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Jim Shaffer and Associates

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  • Ferndale
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269 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Realtor (16 years experience)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Foreclosure,
Short-Sale

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We met with Jim on a Friday to get a feel for what he thought if we chose him to list our house. By Monday we had an offer without ever having to list the house, go through the open house, etc. The pricing was right on, and even when it looked like things might go a little astray both parties agreed to some concessions, and everything went smoothly in the end with us getting what we wanted. Jim Shaffer does sell Ferndale - no question! He also has good taste balanced with real estate knowledge and savvy.

  

07/10/2013 - user74893346
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $175K in Ferndale, MI.

We met with Jim on a Friday to get a feel for what he thought if we chose him to list our house. By Monday we had an offer without ever having to list the house, go through the open house, etc. The pricing was right on, and even when it looked like things might go a little astray both parties agreed to some concessions, and everything went smoothly in the end with us getting what we wanted. Jim Shaffer does sell Ferndale - no question! He also has good taste balanced with real estate knowledge and savvy.

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06/27/2013 - user5767387
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $175K in Ferndale, MI.

Jim knows a great deal about the areas of Ferndale, he is also very helpful with honest advice about the properties, and not just trying to make a sale. He also has good insight about how much to bid in a competitive market, which was key in the purchase of my home.

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06/25/2013 - Dana Touchette
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $125K in Ferndale, MI.

My husband and I worked with Jim on the purchase of our first home in May of 2013. As first time home buyers, we had a lot of questions. Jim understood our situation, stayed within our price range and answered all of our questions. Since our budget was very strict along with our requirements (3 bedroom, garage, close to downtown Ferndale, ideally $100k with max $150k) we were worried we wouldn't be able to find what we were looking for. Jim assured us that we would find it. The search process was even fun with Jim; he has a great personality and we felt comfortable with him immediately. We saw around 15 homes in a month and a half. With the current market, we expected search to go on much, much longer and to lose a bid or three along the way. We were wrong!

The day our home went on the market, Jim called me and said we needed to go see it ASAP. His exact words were "Your house just went on the market." I think it had been listed for maybe 5 minutes before he called. We went to see it a few hours later and he was right, we loved it! All our requirements plus more and right at our ideal price of $105k. The market is very competitive in Ferndale and we had heard many heart-breaking stories of lost bids, so we considered offering over asking price. Jim said no, offer asking price and he would take care of the rest. 2 hours later our offer was accepted!

We could not be happier with our experience with Jim Shaffer. As long as he is selling in the Ferndale market, we will be his clients. His knowledge of the area, connections and negotiation skills are tops. We have already recommended him to everyone we talk to about our home buying process.

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06/23/2013 - user2130884
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $100K in Ferndale, MI.

Jim is outstanding at his job!!! When hecame to our home for the first time we instantly liked him. He is not a pushy sales man like some people can be. He gave us great suggestions about improving our home (Even before we hired him) to put it on the market. He is very personable and we would highly recommend him to anyone as a realtor.

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06/21/2013 - user5478037
Sold a home in 2013.

Jim responded in less than 5 minutes to my initial inquiry. He took time to fully understand my future housing needs and then worked to identify properties that met those specifications. Within weeks he found exactly the right home and facilitated my purchase. I am extremely satisfied. He then marketed my existing home which sold essentially before the first showing. His knowledge of the market and, even more important, his ability to listen to his client and match the client's needs to the market is exceptional. He is the consummate professional.

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04/17/2013 - user6683459
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $175K in Ferndale, MI.

Jim helped me purchase my first home, which is in the Ferndale/Royal Oak area. Jim is super familiar with the area and had often been in or heard about the houses already before we stepped inside. He also lists many houses in the area for sellers, so has a great feel for the current market. Jim was very knowledgeable about potential issues with some of the older homes and the amount of work/money that would be needed to fix or upgrade them. Together, we probably saw 25-30 houses or more before finally having an offer accepted, but Jim was never pushy or impatient. During the inspection and closing period he and his staff were great about helping me through the process and addressing the issues that cropped up with the bank and inspectors, etc. If you're looking for a house in the "Woodward corridor," I would definitely recommend Jim.

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03/29/2013 - user8401174
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $175K in Ferndale, MI.

We contacted Jim because we saw that he had sold several houses on our street, so we thought he would have knowledge of the Ferndale real estate market. Jim definitely was in tune with the area and he understood very quickly what we were looking for and where. We couldn't have asked for a better experience, from the bid, to the inspection, to closing, all went smoothly! We have lived in Ferndale for 14 years and plan on referring all our Ferndale friends and neighbors to Jim in the future!

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02/16/2013 - user0606170
Listed, but didn't sell my Single Family home in 2013 in Ferndale, MI.

my husband and i had our house up for sale a year ago for six months,with a different realty co. no luck,we put it up again this year with jim,the house was sold i n 11 days.we would reccommend jim to any one who is looking for the best,the whole experience was fast and easy,thank you jim...

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01/21/2013 - emilyotr
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $175K in Ferndale, MI.

We used Jim to help us buy a house in Ferndale. There isn't anyone more knowledgeable about the area. He was able to show us homes whenever we wanted to see them, he was available. He told us he found our perfect house, and he did. I highly recommend Jim!

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12/19/2012 - user8889983
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $250K in Royal Oak, MI.

My wife and I tried a few realtors before we met Jim. We looked at around 100 houses with him, and with each house he knew exactly what we were looking for. Jim was never once impatient with us as it took us over 2 years to find the house that we now live in and love. I highly recommend Jim Shaffer, he is easy to work with, easy going, doesn't make you feel pressured, gives good advice when you ask, and it's up to you to ask the tough questions just like with any other realtor. Thank you Jim!!

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