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Jim Shaffer and Associates

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  • Ferndale
  • 48067

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291 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Realtor (16 years experience)

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

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Jim and his team were great to work with and helped us through the process of acquiring our dream home and sell ours. Timing was of the essence and their responsiveness was instrumental in getting us out of our house and in the new so we would not have any overlap. And on top of it, they are a very friendly bunch.

  

06/09/2014 - zuser20140609080524320
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $250K in Ferndale, MI.

Jim and his team were great to work with and helped us through the process of acquiring our dream home and sell ours. Timing was of the essence and their responsiveness was instrumental in getting us out of our house and in the new so we would not have any overlap. And on top of it, they are a very friendly bunch.

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08/19/2013 - user65801399
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $125K in Royal Oak, MI.

Jim found me a great home in 2011 and then sold it for me in 2013 when I had an unexpected career opportunity out of state. I was happy with the process of buying the house I called on him to sell it. He had everything coordinated so I could conclude the sale from the other end of the country.

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08/13/2013 - user8148605
Sold a home in 2013.

We had a quick and painless sale of our Ferndale home, with the help of this extremely professional team. The whole process was a breeze, specifically with the electronic documents.

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08/02/2013 - user9301244
Sold a Condo home in 2013 in Farmington Hills, MI.

Jim sold my condominium in Farmington Hills within 5 days and got a much higher price then I expected. He gave me excellent advice how to prep. and stage the condo prior to the sale. I'm sure his advice helped to make the sale go so quickly.

Everything from the Purchase Agreement to the Closing went smooth and as planned.

I knew Jim had a lot of real estate knowledge in the Royal Oak, Ferndale, Pleasant Ridge, Huntington Woods area but he also proved he is very successful in other areas of Metro Detroit.

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07/30/2013 - user2244178
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $150K in Royal Oak, MI.

Jim was very knowledgeable about the area and was really good at helping me determine what exactly I was looking for. As a first time home buyer I had a very vague idea of what to look for and the first time we met he took me around to a few houses in the area of various states of repair to help determine what my limits were in the amount of work required. In the end I wound up with a house with a reasonable amount of work at a great price. I would highly recommend Jim to my friends

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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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