Steve Volkers

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

Ratings & reviews (78)

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Highly likely to recommend
05/02/2015
JaneWeaver3
Helped me buy home
hi I would like to say mike was a very kind and understanding and very helpful in buying my very first home. I would like to recommend mike. he went out of his way and help me anyway that he could if I had questions he didn't mind answering them for me. sincerely jane weaver
Highly likely to recommend
04/25/2015
user0116034
Helped me buy home
Mike Smallegan from the Volkers group took great care of me and helped find the perfect condo for me. The process from beginning to end was smooth and stress free. I'm very happy with the experience.
Highly likely to recommend
04/23/2015
user7391975
Helped me buy home
My husband and myself met Mike Smallegan (SVG Realtor) at an open house he was hosting. We liked his style and chose to see some houses with his help. He knew the area very well, walked us through any questions we had, and was patient with us wanting to see many houses. Overall, made our home-buying experience very pleasant. We would strongly encourage others to use Mike and SVG for their home buying.
Highly likely to recommend
04/21/2015
polarismark
Listed and sold a home
We recently listed our house with Steve Volkers. Our house was sold within 48 hours. We had a great response from Steve and his entire team in coordinating the listing, open house and showings. Additionally, within that same time frame, we utilized Steve's help in locating and purchasing our new home. This was an all-around positive experience with a highly skilled real estate team.
Highly likely to recommend
04/21/2015
DanielleLeigh AnnLester
Listed and sold a home
Ryan Gardner was AMAZING! I was not physically present during the entire process but I was mentally and emotionally part of the sale the entire step of the way thanks to Ryan! Ryan went above and beyond any expectation that I may have had. I had never sold a property before so I was unsure of how it would go, after the sale of my first home I will say I was nothing less than impressed! I would recommend RYAN GARDNER with SVG Realty to anyone that asks me! THANK YOU RYAN YOU ARE GREAT!
Highly likely to recommend
04/20/2015
jamielynnreynolds
Helped me buy home
Steve was very friendly and helpful. He had a good knowledge of neighborhoods and communities and knew which properties would be coming on the market soon. He also got a good sense of what properties we would like abd tailored our schedule accordingly. Steve helped us find and buy a home coming from out of state in three days.
Highly likely to recommend
04/20/2015
user19532703
Helped me buy home
I worked with Bill Pearl from the Steve Volkers group and I thought he did a fantastic job. From start to after finish, I never felt pressured, he listened to my thoughts and understood. Overall, I had a great experience.
Highly likely to recommend
04/20/2015
JasonKramer8
Helped me buy home
I was a first time home buyer and truly was not sure of everything involved or the process of purchasing a home. I reached out to SVG to look at condos first, but later switched to looking at single family homes. My contact at SVG was nothing short of amazing! She knew the entire area, was very understanding of what I wanted, and was flexible with viewing times as I was traveling back and forth often. From start to finish it was an awesome experience using SVG and I would highly recommend them to anyone in the greater Grand Rapids area who is looking for a home. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/16/2015
kmhunterxyz
Helped me buy and sell homes
Excellent agent. Excellent staff. My purchase ran into some extensive issues very close to closing and Steve kept the deal moving forward, negotiated for my best interest and closing was only delayed by a day. He takes a lot of time on the front side to get to know his clients and this relationship building pays off in spades.
Highly likely to recommend
04/16/2015
hvis66
Helped me buy home
I had an incredible experience with SVG. I was lucky to have Mike Smallegan as my Realtor, he is super nice, patient, professional, and has great amount of knowledge. Most importantly, he's very honest, and really cared about what my family needed. I knew I was in good hands through out my search. The whole team at SVG were friendly and extremely helpful! Highly recommended!
Highly likely to recommend
04/16/2015
jhawkdpt
Helped me buy home
Ashley and the entire Steve Volkers Group were very professional and helped explain our choices every step of the way. We had several bumps in the road throughout our home buying process, but the group always brought forth information to help us reach our goal.
Highly likely to recommend
04/14/2015
lauragrace511
Helped me buy home
I was nothing but happy with Steve Volkers and his group. We were nervous first time home buyers and they made the whole process of buying a home seem easy.
Highly likely to recommend
04/14/2015
user9744531
Listed and sold a home
The way Steve's group handles each and every property they sell is amazing. Ashley is absolutely incredible, is very knowledgable and is there to help you through the process! I cannot say enough good things about the SVG Team but if you want to see a important difference between them and other realtors look no further than the photos. As a photographer myself I was very impressed with the professional-level photos they take of every property. Great photos will drive traffic and lead to the sale. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/13/2015
ehull84
Helped me buy home
I was new to Grand Rapids area and really didn't know where to look for a house or where to get advice. Fortunately, I found Ashley and the Steve Volkers Group. Ashley always stayed in contact with me, kept me up to date, and helped me find a great house. Since buying my house I have had various questions about real estate and Ashley has continued to offer me her advice and input. Great experience. Would highly recommend.
Highly likely to recommend
04/13/2015
lisadelacher
Listed and sold a home
I would highly recommend SVG reality group. From the initial meeting to the closing of our home I was impressed! Our realtor Cassie Dunwoodie was professional and knowledgable. We were able to sell our home on the first day it was listed!
Highly likely to recommend
04/13/2015
gorman cg
Helped me buy and sell homes
Steve is just the BEST! A true Real Estate Professional. He commands an impressive office, both efficient, and capable. If you are in need of real estate services; do not hesitate to contact him. He truly cares, offers professional and helpful advice. He always has your best interest in mind whether buying or selling. His years of experience show in every way. Contact Steve, you will be please with the results.
Highly likely to recommend
04/11/2015
user7036600
Helped me buy and sell homes
Our experience was wonderful. They keep up on current listing in our price range and was even willing to work all hours to help us get the house we wanted.
Highly likely to recommend
04/03/2015
d a hernden
Helped me buy home
Mike was a knowledgable and responsive agent. He took the time to understand what we were looking for in a home, and provided us with several good options. He made himself available at any time of day and responded to questions/concernsin a timely manner. We would recommend him to anyone looking to purchase in the GR area.
Response fromSteve Volkers
Thanks Dan, hope you enjoy Michigan as much as I do. - Mike Smallegan
Highly likely to recommend
04/03/2015
kkimberley6
Listed and sold a home
Mike is very organized and professional. When listing the house he took time and analized the area . Mike was there to answer all the questions a seller has. Mike was there every step of the way. Mike even rolled up his sleeves to help up get top dollar for our house.I would use Mike Smallegan and recommend him to everyone Thank you Mike Smallegan and SVG
Response fromSteve Volkers
You both were a pleasure to work with and I had no problem rolling up my sleeves, Just happy to help you sell your old home. I hope you and Steve enjoy many summers at your new lake house. - Mike Smallegan
Highly likely to recommend
04/03/2015
marmoe9
Helped me buy home
Mike Smallegan helped me with the purchase of my Condo in Jenison. He was professional, well informed on the market available in my price range and preferred area Mike went out of his way to help me (a first time buyer) to the degree that I tagged him Saint Michael. If you are feeling unsure and want the BEST, Call Mike Smallegan
Response fromSteve Volkers
Mary thank you for putting your trust in me. I still need to stop by and check out the new place. - Mike Smallegan
Highly likely to recommend
04/03/2015
zuser20140602152135105
Helped me buy home
Mike was a great realtor for me to deal with because he was so personable. Since I was buying my first house I didn't want to get rushed into anything and Mike understood that. He was patient and helpful with ideas and comments on each of the houses we looked at. Before, during, and after the process he kept in contact and made sure that I was comfortable with my choice. If anyone out there needs a realtor you can't go wrong with Mike Smallegan!
Response fromSteve Volkers
Kelly I am glad we could find you the right home. it was a lot of fun helping you and I hope you make good use of that back yard. - Mike Smallegan
Highly likely to recommend
02/10/2015
zuser20150125181403753
Listed and sold a home
We could not have been more pleased with our experience with Steve and his staff! We'd had our home listed with another agent for nearly 7 months before relisting with Steve. He walked us through the whole process, answered all of our questions, provided feedback on specific steps we could take to help the home sell more quickly and at a higher amount, and most impressively, the team found us a buyer less than 2 weeks after relisting! We believe his team's approach sets them apart from other realtors in the area and he leads his team well by allowing each person to do what they do best! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/29/2014
nayres3801
Helped me buy and sell homes
Steve and his entire staff were fantastic. Our house sold the first day on the market for full asking price. Steve helped us find exactly what we were looking for in a new place to live. They were all very professional, knowledgable, responsive and great to work with. We hope not to move again for a long time but if we do we will certainly use Steve and his staff. Follow through on even the smallest detail was better than we have ever experienced. Can't say enough good things about the entire organization. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
12/06/2014
Chazlodian
Helped me buy home
We called Steve having previously bought/sold houses with him in the past, and we are so glad we did! His attention to detail, quick responses to email/phone calls, and genuine desire to find the right home for us was wonderful.
Highly likely to recommend
11/21/2014
user88764828
Helped me buy and sell homes
In working with professionals within the real estate industry, I value an agent/firm that provides top notch customer service, industry knowledge, and integrity. With Steve and his firm, I found all three. Not only did I find these qualities within SVG, they exceeded my expectations. In the spring of 2014, Steve and the rest of the SVG team sold my home in less than two days. I can say with absolute certainty, that his knowledge of the market and level of professionalism that he brought to the table is what sold the house in such a quick time frame. While the quick sale was nice, it was the follow up and coordination of the process that made sure the deal closed. Later in 2014, Steve and his team helped us again, but this time with the purchase of our next home. Steve was more than willing to show us any home that we were interested in, and provided us with the market knowledge to make an intelligent decision on our purchase. During our due diligence period, Steve and the team both were great in helping us with our "homework" on the house. During one of the inspections, Hanna Partlo took time out of her evening to show us the home one additional time. Not only did she show up well past normal business hours, she also befriended our two year old. As with the sale of our home, the process and coordination of the closing on the purchase side was flawless. When it comes to either buying or selling your home, I know that SVG is the "go to" real estate firm in west Michigan. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
11/13/2014
user8371191
Helped me buy and sell homes
From selling our old home to buying a new one, Hanna Partlo was our advocate and trusted advisor at every step. In full disclosure, we were good friends before beginning the process, and while mixing friends and business can be tricky sometimes, we are beyond pleased to have chosen Hanna and the team at SVG. Everyone was professional, helpful, and exceeded our expectations. Our home search lasted for a six months (which can feel like a few years!), and when the perfect house came along Hanna quickly brought it to our attention--got us in for a showing-- and used her impressive market knowledge to help us win a multiple offer situation while still getting us a great deal on our East Hills home. Absolutely we would recommend them to anyone. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
09/09/2014
rietema becky
Listed and sold a home
I was extremely happy with the professional level of service from SVG. They made selling my home a seamless process and the entire team worked tirelessly to get my house sold. I would definitely recommend!
Response fromSteve Volkers
Hey Becky, just saw this. Thanks for the kind words. - Mike VanderWoude
Highly likely to recommend
08/21/2014
user795712
Listed and sold a home
I had the best experience with Steve Volkers group. They were organized, friendly, and accommodating. I will and already have recommended them to others.
Highly likely to recommend
07/31/2014
user1562259
Helped me buy home
We had a great experience working with the SVG agency, specifically with Ryan Gardner. The search and offering process was done at our pace and our agent knew how to help us along the way, answering questions, offering advice and general insights that were helpful as first time home buyers. The closing process was handled exceptionally by the office and staff as well.
Highly likely to recommend
07/31/2014
ljboylan86
Helped me buy home
Working with Jamie Krier at SVG was a wonderful experience. My husband and I stared working with Jamie two years before we actually found/brought our house. When we first met her we had NO idea where to start. Jamie walked us through step-by-step the process that needed to be done in order for us to find the house of our dreams. She was always answering my email or phone calls very quickly. Kept me in the loop through every single process. I would 100% recommend Jamie at SVG to help you find the house of YOUR dreams! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
07/24/2014
user4187571
Helped me buy home
Moving to a new stateand starting a new job is a bit stressful but luckily we had Jamie as our realtor. She was able to show us areas that would work well for our family and was very responsive anytime we contacted her. When it came to negotiations we couldnt have been happier. Jamie represented us well and got our deal to go through for the amount we needed it to. We would highly recommend SVG to anyone!
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.
Response fromSteve Volkers
Thanks, Jacob & Erin, for the kind feedback. I hope you're enjoying the home.
Highly likely to recommend
05/14/2014
RyanSmallegan
Helped me buy and sell homes
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.
Response fromSteve Volkers
My team and I really enjoy working for you and helping you achieve your real estate goals! Thank you for the opportunity Ryan! - Mike Smallegan
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.
Response fromSteve Volkers
Mary you were a pleasure to work with I am glad we waited for just the right one. - Mike Smallegan
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.
Response fromSteve Volkers
Mike & Natasha, Thank you for putting your trust in us. May your family have many happy years in your new home. - Mike Smallegan
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
Response fromSteve Volkers
Thanks, Brandy. I hope you, your husband, and the dog are enjoying the home. - Mike VanderWoude
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.
Response fromSteve Volkers
Thanks for the wonderful feedback. - Mike VanderWoude
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
Response fromSteve Volkers
You're very kind. Thanks for the feedback. - Mike VanderWoude
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.