NOTE: I know this is a novel, but given the fact that real estate is not an easy process to explain (combined with the fact that there are over 100 recommendations below), this is a pretty lengthy post. With that said, Enjoy!
If you're looking for a realtor, many Epic employees have a recommendation for you, Angel Beyers with Restaino & Associates. She is one of the leading realtors in Dane County, and she has helped hundreds of Epic people either buy or sell homes, condos, or land. Angel knows Epic employee's work habits, hours, hectic schedules, preferences, interest in the Verona area, etc. No matter if you are interested in a house, condo, new construction, land...buying or selling, she can help. Angel's past client experiences & recommendations keep her the top realtor used by Epic people and her recommendations outside of Epic keep her one of the leading realtors in Dane County! She is great at what she does.
EPIC STAFF RECOMMENDATIONS:
" Angel took the time to get to know us and what we were looking for, and provided excellent advice throughout the process. She made the home buying process very efficient!" - Patrick McCabe
"As a first time home buyer, Angel helped me understand the process and kept me on track with my to-do list. She also referred me to my mortgage lender, helped with various contacts for inspections and contractors, and on top of it all was more accommodating to my schedule. Overall, a great experience and a great realtor. " - Ryan Vartanian
"I have worked with Angel multiple times over the years and will continue to come back to her. She is fantastic to partner with because of her hard work, experience in the industry, and professionalism." - Stephanie Johnson
"Angel made the process of buying my first home as straightforward as possible." - Philip Dilse
"Working with Angel on both selling and buying was a great experience. The help she provided to navigate the complexities of the options, paperwork, and processes was invaluable. " - Brooke Mathias
"Throughout the process Angel was very helpful in making sure that everything went as it should and she was great with helping us keep to our ambitious and quick plan to sell and buy. We moved fast, and she helped us keep that pace by always having the next step ready as we got to it. Looking back on it, and outside of the anxiety of potentially being in housing limbo that was self induced, everything went exactly as we would have hoped." - Jason Cassidy
"Angel was a pleasure to work with for my first home purchase. She made the process feel more manageable in coordinating the many moving parts that go into buying a house, and was always available when I had questions - even working through my offer/counter offer while out of town on a Saturday. I'd definitely recommend working with her, and would do so again in the future." - Stephanie Braunschweig
"Angel was extremely efficient and responded sooner than we expected every time and had a lot of patience as we explored all of our options." - Teri and Nick Angell
"This year I had the pleasure of working with Angel Beyers in finding my home. I am not an easy client. I had a feeling that I wanted when I came home. I was looking for a unique space that was good for entertaining and not a cookie cutter house. But there was an intangible quality that I was looking for - a feeling when I walked in that was inviting and light and felt like me. How do you put that on a check list? To add to the complexity I had life changes that changed the price range I was looking for entirely. Angel was available at every turn, with strong experienced advice. She was so fast to respond to my phone calls and e-mails and felt so confident I was in the best hands with this important decision. I love my house. I had the best agent who helped me find my dream home and took a lot of the weight of the complication out of the process. Thank you so much for all of your great work! I strongly recommend Angel to be your agent through this very important process." - Bre Conrad
"Angel was always quick to respond to whatever questions we had along the way. She made it really easy for us to find our first place. " - Matthew and Amanda Payne
"Angel did what 2 realtors before her could not - sell my condo! She was more thoughtful, more helpful, and more responsive and was the only one who could get the job done. I should have used Angel the first time around." - Eric and Stacy Helsher
"Angel helped my wife and I into our first home, and she was wonderful. She was always on top of things, and was thinking about and asking the questions we had not even considered to ask. She even went above and beyond to contact agents and builders without our even asking in an attempt to find us what we were looking for. She did a stupendous job for us and we highly recommend here." - Mark and Lisa Joseph
"Angel was a great help and support for us as first time home buyers. She helped us understand the process and navigate all the steps of the way. With our busy schedule and 2 small kids, it was tough to always meet in person to sign papers, but Angel was very flexible and provided us with options such as e-signing documents and being available by text/e-mail while also making sure we understood what was happening. We would definitely recommend working with Angel! - Cassie and Andy Dolejs
"Angel was wonderful to work with and took all of the pressure off of my first home buying experience. She answered all of my novice questions very quickly and in ways I could understand, and was willing to meet with me for several hours on the weekends and after 5pm. She took care of all the necessary arrangements with my lender, home inspector, title company, etc - things I could have never tackled as well all on my own. Absolute A+ recommendation for Angel." - Brent Burg
"My wife and I were impressed with Angel's responsiveness, flexibility and dedication. Angel was quick to respond to our e-mails and inform us of any updates on the properties we were looking at. Angel's flexible hours made it easy for the three of us to meet amidst our busy schedules and Angel calmly helped us manage moving our closing date a month earlier than originally planned. Angel continually reminded us of things that needed to be done, even after the closing." - Chad and Julie Koch
"Angel always made us feel like we were her top priority. She always responded to us quickly and professionally, and our home-buying could not have been better!" - Mike & Leanne Moede
"Angel made our first home-buying experience easy by walking us through it step-by-step, which was extremely helpful when the process went a lot faster than anticipated." - Alex Schumacher
"I would recommend Angel as a realtor to anyone looking to purchase a home. I enjoyed working with her and she caters to those with busy lifestyles--I did most of the negotiation and paperwork on my new home while I was on work trips. She helped me find a great home at a great price." - Elizabeth Goltz
"I'd like to add my voice to the growing chorus of approval for Angel Kubichek, Realtor. As first-time homebuyers, there was a lot that my wife and I didn't know about the whole process, but Angel helped us through every step without a hitch! She was very patient and hard-working as we had her show us a ton of different properties before we picked one. It was a pleasure working with her and we won't hesitate to use her services again should we need them. "
- Ryan Conners
"I would like to add my name to those who recommend Angel. She was great to work with, and always willing to look at new houses. " - Dennis Reichhold
"Adding my name to the many praising Angel. I closed last month and she invested a lot of time and energy to make sure it went as smoothly as possible. There were certainly bumps, but I was always comfortable taking her advice and in the end it worked out great." - Adam Wisner
"My wife and I recently bought our first and lovely home with Angel working as our real estate agent. We were impressed by Angel's help and guidance on finding us possibilities as well as doing research on the possibilities we found. Plus, she was also really good at negotiating to get the best offer as we can get. Not only is she helpful during the home-buying process, but she also reminded us of what needs to be done on the closing date and after. We highly recommended Angel to anyone who wants to find a real estate agent for life." - En Yu and Wenting Yi
"You've been great to work with, and you made buying a house such a simple process compared to what I was afraid it would be." - Ryan Saige
"We were novices going in and feel like we found the right place at the right price. Angel learned what we were looking for and applied a really good knowledge of the process and the local market to help us. She was always available by email or text, even while on vacation out of the country."
- Travis Wilkinson and Leslee Hilleman
"Angel made our first real estate purchase a very enjoyable experience. She explained all of the details of the real estate process in an understandable way, and always answered our questions very quickly. She was also very thorough in gathering information about the properties we wished to have more details on. When she says she wants to be "your real estate agent for life," she means it. I will definitely come back to Angel for any future real estate transactions!"
- Andy Wittrock
"Angel and her team are great! She really knows the areas in and around Madison. A huge added bonus: She knows the vagaries of an Epic travel schedule and was always great about keeping in touch about new properties and paperwork when in negotiations. I highly recommend her - feel free to stop by and pick up one of her cards from me in my office." - Ann-Marie Cain
"Rod's Review: A+" - Rod S
"Angel will walk you through the entire process of buying house. She takes care of your real estate needs all the way through closing and after. She listens to what you want and takes care of all your home buying needs." - Matt Bauman
"Angel helped us buy our first home. She really made us feel more at ease with the whole process. We would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a new home." - Eric Cooper
"We recently bought our first home with Angel as our real estate agent. Angel was really great in answering all our "first timer" questions and she had an amazing turn around time in replying to all our emails and returning our calls.
Angel made sure that as first time home buyers, we got all the information that we needed and she willingly showed us more than a dozen properties on a snowed out, "big game" Sunday, escorting us to all the places in her Land Rover; not to speak of many frigid late evening showings after work.
Angel really made the entire home buying process extremely stress free for us and I would highly recommend her to anyone considering buying a house."
- Vikas Chowdhry
"Angel was great helping me out as a first-time home-buyer, during the homebuying process and even after closing." - Brianne Karabetsos
“I contacted Angel with some very preliminary interest in buying a place. I really had no idea what I wanted… just that I should probably move out of my rented studio before I hit retirement age. Angel was extremely helpful from the very first e-mail to the day of closing and beyond.
Despite the fact that I was oblivious to the real estate buying process and knew little besides what’s taught in engineering school, Angel was very patient in answering all my questions and explaining the various intricacies of the market & the process as a whole. She laid out the options fairly, and not once did I feel rushed or pressured into making a decision. She also works closely with some equally helpful mortgage lenders that you can speak to if you wish, and I found them to have some of the most competitive rates in the area. I ended up with a near ideal place only 4 weeks after I first contacted her. Incidentally, despite visiting many different properties, I ended up buying a place she suggested as a possibility the very first day we met and discussed my interests. I'll contact her again if I need an agent in the future." - Victor Lai
Also, Angel received permission from the following Epic employees to use their names in this post as well.
Dennis Sy, Amit Popat, Meghan Cordes, Shane Kuntz, Dru Pelzel, Rob Coleman, Alex Wang, Jennifer Waugh, Rachel Gerth, Jared & Nicole Wickus, Andy Wittrock, Kelly Miller, David Patnode, Michal Dvir, Jeff Clark, Jonathan Roffers, Tony Wallace, Nick Cincotta, Yvette Copeland, Peter Lesperance, Matt Bauman, Mike Euhardy, Sarah & Nathan Kaszubski, Cheng Vue, Eric Cooper, Dave Summers, Vikas Chowdhry, Lucas Olson, Ryan Conners, Jessica Sevold, Ann Engler, Eric Lan, Jackie Magnuson, Brianne Karabetsos, Kim Lloyd, Jacob Likeric, Jayme Lawson, Chad Meindl, Larry Nash, Victor Lai, Brent & Bobbi Burg, Dennis Reichhold, Joseph Dalton, Sara James, Jennifer Swoboda, Sarah & Keith Savage, Jennifer Tucker, Damon Rygiewicz, Adam Wisner, Jodi and Micah Farritor, Rick Hirko, Trent Skeel, Brian Witkowski, Hedy Woyak, Jenny Woyak, Chad Koch, Greg Cook, Jake Cook, Brandon Reynolds, Stephanie Johnson, Ben Stritesky, Richard Lau, Greg Eastman, Chris Conzett, Kelly Dolan, Mike & Leanne Moede, Jonathan Applebury, Betsy Radtke, Bill Wohlgamuth, Alex Schumacher, Siddharth Bhat, Rhyan Hongisto, Elizabeth Goltz, James Lloyd, Bill Gregerson, Jason Mitchell, Daniel Levi, Michael Jansen, Brad Umhoefer, Rich Manoski, Ryan Mohney, Sean Kim, Sanket Patel, Sabe Jones, Marco Lopez, Jon Rosin, Eric & Michelle Mitchell, John & Maggie Ostrowski, Ben & Sarah Brothers, Steve & Bria Long, Austin Hundley, Lis & Lance Ward, Brian Cloonan, Sasha TerMaat, Jason Cassidy, Nicole Monahan, Phil Rydzewski, Ben and Jessica Stritesky, Elisha Feger and Melanie Walsh!!
Angel works for Restaino & Associates, one of the best real estate firms in Wisconsin! She has over 15 years of experience with real estate in Dane County. She’s consistently one of the leading realtors in Madison due to her overwhelming conviction to serving her clients best interests. With Angel, you not only get a stellar Real Estate Agent through the entire process of buying and/or selling, but you get a Real Estate Agent who is happy to help you with items you may need long after the sale of the home.
Additionally, Angel is not only a licensed Buyer and Seller Agent, but she's also a licensed Broker. This is rare in the realty business, and allows her to be able to help you with more in depth knowledge and understanding of the business.
REAL ESTATE SPECIFIC:
In the real estate world, you’ll often see realtors and lenders marketing a “buyer seminar” (or something similar). These are nice if you’re looking to get a general education. It’s important to remember that these are marketing events, and the people who put them on are trying to appeal to the masses in a marketing campaign to solicit new business. Angel offers a personal meeting (at your home or her office on Madison's Westside) that addresses your personal situation. Angel can cover the details of home buying / selling (from initial steps to home inspections, all the way through closing). Angel will work with you to address your home preferences & sent up a search that will automatically send you ALL MLS properties that match your search criteria. You’ll be sent all MLS property listings regardless of the listing agency. For example, if you want a minimum of three bedrooms, you won’t get bombarded with listings in your price range that are 1 or 2 bedrooms. The search is a great way to start seeing what’s on the market and determining what properties you’d like to see in person. Of course, if you’ve already done your research and know what you want & at what price range, you can skip the integrated meeting & work directly with Angel on setting up your search.
BUYER SPECIFIC - FYI:
Many people don't understand that it doesn’t cost the buyer a fee to use most realtors, Angel included. This means that you can have a buyer’s agent represent you through the entire process at no charge to you. Some realtors try to charge buyers for their services – if you run across that, my recommendation is to find another realtor. Sometimes buyer’s agents will try and charge their clients a $295.00 fee that is associated with all buyer’s agent contracts. In Angel’s case, this fee is paid by her instead of passing it on to you, the buyer. Outside of this up-front fee (which again, Angel pays for you), you’ll find that the cost of the buyer’s agent is automatically built into the seller’s costs. Here’s how: If a seller uses a realtor to list their home, they have agreed upfront to pay the realty company a set % of the sale price of the home. Upon final sale of the home, that % is then split between their seller’s agent (representing them) and your buyer’s agent (representing you). If you don’t use a Buyer agent, the Listing agent gets the full %. Therefore, the seller pays the same commission, you pay the same amount for the home, but you have no representation through the process (unless you pay the additional costs for a lawyer). This doesn’t make sense.
Also, and this is very important: If you look at or call about a listing without first contacting a buyer’s agent, the agent who showed you the house (or provided info) is considered "procuring cause", and therefore you are obligated to work with that agent if you want to buy that specific property. A past client of Angel’s wanted to work with Angel to write an offer on a home they had called about by contacting the listing agent directly. Because the listing agent had spent 20-30 minutes providing them with information and/or showing the property, this person was forced to work with that listing agent…that listing agent got the full % after the sale of the home and this person couldn’t use Angel as representation as a buyer’s agent. This is why it's best to choose the buyer agent you feel comfortable working with before looking at homes. For more details on this, feel free to ask Angel.
Note: The one situation where having a buyer’s agent may cost you is if you buy a home that is listed FSBO (For Sale By Owner). At this point, the seller is selling the house themselves, trying to avoid paying the set % to both the listing and the buyer agents. If you try to buy a home FSBO, the situation changes where you and the seller have to decide how to pay the buyer’s agent…most of the time (especially in the Madison market right now) the seller will pay the 3% commission, since they’re still saving 3% (by not paying a listing agent). They’re typically happy to do this because now the buyer agent will be responsible for doing all the paperwork & organization of inspections, property condition reports, loan info, etc.
So, that said, feel free to contact Angel for any of your real estate needs:
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