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.

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 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.

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.

From Our Clients

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

  •   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.

      As first time home buyers, we came into this completely blind. Ryan was the perfect combination of approachable & professional and helped us in so many ways from start to... read more

    thumb Jared T.

      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.
  •   The best buying and selling experience ever!
    StartingPoint Realty is a complete full service realtor that goes above and beyond what's expected. Ryan Gable and his staff are super human!! Always... read more

    thumb Susanne M.

      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.

      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.
  •   We worked with Nina buying our first home in Chicago and I can't imagine a better experience! She was so knowledgeable and available to answer all of our questions. We... read more

    thumb Lila C.

      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.

      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.

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Our Ethos

We are an educational real estate company, passionate about informing the public. We empower people to become homeowners, thereby improving their security and strengthening our communities.

We conduct business with the highest levels of integrity. We are honest with our clients, each other, ourselves, and industry partners, placing ethics before profits.

We are transparent with each other. If the company can be better, tell us. If there’s something we need to know, tell us. Don’t wait, we really want to know. DARE TO BE TRANSPARENT.

We are committed to the communities we serve, and find ways to give back.

We are patient and compassionate with our clients. We provide real estate guidance without any pressure.

We are professional, reliable and dependable. We respond promptly to questions, arrive timely at appointments, and follow through on our promises. We listen to our clients, not on our cell phones while showing homes.

We are accountable. We hold each other, and ourselves, accountable. We do what we say we’re going to do.

We are a firm that learns. From the owners to the brand new agents, assume nothing. Instead, gain knowledge. Just because we tried something 2 years ago and it didn’t work, doesn’t mean it won’t work if we try it again. We must evolve.

We are proactive. We are NOT a real estate company that relies on the MLS. Think outside the box, investigate with conviction.

We are purposeful. We take action with intention, focusing our efforts on productive work to accomplish our goals.

We are enthusiastic about what we do, and display a positive attitude to our clients, partners and peers. We seek solutions with tenacious optimism.

Let’s have FUN! Real Estate is up and down, emotions can run high, both in frustration and excitement. Let’s high five each other, pick each other up, most importantly, let’s have FUN everyday!

Help the public, give top level service to your clients, help each other, be an active citizen of the company, take care of yourself, take your Mom out to breakfast every once in a while, be the best you that you can be. Your positive vibration will be felt by everyone surrounding you.


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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