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Who are we?

Real Estate One 1st is located in Holt, MI.  Our agents have been helping Buyers through the home purchase process and Sellers through the sales of their homes for many years. Real Estate One 1st is proud to be affiliated with Real Estate One and leverage their innovations for the benefit of our clients and agents in Greater Lansing and surrounding areas. The Real Estate One franchise has many offices throughout Michigan and all of our sales associates are professional, well trained REALTORS® who are very knowledgeable in the current housing market, neighborhoods, the latest marketing tools, short sales, schools, zoning regulations and we have access to all of the Greater Lansing and surrounding

tri-county area MLS listings, bank owned and FSBO's. Experienced, locally owned, globally connected and established in 2009 by Robert Garchow and Dales Ryckman,the company brought together two veteran owned local real estate offices. Real Estate One Capitol in 1980; bringing together the best of both offices experienced local agents; nationally marketing tools; robust internet presence and syndication; continuing education on demand and in person. Our affiliation with Real Estate One provides access to its network, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® is the largest organization of locally branded residential real estate firms, with 700 companies and 170,000+ associates producing over $370 billion in annual home sales.

For more than 80 years, Real Estate One has been known as the leading provider of real estate services in Michigan, and is ranked as one of the largest brokerages in the United State. "The Power Broker Report" complies data from the top 300 firms in the nation and we have the honor or being on the list since its inceptions. The Real Estate One Family of Companies makes the complex process of buying or selling a home as simple as possible. Ranked as the 8th largest broker in the nation, every day is spent striving towards our mission of creating the best real estate experience through our family of services. Above being the largest broker in Michigan, one of our proudest achievements is being ranked in the top ten Top Workplaces for the past four years. For the year of 2014, we ranked as the lucky number 7 Top Workplace in the state and Real Estate One Family of Companies has the highest market share in Metro Detroit.

Creative thinking, long term planning, and quality service have led this company in terms of our success. We look forward to assisting you in making your real estate transition smooth and rewarding. From our co-workers to clients, the members of this family are dedicated to the core values of excellence, caring, integrity, teamwork and empowerment. These beliefs play a role in every business opportunity and have become a standard for our company to live up to day by day.

Our sales associates represent you with professionalism as trained experts in the market. The Real Estate One Academy was created in 1929 to assist people who wanted to start a real estate career as well as offer a variety of courses designed to build experienced sales associates’ careers. Educating our sales associates with quality classes reflects in their performance. Year after year our sales continue to grow. This past year our Real Estate One family was involved in over 24,400 homes sales, demonstrating the ambition our agents possess.

Real Estate One Family of Companies not only serves the community, but also betters it. In 2004, the Real Estate One Charitable Foundation was established in celebration of the company’s 75th Anniversary. Since its creation, the foundation has raised over 1.7 million for various local and national organizations. The charitable foundation works closely with Special Olympics Michigan, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Alzheimer’s Association, and The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Forgotten Harvest and Child & Family Services.

Our clients receive quality, family-grown service when working with a Real Estate One Family of Companies employee. Serving our state for over 80 years, Michigan is more than our's our home!

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