The Individuals and Groups listed on this page are proud to be a part of Take Root Milwaukee and are committed to making the home buying process a smooth and enjoyable experience. They have a comprehensive knowledge of the Milwaukee area, and the various home-buyer assistance programs and resources available.

The following is not a complete list of service providers in the area. If you would like to do further research, you can visit the Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors website.

Realtor Members

Anna Flores, Shorewest Realtors
Licensed Real Estate Agent
Representing Milwaukee and Waukesha County homebuyers and homeowners. I have served as a local leader in education and a community servant for over 15 years. I have a passion for real estate and I am firm believer in empowering people through home ownership.  My customer service promise is founded on building                                             relationships to understand the individual needs of my clients and                                           exceeding their expectations through negotiations skills to ensure a                                       successful transaction.
                                        Contact: Cell 414-614-0546, Office: 262-289-2908                                                                         Email:
                                        Hablo Español

Armando Talavera, T.G.R. Realty
Licensed Real Estate Broker/Owner
“Talavera González Realty real estate agents strive in providing excellent customer service; it’s what we are about. It’s my customer’s best interest, my belief in being upfront about all aspects of any sale that Talavera González Realty sets us apart from other companies. Talavera González real estate agents do not have that “make that sale” mentality.  It’s about seeing a smile from ear to ear on my/our
                                   customer’s face after purchasing or selling their home”.
                                      Contact: Phone: 414-350-6468 or

Arthur Mays, Realty Among Friends LLC
We specialize in working with 1st Time Homebuyers, foreclosures / investment opportunities and are dedicated to seeing our clients through the entire process.
Contact: Phone: 414-444-2696

Bonnie Bruno, Monarch Real Estate & Property Management
“My goal is to turn the American Dream of owning a home into a reality for you and your family”
Contact Phone: 414-388-4110



Doug Sprague, Firefly Real Estate, LLC
Doug Sprague is the owner/broker of Firefly Real Estate, LLC, an independent full service real estate brokerage located in Wauwatosa, WI.
He leads a team of 20 agents focusing on providing a “clients first” real estate experience.
Contact: Phone: 414-477-7066

Jesus Rodriguez, Cherry Home Realty
Jesus Rodriguez is an outgoing individual with many ability’s in building long term relationships, working with people is a passion of his, understating the needs of a real estate transaction is his ultimate goal to better serve and deliver on home ownership.
Contact: Phone: 414-218-7993

Karen Taylor, Realty Among Friends, LLC
A licensed real estate broker since 2002. Over 21 years working with distressed 1 to 4 family properties. Her business slogan: “Where everything about your house matters”.
Contact: Mobile Phone: 414-745-0921 Office: (414) 444-2696

Maritza Valentin, Vineyard Real Estate
As a previous home buyer and seller, I understand the emotional involvement and challenges that may come with buying and selling a home. This experience can be exciting yet intimidating at the same time. But no worries! Let me assist you through the process so you can have the peace of mind knowing all your needs will be met. Contact me for more information regarding your Real Estate needs.
Contact: Mobile Phone: 414-708-1903

Mary Leich-Sumlin, Any House Realty
Any House Realty’s aim is to service any person or entity who would like to purchase or sell Real Estate and have the financial ability to do so. I have 11 years of experience as a Realtor and have worked as a Managing Broker for a non profit Brokerage in helping individuals and families purchase homes.  I have been a Broker-Owner for 1 1/2 years and work with a team of Realtors who have the same goal.
Contact: Phone: 414-234-5886 


Monique Simmons, EXIT Horizons Realty
I am here to help you navigate the confusion of mortgages and home values in the Greater Milwaukee area including Milwaukee, Waukesha and Ozaukee, counties. I look forward to helping you buy a home or selling your existing one.
Contact: Phone: 414-771-7144

Omar Ortiz, ReThought Real Estate
As a professional Realtor, I always try to put my customer’s needs and wants above my own. Knowing that and keeping that present, I focus on delivering exceptional service to meet my client’s expectations. Finding your new home may be stressful and tiresome, but I will make the process seamless and fun.
Contact: Phone: 414-704-0081

Patty Santamaria, EXIT Realty Horizons
As a Texas native, I recognize and value the trust my clients place in me and I strive every day to exceed their expectations.  I am prepared to go big in servicing all my clients.   I listen to my clients wants and needs to achieve the best outcome in every transaction and I strive to ensure that the home buying or selling process is fun, easy and stress-free.
Contact: Phone: 414-745-0474

Sonya Mays, Midwest Executive Realty
Whether you are buying, selling or investing, my goal is to provide friendly, trusted, professional services that will support and enhance your real estate needs. I will listen attentively and patiently, and work very quickly to meet your goals.
Contact: Phone: 414-395-8771 

Suareli Abdelkhaleq, T.G.R. Realty
Representing South Eastern Wisconsin homeowners and future homeowners, Suareli is committed to listening to her client’s needs and utilizing her keen negotiating skills to ensure a successful transaction.
Se habla español.Contact: Phone: 414-350-6468

Terrance Patterson, EXIT Realty Horizons
A native to Milwaukee, actively involved in the community, Graduate of Lincoln HS, Master Degree in Social Work Loyola University, enjoys area jazz clubs. 
Contact: Phone: 414-477-7735


Real Estate Services

ACTS Housing
ACTS can represent families and individuals in real estate sales transactions. As licensed Realtors, ACTS identifies and promotes Hot Properties with ridiculously low prices, develops comprehensive lists of homes meeting each family’s housing needs and affordability, coordinates and attends home showings, assesses the general condition of homes, writes offers to purchase, develops buying strategies, assists with negotiations of sales contracts, and coordinates all aspects of the journey from an executed sales contract to the final closing and beyond. More information >>

Greater Milwaukee Association of REALTORS®
The Greater Milwaukee Association of REALTORS® was founded in 1892 in order to provide stability to the real estate industry. Over 100 years later we are still going strong. The GMAR consists of nearly 4,000 real estate professionals who conduct business throughout southeastern Wisconsin. The Association focuses its energy on government affairs, ethics enforcement and our multiple listing service. More information >>