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.

  •   We cannot say enough great things about Ryan and Starting Point Realty! If you are looking for a real estate agency, STOP and call them ASAP! Ryan and his team... read more

    thumb Allyson H.

      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.

      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.
  •   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.

      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.

      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.
  •   Ryan was fantastic to work with. My wife and I attended a first time homebuyers seminar and decided to go with StartingPoint when we were making our first home purchase.... read more

    thumb Jeffrey R.

      My husband and I were very much the "first time home buyer" stereotype.  Young couple with a baby moving from Roscoe Village out to the 'burbs.  I can't say enough... read more

    thumb Rachel C.

      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.
  •   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.

      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.

      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.
  •   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.

      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.

      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.
  •   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.

      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.

      My husband and I recently had the pleasure of working with Ryan Gable. We stumbled across Ryan by happen chance, as he was the realtor representing the very first house... read more

    thumb Jen P.
  •   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.

      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.

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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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