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Jonas Funston

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Premier Agent

Top 1% of Phoenix Realtors, 2012-14 (9 years experience)

23 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

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

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01/28/2014 - rob duan
Sold a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $125K in Tiburon, Chandler, AZ.

Jonas has been my realtor for more than 3 years. I am very impressed with his local knowledge, service, and will recommended him to anyone who wants to purchase or sell a property.

Jonas helped us to purchase 5 properties and to sell one. Currently he is helping us to secure one more property and to put one on the market. Since we are out of country investor, finding a good realtor is very important. The 5 properties we purchased, crazy thing is that we never saw them in person at time when we purchased them. But we are very happy with the condition and price of the purchase.

In 2011, we flipped a property in Chandler. The amount of work involved from purchase, renovation, and sell is tremendous. Jonas treated this like his own. He spent more hours than we did on this transactiojn. A couple of days before the closing date, the buyer wanted to back out because of a minor inspection issue, Jonas used his excellent negotiation skills to make the deal succesful.

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01/27/2014 - mmwtwin
Sold a home in 2013.

Jonas was the consummate professional. He was honest and went above and beyond to sell my houses for great prices in record time. I would highly recommend him if you want the best.

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01/27/2014 - badbarn9
Showed home in 2013 in Ahwatukee, Phoenix, AZ.

I started with Jonus on a condo to rent out. He did great. Later, he called me about another condo with a lakefront. Again, it all worked out great. Finally, when I decided to move to Phoenix area, I had him looking for places in the Ahwatukee area. He found exactly what I wanted 3 times. The first 2 had someone bid more than asking price so I was patient. Eventually, we hit it on #3, a 2 br on the golf course. Got it at a reasonable price and am very happy here. He also was willing to help out in any way I needed. Took care of all the inspection items on the 2 rental condos and let me use his pickup on the place I eventually moved into. Very happy and would use him again.

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01/27/2014 - jdloves2win
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $175K in Chandler, AZ.

Jonas was extremely professional, knowledgeable, responsive, and got me a great deal. I always felt like I was his most important client even though he seemed very busy. He took the time to answer any questions and walk me through the process step by step to ensure I was comfortable. I would highly recommend Jonas to anyone looking to buy or sell their home and I wouldn't think of using anyone but Jonas in the future.

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06/06/2013 - user72815024
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $475K in North Scottsdale, Scottsdale, AZ.

If you are buying a home in the Phoenix Metro Area, there is no one better then Jonas Funston. No one better! Jonas found us a buyer for our existing home before it was even listed on the market and sold it over the appraised value! How great is that kind of combo?! Jonas then worked his rear off to help us get in our current dream home in North Scottsdale well under the asking price and with many extra's in the house conveyed. There is no one better. Personally he's a great guy, family man, and genuinely enjoys his job and helping others. He is very thorough, always returns your calls and text messages within 30 mins, even late at night, and is extremely knowledgeable about the diff markets in the metro area. (We began our search for a home in Chandler before going to Scottsdale) Call Jonas. It will be the smartest move you make in your home buying experience.

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12/21/2012 - user9618086
Sold a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $125K in San Tan Valley, AZ.

Jonas contacted me after he learned that I was likely going to want to sell or rent out my house. He didn't stalk me, but rather called to offer his services and he left it at that until I was ready. Once I let him know I was open to it he walked me through the process, I am an inexperienced seller. He convinced me with comps that the market was ready and that I could make a profit if I put in some elbow grease and hired some work done.

He came to do a thorough home inspection to help me prepare to get the most out of the sale. He gave me a check list and then he actually asked if he could get on the roof to check it out. While there he cleaned it off and even took a couple of broken roof tiles so he could replace them when he came back!

Since I was a novice and relatively new to the area he offered quality recommendations for great, less expensive repairment and house cleaners. He was very patient with my many texts, calls and emails and was prompt to respond. He was a virtual funnel of information from the buyer's realtor and the loan officers.

I highly recommend this motivated Realtor. From listing to closing in one month is amazing and we didn't settle for a low-ball offer. He advised to take the best offer instead of just the first offer. I am very grateful for his work and professionalism.

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04/30/2012 - user014520
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $125K in Neely Commons, Gilbert, AZ.

As the buyer’s agent, Jonas helped us purchasing a rental property in Gilbert. The process to close a short sell house was quite complicated, and it took several months. We, as Canadian, are thousands miles away from Phoenix. So far, we have neither been in Arizona, and nor have met with Jonas in person. However, the property we bought was smoothly closed in later February, and was rented out short after. Phone call and email exchange are the only ways we communicated with Jonas. He might not pick up the call immediately every time, but he guaranteed getting back to us within several hours. He visited property, took photos, prepared papers, arranged inspection, found tenant, and handed the house to rental management. After the inspection, a couple of minor issues needed to be fixed. He called the local repair services, and the cost was reasonable to us. It is our first real estate investment in US, and we are quite impressed with the experience of the truly remote directing and managing. Well, Jonas was our first and only “employee”.

I’m not the first one hiring Jonas as the buyer’s agent. My friend referred him to me. As far as I know, he has actually helped a quite few of Canadians on the real estate investment in Phoenix.

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03/17/2012 - user534927
Bought a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $125K in Cooley Station, Gilbert, AZ.

Jonas took the time to understand exactly what I was looking for when I was searching for a home. Despite being rejected on several deals due to cash offers from other buyers, he continued to be patient and positive with me and suggested listings that he knew would interest me. In fact, he suggested one home that wasn't even on my list and when I walked in, I knew this was it. Sold! I would and have recommended Jonas to others that are thinking about real estate purchases. His property expertise, responsiveness, and interest in exceeding the client's expectations make him an outstanding real estate professional.

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03/09/2012 - user088228
Bought a home in 2011.

Jonas is a very hard working professional who is dedicated to his clients. He is truly concerned about his client's needs and goals, and is able to find a fantastic deal. He negotiated on my behalf when we ran into some snags and always quickly responded to my questions / concerns thoroughly and gave me the information needed to make the decisions to move forward. In the deal, Jonas exceeded my expectation from a Realtor.

Jonas is an excellent person and does outstanding work. He not only knows the market and the area, but also knows building structure and provided me with very valuable suggestions about house repair and maintenance. He helped me contact handyman to do small repairs that had to be done to the house, and helped me evaluate the quotes for these small repairs. …… Jonas is always ready to help me with any other issue that is not a responsibility of a realtor.

I highly recommend Jonas to everyone who is interested in buying properties in Phoenix.

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03/09/2012 - user648475
Bought a Single Family home in 2011 in Gilbert, AZ.

Jonus helped us bought three properties, two of them closed in 2012. He provided us full services with free charge. He also was patient to answer all of our questions. We were lucky to have an agent like him.

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