Certified Residential Specialist..."building trust through premiere personal service. The same service that earned us a reputation for results."
Get to know Gary & Melynda Wolter (CRS) 480-269-1164
The Wolter Team has been helping people just like you since 2001. Gary started his career with an emphasis on the highest quality of customer service where training and education would be the cornerstone to attain the highest in professionalism. Gary & Melynda now serves the East Valley (Gilbert, Mesa, Queen Creek, Chandler etc.) here in sunny Arizona and are licensed in Iowa and have a team there as well.
In 2019, the Wolter Team joined forces with EXP Realty, the first cloud based, publicly traded brokerage in the country. Gary has also served as a New Homes Division Team Leader for the Mesa office of West USA after finishing in the top 10% in sales volume at their previous office. Both Melynda & Gary mentor and coach agents in Arizona and Iowa.
From 2015-2016, Gary served as the Team Leader/CEO of Integrity First Realty, Keller Williams office in Mesa/Gilbert, Arizona. Recruited 150 agents in 18 months.
-Licensed Realtor since 2001 and over 500 families served.
-KWIF Team Leader/CEO 2015-16
-Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)
-Top Producer in office 2012-13
-#9 of 220 agents for sales volume at previous office.
-Master Sales Society since 2002
Gary and his wife Melynda are top producing agents and believe that their value is premiere personal service and negotiation experts, while understanding real estate trends. Gary graduated from the Univ. of Northern Iowa and believes that real estate is a relationship building business. In his first year as Team Leader the agent count went up 14% and closed sales volume went up 17%. Other major increases: Listings taken +11%, average sales price +7.2%, owner profit +22% and profit sharing +17%. Gary loves to travel to anywhere with a beach, biking, hiking and was a wedding DJ for 25 years. He was a top rated morning Radio DJ for many years.
Gary was recruited by Skogman Realty in the fall of 2001 and was awarded, "Newcomer of the Year" in 2002 after selling more Cedar Rapids real estate than any other rookie. Gary hosted a radio morning show "Gary & Gretchen" on WMT-FM 96.5 for 4 years.
In 2011, and over 200 transactions closed, Gary earned the highest designation for a Realtor, (CRS) Certified Residential Specialist and joined IOWA REALTY.
The Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) is the highest Designation awarded to sales associates in the residential sales field.
Gary graduated from Northern Iowa in 1987 and has worked in a variety of sales and marketing positions. He has experience in radio, newspaper, pubishing, and communication equipment sales. He owned GW Sound Systems for 25 years and entertained over 100,000 people at 450 plus wedding receptions.
Melynda received her B.S. degree from Iowa State. She specializes in helping buyers find their dream home and understands what to look for and what pitfalls to avoid during the buying process. She has worked in marketing and service positions. Melynda is a former Chicago Bulls dance team member during the Jordan era and has a championship watch to prove it!
Gary & Melynda Wolter (CRS) 480-269-1164's Blog Posts
CERTIFIED RESIDENTIAL SPECIALIST (only 3% of all Realtors earn this designation.)
People compliment us a lot on how efficient we are. When we got into this business we asked people what their experience was with their last Realtor, and the ones that had a negative experience all said it was lack of communication and/or not being available.
SELLERS: Our marketing is cutting edge and we are in the top 50 in the county for blogging. Staging a home and getting over 98% of the asking price is a norm for us and selling them in half the time than most Realtors.
Determine your timetable and determine your wants and needs
Guide buyer to pre-approval financing.
Do a home search using your criteria.
Compare homes and make decision. Then fill out purchase offer.
Negotiate offer on buyer's behalf.
Coordinate all inspections and supervise closing procedure in escrow.
Resolve last minute issues and close the deal with no problems!
#1 Office Leader-Top Sales Performers for two years.
Master Sales Graduates of the Floyd Wickman Master Sales Association. 1% of all Realtors hold this designation.
SOLD 59 homes in 2013.
Testimonials for Gary & Melynda Wolter (CRS) 480-269-1164
What a pleasure it is to work with Melynda and Gary Wolter. We met some two and half years ago and I mentioned I was considering selling my home two years down the road. She not only kept in touch, sent flyer updates, and we met casually on a couple occasions. When I made my decision to sell I reached out to her for current market conditions and signed with her company to sell our home. We listed on Monday and had a contract on Wednesday to a wonderful family. I can only say that my experience with her was above board and very professional. Regards, Maria
Carl & Martha Kieffer07/01/2018
Melynda and Gary did a great job for us! They got us more for our home than I thought we could ever get. Sold in less than one month with many other homes for sale in our neighborhood.
Thank you for representing us during our new home purchase & for recommending the home inspection. Even brand new homes have problems!
Melynda and Gary are great to work with! My home sold the same day of the first open house, just 3 days after listing it. A cash sale and quick close and it was done! They made it easy for me while I had a ton of other things to deal with.
There are a lot of good realtors but what makes both Melynda and Gary stand out is COMMUNICATION -- active listening skills, tactfulness, negotiation, patience. They have a great work ethic, and their knowledge of the market is outstanding. I highly recommend Melynda and Gary for all of your real estate needs.
Working with the Wolters really made this move easy for us. Buying and selling a home can be quite stressful but they took a lot of that stress off us. Both Gary and Melynda are extremely knowledgeable about this business and they did an amazing job guiding us in the right direction. They were always very accessible to work on paperwork or show us houses whenever we needed them. They are honest and straightforward with you so you can trust they aren't going to do anything that isn't in your best interest! Our house was sold 8 days after going on the market - need I say more?
I began looking for a "home" in the spring and bought one in the fall. I had checked out real estate companies and agent webpages, and settled on Gary & Melynda Wolter. Best decision I made, next to buying the house. They were always available to help; and their knowledge of the buying process was invaluable. They made my journey to my new home a fun and enjoyable one, and any chance I get, I recommend them.
They are the best! Period.
I was very pleased with my experience with Gary and Melynda.
I needed a house very quickly and they reacted and provided me with information and showed me houses very promptly.
I would recommend them and use them again with future home purchases.
5 years ago Gary and Melynda helped up buy our house and when we decided to sell we didn't even consider anyone else to help us sell. Gary and Melynda gave us great advice on when to list and how to price our home and 29 days after we listed it our house was sold for over 98% of list.
The advice and help that Gary and Melynda gave us throughout the process has been above and beyond, we would 100% recommend that anyone buying or selling a house should seek their services. For area knowledge, pricing strategy, and advice on buying or selling smart they certainly are the best!
Thank you Gary and Melynda for a stress free experience! They were available at all times, via phone, internet, or in person to answer all my questions in a timely manner. Also, they were very flexible with my schedule.
Sue & Al Hughes10/15/2013
Gary and Melynda are an excellent team and worked hard to find us the right house to make into our home. We highly recommend them if you are looking to buy or sell a home in the Marion/Cedar Rapids area. They were honest and helped us determine a reasonable offer and counter offers for our home.They were available to help us look at homes as we narrowed down what we were looking for.
We love you being a our realtor, the Wolter Team made it so easy to sell our home and under 30 days as promised. The closing was even easier than we thought it would be the Wolter Team took care of the entire closing procees's, the selling agent, paperwork and the bankers. Our family was sad to move but they made it an easy process on all of us. Thank you Wolter Team from our entire family. We would recommend them to anyone who wants a quick sell and easy process