My goal is to provide all buyers and sellers with the knowledge, tools and experience to enable them to be active participants in the sales process.
Get to know Steve Roake
Hey there! I'm Steve Roake. I work with buyers, sellers and investors in the Plainfield area (Naperville, Aurora, Oswego, Bolingbrook, Shorewood, Joliet) who are looking to save time and money in real estate.
I've been a Realtor for 16 years and I've served over 400 families to date. The best praise I've ever received from a client was “Steve is someone I would recommend to anyone that is looking to buy a house”.
Helping people to become first time homeowners like that, makes me so proud and drives everything I do!
If you're looking for a Realtor who listens to your needs and delivers results, I'd love to work with you, too! I've had an average market time of only 19 days and gotten my sellers 99.6% of their asking prices, while helping buyers successfully outbid cash offers when they still had to sell their home (most would say this is impossible).
When I'm not helping people buy or sell homes, I can be found working in the garden, playing with my 2 girls or just relaxing with a book or playing games.
Want to learn more about how we can work together? Call or text me anytime! 815-603-0077. Thanks for reading my story!
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Testimonials for Steve Roake
Jason & Dawne P.01/11/2021
Stephen Roake did a great job for us. He did his research, providing us data to price our house appropriately based on our goals. We had an offer within a week. Stephen was always responsive to our needs and represented us well in the negotiations. Stephen always allowed us to be in the driver's seat unless we wanted him to drive. He also assisted us in working out details before and during our closing. I can not recommend him enough.
If you are looking to sell your house at the right price and in a short timeframe you have to call Steve, he is the man for the job and he doesn’t leave any stones unturned. I will definitely use Steve’s services again next time I have a house to sell.
Steve and his team were fantastic throughout the selling process. Steve is very patient, informative and makes valued recommendations and referrals to make the process easy and stress free. I highly recommend Steve for any real estate transactions and would be more than happy to utilize his services again.
We sold fast and efficiently just as we wanted. We all agreed on a game plan and followed it and all went well. We liked the app that scheduled and informed us of showings and open houses.
Mr. Roake stuck by me during a long ordeal, answered many questions, and was so patient with my hectic work schedule. He is very knowledgeable, gave me good advice, and it was a pleasure working with him. I heartily recommend him.
I used Steve's service to sell my single-family home in November 2019, and I couldn't be more satisfied with him. He has an incredible knowledge of the industry. His local knowledge and connections are also excellent. He helped us in every step of the way to sell our house. He came to our house for a preliminary discussion and answered all our questions. More importantly, he assured us that our house was in good shape to be sold quickly. He also gave us many suggestions during the first visit to improve the house. We worked on his suggestions for the next two weeks, and in the meantime, Steve started a "coming-soon" campaign. His pricing + "coming-soon" + connections worked excellently as we were overwhelmed by the response immediately after fully listing it. Steve was very organized in arranging showings and was also very accommodating. He listened to us and gave us our space. He was excellent during negotiations and provided us with advice whenever we needed. We went under contract very quickly. We continued calling him for advice till closing and he was always available and ready with answers. Steve is an excellent realtor and I would go to nobody other than him for my next real-estate transaction. I have my highest recommendation for him
Steve did a great job keeping me updated throughout the whole process. He took care of everything and made it easy for me. I highly recommend Steve. We have worked with him multiple times-buying, selling and renting different properties. I will definitely work with him again in the future.
Martyna & Josh H.10/06/2019
This was not our first time buying a home. Therefore, we knew what we wanted in a realtor. We interviewed multiple realtors and we were really impressed by Steve. He came to the consultation very prepared and already had a game plan for how to market our home. He gave us honest feedback on changes that needed to be made and a price point that would sell our home quickly without under-pricing it. Our home was under contract within 4 days of being on the market! We felt like we had control of the negotiation process - Steve shared his opinion/ideas but did not try to push us into any decision. The whole process was very smooth. We also had Steve help us purchase our new home. He worked with our budget and when we chose our home, he was extremely helpful in the negotiation process. Buying a home with Steve as our realtor was a very easy process. I would definitely choose Steve in the future!
Steve is a great person, informative person, and willing to do anything to help you with the buying and selling of your home.
Steve is some one I would recommend to anyone that is looking to buy a house. My husband and I had a great experience. He was always available to show us houses, if we had any questions he was more than happy to answer them.