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What’s So Special
We’re Special. Heck, it even says so in our name. That’s why we treat real estate a little differently from other agencies. We look far beyond the transaction and more into the heart of what we do. We’re a humble bunch that really enjoy getting to know our clients. And by building real connections, it makes it simple for our clients to see us as not just their real estate agent but a trusted advisor and hopefully a long-time friend.
Part of a bigger family
The Green Lake area isn’t just our community, it’s our home. We’ve been active members of the communities we serve since 1992 and that’s not stopping anytime soon. We believe that a community is only as strong as those who make it. Leadership and good energy coupled with organic collaboration is proof that the areas we represent are indeed great places to work, live and play.
We're a team that goes above and beyond for our clients - and it’s not just for higher commissions. We’re here because we really care.
Our happy clients
"Sarah is great to work with. She is very knowledgeable of the market, and prices. She is always willing to do whatever needs to be done to sell your house. She was a pleasure to work with and will definitely recommend her to others!"
"Mike was a pleasure to work with. His attitude was always very positive. He is very enthusiastic and ready to do more than what we could ask of him. He was willing to show the property and offered many open house events while always working around our schedule. He had great mediation skills and offered great advice about property improvements and setting price. I would highly recommend him to others and if I have the opportunity, I will use him again."
"I strongly recommend Eileen for any type of purchase or sale transaction. She is very professional, always available and gives good advice. Eileen managed a complicated purchase for us, made especially challenging by our being outside the U.S. at the time. She communicates very well and is able to draw on the resources necessary to get the job done."
"We were very happy working with Jeff. He was very knowledgeable and pleasant to deal with. He was very familiar with the market and our area and made the entire process of selling our home a very easy experience for us. We will definitely use Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Special Properties again and would highly recommend Jeff to anyone selling or looking to purchase a home."
Bianca went above and beyond to help me find the perfect home in the Green Lake area. Bianca was very professional, and I could always count on her to respond in a timely manner. For me, what really helped me build trust with Bianca was that if she didn’t know the answer to a question firsthand, she knew her limitations, and put me in contact with someone who did...I greatly appreciated and respected that! Also, when I started my search, I wasn’t very familiar with the area so having Bianca point out all of the local “hot spots” really sold me on the area. If you are in the market to buy or sell a home, I would highly recommend looking no further than Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Special Properties, and Bianca Curtis!
"We had a great experience working with Mike Ertmer when buying a house recently on Green Lake. Mike was very attentive, thorough and knowledgeable. We would highly recommend Mike and the entire staff at Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Special Properties."
Eileen & John
Bianca was incredibly helpful and always quick with a response to any questions we may have. It was our first time buying a house and we could not have asked for a better agent to assist us through the process.
"Eileen was amazing! She laid everything out for us step by step. We had a couple of challenges but her professionalism kept us calm and things were resolved very quickly. I highly recommend her as an agent."
"Sarah was very knowledgeable about the locale and market. She responded in a timely manner and provided information and explanations as needed. She has a fun sense of humor too! Highly recommend her!"
"Mike Ertmer of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Special Properties was very attentive to our needs to sell our rental property. Our phone calls, texts, and emails were always replied to in a very timely manner. He was available at all hours, day or night. Mike was always available whenever we had a question or concern, and had professional suggestions for how to approach any and all issues that came up throughout the process. We would recommend Mike to anyone needing a first class real estate professional. The sale of our property couldn’t have been any easier, from our perspective."
We were very happy with the services provided by Bianca in selling our home. She was very professional and kept in great contact through the entire process. She spent a lot of time having open houses and kept the process moving forward seamlessly for us!
This was not our first Real Estate purchase. And also not our first attempt at purchasing Lake Property. Mike was absolutely the best representative we have ever worked with. His energy and communication skills are hard to beat. He worked Very hard for us to be able to get what we were looking for and for an acceptable price. We expect to be doing more Real Estate activity in Green Lake. Mike will be our go to guy for sure!"
Desiree was an absolute pleasure to work with and really spent the time to help us find what we were looking for.
Bianca was consistently professional: courteous, knowledgeable, and helpful. She displayed a good sense of humor as we navigated the stressful business of selling our house. For all these reasons, and because she remained calm, she was easy to work with.
Desiree was awesome to work with!! She LOVES the Green Lake area and it shows thru her extensive knowledge of the area and her enthusiasm! She was quick to respond to show us new listings and gathered extra information we needed on certain listings! I highly recommend working with her!!
Bianca made the entire process very streamline and enjoyable. She is very helpful and an absolute pleasure to work with. 5 outta 5 would recommend. 🤩
Bianca is a great realtor because she's so friendly, personable, and down to earth, it's like having a friend help you find your home. It felt like she was on our side, fighting and rooting for us. My main issue was that being my first home purchase, I was unsure how it all worked and as the process was unfolding, I was sometimes confused or wondering what the next step was. More explanation would have helped. Our transaction also wasn't typical, so it may have been confusing for everyone. But she always got in touch when there was news or developments. I'd certainly recommend Bianca to anyone looking for a realtor in the area. I hope she'll be a regular at our farm parties down the road.
Bianca was everything we could have asked for in a realtor. She was attentive, professional, prepared, accessible, and friendly! She was able to provide us with many great options before we settled on the home we ultimately purchased. She made what can normally be a frustrating process a joy and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to anyone looking for their next home.
The sale of our 3 homes was done very professionally by Bianca. She went over and above to make sure everything was done right.
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