Powers Realty Group Reviews
Karl & Denise
After interviewing the top realtors in Mequon, we chose Suzanne Powers and her team as our listing agent.
Here is why: after hearing the canned promises from the other realtors, Suzanne and her team took a different approach. They focused on selling and marketing your property in a professional manner, following a sales map for a successful sale of your property.
Here is how they did it and [are] different from other realtors:
- First, they staged our home, giving it a new fresh look.
- After they staged our home they took high quality professional photos to incorporate into their web site and marketing materials to make our home stand out from our competition.
- The main difference was at every showing someone from Suzanne’s team was present to show our home to prospective buyers and buyer’s agents. No other agency would provide such high level of service.
- They provided fantastic feedback to us from every showing and we had a whopping 65 showings of our home. I can’t say enough about their high level of communication.
- We had a smooth close and I want to thank Suzanne, Gretchen and their team for all of their hard work.
- In a nutshell, why choose Suzanne Powers Realty group? Because they are a selling machine that will produce results!
– Karl and Denise Radzins
Simply put, our experience with Powers Realty exceeded expectations in every way imaginable.
As a young, growing family, there were several key things that we were looking for when choosing a real estate agency:
- Finding the home of our dreams
- Getting top dollar for our home
- Working with a partner who would make this experience as low-stress as possible
What we never could have imagined when be began this process, was that there is an agency out there who could not only deliver on these things, but exceed them- and more (who else can you say that about these days?). We initially chose Powers Realty because of their impeccable reputation from the North Shore of Milwaukee. We had heard great things about the agency and we knew they had only the very best brokers on staff.
From the onset of this process, every single detail was handled with the utmost care and urgency. We were always made to feel as if we were the most important client they had.
The superior knowledge of their brokers was evident from day one. We were working with the excellent realtor, George Folliard, who was based out of the Shorewood office. We asked him not only to find us a house in Lake Country (Hartland), which he did with stunning efficiency, but also to sell our house in Wauwatosa. You simply will not find an agency who has that kind of wide-ranging expertise anywhere else in the state of Wisconsin.
Our house in Wauwatosa was sold in under two days on the market for the full asking price. Of course, this made us extremely happy, but it was all the work that went into it that made us true believers in Powers. From the staging services and decorating advice provided by Powers, right down to a list of seven recommended neutral paint colors, to the amazingly talented photographers they partnered with, our house was sure to present itself as well as possible to the market.
They also brought in two experts on our specific neighborhood in Wauwatosa to validate what and formalize our sales and marketing plan. This was all done prior to the listing going active, otherwise known as "the sign going in the yard". The greatest thing about this was, by the time the sign did go up, we were relaxed and confident in the process. We were right. Our house sold in under two days. As a family with two young children, you cannot put a price on that peace-of-mind and stress reduction.
Whatever your priorities are when it comes to buying and selling your home, we can unequivocally say that there is no agency better suited to exceed your expectations that Powers. We truly feel there is no better partner to work with anywhere in the state of Wisconsin.
– The Hansen Family
...thank you for all the help you gave us with the sale of our ranch duplex!
Your strategic thinking and energetic marketing were instrumental to the success of our transaction!
We can’t say enough about the professional excellence of your team members. Their prompt follow up and customer focus are superb!
We will be glad to refer any of our friends to your organization, if they are in the real estate market as buyers or sellers!
– Sarada and Kanti Prasad
EVER SINCE DAY ONE, OUR EXPERIENCE WITH YOU AND YOUR ASSOCIATES HAS BEEN IMPECCABLE.
What can I say? Ever since day one, our experience with you and your associates has been impeccable. Our interactions with you and Gretchen were always professional, and we always felt heard and understood. Thank you for that. Thank you for everything. You have helped us take an amazing step in our lives, and we are so grateful.
– Ben Imhoff and Colleen Tierney
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR WISE ADVICE
Gretchen and Suzanne:
Thank you so much for your wise advice, prompt project management, and the quick sale of our home. You exceeded my expectations. I knew you would gladly help us buy a home and would gladly sell ours, but I did not expect the high level of project management you provided both with the defects on the Glendale house but also with the special items the buyer wanted at the Bay Ridge house. You reduced the stress of this process tremendously. Thank you very much!!!
– Aaron Weiss
...The two of you are a different breed when it comes to the sale or purchase of a home.
In a world of real estate agents that work to get your home listing only to let other agents sell your home, I felt like the two of you were actually marketing and selling MY home.
You were at every showing to point out the benefits of my home over other homes on the market and provided me with updates and recommendations after each showing. Your hard and creative work paid off, we sold our home in a very short amount of time at a price that was higher than I expected. I will definitely use you again for my future real estate needs, you are real professionals.
– Steve Kroes
I HAD A SIGN OUT FRONT AND THE MONTHS WERE DRIFTING BY
– slow showings and no offers? All realtors are NOT created equal! I placed a high-end property on the market and watched five critical months go by with few showings and a boatload of excuses about stagnant market, finicky buyers and lines like, “It just takes one right buyer.” I started over by DOING MY HOMEWORK and conducting in-earnest interviews to find a realty organization that shared my sense of urgency and had the skills to execute. And I found a gem! Suzanne Powers Realty, a straight talking, hard-working team that truly advocates for their clients, producing 9 showings and 3 buyers in 10 days. I’m SOLD, call me for the facts!
– Michael Rigney
WE WANT TO OFFER OUR SINCERE THANKS
for your help getting us into our home! You were a pleasure to work with and we appreciate your pragmatic approach to the process.
– Steve Peterson
WE WANT TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE,
your great advice and the passion for selling our house and finding us a new place to call home! We really feel a connection to our new home and the neighborhood – something that is really important to both of us. The process from beginning to end was totally enjoyable thanks to you and your supportive staff. We not only felt like we had the best realtor but also someone who was a very good friend. You really have a gift for selling, the right tone, getting people to take notice of a property and making it come together in the end. Thank you so much for getting us the right place! You are simply the very best!
– Rick and Steve
WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU ALL FOR A JOB WELL DONE.
You went over and beyond our expectations! The service we received from your company was outstanding. Everything from advice on when to go on the market, pricing, negotiations on both sides of our transaction, delivering documents, to making sure deadlines were met on all sides and just prompt responses to all our questions and concerns.
We especially would like to thank you, Suzanne, for your crisis management when we discovered the filthy condition of our new home during the walk through process. You, once again, came through by sending your own cleaning person and lawn care crew to ensure that our new home was move-in ready. We wouldn’t have made it without the extra help.
Thanks to you all! We couldn’t have asked for a better experience.
– Kurt and Charmaine Gunderson
WE DECIDED TO GO WITH SUZANNE POWERS AND HER GROUP.
She was energetic and enthusiastic throughout our meeting with her; likewise, we felt that a connection between us and her became established pretty early in our meeting. She immediately brought an aggressive style to our search; she knew immediately that many of the top properties in our price range were going very quickly and, as a result, knows that quick, decisive action will be necessary for us to have the best shot at any property that we’d be interested in. We both liked that. She briefly explained the forms that we would want to familiarize ourselves with (e.g., the offer form) and provided the rest to us. Her command of the region and each community’s nuances is top-notch and I think that will serve us well moving forward.
– Clark and Susanna Evans
SUZANNE AND GRETCHEN ARE UP-AND-COMERS.
They are highly experienced and working hard to make their mark. They advised us on all aspects of selling the house. They went to work immediately and, because they also have the staging capability, they made changes happen very quickly: painting, furniture, artwork; landscaping. They were always available. I’m sure we were not their only client, but it felt that way. The follow up was excellent with frequent updates of market activity and potential buyers. They can’t control the market, but the expertise, energy and enthusiasm they have taken best advantage of what is possible. We didn’t have long to wait for a fair offer and the sale, we would use them again tomorrow.
– Donald and Erica Keiffer
I WANTED TO THANK YOU FOR DOING SUCH A WONDERFUL JOB FOR DARCI AND ME
As we approach the holiday season, I wanted to thank you for doing such a wonderful job for Darci and me, as our realtor. My wife and I were talking the other day about how pleased we were with your efforts and resulting outcome, and I wanted to once again express my sincere appreciation.
Having sold and bought several homes during my life, I have never had as positive an experience as I had with you. When we moved to Whitefish Bay we used a realtor that we were pleased with, but when we were suddenly transferred back to Chicago and it came time to sell our own house, we were compelled to call on you to represent us. You had listed our neighbors’ house a few months earlier and my wife and I were amazed at how often we saw you next door. Your energy and willingness to go the extra mile was apparent in the hours you put into preparing and marketing their home to find the right buyer. We saw you there at all hours rearranging furniture, watering the flowers and “yes” even politely asking us to hide our garbage cans when you arrived to prepare for a showing.
Our experience with you was wonderful. Your professionalism was evident right from the start as you helped us to prepare our home for a successful marketing campaign. You and your partner came through and gave us an assessment of minor changes that made a world of difference, but unlike my past real estates experiences, you provided much more than simple guidance. You rolled up your sleeves and got our house ready for a quick and successful sale. You handled every detail with much of the work coming at your time and expense: rearranging our furniture and paintings, finding and providing handymen to do some minor last minute repairs, providing a cleaning service free of charge to give the home a well needed deep cleaning before our first open house and even arranging for the disposal of the remaining clutter. Your marketing campaign and materials were second to none and when it came time to list, I have never felt so prepared.
I couldn’t believe it when you called me the Sunday after our first open house and told us we had an offer at full asking price! As great as the news was, I stayed up many nights worrying about the closing as all of the newspapers were reporting horrible real estate new and deals falling apart left and right. By this time I had begun my new job and my family had relocated. Again, you stayed with me the whole way.
Finding faucets and a plumber to meet a condition of the inspection and going so far as to run around Milwaukee the day before closing to pick up replacement oven racks. Oh, I did mention that since the racks for the existing oven were discontinued, you had custom ones made and plated? You were unbelievable!
As you know we bought our house at a market high and found ourselves in a difficult position selling two years later in a severe market decline. I am convinced that it was your professional guidance and efforts that resulted in the sale of our home at full asking price within weeks. I would recommend you to anyone I come across. My family cannot thank you enough for the fantastic job you did!
– Greg Bertrand, President & CEO – Sysco
WE ENGAGED SUZANNE POWERS AS OUR LISTING AGENT FOR THE SALE OF OUR HOME
on Lake Shore Drive in Whitefish Bay after a disappointing contract with another Realtor. This was a great decision.
Suzanne is a formidable real estate professional. She is extremely knowledgeable, efficient, effective, and fair. She manages each of her listings as a unique marketing project. She invests her own money to get the property sold. She networks and knows what is going on in her market. The more confused things get, she is in control. She keeps her customers informed at all times. She loves real estate and she is a joy to work with.
Suzanne does her homework, sets her strategy, and wins. She sold our home within two weeks.
Suzanne Powers is the best Realtor we know. We named her Suzanne Persuasive Powers.
– Ben C. Bastianen
THIS UNSOLICITED RECOMMENDATION IS A PLEASURE TO WRITE TO YOU.
After practicing law for some 55 years, and being involved with many realtors and real estate agents, I am pleased to say that I would rank you right up at the very top of all of the people I have met doing your type of work.
You were extremely helpful, starting with the first day we met at my home at 5223 North Lake Drive, and had done your homework. You were able to tell me in detail about the difficult real estate market, which it was and is, and then give my wife and me your recommendation for an initial asking price with the idea that there would be some reduction after that listing price was tried. When the time came for that minor reduction in price, I think you hit it pretty well on the head, and with our counteroffer, I believe we got a very fair price for the property.
Throughout the whole event you were very informative, helpful and enthusiastic, and I really was delighted that the property was only on the market for two months after it was listed on January 2.
Please feel free to have any prospective clients call me for further details if you so desire, and thanks again for all of your help.
– Harrold J. McComas
I MET SUZANNE A FEW DAYS BEFORE WE MOVED OUT OF MILWAUKEE.
She had just switched from the corporate world into real estate. I was so impressed with her that I kept her contact info for over 10 years. When we decided to sell our duplexes this past summer and do a 1031 exchange, she was the only one I called. We were thousands of miles away in LA and traveled a few times during that period. She handled everything for us from pre-sale inspections to repairs to post sale coordination with utilities and the Village of Shorewood. Always responsive, always professional. Made everything so easy for us. He clearly went above and beyond the call of duty. We could not have successfully completed the sales without him. Kudos to Suzanne, Mike and the team of advisors, contractors, and inspectors they brought to the table!!!! I would have no hesitation referring any clients to them. THANK YOU!!!!
– Josie Tong
Suzanne and her team managed the entire progress – organized contractors, staged the property, and made the entire process painless.
– Laura and Mike Giesecke
SUZANNE AND GRETCHEN – WE CAN’T THANK YOU ENOUGH
for helping us through this crazy process. Since meeting you in August, you staged and sold our house in Mequon, then found us a home (which wasn’t even on the market!) in Whitefish Bay. We’re incredibly thankful for your professionalism, expertise and support along the way. We’ll forever speak your praises. Thank you so much!
– Lynn and Chris McIntyre
SUZANNE AND THE WHOLE TEAM AT POWERS REALTY GROUP did a tremendous job helping us sell our WFB home.
While we had originally listed with another agent, we began to question that team’s effort, commitment, and follow-through. Switching to Powers Realty was a stark and pleasant contrast. From Day 1, Suzanne and team were on top of EVERYTHING. They gave honest feedback, took the reigns in re-staging the home, and always communicated promptly. They do so much more than hanging a sign and sitting back. This is a proactive team, and that’s exactly what we were looking for! The effort and customer commitment is noticeable through the whole organization, from Suzanne all the way down. No call or email goes unanswered, and they executed flawlessly.
– Ted and Leah Romaine
WORKING WITH SUZANNE AND HER TEAM HAS BEEN A GREAT EXPERIENCE.
From the administrative transactional stuff to the negotiations and all things in between, Suzanne and her team clearly demonstrate a commitment to top-notch service delivery and to a positive outcome in the home selling and purchasing process. Suzanne helped me sell a property with unique attributes and was fully engaged despite some of the challenges that popped up. She had a rock solid strategy and was outstanding at adjusting to market conditions ensuring we maximized the likelihood of a sale. On the purchasing side, I’ve never seen an agent so detail oriented and aware of her buyers and finding the property that fits them best. She does an outstanding job listening and learning about her clients to ensure she is setting them up for a successful future in a new home. Suzanne and her Team are laser focused on retaining their clients and believe in the long term relationship. It is clear that success to the Powers Team is not about closing deals, but instead ensuring clients are happy in their homes. Certainly, after my experience, I will be undoubtedly be calling her office next time I want to sell and/or buy a new house!
– Scott and Kelly Connell
SUZANNE — WE CAN’T THANK YOU AND YOUR AMAZING TEAM ENOUGH!
…For getting us our quick sale after we came to you from a stale listing and 6 months of little activity with another brokerage. We highly recommend you and your team for all of your professionalism and innovative marketing strategies … we certainly wish we had turned to you first! No selling homeowner can do better in the North Shore than picking Powers Realty!
– Amy Rosa
WE USED KATIE COCORAN OF POWERS REALTY TO SELL MY MOTHERS HOME – MAN, WERE WE HAPPY WE CHOSE KATIE!
She met with us months before and told us exactly what to do to get the home ready. A lot had to be done and she was with us the whole way! Early morning phone calls, texts, and hand holding was done. Due to her amazing skills and guidance my mothers house sold in one day for over asking price! I HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend Katie, and Powers Realty!
– Sara Cavanaugh Goetz
WE PURCHASED OUR HOME JUST A FEW DAYS AGO WITH GRETCHEN FROM POWERS REALTY, AND COULDN’T SAY ENOUGH NICE THINGS!
Our search for a home lasted nearly 6 months and we viewed a ton of homes. Gretchen was a true pro the whole time; always patient and understanding. She genuinely wanted us to end up in the perfect home. We were also fortunate to have great sellers, but Gretchen still fought for us whenever it was needed. I would definitely recommend Powers Realty to any one looking to buy/sell their home!
– Mike Osterhout
I WAS FREAKED OUT ABOUT THE PROSPECT OF HAVING TO SELL OUR HOUSE…
…We had been out of it for nearly three years, we were living on the other side of the country, and the house was being rented out. I had spoken to Suzanne a couple of times during the years about unrelated stuff and it struck me how much time she had been willing to spend with me on the phone even though she knew she wouldn’t be getting anything out of me. I’ve probably spoken to her for hours and it’s weird that I’ve never actually met her in person.
Powers Realty Group are underdogs and as a business owner myself, I have a soft spot for underdogs, especially when they fiercely try to prove themselves and give you a superior experience to the established brands. This is exactly what I got from them. I was skeptical about certain things, some of the reviews, etc. and she took the time to explain those and gain my trust. I almost feel a twinge of sadness that I have no valid reason to interact with her anymore.
As for the home selling experience itself, I’ve never been to a spa, but I can imagine that this was what it was like. I felt pampered and taken care of. If you’re a business owner and/or busy person, imagine the feeling of leaving a difficult problem that lots of people could easily screw up with, that you’re dreading delegating or even dealing with, and leaving it to a team of competent people who not only know their stuff, but also understand human psychology, the importance of frequent communication, regular updates, timelines that are laid out and then actually adhered to. It was unbelievable. This process was smoother than my wildest expectations. In fact, I can’t remember anything with this order of magnitude of complexity having gone this smoothly in my entire life. I don’t know whether Suzanne had a soft spot for me or whether she treats all her clients this way, but she would constantly personally attend to my phone calls and emails. Gretchen and Erick were great too, but the crown jewel was Suzanne. My house wasn’t even that expensive, so it wasn’t a money thing. She routinely deals with houses that cost 3x+ more than mine, yet she was so nice to me and personally attended to me. At one point in time, when I was freaking out about something, she said in her no-B.S. style that I love: “Your $X house isn’t going to make or break me,” and I started laughing.
Like I said, I’m going to miss those interactions. Meaningful personal interactions are more important to me than material stuff. It may sound hard to believe, but I was a tiny bit bummed when the closing was complete and I got the “Thank you / We’re done!” email. I felt like these expert guides had led me up and down Mt. Everest, we had bonded a lot along the journey, and now we were parting ways.
– Mohan Embar
AFTER MEETING WITH TWO OTHER REAL ESTATE AGENCIES, BOTH OF THEM SUGGESTING WE SELL OUR HOME AT A PRICE WHERE WE WOULD END UP LOSING A LOT OF MONEY, WE CALLED SUZANNE AND GRETCHEN.
They suggested a price 20 thousand dollars higher than the other realtors. We were impressed with their knowledge of the neighborhood and all their past sales we hired them on the spot. Our house was on the market for one weekend and we had a full priced offer! We were thrilled with the offer and how quickly the house sold. Suzanne and Gretchen have been so incredibly accommodating to all our unique needs and have gone above and beyond in my eyes with helping get professionals to do necessary repairs and making sure we were comfortable in every step of the process. We are so grateful for all their hard work and would highly recommend them to everybody!
– Katherine Paczkowski
A mighty thank you for all your hard work, attention to detail and dedication in helping us sell our duplex in Shorewood.
We have had great tenants and a great time rehabbing the building. Thanks to your expertise you found us a buyer so we could move on to our next great adventure. We so appreciate being able to partner with professionals who understood our busy schedules and delivered a sale as promised!
– Joanne A. Jensen & Christopher J. Marszalek