Claire genuinely cares about her clients and works hard to make the home buying process go smoothly. She helped me find my first home–a sweet little house that had all the features I wanted for a great price. At our first meeting I voiced some reservations about buying a home. She promised me that she’d walk me through the whole thing, and she absolutely did. I couldn’t be happier with how things turned out. (She also shoveled the back walk for me on closing day, which was very kind.)
Claire from Buyers Real Estate help us purchase a condo in October of 2014. We had just moved to Minneapolis and were first time home buyers, so we really needed all the help we could get. Claire was the picture of patience as we worked through where we wanted to look, what types of home we wanted to consider, even what price range we would be comfortable with. Through the search, negotiation and buying process, Claire was never pushy and always made us feel comfortable. She has excellent insight into local areas and really took into account what was important to us. She looked out for our interests every step of the way, making sure we were aware of possible hidden costs or future expenses.
If you are looking for someone to be in your corner through an oftentimes overwhelming process, Claire is your champion. She was there for us every step of the way and we couldn’t be happier in our new home!
I strongly recommend using Buyer’s Real Estate Group to find a home in the Twin Cities area. Claire was very knowledgeable and had great advice for my wife and I who were first-time home buyers. She never pressured us into offering on a house we did not love and was quick to point out any problems she saw that we may have missed. She also employed her impressive research skills to find additional information on properties that was above and beyond what we expected.
The whole process was never rushed nor pressure-filled, and she provided great advice balancing a winning offer with one that didn’t spend too much. The added piece of mind of having an exclusive buyer’s agent is a huge plus and something I would definitely recommend to any home buyer, particularly those with limited experience with buying real estate. Overall it was a great experience, I can’t recommend Buyer’s Real Estate Group and Claire Bastien enough!
As a first time buyer, Claire was very helpful, friendly and patient with finding the perfect place for my husband and I. From the beginning till closing, Claire demonstrated that her first priority is always to protect her client’s – the buyer’s – interest. Claire is extremely efficient, responsive, understanding of our needs and went out of her way to make sure all of our queries were fully answered. We are very satisfied with Claire’s service and would recommend her to everyone.
We had a wonderful experience with Buyers Real Estate Group. They were referred to us after filling out a questionnaire online for an exclusive buyer’s agent organization. Not long after that, Leone Fisher contacted me by both phone and email. I was able to call her and ask all kinds of questions, especially since we were first time home buyers. Lee found out what we were looking for and set up an account that notified us whenever a house came on the market that fit our parameters. Although I did a lot of research online myself, Lee was actually the one who found the house we ended up buying. It is only one block from where my husband is employed and in a very nice, quiet, and established neighborhood. She was very familiar with the area and knew where to look. Since we were coming from out of town (and out of state), we only had one weekend to look at houses. Lee was able to schedule and accompany our entire family of nine to our top ten choices in one morning and then took us back to look at our top two for a second look the next day. We decided on a house and made an offer the third day after Lee carefully went over all the paperwork with us. We were able to buy our house for quite a bit below the listed price even though most of the houses in the area had been selling at list price during the previous year. Lee helped arrange the inspections and attended them as well since we were out of state. She sent and received all the documents via email and was the go between for us with the selling agent and the title company, inspectors, etc. After the inspection, she helped us decide what to ask the sellers to do and they lowered the price of the house even more. All in all, it only took about 5 1/2 weeks between the time we first saw the house and when we closed! It could have been shorter except we had to wait on the sellers’ schedule. Lee was there for the final walk through and received the keys for us. After we arrived, she helped with homesteading paperwork as well as giving me a tour of the area. I would highly recommend using an exclusive buyer’s agent if you are looking to buy. And I would especially recommend Lee if you’re looking for a house in the Twin Cities area. She is fabulous!
I found Renei out of a google search for an Exclusive Buyer’s agent. I felt like my first real estate agent (from one of those larger nameless real estate agencies) wasn’t really looking out for my interest and was more looking to push me onto her own listings. With an exclusive buyer’s agent, at least I wouldn’t have that issue. MY only comparison with real estate agents has been our first real estate agent but I would say that Renei has more knowledge about homes and not just about reading her clients. Our first one was really good at reading our emotions about a place but couldn’t do much beyond open doors. Renei uses her experience of rehabing homes to provide value. She can readily give a price estimate on how much she thinks it would cost to redo something which talked us out of many offers. We dealt with Renei on two occasions. THe first time we put in an offer but did not end up with the property. Fast forward 2 years and we finally closed on a property. I’d recommend Buyers real estate group and Renei.
Renei is great! My husband and I were very intimidated by the whole process of buying our first home. Renei, put us at easy immediately. One of the first things she said to us was “I will only sell you a house that I would sell to my own children”. She is very easygoing, flexible, and funny! You can tell that she truly enjoys her job and helping people find their homes. She will NOT try to sell you any house, she works with you patiently until you find what you are looking for. I would recommend her to anyone!
We purchased a beautiful house with the help of Renei and Buyers Real Estate Group. She listened to what type of home we were looking for and showed us homes that were appropriate to our needs and taste. Our current home which we found with Buyers Real Estate is lovely and when the time comes to upsize or downsize we are eager to use Buyers Real Estate.
ind a house with great bones — something we could enjoy for years without worrying about structural problems. As first time home buyers, Claire did a great job of listening to us, refining our ideas, and helping guide our search — at each showing, she told us what she saw, both good and bad, to help us be better buyers and homeowners. When you have Claire as an agent, you also get a network of great professionals, all of whom are as knowledgeable and responsive as she is — we had great experiences with everyone she recommended to us. We’re so happy we worked with Claire and would recommend her highly!
Renei was great to work with. She explained each part of the process in great detail. She was helpful in lending advice for renting out my previous home as well. This was my second time using Buyers Real Estate Group and I will definitely use them again in the future.
Renei at the Buyers Real Estate Group is the reason we’re so happy in our new home! She took us to see dozens of houses that we had asked to be taken around, as well as a number of others she found for us that matched our criteria. Renei was just fantastic, helping us understand what the neighborhoods would be like, pointing out features of the house that would work for us and also ones that wouldn’t! When we decided upon the house we wanted we felt extremely confident that it was the one for us, in no small part to the advise and expertise Renei gave us. She’s great to work with and we would strongly recommend her!