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YourBusyLife

Agent

13 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Partner Associate (14 years experience)

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

Ratings & Reviews

 

  
 

02/11/2015 - YnesBratcher
Helped me rent a home in Centre Heights, Centreville, VA 20120.

Words cannot describe how lucky we were to work with Claude Labbe I would highly recommend him to everyone. We were looking for rent a house and were guided the whole way through this crazy process with such care and professionalism. He has nothing but the clients interests in mind.  He is knowledgeable, experienced, communicative and works within the parameters you give to him.

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Response from YourBusyLife on 02/17/2015

There were a few twists & turns, and we found a great place for lunch. Thank you for the opportunity.

 

  

02/07/2015 - tigerangel007
Helped me rent a Single Family home in Centreville, VA.

Claude was a Great help! Highly recommend you contact him first. He is a go getter that gets things done. He did not give up in my difficult situation to find a home for me and my family. We got into a house before Christmas and that was great for my family. Dogs are happy too.

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Response from YourBusyLife on 02/11/2015

The criteria were simple enough: get it done and get it done NOW. Next time, I'll have to supply a Christmas tree as a house warming gift when I do these so close to Christmas. And I know the 3 of you & puppies are very happy.

 

  

02/06/2015 - leyden helen
Helped me rent a Single Family home in Vienna, VA.

Claude was an absolute pleasure to work with. We recently moved to the DC Metro area from California and Claude was very cognizant of our short timeframe to look for a home to rent over a couple days in December and was more than willing to squeeze as much into on our scouting trip as possible. He had already done the research based on our requests to make it as easy as possible. He was knowledgeable on the areas and the processes we needed to make our lease happen quickly. He is a responsive, friendly person who takes pride in his work and truly cares about his clients and their needs. We would highly recommend him to anyone.

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Response from YourBusyLife on 02/11/2015

We had fun; we scoured the area, found the home within a weekend. Next time, we'll need to consider "how much of a driveway do you want to shovel?"

 

  

09/16/2014 - Rene Hartl
Bought a home in 2014 in Capitol Hill, Washington, DC 20002.

Claude was all we could hope for in a realtor. He was flexible, hard working, and very tenacious with the sellers. We were first time home buyers and we appreciated that he let us make our own decisions but knew when to make suggestions when we weren't sure what to do.

He always made time for us to see the properties we wanted and we never felt weren't as important as any of his other clients. This included marathon days where we scheduled six to eight houses in one day. Honestly, we don't think this guy ever stops working.

In addition, he went beyond what one would normally expect from a realtor, helping us with issues even after closing with the house for which we will be forever grateful.

He was knowledgeable about the neighborhoods we wanted to see and very insightful about issues and trends regarding each. And if he didn't know, he would find out.

In short, working with Claude didn't feel like working with just another realtor. It, in fact, felt like we were working with a partner. We would highly recommend him to anyone.

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Response from YourBusyLife on 09/19/2014

Thank you for posting. What you neglected to suggest was that the Energizer bunny battery is a result of the never ending coffee. We had fun, and I know you'll continue to ask about things, you just clearly loved homes & real estate.

 

  

09/04/2014 - ctb639743
Helped me rent a Single Family home in Falls Church, VA.
Primary point of contact: Claude Labbe

I can't recommend Claude highly enough. He is tenacious, courteous, professional and genuine. He not only helped us find a property after a very long search, he also made sure our move went well, from help setting up utilities to cleaning crews, etc... Claude continually checked in with us during our search, offering local information, networking opportunities and kept our spirits up. I wouldn't use another Realtor, he has my highest recommendation.

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Response from YourBusyLife on 09/05/2014

Thank you CTB. It was a lengthy process, but by the time you get here, you sure knew the area better than most out of towners. Also, I can't be tenacious w/out the client also being right alongside with me and both of you were.

 

  

08/24/2014 - JoeGonzalez84
Helped me rent a Multi Family home in Oak Hill, VA.

I have nothing but praise for Claude and the work that he did for us. After looking at quite a few places, Claude helped find us a great place for us to live! He hustled, he worked hard and he was in constant communication with us never leaving us out of the loop. I highly recommend Claude for your house hunting needs.

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Response from YourBusyLife on 09/05/2014

I like it when someone tells me "nothing but praise". But...Joe was ready from the get-go. We laughed when we realized he was control to control and manage an agent who didn't need to be, since we were both thinking/working the same way. A pleasure. Thank you.

 

  

08/18/2014 - gch4
Bought a Condo home in 2014 for approximately $175K in Alexandria, VA.

Claude is knowledgeable in his profession and in this geographic area. He is energetic and quick to act/react. His sense of what I wanted and how I wanted to do it was on target, and he quickly read me and what type of communication would work best between us -- especially during the actual negotiation process.

His sense of humor rounds him out as the type of professional I would recommend to anyone.

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Response from YourBusyLife on 08/25/2014

Hi gch4, Oh, we had fun. Weekend mornings mostly, and I don't think I ever forced you out of the office for a meeting. As long as we still agree... at some point, you'll send me a photo of the new color scheme !

 

  

08/17/2014 - sara r motley
Bought a home in 2014 in Oxon Hill-Glassmanor, Fort Washington, MD 20744.

Claude was referred to me. My home search was a two-prong approach with me finding houses and him suggesting a few, which educated me on the market and gave me new ideas of what I wanted. I began looking months before I was ready to buy, but he was patient with me every step of the way. He went out of his way to keep me informed and worked extra hard to make my life easier. When I found my future home, signatures were electronic where technology allowed, and he went out of his way to facilitate all in-person signatures explaining everything carefully in detail as we went along. He was always available to answer any questions I had, no matter how basic or when I asked. I would definitely refer him to anyone looking for a house.

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Response from YourBusyLife on 08/25/2014

Sara, We sure considered everything, didn't we? Every.Thing. Was it worth? Yes, getting you the house we did is one of my success stories this year, because I really like your new home. And I know you will especially when the new hot tub is put in.

 

  

07/28/2014 - adam e howard
Sold a home in 2011 in Columbia Heights, Washington, DC 20009.

Claude helped me to sell my condo in NW Washington DC back in 2011. While that may sound easy in today's market, there were Fannie Mae regulations and Condo bylaws which affected my situation VERY uniquely making the sales process very difficult. While I'm sure that many other agents would have quit on me, Claude stuck with me through the difficulties. He was always responsive, kept me aware of the happenings in the market and was even receptive and willing to try relatively unconventional approaches when I suggested them. Even years after the sale, he has been very responsive whenever I have had a question or needed a reference. I highly recommend him.

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Response from YourBusyLife on 08/01/2014

Thank you for this Adam. What I most vividly recall was that no matter the new twist or hurdle that was thrown at you, your response was always to buckle up and select one of however many counter-strategies I would suggest to you or that we could craft together. It made my life much easier knowing you were in the saddle right at my side, surely getting to a successful sale. Stay in touch,

 

  

07/27/2014 - user39822287
Bought a home in 2014 in Columbia Heights, Washington, DC 20001.

Claude recently helped me buy a parking space in a much sought after luxury condominium building in the heart of Washington, DC. I first came across Claude's information on Zillow in 2011 when he was advertising a parking space I was interested in buying. Although I did not end up buying the parking space he was selling, we developed a very good relationship over the next 3 years, which culminated into my recent purchase.

Claude always goes above and beyond his duties as a realtor. As you may know, owning a parking space in certain neighborhoods of DC is a premium worth paying for. But, unless you buy it with the condo, it is very hard to secure financing for it. Claude went above and beyond his job (even as a seller's realtor) to help me find financing for the space. In the last 3 years, he has been on the hunt for parking spaces, sending me listings as soon as they become available. Finally, a parking space in my price range became available in 2014 and Claude did not waste time to get me under contract. I was out of town and despite everything needed to write an offer, Claude worked magic to have my offer submitted by the end of the evening --a weekend night, mind you. He followed through, kept me informed every step of the way until we closed, and asked the questions I didn't even know to ask. He was very prompt and thorough when responding to all my questions and anxieties (of which there were several). We ran into some hurdles along the way, but he made the process seem like a breeze. Oh, and he continues to protect my investment by reminding me when HOA fees and property taxes are due. I highly recommend Claude as your realtor. He will take care of you and your investment long after you're done paying him.

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Response from YourBusyLife on 08/01/2014

Hi User39.... Most every purchase has a fun and unique angle and twist. This was no different, but how perfect was it that you were having lunch in NYC for your birthday w/e when I called to alert you to this place being on the market? Next thing you know, I was making you hustle and work all w/e to get this prized place before anyone else realized it was for sale.... let's do another... _Claude