan! He was always on top of everything and very flexible to accommodate our schedules. Also, he made sure, he understood our needs and what we are looking for. My wife and I without a doubt will recommend Dan to our family and friends. Keep up the good work DAN!!! :)

      - John, Palatine
    • Dan helped my husband and I purchase a house in Schaumburg after relocating from Texas. The purchase process is different here from Texas as it is a higher sellers market in Texas. He helped us to understand how things are a little different here and what to expect. We will be recommending him to our friends and family in the future and hope to work with him again in a few years.

      - Joe, Schuamburg
    • Dan Drake was the first agent I reached out to support my husband and I in finding and securing our perfect lake home. He is easy to work with and will always be available to answer any questions or concerns you may have, and to support you through every step of the homeowner process. I couldn't have asked for anyone better to be a part of this journey with for my family, and he is truly the best agent in the Northwest Suburbs. Thank you Dan for everything, including your excellent customer service and for personally being a kind-hearted professional.

      - Hannah, Lake in the Hills
    • Sales process was smooth and quick. The sale was completed in one month from listing date to closing date. Good communication between Dan and the buyer's agent.

      - Frank, Pingree Grove
    • We had bad experiences with 2 previous real estate agents, but as soon as I met Dan Drake I knew he would be the right person to sell our house, and I was not wrong, we had 2 offers right away and our house sold. I am very greatful to Dan and would highly recommend him, he will sell your house just like he promised me

      - Maria, Hanover Park
    • I really don't know where to begin, so I'll just start by saying that Dan Drake is the most incredible, knowledgeable, savvy and trustworthy realtor my husband and I know. We are so fortunate to have worked with him throughout our entire home selling and buying process. As homeowners who purchased a house in 2006 right before the market crashed, we thought we would never be able to sell that house or be comfortable with buying a new house in the future. With Dan's amazing expertise he not only sold our house within a couple of months, but he helped us find and buy a new home (which was no easy task with our market crash "PTSD" and pickiness in general). We appreciated his prompt responsiveness, negotiating talent, market knowledge, and his ability to listen and understand exactly what we were looking for. We were very impressed by his wide ranging neighborhood expertise and how he could educate us on the comps in Chicago and nearby suburbs even though his office is in Barrington. More than anything, though, he is a kind and trustworthy person for whom we are deeply grateful. Thank you, Dan. You are amazing

      - Erin, Lincolnwood
    • Dan helped sell my condo as well as purchase my new home. This was my first single family home purchase and I was very particular in what I wanted. We looked at over 30 homes over a month span and Dan arranged his schedule to accommodate mine, rain or shine. Through the entire buying process Dan pointed out flaws and repairs in the homes that would need to be taken care of that a new buyer would overlook, this resulted in me saving a lot of money and possible dodging a money pit. I am very happy with the home I have purchased and couldn't be happier. I highly recommend Dan as a realtor due to his experience and vast knowledge in the industry. Both the sale and purchase were very smooth and there was not an issues with the process. Dan is very knowledgeable and helpful throughout the entire process, overall a great experience and I would highly recommend him and will be using him in any future home buying/selling needs.

      - Mike, Rolling Meadows
    • Dan sat down with me and found out exactly what I would like in a house and what I could do without. Found houses that matched what I wanted and recommended certain houses that he thought I would like. He never stopped until he found me my house.

      - Joe, Cary
    • We have a great experience with Dan Drake, he is very persistent and profesional, with a great sense of humor always with a positive attitude. Sold our house fast and at the same time he understood our needs to get a new one for us, and we got it. We highly recommended him!

      - Maria, Bartlett
    • Dan made is easy for my wife and I to find and sell our current house. He asked the right questions to find out what were the best fit houses for us to look at. He took the time to make sure we did not feel pressured.

      - Todd, Bartlett
    • Dan was great to work with over the past year and a half. He was patient and kind while looking at over 30 homes with me, until I finally found the perfect one.

      - emma, Palatine
    • Dan did an excellent job selling our Condo. He and his team worked with the association and attorneys on both sides to close the sale within reasonable amount of time.

      - Rashid, Palatine
    • Great job! He said he would sell it within my contract time limit, and I had a offer in two days. He was honest and helped me anyway he could, if I wanted a response on a question, he got right back with me. I would say call Dan and his team they are the best.

      - Shirley, Lake Zurich
    • Dan took the time to explain us the entire process as well as did a lot of research work to support his argument. He knows the market and know what he is doing. I would absolutely use him again when needed and would definitely recommend his services to anyone who is in the market for real estate.

      - Sam, Glenview
    • Dan contacted me after he noticed my house did not sell after being on the market several years. I decided to use Dan to sell my house he was the only agent that sold a home in my area. The house was under contact in 33days. Dan succeeded when the other agents I used in the past failed. I would highly recommend Dan Drake.

      - Steve, Wauconda