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Claire Shaffner

Premier Agent

Real Estate Specialist (14 years experience)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Consulting,
Staging

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Year 2010 was during the trough of the collapsed housing market. Two years before I had moved to a new home bought at auction (with Clair's help) and now had to sell my old, now rented, home to rollover my increased equity. In other words, the house had to be sold without delay. Claire managed to find a willing buyer when there were very few out there and skillfully negotiated an equitable price midway between the buyer's and seller's optimistic projections.

  

09/20/2014 - AlLawrence
Sold a Single Family home in 2010 for approximately $250K in Church Hill, Richmond, VA.

Year 2010 was during the trough of the collapsed housing market. Two years before I had moved to a new home bought at auction (with Clair's help) and now had to sell my old, now rented, home to rollover my increased equity. In other words, the house had to be sold without delay. Claire managed to find a willing buyer when there were very few out there and skillfully negotiated an equitable price midway between the buyer's and seller's optimistic projections.

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08/11/2014 - gncstanton
Bought a home in 2011 in Huguenot Hills, VA 23238.

Claire made our move to Richmond a smoothe and easy one. We had to do everything very quickly and could not imagine doing it without her. Not only did she provide all the resources we needed but has kept in touch ever since to make sure we settled in well. She is amazing and now a friend.

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08/01/2014 - dssharits
Sold a Single Family home in 2012 in Richmond, VA.

I can't say enough wonderful things about Claire Shaffner! I was stuck in a house that no longer suited me and in a neighborhood that is on the decline. Claire helped me ready that house for the market and it sold in a matter of a few weeks. With Claire's help and advice, I landed in one of the most desirable zip codes in the Greater Richmond Area and bought a house that will hold its value and serve me well into my retirement years. Claire's level of customer service and certain follow-up is top-notch. Further, few of life's events are as personal and life changing as selling or buying a home. Claire truly became a confidant and a friend to me when I hired her as my agent. And, "oh by the way, she is never too busy for your referrals."

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07/30/2014 - user796787
Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $500K in Richmond, VA.

Claire has helped us sell two homes and buy two homes within the past 5 years. She is great to work with. She always puts her client's interests as the first priority. Claire is a very good negotiator and she is always very open and honest about where things stand throughout the process of selling and buying. I recommend her highly!!

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07/29/2014 - cats4cats
Sold a Single Family home in 2006 for approximately $250K in Richmond, VA.

Claire Shaffner has been the seller’s agent for me two times and I referred her to a close friend who was selling her home when she and her husband moved to a retirement community. Like me, my friend was very pleased with the high degree of professionalism, expertise and support Claire provides to her clients. These are some of the things that I especially appreciate about working with Claire:

• Selling a house can be a very emotional experience. This was certainly the case for me when I had the house of a dear friend who had unexpectedly died and my mother’s house, which had been my childhood home both fall in my lap at the same time. Claire exhibited tremendous respect, compassion and patience for the emotional ramifications I was experiencing.

• Claire has wonderful resources that she can call upon to help enhance a home’s marketability. It is clear that these contacts hold her in high regard and are willing to meet tight deadlines and provide quality work.

• Claire is very knowledgeable about the Richmond market and understands what buyers are looking for, so she can guide you in making your home appeal to likely buyers.

• Claire is willing to pitch in and help in a variety of ways to get things ready in a timely manner. She devotes a lot of her time to overseeing the process of selling a home.

• Claire is never pushy, but she can be gently assertive when necessary to ensure that tasks happen in a timely manner.

It is indeed a pleasure to have Claire Shaffner’s assistance in navigating the complicating process of selling and purchasing a home.

Sincerely,

Barbara Ambrose

In addition to selling the home listed below in 2006, she listed and sold a home in Midlothian Virginia in 2005

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07/26/2014 - kathibe12
Sold a home in 2013.

Claire is a phenomenal agent. She has a good understanding of the local market and priced my home to sell. I had a contract the day she listed it. Her suggestions for improvements made my home look brand new. I relocated to another state and Claire took care of every detail in my absence.

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07/25/2014 - andriamr
Bought a home in 2012 in Longwood Acres, VA 23236.

Buying or selling a house can be very stressful. Although I have gone through the process of selling and buying a home several times in the past, it does not get easier. I worried about so many things as I tried to find the perfect home for me.

Claire gave me very good advice about all my concerns made the process run very smoothly. She is truly a professional. I also appreciated her patience and kindness. She helped before, during and after the sale and I know I can call on her anytime. I would recommend her to anyone.

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07/25/2014 - megsgardens68
Sold a home in 2008 in Ginter Park, VA 23227.

I have known Claire in many capacities over the years, and she has always exceeded expectations in everything she's done. When it was time to buy my first house, she led me through the process, showed me many properties which fit my needs - which were a lot for my little budget! - and when we found the perfect house, she negotiated to win it for me over many bidders. It was such a great experience, I knew nothing and she walked me through each step. Her attention to detail and thoroughness are really outstanding. And when it was time to sell my house, she again helped me to understand what I needed to do to stage and prepare the house for market. It sold in record time and for the asking price! I recommend Claire strongly to every person I meet and will continue to do so.

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07/25/2014 - xfile40253
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 in Henrico, VA.

Claire was very professional and eager to work with me to find the right house for our family. We searched for a few weeks and looked at a lot of houses before finding the right one. Claire was very diligent and patient through the entire process. She gave good advice when negotiating the price of the home to ensure that we were able to purchase the one we wanted. We were very happy with her services.

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07/25/2014 - lhailey0724
Sold a Single Family home in 2007 for approximately $350K in Mechanicsville, VA.

Claire has helped me buy and sell several houses and is not only knowledgeable, but she worked hand-in-hand with me from the beginning process all the way to move-in. I recommended Claire to those I knew who were in the market to buy or sell their home. Everyone I have referred has become a client (and fan) of Claire.

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