Investment Property is our Specialty

Work with Realtors® that know and understand our local market. With over 15 years experience served in West Michigan real estate, use our team of investment experts to help you buy or sell your next investment property.
#1 Seller of Multi-Family Properties in West Michigan

We can help you buy or sell a property in the following areas: Grand Rapids, Wyoming, Kentwood, East Grand Rapids, Walker, Plainfield, Belmont, Comstock Park, Grandville, Byron Center, Holland, Allendale, Rockford, Cannon Township, Ada, Forest Hills, Cascade, Gaines Charter Township, Alpine Township, Standale, Coopersville, Cutlerville, Caledonia, Hudsonville, and Jenison.

Grand Rapids Real Estate: Buying and Selling

How does a conscientious shopper choose the best person to assist with this process? First, by understanding that not all agencies are created equal. As we sat down to write this mini-biography for the website, we got stuck when we tried to explain who we are and why you should choose Compass Realty Services over other agencies. Why? Because we all agreed that our best feature is that we “get it.” But how do you properly explain what that means? We all know what it means to “get it;” when something just flows, pieces fit together, and everything works like a well-oiled machine. We founded Compass Realty Services because we saw so many others in the real estate business who just don’t get it. Today’s market is not slightly different from previous years; it is wholly different. That means that it’s time to go back to basics, with a fresh viewpoint.

We understand that we’re being paid to do a job and that it is our responsibility to you – the customer – to get that job done for an agreed upon price. With Compass Realty Services, you will not encounter any surprise fees.

We will always work hard to move the ball forward. We often see deals stall or even fall apart because an agent isn’t putting full effort into appropriately moving the process forward. If you choose a Compass agent to help with your Grand Rapids real estate transaction, this person will be your liaison from contract to closing. It is our job to get your real estate transaction moving and to keep up that momentum, despite the potential delays presented by mortgage brokers, inspection issues, or other agents. The phrase, “that’s not my job” is never used around here. Everyone at Compass Realty Services works together as a team to put our client’s needs first.

Compass Realty Services partners closely with Compass Property Management (CPM). This means that we have the resources to serve you whether the current market situation is more favorable for you buying or renting a residence, or selling or leasing out your property. If the market will not bear the price you need to get from your home, or your budget fits better for renting than purchasing, Compass can provide for your needs. Other agents may say they can provide the same service, but no other agents are partnered with a company of CPM’s caliber. CPM is one of the leading rental property management companies in the greater Grand Rapids area, with hundreds of rental units under management. Their expertise allows our customers to have more options in this unique market. 

At Compass Realty Services, we can provide you with the complete package to get you through the real estate journey. Another fruit of our partnership with CPM is our access to their vast vendor network. Because they manage hundreds of rental units, they command the best prices from the best plumbers, HVAC companies, electricians, painters, carpet cleaners and vendors, and many others. This might not be the first thing you think of when you consider selling your property, but it is an important point. Compass Realty Services can get very competitive prices on things that will help you spruce up your property to help sell it faster. Also, following the inspection process, we can get cost-effective solutions for both buyers and sellers from trusted, qualified contractors. Finally, we are geared to react quickly. In the past month, Compass Realty Services has been able to avoid a number of costly closing delays by getting work done within hours.

Appropriately pricing a home is critical. Set a price that’s too high and your listing will stagnate; repeated price corrections will make buyers wonder “what’s wrong with this house?” We will not name a price that’s artificially high in the hopes of garnering your business. We will suggest an accurate price for your home – one the market will bear, and one that will help your house sell in a timely manner.

Compass Realty Services was founded in the midst of the housing crunch of 2008-09, and thus has a solid, relevant approach to today’s market. We are not rookies, though. Our veteran agents have many years of experience in many diverse sectors of the Grand Rapids real estate market. In earlier years, houses sold themselves. Today, it’s crucial to have a trusted Realtor who understands the local market and economy to get you the best price, whether you are a buyer or a seller. We also have a strong background of working with banks on short sales and other transactions.