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Royal graduated from Florida International University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and a minor in Psychology. He has been a Realtor since 2004 and started his career with Coldwell Banker. Royal was rookie of the year and became the #1 agent in his office of 120 agents within a few years of beginning his career. In 2008, Royal founded The Royal Family and in 2010, The Royal Family moved to Keller Williams Team Realty to facilitate the growth of the business. Royal lead the team of exceptional agents within The Royal Family and oversaw all sales and managerial tasks for the team.

In 2015, Royal left Keller Williams Team Realty and opened up his own brokerage and named it, yep you guessed it,  The Royal Family Real Estate. The average agent in this boutique brokerage sells over 20 homes per year which puts us in the top 1% of Realtors in our board of Realtors. And we continue to grow!

 

Royal has a beautiful wife and two adorable children. He likes to play softball, football and hang out with family. His hobbies include: real estate!

We had the pleasure of working with Royal and his team on the sale of our townhouse. While we did our due diligence by interviewing at least 3 other agents, Royal won us over with his genuineness and empathy, not to mention his strong knowledge of the local RE market. Skillfully navigating us through the process, presenting curated options when crucial decisions had to be made, Royal was constantly there by our side from the day we first met him to the point the check landed in our hands. I will admit that before we decided to engage Royal, I was a bit apprehensive about his availability to us given his popularity in the local area. On the contrary, I do not recollect even a single instance when he or a member of his team was ever unavailable to us. And, that is no mean feat. If you are in the market for an agent, Royal Family Real Estate needs to be on your A list.

Paul Randhip

Royal and his team helped us over a 6-month time period see and make offers on more homes than I can count. They were patient, professional, responsive to our questions. They made us feel like they were really working hard on our behalf to find us the home of our dreams. Just closed yesterday. So happy with the entire process. I am sure there are a lot of great agents out there, but I cannot imagine one better than Royal.

Wesley Crocket

Royal and team did a tremendous job helping us find our new home. Royal really cares about his clients, always coming up with ideas to things you might see as a problem with a potential home. Always thoughtful, laughing and engaging with you every step of the way. Do yourself a favor and go with Royal and team as your realtor, you won't be disappointed. I consider Royal a friend so that tells you the type of person he is.

David Rojas

"I cannot say enough about Royal Hartwig & his team! Our experience was seamless from start to finish! Royal is very knowledgeable of the vagaries of the crazy market we are in, & he helped us determine a pricing strategy that was very effective in bringing in potential buyers. The post-sale process was painless & executed without a hitch! Highly recommend!"

Lori Mosher

"It was great working with Royal. We got to know about him through our friends and it was a smooth sail from day one. He was thorough with his research and showed us some really good homes. He has in depth knowledge of real estate and as 1st time home buyers we were unaware of a lot of things that he shed light on. Once we locked in on a house we liked, he was there throughout the entire process. He advised us aptly at every step of the way. What's more, he even looked out for us and helped us after we closed on our house and moved in it. We couldn't have got a better realtor and we are glad that the 1st house we bought was through him."

Shruthi Talithaya

"Royal and his team are easy to work with. They went above and beyond what I expected. Every person I met that worked with him was friendly, knowledgeable and had a desire to really help. Royal was extremely responsive to any questions I had and knew exactly what to do when anything unusual came up. He is someone you can trust. If I could give 10 stars I would."

Kent Ulman

"We had the best experience working with Royal and his team! He helped us to sell our home in Bloomingdale and made the process as smooth and easy as possible. He gave us great advice on how to prep the house for sale, gave great referrals of contractors that helped us to prep the house, and guided us through the listing and selling process every step of the way. I can’t imagine selling a house without the help of an agency like the Royal Family that provides the best quality and is always on top of things."

Andrea Harrison

"I was pleased with the help that Royal Hartwig provided in preparing my property for sale. He made several suggestions which I believe helped to to sell the home. Royal also helped in providing vendor names that was beneficial. Once the property was listed Royal regularly kept me advised regarding feedback from potential buyers. My experience was positive and would strongly recommend Royal as a quality real estate agent."

Ed Woynich

"This is the second time in 16 years that we've had the pleasure of working with Royal and the Royal Family Real Estate to sell our home, and we couldn't be happier! Royal is a consummate professional: reliable, responsive, knowledgeable, and trustworthy. He and his team walked us through every aspect of the marketing process, from staging to the final walk-through, and answered any and all of our questions. Despite having a "tough-to-sell" home, Royal actually got our home sold for MORE than our original asking price! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!! Five stars is not enough!!!"

Meghan Roggenbuck

"We had the pleasure of working with Royal in selling our home. We were impressed with his professionalism, knowledge, and motivation to get our home sold. He walked us through each step in the process and made sure he was accessible to answer any of the many questions we had. I would highly recommend Royal to sell your home!!"

Katie Capalungan

"I've had the pleasure of knowing Royal for many years and he has helped us sell and buy multiple properties over that period of time. He is the most trusted real estate agent that we've ever worked with. His professionalism and thoroughness is second to none. My wife and I always feel he cares more about us than we care about ourselves when it comes to real estate. He's always looking out for his clients' best interests. Finally, his knowledge of the real estate industry overall and specifically the Northwest Chicagoland area is impeccable. If you are ever looking for a trusted real estate agent, look no further. Royal is your man! Thanks Royal for everything and all your help over the years."

Kabid Choudhury

"Royal was referred to by my neighbor, and he sold my home in very quick timely manner. We got multiple offers the first week our house went to market. He is very knowledgeable , expert at negotiating and will go through every process in details, and will follow up selling process every step to the closing. Royal and his team are the best realtors I have ever came across, so if you need to sell or buy a home give him a call you will not regret it."

David Lee

"I could not be more happy with my experience working with Royal to sell my house. He was easy to work with and kept on top of everything. Royal really does care about his clients and puts them first. He is an honest and good man and you are in safe hands with him! Wish I could give 10 stars!"

Meghann Manella

"After months of casually looking to buy a house, my wife and I contacted Royal who helped us immediately zero in on our dream home. Royal is truly a real estate expert, a consummate professional, and most importantly there when we needed him. The next time we're looking to buy or sell a home in the northwest suburbs, my first call will be to Royal."

M Casey

"Royal and his team were a pleasure to work with. He represented my elderly in-laws during the sale of their property and showed respect and professionalism throughout the process. He was always extremely responsive and provided excellent suggestions for highlighting the features of the home to potential buyers. His company was came highly recommended from a close friend, and we have passed along the recommendation to others who have asked us for a realtor in the northwestern suburbs."

Sharon Brant

"All I can say is the Royal family are great to do business with."

Anthony Positano

"I was referred by a friend to Royal Family Real Estate. My friend was absolutely right when he said they are awesome. Royal and Nina are who I worked with. I cannot say enough good things about them. Professional, they go above and beyond, and presented themselves as just good hard-working people who care about people. I would recommend them to everyone. They pay attention to what the client wants as opposed to the bottom line. This is hard to find. The Royal Family Real Estate will be part of our family from here on out."

John Novielli

"Royal helped me navigate selling my parent’ home. He is incredibly knowledgeable, and walked me through everything. He has contacts for everything I needed done, and even contacted them ahead of me. The house sold quickly, and I couldn’t be happier! I highly recommend Royal Family Real Estate."

Gail Lenning

"We used Royal Family to help us on the sale of our house. Being a seller, you want to receive value over what you pay in fees versus selling on your own. What we loved about working with Royal is the fact they had a process in place that helped us maximize our value. They had a professional stager give us recommendations on areas of improvement in our house. Royal provided us his recommendations on where to focus our attention. He even referred us to a contractor that did great work. They have a professional photographer that takes excellent pictures. They virtual staged our property which made a huge difference compared to other properties on the market. And, best of all, he set up a process to allow everyone in the market to see our house within a set time frame. This prevented us from first offer first acceptance syndrome that can severely deflate the market of your home. As a result, we had 70 showings and 12 offers over a 4-day window and sold our house for 18% higher than the same house in our community the previous year. That is value right there and we couldn't have done it without Royal Family. Royal Family clearly exceeded their value by adding 18% to our market price. That value would have been lost if we decided to save money and sell on our own. It’s expensive to go cheap. There are a lot of great realtors out there that shine in this space. Selling or buying a house is the biggest investment many have in their life. Going through realtors can cost a lot of time and money. You get one shot, and you need you to do it right at the beginning or buyers wonder why your house is staying on the market. We were very fortunate to find Royal Family when it came to selling our property. Just meet with them and you will notice the difference in Royal Family. Now, we have some extra cash to improve our new house!"

Dennis Bryar

"Royal Rocks!!! He’s very professional, responsive, honest, competent, and passionate about what he does. You can trust him with your home needs. He’s the definition of a great realtor. You won’t be disappointed."

Karuna Moyers

"I have used the Royal Family Real Estate team numerous times over the last 8 years, including purchasing my current home in 2013, renting my income property, and most recently selling my income property in 2021. Royal and his team are top notch, and once you utilize their expertise once.....you are part of the Family for life!! Royal and his team truly care about their clients bests interests, whether buying or selling. They will walk you through everything if you are a first time buyer or seller, and they will answer any question or concern immediately. DO NOT hesitate to use the Royal Family Real Estate team, you will not regret it!!!"

Jeff Maczko

"Royal was excellent. Very knowledgeable, attentive, responsive. I have recommended the Royal Family Real Estate to others. Great experience."

Marc Hubbard

"Royal and his team did an outstanding job of getting our home on the market and closing on the scheduled date. I was thoroughly impressed with the effort he made with precise and timely communication to prevent any delays or issues in the process. This level of service is something I have rarely experienced in my lifetime, neither personally nor professionally. What I find most remarkable is that everyone in Royal's group seems to hold themselves to the same high business standards as Royal does for himself. This includes his attorney, the staging professional, the photographer and each of the service contractors who I spoke with. Royal leads this group of experts through a complicated process and there were moments when I actually marveled at their teamwork. It was so impressive. In the end, we sold our home for a higher sales price and more quickly than I had expected. My wife and I are very grateful to Royal for his help in making a new beginning in our lives and highly recommend him to prospective sellers. Thank you so much and best wishes to you, Royal!"

Michael & Tomoko Lange

"We interviewed several agents before selecting Royal to list our home. Royal was by far the most thorough with his presentation, understood our priorities, and was transparent but professional in sharing his opinions throughout the process. We liked his team's experience (sales volume, average time on market, pricing strategy) and their use of modern tools and approaches to manage the entire transaction from listing prep to closing. His team kept us informed throughout the process and we were very satisfied with the outcome of our home sale We would highly recommend Royal as a seller's agent."

Vasantha Surampudi

"We weren’t quite certain what would happen with listing our home during the pandemic, however with all of Royal’s help and suggestions it went very smooth. His staff is very helpful and very quick to respond to questions."

Michelle Anderson

"Royal Family Real estate is a top-notch real estate brokerage. I have worked with their staff and agents on multiple transactions and each time the service and dedication to the transaction has been awesome. I would highly recommend choosing Royal Family Real Estate for your selling and buying needs."

Kendall Monson

"I've known Royal for a long time. We have done a lot of business together and he has always been great to work with. Not only is he a true professional at what he does but I also considered him a friend. Someone I can trust and depend on"

Tom Krick

"If anyone can sell a house during a pandemic, Royal can! He came highly recommended from several friends. The Royal Family was fantastic to work with. Royal is meticulous with details, honest, well organized, punctual, professional, friendly, consistent, and extremely responsive to emails/ texts/ questions. He was extremely patient & kind during the selling process. Not only did he sell my house but he helped me navigate the 5 offers I received within days of listing the home.I respect his ability to negotiate & he ensured I got the most money for my home. Royal’s team was also amazing. I can’t say enough great things about Royals’s marketing coordinator, stager, & photographer. Everyone worked together to ensure my home showed well in person and online. They put together a beautiful, high quality brochure for the home. I was impressed with the amount of showings for the house (the amount of traffic the home received exceeded my expectations). That’s a testament to how well Royal & his team presented the property from the moment it listed. They pay attention to even the smallest of details! And thank you to the person who put up advertising signs in the neighborhood that helped attract attention for the home. Looking forward to working with Royal to find my next property"

curefanforever

"Royal and his team were amazing! They helped us every step of the way. From recommending things we could do to get top market value on our house to finding us our perfect forever home. They answered every phone call, email and text quickly and professionally. They made the whole selling and buying process stress free and enjoyable. I highly recommend Royal and his team for anyone who is looking to buy or sell a house! You won’t regret it!"

Jessica Rostan

"Royal is amazing and I would recommend him to anyone I know. He takes the time to find the right place for you. He doesn’t push to make a sale, he works with you to find your home at a great value. 5/5 or 10/10 however you want to cut it, Royal is the best."

Mike Kane

"We used Royal 13 years ago to buy our first house, and just used him again to sell. He and his team are great! We were very pleased and would absolutely recommend using the Royal Family Real Estate."

Sabrina Snyder

"We are so impressed with Royal Family Real Estate. We contacted them on a Monday, had photos taken the next day. As our home was empty they virtually staged our home. The listing went on the market the following Saturday evening. 5 showings on Sunday, 4 showings on Monday and 3 offers on Tuesday morning. We closed within the month. We were updated frequently, had great accessibility to Royal Hartwig and his staff. A fantastic experience! We highly recommend this agency as your go to and get it done experience. Please note our home had been listed with other realtors for 16 months prior to listing with Royal Family Real Estate and had 2 offers withdrawn, a very unpleasant experience. If you want to sell your home, list with Royal Family Real Estate!"

David Wilson

"We were so impressed with Royal's responsiveness to our needs and concerns. He really took the time to ensure he understood what we needed to successfully sell our house. His recommendations for preparing the house to sell with selection of which home improvement projects to complete and what needed the most attention were all spot on. We had 39 showings and multiple offers that led to bid wars. Our house sold in just 4 days. It was impressive. Thank you so much Royal for all your hard work."

Oosa Sinrapanurak

"I am an investor, who was in search of a new realtor. I interviewed countless realtors, and Royal easily stood out above the crowd. From beginning to end, the whole real estate process is very complicated and typically messy, so attention to detail is so important. Royal gained my complete confidence that he would get the job done, and I felt I knew everything that was going on every step of the way. I have already recommended him to several people."

Jim Gollwitzer

"Royal and his team far exceeded our expectations during the homebuying process as he walked us through literally every step with precise attention to detail, professionalism and patience (which was incredibly impressive) 10/10! I would highly recommend the Royal Family Real Estate to anyone looking to buy a home - you will be glad you did!"

Erica Lynn

"Royal and his team helped us sell our house within 2 days of being on the market, with multiple offers! Royal is extremely responsive, knowledgeable, trustworthy, and even fun to talk to - we thoroughly enjoyed working with him. If we hadn't moved out of state, we would love to work with him again! His real estate experience in the Chicagoland area is exceptional, as is his customer-first attitude. If you want selling, or buying, a house to be as quick and painless as possible, go with Royal Family Real Estate. We've bought and sold with them, and would not do it any other way."

Jess Krems

"Royal and his team helped us sell our house within 2 days of being on the market, with multiple offers! Royal is extremely responsive, knowledgeable, trustworthy, and even fun to talk to - we thoroughly enjoyed working with him. If we hadn't moved out of state, we would love to work with him again! His real estate experience in the Chicagoland area is exceptional, as is his customer-first attitude. If you want selling, or buying, a house to be as quick and painless as possible, go with Royal Family Real Estate. We've bought and sold with them, and would not do it any other way."

Jess Krems

"We were not sure of listing our house in this pandemic period. But after talking to Royal, we were convinced by his explanation and knowledge of the market. We got our first offer in the first 3 days and the second one in another week's time. Royal gave us the guidance to come up with the right price, recommendation for the right people to do the necessary repairs. His staff, photographer, staging crew and the lawyer are top notch professionals. We enjoyed working with him. He responded to our phone calls, e-mails, and texts promptly and professionally. We will be glad to recommend him to anyone who needs any Real estate transactions."

Jose Thomas

"Royal and his team helped us sell our house within 2 days of being on the market, with multiple offers! Royal is extremely responsive, knowledgeable, trustworthy, and even fun to talk to - we thoroughly enjoyed working with him. If we hadn't moved out of state, we would love to work with him again! His real estate experience in the Chicagoland area is exceptional, as is his customer-first attitude. If you want selling, or buying, a house to be as quick and painless as possible, go with Royal Family Real Estate. We've bought and sold with them, and would not do it any other way."

Jess Krems

"I was fortunate enough to find Royal on a referral site. The primary reason I chose him was his response time and his knowledge. 3 months later and in the midst of a global pandemic, Royal was able to close on my condo sale at my desired price. Royal was honest, consistent, and dependable. It was a pleasure to work with him and his team of professionals and I would refer him 100%."

"I highly recommend Royal and all associated with The Royal Family Real Estate, All aspects from Royal himself, Teresa's help in staging, Tanya and the photographer, always prompt, professional and friendly.
Within 13 days of listing I had a signed contract. I closed a short time later.
I used Royal's recommendations for painters, a handyman, and even an Attorney, all were excellent choices.
I am now house hunting with Beth DuFour, one of The Royal Family's buyer agents, she is a pleasure to work with."

Timothy Grish

"Kathy & I worked with Royal Hartwig on the sale of some property she owned back in her hometown. We were concerned that selling the land long-distance might be difficult, but working with Royal was a complete pleasure. We had an offer the day after it was listed! He kept us informed of all activity, proactively followed up on a couple of issue and walked us through the whole process. I highly recommend Royal and this firm."

Howard Stephens

"Royal was great to work with. Very easy-going and also very professional. Due to his expertise, we were able to list the house at the right price and received 2 bids within 48 hours of listing. The first bid fell thru so he called the second bidders to see if they were interested. They were! And 6 weeks later we closed on the house.

I would definitely recommend Royal and his team!"

Greg Hanna

"Royal was recomemded to us by a family member when we were selling our house. Royal took the time to come to our house, sit down with us and explain every detail. Royal had one of his team member visit our house who gave us very cost efficient staging idea. Royal and his team are very friendly and will make sure it's a smooth process for you. Royal sold our house in less than 48 hrs. even with other houses in the neighborhood that had been on the market for days! We would definitely work with Royal again!"

Prachi Gandhi

"Simply one of the best in the area and highly recommended! Years of proven experiences and successes when dealing with property regardless of the purchase being your single family primary residence or investment property. Royal has been groomed from a young age on the skill set of business and economics. The family at the firm will truly deliver a treatment expected by the Royal Class. Why depend on just anyone when you can rely on a team with proven results year after year! The real estate business is far too saturated with under experienced or under qualified partners. Do your family a favor and take on a team that not only helps others find their dream home however has proven numbers of personal success."

Nathan Argall

"Royal was absolutely fantastic to work with very personable, trustworthy and professional. Royal focused on meeting our needs and was always on top of everything. He has a strong knowledge of Schaumburg and the community providing us with great advice. Tanya and the photographer did an amazing job presenting our house. We had offers in 48 hours and Royal walked us through from start to finish. We would not hesitate to work with Royal again. If you want your home sold this is the team!"

Susan Duke

"I like Royal's "strategic" approach to marketing my property. His honesty and frankness about what needed to be done to sell my property was very valuable!"

Georgiane Walls

"Royal indicated how the "timing" of the first weekend showing worked. I was amazed how this worked, even after the property had been on the market for 9 months with 2 other Realtors. We had more activity that first weekend with Royal than almost the entire 9 months the property was on the market with the other Realtors. Best of all, we had an offer and closed with that offer. THANK YOU!!!"

"Easy to work with. Understood my needs. Great communication. Royal was extremely professional in all aspects of my search and eventual purchase. Very patient too! This was not an easy task I'm sure but he stayed optimistic throughout and we finally found the house that suited me best. Thanks!"

Tom Slepicka

“Royal Hartwig treated me like family. I was very lucky to have worked with him. He is personable and very knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend him to everyone. He is top of the line exceptional."

Larissa Spraggins

"I have used Royal in the past and he did a great job! The service that was proved was perfect. Passion for what you do, trust, and organization are 3 big characteristics and that was provided. I was very impressed!"

Jim Winterton

“Referral from family in real estate. Royal was fast, courteous and professional. We wouldn't have been able to get our home without him!”

Mike and Erin Smith

“Royal was the first person who was courteous on the phone, and was very prompt in sending us listings, and showing them to us under a time crunch. He was wonderful! Thank you so much for everything! We couldn't be happier in our first home together. Royal was awesome! Thanks again!” 

Steve Grooms and Ashley Drescher

“Referral from previous happy customer & exceptional marketing with good quality photos & stager."

Jef and Julie Farmer

“Royal Hartwig was very easy to work with, no pressure at all. Always accessible. His estimates were on the spot. He did an excellent job in listing my house. Well organized planning. I was able to sell my house for the listed price within two weeks. He was excellent in bargaining and also keeping the expectations realistic. For my new home purchase he went out of his usual market area and took us for numerous visits. I recommend him enthusiastically to all my friends. Thanks Royal!”

Chelsea Mitchell

“We had tried to sell our house since September of 2009 - tried two other realtors. Wish I had known about Royal back in '09! Found Royal through Redfin and he will always be our "go-to" realtor! Royal and his team helped us see our house through a buyer's eye. We made some minor cosmetic changes. We listened to Royal's advice on pricing - and we let the Royal Family team have fun with it! The result - the house is sold! We are now in a great position to find our next home. We highly recommend Royal and The Royal Family team!”

Mary and Ed Straka

“The Royal Family is the best. I have known Royal Hartwig for seven years now and all I could say are praises on how he runs his team. Never had a headache from start to finish whether you are buying or selling your property.”

Paul Tiu

“Going through the home buying process with you was very comfortable as your team provided great information and customer service.”

Matt Frank and Katie Berganske

“Royal was the most professional, knowledgeable real estate agent we ever worked with. He helped us sell our house quickly (8 days, with multiple offers!). He demonstrated remarkable patience as we looked at multiple houses and helped us negotiate buying our new house. We highly recommend Royal for any real estate needs!”

Tom and Jean Norbut

“We've bought and sold several houses in our lifetime and can tell you that The Royal Family is the best real estate agency that we have ever worked with. We recently listed a house with them and it sold within a month. We interviewed several companies and chose The Royal Family because they offered marketing services that the others did not. They are very professional and we highly recommend them. Thanks for doing a great job where everything went smoothly."

Jacqueline Berger

“As a first time home buyer The Royal Family was patient, understanding, very informative and helped me through every step including the financial."

Linda Lampi

“Royal's team surpassed our expectations. They were knowledgeable but never arrogant and always respectful or our opinions. We felt well informed and able to make good decisions about the sale of our home under Royal's guidance."

Carey and Elaine Sunderlage

“We did research on the internet and found you had a reputation for quick sales at a high price. The stager gave helpful advice before we listed our home. We felt Royal worked hard to insure our interests were met during the sale of our home and the buying process."

Tom and Jeana Norbut

“The team was great at helping me handle a difficult situation in selling my mother's house and keeping it as stress-free for her as possible. The team was great at communicating and keeping me informed of how things were progressing. The extra details were a nice touch - the professional photos for the listing, the shoe covers at the door, and the extra brochures inside. Also appreciated the CD of photos mailed to me after the closing."

John Gafney

“Your detailed sales history is fantastic. The fact that you are so confident that you guarantee a seller can cancel the agreement at any time, and then proving your worth quickly, was awesome! Also, your resources were all exceptional (painter, handyman & lawyer)."

Karin Hoffman

“I am extremely happy with The Royal Family Real Estate Agency. Royal made sure he understood my needs and was very professional. He and his staff made me feel very comfortable in showing and selling my home. I do appreciate the hard work and dedication The Royal Family Agency put into selling my home and I was overjoyed that the selling price was excellent for my house. I would definitely recommend The Royal Family Real Estate Agency to anyone selling or buying a home. The Royal Family Agency treated me like family and that means a lot to me."

Jean Baker

“Royal, You are a wizard!"

Pat Creagh

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