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Potterton Rule Inc. has been serving the real estate and insurance needs of property buyers and sellers in Southwest Wisconsin since 1939. We specialize in real estate in Iowa, Dane, Grant and Lafayette counties with 17 agents and offices in Dodgeville, Mineral Point, Mount Horeb & Platteville to serve you.
Our team of experienced Realtors® can help you find your dream home or sell your home at the right price. We also have an insurance division that offers competitive rates in auto, home, farm, business, life, and health.
At Potterton Rule, we work hard to live up to our vision: “putting forth the best service, caring for each individual, and supporting the communities we call home.
We worked with Andrea as buyer's agent in finding a home during a very difficult time in the housing market. If you can even find a home you like, you are likely going to way overpay. Andrea helped us not only find a home, but we were able to purchase it for the appraised value. She is not only incredibly skilled at what she does, but she is super responsive and personable. She was a pleasure to work with, and if you are in the market for a realtor you cannot do better than Andrea Potterton of Potterton Rule.Kyle R.
Jeff “JT” Thomas went beyond the call of duty when we sold our parent’s home. All of us kids live out of town and JT helped us with so many details from helping us set up the estate sale, hiring the best contractors to do electrical, plumbing and painting prior to listing. We have recommended JT to several people and would definitely use him again.Bruce and Neil N.
My husband and I had been looking for a home for some time. With JT’s help we found the perfect home and Jeff was quick to respond to all of our questions with his knowledge and expertise. He exceeded our expectations!K & Rachel T.
Jeff Thomas was amazing in every aspect of what was a complicated process. We are from Chicago and he is very well informed about Wisconsin Real Estate. JT was on top of everything and kept us in the loop throughout the entire process. It had been a few years since out last purchase and we had no idea what we were up against. We couldn’t have done it without him!Charles & Kris K.
JT knows the Real Estate market very well and used his knowledge and experience to guide us through some multiple offers on our home! We would highly recommend him. Jeff said he would & he did get us the best price for our home with the least amount of hassle.Larry & Cindy R.
Jeff Thomas is an excellent & efficient Realtor. He helped us purchase our 1st home. He promptly replied to all of our emails and phone calls. And believe me, there were many of them. He made a complex process seem easy and basically walked us down the path to home ownership! If you need help through it all, give JT a call!Steph & Aaron H.
Rented an apartment with Keric and JT for 2 years. They were always very professional but also very personable. Even sent me holiday cards, which I have never had another landowner do. They were quick to respond to any concerns and accommodations. I never felt like just a source of income and would absolutely rent from them again.Alex H from Dodgeville, WI
Andrea Potterton expertly guided us through the purchase of our first home, when we moved from Des Moines, as well as our second home across town six years later. She is a great communicator and negotiator and has a wealth of knowledge. We trust her absolutely and are grateful to have her to rely on as a resource.Brescia B of Mt Horeb, WI
Andrea Potterton was an outstanding real estate agent for us. Her knowledge of the market helped us prepare and price our property appropriately which resulted in 25 showings over 5 days and yielded 3 offers, 2 of which were for over the list price. She has excellent customer service skills and kept us updated every step of the way, always responding to any communication in a timely manner. Andrea is a consummate professional and an absolute joy to work with. I highly recommend her whether you are buying or selling real estate in SW Wisc.John F seller in Mineral Point, WI
Andrea Potterton, of Potterton-Rule, seems to work miracles…through a lot of dedication, hard work and attention to the detailed process involved in the transfer of real estate. I was forced to face the reality of my beautiful big house and yard being too much for an aging woman. I wouldn’t have known the best realtor to choose, but was guided by my son and his wife to someone they knew and trusted…Andrea Potterton. I am forever grateful to my family and Ms. Potterton for the result. In what seemed a miracle, my house was listed and I accepted a bid for a good price in a very short space of time. Andrea took care of everything an agent is assigned to do and more, communicating every detail so that I could understand it. I highly recommend her.Lola G of Mineral Point, WI
I came to Andrea Potterton in seek of help to sell my mother’s rural home. Although our situation was fairly time intensive, logistically challenging and did not represent an enormous commission for her, Ms. Potterton was extraordinarily positive, focused and communicative as our realtor. Her skill set was quite impressive but her care for my mother as a valued client was exceptional. In the end, she was able to get the house sold quickly at $5,000 over asking price. This is something that we simply could not have accomplished without a remarkable advocate operating on our behalf. Thank you, Andrea!Tonia G
Andrea was wonderful to work with as our realtor. She gave us direction for each step we went through to get to the sale. She was honest and kept us informed so we were prepared for each step. We appreciated her vast experience and her kind and caring personality. You can not go wrong having Andrea as your realtor!Marie O. of Dodgeville, WI
As first time homebuyers, we couldn't have asked for a better person to lead us through this journey. Geri walked right next to us and guided us through this experience step by step. From showing us properties, helping us write an offer, getting an inspection done, and all the paperwork that goes along with buying a house, Geri encouraged us through it all. We cannot put into words how amazing the experience has been with having her as our realtor and how grateful we are for finding our first home with her help.Honesti R
I worked with Andrea Potterton for the purchase of my very first home, and she was absolutely wonderful. Her professionalism and responsiveness were top notch. Each step of the way, she walked me carefully through what the process would be like and what I should expect. I never worried, knowing that Andrea was working tirelessly behind the scenes to make everything come together. When she arrived (always promptly, of course) to showings, she would come packet in hand with all the materials on the home for me to look at already prepared, and when the home buying process began Andrea was a steady guide to explain to me how everything worked and what I should do in each particular scenario. I highly recommend Andrea and Potterton Rule.Emilee G from Dodgeville
Geri not only found us the ideal property, but took us every step of the way through the process and closing without a hitch. She knows her market and has tremendous support, from inspectors to contractors, to get the job done. I would not hesitate to recommend Geri to anyone who asks. She is really a pleasure to work with and is absolutely responsive. As a partner in a large law firm, I have pretty high standards for the professionals I work with. She exceeded those standards, with a small town friendly approach. A great combination!Charles P
"Chris was great to work with. He was both knowledgeable and cooperative throughout the entire selling process."Nicole T
Andrea represented us in the recent sale of our house. She was very knowledgeable and effective. We had two offers and an accepted offer within a week. We were told by the buyers that the web pictures and great video she arranged got them to look at our house. During the closing procedure there were some hiccups that she walked us through effectively. We would recommend her and her agency for anyone selling.Brian O of Dodgeville, WI
Thank you Andrea Potterton. It was very nice having a friend of our sister to work with and sell her home. Andrea was very professional and wonderful to work with-Andrea in Wisconsin and me in Georgia. She was always available to answer any of my questions and was a pleasure to work with. Thank you Andrea for all of your hard work!Karen Jo
Andrea was exceptional in helping us sell a home for my father-in-law’s estate. We live about 125 miles from the market in which the property was listed and we selected Andrea based on her profile on the Potterton Rule web site. What a find! Andrea knew the local market very well and recommended a very aggressive (yet fair) selling price (which we achieved). Andrea was available whenever we needed her and was very responsive whenever we reached out to her. She provided solid advice and recommendations on pre-listing improvements, disclosures procedures, and had a ton of expertise on the process of selling an estate house/property. We never really experienced Andrea’s negotiation skills per se, as the entire selling process never really lent itself to any negotiations. We would work with Andrea again in a New York minute.Bob K of Mt Horeb, WI
Andrea went above and beyond to meet our needs and make sure we were happy with our purchase. She is very knowledgeable and helpful. A true advocate for her clients! And now a true friend.Vicki G of WI
Andrea is great. I really appreciate her responsiveness and attention to detail - it can be obnoxious when you have a pressing question and the other person doesn't seem to take it seriously, like responding late or not really addressing the question. Andrea replies quickly and in kind, with the medium with which you contacted her (so you know where to look for the response). She was always on top of the issues of the day and worked though my home purchase very quickly. Highly recommend. Oh, and she's not a spammer - I'm still getting flyers from a guy who wanted to sell my last home 10 years ago. It's nice to see some people still take pride in how others see them.Enrikk of Platteville, WI
Though I loved my house and property, I decided it was becoming unmanageable for me. At the recommendation of a friend and neighbor, I called Andrea Potterton. She was not only friendly, but also professional, knowledgeable, and accommodating. She has extensive experience of today's housing market and the in's and out's of financing. Anytime I had a question, day or night, she answered quickly. I can't think of anyone else I'd have to help buy or sell any property I own in the future. I highly recommend Andrea for all your housing needs.Lisa B of Lake Mills, WI
We had a great experience working with Andrea at Potterton Rule, Inc. From the initial consultation right up to the closing process, we could not have asked for a more helpful or professional agent. A lot has changed in the real estate market in the 20+ years since we sold our first home, so her experience was a huge asset while we navigated the process of selling our second home. Selling a home can feel like a daunting prospect, even when there isn't a pandemic. But Andrea showed us it can be done safely and quickly - we still can't get over how quickly our house sold! Thank you Andrea and to your entire team.Patrick M in Dodgeville, WI
Knowledge and willingness to help. We connected with Jeff on purchasing a home and his knowledge and speedy delivery made the process extremely smooth for two first time home buyers. Jeff was always available to answer our questions and provided answers prior to us asking which showed his knowledge and willingness to help. Jeff goes above and beyond with his timeliness which helped us close in under three weeks on our new home. I cannot be anymore please with Jeff, I would highly recommend Jeff for any real estate business.Erik K., Dodgeville, Winconsin
Working with Potterton Rule is always a pleasant experience. They are very professional and knowledgeable about the industries they serve.Dillon K
Andrea helped us sell our home to move into our dream home. She was very knowledgeable, happy to answer questions, took excellent pictures, and you could tell she'd been doing this for years. She hosted several open houses, made suggestions along the way, and helped us navigate the in's and outs of two contracts. She was quick to lend their trailer for us move stuff on multiple occasions and helped us with a storage unit when our garage wasn't finished in time. She answered all our questions, was available late into the night to negotiate a time sensitive contract, and in the end got us a price we were happy with. Due to COVID-19 Andrea wasn't able to be present at the closing so she sent a note to the Title Company to give to us and texted after to say Congrats. Andrea went above and beyond to help us sell our home.Amber E of Dodgeville, WI
Enjoyed working with Chrissie! She was awesome about getting back to us and getting things done! She stayed on top of deadlines and made sure every deadline was met on time or early. She got us into our dream home with the least amount of headaches possible!Home Buyer in Boscobel, WI
Chrissie was very helpful in our home buying experience. She answered all our questions in a timely manner and if she didn’t know the answer, she found out from one of her counterparts. She was almost excited as we were when we learned our offer was accepted!! Thank you Chrissie for all your help!!!Jennifer S
We worked with Dan Steinback recently for the purchase of our first home. We decided to work with Dan because of his informal and easy going personality and I'm so glad we did! We appreciated his down to earth sense of humor and his honesty. There wasn't a moment through the process that we felt like we couldn't trust his word and advice. He was so easy to get a hold of through the whole process, gave great suggestions, and (most importantly to us) brought a years of great insight and experience to our house hunt. Ultimately Dan helped us find our dream home (one we wouldn't have even looked at!) and guided us through the process - he made it easy! I honestly can't say enough good things about our experience with him. I'd HIGHLY recommend working with him for your house hunt!Brandon and Sarah P
Paul helped us buy and sell 5 properties in SW Wisconsin from a small farm to a small flophouse. His knowledge and integrity are second to none. I would highly recommend anybody looking for a knowledgeable realtor in SW Wisconsin to make their first call to Paul Place.Pete S
We have been so happy here and done so much already that has made it "ours". The kitchen and extra room ( now family room) are beautiful and the living/dining room is awesome since pulling up the carpet and seeing the BEAUTIFUL hard wood floor in almost mint condition! I remember telling you that we were NEVER getting this house and you telling me it had a lot of potential. I am glad that I listened to you and compromised with my husband ( I got new appliances out of it LOL)! Really, thanks for everything! Nothing has felt better than waking up every morning in OUR home.Brittany and Lee T
Brenda sold our house very fast and was easy to work with. She was always to make sure to look out for our best interests! I would enlist her help if purchasing or selling a home in this area. Brenda was very familiar with the area, and very informative.Amy M
I have had the privilege of working with Paul on 3 separate occasions. My first was for an appraisal for some property for my father's estate, another when he helped me sell my house in just 4 days and the most recent was his help in selling some woodland property that I shared with my two siblings. Paul was always willing to help with any question any of us had such as how much should we ask for our property, what's the market like, when is the best time to put things on the market? He ALWAYS returned emails or phone calls in a timely manner and I really appreciated his every 2 week snail mail updates, whether there was activity or where things were being advertised. He was "Johnny on the spot" when a neighbor issue transpired and he helped alleviate it in a very timely and professional manner. He wasn't pushy or opinionated or bossy but always gave us options and was very polite. Even my siblings who never actually met him face to face shared with me that they had confidence in his expertise and professionalism just from his excellent communications via email. I couldn't have asked for a better person to help us with selling our property.ingrido5
Paul was very helpful in my search for a new home. I felt no pressure and he was always willing to do whatever he could to aid me in my search. His low-key approach was exactly what I needed, making what could have been a stressful situation a rather relaxing one instead. I highly recommend Paul Place.Kevin S.
Merv was very personable from the start! Knows the town and the people. I was very impressed at how many people knew him! His rapport with other realtors made our buying process a breeze!keciaking
We have worked with Danielle on multiple transactions, mostly due to her professionalism, expertise, and expertise getting the deal closed. Danielle is always a step ahead when it comes to preparing for a sale, creating the listing, hosting open houses and handling inquiries without delay. This resulted in a quick sale of our property!davidjohnleo of Mineral Point, WI
JT was very responsive and a great asset to have on your side as you run through any house selling process! He was honest and very informative throughout the whole process for us.Me1890 of Cobb, WI
Jessica was so great to work with! She made it so easy for us and was able to help complete the process to our dream home. She took calls on the weekends and nights and went above and beyond to be sure we knew what we were doing as first time homebuyers.Jenna
Danielle is a great communicator, and is great to work with because of her knowledge in real estate. She handled dealing with the sellers and my bank, was always on top of letting me know what was going on with the transaction.excavate1 of WI
It was such a pleasure working with Kari Kelliher. She answered phone calls promptly, kept me informed of the status of every action and every step of the way. Always with a smile too! She answered all my real estate questions and was very professional. I would highly recommend anyone to work with Kari!Vicky L of Blue Mounds
Andrea is very professional and personable. She has wonderful knowledge of the market and educates her clients every step of the way. She goes above and beyond and makes what can be a stressful and emotional process as seamless as possible. We sold a home and bought a home with Andrea and we couldn't be happier! She's the best!Angela B.
After meeting with several realtors before meeting with Jessica, we were feeling a little overwhelmed as first time home buyers. Once we met Jessica though, the whole experience changed. She was so helpful and good at explaining everything, not to mention accommodating to our schedules. After about a year of looking we finally found a home that was just what we were looking for, where we were looking and in our price range. No easy task, but Jessica helped us get there. We loved working with Jessica and would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a realtor!Megan & Max K
We worked with Jeff “JT” Thomas a number of times over the years. We appreciate his no pressure, hometown approach to selling real estate. I would recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell property in our area.Jim
I have worked with Andrea for a while now, she has helped me both sell and purchase homes. Her amazing communication and ability to get any information you need quickly is the reason I'll continue to use her and Potterton Rule Inc. in the future.Brandon B.
Kari Kelliher understood what we were looking for. She made the whole process very easy. Thanks for holding my hand through it all! - Madison, WIMary Kay U.
Jessica was wonderful! My husband and I were first time homebuyers and Jessica was so patient and knowledgeable with all of our questions. She was very thorough in her research of properties and their restrictions for us. I’m so glad we found her!Hayleybug 3 of Spring Green, WI
Jessica was very knowledgeable and helpful when I was ready to sell my home. She was always available to answer questions and give expertise advice when needed.gemsteak of Barneveld, WI
We had a great experience. Jessica is awesome to work with, and we would highly recommend her to anyone. She always kept us in the loop as to what was happening. She made the process so easy! It was so nice to not feel the stress of moving and selling knowing that she was taking care of us!Mksteinke of Ridgeway, WI
Jessica is hands down the best realtor I’ve met! She is so down to earth, and easy to work with. She is quick to respond and is very knowledgeable about all aspects of home buying/selling. We met with her and instantly hit it off, my husband and I felt we could joke around with her, which is an important quality! I didn’t want to work with someone who was uptight and pushy. She was very patient with us and was not pushy at all. We will definitely be using her for all our property buying/selling in the future! She’s the best!!Buyer of Mazomanie, WI
I messaged that I would like to look at the house and she got back to me the same day and I was able to look at it that night. Brenda is very flexible and can work with whatever times you give her. If I had any questions I would email her and would get a response quick. Overall I feel like Brenda is the perfect realtor if anyone is looking to buy a home.Buyer of Potosi, WI
Paul Place is professional, hard working and responsive to multiple parties. We listed our property with him and his organization and had a good experience with our listing. We're glad we chose him.Seller of Darlington, WI
The only regret I have of Paul Place is that I didn't get a chance to meet him personally during the selling of our property. I live 1,000 miles away, near Valley Forge National Park in Pennsylvania. Paul did everything right. He was very punctual in communications, sent me updates regularly, and "knew his stuff." My sister Ingrid, who did most of the local dealings with Paul (she worked with him directly since she lives near Platteville, WI) told me she thought he was outstanding. I agree. Thank you, Paul, for a job well done!Kristen O of Darlington, WI
Danielle was representing the seller when working with us. She did a fantastic job showing us properties and we bought a house she showed us that I would have never thought to look at on my own. She was very attentive and responded to our questions immediately but did not demand that we decide to buy quickly. She allowed us time to make a good decision. We will now have her list our house to sell.christiemcnab of Mineral Point, WI
I am very pleased with my purchase, Jessica was their from start to finish. She stepped up & helped me when my bank could not help, and found a devoting lender for me that helped above and beyond. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a change in buying land or a home. Thank you very much.tbeyerc of Barneveld, WI
Paul was very helpful in my search for a new home. I felt no pressure and he was always willing to do whatever he could to aid me in my search. His low-key approach was exactly what I needed, making what could have been a stressful situation a rather relaxing one instead. I highly recommend Paul Place.Krschoenmann of Muscoda, WI
After meeting with several realtors before meeting with Jessica, we were feeling a little overwhelmed as first time home buyers. Once we met Jessica though, the whole experience changed. She was so helpful and good at explaining everything, not to mention accommodating to our schedules. After about a year of looking we finally found a home that was just what we were looking for, where we were looking and in our price range. No easy task, but Jessica helped us get there. We loved working with Jessica and would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a realtor!Max and Megan
After meeting with several realtors before meeting with Jessica, we were feeling a little overwhelmed as first time home buyers. Once we met Jessica though, the whole experience changed. She was so helpful and good at explaining everything, not to mention accommodating to our schedules. After about a year of looking we finally found a home that was just what we were looking for, where we were looking and in our price range. No easy task, but Jessica helped us get there. We loved working with Jessica and would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a realtor!Megan O of Mt Horeb, WI
Danielle was very helpful in helping me through the sale of my rental property, making it a no stress and pleasant experience. She was quite adept at negotiating and very responsive to my questions.Jim M of Mineral Point, WI
Danielle was excellent to work with. We were first time home buyers and we could not have asked for a better person than Danielle to walk us through the process. She has a lot of knowledge on the properties that she shows and just an all around personable person. We were so comfortable with Danielle. Thank you again Danielle for helping us find our home. We just love it.Dbalich2113 of Mineral Point, WI
First time home buyer, didn't know much about buying a home. Gary was a great agent that worked with us every step of the way on closing on our home! Very helpful and answered all the questions that we had . Great to us and our kids!jonsies12 of Mt Horeb, WI
We needed to sell our house fast. Jeff came up with a plan and it worked exactly how he said it would. He was very confident he know how to sell it. He also was extremely helpful with negotiating our sale and purchase.browe300 of Dodgeville, WI
Great Salesperson and Friendly. Jeff helped me sell my home which was in the market for more than a year. Additionally he made it happen though I moved out of the country after putting the house in the market. Jeff was always reachable and responsive.aboubakerm of Dodgeville, WI
Jessica was very helpful and efficient while we were searching for our home. She always came prepared with more properties to look at to keep the ball rolling. She was also very helpful when the closing came near. Jessica was in contact with the home builder and our financial team and helped answer any questions we had. We will recommend Jessica to anyone looking for a new homeHeidi
My wife and I worked with Larry to find our first home together in the Fitchrona area of Madison. Larry was extremely helpful in getting us into all the homes we wanted to see and very knowledgeable when walking through the homes to help point out benefits we may have missed and most importantly potential areas for concern in the homes. His knowledge and expertise is undeniable. He was extremely patient as our viewing list grew to nearly 40 homes and was happy to be a part of marathon showing sessions seeing 9-10 homes in an evening after my wife and I finished work. He was an absolute pleasure to work with and we will definitely be using him next time we move.Kyle B of Madison, WI
We purchased our home in August of last year and we both were very impressed with Jeff's professionalism and willingness to help any way he could. Whether the question was concerning something simple or something complex he was more than willing to find answers even if he didn't know the answer right away. It was a relaxing and pleasant atmosphere during dealings in what can be a stressful situation. Of all property I have been involved to purchasing, Jeff's approach and business dealings are very appreciated!lovelycoca of Dodgeville, WI
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