So far, I have had 4 experiences with buying a new home and using the services of real estate agents. Most of them were stressful experiences that I vowed never to go through again. However, in my last move, my experience went very smoothly. I attribute this to having had Josh Lavik as my real estate agent. Josh was the first real estate agent I have encountered that really took the time to listen to me, to help me find just what I needed. During the negotiating process, he was considerately prompt in returning phone calls and was thorough in attending to every detail. He never pushed me into thinking about something I wasn’t interested in, and he was willing to listen to my concerns. As a person, I believe Josh has integrity. As a professional, he is obviously knowledgeable and prepared as well as enthusiastic about helping people. Josh worked hard for me and I would definitely recommend him as a real estate agent to others.
We were so pleased with Josh's services. The bottom line is that we liked him very much as a person and realtor, and he sold our house really quickly. We moved away last spring, and a previous offer on our house (gotten through FSBO) fell through, so we called Josh and he agreed to list our home and act as our seller's realtor. He was great about keeping us in the loop, responded to our calls and emails very promptly, and was always personable, yet unimposing. He provided useful information and advice throughout the process, and went out of his way to take care of things that went above and beyond the call of duty. We would highly recommend Josh to our friends, family, and colleagues, and would certainly utilize his services if ever we decide to buy in Madison again. Thanks, Josh!
The best part of our experience was the feeling that they were always working for us to help sell our home and find the right fit in a new home for us. They were tireless.
Andrew & Rita
Josh and his team were very courteous and patient with us as we are first time buyers. Thank you Josh for making our first home purchase a lovely one! We are still in love with our home and cannot wait to create happy memories within. Will definitely recommend.
Stephanie & Corey
I highly recommend Josh Lavik and his team. They are very knowledgeable, friendly, patient and professional. They helped us sell our condo and buy a new home. The process was easy and Josh and Cortney made it a breeze. They answered promptly whenever we had questions.The truck that was made available to us to move was extremely helpful. Both Josh and Cortney have an extensive knowledge of the real estate market. This was our first experience selling a home and the team made it painless. Josh was also very helpful in recommending other businesses such as plumber, contractor, etc. Thank you so much for all your help.
Josh and his team worked really hard for us to sell our home and purchase a new one. They were available when we had questions, answered them promptly, and handled every aspect of the process in an extremely professional manner. We highly recommend Josh and his team.
Melissa & Brad
Josh was great to work with and he delivered. He recently sold my house. Even though I lived 1000 miles away, Josh and his excellent team made things easy and seamless for me. Josh was always available and quick to respond, he offered all kinds of help and guidance that I needed. Josh was recommended to me through Dave Ramsey's ELP and he deserves that endorsement.
Josh helped us locate "sight-unseen" a condo for our child attending University of Wisconsin. HIs responses were prompt, his knowledge of the market broad and his final advice on securing the deal was excellent. Would definitely use him again.
Josh is a very professional real estate agent. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to buy a new home. He worked with us on almost a daily basis to help us find the perfect home that fit our needs and was in our budget. Josh is highly experienced, efficient, and most of all, works for you!
Josh helped my fiancee and I purchase a house several months ago, and as first time home buyers he made the process very easy for us. He helped us understand how the entire process worked, and was extremely quick to respond to any type of communication we used (phone, text, email, g-chat). When it came time to make an offer he explained the negotiation process to us and we had an excepted offer at an ideal price within hours of our initial offer. Overall Josh is awesome to work with and I especially recommend him for any first time home buyer in the Madison, WI, area.
Josh is infinitely patient! As first time home buyers, my wife and I had a ton of questions, worries, and had a "dream home" in mind. Josh was able to walk us step by step through the process, answered all of our questions, and was always available if we needed anything. Josh helped us make our dream home a reality. If you want a Realtor who will look out for your best interests and help you find that perfect home, then stop looking already....you just found him!
Jared & Emily
Josh is very good at responding to emails, phone calls and texts in a timely and professional manner. I think I most appreciated his honesty while going through the process and would recommend him to anyone interested in buying or selling a home in the Madison area!
You can't go wrong with Josh. Hard working, a good problem solver and communicator. He was very responsive and timely on what needed doing. Give him a shot.
We were very lucky to have Josh Lavik as our agent. Josh scheduled all showing at our convenience which are after work and on weekends. He provided us with outstanding advice about real estate and the buying process. He promptly returned all our phone calls and email which we do have many for him. He was attentive to our needs and was available to answer any questions that we had.
As a person, Josh was a pleassure to work with!! He is easy to talk to, a good listener, easy to contact and above all friendly.
We are very grateful to have had Josh at our side while selling our house this past summer (2011). In today's housing market we worried that we might have trouble selling our home at a fair price, but with Josh's expertise and market knowledge, we had an accepted offer within a week of listing the house! We feel very lucky to have found the right real estate agent at the right time. We recommend Josh to anyone and everyone looking to buy or sell a property. He was very prompt and responsive to all of our questions, and he kept us informed & updated throughout the entire process. We will certainly be seeking Josh's services for our next real estate transaction.
Brian & Erica
Josh came highly recommended by our son and daughter in law. We really liked that he was in close touch with me and easy to discuss things with. He gave us honest opinions and was very knowledgable about the process and properties. He did very well at keeping us updated during the transaction. One thing that really stands out is his patience and professionalism. The most disappointing thing that happened during the transaction was dealing with unreasonable seller's at the first home that we put an offer on. We would recommend Josh as your Realtor and use him again.
Jim & Lorraine
We selected Josh because he was a friend. We liked his honesty, the fact that he let us take our time, he's not pushy, and he's very accommodating. He does complain once in a while about Charley Horses :-). He did very well at keeping us updated during the transaction. We were most excited when we finally got an accepted offer and did the dance of joy. We would definitely recommend Josh as your Realtor and we would use him again in the future.
Nate & Jen
Josh is personable and enthusiastic. He listens to what you want and need in a home, and his goal is to find that for you. His goal is to get you the perfect home not to sell what he happens to have on the market, and this sets Josh apart. If you meet with Josh, you will leave more energetic than when you began. His enthusiasm is contagious.
Josh is my Realtor and has helped me walk through the pain staking process of buying my first house. I always have numerous questions and Josh has consistently been patient and extremely knowledgeable. He also helped me find exactly what I wanted. Josh cares about his clients and works very hard. A true gem in the Realtor world. Top qualities: Personable, Expert, High Integrity.
Josh is the consummate professional. I would recommend his services to anyone looking to buy or sell a home because of his dependability, punctuality, and good natured personality.
Josh was a pleasure to work with. As a first time home buyer, Josh explained and re-explained the home buying process thoroughly and in a manner that was easy to understand. He has a genuine zeal towards his profession and a great attitude. He was willing to put in the time needed to work around my work schedule when it came to showings and even writing offers. I would highly recommend Josh to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.
Josh & Whitney M.
I wasn't really a fan of realtors, but Josh was easygoing, informed, connected, and took the time to understand what we were interested in. He also helped connect us with the perfect home. Try him out. You probably won't be disappointed.
Josh went out of the way to help me find a condo for my daughter. Even though I was out of state, he went the extra mile to send me details and great comps. Even after the sale he continued to help me. As a Real Estate Professional, I appreciated his honesty, integrity and expertise. I highly recommend him.
Josh presented housing data in a very precise and understandable manner. I appreciated that he was able to provide print-outs on the housing market in my local area and the probability of selling the house within my asking price. I also appreciated the option of using his moving truck for FREE once my home got sold.
Josh et al. were amazing! I highly recommend. Josh was able to sell our condo for $20,000 more than we paid for it just 18 months prior, and we didn't do any renovations. Our property sold quickly. There was so much interest in our place; we probably had 5-6 showings every week. Josh Lavik and associates are the best.
Josh and Cortney helped us sell our house in less than 48 hours at asking price and buy our dream house within the next two weeks. We were thrilled with their service and would recommend them to anyone.
Can't say enough good things about our experience with Josh and Cortney last spring! We felt like family :)
Josh Lavik and his team continue to rule long after we bought our house. Their attention to detail and extreme customer service was present at the time of seeking and purchasing our first home - they answered questions and concerns before we even asked... Now, 7 months after closing, we area still impressed with their continued support. Out home buying experience was awesome from start to finish. Thanks Josh!!
Bob and I could not have asked or dreamed of a better experience. From the first conversation through the final use of the moving truck, we were very happy with your team! Thanks again!
Josh and his team work above and beyond to help you get your house of your dreams. Cortney was wonderful and Josh's guidance in this first time home buyer experience was invaluable. I would recommend Josh Lavik and Associates hands down to anyone looking to purchase a home!
Josh was able to sell our home after other agents had failed. He and his staff obviously worked very hard to execute a good plan and always communicated promptly and clearly. He made the process workable despite my not being in the area which was very helpful also.
Josh is knowledgeable, quick to respond, and easy to work with. He answers questions honestly and is very resourceful. I highly recommend him as a buyer's or seller's agent.
I just moved to Wisconsin on December 1st and got my keys to the condo before the New Year eve. Josh helped me negotiate the condo price below what the buyer is asking for and I was able to stick with my own budget. Not only I got my condo fast and on time, Josh also assisted me moving my furniture to my new place and returning my rental truck. I will definitely ask for Josh again when I am ready to buy a house.
Hung Chei Chi
Josh is true professional. We worked on a transaction together for a mutual client and Josh had all of the documents to me, organized and complete right out of the gate. This attention to detail makes my job much easier. I always ask my buyers how they rate their Realtor in the buying process and these buyers said that Josh is the best, and that they would definitely use Josh again. As a lender, I hope to have many more transactions with Josh. He is model for agents who want to know how to do it right!
Friendly Staff - Everyone went the extra mile. josh's buyer/seller perks are excellent. Will contact again should I decide to relocate.
Josh and his team were friendly, efficient and offered timely responses to all needs/requests. You've been great working with us long distance and especially with the last-minute complications where we couldn't attend closing as planned.
Beth and Keith
Josh and his team had great communication and benefits program was great!
Emily and Ryan
Josh and his team were incredibly helpful in guiding us through the offer/inspection/and closing processes for our home. Josh and Julie were both very responsive to our questions, and clearly brought a lot of experience to the table. And thumbs up to their customer appreciation program--we moved a boatload of stuff in their great van! Now we just need to figure out a time to use the bounce house and margarita maker... We would highly recommend using their team for both buying and selling your home.
Matt and Nikki
My wife and I bought a home in Jefferson which is farther out from the Madison area, and we felt like Josh's team worked with us just as diligently as they would have with anyone else. They were fast to reply and communicate through our entire purchasing process, and were extremely relatable. I would 100% recommend them as a buying agent to anyone looking for a new home!
Andy and Sarah
Josh and Julie are the best. Your team helped, listened and most of all cared about me.
Josh is always very responsive.