Claire is absolutely amazing. I am a person who freaks out easily. Claire had such control over everything and was so knowledgeable I didn't freak out once. Both homes we put offers in Claire was able to tailor the offers in a way that both were accepted!
Claire responds very quickly to emails, calls and texts. There were times I would email her with a list of 5 houses to go see and she would have appointments set up for them the next day.
When looking at houses Claire was quick to point out potential problems for appraisals but never once did she try to sway me to walk away from a house or purchase a house. Claire left it completely to me and there was absolutely no pressure! She saved me from buying a house that had huge foundation issues that would have taken thousands of dollars to fix all because she noticed something small in the basement.
During the processing the other title company was not giving the lender the proper documents. Claire took it upon herself to email and call the other title company and gave the specific documents with what we needed to close on time. She is the reason we were able to close so quickly.
I work for a mortgage company. I understand this business and I am incredibly picky. Claire is the by far the best relator I have ever met. I have also referred her to other co-workers that had been looking for months, once they switched to Claire they found a house within a week and had an offer accepted.
Claire was very responsive, even when we had late night and weekend questions. She and her team walked me and my fiancee through the home buying process since we were purchasing our first home. We felt comfort knowing that she was experienced and understood the details of all the paperwork we were signing. She even followed up on loose ends (that we forgot about) after the closing. We highly recommend Claire and her team!
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $250K in Farmington Hills, MI.
Primary point of contact: Tim Gilson And Karen Rochte
Tim was professional, knowledgeable, kind and effective. Karen, his administrator, was always available and worked diligently to close our sale in a timely manner. The time frame was less than a month from the day we accepted the offer to purchase until the day of closing.
We started to prepare the home a couple of months before we listed it in order to complete painting and refreshing as we were fortunate to be able to do that. Tim never pressured me during that time but was always available to consult for advice and reliable referrals for workers.
Tim and Karen made a challenging experience easier for me after I moved my father with Alzheimer's disease out of his home to another place to live. The entire moving and selling experience was no small accomplishment. Thank you Tim, Karen and RE MAX Vision.
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $450K in Bloomfield Hills, MI.
We absolutely enjoyed working with Claire. Our search for a home did not go smoothly due to a very challenging market over several months. During the search, Claire was extremely patient, helpful, and flexible. On one occasion, Claire arranged a viewing 2 hours after a home was listed and she wrote our offer to sellers 2 hours after that. Claire also was extremely dedicated and worked with us around my busy schedule. She gave up many Friday evenings and weekends to show us homes the area. We would highly recommend Claire.
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $125K in Westland, MI.
Claire was very helpful and professional. I did not feel rushed at all when buying a home with her. She helped determine prices in certain areas, and tried to get a feel for what I wanted. My only complaint is that it would have been nice if she had given me suggestions of homes that she though were good homes instead of having me pick all the places we viewed as I have very little experience in knowing what is good and bad in a house.
Response from Claire on 08/04/2014
Steve, Thanks for the helpful feedback. Going forward I will check in with clients regarding home selection to be sure that their expectations are met. That being said, I wish you the best in your new home!
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $275K in South Lyon, MI.
Claire did an excellent job in guiding us, two property virgins, through the usually lengthy and tortuous home buying process. We changed our target halfway, from one city to another city, and from condo to single family house. Yet Claire was very patient in the process and explained the pros and cons of different properties. We almost meet each other every week for three months. She is responsive to our questions and inquiries on house info., subdivision and viewing of properties. Finally, she helped us give an appropriate offer after we found the right one, and it was accepted!! This is not easy in this seller's market. Overall, we are very satisfied with her and would definitely recommend her to our friends.
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $150K in Ferndale, MI.
Claire Kona contacted me online when I started my search in the Oakland Co. area and I'm so glad she did as I was in need of a realtor with practical experience. We worked together long distance ( I live over 100 miles away from there ), until I could get there and start looking at homes in earnest. She was always willing to work around my availability and we got along well.
I especially appreciated the fact that she wasn't pushy or overbearing but always the ultimate professional. I would definitely refer someone else who's buying or selling a home to Claire and ReMax.
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $250K in Troy, MI.
This was our first experience buying a home and Claire made it an enjoyable one! She was extremely helpful and responsive. As I mentioned, we were first-time buyers, so everything was very overwhelming, but Claire made sure we understood everything. She was patient with us and all of our questions and we felt that we could go to her for advice and guidance throughout the entire process. Also, she is very honest, which was very, very important to us. Highly recommended!!!
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $150K in Berkley, MI.
Claire was an outstanding realtor. She made us, as first-time home buyers, feel comfortable with the process and explained every step thoroughly. She was available via email, text, or phone call practically 24 hours, 7 days a week! We very much appreciated Claire's honesty throughout the process - she made sure that the home we purchased was structurally sound as well as conducive to our needs. I could not recommend Claire Kona higher!
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $125K in Dearborn, MI.
My wife and I are the first time home buyers. So we were overwhelmed by the lengthy and complex process of first, finding the right home, and second, going through the complex process of closing. But the whole process could not have been easier for us, and now that it is over, and we have finalized the purchase, it feels like a breeze! Kudos to Claire Kona! Claire is extremely professional, and she make the whole process of house buying fun and enjoyable! Thanks Claire for an amazing experience.