Bill Ehlers

Bill Ehlers

19 years experience

Coverage Area: Chicagoland & surrounding suburbs

Phone: 847-312-7653

Office: 21 N Broadway, Suite 2, Des Plaines, IL 60016

Email address:

My Philosophy

For over 19 years my approach to assisting Sellers and Buyers has not changed. Real Estate is a fascinating business with all its ups and downs, and changes with technology. Bottom line it still boils down to serving the clients needs. As taught to me by my father years ago we need to listen to what the client wants, in order to help them achieve their goal. It’s not just about getting your sign in their lawn, it’s about getting the client were they want or need to be. Part of this process is making sure the client is well educated on all the factors involved and providing them with professional advice and care along the way.

Area Knowledge

Over time being a resident in four different Chicagoland communities and developing a wide network of business acquaintances and friends. My services in Real Estate have taken me from as far north as Antioch to as far south as Kankakee, even serving clients in the Galena area and countless communities in between. My clients have benefitted from my analytical approach to Real Estate helping save them money and time.


Real Estate Institute, Continuing Education Program (1996 – Present)

Oakton Community College, Real Estate, R.E. Appraising, Real Estate Law (1996-1998)

Winona State University, BA in Marketing & Advertising (1980-84)


Real Estate is not your typical 9-5 industry. Understanding this I have learned throughout the years on how to adapt to my client’s needs. At the same time always keeping up with the industry trends and education needed to best to serve my clients.

About Me

Of course in my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, and friends. Hobbies I enjoy include motorcycle riding, archery, martial arts, all outdoor sports, and photography, while taking my motorcycle trips.


• Managing Broker of ARNI Realty Inc. | 2012-Present

• RE/MAX Villager Broker & Mentor Trainer | 1997 – 2010

• Realty Associates Network Inc. | 1996 – 1997

• Good Year Tire & Rubber Wholesale Manager | 1990 – 1996


Dear Bill, Congratulations! Because of a lot of hard work, the deal at 1000 Rand Rd. in Wauconda is closed. I want to thank you for your significant contribution and professionalism. It’s easy to see why you are a success.

– Broker/Owner of another office 2000

Dear Bill, thank you for helping us sell our mothers home in Niles. After first speaking to a few other Realtors we were very happy our friend referred us to you. You took the time to listen to our situation and then laid out a complete plan for us on was what to follow. We hadn’t bought or sold a home in over 40 years. Your patience and understanding made us feel completely comfortable throughout the whole process, especially the way the real estate market is today. Thank you so much.

– Dorothy M., seller 2012

Dear Bill, thank you for helping us find our home in Palatine. We can’t thank you enough for working with our changing criteria; your patience was very much appreciated. Thank you for your professional advice and review of the market when we made our offer. Patrick and I look forward to recommending you to our friends and family.

– Michelle F., buyer 2011

Dear Bill, thank you so much for helping me sell my condo in Palatine. I truly appreciated your honest value and market knowledge of my unit. This was something the other Realtor did not bring to my attention and wasted 4 months of my time & money. Your assistance and knowledge was also greatly appreciated on my new condo in the city. You made the whole process fun and relaxing. Thanks Again.

– Jill P. Educator Prospect Heights, seller & buyer 2009

Bill, thank you so much for helping my wife and I get closer to the grandkids, our new home in Huntley is perfect, and much more convenient. We also appreciated your services on the sale of our Elk Grove home. Your professional advice to the market helped us get out before too much more equity was lost in our home. We would have never been able to make the move. I’ll be happy to tell all my friends and family members and recommend your services.

– Gary D., seller & buyer 2008

Dear Bill, thank you so much in our relocation. Ross and I love our new home in Rockford the setting, and neighborhood is beautiful. Your patience and understanding throughout the house searching the process was much appreciated, thanks for putting up with us. In the future we will highly recommend your services.

– Dannette S., buyer 2007

Mr. Ehlers, you efforts and professionalism in the sale of my home of 45 years in Morton Grove was truly appreciated. I commend you, and your ability to be sensitive to the fact that this was our home; however I truly appreciated your insight as to the buyers’ attitudes when they are out looking to buy. This insight helped tremendously, you see this was a very emotional time for me, and you helped bring it all together. I am now enjoying good quality time with my grandkids here in Ohio, and couldn’t have done it without you. Thanks again

– Bill. Mr. Bennet, seller 2006

Bill, thanks for all your help. When first referred to you honestly I wasn’t sure. I thought what does this guy know about farms in Galena? Sure I figured you could sell my home, but helping us buy a farm? After our initial meeting and your explanation of the game plan I was quickly impressed. Karin and I were both very pleased with the research you presented regarding acreage, tillable land, rec land, tax benefits etc. We thought your approach was professional yet down to earth and easy to understand. When negotiating on the farm you always had our best interest at heart and that is what Karin and I truly appreciated. Thank you so much for your efforts. We look forward to sending our friends and relatives to you in the future.

– Ken J. JEM Investments, seller & buyer 2005

Dear Bill, I would like to thank you for assisting me with my new home purchase in Highland Park. I appreciated the time you took to really understand what I wanted in a house. Of significant help to me was your market value analysis knowledge, which ensured I did not overpay for the home. In my line of work, transfers/relocation are quite common and being able to sell a home in the future is critical. I will definitely recommend you to friends and associates in the future.

– Jeanette R. National Dir. Discover Card, buyer 2004

Bill, your services on selling our home in Plainfield were outstanding, along with the purchase of our new home. I know we had you running around before deciding to build, your patience and time was very much appreciated. Steven and I were very impressed with the calculations you gave us on our sale and truly appreciate your negotiating on our new home. Thanks again, we look forward to referring our family and friends to you.

– Rachel M., seller & Buyer 2003

Dear Broker, I’m writing to express my deepest appreciation for the professional manner in which Bill Ehlers conducted himself on the sale of my home in Hoffman Estates. Bill was reliable, helpful and resourceful answering any of my questions and being there every step of the way. He made things simple for us during such a confusing time. He surpassed my personal expectations by being first class and down to earth. I will strongly recommend him.

– Tim M., seller & buyer 2002

Dear Bill, Thanks so much for all your help in selling our property on Hastings. Your professionalism and attention to detail was great appreciated. I was impressed with your methods in getting the price we needed. I look forward to referring you to our friends and family.

– Catherine B., seller 2001

Dear Broker, I write to commend our agent, Bill Ehlers, on the sale of our townhome in Des Plaines. Bill was referred to us by some colleagues. They described Bill as highly professional, knowledgeable of the area, a developer of well-targeted sales approach, and a person we would enjoy working with. We enjoyed Bill because of his down to earth manner and his completely ethical way of conducting his business. I look forward to referring him to other colleagues.

– Craig A. Assistant OCC, seller 2000

Dear Bill, please note how grateful I am in your representation on the sale of my home in Glenview, the dealings with the city were very challenging and you helped get me through it. I also deeply appreciated your service on helping me find my new home in Northbrook. I couldn’t have done this without you. Thank you for your patience and professionalism. I will recommend you to anyone I know who’s thinking of selling or buying.

– Bernice R., seller & buyer 1999

Dear Broker, I just purchased a condo with the help of Bill Ehlers. I’m writing to let you know how pleased I was with his service. I know there was not a lot of commission involved on a $71,500 condo, but Bill gave me more attention than the Realtor who we worked with years ago in Evanston when the purchase price was $417,000. His attention to my needs and the evaluation of the numbers was excellent.

– William T. Director OCC, buyer 1998

Dear Broker, I just wanted to commend you on one of your agents, Bill Ehlers. Bill did an outstanding job working with my ex-husband and me in the sale of our house in Des Plaines. He was very caring and understanding throughout the whole process, however never losing sight of the task at hand. He sold our house in six days, for near the asking price. This allowed both of us to move on with less stress and headaches than we expected.

– Gayle S., seller 1997

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When’s the best time to sell a home? When’s the best time to buy a house?

For years these two questions have been asked on almost every appointment I’ve gone on. The answer to each truly depends on what the client is wishing or trying to do. My response to both is simple, “It’s when you are ready”. When a seller of buyer is ready, a complete look at the market should be evaluated to see if the conditions are appropriate for what the client wishes to accomplish.