Gustin Harshbarger Real Estate Team

Selling Goal:
It is my goal to reduce the stress of selling real estate, to provide market insight and expertise, to game-plan a comprehensive marketing strategy specific to each individual property, to be a resource for other service providers that will help us overcome obstacles as they pop up through the process, and to be there for my seller all the way to the closing table and beyond.

Buying Goal:
No matter if you’re a first-time homebuyer or a seasoned investor, this is a large purchase for you, and you need someone who will be honest and look out for your best interest, and do everything he or she can to make sure that you are making the best move possible.

I've got your back! I build my business on happy clients that refer more business to me. It is my goal to make sure that you are comfortable with what you are buying, that you are getting a good value, and that you are aware of market conditions. I want to be a resource for you in regard to lenders, attorneys, inspectors, contractors, etc. I've got the team that you can count on!

My Roots:
I grew up in Wasco (before it became Campton Hills), otherwise known as St. Charles. If that didn’t confuse you, then you must be from the area! I have also lived in Geneva and Elburn, where I still own a home. My family and I currently reside in the Fox Valley, as do five of my six siblings and their families. My extensive knowledge and understanding of the Fox Valley area really equip me to help my clients find or sell real estate effectively. The majority of my business is in the Fox Valley area, but I often show or list property throughout Chicagoland and the far-west area.

My Previous Life:
I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Communications from Western Illinois University. Soon after graduation, a friend and I started our own successful Web Design company.  Running my own business demonstrated my initiative, self-motivation, and determination to succeed, even in a difficult economy.

Technical Know-How:
I am a tech savvy Realtor who understands the ways of the Web, social media, and other preferred methods of communicating, which can be highly beneficial to my real estate customers. My education and previous work experience allowed me to gain the knowledge of Search Engine Optimization/Marketing, Social Media Marketing, and increased online placement.

Not Only a Member:
I am a member of the National Association of Realtors, and the Multiple Listing Service of Northern Illinois. I am a Zillow Premier Agent, and I have accounts with Trulia,, and LoopNet. We syndicate our properties to thousands of real estate websites.

I have consistently received sales awards from Baird & Warner for Annual Volume ($$$) and Number of Transactions. I’m one of the top agents in my office, and I continue to increase productivity year-by-year. Almost all of my stats outperform the market.

Fancy Letters:
Certified Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource (SFR), Certified Staging Consultant (CSC), Broker Price Opinion (BPO), Military on the Move Certified Agent (MMCA), Leading Relocation Specialist (LRS).

The A-Squad:
To be successful and to operate at a high level of performance, you need to have a team. With decades of experience and complete accessibility, we can provide our clients with the best service in the industry. Whether you are needing info on a house that you saw online, need assistance with a deal that we have under contract, or just have general real estate questions, you will always be able to reach our team members to help you out.

Made Simple:
Buying and selling real estate can be stressful, time-consuming, and complex! You need someone that you can trust. Trust in Gustin!


  • BPOR - Broker Price Opinion Resource
  • CSC
  • Military on the Move Certified
  • SFR - Short Sale & Foreclosure Resource

Reviews on Zillow

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"We could not have asked for a better experience in having someone like Gus Harshbarger to list and market our home. He builds trust through the application of his knowledge and experience, combined with technical savvy and data feedback to drive the entire process to a successful conclusion. We placed great trust in Gus to help us through a difficult market circumstance, and he delivered with honesty and integrity. We heartily endorse Gus to anyone who seeks a realtor who listens, communicates, and brings results.
Another integral partner in the whole process (referred to us by Gus) is our real estate attorney, Joan Dillon. Her compassion, experience, persistence, and negotiating skills were evident throughout, and absolutely essential in navigating through some difficult waters. Joan is a great advocate for her clients, and you can put your faith in her word.
We are grateful to have both Gus and Joan represent us in our latest transaction. We will lean on this great team for any and all of our future real estate needs. Highly recommend both Gus and Joan!"


by dean ransom

"We would like to thank Gus Harsbarger for all his assistance with the purchase of a new home in Geneva for our family! We began the process by looking at homes in a particular area we were interested in, just trying to get an idea of the price and size of homes. Gus was glad to show us a bunch of homes and help us figure out what we were going to be able to afford. Gus knew that we were not in a hurry to purchase a home, and patiently showed us each home that met our criteria as soon as it was listed.

Gus was a great resource for us when it came to the different home prices. He was able to tell us when a home was priced too high, or when a home was priced right and would sell quickly. He also went through a distressed property and helped us in trying to purchase it. Ultimately, that purchase didn’t work out, but soon after we found the one we had been searching for!

Gus helped us through the bidding and negotiation process quickly and efficiently and we soon had a contract for our home. The process was smooth and well coordinated. We had never worked with the new digital documents that are all done online, but Gus made it easy. Gus was very professional, hard working, and dedicated to our family for the whole process. We were more than happy to purchase a home with his help and recommend him to anyone looking to purchase a new home!"


by B Saelens

"Gus was a pleasure to work with throughout the whole moving process. Gus took the time to get to know my husband and I and was available at any time to answer our many questions. He is personable, reliable, and dedicated to helping his clients. I would recommend his services to any of my friends, family members, and co-workers."


by meganward619

"Gus is a great agent to work with! Highly knowledgeable, professional, skilled negotiator, on top of things the entire process and is quick to respond all the time. Great energy and always works in the best interest of his clients. You want someone who will be there every step of the way and he was. Will definitely recommend Gus to others!"


by idoartabc

"Gus is wonderful to work with and makes the difficulties of home buying/selling straight forward and simple! Gus helped my husband and I find our started home a few years back and recently got us though the process of selling a home and buying our new dream house! Gus was there for us every step of the way! He was awesome when it came to dealing with our busy schedules and was available when we needed him! We enjoyed working with Gus and he had great recommendation for everything from home inspections to mortgage companies! I always recommend Gus to any of my friends and family members who need a realtor. He is such a relaxed and easy person to work with, we always think of Gus first when we need a realtor!!"


by mckenzie kelly13