This was my first home purchase on my own and I have to say that I could not have picked a better person/agent to guide me through this process. At times the negotiations became a bit stressful between me and the seller as they sometimes can be, but I felt like Bill and his team had my back throughout the whole process and fought for me. I can't thank Bill and the rest of the Performance Realty team enough, I love my new home and I couldn't be happier. If I ever decide to sell and be back in the market for a new home I'll know exactly who to contact....Bill Welch and the Performance Realty folks. Thank You Bill so very much for your hard work and effort.
Thank you so much, Mike Powell
We could not have asked for a better guide to purchasing our first home than Bill and his team. He was very accommodating, knowledgeable, and took a lot of stress out of the experience of purchasing our first home. We really felt like we were working with someone we could trust, who understood what we wanted and had our best interest at heart. We would definitely recommend Bill and his team for your real estate needs.
Bill and his team made the first-time home buying process as seamless and effortless as possible. Between e-signing documents, contacting all third parties, and answering all our simple first-time buyer questions, he was patient and accommodating every step of the way. We appreciated his candor and honesty and never felt pressured or like we were with a salesman. At every step we knew Bill was on our side and had our best interest at heart. That combined with his many years of experience will have us using him and his team in the future and recommending him to anyone looking for a honest, professional, and knowledgable realtor."
Thanks again, Bill!
Working with Bill was a great experience. From finding the perfect home through closing, he provided guidance, support, and updated information. It was the easiest home buying experience we've ever had. We were purchasing a home in Topeka from 1800 miles away (California). Bill knows the Topeka real estate market very well and he guided us with strategic and timely professional consultation; concise, constant and clear communication via text, phone and email. He properly analyzed and provided information indicating the pros and cons of buying one property over another. He selected a qualified home inspector and represented us during this inspection (since we could not attend) and chose the title and escrow company that provided value and experience in navigating this process. Lastly, Bill kept us up-to-date on new progress with the buying process which was very appreciated. As one may see, Bill is very well versed in the field of real estate, is a wonderful communicator who is able to communicate via multiple platforms and takes very professional care of his clients. We highly recommend Bill Welch for anyone looking for a honest, trustworthy, respectful, and knowledgeable real estate professional. Our experience with Bill was fantastic.
-Mike and Kelly Briggs
This was one of the first homes Bill recommended to us. We had some reservations due to the number of full baths in the home, but we absolutely adored the neighborhood. We spent time looking at other homes, but nothing was quite right for us. Bill suggested we revisit the idea of looking at it in person, knowing how much we loved the quirks and charms of older homes. We are so grateful Bill encouraged us to look at it. When we began the purchasing process, Bill was no-nonsense and always had our best interest in mind. We ended up with the perfect home and for the perfect price!
After only a month, we couldn't imagine living anywhere else. Five stars!
- Jordan and Emily Wolf
My wife and I could not have found a more competent and effective realtor than Bill Welch. All the way from marketing our old residence through negotiating and closing on our new home Bill was the consummate professional.
– Daniel and Mary Harden
Bill was referred to me by a coworker of mine. As a first time homebuyer, I was very much in need of a patient and trustworthy realtor to guide me through the unknown waters of real estate. Bill was perfect. He kept in constant contact with me and was very easy to get ahold of when I needed a question answered. He was able to walk through houses the day or the day after I decided I wanted to see them. Finally, he helped me negotiate a very good deal on a house that nearly perfectly fit my wish list. I'm happy with the service I got from Bill, and I'm very happy as the owner of my first home. I'll definitely look up Bill again when it's time to sell it and buy my next one.
My husband and I recently hired Bill to help us sell the estate of my husband's father. He did a wonderful job, and sold the estate in a very short time period. He took care of getting the inspections done, plus finding contractors to clean/fix whatever we were not physically able to do. He is great at working with people, and very patient. He has a very fine work ethic. We would recommend him and his fine company to anyone interested in selling their home! Tim and Maria Russell
"Bill recently helped me with the sale of my father's home after he passed. The house sold relatively quickly for a fair price. The house needed a special buyer. Bill found and brought that buyer to the table. The process was handled efficiently and professionally."
We highly recommend Bill Welch as both a manager for rental property as well as for either buying or selling of a property. He managed our rental property for three years. Then, when we decided to sell it, he and his team made the transition easy. Our property sold well-within the price he thought it would and in a very short period of time.
-Robert and Geri Ehrlich
Dear Bill Welch:
Thank you so much for finding me the perfect home! I looked for several years, for just the right one. This home met all my must haves. I consider you a friend for life now. You are a great realtor and I want to recommend you to everyone. Thank you for being the sellers realtor and calling me about this great house and helping me to close on the property.
Bill I would like to thank you for the time you spent showing Amy and I houses over the last few months. We love our new home. For the first time in almost 4 years I have a place to call home. Thanks again Bill, couldn't have done it without you!
-Mark and Amy Lewis
“I cannot say enough about how much Bill did to help our family out of a complicated situation. My mother’s home was in disrepair and we needed to sell it during a difficult real estate period. I live out of state and there was not a lot of room between the home value, repair budget and comparable market price. Bill met with me and we set up a plan to make the home market ready. His experience with what buyers are looking for and what repairs can be done within a budget was the key to our selling the home. I pretty much relied on Bill at every turn and he kept me informed on what needed to happen next. Bill was always helpful, courteous and reasonable about money. I would definitely work with Bill Welch again.”
Doug and I both want to thank you for your excellent service in helping us relocate to Topeka. We know it was difficult at first deciding what area was the most suitable for us, but we appreciate your help and patience in getting through the "hunting" process. You were very responsive to our calls and emails, which was so important, as we were on a time schedule. We are very happy with our new home, and would call you for any future real estate needs we might have.
Thank you again
Joyce & Doug Senogles
My husband and I had a very satisfying experience with Performance Realty with the sale of our house. It was listed and within two weeks a potential buyer was qualified. We had extra needs as we lived out of state, this did not impede communication as Bill Welch always had a recommendation be it fax, scanned, or US mail. We also had an additional challenge as the house he was selling for us was occupied by a tenant. He demonstrated understanding of both the tenants needs and ours.
We felt well represented and informed throughout the process.
We would recommend him to others and utilize him in the future.
Mary and Paul Kopp
My in-laws decided to come and stay with my Daughter, Janelle, while my husband and I went to Vegas in April. When we had returned we found out that they had rented a house and were moving here ( Tennessee). Big surprise!!!! So the first person I thought to contact to sell their home in Topeka, was Bill. He met with them as soon as they returned home to pack things up. He advised them on the things that would help them sell the home quick. When they were ready he did a visual tour and put it online. Once the house went on the market they had an offer in 1 ½ days. Very quick. We were thankful it sold quickly, because my in-laws did not really want to travel back and forth to take care of the home if it had to stay on market for a long time. Bill was a GODSEND. I would recommend Bill as a realtor if I was in the market to buy, sell, or even rent. He is efficient, trustworthy, and very upfront with you. He works for you to get the best offer and price for your home. Thanks again Bill. You are the BEST!!!! Thanks
It was a pleasure working with Bill Welch on the sale of our home. Bill guaranteed he could sell our property, which he did in less than two weeks, and within a few dollars of the asking price. We were very pleased with his professionalism, his likeable demeanor and his work ethic. We strongly recommend his services to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.
-Bruce and Barbara Petersen (4841 SW Fairlawn)
As a first time home buyer the process of buying a home was a little intimating. Working with Bill made a complicated process easy for me and he was there every step of the way.
Thanks for the extra steps you made to make sure the purchase of my first home was a fantastic one J. It was such a pleasure working with you. I feel very blessed. You’re a wonderful agent. Thank you for helping make my dreams come true.!!
I especially want to thank you for your great job in selling the property on 17 Martinwood Drive in Osage City. I couldn't believe how quickly you had the property sold. I was very impressed with your professionalism and courtesy displayed in handling and completing all of the transactions. I really appreciate all you did for us and I plan to use your service in the future whenever the need arises. I will also not hesitate to recommend your company to other prospective buyers or sellers.
Bill was the make it happen Realtor in acquiring our office location on Topeka Blvd.
Top Qualities: Great Results, Expert, Creative
-Curtis Henderson - CPA
Thank you very much for selling our home for us. I have to admit, I was a little apprehensive at first because I had not heard of Performance Realty, but I’m very happy we put our trust in your hands. You guys are Topeka’s best kept secret, but I’m sure the word will be getting around very fast. I will be recommending Performance Realty to all my friends and/or anyone who plans on selling their home. Great job!!
Please feel free to use me as a reference in the future.
-Don & Lisa Jenkins
Bill is very knowledgeable and hard working. He is the second most honest person I know, next to me of course. When representing me in the purchase of property, he has succeeded in getting the priced reduced, even though that has meant less commission. I have recommended Bill to others and they have all been very pleased. I trust Bill.
June 1, 2011
When we contacted you late this winter, neither of us expected to be in our new house so quickly. Your guidance on some rather simple updates/improvements and your marketing efforts once we put the house on the market were phenomenal. We were both amazed when our house was under contract a little more than a week after you put it on the market. WOW!
The speed of the sell meant we needed to find a place for us to move to. Your emails about homes on the market throughout this process helped us feel prepared to make a choice. Again, your direction during the offer/counter-offer process was invaluable, as we got an awesome deal on a beautiful home.
Thank you for everything and we’ll definitely recommend you to our friends and family who need a realtor.
Brad & Debbie Reiff
I had a great experience working with you in finding the perfect home for me and my children. Your professionalism and courtesy was well balanced with your enthusiasm and humor. I always knew when I would call with a question that I would get a prompt and accurate response. You went out of your way to make yourself available and work with my schedule. I quickly grew to depend on your opinion and input. The kids and I have never been happier. Thank you so much for everything!
-Zach and Abby
I really appreciated all your help getting my house sold. After having it on the market for a total of 12 months out of 18 with another realtor and no bites, and then getting it under contract in 6 days and closed within 30 - I couldn't have asked for anything more! It was a pretty smooth and hassle free process from my side, and the sale wouldn't have been as successful without you.
My boyfriend will probably be putting his house on the market in the next few months, either for rent or sale. I will make sure he talks to you when he's trying to find a realtor.
Thank you again!!
Bill Welch, our Realtor at Reality Executives of Topeka, has been an amazing person to work with. He was always there to assist me with any question I had about my home. He was prompt in responding to emails or phone calls and always found the solution to any problem that arose. I was very impressed in the amount of work he put into the sell of my home and truly believe that if it wasn't for Bill, my home would have never sold. I knew it was going to be a good experience when I was given his cell phone number to contact him, if I couldn't get a hold of him in the office. Bill was available whenever I needed an answer. Through Bill's hard work I was able to sell my home in a difficult situation, which in today's market is incredible. I would recommend Bill to anyone who is looking for a dependable Realtor who is dedicated to his consumers. Thanks Bill!
I had literally just about given up hope on finding a beautiful home in my price range when I met Bill. I’m a single mom, and wanted a home my daughter could grow up in, and a home I could grow old in. At the last minute, I saw the listing on the market snapshot that Bill had sent me, and I immediately called him to see it. He met me just a couple of hours later over the lunch hour and I absolutely fell in love with the place! It was up to date and absolutely beautiful with the charm of its original structure from 1930. Bill helped me put in an offer on it, and within weeks I was moving into my first home. Completely mine! Painting walls has never felt so good! This home was more than just a “house” to me, it was a reminder of all the hard work I have put into my life, and Bill was right there to help me through the process. I couldn’t be happier than when I’m sitting on the porch at night, watching fireflies and drinking iced tea, watching my daughter play outside.
Thank you for helping me buy my first home. Even though many things came up that threatened to delay the closing, we ending up closing on the date that we originally aimed for. I will definitely use you again for the next house I decide to buy.
In the fall of 2009 I had a Realtor list my home for six months which she did nothing. Then I called you in 2010 and you sold my home in less than two months.
I called you a year later for a favor and you were right there for me. You can use me as a reference anytime. You were the greatest.
Thank you very much.
October 15, 2009
We have had the absolute pleasure of working with Bill Welch and WCW Property Management. We had moved out of state and our home in Topeka was leased with an option to buy. When the renters skipped out and left the home in disarray we searched for a property management company to help us restore the home and to get it rented as soon as possible. We went through a number of disappointing experiences with other local companies until we finally travelled to Topeka and did the restoration work ourselves. Fortunately we then found WCW and Bill Welch.
Bill immediately took over the responsibility of finishing the items to prepare for renting. He was quick, professional and honest. He listed the property and in no time at all secured a renter for us at the price we needed. He was amazing!
WCW took excellent care of the property while it was rented, collected rents on time and sent our statement promptly each month. It was such a relief to have a company so professional taking care of our property.
When we decided to sell, we called Bill and he quickly showed us the comparables we needed to make a good pricing decision. We had our listing agreement papers almost immediately and the property was on the market the next day.
For the three months we had the home listed, and up to the day we closed the sale of our home, Bill was on top of everything; he communicated to us regularly and took care of all the details to prepare for the closing.
We can’t thank Bill and WCW enough for all their hard work and professionalism. Our entire experience with Bill and his company was nothing but positive. We would always choose Bill to help with any of our future real estate needs and often refer him to our friends!
Thanks Bill and WCW! It’s been great!
Sincerely yours…Dee and Lisa Atkin
As a Property Management company WCW made sure we as tenants were always taken care of. They responded quickly to maintenance requests, including a 24 hour response hotline with a live person to take our calls. They were always friendly and treated us with respect. I would recommend them to anyone looking for a quality rental.
Bill Welch did a great job acting as our Real Estate Agent when we purchased our home. We had a unique situation that Bill did a great job handling. He was easy to get a hold of and prompt in his response to our needs. We would definitely recommend him.
-Rob and Heidi Richey