01/17/2018 - laesn337 My girlfriend, Sarah and I recently moved to Wausau to be closer to family. We both started new jobs and rented a house for a couple months to make sure we liked the area before purchasing a house together. When the time came, we went to a few open houses to start. Every broker/agent we ran into gave us their card and told us to let them know what we were looking for in a house. Most of these agents came across the same- just trying to sell us one of their listings, not really considering what Sarah and I were looking for in a home...

Then we met Gizo, a man that will “never give up and never quit”. At his open house (which we really liked, but wasn’t quite for us), he asked us a few standard questions, like most. He then had us write down a few things we had to have and a few things we could compromise on when it came to buying a house. We did not commit or sign anything with Gizo, and by the end of the day he had already emailed us a house we liked and viewed the next day. The very next week, we had sent him five houses we wanted to see, only we had a limited window to view that particular weekend. He set up all five showings for the next day with less than a 24 hour notice... Not only was Gizo attentive and committed to finding the right house for Sarah and I, he lived up to his word and never did give up.

We told Gizo we would sign a contract with him, but he declined and only asked for our loyalty. The following weekend, Sarah and I found our home. It had everything we were looking for, but it was quite a bit out of our price range. We ended up putting an offer in on the house- an offer we could only afford with very little room to negotiate (far below asking price). Sarah thought the offer was insulting, but Gizo encouraged us to try and see what happened. At the very same time, another buyer put an offer in on the house. The seller countered with an offer that was still out of our comfort-zone. Sarah and I countered with our absolute maximum budget (still well below the counter price). We knew our offer was lower than the other buyers’. In our eyes, this was the last chance, and the house would be gone once we put in the second offer. To this day I will never figure out how he did it, but he made the impossible happen.

The end of the day came, we expected to get rejected instantly. It was taking forever to get an answer to our offer- but Gizo was still at work. Again, he showed his persistence and expertise as a real estate agent, and somehow made our low offer better than the buyers coming in with more money. We went into the purchase an underdog, but Gizo never gave up on us, no matter how bleak the situation was. Now, Sarah and I have our amazing home, and it is all thanks to Gizo. If you are serious about buying a home and need someone that will NEVER give up and work for you relentlessly- go with Gizo at Gem Real Estate Team. You won’t regret it. Sincerely, NJL & SAL

Gizo and Elena made buying a home for the first time super easy. They had a great list of homes to show and helped us find the perfect one. They made buying a home easy and fun. I would recommend them to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.

12/16/2013 - gregswartzendruber
Sold a home in 2013 in Wausau, WI
Gizo and the GEM Team are amazing! We scheduled interviews with 5 realtors for the listing of our house, Gizo was the third interview. We knew right away that Gizo was the agent to list our home as unlike the other agents he showed up with much more than just a one page printout of the comps in the area. Gizo took the time to perform some very in-depth analysis of homes for sale in the area, discussed his analysis in detail which allowed us to determine the pricing. The end result: Our home was under contract with one day of hitting the MLS and closed 18 days later

Very professional and highly available throughout the process, Gizo and Elena served our best interest in selling our house. Gizo is dedicated to his work, very responsive and helpful with any of our questions. I would recommend the GEM Team to help you sell or buy your dream house.

01/11/2017 - kcolt293
Bought a Single Family home in 2016 in Kronenwetter, WI.

Gizo was very responsive and professional while helping us through the home buying process. Within 24 hours of reaching him we were able to set up a showing for our first house.

We had a wonderful experience with Gizio & his team!!! They were very accommodating & extremely efficient. We would definately recommend them if selling or buying.

This has to be the best sales experience I have ever had. From start to finish they went above and beyond. Buying a house can be a very stressful process for someone like myself, but with all the associates at GEM, it felt like I was one of their family. This, in turn, put my family at ease. We also have 2 young children and they were very engaged with them as well, so it was fun for all of us. From the original meet and greet with Gizo and Elena, Looking at houses with Jill, and working with Christal to finalize everything it was seamless. We went in with expectations that they far exceed and we ended up with our dream house. How could you ask for anything more? I hope they continue to treat people the way our family was treated, because I can honestly say I would send anyone I ever come in contact with to Gem Real Estate Team! Thanks for everything!!

Gizo is the most friendly realtor that we have ever met. He made our home-hunting experience both fun and comfortable. His professionalism speaks for itself. Gizo doesn't concern on how much times he spent showed houses to us, but he cares how much we want to spend with the perfect house the rest of our lives. If you are looking for a realtor that cares about your family and finding that special home, then we recommend Gizo. He's not just a realtor, but a person that is rich in friendship.

From the first interview till the successful closing on our historic mansion, Gizo Ujarmeli and the GEM Team exhibited the highest levels of integrity, professionalism, energy, responsiveness, fiduciary duty, and just plain savvy. Although the property is extraordinary, other firms we dealt with either gave up after a couple of months or hesitated to take on the effort because of what they perceived was an unfavorable market. Gizo, on the other hand, inspired us with his enthusiasm and good advice. He never wavered in aggressively marketing and showing the property, counseling us on pricing and staging, and providing exceptional service to us as well as the couple who bought the property. We heartily recommend Gizo and the GEM Team to anyone seeking an outstanding Realtor in the Wausau, Wisconsin area.

We had an amazing experience working with Gizo and Elena!! They honestly helped us find the perfect first home and we know without a doubt that when we're ready to find our "forever dream home", we will be calling them again! They are warm, welcoming, and joyful to be around and have so much passion for what they do. We cannot thank them enough for making our first home buying experience as smooth as possible and for taking as much time as we needed to find the right home :)

We relocated to the Wausau area from Europe and selected the GEM team specifically for their European background AND local expertise.
As first-time house hunting and buyers in the US market, we found it a bit challenging to find homes that met our needs - when working with Gizo in the
initial stage, he was very proactive is suggesting neighborhoods that we may enjoy and provided his professional perspective on specific homes visited.
Later on, via a very smooth transition, we worked with Jill. Although a different approach than Gizo, we found Jill to be responsive and very professional.
In terms of GEM's back office support, we couldn't have asked for a more efficient team. We would highly recommend the GEM team to house hunters.
Thanks to the GEM team in helping our home buying experience in Wausau go smoothly

All of the folks we dealt with at GEM real estate were super responsive which was a pleasant surprise! We both work a great deal and this made the process so much easier for us. These folks know what customer service really is! Thanks so much for making the sale of our much loved home so easy.

My family and I moved to the Wausau area almost exactly one year ago. At the time, we were living in the state of Ohio and with our busy schedule, we had exactly 2 days to come to Wausau and found a house. I had found Gizo and Elena and the GEM Team online and began communicating with them about a month before our visit. I put together a list of about 10 houses I had found on the internet. Gizo was able to schedule a tour of each and every one of these houses. He dedicated an entire weekend to my family and personally drove us all over the Wausau area in order for us to find the perfect home. After spending a day with us touring multiple properties, Gizo suggested we go see one more. This home was not on my list, but after spending the day with us, Gizo had come to know our likes and dislikes and the style of home we were looking for. We set up the tour for the following day and the minute we walked through the front door, we "just knew" this was the home for us. Gizo's attention to detail and focus he put on our needs and personalities led us to a home we hadn't even considered and it was EXACTLY WHAT WE WANTED!!! The negotiations were smooth and he held our hands through the entire process, recommending everything from the appraiser to cleaning services. He even conducted the closing in our absence as we were not able to return to Wausau until the day we moved in. Not only is Gizo an incredible realtor, but he and Elena have ended up being wonderful friends. They have truly made our transition to this new city a smooth and remarkable one! Thank you so much Elena and Gizo and the entire GEM Team!

My husband and I bought our first home with Gizo's help. He was very knowledgeable, and answered all of our questions. He helped to take some of the stress off of the process by being quick to respond to our emails and phone calls. Thanks, Gizo!

My husband and I decided to put our home for sale and look for a new property this past spring. We looked online at a few properties and called to make an appt. to look at the homes. We were put in touch with Gizo and he was available to us on our schedule which we immediately were impressed with. He was prompt and well acquainted with all the the properties. He helped us purchase a Fannie Mae home which can come with a lot of questions and hoops to jump through. Even with a bidding war, we purchased the home of our dreams within our budget. When we listed our home he was prepared and most important to us, honest about what we should sell our house for. He helped us price our home in such a way it was sold in 3 days even in today's market!! I would highly recommend the GEM Team to anyone who want's to work with knowledgeable, kind and informed professionals!