Upcoming Seminars

First Time Home Buyer Seminars

Our first-time buyer webinars are FREE without any obligation or sales pitches. Topics include mortgage pre-approvals, purchase negotiations, contracts, listing data, property taxes, homeowner associations and the roles of attorneys, home inspectors and more.
Our full real estate services are available during this period of social distancing! We care about our Chicagoland clients and neighbors. We are using technology and best preventative practices to help everyone continue to do business.

What We Do

Since 2004, StartingPoint Realty has been focused on one thing: the first-time homebuyer. It’s unusual for a real estate agency to be dedicated to this market. We don’t make as much money per transaction as other agencies, we hold a lot of hands, we deal with client uncertainty. Are we crazy? Maybe, but that’s o.k.

From Our Clients

Use the right and left arrows to navigate through just some of our raving fans through Yelp.

  •   Anyone can find luck once.  We have worked with Ryan and the StartingPoint Realty team three times now and have been delighted every time.  Selling our condo during a pandemic... read more

    thumb Dave B.

      Ryan and team are best in the business. He takes care of you as if you were his only client. Super professional, focuses on educating his buyers throughout the process.... read more

    thumb Vakul M.

      Before I called Ryan, my condo was on the market for a year without much luck. I had countless showings and only one offer well below the asking price. Within... read more

    thumb Chris O.
  •   As an out-of-state owner, I have come to realize how important it is to recruit a Realtor who is more hands-on through and willing to communicate/update me through the process.... read more

    thumb Dreux D.

      Brooke worked diligintly to sell my home. She was prompt and knowledgable. Also, she made herself available when I had two city inspections.

    thumb Kevin V.

      Can't say enough good things about Ryan and the team at Starting Point Realty. We just closed on our home in Arlington Heights after looking for about 4 months. Ryan... read more

    thumb Jared J.
  •   I live out of state and had read on Yelp that Ryan Gable's Starting Point Realty in Illinois handled out-of-state home sales.  Since the house I needed to sell was... read more

    thumb E. S.

      We were looking to relocate closer to the city with access to the Metra, and we were very interested in the Palatine area. A family member recommended Ryan at StartingPoint... read more

    thumb Lisa Z.

      Ryan and his team were a pleasure to work with in helping me sell my father's house in Rolling Meadows.  He is extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of real estate,... read more

    thumb Linda G.
  •   Ryan and Co! What a pleasure doing business with you and your team. Not only I benefited from your local expertise in home buying, I also learned a big deal... read more

    thumb Farouk Y.

      I highly recommend Ryan Gable. I actually chose to work with him because of his excellent Yelp reviews. We initially started our search in one specific area and ended up... read more

    thumb Andrea T.

      My wife and I were truly privileged to have Ryan help us buy and then sell our first home.  We had worked with other realtors that left an extremely sour... read more

    thumb Nate W.
  •   Selling a house is a very stressful experience especially if you don't live in the same city. We chose Starting point realty based on their promise to help us out... read more

    thumb Asp A.

      My husband and I have purchased two homes with Ryan Gable and sold one over the past nine years. We cannot speak highly enough of his knowledge, professionalism, and personality.... read more

    thumb Kristine H.

      Terry was so easy to work with. Very responsive and affable. There are realtors galore, he was a referral and we were pleased and happy to work with him.

    thumb Barbara R.
  •   We relocated from out of state and wanted to close the deal before relocating. So glad to have Ryan as our realtor, he helped us a lot and we were... read more

    thumb Ritu S.

      We closed almost two months ago and could not be happier with the end result of our lovely home or the service we received from Ryan Gable.  No words could... read more

    thumb Rochelle A.

      Make a very long story short, this is the place to go to find your dream home. Ryan was extremely patient with myself and my family as I was on... read more

    thumb Joanna K.
  •   It's been five years since we started working with Ryan from StartingPoint Realty. In that time, Ryan has helped us to purchase our first condo in Evanston, sell it, and... read more

    thumb Ashley H.

      Ryan Gable was a fantastic agent. My wife and I first met him at one of his home buying seminars in 2019 and he kept in touch ever since. When... read more

    thumb Jerry K.

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From the Founder

Our clients don’t want an appointment setter and door opener. Someone texting others when showing a house. They want to be educated, they want an advocate throughout the process.  They want the experience to be exciting, efficient, and focused on them.  Our culture is built around listening, being proactive, and ensuring our clients possess a framework as to how this works, before they even walk into their first showing.

Ryan Gable


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