Bought a Other home in 2014 for approximately $300K in Blaine, MN.
Claire helped to make the buying process easy and understandable. As our buyer's agent, she clearly understood the entire buying process and helped to keep us on track. She was quite flexible, especially when we changed our buying target from existing homes to building a new home.
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $325K in Maple Grove, MN.
We have made 11 moves in our 4 decades of marriage and our experience with working with Claire buying a home ( and even long distance), is by far the experience to judge all our other moves by!!!----you cannot improve on perfection! Claire kept us up to date on each aspect of the buying process and despite past experiences purchasing homes, each state is a bit different. Claire got back at us very quickly whenever we had any questions and was so patient with us . In the past, we had been leary of using any "recommendations" that a realtor would suggest but we found out that whomever was on Claire's list of screened contractors was in fact very very good! Using a "buyer's agent" when you are purchasing a home makes such smart sense and to hire Claire Bastien is brilliant sense!
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $200K in Victory, Minneapolis, MN.
This was the first time I buying a home and I needed someone who was going to look out for my best interest and see things when looking at houses that I would easily miss. Claire did an awesome job from the time we started to look all the way through the closing and even following up afterwards. She did an excellent job of putting us in touch with the right people for the inspection as well as the lending. I would definitely recommend Claire to anyone looking to buy a home.
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $200K in Oakdale, MN.
We have so many wonderful things to say about Claire. Here are some words that describe Claire: experienced, responsive, trustworthy, easy going, connected, tech savvy, dedicated, and cheerful. Negotiating is Claire's greatest strength. We were first time homebuyers in need of someone we could trust to look out for our interests, guide us through the process, and gently encourage us towards homes that would meet our needs. We first contacted Claire about our home search mid-March 2014. We moved into our dream home on May 23rd, 2014. Our offer was accepted out of SEVEN even though we were not the highest bidder. I firmly believe that Claire's negotiating skills got us our home at the right price (and a lawn mower, a snow blower, a chest freezer, a washer and a dryer!). Her list of recommended vendors has proven useful now that we are updating our new home. She also helped us find a great lender at a low price and steered us away from premium-priced companies that would have slowed the approval process. We would highly recommend Claire to other homebuyers.
I worked with Claire as the buyers agent on a Purchase that I was the loan officer for. I have never worked with anyone that truly cares for her borrowers as if they were her own family. I would never hesitate to work with Claire in the future and am more than happy to send referrals her way. If you work with Claire, I can assure you, you won't be disappointed!
We relocated to St. Paul form out of state and Claire helped us to find and purchase a house. Claire is extremely knowledgable about both St. Paul and its suburbs and the house buying process in general. She is very hardworking and extremely efficient and detail oriented. She helped us to have a great experience and I fully intend to recommend her to my friends.
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $175K in Richfield, MN.
I recently worked with Claire to find a home. As a first-time home buyer, I was unsure of how the process worked and what needed to be done. Claire was able to sit down with me and explain everything that I should expect throughout the home buying process. She worked very hard and late hours to accommodate my busy schedule and assisted me in identifying issues with the houses that could potentially cost thousands of dollars in repairs.
It is rare to find someone these days that is as trustworthy, friendly and hard working as Claire. I will be recommending her to all of my friends. Thanks Claire.
My wife and I had an extremely positive and pleasant experience working with Claire. Claire is very detail oriented and truly cares about her clients. She not only knows the Twin Cities neighborhoods, but has specialized knowledge on things a buyer may need potential help during the search process, such as distressed properties, mortgages, and repairs and work on a property that may or may not make it a good value.
She's extremely patient, listens to her client needs, and covers many details during the buying process that a buyer may potentially miss, such as specific recommended home inspection tasks. She helps to negotiate during the buying process to ensure that the best interests of her clients are considered.
Claire has our endorsement and we'd definitely recommend her to anyone who's considering buying a home.
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $200K in Oakdale, MN.
From beginning to end, Claire was VERY thorough with assisting my fiancé and I purchase our first home. We knew that we wanted to use a buyers agent from hearing wonderful things about them, and our expectations were definitely met! The process went extremely smooth. She kept us updated every step of the way and explained everything to us, which was really important since we knew nothing going into the home buying process. We will be recommending Claire to all of our friends!
Bought a Single Family home in 2005 for approximately $300K in Stillwater, MN.
I worked with Claire a few years ago in finding a home along the St. Croix river. Her attention to detail is what I remember most. Her promptness and ability to find me only houses that fit my criteria was very important. She also worked within my budget and was able to vision renovations and cost. She truly exceeded my expectations from the beginning to the end.
I especially appreciated that Claire acts solely as a buyers agent so her skills and attention are exclusive. I have, in the past, worked with agents that do both buying and selling for their customers and I feel that your importance gets lost in their hectic schedules!
As stated above, I would highly recommend Claire to anyone.