Hi, I’m Grant Samuelsen, and I’m a Realtor in the Madison area with the Witkins Realty Team at Re/Max Preferred. I work throughout the Madison Metro area and south-central Wisconsin, focusing on residential, multi-family, income properties, and land. I work with buyers, sellers, and investors, and here are a few things my clients have said about my work.

My Mission

My mission is to maintain the “real” part of real estate: to push back against the idea that homes are commodities and that the process of buying or selling a home can be done by a machine. I love my work, I’m hands-on/hands dirty, service-focused, and obsessed with communication and clarity: you’ll always know what we’re doing, why we’re doing it, and how it’s working, in real-time and in real-life.

For many years, the process of buying and selling real estate has been a maze of algorithms and images. In my own home searches over the past 20 years, I asked myself a few questions. Can I live in a photo? Will a website walk beside me through a complex processes? Will an algorithm notice a detail in a buyer’s offer that moves it to the top of the pile? Do I really want to buy a home like you would buy a TV? I don’t want to do it that way, and you probably don’t, either.

Get in touch at (608) 772-4656, or [email protected] if you want to discuss the value of your home, if you’d like to start exploring the market as a buyer, or if you’d like to have a general conversation about your plans and how they fit into today’s dynamic Madison-area real estate market.

About Me

I’m originally from the Chicago area and have lived in several cities, but my family has always thought of Madison as home.

I’m a licensed, full-time Realtor, and hold the Green, ABR, and PSA designations from the National Association of Realtors. I hold a Masters in Public Administration from Carnegie-Mellon University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from UW-Madison, and I also studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. My education and experience is a little uncommon in my field: it’s a combination of analytical and negotiation skills, combined with a good eye, a keen sense of aesthetics, and a well-developed ability to quickly understand personal preferences. It’s a combination that enables me to shift easily between the numbers, and the senses.

Before becoming a Realtor, I spent over 20 years managing academic research institutes in the humanities and social sciences at Duke University and UW-Madison, and in managerial, programming, and fundraising roles at arts organizations in Chicago, Washington, DC, and Pittsburgh. I’m a musician and record collector, and I’m fascinated by architecture, design, and urban history. We live on Madison’s near east side, where I support Madison’s vibrant creative community via organizations like TONE Madison, Arts + Literature Laboratory and the Willy Street Chamber Players. I’m a Member of the Board of Directors of the Madison Trust for Historic Preservation, and an active advocate for public education.

Any listing information on this site is drawn directly from the South Central Wisconsin MLS (SCWMLS), and I cannot be responsible for errors or omissions. Click here to see my full terms of use.