Ben Otis Real Estate Agent at Weichert Realtors Platinum Group

Ben Otis

Real Estate Agent at
Weichert Realtors Platinum Group

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  • First Time Home Buyers
  • Investment Properties
  • Vacation Home
  • Relocations
  • Waterfront Specialist
  • New Construction

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Agent Highlights

Ben gets the job done - completing more sales than the average Grand Rapids agent by 7%.
Ben is a SFH expert - working with over 78% more single family homes than the average Grand Rapids agent.
Ben is a Short Sale expert - working with over 78% more short sales than the average agent.

More about Ben Otis

I enjoy helping my clients with all their real estate needs. It is my goal to be your Realtor and that you find yourself so pleased with my services that you can’t help but recommend me to your friends and family. You probably know how important it is to find the right real estate agent when you are focusing on a financial investment as substantial and as personal as your home. What you should know about me is that, as a Weichert® Sales Associate, I believe wholeheartedly in the unique, personal nature of real estate. You will see that revealed in how I follow through on what I promise, as I carefully guide you through the many steps and decisions along the way. I am fully committed to providing you with what my company calls “The Weichert Difference” – a noticeably higher level of service that will make your real estate experience as easy and as stress- free as possible. You can ...
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Ben Otis's Reviews & Ratings

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Ben Otis

    • Ben has many years of experience and has built a strong reputation and rapport with so many people around the industry that he makes the whole process of shopping and buying a house as easy and painless as possible. He truly cares about each customer and that they find the house they are looking for and can roll with the "frogs" you sometimes have to experience before you find your dream house. Thanks for EVERYTHING Ben - we will be handing out your business cards!

      - Jane Backowski Vining, Facebook
    • Simply put, Ben is a realtor who cares. His professionalism, his understanding of the home buying process process, his understanding of the emotional toll a home search takes, along with his VAST network of connections helped us, the pickiest of buyers, find our DREAM home. From long drives to "long shot" country homes, to multi stop neighborhood Saturdays Ben educated us every step of the way with a kind smile and firm guidance. If we ever need to purchase another home we will certainly be contacting Mr. Otis.

      - Luke Sass, Facebook
    • Ben is great! He's very straightforward, patient and has the knowledge and experience to help you get to where you want to be! I would not hesitate for a moment to recommend him to family or friends! If we ever have to sell or buy in the future, we are absolutely going to call him first!

      - Dakota Lenhart, Facebook
    • We have sold one home and purchased two homes with Ben. It's rare that you find a Realtor who is also an experienced contractor. I can't tell you home many times we found a home we thought we liked and Ben saved us from a potential disaster by catching a cracked foundation or major structural issue that would have cost us BIG in the future. I can't say enough good things about this Realtor.

      - user0018280, Zillow
    • Ben has a great understanding of the market and how to find a real value. He is a great hunter of houses to find his clients just what they need. He has helped me purchase several rental homes and has also sold a couple for me. I trust him totally.

      - mikeotisishere, Zillow
    • Ben is a consummate professional. His combined expert knowledge of locality, housing, construction and his desire to listen to and fullfil your family needs, will quickly put you into your perfect home. Ben's integrity, honesty, and principals make him delight to work with, allowing you to feel comfortable throughout the entire home buying process. I would highly recommend Ben Otis and will be sure to use him for all my future realty needs.

      - user9253176, Zillow
    • Ben is pleasant and even tempered in all situations. His knowledge and confidence were obvious at all points in the process. He was patient and accomodated my frequent calls and emails, and always responded promptly, even at inconvenient times of the day.

      - user6447428, Zillow
    • Ben helped my husband and I find our first house and was very willing to visit several houses before finding the one for us! He gave us great advice and was good at explaining all aspects of buying a house.

      - user02904653, Zillow
    • Ben has been our realtor since 2006 and has helped up purchase over 20 properties. He is informed, deligent and follows through in all areas of the purchase. Best of all he is willing to share his honest opinion and will honestly share if your making a purchase mistake. I highly recommend

      - user61399852, Zillow
    • Ben was very patient, optimistic, and absolutely no pressure. He also had technology that we didn't find with other Real estate professionals. The homes that were located in our specific targeted area, price range, and home criteria were automatically emailed to us to review. That saved both parties a bunch of time and gas money. It also made the process less defeating. Our agent took us to 10 homes that if we could of looked on line we would of never even considered looking at. When we sell our current home and purchase our next we will for sure use Ben. He's a very down to earth nice guy and an impressive brewer which is fitting for this city.

      - user9810331, Zillow
    • Ben Otis is a very knowledgeable Realtor. Ben gives 100% for every client. I would highly recommend Ben Otis as a Realtor. We have worked with Ben on a couple of different real estate transactions and he is the best! I would highly recommend Ben Otis as a realtor to anyone!

      - user6143332, Zillow
    • We've now had two great experiences with Ben. He is excellent in his profession as well as very knowledgeable of the West Michigan area. His advice and guidance was sincere and well informed. He made the process feel simply and looked out for our best interest all along the way. Ben's communication was great. We always knew what was going on and what was next. We will choose Ben again!

      - user9062280, Zillow
    • My experience working with Ben Otis was very pleasant. He was very helpful with any and all the questions I had during the entire process. I got to see all of the houses I wanted to see very quickly. I would highly recommend working with Ben Otis.

      - user6791759, Zillow
    • Ben truly had us in mind as we went through two buying processes with him. For our second time, we had to move quickly, and Ben was able to accommodate an efficient and expeditious turnaround. It took only 45 days from our first sit down until closing. Ben knew areas that would fit our family's needs.

      - user8638342, Zillow
    • Ben was prompt, professional, and communicated in a timely manner. He patently helped us through a big decision, and helped make the process of buying a home much smoother. I give my highest recommendation.

      - user2626895, Zillow
    • Ben well informed and cooperative. Although our financing was not quite in order , he expertly suggested possible routes and referred me to personnel to assist me. I highly recommend him to anyone.

      - user4018422, Zillow
    • Ben is thorough, thoughtful, and an excellent advisor. As first time home buyers, we chose to work with Ben because he is an expert in the Grand Rapids area, particularly in the rental neighborhoods of Eastown where we targeted our search. He helped us find many properties that fit our requirements and patiently answered our many questions. Ben was responsive to inquiries about new properties and worked to get us in them ASAP in this quickly moving market. He surpassed our expectations. Ben is knowledgeable in century old homes and the necessary repairs to bring them to good working order. He helped us work through the pros and cons of specific properties with an eye toward our priorities, because he took the time to get to know us. We truly valued his perspective and advice. Ben walked us through the purchase process and negotiated well on our behalf. Ben also went above and beyond when it looked like our purchase would fall off track. His expansive knowledge of local contractors and his great relationship with them saved to day! This is the first of many home purchases for us and we intend to use Ben again in the future. His dedication and customer service is top notch. I would highly recommend Ben to friends.

      - GiovanniAndMegan, Zillow
    • He is an extremely patient and understanding. When I needed help with mortgage lenders, he found a lender who could work with me and my situation. There was issues with the close that he went to get paperwork from the seller and worked with the title company to resolve the problems. Ben worked hard to find the best home at the right price for me.

      - capandfi, Zillow
    • Ben has been awesome. 6 years ago he helped me buy my home and now he has helped me sell it. He gave me honest and timely advice about the market. I am grateful I was introduced to him 6 years ago.

      - rollerskateone1, Zillow
    • Ben helped us get into our first home!!!! Being a first time buyer we were clueless as to where to even start. Ben was there every step of the way to answer questions and make sure we made informed decisions. We knew what to look for in a potential home and what to look out for. Ben was also patient and kind with our eclectic schedules. Now we are loving making this house OUR home. Thank you Ben.

      - zandstrn1989, Zillow
    • We would like to thank Ben for his outstanding service in helping us find the perfect vacation home! He would schedule showings to meet our needs as we were coming from out of town. Ben is very knowledgeable about the area and can answer any questions. Responses were immediate when going through purchasing the home and was very helpful in keeping our anxiety down. We would highly recommend seeking Ben Otis out if you are in need of a real estate agent!

      - hkmeats, Zillow
    • Ben is an honest and hard-working person. His guidance through the purchase of our first home was extremely helpful and very valuable. During (and after) the process, he gave us peace of mind by putting himself in our shoes, listening to our concerns, and making sure that our needs were met. Any future real estate we sell or purchase will most certainly be through him. Thank you so much, Ben!

      - mrknaack, Zillow
    • My husband and I have worked with Ben Otis for many years. He has sold 2 of our homes, both within 7 days after being listed on the market. We have also bought 2 separate vacant land properties with Ben's help. Ben is very knowledgeable in all aspects of selling and buying. Ben negotiates very well and always has his clients best interests in mind.

      - adever1028, Zillow
    • Ben is a trusted real estate agent who has a wealth of knowledge and experiences that can steer you towards a sound decision on a property. He's able to analyze a home or rental thru the lens of both a buyer and the seller, giving you the strongest chance to close. I'm relieved and happy to have had him by my side during my latest home buying process.

      - 616RealEstate, Zillow
    • Ben is a trusted real estate agent who has a wealth of knowledge and experiences that can steer you towards a sound decision on a property. He's able to analyze a home or rental thru the lens of both a buyer and the seller, giving you the strongest chance to close. I'm relieved and happy to have had him by my side during my latest home buying process.

      - 616RealEstate, Zillow
    • Ben responded right away when I called to sell my brothers property had some issues: house unlivable and other vacant land. but both parcels having a good location. Have been sold Im very pleased.

      - m swainston, Zillow
    • Ben has been absolutely awesome to work with. He was great during the buying process with helping weed out homes that had issues we wouldn't be interested in dealing with. We ended up in exactly the home we were hoping for.

      - xbaldxaaronx, Zillow
    • Being a first time buyer, Ben made things very easy for me to understand. He was extremely helpful throughout the entire searching and purchasing processes. He was also very knowledgeable about the areas. When viewing homes, he was able to point out things about the house that I would not have considered. He was able to match me with a wonderful home that fit everything I was looking for. During the offer and eventually purchase process, he kept me updated on everything and was willing to answer any questions I had.

      - apick4d, Zillow
    • You will not find a better Realtor to assist you in selling your home. I have worked with Ben, selling and buying various homes in the past 6 years, and have found him to be honest, and extremely knowledgeable about every aspect of any mortgage transactions.

      - npospiech19, Zillow
    • Ben was very professional in all that he did for us. answered question ,found out details on property that we ask about. Ben he responded promptly to any question and to are calls . He took the time to work with us and for us .We are grateful that we choose Ben Otis as our realtor, we would recommend Ben to anyone and will be telling everyone we know. If we ever need a realtor again we will be calling Ben.

      - user4757706, Zillow
    • Bens knowledge for his business and work ethic is second to none! He had a plan for the entire process and never tried to push anything on us. He answered all of our questions quickly and gave us advice to make sure we got what we wanted out of both the sale of our home as well as the home we purchased. Ben is the kind of realtor who works for his customers benefit, not just his own. Hes more concerned with your happiness than a paycheck. I cant say enough positive things about Ben and our experience in selling and buying with him! Is there a 6 star rating on here?!

      - metaldinosaursandbeards, Zillow
    • Bens knowledge for his business and work ethic is second to none! He had a plan for the entire process and never tried to push anything on us. He answered all of our questions quickly and gave us advice to make sure we got what we wanted out of both the sale of our home as well as the home we purchased. Ben is the kind of realtor who works for his customers benefit, not just his own. Hes more concerned with your happiness than a paycheck. I cant say enough positive things about Ben and our experience in selling and buying with him! Is there a 6 star rating on here?!

      - metaldinosaursandbeards, Zillow
    • Ben was extremely helpful in the home buying process. He recommended qualified and professional home inspection, financing and appraisal services. Ben was very quick to respond to any requests or questions, which was great as a first time home buyer. Overall I would recommend Ben to anyone interested in purchasing a new home.

      - Melissa rusche, Zillow
    • Ben was extremely helpful in the home buying process. He recommended qualified and professional home inspection, financing and appraisal services. Ben was very quick to respond to any requests or questions, which was great as a first time home buyer. Overall I would recommend Ben to anyone interested in purchasing a new home.

      - Melissa rusche, Zillow
    • Ben was extremely helpful in the home buying process. He recommended qualified and professional home inspection, financing and appraisal services. Ben was very quick to respond to any requests or questions, which was great as a first time home buyer. Overall I would recommend Ben to anyone interested in purchasing a new home.

      - Melissa rusche, Zillow
    • Ben was extremely helpful in the home buying process. He recommended qualified and professional home inspection, financing and appraisal services. Ben was very quick to respond to any requests or questions, which was great as a first time home buyer. Overall I would recommend Ben to anyone interested in purchasing a new home.

      - Melissa rusche, Zillow
    • Working with Ben was the best possible experience we could have ever had with finding a house. He listened to what we wanted and made appropriate suggestions to us. Every house we looked at he made sure that it was a good fit, not just based on our criteria, but also based on the structure of the house, the cleanliness, the internals, etc. He is EXTREMELY knowledgeable about houses, their era, why things were built a certain way, and what to look out for. I would recommend Ben to anybody and everybody looking to find a house, because he won't just get you in a house, he will get you in a house you will be thrilled with.

      - steve wygmans, Zillow
    • Ben was extremely helpful in getting my wife and I through the process of finding a great home. He has a great knowledge of the Grand Rapids area and has extensive knowledge on the differences in structure between different styles and ages of homes. He also had great advice when it came to possible modification of the homes we saw. He had prompt responses to all of our questions and was there every step of the way from showings to closing!

      - srmills2000, Zillow
    • I wouldn't hesitate to work with Ben again. He was very helpful throughout the whole process and was always responsive when we contacted him. he was always available to go to showings and was quick to contact the sellers.

      - andrew m stehle, Zillow
    • This is our 2nd time working with Ben. He is the best! He is extremely knowledgeable, forthright, understanding and has a lot of great advice to offer. He definitely keeps you calm and focused in the storm of buying and/selling. His years of expertise, sharpness and intelligence reassure you that hes not leading you astray or into a regretful decision. Would recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell!

      - zuser201607, Zillow
    • Ben Otis is honest, hard-working and informed. He made our house-buying process painless. Ben kept an open line of communication during the process. We could not be more appreciative of his efforts.

      - lauren antoinette sagan, Zillow
    • Great realtor, responds fast, easy to work with, really knows her stuff and can answer any questions you may have and she definitely made the home buying process a layed back and relaxed process.

      - Brandonjeffrey123, Zillow
    • While he always recommends getting a 2nd opinion from official home inspectors, Ben takes a lot of the guess-work out when wondering how well a house is actually built. His years of experience in real estate and home remodeling are clearly evident in the well-thought-through advice he gives. He is professional, friendly, flexible, and extremely reliable.

      - timboarder, Zillow
    • I asked Ben to represent me in the sale of my property, he did a super job of helping sign papers while I was out of state. He was kind, helpful and make the process a breeze which was so needed. Thank you, Ben!!

      - kkallred53, Zillow
    • Ben is a great choice for both buying, or selling a home. He has a realistic knowledge of home repair costs and local real estate values. He will help you prioritize what is actually important to you as you evaluate prospective homes. When it comes to selling your home, he will help you make a wise choice considering local market conditions to achieve the balance of best value for your home, and a comfortable sales timeline. He excels at communication and accurately representing your interests in the purchase of your new home. I would gladly recommend him.

      - user8825791, Zillow
    • Ben did a great job communicating with us through the whole process of getting our home ready to sell and throughout the process until we sold! He was always available to answer questions when we had them along the way.

      - audreyleep, Zillow
    • He went the extra mile to make sure all of the details were covered. From telling us what to do to turn the house into something a buyer would want, to making sure we were informed throughout each step of the process.

      - zuser20180, Zillow
    • He went the extra mile to make sure all of the details were covered. From telling us what to do to turn the house into something a buyer would want, to making sure we were informed throughout each step of the process.

      - zuser20180, Zillow
    • Selling our home with Ben was easy and completely stress-free. He had quick answers to every question, kept us informed and updated, and advocated for us through the entire process. Highly recommend!

      - DiemaRoth, Zillow
    • My husband and I just finished the process of purchasing our first home with Ben as our realtor, and he was outstanding. He was prompt with any and all questions. As well as polite, patient, and took his time to detail the entire process of buying a home. He has built an excellent circle of individuals he can recommend for various services. We would not hesitate to recommend Ben to a friend, and would certainly use him in the future!

      - nehigley, Zillow