" Pete Waite is our realtor, by choice. My husband and I live in Illinois and have tapped him twice to represent us in property transactions in Wisconsin. Pete managed both professionally and exceeded our expectations for consistency, responsiveness, and being “present” at every stage. Pete provides salient information and only qualified opinions when asked. Throughout each step, we were well informed and provided options at every decision point. He competently guided us through technical aspects and only moved forward when we were ready. We felt fully in control and in charge of the process yet reassured knowing we had a strong, reliable and experienced advocate in our corner. We never had to ask a question twice. Pete sets a high bar for himself in responding to questions promptly and completely yet concisely.  He is extremely organized and schedules 3rd party appointments and proactively troubleshoots issues with transparency and integrity.  At every point, he acted in our best interest instilling trust between all parties.  He even takes the time to summarize conversations in writing which creates an invaluable reference and keeps us current!  Pete is a clear, direct, and timely communicator. We felt like Pete’s only clients.  When he works with you, he is present. Consistently engaged, he asks relevant questions and genuinely listens to our answers, needs and expectations. He is always current on our progress and respects our time, opinions and desired outcomes. We choose Pete Waite as our realtor and readily recommend and endorse his expertise to others. Choose Pete. Why wait? "

Margaret & Wayne

Bought a condo and a cabin.

" I recently had need to sell my parent’s home and turned to Pete Waite of Stark Realty. Pete’s advice and counsel were pivotal in the successful sale of the home. His knowledge and industry contacts were immensely helpful in the preparation of the home for market. His assistance with evaluating comparable properties was critical in setting an appropriate sales price that both reflected the value of the home and at the same time made it attractive to buyers. And, his guidance through the post offer contingency process led to an early closing less than 4 weeks after the home was listed. Every step of the way Pete was accessible and helpful with advice, knowledge, and answers. While I can laud Pete’s talents, skills and professionalism at length, the proof is in the pudding - two full price offers the first day the home went live on the multiple listings. I can think of no one more capable of representing you in your future real estate transaction than Pete Waite. "


Sold a home with 3.5 acres!

" As first time home buyers, Pete did a fantastic job of helping us navigate the process and answered our endless questions promptly and in an easy to understand way. Pete is friendly, honest and extremely knowledgeable about the market and found the perfect house for our growing family. The home buying process could have been very stressful, but Pete eased all our fears and made finding our first house easy and exciting! We would highly recommend Pete for anyone buying or selling in the Madison area! "

Sara & Dan

Left their rental & bought their first home!

" I highly recommend Pete to anyone who is interested in buying or selling a home in the greater Madison area.  His extensive knowledge of the real estate market is remarkable.  In the middle of winter, he managed to sell my house in a very short time while I was mostly living out of state.  He worked closely with me every step of the way and went above and beyond to ensure the process went as smoothly and painlessly as possible.  Pete is friendly, honest, calm and has a great sense of humor.  He was very patient and understanding as he listened to my millions of questions and answered them in a concise and timely manner.  His caring and helpful nature removed all my stress in selling my home of 47 years.  I was very fortunate to have Pete as my realtor.  I am very sure of one thing: Pete made the whole process of selling my house a very positive experience and I am very grateful. "


Sold their home for Colorado move!

" Pete’s knowledge of real estate and his calm, kind demeanor made selling our house easy. He was extremely responsive and helpful throughout the process. We would recommend him as a realtor to anyone! "

Addie & Matt

Sold in Stoughton, moved to Savannah, GA.

" Pete Waite went above and beyond to ensure our move went as smoothly and as quickly as possible. He is detail oriented, knowledgeable, and quick to respond to any questions. His trusting and calm demeanor takes the stress out of buying and selling a home. Pete’s ability to listen and personalize our experience sets him apart from the rest! He has become a dear friend to our family and we will continue to rely on his expertise in the future. We HIGHLY recommend Pete for any home buying or selling needs!  "

Kelli & Erik

Sold in Madison, bought in McFarland!

" Gosh, where do I start, and how do I pick what is most important? He was recommended by our former neighbors, whose home he sold. He was friendly, helpful, honest and straightforward. He was kind, caring, considerate ... and had a decent sense of humor. No clue how he managed to make us feel like we were his only clients, but he did. Great guy!!!  I'm happy to share with you how happy we are with everything. It was a very positive experience!   "

Sonya & Jim

Sold their Middleton condo

" Pete was the perfect fit for our family as we navigated the home buying and selling process. His calm demeanor, attention to detail and expansive market knowledge enabled us to make the move of our dreams. "

Kara & Nick

Sold in Madison, Bought in McFarland!

" Pete recently helped me and my husband purchase a new home and sell our first home. He was great to work with throughout the entire process – from the house hunt to the final closings. He toured  many  homes with us until we found the perfect one: a 1920s charmer with a big yard and in a great location. He worked hard to get our offer accepted and to sell our home quickly. We just moved into our new home and are excited about building our future there. We’re so glad we had Pete to lean on during this experience. He made it so much more stress-free! We definitely recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in the Madison area.    "

Katie & Eric

Sold in Madison & bought in Monona!

" Pete was an incredible realtor for our family as we sold our first house and bought a new one.  He worked with us for months to find the perfect home in a very challenging market with many competitive offers.  He was always willing to accommodate our requests to see various homes and was very honest with us about the positive aspects and challenges of each property so we could make an informed decision.  He walked us through each step of the process and patiently answered our seemingly never-ending list of questions. What we appreciated most about Pete was his balance of utmost professionalism with a kind sense of humor that allowed us to enjoy what could be a very stressful process.  He was as thrilled as we were about finally finding the right home! We would recommend Pete to anyone who is buying and/or selling.    Thanks for all that you did for us!  We are still enjoying the treats, too. :) "

Jess & Adam

Sold in Madison & Bought in Stoughton!

" Pete has been amazing to work with. We were first-time home buyers, and Pete helped us navigate the entire process; he gladly and clearly answered all of our questions along the way.  Even though we were looking for a modestly-priced home, Pete made us feel like important buyers, especially as he shared so much of his time.  Additionally, he was so accommodating with our young children during the showings.  We would highly recommend Pete to anyone buying or selling a home! "

Becca & Rich

Bought in east Madison!

" Pete was very patient with our needs and pickiness. He made sure to communicate with us very well, and was always on the ball with informing us of new homes. Pete stuck with us through closing and was an amazing realtor to work with. "

Tina & Andrew

Moved from Iowa

"My husband and I worked with Pete and we would highly recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. Pete helped us purchase a home while we were living out of state. Pete worked closely with us throughout the process. We flew in for one week to look at homes and Pete graciously rearranged his schedule to devote nearly a full week to looking at 30+ homes. Pete was patient, professional, and thorough. He communicates effectively and efficiently. We felt like we were in excellent hands throughout the entire process. We will definitely choose to work with Pete in the future and will recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. You will not be disappointed!"

Stacie & Matt

Moved from New Mexico

" Pete Waite was a delight to work with, although about eight months spent looking at dozens of houses with us might have tried the patience of a lesser mortal.  He was a great communicator, responding promptly to emails, texts, and calls.  Pete was punctual for all appointments and treated the houses we visited with respect.  He developed a feel for our preferences and gave us early notice when the home we eventually bought was coming on the market.  Although we hope the day never comes when we again need his help, we would not hesitate to enlist Pete’s services once again. "

Linda & John

Moved from IL, bought in Fitchburg

"It was during an open house that we first met Pete. During that interaction he agreed to send us notifications about home listings in the area. We soon realized his professionalism, genuineness, knowledge, and attentiveness. Pete became our realtor and continued to possess those qualities in addition to being very detail oriented. The entire process of buying a home was seamless and a lot of fun. We are fortunate to have Pete lead our team and look forward to working with and referring him in the future."

Ann & Kevin

Bought a house in Verona

"I had just moved back to Madison and was in the market for my first house when I saw stellar reviews for Pete online. I contacted him and he responded right away. I had some time before I started my new job, so we jumped right in and within two weeks Pete found my dream house. After looking at several places that were nice but weren't perfect, he sent me a listing "just to check out" (I think he knew I would love it because he'd picked up quickly what I was really looking for) and the rest is history. He found the listing the day it was on the market, and by close of business, we had put in an offer. With his recommendation, I wrote a letter to the seller letting her know how much I loved the house, and it turns out that sealed the deal. My offer was accepted the next day. Pete's guidance through the entire process was so great. Being a first time home buyer, I had a lot of questions, and he was always kind and patient. I couldn't have done this without him! I would highly recommend him to anyone in the Madison area."


Bought her first home!!

"My wife and I moved to Madison from the Chicagoland area and only had so much time to look around while house hunting. By chance during our first visit, we found Pete's number and gave him a call. Just a couple of hours later on that very same day, Pete had made time to show us our first couple houses in the area according to our wish list. This was only the beginning of our search, but the experience definitely gave my wife and I the feeling that we had found a friendly, welcoming realtor who was attentive to our needs and timeline. Coming from out of state, the process could have been a disaster for first-time homebuyers like ourselves. However, Pete made everything flow smoothly and effectively from our first day meeting all the way through closing. Although at first we had only a vague conception of what we wanted in our house beyond the standard room numbers, etc., Pete was actually able to help us pin down the particulars of what we wanted during our walk-throughs and by comparing options. He once showed us 12 potential houses in a single day! Instead of being a grueling exercise, we found this to be a testament to Pete's desire to exhibit all options that might please his clients (particularly those not familiar with the area, like us), as well as his endurance, dedication, and energy. After we decided on a home, Pete made closing even easier. He was always available for questions – day or night – and quick to respond with explanations and advice that made us feel much less anxious about purchasing from out of state while preparing to move. Throughout the process, and after having now moved into our lovely house, we can honestly say that Pete felt much more like a knowledgeable, helpful, and caring friend than simply a realtor!"

Joe & Kim

Helped them buy a home on Madison's east side

"We had lived on Madison’s west side for the past 48 year, and with the services of Pete, have just recently sold the home and moved to senior living. Some years ago Pete and his family purchased a home three doors up from us. At that time Pete was a very successful coach of the University of Wisconsin volleyball team. We were avid fans and so we enjoyed getting to know Pete and Carrie both as neighbors as well as Pete’s involvement at the UW. A few years ago Pete decided to take on a new challenge and profession by joining the Stark Realty Company. When we decided to move to a retirement facility this year, we could think of no one we’d rather have than Pete to help us sell our home. He had the great ability of working with a talented group of athletes and in selling students on the university and volleyball program. Surely he could carry over these qualities to help us effectively sell our home. So it was very easy and convenient for us to ask Pete for help. Fortunately he accepted our request. Our decision to employ Pete as our Realtor was one of the best decisions we have made in recent times. He represented everything we had hoped for…and more. In addition to possessing a splendid personality, Pete was very effective in every way in helping sell the home. He was extremely helpful in advising us on how to price the property (and when I finally adhered to his advice, the home was sold immediately!). In addition, Pete patiently and thoroughly helped us prepare the home for sale and have it presented in an attractive and effective manner. Furthermore, his efforts to advertise and to guarantee many continual showing was extensive, trying to insure that many realtors had the opportunity to show clients the home. In addition, he kept us well informed about progress and every other aspect of the negotiations. He would come to see us for the signing of necessary documents and often times sent e-mails answering our questions, some of which he answered before we even asked them. For anyone wishing to sell their home, we highly recommend that you seek the services of Pete Waite! We have absolutely no reservations about Pete’s ability to represent you. For questions, we invite you to contact us through Pete, we’d be happy to talk to you. "

Bob & Phyllis

Pete sold our house!

" Pete You really found your productive uniqueness in life.......working with people. You were great as a coach and now you're demonstrating this as a realator, neighbor and friend.  Stark is very fortunate to have you on their team. Thank you Bob "

Bob & Phyllis


"Pete has a good grasp for the area and what appeals to different people. He also had tremendous patience for our family who were new to the process of buying something other than new construction. Pete was great!"

Carrie & Paul

Helped them sell their house in Madison, and then buy their house in Orfordville

"For one thing, I live in the northern part of the state and it's not too likely I would know very many people in the southern part who are selling or buying. However, if anyone asked about the agent who worked with me--Pete Waite--I would have to say he's the best. Thanks to Pete for having walked me through the process and working to sell our home very quickly. I also appreciated that Pete added to the value of the house by having a garage door opener installed. Pete was just very competent and very accommodating in every respect. It was a privilege to have his assistance."


she came to Madison to sell the home of her sister, who had passed

"We had a wonderful experience and everything went smoothly. Pete was always fast to answer all our questions and was very helpful."

Jennifer & Erik

bought in east Madison

"Pete was wonderful, supportive and patient with us. His quick timing made it possible to find our home!"

Joanna & Zack

bought on the near west side in Madison

"Pete helped everything run smoothly. Made things happen on a organized and timely manner. Couldn't have done it without Pete"


sold her house and bought a condo

"Thank you for the excellent job you did in listing and selling our condo on Madison's east side. Your attention to detail, prompt follow up, and good advice was a big help in the timely selling of our condo at a very acceptable price."

Ron & Mary Kay

sold their east Madison condo

"Pete Waite is in my book, a first rate realtor. He helped us from start to finish in the sale of our home, His suggestions on the preparations to make our home presentable were invaluable. His help in putting our items (that we could not take with us) on Craig's list, gave us really good results. Well, point being, Pete is an A-Okay good guy!! (By the way, our home sold in 3 weeks!)"

Rosie & Duane - Grandparents Extraordinaire!

sold their condo/half duplex in west Madison

"We loved Pete Waite as our realtor. He found us the perfect home. He was very comfortable to work with and we will refer him to friends/family in the future"

lisa & Barclay

bought in east Madison

"From the moment we first walked into his office, Pete made us feel at home in Madison. We knew nothing about the city but Pete already had packets of information and fun facts for us and a separate packet for our kids. He not only took us around neighborhoods and had detailed information on each house, he involved the whole family in the search for our new home. We appreciated his honesty and never felt pressured to make an offer. When we did make an offer, we happily placed our complete trust in Pete's ability to see it through and we were completely satisfied. This was the 5th house we have purchased and by far the best experience due to Pete. We would not hesitate to use Pete as a realtor again and would highly recommend him to our family & friends."

Dobie and Patty

Bought in Middleton

"Thank you so much for helping to guide us through our first home buying experience. We love our house so far and had a great time celebrating our first 4th of July in our new place this past weekend. Thanks also for the the house warming gifts you left for us and Caroline. We have appreciated your kind attention & professionalism through this experience."

Christine & Mike

bought in Fitchburg

"Pete Waite is great agent. He's reliable and knowledgeable. We never had to doubt whether things were getting done. We actually did recommend Pete to our daughters and their husbands who both used him as their agent in home purchases"

Lynn & Craig

moved from Janesville and bought in Fitchburg

"What a job you did for us! In June, 2015, we finally decided to start down the “long and winding road” of selling our house. We figured it would take three to six months minimum - and maybe longer – to get it done. Then you stepped in and sold it in less than two weeks. We were impressed by the quality and thoroughness of your service, and your implacable calm under pressure. Our buyer turned out to be a bit of a maverick and threw several curve balls at us during the process, but you handled each one so smoothly, it kept us calm as well. And you kept the selling price right where we had wanted it to be. Obviously some of the key skills needed to be a successful coach, nerves of steel and attention to detail, translate well to your second career of helping people make important transitions in their lives. If this were a volleyball match, we could say definitively that you spiked it. Thanks so much for being there for us."

George and Maggie

sold their Middleton condo

"Working with Pete was great! He was always professional, reliable, and helpful. He quickly responded to our inquiries, and kept us well informed throughout the home buying process. Interacting with Pete was a pleasure. We highly recommend him"

Caitlin & Brian

sold a west side home and bought in Fitchburg

"We met Pete at an open house when we first started thinking of moving. He took the time to find out what we were looking for and was very quick to send us listings. He was flexible with our schedules and listened to all our concerns. He was professional and prompt with all of our interactions. He kindly supported us through the twists and turns helping us find our new home on our terms. My husband and I would not hesitate to recommend Pete as a realtor!"

Matt & Addie

bought in Stoughton

"Pete was excellent to work with. Not only was he very professional and timely in responding to any questions we had, he was also very well versed in the transaction process. Using Pete made the process flow much smoother than anything I could have imagined. The Stark showing line was awesome, too. It made us aware of any showings or inspections with plenty of notice to plan accordingly. You can tell that the Stark Company is nothing but professional."

Leah & Mark

Sold in west Madison

"We are very appreciative of your help finding our new home. You listened to our wants and needs so carefully that you were able to locate our perfect house. As first time home buyers, you made the process seem less daunting. We were grateful that you were available at all times to help us. The gift basket you left us was so thoughtful. If we ever move again, we hope to work with you in the future!"

Carlie & Josh

bought in Fitchburg

"Kory and I wanted to say thank you for all your help throughout this whole home buying experience. After looking at numerous houses, we couldn't be happier with the one we have chosen and we're fortunate to have you as our realtor. We will have to send some updated pictures once we are all moved in so you can see the final product that you helped us find. Or, if you are ever in the neighborhood and since you know where we live, stop by anytime! I also wanted to say thank you for figuring out the water leaks in the basement, it would have taken a few weeks before I would have even had time to think about those little issues and would have had no idea where to start. So thank you for taking care of all of that for us, we appreciate it more than you know. Lastly, we wanted to say thanks for the housewarming gifts, that was beyond thoughtful of you and totally unexpected. We really couldn't have imagined our first home buying experience going any smoother and that's all thanks to you. Thanks again, Pete Stay in touch!"

Sam and Kory

Bought in west Madison

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