Testimonials

Below you will find some  canned “Can you say a few nice words about me?” testimonials from people I have worked with in the past.  A bit further down is where you will find not only an opportunity  to leave a testimonial yourself, but to read unedited, raw comments from people that I have helped sell or buy a home.

“Ben Anton is knowledgeable and easy to work with. He puts his client’s interests first. And that is a refreshing change in the highly competitive real estate business.”
Jim Yeadon, Real Estate Attorney

“Ben Anton is personable, reliable, and compassionate. I very much enjoyed working with him and look forward to my next opportunity.”
Jen Yakimicki-Guimond, Director of Sales Hilton Garden Inn

“I am very comfortable recommending Ben to friends in need knowing they will have a great experience.”
Lyle Anderson, Carillonneur

“When I sell my home, I am going to call Ben Anton. His broad base of knowledge allows me turn to him with any real estate or home ownership concern.”
Ellen Sapega, Professor Spanish and Portuguese

“Working with Ben Anton has been a great experience. He was attentive to my needs and concerns at every point of the sale. He was just as quick to respond to my concerns after closing as he was before he had my listing.”
James Mott, Electrician

“I frequently recommend Ben Anton to friends and colleagues. He is a friend and a resource that I can turn to for anything relating to real estate.”
Jeff Kirsch, Author

  • #1 written by TJ Sainsbury, US Bank Home Mortgage
    about 1 year ago

    Ben provided true leadership while displaying negotiating skills and industry experience that made the difference. We worked together for a client to complete a challenging purchase with a lot of back-and-forth with the sellers. It was obvious very early Ben cares for his clients’ best interests while accommodating all parties involved–lender, seller, listing agent, Home Inspector, etc. It takes a leader like Ben to find “win-win” solutions.

  • #2 written by Stephen Johnson
    about 3 years ago

    Ben came through for me like no other other agent in town could have when I needed a house a year ago. He understood where I was coming from, advised me wisely, and treated me like I was a high roller. Highly recommended.

  • #3 written by Alison Reuschlein
    about 3 years ago

    Ben was recommended to me by some of my closest friends, after he helped them sell their condo for what they were asking in a ridiculously bad market. He helped me buy my first house and never seemed to tire of my endless opinions (fireplaces are not worth paying for!). When the deal threatened to go south, Ben saved the day with his amazing smarts and negotiating skills.

    Ben is often described as a straight shooter and that’s exactly what I needed from him when I was buying. His extensive personal experience in buying and renovating properties is priceless, since he can tell you exactly what it’ll take to re-build that deck or install new countertops. He has great connections throughout the Madison area–to home inspectors and mortgage brokers and guys that can install new carpet for you cheap. When you hire him, you’re getting ncredible value from a man who truly loves Madison, loves helping people buy and sell, and is very good at it, to boot.

  • #4 written by Ryan and Kelly
    about 3 years ago

    Being a first time home buyer can be a very intimidating and confusing experience; Ben takes the time to make sure you understand everything that is going on and help you through every step- he was the perfect person to go through the process with. He is extremely involved in the community which gives him a unique perspective that not all realtors can offer. He knows that to some people, when you buy a home, the community you will be living in can be just as important as the house itself. Ben really cares to understand what his clients need and want in a property, and he will not be satisfied until he helps you find and purchase the perfect home. Ben helped us find our dream home and we could not be happier; but if we do ever want to look for a different house, Ben will be the only realtor we call. – Ryan and Kelly

  • #5 written by Ben Jones
    about 3 years ago

    Ben Anton is a refreshing straight shooter in a field all too congested with phony ‘yes’ people. With an excellent understanding of real estate from all perspectives, Ben is like your trusted family mechanic in a pool of used car salespeople. Being well versed in both home construction and repair, he will tell you what you need to hear, not what you want to hear. I am a building contractor, and I cannot express what an incredible resource this in a real estate agent. You will receive an education on the many variables that are always a part of buying or selling a home. Most importantly, Ben is fantastic at keeping perspective and helping his client do the same. It’s beyond rewarding to keep focus on your dream home versus engaging in some thousand dollar pissing match that leaves everyone feeling icky. Ben understands that whether buying or selling, it’s about accomplishing your goal and to that end, he is just the partner you need- Agent, Contractor, Psychologist & Educator all under one cowboy hat! Ben Jones and family

  • #6 written by Doroteia
    about 3 years ago

    Home buying can be a stressful experience as stakes are high and emotions can lead to bad decisions. Couple that with buying in a seller’s market where supply couldn’t meet demand and you have a pretty difficult situation to work with. Ben understood what we wanted better than we did. Most houses were being sold within hours of listing, and as we became more and more desperate, he talked us out of putting an offer on a house we didn’t really like even though he could have sealed the deal and received his commission sooner.

    He ended up finding us a house that was not only better than what we wanted but it was cheaper than what we expected. His knowledge and expertise was very helpful during the negotiation process as well.

    Ben was also very responsive throughout our home search. He sent us listings as soon as they became available, responded to emails very timely, and was always available to meet and show us a house. He made us feel like we were his only customer!

    Overall, Ben is a great person to work with and a very good businessman. I would recommend him to anyone buying or selling a house and I plan on working with him in the future.

  • #7 written by bekee
    about 3 years ago

    six years after closing, Ben is still an invaluable resource (and friend!) for this inexperienced homeowner, fielding questions about water heaters not staying lit and giving advice from a remote location. i won’t say that i will rely on him forever, but i might for a very long time. :)

  • #8 written by Madeline Gotkowitz
    about 4 years ago

    Ben Anton is a deal-maker. He helped me buy a home that I desperately wanted, but he made it happen without me doing anything stupid along the way. Ben helped me insist that the sellers make the repairs that were important to me, and he helped me to see the wisdom in accepting certain things so that we could close on the house at a price I could afford.

    Last spring I needed to sell a rental property. Ben helped me understand what repairs I should invest in before listing the property; he knew how to balance the cost and effort of fixing things up with the payoff it would bring in interesting buyers and keeping the sales price where I wanted, and needed, it to be. Ben was patient when necessary and moved quickly when things needed to happen. Once again, the Deal Maker came through, selling the house quickly and easily.
    If you want things to go well, work with Ben.

  • #9 written by Jason Anderson
    about 5 years ago

    We chose to work with Ben initially because he was a friend from the neighborhood, but what we got was so much more. He didn’t push us to buy the first house we saw, and was more interested in helping us find the right house for us, rather than just making a quick sale. We were outside of his usual comfort zone, looking way out in the sticks of rural/suburban Dane county, but Ben came through with flying colors. Anyone looking for a friend to help them buy or sell a home could not find a better person. He will provide the professional expertise when it is needed, the friendly advise when it is wanted, and better service then could ever be expected. We have already recommended him to several others, at least one of which has also purchased through him already.

  • #10 written by Dea Larsen Converse
    about 6 years ago

    I worked with Ben to find an income property on the near east side. He was great to work with. We looked at many properties and Ben’s advice was invaluable to me as we evaluated which property would work for me. He has continued to help me as I fix up the property and learn the ropes as a landlord. I highly recommend him whenever I can. Thanks, Ben!!!

  • #11 written by Michelle Nelson
    about 6 years ago

    My husband and I started looking for a duplex in the fall of 2010. The real estate agent we had used previously turned out to be very dishonest and soured us on real estate agents in general. So when we found Ben, we were happily surprised to find someone who was a straight-shooter — honest, super helpful, patient, knowledgeable and always on top of things. He is a gem in the field. With his help, we found something and closed in December. He has continued to help us even after the closing which always surprises people when I tell them. It is so nice to know that we have someone on our side who we can trust for any of our future real estate needs. Thanks Ben!!

  • #12 written by Ben Nerad
    about 6 years ago

    Ben was a big help at each step of the homebuying process, from when we first met at a condo showing, to looking at duplexes, then single family homes, then back to duplexes. His knowledge of both the construction of homes and the financial side of things was invaluable.

  • #13 written by Steve Held
    about 6 years ago

    Ben is a man of honesty and integrity who will tell you the truth of the matter, not just what you want to hear. He did a great job selling my near eastside home. His deep knowledge of the structure and mechanics of homes are a real asset that not many other realtors can bring to the table.

  • #14 written by Tay Taylor
    about 6 years ago

    Whether you are selling or buying a house, go with Ben Anton. He helped us purchase our dream home on the eastside and sold our northside home during the slowest month in real estate sales ever. Ben was fun and easy to work with and went the extra mile for us. He even made minor repairs to the home we were selling. Take the stress out of home buying/selling by working with the best!

  • #15 written by Andrew Berna
    about 6 years ago

    For first time home buyers who can get overwhelmed with the number of houses on the market and the differences between them, Ben really helped out. Ben kept a steady stream of prospects in front of us, helping us sort out the options. He is a wealth of knowledge and extremely hard working.

  • #16 written by Phil Molina
    about 7 years ago

    Ben rocks. The experience of purchasing six homes over the years has, frankly, made me appreciate Ben’s uniqueness. Because I recently relocated to the area, I knew very little about it. However, from the beginning, Ben fully grasped my desires and matched them with the perfect house in an excellent location for me. But the story continues… As we were working the deal, there were many times when it could have fallen through. However, Ben’s diligence kept it moving forward to closing. Bottom line is he gets it, shoots straight and makes things happen. And I am a grateful recipient. Thank you Ben.
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  • #17 written by Jeanne Kolker
    about 7 years ago

    Ben’s work ethic is unparalleled and he is committed to meeting the needs of his clients. He helped me sell my house four years ago, and recently helped my husband’s family sell a home that had been in their family for more than 50 years.

    Ben was respectful and dilligent in helping to spruce up a home that was in need of much cleaning and updating after my husband’s grandmother was moved to a nursing home. When Grandma died, Ben came to her funeral service. He’s not only a great real estate professional, he’s a pretty great human being.

  • #18 written by bekee gibson
    about 7 years ago

    Ben is no-nonsense; he understands the needs of the buyer and finds the perfect houses to consider. He’s a font of knowledge throughout the process, and well after.

    He may even come over and help paint after you close. :)

  • #19 written by Heather Crowley
    about 7 years ago

    As a first-time buyer that didn’t know more than what was aesthetically pleasing, Ben guided me through home-buying with effortless skill. He dealt with my numerous and frequent anxiety ridden emails with much patience, and shared a lot of worldly advice along the way.
    Additionally, he helped out with the many idiosyncrasies needed in getting the paperwork and inspections up to speed.
    I must say that what have could been a couple of headache inducing months, ended up being quite pleasurable.
    Thanks Ben!

  • #20 written by Phil Plourd
    about 7 years ago

    “We are guessing that any number of real estate brokers can give you conventional wisdom…and a listing that lingers. We know from experience that Ben Anton is a real estate professional who cuts through the clutter and works hard with you to get your house sold. If you are looking for a lot of happy talk, call anyone. If you are looking for genuine movement – as either a buyer or a seller – call Ben.” – The Plourd family, Cottage Grove, WI

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