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.

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.

  •   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.

      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.

      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 home,... read more

    thumb Sadia H.
  •   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 and his team were extremely ethical, hard working, and measured in their work with us as we navigated the home buying process. Purchasing a home in this market was... read more

    thumb Marissa F.

      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.
  •   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.

      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.

      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.
  •   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.

      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.

      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 selling... read more

    thumb Kevin L.
  •   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.

      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.

      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 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.

      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 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 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.

      Starting Point Realty's Ryan Gable was just what we needed to move my mother from her townhouse into senior living. He was knowledgeable, kind and beyond accommodating, particularly as we... read more

    thumb Calvin R.

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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