For over two decades, StartingPoint Realty has excelled as a dedicated real estate agency, prioritizing strong client relationships and crafting memorable experiences. Whether assisting first-time buyers, sellers, or those undergoing significant life changes, we offer dedicated time and empathy.

Beyond real estate, our commitment extends to the community through the Non-Profit Bikes and Music initiative. We refurbish donated bicycles and instruments, donating them to Non-Profit Organizations in Chicagoland, with a focus on supporting children. Our aim is to make a lasting positive impact in our communities.

While we may not boast the scale of Taylor Swift or the Foo Fighters, we align more with artists like Wilco or Trampled by Turtles—focused on delivering significant and memorable moments. At StartingPoint Realty, our size may not be the largest, but our commitment to meaningful experiences and positive community contributions is unwavering.

StartingPoint Realty has been presented with the Torch Award for Ethics by the Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Chicago and Northern Illinois. StartingPoint Realty was just one of nine businesses in the Chicago area to receive the Torch Award in 2021. The Torch Award is given to companies that display an outstanding level of ethics and integrity in all of their business dealings, exemplifying marketplace trust and excellence.

Upcoming Seminars


First Time Home Buyer Seminars

StartingPoint Realty is an educational real estate company helping first-time home buyers and sellers, downsizers and new investors. Since 2004, we’ve built a reputation for helping folks who don’t have a ton of experience with the real estate sales process. We pride ourselves on being the guiding hand for those who need it most, giving our clients everything they need to make confident decisions.

But our mission goes beyond real estate; you’ll also see us volunteering in the communities we serve. We build mountain bike trails and give away bicycles. We host instrument drives for band kids. We support youth sports clubs and art programs. We always look for opportunities to make a difference, to make someone’s day a little brighter.

Home Selling Seminar

Free – No obligation – no sales pressure!

Learn the 7 Steps to a Successful Home Sale! Each home selling seminar is presented by an experienced broker with your best interests in mind.

What We Do

Since 2004, StartingPoint Realty has built their reputation as an educational real estate brokerage with a focus on first time home buyers and sellers, downsizers, and new investors. We attract folks that don’t have a ton of experience with the real estate sales process, and we pride ourselves in being the guiding hand for those that need it the most. But for us, it’s not just real estate as you’ll also see us in the various communities we serve – maybe helping build local mountain bike trails, run a musical instrument drive for kids, or support dance, acting, baseball, football, and softball clubs. Purpose is best when you have one.

From Our Clients

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

  •   StartingPoint Realty is proactive and their experience is evident from the get go. It starts with Ryan at the top and trickles down throughout the entire agency. I highly recommend... Read More

    thumb Charles K.

      Ryan is one of the best realtors that I have every worked with. He takes a very consultative and educational approach to the business. You feel no pressure... Read More

    thumb Mark K.

      StartingPoint Realty is one of a kind. I have had the privilege of working with Ryan Gable on the purchase of my home in 2015, the sale of that... Read More

    thumb Sadia H.
  •   As first time homebuyers, we were very unsure where to start. We came upon Starting Point Realty through a simple Google Search, and truly could not have came across a... Read More

    thumb Cameron C.

      Ryan and the entire team at StartingPoint are incredible! I have bought and sold houses numerous times and can honestly say my experience with Ryan was the best. His deep... Read More

    thumb Christy N.

      Thank you Starting Point Realty for providing the best experience possible. You had every step covered in this stress-filled time. Ryan and Terry did a great job staging and... Read More

    thumb Kevin L.

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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