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
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.
Cheryl and Jason C03/31/2014
Steve Roake was wonderful to work with for the short sale of our home. He found a buyer for us very quickly and prompt with everything needed in regards to the sale. Our short sale was very difficult and time consuming due to the bank giving us problems. Steve always stayed on top of documents needed and even gave me encouragement numerous times when I was ready to 'throw in the towel'. I really like that he was always available by phone and email to answer any questions and concerns I had. I would use him again in a heartbeat to buy or sell a home.
Steve was with me for almost 2 years and the experience (not Steve) was not an easy ride. He remained patient and hopeful thru the whole process. We both learned a lot and had a lot of fun (most of the time). He is someone that sticks with you thru thick and thin -listens- and he never lost his patience with me when I’m sure I gave him reason to. He listens to what you want and tries his utmost to find it for you. He does not pressure you into a house you do not like or make you feel bad – he just finds you more. I highly recommend him to be helpful and diligent and a calming force in anyone’s house hunting adventure
Mike and Jen S12/16/2009
My husband and I met and listed our home with Steve Roake on a fluke! Its one of the best decisions we ever made. We listed our home with Steve, not really sure what we were getting ourselves into, as most people feel I would assume. Steve guided us with absolute confidence and we followed. He took our input, and his own awesome experience and our home was sold in 3 weeks! I must mention, this was in the height of the recession and the collapse of the housing market. We got what we wanted for our home. He went above and way beyond for us, I really felt like we were his only customers, and that is an awesome feeling let me tell you. We have referred Steve to friends, and we will continue to refer him. He is a wonderful Realtor, and turns out he's really just a great guy