Steve Volkers

10 years of work experience
SVG Real Estate Firm
10 Straight St. SW
Grand Rapids, MI, 49504
(616) 419-8745

Ratings & reviews (47)

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Highly likely to recommend
06/10/2014
TimZietlow
Listed and sold a home
My family and I have used SVG to sell two homes for us within the past 12 months. When you work with Steve and his team you can expect professionalism, market knowledge, and high integrity. What I believe truly sets his team above the competition, and why I chose Steve, is SVG's high quality marketing of your home. They do an excellent job with the photography of your home, streamlining the marketing/communication, and blitz your home to various online media outlets etc. to maximize buyer interest and showings. I would highly recommend Steve and his team to anyone buying or selling a home. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/03/2014
zuser20140603115044632
Helped me buy and sell homes
Steve brought us a buyer for our house even before it was on the market! Then he and other members of his team (mainly Hanna Partlo) helped us find the perfect house for us. There were a lot of ups and downs because of the changing financial laws now coming into place, but Hanna kept a cool head through all of it with us! I would totally use them again.
Highly likely to recommend
06/03/2014
user88229130
Helped me buy home
Your real estate agent Ryan Gardner was very helpful in every process all the way to closing the contract. I appreciate all the help and hard work he did.
Highly likely to recommend
05/29/2014
lippencottck
Listed and sold a home
Great service and teamwork from beginning to end! Steve and his team were always available, always professional, patient and kind. I would use Steve Volkers group again and again.
Highly likely to recommend
05/21/2014
thielmervilles
Helped me buy home
Mike Vanderwoude with SVG is a fantastic realtor. He helped us find a great house, knows Grand Rapids like the back of his hand, and was nothing but helpful, understanding, available, professional, and kind no matter how much we bugged him during the process. We love our house, and if we ever move again Mike will be the first person we contact.
Highly likely to recommend
05/14/2014
RyanSmallegan
Helped me buy home
I had a great experience buying a lake house in North Muskegon with Mike Smallegan. We checked out several houses on multiple lakes and I never got the feeling that he was frustrated with my specific needs. Overall I would recommend to anyone looking to buy or sell in the West Michigan area.
Highly likely to recommend
04/30/2014
marmoe8
Helped me buy home
I was very nervous about the whole process. This was my first time buying a property on my own. The Steve Volkers Agency went out of their way to help me through the process and especially my agent, Mike Smallegan who was very patient and kind with all my concerns. Thanks to each of you.
Highly likely to recommend
04/17/2014
MikeDeHaan
Listed and sold a home
They really do their research to figure out what price is best for you to list your home. There has been a similar home in our neighborhood for over a year and it still hasn't sold but we were able to sell our house in two days! They were very prompt and responsive when dealing with all of the things it takes to buy and sell a house.
Do not recommend
03/25/2014
user9986992
Helped me buy home
I worked with one of his agents and he would never follow through with anything we asked of him even making offers on homes we lost homes bc our offer was never made and at this time our lease was up in a few short months and NEEDED to find a home ASAP we have a small child and no where to go we eventually got ahold of some of the selling agents because I thought something was wrong and didn't know why all of our very generous offers weren't getting accepted and found out what was going on and the agent kept pushing a home he was selling on us to be honest I think he was going to keep making it impossible to get homes so we quick just buy the home he would get a Commission on but luckily we found a new agent and just closed on our home if we hadn't found out I would most likely be homeless, buying a home I didn't want or starting another 1 year lease DO NOT GO HERE!!! Less ... More
Response fromSteve Volkers
Thank you for expressing your concerns, however we are unsure if you are addressing the correct real estate group as SVG Real Estate Firm does not do business in Holland and has never listed a home for sale in Holland or its neighboring areas. We invite you to please contact us directly at info@svgfirm.com and provide additional details if you are able to so we can determine where and with whom this particular transaction went wrong. Thank you!
Highly likely to recommend
02/06/2014
user2548088
Helped me buy and sell homes
My husband and I met Eric Brown at a showing of a house. We were impressed with his knowledge of the home and felt very comfortable with him from the start. At the time our home was not listed. When we decided to list, we called Eric. He came to our home with a comprehensive market analysis that enabled us to price our home appropriately. He ended up selling our home in just three days for the full asking price due to the extensive marketing plan he put in place! Then we had to find a new home. Eric sent us a link with homes on the market in the area and price range we specified. Since it was close to the holidays and wintertime, the inventory was quite low. Eric offered to go and knock on doors of homes that were not listed that we had an interest in. When that didn't work he ended up having a conversation with a couple at an open house. They loved that house and needed to sell their home. He asked them about their home and it was what we were looking for so he set up a showing for us. Now we are living in that house! Throughout both the sale of our old house and the purchase of our new house we felt very well represented by Eric. We would definitely recommend Eric and the Steve Volkers Group. Everyone we had contact with in the office was very professional and knowledgable. A great experience all around. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/03/2014
JMFK1981
Helped me buy home
He helped me buy my condo. It was an easy, wonderful experience. Steve works hard and is very in tune with each individual buy and his/her needs. The best part is that he does not rush you and is aggressive in helping you negotiate what you want as a buyer. He is very knowledgable of the GR area and the real estate market there.
Highly likely to recommend
01/15/2014
brandydwilson
Helped me buy home
We used Steve Volkers Group to find our first home and were very pleased with their services. As first-time homeowners, they were helpful in answering all of our questions and responded in a timely fashion. We worked directly with Mike V. who was great to work with - very knowledgable about the local area, which was helpful as we were relocating from another state. He was easy to work with, answered all of our questions, and was very laid back yet professional which we appreciated. Mike showed us a handful of houses and worked around our schedule. We never felt like we were dealing with a "salesman" and had a great overall experience with everyone at Steve Volkers Group. Less ... More
Unlikely to recommend
01/15/2014
2918Wingate
Listed and sold a home
While we started out strong with a relator with Steve Volkers Group it quickly went sour. We did manage to sell our home and buy another with this group but it wasn't without loads of frustration due to lack of communication, failure to show up at closing (and not communicating with us that she'd not be there) and our realtor, what I'd have to assume, accidentally forwarding us an email with questionable practices in it that was meant for someone else to read; not us. The office staff was wonderful - the photos of the home, setting up the showings and getting us feedback was all fabulous. Would I recommend Steve Volkers Group? Yes. Our specific realtor. No. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/18/2013
user2642926
Helped me buy home
Steve Volkers Group helped us in purchasing our first home this fall. They were alrways extremely responsive and timely. They went above and beyond to make sure we got what we wanted and were promised. I would reccomend to anyone looking for an agent to help them purchase their home.
Highly likely to recommend
09/12/2013
user4974914
Helped me buy home
Overall it was a great experience. They helped me jump through all the hoops involved for a first time home buyer. The experienced agent that we worked with worked with us through the entire process from start to end. They were very responsive over email and telephone, even over holidays. Even though we were picky in our choices, they never gave up in helping us find the right house that fit our every needs as home buyers. We really appreciate the time and attention to detail our agent afforded us in our search. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
09/07/2013
user3402498
Listed and sold a home
My husband and I recently bought and sold a house with Steve Volkers Group and we couldn't be happier! They were super connected with us-our agent, Hanna, felt like part of our family. She was knowledgeable about the market, realistic, and was truly on our team every step of the way. Not only did she act like an advocate for us, she was someone we felt 100% comfortable with the entire process. The team at SVG is so on top of each piece of the process from listing to the details of the closing process. Every time I had a question, they were right there with an answer. Here's one of the best parts-THEY SOLD OUR HOUSE IN 4 DAYS..for more than our asking price! We have SO enjoyed working with this group-we're actually missing them now that we're all settled in our new house. We will never use another group for real estate needs and would recommend them to anyone we know. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
08/22/2013
user3556083
Helped me buy and sell homes
We were very pleased and have been and will be recommending Steve Volkers Group to many who are looking to sell and/or buy in the near future. We loved working with Mike VanderWoude. He wasn't pushy and took plenty of time with us. He was 'positive' about being able to sell our home and made us feel like we had a very nice home to sell.
Highly likely to recommend
06/19/2013
user5732258
Helped me buy home
My wife and I bought our first home through the Steve Volkers group. The entire staff was excellent: they were prompt, knowledgeable, and always accessible. We were especially impressed by our agent, Mike VanderWoude. Mike answered my initial e-mail in less than an hour, even though it was a Saturday, and set up our first meeting within a few days. He was incredibly patient with all of our first-time buyer questions, and he gave us a lot of his time, even though we weren't big-dollar customers. We're thrilled with our home and shouldn't be moving any time soon. If we were, we would call Mike immediately. You should too. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
06/12/2013
user9535844
Listed and sold a home
Steve Volkers and The Steve Volkers Group helped me so much during hard times for in selling my house. I was impressed by how mainstream they are with technology, professionalism, and with such a positive vibe! Steve and his staff are great professionals and great individuals outside of their work. I would recommend anyone to them and I will go back to them for any future purchase or sale I may have. Thank you!
Highly likely to recommend
05/23/2013
megsmom2
Helped me buy home
We purchased the lot for our new home through Steve. I did not comment on negotiation in my review, as it did not apply. Steve and his team were great and very responsive. I would definately use them for an existing home purchase. Thank you Steve and crew for doing a great job in Phase 1 of our new home. We love it!
Highly likely to recommend
05/21/2013
user2582718
Helped me buy home
I have worked with Bill Pearl on numerous properties in the Grand Rapids area from single family homes, rehab properties and apartment buildings. I promise you won't meet a more honest hard working and knowledgeable person than Bill in the real estate industry.
Highly likely to recommend
05/21/2013
mailjudie
Listed and sold a home
The Steve Volkers Group handled my house sale excellently and professionally. Steve came out and gave me excellent tips on what to do so my house would appear in the listing well. He had a great photographer to take pictures. It was sold within a week!! Yippee
Highly likely to recommend
05/20/2013
user73656460
Listed and sold a home
Steve and his group did an outstanding job! We were able to sell our house above the asking price in less than 2 days! Steve then was able to get us our new house a week later under their asking price. His staff was great to work with and were always helpful. Would I recommend Steve and his group? I already have, and will continue in the future!
Highly likely to recommend
05/17/2013
user6331213
Helped me buy home
What I appreciated most about Steve was that he took our needs into consideration. He offered his advice and opinions, but was not at all pushy. He had a good understanding of neighborhoods, home styles, maintenance issues, and what other features we should consider given the criteria we had provided him. We were looking to sell our current home and buy a new home, and when we realized that the market to sell was not in our favor, he in no way forced us to sell just for his profit. In fact, his office helped us to find a renter for our old home! I would definitely work with Steve and his office again. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/17/2013
user55606443
Helped me buy home
I worked with Mike when purchasing my home. He helped me find a great home in the area I wanted to be in. He made the process very smooth, and helped me find a good lender. I felt like he was always looking out for my best interest. I would recommend working with Mike!
Highly likely to recommend
05/15/2013
user854933
Helped me buy home
Steve and his team are extremely helpful, genuine, and knowledgeable. They provided fantastic guidance throughout the home buying process. It was easy to tell that they care on a personal level.
Highly likely to recommend
05/15/2013
hchofstra
Helped me buy home
Steve was a pleasure to work with! He is very intuitive to what we were looking for when buying a home, and has many great connections. He was able to find us a home that we love in less than a month.
Highly likely to recommend
05/15/2013
user0590557
Helped me buy home
I choose Steve as my Realtor because he "gets it". Not only does he understand the local real estate market but after a few questions and conversations with my fiancee and i he was able to assess our needs, and find us homes that met them. He got us into a house that i would have never thought we could afford in a million years (for a price that was less than our rent). Steve is like a real estate genie who makes the perfect houses appear in neighborhoods you didn't even know existed. Plus he's fun guy to drive around with on a Sunday afternoon. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/14/2013
user4675812
Helped me buy home
Buying a home in Grand Rapids while still living in Washington, DC was daunting for us. Steve made the process painless and was very accommodating of our limited schedule for house hunting. Steve's excellent knowledge of the different neighborhoods around GR helped us quickly narrow our search to find homes that suited our specific style. We found our dream house in a great neighborhood! We always recommend him to friends who are looking to buy or sell, and they have been impressed with Steve and his team as well! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/14/2013
NicholasDavidson
Listed and sold a home
I have recommended Steve Volkers over others Realtors because he realized long ago that the depth of his effectiveness is found in the talented team he leads. Steve's team is incredible therefore his results are incredible. But it's important to note that an incredible team is never formed without great leadership. Steve is more than just a team leader, he is an industry leader. Thanks for selling Grandma's house so fast Steve!
Highly likely to recommend
05/14/2013
user2347038
Helped me buy home
Steve helped us purchase a vacation property that was out of town. He connected us with the perfect people to help us get our financing set up and his team was extremely responsive through the whole process. They made all of the paperwork and requirements a breeze. I would recommend Steve, and his team, without hesitation.
Highly likely to recommend
04/06/2013
abefowler
Helped me buy and sell homes
Our realtor became our best friend during this process. Ashley was amazing to work with directly and the Steve Volkers office was very helpful and easy to work with as we sold our home and found a new one!
Highly likely to recommend
03/10/2013
user7225654
Helped me buy home
Steve is very bright and has a wide knowledge of the mechanics and operations of a home. His congenial demeanor and knowledge put you immediately at ease. He was able to achieve everythign we needed in the negotiation, however we might have been encouraged to be a little too generous with the offer and not specific enough with the repair requirements. At the same time, a lower initial offer might have led us back to the point we were with more acrimony that may have made the repairs even more challenging. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
03/08/2013
AmieCarpenter
Helped me buy home
I purchased my first home through Kimberly Jackson at Steve Volkers group and her attention to detail was incredible. Kimberly was very educated and offered great insight while walking through homes. The purchase went very smoothly. Any issue that came up was quickly resolved by Kimberly on my behalf. All of my questions were promptly answered to make my home buying experiance a very positive one.
Highly likely to recommend
01/17/2013
user1990379
Helped me buy and sell homes
Incredible experience both buying and selling. Walked me through the process at my level. Never felt out of the loop or felt like I was unable to ask questions. This would be my first choice if I had to buy or sell again (neither of which I hope to need to do for a long time).
Highly likely to recommend
10/31/2012
SallyRay7
Helped me buy home
I was looking for something very specific in a specific area. Hanna worked with me, was very positive throughout the process, helped guide me through a condo purchase as it was different for financing than a standard mortgage, came through with negotiating a purchase price and came up with some very good ideas along the way that showed she was able to think outside the box and come up with solutions for me
Highly likely to recommend
10/22/2012
user1104197
Listed and sold a home
The Steve Volkers group was an excellent team to work with in selling our house. They were knowledgeable about the area, and came to the first meeting with local stats in the area. We moved before our house sold, and even across the country we were able to close on our house in a low-stress way!
Highly likely to recommend
07/26/2012
user7962139
Listed and sold a home
We worked with Dale as our seller's realtor and he was very professional and responsive. I like that the Steve Volkers group has a staff of talented people that follow through - this is not a one-man band. The pictures of our house were well done and start to finish the process went very smoothly. I highly recommend Dale Hamill and the Steve Volkers Group.
Highly likely to recommend
06/23/2012
lukeandlacey
Helped me buy and sell homes
Steve and the group are fantastic at what they do. The marketing/selling of our home was executed well (with fantastic wide-angle photos), helping us shop (super-picky), and explaining various processes and technical details. They are honest and helpful, as well as rock-star marketers. Oh, and a realtor that quickly communicates via phone, email, Twitter, Facebook, text, etc? Priceless!
Highly likely to recommend
06/20/2012
tnoll85
Helped me buy home
After having a short-sale fall through (not on the fault of Steve Volkers Group or ourselves) our realtor quickly showed us several other homes on the same day! We ended up closing on a traditional sale home in less than 2 months and are very satisfied!
Highly likely to recommend
06/15/2012
user461075
Listed and sold a home
Bill Pearl from the Steve Volkers was a pleasure to work with. Our home was listed and sold within 4 days! The home we purchased was a "for sale by owner" and we are so very glad we asked him to help us with that process as well. Very professional, very friendly and very reliable. I would recommend Bill Pearl and the Steve Volkers group to anyone looking to purchase or sell a home!
Highly likely to recommend
04/01/2012
user276476
Listed and sold a home
Steve and his group did an excellent job helping us sell our house. From first meeting to closing, my wife and I were impressed with the professional manner in which they did their job. I think we came into contact with five or six people from the group, and all of them were knowledgeable and very efficient in the areas they were responsible. We will also use the Steve Volkers Group to find our next house. They have our highest recommendation.
Highly likely to recommend
01/27/2012
Mr. Fred
Listed and sold a home
The team at SteveVolkers Group was amazingly creative in helping us sell our house and find the next location for us to buy. They know the market, do personalized research, stay in touch as needed, and finish the deal. Too bad the banks don't learn about customer service from them. Cindy in the office knows how to finish the paperwork promptly and accurately. Steve and Bill are complementary with their skill set. Others in to office coordinate and create graphics and photographs with a high degree of expertise. Nice to work with them. We'll use them again should the occasion present itself. Less ... More
Do not recommend
12/30/2011
nwanty
None. We connected, but it did not work out.
I contacted his office from a listing on Zillow and they took a long time to respond about the lot for sale. Finally they did and all they did was ask me questions about my home, fishing for my business. When I asked again about the lot for sale, I was told someone else would contact me that she didn't know the information. No one ever called back and I found out on my own that the lot was sold a long time ago and shouldn't even be on the website. I asked for Steve to call me and he never did. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
01/26/2011
tmahendroo
Helped me buy home
It was great. Steve works with a potential buyer diligently and educates them of the process in detail. He also has the buyers interest in mind and good negotiating skills. As a first time home buyer, he provided me with all the information I needed and worked with me to close on the deal.
Highly likely to recommend
01/26/2011
Audreyk823
Helped me buy home
If you are looking for someone to either help you with a rental/lease or purchase a space STOP HERE! Steve is your one stop shop. My husband and I used him initially to look for condos to lease/rent and he help facilitate a purchase on the leased condo we were in. He always had our best interests at heart and understood our wants,needs and especially budget. I could not say enough about Steve except you would be making a mistake if you did not use his services.
Highly likely to recommend
01/26/2011
helitrax
Listed home, but didn't sell
I love working with Steve (and his entire team) he's extremely knowledgeable and genuinely excited to help. Whether it's Grand Rapids real estate, marketing, media services, or any other resources in Grand Rapids, Steve always proves to be immensely helpful.