What Our Customers Have To Say...

Lance was very professional and helped us to find our dream property! He really took time to get to know us, what we wanted out of a home and our lifestyle. Lance was very easy to work with and didn’t push or rush us into making any decisions. He has a wealth of knowledge surrounding home construction and maintenance and helped us to better understand what would be involved in purchasing an older home and what to expect with repairs and estimated costs and difficulty.

Andrew Zahn & Amber Richardson

My husband and I first contacted Lance when were interested in a home he had listed. We were just starting to look and had been in touch with a few realtors, but Lance immediately stood out. First, the house we were initially interested in just wasn’t actually going to work for our needs. Not only did Lance recognize that, but then he took the time to explain what a buyers relator can do and offered to help us out. Lance gets to know the neighborhoods well, and if he isn’t that familiar in a specific area, he does his research. Not only is he familiar with the process of buying/selling homes, but he also knows houses themselves. He was very quick with this responses – usually an immediate answer, but I think it was usually within hours at the most. We were also impressed with his ability to predict the way negotiations were going to go. We had a very difficult closing, (appraisal coming up short, lender pushing back dates, student loans delaying things, etc.), but Lance remained ready, willing, and able to assist us every step of the way.

Lisa Procaccio

Lance helped us considerably with the process of purchasing a home. His knowledge and guidance prepared us for the various pitfalls and removed any surprises in the process. For the insight into *how* you buy a home, Lance is phenomenal. He also provided a lot of local background knowledge for the Riverwest and surrounding neighborhoods. He informed us about the BID and the various benefits we would receive on it’s account as well as the general composition of the neighborhood. Overall, Lance was an invaluable asset in helping us find our perfect home in Riverwest.

Karl Foster

Lance did a terrific job compiling different styles of homes in the area and price range that i was looking for. He also had a lot of knowledge of the homes that I was looking at, whether it was tips about work that needed or had been done. All and all it was a very pleasant experience. I would definitely work with Lance again.

Josh Swart

This was my first time buying a house and to be honest, I was a little weary of realtors because I’ve heard they’re just out for themselves but I got lucky on my first go around by finding Lance. He is a straight shooter who will help you anyway he can and spend a good amount of his time doing so. He is knowledgeable and actually cares about what you are looking for, he didn’t once try to push a property that he knew I wouldn’t like. I know I’ll be using him as my realtor in the future if I ever need to buy another house.

Michael Rice

As a first time home buyer (and wanting a fixer-upper) I appreciated all of Lance’s expertise. Lance was wonderful in helping me find my first duplex. It was a fun adventure looking at properties and Lance was helpful through the whole process. He responded quickly to phone calls and emails and answered all my questions. I would recommend Lance!

Kate Neimer

My wife and I enjoyed getting to know Lance through our home buying experience and would highly recommend working with him. He has a great personality and he takes the time to get to know his clients. His knowledge level of the real estate industry was impressive and seeing this was our first home buying experience we had a lot of questions and he had the answers. From the start, Lance was quick to go above and beyond. If I needed to reach him I knew I could always get a hold of him. Throughout the process, we exchanged many emails, texts, calls late into the evening and past normal business hours because it is obvious he cares about his clients. I can honestly say Lance had our best interest in mind when selecting the right home for us and negotiating on our behalf. He is a honest hardworking guy and was a pleasure to work with. If you are looking to buy or sell a home, I would look no further, Lance will take care of you!

Michael Strenger

Lance sold our home of 43 years in less than 2 weeks. He told us what kind of price we can expect to sell it for and he was right on the money. He even helped us sell items since we had a lot of downsizing to do. He was more than just a realtor to us, he really cared, he was always in contact with us and explained every step of the process. When my husband got sick and was unable to be at the closing he also took care of that. Lance also went so far as to mow our lawn, I would recommend him to anyone, we were so lucky to have him. He always conducted himself in a professional manner. We were so grateful to have found him. Doug & Christa Grenda

Doug & Christa Grenda

Lance Wooten made the home selling experience seamless. Lance was available to speak with me no matter what time I called. Lance was always calm and confident which put me at ease. Lance was caring, understanding and in my situation a miracle worker. The Best!

Cyndi Fischer

Lance is more person than presentation, so whatever your needs are, he is always on the right personal level to work with you. Straight forward and honest, often hard to find in a realtor.

Thomas Blair

I was a first-time homebuyer, and I was initially very apprehensive about the process of buying a home. However, having Lance as our agent made the process much less intimidating. When we met Lance, we knew immediately that we had stumbled onto a knowledgable person we could trust. He understood the VA home loan process well, and explained everything very clearly to me. I travel frequently, and we trusted Lance to look at homes on our behalf and report back about their condition, location, etc. He was readily available to answer all our questions, whether we were home or abroad. Ultimately, we chose a house and made an offer from abroad, sight unseen, trusting his judgment. And we were absolutely right to do so. He even managed to negotiate to get us money back at closing. We knew nothing about buying a home. So, we simply trusted Lance to take care of us. And he did. We couldn’t be happier. I would recommend him to any friend. Lance is a good guy and a great real estate agent.

Noelle Brigden

As a first time home buyer, I was really glad to have Lance working with me through the experience. He has a ton of knowledge on the various style homes in the Milwaukee area and a grasp on the market overall. I had a laundry list of things I was looking for in my first home and Lance was very patient in helping me find something that met all my criteria. He was also very flexible with his schedule which helped when trying to schedule showings on the weekends. I would highly recommend Lance of Riverwest Realty to anyone looking to purchase or sell a home in Milwaukee. He is a genuine person and it was great getting to know him!

Dianna Deltorto

Kathleen is one of the best real estate agents I have ever had the pleasure to work with! I trust her fully, so when it came to choosing an agent for my purchase I didn’t have to think long. She has loads of integrity, knowledge, and expertise. She is super quick to respond to and even anticipate needs. What are you waiting for?! Call her now!!

Cole Heinrich

Kathleen is the best! She is very quick to pick-up on what you are looking for in a house and will steer you in the right direction. She has great taste and, being an owner of properties herself, has the ability to see potential for smart renovation, as well as hidden pitfalls and red flags. She is also great at facilitating paperwork and translating complicated legal issues to those of us that don’t speak legalese.

Ray Chi

Kathleen was exactly what we needed in a real estate agent as first time home buyers, walking us through the process and answering our questions honestly and thoughtfully. She was always friendly and responsive, and her enthusiasm for helping people find the right home was evident. She listened and understood what we were looking for and helped us find a great house in a great neighborhood!

Noah Perkins

Kathleen was so helpful and a joy to work with for my partner and me. We were looking for our first home for about 3 months and looked at probably 10 or more houses before finding the perfect one – and Kathleen was patient and passionate the whole time. We constantly had questions for her and she was happy to answer all of them with glee. She’s super knowledgeable about everything from deferred maintenance on a home to the mortgage shopping process – and she helped us understand everything way better. As first time home-buyers, we were pretty terrified with the whole process, but the more we worked with Kathleen, the more comfortable we became and now we feel like pros! I’d highly recommend working with her!

Issac Shermaniac

When we decided to move with no advanced planning, Kathleen stepped up to the challenge. She took charge, and exceeded our expectations with her recommendations, contacts, savvy analysis, and energetic efficiency. We trust and highly recommend Kathleen.

Valerie Sichikrygsman

[Kathleen] is a terrific realtor-totally on top of things-and made buying and selling easy (we have worked with her multiple times) She literally found our dream home, so it goes to say she knows her clients. Very highly recommended! She rocks.

Thad Kellstadt

We’ve had a great experience with Riverwest Realty, specifically Lance. From first contact to closing, Lance was patient, professional and a pleasure to work with. He explained the home-buying process and the local market to us (newbies) in a way that made us feel smart. He learned what we were looking for – beyond just the parameters on paper – by really listening to us and taking us seriously. He answered any and all questions so consistently and completely that we often felt that we must be his only clients (which we certainly were not!). In the end, he and his staff found exactly what we were looking for, something we probably wouldn’t have found ourselves. Thanks Lance and Riverwest Realty!

– Emily + Eric

Eric Bartolotti

Kathleen Klassen made my dream happen, my dream of having my own home. If it wasn’t for her I would be probably still just dreaming. Half a year ago or more I started looking for a house but I couldn’t find anything and I dealt with an agent who wasn’t really interested in helping me. Then I found Kathleen and from the beginning she seemed very excited about helping me to find a house and she kept me updated with all the new listings I may like. I didn’t know what I want and I had little idea where I wanted the house to be. Kathleen provided me with the information about various areas of Milwaukee as I was new to the city. She taught me many interesting things about history and architecture of a given area. She pointed me towards the right direction and quickly figured out what I may like. She found my house for me and made a video of it for me as I couldn’t see it at the time ( I was out of the town). And my offer got accepted mostly because of her advice and recommendations. She led me through the whole process and made it easy for me. As a first time home buyer I had very little if no knowledge about the whole process as well as what to pay attention to in a house. She had patience to answer all my silly questions while never making me feel silly. She is very knowledgeable, and provided me with tons of useful and helpful information. The market is tough now for the buyers and Kathleen fought for me on the “battle field” . She arranged for a mason to come over and give an estimate for his work if needed to be done. She helped me to lower the price for the house so I could do the necessary repairs. When I had a question, I got the answer. When I needed help she was there for me always on my side. Very responsive and awesome at negotiations!!! I loved working with Kathleen and due to her now I have a house. The house is in my style in the area that I feel comfortable and at home. I just love it all. I can’t find words to thank Kathleen enough. I was very lucky to find her and recommend her to anybody interested in housing market.

Agnieszka Szostakiewicz

Anna has far exceeded our expectations and surpassed our experience working with any realtor in any state! We originally got in touch from out of state and Anna went straight to work getting showings set up for our few days in town on an exploratory trip. Because of this insane market she showed us about 50 houses and was super flexible as our goals and needs evolved. Anna is super knowledgeable and a wealth of information when it comes to not only personal property but investments. She sent us listings that were about to go on the market so we would be prepared to make an offer when they went live, she was really collaborative and a partner regarding the potential of the home and she worked every angle throughout the negotiations. She helped us secure a home that checked every item on our “must have” and “wish” lists. I cannot say enough great things about working with Anna at every step of the way. We’re looking forward to buying several more properties here in town with her help.

Chelsea Krakowski

Best realtor in milwaukee area and pretty much one of the coolest guys ever. Found him randomly on trulia while looking for homes. He made the buying experience tolerable. He worked with us for months beforewe closed and really put in a lot of extra time and work to make sure we got exactly what we wanted. He personally walked through the home numerous times to check of the status of some repairs and delayed the closing because he spotted a leak in the bathroom that the inspector did not see. A genuinely honest person who will look out for you. I will recommend him to everyone and in the future I would never work with any other realtor.

Joe Crivello

Professional, Prompt, Patient and Friendly . . . All words to describe Lance! As a first time home buyer I could not have asked for a better experience. I had a million and one questions. If Lance didn’t know the answer he found the answer . . and fast. A true expert in his field, I would recommend Lance and Riverwest Realty to anyone!

Anna Molinaro

Lance is the best. His knowledge of the area kept us on track. We found the property we were looking for quickly and efficiently. His expertise was invaluable in the negotiation process. His connection to trades people helped us through the inspection process and got us started on the right foot as first time landlords. He will be our first call when we are ready for property number two.

Mark Schwetschenau

Lance did an amazing job helping me find a house. I definitely ran him around a bit with my nitpicking and he paid attention to every detail. He helped me stay within my budget while also hitting the major items on my checklist.

Results speak for themselves but Lance was also a pleasure to work with. Friendly, professional, and accessible. Where I lacked knowledge he connected me to the right people. Even now that I’m fully moved in he continues to provide support as I get to know my first house.

5 stars, no question.

David Breen

I enjoyed working with Lance. He not only took the time to show me many properties, but educated me on the area as we went and provided insight into upcoming listings and possibilities. My wife and I ended up purchasing a classic old Milwaukee two-flat in River West neighborhood and the transition could not have gone more smoothly with Lance helping us find a mortgage broker, and looking after every detail of move out and leasing. Altogether a positive experience.

Erik Blome

My husband and I worked with Lance in purchasing our first home and we are so glad we chose to work with him! Prior to working with Riverwest, we were having a really hard time finding a home but once we switched realtors and began to work with Lance we knew we made the right choice. Lance was refreshing to work with – he is honest, down to earth, and works very hard for his clients. He made the home buying process easy and actually enjoyable! If you are in the market as a buyer or seller, you need to be working with Riverwest Realty.

Courtney Ankenbrandt

Lance and his team were awesome to work with. We bought our house with the help of Riverwest Realty about 2 years ago in Wauwatosa and the experience was pretty much seamless. We made a number of updates to the house and sold it just recently, listing with Riverwest Realty this time – so I’ve had the unique pleasure of working with Lance on both sides of the realty game. We weren’t sure what to list for or when to put it on the market, but Lance and his team were more than helpful and their expertise really showed. They came up with a plan, executed it flawlessly, and we sold the house for over asking and in less than 24 hrs of officially being on the market. I realize this might not happen for everyone, but I can’t express how thrilled we are with the outcome of our work with Riverwest. Much thanks to Lance and his team! Again – I’d recommend working with Riverwest to anyone.

Stefan Jedlicka

Lance was true professional as he was able to sell our house in Harambee expediently. It was our first time selling a house so his expertise in the market and resources to prepare our house for selling and inspection was appreciated. He was quick to answer our questions and communicated with us clearly and expediently. His passion and enthusiasm for his work and people was exemplary.

Bart Gurgel

Lance was very knowledgable of the properties we were interested in. He is a very honest, helpful and reliable person. When ever a new listing comes up, he does his best to give us the information we need, he makes himself available to show us the property, and he also keeps us informed of any new listings that may become available. We have purchased two properties through Lance and he is still helping us with our search for a third. We will continue to use his services and refer him to any friends or family who may be interested in purchasing homes.

Charles O

Lance is a realtor that you want to use! He helped me understand the whole process along with getting multiple offers in a down market with a selling price of 98% of the asking price. Lance also made this all happen for me while I was over in Iraq by staying in touch everyday. If you are looking for a realtor that stays in touch, is very professional, and is dedicated to sell or find you a property Lance is the man for you.

Tom Burke

I highly recommend working with Lance and Riverwest Realty. Lance helped me sell a house quickly, efficiently and for a great price. Working with him now as a buyer has been just as great. He quickly addresses all my questions, he’s easy to work with, and he shares his knowledge with me so that I’m well-equipped to make good decisions in this process. He’s a gem!

Amy Olen

Lance helped me sell my property maximizing my bottom line in a short amount of time. I was told by other professionals that I could not list my home for more than 99k. Based on his knowledge of the Riverwest area of Milwaukee, he suggested a higher listing and had a buyer within weeks. He answered his phone calls immediately and answered all of my questions quickly and accurately. He is a stand up guy and when I am in the market to buy he will be the only person I call.

Paul Aardappel

Lance has knowledge, expertise, and PATIENCE. Thanks to life getting in the way, my home-buying process took nearly six months longer than intended, and he never once broke professionalism. He answered all my questions (as I’m a first time homebuyer) and helped me to find the right home, in the right location, for the right price (Well below what I was expecting, for quality well higher than could have hoped). He was in it every step of the way, always in touch, but never pressuring, nor overzealous. He’s a font of information, tap into it. As long as he’s in business, I can’t see using any other Realtor in the Milwaukee area.

Steve Shaughnessey

Lance is an amazing agent with top notch service. When the other agents were unhelpful due to the lower price range (subsequent lower commission) Lance stepped in and worked diligently to find the right home and do everything he could to help. He genuinely cared about everything and made the process a pleasant one. I would recommend him to anyone hands down!

Jake Schmitt

Being first time home buyers, my girlfriend and I were fairly inexperienced with the home buying process as a whole. Fortunately, we were able to connect with Lance, and all of our worries were laid to rest. From the outset, Lance impressed us with his professionalism, knowledge of the area, availability, and most important, commitment to finding us a home in an efficient and timely fashion. In only two months’ time, we went from viewing our first property, to closing and owning a home, in large part due to Lance. We laid out our budget and features we were looking for, and let Lance provide the rest, which he did as properties became available in the area. It was very reassuring to have someone on top of his game and so committed to us every step of the way. Never once did we feel pressured, but knew we could count on Lance for any questions or concerns we had as he was always reachable. Lance comes highly recommended, without reservation, from two, very happy (but busy) home owners. We wish the best for Lance going forward as he really made this purchase, which often times can be quite stressful, very enjoyable.

Ryan Bartos

I really enjoyed working with Lance to buy my Riverwest duplex. Lance is very knowledgeable about the Riverwest area, and that knowledge was very helpful when it came not only finding the right duplex, but also in negotiations. He was very patient and explained the home-buying process in easy and simple terms. I never felt pressured to look at certain homes or to make an offer. Lance was able to work around my busy schedule, and was always professional and responsive to any concerns or questions that I had. Lance makes himself available at almost any time, and is willing to go the extra mile to make sure that you get the home you are looking for at the right price. When anyone asks me for a realtor in the Milwaukee area, not just Riverwest, I would only recommend Lance. He made what I thought would be a stressful and time-consuming process seem easy and quick. I was able to close on a home within about 3 months of contacting Lance. I cannot recommend him enough. If you are looking to buy or sell a home in Milwaukee, Lance is your man. Hands down.

Connor Sperry

Lance took me seriously as a first-time homebuyer and single woman looking for a fixer upper in Riverwest. He made the process a breeze, and gladly showed me a wide variety of properties, both in price and condition. He was attentive to the specific things that I was looking for in a property and worked diligently to find properties I might like. Lance was flexible in order to work with my schedule and always responded immediately to my inquiries. He really loves the neighborhood and is invested in the community of Riverwest, which shows in how invested he is in getting the right person in the home that’s right for them. I’d recommend Lance to anyone looking to buy or sell a home, particularly in Riverwest.

Brandy Kline

Lance killed it! He was extremely responsive, constantly available and tirelessly patient. We needed an agent who was willing to take us to multiple properties in varying conditions and in different neighborhoods. He helped us understand what to look for, what we wanted and how best to take action when our opportunity came up. Lance clearly cared about us and about our home-buying process. He was always happy to talk and never made me feel like I was wasting his time even when we were in and out of a house in 2 minutes or when we talked though negotiation options over and over. We feel like he’s happy that we found the right house for us and that we will be happy. We feel very lucky to have stumbled upon Lance and would sincerely recommend him

John Murphy

I had a great experience with Lance; I found an awesome house and he helped me pull through it. I purchased a foreclosed property, which didn’t have much room for negotiation, and plenty of complications in closing. We got it done, which wasn’t easy and Lance gave me plenty of helpful resources along the way. He definitely was locally minded, and responded quickly to issues and my correspondence.

Shawn Gurath

Most amazing Realtor I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. He is very knowledgeable, extremely personable and the most helpful person ever! He not only helped me during the process of getting my condo but he helped me after with contacts and guidance. I am honestly so lucky to have been able to work with him and I would highly recommend him.

Rebecca Luzadder

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