Why Buy With Us?

When you choose to hire Josh Lavik & Associates to help you buy a new home, condo, or investment property, then you’ve just taken a step in the right direction.  Josh Lavik and his team are on a mission to give all of our clients A Better Real Estate ExperienceTM.  When buying a home this means that we will help you find and negotiate the absolute best deal for you.  Our track record of success comes from listening closely during a buyer consultation and then following up with the right advice.  Our team based approach ensures that you will receive a smoother and more enjoyable real estate transaction, as evidenced by our numerous client testimonials.  Another benefit when you choose to hire us is that you’re immediately eligible for our exclusive home perks program and we believe in charitable giving.

When thinking of buying a home, there’s a lot to consider.  Some questions we often review during a buyer consultation are the following:

  • What are you looking for in a new home?  Size?  Style?  Type (ranch, 2 story, multi-level)?  Lot size and/or location?
  • What locations are most important based on your lifestyle?  Distance to work?  Have you previewed various areas?
  • Are you pre-approved for a mortgage?
  • What price range are you hoping to stay within?
  • What are your absolute “must have” items in a home?
  • What are the “would be nice” items you would like?
    • If you’re buying with a significant other, do those lists independently and then share

Some Other Considerations When Buying a Single Family Home:

  • Are schools important for your family?  Do you prefer smaller schools or larger ones?
  • Proximity to work/school/amenities?

Thinking of Buying a Condominium, Then Consider the Following:

  • One of the biggest benefits of a condominium is that usually the maintenance is taken care of by someone else.  Woohoo!  If you like to travel frequently or just don’t like the idea of spending a Saturday on your lawn mower, then consider a condominium.
  • Do you prefer a townhouse style condo where share the side walls with others (nobody above or below)?
  • Or do you prefer a ranch (or garden) style unit with everything on one level?
  • Do you like community amenities, such as a pool, fitness area, or community room?

Looking to Invest in Madison Area Real Estate?

Are you ready to invest in real estate? You’ll want to consider other factors for buying an investment property in the Madison area.  We believe that real estate investment is one of the best ways to grow your net worth.  Our team has experience buying rental property for cash flow, fixer uppers, and flips.  We recommend following proven systems and models when investing in real estate.

  • What is your ideal property type?
  • What returns are you seeking?
  • Are you looking for Monthly cash flow or a larger return upon sale?

Fill out the form below to share more information about your buying criteria.  Or check out our buyer consultation page to see what else we typically cover during a meeting.

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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.
Mary P.
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.
E. Pujol
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 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.
John K.
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!
Catie B.
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.
Kyle H.
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
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.
Pao Lee
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.
Erin O.
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.
Rebecca T.
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.
Dan T.
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.
Cheryl G.
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.
Jenny S.
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!!
Cass H.
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!
Liz L.
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!
Krisa S.
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
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
When I was searching for a new place to live in June, I happened to be put in the capable hands of Joshua and Julie at Keller Williams. I was panicked and didn't have much money to buy a place and these two people were constanly reassuring me about how they will do anything to help me find a place or with anything I'd need. The very first day I went looking for a Condo with Joshua, I wanted to see a number of places but figured Joshua had other appointments and would never have time to show me different places. But, I was wrong for Joshua took me to every place I wanted to see and even back to a place we already looked at just to make sure. Well, the place we saw again was what I could afford and we made an offer on it. We even made a lower offer to see if it would be accepted. It was accepted and the ball was rolling. I was then getting more nervous each day as the offer was accepted. Each day I would get a reassuring call from either Joshua or Julie calming my fears about finances and wanting to know if there was anything I needed. They were also very helpful about finding moving help, (which, by the way, were the two of them offering to help me with a big truck and the whole works.) I've never found or heard of a realtor helping me move. I thought they were kidding, but on the hottest, most sticky day of June they were ready to go and helped me move my things in a big truck. I was completely grateful and was never charged a penny for the help. If I had to move again, I would choose Keller Williams and I hightly recommend Keller Williams for their support and dedication to making my whole experience run smoothly from beginning to end. They are great people!
Josh is always very responsive.
John K.
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
I can’t thank Josh and Julie enough for all of their help during my housing search. They cheerfully worked around my whacky schedule, gave in-depth explanations of otherwise inscrutable details of the housing market, and showed infinite patience through the entire process. There was no pressure at any point, they were always working hard to find the right property at the best price, and I always felt like I was their top priority. Josh even helped out with a water heater issue after I closed on a condominium. I never would have expected that kind of service from a real estate agent who’d already made their commission. I wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone looking for a home in the Madison area.
Such a pleasure working with Josh and Julie! This was our third transaction with them (buy, buy, sell the first one), and each were fantastic. Always helpful, responsive, professional, prompt. Never pressuring or pushing. Always seeking to understand the customer needs. Quick to provide both quantitative data and advice based on years of wisdom, as needed. Could not recommend any more highly! If you’re doing anything with real estate in Wisconsin, ping Josh and his team.
Josh and his team are prompt, professional, and ready to hustle for their clients. Over and above the standard “they’re great at their job” assessment, I can offer that Josh helped us through a family tragedy that forced us into an awkward situation with a transaction we were in. Josh helped us through every step of it, with a very amicable outcome—w/o any commission of his own. This type of personal commitment is why Josh and his crew are our go-to real estate team, and we highly recommend them to anyone who will listen.
Dave B
I worked with Cortney and Julie. They both were excellent. I was somewhat familiar with the Madison area, but having Cortney to bounce ideas off of and to give her expertise on the area and buying process. Julie was able to provide all requirements for the closing process early on and very quickly got back to me with any answers to questions I had. I fully plan to work with them in the future.
Tanya B
Hello. I had been searching for a relator to sell our rental property. In fact, one gal and two guy realters popped over and took a look. They were very nice, but when I spoke with Josh, I had a feeling that he and his associates were the team to choose. So I did, and the whole experience from beginning to end was more than I could hope for in as much as professionalism, courtesy, promptness, patience, and fast acting is concerned! I was so nervous and fearful in just the anticipation of the whole venture, but Josh and Julie practically took me by the hand and walked me through it all. We had ONE showing. That's it; it was sold! It sold for more than I had anticipated. As for me, when the decision is made to sell the home I currently occupy, there is no question as to where to go for the best results. I highly recommend Josh Lavik & Associates. Wendy
Josh Lavik and Associates is top-notch. Service and person-ability are solid. They helped so much with our closing. I would highly recommend!! Josh is outstanding.
Robert D
Josh was extremely wonderful throughout this process. He was patient and understanding to our needs. We truly appreciate him and his team in helping us purchase our new home. I will definitely use him again in our new future home. Thanks again Josh.
Awesome people, very honest and this is the second time we have used them. Once for buying and now for selling. Always a great experience with Julie and Josh! I would definitely recommend them to anyone!
The agent we worked with was so dedicated, patient and was available to answer all our questions either by phone or email. Kudos to Cortney.
Josh and his team are excellent, I cannot recommend them enough for anyone looking to buy in the Madison area
Cortney did a great job selling our home and finding us our new home. She had a great knowledge of the market, made the whole process very smooth and kept us informed the whole way. There is no doubt that whatever real estate we will do in the future she will be our real estate consultant!
I’ve sold two houses and bought two houses with Cortney as my realtor. Each transaction went smoothly and her and her team ensured everything went as smoothly as possible.