Rob Young Real Estate Agent at 616 REALTY

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  • New Construction
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Agent Highlights

Rob sells properties fast - selling more than 56% quicker than the average Grand Rapids agent.
Rob gets the job done - completing more sales than the average Grand Rapids agent by 6%.
Rob is a SFH expert - working with over 70% more single family homes than the average Grand Rapids agent.
Rob is a polished, competent, and responsive real estate professional. When we decided to sell our downtown condominium, we were not sure what it was worth. We interviewed 5 realtors. Rob was the m...

Rob's Transactions

  • 3118 S Patterson Road, Wayland, MI 49348
    Single Family Home
    4 bed / 2 bath
  • 3024 Rosebury Avenue SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49508
    Grand Rapids
    Single Family Home
    3 bed / 3.0 bath
  • 4662 Brooklyn Avenue SE, Kentwood, MI 49508
    Single Family Home
    4 bed / 3.0 bath
  • 554 Rosewood Avenue SE, East Grand Rapids, MI 49506
    East Grand Rapids
    Single Family Home
    4 bed / 3.0 bath
  • 1510 Garfield Avenue NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
    Grand Rapids
    Single Family Home
    3 bed / 1 bath
  • 730 College Avenue SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
    Grand Rapids
    Single Family Home
    5 bed / 2.0 bath
    Rob helped a buyer purchase this property for 11% under asking price
  • 2712 Sharon Court SW, Wyoming, MI 49519
    Single Family Home
    3 bed / 2.0 bath

More about Rob Young

Rob Young has been a licensed real estate agent in Michigan for 22 years and is with 616 REALTY of Michigan in Grand Rapids. Robert's coverage area includes Ada, Byron Center, Caledonia, Cascade, Forest Hills, Grand Rapids, Grandville, Hudsonville, Jenison, Kentwood, Northview, and Wyoming. HomeLight ranks Robert as one of the top 1% of agents in Grand Rapids for successfully selling homes and as one of the top 6% of agents who sell homes fast.


Top Negotiator 2021

Top Producer 2021


Davenport University

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Rob Young's Reviews & Ratings

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  • Rob listed and sold my home

      Rob is a polished, competent, and responsive real estate professional. When we decided to sell our downtown condominium, we were not sure what it was worth. We interviewed 5 realtors. Rob was the most well-prepared and worked with us to determine the asking price. Although his estimate was the highest, he clearly was on target because we had two offers within the first week and both were close to the asking price. We highly recommended Rob to homeowners who are interested in selling and want a professional agent to work for them.

    • Rob helped me buy a home

        We have no hesitation in recommending Rob! As first time homebuyers, new to Grand Rapids, Rob was exactly the kind of realtor we hoped to hook up with—he knows the area well and is extremely thorough in his explanation of all the processes and kind of transactions that will occur. He was always prompt in getting back to us, whether for a viewing we were interested in or just to answer any questions we had (which were many). Rob’s extensive experience allows him to really zero in on the details of the property at hand that could be easily missed by first-time buyers. He’s quick to point out any concerns he might have and is truly concerned with the buyer’s interests. Rob is personable and down-to-earth. We always felt comfortable and confident with him! Should we ever choose to sell our house (which we are in love with) in the future, we won’t hesitate to contact Rob to help us out with that process!

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      • Rob helped me buy a home

          In starting to hunt for our very first house I was extremely nervous but Rob seemed to make the whole process really easy and dealt with any of the matters relating to the house and what needed to be done with it as soon as possible. He was always in contact and was real and genuine. He wanted us to be truly happy with our pick and fought to make sure we got the best deal and there was no hidden finds, fees, or surprises. Cant wait to have our house warming party bec him and the family our definitely invited.

        • Rob listed and sold my home

            Several years ago I purchased Rob's own personal home from him, and he was extremely helpful with answering questions over the years. When the time came for me to sell it, I went straight to Rob - he helped us prep it, list it, and sort through the multiple offers we received after just one day. I definitely feel that Rob's involvement made the transaction go smoothly and allowed us to maximize the selling price. Before finding our current home, we seriously considered building. Rob is very knowledgeable about the home building process too, and had lots of valuable input that we wouldn't have known otherwise - for example, which options add to the resale value, which options are best left to the builder vs DIYed, lesser-known options and features we could ask for to future-proof our home, and how we could customize a plan to suit our needs. Eventually we decided against building when we saw our dream home listed online. Rob took us to see it right away. He helped us think realistically about the layout and challenges it may pose in the future, but after thinking it over we decided to make an offer. Rob did some research on the area and convinced us to make an offer much lower than what we would have on our own. The sellers countered with a price that was still lower than what we were expecting, and we happily accepted. We also sold another home with Rob. With his experience we had several offers and he negotiated so that we could get the best price - well over asking and much higher than we anticipated. He's great at providing a current and realistic perspective about the market and all of his advice has been spot on. He helped us deal with a few unexpected issues that popped up- like finding out we may need flood insurance, or discovering a plumbing leak just days before closing. He's fun to talk to and will take the time to answer all of your questions. It was extremely beneficial to have him on our side whether buying or selling - we highly recommend him to anyone in either situation!

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          • Rob listed and sold my home

              A+ Rob was very helpful with both buying and selling the house. With his years of experience has lots of resources to help in a variety of ways in the process

            • Rob listed and sold my home

                My husband and I were so fortunate to have made the choice of Robert Young to represent us in the selling of our home of 36 years. We were impressed by his go-getter, confident manner with credentials and results to match. Rob was very knowledgeable and informative on the entire process we would be experiencing. He encouraged us to make all reasonable efforts to present our home in a clean, orderly and appealing fashion. We were also glad to have used the home stager he recommended to us. Our home, with a big back yard, showed well though had its flaws; a tiny dining area, a partially finished basement that was not everyone’s first choice, and being situated on a very busy street. Rob patiently encouraged us as we had many showings. With the challenges we faced; Rob was able to negotiate for us a very satisfying result. We highly recommend Rob Young as your next real estate professional. Dale and Penny V.

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              • Rob helped me buy a home

                  Rob was a great real estate agent to work with. He offered top notch customer service, and always had answers to our questions. His vast knowledge of property, industry, and building construction helped us feel confident about our decision. Rob, is a valuable resource when buying a home and we're grateful to have worked with him!

                • Rob helped me buy a home

                    First and foremost, I would highly recommend working with Rob if you are looking for a realtor. My husband and I worked with Rob to buy a home in Grand Rapids. He was prompt, professional, and really easy to work with. Rob worked hard to set up showings at all the properties we were interested in seeing. We aren’t from the area, and Rob was able to help us identify the neighborhoods and areas that are a good fit for what we wanted. As newbies in the home ownership realm, Rob was able to point out potential concerns or problems with homes as we walked through them which was incredibly helpful. We asked him a million questions and he was always happy to help us. I can not imagine going through the house hunt and offer process without having Rob’s insights and counsel.

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                  • Rob helped me buy a home

                      Rob was wonderful!!! He is very experienced. We sold and bought through him. He helped us buy our house in a very hot market. An offer was accepted on the very first house in which we put an offer due to his great negotiating skills! We have been here for six months and have been very happy. He also did a great job guiding us in what to do to give our old house more curb appeal before we sold it. Thanks, Rob!

                    • Rob listed and sold my home

                        I could not recommend Rob more highly. Rob guided us through the process of selling our home with ease. From the moment he sat at our kitchen table and discussed our options, to the moment he sat beside us as we closed, our process was easy. Rob makes an extra effort to ensure that your home is in the absolute best condition to sell and assists you in getting there. His communication is stellar and his honest yet positive attitude is refreshing. Highly recommend!

                      • Rob helped us sell our home as well as purchase property to build our dream home on. His knowledge and attention to detail were second to none. In addition to this, his response time and follow through were always great. This was especially important to us because it made the selling and buying process much less stressful. We never felt like things werent progressing on our transactions as Rob always kept us updated on what was going on. I would highly recommend Rob to anyone looking for a truly great agent. Thanks for what you do Rob!

                        - Luther T.
                      • My husband and I had a fantastic experience working with Rob. He was extremely knowledgeable about the ins and outs of the old house we looked at (and bought). He will not gloss over anything to make a sale- walking through the home Rob made us aware of many of the imperfections and potential issues we would face. Rob was always quick to respond to any questions that we sent him and very clearly explained each part of the home buying process. Rob communicated well with the seller, which we found to be a big benefit in such a competitive market. He helped us make informed decisions based on his vast experience in real estate, his knowledge of the area, and understanding the market at the time we bought. We highly recommend Rob!!

                        - Coryn Mulder
                      • My husband and I enjoyed working with Rob on the sale of our home and the purchase of a new home. He is extremely knowledgeable and provides sound advice in all areas of selling and buying. He was friendly and had a great amount of patience while working with us. He guided us through the selling and buying process step by step and continuously kept in touch to make sure we knew what the next steps were and to answer any questions or concerns we had. We absolutely recommend using him and in the future if we decide to move again we will be contacting Rob!

                        - M. Ziegler
                      • Rob is extremely knowledgeable of the market and knows when he sees a good investment. As we walked through houses he pointed out possible future updates, structural issues, or safety concerns. He is aware of building codes and will tell you if he see's aspects of the home that are not up to those codes. He has strong relationships with a wide variety of people that simplifies the negotiating process. He will answer any and all questions to the fullest extent and works hard to make sure you know and understand what all the nuances of the paperwork mean. Rob is quick to respond to inquiries - I received a phone call from him 30 seconds after I emailed him a question. One of the best quality's of Rob's is his strong sense of advocacy for his clients. When you ask Rob to be your realtor he joins your team and does everything in his power to make the house buying/selling process easy and enjoyable. We absolutely loved working with Rob and we will use him again and will recommend him to others.

                        - Cory & Sarah H.
                      • My fianc and I highly recommend Rob to help with buying a home. Rob was professional throughout our home buying process, he was responsive to our requests and questions, and best of all he took the time to explain things to us. Rob is very knowledgeable, which is helpful when looking at houses and takes the time to explain different details of the house that may or may not affect the home's value. Rob even helped me with a problem I was having with my existing house. We will definitely be giving Rob our business if the time comes to sell our house and we highly recommend him to anyone looking.

                        - Joel Weikle
                      • Rob is a top-notch realtor who has a great understanding of the housing market. We were first-time home-buyers, and Rob patiently walked with us every step of the way. He spent a lot of time on the phone with us explaining next-steps and processes to ensure that we were ready for an extremely competitive market. Rob did an outstanding job advocating for us while crafting our proposal. Plus, he is just a genuine, kind guy. We have already recommended him to our friends and will continue to do so. We could not imagine using anyone else for real estate! Oh, and Bethany, Robs assistant, is amazing, too! She was so personable, and I really appreciated her input! She actually found our house and recommended we check it out!

                        - Miles & Anna Smith
                      • We started our real estate journey with Rob a year before we actually listed our home. He came in and told us exactly what we needed to do to get our home market ready and was available whenever we needed him during that time. He is hands down the best realtor we have had the pleasure of working with. His knowledge of the industry is second to none and shines through during every step of the home buying process.

                        - Charles Davis
                      • We started working with Robert in late 2017 when we were looking to move within the Grand Rapids area. He guided us through crafting an offer that was accepted on the first home that we bid on. His suggestions about which upgrades and improvements we should make to maximize the value of the home we were selling were spot on. We listed the home on a Thursday and accepted an offer that Sunday at 11% over the asking price, and we closed on time. We will absolutely use Robert again the next time we buy or sell a home.

                        - M & K Gulliford
                      • The best. Really. Rob did an expert job for us in buying our new home. He is honest, hard working, extremely knowledgeable, and is an excellent communicator. We are so thankful we found him on the Dave Ramsey website. We referred some friends of ours to him, and would absolutely call him again in the future.

                        - Melissa Thelen
                      • I have to describe Rob Young as a person with excellence in detail and a genuinely nice person to work with. Rob guided us through the building process, bringing up clever and unique features to consider, and was a trusted sounding board throughout the process. I am happy to recommend Rob for your sell or buy or build, he is a man of integrity that earned our trust.

                        - Doug Baker
                      • Rob helped us navigate the crazy Grand Rapids housing market, helped us avoid some key mistakes, and find the perfect house for our family. Communication was always timely and he knew his stuff.

                        - malumghat
                      • Rob is thoughtful, patient, caring, well informed, knows real estate, not pushy but helpful. He is up to date with the necessary connections in each area of the buy/sell process. We were extremely pleased on all levels as he guided us through several purchases and sales through the years.

                        - Rodney & Phyllis O.
                      • We greatly enjoyed having Rob's help in finding a home here in West Michigan. We recently moved from California and knew little about the different neighborhoods and various home features that are not found in California homes. Rob was very knowledgeable in pointing out where the homes would need work and even shared information about the homebuilder and quality of materials used. We felt thoroughly informed and are confident that the home we purchased was a good investment. We would not hesitate to use Rob again in the future if we were to move again.

                        - Laura Linos
                      • Rob knows the Grand Rapids area very well. Great Realtor! Got me a good deal. He worked hard for me and made himself available on shirt notice. I highly recommend him!

                        - Kevin Morgan
                      • Rob was amazing! Every step of the way he was always honest with us. This being the first house we've sold we didn't really know what to expect from the process, but Rob was there with us the whole way to figure everything out and to explain things to us that we didn't fully understand. He was patient with us, and he was available for calls any time of the day (he even took a panicked call from me at 10pm on a weeknight after we had an issue during a showing and was able to alleviate our concerns). Rob will go above and beyond to make sure you're experience is great just like he did with us, and we will definitely deal with him again! In dealings with other realtors when buying homes, we felt as though they controlled everything and we had to do what they said, but with Rob we truly felt like partners in the home-selling process. Thanks again for being so awesome Rob and for helping us to sell our home so fast!

                        - James Klopping
                      • My wife and I can not recommend Rob enough! Rob is extremely responsive, knowledgeable, experienced, and has phenomenal tactics to help you purchase the home that works for your family (without spending more than you have to). This spring, he helped us purchase a house in the Grand Rapids area, which is currently one of the hottest markets in the US. When most houses are going well above asking price (some more than 30K above asking), we ended up getting a house for only 2K over asking. Rob is always willing to give you his professional opinion, but he also does not pressure you to agree with him. If you are looking for a realtor in the Grand Rapids market, Rob is as good as they get. If myself or my family ever needs the services of a realtor in GR, I will be sending them to Rob.

                        - Joe Zagorski
                      • As we prepared to put our house on the market in June 2018, I knew there would be difficulties and was keen to find an extremely competent real estate professional. I chose Rob Young to represent us and was not disappointed. As I feared, we encountered numerous roadblocks along the way, but Rob had the answers and resources we needed resulting in 9 offers within 4 days of listing. We had to create a parking map to handle the volume of showings. We closed quickly at $26,000 over our asking price and couldn't be happier with the results. Thanks Rob!

                        - Evan Miller
                      • We would highly recommend Rob. Rob had a specific plan for selling our house to get top dollar. We followed his recommendations and sold in less than 3 days with multiple offers well over list price. He had an equally specific plan when it came to making an offer on a house we wanted to purchase. His strategies resulted in our first offer being accepted even with other offers higher than ours. Rob answered all our questions and walked us through this unfamiliar process every step of the way.

                        - jcclarady
                      • My wife and I were interested in purchasing a condo in Grand Rapids as a second home to be closer to our grandchildren. After interviewing a few realtors in the area, we selected Rob to help us find our perfect "home away from home". From our experience in purchasing real estate over the years we could not have been more pleased. Rob's professionalism, personality, skill and knowledge of the area made our searching and buying experience a delight. Rob is an outstanding listener and communicator. He went way out of his way to help answer questions, visit our condo for us while it was under construction, and interface with the builder on matters large and small. He's top-rated in our book. You won't find anyone better!

                        - Jim Good