The Local Expert badge is awarded to those who have made valuable contributions in a specific city or neighborhood on Zillow. Local Experts are active Zillow users who share their real estate knowledge and help others by contributing high-quality content at a local level. The more and better the contributions a user makes that relate to that city or neighborhood, the more likely an award will be granted. Users' contributions can be seen in their profiles.
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $200K in Schofield, WI.
This has to be the best sales experience I have ever had. From start to finish they went above and beyond. Buying a house can be a very stressful process for someone like myself, but with all the associates at GEM, it felt like I was one of their family. This, in turn, put my family at ease. We also have 2 young children and they were very engaged with them as well, so it was fun for all of us. From the original meet and greet with Gizo and Elena, Looking at houses with Jill, and working with Christal to finalize everything it was seamless. We went in with expectations that they far exceed and we ended up with our dream house. How could you ask for anything more? I hope they continue to treat people the way our family was treated, because I can honestly say I would send anyone I ever come in contact with to Gem Real Estate Team! Thanks for everything!!
Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $225K in Wausau, WI.
We had an amazing experience working with Gizo and Elena!! They honestly helped us find the perfect first home and we know without a doubt that when we're ready to find our "forever dream home", we will be calling them again! They are warm, welcoming, and joyful to be around and have so much passion for what they do. We cannot thank them enough for making our first home buying experience as smooth as possible and for taking as much time as we needed to find the right home :)
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $225K in Wausau, WI.
We relocated to the Wausau area from Europe and selected the GEM team specifically for their European background AND local expertise.
As first-time house hunting and buyers in the US market, we found it a bit challenging to find homes that met our needs - when working with Gizo in the initial stage, he was very proactive is suggesting neighborhoods that we may enjoy and provided his professional perspective on specific homes visited.
Later on, via a very smooth transition, we worked with Jill. Although a different approach than Gizo, we found Jill to be responsive and very professional.
In terms of GEM's back office support, we couldn't have asked for a more efficient team. We would highly recommend the GEM team to house hunters.
Thanks to the GEM team in helping our home buying experience in Wausau go smoothly.
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $225K in Wausau, WI.
All of the folks we dealt with at GEM real estate were super responsive which was a pleasant surprise! We both work a great deal and this made the process so much easier for us. These folks know what customer service really is! Thanks so much for making the sale of our much loved home so easy.
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $375K in Wausau, WI.
My family and I moved to the Wausau area almost exactly one year ago. At the time, we were living in the state of Ohio and with our busy schedule, we had exactly 2 days to come to Wausau and found a house. I had found Gizo and Elena and the GEM Team online and began communicating with them about a month before our visit. I put together a list of about 10 houses I had found on the internet. Gizo was able to schedule a tour of each and every one of these houses. He dedicated an entire weekend to my family and personally drove us all over the Wausau area in order for us to find the perfect home. After spending a day with us touring multiple properties, Gizo suggested we go see one more. This home was not on my list, but after spending the day with us, Gizo had come to know our likes and dislikes and the style of home we were looking for. We set up the tour for the following day and the minute we walked through the front door, we "just knew" this was the home for us. Gizo's attention to detail and focus he put on our needs and personalities led us to a home we hadn't even considered and it was EXACTLY WHAT WE WANTED!!! The negotiations were smooth and he held our hands through the entire process, recommending everything from the appraiser to cleaning services. He even conducted the closing in our absence as we were not able to return to Wausau until the day we moved in. Not only is Gizo an incredible realtor, but he and Elena have ended up being wonderful friends. They have truly made our transition to this new city a smooth and remarkable one!
Thank you so much Elena and Gizo and the entire GEM Team!
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $125K in Weston, WI.
My fiancee and I moved to the Wausau area a year ago, and started looking for houses last winter. We found a few houses we liked and wanted to look at, so we contacted GEM Real Estate to set up a viewing. Gizo would not show us any houses until we got pre-approved for a loan. Once we did, we contacted the GEM team and were set up with Jen Gumz as our representative. Jen is an AMAZING realtor and person in general. She showed us as many houses as we wanted, often with little notice in advanced. She never pushed us into making a decision, and allowed us to consider every house we saw. When we lost out on a house we liked, Jen reassured us that she would find one even better for us. She did just that. We found the perfect home in a great neighborhood. Unfortunately, Jen left the GEM team right around the time we got an accepted offer on the house. This is where our dissatisfaction with GEM began. They didn't do anything wrong, but there was no longer any feeling of teamwork or strong communication throughout the buying process. We also no longer felt important as clients, like we had with Jen. To the rest of them, we were simply a payday. When it came time for closing, we went to the house for a final inspection and were disappointed to find that the sellers had left the home a mess. Gizo scheduled the inspection for the same day as closing, which left us with very few options for resolving the situation. We felt that GEM did the bare minimum work in representing us after Jen left, and we were not impressed at all. I'm not saying they did a bad job, just that our experience was simply adequate.
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $125K in Wausau, WI.
My husband and I bought our first home with Gizo's help. He was very knowledgeable, and answered all of our questions. He helped to take some of the stress off of the process by being quick to respond to our emails and phone calls. Thanks, Gizo!
Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $150K in Wausau, WI.
Very professional and highly available throughout the process, Gizo and Elena served our best interest in selling our house. Gizo is dedicated to his work, very responsive and helpful with any of our questions. I would recommend the GEM Team to help you sell or buy your dream house.
Sold a Single Family home in 2012 in Kronenwetter, WI.
My husband and I decided to put our home for sale and look for a new property this past spring. We looked online at a few properties and called to make an appt. to look at the homes. We were put in touch with Gizo and he was available to us on our schedule which we immediately were impressed with. He was prompt and well acquainted with all the the properties. He helped us purchase a Fannie Mae home which can come with a lot of questions and hoops to jump through. Even with a bidding war, we purchased the home of our dreams within our budget. When we listed our home he was prepared and most important to us, honest about what we should sell our house for. He helped us price our home in such a way it was sold in 3 days even in today's market!! I would highly recommend the GEM Team to anyone who want's to work with knowledgeable, kind and informed professionals!